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Legalized marriage in New York [Jun. 25th, 2011|12:59 am]
 I'm a New Yorker and proud that my home state has chosen to accept the GLBT community as equals. I am saddened that my current state
California has put us through the ringer on this issue.

To the Mormons and Catholics, I would preach a word of encouragement based on their own scriptures:
    "Before you take the mote out of your neighbors' eye, remove the plank from your own." 

In other words, get your own house in order regarding infidelity, spousal abuse, unwanted children, divorce and when you're finished with
all of that, you may express your 'need' to keep your marriage holy, sacred, and unsullied by us. Oh, that will take forever , huh? So be it!

   "What you do to the least of your brothers  you do to me"

Me and my non-Christian friends might have considered Christianity if any of the people backing prop 8 out of hatred, ignorance or fear
were able to combat those qualities in themselves instead of lashing out against us. But since even Christians can't apparently follow their 
own teacher, Jesus. I will not even consider that religion. 

As for Mormons, well, they are in another universe entirely. There's no getting a message past their magic underwear. Now Mormons, go ahead and spend (and waste) millions fighting New Yorkers, oh, wait. New York doesn't have a proposition system like California. Only the legislature and the Governor can enact laws. How civilized!

As for California, we have seen how reckless the initiative system can be as the Christian majority tries to deceive the populace confounding
the love inherent in gay committed couples with child molesting and bestiality. And the sheeple follow their lead and pose a tyranny against the minority, whether it is gays, hispanics, or blacks. Just imagine how the America I envisage, with all humans being equal with equal rights
cooperating for the general benefit of all would be. There would still be enterprising individuals competing and creating new businesses
and the world would be a more productive and peaceful place.
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Bible totin' tea-baggers song [Jun. 14th, 2011|10:25 pm]
[Current Mood |pissed offpissed off]

I Pack Me a Bible
     by Steven M. Zink copyright 6/14/2011

I pack me a bible
Next to my six-shooter
I'm married to a woman ,son
I'm only into hooters.

And all day long I praise the Lord
And pass the ammunition.
For the tea-baggers ride again
And that is my position!

Those liberal commie pinkos
Are faggots, every one.
And they will see religion
When they will see my gun.

I'll vote me a Republican
I'll shun the democrats.
Those hippie commie liberals
Are children, spoiled as brats.

I'll ban their immigration
If they don't sound like me.
And if they cross the border
Well, they're trespassing, you see.

I only tote my bible,
To shove down faggots' throats.
There won't be no gay marriage
If I go out and vote.
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Teabagger hypocrisy [Apr. 22nd, 2010|10:25 am]
If the teabaggers are for less government intervention in our lives then
why don't they support
1. pro-choice (since the government should according to them keep out of our health choices including abortion.
2. pro-gay rights (including gay marriage) since the government should keep out of our decisions on who we love and out of our bedrooms).
3. anti-fundamentalist/anti-church (since the maximum freedom comes from doing what you would like to do to achieve your goals without following the dictates of some god or church or priest).
4. Anti-military (since the government is interfering with the rights of people around the world).

In other words, do these people have no shame in their hypocrisy?
I rest my case.
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Haiku [Jan. 25th, 2010|09:14 am]

A day in the park
Planetarium is broken
No stars, no blame.
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Apology for wrecking Gov Sanford's marriage [Jul. 1st, 2009|08:23 pm]



July 1, 2009


Governor Sanford

Governor’s Mansion

Columbia, South Carolina 29211


Dear Governor Sanford,


I read with alarm your wife’s statement : “Gay marriage wrecked my marriage” and I would like to apologize to you and Jenny for breaking up your marriage.

You see, I and my same-sex partner innocently enough got married last October. We thought we were just experiencing marital bliss and enjoying some, but not all the benefits and all of the responsibilities that married couples enjoy. We had no idea we were actually destroying your marriage! We are so sorry.

We feel especially sorry for the kids and want you to know that we don’t have any children and don’t plan on having any or adopting any. I’m sure if we did we would hear of other prominent upstanding couples breaking up over it.

We’re not quite sure what we did to break up your marriage. Perhaps it was the thought of hot man on man sex that drove you to seek release outside of your marriage.

Perhaps it was that we try to be role models by being able to cook, sew, keep house, raise children (or sometimes beloved pets), enjoy musical theatre, fashion, interior decorating and all with great panache. In our drive to be role models, have we inadvertantly set the bar too high for straight couples. I bet Jenny often complained that you’re not as good as the gay couple up the street.

We also enjoy strolls on the beach and  long walks up the Appalachian Trail.

Best of all , we can have a boy’s night out and take our spouse along. I’m sure that that put a damper on your marriage. I’m so so sorry.



Steve  and Gary Zink-Young



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Don't Ask, Don't Pay! [Jun. 18th, 2009|08:43 pm]
[Current Mood |determined]
[Current Music |The ride of the Valkyries]

I have decided to send this letter to all my representatives in the Federal government and return it (postage free) whenever I get a mailing
from the Democratic Party asking for funds or membership dues:

Don't Ask, Don't PayCollapse )

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Day of Decision video [May. 25th, 2009|06:52 pm]

Day of Decision:



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"Break my heart" video against prop 8 [Feb. 6th, 2009|11:42 am]

Have you heard that Ken Starr -- and the Prop 8 Legal Defense Fund -- filed legal briefs defending the constitutionality of Prop 8 and attempting to forcibly divorce 18,000 same-sex couples that were married in California last year? The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in this case on March 5, 2009, with a decision expected within the next 90 days.

The Courage Campaign has created a video called "Fidelity," with the permission of musician Regina Spektor, that puts a face to those 18,000 couples and all loving, committed couples seeking full equality under the law.

Please watch this heartbreaking video:


After you watch the video, please consider joining me in signing the letter to the state Supreme Court and passing this video on to your friends. The more people who see this video, the more people will understand the pain caused by Prop 8 and Ken Starr's shameful legal proceeding.

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Unblocking dream [Feb. 6th, 2009|11:11 am]
[Current Mood |whimsical]

I had a dream that I was at a party. A female friend of mine who is an Eckist brought some expensive candies. I turned around and there was a black cat who had eaten a child's wooden block whole. It was stuck. You could see the cube distending it's trachea. It tried to swallow it but it couldn't get it to it's stomach. The cat realized this and tried to cough it up. The cat couldn't breathe and passed out. I moved the block from the outside by pushing it toward the mouth. Finally it came out.  I woke up.

With the financial turmoil all I could think of was that I was trying to deal with a block in my kitty (ie investments). I asked Gary what he thought it meant.

Without hesitation Gary, being Gary said  "You're unblocking your pussy".

End of dream interpretation.
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100 books list [Jan. 29th, 2009|02:44 pm]

The Big Read thinks the average adult has only read six of the top 100 books they've printed below. Look at the list and...
1) Bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
4) Reprint this list in your own LJ.

3) I'm strikethroughing the ones I've read part of, given up on or may yet try again.

1. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
2. The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien
3. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
4. The Harry Potter series – JK Rowling
5. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
6. The Bible
7. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
8. Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
9. His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
10. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
11. Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
12. Tess of the D'Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
13. Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
14. The Complete Works of Shakespeare
15. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16. The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien
17. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
18. A Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
19. The Time Traveller's Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
20. Middlemarch – George Eliot
21. Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
22. The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
23. Bleak House – Charles Dickens

24. War and Peace - Tolstoy
25. The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
26. Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
27. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28. The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
29. Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
30. The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
31. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
32. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
33. The Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
34. Emma – Jane Austen
35. Persuasion – Jane Austen
36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis
37. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
38. Captain Corelli's Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres
39. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
40. Winnie the Pooh – A.A. Milne
41. Animal Farm – George Orwell
42. The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
43. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44. A Prayer for Owen Meaney-- John Irving
45. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
46. Anne of Green Gables – LMMontgomery
47. Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
48. The Handmaid's Tale – Margaret Atwood
49. Lord of the Flies – William Golding
50. Atonement – Ian McEwan
51. Life of Pi – Yann Martel
52. Dune – Frank Herbert (the original set - not the stuff by his son)
53. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
54. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
55. A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
56. The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57. A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
58. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
59. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time -- Mark Haddon
60. Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
62. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
63. The Secret History – Donna Tartt
64. The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
65. Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
66. On The Road – Jack Kerouac
67. Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
68. Bridget Jones' Diary – Helen Fielding
69. Midnight's Children – Salman Rushdie
70. Moby Dick – Herman Melville
71. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
72. Dracula – Bram Stoker
73. The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
74. Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
75. Ulysses – James Joyce
76. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
77. Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
78. Germinal – Emile Zola
79. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
80. Possession – A.S. Byatt
81. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
82. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
83. The Color Purple – Alice Walker
84. The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
85. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
86. A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
87. Charlotte's Web – E.B. White
88. The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
89. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90. The Faraway Tree Collection –Enid Blyton
91. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
92. The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince) – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93. The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
94. Watership Down – Richard Adams
95. A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
96. A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
97. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
98. Hamlet – William Shakespeare
99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
100. Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

101. Time and Again - Jack Finney
102. Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
103. The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
104. Battlefield Earth - Old L. Ron
105. Contact - Carl Sagan
105a. Anal Pleasure & Health ^-*

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