The Most Articulate Coming Out Ever

Disclaimer:  I’m partial to George Michael.  As if you didn’t know that. Some people say Mr. Michael was outed the day he was arrested leaving a park men’s room in Beverly Hills.  Actually, anyone who listened to GM’s fine music during the 1990s already knew the closet door in question was ajar, not closed.  The 1996 song Jesus to a Child was a tribute piece dedicated to Anselmo Feleppa, who, according to the booklet enclosed with the Older CD, “changed the way that I look at my life.” Prior to April 1998, the London tabloid media harassed George Michael relentlessly on … Continue reading The Most Articulate Coming Out Ever

Roy Moore’s Puppets and What They’re Willing to Say

Here’s something I found on CNN’s site today.  It’s a clip from an interview with Janet Porter, spokesperson for U. S. Senate candidate Roy Moore. We can rage all we want about how thoroughly inappropriate and creepy this video is, but we must also recognize that boundaries in general are ignored by Roy Moore and his minions.  They believe that in an awkward situation (which the candidate created himself, by hurting young girls), outrageous non-sequiturs can promote something resembling morality.  Interpret their banana peel slide behavior any way you want, but it’s their bread and butter.  Given the current scandal, it’s all … Continue reading Roy Moore’s Puppets and What They’re Willing to Say

Robert Reich’s Observation

Today, scholar and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich will be filling in for me. Okay, I didn’t ask him to do that, and he didn’t offer.  In fact, it’s unlikely he even knows who I am.  So, officially he isn’t filling in. Dr. Reich (Facebook username @RBReich) has posted something on Facebook which is so good I can’t produce anything close to it.  So, I hope he won’t mind if I “borrow” three screenshots to share the post in its entirety.  He included a link to a Breitbart News story, so the link will also appear on this page for anyone … Continue reading Robert Reich’s Observation

Statement By Naghmeh Adedini Doesn’t Belong On CNN

Disclaimer:  I am not a mental health professional.  The statements made in this post are based on personal observations which I share with many people. We should feel grateful anytime a U.S. citizen is released from an Iranian prison. That first sentence may seem like a no-brainer, but in the case of one of the prisoners released last week it’s necessary for maintaining perspective. Naghmeh Adedini, the wife of one of the former prisoners, Saeed Adedini, has gone public with disturbing information.  It’s delicate, and some media outlets are too tempted by a shocking story to think of the consequences … Continue reading Statement By Naghmeh Adedini Doesn’t Belong On CNN