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Archive for August 28th, 2007

3rd Anniversary of HL’s RNC Arrest

Posted in Email, Main Blog (All Posts) on August 28th, 2007 9:46 pm by HL

email usFrom Fergie

This Friday, August 31, marks the three year anniversary of the day I along with over 1500 other people were arrested at the 2004 Republican National Convention. Here is an email from the RNC Defense site commerating the event.

Inside Guantanamo on The HudsonHappy third anniversary everyone!
It has sure been a crazy three years since being arrested, and although it sure sucked bad, it taught me a lot, hardened my resolve, and introduced me to some great friends. I have continued to do the Manhattan CM every single month, as well as joining the Brooklyn CM’s. This has proven to be very surreal – one month the police are willing to chase you into oncoming traffic over a horn or light, the next month they are friendly helpful human beings.
I would like to thank all of the reporters, legal observers, lawyers, film people, bloggers, activists, organizers, and just kind folks who have kept this in the public eye, and made the experience as good as it could be. Thanks to the guy on the prison bus who gave me the chili patch. Months after the arrests, I remember standing in St. Marks church after a CM ride while Rev Billy “exorcised” the evil spirits from a group of arrestees. The place was packed, and everyone there cheered and showed us love. It was such a warm positive vibe, while outside the police sat huddled in their cold vans. I knew that we had already won, and that greater victories lay ahead.

In my case all charges were dropped the day after it made the paper that police had illegally edited video in a case almost identical to mine. I got my bike back, as well as my friends. Of the people I was arrested with, no one had worse then an ACD, and some were dismissed completely. I’ve gone through my 50-H, and look forward to finishing the next step in this process.

If anyone still reads these, please post something about the experience, what you’ve done since, where your case stands, whatever.

Thanks,
Fergie

PS I still remember the feeling of getting out of The Tombs, and finally out of those damn zip-cuffs, hand-cuffs and daisy chains. The feeling of freedom was something that I had never appreciated so much in all of my life. My next meal was the best I had ever eaten. When other aspects of my life get bad, I’m always concious of how good it feels to at least have the freedom to move and be free.


Today’s Gay Republican Hypocrite News

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on August 28th, 2007 5:35 am by HL

Idaho Senator Larry CraigAh yes, another day in America, and you know what that means, another Gay Republican Hypocrite has been outed. I don’t know if I ever mentioned it or now but ALL CONS ARE GAY. Well maybe not all. There might be one or two out there that are straight. But the other 99% Gay. The more they fight against gay marriage, and pretend to be straight, the more likely it is they are gay. What kind of sick mind does it take to denounce homosexuality, when you are one. That is the worst kind of self hatred there is, and anyone who hates themselves that badly should not be in Government. If you hate yourself that badly, how will you feel about us? I guess Republicans are more concerned with getting rich, then in living any kind of honest or truthful life. How else can you explain how so many of them get caught being gay. Its like the Frank Zappa song from long ago. “You Are What You Is,” So all you gay Republicans out there Leave office, come out of the closet, and head over to the West Village, or Tenderloin, hit a gay bar, put on some leather chaps, and dance with the boys to YMCA, you will be much happier, and the nation will be so much better off without all you Republicans in the closet. No wonder you are all such bad Government leaders. By the way according to reports it’s been well known amongst Closeted Gay Republicans that Larry Craig has been a Sexual Predator going all the way back to 1982 when he tried to boink a Senate Page, but no one said anything. Why would they, when they are all doing the same thing.

Ok heres todays installment of Gay Republican Hypocrite News.

The Nation — Republican Idaho Senator Larry Craig is the latest Conflicted Conservative in Crisis to be caught with his pants down. According to Roll Call , Craig was arrested in June at a Minnesota airport by a plainclothes police officer investigating lewd conduct complaints in a men’s public restroom. He pled guilty to the misdemeanor crime he was charged with.

Craig has faced pointed rumors of same-sex affairs in the past. Craig responded to these allegations with strident denials. Now, as details of Craig’s recent arrest emerge, he looks increasingly cock-eyed, so to speak.

This story would not matter if Craig had never used his position to advance the Republican Party’s officially homophobic agenda. But he has. Over and over. In November, 2006, Craig flamboyantly endorsed Idaho’s successful anti-gay constitutional amendment, HJR 2, which banned gay marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships in his state. Pam Spaulding has more background on Craig’s anti-gay voting record here.