Friday, June 25, 2010


Gival Press Oscar Wilde Award--Deadline June 27th

Please note that the deadline for the Gival Press Oscar Wilde Award is June 27th. Please note that the postdate is actualy June 28th since the 27th lands on Sunday.

Click on the link below for guidelines for the best original English poem about GLBT life:


Give Us a Break Rep. Barton and England

How in the world can a USA elected official have the gall to apologize to a company who agrees to pay for the damage it has done?

Sure some Republicans have kept their distance from Rep. Joe Barton of Texas (oh, my, land of my forefathers; but please don't judge us all by the same measure), but Rep. Barton then retracted his apology and then took it back and then tried to retract his retraction. Boy, that's some politics for you.

Now how can the English complain that their pensions are being affected by the money being laid out by BP for the damage they did. How about all the Americans' lives who have been destroyed by the company's incompetence? Who should pay for that if not the company that created the destruction.

What has become of responsibility and politics for the country not politics for powerful corporations?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


My Faith in Big Business (here BP) Is Restored

I have to say that I was pleased to hear that BP (formerly known as British Petroleum) has stated that it will make 20 billion dollars available for the damn mess they have created in the Gulf of Mexico.

I chalked this up to President Obama who no doubt applied pressure to get BP to cough up the money and to stand by their company.

I also believe that though stockholders of BP are international, the company nonetheless reflects on the United Kingdom and frankly I have heard many folks beginning to blame the UK outright. No matter how much of an Anglophile I am, I was/am quite pissed about what has transpired in the Gulf.

So in the long run, England's honor was on the line and I respect the company though I am repulsed by the damage BP has done in the Gulf of Mexico, damage that we will live with for 10 to 20 years, I fear.

Let's hope that the BP and the UK can be trusted to pay for the destruction.

That said, it's also time for us to begin thinking of other means of providing energy for the USA so that we are not victims of others' actions nor at the mercy of others' resources.

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