7.05.2009

stonewall turns 40

A little late, but no less relevant: see Slap Upside The Head on the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Slap has links to liberation news from around the globe.

Forty years and counting. Keep on keepin' on.

14 comments:

James said...

Did you hear how Fort Worth, TX, celebrated Stonewall? With a raid on a gay bar that left one man in hospital with a bleeding brain.

The police PR group are claiming that the violence was justified because the bar patrons were coming on to them during the raid.

L-girl said...

Yes, I saw that at Slap, too:

"You know, because, apparently, when multiple angry policemen barge into your local bar and start arresting people, us gays just can’t resist groping them.

Or, as the bar owner put it:

"The groping of the police officer—really? We’re gay, but we’re not dumb!" "

magnolia_2000 said...

i'm stirring up shit on other blogs about you. i'd forgotten how much fun it was.

L-girl said...

I allowed Mags' comments through so wmtc readers could see it.

He's been posting hate messages throughout the week, both here and at JoS.

Amazingly, this has been going on for YEARS. Years! Can you imagine the obsession? What a hold I have on this poor soul that, no matter how hard he tries, he cannot stay away?

Just giving you all the heads up that this poor sad schmuck has returned.

redsock said...

He is your most devoted reader. It isn't even close.

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Stir that shit, big guy.

(Maybe L should post his actual email address -- which she has -- and we can have some fun with it.)

James said...

I allowed Mags' comments through so wmtc readers could see it.


Being a World of Warcraft player, "Mags", to me, means this guy.

Not entirely inappropriate.

L-girl said...

"(Maybe L should post his actual email address -- which she has -- and we can have some fun with it.)"

You know, that's an excellent idea.

During the whole episode with the crazy folks at CI, Mags got scared that he was actually going to get his comeuppance. Readers suggested he might be emailing people as me, which would be more serious than the small-time games he plays.

Frightened out of his hole, he emailed me under a fake name. I have never used or shared the address. But of course I could.

L-girl said...

OK, this is all off-topic, thread-jacking, so let's stop the conversation for now. I'll post a new thread, probably tomorrow, where we can discuss How Do You Solve A Problem Named Magnolia.

James said...

Is that character gay?


It never actually comes up in the story, actually.

L-girl said...

"Being a World of Warcraft player, "Mags", to me, means this guy."

Sorry James, I didn't see that while I was leaving my own comments.

Is that character gay? I'm pretty sure Magnolia_2000 is in the closet. The guy names himself after a flower, then spews childish anti-gay hate at every opportunity. It's classic.

redsock said...

How Do You Solve A Problem Named Magnolia

You ignore him.

He actually claimed that when L instituted moderation, he had achieved more power than ever. I guess he thought he had forced her to alter her blog.

Of course, the opposite is true. With comment moderation, he does not exist. No one knows how often he tries to post or what he says. And his posts get deleted without being read even by me or L.

By ignoring him, we have reduced him to a pathetic man spewing his racist, homophobic, misogynist spew only to his own computer screen.

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(While he does have serious problems with homosexuals (and women and blacks), I always thought he named himself after the movie, which came out in 2000.)

L-girl said...

Ha, now we're all out of sequence. Oh well. Mags is posting like a maniac, sending me messages through comment moderation.

More on this tomorrow, maybe.

L-girl said...

Well, we usually do ignore him. But I do want people to know about he's out there.

"I always thought he named himself after the movie, which came out in 2000.)"

Oh man, don't say that. You know I love that movie and the Aimee Mann soundtrack.

impudent strumpet said...

The police PR group are claiming that the violence was justified because the bar patrons were coming on to them during the raid.

So, extrapolating logically, we should be filing police brutality charges whenever a cop chats us up.