Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Power to the people

I took the afternoon off work to do my real job, which is write plays. So far this afternoon I have twelve shiny new pages, so I thought I'd take a break and do some research. I've been hearing a lot about "log cabin Republicans" because of the Mark Foley scandal, so I typed it in Google to see what I'd come up with.

(I'd just like to say--this whole Mark Foley thing fills me with glee. As long as no-one was hurt, I can sit back and giggle quietly to myself about what happened. How embarassing for the poor Republicans. We're gonna take the House! I can feel it! Whoo!)

So, right. Apparently, not only is "log cabin Republican" a term used for gay Republicans, there's also an organisation called The Log Cabin Republicans who are made up of, you guessed it, gay Republicans. Not as much of an oxymoron as you might think--I like this group because they actually took the trouble to find out what a Republican IS, and are arguing to a return to the party's roots. They also have a picture of Lincoln with his fist in the air, which is awesome. I was worried they were going to implicate our 16th president was in the pink mafia, but no, he is just a man they admire. As do we all.

It's so nice to see a conservative political group which actually focuses on the issues: ie, small government, lower taxes, etc, and isn't crazy with the scare tactics of "the terrorists are coming to get us" and "the gay agenda." Although, since the LCR is made up of gay Republicans, for once, the conservatives are right--they ARE gay, and they DO have an agenda. Namely, being recognised by the party they support. I think the mainstream Republicans (by that I mean the divorced, philandering and closested ones) could learn a lot from their happy counterparts. It's so nice to disagree with conservatives for well-argued reasons ("no national healthcare?! what?!") and not have to shout down their ranting first. ("No, I'm pretty sure God is not going to smite me for going out last night.")

On a completely unrelated note, Nicki is VERY EXCITED because she's learned that Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID is being re-released on a special extended edition DVD on the 4th of November. (that's three days before the election, AMERICANS!) I have never actually owned a copy of The Little Mermaid (although I have voted--AMERICANS!) so I'm finally going to get my chance. Schmee!

PS: I changed the comments setting on my blog so now anyone can post--Blogger ID or not. So Go Crazy!

Today's post is dedicated to Alison, who let me have the living room and the only typeable surface so I could work.


Chris said...

Glad to hear that you were able to get a chance to write. I know what you mean about the Foley thing. I giggle every time they talk about it on CNN which is my current drug of choice.

Peter said...

Nicki, just tell everyone you're a closet Republican. hee hee

Katie Butitta said...

I'm pretty sure I still have a video somewhere of us in my pool when we were about 9 years old, swimming around and "acting out" The Little Mermaid. :D

Laura said...

Actually I'm pretty sure the Log Cabin Republicans do think Lincoln was gay - which we know is stupid because at his time "gayness" was not a concept of identity - we've been over this before - but apparently there are letters between Licoln and a "friend" of his that he shared a bed with during cold Illionous winters. (hey, I'm sure it gets cold in Illinonous!) That's where they get the LOG CABIN part of their name from, (also Licoln Logs)
I remember the LCR founder on Politically Incorrect with Bill Mahr ages ago supporting Buchannan for president during the Clinton/Dole election. He was kind of a nut (the LCR. And Buchannan.)

Laura said...

Oh and Little Mermaid is already on DVD here. I thought of you when I saw the commercial.