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Remember y’all! Screw the economy and creating jobs, Obama is all about fucking healthcare at the moment!

The descent into homelessness can occur with terrifying speed. For Mike, a 33-year-old aspiring web developer, it happened after an emergency loan from a relative suddenly fell through, driving his family out of a motel and onto the streets of San Francisco in September.  His wife and two kids were lucky to get a bed at a shelter, but there was no room for Mike (he asked us not to disclose his last name). So he ended up spending four nights in Golden Gate Park, a sprawling urban greenscape that, while popular with tourists and locals alike during the day, can be dangerous after dark.

“I couldn’t believe it,” says the former Seattle resident. “I wasn’t technically well off, but I could keep a job, and I was thinking, ‘How the hell did I get here?'”

Just one year ago, everything seemed possible. Mike was living with his family in the pleasant beach side community of West Seattle and was in the middle of an exciting career change. After a decade of working as a chef, he was looking forward to finding a job as a web developer. To make ends meet while he was finishing up a bachelor of science degree in software engineering at Eastern Washington University, he was working for a company that did catering for private jets.

A Sobering Reality

In February, the catering company Mike worked for dramatically cut his hours. Thanks to the Great Recession, people just weren’t flying in private jets much anymore. Mike was no longer able to pay the bills and started collecting unemployment, which he viewed as a stopgap measure until he could graduate in June and get a job working for one of Seattle’s technology firms.

By the time graduation came, however, Mike was confronted with a sobering reality: “I was looking for tech jobs all over the place, but no one would hire a guy fresh out of college,” he says. “I was even looking for restaurant jobs, but restaurants had all cut back as no one was going out to eat.”

Mike and his family decided to make a bold, if risky, move. In the beginning of September, they scraped together what little money they had left and relocated to the San Francisco Bay area, the nation’s tech mecca, where Mike was certain he would find a job. For weeks, the family stayed in cheap hotel rooms booked on Priceline.com while Mike looked for work, cold-calling recruiters and sending out resumes.

The Money Dries Up

Toward the end of September, the unemployment money that was supposed to last them through the entire month ran out. Making matters worse, a relative who’d promised to give them a loan changed her mind at the last minute. Their only option was to try to get beds in one of San Francisco’s shelters, already maxed-out with all of the other newly homeless looking for places to sleep.

Mike and his family ended up at Hamilton Family Center, one of the largest providers of homeless shelter and support services in San Francisco. San Francisco has the highest per capita rate of homelessness — nearly 1 for every 100 residents — of any major U.S. city, and Hamilton and other nonprofit agencies like it have their work cut out for them. Even more disturbing is that homelessness is increasingly a family affair here. As many as 40% of homeless people in San Francisco are part of a homeless family.

“It’s organizations like ours that are the last safety nets for this community,” says Hamilton’s Executive Director Beth Stokes, adding that funding cuts are leaving this net increasingly frayed. “We’re all worried about what’s going to happen next year.”

According to Mike, Hamilton only had enough space for his wife and their children, ages 6 and 4. That’s when he headed to Golden Gate Park.

Finding a ‘Private Bush’

“I found a little private bush and made sure nobody saw me,” Mike says. “I chose a part that wasn’t very popular since I know there are areas where the homeless like to congregate.”

After four nights sleeping outside, another unemployment check came through. The money allowed Mike and his family to move back into a cheap motel in early November. A few weeks later, they finally caught a break. Thanks to money made available through the federal economic stimulus program, Hamilton was able to enroll the family in its First Avenues program, which helps families keep or find homes, depending on their situation. Since it started in 2006, First Avenues has prevented 375 families from getting evicted and helped another 500 homeless families get permanent housing.

Through the program, which will last 18 months, the family has received money for a deposit on an apartment in Oakland, Calif., as well as assistance paying the $875 rent. Mike says the neighborhood is much grittier than their old community in Seattle, but he’s grateful for the roof over his family’s head.

“It’s a really nice unit,” he says. “The kids are less stressed out.”

Staying Positive

The one-year anniversary of Mike’s unemployment is approaching in February. He is trying to stay positive, but sometimes it’s hard to remain upbeat. He’s sent out more than 75 resumes for tech and cooking jobs and has gone on a few interviews. One potential tech employer told him that he didn’t have enough experience. A recruiter at another firm said he would like to hire him, but would wait to see if he had the money to do so in next year’s budget.

If that’s not overwhelming enough, their eligibility for food stamps was cut when they moved to Oakland. Mike says nobody ever told them they would have to reapply. To boot, their car died, making it harder to get over to the county office to drop off the application.

Mike finds what little solace he can in the kind gestures of others — the landlord back up in Seattle who’s letting them pay off their last month’s rent owed bit-by-bit at $25 a month, or the folks at the First Avenues program, who helped them get their apartment. “They’ve been really nice,” he says.

To find out how you can help
Hamilton Family Center help San Francisco’s least fortunate, please visit its website.

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It takes a lot to get my undivided attention, but the below woman clearly has it, and I am sure the Republicans will be touting her for Presidency now.

HONOLULU — A woman accused of telling the Secret Service she would “blow away” Michelle Obama was in federal custody Tuesday as the Obama family planned to travel to Hawaii.

Kristy Lee Roshia, 35, was charged with threatening a family member of the president and assaulting a federal agent after being arrested Saturday less than two miles from the Kailua home where the Obama family planned to

This bitch be crazy y'all!

stay during a holiday visit later this week.

Roshia called the Secret Service’s Boston office last month and told a receptionist, “I will kill Michelle Obama” and “I will kill Marines,” according to a Secret Service affidavit.

During the same call, she said she would “blow away” Michelle Obama, the document states.

A message left at the federal public defender’s office in Honolulu was not immediately returned.

Roshia has a history of leaving rambling messages and sending poems, love letters and photographs of herself to the Secret Service, according to the affidavit.

As early as 2004, she told the agency that “although her mission is to assassinate the president, she has no desire to hurt him,” the document states.

The affidavit said Roshia acknowledged to Secret Service agents before her arrest that she had threatened Michelle Obama.

It also says Roshia said she knew where Obama would be staying in Hawaii, and the reason she had traveled to Hawaii in September was “to protect Obama.”

Roshia was also charged with lunging at a Secret Service agent, striking him in the arms and face during her arrest.

She was being held without bail pending a Wednesday detention hearing.

Source

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He can send it my way! Remember people, I am going after Nobel Peace Prize too!

The evidence is damning. Global Warming panic is now seen for what it is, a hoax. But it will not end there. Anger is growing world wide and the elements of this left wing extremist embarrassment comes not so much from the revelation, but that it was found out.

Two well known Holywood Academy members, both conservatives, Roger L. Simon and Lionel Chetwynd, are demanding that the Al Gore Oscar for “An Inconvenient Truth” be rescinded.

This Inconvenient Truth is now called Climatgate, all from a leak over two weeks ago of British Academic emails that allegedly shows that the East Anglia Climate Research Unit intentionally falsified statistical data to validate their claims of global warming.

Little of this was told by the media, a major proponent for the climate change frenzy and fear.

Al Gore has become a very rich man giving personal appearances around the world. He now lives in a grand house that is anything but energy efficient.

This leak is just in time for the Copenhagen meeting sponsored by the United Nations where thousands of ultra liberals will pack private jets, like Air Force One, to get involved in the greatest potential money-maker of our time. One can trace these activities by the immense carbon footprint.

With this controversy looming, it will be amazing to hear just what our Soros puppet president Obama will say. How can he sidestep this one! Even a translucent teleprompter can’t hide the egg on his face.

Author’s note: Several sources indicate that former Vice President Al Gore won an Academy Award for the film “An Inconvenient Truth.” This is not true. The film won two Oscars, for Best Documentary and Best Original Song, but Gore was not cited for either.

No Academy Award has ever been revoked.

But there is more to consider, the 2007 Noble Peace Prize for instance. MSNBC reported several quotes during his acceptance that will live in infamy.

OSLO, Norway – He warned that global warming is “the greatest challenge we’ve ever faced.” Gore stated that he was “deeply honored … We face a true planetary emergency. The climate crisis is not a political issue, it is a moral and spiritual challenge to all of humanity.”

And then later in Palo Alto, California: “It is the most dangerous challenge we’ve ever faced, but it is also the greatest opportunity we have had to make changes.”

Yes, a great opportunity to destroy America, and to make a whole lot of money rebuilding America in the Soros image. Yes, changes with the times… do not destroy, but build on what we have. There is nothing inconvenient about having good common sense.

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The below was posted at PamsHouseBlend, I have talked about how we should stop funding the DNC in the past, but now..I’m just plan furious about the Dems, I mean where were they when it came to Maine or Washington State?

My advice is, fuck’em, this is a cilvil rights war, you are either with us or against us, and we don’t take hostages anymore.

Let’s just say that a little leaked email proves LGBTs are seen as the easy gAyTM to the DNC that can be manipulated, ignored, and pickpocketed as mob rule strips us of civil rights without a finger being lifted to help at the eleventh hour. It’s worse — stripping resources at the time of need. I won’t chronicle what John and Adam have detailed quite well, but if you had any reservations about the intentions versus the reality of how games are played with our community, this should clear it up.

I spoke with another DNC official today after my piece on the OFA’s fuckups/refusals to help, and that official told me “Some Mainers inadvertently got the email, but it was not sent to our Maine list.” I was also told that this was a “glitch”, and the quote above confirms that. Okay, one might think, a glitch is your system has a few people with the wrong zip codes in them, so they get a blast meant for someone else. Whoops. Fine. That’s not actually what happened. What happened, per Tobias’ e-mail, is the DNC did a large e-mail blast on this, and wanted to make sure Mainers didn’t get that e-mail, for fear that the gays might find out and ask, how come we didn’t get this kind of help?

It’s kind of like being forwarded a party invite the host doesn’t want you to come to, and when you show up, everyone gets silent and it’s a-w-k-w-a-r-d. The party, in this case, was electoral help, and OFA wanted to make sure people didn’t find out it was being grossly insensitive by not extending an invitation to the gays in Maine. Awesome.

I don’t know about you, but at the very least, it’s a peek at the kind the two-timing that goes on in national politics with constituencies they find “troublesome” or a perceived “liability” (save the $$$, of course). The difference is that the peek inside makes you realize how easily you’ve been had. In the case of LGBTs, it’s a screw job over and over. They don’t mind lying flat out, but catching them with their pants down usually hits a raw nerve.

[T]he DNC has concerns about getting involved in local ballot initiatives? Why? They did it last year under Howard Dean, when they donated $25,000 to the coalition fighting Prop 8’s repeal of gay marriage. President Jimmy Carter did it in 1978, when he came out against the Briggs Initiative, that would have banned gays and lesbians from being teachers in California. But regardless, why does the DNC (and the White House) have a problem getting involved when a core Democratic constituency is having its civil rights taken away by the far-right base of the Republican party? We were promised that this administration would be our fierce advocate. Now all we get are excuses.

Shut the gAyTM down; only give directly to candidates and organizations you believe are truly working in your best interest. Not a penny to the DNC; it’s the only leverage you have as an average citizen. The big donors in our community have to take a stand on this kind of nonsense, otherwise, they are enabling this kind of treatment of our community. It’s party-building at our expense each and every time, as we watch windows of opportunity close. The thought of a halt to the cash flow will stop this BS pronto, if only to make them listen for a goddamn minute before stepping on the gas to run over us again.

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Near 200,000 marched on Washington last week and another 3,000 crammed into the Washington Convention Center to hear President Obama speak. But we are only effective in both places if our words meet our actions. Cheering, slogans, black ties and shiny shoes do not make a movement.

Our first test as a revitalized community is upon us. In early November voters will flock to the polls in the states of Maine and Washington and vote on our freedom. Hard to believe in America that other citizens can deny Americans freedom by the ballot box. However, that is the reality and we must rise to fight and protect our rights in both of those states.

What can you do?

-If every marcher in Washington, D.C. this past weekend just gave $15 to Washington and $15 to Maine, that would come to over $3,000,000 for each state. Let me repeat, for your total of $30 we can raise over three million dollars for each state.
-If you live in the Northeast or Northwest or have vacation time, get to either of those two states and volunteer for a week or a weekend.
-In some states like Florida, they are setting up phone banks to call Maine voters from their home area. Show up and start making those calls.
-Most importantly don’t make good people beg for your help or wait for an engraved invitation to participate in this epic struggle. Show some initiative, send your two two donations and even raise more from your family and friends.

Where do you donate?

For Maine: https://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/5841/shop/custom.jsp?donate_page_KEY=2566
For Washington: https://www.upwardstech.net/approvereferendum71

The races in both states are neck and neck. You can’t afford to wait and see what the latest polls show. People are already voting now and we need your dollars and efforts NOW. Don’t make the same mistake we made in California. Give now, give often and fight hard!

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And you know, I kinda agree!

HRC are under the impression that the LGBT community would be just fine with waiting until 2017 to get gay rights, they are also under the impression that Obama will be elected for a second term, or maybe, they stupidly believe he already has.

The below was posted at Advocate.

Blogger Andrew Sullivan issued a video calling for Human Rights Campaign president Joe Solmonese to resign, saying the organization “has 20 years of zero achievement for gay rights in Washington, D.C.”

Sullivan spoke on Saturday at the Equality to End HIV/AIDS Rally and Vigil at the Ellipse in front of the White House, just before President Obama was due to address HRC at its national dinner.

The gay blogger said he was prompted by an e-mail from Solmonese late last week that suggested HRC would give President Obama until 2017, the end of his potential second term, to fulfill his campaign promises to LGBT Americans.

“I am incensed, infuriated, and I think Solmonese should resign as soon as possible,” said Sullivan in the video (below). “I’m not tolerating this. None of us should tolerate this anymore.”

He continued to blast HRC for its perceived accommodation.

“They’re basically the battered wife of the Democratic Party establishment, and it’s time they walked out the door,” he said.

Thoughts?

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Yesterday thousands of people took to the streets of our countrys capital with one clear message..

“We want equality and we want it NOW!”

We should thank every single one of those marchers (and the organizers too!) because for those who could not attend the march, they were marching for us, they were marching for our rights and I for one am proud of every single one of them, and so should you.

Amongst some of the speakers were Lady GaGa, Judy Shepard, Actress Cynthia Nixon and also Lt. Dan Choi, check out their speeches below!


Now, WTFBlog could not attend the March, but we were quick to send out many emails to people going saying something on the lines of this:

“We are so jealous of you attending the march, but take some pictures and send them to us, because if you don’t, we’ll cry!” ;-p

And send they did!

One of the organizations marching was Immigration Equality, an organization that not many people not about, and you should, here is their mission statement:

Immigration Equality is a national organization that works to end discrimination in U.S. immigration law, to reduce the negative impact of that law on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV-positive people, and to help obtain asylum for those persecuted in their home country based on their sexual orientation, transgender identity or HIV-status. Through education, outreach, advocacy, and the maintenance of a nationwide network of resources, we provide information and support to advocates, attorneys, politicians and those who are threatened by persecution or the discriminatory impact of the law.

Go check out their website, go sign the petitions, find out what you can do, let your friends know about it!

IE were at the march, and here are some pictures, which our good friend Esther sent (we heart you Esther!)! One picture that is simply stunning is the picture of the sun, this picture was taken minutes before the march, look closely and just above the sun, you will see a RAINBOW, a fucking RAINBOW, just before, how awesome is that!?

Please also see:

WTF – Join The “National Organization For Marriage Should be BANNED From Facebook” Group!

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