Gentilly Girl- a part of the 99%

November 29, 2007

Transsexual CAN Sue the Library of Congress

Filed under: Family Values,Inter/Trans-Sexed,LGBT,Trans-Feminist — Tags: , , , — Morwen Madrigal @ 7:04 pm

Back in the Summer of ’05, prior to the Federal Flooding of New Orleans, I was raging on the Trans E-Lists concerning the Library of Congress’ B/S treatment of Diane Schroer when it came to an offered, and accepted, job.

She sued.

The Library of Congress contended that she wasn’t protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and a Federal judge just ruled that Schroer’s suit can go forward because the actions of the Library of Congress amounts to sex discrimination under Title VII. Once again Title VII covers Trans individuals by decree of the Courts.

When will people stop trying to hurt us?

The decision we have to make in our lives as Trans is to accept the bio-chem nature of our Reality and go with it. It can take years and a great amount of personal pain and personal loss. Often times we are destroyed because of all of the Societal poop that surrounds the perceptions of our lives.

This case is another that can equal the playing field for my brothers and sisters that are discriminated against each and every day. (Especially from that sub-Human group known as the Jezoids.)

November 27, 2007

I’ve been waiting for this one…

Filed under: Crime,Family Values,Fools,Religious Reich — Tags: , , , — Morwen Madrigal @ 4:19 am

Yeppers, it’s about my favorite types of folks.

Too bad I’m not on the jury.

November 26, 2007

The Usual Suspects Arrive…

Filed under: Crime,New Orleans,NOLA Politics,Politicians,Racism — Tags: , , , — Morwen Madrigal @ 7:07 pm

Today on the steps of City Hall the usual suspects showed up to protest the fact that citizens and members of the City Council are questioning the recently signed garbage contracts. The protesters, including the loud-mouthed and worthless ministers, are calling any investigation into the garbage contracts “Racist”.

I am sick and tired of my “relatives” constantly screaming Racism and minority-bashing anytime a Black person is queried about business dealings. (Remember Oliver Thomas? Dollar Bill Jefferson?) And these fools keep claiming they are the wronged minority. Bullshit babies, you are the majority in this city and your leaders fucked all of us over with their greed.

Remember the paychecks from the School system to janitors and clerical workers that had been gone for years? What about the Brake Tag inspection centers and the damn traffic tickets mess?

The Social Contract calls for all of us to work together for the common good, not line our pockets at the expense of the others. It’s about working together… exactly what the Founders believed. I watch your back and you watch mine type of stuff.

Sadly there are certain Black folks who see Public Offices as piggy banks, and their relatives and friends get to ride on the gravy train provided by those elected. They consider it their “right”.

None of my ancestors held slaves. My New Orleans family were free people of color and my father’s line were Quakers. I’m freakin’ sick and tired of hearing the old, worn-out, litany from the Black community that if you have pale skin you are the enemy. My parents fought for civil rights for Black folks years ago. I have fought all of my life for the same principles, but now the Black cross-bearers are calling those of us who desire to know what really went down with these garbage contracts racists?
Here in New Orleans this crap has to fucking stop.

November 21, 2007

Turkey Day ’07

Filed under: Aside,New Orleans — Tags: — Morwen Madrigal @ 6:57 pm

Once again the day comes round where I’ll be cooking for a day and a half to prepare one meal. For the second year in a row our traditional Orphan’s Bird Day will be very small… maybe four extra folks instead of our previous productions.

The bird is soaking in a citrus brine, the cranberries are waiting to become part of a conserve, coleslaw needs to whipped up, and the potatoes need to be boiled. (Betts is doing the stuffing since “I’m too stingy with the butter”.)

So a breaker pops in the electrical “system” that is part of this hovel we are stuck in ’til we get back into our house, and in the dark I’m confronted by a large white rabbit… looked hungry so’s I tossed him a few carrots. He gobbled them up right away. This is just very odd. I’m going to have to ponder the Totemic meanings of this. And a Full Moon is coming.

There are Great Egrets in the courtyard of the Gentilly house, parrots flying over Sugar Hill and a damn white rabbit shows up here. (Could this be a flashback from the days when I lived in the Haight-Ashbury? I can’t remember…)

Looks like Winter is going to be different from the norm. *rolls eyes, shakes head slowly*
And for y’all out there, have a good Thanksgiving tomorrow. Don’t stress out, that’s the cook’s job. Be careful driving out and around… there are people crazier than those of us with NOLA as our bloodtype.


More on the Prez Debate Poop

Filed under: Campaign 2008,New Orleans,Politicians — Tags: , , — Morwen Madrigal @ 4:34 pm

John McQuaid has a good piece on the HuffPo concerning this topic.

Oliver Thomas Gets Off Lightly

Filed under: Crime,New Orleans,NOLA Politics,Politicians — Tags: , , , — Morwen Madrigal @ 3:34 pm

Today Oliver “I love the people of New Orleans” Thomas, a bribe-taking ex-member of the City Council was only given 37 months in the pokey for his crimes.

I wonder how much it cost for the “paid” mourners who packed the courtroom. What about the “Good Samaritan” story? And how about Mama D’s vocalizations protesting Oliver’s sentence? (Can’t hear the latter with any combo of browsers or players… typical NOLA.COM)

Mr. Thomas betrayed the trust of the citizens of New Orleans, his constituents and his race. He accepted a bribe, copped a plea bargain, and then reneged because he didn’t want to rat out others. And the pisser is that the usual suspects came out in force (ministers, local “leaders, etc) to support you and become very “upset” that you were being treated unfairly. The Judge should have given you 10 years instead of 37 months.
Oliver, you are a wonderful example for the youth of the Black community here. Your nobility, your Christian words… your humility and sense of service. (just barfed on my keyboard) You are the shining light for that segment of the New Orleans population that are nothing more than gang-banging crackhead thugs with guns that are hurting so many in the city. I guess there will be a monument to you soon.

All Hail the Noble Oliver Thomas, anti-snitcher! (I need a bath now.)

People Get Ready has a similar take on this freakin’ farce.

Don’t Tell Me….

Filed under: Fools,New Orleans,Religious Reich,Theocracy,Witch Stuff — Tags: , , , — Morwen Madrigal @ 4:01 am

the Churches are still utilizing slave labor for their Gift Shops? When did this horrid event occur? I AM TOTALLY FREAKIN’ SHOCKED! (well, not really… figured these jerks out before I was 9.)


I do work a form of Spirituality that can do things… cement relations amongst a multitude of folks, get  concepts across, make a difference in the Timeline. Not perfect yet, but things seem to going in a certain direction. The way is so strange… ya’s wind up connecting in ways that couldn’t have happened prior to the Flood.

Your soul was far away in many cases, but your hearts were here when the Floodwalls broke. You know what happened, the assault on our Culture and just what the Crescent City truly means. A shared Reality amongst many in a small area… freakin’ priceless. Conviction times many equals the ability to shape Reality in accordance to Will.

There is no superstition or the need for relics or “blessed” tools. “The Power resides in yourself or nowhere, and the tools? They are just focus points… you are the source via the One”.

So can that church junk, get a fleur de lis, some beads, candles, incense, munchies, etc., and meditate on New Orleans and Her people. Who needs trinkets when you have the real experiences?
I thought this poop had ended.

November 20, 2007

Managing Projects: Not the ACOE’s Longsuit

Why doesn’t the ACOE dig big holes in Georgia so that they have reservoirs for the next batch of rainstroms, and just “dispose” of the clay wastes into our levees?

It’s not rocket science you medaled boys and girls of the Army Congenital Order of Engineers. I just saved you billions 0f Dollars, and you can do two good things at once. (Ya’s can do two things at once, right?)

Wanna bet the Feds will find a regulation about this idea that fucks it up?

We Are Not Ready?

Yesterday the Prez Debate Commission put out their list of localities where the Prez debates next year are to be held. They passed New Orleans over because “the city isn’t ready”. What a crock of elephant and donkey poop that statement is.

The PTB isn’t ready for US!

I know why the Repugs don’t wanna be here: they can’t take the heat of appearing in a city that was so badly damaged, and the fact that their “appointed by God” Warlord President has reneged, with their aid/non-concern, upon his promise of the rebuilding of our homeplace. SE Looziana is the poster child for the neglect that the “Gov’mit don’t work” shit they spout for the entire Nation. (Check this out.)

Some of the Demos recommended the place, but only John Edwards seems to be willing to make an effort to get one of the debates held here. (This is why Edwards is my guy. *swoons*) The other Donkeys in the race barely mention us, which by extension means that they don’t really care about infrastructure and people’s safety around the country or the very real threat of rising sea-level faced by the U.S. and the folks who live in the danger zones from this threat. Is this an example of their future Domestic agenda?
I still can’t believe that they chose Oxford, Miss over a cultured place like New Orleans. Old Miss is just a Neocon factory, churning out brain dead goose-steppers to further the Elephants’ desire to destroy the Republic. Oxford has about 600 hotel rooms (nobody wants to visit that honey pot), whereas the NOLA has over 24,000 rooms. Are 2,400 people going to shack-up with Oxford’s local families? I just bet they are going to love Fried Coon or Basted Possum… Yum, Yum!

I’m not flying off the handle about our city getting passed over on this, but about the fact that the example of how the Social Contract being disassembled here and along the Gulf Coast not being a backdrop for such an important event as helping folks to decide who they wish to lead the country and what is most important to their lives, children and Fate. Americans are concerned about Americans: we see that all through the ravaged areas down here whether the destruction was Natural or Man-made. Thousands of people have flocked to the Coast and the City in an attempt to help in the rebuilding process. Many have opened their wallets too.

How can the Debate Commission not see that Domestic interests are on the minds of many Americans? They are concerned because “it could happen to them”, and then what the fuck is the response from the Feds gonna be if the worst happens? Sadly, New Orleans and the Coast are perfect examples of the Feds’ response: red-tape, delays, wasting of monies by going through Halliburton, Shaw and countless others until there is no money left for the poor sods that actually do the clean-up and the rebuilding.

And don’t get me started on the topic of what actually will happen to the folks who inhabit the disaster zones of the Future.

More on this topic: Here, here, here, here, here, here and here.

Like to bitch about this? Go here for the contacts.

November 19, 2007

Self-Deluded Minister Wants to Take Over Microsoft

Filed under: Family Values,Fools,LGBT,Religious Reich,Theocracy — Tags: , , , , — Morwen Madrigal @ 1:24 pm

The Right Reverend Ken Hutcherson, formerly of the Dallas Cowboys, has decided that Microsoft’s defiance of his edict to exit the Culture Wars by eliminating their diversity program that allows partnership benefits for Lesbians and Gays. (This battle has been going on for over two years.)

“I consider myself a warrior for Christ. Microsoft don’t scare me. I got God with me.”

“I told them that you need to work with me or we will put a firestorm on you like you have never seen in you life because I am your worst nightmare. I am a black man with a righteous cause with a whole host of powerful white people behind me.”

“Microsoft stepped out of their four walls into my world so that gives me the right to step out of my world into their world,”

Kennie Boy, it’s ALL of our worlds existing within one big polyglot country, and I take umbrage that you think it’s your right to fuck with other people’s lives just cause your “playbook” doesn’t agree with them. What’s next? Taking over the country? Oh yes, your kind has already tried that and failed.

It’s time for you to STFU!

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