January 22, 2017

Gay Men Talk About Our New Germaphobic President

A watercolor and ink drawing of President Donald Trump.
1,596 words | 8 minute read

by Roy Steele

I commissioned a very gay (and fierce) informal opinion poll Saturday morning, and asked a few gay men to share their thoughts about Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Gay Men Have An Opinion…Love Trumps Hate

A couple guys said they were impressed by the Trump women. One friend gushed, “Jackie Ho looked gorgeous!”

“You mean Melania Trump,” I asked.

January 15, 2017

Election Aftermath: The Gay Agenda Is Your Agenda Too

The Castro district rainbow flag with the text "The Gay Agenda" superimposed on the photo.
1,990 words | 9 minute read

by Roy Steele

As a gay man, I’m acutely aware that the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community is feeling nervous right now, because I’m feeling anxious too. There are lots of gay ‘survival guides’ online related to surviving the impending ‘climate change’ that’s happening in Washington, D.C. Unfortunately those guides do nothing to alleviate my fears.

January 8, 2017

Common Sense: End War On Drugs And Declare War On Addiction

A highway sign, set against a vibrant and cloudy sky, that says “Addiction Recovery Center” with a red arrow pointing to the left.
1,275 words | 6 minute read

I share a true story about me, my mother, a battle axe, and vodka.

by Roy Steele

When I was sixteen years old I had no idea that I was gay, despite struggling with my sexual identity. At that age I had other priorities in my life, and coming out or not coming out, wasn’t a priority.

One afternoon I was at a novelty store and I saw some bottle locks for sale. They were big, colorful, and round, with a numbered dial on the top of the ‘lock.’ It was a bottle cap with a rudimentary lock that could be placed on any bottle with a twist top, to prevent access to whatever was stored in the bottle. Without the combination, you couldn’t pour the liquid (liquor) out of the bottle into a glass.

December 15, 2016

Trump Family Feud Revealed In Cousin's 2016 Christmas Letter

The Grumps Dump On Donald - Twins Ronald and Ronni Grump rip on their cousin Donald Trump - Donald Trump's first cousins Ronald Grump and Ronni Grump
1,530 words | 7 minute read

by Roy Steele

In a Jive in the [415]  exclusive, we were sent a copy of the Grump (Trump) Family’s Christmas Letter. Wow. It’s significant because Ronald and Ronni Grump are identical twins, and the first cousins of President-Elect Donald Trump. In the letter Ronni Grump dumps on cousin Donald Trump and tells family stories out of school.

We were able to reach Ronni Grump by telephone from her prefabricated two family house in Suffern, New York. This is a transcript of our brief conversation.
ROY: Hello Miss Grump. Happy Holidays!
RONNI GRUMP: Who is this? Are you from the Enquirer? I told you I like the Star.
ROY: No Miss Grump. I’m not from the Enquirer. I write for a blog online.
RONNI GRUMP: It’s too cold to hang laundry on the clothes line. Do you like pussy [unintelligible mumbling].
ROY: Like pussy what?
ROY: I’m afraid I’m very allergic. Umm.
ROY: I'm allergic to pussy kitties Miss Grump. I think they’re lovely from afar.
ROY: No I write for a blog. I want to talk with you about your cousin Donald Trump.
RONNI GRUMP: Pussy Boots can’t talk right now.
Miss Ronni Grump hung up on me. After multiple attempts to reach her again I gave up. The Christmas letter is self explanatory and  is worth exploring for both the gossip and family photographs.

December 14, 2016

7 Post-Election Facts That Every American Needs To Know

seven irrefutable post-election facts that every american needs to know. Has white text on a black background with a photograph of hillary clinton in the lower left corner, two american flags in the center, and a photograph of donald trump in the lower right hand corner.

by Roy Steele

With the electoral college set to meet on December 19, 2016, there are FACTS that many people, including the president-elect, refuse to acknowledge. Telling the truth and establishing facts are a moral imperative, and we must hold our leaders accountable for their statements and actions. Donald Trump’s campaign was a fact-free zone, while Hillary Clinton was a victim of years of anti-Clinton GOP propaganda and untruths, plus the Russian hacking scandal.

While we know that life goes on, there are seven indisputable post-election facts that every American needs to know.

  • Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump in the popular vote by 2.844 million votes today, and her lead continues to increase and is approaching 3 million votes, while each state completes their official certifications and the vote tallies are finalized.

  • There is NO factual evidence that Hillary Clinton is corrupt or crooked, or was corrupt or crooked. There have been over twenty federal investigations of the Clinton’s, and they have all turned up NOTHING, which is why the characterization is wrong. After seven separate Congressional investigations of Hillary Clinton and Benghazi, all led by Republicans, the consensus was that that there was no wrongdoing. After the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) conducted a year long investigation into the use of a home email server, they questioned the judgement of the Secretary, and that’s NOT criminal. They concluded that she did NOT mishandle any classified information. Ever. 

  • Hillary Clinton is the most experienced and eminently qualified candidate to run for president in modern history.
Hillary Clinton’s credentials, experience and qualifications were unassailable and unmatched by any other candidate. She was educated at Wellesley College and Yale Law School. She worked for the House Judiciary Committee during Watergate, and then was employed as an attorney by the Children’s Defense Fund. Hillary practiced law in Arkansas, and was the state’s First Lady. When her husband was elected President she was the First Lady of the United States for eight years, and was elected twice as the U.S. Senator from New York. Finally, she was President Obama’s chief diplomat and Secretary of State for four years.
  • Donald Trump did NOT win in a massive landslide. A victory is considered a landslide when an overwhelming majority of voters vote for one candidate in an election. In 1984, incumbent Republican President Ronald Reagan captured sixty percent of the popular vote, and swept forty nine of fifty states, for a resounding win in the electoral college. That’s a landslide.

  • Donald Trump LOST the nationwide popular vote becoming the fifth US president in history to lose the popular vote and win the electoral college.

  • the popular vote totals for hillary clinton and donald trump in the presidential election 2016

  • Donald Trump EKED out a slim THREE state victory in the electoral college, and that’s how he won.  (77K votes separate Clinton and Trump in these three states).

  • Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton by 77 thousand votes in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

  • The electoral college convenes and votes on December 19, 2016. We cannot assume that Donald Trump will take the oath of office on January 20, 2017, until the electors meet and vote, and he receives more than 270 electoral votes to win. Our founding fathers created the electoral college so that electors could vote their conscience. If the people voted for a candidate that the electors feel is unfit or unqualified to serve, they are free to vote for someone else. If 37 electors currently committed to Donald Trump change their vote, and Trump’s total is 269, he will NOT be the next president. If 38 electors switch their vote to Hillary Clinton, she will be our next president, when she reaches the 270 votes required. If neither candidate reaches 270, the election will be decided in the U.S. House of Representatives. Harvard Law professor Larry Lessig claims that 30 electors are ready to switch their vote today. Stay Tuned! It's going to be a bumpy ride.

The electoral vote totals for Hillary Clinton (232) and Donald Trump (306) in the presidential election 2016.

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