Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A Rousing Defense of People With AIDS

I found this post at, in the blog of Peter Staley, founder of In the YouTube video embedded in Peter's post, New York state senator Tom Duane, openly gay and poz, fights for his bill that would cap housing expenses for PWA's at 30% of their income. Apparently someone made the mistake of laughing that they were going to defeat the bill. This touched off Duane's 22 minute tirade, which ultimately got him a standing ovation and the bill passed 52 to 1.

Good job, Senator! If you're ever in Kansas City I want to buy you a drink.

Monday, September 7, 2009

St. Louis Gateway Arch

Haven't posted any new wallpapers lately of good American architecture. Found a good one of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri that I wanted to share with you. The arch is meant to symbolize the "gateway to the west." Missouri (both Kansas City and St. Louis) was a major "jumping-off" point for settlers headed to California and the west. At one time, St. Joseph, MO was also a major source of settlers going west, but it eventually lost out to Kansas City, though the Pony Express was anchored in St. Joseph, of course.