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Be aware of them, especially if you are LGBT-- I'm bisexual-- because your interests have already been delayed, and may be terminally harmed, by such devious strategy and its perpetrators. They want the money and votes of the gay community in the presidential election, so that somehow whichever mainstream Republican candidate the gay Republican stalking-horse Fred Karger chooses-- the former advisor to Republican administrations is off and running, and being heard in the LGBT community-- may weasel in in a low-turnout election, with the Democratic base depressed.

It is a measure of these disinformationalists' success that there is any debate whatsoever about which Party does or does not (however lukewarmly it may seem) champion the interests of gay people.

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My name is William Perkins Homans the third, but probably more people know me as the bluesman (and artist) Watermelon Slim.

I've been in the fight against war, fascism, injustice and inhumanity for 40 years. I was at MayDay, and at the moratorium March the week before. I was one of the leaders of the Great New Jersey Turnpike Stall on my birthday, April 25, 1971.

I bear the scar on my left shin from a neoNazi jackboot, when I was one of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War who bounced the NSWPP from Flamingo Park at the Republican National Convention of 1972. My father fought the Nazis in the North Atlantic and Anzio, and I met their spawn in Miami.

My formal education has been first-rate. I wouldn't trade my degrees for Harvard ones. I was raised in the finest private Catholic and Episcopal high schools.

Elementary School: Gibbons Hall, Asheville, North Carolina

High Schools: Asheville School for Boys, Asheville Country Day, Lenox School for Boys. Graduated with honors 1968.

College: Middlebury College, 1968-DNG

1984-86: University of Oregon, B.A., Journalism and History, Departmental Honors in History, 1986.

I was also captain of the U of O bowling team, 1984-1986. High game 299.

1997-2000: Oklahoma State University. M.A., History, 2000, plus the school-teaching curriculum. Mentor: Dr. Ronald Petrin.

This was my second great self-reinvention attempt. In both, I got the degrees, but neither worked. After both, I went back to truckdriving and the blues. and now the latter makes my living. I just am not a button-down enough fellow ever to be a schoolteacher or general-purpose news reporter. But I think and analyze, and so I write...




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when I see gay people so clueless about what reall... by William P. Homans on Wednesday, Apr 6, 2011 at 11:36:10 AM
I have already stated that the reason for this his... by William P. Homans on Wednesday, Apr 6, 2011 at 1:57:19 PM
The do-nothing Democrats did nothing when it came ... by Rob Kall on Wednesday, Apr 6, 2011 at 11:46:13 PM