In case you need a good hard laugh
I’m trying to figure out if I’m too sensitive but I don’t think so. My work is having a nationwide fitness contest and I’m in the national gay and lesbian team. There is only one team ahead of us, the Twinkie Defense.
I find this name incredibly homophobic. I remember when Harvey Milk and George Moscone were shot and how the LA and SF community erupted over it. And when the fool basically got off using the “Twinkie Defense” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscone%E2%80%93Milk_assassinations
I remember the White Night riots. I remember how furious my people were. I don’t think I’m lacking a sense of humour but to name a team the “Twinkie Defense” in my view is pretty heinous. I can only hope that the people who did it are too young to remember how awful that time was for gays and lesbians because I’m pretty offended and angry about it.
Quan Yin, goddess of healing
Please remember the one who gives care
To the sick and the infirm and the elderly
Quan Yin, be with them when they are
Exhausted and on their last nerve
Be with them when they wake
In the middle of the night
And wonder how much longer
Brighid, give them your strength
Get them through the longest day
That feels like it may never end
Remind them when it’s hard
To remember this is a person they love
Brighid, be their light in the dark
Let them know they are not alone
That others have passed through
Before them and will after them
And walk with them silently
Let them find willing ears to listen
And to give them respite
Hecate, be there for them
When the end is near
Never let them be alone
Let them know they are loved
Let them know the cared for are not really gone
From their love
Let them accept their time of rest is here
Let them be ready to face the black hole
That may appear before them
Let them know it is only a tunnel
Not a pit.
Let them reach out to the ones waiting for them
Let them know they are loved.
Quan Yin , lend your healing touch
Brighid lead in the dark with your flame
Hecate, catch the falling with love.
So mote it be