It's Not a Complaint...


It must have bothered you some if you're writing about it Dan.
Rainbow is the same yo
Henpecking Obama is one strategy, and it isn't a bad one. But another strategy would be changing the opinions of those millions of Americans who don't want Obama to make good on this part of his agenda. The fewer of them, the easier it is for Obama to do what he wants to do.

Even if you can't reach out and change their minds, you could maybe go out of your way to antagonize them less, so they'd be not so entrenched and militant.
Maybe it's because sexual preference isn't a "race"

Shouldn't you be working on your Sam Adams expose?

For different reasons, I also had a lingering discomfort with Obama's . Again, not enough to quell my jubilation about the fall of the Evil Empire. But it was still there, just lingering. I figure though that now the man is actually in office. We can finally talk about what Obama is doing, not what he said he would do.

Oh, and since when is White a race!? Or even that horrid misuse of a word 'caucasion.'? Just a random, pet peeve of mine, lol
wah wah wah, me me me. Who ya crappin Savage? You're white, he did mention you. Did you notice how he also mentioned non-believers as well as religious folks, but not all religions. Get over yourself.
@1 because it's only possible to discuss an issue if you are complaining about it? everything one doesn't hate is invisible?

for shit's sake, sometimes a person can just pine that things were a little more perfect, can you spare the fucking lectures?

elenchos given that you've become (or maybe always were) an impossibly boorish little nag, maybe you shouldn't fault dan and others so incessantly for not being slavering lapdogs, you yapping, nipping little twit. go change someone's mind you elevated little genius, you.
The shout out is sweet: you're in, you're included. It's too bad.
You know, inaugural folderol is not particularly memorable; nobody really gives a crap about what is said, nor even watches it. The real play is in the next four years, or eight. Actions speak louder than words. Instead of trying to parse the meaning of Obama's words, or worse, those of some preacher, how about paying attention to his presidency?
He didn't say anything about German-Americans or nudists or the hari krishna
I wish he'd commit to withdrawing from Iraq instead of leaving a "residual force" of tens of thousands of US soldiers and who knows how many other private mercenaries (er-- contractors) and NATO troops.
What about the bicyclists?
@7: the "non-believers" pissed me right off. i believe in things, like the dharma. just not the abrahamic god everyone was fluffing yesterday. gays are going to get the shaft while BHO tries to make nice with the Bush 33%-ers.

which is futile. fuck them.
Your bitching, or observing is getting as pathetic as Charles posts about the freaky Knox chick.
Today is day one and as a dick sucking member of the homosexuals I would love nothing more than equal rights but we (fags) have to realize that Change is coming or cumming.
If if remember correctly he never gave a shout out to all the "Straight" folk either.
Obama will prove himself after all that is why we stood and still stand behind him. The LGBT community may not be first on his list but according to the website it is on the agenda. The change we wanted that you supported and endorsed is now in office so can we at least give him a few days generally it is 100 before you start bitching and trying to make everything he dos as hating the LGBT community.
In all honesty these posts just make you look like a bitter jaded fag and I say that as a bitter jaded fag myself.
where gay is ok, where lez can be prez, where bi can fly high, where TG is peachy....

I'm happy to be left out, sometimes.
"Bellyache" much?
Dan Savage is the gays Al Sharpton.
gay isn't a color, dan.

i'm with number 16. we don't have to get a shoutout each and every time.
@16: Exactly. Who wants to be part of some sub-Seussian crap-rap? Pink don't stink? Rainbow's the way to go?

I had to use google to figure out who the fuck "cranky" is. Then I said, "Oh! Cranky is that guy who ostentatiously never capitalizes the first letter of his sentences." Also, never funny, and almost always complaining about something. Interesting what flaws you see when you look at me.

I'm glad I'm me and not you, cranky.
@ 12 unfoprtunately we broke it so we bought it. If we pull out 100% it's garaunteed that the current Iraqi government will fall/ be shot dead in the streets one at a time, etc., and something far worse than the taliban takeover of Afghanistan will happen. So unfortunately we're going to have no real choice but to keep a residual force big enough to keep the 'barely legitimate' government from being killed, probably for the next 50 years or more. That's why every sane previous president has avoided invading Iraq, because they knew this was the outcome and couldn't justify that kind of commitment and resources. And of course as long we are in Iraq - no matter how small the force - it will agitate the Arabs and Al Quaeda folks and all, until eventually we will be forced to pull out like we did with Iran and the Shah . . .and all (see I can rhyme too).
when was it that LGBT became the key to Obama's victory? As I recall many backed HRC and some even supported M/P.

I know it's off-topic, but as a follow-up to my post yesterday where I mentioned that Obama could always be sworn in again if it was defective the first time, it turns out that he was, indeed, sworn in again first thing this morning.
@4, @16, @19 ftw

All said the same thing much better than I could without being redundant.
I don't remember anybody giving women a direct shout-out either. Hataz.
wa wa Wa WA WAAAAAA!
What will be EVEN MORE AMAZING will be Gay-Americans getting involved in their own government and future. THAT will be the biggest Change.

Oh you can't be bothered, you don't get involved in politics. Oh never mind.
The good reverend probably wisely deleted his orginally intended nod to the gays: *when cock-sucka's no longer motha-fucka*
LOL @ 23

"daddy i want a golden goose"

"ohhh here we go again"
Where the gay can sashay shante!
I can be a big old angry gay, but I didn't care that "teh gays" didn't get a specific shout out. I'm an American above all else, and if his administration can get this country's shit together, then we'll ALL be better off. I'm pretty sure the Obama administration is committed to the equality of all Americans. It's what he says all the time. So I think better days are ahead, but we've got some rough days around the corner.
Not us single moms, either - you know, the ones who have REALLY destroyed the morals of this country.
i just assumed i was part of the all that "deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness" but i didn't think of it as a shout out because i wasn't under the impression i was watching some repeat of MTV's TRL. i foolishly thought i was watching a presidential inaugural address

"The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness."

he did leave you out of this quote, he should have added "It has not been the path for the faint-hearted, the bitchers, the moaners, the whiners...."

"It has not been the path for the faint-hearted — for those who prefer leisure over work, or seek only the pleasures of riches and fame. Rather, it has been the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things — some celebrated but more often men and women obscure in their labor, who have carried us up the long, rugged path towards prosperity and freedom."
I thought that the whole yellow man/ red man thing was from a song? That's what a commenter on whatever channel I was watching said. I don't think the gays were in the song.
Also, Shut Up.
#14 - The "non believers" moment made my husband and I raise our arms and cheer.
It was a nod in our direction. Now, if he had said "pagans and non-believers" that would have been even more awesome but I'll take what I can get.
Oh...and Dan, I would have been cool.
@14; the two huge highlights of the speech for me were the shoutouts to non believers and science. Those alone paid the price of admission for me. I am so tired of having beliefs favored over knowledge...the idea that we might have a pres who gets that just bowls me over.
If wishes were horses...
@2: Where the rainbow won't live in shame, bro.
And as far as the "red man" goes, according to Obama's speech, the West was settled for all of us and tribes should dissolve. That's a threat, not a shout out.
His actions will mean more than his words.
FWIW, Rev. Lowry supports gay marriage and explicitly argues that the civil rights struggle for gays, while different in detail, is directly analagous to the civil rights campaign for black Americans. Not too many black leaders say that so explicitly. Check out his recent interview on Fresh Air (I think it was the day before the inaug,)
Whatever. I'm kind of glad that we we didn't get a shout out in that stupidly racist portion of his otherwise fine prayer.
Well, non-believers is a pretty vague term, but if you include self-proclaimed atheists, agnostics, deists, the "spiritual but not religious" and people with "no particular religious beliefs" you're approaching 6% of the population. That's more than 3 times the Jewish population, so it's not completely idiotic to throw them a pork chop.
cut Lowry some slack.
he is old and senile.
White man, red man, black man, yellow man, gay man...I guess us womenfolk shouldn't be complaining about something as silly as utterly male-normative language. After all, we got the vote, what more could we possibly want?
I got your 'what more' right here, Sweetie...
Yes, it would have been cool. The tide of change will be even better.
I sort of thought that Lowery's mention of human relations being inclusive covered this (too lazy to find the actual quote). And, maybe Rev. Lowery would have given a specific shout-out if he'd received even a tiny portion of the attention before the inauguration that Rick Warren did.
Relax and lighten up a tad, everyone, and just enjoy the humor of # 30 and the woman's wisdom and truth of # 48.
If it makes you feel better, the 'straight man' didn't get a shout out either, and neither did the bisexual.. not in so many words. Or the trannie!

On the bright side, I'm sure that most gay, straight, bi and transexual men fall into the category of some race or ethnicity that probably DID get a shout out. So... I guess you'll have to cut your losses and look on the positive.