Thank You Pepsi

photo715Last week, the American Family Association launched a boycott of PepsiCo. The AFA boycott is based, in part, on the PepsiCo Foundation’s support of PFLAG’s Straight for Equality in the Workplace project.

I got this email today from PFLAG saying to call the Pepsi Company to thank them and tell them that I will only buy Pepsi products from now on because I am a PFLAG member.

I will, but before I do I would just like to rant about something.  Why is it that the AFA hates gay people so much?  I mean, what did we do to them but be gay?  We didn’t hurt their chances of having equal rights like they did us.  So why are they boycotting a company for saying hey, we like gay people and we support them in the work place?  All gay people ever wanted was equal rights, to be treated like a human being and not be told that we can’t have a piece of paper that says that we are joined together as one.  That we can do our taxes as a couple and not individuals.

I’m just really confused.  Is this not the year 2009?  Have gay people been around throughout time?  Yes they have.  Michelangelo was gay.  I can’t think right now of all the gay people throughout history but there is record of gay people all throughout time.  Did you know that gay people were in the concentration camps in WWII?  Yes, where do you think the pink triangle came from?  While the jews wore a star of David to show that they are jewish, the gay people were forced to wear a pink triangle to show they were homosexual.  And did you know that during this time the jews treated the gays the same exact way the germans did?  Oh yes my friend, gay people have been persecuted as long as there has been persecution.

In the 1970’s gay people reclaimed the triangle, turned it upside down and used it as a symbol.  So this I tell the AFA.  We’re here, we’re queer, get used to it cause we’re not going away.  Gay people have been around since the dawn of time and we’re going to be here until the end of time so get over it.

Friendly Spam

Is there such thing as friendly spam?  I don’t know, all I know is I much prefer spam fried and on bread with mayo.

I get a lot of emails every day advertising something like porn, penis enlargement, weight loss, and from various companies like Pepsi and Dairy Queen and even news emails from newsmax.com.  I don’t care for them, I just immediately delete them, that is if they don’t find themselves in my spam folder.

If it wasn’t bad enough getting those spam emails, I get tons of other spam from people that I know.  Friends send me spam constantly.  I get either petitions or chain letters and they are all guilting me into sending them to 10 or more people.  The petitions say that I have to sign my name at the end of the email then forward it to 10 people and those 10 people sign it and forward it.  First of all, those petitions don’t do any good because they never get to who they are intended to go to and 2nd whoever they are sent to don’t take them seriously.

The chain ones say if you don’t send it out to 10+ people you will have bad luck.  I don’t believe they will give me good or bad luck.  No voodoo priestess enchanted an email to give you good or bad luck OK.  There is no luck with chain letters or chain emails.

The spam I hate, really really hate are religious emails that friends and family send me.  Sometimes that’s all they send me and when I email them they don’t even respond to my emails at all so I start to wonder why I even have them in my address book at all.  Why don’t I just block their emails from coming to me.  I hate religious emails.  It’s like they are shoving their god or Jesus down my throat.  I don’t send gay emails to everyone shoving homosexuality down their throats so what gives them the right to do that to me?

This one person who I met on the greyhound as I was going to visit my aunt in 2000 or something who I gave my email address to sends me nothing but religious emails and yesterday she spammed me with about 10 emails with all of her YouTube videos.  Yeah, I’ve seen them and they aren’t new, I don’t know why she feels the need to share them with me again.  One of them is a video of this guy in his 50’s or 60’s and he’s sleeping with a laptop on his lap and he’s sleeping sitting up but hunched over the computer and she’s laughing and saying MySpace addict.  I didn’t see MySpace up on the screen.  It was just the desktop with icons.  How does that make him a MySpace addict?  It just makes him a laptop addict.  That makes no sense to me so I don’t even respond to it.

Frankly, I’m sick of getting emails from anybody because that’s the only crap they send me.  I think there are 2 people who send me emails with conversation in them who I correspond with and that’s it.  All the rest feel the need to spam me on a daily basis.  I don’t mind the jokes or the puppy/kitty/baby pictures, those I love to see and the jokes and comic strips are really funny.  But don’t shove god/chain/petitions down my throat unless you are prepared to get a 20 page email about homosexuality.