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Oy vey. [Apr. 2nd, 2008|12:24 pm]
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As it's Brian Kinney week, if you've got some spare time, show a little love for the man who brought him to life...and who also lent him a beautiful body. Gale won the contest last year, and they were so shocked they actually held a second poll (allowing only one vote per person) to see if he really did win. He did. But this year I'm pretty sure they've rigged it. He was winning with almost 79% last night, and now he's down to 60% and falling way faster than should be (mathematically) possible. Assholes.

ION, my aunt is a wee bit of a homophobe. By that, I mean she's a rabidly homophobic Southern Baptist who won't be happy until gay people no longer exist. I wouldn't say she wants them all dead, she'd just prefer they weren't trying to "defile the sanctity of marriage." We'll ignore the fact that she's been divorced for 8 years or so now, just because she and my uncle didn't get along too well (not a reason to get a divorce, according to the Bible, last time I checked).

Anyway, I always knew there was a reason I didn't tell her to stop forwarding the "oh no, gay people are taking over the world!" emails to me, and now it's been justified. I got a good laugh out of this:

McDonald's CEO: Company will put full resources behind gay agenda

McDonald's has signed on to a nationwide effort to promote "gay" and "lesbian" business ventures.

Dear Debra,

According to McDonald's CEO Jim Skinner, McDonald's will aggressively promote the homosexual agenda. In remarks on McDonald's Web site concerning the company becoming a member of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), Skinner wrote: "Being a socially responsible organization is a fundamental part of who we are. We have an obligation to use our size and resources to make a difference in the world … and we do."

The company gave an undisclosed amount of money to the NGLCC in return for being recognized as a major promoter of the homosexual agenda. In return, NGLCC placed Richard Ellis, vice president of communications of McDonald's USA, on the NGLCC Board of Directors.

Ellis was quoted as saying: "I'm thrilled to join the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce team and ready to get to work. I share the NGLCC's passion for business growth and development within the LGBT community, and I look forward to playing a role in moving these important initiatives forward."

McDonald's refused to comment to World Net Daily on the placement of its executive on the board of the "gay" advocacy organization but did send an e-mail confirming the corporation's support for the agenda of the homosexual business lobby.

"McDonald's is indeed a Corporate Partner and Organizational Ally of NGLCC. Our vice president of U.S. communications, Richard Ellis, was recently elected to its board of directors," said Heidi M. Barker, senior director of media relations for McDonald's. NGLCC describes itself as promoting the LGBT community first and always, including same sex marriage.

NGLCC gives credit to sponsors such as McDonald's for its financial and other support that helps in its work. "Through the commitment of our corporate partners, the NGLCC has been able to advance the ideas and causes of the LGBT business community," the Chamber said.

[email sent by the AFA]

I'm not sure where her issues stem from, because my grandmother (her mother) thinks that gay guys are just "so cute." Yes, those are her words, and she is a Southern Baptist, too. A gay couple was going to buy her house, and apparently she and my grandfather invited the guys over for dinner a few times. Now, whenever my grandmother talks about selling the house -- which was two and a half years ago, btw -- she brings them up. She goes on and on about how sweet and smart and blah blah blah they were. Meanwhile I sit there and try not to laugh at the absurdity of my 60-something Southern Baptist grandmother, who holds Bible study at her house every Friday morning, being so supportive of gays.

Anyways, I've got a paper to write. Ta!

[User Picture]From: [info]happier_bunny
2008-04-02 06:35 pm (UTC)


go McDonalds...and your grandmother.


Good luck with the paper.
[User Picture]From: [info]aramina
2008-04-02 06:41 pm (UTC)



I'm impressed that McDonald's is getting behind this. Even if it's just monetarily, they have a lot of weight (haha, oh god) to throw around.
From: [info]besamislabios
2008-04-02 07:49 pm (UTC)


I've been voting for awhile now and Gale was going up close to 59% now he's down to 57.78% again. :(

Good luck on writing your paper.
[User Picture]From: [info]aramina
2008-04-02 07:51 pm (UTC)


I don't know what's going on with it. Mathematically speaking, the "bleeding" should be slowing down the closer they get to being 50-50, but for a while there, that was NOT happening. If anything, it was dropping faster. Right now it's relatively stable. I've seen it hovering around 57.75 for the past fifteen minutes or so.

Thank you! ^_^
[User Picture]From: [info]aramina
2008-04-02 07:53 pm (UTC)


Spoke too soon, damn it. Down to 57.65 now! Ugh.
From: [info]besamislabios
2008-04-02 11:52 pm (UTC)


Oh no, now it's down to 51.57%
[User Picture]From: [info]aramina
2008-04-02 11:55 pm (UTC)


It has GOT to be rigged. There's no other way the numbers could be going down this fast. I know that I've voted at least 1000 times, between last night and today, so the percentage should not be changing every 5 seconds, but it is.
From: [info]besamislabios
2008-04-03 12:01 am (UTC)


I know that I've voted at least 1000 times, between last night and today,

That much, uh? I've been voting all afternoon too. lol

I just voted, 51.16%, damn.
[User Picture]From: [info]aramina
2008-04-03 12:05 am (UTC)


Yeah, that much. About 5 times a minute for at least 3 and 1/2 hours total...I'm slightly OCD, so doing the same thing over and over comes naturally to me. lol

From: [info]besamislabios
2008-04-03 12:24 am (UTC)


50.19% You know you're right about all this. :(

[User Picture]From: [info]aramina
2008-04-03 12:39 am (UTC)


This is really upsetting me. Gale was a legitimate winner last year, and he should be winning (at least this round) this time around. But instead they've decided to do God knows what to make him lose.

I remember last year, where either Gale or someone else I was voting for was as far behind as Tatum, I could spend a good 20 minutes voting before the guy would gain 0.01% so there is no way this is for real.
From: [info]besamislabios
2008-04-03 03:41 am (UTC)


I was just voting one last time before going to bed and this is totally fucked up, it seems that the more you vote the more it goes down, it's like inverted or something, maybe we should start voting for the other dude, that way Gale's % would probably go up. It's below 50% now. *sigh*

Ok, I hope you wrote your paper. :)

[User Picture]From: [info]aramina
2008-04-03 03:43 am (UTC)


I noticed that, too. I'm starting to suspect that that's how they rigged it...flipping the votes to the opponent of the person you vote for if you vote more than once.

I managed to squeeze in some time to write.