“A drift in a sea of oblivion
I wanted to share with you an exciting development. The Butterfly and the Flame has been nominated and is now a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award for best transgender fiction. The awards will be given out in the beginning of June just in time for the start of pride month.
I will also be giving a reading at Gerber Heart Library and Archives in Chicago, IL on May 24th at 7pm. More information for Lambda book readings can be found here.
I’ll post more details as the date approaches.
By and large the day will be dominated by the Republican race, which so far has seemed to have resembled two boy’s in the shower shouting “Dude, mine’s bigger.”
Who’s the best conservative? Who loves capitalism the most? (Ron Paul) Who loves Reagan the most? (Newt Gingrich) and who’s the best Christian? By which I mean who hates gays the most? (Santorum – just Google him )
Since the candidates moved to our state several month’s ago. I’ve actually been fairly isolated from all this silliness, I don’t have cable or network TV and my phone number is unlisted. So except for the news that I read online it was easy to pretend that nothing had changed. That was until I spent a week with my parents for the holidays, where every other phone call was a poll or some kind of get out the vote effort and the TV was plastered with wall-to-wall advertisements.
Never-the-less, my intuitive nature (my degree in political science) tells me that Ron Paul will end up carrying the day. He has a base of dedicated and loyal supporters who are most likely show up at the caucuses. Second place will go to Mitt Romney, because Romney seems destined to become Mr. Second Place. On the outside, I believe Santorum will take third and about three to five points behind Romney. Fourth will belong to Newt Gingrich.
The rest of the field, Bachmann, Perry and Jon Huntsman will divide the scraps. Jon Huntsman will probably and finally realize that reason, intelligence and common sense died in Republican Party in 1994 and throw in the towel after tonight but Bachmann and Perry will soldier on long enough to experience a few more lackluster finishes in New Hampshire and Nevada before hanging it up in South Carolina.
I expect inevitably that the Republican’s will nominate Mitt Romney, but not before dragging out the whole nomination process so the parties faithful can send a message to Romney that they really don’t like him. After which the electorate will realize that Romney is a 2012 version of John Kerry and re-elect Obama.
That all starts tonight. For all my Republican friends, I truly hope they enjoy the bitter fight and the bitter cold Iowa weather for a result that most pundits and politicians will forget about tomorrow. I for one plan to spend the night with some Killian’s and a riveting game of Plants vs. Zombies. It seems like a better use of my time.
Hello everyone! I wanted to welcome you to my new blog roughly entitled “Fractured Universe.” This new blog of mine will be posting on a number of different broad topics on my thoughts on being transgendered as well as a self published author and a parent. Other fun topics include, Politics (Yay!), history, and astronomy will also be discussed.
This is a basic start for my blog and I expect that further changes will be updated soon, so please check back often.
On today’s post I wanted to share with you my interview on Intersections Radio with hosts Dr. Eddie Moore and Daryl Miller.