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The [web] birth of Gay Republicanisms

In Uncategorized on January 24, 2010 by Burke

Gay Republican?

That’s an oxymoron, right?

Think again.  We’re not a rare, undiscovered species.  Gay Republicans actually exist!  In fact, there are more of us than you can imagine.  But enough about all of those other gays and more about the most important one of them all…ME!

I want to sincerely thank you for taking the time to read my blog.  No matter what your thoughts are about homosexuality, the GOP, or both, I hope that you find this blog to be informative, thought-provoking, or, at the very least, entertaining.

I consider Gay Republicanisms to be an Authentic Republican Values political commentary.  To me, Authentic Republican Values are: free enterprise, fiscal responsibility, limited, “grass roots” government, sensible taxation, energy independence, innovation, education, American Pride, human rights, world peace, and a strong national defense to protect freedom, the most American value.

While the majority of the content is political in nature, I do often blog about other topics.  Therefore, I refer to Gay Republicanisms as an Umbrella Blog.  I’ve listed the definition for you below because it’s a phrase I coined myself.

Umbrella Blog (noun): A blog containing posts with a varitey of topics.                                                                                   Pronunciation:\ˌəm-ˈbre-lə, especially Southern ˈəm-ˌ\ \ˈblȯg, ˈbläg\
From the Latin: blogulous umbrellius.
See also Gay Republicanisms

The content contained within this blog is an expression of my opinions (which have been formed based on my life experiences), and a reflection of my socio-economic status and mood at that time of posting.  Please be forewarned that I am Republican enough to admit that these opinions may evolve.

Like what you read?  Want to read more? Please check out my websites:

dear [your name here] or       Gay Republicanisms


conan v nbc: dispute settled

In Uncategorized on January 21, 2010 by Burke Tagged: , , , ,

i’m sitting here watching the tonight show with conan o’brien and find myself legitimately upset that’ tomorrow night will be his last night.  it sucks but that’s business. i don’t think, however, that the tonight show franchise will fully recover.  to me, it feels like the end of an era.  jay leno is a good guy.  i just feel like his approach to the show and his comedy stylings are out of touch with my generation.  i feel like my generation relates far better to conan than to jay.  the only complaint i have with conan on his way out the door is the money he is wasting on these new characters.  while i do feel like it’s funny and it’s a way to stick it to nbc…why not figure out a way to funnel that money into a charity?  i hope he at least auctions off the “characters”  and donates that money to charity.  i really enjoyed ben stiller’s dig at nbc for their wastefulness (although i know it was meant to express how ludicrious it is to cancel conan for “poor ratings” after such a short time).  here’s hoping that conan makes his way to fox or abc soon.

you learn something new every day!  barry manilow wrote the “i am stuck on band aid brand so germs won’t stick on me” and the “like a good neighbor, state farm is there” jingles.


dear bloggers

In Uncategorized on January 21, 2010 by Burke Tagged:

“all the world is full of suffering. it is also full of overcoming.”
–helen keller


dear gay democrats

In Uncategorized on January 20, 2010 by Burke

i am sorry that you care so much that i am a member of a party that does not care about my sexuality.

that’s right.

i said it.

republicans don’t care about gays.

that is to say they could care less that i am gay.

my politics have nothing to do with my sexuality.

and vice versa.

my politics are a representation of the values for which i stand.

those values are republican values.

i have listed those values below because i’m sure that none of you have taken the time to familiarize yourself with them.

(i’m sure you were off supporting organizations like the HRC that claim to promote your cause or agenda but actually do very little except offer lip service to you.)

here’s a thought gay democrats; why don’t you put your money and support behind an organization that does something more than promote half naked, drunken GLBTQ members parading through the streets of america?

why don’t you give money to organizations that promote gay adoption?

or that do more to promote GLBTQ american as “one of them”?

not all of us want the lifestyle the majority of the GLBT community has chosen.

some of us want children, families, etc.

some of us want a “normal” life.

but, because of the GLBTQ majority, the road to normalcy is made more difficult for the GLBTQ minority.

for this reason, and the reasons listed below, i am a republican.

i believe the strength of our nation lies with the individual and that each person’s dignity, freedom, ability and responsibility must be honored.

i believe in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, sex, age or disability.

i believe free enterprise and encouraging individual initiative have brought this nation opportunity, economic growth and prosperity.

i believe government must practice fiscal responsibility and allow individuals to keep more of the money they earn.

i believe the proper role of government is to provide for the people only those critical functions that cannot be performed by individuals or private organizations, and that the best government is that which governs least.

i believe the most effective, responsible and responsive government is government closest to the people.

i believe Americans must retain the principles that have made us strong while developing new and innovative ideas to meet the challenges of changing times.

i believe Americans value and should preserve our national strength and pride while working to extend peace, freedom and human rights throughout the world.

finally, I believe the Republican Party is the best vehicle for translating these ideals into positive and successful principles of government.

these are the values for which i stand.

i ask you, “what are the values for which you stand?”

i will not deny that my GOP has, at times, been high-jacked by right wing nuts.

that is not my GOP.

that is not the GOP of the future.

the GOP of the future will be people just like me; gay, black, asian, mexican, haitian, jewish, christian, muslim, but most importantly american.


dear blogosphere

In Uncategorized on January 15, 2010 by Burke

please check out the link below.


who thinks to do that?  

better yet, who wants to touch SPAM for that long?