College Republicans at the University of Central Oklahoma plan on celebrating a Straight Pride Week:
“The general gist is that if you are a straight student on campus be proud, be loud, this is your time to shine,” said college Republican Kyle Houts.
The group has posted fliers on campus that read, “we’re here, we’re conservative, we’re out.”
Members of the Gay Alliance for Tolerance and Equality say they consider the College Republican’s celebration an attack on gay and lesbian students.
“What is there to say about it, ‘I’m proud, and I’m straight and I guess white,’ I don’t know?” said GATE member Jennifer Rodriguez. “I think they definitely are being discriminatory because there’s probably a lot of gay Republicans out there.”
How very intolerant and non-diverse of you, Ms. Rodriguez.
Hat tip: Backcountry Conservative
UPDATE: BuckeyePundit mirrors my own sentiments nicely, and The Open End calls for College Republicans at Ohio State to follow the Oklahoma group’s example.
Ben’s World hosts today’s Friends of Iraq fundraising effort. Go check out Operation Cowbell, and toss a little loose chage in the kettle.
In the spirit of Christmas, I bring you an opportunity to help a charity that both Left and Right can support, as described by Dean Esmay:
A non-profit, non-government group called Spirit of America has been working tirelessly for the last two years to try to help our fighting forces over there do more than fight. When those in our military have a project they’d like to work on to help the people of Iraq and Afghanistan, Spirit of America tries to make it happen for them.
Helping bring medical supplies and crop seeds to Afghanistan. Tools and training to help Iraqis who want to become tradesmen. Distributing schoolbooks. Even helping people set up Arabic-language weblogs so they can begin exploring the amazing world of the New Media.
It’s all entirely voluntary, and done without any government subsidy. But if any group of soldiers, marines, airmen, or sailors want to do something to help the people over there, the Spirit of America tries to make it happen.
Because ultimately, whether you thought going was the right thing or the wrong thing, isn’t trying to create peace and friendship something we should all hope to see happen?
A group of webloggers, humorously dubbing ourselves the “fighting fusileers for freedom” are holding a fundraising drive for the next two weeks to help the Spirit of America folks out. I’m a member of that group, and I encourage you to donate to the Spirit of America here.
Here’s the list of my teammates:
A note to my fellow Fighting Fusileers: OK, I admit I was a naughty blogger and procrastinated in linking to the inaugural fundraising post at Argghhh! or the sophomore effort at Dean’s World. As penance, I offer these often-smart-alecky graphics to help raise funds and taunt the opposition.
Hey, fellow conservative bloggers from Ohio! How about forming a blog alliance from the state that pushed President Bush across the finish line this year? Heaven knows we can’t just sit here and let The Northern Alliance keep hogging all the glory.
We could start by putting together a web site that aggregates our most recent posts, kind of like what RNCBloggers did. These blogs strike me as promising charter members:
The Open End
The Conservative Revolution
Ohio for Bush
Belly of the Beast
As the Alliance of Free Blogs commands, so shall they receive. What follows is my preliminary list of things to look for when profiling suspects for terrorist tendencies:
- Habitually whispers “ka-boom!” while cackling with glassy-eyed glee
- Wears a kaffiyeh under a yarmulke
- Can’t resist the urge to throw rocks at armored cars
- Plans to vote for “Iraq Osama” for Illinois Senator
- Drives a Volvo with a cute yellow “Bomber On Board” window sign
- Drives a Volvo with a “Bin Laden/Al Sadr ’04” bumper sticker
- Drives a Volvo
- Is found on this blogroll