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Name: Steven Leser
Gender: Male
Hometown: New York, NY
Home country: USA
Current location: NYC
Member since: Tue Jan 4, 2005, 04:36 PM
Number of posts: 19,253

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Poll: Pope Francis calls for inclusion of gays in society, saying he has no right to ‘judge’

A little late, but as many of the folks here in the US who are homophobic are catholic and use catholicism to justify their homophobia, this could be an important step. What do folks here think?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/2013/07/29/0d26789e-f87e-11e2-b018-5b8251f0c56e_story.html

Pope Francis on Monday continued to recast the Catholic Church’s image by focusing on its inviting, merciful aspects, this time shocking a planeload of reporters by saying of homosexuality: “Who am I to judge?”

“If they accept the Lord and have goodwill, who am I to judge them?” the leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics said in a remarkably candid and off-the-cuff news conference en route to Rome from Brazil. “They shouldn’t be marginalized.”

The pope’s seemingly casual remark was another example of his approachable style, which was on full display during his visit to Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day. He carried his own bag onto the plane and traveled around Rio in a small Fiat without being shielded by hordes of security guards. He met with recovering drug addicts in a hospital and condemned inequality in a visit to crime-ridden slums.

He made his comments about gays, signaling that the church looks on them as brothers and sisters, as he fielded questions from reporters for an 80-minute stretch, at times leaning on the back of an airplane seat as if he were just another passenger. With his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, reporters had to submit questions ahead of time, and the Vatican decided which ones the pontiff would answer.

xPost from Feminists group: Details for my show on Street Harassment of women and more...

Today/Tomorrow we have two great guests, feminist author and political blogger Amanda Marcotte and Alden Wicker, Editor in Chief of Ecocult.com to discuss street harassment of women. Before we get to that, we’ll discuss the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, a new anti-hillary PAC, new revelations in the deepwater horizon disaster and oil spill and more.

As always, we will finish with our trademark weekly hall of fame and shame for those prominent individuals and politicians who made great sense, and shameful nonsense, respectively.

It will play Monday at 5:05pm Eastern time on KCAA Radio 1050am in Southern California. You can hear it live on the internet at http://tunein.com/radio/KCAA-1050-s31934/

It will also play tonight (Sunday) at 7pm eastern time on Blogtalkradio.com at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lesersense/2013/07/28/making-sense-with-steve-leser--street-harassment-and-more and it will also be available on demand at any time at that link after 8pm tonight

xPost from Feminists group: Details for my show on Street Harassment of women and more...

Today/Tomorrow we have two great guests, feminist author and political blogger Amanda Marcotte and Alden Wicker, Editor in Chief of Ecocult.com to discuss street harassment of women. Before we get to that, we’ll discuss the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, a new anti-hillary PAC, new revelations in the deepwater horizon disaster and oil spill and more.

As always, we will finish with our trademark weekly hall of fame and shame for those prominent individuals and politicians who made great sense, and shameful nonsense, respectively.

It will play Monday at 5:05pm Eastern time on KCAA Radio 1050am in Southern California. You can hear it live on the internet at http://tunein.com/radio/KCAA-1050-s31934/

It will also play tonight (Sunday) at 7pm eastern time on Blogtalkradio.com at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lesersense/2013/07/28/making-sense-with-steve-leser--street-harassment-and-more and it will also be available on demand at any time at that link after 8pm tonight

Details for my show on Street Harassment of women and more...

Today/Tomorrow we have two great guests, feminist author and political blogger Amanda Marcotte and Alden Wicker, Editor in Chief of Ecocult.com to discuss street harassment of women. Before we get to that, we’ll discuss the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, a new anti-hillary PAC, new revelations in the deepwater horizon disaster and oil spill and more.

As always, we will finish with our trademark weekly hall of fame and shame for those prominent individuals and politicians who made great sense, and shameful nonsense, respectively.

It will play Monday at 5:05pm Eastern time on KCAA Radio 1050am in Southern California. You can hear it live on the internet at http://tunein.com/radio/KCAA-1050-s31934/

It will also play tonight (Sunday) at 7pm eastern time on Blogtalkradio.com at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lesersense/2013/07/28/making-sense-with-steve-leser--street-harassment-and-more and it will also be available on demand at any time at that link after 8pm tonight

Poll and Xpost from Feminists Group: Radio Show Segment on Street Harassment

This Sunday/Monday I'm doing a segment on street harassment on my radio show

I'll post a link when up, I have two special guests for that segment. In it, I mention Hollaback ihollaback.org and thought I would share this.

Thanks



Xpost from Feminists Group: Radio Show Segment on Street Harassment

This Sunday/Monday I'm doing a segment on street harassment on my radio show

I'll post a link when up, I have two special guests for that segment. In it, I mention Hollaback ihollaback.org and thought I would share this.

Thanks

Heads up. This Sunday/Monday I'm doing a segment on street harassment on my radio show

I'll post a link when up, I have two special guests for that segment. In it, I mention Hollaback ihollaback.org and thought I would share this.

Thanks

Partial Transcript re: Me on Ted Nugent from the Hall of Shame Portion of my Show This Week

http://kcaaradio.celestrion.net/kcaa-podcasts/leser/20130722.html - Show starts after 5 min or so

I am going to get to what Nugent said this week that allowed him to make the hall of shame, but I think its important to first understand who this guy is. Some of these fun facts come from a sheknows.com article by Meagan Morris.

You have to wonder why someone like Ted Nugent is being given any voice at all in politics. This is a guy who as a 30 year old adult adopted a 17 year old Hawaiian girl from her parents so he could have sex with her without being charged with statutory rape. NME magazine records this as one of the 21 grossest moments in Rock. Imagine with all the competition what it takes to make it on that list of the 21 grossest moments in Rock.

This is a guy who likes to claim he is some great American patriot but when it came down to putting his money where his mouth was, he dodged the Vietnam draft. Do you know how badly Nugent wanted to avoid the draft? He avoided it by showing up in front of the draft board and defacating in his pants. That's the uber patriot Ted Nugent who is a conservative icon today.

On feminists, Nugent has been quoted as saying "What’s a feminist anyways? A fat pig who doesn’t get it often enough?". As creepy as that is, its probably to be expected from a guy who at 30 adopted a 17 year old so he could have sex with her.

Nugent was one of those folks who went to South Africa to perform while it was still an Apartheid state despite a boycott by most other performers. At the time, Nugent said "My being there isn’t going to affect any political structure. Besides, apartheid isn’t that cut-and-dry. All men are not created equal." This self described American patriot said All men are not created equal. Does Nugent not understand anything about the philosophies that were the basis for creating this country in the first place?

That's only one of many examples of Nugent's opinion of people of other races and nationalities. For instance, when asked about his fan base in Japan, Nugent replied, "…Yeah they love me (in Japan) — they’re still a*****s. These people they don’t know what life is. I don’t have a following, they need me; they don’t like me they need me… Foreigners are a******s; foreigners are scum; I don’t like ‘em; I don’t want ‘em in this country; I don’t want ‘em selling me doughnuts; I don’t want ‘em pumping my gas; I don’t want ‘em downwind of my life-OK? So anyhow, and I’m dead serious…"

On African Americans and slurs directed at them, Nugent said quote "I use N****rs a lot because I hang around with a lot of n****rs, and they use the word n****r, and I tend to use words that communicate,"

So that's who this guy is. Again, I have no idea why anyone listens to him, and I think it says something about Conservatives and Republicans today that he has a following among them.

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So the guy who uses the N word and who went to South Africa during apartheid in defiance of a boycott and all of the ugly ethnocentric and creepy things this guy has done wants to lecture African Americans about racism. Yeah, I'm sure African Americans will give all the consideration to your words that they deserve, Ted. <flushing sound>

Ted Nugent wins third place this week in our hall of shame for worst nonsense of the week

If you haven't heard my radio show this week, it plays at 5pm EST, 2PM Pacific time today

Click this link, note the show starts a few minutes after the start of the hour http://tunein.com/radio/KCAA-1050-s31934/

A bit of sad personal news. One of my mother's brothers has passed away, my mother is from Panama so I am doing the show here in Panama because I am here for my uncle's funeral.

Topics today will include the Detroit Bankruptcy, Obamacare's lower costs, the opinions of Latinos regarding the progress of immigration reform and the increasing global wealth desparity and what that might mean and more. We will also have our hall of fame and shame this week for those politicians and prominent individuals who made great sense or shameful nonsense respectively.

xPost from BOG: Don't miss my radio show this week!

Don't miss my show this week that will air today, Sunday July 21st at 7pm Eastern time on blogtalkradio.com at the below link and at 2pm Pacific time on KCAA radio 1050am on inland empire on Monday July 22nd.

A bit of sad personal news. One of my mother's brothers has passed away, my mother is from Panama so I am doing the show here in Panama because I am here for my uncle's funeral.

Topics today will include the Detroit Bankruptcy, Obamacare's lower costs, the opinions of Latinos regarding the progress of immigration reform and the increasing global wealth desparity and what that might mean and more. We will also have our hall of fame and shame this week for those politicians and prominent individuals who made great sense or shameful nonsense respectively.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lesersense/2013/07/21/making-sense-with-steve-leser--detroit-bankruptcy-and-more
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