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Sashay of the Penguins

A Poem

ts-gay-penguins3When the gays came for the Republicans,
I remained silent;
I was not a bathroom stall tap dancer.

Then they came for Kanye West,
I remained silent;
I was not a gay fish.

Then they came for Lindsay Lohan,
I did not protest;
I was not a publicity whore.

Then they locked down San Francisco,
I did not speak out;
San Francisco is too chilly in the summer.

When they came for the penguins,
there was no one left to speak out for the penguins.


June 5, 2009 - Posted by | Daily Whims | , ,


  1. LOL

    Comment by WhoMee | June 5, 2009 | Reply

  2. I would love to see statistics on what percentage of the wild population of penguins is gay vs. those at the German Zoo. Seriously – 30% of their penguins are gay? Or is this zoo like the Key West of zoos, and so all the little gay penguins move there so that they can live their lives with their little beaks held high and without fear of social ostracism?

    Next thing you know, there will be a study conducted by some right-wing think tank that uses this information to “prove” that homosexuality is contagious, and therefore all gays should be quarantined.

    Comment by Helen Skor | June 5, 2009 | Reply

  3. Gays quarantine themselves…as someone in the movement, it’s really hard to get most of them to do any sort of protesting outside of WeHo. I’m trying to start my own slogan: “get out!”

    Out of the closet, out of WeHo, out of apathy…

    Think of the penguins!

    Comment by TheHobo | June 5, 2009 | Reply

  4. no kidding, hobo. on the day of the election, i saw all kinds of gay folk with their prop. 8 signs in WeHo.

    civil rights movement. UR DOIN IT RONG.

    Comment by stopthemadness | June 5, 2009 | Reply

  5. LOL.

    “But we’re preaching to the choir. That sounds like a church thing. We’re JUST trying to turn their methods against them!!”

    Comment by SeaKat | June 5, 2009 | Reply

  6. Actually, and sadly, they are. Coming to a neighborhood near you, door to door gays!

    “Hi, we’re here to talk to you about the LGBTQ movement…”

    “Hi, have you let fabulousness into your life?”

    The winning approach seems to be “Hi, we’re from TLC and we’re doing a makeover show!”

    At least they get in the door that way…but little do they know the makeover is for their hearts and minds…and eventual votes…

    Comment by TheHobo | June 5, 2009 | Reply

  7. Hi, we’re from TLC and we’re doing a makeover show.


    OMG, you are too hilarious. 🙂

    Comment by SeaKat | June 6, 2009 | Reply

  8. Heh. I LOLed. First laugh I’ve had all day. Thanks. 🙂

    Comment by Roxydarling | June 6, 2009 | Reply

  9. Roxy, you should never get all the way to 3PM without a laugh – unless you didn’t get up until 2:55!

    Comment by Helen Skor | June 8, 2009 | Reply

  10. HS: Normally, that would be the most probable cause. I’ve just been siiiiiick for the past several days. My sinuses are trying to make an escape, and it seems they’re boring their route through my forehead.

    Comment by Roxydarling | June 8, 2009 | Reply

  11. Oh, no, Roxyd. You and Deimos should discuss remedies. Maybe one of you can agree to try the neti pot and report back. (WhoMeee has made a convincing argument in its favor over on the Random-dome thread)

    Comment by SeaKat | June 8, 2009 | Reply

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