Thursday, October 15, 2009



Dear P.Johanna,

You signed the petition, Protect Marriage, Protect Children, Prohibit Divorce, on Jan 26, 2009. The petition received 7791 signatures. The petition author, No On Prop 8, has now closed the petition and posted the results:

Message from the petition author, No On Prop 8:


Person Who Signed the Prohibit Divorce Petition (Created in November, 2008),

Thank you so much for your support.

I was recently contacted by another person with a similar petition that has gained traction recently. Please see the below email that this person sent me. If you're interested then he would love your support!

Thank you,

As a past supporter of the "Protect Marriage, Protect Children, Prohibit Divorce" Petition, the supporters of the 2010 California Marriage Protection Act seek your support to safeguard traditional marriage by banning divorce. We have already filed our initiative with the Secretary of State and are planning a big, Wedding March on the Capitol on November 14th.

Remember, you said, until death do us part. You said I do and are not dead yet.

Please join our fan page on Facebook or get all the complete details on our website: Rescue Marriage! We need your help to get this on the ballot and end the EVILS OF DIVORCE!!

Here is also a link to our recent PSA.

Thank you for your support in bringing this vision to reality!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

My Response to Courage Campaign

I sent a question to the Courage Campaign asking them what steps are being taken to endorse Mayor Gavin Newsom as Governor of California. I was asking this, not only to see if they were going to publicly speak about him and the importance of voting for him, but to also volunteer. This is the response I received:

Dear Patricia,

Thank you for your support of the Courage Campaign!

Whereas we certainly hope that our members would research and actively support the candidates they believe best able to bring progressive change, the Courage Campaign does not endorse candidates or their committees.

We believe our strength comes in holding our elected officials accountable on the issues, and that our efficacy is greatest when we stand up, courageously, in support for what is best for our state and country.


Andy Kelley
Courage Campaign
I was disappointed to say the least, especially when they state that our efficacy is greatest when we stand up, courageously, in support for what is best for our state and country. Isn't this a paradox?

Last year in November I was angry and I felt like a second hand citizen. I went to every protest possible. While protesting along side of us were heterosexual couples and people telling us that if they knew how we would be affected in that campaign they would have voted no. They were also surprised in the number of us. I remember at one protest, in front of City Hall. I had to move my car, the people that worked in the buildings came out and they were saying "good for them". Some were saying, "I didn't know they were so many". I also attended town hall meetings and received information as to what went wrong. They said we didn't contribute our money from the onset, we were not visible from the onset, and we did not get involved from the onset. I made those mistakes. I don't want to make them again.

I look at my twitter and the re-tweets are all the same, a cause happening in another country, someone getting hurt in another state and the past politics that are already being covered by the media. This is all good, to keep informed, but what about starting to educate our brothers and sisters as to why we need to unite and make a difference in California.

Let's begin with the CEO of Ebay running against the Mayor. Are we aware how much money she contributed to Proposition 8? Have we in fact forgotten who contributed to Proposition 8? They weren't just people that lived in California. Now is the time to unite and get others outside of California to contribute. To start signing up to volunteer. To start publicly speaking FOR the Mayor and to start mobilizing for next year. They already have stated he is behind. They are already talking about his private life and they are already mentioning that he supported us in equality.

Basic political science is that all the small states look at us for progression and for hope in their state. Let's make a difference. I will end with a quote from Harvey Milk:
It's not my victory, it's yours and yours and yours. If a gay can win, it means there is hope that the system can work for all minorities if we fight. We've given them hope.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Gone A Long Time

I'm back, I strongly believe in Gavin Newsome, not just for his ethics in following on his word, but because of changes that he has shown in San Fransisco. Another main reason: the support that he has displayed towards us and also never backing down when it came to criticism against us. I feel like it is time to pay back his support and show our appreciation. I started a donation request for him, and even if you can't donate, pass it on and send to others, the more this gets the visibility the more we can help him.

Also let's spread the word that some kind of organization needs to START now in backing him up.

Thanks for your time.

Gavin Newsom (CA-Gov) $

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Monday, April 13, 2009


ok, my fault, i am officially a lazy procrastinator...seriously. I have been working, since Saturday, on my tax receipts and tomorrow night I am meeting my tax guy. I HATE THIS!

it's a good thing that my LADY FRIEND, is gone on vacation and that i am currently not working...IT'S A BAD THING THAT I GET EASILY DISTRACTED WITH MY PHONE AND RANDOM STUFF, LIKE A PIECE OF LINT ON MY PJ'S...

although i feel really stressed and depressed, i am glad that i am currently not working and i can get this done.

another thing on my mind, that i never got to blog about:

these past two months and getting used to 'dating' and now in a relationship have reminded me how hard it is to be with someone. you know, first there was the drama of the ex showing up. then suddenly we both had flat tires on our cars. then there was the PMSing stage and i had no clue it was PMS time and i suddenly was hurting her feelings and then realizing that it had to do with PMS. then there is the issue of the dog...yeah, that issue combined with my cat. then there is the issue of how different we both are and how i am more aware of the differences and i tend to point out the differences, matter of fact, but it turns out to be translated differently in her head and then i get really frustrated and i have ended up throwing everything away, ONLY managing to hurt her, even though it wasn't meant as such. yeah, i forgot...but, again BUT, it so much better to have someone to share life with. i really didn't realize how much fun a loving, truthful relationship can be.

so, while she is on vacation, for a month, i'm here trying to sort out the chaos of my personal life. a life that i haven't much shared with her. it takes a lot for me to open up about me, and she is smart enough to sense it and ask, and smart enough to know when to back down and let me be. i love that about her.

on a different note, she is really into me and it amazes me.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


She asked me to be her girlfriend...

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

So different

The salad was really good. The shower did not have regular soap and the bathroom did not have your standard toothpaste. I hadn't planned on spending the night, so here I am at work wearing what I wore yesterday, with the exception of her hooded sweatshirt.

We are very different. She was tripping on me and I tripped on her. I am razor happy (tripped her out) and she, well, she is a feminist. I consider myself a feminist too, but...AH, we are different, oh so different.