Archive for December, 2008

Posted in The Fierceness on December 23, 2008 by jackmax2


I just love how he now claims to love and embrace gay people when it plainly states in print on his website (as I posted earlier) that gays who are, “unwilling to repent of their homosexual lifestyle” are not welcome at Saddleback church. Bummer. I got some hate mail in regard to the first Prick Warren post from someone who told me I should shut up and go design for Marie Osmond. I didn’t really understand what that meant but if anyone has her number feel free to pass it on. I’m an equal opportunity designer.


Rick Warren Will Lie Right to Your Face

What a slimebag! Watch Rev. Rick Warren try to say that he never said that gays and lesbians are like pedophiles and people commit incest.

Rick Warren’s video address (just like Obama!) this week to his church ought to be titled “The Saddleback School of Journalism”. In it, Warren says that ever since becoming an object of popular scrutiny he’s learned that journalists are all liars hellbent on destroying America through reporting. But he saves special ire for talk radio and bloggers, who he advises should ‘get a life’ and who he says simply like to ‘hurl all kinds of bombs at people.’

For the record, we’ve invited Rev. Warren to be interviewed by Queerty and have been told that he’s unavailable til after the holidays due to services and family health problems. We look forward to chatting with him soon.

Anyway, the rest of the video is a big ass-covering lie, which we’ll be happy to correct now while we sit in our parent’s house wearing pajamas:

Lie: “I have been accused of equating gay partnerships with incest and pedophilia. Of course, as members of Saddleback Church, you know I believe no such thing.”


Rev. Warren: “I’m opposed to having a brother and sister be together and call that marriage, I’m opposed to an older guy marrying a child and calling that a marriage. I’m opposed to one guy having multiple wives and getting married.”

Beliefnet Editor Steve Waldman: “Do you think those are equivalent to gays getting married?”

Rev. Warren: “Oh, I do.” [Source]

Now, Warren responds to the Beliefnet interview by saying, that he didn’t mean to say that gay relationships are like incest and pedophilia, just that gay marriage is. “I was not saying those relationships are the same thing”, he says, adding that “I’m opposed to any redefinition of the definition of marriage.”

Well look, we know that this video is intended for your flock, but unless forced lobotomies are required to join the church, who is going to believe Warren’s pose of “Aw shucks, I was just mentioning some other sorts of redefinition of marriage I was against.”

How would you feel if we said that we don’t believe that groups like Nazi’s or serial rapists or members of the Saddleback Church should run the policy of our country? We’re not saying they’re the same! We’re just saying we don’t think they should run the country.

Give me a fucking break, Reverend. You write sermons for a living, so we’re going to assume you have at least a vague concept of how rhetoric works. Being a hate-filled homophobe is ignorant, but being a liar is just wrong. In no way did you not compare gays and lesbians to pedophilia and incest. Own it or apologize, but don’t insult our intelligence by weaseling out of it.


Rick Warren? Inclusion? I just threw up a little.

Posted in The Fierceness on December 20, 2008 by jackmax2

(P)rick Warren has been chosen to give the invocation address at Obama’s inauguration. The gays are furious. I know Obama is trying to “reach across the aisle” and include people from both parties. But Warren is a bigot, pure and simple. As you can see from the outtake from his church website below, gay people are not allowed in Saddleback Church. That name sounds oddly reminiscent of “Hasselbeck” but I digress.

I watched the Ann Curry interview with him last night which was so illogical I had trouble following his arguement. What I did take away is that he has the urge to have sex with every beautiful woman he sees. That clearly made Ann uncomfortable. When he said that all I could think was., “Yeah–and when all of those beautiful women see you they have the sudden urge to become lesbians.” Except maybe Ms. H.
Oh So Christian.

Oh So Christian.

Letter to Pres-Elect Obama on Choice of Rev. Rick Warren to Deliver Invocation at 56th Presidential Inauguration

WASHINGTON – Today the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, sent the following letter to President-elect Obama on the selection of anti-gay reverend, Rick Warren, to deliver the invocation at the 56th Presidential Inauguration set to take place on the West Front of the United States Capitol on January 20th.

The letter is as follows:

Dear President-elect Obama –

Let me get right to the point.  Your invitation to Reverend Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at your inauguration is a genuine blow to LGBT Americans.   Our loss in California over the passage of Proposition 8 which stripped loving, committed same-sex couples of their given legal right to marry is the greatest loss our community has faced in 40 years.  And by inviting Rick Warren to your inauguration, you have tarnished the view that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans have a place at your table.

Rick Warren has not sat on the sidelines in the fight for basic equality and fairness.  In fact, Rev. Warren spoke out vocally in support of Prop 8 in California saying, “there is no need to change the universal, historical definition of marriage to appease 2 percent of our population … This is not a political issue — it is a moral issue that God has spoken clearly about.”  Furthermore, he continues to misrepresent marriage equality as silencing his religious views. This was a lie during the battle over Proposition 8, and it’s a lie today.

Rev. Warren cannot name a single theological issue that he and vehemently, anti-gay theologian James Dobson disagree on.  Rev. Warren is not a moderate pastor who is trying to bring all sides together. Instead, Rev. Warren has often played the role of general in the cultural war waged against LGBT Americans, many of whom also share a strong tradition of religion and faith.

We have been moved by your calls to religious leaders to own up to the homophobia and racism that has stood in the way of combating HIV and AIDS in this country.  And that you have publicly called on religious leaders to open their hearts to their LGBT family members, neighbors and friends.

But in this case, we feel a deep level of disrespect when one of architects and promoters of an anti-gay agenda is given the prominence and the pulpit of your historic nomination.  Only when Rev. Warren and others support basic legislative protections for LGBT Americans can we believe their claim that they are not four-square against our rights and dignity. In that light, we urge you to reconsider this announcement.


Joe Solmonese
Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

More interesting info HERE.

I always think it is so interesting that the bible is this unrefutable factual document that is used to selectively discriminate. Even douchebag Warren noted on TV that there are 3 different “laws” in the Bible. The kind he finds useful for discrimination and then 2 other kinds which he chooses to ingnore–like eating shellfish.

Why do we even have a religious leader speaking at all. We need separation of church and state. Completely.


GAB magazine interview

Posted in The Fierceness on December 18, 2008 by jackmax2




Our Family dog Leo is a star!

Posted in The Fierceness on December 16, 2008 by jackmax2


My sister Sarah took this adorable photo of our family dog Leo and entered it into the Seattle PI newspaper MySeattlePets contest. Today she got this email:

Dear Sarah,

Exciting news! Your awesome dog Leo has been selected as a finalist in the MySeattlePets holiday photo contest!!! Tell your friends to come to to vote for your pet by Sunday night – December 21st. The winners will be announced December 22nd.

As a finalist in the contest, Leo’s photo will also be displayed by the Downtown Seattle Association on the side of a building at 5th and Pine in Westlake Park, starting at 4:30 p.m each day. The finalist photos will rotate through the outdoor display through the end of the contest. You can check in here to see if your photo has been selected for the downtown display on a particular day:

Thanks so much for participating in the myseattlepets photo contest. Your photos are my favorite part of my job! He is one of 10 finalists.

Happy Holidays,


So please click HERE and vote for Leo. If he wins he gets 50 bucks and he needs a new pair of legwarmers.

Style on a Shoestring by Jillian Lewis

Posted in The Fierceness on December 15, 2008 by jackmax2

Jillian Lewis gives advice on staying recessionista chic!

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Jillian provides some fabulous advice on how any woman can stay recessionista chic!

What are some easy ways to save money on clothing?
o Sewing is a great way to re-use would be throwaway materials. Embellishing and re-working old clothing is not only cost-effective, but eliminates waste.
o There is a lovely artsy trend in fashion right now. A great way to incorporate this trend into your clothes is to add layers of embroidery into pieces of clothing that you already have. Machines like the “Project Runway” LB6770 PRW come with built-in designs to make embroidery easy.

What are some fun and easy projects that a first-time sewer can execute?
o Follow fashion week coverage for spring 2009 designer collections online and in magazines for inspiration. Never copy other designs, but learn from what trendsetters are doing and identifying as the next hot styles. Also, take a trip to a designer store and study the construction techniques used. Learn from what already exists, improve it, take it further, and think about how designs can enhance the lifestyle of its wearer.
o Take apart a piece of clothing with a seam ripper and challenge yourself to put it back together. This is a great exercise.

Can you provide easy tips for how to DIY or embellish existing pieces in your wardrobe? Toward the end of a season, before the weather changes, it feels time for a new wardrobe. Stretch the use of seasonal clothing with manipulations. I look at everything as raw material. I went through a phase where all of my fiancés shirts were taken apart and made new and unrecognizable for me into tunics and things! I have purchased head bands from the convenience store and embellished them with feathers. When Ponchos became a less desirable trend, I started wearing mine as dresses; turtleneck became the top as a strapless dress. Sometimes it is just a matter of taking things out of context. Old peasant skirts can easily be changed into bubble hem skirts. How about experimenting with an airbrush, thinking about, perhaps a Georgia O’Keeffe watercolor wash on clothing with layers of embroidery for added textures? That could transform a tired wardrobe, but be sure not to overdo it.

Where do you get inspiration for your collections?
I can take inspiration from nearly any topic. I typically refer to equal parts history and future. I find inspiration from artists like Gustav Klimt and Egon Shiele, illustrators like Ruben Toledo and Patrick Nagel, architects like Antoni Gaudi and Santiago Calatrava. From the modern design world, I look to the latest iPod design and the latest in technological advancements.

What is your favorite, money saving tip for fashion?

I have always thought, need is the mother of creation. My interest in fashion developed from a need and desire for something that was unavailable to me. When trying to avoid spending on the new, dig in to the tired closet and re-create the old.

Telling on Trixie–Orion’s Light video

Posted in The Fierceness on December 15, 2008 by jackmax2

I did a video cameo for my friend Derek Nicoletto a while back and they just released an alternate version of the first cut. He’s the lead singer of a great band called Telling on Trixie. Of course I like this version much better because there are more clips of me. I think I was in 2.5 seconds of the first version after an hour of make-up. Thanks for the new version D!!

I heart Jackie Beat

Posted in The Fierceness on December 15, 2008 by jackmax2

Jackie Beat is the shiznit. Go see her Xmas show. It’s always flawless.

I met her for the first time when I was working at the coat check at the Cock in the East Village years ago. She threw her purse at me and screamed “DON’T LOSE IT!”  So I went through it and took 20 bucks. Thanks Jackie!