27 May 2009
...against gay people.
there is a proposal from a council member to amend the non-discrimination clause to include LGBT people, so that gays and lesbians can't be fired from their jobs just because of their orientation in Shelby County.
im surprised this isnt already the law everywhere, but for some reason this seems to be raising quite a stink here in the bluff city. former leaders of the civil rights movement have joined forces with white suburban conservative ministers to denounce the proposed change.
its really sad when you have a leader of the community with a reputation for supporting the rights of black americans turning around and saying that he didnt walk one step in the protests for civil rights in the 60s for gay people. gobbles my goop. being gay isnt a choice, being black isnt a choice. lets move forward.
chris "rihanna-beater" brown wants us all to know he has an album coming out (which i will not buy) and a single dropping this summer (which i will not listen to). also, he is "not a monster" (which i know not to be true).
UPDATE: women of memphis beware
Ellerbe Becket who has designed some other NBA arenas has been brought on by Forest City Ratner to "implement cost cutting measures" on the Frank Gehry designed arena for the New Jersey Nets in Brooklyn.
Additionally, Frank Gehry has laid off every one of his employees that was working on the Atlantic Yards project.
Ellerbe Becket may be good enough for Memphis or Charlotte, but not Brooklyn. 2 cents.