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OUTRAGE The Movie : Dave's Review

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Ethically Unsuitable to Serve Our Country

jekyll & hydeNo, I'm not talking about Judge Sonia Sotomayor; don't EVEN get me started on that subject!  Last week I happen to get a last-minute ticket to OUTRAGE, a documentary by Kirby Dick.  OUTRAGE opened during the TriBeCa Film Festival in early May, but still only remains at one theater in Chelsea.  If you're not in a major city, view it online right now!  I saw the trailer and knew that infamous Larry Craig and the public bathroom episode was going to be featured.  Quite frankly I thought it would be more about gay marriage than anything else.   I was never that political, so this documentary really gave me a great history of being a gay male and an American with AIDS.  Politics, just like Hollywood has its share of closeted "stars" or "wanna-be-stars," OUTRAGE shows the hypocrisy of both Republican and Democratic leaders, much to my surprise, during the entire history of AIDS.  During the early 1990's, gay became the new black with issues like don't asked don't tell, hate crimes, which was made into law recently, gay couples given the right to adopt children, and of course gay marriage.  Not to discount these concerns, because I still do feel like a second-class American citizen, but unfortunately AIDS has come to the forefront of my life and I'm pissed.     

President Reagan isn't gay, let's get that straight (pardon the pun,) but it did take him six years to actually utter the word AIDS.  There were people in his administration that were closeted gay males ignoring the issue and disregarding the countless deaths to hold onto their sense of power.  For a politician, except for a small minority, being gay is WRONG, and even the idea of anything related to anything being gay is shunned.  When Senator Larry Craig demonized President Clinton, calling him a "dirty, naughty boy" during his impeachment trial, Craig was probably talking about himself.  It's one thing to be a hairdresser who's still in the closet, but these congressmen, or governors, or mayors of our cities are directly affecting me, feeling like a second-class citizen, not to mention the fact that I've AIDS.  Do we have time to deal with Washington's "coming-out" process?  The documentary rates the voting average for each "allegedly" gay congressman,  all voted NO on anything gay-related, but what really gets me most of them voted against President Bush's PEPFAR, when he launched it during his first term...argh!  OUTRAGE is thought-provoking, very disturbing, and hopefully it will give us that extra bite in our fight for equal rights and/or the end of AIDS.

 

Trying to be positive,

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Hi,
Just a brief comment. I've been positive for a bit over 21 years now, yet my CD4 count is in the high 500's and my viral load is undetectable. I never had to take more than 4 meds twice a day, but with Atripla I'm down to one of them per day. I think that this sort of progress should bring hope to a lot of people.
Good luck to you.

WELL AS THEY SAY NOT, THE FEDS CANT CUT OUT FUNDING FOR MEDS. ETC. WE ARE PROTECTED BY LAW THA LAST THING TO GO IS ANY THING TO DO WITH MEDICATION, THINK PEOPLE STATES WILL CUT PROGRAMS LIKE FROG STUDIES, AND HOW FAST THE GRASS GROWS IN HOLLYWOOD AS OPPOZED TO THE GRASS IN LA, THINGS LIKE THAT, IF CALIFORNIANS CUT BACK O THE INNEFECTIVE PROGRAMS LIKE OTHER STATES THERE WOULD BE AND WILL BE PLENTY OF MONEY WHY CALIFORNIA HAVE TOLL ROADS AND PAYTO USE FREEWAYS WOW WHAT A CONCEPT, IT WORKS TO NOW APPLY IT ,AND ALSO CHARGE ROOM AND BOARD FOR ALL THE PRISONERS TO PAY YOUR WAY, IS MY MOTTO, CHARGE A FEE TO ALL PASSENGERS THAT BOARD A CRUSE SHIP THEY HAVE MONEY TO GO ON A CRUSE MAKE THEM PAY SAY 100 FOR THE USE OF CALS. DOCK , A DOCK TAX. AND UP THE FEES FOR WATER CRAFT YOU HAVE MONEY FOR A BOAT PAY 400 A YEAR TAX. AND THE LIST GOES ON AND ON, ALSO CUT THE PAY FOR THE ELECTED OFFICALS THAT ARE OFFF SCREWING AROUND AND NOT AT WORK IN THERE OFFIVCES AND CUT THE PAY TO 85K A YAER, AND UP THE STATE MIN, WAGE TO 14$ AN HOUR THEN NOBODY WILL BE ON WEL FARE AND RE EVALUATE THE CRACK SMOKING AND METH HEADS THAT ARE ON STATE AID DRUG TEST THEM IF THEY COME UP OZ. REHAB AND AFTER THAT CUT THEM OFF TI SIMPLE TO DO

I agree with you on most of what you said. Our Congress and Senators get the best health care in the country and some of America can't even afford low grade health insurance. for them to make over 200thousand a year our leaders is insane if they had to make the petty amount some of us make it would shake them out of there 400 and 500 dollar suits and what got this country in the shape it is in criminal in the first place. To many programs that do not help American's and they set back in congress and senate not really caring for so long and now look. We are almost if not already bankrupt our on country. What about that and they think we are second class they need to look in the mirror these Leaders of our supposedly great and free country.

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I agree with you on most of what you said.
We are almost if not already bankrupt our on country. What about that and they think we are second class they need to look in the mirror these Leaders of our supposedly great and free country.

Our country is in great despair, yet our leaders don't do anything but talk about solutions they do not enact. How are we supposed to react, well by way of film, where thousands if not millions, can become aware also.

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