Beau E Breedlove

Thoughts, ideas, inspirations, and simple stories from Beau.

Archive for March, 2010

And on another note-

To all those people who have linked to my site, aka A PERSONAL BLOG- and have sent me nasty e-mails, or are commenting on online articles linked to my blog, try to get some brains. You make comments like I’m a fame seeker, and out for the attention, and a douchebag. Well, doesn’t it seem odd that I am not the one posting these links on online websites, some low-level media idiots are. Then, you people that HATE me are taking the time out of your day to read my blog and then post nasty comments.

Grow up, it’s the people like you who have no self confidence or morals, and chose to hide behind stupid screen names. Picking at everyone else in the world, anonymously, because you know in all reality you know nothing about me, or any of the other people you write about online. In reality, YOU are the losers, and YOU are the worthless, low life’s who need to go away.

When it comes down to it, I let everyone think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do and say nasty things, then I’m already better than them. To those of you who are kind, good people, who understand and support people like myself, remember that- If people take the time to bother with what you’re doing, and then try to be cruel to you, don’t worry about it because you’re already better than all of them.

🙂

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The Recall

It is beyond my comprehension how people justify a politician lying to them to be elected.

While working on the Sam Adams Recall Campaign, the most common response I get from people who do not want to sign the petition is “All politicians lie.” Are you serious? Are you seriously that far in denial that you cannot realize the difference between political promises or twisted words, and flat out lies and deception?

Okay, so most politicians do “lie” to some degree, but usually it is based around tax cuts or spending programs, or community improvements. Once they are elected into office though, they realize the difficulties and just how hard it really will be to get those things accomplished. So, it takes longer than expected or they just dont happen at all because it isn’t possible at the time.

What Sam Adams did though, was deny that he had a relationship with a minor (me), and then convinced the minor ( me again) to help him cover it up with the help of people like Mark Weiner. Then he took it a step further, and accused his mayoral opponent, Bob Ball, of running a smear campaign, and being a dirty politician. He publicly accused Bob Ball of making this rumor up, and being a liar. When in truth, Sam was the liar. But he is too big of a coward to admit to what he did, and face the potential consiquences. It was far easier for him to ruin Ball’s political career than it was to put his own on the line.

Then once he was elected, he publicly admitted to “Deceiving to the public to gain his election.” It’s a direct violation of city election guidlines, and furthermore a direct violation of the public’s trust.

He didn’t lie about policies or taxes, or anything to do with his job. He lied about having a relationship with a minor, and then covering it up. And to top it off, he brutally attacked a legitimate, and honest candidate.

Something else I wish more people understood; what it takes for me to be involved in the recall. Just two weeks ago I was collecting signatures at the Portland Saturday Market, when an older gay couple, probably in their 60’s, approached me and yelled, saying “You should be ashamed of yourself!” and “You’re an enemy to gays!”.

So I asked them why I should be “ashamed” of myself, and do you know what their answer was? “Because Sam is our first Gay mayor, and we need a Gay mayor!”

Are you flipping serious? So it’s more important that we have a Gay man in office, than it is to have a mayor with integrity, respect, honesty and loyalty? Personally, if Sam intended on being the first openly Gay man to hold that office, then he should have been responsible to an even high standard of integrity. The Gay card shouldn’t be a get-out-of-jail-free card for him. If he intended on representing the GLBTQ community, then he should have been prepared to be under scrutiny and should have laid a better example of being a gay man. Instead, he lied and reinforced the anti-gay fears that so many people have. So in reality, he didn’t do the Gay community much good, in fact I would go as far as to say he hurt us.

And to top it off, I asked that couple if they realized how difficult it was for me to put myself out there in public, surrounded by hundreds of people who are willing to come up to me and tell how awful I am. Well, I did it because I believe in myself and what I am standing up for. Do they realize how hard that is? When people yell at you, curse at you, and tell you “Just go away”, or “Die!”.

I stand up for what I believe in, and when dozens of people are quick to jump down my throat and tell me what a horrible person I am, that makes it pretty difficult. But still, I do what I know is right. I hoped that my willingness to do so would motivate others to do the same.

Okay, I’ll try not to trip while I get down from this soap box now…

New Movement Gathering

A friendly reminder to those of you who may or may not know;

This evening at 7:30, we will be hosting the first event for The New Movement. It will be a chance for me to put a voice to the mission of this group, and better explain my hopes and aspirations.

So far we have had great response through RSVP’s, so if you could please RSVP by commenting on this posting, or
e-mailing me directly.

If you are unable to attend this evening, there will be a second gathering tomorrow eve at 8:00, at the same location. (listed below)

Location: The Tribute Gallery, at the SE corner of Flanders and Broadway, near downtown Portland.

Dancing

Dancing with the enemy is my remedy.

No whispers. No exchanged information. No roles to play, and no hidden agendas. Just dancing. The simple role of being the dancer. The movement.

We will fumble, and we might trip on occasion, as we silently find our position in the steps of the waltz.

Through the dance we communicate. Through the dance we become one. All differences dissolve.

Our outside personas and reasons for living are stripped away to the bare common thread that has sewn us together. The purest simplicity of being human. Man and Man. Woman and Woman.

Together we dance, and sway. The world drops away, and we’re left with this. Dancing with the enemy.

People-

They amaze me ever day. Some times the human conditioning can be hard, and sometimes they just act out in hateful ways. Those are the ones that usually don’t really know me though. It’s those people though who have faith in me that mean the most. The ones I’ve barely met in passing, or have had the good fortune to become close with. They are the people that make the days so wonderful. Thank you so much.

Ahhh, le sigh…..

Rainy Days

So the past few days have been cold and rainy in good ol’ Portland. So I’ve taken my energy inside, and have been trying to focus on work indoors. Primarily the Sam Adams Recall campaign, and my work with The New Movement.

I’ve made the decision that I want to hold a gathering somewhere in the Portland area within the next couple weeks. The goal being to put a voice to the mission I’ve set out for The New Movement. I’ve spoken with so many people about it, but have yet to get everyone together and explain what I really want to do.

What I want to do is help reinforce independence and individuality, and motivate people to not allow themselves to fall into stereotypes just because we think it’s “What is expected of us”. It can start on an individual level, and in time work it’s way through the paths of society to ignite new ways in how we represent ourselves in the move towards equal rights.

It’s so easy to fall into a stereotype because we think it’s okay or it’s what people assume we are. But by doing that, we are fighting against ourselves in advancement and equality. Why? Because we are choosing to live the “ideas” that other people have of us, and doing that only exemplifies the reasons why so many people don’t believe we should have equal rights.

I’ll be in touch in the next few days with a meeting place and time. I hope you all can come. It would be a pleasure to meet you all.