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pic of the Stonewall Inn via jerekeys at Flickr.com

More than forty-one years ago the Stonewall Riots occurred, as a police raid in Greenwich Village was resisted.

But this weekend it was clear that the place is still not free of morons. Over the weekend two individuals went into the iconic Stonewall Inn and confronted and then attacked an individual, Benjamin Carver, because he was gay.

How did the police react forty-one years later?

On his blog, Carver had nothing but praise for the NYPD, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and the EMS workers.

“I know people often complain about New Yorkers and their emergency services, but I will tell anyone that will listen that the term “New York’s Finest” actually means something,” he wrote.

The right-wing in this country goes out of its way to bash gays and lesbians (amongst others) but you cannot say that there is not occasionally progress and the fight for the future of this country isn’t worth fighting for when one compares how things went in 1969 and how things went now.

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Attaturk

Attaturk

In 1949, I decided to wrestle professionally, starting my career in Texas. In my debut, I defeated Abe Kashey, with former World Heavyweight boxing Champion Jack Dempsey as the referee. In 1950, I captured the NWA Junior Heavyweight title. In 1953, I won the Chicago version of the NWA United States Championship. I became one of the most well-known stars in wrestling during the golden age of television, thanks to my exposure on the Dumont Network, where I wowed audiences with my technical prowess. I was rumored to be one of the highest paid wrestlers during the 1950s, reportedly earning a hundred thousand dollars a year. My specialty was "the Sleeper Hold" and the founding of modern, secular, Turkey.

Oops, sorry, that's the biography of Verne Gagne with a touch of Mustafa Kemal.

I'm just an average moron who in reality is a practicing civil rights and employment attorney in fly-over country .

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