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About DesDownunder

  • Birthday 05/15/1944

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    Adelaide, South Australia
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    Movies, theatre, romantic symphonic music, and ah yes, life! Oh and of course my long term boyfriend. (sigh).
  1. Yes Chris, I saw the report on the Not-Mother of the Year. I am absolutely appalled.
  2. And if I remember it correctly, there is a line in that song which says, "Hey, I'm depraved because I'm deprived." One of my favourite musicals.
  3. Please Come with Me by Douglas is one of my favourite stories on AD. I fear it may not be far from the reality. 'the love that dare not speak its name' is once again the object of the anti-LGBTQ bigots, particularly the religious bigots. For over twenty years I have sought to raise consciousness about the history of acceptance of sexual orientation. Very few nations have not sought to recriminalise homosexuality even when they had once fully embraced it as a human right and a normal expression of affection. In more recent times acceptance of sexual orientation has been adopted by too many nations to ever be re-criminalised as it once was, and still is in some cultures. Glance at the Trump picks for his cabinet, including the vice president, and we can see that the writing is on the wall for the freedom of our human rights continuing. It is going to be subjected to state legislation that will maintain or return to persecution, ridicule, bullying and even killing us. If we cannot, as a species, as a culture, understand that the freedom of an individual is to return the love and affection that they are freely given, then we may well find ourselves being incarcerated again simply for who we love. If you vote for the right wing conservative bigots, you vote for your own persecution, and they will execute whatever legislation it takes to diminish our right to know that we can and should live openly and lovingly on the Earth. Remember they have done it before, they have claimed the biblical right to murder us, or "help" us to know, to bow down to their god. I won't comply, and they have to learn that to deny us our human rights is futile. As Harvey Milk told us, our best defence is to stand together and be seen as people who just want to love.
  4. Aha, I guess I was polls, er poles, apart from understanding that when I saw it. Thanks for clearing that up for me.
  5. Why does the Topic Details Content box list, "Poll" I'm not wanting to post a poll?
  6. Thanks Cole, you're too kind. I hope the surgeons have finished with tweaking my body parts, Yesterday, they replaced my left eye cataract lens. They did the right eye last month. I've started to write a story, but no promises on a completion date. Does Donald Trump edit stories with a gay theme? (yeah that's my attempt at humour.)
  7. What was it I said, That had to rhyme with Ed At least 'till I reached the third line, When I could erect a sign, Inviting y'all to select from, shed, fed, tread, bed, or maybe just good head.
  8. I assure you this is genuine. I expect that the language may confound some people, but Daniel is typical of the Aussie good guy. I hope you can see it:
  9. Although it has been mentioned in these forums before, I think it is appropriate, given the outcome of the U.S. election, and with some foreboding to recommend this story of what might happen under an authoritarian state. Douglas has done a fine job of story telling, I just hope it remains a fiction.
  10. Australians watch the debates with some trepidation as sooner or later we will be subjected to similar political antics. Have mercy on us.
  11. The only thing about scary clowns is sending them in if they are Right wing bigots. Most clowns are not. There's little mystery about the dual personality of clowns. It is a long established tradition in theatre with its masks of tragic drama and comedy. eg. See the clown in Cecil B. DeMille's circus film "The Greatest Show On Earth Also the juxtaposition of the clown's laughter and then crying as he sings the soulful lament in Leoncavallo's short opera Pagliacci
  12. My grandfather said to me that neither side of politics would do anything for the ordinary working person, but that the Left would do less against us. Sometimes I wonder just how much less they could do. As for the Right wing, I guess they will never be the lesser of two evils.
  13. A Love Song by Desdownunder The song reminds us of the concerns of youth, In those days songs meant more than a royalty, To be collected when the song is over. Now youth is gone before our songs have begun, And the youths of the past no longer draw breath, To fill the lungs and our ears with their spirits. Still. we remember how we heard them all, Hopefully singing and sharing of the life, Youth brings to our own ageing song of love.
  14. I enjoyed the story very much as a love story and for its stand against war in general.