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I can’t be bothered with extensive google-checking of my facts but according to me this is about to become the first openly gay prime minister of the world:

Elio Di Rupo

His English is horrible and his Dutch is quasi-non-existent and people bitch about that but nobody actually even referred to his sexual persuasion up to now. Good on him, good on us. On top of that if all goes well he will be by next Sunday one of a mere three remaining socialist prime ministers (or equivalent) in the 27 European Union states. Again, good on him and good on us. Finally, he is about to manage to put in place a government of actual politicians and his withstood the pressure of a mostly neo-liberal European Commission to do away with our mechanism of automatic adjustment of salaries to inflation.

Of course, honor where honor is due, she was first:

Johanna Sigurdardottir

My point being that I hate all of this scare-mongering about markets and currencies, and specifically the Euro or Europe-bashing part of it, we’re doing well. I can only hope that Putin is elected swiftly and makes a visit to the EU institution, on which occasion he has to make a courtesy visit to Elio so that he can get a picture of what civilization really looks like.

I hate the world is being reduced to number-crunching, there are other things that matter as well. Like for instance being able to be who you are without impact on your preferred career. Go Europe! Converge and prosper under Angela’s rule.


November 29, 2011 - Posted by | family values, Tuesday Hatred


  1. oh, i thought political ambition like correlates with that, testosterone levels, but that my “theory” is going to get debunked by your prime minister, maybe he’s an exception though or testosterone has no major role in ambitions, political or other kinds, only crimes, maybe it’s progesterone, cz females are ambitious too with the much less testosterone, though have no idea whether gay males have lower levels of testosteron even, seems plausible
    i hate i run out of milk and sugar so coffee is black and bitter this morning which makes it to last longer cz have to sip it forever not enjoying

    Comment by read | November 29, 2011

  2. I hate driving, particularly in the city. I hate being a passenger in a car, particularly during trips of more than 30 minutes traversing the vast empty spaces of the pathetic suburbs of the tragic city of Flint. I hate that some asshole CEO decided to unilaterally destroy the area where I grew up and where almost my entire family still lives.

    I hate what Alzheimer’s has done to my grandpa and how devestating it has been for my grandma and how her devestation has led to really hurtful and seemingly crazy behavior toward the rest of my family.

    I hate that my dad’s trucking company went under, forcing him into humiliating unemployment and underemployment for a couple years, then making long-haul trucking — which he always dreaded — into the best option for him.

    I hate the thought of going to my family’s evangelical church, where half the service is overdone, emotionally manipulative music and the other half is the pastor ad-libbing a shitty sermon. What this farce has to do with God or with life is unclear to me. I hate how much time and talent and money is wasted on such idiocy. I hate that there’s always a sales pitch, making it clear that the point is just to get more people into the seats — once they’ve won you over, there’s nothing more to be done with you except to convince you to bring more people in. It’s utter nihilism.

    I hate how much I gave up in life for that church when I was trying as hard as I could to take it seriously.

    So when I visit my family, I usually leave on Saturday to avoid the awkward suggestion that I go to church.

    Comment by Adam Kotsko | November 29, 2011

  3. I am sorry to hear about your grand parents. I lost both of my parents to that disease. It’s definitely a thing to hate.

    I do not hate that the testosterone theory is debunked but I have no specific information on Elio’s testosterone levels. I can only hope for him that they are healthy.

    Comment by Guido Nius | November 29, 2011

  4. Born within six months of me and looks 20 years younger. I hate him.

    Comment by bob mcmanus | November 30, 2011

  5. You should see him without his make-up on.

    Comment by Guido Nius | November 30, 2011

  6. i’ve found not much on political ambition and hormones, just some magazine articles about sex scandals among politicians, but this one is interesting though it’s not on the levels of the hormones in gay adults themselves, maybe those are not different, but mostly on prenatal exposure, and, surprisingly, “preference for a partner of the same or the opposite sex is also determined by prenatal hormones and can be reversed by hormonal treatments during early development”?
    interesting that chronic prenatal stress exposure may result in gay people too etc.

    Comment by read | November 30, 2011

  7. have no idea how to upload pdf, but the pubmed link i’ll post maybe

    Comment by read | November 30, 2011

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