What does one do on a cold Sunday day in January after reading on another blog that I am (quote):
"He's an opinionated, cantankerous old fart….."
Well folks, what can I say other than GUILTY AS CHARGED. Sounds to me like I stepped on someone's toes and they is (ad grammar intentional) mighty defensive. Actually what prompted that outburst was my refusal to disavow my many years of experience with so-called "bisexuals" (Oh no, there he goes again).
Yes folks, this was the response from one of those guys who got married, had the kids and then decided late in life that they really are gay or, shall we say "bisexual." (Oh no, he's NOT going there again is he?) You know the guys, the ones who have the porno blogs with graphic images of YOUNG men, not old, cantankerous farts like me. The ones who hide behind "Anonymous" or fake names. You know, the really brave guys who want to have it both ways, or in other words a "bisexual."
Folks, I don't have all the answers. For all I know there are bisexuals. It's just my experience the only "bisexuals" I've ever encountered were gay men who either didn't know what they were, did know and tried to suppress it, or who just cannot take the risk of coming out due either to their fear social ostracization, job loss, or physical harm, all of which are still possible in all still too many pockets of ignorance and homophobia in this country.
I'll say it again and again folks, homophobia will not end until everyone and I mean everyone comes out to friends, family, co-workers and neighbors. As long as you stay in the closet you permit the ignorant and brain dead homophobes to control your life. If you have a fear in coming out, that is quite understandable and doesn't make you a bad person but to attack those who tell the Truth as an "opinionated, cantankerous old fart" (actually a little too close to the truth in my case), is a cheap and cowardly way out of denying the truth.
When I first read that comment about in a friend's blog (in the comment field) I let out a laugh "HA!" Then I got to thinking "Well, I actually am an OLD (72), cantankerous (can be, guilty as charged again), fart" (black bean soup will do that to you every time). Then I got to thinking how sad I felt for this person who said it. This is a person who is obviously living a life struggling with his own sexuality, having convinced himself that he was straight at one time but now that he's reached middle age he's found his "true self" and is now…..wait for it…..BISEXUAL. Yeah, and Elton John is bisexual too (at least that's what he says).
|Elton John - famous bisexual|
Hey folks, have a great day and, by the way, here's the recipe for this great black bean soup. You too can be a "cantankerous old fart." Maybe not as old as I am (and I am OLD, believe me but then I don't lie about my age) but this soup will definitely get you to the cantankerous old fart category. Enjoy!
Black Bean Soup (to make you an Cantankerous Old Fart)
2 15 1/2 oz cans drained black beans
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 cup medium Pace salsa
1 tablespoon cumin
1 to 2 teaspoons hot sauce
Rinse and drain the black beans in a colander
Place two thirds of the drained and rinsed black beans in a blender
Pour in chicken broth
Pour pureed mixture into large pan
Heat on stove and add remaining beans, salsa and hot sauce
Serve. One bowl of this delicious soup and in an hour you can be your very own Cantankerous Old Fart. Enjoy!
|Cantankerous Old Fart (after only one serving of above black bean soup) - this could be you!|