Seen this morning at Republic of Dogs, Fort Worth police raided a gay bar on the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn riots, roughed up the patrons, put one in intensive care and started arresting people for “public intoxication.”

I can’t even process that this would happen now, in 2009. I want to say it’s a sign of our success, that it’s a backlash against the way we’ve managed to modify society to be somewhat more accommodating of us, but that’s not true. It’s just business as usual for the class of persons who think they have a right – usually god-given in their minds – to patrol the borders of acceptable behavior and fuck up anyone they feel like.

I hope a lot of people lose their jobs over this but somehow I suspect the result will be promotions.