Thanks to a particularly vigilant lolaj tipster, AJ's attentions have been directed towards a somewhat smaller (in jurisdiction, anyway) recent social barrier breach--with which some of my readers may already be familiar. The town of Silverton, Oregon has elected our nation's first fluidly-gendered mayor, a move that in this instance suggests Oregonians' tolerance not just of transgenders, but also the hilarious nutjob community.
Something is sort of fishy about this dude and AJ can't quite put his finger on it but he suspects it is AWSOME in nature. (Btw, AJ initially thought there was a major pronoun/category fail happening with that first article but upon actually reading you'll notice Stu Rasmussen identifies himself as a heterosexual male who "likes to look female"). AJ has to admit, he's a fan of any public servant who explicates their gender identity via a segment on their website entitled Reality Check (OLOL@"Really?" ---that's totally how AJ feels about his gender sometimes!). Anyway Rasmussen gives folks the straight talk (pun!) on the situation:
"Some guys' midlife crisis is sports cars or motorcycles or climbing mountains or trophy wives or whatever. I always wanted cleavage! So I went out and acquired some."
Yes we can! AJ's lingering question mark is what the hell sort of town not only elects a transgendered mayor, but elects one who apparently missed class the day they explained what a palatable transsexual is (heterosexual male who had top surgery cause he likes to look female does not strike AJ as the most publicly intelligible subjectivity of all time). The only theory posited to me thus far is that logging industry-generated pollution may have addled Oregon's collective brains for the better.
Well... w2g Stu! Here's hoping he keeps on keepin' on with the "having more fun than a drunken cowboy with a new pickup" and whatnot. \m/
Also check out OR-based Homoblog Just Out for further coverage.