Just today my sister explained to me that the Yiddish phrase, in-drerd literally means, lying in the ground. For much of my life I’ve heard Yiddish speaking relatives and neighbors refer to people in deep trouble or facing hard times as being, in-drerd. The expression is both a humorous and dramatic way of describing someone’s circumstances as no different from lying in the ground or more succinctly put, as good as dead.
Out Traveler which offers people in the LGBT community travel advice and guidance, issued an alert today urging the LGBT community to avoid San Antonio, TX after a recording surfaced of a member of the city council and her staff discussing the merits of a proposed nondiscrimination ordinance. Suffice it to say, less than flattering things were said about gay people. In fact, I would go so far as to say that the conversation was so full ignorance and senseless hate that I’m shocked that no one in the room had the smarts let alone the humanity to question any of the anti-gay propaganda being spewed. But then again, when you’re a good Bible belching conservative southern Christian, I guess your humanity is a given.
FYI, if you are one of the people who participated in that child-like exchange of stupidity, incest, bestiality and child molestation are not sexual orientations. But being a fool who spews hate and misinformation is.
I’ve never been a big fan of Texas; I have tried to tell myself time and again that not everyone in the Lone Star State is a right-wing Christian, gun-toting, intolerant dumb-ass redneck. But time and time again Texans prove that idea to be much to kind and generous. Well, as far as I’m concerned, San Antonio may as well be IN-DRERD!