A couple of weeks ago, I posted about how the Human Rights Campaign is the most useless, bloated, party-obsessed and self-congratulatory group in all of hairdresserdom, one which does less for hairdresser rights than your typical righteously-indignant teen homo with a Twitter page. Guess what they're planning to celebrate Obama's inauguration? That's right, a huge, lavish party:
The party, being organized by a large coalition of gay-rights groups led by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, promises to feature Cyndi Lauper, Rufus Wainwright, Melissa Etheridge, Thelma Houston and other artists. It will be held at the legendary landmark Mayflower hotel, which, need we even say, is one of the most primo locations in the capital city.
Tickets go on sale next week for the early-bird, recession special price of $350, which, besides the entertainment, includes unlimited Obamatinis, equalitinis and as much Chicago and Hawaiian themed food as you'd like from the buffet. After Dec. 16, prices rise to $375. But it won't get you in the same ballroom as President-elect Barack Obama, since the more casual gala - attire is "festive or formal" - will be an unofficial one.
So all you people who contribute to the HRC, there's where your money goes: air travel and luxury accomodations for Cyndi Lauper, Rufus Wainwright, Melissa Etheridge and Thelma Houston, rental on the Mayflower Hotel (!!), and, of course, HRC executive salaries and tuxedo fund. I'm assuming that a few weeks after the event, they'll have an awards ceremony to bestow medals on the best Obamatini mixologists.
Oh, hey, and that reminds me! Fellow federal employees: it's CFC time again! Never mind what's happening to your 401K, make sure to give HRC even more money*! They need it! It's, you know, charity!
*Update: John points out that HRC isn't, in fact, a charity, so you probably can't give money to them through the CFC. I stand by my opinion, though, that giving them money is a complete waste, unless you really are in it just for the cocktail parties and awards ceremonies. Perhaps this would be a good time to peruse the CFC list for somebody better than the Human Rights Campaign on which to spend your money.