Thursday, October 18, 2012

Random Musings Overload

So, let me get this queer:
Unemployment is down.
The deficit, too.
And now housing starts increased 15% last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 872,000 units, which represents the quickest pace since July 2008.
Tell me why, again, anyone in their right mind--key word right mind--would vote Romney?
RADIO HOST: I’m gonna ask something I know a lot of people want to know, or at least I do. What it is like for you to hear the President of the United States call your dad a liar. How do you react to that?
TAGG ROMNEY: Uh, you know, uh, well, jump out of your seat, and you want to rush down there to the debate stage and take a swing at him. But you know you can’t do that, because um, well first because there’s a lot of Secret Service between you and him…
Hmmm, so when someone says something you don't like about your father, you want to physically assault them? I mean, forgetting that he's the President and your sorry ass would be locked up for life. Is that how Mittsy and Queen Ann raised their children? To use violence as a form of expression? That the adult thing to do when someone disses Dad is to 'take a swing' at them?
Lovely parenting skills......Lovely.

Funny Tweet from Bill Maher about the Biden/Ryan debate:

What's a girl to do when, a few years back she was a Teabaggin' darlin' but then lost her election because it became apparent she was all kinds of crazy.
No, silly, not MGB™, but Christine "I'm not a witch" O'Donnell.
What's that little nugget of nuttiness been up to since rational folk stopped paying her any mind?
Well, she and her nephew have recorded a "rap" song in which they attack the President.
Yeah, her career in "music" will be as short-lived and successful as her career in politics.
PS I won't link you to her "video": you wanna see that, you’re on your own.
Hot man:
Gay men often think back to that moment when they relaized they were gay and I am no different. This weekend, while feeling sniffly, i snuggled on the couch watching old movies and I came upon a Lana Turner classic, Imitation of Life.

Now, I saw this on TV eons ago, and, had I been straight, i might have been drawn to Miss Turner. Alas--not really alas--I was a little queerling, so i was more entranced by Lana's fabulous wardrobe and one John Gavin who played Lana's love interest.
One look at him and I knew.......And I still do.

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No secret here that I’m an awards show queen. I watch the Red Carpet arrivals and I watch the shows and I watch the morning show recaps and I watch The Fashion police slams and raves.
So, to hear that Amy Poehler and Tina Fey will host Golden Globe awards has me all in a dither.
The GGs are the loosest drunkest awards show ever and this duo will rule that roost.
There was lots to love in the Second Presidential Debate when Obama mopped the floor with Mittsy's binders of women and outright lies, but this exchange is my personal fave:
Mittsy: I think it’s interesting that the president just said something which is on the day after the attack he went in the Rose Garden and said that this was an act of terror.
Barack Obama: That’s what I said.
Mittsy: You said in the Rose Garden the day after the attack it was an act of terror? It was not a spontaneous demonstration? Is that what you’re saying?
Barack Obama: Please proceed governor.
Mittsy: I want to make sure we get that for the record because it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in Benghazi an act of terror.
Barack Obama: Get the transcript.
Moderator Candy Crowley: He did in fact sir, so let me call it an act of terror and —
Barack Obama: Can you say that a little louder Candy?
I just adore Anne Hathaway; not merely for the movies she makes, but also for the stands she takes. Like when she decided, as most celebrities do, to sell the photographs of her wedding to one of "those" magazines, like InStyle or People or something.
But, Anne didn't sell the pictures for a profit, she sold the pictures in order to donate to some of her favorite causes, like the American Cancer Society, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, The Girl Effect  and Freedom to Marry, a non-profit dedicated to ensure that same-sex couples across the country can one day soon enjoy a fairytale wedding like hers.
Way to go, Anne.
Okay, so Fave Mittsy Moment Two, was his assertion that he, while governor, actively sought out women to fill cabinet posts because, he's all pro-women and stuff--unless it comes to their bodies and medical attention and contraception where w all know women need a little help.
Well, it didn't actually happen like that, Mittsy, did it? Nope. He didn't ask anyone to search high and low for strong women. What actually happened was that, prior to the election, a bipartisan group of women in Massachusetts formed MassGAP to address the problem of few women in senior leadership positions in state government. 
They did the research and put together the binder full of women qualified for all the different cabinet positions, agency heads, and authorities and commissions and then they gave this binder to Governor Romney when he was elected.
In other words, Romney did not, as he claimed, "make a concerted effort to find qualified women for my administration."  The group came to him with that binder and demanded his attention.
Funny Tweet:
Hot Man:
I never caught Primary Colors--ALLEGEDLY the Bill Clinton story when it was in theaters, but I managed to see it over the weekend on TV.
I'm not a fan of Travolta's, so as I was about to turn away, one Adrian Lester appeared onscreen and, well, I was hooked.

I also laughed when Mittsy sent in his lapdog, Paulie "Jersey Shore" Ryan to try and clean up BinderGate. While Paulie says that Romney getting the Fact Check Smack Down on Libya from Candy Crowley on Libya was not Mittsy's weakest moment, he also "clarifies"--Ryan speak for I'm'a lie to y'all right now-- by saying: 
"All he meant was that he went out of his way to try and recruit qualified women to serve in his administration when he was governor. And by the way, he has an exceptional record of hiring women in very prominent positions in his administration, and that’s the point he was making."
Um, Paulie, you dumbass. That's not wheat he said, that's how you spin it.
Let's make it queer: he said he had his team scour the countryside looking for qualified women to put in cabinet positions, when, in fact, all he did was sit on his wallet until the women came to him and demanded to be included.
Sit down, Paulie, before you fall down.
By the way, click HERE for the Romney Tax Plan.

Hot Man:
I love Once Upon A Time because I love the whole fairy tale versus real life fairy tale story within a story stuff. i also like that they have some of the most beautiful men on the show,m often wearing leather pants and being all swashbuckley and stuff.

This is Sinqua Walls, who played Lancelot for a couple of weeks. He was :::sPILER ALERT::: killed, but there's always hope that he'll return in a flashback.

Stephen, over at Post Apocalyptic Bohemina sent a Facebook congtaulations to Carlos and me on our 12th anniversary. He sent a picture, and dubbed us, the First Couple of Smallville.
Thanks Stephen!


the dogs' mother said...

SNL is thanking Tagg for their next skit.

Corina said...

Adrian Lester, yum. Have you seen him in Hustle? It is on PBS Saturday nights here. Love that show! And congrats on your anniversary!

Ron said...


Ah yes, I remember the first time I saw John Gavin. Took my breath away. Have you seen a picture of him later in life? He didn't age well. A shame.


mistress maddie said...

Imitation of of my favorite movies! And I can hardly watch the debates anymore. I get to mad and worked up at the sight of Mitsy.

designing wally said...

Just when I thought I couldn't be any more charmed....


Imitation of Life... Oy!

My mother was a dead ringer for Lana....
So, I'm sure you can imagine...

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary!