Thursday, December 06, 2012

Random Musings

Inch by inch, step by step, slowly they turned....
The city council of Boise, Idaho has unanimously approved sweeping protections for LGBT residents. Starting in January 2013, no one in Boise can be discriminated against for their job, housing, or at local businesses because of their sexual orientation. There are exceptions made in the law for some private organizations, and religious institutions.
The passing of the ordinance brought a standing ovation from the packed auditorium of supporters in the audience and activists say they are now working towards a statewide bill.
That may be an uphill climb as state lawmakers have continued to vote for discrimination and against LGBT protections.

Oh dear....
The Hollywood casting machine is at it again.
First we had Lohan as Liz Taylor and now this: 
Carrie Underwood will be playing Maria in NBC's live broadcast of The Sound of Music.
Now, don't get me wrong, I like some Carrie every now and again, but if you want someone to play the role of Maria--made famous and indelible by Julie Andrews for goddess; sake--couldn't there have been a better choice?
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who produce Smash, and NBC, released a statement:
"Speaking for everyone at NBC, we couldn't be happier to have the gifted Carrie Underwood take up the mantle of the great Maria von Trapp. She was an iconic woman who will now be played by an iconic artist.”
All I could think was "Jesus Take The Wheel."
All I could think was "How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria" sung to the tune of "Before He Cheats".

I don't watch Person of Interest; I just never got into it....or, I’ve never even heard of it. But I love the idea that those wacky One Million Moms [OMM] are super-peeved that a lesbian couple ::::gasp:::: is on the show.
Dr. McDreamy say what?
In a letter to Joe.My.God. Monica Coles, of the OMM, says:
"Dear Joe, One Million Moms is disappointed that CBS and Warner Brothers turned Person of Interest into a politically correct machine. In mid-November, an episode aired that went way too far in an attempt to normalize homosexuality when creator and producer, J.J. Abrams, decided to introduce a married lesbian couple. Viewers find out the female heart surgeon's spouse is actually another woman. They treated this immoral relationship just like any other married couple. Clearly this is a way of promoting the homosexual agenda by making it appear absolutely normal. TAKE ACTION: Let them know that they do not need to follow the trend in normalizing homosexuality, or they will lose a majority of their viewers that tuned in for clean entertainment that did not push any certain agenda."
Normal? Lesbian marriages are normal? What's next? Same-sex marriage in Washington, Maryland and Maine?
Uh huh.
To paraphrase a show that, when it started was cute, then faded into boring, and now seems to have found a niche, it's The New Normal.

I am not a fan of Beyoncé.
There. I said it. 
I mean, I understand her popularity, but it isn't exactly my cup of tea, but this latest news just reinforces my opinion of Missus Z.
See, Beyoncé decided to make her directorial debut when filming a documentary about her favorite topic for HBO.
Beyoncé directs Beyoncé in the Beyoncé Story.
And, apparently, a team of tiny men follow her around holding her big head atop her shoulders and working her wind machine.
And speaking of big heads, Mister Beyoncé, Jay Z, was giving a concert in Brooklyn recently, and decided to prove he is just regular people by taking the subway to the concert.
With his entourage and a film crew.
Yeah, those two are regular people.

Okay, why does this sound familiar?
It seems that a mysterious trip out of state has caused Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to shirk her duties to certify election ballots, and nobody knows where she is.
Uh oh. Shades of former South Carolina Governor and adulterer, Mark Sanford's mysterious hiking the Appalachian Trail trip that was really a booty call to Rio.
Brewer spokesman Matthew Benson said that Brewer was unavailable to participate in the general election canvass last week because she was out of the state on official business, and "That is all I can disclose at this time."
He later reiterated that during a brief phone interview saying he could not respond to several questions about Brewer's whereabouts. The governor would be gone Sunday morning to Saturday afternoon.
Hiking, perhaps?
Or maybe just getting some education. See, before she disappeared, Brewer was asked about global warming being the result of mankind's pollution of the planet and she muttered something about weather being caused by changes in the weather.
So, I'm hoping she's out getting an education, because she really needs it.

This is from JMG who got it from BosGuy.
I think it's high-larious, though I'd never need it ..........
I have hardwood floors.
If you get my meaning.

I hate to judge .....
Hold on, giggle break.
.... but, sometimes I think if celebrities are gonna go all Botox-y and Hair Club For Men, they should just go away and stay away so we can remember them as they were.
I mean, ONJ's face is pulled tighter than Star Jones in, well, anything, and Groper Travolta's toupee looks like an old-timey football helmet.


anne marie in philly said...

with THAT frightful toupee, it's no wonder john revolting is getting turned down by men! :)

Ask the Cool Cookie said...

John Travolta looks more and more like a Bela Lugosi impersonator at a Reno Casino.

the dogs' mother said...

We lived in Southern Idaho when we were first married. I worked as a graphic artist for a magazine about potatoes :-)
Governor Jan! I heard there may be a meeting with a GOP fundraiser or space aliens...
omg - the dye - I blame the baby boomers for all these ads expressing horror and disgust at NORMAL aging. That and Dick and Jane - all their fault.
And John Travolta - Bruce Willis.

Ms Sparrow said...

Am I the only one who sees the irony of religious organizations being able to legally discriminate against GLBT persons? That's "religion" as in the Golden Rule and "Jesus loves me, this I know" and God is Love, right?
Hmmm, maybe that means God/Jesus may love you but the Churchy folks don't!

Mitchell is Moving said...

This is all too either absurd or hilarious ... or both. I don't know where to begin!