Thursday, February 07, 2013

Random Musings

Last week I posted about Jadin Bell's attempted suicide by hanging after being pushed to do so by bullies at his school and on the Internet. His parents made the decision to take Jadin off life support and he died Monday morning.
Another one .... taken too soon.
I am not a consumer of fast food; I like to cook, and, well, I like to save money so eating at some place with a drive-thru isn't conducive to either one of those things.
Neither is the idea that I might be getting horsemeat in my burger.
After weeks of deny-deny-deny, Burger Kings has finally admitted that if you had a Whopper at one of their UK restaurants, you probably ate horse.
I say Neigh to Burger King.
Just when you think the GOP isn't overrun by backwards thinking, petulant schoolboys with Little Penis Syndrome, comes news that one such Republican, Montana state representative, Jerry O’ Neil is actually sponsoring a bill that would give felons the option of receiving a spanking over incarceration. 
I don't mean a slap on the wrist so it surer sounds like it.
No, while the legislation would cover not just misdemeanor crimes, it will also cover felonies. In fact, it appears the bill requires that the “exact nature of the corporal punishment to be imposed” be directly related to the severity and nature of the crime committed. 
I can hear the judge now, 'Will the defendant please rise, go out to the front of the courthouse and bring a switch back from the willow tree."
Unless of course, you're a felon, then it'll be, "Fetch me my belt."
For the record, O’Neil has also requested to have his legislative salary in gold and silver, wrongfully interpreting a provision of the U.S. Constitution that prevents states from minting their own paper currency.
It sounds more like he'd be happy to get his pay in Skittles.
Beyoncé's performance at the Superbowl.
People are hailing it like it's the Second Coming .... of Madonna.
I didn't hear a lot of singing come out of Beyoncé's mouth, but she grabbed her crotch and licked her finger before running it between her breasts; she shook her booty and she whipped her hair in a way Willow Smith would call reckless.
Plus, it wasn't so much a performance as it was a pyrotechnics show with mirrors.
She can dance, though......
So, earlier this week I posted about Aaron Klein, of Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Gresham, Oregon, who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex wedding because, you know, God said so.
Well, now Baltimore-based pastry chef and "Ace of Cakes" star Duff Goldman has offered to bake a cake for the couple and bring it to them for free:
"I saw this story and I was like, “Wait -- I can do something, there’s injustice involving a cake! For a cake decorator to really feel like he really needed to take a stand…it just makes absolutely no sense. It’s petty, it’s small…this man has wrapped up his hatred in the cloak of religion.”
It should be noted that Charm City has been making same-sex wedding cakes for years.
Speaking of the Superbowl....
I saw the interview with 49er's quarterback, Colin Kaepernick. What a charming, humble young man; what an adorable smile. 
What a great story.
Yesterday, the Illinois Senate Executive Committee passed the SB10, the Religious Freedom and Marriage Equality Act, out of committee on a vote of 9 to 5. Senate President John Cullerton, a leading supporter of marriage equality, has announced he will call the floor vote on February 14.
Rick Garcia, Director of the Equal Marriage Illinois Project:
"We are all very excited to see this bill move forward. We are looking forward to a full vote in the Senate and we expect it to pass. It should be a very welcome Valentine's Day gift for the thousands of couples and families that are anxiously awaiting the passage of this bill. The momentum continues to build in Illinois."
Jim Bennett, Midwest Regional Director of Lambda Legal: 
"The day when loving, committed same-sex couples in Illinois can marry feels imminent, and Lambda Legal is energized by this vote. Our state is ready to become the tenth state where same-sex couples have the freedom to marry, and we urge people across the state to call their senators and urge them to vote in favor of the bill when it comes to a vote as early as next week.  It's just time." 
It's moving ahead, people.
I find David Beckham and Adam Levine to be oh-so-attractive with their clothes on, rather than clothes off.

Both men have lovely bodies, but it's the excess of tattoos that makes me want them to just stay suited up at all times.
And this comes from a guy with six tattoos.
Just sayin'.....
Just because .....
They are so afraid of gay-Straight Alliance clubs in the Lake County School District that the school board is deciding they might want to ban all clubs.
Yes, because a 14 year-old middle school student wanted to form a GSA in response to bullying at his school, the board will say goodbye to the Chess Club, the Drama Club, and the Debate Club.
Lest a gay kid want to start a GSA.
This is education in Florida.
Punish every student because of your own homophobia.
Those who wish to ban all clubs are: Bill Mathias, Debbie Stivender and Chairwoman Kyleen Fischer who want to ban all extra-curricular clubs in secondary schools, and Tod Howard and Rosanne Brandeburg who want to ban all extra-curricular clubs only in middle schools.
I think we should ban these people from ever being part of a school board.

11 comments: said...

More good news than bad this week ... right? The nutcases must be taking a breather.

And, OMG,I thought I was the only one that preferred Beckham and Levine with their clothes on. There’s body art and then there’s body graffiti … Their tattoos are too much of a good thing and completely distracting.

the dogs' mother said...

We always joke that Eldest should ID his 10+ scars from lung surgeries with a tattooed history of sorts.

designing wally said...

Good for Illinois, that should put Indiana's panties in a bunch!

Shame on Lake County, but good for all those kids that get to witness the irrationality of bigotry first-hand. Quite the lesson that surly the board did not intend to teach.

anne marie in philly said...

I would like to do naughty things to/with adam levine. david beckham - nah.

c'mon illinois; do the right think (unlike the boy scouts)!

Wonder Man said...

Beyonce is now label the Queen of Pop thanks to E!

mistress maddie said...

Oh thanks Bob, for now starting a long long very long list of scenarios containing me, David Beckham and Adam Levine. I will owe you big time!

Biki said...

Is there any actual thought process occurring at all in Florida? But then, if you think about it, does your wang think much, or just react to stimuli? That must be what is happening in Florida....

Mitchell is Moving said...

Another reason for me to love Duff Goldman (I already loved him for having a business and reality show not based on unkindness and bitchiness).

robertga99 said...

I agree about Becks and Adam. I like tattoos but too many just distract me. Although if they stripped all the way down, I would regain my focus :)

I like B but LOVE Madonna. B did less singing and more horse stomping or whatever that was she was doing

Ron said...

I saw that interview with Colin Kaepernick too. I was bowled over by his sweetness,openness, humbleness and genuine smile. After the robotic Tom Brady's and Joe Flacco's, it was refreshing to see a genuine human being professional athlete. This guy is adorable! Just goes to show when a guy has a genuine personality it makes the rest of him much more attractive. Beauty is only skin deep, I'll take a man like Colin any day over the pretty boys like Brady or Flacco.

Ron said...

I don't get the tattoos either. So unnecessary but still it wouldn't stop me from jumping on either one of these guys, Colin Kaepernick too.