Thursday, September 26, 2013

Random Musings

So, in another pathetic, and yet sadly not a last ditch, effort to stop Obamacare the GOP has said it will shut down the government if they don’t get their way.

I say, Shut it down, vote the motherfuckers out. Tell the GOP that they are not there to process their racist agenda against the president they are there to work for us. And they haven’t done One.Single.Thing. since Obama took office because all they wanna do is stop him.

That’s the GOP. Vote.Them.Out.

Maybe marriage equality will come to New Jersey after all.

It seems that two Republicans, Holly Schepisi and Declan O’Scanlon, and two Democrats, Wayne DeAngelo and Gabriela Mosquera, have announced that they will vote to override Governor Chris Christie's 2012 veto of the marriage equality bill.

And O’Scanlon believes there might be more:
“The narrative that the governor strong-arms Republicans in the Legislature is false. I think you’ll see some other folks vote for it, but I don’t know exactly how many at this point. We’re some time away from that vote actually happening."

Hopefully the New Jersey GOP will not take a page from the Washington GOP and they’ll actually do something.

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it half a billion times — no exaggeration — Grampa John McCain needs to retire already, head back to Arizona, park his wrinkled ass on the front porch and bark at the neighbor kids to get off his lawn.

Seriously, with everything happening in this country, and around the world, John McCain was most pissy about the night the LA Dodgers bested the Arizona Diamondbacks they celebrated by diving into the stadium pool. And this got McCain’s knickers — and you just know he’s wearin’ knickers — in a twist. He instantly Tweeted out:


Now, some politicos let their staffs do the Tweeting for them, but not Gramps McCain. This was all him and apparently it was the most pressing issue of the day for him.

The most unfortunate outcome is that the Dodgers players appeared to keep a more level head than the senior senator from Arizona, except on Twitter, though, where Dodger Brian Wilson Tweeted his response:


Suh-nap. Of course, McCain didn’t respond that day because they were serving applesauce in the Senate cafeteria and then it was time for his nap.

Dexter finished up it series run last Sunday night. I'm ambivalent about the ending — as happens every time a favorite series ends — feeling both glad and sad. He may have been a serial killer, but he was one of the good guys.

We also watched the finale of Devious Maids AKA Desperate Housewives If the Housewives Were Maids. Lifetime promised an OMG ending; seriously, they said I'd go OMG at the ending when all I said was Really? That's it? And the last episode of Broadchurch on BBCAmerica; I love a good British copper show and this one didn’t disappoint.

Now for some new shows:

Loved The Blacklist. James Spader is oily. That's all. Hated Mom. I should have known it would suck when I saw it was created by Chuck '2.5 Men' Lorre. Cheese from start to finish.

I liked Trophy Wife because at least the premiere had some irreverent humor. I loathed Lucky 7 which is about a bunch of stereotypes — though thankfully not one gay stereotype in the bunch — who with the Lottery. Yawnery.

Revolution is back. Loved it. Law & Order: SVU; I'm a huuuge fan. Modern Family — let’s just say Cam and Mitchell changing the tire was sweet ... in case you haven't yet seen it. Nashville? Hunks. Yes.

What are you watching?

Okay, for a long time now I have refused to donate used goods to the Salvation Army or drop any loose change into one of their holiday buckets because of their anti-gay stance, but this is just over the line.

While the Salvation Army has expressed their, um, distaste for the LGBT community in the past, citing their Christian beliefs — because it is impossible to be Christian and gay, you know — but recently Major Andrew Craibe, a Salvation Army Media Relations Director, went on public radio to discuss a call by LGBT parents for a boycott them for their anti-gay policies and beliefs. He said that LGBTQ parents should be put to death as the bible instructs and when radio host Serena Ryan continued the questioning it went like this:

Ryan: According to the Salvation Army, gay parents deserve death. How do you respond to that, as part of your doctrine?”
Craibe: Well, that’s a part of our belief system.”
Ryan: So they should die.”
Craibe: You know, we have an alignment to the Scriptures, but that’s our belief.

So, um, yeah, think about that the next time you have old clothes to donate or the next time one of their obnoxious bell-ringers is outside the grocery store asking for money.

Let ‘em know how you feel about their stance that gay parents deserve to be murdered.

I don't like Elton John saying he'll go to Russia because The Gays want to hear him. I think he likes the attention he's getting, he has a new album to promote, and he likes the dough.

It';s like when he sang at one of Rush Limbaugh's weddings and said maybe it might change Limbaugh's mind about marriage equality; all it turned out to be was  payday for Elton.

Take a note from a real gay man, Cher, and Just say No!

Good news, bad news.

The Berkeley City Council is set to vote on a proposal to close their domestic partner registry, now that same-sex marriage is allowed in California.

Gay District 2 Councilman Darryl Moore has placed a resolution on the council's October 1 agenda that would direct the city manager to close the registry October 11, twenty-two years after the registry was first launched:
"I am happy to say that the City of Berkeley's domestic partnership registry is obsolete. With the adoption of marriage equality in the state of California, we no longer need it, and on the 22nd anniversary of the registry being established, we are now able to officially close it in celebration of Marriage Equality Day."
Moore is also proposing that the October 11 celebration be marked by marriages conducted at Berkeley City Hall from 6 to 8 p.m.
It’s sad that the people who worked there might be out of a job, but it’s nice to see this relic of the olden times when inequality existed in California be shut down.

5 comments:

the dogs' mother said...

We've always done Goodwill. When the kids did the skit driven creative problem solving competition for years we were always there.
Now come to find out that our local Goodwill is run by the fellow whose marriage to his long time partner sparked the whole florist issue so we're bigger donors that ever. Amazing how much *stuff* you can collect during 23 years of residency.

mrpeenee said...

Broadchurch: I had the copper's husband pegged two episodes ago. Why else have two bald guys on one show? But I liked it and I hear it's supposed to be back for another season.

Mitchell is Moving said...

So much to process...

I've never been a big believer in that guy God, but his latest tweet is very good.

Bob Slatten said...

@TDM
We do goodwill, too.


@mrpeenee
As soon as Nige wasn't the guy I began to suspect Miller. I'm glad it's coming back.

@Mitch
He's god,er, good, right?

Biki Honko said...

I love the BBC show Foyle's War. The plots are smart and detailed and there has only been a few that I arrived at the total solution before the revile.

That God tweet is wonderful!