Thursday, October 03, 2013

Random Musings

Maybe there’s hope for Texas yet ….

It seems a sure that that Texas state Senator Wendy Davis—of the marathon filibuster of an anti-abortion bill—will announce that she’s running for governor.

Yippee kay ay, mother**kers!

Of course, with Texas being kind of a hellhole of conservative politics, Davis will have a tough go of it, but she’s popular, outspoken and smart.

Something Texans haven’t had in their Governor’s office since 1994 when George W. Bush became Governor.

Like I said, maybe there’s hope …

A new TV season brings several new hot men to the small screen and Shallow Bob is here to tell you who some of them are and where you can find them.

First up—top row, left—is Diego Klattenhorf, on NBC’s The Blacklist. He’s FBI and hot. Next we have Stuart Townsend, an adulterous hottie on ABC’s Betrayal, followed by one of my favorite TV hot guys—last seen on Dexter before his character was killed off—the glorious Billy Brown, of CBS’s Hostages.

The bottom row—left to right—is Justin Hartley from ABC’s Revenge; he’s the bastard child of Victoria Grayson—the fabulous Madeleine Stowe. Next up is Sean Maguire, joining a long line of hot guys in leather pants, as Robin Hood on ABC’s Once Upon A Time; and lastly, we have Ryan Eggold, maybe a good guy, maybe a bad guy, on NBC’s The Blacklist.

Eye candy, y’all.

Former tennis star, and now a Swedish fashion brand, Björn Borg opened up a new online shopping site in Russia this week.

Nothing really exciting there, except for the quiet, not so subliminal advertising campaign that features a stack of single colored underwear forming the colors of the rainbow.

Lina Söderqvist, Marketing Director at Björn Borg:
“We are opening up for e-commerce on the Russian market. The opening advert is a way for us to reach Russian influencers. Björn Borg as a brand has always advocated equality on all levels. It is a human right to love and to make love to who-ever you choose and we want to make a point of that through the advert in the Moscow Times today.”
Bravo Björn.

New TV Season highlights ... and lowlights:

Kelly Clarkson playing against type on The Crazy Ones; she did bitchy very well, and also faked an orgasm onscreen. Too funny.

I DVR’d The Michael J Fox Show, watched the two episodes and then promptly removed from the 'record’ list. Cute, not funny. The laughs were mostly tee hee—and some, especially the ones about Parkinson’s disease—I didn’t like at all.

Homeland is back and better than ever except, Where’s Brody?

Following that is Masters of Sex which is very tit-illating—if you get my subtlety and not so much cock-illatiing. The first episode kind of bored me.

Rebel Wilson. No. Every single clip to promote that show she's on ... Fun something ... shows her clothes being ripped off and her , well, rather large body, strapped into Spanx. That isn't funny, y'all.

What are you watching?

Government shutdown.

Acting like The Cowardly Lion from The Wizard of Oz this week, House Speaker John Boehner turned and walked away from reporters who asked him what he would say to the 800,000 federal employees now furloughed, without pay, due to the government shutdown.

He did speak for just 73 seconds and took just two questions before slinking back to the cesspool from whence he came:
“The House has made its position known very clearly. We believe we should fund government, and we think there ought to be basic fairness for all Americans under Obamacare.  The Senate has continued to reject our offers, but under the Constitution, there’s a way to resolve this problem and that is to go to conference and talk through your differences.  And I would hope that the Senate would accept our offer to go to conference and discuss this so that we can resolve this for the American people.”
Talk through differences? Talk?

You shut down the government putting almost a million people out of work.

As I blogged about HERE, last week New Jersey judge Mary Jacobson ruled that same-sex couples must be allowed to wed, saying, “[Now] that the federal government recognizes gay marriages, not doing so in New Jersey would violate the state constitution."

Then Governor Chris Christie—vociferously anti-marriage equality—stomped his hoof and appealed the judge’s ruling. Acting State Attorney General John Hoffman also requested a stay which would prevent same-sex couples from marrying "until the matter can be settled." Now, Lambda legal is in the fight:
"We're going to do everything we can to make sure same-sex couples can begin making plans to marry starting on the date set by the court - Oct 21st. We will file our opposition on Friday and we'll be making the case that we are likely to win and any delay in allowing same-sex couples to marry is too great a hardship to allow a stay."
It’s on in Jersey and I cannot wait to see Christie’s cream0-filled head explode when he loses; and then gleefully snort when he runs for the White House and tries to explain why he’s so anti-equality.

And further up there, ‘round Pennsylvania way, Democratic officials are appealing a ruling by Judge Dante Pellegrini that ordered Montgomery County Register of Wills, Bruce Hanes, to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

In Hanes' appeal, county lawyers who are supporting his case argued that the September 12 court order that stopped him from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples contained legal and factual errors.

Hanes issued 174 same-sex marriage licenses before a lower state court judge ordered him to stop the practice, saying that a county clerk did not have the authority to ignore state law. In an interview, Hanes contended the state's law conflicted with the U.S. Constitution.

"As we all know, when a law conflicts with the constitution, the constitution wins," said Hanes, 66, who is married and has two adult daughters.

C’mon Pennsylvania, and you, too, New Jersey, say I do to marriage equality.

This is the height of hilarity … or insanity.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. 
Despite Russia’s role as the main supplier of weapons to Bashar al-Assad’s regime, and despite his new anti-gay laws in Russia, an advocacy group has put Putin’s name forward because the former KGB agent “actively promotes settlement of all conflicts arising on the planet.”

Except for The Gays; those folks he wants jailed or dead.

The International Academy of Spiritual Unity and Cooperation of Peoples of the World made no mention of Putin’s ruthless and violent campaign against the separatists in Chechnya or the war he waged on Georgia, but instead points to his efforts to prevent a US air strike on the Syrian regime following a chemical gas attack in August.

While this seems shocking let’s also remember that both Stalin and Hitler got Nobel Peace prize nominations.

Just sayin’.


the dogs' mother said...

We are attempting to watch Sleepy Hollow and Agents of Shield (recorded but not watched yet).
Watched Top Chef New Orleans last night. Spent a lot of time there when my parents lived in Baton Rouge and ate at some good restaurants.

Helen Lashbrook said...

Don't you think that Chris Christie will have an road to Damascus moment just before throwing his hat in the ring? God will suggest to him that reaching out to LGBT constituents is the only way to go? But then again perhaps not.

I see our dearly beloved leader, the multi-millionaire David Cameron, now says he wishes he hadn't pushed for gay marriage! Hypocrite, he's playing to the far right of his party (a crowd of Tea Partiers in bowlers).