Thursday, December 19, 2013

Random Musings

Just in time for Christmas weddings ...

The New Mexico Supreme Court has ruled unanimously in favor of marriage equality, making it the 17th state to allow its citizens the freedom to marry.

Congratulations New Mexico!
I’ve always wondered why I go to bed with perfectly normal hair and wake up looking like it went through a blender.
A few weeks back I suggested to Carlos that we forgo getting each other Christmas gifts this year; I mean, we really want for nothing, and really don’t need anything. I suggested that, in lieu of gifting one another, we redo the powder room at Casa Bob y Carlos. A new sink and toilet, new lights, new paint, new tile, new fixtures and we’d have a nice new powder room for guests.

Carlos was all for it and then this week he told me he was taking Tuesday off. I asked why, and he said he had some shopping to do. I asked him what he was shopping for and he said, ‘Christmas gifts for you.’

I reminded him of our discussion just last month and his lip went out and his face went sad and he said, ‘You mean I’m not getting anything for Christmas?’

Looks like I’ll have to hit the stores after all.

Oy.
President Obama has joined the leaders of several European nations in saying he will not attend the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, but he’s going one step further. He has announced that he will be sending some openly gay athletes in what's being called a message to Russia about their strict anti-gay propaganda laws.

Lesbian tennis legend Billie Jean King will attend the opening ceremonies in a delegation led by former Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano, with Michael McFaul, United States Ambassador to the Russian Federation, Robert L. Nabors, Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, and figure skater Brian Boitano joining in as well.

Also, out lesbian Caitlin Cahow, Olympic silver medalist and bronze medalist in women’s ice hockey will join the group for the game’s closing ceremonies; this group will be led by William Burns, Deputy Secretary of State, McFaul, Bonnie Blair, five-time Olympic gold medalist and one-time bronze medalist in speed skating, and Eric Heiden, five-time Olympic gold medalist in speed skating.

Good going, Mister Prez, though when did Boitano come out? Or is he part of the non-gay delegation?

UPDATE: 
Brian Boitano has officially come out as gay in a statement released by his publicist:
"I am currently skating in Europe but want to provide a statement regarding my appointment to the Olympic delegation. I have been fortunate to represent the United States of America in three different Olympics, and now I am honored to be part of the presidential delegation to the Olympics in Sochi. It has been my experience from competing around the world and in Russia that Olympic athletes can come together in friendship, peace and mutual respect regardless of their individual country's practices. 
It is my desire to be defined by my achievements and my contributions. While I am proud to play a public role in representing the American Olympic Delegation as a former Olympic athlete, I have always reserved my private life for my family and friends and will continue to do so. I am many things: a son, a brother, and uncle, a friend, an athlete, a cook, an author, and being gay is just one part of who I am. First and foremost I am an American athlete and I am proud to live in a country that encourages diversity, openness and tolerance. As an athlete, I hope we can remain focused on the Olympic spirit which celebrates achievement in sport by peoples of all nations."
Welcome out, Brian. Welcome Out. And of course since you love to cook, we'll be sending you the Coming Out Toaster Oven and a copy of the Gay Agenda.

Welcome out.
Just once I wanna read a story about a bakery owner who happens to be gay and refuses to bake a cake for a Christian wedding.

You think the Christian wingnuts would get their panties in a twist about that?
In the Giggle Dept:

Former Arkansas Governor, and quitter in the last presidential run, Mike Huckabee has told a group of pastors that he will let God decide if he should run for President again in 2016.

Like she has time for that!
So, White Collar. Imean, Matt Bomer is a given hottie, but Tim DeKay also piques my interest, but suddenly this season I’ve begun to notice one Sharif Atkins on the show.

He’s giving me a Bomer.

See what I did there ... just sayin’.
UPDATE:
Administrators at Holy Ghost Preparatory School suffered a sharp and swift backlash this week after firing Michael Griffin the day he applied for a marriage license to marry his partner—see original post HERE.

The school says they had no choice but to terminate Griffin, yet thousands of supporters have protested the move through Facebook groups and petitions demanding that Michael Griffin be rehired; some alumni have even pledged to withhold financial support.

Hitting this school in the bank account might be just the incentive they need. Or, folks could pull their kids and their tuition out of there as well.

Bill O’Reilly has jumped into the Megyn Kelly kerfuffle over Whites Only Santa and Whites Only Jesus for one of two reasons:

1] He’s irrelevant, even on FoxNews, or …

B] He’s thinking this will be a way to jump on Megyn Kelly.

Either way he’s a delusional asshat.
For the third year in a row, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation has a float in the Rose Parade but this time it will feature a live same-sex wedding.

From the AHF:

"Following a United States Supreme Court ruling in June that allowed same-sex marriages to resume in California, AHF’s float this year will celebrate same-sex marriage and the role it can play in helping to reduce new HIV infections among gay men.

As part of its ‘Love is the Best Protection’ theme, AHF’s float will include what is believed to be a first: a same-sex wedding performed live during the parade. …  Aubrey Loots and Danny Leclair, a gay male couple from Los Angeles together over a decade, will be ‘Living the Dream’ as they legally marry on New Year’s Day during the historic parade."

Now that’s what I call a wedding ceremony, with millions of guests watching!

Congrats to the happy couple.
The other night, while perusing the TV channels, I asked Carlos if he wanted to watch a DVR’d episode of Major Crimes and the conversation went like this:

“What show is that?”

“Remember the show last year with the detective who had all the HoHos and Twinkies in her drawer?”

“The guy with the raincoat?”

"No, not a guy. Her name was Brenda Lee Johnson and she always had cakes in her desk? And the actress left the show and they got a new boss, that tough woman?”

:::crickets:::

“Never mind you don’t remember the show.”

Several minutes later …

The guy with the raincoat? What was his name?”

“Columbo.”

“Yeah. Is that the show?”

“No. And Columbo wasn’t eating candy.”

“Yeah he was, he always had a lollipop.”

“You’re thinking Kojak.”

“Yeah. That show?”

“Yes, I’ve DVR’d a pair of shows featuring male detectives from the seventies, but I decided to call them Brenda Lee Johnson.”

“Oh, I don’t like that show.”

Oy.
Hostages features the most implausible storylines ever, but it does feature some delightful Man Candy. I mean, there’s Billy Brown, up top, who has always been a hottie, and now they’ve added Brian White, on the bottom, as an evil military man intent on killing the President.

Evil, but hot in some boxer brief’s y’all.

5 comments:

the dogs' mother said...

You probably know the old joke - Aide says"Hey, Pope, I've got good news and bad news. I've got God on the phone here!... He's calling from Salt Lake City."

BloggerJoe said...

Tim DeKay? Ever check him out in Big Eden? Great movie! Christmas gifts? Mine does the exact same thing. As you said, oy.

Helen Lashbrook said...

God has to make some pretty important decisions for people; Mike Huckabee for president 2016 and also has to decide whether my rich aunt's cousin should fly over here to be at her sick bed! I can tell you now that the answer to the second question was yes! Why does God always come down in favour of the petitioner?

designing wally said...

Great collection of thoughts today!

@Huckabee - Perhaps God is in the mood for a little slapstick & tell him to run..!

Debbie said...

so Danny and I never get each other Xmas gifts but this year I got him something (a jacket - he needs one) and I've been hounding him EVERY DAY that he has to get me a present. He asks me what I want and I tell him he must think of something ALL BY HIMSELF and make it personal and romantic.

You and Carlos re t.v. watching ... are you in MY LIVING ROOM????

XOXO
Deb