Thursday, July 24, 2014

Random Musings

I’ve got several things to rant about so I decided it break it up with a triple dose of eye candy because, well, it’s my blog, dammit!

I am so tired of those so-called religious leaders, the so-called “Christians” saying that any kind of law or executive or marriage ban struck down is discrimination against people of faith.

It’s not; it’s anti-discrimination, and if people of faith still wanna hate the gays, please go right ahead and do so. But know that the time for passing laws against me simply because of whom I love is over.
So, I’ve been watching Power on Starz; it’s about a drug lord trying to go straight and stars the delicious Omari Hardwick … hee hee ... hardwick. But this week I began noticing the club manager, Kantos, played by the oh-so-delicious Adam Huss.

Some fabulous news? Neil Patrick Harris just might appear on next season’s American Horror Story: Freak Show. Do not play with me Ryan Murphy; I want some NPH in my AHS!

The WTF news? Glee star Lea Michele has been lobbying to be a part of American Horror Story for a few years now. Do not play with me Ryan Murphy; I do not want Lea in my AHS!

Rick Santorum has said he might run for President in 2016 … Michele Bachmann has said she might run in 2016 … Rick Perry is posturing like he wants in the race, too.

Man, that is gonna be one tight squeeze in the GOP clown car.
Also on the Man Candy Tube is a new show called Rush about a brilliant doctor who has personality issues and maybe a wee bit of a drug problem. Think House on coke.

But it does star the delicious … I seem to use that word a lot … Welsh actor Tom Ellis, all smoldering eyes and luscious lips.

Just sayin’.
Back to a rant ….

CBS has announced that on the next, and thankfully final, season of Two And a Half Men, stars Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer will get married so that they can adopt a child together.

Apparently Kutcher's character will have a health scare that leads to a search for meaning and results in a desire to have a child of his own. But since it’s oh so hard to adopt a child as a single straight man he opts to fake-marry his roommate played by Cryer.

Note to CBS: this has already been done, badly, in I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. Plus, it offends me that you make a mockery of the LGBT struggle to both legally marry and legally adopt a child.

Here’s a thought you may have never had: howsabout a show about a gay couple and their adopting a child? Failing that, cancel that ridiculous show already.
Last, but oh so definitely not least, we have Satisfaction, on the USA network following Rush. It’s the story of a married man who, upon finding out his wife is having sex with an escort, becomes an escort himself.

Yeah, farfetched, but the husband is played by the delicious … there’s that word again … Aussie actor Matt Passmore.

Beefy dirty blond.
Good news and a rant? 

Okay … according to a recently published AMA study, over the last decade new HIV infections have dropped by over 30%; a decline seen in all demographics except young gay and bisexual men. 

Seriously? The gay community has been decimated by HIV/AIDS and some of us still haven’t learned about protection?

Get it together fellas!
When I first heard this story — that the New York Giants had hired former player David Tyree — I thought, Who cares?

Oh, I knew he was a big anti-marriage equality foe. In the summer of 2011, Tyree claimed that if New York passed same-sex marriage, it would "be the beginning of our country’s sliding toward, you know, it’s a strong word, but anarchy." He also said, “two men will never be able to show a woman how to be a woman" — whatever that means — and then tossed this one on the fire:

“How can marriage be marriage for thousands of years and now all the sudden because a minority, an influential minority, has a push or an agenda and totally reshapes something that was not founded in our country, not founded by man, something that’s holy or sacred?”

Well, people were outraged that the Giants hired him and, as I said, I thought, Who cares? I mean, do we really want every single person on the planet who is against same-sex marriage or LGBT rights to be denied employment? I’m not; I don’t mind people having different points of view, just don’t use yours to legislate against me. But then …. I heard that Tyree will be the Giants’ new Director of Player Development, a position described by Giants Coach Tom Coughlin as such:

“Player engagement has become extremely important in any franchise,” Coughlin said. “It is the working relationship with the players to aid them in their continuing education, their development as young men, the opportunities in the business world and in networking in the city that they happen to be playing in. It is there to help instruct them, make them aware of the issues and the problems that exist out in the community and the world to try to keep them focused on their job and not fall into trouble."

In other words, Tyree, an anti-gay marriage activist and born-again Christian will serve as a mentor to new NFL Giants players. Now, I’m pissed off!
Colorado … and the march goes on.

On a personal level, here in South Carolina, last September Katherine Bradacs and Tracie Goodwin filed a federal lawsuit challenging the South Carolina Defense of Marriage Law and a 2006 Amendment to the State Constitution that expressly banned same-sex marriages—see my original post HERE. Two attorneys — Carrie Warner and John Nichols—are donating their time and efforts to represent these women because they believe in  the equality of all South Carolina citizens under the law and that we should value people who want to live in a committed relationships regardless of gender.

The Further-Round-The-Way-Gays, David and Neal, and Carlos and I, have been invited to attend a meeting next week with these two women and the lawyers to discuss possible ways to support the effort and bring marriage equality to South Carolina.

Yes, I said South Carolina.

9 comments: said...

The more clowns in the GOP Clown Car the better. I say let the crazies dilute the pool like they did in 2012.

I’m with you on the news about Two and a Half Bad Ideas. I find the rumored plot twist to be in poor taste and not the least bit funny. Didn’t this show jump the shark years ago? It’s like they’re padding the catalogue for syndication or something.

Great post!

Ron said...

Yes Bob, another great post! Hey, I'm glad you're getting involved in the marriage equality real action in South Carolina. You will succeed and I'm telling you, the high you get when you do succeed is unbelievable. I hope it happens soon for you and Carlos.

Biki Honko said...

Christians need to learn that the world doesn't revolve around them and their wacky belief system. If they don't like/agree with something um DONT DO IT! 'Tis legal to smoke, but do I, hellz no! If someone doesnt want to: marry a same sex partner, have an abortion, drink, smoke, drive a car, or believe in evolution, then dont. But dont muck up the pond for the rest of us, ok?

Great post, as usual!!!

Professor Chaos said...

Jeezus Christ, 2-1/2 Men is still on the air? Who the fuck watches that turd of a show?

the dogs' mother said...

oh, Bette Midler :-)

Helen Lashbrook said...

So are American Christian zealots against discrimination against Muslims and their zealots? Are Muslim extremists allowed to air their very discriminatory beliefs too? After all what is good for the Christians must be allowed for other religions as well?

Raybeard said...

Christians (though it's not all of them, but try telling that to the loud-mouths) insist on their EXCLUSIVE right to discriminate because they're only obeying 'God' (at least their version of it). It bugs me no end that so many STILL can't see the flaws in the argument and where it takes us. It only makes 'sense' in a Christian theocratic state, such as the Vatican City - the only one existing, as far as I know - and, the last time I looked, the USA and its neighbours, in fact all countries of the entire 'Western World', (with that sole exception) do not belong to that category, despite these same pushers for discrimination wishing it were so. Accept it and shut the f*ck up - for (your) God's sake!

Raybeard said...

......and one thing more. I'd have more respect for such people (well, maybe just a little) if they actively campaigned for a theocracy instead of pretending that they already have one.

Debbie said...

OMG .... religion like a penis! LOL!! OK - I read a GREAT book on this same topic by Chris Hedges "American Fascists". Loved it.

I have NEVER watched Two and a Half Men, mainly because of douchebag Charlie Sheen. Ashton Kutcher ... what a goofball.