Thursday, June 25, 2015

Random Musings

Gosh, I wish people would stop that thing where they ask a question, and then answer themselves. 

Does that bother me? Yes, it does. 

Do I wanna take a large cartoon frying pan out and club them in the head? Yes, I do. 

Do you see what I’m doing here? Yes, you do.
Look at that … Pitcairn Island, wa-a-a-y out in the Pacific, home to just 48 people — the world’s smallest country by population — has passed a law allowing same-sex marriage … even though there are no gay folks living there … yet.

The new law went into effect May 15 but initially wasn't published online because the island’s website had technical issues, but a notice was put up on the verandah of the town hall and a second at the island's general store.

Bravo Pitcairn.
#TakeDownThatFlag, Part One:

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has ordered the Confederate flag removed from its state license plates after a Supreme Court ruling that the state of Texas was allowed to reject a license plate design that featured a Confederate battle flag, and the announcement that South Carolina is working to remove the flag from its state capitol grounds.
Hollywood is doing a sequel to Independence Day and the title was announced yesterday: Independence Day: Resurgence.

Perhaps they chose that title because the one I suggested — Independence Day: We Know You've Already Seen This But We Have Better Special Effects This Time — was too big for the marquee.
Okay, so I have the hots for that Trivago guy; is that so wrong? Is it wrong that I pause and replay the commercials? Is it wrong that I make Carlos leave the room so the Trivago guy — actor Tim Williams — and I can be alone?

I know ….
Looks like Mama Grizzly Bore™ is out of another job … again.

Fox News announced it will not renew its contract with the MGB™ saying they had amicably parted ways with “crazy” — okay, maybe crazy is my word choice.

When Palin was at her peak, she only made a handful of appearances because, again, crazy, and executives consider her less relevant now.

Now? Oy.
Brian Williams is coming to MSNBC after being removed from the NBC anchor and forced to take a six month time-out for lying. It makes me think about the beginnings of the news channel, when Dan Rather said MSNBC was an acronym for Mighty Sorry no Body Cares.

#TakeDownThatFlag, Part Two:

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has ordered that four Confederate flags be taken down from a Confederate memorial at the state capitol. Bentley's order came just two days after South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley asked state lawmakers to remove the flag from the state capitol grounds. Bentley says the flags were removed because he did not want to distract from legislative issues.

The move, however, is permanent.
Advice columnist Amy Dickinson recently received a letter from a mother who had discovered her son was gay. The mother was worried that their church friends would make fun of her for having a gay son, and she asked her son to change his orientation, and then asked Amy for help. Here’s Amy’s reply:

Dear Feeling Betrayed,

You could teach your son an important lesson by changing your own sexuality to show him how easy it is. 

Try it for the next year or so: Stop being a heterosexual to demonstrate to your son that a person’s sexuality is a matter of choice — to be dictated by one’s parents, the parent’s church and social pressure.

Now in the last half o his last term as President, Barack Obama is clearly not playing with fools any more.

At a White House event celebrating LGBT Pride Month, a heckler interrupted his remarks, and he was not having it and said:

“You’re in my house.”

When the person continued to shout, President Obama simply had them removed.

Bye Felicia.


the dogs' mother said...

You know who asks and answers their own questions all the time?
They also run litanies, a tedious recital, a repetitive series, an enumeration of examples.
And they always want to take America back?
From where? From whom? Aliens?
Where have we been the last (insert your age here)years?
(That's a lot of bitching for June of 2015...)

Susan said...

OMG! If you ever see a response back from Feeling Betrayed, please post that too. Amy's reply was priceless!

anne marie in philly said...

what took faux noise so damn long to dump that moose mess?

and BRAVO marc hill!!!!!

Blobby said...

People can say what they'd like about Brian Williams - and I'm sorry he embellished, but truth is, he reads the news, he's not a reporter. However, I very much like an NYT piece that took NBC out to task:

Do the tall tales that Mr. Williams told about his time in a war zone — and, apparently, about a number of other stories he covered — make him fundamentally untrustworthy, and thus unfit to report the news? If they don’t, why not put him back in the job that he did so well and so successfully? If they do, why is it O.K. for him to land at MSNBC? Are its standards of truth somehow lower?''

All it means is, NBC side-stepping a big fat lawsuit from Mr. Williams.

BloggerJoe said...

RE: Brian Williams "embellished" "exaggerated", etc. It reminds me of a Golden Girl episode where Rose is nominated for St. Olaf's Woman of the Year award and Dorothy and Blanche spice up her resume. They explain to Rose that they fudged some facts. Rose says, "Fudged? That makes it sound nice. You lied!"

mistress maddie said...

The Trivago guy floats my boat WAyyyy too much!!!! Now what you do is not wrong. What's wrong is when you play it, rewind, watch half and then have a sexual fantasy about how you will run into him in one of the hotel rooms you book, and it's mind blowing sex. Then hit the un pause button, finish watching then repeat again. NOT that I do that of course.

And on a side note did you know poor Hannibal got cancelled :(

Raybeard said...

'Independence Day - The Sequel'? Hell's bells!!!!!!!

Bob Slatten said...

re: Hannibal: Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Helen Lashbrook said...

I prayed and prayed not to be heterosexual anymore; God answered my prayer - he gave me the menopause!

Robb Delman said...

...the hots for that Trivago guy; is that so wrong?
Oh HELL no, Honey. The newest (?) commercial in which he asks if you want to get lucky in your hotel room?? Child, I need a FAN !