Thursday, March 31, 2016

Random Musings

I was at my dentist’s office this morning and while getting a cleaning, I lay back in the chair and they have covered their overhead lights with pictures.

Waterfalls and forests to make me forget that this girl I have never met is millimeters from my face with her hands in my mouth.

Peaceful, eh?
Last weekend we saw ‘Pride,’ a British film based on a true story about how LGBT advocates in England worked to help out miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984.

It was a good film, but what I loved was a simple message early on about how, when you are a group of people being discriminated against, then it is your duty to help any other group suffering discrimination because if it isn’t ‘us’ feeling the pain, it’s someone else, and if it’s someone else, then you can guarantee that one day it’ll be ‘us’.

And it didn’t hurt that the film starred one Andrew Scott, left, and Ben Schnetzer, right.

Eye candy.
So, remember when the FBI was gonna sue Apple to unlock the terrorist’s phone, and Apple said they didn’t know how and I called BS?

Well, it might still be BS, but the FBI found a way to unlock the phone and now Apple says they want that technology.

I still call BS.
While we were watching the Bigots Of North Carolina, AKA the GOP, roll back anti-LGBT discrimination ordinances because, well, how dare anyone say The Gays and our Trans Brothers and Sisters need protection from discrimination, this happened in Delaware:

The state has quietly become the 15th in the nation to prohibit insurance companies from limiting health care coverage for transgender individuals; as a result, private insurers will no longer be allowed to deny, cancel, terminate or refuse to issue healthcare plans based on a person’s gender identity.

In addition, insurance companies will not be allowed to impose different premiums or rates based on a person’s identity and the policy in-hand applies to any person, even one undergoing gender reassignment surgery.

Delaware Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart issued a bulletin stating that a denial or cancellation will now be considered a violation under Delaware’s Unfair Trade Practices Act.

So, just a little reminder that not every state is North Carolina.

The march goes on …
The people that brought you Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder have unleashed a new slick sexy private eye caper to your TV sets, and it’s called The Catch.

I’d like to “catch” Alimi Ballard, top, Jacky Ido, bottom left, and Jay Hayden, bottom right, if you know what I mean.
Sam Nunberg was an aide to Donald [t]Rump and his campaign but he was fired for referring to Al Sharpton’s daughter using the N-word and referring to Obama as a “Kenyan Muslim” and “Socialist Marxist Islamo Fascist Nazi Appeaser.”

Nunberg has resurfaced to endorse Texas Senator Ted Cruz because, he now says, [t]Rump refused to distance himself from racists. So, um, Sam, why the endorsement?
“The last straws were the KKK Tapper interview.”
That was the CNN interview in which Trump did not disavow the support of former KKK leader David Duke but, seriously, someone like Sam Nunberg, who blatantly spews racist remarks expects anyone to believe he left [t]Rump for Cruz because of racism?

From our Get The &%$@ Off Social Media comes the story of Brit Ben Innes pausing to take a selfie with suspected terrorist-hijacker-jilted-ex-husband, Seif Eldin Mustafa.

Yes, he did. He stood right beside Mustafa, who hijacked an EgyptAir plane, while Mustafa was wearing what, at the time, was believed to be a suicide belt.

Seriously? Reminds me of the time I stopped by Sharon Tate’s house and asked the Manson Family to take a snapshot with me while they were in the middle of murdering a group of people.

Seriously. It’s enough you Social media whores.
Great news in the area of trans visibility … Ben Melzer, second from right, has become the first trans person to ever cover a men’s fitness magazine by appearing on the cover of the April issue of Men’s Health Europe.

Bravo, sir, bravo!
Meanwhile, on the Hate Side of trans, “Stand with McCrory” — as in North Carolina Bigot Governor Pat McCrory — a new disgusting fundraising site paid for by the North Carolina Republican Senatorial Committee, features an image of the Bigot Governor and a man—one of those nonexistent trans predators they’re trying to scare everyone about—entering a women’s bathroom.

Fear.Mongers. The site then says:
“Stand with Gov. McCrory and PROTECT OUR CHILDREN: The ACLU and other radical, left-wing special-interest groups are suing North Carolina to create an extreme national mandate forcing women and young girls to share locker rooms and bathrooms with grown men. Thank NC Governor Pat McCrory and Legislative Leaders for fighting to keep our children safe and passing a common-sense law to stop grown men from sharing locker rooms and bathrooms with young girls.”
I think McCrory needs to sit down, and hopefully, come November, the good people of North Carolina will send him packing and put a Democrat in his place.


the dogs' mother said...

:-) Delaware!! :-)

Professor Chaos said...

North Carolina Democrats show up in a Presidential election year. Hopefully that spells trouble for McCorry or McGorey or whatever the hell his name is.

anne marie in philly said...

this country is seriously fucked up. except for certain places.

Dave R said...

I laughed at the selfie - 2 fools for the price of none.

And, McCrory will lose in November - he's become an embarrassment.

mistress maddie said...

I haven't seen that movie...for that matter haven't seen any tv shows.....I cant get pass Lucifer right now. Tom Ellis has me in a trance.

Blobby said...

My orthodontist covered his ceiling / lights with posters of Andy Gibb and Shaun Cassidy and the likes. If that tells you anything about my age........or why I might be gay.

viktor kerney said...

Love The Catch!

Raybeard said...

"McCrory needs to sit down." Well, just as for the rest of us, when he's got to go he's got to go.