Thursday, October 06, 2016

Random Musings

Well, we have gotten extra ice — in case the power goes out and I need to keep my margaritas frozen — and extra water — in case, you know, I need to make a scotch-and-water — and have plenty of food on-hand, in case Hurricane Matthew goes all crazy on us.

We have candles and we have gas in the cars — in case, you know, we wanna have candle parties in the cars while we drive around .. what? — and I’m hoping that since we are prepared the storm will trick us all and move out to see before causing too much of a fuss.
So, last week I talked about “Co-worker” who let it spill that she’s a [t]Rump-supporting racist — in response to why so many more black men than white men are being killed by police she said it’s “because white people don’t act like that” — and this week she let loose the stupid again.

I overheard her telling a group of co-workers that she likes [t]Rump because he says what everyone is thinking but is afraid to say — and yes, that’s a direct quote from Fox News. She went on to explain that everyone thinks Rosie O’Donnell is a “fat pig” and only [t]Rump says it out loud.

I tried to walk away, I did, but instead, I walked into the fray and said, “But does anyone want a president who resorts to name-calling? I mean, didn’t we all — or at least most of us — learn to stop the name-calling when we were younger? I mean, should we all be calling overweight people fat pigs to their faces?”

I looked straight at Racist Co-Worker who, to put it kindly, has weight issues of her own, and wondered, silently to myself,  if she’d be cool if people called her a “Fat pig.”
Hotties getting Married!

Last week Broadway stars Kyle Dean Massey and Taylor Frey got hitched on October 1in Palm Springs.

The actors are both veterans of the Broadway stage. Kyle has starred in Pippin, Wicked, Next to Normal, and Xanadu, and on television as a gay musician in Nashville, while Taylor was in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Finian’s Rainbow; he also has a new film coming out called Summertime.

Congrats to the happy hot couple!
In other happy wedding news ….

Last week the LGBT activist-icon-hero, Edith Windsor, best known for her historic marriage equality case, in which she sought to be legally recognized as her late wife’s widow and ended up taking down the Defense of Marriage Act [DOMA], married Judith Kasen in New York in a simple courthouse ceremony with a single witness.

Before Edith met Judith, she thought she’d stay single:
“I had no sense that anyone wanted anything from me except pictures. I was empty and then this woman walked into my life. I didn’t think it would happen again and it did. She is it.”
Congratulations to another happy couple, though if [t]Rump wins we might miss them, as they have said they may move to Barcelona for four years if the bigot wins in November.
So, the GOP debate … Mike Pence. Oy. A man who uses his so-called Christian  faith as a weapon against the laws in this country might be just a heartbeat away from the presidency; or, in the case of a [t]Rump win, he might just be a quitter’s change of heartbeat away.

At any rate, what I found funny about the debate was the GOP announcing Pence’s decisive victory over Tim Kaine … nearly ninety-minutes before the debate started.

Talk about premature ejaculation.
And speaking of the Presidential race, howsabout that Gary Johnson? First, he didn’t know what Aleppo was, and then he couldn’t name a single world leader he admires and now this …
Johnson, the Libertarian running for president, says he is the best candidate because he doesn't know what countries are where or what leaders run which countries. He says that extreme lack of knowledge, i.e. stupidity, would keep America from entering foreign conflicts:
“The fact that somebody can dot the i's and cross the t's on a foreign leader or a geographic location then allows them to put our military in harm’s ways.”
And then he blamed the i-dotting and t-crossing for soldiers with PTSD.

And here I thought [t]Rump was the biggest tool in this race. Okay, he is the biggest tool, but Gary Johnson is right there, too.
I love stories about time travel so I was intrigued by the new show Timeless that started this week.

It’s popcorn TV but that’s okay; I could use some light-hearted stuff on the tube, especially given that it stars Chad Rook — looking kinda sexy vampire in that first photo — and All-American hottie Matt Lanter — far left.

In the center is James Carpinello, who plays a good guy doctor, but son of a bad guy, on Gotham. Oy, the dimples and the baby blues.
Once again a newspaper has endorsed Hillary Clinton after decades and decades of being pro-GOP.

This week The Atlantic, who crossed party lines back in 1860 when they endorsed Lincoln, and then crossed them again almost a hundred years later when giving the nod to LBJ, has crossed party lines again 52 years later by saying they’re Team Hillary:
Today, our position is similar to the one in which The Atlantic’s editors found themselves in 1964. We are impressed by many of the qualities of the Democratic Party’s nominee for president, even as we are exasperated by others, but we are mainly concerned with the Republican Party’s nominee, Donald J. Trump, who might be the most ostentatiously unqualified major-party candidate in the 227-year history of the American presidency.
Hillary Rodham Clinton has more than earned, through her service to the country as first lady, as a senator from New York, and as secretary of state, the right to be taken seriously as a White House contender. She has flaws (some legitimately troubling, some exaggerated by her opponents), but she is among the most prepared candidates ever to seek the presidency.
Donald Trump, on the other hand, has no record of public service and no qualifications for public office. His affect is that of an infomercial huckster; he traffics in conspiracy theories and racist invective; he is appallingly sexist; he is erratic, secretive, and xenophobic; he expresses admiration for authoritarian rulers, and evinces authoritarian tendencies himself. He is easily goaded, a poor quality for someone seeking control of America’s nuclear arsenal. He is an enemy of fact-based discourse; he is ignorant of, and indifferent to, the Constitution; he appears not to read.”
I’m still waiting for a liberal media site to endorse [t]Rump, or even one Democrat to endorse him, but it seems like most folks, on both sides, are feeling that [t]Rump would be a d-i-saster.
Finally, in Heinous Pig Pandering News, The [t]Rump has done it again … he actually asked terminally ill people to hang on until election day so they can vote for him!

Oh, but he did; at a rally in Henderson, Nevada [t]Rump said:
"I don’t care how sick you are. I don’t care if you just came back from the doctor and he gave you the worst possible prognosis, meaning it’s over. You won’t be around in two weeks. Doesn’t matter. Hang out till November 8. Get out and vote. And then, all we’re gonna say is, ‘We love you and we will remember you always.’ Get out and vote.”
Dear god, can he sink any lower?


the dogs' mother said...

I have been double checking the hurricane map and
the map of SC. Hopefully you will just get a minor

We now have six Dumald/Pence signs and, yesterday, on
one of the most visible signs, it was sporting black spray paint,
on both sides. I plead innocent!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Stay safe! And dry!

anne marie in philly said...

I like jim o's rainbow bow tie!

and isn't it nice to find love again; edith proves you're never too old!

mistress maddie said...

First off dear, nice to see you have your hurricane properties straight like me!!! Hope you come through fine. Second. Timeless hunks!!! Love that show. Third. My ex swears to me Hillary will win. He says trump will blow it yet. And if he does win, I'll eat this phone. Now go hunker down dear��������

MMTampa said...

The Terminally Ill is an often overlooked constituency - oh, my hurricane supplies have dwindled to tequila and Tang - redneck mimosas. I voted today (by mail) just in case I don't make through the hurricane (potential hurricane victims is another poorly served constituency).
Hope everyone stays safe.

Helen Lashbrook said...

If Trump has his way Barcelona won't be far enough to run; he has refused to rule out nuking Europe, but there's a distinct possibility he won't nuke his buddy Vlad, so if you want to get away from all things Trump try the Kremlin.

Mitchell is Moving said...

I can't even bring myself to comment on all the trump shit. I'm happy for the happy couples. And I like your priorities. Except... how are you going to keep the ice from melting before you've finished off all the booze?

Scott said...

Ok, I want to know how or if the co-worker responded