Thursday, October 20, 2016

Random Musings

Today marks the sixth annual Spirit Day to show support for LGBTQ youth and take a stand against bullying.

Go purple in support, if you can, and talk about bullying. Take it out of the closet and take the shame away from the victims and spotlight the bullies.

Go purple.
Oh, this is lovely; a new Donald bumper sticker featuring a Confederate Flag Man kicking a Rainbow Flag Man.

Apparently the decal and its opposite, a Rainbow Flag Man kicking a Confederate Flag Man, was available for purchase from FastDecals, but a quick Google search leads to the FastDecals page but finds no matching items; it appears they’ve stopped selling the offensive sticker.

You know, because one if a flag of Pride and acceptance and one is a flag of Hate and intolerance.
So, a couple of weeks back, Hurricane Matthew visited Casa Bob y Carlos, and the neighbors, and sent one of their trees crashing into our yard, taking down three, or four of our trees, and our fence, in the process.

That’s the bad news; the good news is that the neighbors came by once the weather cleared and the ground dried, and spent two days completely removing their tree and ours from our yard; they even offered to replace the trees we lost — we said no because there are roughly two hundred tree of all kinds on our lot and we really aren’t hurting for more trees. Next, they’re going to have our thirty feet of downed and damaged fence replaced and we’ll be good as new.
On the bad side, an agent for our homeowner’s insurance came out and said they wouldn’t pay for the leaky skylight because it had been repaired in the past so, yeah, prior damage. He did try and see if we needed a new roof and maybe that would help in fixing the skylight leak, but unfortunately, or actually fortunately, our roof is in really good shape.

As for the snapped off tree in the front yard? Insurance won’t pay for it to be removed because even though it was damaged in the storm it didn’t fall down.

Gosh, if only it had hit the house … I kid.
Dayum; FLOTUS looked hot at a White House dinner honoring Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife, Agnese Landini.

I think she should be FL-FLOTUS … Fabulous Looking First Lady of the United States.
Pharma-douche Martin Shkreli had apparently planned a fan meetup — yes, this dick has fans … dicks who are fans — at the Henry St. Alehouse in Brooklyn Heights.

The good news is that it was shut down by the bar just hours before it began; rumor has it Shkreli picked Henry St. because it is close to the U.S. Federal Court building where he facing an ongoing securities fraud case.

Shkreli Tweeted:
FAN MEETUP: 5pm Henry Street Ale House -- 62 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Drinks are on your boy. I have court just before and nearby.”
And that caused the bar to respond:
“There is NO meet-up for @MartinShkreli at our place today. This is not happening.”
Then a spokesman for the bar said:
"We knew nothing of this beforehand nor can we accommodate large groups, let alone one from a controversial figure such as Shkreli. We are a low-key, small neighborhood bar/restaurant, not an event space.”
To his credit, Shkreli apologized to the bar for not notifying them ahead of time and began looking for a new bar prompting one, Brooklyn Public, to Tweet:
Please be advised our drink prices just increased over 5000%.”
So, this week there was a firebombing at a GOP headquarters in Hillsborough, North Carolina and here’s how both sides responded:

Tom Stevens, Hillsborough’s GOP mayor called it “political terrorism,” while GOP presidential nominee Donald No-Last-Name blamed it on, wait for it, it’s nothing new, Hillary Clinton and her animal’s, er, supporters.

The Democrats took a different tack, and created a GoFundMe page that raised more than $13,000 to pay the salaries of those Republicans out of work because of the fire.

One side blames the other, while the other side steps up to help those who lost their jobs.

Um, yeah, Vote Blue.
Carlos and I love Scandal, and because Kerry Washington had the nerve to get herself pregnant this year, the new season is postponed until early next year.

In its place a new show called Notorious — think of it as Scandal at a news show — is airing, and, well, yes, there’s Man Candy:

Daniel Sunjata, top left, plays a hot shot celebrity lawyer and he is just fine, from head-to-toe, and I know this because I saw him nude on Broadway in the play Take Me Out. It was real and it was fabulous.

Also hot is boy-toy Ryan Guzman, top right and, well, yeah, bottom, who plays the part of a beautiful but kinda dumb assistant on the show. Acting? I dunno, but a photo I found reminds me that he also has a fabulous ass.

Just sayin’.
Meanwhile, back at Donald … when he hosted Saturday Night Live last year he said that “part of the reason I’m here is that I know how to take a joke.”

Yeah, not so much. After last week’s lampooning of Donald at the second debate he called for the show to be canceled and said Alec Baldwin, who is a better Donald that the actual Donald, wasn’t even funny.

You decide; this is what Baldwin said in the skit:
“Tonight I’m going to do three things: I’m going to huff, I’m going to puff and I’m going to blow this whole thing.”
The sketch also touched on Donald the Racist, Donald the Stalker, Donald the Misogynist, Donald the Groper and his to turn the tables by bringing in Bill Clinton’s accusers:
“Martha, she is trying to silence these women but they need to be respected, they need their voices heard.”
“What about all the women accusing you of sexual assault?” asked Cecily Strong’s Martha Raddatz.
“They need to shut the hell up.”
Donald then Tweeted:
“Watched Saturday Night Live hit job on me. Time to retire the boring and unfunny show. Alec Baldwin portrayal stinks. Media rigging election!”
Funny that, his addition of media rigging election; it’s so random … I’ll have the soup. Media rigging election … and makes Donald sound like an old man who’s lost his mind.

True dat.
So, it’s no secret that Fox News’ Shep Smith is a big old homo, though he’s never officially come out, but this week he did open up about his sexuality after a reporter directly addressed it though he never said the words, “I’m gay.”

He was talking about former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes’ ALLEGED homophobic comments about him and other journalists and the rumor that that is the reason Smith never officially came out:
“That’s not true. He was as nice as he could be to me. I loved him like a father. I trusted him with my career and with ― I trusted him and trusts were betrayed. … He treated me with respect, just respect.”
Funny though, Shep, that it wasn’t until after Ailes was ousted that you, albeit in a sideways slant, came out as a gay man.

So, take a seat, please, and keep quiet.
Last May, when the Dodgers played the Cubs in Chicago, the team stayed at the Trump International Hotel and Tower -- except for first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, who made accommodations to stay elsewhere … presumably because the hotel is owned by Donald:
“I didn’t stay there. I had my reasons.”
It's assumed that Gonzalez's reasons include Donald’s anti-Mexican stance and his constant blathering about that great wall; Gonzalez is Mexican-American, and is involved in numerous charitable efforts in Mexico.

Good on him for taking a stand.


the dogs' mother said...

Casa Bob and Carlo came thru pretty well!

Anonymous said...

Some times insurance companies suck, big time! If the tree had fallen on your house, they probably would've of blamed you for having it too close to your living area.
FLOTUS flaunting fabulous arms again, the floozy!
How did Kerry Washington get herself pregnant? Is she an earthworm shifter or something?
Man Candy, always yummy!
Happy you and Carlos are safe.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Kudos to Brooklyn Public bar for that hilarious tweet! Plus, "pharma-douche" LOL!

mistress maddie said...

Wait, Martin Shkreli was going to hold an event at a bar for 3 fans? Meanwhile your yard look fabulous already, that was a fast clean up! Guzmans ass. Who could ever tire looking at it??? And Trump, forget it, I'm not wasting my breath.

anne marie in philly said...

FLOTUS is simply divine.

ass candy; yum! :)

henry street in brooklyn; I feel like singing some "funny girl" showtunes! who's with me?

Helen Lashbrook said...

Michelle Obama makes 'super' model Melania look like a has-been