Thursday, December 15, 2016

Random Musings

The other night Carlos and I were watching the Critic’s Choice Awards because, well, we’re gay and we love awards shows ... okay, because love awards shows, and Ryan Reynolds .... lord is he hot and funny and hot .... won an award for Deadpool. As he was accepting the award, this was the conversation in our house ...

Carlos: Who is that?

Bob: Ryan Reynolds. God he’s hot.

Carlos: Is he Debbie Reynolds' son?

Bob: No. What? No! Debbie Reynolds is her stage name, so if he was her son he’d have a different last name; like, Carrie Fisher is Debbie Reynolds’ daughter but she has the last name of her father, Eddie Fisher.

Carlos: I just thought since they had the same last name ...

Bob: Well, Reynolds Wrap is her cousin.

Carlos: I don't even know who that is.

Bob: It’s aluminum foil?

Carlos: I thought you meant Reynolds Rap, like a rapper.

Seriously.
‘Memba when _____ blasted Ted Cruz for his associations with Wall Street and Goldman Sachs?

‘Memba when _____ blasted Hillary Clinton for her associations with Wall Street and Goldman Sachs?

Well, _____ just named Goldman Sachs President and COO Gary Cohn to be his National Economic Council Director. 

Drain the Swamp, my ass.
I don’t usually go for the Beefy Mens, but ... John Cena. Wrestler, and now actor, and, well, he’s kinda funny. Plus, in Trainwreck he dared to give us a glimpse, on more than one occasion, of his glorious backside.

So, beefy hot and funny ... a winning combination but ...

He also appeared in this PSA so ...



Beefy hot and funny and smart and compassionate ....

I really would love to scale that man. Just sayin’.
Poor Rudy ... he shoved his head far up the _____ rump to get the Secretary of State position and as soon as it became clear that he wasn’t gonna get it, he started saying he turned the job down.

Sit down, Rudy, no one believes a word that comes out of your mouth.

Oh, and since you won’t be _____’s right-hand ass-kisser, go away.
I actually heard a man in a store the other day say Merry Christmas to someone and the checker was overjoyed ...

Checker: It’s about time people said Merry Christmas instead that Happy Holidays stuff.

Bob: But what if you aren’t a Christian or you don’t celebrate Christmas, wouldn’t Happy Holidays be better?

Checker: I celebrate Christmas.

Bob: So, it’s all about you then? No one else matters?

Checker ...

Bob: No, no, I got my answer. You can have these things back, I’ll shop somewhere else ..... Happy Holidays.
So North Carolina’s governor, Pat McCrory—who was one of those rabid proponents of the so-called “bathroom bills” stoking the fires of hate in his state with ludicrous statements about men in dresses in the ladies room raping children—was finally flushed last week, proving that resistance works, hate does not win, transphobia is unacceptable.

And that’s all well and good, but what makes it great is that, in light of McCrory being flushed out of office, Kentucky's Republican Governor Matt Bevin has announced that he will not use the state's new GOP majority to push through a bill restricting transgender bathroom use even though earlier this year, Bevin joined a lawsuit challenging the federal government's directive that public schools allow students to use the bathroom of their gender identity.

Matty did the flip-flop, saying Kentucky has no need to pass a law restricting transgender bathroom use because it is not an issue here. Or maybe it’s not an issue worth getting yourself flushed out of office?
In another step towards GOP dictatorship, the Republican Party has given control of state-run radio to President-elect _____.

An amendment quietly inserted into the annual National Defense Authorization Act by Republican House leaders would abolish the broadcasting board and place Voice of America [VOA], Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty [RFE/RL] and other international news and information operations under the direct control of a chief executive appointed by the president.

President _____ is really angling to be Putin’s bitch.

Resist.
Sitting at one of our local bars the other night after work, enjoying a glass of wine, I overheard the conversation of two Republican gentlemen sitting nearby. A news channel on one of the televisions had a report on climate change and this is what the two men were saying ....

Gentleman #1: I don’t believe in global warming. It’s all just a myth. I mean, look how cold it’s been lately.

Gentleman #2: Yeah, it’s all fake, but I do think there’s some truth to this climate change stuff.

I wanted to shout ‘Global warming and climate change are the same thing you two asshats’ but, well, I had a second glass of wine instead.


Still, with fools like these men calling themselves Republicans, how did they manage to get _____ elected?

12 comments:

mistress maddie said...

I have sprayed my drink over the Carlos Story. My co worker thanks you two for that. God love Carlos. And can you tell me where to get the John Cena towel rack? Maybe Ikeia? Trump is so definitely a Russian lap dog.

Anonymous said...

I love the Bob y Carlos conversations so much! You should do a whole blog post of these interactions.
I don't care too much for beefy mens either, but I do enjoy a nice, hefty sausage.

Deedles

Professor Chaos said...

To be fair, Charlie Sheen is Martin Sheen's son and Sheen is not either's real name.

the dogs' mother said...

Noted one of our large chain stores here in the PNW
have a sign that says, 'HAPPY EVERYTHING!!" :-)

Toni said...

Poor Carlos! Even I, who is extremely pop-culture challenged am in love with Ryan Reynolds. Yum!

Sadie J said...

Happy everything-- I like that! I've had a similar discussion over "Obamacare" and ACA. Apparently, one is bad and the other is good. sigh.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Loved your conversation with Carlos about Ryan Reynolds! Hey, do you follow Ryan Reynolds on Twitter?(@VancityReynolds} He's hilarious!

Bob Slatten said...

@Debra
I'm following him now!

anne marie in philly said...

@sadie - the rumplodites don't realize that the ACA and obamacare are the same thing. wait til their health insurance disappears next year! bwhahahahaha!

love that carlos! rump and ghouliani suck. cena seems to be sporting a nice yule log. redumblicans suck. xstains suck. benghazi is a myth.

Mitchell is Moving said...

Like Mistress Maddie, I also want one of those John Cena towel racks. I'd be cleaning the bathroom ALL DAY. Tell Carlos I love him. That's a conversation that could be had with Jerry (and WOULD be had with Jerry; I don't think I'll bring it up).

Helen Lashbrook said...

Environmentalists did the world a bad turn by calling it global warming; climate change (not invented in China whatever Trumpestiltskin claims) does it exist and is well documented. I would have thought that the shrinking of both polar ice caps would give the deniers a clue?

Bob Slatten said...

@Helen
Yeah, one would think that but then the GOP doesn't have a brain that fires on all cylinders.