Thursday, February 23, 2017

Random Musings

Milo Yiannopoulos was an internet troll who made a name for himself attacking actress Leslie Jones so unmercifully on Twitter that Twitter banned him. He parlayed that into being one of those talking heads—albeit a flamboyantly gay conservative alt-right Breitbart white supremacist _____-supporting talking head—who would say things just to get attention until one day he went too far and seemed to condone pedophilia—joking that he learned to give good head thanks to Father Joe, or somebody. Now Milo is out of a job and off our TVs and hopefully will go back to being an internet troll without a Twitter account.

Sinking like a stone, _____’s poll numbers are.

This week voters gave President-For-Now _____ his lowest approval rating since he took office ... now 53% of voters disapprove of him.

Of course, where were they on Election Day might be a good question.

A majority of respondents said _____ is not honest ]55%] doesn’t have good leadership skills [55%] or care about everyday Americans [53%], isn’t level-headed [63%], doesn’t share their values [60%] and is doing more to divide the country than unite it [58%].

Don’t be fooled when he calls these polls wrong; they aren’t. Keep up the resistance.
Remember when folks said marriage equality was a sign of the End of Days?

Yeah, not so much. As a matter of fact it appears now that it was a sign of a decrease in LGBTQ youth suicide.

Research has found that suicide attempts by high school students decreased by 7% in states that had passed marriage equality, before the Supreme Court legalized it nationwide in 2015. But, among LGBTQ students the decrease in suicides was 14% in those same states.

I guess when young people can see a future for themselves they tend to want to reach that future.

Marriage equality is good.
The New Mexico Senate has approved a gay conversion therapy ban by a vote of 32-6.

Several republicans, all of whom voted ‘No,’ questioned whether it would target religious teachings, but Democratic Senator Jacob Candelaria, the sponsor of the bill and the first openly gay man to be elected to New Mexico’s senate, said it would merely make it illegal to be paid for providing conversion therapy to someone under 18 years old.

Score a win for our side.
Carlos and I have a very cute dentist ... that's not him, though, yum ... and we always joke with one another about Dr. Will and how gentle he is.

Well, last week I had a scheduled cleaning and after the hygienist was through, Dr. Will came in and checked my teeth and chatted for a bit. Then he grabbed my tongue and gave me an oral cancer exam, by sight, which came up all good. But that was the first time I’d had that done and so when I told Carlos about it later he said Dr. Will had done that to him as well.

But, I said, did he have to put his hands down my pants?

Wishful thinking, perhaps.
Grey’s Anatomy actress Sara Ramirez, who has been on the show 10 years, now says she’s through with ABC after a joke on The Real O’Neals aimed at bisexual people.

The joke? Noah Galvin’s character Kenny utters the line, “Oh, God. Here we go. Webbed toes? Money problems? Or worse… bisexual?!”

Ramirez, who is bisexual, Tweeted:
“WORDS MATTER.PLEASE SIGN this petition 2 @ABCNetwork protesting biphobia in @TheRealONeals  … And as someone who worked 4 them 4 10 years+,am truly disheartened &  disappointed quite frankly. I will invest my brand where I’m respected.”
I dunno; sometimes a joke is a joke is a joke, but to throw away your career might be a bit too much. Perhaps, rather than suggesting she’ll leave ABC because of the joke, maybe she should demand less biphobic humor?

Just sayin’.
We had a free HBO weekend last weekend, so I DVRd some movies we hadn’t seen yet, as well as ten episodes of The Young Pope that Carlos was interested in seeing. But there was another new HBO show, a limited series, called Big Little Lies starring Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley and my BFF Nicki Kidman. So I DVRd the first episode and it was good but...

The men ... clockwise from top left ... Alexander Skarsgård, David Monahan, James Tupper and Larry Sullivan.

Now I have to wait a few more months for another free weekend to get a look at these hunks.

This is my new motto. Motto? What’s a motto? I don’t know ... what’s a motto with you?

Sorry, I love a little Lion King humor as much as I love my new motto.

Remember when Tennessee Republican asshats Mae Beavers and Mark Pody filed a new bill to outlaw same-sex marriage in the state?

Well, this past week, the two buffoons were booed out of a Tennessee press conference, speaking for just two minutes before being confronted by the angry audience.

And Pody, especially, was unnerved to be confronted by a real live homosexual and apparently clutched his pearls before running out.

In fact, both lawmakers were chased down the hall by those demonstrators.

The resistance continues.
And good news here in South Carolina where state House of Representatives members Todd Rutherford, Gilda Cobb-Hunter and James Smith co-sponsored and filed the Uniform Antidiscrimination Act, a bill that, if passed, would make it illegal to discriminate against individuals based on gender identity or sexual orientation for the following reasons: 
Employment law
Real estate and rental law
Home health agencies law
Public accommodation law involving the enjoyment of goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations of any place of public accommodation.
The march goes on ... and ... a U.S. District Court in South Carolina ruled that the state violates the Constitution by denying accurate birth certificates for children of married same-sex couples. As stated in the ruling:  
“The Court declares Defendant’s failure to treat same-sex spouses in the same manner she treats opposite-sex spouses in the issuance of birth certificates violates Plaintiffs’ rights under the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.  More specifically, this Court refuses to countenance Defendant’s refusal to name both Plaintiffs on their twins’ birth certificates.  Defendant’s present practice is violative of Plaintiffs’ fundamental right to marriage and other protected liberties.”
An inaccurate birth certificate causes real trouble in a family’s day-to-day life—everything from a parent not being able to enroll a child in school to not being able to authorize basic medical care, but that discrimination is now coming to an end in South Carolina.

We are coming into the 21st century, y’all, bit by bit.
The Australian Christian Lobby [ACL], an anti-LGBT group in that country, was forced to hire three security officers to stand guard at a Baptist church in East Melbourne after an online ACL campaign was sabotaged when 54,000 fake attendees registered as attendees using fake name, obscene names and insulting language.

The hate campaign was organized by LGBTI activist Simon Hunt who, using his alter-ego ‘Pauline Pantsdown’ encouraged his nearly 23,000 fans to spam ACL’s RSVP page with fake registrations and “be creative with your name” ...  Anita Feltersnatch, Harry Balzac, and the eternal Mike Hunt.

The other names were, apparently, too obscene to be reprinted. Damn.
One city in California has had enough of _____. This week, Richmond, California officially became the first city in America to support impeachment hearings for Trump.

The City Council did acknowledge how unusual it was to support a president’s impeachment after less than 100 days in office, but despite this, the vote was unanimously in favor of impeachment.

The justification the council used to call for impeachment was Hair Furor’s business dealings, because many believe _____’s continued business interests put him in violation of the Constitution.

The Richmond City Council hopes this move will inspire other towns and cities to do the same and have begun a grassroots movement against _____.



Anonymous said...

Regarding the men on Big Liitle Lies you left off Adam Scott who is the reason I'm watching the show. Although I prefer his look on Parks And Recreation and Party Down. Do a google images search and see what you think.

the dogs' mother said...

Another day closer to impeachment! :-)

Anonymous said...

You have great taste in men.

mistress maddie said...

Good news for once all the way around with a few exceptions. I roared at the thought someone was holding your tongue!!!!!!!!!!! BRAWHAHAHAHAHAHA!

anne marie in philly said...

ASSHATS ARE GOIN' DOWN! on each other, maybe...(wink wink)

I am fucking sick and tired of dump and his alt-right brownshirts!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

So pleased to see that bastard Milo Y get his comeuppance! He gives gay people a bad name. May he disappear into the obscurity which he so richly deserves.

Dave R said...

Milo? You know Christian Hate groups are saying he validated every hateful thing they've been shrieking about for years, for that I think he should have his tongue jerked out, at least for starters.

Sadie J said...

Great(diverse)collection! What a world we live in!

Helen Lashbrook said...

love Midler's snark

Blobby said...

Dr. Will should be sanctioned by the ADA, or you should go to the dentist more often. It's a requirement to check for oral cancer at all cleanings......and has been for at least 3 years.