Thursday, July 13, 2017

Random Musings

Ever have one of those days? I did on Monday when I just felt like something bad was about to happen ... it didn’t.

Still, that cartoon certainly fit my mood.
Well, apparently _____ is “enraged” by RussiaGate, which may explain why we haven’t seen him since he returned home from the G20 and we found out Junior is a lying sack of shiz.

Look at it like this:
His son was there.
His son-in-law was there.
His campaign manager was there.
It was in his building.
He was in the building.
And yet he expects anyone to believe he had no knowledge of the meeting, or that he was at the meeting?

Jordan Cataldo, a teacher at Carter G. Woodson Elementary School, is accused of calling elementary school students “rats” that could “infest the class” as a group of children attempted to re-enter her classroom; she also said, and saying “that’s why their race is either dead or in jail.”

Yup. And she was teaching children.

Duval County Public Schools said it will “take appropriate action in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement when school resumes for the 2017-2018 school year.”

Um, appropriate action would be firing Jordan Cataldo’s ass and making sure she is never allowed to “teach” again. Anywhere.
I always visit Raybeard to get the skinny on movies because his reviews are spot on to the films I’ve seen, and the films I want to see after reading his reviews.

He gave Brooklyn a good review but it only played an arthouse theater about forty minutes from Smallville so we missed it. Luckily I was able to see it on cable recently because it’s a beautiful film; it looks beautiful, the acting—by Saoirse Ronan and Emory Cohen especially—is beautiful, the story is a simple, sweet, lovely, beautiful love story of an Irish girl finding herself, and love, in America in the middle of the last century.

It doesn’t make a lot of noise, but it gives quite an impact.
So, when _____ met Putin at the G20 last week for the ... ALLEGED ... first time, reporters filmed and photographed the two men before being ordered to leave the room.

Putin was caught on camera asking _____:
"These are the ones that insulted you?"
And _____ agreed with the man who stands accused of murdering journalists.

That’s our president ... for now.
So, we’ve been having a little car trouble and last week, after the Fourth, I stopped by the mechanic to make an appointment to have it checked. The shop was closed for a week-long holiday.

I told Carlos we’d have to wait until this week to take the car in and he promptly forgot all about it. So, Monday, as we were leaving for work, I said to him:
“Don’t forget I’m stopping by the mechanic today, and if they can take the car I’m going to leave it.”
Carlos said:
“I’ll make a mental note of it.”
I replied:
“The only problem with that is you write your mental notes in invisible ink.”
Thank you! I’ll be here all week!
Out there in The Dog’s Mother country, Washington State, that is, an anti-transgender measure failed to qualify for the ballot.

The failure is a victory for equality and validation of Washington’s non-discrimination laws that ensure fair and equal treatment for LGBTQ people in housing, employment, and public accommodations.

Snap. And #Resist.
So, I told you we saw Brooklyn, and part of its charm was the male lead, and love interest, Emory Cohen. His character was so sweet and kind and funny and cute that I wanted to marry him ... if I wasn’t already married.

And then we saw a new show about William Shakespeare, starring Laurie Davidson as Will. It’s an interesting show, though it could become gratingly and cloying cute and annoying, but, for now, Laurie Davidson is Eye Candy.

And then there’s Topher Grace—from That 70’s Show ... which I never watched because ... two words ... Ashton Kutcher—in the film Truth, the story about the Dan Rather scandal when he presented a piece on Sixty Minutes about George W. Bush’s rather sketchy military service ... the man never really served, but did apparently use his daddy’s wealth and power to get out of going to Vietnam. Rather and his producer were forced out of CBS after the story. Anyway, Topher Grace is very sexy ... and yeah, I can watch a movie about news and still ogle a sexy man.
In another display of the stupidity of Fox news commentators, Harris Faulkner said that Ivanka _____ deserved to be seated at the G20 because ...
“She [was] there in a capacity of someone who has run a very successful corporation and her items are selling by the way, hot online.”
Yup, because her rip-offs and knockoffs of shoes and handbags are selling, she deserves to be a part of a summit involving world leaders.

Oh, Fox News, you really, really are stupid.
Speaking of stupid ... Arkansas women may soon be forced to notify their sexual partner or family members if they want to have an abortion, thanks to a provision passed in the state's 2017 GOP-controlled legislative session.

Bad, right? But add this in ... if the man who impregnated the woman did so during the course of a rape, she would also need to notify him.

The GOP; screwing women, and women’s rights, again.
David Bancroft went to the Sand Dollar Lounge in Las Vegas recently and, well, was such a drunken mess that he was kicked out. Before leaving, as drunken messes do, he dropped several f-bombs at the staff.

Then he went home and took to Facebook to talk about getting kicked out of the bar—a straight bar—and called it a “gay bar” and said bouncers that bounced him were “fags.”

The next morning, in the light of sobriety, he deleted the post, but interwebz stuff never goes away, and so the bar’s owner, Anthony Jamison, shared Bancroft’s post and responded like this:
“Like accusing us of being a gay bar should be an insult.”

And then Jamison announced that the Sand Dollar will hold an LGBTQ party at the club on August 6 and that the profits from the party would go to the Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada.
“To use that platform to start blasting the community or blasting being gay is obscene, and for us to ignore it and let it go is wrong.”
Anthony Jamison also said they will name the party after Bancroft—who has since apologized for his rant—and will call it Davey’s LGBTQ Party.

Kudos Sand Dollar!


Deedles said...

I gotta tell ya, my balder half and I share a sense of humor, just not the same one. He's Dilbert and I'm The Far Side. Still, when I shared that cartoon with him, he laughed out loud. That thing always cheers me up (I loathe that mouse!).
It's obvious to me that some teachers shouldn't be in the profession. What's the draw to these cretins? I know it can't be the money.

Kirk said...

Love the Sand Dollar's response.

mistress maddie said...

I never watch Fox news and may have seen it once. I can't afford to have a restful and calm self get worked up over their views and stupid journalist. If you can't report right and keep a middle ground view to report smart and correct news they shouldn't be reporting.

anne marie in philly said...

the entire dump dictatorship is fulla shit. and liars. and h8ers.

THAT is a teacher? guess SHE will never win a "teacher of the year" award!

"So, when _____ met Putin at the G20 last week", putrid dropped his pants and dump strapped on the kneepads and...

“The only problem with that is you write your mental notes in invisible ink.” - bwhahahahahaha!

faux noise and arkansas lawmakers are idiots.

WA state & the sand dollar - WINNING! love thumps h8 into the ground!

Raybeard said...

Many thanks for your kind acclamation of my film posts, Bob. I hope they'll continue to interest you enough to investigate what you otherwise might have missed.

Btw: Talking of he-who-shan't-be-named. our government announced yesterday that he-who-shan't-be-named will not be visiting us for his golden coach ride THIS year - likely now to be next year on a date yet to be arranged, though I'd have thought that by now he-who-shan't-be-named must be longing to visit Bonnie Scotland again for a game of pitch-and-putt, or whatever. Is he so busy that he just can't find the time to slip over, like from France even now? Sad! (As he-who-shan't-be-named would tweet.)

the dogs' mother said...

Yup! And it is the second time that initiative failed to make the ballot!! :-)
They needed 307,000-ish signatures and could not get them out of a population of 7+ million!

Professor Chaos said...

I think "appropriate action"for Ms Cataldo would involve some tar and a few feathers.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

The Sand Dollar Lounge rocks!

Helen Lashbrook said...

Brooklyn is a great film, thoroughly enjoyed it at our local very exclusive film club

Fearsome Beard said...

"When life gives you lemons, fuck lemonade make cocktails!"
I love it and even though I no longer drink cocktails this is my new mantra.

Mitchell is Moving said...

Ah, thanks for a wonderful "Bob Fix."