Thursday, August 24, 2017

Random Musings

I’m’a keep this short ... Confederate statues and symbols should never be destroyed.

They should, however, be removed from places of honor—schools and courthouses and government buildings—and housed in museums of American History.

As much as we don’t like it, this is our history and we need to save it for those who chose—in my mind, wrongly—to honor it, and for those who choose to study it and for those who choose to never forget.

Soapbox closed.
Zoe Lofgren, a Democratic Congresswoman from California, introduced a new resolution last week suggesting that “President” _____ undergo a physical and mental health exam to help determine whether he is fit for office.

Cuz you know he isn’t.

Lofgren’s resolution specifically calls on Vice President Pence and _____’s Cabinet members to “quickly secure the services of medical and psychiatric professionals” to “assist in their deliberations” invoking the 25th Amendment, which outlines presidential removal procedures. Lofgren, and many, many others, think that such an examination would “determine whether the president suffers from mental disorder or other injury that impairs his abilities and prevents him from discharging his Constitutional duties.”

And after his Crazy Time in Arizona this week, he clearly needs to be examined.
I have often said I don’t “get” gay Republicans, like the Log Cabin Republicans—let’s not even get to why gay Republicans are in a Log Cabin unless they’re filming some old Falcon porn video—but this week the LCR has a planned event at a _____ hotel because, as LCR President, Gregory Angelo, said:
“Our desired original venue was unable to accommodate us on any of our desired dates [and] “the _____ Hotel gave us a very competitive deal.”
I just wonder if they’ll ban transgender military personnel from attending since that seems to be _____’s wheelhouse.

The LCR ... they can go eff themselves.
On the other side of the coin, eight major non-profits have canceled scheduled events at  Mar-a-Lago, _____’s resort in Palm Beach, after the “President” expressed support for white supremacists and neo-Nazis in response to their violent actions in Charlottesville.

The Salvation Army, the American Red Cross, the Cleveland Clinic, the American Friends of Magen David Adom, the American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen for the Cure have all pulled out of holding events at the site, with the Red Cross saying it would cancel its annual fundraiser at the club because “it has increasingly become a source of controversy and pain for many of our volunteers, employees and supporters.”

One of the cancellations cut close to home for the ____’s when the Big Dog Ranch Rescue announced it would no longer hold an upcoming event at the club and would instead move another facility nearby; _____’s daughter-in-law, Lara _____, was scheduled to co-chair the event."

Maybe he’ll finally get it—though I doubt it because he’s unhinged—since he’s getting hit in the wallet that his endorsement of hate doesn’t pay; the loss of these eight events will likely cost him between $800,000 and $2.2 million.

Or, to put it in terms he might understand, it’ll cost him Melania’s Botox Budget for the month.
In China, police arrested a gay man who orally assaulted and robbed an unconscious drunken man in Liuzhou.

The victim, given the pseudonym A’Jun—John Doe?—to protect his identity, woke up one morning after a night out with his wallet and phone missing, and his belt loosened.

He immediately went to police who begun their investigation by checking nearby surveillance cameras where A’Jun is seen stumbling into view and then falling asleep on a park bench. Two hours into his drunken slumber, two women can be seen sitting on chair swings nearby while a man in a vest and shorts walks by and sits on another bench. When the women walk away, the man then goes over and fondles the sleeping A’Jun’s genitals through his jeans, and then he, um, orally assaults A’Jun.

Just a note: I swear I was in Wilmington last week, and was nowhere near China.
Now, if this guy was asleep on a park bench, I would not be responsible for my actions ... just saying.

ABC News has recently hired former BBC News reporter James Longman and he is delicious; he’s cute, he has a nice body, he has an accent, and, best of all, he’s openly gay. And you know that cute gay men with accents are right up my alley.

Longman is a Middle East specialist and spent five years reporting for the BBC; he’s fluent in French, Arabic, and English and, um, well, my only question is, is Longman his name, or a description?

Asking for a friend.
In another testament to _____]s inability to drain the swamp, and instead drain the taxpayers’ wallets, the Secret Service can no longer pay hundreds of the agents it needs to carry out an expanded protective mission because of the sheer size of “President” _____’s family and the efforts needed to secure their multiple residences up and down the East Coast.

Secret Service Director Randolph “Tex” Alles said more than 1,000 agents have already hit the federally mandated caps for salary and overtime allowances that were meant to last the entire year.

Yeah, he’ll make America broke again.
Ron Gage and his partner, Henry McKinnon, were dining at DC restaurant The Prime Rib and were shocked when a waiter told them they couldn’t share a dessert from the same bowl because ... gay.

Gage and McKinnon had been joking around with their server all evening, in what Gage said had been a nice night until dessert:
“When it came time for dessert, we asked for one sundae with two spoons.”
The server he would bring it in two separate dishes because ‘It wouldn’t look right with two gentlemen eating out of the same sundae. It doesn’t go with the ambiance of the restaurant.’”

Now, to be fair, if I may, the restaurant placed some blame on the waiter’s Bulgarian nationality, saying English isn’t his first language, and that “there’s no way we would condone anything remotely like this.”

Still, Gage and McKinnon don’t intend to return.

Seriously; Carlos and I have been sharing desserts for seventeen years and have never been told it’s inappropriate ... well, except for that one night when we played Nekkid Key Lime Pie.

But that was a special occasion ... it was a Tuesday.
The other night ESPN removed an announcer from a Virginia football game because his name ... his name ... is ... wait for it ... Robert Lee.

You know, like that Confederate General ... well, except his name is Robert Lee and not Robert E. Lee and he is of Asian descent.

Sometimes political correctness is just too damned much.

In How Stupid Is The GOP news ... the Arizona Republican party has used an ad from a 1994 sitcom about an Asian family—that's it up thereon their website to prove how inclusive the party is.

Yes, the Arizona GOP used a cast photograph of All-American Girl on their official website—until someone found out and then they removed it—with the caption “Asian Americans” on a page that says the GOP will never “demand special rights for certain races, push policies that favor members of one group over another, or single out certain ethnic or social groups with the promise of special favors or political privileges.”

Here's the photo for the TV show:

The star of All-American Girl is GOP-loathing comedian Margaret Cho, who said this about that:
“I find this similar to when I was a kid someone told me that Simon Lebon’s [real] name was “Mike Hunt” and so I went around school saying ‘I love Mike Hunt’ and even wrote it on my locker. I didn’t bother to research and paid the price of a dodgeball to the face. They got some bad information and ran with it. They deserve a dodgeball to the face.”
Oh, Margaret, they deserve more than that!


the dogs' mother said...

Major eye roll re the Robert Lee story.

anne marie in philly said...

I've heard the number of groups canceling events in FL is up to 20 now.

fuck the dumps! impeach all dumps!

Deedles said...

Oh where to start, where to start? Okay, let's go prurient. How can anyone get enjoyment from sexually messing with someone who's asleep? This is something I ask my husband whenever I wake up and find I'm participating in, making love :)

James Longman, at least his parents had the foresight not to name him Peter or Richard. Beautiful man.

I never read the ESPN thingy because I just knew that was the reason Mr. Lee wasn't used. I was hoping that the stupidity wouldn't stoop that low, but it did.

My hubby and I are not allowed to share desserts in public. Too much bloodshed when he ends up being stabbed with a fork, or with a spoon up his nose (depends on what I'm trying to eat in peace).

As for the rest, good on the good. The bad I will leave for Anne Marie to take on. She is so much better at ranting than I am. I do love that in a person.

Sadie J said...

With James on board, I might start watching the news again!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

That Tweet of the Week is HILARIOUS!

itsmyhusbandandme said...

James Longman? See my post Hot Dude With A Pizza!

mistress maddie said...

Save time and money.....Trump and the VP ARE plum nuts!!!!!
And I can't tell you how many times while on a park bench passed out I felt fondled and "pleased" Maybe I wasn't dreaming?

Bob Slatten said...

I remember reading that post but I'd forgotten it was Mr. Longman.

Professor Chaos said...

What the hell is it going to take for these log cabin guys to get that this nasty awful parey Does Not Want Them. Why do they continue to kiss GOP ass when they get nothing but slapped down in return?

Also, tRump probably doesn't care if he loses $ on MaraLago. He'll just funnel the assets to tRump, Inc and have MaraLago declare bankruptcy. (Or rather, his accountants and lawyers will. God knows he isn't clever enough to do it on his own.

Oh, and Lindsey Graham -- just shut the hell up. You haven't been relevant since. . . I don't know, ever?

Harry Hamid said...

What I love about the Log Cabin Republicans is how shocked and disappointed they sound in their public statements, like a bunch of people who have just awoke from comas in the middle of a movie and have no idea what the storyline has been up until now.

Mitchell is Moving said...

I hit my limit this week and I just can't cope. It's temporary. And I probably could cope with Longman.

Helen Lashbrook said...

I'm with you on political correctness; over here it has been suggested that people not be allowed to eat nuts in public because....some people are allergic to nuts and might suffer an anaphylactic shock and possibly die. No-one suggests banning cars which kill thousands of people every year.

Theresa Young said...

I agree with your soap box rant. The statues are part of our history. Like it or not. If we start erasing history it could become very dangerous.