Friday, August 31, 2018

I Didn't Say It ...


Russell Walker, the GOP nominee for North Carolina District 48, is a proud racist because, well, God:

What is wrong with being a white supremacist? God is a racist and a white supremacist. Someone or group has to be supreme and that group is the whites of the world … there is no such thing as equality. Someone or something has to be superior and someone and something has to be inferior.”

Today’s GOP, thanks to _____.
Rick Davis, the national campaign manager for John McCain’s 2008 and 2000 presidential campaigns, read a letter described as McCain’s final words:

“We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with tribal rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all corners of the globe … We weaken it when we hide behind walls, rather than tear them down, when we doubt the power of our ideals rather than trust them to be the great force for change they have always been … Do not despair of our present difficulties but believe always in the promise and greatness of America, because nothing is inevitable here. Americans never quit. We never surrender. We never hide from history. We make history.”

Truer words were never spoken… RIP, sir.
Grant Stinchfield, NRA TV host, on arming teachers:

“Texas is asking to spend federal Department of Education grant money to buy firearms for teachers that have gone through the state’s school marshal program. Teachers trained to carry firearms in school, in firearms, and the state needs permission to use federal money to do that. As you can imagine, the left is melting down. I would argue of all the things schools use federal grant money for, this may be the most legitimate. It falls into the core functions of the federal government, provide for the safety and security of its citizens. In fact, using federal tax dollars to buy guns for teachers is more in the boundaries of what the federal money should be used for than even textbooks or after-school programs. Guns in the hands of good guys has a direct impact on our safety, a core function of government.”

Yes, he says guns for teachers serve a better purpose than textbooks for students which proves that Grant Stinchfield never learned a single thing in school and is a moron to this day.
Oh, and he can f**k off.
Henry McMaster, South Carolina’s asshat GOP governor, calling Democrats “dogs” and lubing himself up for _____:

“Now, [Democrats will] come up and talk to you, and they seem so nice. They seem reasonable. But, then you remember they’re in the same league as Nancy Pelosi. Our Democratic friends are a lot like dogs. One on one, they’re really nice, but in a pack they’re dangerous. So I tell you, we can’t let up. We got to go hard. And in South Carolina we are making progress, and it’s because we have a president, Donald ____, who is one of the greatest we have ever had or ever will have.”

I’m surprised he then didn’t bend over and let a _____ blowup doll f**k him.
Seriously, South Carolina Democrats, let’s boot this tool.
Ron DeSantis, GOP candidate for governor of Florida, proving he’s a_____ supporter, when speaking about his opponent, Andrew Gillum, a black man:

“The last thing we need to do is to monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases and bankrupting the state, That’s not going to work, that’s not going to be good for Florida.”

DeSantis has ‘clarified’ his remarks meaning he’s backpedaling, but also of note, he also said Gillum was an ‘articulate’ man … as if it’s some surprise that a black man could be articulate.
But it is a surprise, to a racist.
Do better Florida.
Andrew Gillum, responding to DeSantis’ remarks:
“It’s very clear that Mr. DeSantis is taking a page directly from the campaign manual of Donald _____, but I think he has got another thing coming to him if he thinks that in today’s day and age Florida voters are going to respond to that level of derision and division, they are sick of it. In the handbook of Donald Trump, they no longer do whistle calls. They are now using full bull horns.”
When Fox News host Shepard Smith asked if the comment was “racist” or a “figment of speech” Gillum said he did not believe the remark was not a mere accident.
It wasn’t, because had Gillum been a white man DeSantis never, never, would have used the word ‘monkey.’
And we all know it.
PS In the 24 hours after DeSantis' remarks, the Gillum campaign took in over $1 million and Ron DeSantis was outed as a moderator of a white supremacist Facebook page.
Kanye West, finally answering a question Jimmy Kimmel asked him a month ago, about _____ liking black people:

“I feel that he cares about the way black people feel about him, and he would like for black people to like him like they did when he was cool in the rap songs. He’s got an ego like all the rest of us, and he wants to be the greatest president, and he knows that he can’t be the greatest president without the acceptance of the black community. So it’s something that he’s gonna work towards, but we’re gonna have to speak to him.”

It took him a month to come up with this nonsense?
Someone needs to check himself back into the hospital because the only person that could make sense of this illiterate gibberish would be Kanye’s media whore  wife or his media whore in-laws.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Bobservations


One morning I saw an online survey about refinancing your mortgage through the HARP program and thought I’d see what we might be able to save. I filled out the questionnaire, and then it began asking for my name, phone, email, address, etc., all the while saying I would never be contacted.

Well, the autofill on the computer started with Carlos’ name and no sooner that I had hit the enter button to find my savings, did the phone start ringing from Quicken Loans. I ignored the first four calls, but on the fifth, I politely told the caller that Carlos wasn’t home, and we weren’t interested in talking refinance right then, but that it was something we would look into.

Cut to the evening when we get home from work and there are messages and messages from Quicken Loans and evidence of 8-10 calls from them during the day. Right after dinner, the phone rang, and, yes, Quicken Loans. Carlos took the call and, well, let’s just say he was like Ricky Ricardo ripping Lucy a new one for one of her hairbrained schemes.

It.Was.Magical.
Yes, there are Hot Men coming, but I thought I’d start with a Hot Man … Craig Melvin recently stepped down as Saturday anchor of NBC’s Today because, rumor has it … I love that song … he is being groomed to join Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb as an anchor on the weekday Today show.

Um, if you need help ‘grooming’ him, I have some vacation time coming …
This week in GOP Asshattery … Rodney Garcia, the GOP candidate for Montana’s 52nd State House District, has repeatedly misgendered Democratic primary winner Amelia Marquez, a Latina transgender woman; Garcia has repeatedly referred to Marquez by her birth name, claiming—in his own words—that he did so as a display of “respect and courtesy.”’

It’s funny, and sick and sad, because the GOP knows nothing about respect and courtesy.
I am not a fan of Sia, but after reading this, I do like her for this.

Back in 2015, Sia was the musical guest on SNL and the host was one Donald ____. Sia says she ran into ____ and his work wife Ivanka, on the way to her dressing room after her performance, and ____asked:
“We’ve got to get a photo!”
And she replied”
“Actually, do you mind if we don’t? I have a lot of queer and Mexican fans, and I don’t want them to think that I support your views.”
Of course, you know he left and had a hissy fit until Ivanka could put him down for the night.

Or called a porn star to bang him.
I know you may not believe me, but these are a thing … Cowboy Sandals. What the well-dressed redneck is wearing to the hoe-down.
Reacting to the recent avalanche of reports of pedophile priests raping children and running rampant and unchecked through the Catholic Church, newly minted Mexican Cardinal Sergio Obeso Rivera has suggested that victims who accuse priests should be “ashamed” because they too have skeletons in their own closets.

Yup, it’s victim blaming time in the Church.
Dino Sajudin, the former _____ Tower doorman, has been released from his non-disclosure agreement and is now free to talks about the child _____ fathered with his housekeeper.

Wouldn’t it be fabulous if the housekeeper was an undocumented immigrant?

Asking for a country …
Fiscal Conservative Republican Alert!

The Department of Agriculture is going to pay $4.7 billion to farmers growing soybeans, cotton and other products that were hit by _____’s tariffs.

Making America Great? Or having taxpayers pay farmers because you’re a tiny little man with a tiny little orange dick?
Betty Shelby used to be a police officer in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but left in 2016 after she was acquitted of manslaughter for shooting an unarmed black man to death.

Cuz, she’s white …and he was black. Recently, Shelby returned to Tulsa, albeit working for a sheriff’s office in a nearby county, with a new job, and it’s a doozy.

She will be teaching a course on helping police officers "survive" the aftermath of controversial shootings such as the one in which she was involved … shooting an unarmed man to death.

Yes, because it’s all about the police officers and what they go through when they murder black Americans … for being black.
In better gun news … California has just passed new Gun Control bills that are expected to be signed by the Governor which include a lifetime ban on owning firearms for people convicted of domestic violence.

Take that first step, California, and lead the way.
Oh gosh darn … former Alaska Governor, the Half-Term Quitter, AKA Mama Grizzly Bore™, has not been invited to attend funeral services for John McCain. A source within that family, it was probably Blister, said that “out of respect to Senator McCain and his family we have nothing to add at this point.”

Look, we all know she wasn’t invited because she’d roll up to the funeral in some bumpersticker-plastered Winnebago, with a BBQ grill strapped to the top, a dune buggy being towed behind, and come out wearing her fancy going-to-dinner black overalls slurping a Big Gulp, surrounded by that brood of miscreants and white trash.

Or …. The McCain’s don’t like her. Yeah, that’s it.
Don't forget ...that ALLEGEDLY the President of the United States, pouting in the Oval Office because reporters are asking about John McCain.

A grown-assed man. Seriously,. Ivanka, put him down for his nap.
This week’s Hot Men are old school …because I caught them both in old movies.

First up, Montgomery Clift, the closeted gay actor, and hottie, who I saw recently in A Place In The Sun. Damn, he was fine.

And then I saw The Godfather again and was taken by how hot Al Pacino … young Al Pacino …was; he could make me an offer any time.

Just sayin’.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Architecture Wednesday: Surprising Seclusion

This home, dubbed Surprising Seclusion, is located in busy Singapore, with both the front and rear facing busy roads, and sitting right alongside an old house. So, the architect created the home to “look inward.” It’s a triple story home, covered, but with a ventilated courtyard and indoor pool that are the focus of the main floor.

Along one side, a sculptural staircase cantilevers from the wall to reach the family room on the second level. The staircase then continues, with a stepped planter on the side and lit from skylights above, to the private floor.

The entire house is finished in concrete with no shape and gray-faced brick; the bathrooms continue the theme, with brick openings that allow ventilation but not views, along with planting areas that offer a green contrast to the gray scheme.

It seems kind of dark, and kind of monolithic, but with the views on the inside would you really miss the views out?


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One Scoop of Detergent Equals One Measure of Dignity


When Akbar Cook started as vice principal four years ago at West Side High School in Newark, New Jersey, it was a tough gig. The school was seeing two or three kids every summer killed from gun violence.
“I needed to find a way to save them. It really affected me having my kids killed.”
But it wasn’t just gun violence burdening the school. Two years ago, a 16-year-old student entered through the school’s metal detectors and when the security guards asked to check her bag, the girl screamed at them and threw water at them. She didn’t want anyone to see what was inside her bag … dirty underwear and clothes.
“She was homeless that weekend and didn’t want anyone to know.”
Cook then realized that many students at West Side faced humiliation because they didn't have anything clean to wear; they were often bullied for wearing dirty clothes and some of their fellow snapped photos and tagged the students on social media.

Principal Cook heard the students talking, and he saw the social media posts; he suspected that this bullying was the reason 85% of his students chronically missed school, so this year he has added a new facility in the building: a free laundromat:
"These are kids, good kids who want to learn, that are missing three to five days a month because they were being bullied because they were dirty. I even changed the school uniform to darker colors, so they could go more days without cleaning them, but even with that, students were struggling to have them look clean enough to attend."
Two years ago, Cook applied for a grant from a foundation associated with one of Newark's utility companies—PSE&G.—and received $20,000 to turn an old football locker room into a school laundromat. There are five washers, five dryers and a growing stock of detergent donated from around the country.

The room is open to students free of charge between 3PM and 6PM, with an adult supervisor keeping an eye out during those hours and helps pass on the important life skill of being self-reliant; Principal Cook says:
“We are trying to teach them to navigate their pride. My kids are fighters—they just need good ways to fight for themselves, and then take pride in what they can do."
And sometimes all it takes is a clean shirt and a pair of pants.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Oy! The Punum On That Cat!

Someone was clearly not pleased that i was disturbing the post-breakfast nap.

Hey Arizona? Take Note, Kelli Ward Is A Heartless B*tch


Kelli Ward is running for Jeff Flake’s soon-to-be-vacant senate seat in Arizona; she is a rabid, boot-licking, ass-kissing, goose-stepping _____ supporter so it is no surprise that she feels that John McCain’s statement last Friday that he was ending treatment for brain cancer was done solely to hurt campaign.

John McCain died Saturday hours after her remarks.

Her comment was made under a Facebook post by one of her campaign staffers, who questioned if it was "just a coincidence" that the McCain family released the statement the same day that Ward was kicking off her campaign bus tour, "or if it was a plan to take media attention off her campaign?" And Kelli Ward responded:
"I think they wanted to have a particular narrative that they hope is negative to me."
Seriously; this tool thinks John McCain decided to end his treatments and die with dignity just to cast a negative light on her campaign? Oh, honey, all the negativity is coming from you and your hateful heart.

Ward's campaign spokesman, Zachery Henry, is not taking calls to explain her words, but, although it’s far too late, her comment has been deleted from the page except for this screen shot:


And when that story broke, Kelli Ward took to Facebook to try to lie her way out of being a heartless bitch:
"The media loves a narrative. I’ve said again and again to pray for Senator McCain & his family. These decisions are terrible to have to make. I feel compassion for him and his family as they go through this. It’s not the McCain’s creating a narrative—it’s the media making something out of nothing. The media, the left, and the Establishment have the agenda. They’ve been attacking me over fake stories for a year on this issue. I ran against Mr. McCain. I don’t agree with his voting record and rhetoric. I pray for him as a man who is suffering."
Yup, it’s fake news, she says, except for the proof that she said it.

Arizona? Do you really want _____ in a dress representing you?