Thursday, December 12, 2019


One last Consuelo story … for now.

Once we got the little bitch our darling girl into the house, and into the guest room, and I was trying to get her out of the cage, Carlos said:
“Wait. Are we sure that’s her?”
Seriously. And if she ever gets out again, I now know I’ll just have to throw a dish towel on the floor by her food dish and he’ll think she’s still in the house.
Here’s a story I’d never heard …

Shortly after Rosa Parks defied segregation laws and sparked the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott, she left the South for Detroit. In 1994 Rosa Parks was robbed and assaulted in her home at the age of 81. Damon Keith, a Detroit native and civil rights activist, helped Rosa Parks find a new, safer apartment in the city, and that’s when the amazingly sweet happened.

Mike Ilitch, the Little Caesars founder and Detroit Tigers owner who died last week, read the story in the newspaper and called Damon Keith and made an offer: he would pay for Rosa Parks' housing indefinitely, which he did from 1994 until the icon passed in 2005.

RIP Mr. Ilitch and say Hello to Rosa.
The nativity scene at Claremont United Methodist Church depicts Jesus, Mary and Joseph as refugees held in separate cages topped with barbed wire. The baby Jesus is wrapped in a silver foil blanket. Lead Pastor Karen Clark Ristine:
"We thought about the most famous refugee family in the world, the family of Jesus.  In the Claremont United Methodist Church nativity scene this Christmas, the Holy Family takes the place of the thousands of nameless families separated at our borders. Imagine Joseph and Mary separated at the border and Jesus no older than two taken from his mother and placed behind the fences of a Border Patrol detention center as more than 5,500 children have been the past three years."
Imagine that Deplorables? If Jesus, Mary and Joseph came to our borders today, you’d cheer as they were separated and jailed.
This weekend is the Kennedy Center Honors, honoring Earth, Wind & Fire, Sally Field, Linda Ronstadt, Sesame Street, and Michael Tilson Thomas. But before the show, the State Dept. held a  dinner for the honorees and Mike Pompeo, introducing Linda Ronstadt, paraphrased one of her biggest hits and asked when he would be “loved”.

When Linda Ronstadt got up to receive her award, she looked Pompeo dead in the eyes and said:
“Maybe when you stop enabling Donald _____”.
Icon. Hero. Deserves very honor.
Matt Gay, kicker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has been bullied his whole life because of his last name.

Now his nieces and nephews suffer the same, because … 2019 and people are still asshats. So, Matt has taken up the cause of anti-bullying and will wear special cleats to Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts:
“It’s so easy to hide behind a phone and say whatever you want. … I think it’s pure coward-ism for those who do it and there’s no place for it in this world. I got bullied and teased all the time for my last name and things like that. Luckily, I was stronger willed than they were and overcome it. There’s a lot of kids that get bullied in this world and have no way to stand up for themselves. Some of the messages I receive, it’s almost like people forget you’re an actual human being.”
Good on Matt because not only is the bullying ridiculous and must stop, the idea that calling someone gay is an insult has also got to go.
A new holiday ad for the H&M clothing chain features gay and lesbian love alongside straight couples in an ad entitled “Moments in Between”—that is the moments during the holiday season that come between the big events like Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Set to Judy Garland’s performance of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” many of the scenes shown aren’t romantic, and most aren’t LGBTQ. But there are two queer moments where two women are kissing under the mistletoe, and two young men kiss on a stairway.

Cute, right? Well, H&M is being forced to delete hateful comments about LGBTQ people under the post:
“We have a strong belief in love being for all and would like everyone to keep a friendly tone. Therefore comments that are extremely hurtful and not in line with our well-rooted values about equality have been removed.”
The comments are removed, but not the scenes of two same-sex couples sharing a kiss.

Take that!
Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, has been selected as TIME’s 2019 ‘Person of the Year’, making her the youngest person ever bestowed with their honor.

Before 2019, the previous individual to hold the record for youngest Person of the Year was the first Person of the Year in TIME’s history: 25-year-old Charles Lindbergh, back in 1927.

Congratulations to a most deserving honoree.
Adrien France.

Yes; he’s French; I’m dreaming of that accent now. And then there’s that whole loves-to-model-in-his-underwear thing. He works the curly hair, works the sleek hair, works the 70s porn star look.

Just sayin’.


Helen Lashbrook said...

I bet you that the flunky in chief is furious that he isn't Time person of the year

Bottom right pic of Adrien France reminds me of a young Jonas Kaufman

And I just love that tweet - I don't think I've seen Melodrama wear one single outfit that I've liked

Mistress Maddie said...

Adrien France has long pushed my French buttons!!!!

Bravo to Linda and the statement that church made. What a powerful message!

And has Conseulo messed up yet where she was???

the dogs' mother said...

xoxoxox :-)

Deedles said...

Carlos is cute and Consuelo is a QUEEN! She shares my surname and I do believe she went out incognito and found a tough ruggedly handsome barn tom to make a memory before settling back into housecat life. Or, she may have found another queen. One never knows with cats these days.

That little French Tickler is to die for!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

That modern nativity scene makes a powerful statement.

anne marie in philly said...

LINDA! that tweet! the nativity scene, how true! silly carlos! PS - how is carlos feeling since the operation?

Sooo-this-is-me said...

Republicans only worship the white baby Jesus, not that little brown Jewish one! Love the cages idea.

Sadie J said...

Great collection today. We need all the positives we can get!

Dave R said...

"Are you sure that's her?" That line is simply priceless, I hope you recorded it.

Bob said...

Melanie loves a statement piece, but sadly the statement is usually illiterate.

Linda rocks, and Adrien rocks my world.
Consuelo is sharing no details of her escapades and yet we've seen no tom cats sniffing around.
Perhaps a Thomasina cat?

I know, right? He's adorable.

@Deedles Roca Jones =)
I think Consuelo is fluid.

And yet the Deplorables will never get it.

Thanks for asking, he's basically back to whatever passes as normal for Carlos! =)

In their world Jesus is a white blue-eyed man. Poor delusional things.

I loved having some good news for a change.

If I were to record all the daffy, hilarious things Carlos said, I'b on full-time record!

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

Adrien is tasty!
Linda told it like it is haha.
Greta deserved that and air annoyed Cheeto. Win!
H&M is cute and I like the idea of queer lives thrown in the mix without a second thought.


Moving with Mitchell said...

I needed a bit of Carlos today. But are you SURE it’s Consuelo?

Bob said...

Amen to everything!

Don't take his side! =)