Thursday, May 28, 2020

Bobservations

The other morning, watching the morning news over breakfast, there was a story about a Lance Armstrong documentary, wherein Armstrong compares himself to LeBron James and Michael Phelps, though I forget exactly when they were stripped of their title for using performance-enhancing drugs. But I digress. As I ranted about ‘Lance Armstrong’ Carlos looked at me and nodded in that way that I know means he has no idea of whom I’m speaking.
“Lance Armstrong.”
“Oh.”
Loooooooong pause.
“Do you know who I’m talking about?”
“Neil Armstrong,”
“No.”
“Oh. Who?”
“Lance Armstrong.”
“Oh.”
Loooooonger pause.
“Do you know?”
“No.”
I thought for a minute he either believed a bicyclist rode a bike on the Moon, or that an astronaut won the Tour de France.
I say this to him on a daily basis … ever since he informed me of the law. But Tuxedo really does the big arching back tail straight in the air stretch!

Last week, Wylie, Texas Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Forrester asked Eric Hogue ,Wylie’s  GOP mayor, if Youth With a Mission, could lead a prayer at the next city council meeting. Hogue said in an email that it was a good idea, as long as a man lead the prayer; he cited two Bible verses about women remaining silent in church, saying he takes them literally:
“So I have always requested that a man lead the invocation. I understand not everyone agrees with me, but I can’t go against my conscience.”
After Hogue’s email was posted to Facebook, he clarified his ignorance by saying women can be president, a CEO of a major corporation, or anything they want, but they cannot—because of two Bible verses—lead the invocation at a city council meeting,

Hogue has been mayor of Wylie for 12 years. He is also a pastor; he is also a professional magician who once moonlighted as “Clinky the Clown.”

Maybe it was Clinky at that council meeting? No … even clowns aren’t that dumb.
Meanwhile in that Hot Mess of a Swamp-filled White House … Zach Fuentes, _____’s former deputy chief of staff, won a $3 million federal contract to supply respirator masks to Navajo Nation hospitals in New Mexico and Arizona 11 days after he created a company to sell PPE  in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Bad news, the Indian Health Service [IHS] says that 247,000 of the masks delivered by Fuentes’ company—at a cost of roughly $800,000—are unsuitable for medical use. An additional 130,400, worth about $422,000, are not the type they asked for.

But, hey, he’s a _____ ally, so just hand him the keys to the vault.
Dear Evangelicals,

Your savior demanded that “our” churches and houses of worship be opened at once, but did he bother to go to church. Nope. He played golf.

I’d ask if you feel stupid now for supporting this lying charlatan, but I know you don’t because, while y’all are a lotta things, you’re not Christians.
Amy Cooper, that white woman who tried to use NYC police officers as her Racism Valet because a black man asked her to leash her dog, has issued a public apology. Cooper said she was sorry and that her call wasn’t motivated by racism:
“I’m not a racist. I did not mean to harm that man in any way.”
Yes, Amy, you are a racist because you clearly felt that adding the word ‘black’ before man would get a quicker response; you are a racist because you began shrieking into the phone as if that evil black bird watcher was physically attacking you.

Cooper has been fired from her job … sorry, not sorry, and the Humane Society saw the video and took her dog away from her.

Good.
COVIDIOTS in Alabama flocked to the beaches over the holiday weekend, creating the perfect petri dish for the virus to spread. And judging by some of the comments of these fools to news media, the Ignorance Virus runs deep in their veins:

One young man said:
“I’m just here just to have fun and meet everybody and be cool, When it’s my time to go, it’s just my time to go.”
It’s not just you you’re affecting and, perhaps, infecting, asshat. That’s the issue; the fact that you think frolicking on the beach is okay even if it kills you, shows that you are brain dead already.

A young woman said:
“Everybody’s gotta [die] somehow. I don’t wanna die but if that’s what God has in store for my life then that’s okay.”
Do me a favor, then, asshat; when you get sick please refuse all medical help and just go … since that’s God’s plan.
Larry Kramer died yesterday. He fought the AIDS pandemic; fought the government who sought to forget about us; fought the medical community which tried to treat us as less than; fought the pharmaceutical companies who sought to make coins off our lives …and deaths.

He spoke for us when we couldn’t say how we felt; Larry told our stories for all the world to hear.  In a world growing louder by the second, Larry’s voice, full of anger, resentment and hope was the strongest one out there.

He took on presidents and corporations and hospitals and mainstream America. He made sure we were seen and heard.

He acted up, he acted out, he stood up, and he spoke out.

Larry Kramer is a hero. Rest now …
Now … Charles Leclerc is a Monégasque racing driver, currently driving in Formula One for Ferrari, and hotttie fashion model.



He looks like a tasty little morsel.


Ooh.La.La.

17 comments:

the dogs' mother said...

(Carlos) (Tuxedo) (Larry Kramer)
Take care, be safe - xoxo :-)

Moving with Mitchell said...

I get so happy whenever I see "Tales of Carlos" at the top. I know very well who Lance Armstrong (asshole... I mean cyclist) is as opposed to Neil Armstrong (the astronaut). HOWEVER... Confession Time: As I started reading, I thought: "Why would the astronaut compare himself to LeBron James and Michael Phelps!?!"

Bob said...

Oh Mitchell!

Sooo-this-is-me said...

The younger LGBTQ community owes a lot to Larry Kramer.
I watched a doc on Lance Armstrong years ago, creepy guy. Also sickening how butt kissers helped him get away with his cheating.
The last picture is disgusting, that cop is actually enjoying his power over the man, he's getting off on it.

Deedles said...

Oh, dear sweet Carlos! I'm surprised that you didn't perversely throw Louis into the bunch, Bobulah :)

jsstrand said...

Re the mask situation - San Antonio has something similar which is now under investigation - a local company was awarded a federal contract to provide food services but they have no background in food services - here is a link to the most current investigation by a local newspaper - https://m.sacurrent.com/Flavor/archives/2020/05/26/report-san-antonio-event-planner-that-won-39m-federal-contract-has-history-of-dubious-claims

-I'm really curious to see where the "buddy system" kicked in!! And I would not be surprised if there are a plethora of these "deals" happening under the rug all over the US -

den81164 said...

re: beach pic....additional image of charles darwin with his finger to his lips..."shhhh! i've got this!"

whkattk said...

Meanwhile, that poor little bitch (Cooper) is whining that her "life is ruined!" Well, actions have consequences - especially when you're caught on video.

Kramer...sad news. Really sad news. But, so many folks in the media seem to forget that he was also a very accomplished playwright that added to the activism.

Clinky the Clown...um, well, they ARE in Texas. Where a very large does of Cheeto's evangelical "christians" reside.

100,000+ deaths and the Dumpster still hasn't attempted to make note of it. Though, The Dumb One did in a tweet about how well the DOW had done. Pass the anti-nausea meds, please.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Excellent lineup of Bobservations today!

Helen Lashbrook said...

The President of the Royal Society reminded us that there is still no vaccine for HIV/Aids all these decades after the first appearance of that plague. He also pointed out that we may not have a vaccine for Covid-19 by 2040, because we can't always fid a cure for what ails us.

Mistress Maddie said...

"I thought for a minute he either believed a bicyclist rode a bike on the Moon, or that an astronaut won the Tour de France."

Stole the show!!!!!!

And that Tweet!

Treaders said...

Wow I didn't know they had also taken Amy Cooper's dog away from her. Like you say, "consequences" for being a racist bitch seeking to make trouble!

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

Ha! Carlos is right, though. Neil Armstrong is more iconic *hides*
Larry Kramer is gone. His life work -and his anger at inaction and fuckery- stays with us.
Gotta love the cherry-picking of the xtianists. Gotta love it.
Oh, Amy Cooper. If you only knew the arguments I’ve had over this one....,!

XoXo

anne marie in philly said...

SHARE THAT TWEET! and oooooh-la-la, that frenchman! and tuxedo - RIGHT ON!

It's Just Jake said...

In her report last night of Larry Kramer's passing, Rachel Maddow ran clips of 2002-ish interviews, one where Larry referred to a Dr. he knew as "Tony", and another where a Dr. Anthony Fauci(sp?) spoke of Larry's tactics in an informed and (seemed to me) somewhat personal tone...
It surprised me as I had never bothered to look up Dr.F's credentials. I initially took him for another of That Man's lackey's, he has shown himself since to be the best person on the team.

Dave R said...

Phelps didn't lose his medals.

Larry is a hero.

Fuentes... will be indicted the minute the Idiot Jerk is removed.

Hogue is a cherry picker from hell.

Bob said...

@TDM
All three!

@Steven
We, the LGBTQ community, sometimes forgets those who came before, and upon whose shoulders we stand. It's up to us to remind those coming up who lead the way.

@Deedle:ah
Oh, he'd know all about Louis!

@jsstrand
Grifters hang together.

@den
Darwin would be sickened by this.

@whkattk
I'd feel bad for Cooper for all she lost--job and dog--but this is all on her for weaponizng race.

@Debra
Thanks!

@Helen
When we fail to learn from history we are doomed to repeat it.

@MM
Carlos does slay me sometimes, and that Tweet enrages and disgusts me.

@Treaders
In the video you see her lift the dog up by it's leash and collar. She doesn't deserve a dog!

@Six
Bettah hide!

@AM
I do like a French morsel.

@Jake
Fauci and Kramer were adversaries in the first days of the AIDS crisis, but then they came to work together, and became friends. Tune in tomorrow for Fauci's comments on Kramer's passing.

@Dave
re: Phelps. That's what I said about James and Phelps not losing titles because they were drugging.