Saturday, February 16, 2019

I Ain't One To Gossip But ...


I don’t watch Celebrity Big Brother because they aren’t celebrities and Big Brother is stupid and, yes, Julie Chen. But apparently this time Hot Mess Lindsay Lohan’s mother, Dina “Pour me another” Lohan is in the house and she has admitted to having a boyfriend of over five years that she has never even met.

I smell catfish.

Dina says that she and her man, who lives in San Francisco, and may, or may not, be a ninety-year-old Chinese woman, have been in a long-distance relationship with for five years and she wants to marry him.

Hopefully after they meet.

Dina, who claims to speak to her beau every day, says the reason they’ve never met is because he lives in San Francisco where he :::cough:::: takes care of his mother, while she lives on the East Coast where she takes care of draining boxes of Chardonnay, and since they don’t have planes that fly coast-to-coast—that’s so science fiction—the two haven’t met.

And yet even more interesting, is that Celebrity Big Brother offered to fly Dina’s love from San Francisco to LA where the show is filmed to make their first meeting so special and not at all a ratings grab, and the boyfriend opted not to do that.

And it’s not because he’s a ninety-year-old Chinese woman.
Miranda Lambert is a hot mess. Y’all know she began dating a married man who was with her on tour, and then dumped him as soon as his wife left him; Miranda likes her boyfriends to be married and stay married … to other women … but she’s also a food throwing hillbilly.

It seems Miranda, her mother and a family friend were dining at the Stoney River Steakhouse in Nashville and when the family friend, an unidentified male, went to use the restroom. Well, in that restroom, another man made an off-color remark to Miranda’s friend millennials and their phones, and the two men started shouting at one another.

When Miranda’s friend came back to the table, he told Miranda about the guy in the bathroom and suddenly that guy appeared at their table and started shrieking at them, too. Miranda started arguing with the older man and ALLEGEDLY had to be held back from physically assaulting him, so she did the second-best thing … she walked over to another table where the man’s wife was sitting and dumped a salad into the wife’s lap. The police were called but Miranda and her gang had already sped away from the restaurant.

I kinda thought she was white trash for the way she loved breaking up people’s marriages … after breaking up her own … but she’s opened a door to a whole sub-basement of redneck behavior now.
Tonight …on a Very Special Blossom, Mayim Bialik goes all Miranda Lambert at an airport.

It seems The Big Bang Theory co-star, who pulls in about $450,000 an episode, was flying First Class and her flight was delayed. She then tried to book a seat for her enormous piece of luggage and threw a fit when she was refused, and saw “regular” people taking their “regular sized” carry-on luggage onto the flight. And so, as entitled folks do, Bialik took to Twitter and Instagram to troll for sympathy for her 1% problems:
“@UnitedAirlines i ran for 10 min to make the flight you made me late for with your delays. This is about humanity. She didn’t even say she was sorry. I’m sorry I flew your airline. Thanks for booking me on a later flight. But right now she needs to remember we are all human.”
“To the @UnitedAirlines flight attendant who shut the boarding gate in my face. I made my connecting flight in Houston. it was a tight squeeze but You said there were plenty of open seats. when you saw my carry on suitcase you said there was no room and shut the door in my face.”
“And also why couldn’t my little suitcase somehow fit? Maybe the first class seat I was supposed to sit in could have held it and I would have gladly sat in all of the open seats anywhere on that plane. :(“
“And there were five other people from my flight standing there with me who she let on the plane. Maybe she just doesn’t like The Big Bang Theory. They all had carry-on luggage too.”
According to an even longer Instagram explanation, which included a picture of her “little suitcase”, Bialik complained that the “lady stewardess”—apparently Bialik hasn’t flown in a plane since the 1950s—made her look like a “prima donna” because she shouted out, “I have a first-class seat!” … Bialik claims she wanted her luggage to have the first-class seat while she’d take a seat back in steerage with the poor folk …or something. 

She then suggested that “maybe the [lady stewardess] hates women who look like they’re going to cry” or that “maybe she hates the Big Bang theory.” Or maybe she hates self-entitled one-percenters who run late for their flights because their first flight was delayed but think their next flight should wait on the ground until Dame Lady Duchess Bialik arrives?

Siddown, Blossom.
Kim Kardastrophe, who has clearly never met a plastic surgeon she didn’t want to employ, or a body part she didn’t want bigger, smaller, flatter, rounder, tighter or jigglier, is furious, furious I tell ya, that people think she had a nose job.

That’s her, up there, with the totally not altered schnoz.

But, while being a guinea pig at her makeup artist’s, Mario Dedivanovic, Master Class, Mario pointed out Kim had a small bump on her nose to a room filled with aspiring makeup artists and then demonstrated a nose contouring technique he uses to cover it up. And that’s when Kim declared that her nose is her lone original body part …
“I never had my nose done. Everyone thought I did, and I said wait until I have kids because your real features come out.”
Kim frequently mentioned her laser treatments and Botox, her waist cinching and her ass expanding, but that nose is as original as the fenders on my 1969 VW Bug that I had in college {note, the fenders weren’t real.]

And neither is the proboscis on that face
Denise Richards made her first appearance on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and … she seems nice. But we all know nice doesn’t get you too far on a Housewives show, so we need some dirt. Like how she met her latest husband, Aaron Phypers. Denise says they met at his “wellness” center and that she was a client, but … here’s some dirt.

See, up until a couple of years ago, Aaron was married to Denise’s neighbor, Nicolette Sheridan, so maybe she met on the corner, and then at the “wellness”? Keep in mind, this is the same Denise Richards who dated Richie Sambora, who had been married to another of her neighbors, Heather Locklear.

Now, that doesn’t mean Denise is a husband stealing she devil running amok in the ‘hood stealing her friend’s husbands …

Does it?

Friday, February 15, 2019

I Didn't Say It ...


Andrew McCabe, former FBI Acting Director, on beginning obstruction of justice and counterintelligence investigations involving _____ and his ties to Russia, and the thought of invoking the 25th Amendment:

“There were meetings at the Justice Department at which it was discussed whether the vice president and a majority of the Cabinet could be brought together to remove the president of the United States under the 25th Amendment. These were the eight days from Comey’s firing to the point that Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel. And the highest levels of American law enforcement were trying to figure out what do with the president. They were counting noses. Not asking cabinet members whether they would vote for or against removing the president. But they were speculating, this person would be with us. That person would not be, and they were counting noses in that effort.”

Needless to say, after the interview _____ went batshit crazy on Twitter, which only seems to prove McCabe is being truthful.
Cory Booker, suggesting he’d have a female running mate if he wins the nomination for president:

“We have such a great field of leaders, I think that you’ll rarely see a Democratic ticket anymore without gender diversity, race diversity. I think it’s something we should have. I’m not going to box myself in, but should I become [the presidential nominee], you know I’ll be looking to women first. We have great people running. This is actually an abundance of riches for the Democratic Party. I hope that whoever wins, we all support. It’s really important to me that we have full support of whoever that nominee is.” 

I’d like to see a woman picking a man to be her Vice President.
Just sayin’.
Chris Pratt, actor, responding to claims by Ellen Page that he attends Hillsong, an anti-LGBTQ church:

“It has recently been suggested that I belong to a church which ‘hates people’ and is ‘infamously anti-LGBTQ.’ Nothing could be further from the truth. I go to a church that opens their doors to absolutely everyone. Despite what the Bible says about divorce my church community was there for me every step of the way, never judging, just gracefully accompanying me on my walk. They helped me tremendously offering love and support. It is what I have seen them do for others on countless occasions regardless of sexual orientation, race or gender. My faith is important to me, but no church defines me or my life, and I am not a spokesman for any church or group of people. My values define who I am. We need less hate in this world, not more. I am a man who believes that everyone is entitled to love who they want free from the judgment of their fellow man. Jesus said, ‘I give you a new command, love one another.’ This is what guides me in my life. He is a God of Love, Acceptance, and Forgiveness. Hate has no place in my or this world.”

How nice, but divorce has been acceptable in churches forever, though gay folks? Not so much. So,please, don't compare your choice to divorce with my sexual orientation.
And then there’s this …
Brian Houston, pastor of Hillsong,  in a 2015 blog post about gay people:

“I do believe God’s word is clear that marriage is between a man and a woman. The writings of the apostle Paul in scripture on the subject of homosexuality are also clear, as I have mentioned in previous public statements. Hillsong Church welcomes ALL people but does not affirm all lifestyles. Put clearly, we do not affirm a gay lifestyle and because of this we do not knowingly have actively gay people in positions of leadership, either paid or unpaid. I recognize this one statement alone is upsetting to people on both sides of this discussion, which points to the complexity of the issue for churches all over the world. I love and accept people on a personal level and if I lived next to a gay couple, I would treat them with the same embrace I would any other neighbor because – surprise, surprise – not all my neighbors think like me.”

First off, pastor, howsabout checking all the admonitions for straight people before you ramble off a few about The Gays.
Secondly, it’s not a lifestyle, it’s a life; it’s not a preference it’s an orientation; you say it’s not hate, but that’s only because you put a pretty bow on it.
Lynn Hutchings, Wyoming GOP Senator, speaking to 10 LGBTQ students at Gay-Straight Alliance Civics Day:

“If my sexual orientation was to have sex with all of the men in there and I had sex with all of the women in there and then they brought their children and I had sex with all of them and then brought their dogs in and I had sex with them, should I be protected for my sexual orientation?”

Yes, she did. And how ignorant of the hate-filled bigot to agree to speak to a GSA and then denigrate gay folks right in front of them.
Oh, and Miss Hutchings, being gay doesn’t mean having sex with animals, or even having sex with everyone. You need to educate yourself because you look and sound like a fucking idiot.
But then, you’re a Republican, so, yeah, there’s that.
Mick Mulvaney, _____’s ”acting” White House Chief of Staff , on if _____ recognizes the importance of Congress’ oversight role:

“We can either work together on legislation or we can spend all our time with you doing investigations, but you can’t do both … but don’t – again, it’s not reasonable to expect the president to work with you on Monday on a big infrastructure bill, and then on Tuesday, have you punch him in the face over 15 different investigations … It’s very difficult to do both. I just think that’s human nature."

But then Mulvaney added something else that he probably shouldn’t have, proving he’s a lying two-faced hypocrite and unfit to serve in government.
He admitted that, after the “Tea Party wave, of which I was one, got here in 2011, the last thing we were interested in was giving President Obama legislative successes.”
That’s Mick Mulvaney. Typical hypocritical lying Republican.
Drake, telling the audience that winning a Grammy means nothing, as he accepted his Grammy Award:

“I want to let you know we play in an opinion-based sport, not a factual-based sport, so it’s not the NBA, where at the end of the year you’re holding a trophy because you made the right decisions or won the games. This is a business where sometimes it’s up to a bunch of people that might not understand what a mixed-race kid from Canada has to say, or a fly Spanish girl from New York or anybody else or a brother from Houston, my brother Travis [Scott]. The point is, you’ve already won if you have people who are singing your songs word for word, if you’re a hero in your home town. If there’s people who have regular jobs who are coming out in the rain, in the snow, spending their hard-earned money to buy tickets to come to your shows, you don’t need this right here. I promise you. You’ve already won.”

Um, then why not refuse to accept it and let someone else win.
PS Drake publicly announced, along with Childish Gambino and Kendrick Lamar, that they would not perform or appear on the Grammy telecast.
Guess someone isn’t true to his word.
Pete Buttigieg, South Bend, Indiana mayor and presidential hopeful, on vice president and former Indiana governor Michael Elizabeth Pence’s anti-LGBTQ views:

“[Pence] genuinely believes things that most of us would consider really far out. He’s written that he thinks that cigarettes don’t kill. He seems to believe people like me just get up and decide to be gay. His worldview is one that is way out of step with the American mainstream. We saw that in Indiana when he really embarrassed our state with policies that both Democrats and Republicans in not just the political world but the business community stepped up and said, ‘hey you’re making us look like a backwards place at just the moment we’re trying to advance.’ Unfortunately, he now has a stage for some of those fanatical social ideas.”

I stilldon’t think Buttigieg has a shot, but wouldn’t it be something if a gay man beat _____ in the 2020 election and Michael Elizabeth Pence, and Mother, had to pack up their Hate Suitcases and get out?
I live for that.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Bobservations


It’s been a year … and nothing’s changed …

Alyssa Alhadeff, 14, Scott Beigel, 35, Martin Duque Anguiano, 14,  Nicholas Dworet, 17, Aaron Feis, 37, Jaime Guttenberg, 14, Christopher Hixon, 49, Luke Hoyer, 15, Cara Loughran, 14, Gina Montalto, 14, Joaquin Oliver, 17, Alaina Petty, 14, Meadow Pollack, 18,Helena Ramsay, 17, Alexander Schachter, 14, Carmen Schentrup, 16, Peter Wang, 15.

Demand gun control.
Remember when _____ said at the State of the Union that he would cure HIV/AIDS in ten years?

Yeah, not like this … the Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] announced that it is close to finalizing a conscience protection rule that would allow people to discriminate in health-care settings under cover of law.

While the final rule is at the Office of Management and Budget for review and not available to the public, under the “draft” rule, which has been made public, health-care providers will be able to refuse to provide treatment, referrals, or assistance with procedures if these activities would violate their stated religious or moral convictions.

In other words, they can refuse health care and service to the LGBTQ community. And the deliberately vague language could apply to everyone from receptionists refusing to book appointments to scrub nurses refusing to assist with emergency surgery.

Fuck _____.
On the upside for our community, Major General Matthew Beevers of the California National Guard has said they will not comply with _____’s transgender military ban:
“As long as you fight, we don’t care what gender you identify as.”
I still find it ironic that a man who dodged the draft because his feet hurt is trying to tell anyone who wants to join the military that they cannot because of their gender identity.

Fuck _____.
After inviting Vernetta Alston, a school alumnus  and an openly gay councilperson to speak at a Black History Month event, Immaculata Catholic School canceled the event and closed the school for the day after officials heard “a number of groups” planned to protest the school’s inviting a Lesbian to speak. The pastor, Christopher Van Haight, told parents:
“As a pastor, I cannot place our Immaculata students into this contentious environment.”
Fuck you. You invited the woman, who has never hidden her sexual orientation, but then caved to threats from bigots and homophobes.

How Christ-like of you pastor, letting hate rule the day, ruin the day.
So, the Grammys … with JLo giving a tribute to Motown. The best photo I saw was a picture on Facebook of Diana Ross’ daughter, Rhonda, on the phone during the show, with the caption:
“Rhonda Ross is calling the police on that Motown tribute.”
And an arrest should have been made. But with all the stripping off of clothing and shaking her ass, perhaps JLo was giving tribute to a strip club in Detroit.
Smart move …  Sandusky, Ohio city officials have decided that the city will no longer observe Columbus Day as a holiday, and are switching it for Election Day. The new rule, which takes effect this year, will give workers in all municipal offices the day off on Election Day.

This could be the start of the Make Election Day a holiday movement. Let’s hope.
Mac’s Cashsaver is a family-owned Christian grocery store with several locations in Southeast Arkansas and that is an ad they ran in the local paper:
“Heaven has a wall, a gate and a strict immigration policy. Hell has open borders. Let that sink in.”
Perhaps a wall should be built around that grocery store to keep the asshats inside.
Michael Bloomberg is preparing to spend at least $500 million from his own pocket in a run for the presidency.

Show of hands? Who really wants another billionaire running the country?
Last week, watching Will & Grace, Karen, whom I someday aspire to be, slayed me when she called Jack’s Latino fiancé …
“A Mexican Jumping Queen.”
And when he protested, she said …
“Shut your Paella hole.”
Needless to say, I’ve been driving Carlos crazy all week, though he had no problem when Karen, and I, suggested that we flip his “Spanish Omelet.”

Just sayin’.
Finally … some hotness from Down Under ... Benji Condie is a slab of delicious Grade A beefcake swimmer and fitness model from Sydney, Australia.


And he sizzles.


I’m’a need a minute.



Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Architecture Wednesday: Vila Ipojuca

Vila Ipojuca House in Brazil is the perfect getaway. An older building refurbished into a modern home explicitly for a musically and artistically creative couple, the home was reimagined to focus on getting light and ventilation into the building.

One room, though, was kept as is, with no windows and no access to the exterior spaces, and used as Carlos’ music room …you know, when we move to Brazil. But the rest of the residence—rooms that had been anything but living spaces—were refurbished to create a more functional and comfortable dwelling.

In order to accomplish that, and to add light and air to the home, multiple spaces were integrated into each other, creating a sense of multi-purpose. The kitchen flows into the living room which floors into an outdoor courtyard with a small pool … for Ozzo.

To further brighten up the spaces pink granite floors were installed along with light plywood paneled furniture, concrete blocks and stark white walls. Several glass panels and sliding doors were also added, letting balconies open right up into the breeze.

Several rooms have the option of being opened up, or closed off for privacy, a feat achieved by sliding sets of shelving from place to place on rails installed in the ceiling. The guest room, for example, can be opened up and made into a relaxing reading nook or social place, or closed off via those sliding shelves to make it more private room for guests.

But even with all the openness and the reimagining of an old building, it needed more; and so a third floor was added featuring another terrace, a barbecue and outdoor eating area, a laundry space and an art studio.

It really does have a little bit of everything … open spaces … light … privacy … a pool … music room … and it’s in Brazil.

I need to pack my bags.


Today In Stoopid: Matthew Aimers Ruined The Reception


Matthew Aimers, of Willingboro, New Jersey, has been arrested on suspicion of a string of offenses, including indecent assault, indecent exposure, imprisonment of a minor, simple assault and resisting arrest  at a wedding reception held at the Northampton Valley Country Club in Pennsylvania in November 2018.

Aimer allegedly asked a teenager who was waitressing the event whether she would like to “go outside and make out,” suggesting he would do whatever she wanted. When she rejected his advances, Aimers ALLEGEDLY followed the girl into the women’s bathroom, where he sexually assaulted her and exposed himself. Then he offered her $100 as part of another proposition before she was able to flee the bathroom.

The reception continued  until police were later called to reports of a fight at the club and arrived to find Matthew Aimers “pushing and punching people.” The fight is reported to have broken out after Aimers became aggressive towards a club employee who told him that he couldn’t bring alcohol outside the venue. Aimers ignored police and got into a parked shuttle bus, prompting one officer to board with his Taser drawn. Aimers insulted that officer and attempting to goad him into a fight; following a brief struggle, Matthew Aimer was arrested.

Man, Matthew Aimer knows how to liven up a wedding reception, no? Even his own; yes, it was Matthew Aimer’s wedding day and reception when he decided to rape a teenage girl and assault strangers and the police.

The honeymoon must have been epic … after Aimers posted bail, I mean.