Saturday, June 30, 2012

Oh People, Didn't Your Mamas Ever Teach You To THINK Before You SPEAK?

People really should stay off Twitter, and all social media, when they're morons.
Like these winners....our loss is, yeah, Canada's loss, too.......

I'm moving to Canada. Obviously the United States doesn't know what they are doing anymore. This used to be a great country... Pretty sad.
The supreme court upheld Obama Care. That's it. I'm moving to Canada!8 Jun 2012
I'm moving to Canada, the United States is entirely too socialist.
Individual mandate upheld, this fudging ridiculous. I'm marrying a Canadian n moving to Canada ūüėŹ
I'm moving to Canada. RT @cruetten: This is a sad day in the history of America
Moving to Canada until this fuck is out of office. Be back in 4 months. @pattyd1
I'm done with this bullshit I'm moving to Canada next year!!

See, in case you asshats didn't know it.......

I Ain't One To Gossip, But ....

I never saw this coming, though, well, I’m not really surprised; he’s a three-time loser in the marriage game now. Three strikes and you’re out, or maybe three strikes and you can come out?
I thought the Republican National Convention—with the Ron Paulettes and the Not-Romney’s going up against the GOP machine—was going to be the biggest, hottest mess of the year. Not so. That title goes to the Cruise-Cruise divorce.
Yup. Apparently Katie has snapped out of her Scientology-stupor and has filed for divorce from Tommy Grrrrl. And it is not going to be a pleasant split.
See, according to a statement from Tommy’s handlers, he was “blindsided” by the announcement….in much the same way that Nicole Kidman was blindsided when Tommy filed for divorce from her.
Payback is a bitch, and it’s ALLEGEDLY Katie Holmes. Who ALLEGEDLY didn't sign the standard Promise To Stay Married To Tommy Grrrl For Ten Years like Wife ! and Wife 2.
Katie, I guess she won’t be answering to Kate anymore, filed for divorce yesterday, citing that old Hollywood standby, “irreconcilable differences.” But the ugly comes in because she has also asked for sole legal custody and “primary residential custody” of little Suri.
In other words: Tommy will be a weekend Dad, at best. See, Katie saw what happened when Tommy dropped Nicole, with their children, and she is not about to let him do the same to their daughter.
And fun, you know, for me!

Matt Lauer is a douche.

Yeah...he's really gonna miss her
Ever since the Today Show ratings took a hit earlier this year—after being on top for about a hundred years—reports have surfaced that Lauer wanted new co-host Ann Curry gone.
You know, because it’s all her fault.
And now comes the sweepstakes over who takes Curry’s spot. One story I heard is that Hoda Kotb, who co-hosts The Today Show’s 5th or 6th hour—alongside Kathie Lee Drunkard—would be stepping in; and that would make room for a new co-host for Kathie Lee, in one Regis Philbin.
Well, that’s interesting. Of course, other names crept in, too, like Savannah Guthrie, or maybe me! But one name that isn’t being tossed into the hat is that of Matt Lauer’s ALLEGED former mistress, Natalie Morales.
Yup. The same Natalie who may have schtupped her some Lauer. And the same Natalie who ALLEGEDLY has a young child who looks a little Lauer-esque.
Yeah, that Natalie Morales. But it seems that, as much as Lauer likes Natalie, he wasn’t keen on having her sit by his side…at least on TV.
And maybe that bit of news will see Natalie Morales leave The Today Show and NBC as well.
A source—and I’m betting on Ann Curry—says: “If Natalie’s passed over for the job, she’s going to leave next.”
See, Natty has been with Today since 2006 and was thought to be Meredith Vieira’s replacement when she left last year, but Curry snagged the job. And Natty has never been happy about that, you know.
The source—bye Ann—says: “This will be the second time [Natalie] has been passed over for the top job. And she’s not happy.”
Hmmm, since Matty just scored a new contract worth some $25 million a year, maybe Natty could go the paternity suit route and sue him for some coins?
Just a thought.

Matty & Natty
Now, while we’re still on The Today Show kerfuffle, let’s talk about who might be truly responsible for keeping Natalie Morales away from Matt Lauer and his lap.
Rumor has it that it’s none other than Matty’s second wife, Annette Roque, who has already tried to leave Lauer once before, going so far as to file for divorce before ultimately deciding that Matty was her Goose that Laid the Golden Contract.
And, maybe, well, Annette got wind that NBC was dumping Curry and that Natalie Morales might be getting that job and she hightailed her Louboutins over to Lauer’s office and laid down the law: No.Mistress.Cohost.EVER!
Matty & The Missus
It seems that if Natalie is even being considered for the job, Annette is threatening to divorce Matty.
It’s gonna get ugly.
If Natty doesn’t get the gig, she’s out.
If Natalie gets the gig, Mrs. Lauer is out.
And if Annette leaves, well a huge chunk of Matty’s millions goes with her, and you know he won’t let that happen; hair plugs are expensive.
So, my guess is that Natalie and Ann might be cleaning pout their desks at the same time, and Annette Roque will be getting a lot of new shoes.

The tabloids are throwing a lot of different stuff at Johnny Depp about why he left his not-wife after fourteen years and a couple of kids.
But it doesn’t seem to be affair-fueled gossip; no, it just seems that Johnny was, well, bored.
A source—and it may be one of the two women rumored to be dating Johnny now….bisexual Amber Heard o dumped her girlfriend for Depp, or his publicist Robin Baum—who claim, “Johnny was bored senseless and he wanted out of the relationship for a really long time.” 
But rumors are that Johnny, who was seen last year exciting the home of one of those Olsen troll dolls wearing the same clothes he was wearing the night before—Walk of Shame—is seeing multiple women now.
A Troll. 
The girl behind the counter at Starbucks. 
My next door neighbor...I mean a creepy looking guy has been sniffing around over there for a few weeks now.
Well, I guess if you’ve got two or three or seven girlfriends that whole notion of being bored is just flies out the window.
Just saying.

Oh Madonna. A nipple to stay in the news, followed by a moon shot for publicity. Then the leaking of your tour rider to show how crazy you really are, and to keep your face, or ass, on the front page. Whatever will you do next? I mean, other than losing the British accent and recording some decent music?
Well, it seems that Madge has revealed that she has a team of cleaners come in after she leaves her hotel room, her backstage areas, her bathroom, her limo, her toilet, her bidet, so that her DNA can be completely scrubbed from every surface.
Yup. MDNA don’t leave no DNA. In true diva style AKA a desperate need for publicity, Madge has set up a “sterilization team” to wipe away any DNA—hair, skin, saliva--that may have been dropped in her rooms after she leaves.
In fact, obsessive compulsive Madge orders that only she and her entourage are allowed ­backstage passes. In fact, concert promoter √Ālvaro Ramos, overseeing the ­Portuguese leg of the spectacle, says: “We have to take extreme care, like I have never seen for any other artist. We cannot even look at the dressing room, after it is ready, or even open the door. We can only enter after her sterilization team has left the room. There will not be any of Madonna’s DNA, any hair, or anything. They will clean up ­everything. In the end it is all to protect her and make her feel comfortable. I do understand it, but it is taken to extremes.”
Protect her? I wonder if it isn’t being done to protect those who use the spaces after Madge.
God only knows where she’s been.

So, Johnny “Bathing Suit Area” Travolta has been keeping a low profile since the dozens and dozens of men have come forward to say that he sexually harassed, groped, or propositioned them at spas all over the world.
But even Travolta has to come out of hiding at some point, eh? And what will he do when he does that? How will he act? What might he say and do?
Well, Johnny and his Scientology-bot wife, Kelly Preston, who knows which side of the bank account to be on, were at the Savages premiere in LA last week and they were giving all sorts of PDA.
You know, cuz people think Travolta’s a big old nympho-mo so he and the missus have to “act” like a loving couple.
Let’s just dissect the shots:

Her lips say "Happy" while her eyes say "Ick."
Smile baby.
And act like you lime it and aren't thinking
about that bottle of Purell in your purse.
Careful Kelly! Your hand is dangerously close
to Johnny's Bathing Suit Area,
AKA The Forbidden Zone
Notice how Kelly is looking at the camera
to make sure they get this "candid" shot?
Of course, the story is that they arrived separately, worked the carpet and their tongues, together, and then left separately.
Yeah, I ain’t fooled.

What does a freak do when he gets fired from one TV show for being an alcoholic, drug-taking, prostitution-buying, knife-wielding, spousal batterer and then gets a new show and needs some press?
Well, if you’re Charlie Sheen, you head back to New York—which was the beginning of his very public meltdown last year—to do a round of press for your new show, the high-lariously entitled Anger Management and you trash your hotel room.
And, as a result, Sheen has ALLEGEDLY been banned from all Ritz Hotel properties, and I’m thinking he’s also been banned from ever eating a Ritz Cracker or even singing Putting On The Ritz.
Maybe they can start calling his TV show The Ritz and he can get banned from there as well?

No Lohan news this week.
I guess she was able to score the good stuff and holed up in a hotel somewhere.
Maybe next week……?

Friday, June 29, 2012

More Good News Friday: Erwynn and Will Get Hitched .... On Base

Tech. Sgt. Erwynn Umali and his partner, Will Behrens, were united in a civil union ceremony last week. That's nice, eh?

But what makes it different is that these two men had their civil union ceremony at the military base where Umali is stationed. And dozens of friends and family members attended the ceremony which was presided over by Kay Reeb, a Navy chaplain with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, who also serves at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.

Erwynn Umali and Will Behrens:
“We are so honored to be a part of this historic moment to be one of the first gay couples allowed to unite in a civil union on a military base,” the couple said in a statement after the ceremony. We hope to be an inspiration to others in the LGBT community that struggle with the challenge of marriage equality. And that this issue is not just about the military, but the equal sacrifice and shared burdens of our loved ones who are civilians.”
And Reeb, who has never presided over a civil union ceremony before, was delighted to take part: 
"I told them the same thing I tell every couple — love each other and trust in each other and in God, that’s what keeps us together.”
Also attending the ceremony was former Marine Staff Sgt. Eric Alva, the first U.S. service member seriously injured in the Iraq War. He later came out as gay and worked diligently in the efforts to overturn DADT: 
"It’s blessing for me to be here today. A historic event like this shows that progress is being made.”
Air Force Capt. Ryan Quinn, another guest, said: 
“I really do think this is an important event. And I was happy to be here with them and their families. The amount of support I’ve seen for them from the people (at the base) and the military community makes me proud to serve in the Air Force.”
Hopefully that same pride that the military is showing toward the LGBT community since the end of DADT will one day translate to the civilian community. Maybe one day they will attend our weddings as we have often attended theirs.
Equality is a beautiful thing.

Good News Friday: A New Bill To Extend Equality To All Military Families

What's this?
A bill, the Military Spouses Equal Treatment Act of 2012 [MSET], has been introduced in Congress and it would change the definition of "spouse" in four  areas of U.S. Code related to recognition, support, and benefits for married service members and veterans. These changes would ensure that spouses of the same gender are eligible for key military benefits.
Equality say what?
Aubrey Sarvis, executive director of Servicemembers Legal Defense Network [SLDN] says: "Our nation's senior military leaders and commanders on the ground are increasingly uncomfortable with administering two classes of recognition, support and benefits for our nation's service members - one for straight service members and a different one for their gay and lesbian peers. There cannot be two classes of service members, and this legislation addresses that effectively."
And, in addition, the Department of Defense General Counsel Jeh Johnson also mentioned the disparity between same-sex and opposite-sex couples: "The repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' exposes certain inequalities between similarly situated couples in the military community. This troubles many of our leaders."
The bill was introduced by House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member, and Democrat...naturally...Adam Smith of Washington. His bill adds a favorable definition of "spouse" to Title 37 to provide greater uniformity of benefits for same-sex spouses. Together with MSET, this new bill would extend dozens of important spousal benefits and support programs to same-gender spouses, including coverage under TriCare insurance, an increased housing allowance, and survivor benefits.
As it should be, if all things were equal. So let's hope this bill passes, because a step for same-sex married couples anywhere is progress for same-sex couples everywhere.

via SLDN

I Didn't Say It....

Matt Bomer, my Husband-In-My-Head, on stripping for women in Magic Mike:
"Channing told me, 'You have to use the stretcher and just get up on this girl and grind your junk in her face. But this girl was not going to just sit there and be ground upon. She started licking me in all kinds of special places and we just kept going…It was one of those situations where you were in an environment where moral parameters are not the same as they are if you're doing a political drama. You just sort of have to say yes to everything and embrace it."

As Carlos said, while watching Hugh Jackman, and his Huge Ackman, kiss his wife at The Tony’s: Lucky bitch.
Seriously. Why.Couldn’t.That.Have.Been.Me!

Adam Lambert, on being a gay role model:
"At the beginning I was a little bit like, 'I don't know what to say, I don't know how to be that role model,' even though all of a sudden people are telling me I am. One of the things I find very gratifying now is that I have grown a lot more comfortable with my position and I'm embracing the opportunity to be able to address this stuff through music...In so many cases, I find myself saying, I wanna be the really nice down-to-earth guy who happens to be gay in order to set an example that it's not threatening. Then there's another part of me that's like, no I wanna be fierce and ... do whatever I want because I'm a rebel. I have that battle inside of me. I know a lot of people do."

I think just coming out and living your life as an openly gay, unapologetically gay, normal guy is being a role model.
It shows not only other gay people that it’s just fine and dandy to be out, it also shows straight people that gay folks are normal, and weird, and odd and different; just like straight people.

John Fugelsang, on the Cheney's and daughter Mary's lesbian wedding:
"So on behalf of all the progressives in America, Cheney family, allow me to say, “You’re welcome. Because while Dick Cheney’s party spent decades calling people like Mary deviant or unnatural, the liberals were fighting for her. When Karl Rove made same-sex marriage a wedge issue to divide Americans in the 2004 election, liberals were writing the checks to defeat that homophobic agenda. And when Fox News spent hundreds of hours lying about people like Mary Cheney and calling them a threat to traditional marriage, the very people Mary’s dad so deeply despises were the ones standing up for her liberty. So you’re welcome, Cheneys, we were happy to do it."

Isn’t it funny that the GOP and its Band of Homophobes have been silent about Mary Cheney’s wedding, but they seem to get their panties in a twist over every gay Democrat who gets married?

Pablo Monroy, a 24-year-old Navy vet, on asking his partner to marry him:
“Even when I was growing up I wanted to get married, settle down, have a family...white picket fence. And even after I realized I was gay I still wanted that, with whoever [sic] I loved.”

Of course you wanted that. We all grow up wanting the same things; some of us to be married, some of us not. But the fact is that it shouldn’t be different because you’re gay.
It’s all about being equal, man.

George Takei, former Boy Scout, on the Boy Scouts of America:  
“Some of my best memories from my boyhood are of my scouting days. I played bass bugle in our troop’s drum and bugle corps. We marched in Fourth of July parades. We learned teamwork and brotherhood from camping together. The Boy Scouts built my character. As an adult, I was shocked and deeply disappointed to learn that the Scouts discriminate against LGBT people. This is contrary to the ideals of equality and fair play that I hold dear. The Boy Scouts must change.”

I was never a Boy Scout. I was a Cub Scout and I loathed it.
Camping? Honey, there is no room service! But I digress.
The BSA needs to change, and the change will come from pressure of both former Boy Scouts and current Boy Scouts.
Inclusiveness is the way to be.

Debra Messing, making a joke at a Trevor project event:
"I'd be devastated if my son grows up to be a hetero (sexual). As a parent you just envision a certain life for your child. I mean, if he's straight, think of all the fabulous things he's going to miss out on!" 

You’re preachin’ to the choir, Grace, er, Debra.
But, you know, we gays love our straights and we’ll help your son discover what’s fabulous in life, even if his sexual orientation is straight.
I mean, if we were all gay, wouldn’t life be a little dull?
Oh, who am I kidding: Life would be faaaaaaabulous!

Madeline Rogero, mayor of Knoxville, Tennessee, celebrating Pride and taking jabs at Stacey Campfield's "Don't Say Gay" bill:
"I have purposely and strategically put together a very diverse and inclusive leadership team and with City Council we have begun to tackle these issues head on. That's why in April I announced a non-discrimination ordinance that would ensure that the city did not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. I am so very proud that our City council passed that with a vote of 9-0. In our City Hall, it's okay to say gay."

Maybe there is hope for Tennessee yet, if they elect leaders like Rogero.
Hopefully her brand of understanding and acceptance and tolerance, and just good common sense and intelligence, will rub off on Tennessee.
Fingers crossed!

Basil Maglaris, Kraft's director of corporate affairs, on Pride Oreo:
"We are excited to illustrate what is making history today in a fun and playful way. Kraft Foods has a proud history of celebrating diversity and inclusiveness. We feel the OREO ad is a fun reflection of our values. There has been a lot of buzz about the image, and it shows how relevant OREO is to people even after 100 years."