Thursday, June 09, 2016

Random Musings

Well, that didn’t take long … just a one day after endorsing Donald [t]Rump, House Speaker Paul Ryan disavowed the GOP nominee’s accusations of bias against Gonzalo Curielthe judge in the Trump U case, because of his “Mexican heritage”:
“It’s reasoning I don’t relate to. I completely disagree with the thinking behind that.”
He may have added, “I mean, if the judge was gay that’s another story,” though I cannot verify that at this point.

In addition, even Senate Majority Leader Mitch McTurtle, er, McConnell said Trump should be doing more to unite Republicans. But McTurtle, who would never say anything bad about a Republican, added that he was unfamiliar with Trump’s comments about the judge.

Really, McTurtle? Pick up a paper every now and again you moron!
And speaking of [T]Rump, after calling a reporter a sleazebag — and let’s not discuss how unpresidential that is — last week, the Love Gloves the media used on [t]Rump are off.

As evidenced by that CNN news scroll from last week when they blatantly called the GOP gasbag a liar.

Loving it!
There are as many reasons people think being gay is bad and sick and dirty and perverted and against God, as there are reason for justifying why people hate The Gays, but this one is just about the craziest one yet. And the fact that it comes from Texas wingnut Congressman Louie Gohmert comes as no surprise.

In a speech on the House floor last week, Gohmert went down to the subbasement of stupid by arguing that continued discrimination of LGBT people is necessary to, ahem, save the future of mankind! His theory? Glad you asked …

Say a meteor is hurtling toward Earth and we are all in danger of extinction. Wouldn’t we try and find a way to save ourselves like by, maybe, building a rocketship to take everyone to Mars so we can start over and colonize the Red Planet?

Well, Gohmert figures we’d need about 40 people to go to Mars to start over — though how he came up with forty he isn’t saying — but, as Gohmert says, if we can’t discriminate against LGBT people, then what happens if all the people on the spaceship are gay?

You know, because gay women cannot give birth to children and gay men cannot get women pregnant, and we all know that heterosexual people, whilst repopulating Mars would never ever give birth to a person who was born gay.

To me, the only way to insure the safety of mankind, should a meteor come crashing though our atmosphere, is to aim it at Louie’s house and rid the planet of stupid.
Javier Raya, a twenty-five year old Olympic figure skater from Spain, has come out as gay in a new-fashioned way … by posting a picture to Instagram of him kissing his boyfriend Andrew Nicholson:

And then adding:
“Many of you know, others can imagine by the pictures and others will be surprised, but I have to say that right now I feel like the luckiest person in the world! Thank you!”
The photo was posted three weeks ago, but did not get much attention outside of the Spanish media but coming on the heels of that other Spanish athlete, Olympic water polo player Victor Gutierrez, coming out as gay last week, suddenly Javier is news and out and proud.

And the recipient of the HOMO HQ Coming Out Toaster Oven and a copy of The Gay Agenda.

Welcome out, Javier!
Well, it looks like it’s on North Carolina … because last week Renee Ellmers, a  Republican Congresswoman, a [t]Rump supporter, and lover of the state’s anti-trans HB2 law has become the GOP’s first incumbent to lose in a primary this year.

Yup, Ellmers, who backed North Carolina’s constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, who supported bills to prevent military chaplains from officiating same-sex marriages and who endorsed efforts to defend the Defense of Marriage Act, lost her seat to fellow GOP Congressman George Holding.

You’re on the right path, North Carolina; send all the haters packing.
In celebration of LGBT Pride month, the NBA has unveiled a new collection of rainbow t-shirts and all the proceeds will go to GLSEN-- Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network.

GLSEN executive director Eliza Byard:
“Professional sports showing up for LGBT people is one of the biggest cultural developments of the last decade, and really the last five years. The NBA has been showing up for LGBT youth and for GLSEN for a number of years. Having this be a league-wide initiative, knowing any LGBT fan in the country can choose to celebrate their team and themselves with one of those shirts, that’s a whole new thing.”
Good on the NBA for recognizing that even The Gays, well, some of the gays because I don’t follow the volleyball, love them some sports.

Or men in sports, maybe?
So, I watched a new show the other night, based on a comic book, or so I was told. It’s called Preacher, and it stars the scorchingly hot Dominic Cooper, top, as a priest who gets infected by an alien something or other and can now make people do things for him … or something.

The first episode was ultra-violent and when I see a way to do film a scene showing a man rip his own heart out of his chest without the actual visuals and still make it scary and violent, well, sorry Dominic, even your hotness won’t lure me back; but we’ll always have episode one.

I also watched Saint Laurent, about fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and it stared French actor, and scorchingly hot and hotter, Gaspard Ulliel, bottom left. I am now officially obsessed and it’s not just because of Gaspard’s very impressive nude scene in the film. Really … it’s not!

We also watched Hunters, about a US terrorism unit tracking down extra-terrestrial terrorists. It started off good, and there was some gore — though not the literally ripping your heart out of your chest variety — and stars beefy Aussie actor Mark Coles Smith, bottom right, who might be a mole in the terrorism unit … meaning he’s one of them.

Good hot stuff, I say.
Remember when Lindsey Graham went after Donald [t] Rump and said he was the worst possible choice for president? And then, once [t]Rump sent all his opponents packing Miss Lindsey tentatively leaned out towards [t]Rump to kiss his ass, er, ring? Well, now Miss Lindsey ain’t playing any more and says she will not vote for The [t]Rump and is publicly encouraging Republicans to unendorse the Bigot:
“If anybody was looking for an off-ramp, this is probably it.”
And add Illinois Senator Mark Kirk to that list because now he says he will not endorse the GOP nominee either:
“It is absolutely essential that we are guided by a commander-in-chief with a responsible and proper temperament, discretion and judgment. Our president must be fit to command the most powerful military the world has ever seen, including an arsenal of thousands of nuclear weapons.”
Infighting is fun.

Sidenote: is it me, or did Mark Kirk steal some of his objections about [t]Rump from Hillary’s foreign policy speech? Maybe that's who he's voting for? Just sayin’.
Up there to Canada, they are looking to make their national anthem gender neutral: 
“Bill C-210, which passed 219 to 79, proposes to switch just two words in the lyrics of ‘O Canada’ — changing “in all thy sons command” to “in all of us command” in one verse. The simple substitution is meant to do away with the exclusively male phrasing in part of the song, but it’s also causing an uproar among some conservative members of Canada’s government.”
You know, because conservatives think in terms of men only.

And I’m the gay one? Hee hee … one.


Mistress Maddie said...

Oh my goodness. What is IN THE WATER in Texas with these fruit loops? And again Trump is scaring did he get this far???? I just hope he continues to act stupid, look stupid and say stupid thongs. It will be so embarrassing if hr wins.

the dogs' mother said...

I sang O'Canada for 13 years and never noticed that - probably because kids sing 'OOOOH Canada, yadda, yadda, yah..." We also sang 'God Save the Queen, and then onto the yaddas.

anne marie in philly said...

"send all the haters packing" - HELL YEAH! WOO HOO!

Fearsome Beard said...

Is it just me or is Paul Ryan starting to look a little haggard?

Moving with Mitchell said...

All it takes it two cockroaches to populate an entire planet very quickly. So, two Gohmerts would do the trick. Oh, wait, he wants to continue the HUMAN race. Never mind!

Raybeard said...

I got even more than my usual quota of grins, chuckles and guffaws out of this selection. If anyone thought that no one could......erm....out-trump the Trump (that 'Great Unifier'!) especial congrats are due to Gohmert, because, Sir, you've managed it! ('Scuse me - I urgently need to go and have a piss).