Thursday, October 12, 2017

Random Musings

Ivana _____, the first ex-Missus _____, and Melania _____, the future ex-Missus _____, are feuding because Ivana claims she’s the “First Lady” since she married _____ first.

Seriously? Two women, one of whom was cheated on by the Lying Hypocritical Bigoted Homophobic Pig In Chief, and the other, who probably has also been cheated on by the Lying Hypocritical Bigoted Homophobic Pig In Chief, are sparring over a title.

It’s like a bad episode of The Real Housewives Of Cheating Lying Hypocritical Bigoted Homophobic Pigs. Sit down, ladies, you both look ridiculous.
Joseph Boeckman, a former Arkansas judge, faces a possible prison sentence of 260 years and a $2.5 million fine if he’s convicted on all 21-counts alleging he abused the power of his office for years by giving lighter sentences to men guilty of minor crimes if, in return, they provided him with nude photographs of themselves, or performed sexual favors.

Um .... ick. I mean, look at the guy. I’d take my chances in prison.
Howsabout some good news that starts off bad?

g had been attending the Tri-City Christian Academy [TCCA] in New Hampshire since kindergarten, but in 2015 started transitioning to male. He was called into a meeting with TCCA administrator Paul Edgar and told that, in order to stay at the school, he would have to keep his transition a secret, only use the girls’ bathroom, play on the girls’ sports teams, and not talk about his gender identity on social media.

Stiles agreed, but when he started hormone replacement therapy, his transition became more obvious and so he was once again called another meeting with Edgar who gave him three options: he could stay at the school if he confessed his “sins”, stopped taking testosterone, attended “Christian counseling” to change his gender identity, and was home-schooled for a year under the supervision of TCCA. Or he could leave.

Stiles, who says he “didn’t know how to do or be a female,” chose to leave TCCA and attend Noble High School in North Berwick, Maine where he was welcomed with open arms ... and was voted Homecoming King.

Good on Stiles for choosing himself over a transphobic environment of “Christian” love.
Remember the post about the Salt Lake City police detective who was video recorded aggressively hand-cuffing a nurse who refused to allow him to draw blood from an unconscious patient in July? It’s HERE.

That police detective, Jeff Payne, has been fired from his job, and his watch commander, Lt. James Tracey, has been demoted him to the rank of officer. Internal Affairs found that both officers were in violation of department policy, and failed in their requirement to treat all citizens "equally with courtesy, consideration and dignity."

Sorry not sorry.
Y’all know I am no fan of Gwyneth Paltrow and here’s another reason why ... Paltrow has joined a loooong list of women who say they were sexually harassed by, now-fired, movie executive Harvey Weinstein.

But here’s where Gwyneth’s story gets me ... she claims Weinstein made sexual advances toward her when she was a younger actress, and that she was so distraught, she sent her then-boyfriend Brad Pitt to Weinstein’s house to tell him to stay away from Gwynnie.

But then Paltrow worked with Weinstein  to make Shakespeare In Love—and won an Oscar for her role, though many suspect Weinstein bullied and bought the award for her—and thanked him profusely. And over the last twenty years has sung Weinstein’s praises as the man who helped make her career.

I do not doubt that he’s a pig and came on to her, but then why work for him, and why brag about him, and why, for the love of god, thank him?

Now, I am not blaming the victim, I am simply wondering  why, since the man had made improper advances toward her before, she would choose to work with him.

Just sayin’.
And again, why I loathe Log Cabin Republicans ... Their president will be the first sitting president to ever deliver the keynote at the Values Voter Summit, anti-LGBTQ conference sponsored by the Family Research Council, designated a hate group by the SPLC. FRC President Tony Perkins made the announcement:
“Values voters have waited eight years for a leader who puts America’s mission first and respects the values that made America into a great nation. ... Since the early days of the campaign, President _____ allied himself with values voters, promising to put an end to the 8 years of relentless assault on the First Amendment. President _____’s executive order on religious liberty and the follow up actions last week by HHS and DOJ, demonstrate that he is committed to undoing the anti-faith policies of the previous administration and restoring true religious freedom.”
Let’s be clear: the anti-faith policies and the religious liberty executive orders are the one designed to shove the LGBTQ community back into a closet and make us less than, able to be fired, denied housing, denied services ... because that’s what this group, and ____, value.

Thank you LCR.
Dan Amboyer, right, who plays twins on the TV show Younger, took two bold steps recently: he came out as gay and he married his longtime boyfriend Eric Berger in front of 115 family and friends, saying:
“It was a hard decision to figure out how to approach it in a public way. There are some actors out there now who just keep it as an unspoken aspect of their life and never discuss it in public. But then there are men like Matt Bomer and Zachary Quinto. I look up to them and see how [they’re] being so open affected other people and the country’s perception of gay people. ... I think the more open actors can be the less stigma there will be attached, which will be a positive thing moving forward.”
Since yesterday was National coming Out Day it’s nice to see a man come out and thank those who came out before him and paved the way.

Thanks Dan, because you have just paved the way for someone else to take that step. Oh, and congratulations on your wedding!
Christopher Mirasolo was awarded joint legal custody of his son by Judge Gregory S. Ross after DNA testing established paternity.

The child’s mother was seeking protection under the federal Rape Survivor Child Custody Act because, yes, Mirasolo is accused of raping a woman, who became pregnant as a result, and he wants to be the Daddy. And so Judge Ross disclosed the rape victim’s address to Mirasolo and ordered Mirasolo’s name to be added to the child’s birth certificate all without the victim’s consent or a hearing.

Rape Culture in America. It exists.
Scandal has returned for its final season and brought with it some mighty nice Latino Eye Candy in the form of Jay Hernandez who may be Olivia Pope’s new man-toy. Lucky biatch.

Also, on You’re The Worst, in my mind the best show you’re not watching, hunky Colin Ferguson has joined the cast as Boone and has already shown himself to be high-larious, hot, and possessing a very fine ass.

Just sayin’.
We’ve all seen those staged wedding pictures, right? Boring.

Well, a Dutch couple, with the help of photographer Michael Klooster chose another style of weeding pictures and, yeah, I love them.

The couple didn’t want typical wedding pictures—they wanted spice—so Michael took that first picture, up top, which was kind of tame, with the groom lying atop the bride in an old truck. But they wanted something, um, more, and the bride’s mom told Klooster what they were looking for ...

Gotta love it!
CNN announced today that Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen will host its New Year’s Eve celebration from New York City’s Times Square this year. Anderson My-Husband-In-My-Head Cooper and Cohen are longtime friends and have been touring the country on a speaking tour.

Cooper says:
“Andy is the life of the party wherever he goes, and what bigger party is there than New Year’s Eve?  It is going to be a blast!”
And Cohen says:
“I’ve been friends with Anderson for twenty-five years. We’ve travelled the world together and performed in 30 plus cities with ‘AC2’ and it’s all led to this one huge night!”
Kathy Griffin, with whom Cooper hosted the evening with in recent years, was dumped by the network following controversy over a photo in which she held the bloody head of Donald Trump. Griffin has since said she and Cooper are no longer friends.

I imagine she’ll be sitting home that night ... not watching.


mistress maddie said...

Poor Ivana Trump. I think Alzihrimer finally hit. Both of them are nuts. Who'd brag even being associated with that loser.

The Dutch couple!?!? I love originality.

Deedles said...

These two scumbagettes give lady a bad name. I should know, since lady is my given name in Italian (what were my parents thinking?).

Joseph Boeckman, ick is right! I guess toads need a little lovin' too. No offense to toads. Actually I'd rather lick a toad, far less slimy.

The person that was raped was a twelve year old girl, not a woman but a child. Eight years later, the powers that be, found the rectal orifice to get him to pay child support when the woman tried to get food stamps. It's some law. I guess money is more important than people. At least that's the story I heard.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

John Fugelsang is brilliant as always!

the dogs' mother said...

Loves Anderson and bet he and AndyC will be great.

Professor Chaos said...

Damn, shoulda had the wedding in Holland!

anne marie in philly said...

I second debra!

Anonymous said...

Only in the Netherlands!

Birdie said...

After the nurse was arrested for doing her job and protecting her patient I saw the video and cried. I am so glad that asshole was fired. I think should bring a civil suit against him and the department now.

I watched a documentary on “fathers” who go after custody after raping a woman. It is amazing how many do actually get custody and have a say in the way the child is raised. Several of the cases were very black and white, no doubt at all that the woman was raped and yet they continue their tyranny.

Dave R said...

Colin Fergueson, eh? Hhhmmm, I may have to start watching that.

Fearsome Beard said...

The difference between Pence and athletes? The athletes didn’t walk out on the national anthem.

Helen Lashbrook said...

If a child is born as the result of rape the father should never have custody as he has clearly demonstrated that he does not have the moral judgement involved in properly parenting a child