Monday, August 31, 2020

Hey MAGAts? Are You Cool With This …?


When y’all called him your savior and donated money to help him in his reelection bid did you know that he would take $2.3 million of donated funds and shift them into his private businesses?

Is that Making America Great Again, when your hard-earned coins literally go into a millionaire’s pocket? You see, money from his donors didn’t go to the campaign, but were, instead, paid to his private companies for rent, food, lodging and other expenses.

And the man who promised y’all that he’d spend his own money in his campaign has not yet done so for 2020.

The money some of you have given to him he has used to pay his own businesses, which kinda makes Donald _____ and his whole crime family, your welfare bitches.

What To Wear? What To Wear?


I don’t consider myself a fashionista, though I do have a sense of style, know what I like, and damn anyone who thinks it’s too, as they sometimes say here in Smallville, ‘different’.

But maybe these two looks, that I was trying to choose from for work today, are a little different? Though the stripes are slimming, and black is, too.

What to wear? What to wear?

Sunday, August 30, 2020

The Funny Papers ... But First RIP Chadwick Boseman


Chadwick Boseman died over the weekend, following a three-year battle with colon cancer. He was an amazing actor—Marshall, Get On Up, 42 and, of course, The Black Panther, among many others—many of which he filmed while he was ill.

A smart, compassionate, talented, beautiful man, taken too soon.


Saturday, August 29, 2020

I Ain'tOne To Gossip But ...


There are some who say Drew Barrymore is Hollywood royalty … her great aunt was Oscar-winner Ethel Barrymore and her grandfather was John Barrymore, one of the most influential stage actors of the 20th century. And Drew has had her own share of fame and infamy in her career, but this isn’t about her, though it is about a story of her family that she says is true.

Legend has it that Errol Flynn, W.C. Fields, and poet Sadakichi Hartman––all of whom were John’s friends––stole John Barrymore’s corpse from the morgue after his death in 1942, and took the body back to have one last weekly poker game together. And Drew confirmed the rumor—though Errol told the story eons ago in his memoir—saying:
‘Yes, they did! And I will say this, I hope my friends do the same for me. That is the kind of spirit I can get behind. Just prop the old bag up and have a last few rounds.”
As long as she’s paying ….
Even though she was sentenced to two months in jail—her husband Mossimo Giannulli got five months—cheating mom and One-Percenter Lori Loughlin still thinks she did nothing wrong and has circled her friends who also think she was just being a good mom.

Still, after learning news of her fate, via ZoomSentencing™ from Judge Nathaniel Gordon, sources say Lori still believes that she’s the one who was played:
“Lori would never enter into criminal activity knowingly. She really believed that they were making legit donations, especially since USC took the money.”
Lori blames on Rick Singer, the ALLEGED mastermind behind the scam. She says he came highly recommended to them, and they believed that his organization was legitimate.

The man said, “Gimme $500K, take some fake pictures of your daughters on rowing machines so we can claim they’re athletes,” and she thought he was legit?

Aunt Becky, you’re an idiot.
Old, old Real Housewives of New Jersey hot mess Danielle Staub clearly doesn’t wish to ever come back to the show because why else go after the Queen of Bravo, Andy Cohen? And his little boy?

Danielle has crawled from the Jersey Ooze to tell the world that Andy is setting a bad example for his son, Benjamin, by being a … wait for it, she really goes in … a drug using sex fiend who cruises Grindr for up to four hookups every night:
“Is Andy ready for his son to know who he is? Because the Andy I know would hit up Grindr and go on three or four Grindr dates an evening.”
And then she goes in on the drugs—Andy is a self-professed pot head, which, you know, is legal—but Danielle claims to ‘know’ people who know about Andy and drugs:
“And these are people who are pretty reputable sources. I just don’t … I don’t even want to talk about the drugs and the partying, not now anyway, but we can get back to that … and I’m not talking about marijuana … I’m talking about, like, things I’ve been accused of doing and he allowed [that] to happen while he was doing the same thing that he was accusing me of, or allowing other people to accuse me of …”
So, Andy likes to party and do drugs and get dick. That sounds an awful lot like Staub, who was arrested for prostitution, ALLEGEDLY has ties to the mob, and has been engaged twenty-two times.

Take a seat, Karen.
Thirteen years ago, in 2007, after releasing her daughter Kim’s porn tape for some coins, That Woman went along on a photo shoot as Kim Kardastrophe posed for Playboy … cuz that’s what porn stars do … porn to Playboy. And while Kim arched her back and thrust her surgically enhanced boobs and ass for the cameras, That Woman crowed:
“You’re doing amazing, sweetie.”
Cut to 2020 and That Woman now wants to trademark the phrase so she can make coins if it’s ever used.

Seriously. Well, I guess I must trademark the phrase:
“Mama made me a porn star, sold me off into marriage three times, watched as my lunatic husband has yearly melt downs, and uses it all to pad her bank account.”
Might be wordy, but if I make a couple of bucks ….

Friday, August 28, 2020

I Didn't Say It ...


Chris Webber, NBA All-Star player and TNT analyst, fought back tears while reading a statement on the Milwaukee Bucks refusal to play in protest of the shooting of unarmed black man Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin:

“I’m very proud of the players. I keep hearing about next steps, next steps. I don’t really care what the next steps are because the first steps are to garner attention. They have everybody’s attention around the world now. We know it won’t end tomorrow. We know there have been a million marches, and nothing will change tomorrow. We keep hearing vote. ‘Everybody vote.’ But I’m here to speak for those who are always marginalized. Those that live in these neighborhoods, and we tell them to vote, and then we just walk away. If not, now when? If not during a pandemic, when countless lives are being lost—if not now when? We know nothing is going to change. We get it. Martin Luther King Jr. got shot and risked his life. Medgar Evers. We’ve seen this—all of our heroes constantly taken down. We understand it’s not going to end. But that does not mean young men, that you don’t do anything. Don’t listen to these people telling you, ‘Don’t do anything because it’s not going to end right away.’ You are starting something for the next generation and the next generation to take over. Do you have to be smart? Yes. Do you have to make sure you have a plan? Yes. Do you have to be articulate about that plan? Yes. All of those things.”

Take a stand.
Shout it out.
Cast a goddamned vote.
Miles Taylor, former DHS official—who is now supporting Biden—on _____’s vision of The Wall:

“He wanted to maim them and tear-gas them and shoot them. And I’m not even being hyperbolic. So we sat in a meeting one time… where he was talking about how he wanted us to design the border wall, and one day the focus was on the spikes, and he was really upset because from the pictures we were showing him of the steel bollards — he said the spikes aren’t sharp enough.”

_____ is a sad little boy who thinks killing people, maiming people, especially People of Color, makes him tough.
It makes him look pathetic.
Tucker Carlson, Fox News Racist, defending white Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old _____-supporting vigilante who murdered two people in Kenosha as they protested the police shooting of Jacob Blake:

“Kenosha has devolved into anarchy because the authorities in charge of the city abandoned it. People in charge from the governor of Wisconsin on down refused to enforce the law. They stood back and watched Kenosha burn. So are we really surprised this looting and arson accelerated to murder? How shocked are we that 17-year-olds with rifles decided they had to maintain order when no one else would? That’s not Iran, it’s Wisconsin. It could have been a dozen other places in the country. The violence has been building unabated for three months now. Every day the mob becomes more radical. Our leaders want us to believe this is all a racial conflict, they’re always telling us it is, but they’re lying. It is not a racial conflict. At its deepest level the chaos they have unleashed has very little to do with race. Most Americans are not bigots. Unlike CNN, they’re not fixated on skin color, they don’t really care, most of them. What you watch is more sinister than that. What you are watching is an effort by the academic, left funded by big business, to crush the last remaining resistance to their control of the country and that resistance is an independent American middle class. That’s who they really hate. This is not a race war. This is a class war.”

Keep in mind that Fucker Carlson called Jacob Black a ‘thug’ and Kyle Rittenhouse a ‘patriot,’ so, yeah, there’s no racism here. As long as cops and white kids are killing the right people.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, former governor of California, and anti-_____ Republican, on the 2020 election:

“For the first time since I became a citizen in 1983, I will not vote for the Republican candidate for President. But as proud as I am to label myself a Republican, there is one label I hold above all else … American. So, I want to take a moment to remind my fellow Republicans that it is not only acceptable to choose your country over your party, it’s your duty.”

Don’t think the GOP, as long as _____’s around, will ever do anything for their country.
Right now, those who goose-step along, are traitors and every single one needs to be voted out of office.
Maryanne _____ Barry, in recorded converstaion,on her vile sibling:

The change of stories. The lack of preparation. The lying. Holy shit. The lack of preparation. The lying. Holy shit. ... It’s the phoniness of it all. Donald is cruel. All he wants to do is appeal to his base. He has no principles. None. None. And his base, I mean my god, if you were a religious person, you’d want to help people. Not do this.”

Maryanne can say those things because she’s not on the payroll … like his mail-order wife and his Demon Spawn.
Pete Buttigieg, the first openly gay presidential candidate to earn delegates in a major party, speaking at the DNC last week:

“The very ring on my finger—a wedding we celebrated right where I’m standing—reflects how this country can change. Love makes my marriage real, but political courage made it possible—including that of Joe Biden, who stepped out ahead of even this party when he said that marriage equality should be the law of the land. Now, in 2020, it is unlawful in America to fire anyone because of who they are or who they love. If so much can change between 2010 and 2020, imagine what 2030 could look like. I trust Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to guide this nation toward that better future, because I have seen their commitment, and their empathy, up close. And I trust the capacity of America to grow more inclusive, because I have lived it.”

We have changed the world in the last decade and we can continue to do it. And change it for the better, and not only for the rich and self-entitled and the old, white, straight men.
Cast.A.Goddamned.Vote.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Bobservations


Not so much a Carlos story but … we have a new employee at work—yes, we’re open and working, though not yet back to normal—and on her first day the conversation around the office turned to homosexuality. We made jokes—the straight folk and me—and told stories of gay and straight friends. I told of my old friend Chris, one of the most effeminate flamboyant men I’ve ever men who is as straight as they come; he just acts big and bold and brassy.

Anyway, this new woman seemed a little uncomfortable and so I explained that it was all in good fun, that it was a completely open office and said no one intended any offense. She still looked uneasy, and then said she had a brother who was gay, so I said…
“Oh, I get it. When I first started here I was a little taken aback by the conversation because, you see, my husband is gay.”
Took her a minute.
Wouldn’t the world be a better place, with a lot less sick and dead and out-of-work Americans?

If you’re planning on voting by mail, and worried that someone might interfere with you ballot, contact the Secretary of State in your state and search for secure ballot drop-boxes in your state or a specific area.

They are secure because the ballots can only be obtained by legal and authorized individuals.

Don’t let _____ keep you from voting and securing your ballot. 
Loving it …_____ has been ordered by a California Superior Court to reimburse adult film actress Stormy Daniels for $44,000 in legal fees she incurred in the battle over her nondisclosure agreement.

Stormy says she had a year-long affair with ____, at the end of which she signed a $130,000 nondisclosure agreement with ______ lackey Michael Cohen, who represented a shell company and a “David Dennison,” which Clifford contends is a pseudonym for _____.

For his part, _____still denies the affair  but will still pay her attorney fees.

That was some schtupping, no?
Kellyanne Conway, _____’s Minister of Propaganda, is quitting, y’all! And she says it’s because she wants to spend more time with her children, who have been nailing her ass to the wall for months on social media because she’s a _____ goose-stepper.

Now, maybe Kellyanne—and her husband, _____-hating George, who is also leaving his job—are serious about this Family First business, but it begs the question …why now?

Why announce the very week of the RNC? I smell rotten fish and, this time, it isn’t just Kellyanne.
Juicy … Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a former friend of Melanie _____, who helped produce the 2017 presidential inauguration—and may know where all that missing money went to—has written a tell-all about Melanie, and apparently has taped conversations in which the First Lady makes disparaging remarks about her husband and his adult children, notably Daddy’s Favorite Girl, Ivanka.

The book comes out next month. Juicy.
Cokeheads, racists, shrews, liars, teenagers at the RNC. But my favorite was Pam Bondi, former Attorney General and rabid ______ lapdog, who said the DNC was all about Joe Biden’s nepotism.

On the night that Tiffany _____ spoke … Eric ‘The Dumb One’_____ spoke … and Melanie _____ spoke. The night after Junior ____ spoke, and Junior’s Eva Braun-esque girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle. And the night before ______’s Daughter-Wife, Ivanka, speaks.

It’s like they lie because they have nothing else to say.
And here we have the hot Isaac Moreno, a nice little morsel from Spain. Those lips! Those eyes! That body! That underwear.


That sultry gaze… oh my.


Just sayin’.


Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Architecture Wednesday: The Loveness Studio


Anyone who has followed this blog, and this weekly post, must know that I am a lover of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, especially his homes. This one, designed in 1955 by FLW and built by Don and Virginia Loveness, is simply called The Loveness Studio.

Located in Grant, Minnesota, this historically significant property was originally planned as an 1875-square-foor main house, and three cottages. Of the three cottages—also designed by FLW—just one was completed; a 600-square-foot structure built in 1974 a design that Wright created prior to his death in 1959.

The Studio and the Cottage—with garage--were designed during Wright’s Usonian Architecture period—of simple, small homes—which gave rise to his Prairie School Style of Architecture, and features traditional FLW touches such as clean and uncluttered living spaces, though over the years modern touches had been added, keeping in style with Wright’s vision.

This amazing home originally designed by Frank Lloyd Wright has some incredible design features. Interior living spaces are clean and uncluttered, updated with modern improvements while keeping the spirit of the original design intact. The overall design stays true to Usonian style.

Recently a renovation of the Studio renovation was undertaken, requiring new mechanicals and plumbing; a new radiant heat concrete floor was installed, along with a new roof; the stone chimney, which had deteriorated above the roofline, was also rebuilt. But all existing woodwork, windows and exterior doors were salvaged, refinished and re-installed. The kitchen was updated in the same style and layout, but with new cabinetry, counters and appliances.

It's the best of FLW made better with today’s modern touches and I am, as always, with a Wright home, in love with it.