Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Architecture Wednesday: New Hampshire Barn

And we’re back at a barn. I just love a barn turned into a home, but I loathe those barn homes that lose all their history and beams and character. Luckily, this barn, in Stratham, New Hampshire, maintains its barn-ness.

And this one, like many others, is attached to the main house on the property, though the barn came first; it was built in 1709, while the main house—I guess it was attached to the barn—came along in 1805. The homeowners were looking to downsize, but wanted to stay on the property, so they rent the main house to family members and created a new home for themselves in a part of the barn into their living quarters. The new renovation maintained the door that originally connected the barn to the house but also created a new main entry, located inside the barn and marked by French doors, for the homeowners.

But they didn’t build a new modern home in the barn; most of the interior is constructed from re-purposed materials from the structure. All the wood floors are made from reclaimed wood, Victorian tin panels were salvaged from a nearby building site and the slate used on the kitchen floor was mined in Pennsylvania to match the slate used in the farmhouse. But this is the 21st century and modern technology such as wireless lighting control and radiant flooring and wireless internet was built into the barn.

Initially the wife sold the idea to her husband by convincing him all they really needed to do was “add a wall” though it turned out to be a bit more complicated.

Still, it resembles a barn, with the history of old collectibles, wooden beams and floors, and pieces of the barn that were repurposed into the home, like the office doors that were original to the barn.

I could live in it.

My Two Cents: Gwen Berry

I’ll try to keep this brief … it’s about Gwen Berry, Hammer thrower and political activist, who appeared to turn her back on the American flag as ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ was played at the U.S. Olympic Trials over the weekend. As the song ended, Berry put a black T-shirt with the words "Activist Athlete" on her head. And this isn’t Berry’s first time protesting; at the 2019 Pan American Games she raised her fist in the air as the anthem played.

But this time, this time is the last straw for many on the right, and many who are white. Following her silent protest, many on the right came for her; Texas congressman Dan Crenshaw says Berry should be removed from the team; Senator Ted Cruz tweeted, "Why does the Left hate America;" and former GOP presidential candidate and ex-Wisconsin governor Scott Walker blasted Berry on Twitter:

"What is wrong with people? Growing up, everyone stood for the American flag. Didn't matter your politics, race, sex, income, religion; everyone stood for the flag. It was one of those civic rituals that brought us together. It still should today."  

Here’s the issue these politicized white Republicans don’t understand: this country hasn’t been decent to people of color; sure, slavery is over; sure segregation is over; sure Black people now have the right to vote; sure they’ve won their Civil Rights. But how many white Americans had to fight for those rights? How many white Americans were stolen from their homes, shipped across an ocean, chained together in the bowels of a sailing vessel, sold into slavery, beaten, raped, tortured and murdered?

Yes, all that’s over, to some extent, but we still see Black men, women and children, murdered by police for cigarettes and counterfeit bills, toy guns and failing to signal a lane change, broken taillights and walking while Black.

That deserves a protest. From Gwen Berry, and from all of us. It deserves a protest because these same white GOP politicians don’t hold the Capitol insurrectionists in that same regard. To them, turning your back on the anthem is a crime, but storming the United States Capitol in riot gear, racist shirts, and Confederate flags is patriotism … if you’re white.

Gwen Berry:

"I never said I hated this country! People try to put words in my mouth but they can't. That's why I speak out. I LOVE MY PEOPLE." 

She’s just trying to make it better. And more equal.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

The Lost Class

Last week former NRA president David Keene accepted an invitation to address the 2021 graduating class of James Madison Academy.

He arrived at the school and was scheduled for a rehearsal of sorts at the socially distanced ceremony, and took the stage and gave his speech in front of 3,044 empty chairs.

Trouble is, there is no such school as the James Madison Academy, so there was no graduation, What Keene did was speak to the 3,044 AKA “The Lost Class,” which represented all those students who should-have-been the 2021 high school graduates but were killed by gun violence before they finished school.

The stunt was devised by Change the Ref, an organization deeply involved in the gun control movement. Founded by Manuel and Patricia Oliver, whose son Joaquin was tragically killed in the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Footage from Keene’s speech was released last week, edited into a video advocating for raising awareness against gun rights advocacy and the threat it poses to middle and high school students. Keene was unaware that he was set up to make a fake speech which caused a Change the Ref spokesperson to say:

“Ironically, had the men conducted a proper background check on the school, they would have seen that the school is fake.”
Snap. Background checks are good.


Anna Morgan-Lloyd: A Special Kind of Fool

I remember back in 2016, when Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election, and a band of Democrats stormed the Capitol because we were snowflakes mad about losing an election.

Sounds ridiculous, right? I mean, you’d have to be a special kind of fool to fall for the Big Lie, to march down and bust into the Capitol, shit on the walls, attack, and even kill, police officers, steal private property, while the guy who told you to do it went back home and watched y’all on TV.

You are a special kind of fool, so then this story, of one of those fools, is not all that surprising …

Anna Morgan-Lloyd, an Indiana grandmother says her life has been turned upside down since she stormed the Capitol. Morgan-Lloyd is the first insurrectionist to be sentenced and she’s blaming it all on her court-appointed public defender who she says coaxed her into drafting a written admission of White "guilt". Morgan-Lloyd was convicted of one count of parading in a federal building, and sentenced to 3 years’ probation, a $500 civil restitution fine and 40 hours of community service. Even worse, and this might be why she’s pissy, she is prohibited from owning a firearm. All because, she says, she intended to peacefully show support for the twice-impeached, one-term loser.

Like I said, a special kind of fool.

And so, Anna Morgan-Lloyd hightailed it over to the Mother Ship—Fox News—to tell fellow wingnut Laura Ingraham that she did not act violently that day, and she was doing was … wait for it, this is rich …  following an elderly woman up some steps and into the Capitol unimpeded.

So, she’s some kina MAGAt Boy Scout? Seriously?

She didn’t see the guys with the tasers and stun guns, the police officers blocking the way, the broken windows and doors? She only saw a grandmother walking up some steps and decided to follow her so she wouldn’t fall.

Morgan-Lloyd says she was fired from her job at a hospital following her arrest. And the hospital wouldn’t let her retrieve her belongings and instead shipped them to her home via Federal Express.

Um, Anna, honey, you are a criminal in the eyes of the law and the hospital had every right to fire you and bar you from entering their property. You are the most special kind of fool if you think anyone other than Laura Ingrahams and Fox News and your band of MAGAts believe a word that comes out of your mouth.

Let’s break it down: you went to a rally for the loser of the presidential election—remember four years ago when Hillary lost, it’s the same thing only without the snowflake riot—and he told you to go to the capitol. So, you did; you marched down the street with people screaming and yelling, and shouting “Hang Mike Pence,” dressed in riot gear with sticks and Confederate flags and shirts that said, ‘6 Million Jews Is Not Enough,’ and thought it was just a picnic.

But then you arrived at the Capitol, and saw people scaling the walls and busting out doors and windows and storming inside, screaming for blood, Nancy Pelosi’s blood. You saw an old woman and followed her into a building through a broken door, while people charged in all around you, because didn’t want her to trip?

Fool. Now, I don’t think you attacked a police officer, and I don’t think you smeared your feces on the walls, or stole private property, I think you were just a wannabe who thought you’d have a good story to tell of what a good MAGAt you are.

And so, I think your sentence is just; you illegally entered a federal building with a mob and so you are part of the mob.

A big dumb foolish, snowflake mob who found herself arrested and out of a job because she’s an insurrectionist


Monday, June 28, 2021

Trans Victory

Color me a rainbow of surprise this morning when I learned that the Supreme Court declined to hear the dispute over whether schools may bar transgender students from using a bathroom that reflects their gender identity, permitting a lower court ruling against those prohibitions to stand.

It’s a win for our trans bothers and sisters, y’all, and just a day after the anniversary of Stonewall.

At issue in this case was whether federal anti-discrimination law applied to LGBTQ+ students. The Gloucester County School Board in Virginia argued its policy of requiring transgender students to use unisex bathrooms was permitted under a 50-year-old law that prohibits discrimination at schools that receive federal funding. But, by not taking the case, the Supreme Court, without comment, let stand a ruling from the US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit that found the school’s policy discriminated against Gavin Grimm, a transgender man who was denied access to the boys’ bathroom years ago when he was a high school student.

Grim said, via Twitter:

“I was barred from the bathroom at my high school 7 years ago, when I was 15. 6 years ago, at 16, myself with the [ACLU] filed suit in response to that discrimination. Twice since I have enjoyed victories in court, and now it's over. We won. I am glad that my years-long fight to have my school see me for who I am is over. Trans youth deserve to use the bathroom in peace without being humiliated and stigmatized by their own school boards and elected officials."

The Supreme Court did not rule on the underlying legal questions and experts say more cases involving transgender rights will arrive at the high court as conservative states pass a bevy of laws restricting trans rights. In addition, Associate Justices Asshats Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito said they would have taken the case, though they did not elaborate on their position.

I guess because their position is rather clear: anti-LGBTQ+.

But who cares about that now: we won. Our trans brothers and sisters won.

The march goes on …


You Can't Stop Pride

In Germany, Munich’s Allianz Arena [above] has worn the colors of the LGBTQ+ Rainbow flag, and looks beautiful doing so, the last time during the city’s Christopher Street Days pride celebration. But citing a policy on “political and religious neutrality”, the Union of European Football Associations [UEFA ] forbid the planned protest lights.

Not so good, the surge of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation in Hungary—desperate I guess to follow Russia’s lead—which has targeted that country’s LGBTQ population under authoritarian leader Viktor Orban. The country recently passed a banning the “promotion” of LGBTQ identities to minors, among other hate-filled new rules, like that age old chestnut of comparing homosexuality to pedophilia.

And that lead to Allianz Arena wanting to display the rainbow during a recent soccer game between Germany and Hungary, which lead to UEFA saying, ‘No’ which lead to other German Stadiums going all full rainbow and soccer fans filling Allianz Arena with Rainbow flags and rainbow face paint and rainbow arm bands.

Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand spoke to the German press about blocking the rainbow:

“The rainbow colors are a tribute to diversity and to the fact that we are all equal. It has nothing to do with politics. I pay respect to the fact that [German team captain] Manuel Neuer and the German national team want to take social responsibility [and] I find it shameful that UEFA forbids us to send a sign for cosmopolitanism, tolerance, respect and solidarity with the people of the LGBT community,” 

A fan in a German soccer jersey ran onto the field waving a Pride flag as the Hungarian national anthem was played; Rainbow flags were flown by fans throughout the stadium and a collection of soccer stadiums throughout Germany lit up their buildings in rainbow lights during the match.

Many in the soccer world pointed out the hypocrisy of the UEFA, because the organization inserted a rainbow Pride flag into its logo for Pride month saying that, “for the UEFA, the rainbow is not a political symbol, but a sign of our firm commitment to a more diverse and inclusive society.”

But they called it a political statement in Munich. Apparently the UEFA is one of those pro-LGBTQ+ groups only during Pride month? Still, try as they might, Hungary and the UEFA, Pride, and the rainbow, were all over the stadium during the game. 

Oh, and Hungarian leader Viktor Orban canceled his plans to be at the game because, well, homophobes are chickenshits.

So, again, the Rainbow won.

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Fifty-Two Years Ago Today

Originally posted June 27, 2009

It was fifty-two years ago, a lifetime to some of us, a minute to others, but it marked a turning point for what would become the LGBTQ+ community. It wasn’t the first time our community fought back—there was the Cooper Do-nuts Riot in 1959,  the Dewey's Restaurant protest in 1965,  the Compton's Cafeteria riot in 1966, the Black Cat Tavern and New Faces, The Patch in 1968, among other—but Stonewall marked one of the loudest, times that gay men and trans women stood up en masse and said, ‘No. We will not be treated like this any longer!’

The weekend of June 27-29,1969 began what is the modern day gay movement. To be sure, there were gay and lesbian activists before that weekend, but the confrontation between police and demonstrators at the Stonewall Inn in New York City lit a fire in the hearts of the LGBT community like it had never been done before.

And like any good story, there is controversy surrounding the Stonewall Riots; there are arguments and differences over what happened, how it started and how it ended. But the fact that we all need to remember is that it did happen, and it should continue to be a rallying cry for the LGBTQ+ community today, as we continue the march toward equality in the eyes of the law, and in the eyes of America.

Friday, June 27, 1969: the world was mourning the death of Judy Garland. Could it be that the death of one of the most famous gay icons was what sparked the fire of the modern-day Gay Rights Movement? Many people have speculated that Garland's death did indeed push the gay community into the streets of New York that night, but it was also hot in New York that night, and some say it was the heat that fueled the crowd into action, into reaction. I think maybe it was both, Garland's death and the hot summer night; or maybe it was just that the gay community had finally had enough of being told what to do, what not to do, and how we should live our lives. Whatever the reason, it was enough. Finally, enough.

In the early morning hours of June 28, police officers raided the Stonewall Inn, a small bar located on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village, as they had done on other occasions. Although mafia-run, the Stonewall, like other predominantly gay bars in the city, got raided by the police periodically.

Typically, the more "deviant" patrons—the queens and butch lesbians, especially if they were black—were arrested and taken away, while white, male customers looked on or quietly disappeared. The bar owners would be levied an insubstantial fine—a sign of police corruption and collusion between bar owners and police—allowing them to reopen for business the following day.

On this night, the charge at the Stonewall was the illegal sale of alcohol. The raid began as they always did: plainclothes and uniformed police officers entered the bar, arrested the employees, and began ejecting the customers one by one onto the street. For some reason, however, the crowd that had gathered outside the Stonewall, a somewhat campy and festive crowd, began to cheer as the patrons were pushed out of the bar. But soon the mood changed; it was Judy Garland's death, or the summer heat, or the fact that the summer of 1969 was a particularly busy one for police raids on gay bars. Or maybe it was watching drag queens and lesbians being pushed and shoved and kicked into paddy wagons.  Whatever it was, the on-lookers lost their patience. No one really knows who threw the first punch; some say it was a drag queen, some say it was a rather butch-looking lesbian. But someone defied the police that night; someone had finally had enough.

The crowd, now numbering several hundred, exploded. People began hurling coins at police officers, then they moved on to rocks and bottles, whatever they could grab. The police, at first stunned that the normally docile and shamed homosexuals would react in such a fashion, soon began beating the crowds with nightsticks. This group, however, was too angry, and was not going to be pushed around, or down, any longer; the police officers were forced to take refuge inside the Stonewall.

As news spread throughout Greenwich Village the crowd grew ever larger; many residents, some gay, some not, ran down to the Stonewall Inn to join the fight. Lighter fluid was squirted inside the bar and someone tried to light it; others grabbed a downed parking meter and used it as a battering ram against the front of the Stonewall. Someone began chanting "Gay Power!"

The riot-control police unit arrived to rescue the trapped officers and break up the demonstration, though it took over an hour before the crowd dispersed. To taunt their attackers a group of drag queens began to sing at the top of their lungs:

We are the Stonewall girls
We wear our hair in curls
We wear no underwear
We show our pubic hair
We wear our dungarees
Above our nelly knees!

That first Stonewall Riot ended the morning of Saturday, June 28, but the fight was far from over. That night a second riot broke out and the crowd now numbered in the thousands, filling the streets in the name of Gay Pride. They marched to the Stonewall Inn and waited for the police to arrive; and they did, in the early morning of Sunday, June 29.

For over a week, though in smaller numbers, protests and demonstrations continued in Greenwich Village. There was finally a sense of what could be accomplished by banding together, by being out, by being seen, by being heard. By being angry. It was a new day.

A month after the riots, the Gay Liberation Front [GLF] was formed. Radical and leftist, the GLF was one of many politically focused lesbian and gay organizations formed in the days following the riots. The number of lesbian and gay publications skyrocketed as well, which led to an even greater sense of community. The LGBT community was no longer strictly marginalized in United States society. Now, out and proud lesbians and gay men were developing their own communities in cities across the country.

Since 1970, marches have taken place in New York City—and all over the world—every year on the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. In June 1994, hundreds of thousands of people converged on New York to celebrate Stonewall's 25th anniversary. In 1999 the United States government proclaimed the Stonewall Inn a national historic site. The following year, the status of the Stonewall was improved to "historic landmark," a designation held by only a small percentage of historical sites.

Stonewall, while not the first protest, is our Plymouth Rock. It's where the gay community landed and came together and began the march toward equality. Stonewall was our first glimpse of a new world where we weren't alone, we weren't all that different, where we belonged.

It makes no difference how it started. The death of an icon; the summer heat; a sense of frustration. It makes no difference who started it; drag queens or lesbians; coin tossers or rock throwers. The difference is that it happened.

As I said, no one really knows who started the riot, or how it all started, but we do know that a great deal of the credit goes to Marsha P. Johnson, a drag queen who frequented the Stonewall Inn, and fought back and fought for our community before some of us were even born.

Fifty-two  years ago today.

Saturday, June 26, 2021

I Ain't One To Gossip But ...

Now that Keeping Up With The Kardastrophes has wound down to nothingness, and the universe righted itself, Andy Kohen sat down with the Koven to discuss their, um, legacy?

It was all rather blah, from what I read since I have never watched anything Kardastrophe—I even turn off Khloé’s insipid commercials—apparently the audience was treated to Kimmy’s take on her minute’s long marriage to basketball player Kris Humphries.

Kim says she owes Humphries an apology—bitch owes the planet an apology— for the way she handled their 72-day marriage and divorce but he was apparently not in a forgiving mood, even when she ran into him the Beverly Hills Hotel a few years back and it did not go well:

“I saw him and all of his friends got up from the table, we had the tables next to each other. All of his friends got up and said hi to me and he literally just looked at me and like wouldn’t even speak to me.”

Kim says Humphries is “faith-based”—meaning religious, something Kimmy knows nothing of because she’s “fame-based”—and wanted an annulment,  which is why he claimed fraud in his filing:

“If I was mature, I would have wanted the annulment too. I wish I was only married once.”

Hey, you aren’t married now, or did you forget that Kanye already has a new side-piece he’s traveling with in Europe? You dragged Kris Humphries into marriage for a TV show and then dumped his ass when the ratings didn’t go up.

That’s what happens Kimmy when you live your life for social media.


Britney Spears has been a pop star since the last century but has been laying low for several years now due to legal battles with her daddy about her money.

But, in a new Instagram Q&A, BritBrit says she’s not sure if she’ll ever sing again ... and the world heaved a sigh of relief.

There’s more to this story, but I want to leave it on a high note.


Disney+’s latest superhero series, Marvel’s Falcon and the Winter Soldier, is a hit, but one of its stars, Anthony Mackie, seems a tad peevish that people online are saying his character Sam Wilson AKA the Falcon is secretly in love with Bucky Barnes AKA the Winter Soldier, played by Sebastian Stan.

First things first: I am in love with Sebastian Stan. Get that queer, Anthony. And now, back to snark …

Anthony has gone after the Twitterers who envision homo-love for Sam and Bucky, saying that two straight men can have a strong friendship without the “gay”:

“There’s so many things that people latch on to with their own devices to make themselves relevant and rational. The idea of two guys being friends and loving each other in 2021 is a problem because of the exploitation of homosexuality … It used to be guys can be friends, we can hang out, and it was cool. You can’t do that anymore, because something as pure and beautiful as homosexuality has been exploited by people who are trying to rationalize themselves.”

Wait; he calls homosexuality pure and beautiful, but doesn’t want you thinking Sam and Bucky are the new homo Sam and Diane?

Mixed messaging, Anthony. Luckily, the uber hot Sebastian Stan doesn’t share Mackie’s views; he says:

“I’m just happy that the relationship is embraced, and it should be embraced in whatever way or fashion that people desire and want it to be.”

Which is why I think they are gay and in love and that I’d like to be the meat in a Sam-and-Bucky sammich.


In the Everything Old Is New Again File … Chris Brown has once again been accused of attacking a woman.

Police showed up at Brown’s home after a woman them saying she’d just been slapped in the face by Chris and the attack caused part of her weave to come out.

Chris responded via Instagram—because, why not—by telling everyone that the accusations are so damn “cap,” meaning people are spreading lies.

And so there you have it … known abuser Chris Brown says he did not abuse another woman.


More from In the Everything Old Is New Again File … serial cheater, Tristan Thompson—who cheated on his baby mama with   Khloé Kardastrophe, whom he cheated on when she was pregnant—has been accused of allowing his penis out without a leash … again.

Apparently, Tristan went to the birthday party of YouTuber Tana Mongeau and was seen entering a room with 3 women and when he came out he was, um, “disheveled.” To be fair, he might have been helping them move furniture but … serial cheater.

As the story broke, though, it was reported that Tristan and Khloé broke up for the millionth time and the Koven wants you to know that the breakup happened weeks ago and so Tristan wasn’t technically cheating on Khloe … again.

Uh huh.

Note to Tristan: if you wanna end this now, just say you thought you were boning Khloé, and she’s had so many knew faces, you thought this was just the newest one.


Friday, June 25, 2021

I Didn't Say It

Carl Nassib, Las Vegas Raiders defensive end, making sports history, and just plain history, by coming out as gay this week, and becoming the first active player in NFL history to do so:

“What’s up people? I’m at my house here in West Chester, Pennsylvania. I just want to take a quick moment to say that I’m gay. I’ve been meaning to do this for a while now, but I finally feel comfortable enough to get it off my chest. I really have the best life, I’ve got the best family, friends and job a guy could ask for. I’m a pretty private person, so I hope you guys know that I’m not doing this for attention. I just think that representation and visibility are so important … I would not have been able to do this without [the NFL, the Raiders organization, my coaches and teammates]. From the jump, I was greeted with the utmost respect and acceptance I actually hope that like one day, videos like this and the whole coming-out process are just not necessary. But until then, I’m going to do my best and do my part to cultivate a culture that’s accepting, that’s compassionate and I’m going to start by donating $100,000 to the Trevor Project.”

Welcome out, Carl, and please accept as out gift from HOMO HQ, your official copy of the Gay Agenda and the Coming Out Toaster Oven™.

You have done a great thing for athletes, football players and professional sports. We’ve been waiting a long time for  player to come out and here you are. Thank you.

Sidenote: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell applauded Nassib for living his truth:

“The NFL family is proud of Carl for courageously sharing his truth today. Representation matters. We share his hope that someday soon statements like his will no longer be newsworthy as we march toward full equality for the LGBTQ+ community.”

PS The NFL has matched Carl Nassib’s $100,000 donation to the Trevor Project.

PPS Carl is hot. 


Andrew Giuliani, Rudy’s boy, raging on Twitter about the judges who ruled against his daddy:

“As you may have heard, a few minutes ago my father’s law license was just suspended by the New York state First Appellate Division. All five of them are Democrats, three of which were appointed by Andrew Cuomo. Five to nothing, ultimately. Democrats with zero Republicans on there. This is just unbelievable to see just how politicized all of this has become. I am infuriated by all of this. This is going after one of [Thing 45’s] closest allies. That’s exactly what this is, and any American that doesn’t believe that—they are just biased. This is unacceptable, and I stand by my father. He did everything, ultimately, by the book. And the fact that there would be this politicization in our Justice Department is just disgusting. This is a cancer that needs to be cut out.”

A few points, Andy:

First: simmer.

Secondly: your father’s license was suspended because it was determined that he lied in court about voter fraud, and this is just a continuation of the sixty-some-odd times that either your daddy, or some other Thing 45 hack, lied to a court.

Thirdly: I know you wanna be governor of New York so perhaps you should learn that the New York state judicial system which suspended Daddy’s license is not part of the Justice Department.


Dick Morris, Newsmax contributor and fool, on Critical Race Theory leading to black children killing their fathers:

“What does this do to the children? What does this do to a kid? A quarter of all black marriages are intermarriage, racially. So what does that do to a black boy whose mother is black and his father is white? What does he think? ‘My father exploited my mother and that’s how he got successful?’ If the couple breaks up does he have to choose one over the other? Does this reinforce the Oedipal notion that all kids have wanting to kill their father and marry their mother?”

Insanity is a sad state of affairs, and this loon shouldn’t be allowed on a TV “news” program anywhere.


Mark Levin, Fox News host, helping to spread that other Big Lie that Antifa and Black Lives Matter attacked the capitol last January … dressed as Oath Keepers and Proud Boys and Thing 45supporters:

“We are hearing that we have more FBI resources applied to this than to anything else. That people are being rounded up all over the country and being charged in some cases with misdemeanors. We have SWAT teams that are being used to collect people and bring them back to Washington. We’re hearing that they are in some of the worst jails and that some of them are being put in solitary confinement where they only have an hour where they can go outside, if that. We hear that they’re being told that they have to pay funds so they can fix the Capitol building. And I ask myself, how about Black Lives Matter and Antifa? Who is rounding them up? Who is sending SWAT teams out to get them? I want to know who it is they are rounding up, what’s happened to them, what they are being charged with. This information needs to be made public.”

Mark, you pandering, lying, fool; the FBI and DOJ are not keeping the arrests or charges secret. In fact, the DOJ has an entire website titled “Capitol Breach Cases” where you can find names, dates, charges, photos, and social media screencaps.

But by all means, cry foul and lie and pander to your ignorant viewers.


Lindsey Graham, South Carolina’s closeted Senator, on Fox News, about the voter rights bill:

“In my view, SR-1 is the biggest power grab in the history of the country. It mandates ballot harvesting, no voter ID. It does away with the states being able to redistrict when you have population shifts. It’s just a bad idea, and it’s a problem that most Republicans are not going to sign—they’re trying to fix a problem most Republicans have a different view of. I like Joe Manchin a lot but we had the largest turnout in the history the United States, and states are in charge of voting in America so I don’t like the idea of taking the power to redistrict away from the state legislators. You’re having people move from blue states to red states. Under this proposal, you’d have some kind of commission redraw the new districts, and I don’t like that. I want states where people are moving to have control over how to allocate new congressional seats.”

Sorry, ma’am, you’re grasping at straws. I think you don’t want anyone looking into your election win last fall.

Seriously, ma’am, you want us to believe that making voting easier is a bad thing? And just because your Master lost the House, the Senate and the White House?

Bitch, please.


General Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivered a blistering retort to sexual predator Matt Gaetz’s criticism that the military is too “woke.”

“I do think it’s important, actually, for those of us in uniform to be open-minded and be widely read. And it is important that we train and we understand. I want to understand white rage, and I’m white. What is it that caused thousands of people to assault this building and try to overturn the Constitution of the United States of America? I’ve read Mao Zedong. I’ve read Karl Marx, I’ve read Lenin. That doesn’t make me a communist. So what is wrong with understanding—having some situational understanding about the country for which we are here to defend? And I personally find it offensive that we are accusing the United States military, our general officers, our commissioned, non-commissioned officers of being, quote, ‘woke’ or something else, because we’re studying some theories that are out there.”

And I would ask, what’s so wrong with being ‘woke’. It’s being aware, being educated, understanding that your own experience, your white experience, isn’t the only experience; understanding what has been done in this country since it began.

Oh, I guess I also answered why the GOP is against being woke.


Thursday, June 24, 2021


We have delegated some of the chores around casa bob y Carlos; I take care of what goes into the cats, while Carlos takes care of what comes out of them … at either end. I do the laundry; Carlos cleans the bathrooms. We both cook; we both clean; we both do the yards.

But this is why Carlos does not is not allowed to do laundry: he doesn’t know from a full load. I came home from work the other day and, while he was cooking dinner, I said I’d start some laundry.

“Oh, I started it already.”


“I was doing the towels so I decided to help with the laundry so you wouldn’t have to do it after work.”

And help he did… he took the towels and then dug through the clothes hamper for his ratty yard work shorts, at-shirt that had the sleeves cut off and was permanently stained with …something …and a pair of his socks. He bypassed all of the other clothes and anything of mine, for that particular outfit of his.

Towels. Ratty jeans. Ratty shirt. Socks.

And he helped.

Goddess, I adore that man.

With all these state legislatures trying to pass these voter suppression bills, they are the perfect place to start voting out the RepubliQAnons.

Remember Boozy and Clod, that white St Louis couple who channeled their inner mobsters and waved guns art the Black Lives Matter protesters who dared walk through their neighborhood?

Well, Boozy, AKA Patricia McCloskey, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor harassment and was fined $2,000, while Clod, AKA Mark McCloskey, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor fourth-degree assault and was fined $750.

Clod, who announced in May that he was running for a US Senate seat in Missouri, was unapologetic after the hearing:

“I’d do it again.”

Racists say what?

Dear Americans

Stop using the phrase ‘full stop’ when you speak and want to punctuate the end of a sentence. You aren’t British, it doesn’t make you smart, and it annoys me. Full stop.

And I’m lookin’ at you Meghan McCain.

Fox News host Dan Bongino is the network's version of Chrissy Teigen.

See, Bongino has returned to Twitter after telling his supporters in January that he would be leaving and never returning to the “anti-American” social platform. Bongino even told Twitter to “fuck off” while pledging he would never return to the popular social media site. And now he’s come crawling back like a typical spinless hypocritical wannabe.

You, sir, can truly fuck off.

The GQP doesn’t wanna protect voting.

The GQP doesn’t wanna know what happened on 1/6/2021.

The GQP doesn’t wanna do anything except obstruct the agenda of the president on infrastructure, climate change, healthcare, etc..

The GQP does not want America.

But … the GQP wants you to believe that thousands of Thing 45 supporters showed up on 1/6/2021 to hear him order them to attack the Capitol and take back America, but after his speech they all quietly went home while Antifa and Black Lives Matter protesters donned MAGAt wear and attacked the Capitol.

Seriously. That’s what they want you to believe.

Speaking of Thing 45, did you know he asked the DOJ to look into Saturday Night Live because they were making fun of him.


The My Pillow loon, Mike Lindell, has moved the date of Thing 45's "return to power":

“We’re bringing in all the cyber guys … we’re bringing all the media … we’re going to bring in all senators, governors … legislatures, secretary of states, and every single government official that wants to be there … It’s going to be a worldwide event … and those Supreme Court justices are going to … go 9-0 that this country was attacked. The election is gonna come down.”

This is Lindell’s third time changing the date of Hair Furor’s “return”.

In LGBTQ+ Good News … the Bank of England began circulating a £50 note featuring World War II codebreaker Alan Turing on what would have been the pioneering math genius’ 109th birthday.

Turing is known as the “father of computer science and artificial intelligence,” a war hero and honored by King George VI for helping to defeat the Nazis. Despite all of this, he died a disgraced “criminal”—because he was gay. 

This is the first time that a gay man is featured on a British bank note.

It’s about time.

Adam Phillips is a tall British drink of water with some gorgeous eyes and a handsome face and a love for posing in his underwear.

Or sometimes in suits that he likes to strip off. In clothes, out of clothes; yes ma’am!