Thursday, July 15, 2021


We are headed out of town for a much-needed five-day weekend, spent with our friends, the former Round-The-Way-Gays Neal and David, who used to live in Smallville, but have retired to the mountains of North Carolina. It’s been nearly a year since we’ve seen them, thanks to COVID, and it’s been over a year since our last real getaway, so we are ready to be outta here.

Play nice. I shall return next week …

Carlos has been participating in Zoom calls these past few months on the subject of HIV/AIDS and the Hispanic community. These talks are with folks from all over South Carolina, which is divided into three geographic areas: the Upstate, the Midlands, and the Low Country—we live in the Midlands.

This morning Carlos was telling me about one of the people in the meeting from the Lower Country and I immediately envisioned an impoverished nation to the south.

That’s all.

Again, Tuxedo isn’t allowed to vote, but if he could, he clearly comes down on the other side of that party.

People toss around the word socialism like it’s some kind of horrible thing, but where has capitalism gotten us?

There are 15 million empty homes in this country, but homelessness is a huge issue.

We throw out millions of tons of food, while millions go hungry.

We cheer billionaires going into space while some of their worker pee in bottles because they don’t get breaks.

Capitalism ain’t so great, unless you’re the 1%.

If, today, you are unvaccinated, knowing that Fox News is vaccinated, Thing 45 is vaccinated, MTG and Boebert are vaccinated, but still think the vaccine is dangerous—or you’re gonna be microchipped—and knowing that some 99% of COVID death are unvaccinated people, and you still choose to be unvaccinated, then you get what you deserve.

Stupidity is a virus, too. 

The Value In Electing Women Political Action Committee has supported every GOP woman serving in the US House and Senate … until now. According to Julie Conway, VIEW PAC’s executive director , the PAC does not support Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert, and will would not endorse them in 2022:

“While we rightfully celebrate the number of GOP women serving in the House, I’ve always professed quality over quantity. The work of Congress is not a joke or reality show. Our women have fought too hard for too long to be respected and taken seriously as legislators, policy makers and thought leaders. We cannot let this work be erased by individuals who chose to be shameless self-promoters and carnival barkers.”

Carnival barker?!!?I love it; but she forgot traitors and morons.

Lil Nas X's same-sex kiss during a performance of 'Montero [Call Me By Your Name]' at last month's BET Awards has been widely celebrated as a powerful, authentic step forward for LGBTQ pop culture representation …sorry Madge. And, as happens, folks tend to get riled up and make phone calls and stomp their feet about gay folks kissin’ on TV.

But times have changed; it seems that just  three people wrote to the Federal Communications Commission [FCC] to express their outrage. Even then, one of the complaints one wasn't even about the kiss, but rather the performance's supposed 'Satanist' themes.

Adam Lambert—who sparked similar headlines, and greater outrage for a 2009 AMAs performance with a male-on-male kiss—said via Instagram:

"Two men kissing ain't indecent, explicit or inappropriate for children. The double standard is painfully clear. All the haters need to really get their heads around the concept of equality. He's clearly making a statement about it and making everyone talk. Pop Culture is being written."

Sad that it still needs to be written today, proving just how slow culture moves.

A federal judge has blocked a new law in Tennessee that required businesses and other entities that allow transgender people to use the public restroom that matches their gender to post a government-prescribed warning sign that trans people pee.

The lawsuit, filed on behalf of business owners Kye Sayers and Bob Bernstein who object to the hateful message, states that the law violates the First Amendment and asks the court for a preliminary injunction to stop enforcement of the law while the lawsuit proceeds.

And they did. Score one for equality.

Keep in mind that Flori-duh Governor, Ron DeSantis, allows for running down BLM protestors with your car if their protests block traffic, but if it’s Cubans protesting, you cannot run them over … because Cubans voted DeSantis and Black people did not.


This is Giacomo Cavalli. I know little about him other than that his name sounds Italian, and he is both adorable and hot.

And that he gives good face, looks good dressed, and looks good not so dressed. That’s all.


Helen Lashbrook said...

Ron DeSantis just beggars belief; his total lack of empathy, his stupidity, hi greed....I could go on but y'all know all about it.

Have a great trip to the mountains and enjoy meeting up with old friends.

Moving with Mitchell said...

Maybe Carlos was talking about the Netherlands (Países Bajos, in Spanish). Have a great break. You both have earned it!

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

Oh, Death Santis. So transparent, like every other Repug. The law doesn't apply when you're a Rethuglyclown, didn't you know?
Also, he wants to be president, so there's that.
Tuxedo, always right.
And could Giacomo come out and play?


the dogs' mother said...

(Carlos) (Tuxedo)
You two have a wonderful time!
xoxo :-)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Have fun on your vacay!

uptonking said...

Enjoy your time away. Breathe.

Florida isn't alone in the rapid rise of Covid cases! It's amazing to find ourselves back where we were previously simply due to people's idiocy and lack of interest in doing the right, responsible thing. This nation is in trouble again... and it will get a bit worse before it gets better. Maybe killing themselves off is the only answer to save this nation and the planet?

Giacomo Cavalli is a great name... the face? Totally slappable.

Isn't it amazing at how unself aware the GQP are? Those t-shirts? I hope they come back to haunt him the rest of his life. But because Florida is such a dirty dong, full of ignorants - naw. Apparently, ignorance is immune to karma.

Love Lil Nas X - he's our Lady Gaga.

Huh. Repulsivecans with a conscious? What's the catch?

Stupidity is the #1 Killer in this country.

Great stats. And that is a perfect slogan... Capitalism only benefits the %1. And MoscowMitch's wife.

The GQP has long been hypocritical when it comes to abortion. Don't kill them before they're born... but don't feed or house them. Don't educate them. And be sure lots of guns are available just in case someone is having a bad day and decides they want to visit a underfunded public school.

How great of Carlos to be involved! Way to go. And yes, isn't it funny how our brain conceives geography? Like... I think Florida is Italy. And I don't understand how the countries in the middle east interlock. And for the longest time I thought Iceland was Nova Scotia. Yeah, I am not that bright a bulb.

Take care. Be safe. Kizzes.

Ur-spo said...

I bet the Fauci thing works well

Jennifer said...

Enjoy your time in the mountains! I'll bet it's cooler there. Summer is the best time to visit the NC mountains, in my opinion, because it's such a nice respite from the heat and humidity.

Dave R said...

have a great 5 days!!!

Sadie J said...

We've talked about moving to Florida for several years (I have friends and family there) but until the scourge that is DeSantis is gone, it isn't happening. They just can't get past voting in nutballs down there.

Enjoy your break!

Bohemian said...

These Bobservations are really good! The Capitalism/Socialist one and the Ignorance one are my Favs. Have Fun on your Vacay, we'll be here when you return!

Steve Reed said...

I hadn't heard about Lil Nas X's gay kiss! Good for him! (And for everyone.)

The word "socialism" is only scary to people who don't know what it means. And that's a lot of people.

I hope you have a good trip to NC!

Treaders said...

Have a lovely few days away!