Monday, January 30, 2023

A Month In and How's The GOP Doin' So Far?

Just like Missouri did last week, this week members of Florida House staff leadership, who are appointed by Republicans, have posted flyers throughout the Capitol showing what to wear; women are being asked to never show their shoulders when House members are present in the building.

Now, to be fair, the Florida Legislature—majority GOP—has had its fair share of sex scandals. In the past but are they suggesting women are to blame because of bare shoulders?

This may seem minor, but it’s another case on GOP men not taking responsibility for their actions and requiring other people to adjust to fix the problem.

Hey, GOP men of the Florida Legislature, stop bein’ so rape-y.


I find it funny the GOP calls themselves the Party of the Working Class when one of the first things the new Congress does is offer up tax breaks to the rich, but this explains everything.

Last week Republicans gathered in Florida to elect the chair of the RNC and the bitching and complaining began at once.

Oh, not about the chair, or the election, but at the cost of everything. Rooms at the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach resort where the RNC met start $1,283 for Wednesday night—with a AAA discount—and $881 for Thursday; also included is a mandatory $55 a night resort fee. Parking your car is another $75, per day,

The GOP ran on high gas prices, inflation, and are now railing about the cost of eggs, but choose a luxury resort that most of their constituents could never afford to hold their little meeting.

Out of touch, much?


North Dakota has a new proposed bill which reads:

“A board of a school district, a public or private school, or a teacher in a public or private school may not adopt a policy establishing or providing a place, facility, school program, or accommodation that caters to a student’s perception of being any animal species other than human.”

Yes,. The furries are back and are in North Dakota, according to rightwingnuts in the state GOP.

One of the bill’s sponsors, loon and GOP Representative Lori VanWinkle said her state does indeed have students who don’t identify as human, but as “cats and dogs.”

In addition to going after bathroom litter boxes, the bill also bans accommodations for transgender students.

Like all the other GOP morons who  ranted about furries and litter boxes, VanWinkle has offered no proof, not a  photograph, not a witness statement, nothing, to prove her newest cause even exists.


Karma is a fun bitch, you know? I mean, it was just a couple of weeks back that former Vice President Michael Elizabeth Pence demanded, with a foot stomp and  a head snap, that a special counsel be appointed to look into President Biden‘s handling of classified documents, after a small number had been found in his former office and then at his home.

On the other hand Michael Elizabeth Pence has said nary a word about appointing a special counsel to investigate the classified documents found at his private residence.

Pence, who is expected to launch a 2024 presidential run, had taken to the right-wing media talk circuit, demanding “equal treatment” by the DOJ for President Biden, after AG Merrick Garland had appointed a special counsel in November to investigate Thing 45’s possibly criminal handling of classified documents.

What goes around, Mike? Amirite?


Fewer than one-third of Americans believe that House GOP leaders are prioritizing the country’s most critical issues.

Just 27% of Americans believe that GOP leaders in the House have had the right priorities, 73% say they haven’t paid enough attention to the country’s most important problems.

Border? Fentanyl? Inflation? Guns?

Nope, Hunter Biden’s laptop.

But it’s not just Democrats and liberals who are annoyed; 42% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents disapprove of the GOP leadership.

Not a good look for the Party of Traitors.

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Snarky Thoughts

I’m not sure how many times Tom Brady got sacked this year but me thinks his brain rattled around in his melon a little longer than necessary because after losing his shot at another Super Bowl, he spewed up some nonsense about how he wants his three children—Jack, Benjamin, and Vivian—to experience a little bit of failure in their lives because he believes it will help them build character.

My Thought: This from a man who ended his marriage because he wouldn’t give up his dream of being the winningest winner ever?

Sidenote: No Super Bowl for Brady this year, loser.


Somewhere screenwriter Diablo Cody is enjoying a bit of karma after the news broke that Universal Pictures has scrapped the Madonna bio-pic that was to be directed by Madonna, co-written by Madonna and Diablo Cody, and starring approved-by-Madonna, Julia Warner.

My Thought: No one other than Madonna was interested in this being made.


After Chris Brown showed his massive wardrobe on Instagram collection, calling his closet a department store with hundreds of items on display, he was slapped with two federal tax liens from the IRS for $2,245,561.50 and $1,059,967.78, and a bill from California for some $739,067.48 in back taxes. Brown has been ordered to pay the nearly $4M at once or both the feds and California will move in  to collect.

My Thought: Don’t show off your wealth all over social media if you aren’t paying your taxes.


Where in the world is Cult of Scientology leader David Miscavige is missing, or in hiding, to avoid being served with a lawsuit ALLEGING that he was involved in child trafficking. The federal lawsuit, brought by a group of plaintiffs who were formerly in the Sea Org–a strict group within Scientology–claims Miscavige trafficked them as children, and their lawyers have been trying to serve Miscavige for over four-months, but he has been in hiding.

My Thought: I wonder if he's hiding in the same as his wife, Shelley Miscavige, who's been missing not seen in public for over fifteen years.


If you’ve ever watched Bridgerton then you know the beauty that is Regé-Jean Page. But what you don’t know, is that science, er, British plastic surgeon Dr. Julian De Silva, claimed to have proof that Regé-Jean is the most handsome man on the planet ... those are his stats below.

My Thought: He’s kinda dreamy, sweet hot, but y’all know I have a closet full of Husbands In My Head who best Regé-Jean at every turn. What’s your take?

Friday, January 27, 2023

I Didn't Say It

Kevin McCarthy, House Speaker-For-Now, saying he stands behind George Santos because he’s just a liar, but might change his mind if Santos is proven a criminal:

“No. You know why I’m standing by him? Because his constituents voted for him. I do not have the power simply because if I disagree with somebody or what they have said that I remove them from elected office. If for some way when we go through Ethics that he has broken the law, then we will remove him, but it’s not my role. I believe in the rule of law. A person’s innocent until proven guilty.”

I was stunned that McCarthy wasn’t struck by lightning when he said he believes in the rule of law and innocent until proven guilty since he’s the same guy who never wanted to investigate Thing 45’s role on January 6.

His role in history has been written and it’s lying and complicit and traitorous and his own party is slowly turning against him; read on …


Victoria Spartz, Indiana GOP Representative, says she’ll oppose Speaker Kevin McCarthy's efforts to keep a handful of Democrats off key House committees:

“As I spoke against it on the House floor two years ago, I will not support this charade again. Speaker McCarthy needs to stop 'bread and circuses' in Congress and start governing for a change. Two wrongs do not make a right. Speaker Pelosi took unprecedented actions last Congress to remove Representatives Greene and Gosar from their committees without proper due process. Speaker McCarthy is taking unprecedented actions this Congress to deny some committee assignments to the Minority without proper due process again.”

Spartz's statement is in response to McCarthy's intention to remove Ilhan Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee and keep Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell off the House Intelligence Committee.

Given the GOP’s slim majority, every vote is important and now Nancy Mace, South Carolina’s GOP Representative, has said she would also vote against booting Democrats like Omar from committees.

Trouble is, Kevin is a butthurt bitch and seeks revenge.


Karine Jean-Pierre, White House Press Secretary, blasting GOP Governor Ron DeSantis for banning public schools from teaching AP African American history:

“It is incomprehensible to see that this is what this ban–or this block, to be more specific–that DeSantis has put forward. If you think about the study of Black Americans, that is what he wants to block and, again, these types of actions aren’t new, especially from what we’re seeing from Florida, sadly. Florida currently bans teachers from talking about who they are and who they love. As we’ve talked about many times here in this briefing room, they have banned more books in schools and libraries than almost every other state in the country. And let’s not forget, they didn’t block AP European History. They didn’t block our music history. They didn’t block our art history. But the state chooses to block a course that is meant for high-achieving high school students to learn about the history of arts and culture. And it is, you know, it is incomprehensible again, and I will just leave it there. Leave it there to make your own to make your own determination. of why this occurred and why this happened. Again, it is not our place to direct or to be involved in any local school curriculum. But this is concerning.”

I recently watched a documentary on the suspicious death of high school student Kendrick Johnson in 2013. One of the side stories was of Mary Tuner, who was lynched in Georgia in 1918 for the crime of speaking out about her husband being lynched the day before. After the white mob strung Mary Turner up by her feet, doused her with gasoline and oil then set on fire, her unborn child was cut from her abdomen and stomped to death. Her body was then repeatedly shot. No one was ever convicted of her lynching.

That’s American history; I hate it, but I need to know it so I can try to make sure it doesn’t happens again. That story doesn’t make me hate myself, or white people, it makes me hate the white people that did that to Mary Turner.

If Ron DeSantis doesn’t want that story told in American History classes he best be prepared for it to happen again.


Sir Ian McKellen, Tony and Golden Globe-winning out gay actor, on why the word “love” has special significance to him:

“If you ever arrive in Manchester and if you’re lucky enough to be able to afford a taxi, you get in the back of one and the taxi driver—usually a man, but not always—says ‘Where you going love?’ Oh, and I feel I’m home; where grown men call strangers ‘love.’ I think if we all did that, it would be a rather better place, wouldn’t it? [And if] people have got problems with gender, and pronouns, and so on, Love covers everything really. Just call everyone love. I mean ‘comrade’ would do, or ‘brother,’ or ‘son,’ or whatever; ‘Man,’ yeah, ‘mate.’ Yeah, these are all good words. But… But ‘love’… If that’s the start of our relationship, I don’t think we can go far wrong, can we?”

Love. Love, it’s really just that simple.


Thursday, January 26, 2023


Well, tomorrow will mark yet another trip around the sun and another year added to my life’s resume. Another year older and yet I am still childish and immature, and so I took a loooong weekend off to celebrate my birth; hey, if the Baby Jeebus gets a week in December I should get five days in January!

There are some schedules posts, but I’ll be out of the blog-o-sphere until next Tuesday. Y’all play nice, and now … let’s rip:

The other day, after my “Fall” post, I was telling Carlos about it, and reliving, for him, my tumbles and such; his response:

“But you forgot the best one ever! That time you fell out of bed? Now, that was funny.”

He’s lucky I’m still recovering … 

Tuxedo is so annoyed by Santos that he has threatened to Uber his way to Washington, sneak into Congress, find Santos, and piss all over his leg. I said that was a bad Idea; skip the Uber and I’ll drive …

This week ALLEGED LGBTQ+ Ally Beyoncé Knowles faced some backlash for performing in Dubai, where homosexuality is illegal.

Beyoncé, a BILLIONAIRE, pocketed a $24 million check for an eighty-five minute performance—which is about $282,353 a minute—and her father and minions are still saying she has, ahem, “always stood for inclusiveness” and would never do anything to “deliberately hurt someone ' ... unless there’s nearly $300,000 a minute to be made.

Come for me Bey Hive, but Beyoncé can fuck all the way off.

After finally admitting to doing drag, out gay pathological liar Congress man George Santos is publicly feuding with drag queen Trixie Mattel on Twitter. See, Santos, er, Kitara Ravache has become the target of late-night shows and Georgie was butt-hurt at the mocking, Tweeting out:

“I have now been enshrined in late night TV history with all these impersonations, but they are all TERRIBLE so far. Jon Lovitz is supposed to be one of the greatest comedians of all time and that was embarrassing—for him not me! These comedians need to step their game up.”

Note: Jon Lovitz hasn’t been funny since the 1980s.

In reply, RuPaul’s Drag Race star Trixie Mattel Tweeted:

“Maybe the source material was weak.”

And Santos, unaware that he was woefully out of his depth, replied:

“Clearly you know all about weak acting skills.”

Trixie clapped back with a riff on Santos’ excuse for dressing in drag:

“I am not an actor! I was young and I had fun at a festival!”

Santos did dress in drag but is utterly inept when it comes to shading an actual talented drag queen.

In How Dumb Is Thing 45 News: he’s being sued by E. Jean Carroll for defamation and sexual assault and has repeatedly used the “she’s not my type” excuse to suggest an assault could not have occurred because he would not have pursued her romantically. But, in a deposition at Mar-Illegal last year Thing 45 was shown a picture of a woman and he said:

“That’s Marla, yeah. That’s my wife.”

Except it wasn’t his wife, or even his ex-wife, it was E. Jean Carroll, the woman he said he couldn’t rape because she wasn’t his type … 

Ignacio Ondategui is a fashion and fitness model who is represented by Uno Models, who, well, likes being photographed without clothing. All well and good, but Would You Hit It?

PS Nice that he brought me cakes.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Architecture Wednesday: SoHo Loft

Believe it or not, this home is as old as the Minnesota Manor House from last week, but this isn’t huge, per se, it’s a loft … in the heart of Soho on a picturesque, cobblestoned block between Spring and Prince streets.

This one sits on the 4th floor of a pet-friendly co-op designed by Henry Fernbach in 1883, and it was formerly home to Greene Street Recording Studio of Public Enemy and Sonic Youth fame.

Enter through a key-locked elevator that opens into an airy, open-plan living and kitchen area. Farmhouse-style doors lead to the private spaces of the home, which include office, built-in closets, and in-unit washer/dryer. There are three bedrooms, and just two bathrooms, but it’s a wide-open main room with 11-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows on both the eastern and western sides of the loft, a rear-facing terrace, original wood columns and beams, walls of exposed brick, and hardwood floors.

And had we moved quicker I could have had it for a shade over $4M.