Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A Homophobic Mom

While surfing today I came across this Tumblr page Texts from my Homophobic Mother.

I really don't have any comment to make except that I would have ended this relationship a long time ago.
Please feel free to share your reactions.


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

People of NYC Respond to Hannity (sort of)

Recently I posted about the tedious Sean Hannity threatening to leave New York because the Governor said something he didn't like.

The Daily Show found some famous and not so famous New Yorkers and asked them what they thought about this serious issue.


Sunday, January 26, 2014

A Cartoon About Race

Saw this and had to share it.  I think it sums up the attitude of the extreme right wing radicals when the subject of race comes up in this country.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Eminem, Rihanna and Me

I am not sure who figured out that Rihanna and Eminem  are hit music gold?

I am glad he or she did.

The divine Rihanna is in great form here and she summarizes his struggles very nicely with her vocal hook.

Eminem has always been different than other rappers.... it is not all about his dick.

Granted, sometimes it is about killing his ex wife.

I am not condoning that nor his use of faggot so please do not go there with me.

This single is about his emotional struggles and about him sometimes questioning his sanity.

And, you can dance to it.


I have reached a "pax monstera" with the monsters under my bed and I have embraced the voices in my head.....I just wish they would not try to speak all at once.


Sean Hannity threatens and nobody cares

Not really sure how Sean Hannity became a star (sort of) he has no background in policy, government, education or really anything other than talking.

But, so be it.

He is a radical right wing darling! Probably because he just spouts out what they want to hear and for that he has become famous and really quite wealthy.

Recently New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said this  “extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault—weapon, anti-gay…have no place in the State of New York"

On his next show Sean Hannity said this.

The citizens of New York had this reaction to Sean Hannity's promise to leave their state

The people of New York could care less whether a tedious hack like Sean Hannity leaves their state, Florida or Texas can have him.  I'm just glad he's not coming to Pennsylvania.

I wonder if Roger Ailes has noticed Hannity's fail?  

I suspect Hannity will be wondering how long Ailes will put up with this huge mistake while he is packing up his house. 

Coming Out - Still not easy

In this youtube video a young man comes out to his mother and he was very awkward and very nervous , in fact his mother did most of the talking.

When a friend of my father was struggling with his own son's coming out my dad said to him "Either you love your son or you don't - I know you do and you know you do - so get over it - bottom line still your son - nothing has changed"

I have blogged that story and my own coming out story awhile ago and I am certainly not going to bore you with that old chestnut. Not every coming out is as easy as mine was almost 35 years ago and I have allowed myself to believe that because times have changed coming out has gotten easier.

This video proves me wrong.  It is still not an easy conversation to have with your parents.  Young people are still afraid of rejection, still afraid of losing his/her parents love and still worried that what they feel so deeply in their souls that something may not be right or normal about them.  This young man's mom was nearly perfect and he is indeed a very lucky guy.

If you know of any young people, or older people who are struggling with coming out to themselves and then their family and if they come to you just listen to them and if you are supportive show it, tell them you are their friend, let them know they can come to you at any time.  Offer them a safe place in case things do not go well.

And, if you can't be supportive, for whatever reason please reach down and find some humanity and cause them no harm or bring anymore grief or pain to them.

Below are three places where people can go for help and advice.

It gets better

The Trevor Project

United Church of Christ - LGBT


Monday, January 20, 2014

Chris Christie: Drip Drip Drip

The bridge story begins to break out into the open

The NY Times offers a damning accounting of Christie as bully

MSNBC host Steve Kornacki breaks the story about Sandy Money being used as a weapon

The Lt. Governor in a very strange statement denies threatening the Mayor of Hoboken

Olympic icon Carl Lewis says that Christie threatened him.

Christie lashes out at MSNBC & his buddy Joe Scarborough hits back

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's problems is not show any signs of letting up in fact the story seems to be getting murkier and picking up steam.

Very soon the question "Will Christie be able to put this behind him in time to run for President in 2016?" may become "Will Christie leave office on his own terms or will he be impeached?"

I can often find empathy for politicians in trouble but not this time.  He brought this on himself and he deserves what ever happens.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Nothing Compares To Slavery

Just a quick note about people comparing modern events and issues to slavery.

Some examples;

Abortion can be compared to Slavery by more than one person

Sarah Palin Compares the debt to slavery

Sarah Palin believes Obama is returning the nation to slavery days

The Affordable Care Act is compared to Slavery

George Will compares the passage of The Affordable Care Act to The Runaway Slave Act

The Affordable Care Act is compared to The Fugitive Slave Law

Merriam Websters defines slavery as The Condition of one person being owned by another.

Does The Affordable Care Act meet this criteria?  No
Does the national debt meet this criteria? No
Does abortion meet this criteria? No

This just shows how little these great minds understand something as horrible as slavery.  It shows their lack of understanding on the impact slavery has had on this country.  And, it weakens their argument. But then maybe their argument is so weak that out of desperation they try to invoke the horror that is slavery in order to dramatize their point.

There is nothing like slavery
Only slavery is like slavery 


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Tea Baggers

Responding to Tea Bagger comments is so much fun!

I know...... I know I should be more respectful of them and call them Tea Party Activists


When they stop all this birther nonsense..... I may consider not calling them Tea Baggers.

When they stop calling the President a Nazi, a Communist, a Socialist or a Facist.... I may consider not calling them Tea Baggers.

When they stop comparing the First Lady to a Gorilla...I may consider not calling them Tea Baggers.

When they learn how to spell on their offensive protest signs....I may consider not calling them Tea Baggers.

When they actually understand the Constitution...I may consider not calling them Tea Baggers.

When they realize that Medicare is Government run health care.....I may consider not calling them Tea Baggers

When they realize young black men in hoodies may just be walking home ...I may consider not calling them Tea Baggers

When they are not homophobic...I may consider not calling them Tea Baggers

When they stop thinking the UN Charter is going to circumvent the Constitution of The United States....I may consider calling them Tea Baggers

When they stop making vile and racist comments about The President of The United States daughters....I may consider not calling them Tea Baggers

So here is the bottom line Tea Party folks believe in this great republic and I may consider not insulting you.

But, continue to act out ....


Thursday, January 9, 2014

Why do Republicans Hate Sex So Much?

For Virginia Republicans.

It's not about jobs.
It's not about education.
It's not about about infrastructure.
It's not about farmers.
It not about public safety.

You may remember last year when the Attorney General and GOP nominee for Virginia Governor tried to ban oral sex between adults in the Virginia.  It was laughed out of court.

Republican State Senator Thomas Garrett of Virginia is trying to ban various sexual acts up to and including well.......just about everything.

I wonder how this will impact economic development?

Why do these Tea Bagger Republicans claim they want smaller government and they want less government regulation except when it comes to sex.

Why do Republicans hate sex so much?  

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Some Predictions

Predictions for 2014

*The GOP will maintain control of the US House though their numbers will be smaller.
*My Congressman Charlie Dent will win re-election if he has an opponent.
      He made quite an name for himself during the Republican led government shut down.  You may           remember he was one of the few Republicans to speak out against it. Of course, he supported every vote that led to it but once it actually occurred he opposed it.  I had hoped that he would take that fame and become a leader but it appears he has settled once again into back bench status.  But, he is such a nice guy.

*The Democrats will maintain control of the US Senate at about the same level they have now.
*Kentucky senior Senator and Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell will lose.
       He will survive the right wing attack during the primary but he will be bruised and bloodied.  His Democratic opponent has run and won state wide, she is from a respected political family and she is raising big bucks.  He is going to throw everything at her but he is trailing in the polls and for someone with his power trailing in polls even early polls is not a good sign (for him).

*People will bitch and moan about Artsquest, Musikfest and Jeff Parks.

*Sarah Palin will continue to make pronouncements that have no substance and show no clear understanding of the issues.

*Oprah Winfrey will try to keep in the headlines by pretending to be a victim of some perceived slight.

*Northampton County will implode under the pressure of Tea Bagger madness.  The County Council will get bogged down in such important issues as Sharia Law, Alien Invasions from Planet Claire, Border Security and getting the United States out from under the burdens of UN Regulations.

*The Governors of Florida, Maine and Pennsylvania will lose their re-election bids. Even the ever loyal Republicans can only put up with so much embarrassing incompetence.

*Donald Trump will continue to make a fool of himself on Twitter.

*A prominent and popular professional male athlete will come out as gay thus opening up the floodgates with more famous people announcing their true selves to the public.  The love that once dared not speak it's name will become the love that will not shut up.  And, that is a good thing.

*The sounds of Cher singing "If I could turn back time" will be heard almost daily in Bethlehem City Hall. Thus requiring City council to step up and become the incubator of new ideas, economic development and sensible growth.

*A convention of the Snob Voter Party will be held at the Bethlehem Brew Works, it's Elite Central Committee will caucus at Tapas on Main and it's homo influenced think tank will salon at The Hotel Bethlehem Tap Room.


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Ignoring Ann Coulter

"Ann Coulter Calls Melissa Harris-Perry....."

This was the beginning of a headline on Huffington Post today; apparently Ann Coulter said something on FOX about MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry, apparently it was "shocking"

I was pretty proud of myself for not clicking on the headline to read the "Shocking" thing Miss Coulter had said.

Why would I want to read anything this by this woman?  She offers nothing to the discourse but insults, snark and over the top headline grabbing one liners. Her only intent is to offer shock and the results always fall short of awe.

It's time for the MSM to ignore her and just leave her to FOX.