Sorry I’ve been gone so long folks. I’ve been busy moving into our new digs, and we just got the intertubes back up today. Did I miss anything?
Ya know, it’s her life. If Miley Cyrus wants to go on national tv and do this sort of thing, I’m not going to judge. Barely anybody said a word when it was Prince making shadow puppets of his junk during the Super Bowl half time show a few years back; why is this such a big deal?
Though I haven’t read the books, I’m a huge fan of Game of Thrones. My wife and I have been watching the series from the beginning. While there have been several jaw dropping moments during it’s run, last night’s wedding reception scene was one of the jaw droppingist. After this last episode, I am convinced that GOT author George R. R. Martin is out to kill everyone and everything. Jeez, the Starks are hard to kill? They’re dropping like flies!
Here are some funny as hell reactions to Sunday night’s episode. I’m still in shock.
Are you a fan of GOT? What was your reaction to this latest blood spattered character purge?
I really have no idea why brawls in Korean baseball occur like this, but it’s funny as hell. It’s too bad we can’t settle all of our conflicts this way. :)
Having a rough day or week? Then you simply must check out Too Cute! On Animal Planet. It’s an hour of pure AWWWWesomness. The show is so sweet, that you could sprinkle it over your cereal, and still have enough left over to bake cookies :)
I just now got around to watching this YouTube video starring Samuel L. Jackson. This has to be one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen! There are a lot of Romney supporters who do need to “wake the fuck up.” If you’re not a rich white straight male, he’s going to fuck you, every last one of you. Please, educate yourself to the truth and get out and vote. It’s imperative that we as a collective group tell the GOP that we’ve had enough of their bull shit.
The DNC kicked off last night with some fiery, impassioned speeches that focused on government doing right by Americans, rather than Americans doing for the corporate world. While there were certainly some half truths and political cherry picking, blatant lying such as what we saw last week does not seem to be on the agenda.
The best of the best from last night comes in a four pack: San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro dazzled with an effective but not overly partisan criticism of Mitt Romney. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick fired up the crowd with his show us your backbone speech. Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland lobbed several crowd pleasing cannonballs at the GOP, my favorite being this: “If Mitt Romney was Santa Claus, he would fire the reindeer and outsource the elves.”
The fourth and brightest star of last nights activities was Michelle Obama. Her speech touched on humble beginnings and hard work, as well as doing right by others. It was the antithesis of the message conveyed so far from an overly increasing elitist, out of touch GOP. Hopefully, the rest of the convention is as positive as last night, and hopefully, there will be no verbal attacks on inanimate objects. Although, I find it hard tell the difference between Mitt and my living room furniture, other than the fact that my furniture has colors other than white.
This has to be one of the craziest, most pathetic debacles I’ve ever seen. Eastwood’s speech was lame as well. His little debate with invisible Obama was a perfect representation of today’s Republican Party: Completely delusional, and totally out of touch.
At least invisible Obama didn’t lie to millions of people, unlike Eastwood, Ryan, Romney, and all the other corporate shills who spoke at this sham of a representation of the democratic process.
Update: After the speech, Clint was spotted offering a hand job to a cardboard cut out of Mitt Romney. He repeatedly offered to “make Mitt’s day.”
A tip of the tinfoil hat to The Other 98% for sharing this. It would be nice to have a party of which corporations are not their most important constituents. Radical right or moderate right really isn’t much of a choice.
Sean Harris, the Senior pastor of the Berean Baptist Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina, is getting hard core about what to do with those pesky, gender bending children these days: Corporal punishment. While giving a fire and brimstone type endorsement of proposed Amendment 1, the Amendment that would outlaw civil unions and domestic partnerships in the Tarheel state, Harris went off on a tangent about boys and girls who do not conform to patriarchal gender roles. Check out this transcript, in all of its hateful goodness:
“So your little son starts to act a little girlish when he is four years old and instead of squashing that like a cockroach and saying, ‘Man up, son, get that dress off you and get outside and dig a ditch, because that is what boys do,’ you get out the camera and you start taking pictures of Johnny acting like a female and then you upload it to YouTube and everybody laughs about it and the next thing you know, this dude, this kid is acting out childhood fantasies that should have been squashed.
Dads, the second you see your son dropping the limp wrist, you walk over there and crack that wrist. Man up. Give him a good punch. Ok? You are not going to act like that. You were made by God to be a male and you are going to be a male. And when your daughter starts acting too butch, you reign [sic] her in. And you say, ‘Oh, no, sweetheart. You can play sports. Play them to the glory of God. But sometimes you are going to act like a girl and walk like a girl and talk like a girl and smell like a girl and that means you are going to be beautiful. You are going to be attractive. You are going to dress yourself up.’”
Harris later back pedaled, and claimed that he was joking; does that transcript seem like joking to you? No? Me Neither.
This is exactly the kind of venom filled rhetoric that promotes domestic violence in the home, bullying in the school, and hate crimes in society, and for what? To force a child who may be wired a little differently, to conform to what society and religion dictates as proper? I call bullshit!
I could go on a rant about a child’s sexual orientation and how homosexuality or at the very least, the crossing of gender lines is completely natural. I could also stand on my tinfoil covered soap box, and preach about acceptance, love, and understanding of each others differences. The fact of the matter is that most rational people understand all that. The fact that Amendment 1 is likely to crash and burn is a testimony to that fact.
It’s the hateful homophobes like Sean Harris who do not understand that sexuality is naturally in a perpetual shade of grey. The decision to hate the difference in sexuality is the choice, not the difference in sexuality itself. Hopefully, the Sean Harris’s of the world will one day come to understand this.
Until that day comes, most of us will continue to use our voices and our votes to beat the pray away.
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- [AUDIO] North Carolina Pastor Sean Harris: Parents Should ‘Punch’ Their Gay-Acting Children (practikel.com)
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