“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul - - - - - - - - - - - “if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.” - John F. Kennedy - - - - - - - - - - - - “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do – you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach …. When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, ‘ALL LOVE is equal,’ a lot of people mocked me – they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?” - Pop star Miley Cyrus on her marriage equality tattoo - - - - - - - - - - -

Thursday, September 8, 2011

President Obama Telephones The Man Who Wants His Job...

According to the Associated Press, President Obama called up Rick Perry to express his concern for the residents near Houston, Texas who have been amid one of the most destructive fires in Texas history.  The President was on top of it all, and made it clear to Mr. Perry that the federal government would continue to provide assistance at the state and local level.

This is by far one of the most horrible things I have ever witnessed.  It's on every local news channel, day in and day out and yesterday we got news from our University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center President that several employees lived in the areas where the fires took place; Some have even lost their homes.

I cannot imagine what it would be like to lose everything, especially with Ryan and I both at work, not knowing what's going on at home.  Good thing Ryan works 5 minutes from home, so he could save our puppies quickly.  There's no easy way to say this, but I'm also grateful that the winds took the fire in a northwestern direction because I have family on the northwest side, and it's something I couldn't fathom if something happened to them.  I'm hoping and praying that this fire can be contained soon, because I know many people are being affected.

1 comment:

Ryan said...

It's so scary. I got out of work today and the sunset illuminated a deep red and gray sky in the distance. Just seeing the massive amount of smoke caused by the fire really woke me up on how close the danger really is. I hope everyone is okay, that the fire is quickly contained and put out and that it definitely does not come here. Knock on wood. Love you bunches.

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