“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 - - - - - - - - - - -

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Michele Bachmann Fails U.S. History 101

I honestly don't know what to say.  I like this woman, but sometimes I question my own actions. Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minnesota), who so valiantly spoke to us last night on CNN, seems to think that black people arriving in this country at the time our nation was formed were treated equally; "we were all the same," she states.  What I like best about the video you're about to see is that she states our Founding Fathers "worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States." I think she failed to read the part where it said, George Washington had slaves.

I sometimes wonder why people vote for her year after year, she is the most incompetent human being on earth.  I thought Bush was bad, but damn, Lord have Mercy on her.  Okay, okay, I'm not here to bash anyone, but she truly needs to brush up on her history if she and Palin are planning to run for president in 2012.

Enjoy the Video...The Silver Fox puts Michele Bachmann in her place.

The Onion News Update: Social Security Scam Robs Elderly By Convincing Them They Are Dead

A new scam preys on the elderly by informing them they have died and instructing them to reroute their social security checks to the "Department of the Dead."

Doritos Gay Superbowl Ads Will Not Air

Remember those 2 Doritos ads I posted earlier this week?

Frito-Lay has decided to distance themselves from them and say they are finding a way to have them removed from YouTube as soon as possible.

The ads were actually a part of a "Crash the Superbowl" contest, where thousands of entrepeneurs submitted videos and were judged by a panel of judges.  Frito-Lay Director of Public Relations Chris Kuechenmeister said that the contest’s judges sought to “identify spots that were appropriate for everyone” and “observe a level of respect for everybody.” Can I throw up now? The only ones who would hate these ads would be the small percentage of conservatives who think that anything gay is wrong.  You can see the commercials here and here.  Read more about all this drama at The Advocate.

OMG Hilarious!

Land of the Lost: The Street Photographer Who Almost Vanished

I wanted to blog about this story for a while, but didn't have the chance to until now.  The story is about an unknown street photographer, Vivian Maier; I was drawn to it while watching a television segment one night.

In the video below you will find out about John Maloof, who discovered her work and is using most of his time making sure this amazing photographer is recognized and put alongside one of the greats.  Tripwire magazine just posted an article on the 35 Great Photographer's Portfolio Sites to Inspire You, but these photographs by Vivian are more than that.  They are period time pieces; like moments frozen in time.  As I look through these images it makes me wish I had a time machine, or I simply a wormhole or some type of anomaly, like in Star Trek.

What makes Vivian's story so unique, is that she was just a simple Nanny; who during her breaks was able to find the time to walk the streets of Chicago, taking photographs. According to John she was a very private woman, which is something he discovered when he found her photographs.  He bought a storage locker at a Chicago auction house, and when he opened it found thousands of negatives that obviously Ms. Maier had never seen herself.  He is in the process of developing these rolls and has already opened a show which was years in the making.

John mentions on his blog that out of the 100,000 negatives he has in his collection, 20-30,000 of them were still in rolls, undeveloped from the 1960s - 1970s.  After reading a New York Times article, I learned a little more about this private woman.  She was born in New York in1926, lived in France and returned to New York in 1951. Five years later she moved to Chicago, where she worked for 40 years as a Nanny.

I look forward to keeping track of John's blog and up to date with news articles to discover more from this amazing photographer.  For the mean time, enjoy this wonderful video.

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- Blade 7184 aka Peter