“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 - - - - - - - - - - -

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Mashup of the Day!

What do you get when you add a teaspoon of Robyn, a snippet of LaRoux, an ounce of Whitney and a dash of Taylor Swift? A really awesome mashup! Check out the video...

Gay Ads That Matter - Issue No. 002

In my second issue of Gay Ads That Matter, I bring you a commercial from Israel.  A powerful commercial with a powerful message; and the way it was done was brilliant.   

The lyrics to the song featured in this commercial are:

Come to the water,
The era of shame is over,
Come to the water,
The era of denial is over,
Teach me to swim,
To float,
When I grow up,
I'm going to be like everyone else
And I'll have a great love
That'll wait for me in the world
With stars
On the most beautiful jacket in the city,
To use and to return.

At the end of the commercial, the Hebrew words translate into: "Cleaning Up The Closet"

It saddens me that Israel, a small middle eastern country, is far more advanced than our United States of America.

I pray each day for a better tomorrow. 

I Look To You

While, not as powerful as the original, last night Whitney Houston took us back to a time when we all fell in love with her.  On a BET special, Celebration of Gospel, Whitney and Kim Burrell took to the stage in a duet which took everyone by surprise.

Yes, I shed a few tears, and not only because the song is beautiful, but because I believe everyone deserves a second chance.  While it has been hard for Whitney to make a comeback, she is still an inspiration to many.  Life is too short to dwell on our mistakes; learn from them and move on, it will make us a better person in the end.

Freezing Temperatures ... Ugh! Save the Plants!

It doesn't seem like it's going to let up, until possibly the beginning of next week. Different websites are reporting that we will be getting snow on Friday and people at work are already talking about it.  I'm off on Fridays, so I'll be home resting nice and cozy in my bed.  But for you folks, who are traveling or taking long commutes to work, take extra precaution, because rain and snow will start around 1 AM; if that's the case, you will encounter icy roads.

Freezing temperatures also mean, dead plants. Sad story, but it's true; cover up your plants if you wish to save them!  Ryan and I don't have any plants to cover; the ones we had froze last year, and we are not bound to replant tropical trees that are not meant to be planted in these areas anyway.  We had some palms, orchid trees and other shrubs a couple years back and when we replanted, the next year's freeze destroyed them.  We have some plants in pots that we will bring inside.

What Your Band T-Shirt Says About You...

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A President's Daughter for Marriage Equality

By now everyone knows, Republicans Cindy McCain (wife of Senator John McCain), and her daughter Megan are in support of marriage equality and opposed to Proposition 8.  But what are your thoughts on a daughter of a Republican President coming out in support of Marriage Equality?  Barbara Bush, daughter of President George W. Bush has done so.  Kudos to her!

OMG Hilarious!

Dennis Kucinich Has an Olive to Pick With You!

I swear, our Representatives have the best healthcare available to them through the Federal Government, and yet one of them has the gall to sue for damage to his teeth caused by an olive pit. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, and former Presidential candidate, has settle his lawsuit with the House Office Cafeteria who served him the sandwich.

Here's a few words from his letter after the case was settled:

Dear Friend,

Though I would prefer to focus your attention on my work dealing with the profoundly important issues that face our nation, such as job creation, getting the economy back on track, and ending the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq - it seems that some are more interested in discussing my personal dental issues. Given the degree of public interest you should know some details:

This injury required nearly two years, three dental surgeries, and a substantial amount of money to rectify. ...When I bit into the olive pit, (unbeknown to me at the time), upon impact the tooth split in half, vertically through the crown and the tooth, below the level of the bone.

When can I sue? All I need is for someone to place a toothpick in a sandwich, and I'll give you half if I win. :-)

Here's the full letter:
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- Blade 7184 aka Peter