“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 - - - - - - - - - - -

Sunday, February 6, 2011

OMG Hilarious!

In another one of my favorite comics by Cyanide and Happiness, comes the hilarious piece, titled "The Beatles Aren't Underground"

Porcelain Figurines You Wish You Hadn't Seen

Remember when your mother, aunt, grandmother, or anyone else in your family for that matter, used to collect those cute little porcelain figurines?  You know, like this one? >>>

Well... an artist by the name of Jessica Harrison from the UK has her own rendition of these figurines.  They are not your everyday collection and if you're easy on the stomach, I recommend you close this post and just go over to my hotties section.  But if you wish to discover what I'm talking about, Simply click here, or click the "After the jump" link down below.

Jessica shows her figurines in various poses, which are downright gruesome, bloody and scary; Limbs torn from their bodies, eyes plucked out, blood spatter everywhere, and so forth.  But if you like that sort of thing called, "ART," then her site is just for you.

Who all thinks Jessica has a little problem?

I Quote That - The Difference

A collection of my favorite quotes, or quotes I've put together. Either way, I Quote That!

Big Wine Fail

Now, this is a fail if I ever did see one...

Poster of the Week - Issue No. 2 - Agony

When I started blogging, back from 2006 through January, 2010, I used to post a 'Poster of the Week' every Sunday based on the very popular Motivational Posters; Except these were the opposite.

But since Peter's Daily Blog ended, the photos have since disappeard from MySpace. So I thought I would bring them back for those who never had the chance to see them.

Continuing alphabetically, I bring to you this week's poster, "Agony."

These are meant to be funny, and in no way, meant to be taken seriously.

Marvel Releases First Full Costume Poster of Captain America

While I bought comic books as a child and as a teenager, I never really got into the story or the characters.  It was more of a browsing through the pages and seeing what was going on through the images.  Hence the reason I don't get as excited as my partner, Ryan when these movies are mentioned. I get excited because they're going to show hot guys, like Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Andrew Garfield, Christian Bale, Brandon Routh and countless other actors.  He is ecstatic about all these movies coming out this summer; It's going to be a Blockbuster of a summer for sure.

Marvel has released the first full costume poster of Chris Evans in his Captain America attire, and what a beauty it is.  And if you're watching the Superbowl, you'll get to catch the first official trailer. “Captain America: The First Avenger,” doesn't hit theaters until July 22, with the addition of "Thor" on May 6, 2011; “Marvel Studios’ The Avengers” on May 4, 2012; and “Iron Man 3″ on May 3, 2013.

10 Things Conservatives Don’t Want You To Know About Ronald Reagan

While everyone is enjoying their Superbowl today, people like Sarah Palin, Glen Beck and Rush Limbaugh will be out celebrating what would have been Ronald Reagan's 100th birthday.  C'mon people, really?  The man is dead, let him rest in peace;  And besides, didn't Ron Reagan, his son, say he had Alzheimer's while President?  That's probably why he forgot he sold weapons to Iran...

"But Reagan was not the man conservatives claimed he was. This image of Ronald Reagan as a conservative superhero is a myth created to untie the various factions of the right behind a common leader. In reality, Reagan was no conservative ideologue or flawless commander-in-chief." - Alex Seitz-Wald.

Reagan, almost all the time strayed away from his agenda.  He raised taxes more than eleven times, tripled our federal deficit, and vetoed an Anti-Apartheid bill for God's sake.

ThinkProgress has compiled a list of the top 10 things conservatives rarely mention when talking about President Reagan:
1. Reagan was a serial tax raiser. As governor of California, Reagan “signed into law the largest tax increase in the history of any state up till then.” Meanwhile, state spending nearly doubled. As president, Reagan “raised taxes in seven of his eight years in office,” including four times in just two years. As former GOP Senator Alan Simpson, who called Reagan “a dear friend,” told NPR, “Ronald Reagan raised taxes 11 times in his administration — I was there.” “Reagan was never afraid to raise taxes,” said historian Douglas Brinkley, who edited Reagan’s memoir. Reagan the anti-tax zealot is “false mythology,” Brinkley said.
2. Reagan nearly tripled the federal budget deficit. During the Reagan years, the debt increased to nearly $3 trillion, “roughly three times as much as the first 80 years of the century had done altogether.” Reagan enacted a major tax cut his first year in office and government revenue dropped off precipitously. Despite the conservative myth that tax cuts somehow increase revenue, the government went deeper into debt and Reagan had to raise taxes just a year after he enacted his tax cut. Despite ten more tax hikes on everything from gasoline to corporate income, Reagan was never able to get the deficit under control.
3. Unemployment soared after Reagan’s 1981 tax cuts. Unemployment jumped to 10.8 percent after Reagan enacted his much-touted tax cut, and it took years for the rate to get back down to its previous level. Meanwhile, income inequality exploded. Despite the myth that Reagan presided over an era of unmatched economic boom for all Americans, Reagan disproportionately taxed the poor and middle class, but the economic growth of the 1980′s did little help them. “Since 1980, median household income has risen only 30 percent, adjusted for inflation, while average incomes at the top have tripled or quadrupled,” the New York Times’ David Leonhardt noted.
4. Reagan grew the size of the federal government tremendously. Reagan promised “to move boldly, decisively, and quickly to control the runaway growth of federal spending,” but federal spending “ballooned” under Reagan. He bailed out Social Security in 1983 after attempting to privatize it, and set up a progressive taxation system to keep it funded into the future. He promised to cut government agencies like the Department of Energy and Education but ended up adding one of the largest — the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, which today has a budget of nearly $90 billion and close to 300,000 employees. He also hiked defense spending by over $100 billion a year to a level not seen since the height of the Vietnam war.
5. Reagan did little to fight a woman’s right to chose. As governor of California in 1967, Reagan signed a bill to liberalize the state’s abortion laws that “resulted in more than a million abortions.” When Reagan ran for president, he advocated a constitutional amendment that would have prohibited all abortions except when necessary to save the life of the mother, but once in office, he “never seriously pursued” curbing choice.
6. Reagan was a “bellicose peacenik.” He wrote in his memoirs that “[m]y dream…became a world free of nuclear weapons.” “This vision stemmed from the president’s belief that the biblical account of Armageddon prophesied nuclear war — and that apocalypse could be averted if everyone, especially the Soviets, eliminated nuclear weapons,” the Washington Monthly noted. And Reagan’s military buildup was meant to crush the Soviet Union, but “also to put the United States in a stronger position from which to establish effective arms control” for the the entire world — a vision acted out by Regean’s vice president, George H.W. Bush, when he became president.
7. Reagan gave amnesty to 3 million undocumented immigrants. Reagan signed into law a bill that made any immigrant who had entered the country before 1982 eligible for amnesty. The bill was sold as a crackdown, but its tough sanctions on employers who hired undocumented immigrants were removed before final passage. The bill helped 3 million people and millions more family members gain American residency. It has since become a source of major embarrassment for conservatives.
8. Reagan illegally funneled weapons to Iran. Reagan and other senior U.S. officials secretly sold arms to officials in Iran, which was subject to a an arms embargo at the time, in exchange for American hostages. Some funds from the illegal arms sales also went to fund anti-Communist rebels in Nicaragua — something Congress had already prohibited the administration from doing. When the deals went public, the Iran-Contra Affair, as it came to be know, was an enormous political scandal that forced several senior administration officials to resign.
9. Reagan vetoed a comprehensive anti-Apartheid act. which placed sanctions on South Africa and cut off all American trade with the country. Reagan’s veto was overridden by the Republican-controlled Senate. Reagan responded by saying “I deeply regret that Congress has seen fit to override my veto,” saying that the law “will not solve the serious problems that plague that country.”
10. Reagan helped create the Taliban and Osama Bin Laden. Reagan fought a proxy war with the Soviet Union by training, arming, equipping, and funding Islamist mujahidin fighters in Afghanistan. Reagan funneled billions of dollars, along with top-secret intelligence and sophisticated weaponry to these fighters through the Pakistani intelligence service. The Talbian and Osama Bin Laden — a prominent mujahidin commander — emerged from these mujahidin groups Reagan helped create, and U.S. policy towards Pakistan remains strained because of the intelligence services’ close relations to these fighters. In fact, Reagan’s decision to continue the proxy war after the Soviets were willing to retreat played a direct role in Bin Laden’s ascendency.
I, for one, will be over at my in-laws having subway sandwiches and watching a few seconds of the game; I say a few seconds, because I dislike both team with a passion.  Conservatives will always try to picture Reagan in a positive light, when in fact, there was so much about him that wouldn't sit well with conservatives today.  Where was the support back when he was President?  Almost everyone who is supportive of him today, were not there to support him then.
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