“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 - - - - - - - - - - -

Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Astounding 5th Grade Glee Club Known As P.S. 22 Chorus

I was looking for a musical cover to "The Call" by Regina Spektor when I came across a 5th grade glee club performing the song.  And if that wasn't strange enough, the 5th graders, who are known as P.S. 22 Chorus, will be performing at the Oscars this year.  What are the chances of me finding that out? Slim to none, I'd say.

The chorus have their own blog, http://www.ps22chorus.blogspot.com/  and have been featured on NBC Today, CNN, and Oprah.   They have also had the pleasure of meeting famous musicians such as Kyle Minogue, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, and many more.

I thoroughly enjoyed their performance and shed a tear while watching them sing.  Then again, the song itself would make anyone cry.  I have posted the song by Regina Spektor as today's Music Video of The Day and have posted the 5th grade class singing the song down below.

OMG Hilarious! - 5 Second Rule

Tearing It All Apart

Growing up I found myself tearing things apart; not for aesthetic purposes, but for the mere joy of finding out how they were made.  Of course, once I took the items apart I could never figure out how to put them back together.  I can't recall how many toys, clocks, watches, and miscellaneous things my dad would tell me not to play with, that I destroyed.

Today, the thought of taking apart my cell phone or my iPad would be unthinkable.  I can't imagine what mess I would be in.

In the images below you will be able to see several outdated gadgets, with all the pieces that were used to make them laid out on a table.  At the bottom of the last image, you can click on the 'Read More' link and look at them in a different perspective.  This is photography and technology at its best, check them out.

Government Shutdown Looming

“Closing our government would mean our men and women in uniform wouldn’t receive their paychecks and veterans would lose critical benefits. Seniors wouldn’t receive their Social Security checks and essential functions from food safety inspection to airport security could come to a halt.”  - Nancy Pelosi

Pardon my views, but the GOP has now gone on record showing just how RUTHLESS they are. They do NOT care about the American people and whats good for America. They only care about big business and keeping their wealthy friends happy. It's a sad day for us all....

These Republican­s spent four days and worked until four in the morning trying to figure out ways to make America poorer and how to take away benefits for children, the poor and the middle class. Not one idea about how to lower unemployme­nt. 
Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said the bill would put people out of work and claimed the Republicans reaction to that was "so be it."

"Democrats have a different message: 'Show us the jobs,'" she said. "Congressional Republicans have spent the last six weeks ignoring jobs and refusing to offer a plan to grow our economy."
"Today, they have made matters worse — passing a spending bill that destroys jobs, weakens the middle class, hurts schools and young adults, eliminates assistance to homeless veterans, and diminishes critical investments in our future," she said.

Now when 2012 arrives the Republican­s will start off with the same old story about how President Obama and the Democratic controlled Senate have kept unemployme­nt high and the economy is still stagnant. So take this story and print it off and put it on the refrigerat­or so you won't forget what the Republican­s are all about. They want the country to go nowhere for the next year and a half and they are counting on the Democrats to stay home from the polls. Remember Wisconsin and Ohio where the working people have been steamrolle­red and how the oil companies have been allowed their Government welfare. Remember it and vote this stench out of Washington and the United States of America.

Last November, for those of you on the right who love to chant, "We won, we won, read the election results," the American voters did NOT put the deficit or national debt on the leading concerns of the day. Nor did they care a whit at the time about abortion, states' rights, health care reform or other causes the GOP/TP has wasted its time chasing over the past seven weeks.

Recent polls, released this week, re-confirm election day exit polls:
  • 83% of voters named jobs and the economy their number one worry
  • 73% were motivated by deep disaffection with the way Congress performs - and are certainly not being reassured by the incontinent behavior of the House Republican majority now
  • While 22% said they were influenced by a Tea Party issue, 56% said they ignored the Tea Pary, and another 18% were actively opposed to TP issues and actions
So now the Tea Party is driving the GOP bus down avenues that only 22% of the voters endorse. That is a highway to hell for the Republican Party.

Foods That Make You Cringe - Issue No. 4

In my 4th issue of 'Foods That Make You Cringe,' you have your choice of two delicious casseroles, one with your  favorite chicken nuggets and fish sticks and the other with mac & cheese.

Every Thursday I'll be stating the obvious fact; that people make up the craziest shit, hence the reason people tell you, "This Is Why Your Fat."  Yes, I know it's Saturday; I got behind on my regular posts.

A layer of seasoned curly fries topped with chicken nuggets, chicken fried steak, fish sticks, pizza rolls, and a slice of corndog then smothered in melted mozzarella cheese topped with a mixture of chili, bacon, and sliced hot dogs topped with a sprinkling of cheddar.

A layer of mac and cheese on the bottom, then chicken, another layer of mac, then beef, sun dried tomatoes, and bacon, with another layer of mac, and lastly a layer of mac and cheese with beef sprinkled on top and some parmesan cheese on top.
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- Blade 7184 aka Peter