“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, March 2, 2011

The Winning Lotto Number

Omg what would be better than winning the Lotto?


But just a word of advice...

I wouldn't do what this guy did after he won his Lotto millions.

OMG Hilarious! - Planet Poopiter

We Have The Coolest First Lady On Earth!

The USTA and First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" campaign have teamed up to encourage young people across the country to get active, try tennis and lead healthy lifestyles.

"It's important for kids to get the hour of active play they need every day, and there are so many fun things that each of us can do to be healthier," said First Lady Michelle Obama. "Thanks to programs like the USTA's 10 and Under Tennis initiative, it's easier than ever for kids to get active and have fun. And that's a big part of what we're doing with Let's Move!, America's campaign to raise a healthier generation of kids."

Watch as the First Lady spends some time on the court with tennis legends Andre Agassi and Stefanie Graf, along with a couple of youth stars in the making.

For more information about the "Let's Move!" campaign, check out http://www.letsmove.gov

For more information about the USTA and 10 and Under Tennis, check out http://www.usta.com & http://www.10andundertennis.com

For exclusive recaps, photos and video from Tennis Night in America and the BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden - featuring Andre Agassi - check out http://www.tennisnight.com

Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Tribute - Issue No. 1

Being that yesterday was the 1st day of  Houston's Livestock Show & Rodeo, and will be for the next 19 days, I thought I would pay a small tribute to all the cowboys out there.

Here's a couple of photos to start out with.

OMG Hilarious! - Ripping Paper Baby

This video has to be the cutest, darnest thing I've seen in a while.  Just watching the baby laugh, makes me laugh.  The joy of having a baby niece or nephew in my near future is beyond comprehension.  Hope this makes your day.

How Much Do You Mind Being Called Short?

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The Voice - A Major Fail or Success? You Be The Judge

Okay, really?  The Voice?  Really?  NBC doesn't get it.  American Idol is the number one singing show in America, it has been for 100 seasons!  The X-Factor is the number one singing show in the UK and Simon Cowell (it's creator) is bringing it to America this fall.  What is your their reasoning behind this?  Do they really think that bringing Adam Levine, Cee-Lo Green and Christina Aguilera to the show will help entice a whole new crop of singing sensations?  You can bet your life on it!

It was originally titled The Voice of America, but NBC later changed it to "The Voice."  I guess it sounds more catchy.  It premieres on April 26th; set your DVR.  

So here's the deal, four music coaches will bring in their experts of producers and song writers to work with their team of singers they selected during the blind auditions. Then America will decide which singer is going to win the grand prize of $100,000 and a recording contract.  Sound exciting?  Well... let's add to the fun, former MTV Jock Carson Daly will play the "Ryan Seacrest" of the show.  

What do you think? Do we need more of these singing shows?  Personally, sitting through two hours of an American Idol episode for 2 days in a row and then an hour on the third day, leaves no room for shows on mine and Ryan's DVR this spring; it will burst into flames.  And then you (NBC) air the show during and American Idol season, seriously?  

I don't know, you be the judge.

Get Out - You Have No Rights!

One day, homophobia such as what my partner posted the other day will no longer be acceptable in almost all parts of our culture, the way talking about blacks or jews just isn't right. Most straight people still aren't aware of all the different rights and privileges that they get but we still don't. Just in my real estate class today they talk about how the Fair Housing Act covers race, religion, sex, ethnicity, economic status, etc but when the teacher specifically says that sexual orientation isn't covered people still gasp and attempt to verify her comment with only, "really?". I look down in the book and in bold letters it reads "SEXUAL PREFERENCE IS NOT PROTECTED IN THE FAIR HOUSING ACT." The bastards don't even have the courtesy to say sexual orientation.

The teachers ask the class if a landlord could advertise his rental property with the phrase "NO GAYS" at the bottom of the listing. The class then reluctantly responds, "yes", as she reminds us that this could be a trick question on the test.

It is horrible knowing that something as simple as the right not to be kicked out of our own home because we're gay doesn't exist in our country, but at the same time it's encouraging to see a room full of older straight people be stunned and bothered to learn that we don't have this simple equal right. Times are a changing for the better and I honestly believe that if we have Obama for another term that we just might get laws like the fair housing act finally amended to include protection for the gays.

Unfortunately, if someone like Huckabee were to ever win, you can forget about further progress and pray that our most recent achievements don't get erased from existence. Having a religious President is one thing, being under the control and rule of a conservative preacher that could not possibly change his views on the separation of church and state creates a U.S.A. that I hope and pray I never have to see.
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- Blade 7184 aka Peter