“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 - - - - - - - - - - -

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Battle Rounds - Week 2

I won't bore you with the whole process of how the competition works, because I already explained it last week, but I will say...   

Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, and Adam Levine didn't really have any hard decisions to make this week.  Each pairing had a very strong contestant and a weaker one.  I look forward to next week's round, because the previews show some "very hesitant" judges not wanting to pick their winner. Could be interesting.  If you missed Battle Week - Round 1 - click here.

In the following video, Tje Austin and Nakia battle it out, singing, "Closer" by Ne-Yo

Nakia knocks it out of the ballpark.  At first I thought Tje was going to take it home.  But Nakia's voice is so damn powerful. He had me in his pocket the moment he belted out the first words.  My fingers were crossed and Cee Lo agreed!  I'm 4-1 counting last week's results.

In the following video, Elenowen and Jared Blake battle it out, singing, "Ain’t No Mountain High Enough" by Marvin Gaye and Tami Terrell

There wasn't no competition here, Jared had this in the bag, hands down.  He felt the couple were at an advantage, because there were 2 of them, but I disagreed with him, and agreed with Blake Jackson on this one. 5-1

In the following video, Angela Wolff and Javier Colon battle it out, singing, "Stand By Me" by Ben E. King

My favorite performance of the night.  Javier took this one home, and rightly so.  His voice rocks.  Angela held her own, and she did amazingly well, but Javier outshined her in every aspect of their performance.  They did sound great together though. Adam Levine seemed to agree.  6-1.

In the following video, Beverly McClellan and Justin Grennan battle it out, singing, "Baba O'Riley" by The Who

Beverly was the bomb.  She showed her strength and absolutely took this home.  She showed great desire and heart was in her performance.  I felt Justin lost his pitch several times and kinda floundered towards the end. 7-1

I ended week two of the Battle Rounds and stand with a 7-1 record! Woohoo!!

Wonder Woman Was A Skateboarding Genius!

You see? This is the reason everyone has trouble writing a script, much less producing a movie or television show.
Lynda Carter was the one, and only Wonder Woman! She was a Skateboarding Whiz Too!

I Quote That - Never Confuse Education

Politics 101: How Laws Are Made?

You don't need a political science course to teach you how our laws are made.  You just need more people like me, who will share this information with you on a daily basis. :-)

While I did take U.S. Government, U.S. History, and Political Science in college; I did manage to forget some of it. 

I find it helpful to have a handy chart like this to help refresh my memory.

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Anna Wintour for Marriage Equality

And you thought that Anna Wintour (editor in chief of Vogue) was cruel, who are you to judge her?  She's fighting for our rights :-)  

Another supporter, another fighter, thank you Ms. Wintour!

Mind-Boggling News: Suicidal Wedding

Such a sad story, but you hear about it way too often.  Some can handle it, and some just can't.  According to the Mirror, a young woman in China was about to get married, when her fiancĂ© of four years broke up with her moments before the wedding. What a Bastard!  

She walked over to a window in a 7 story building, and as she prepared to jump to her life's end, a community officer managed to grab her and pull her to safety.  

It's mind-boggling to me that people can be so cruel.  You don't make decisions on marriage days before the wedding, what's wrong with that idiot?

It's Purely Animal - Issue No. 14 - The Dog That Stormed Bin Laden's Lair

I thought this article was really cool, and wanted to share.  Here is a pic of the dog that stormed Bin Laden's Lair, pretty impressive, huh?  The vest alone can cost upwards of 30,000 dollars, it's bulletproof, and has high-tech gear.
Since the moment it was revealed that the "nation's most courageous dog" (Update: named "Cairo") served alongside the 80 Navy SEALs who took out Osama bin Laden, America's fascination with war dogs has hit a fevered pitch. And while the heart-tugging photos of these four-legged heroes are worth a look, so is the high-tech gear that helps them do their job.

Gaga Takes The Top Spot!

Lady Gaga has taken the top spot from Oprah Winfrey on Forbes annual Celebrity Top 100 list, which focuses on the world's most powerful celebrities.  But don't be upset Gaga haters, you still have Justin Bieber at number 3 and Bon Jovi at number 8.  Yeah, I'm confused on that one too, but he's actually, made more than Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Kanye West combined.  How's that for "Living on A Prayer"?

In either case, the Lady managed to come out on top, because of her influence on current events, young people, earning $90 million last year, having 32 million fans on Facebook and 10 million followers on Twitter.   C'mon people - she sold one million digital downloads of her single, "Born This Way" in 5 days!

Check out the list below:

Top 10 of Forbes’ ‘Celebrity 100′

  • 1. Lady Gaga
  • 2. Oprah Winfrey
  • 3. Justin Bieber
  • 4. U2
  • 5. Elton John
  • 6. Tiger Woods
  • 7. Taylor Swift
  • 8. Bon Jovi
  • 9. Simon Cowell
  • 10. Lebron James

OMG Hilarious! - Heightened Senses and Feelings

You Have 2-1/2 More Days - Judgement Day Is This Saturday!

Harold Camping disciple Julie Baker preaches doom in New York.
Back in March I wrote a post about our last days on earth; Well, the time is here.  You have almost 3 days to accept the Lord, Jesus Christ as your savior, or you will rot in hell for the rest of your life.  If you're a Jew, you can also be saved! 

According to Family Radio president, Harold Camping, a worldwide earthquake will strike at 6 PM (local time) Saturday, May 21, alerting the human race that Judgement Day has begun.
"There's nothing in the Bible that holds a candle to the amount of information to this tremendous truth of the end of the world," he says. "I would be absolutely in rebellion against God if I thought anything other than it is absolutely going to happen without any question."
Taken from A Conversation With Harold Camping, Prophesier of Judgement Day in the New York Magazine.  Not everyone is as informed about Judgment Day as Camping, of course. With that in mind, here are a few answers to frequently asked questions about the End of Days:
Q: Who gets to ascend to heaven?
A: Those who accept Christ as the messiah. Even Jews are invited, says Camping, but only if they accept Christ - which would seem to make them no longer Jewish.
Q: How many will be Raptured?
A: Campbell estimates 200 million. The remaining nearly 7 billion face a grisly fate - crushed in the quake, burned by sulfur, turned into pillars of salt, etc.
Q: Why May 21?
A: Camping calculates May 21 is exactly 7,000 years from the date of the Noah's Ark flood. In his book "Time Has an End," Camping writes. "The year 391 B.C. is the year when the Old Testament was finished, and 2,011 + 391 - 1 = 2,401, or 7 x 7 x 7 x 7." There you have it.
Q: Any other reason?
A: Yes. Gay Pride and same-sex marriage. Camping says God will punish America and the rest of the world for Gay Pride and same-sex marriages, just as Sodom and Gomorrah were punished with fire and brimstone in the Old Testament.
Q: Will the Earth end on May 21?
A: No. The Earth will stick around for a few more months of "chaos and awful suffering" before being obliterated Oct. 21.
Q: Didn't Camping predict the end of the world would take place in September 1994?
A: Yes, but the book in which he made the prediction was titled "1994?". The question mark makes all the difference.
Q: Will the Rapture happen sooner in Australia, like New Year's celebrations?
A: Yes. May 21st begins first on Kiritimati Island, a Pacific Ocean atoll, so presumably the earthquake would strike there first.
Q: If I'm Raptured, what will happen to my pets?
A: Probably nothing good. However, a business called Eternal Earthbound Pets run by "confirmed atheists" offers to save pets left behind and ensure their care in 26 states. It lists a fee of $135 for a single pet ($20 each for additional pets), but has raised rates due to "increased activity associated with the May 21, 2011 Rapture." Pets are limited to dogs, cats, birds rabbits and small caged mammals in most states. Four states can accommodate horses, camels, llamas and donkeys.
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