“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, May 24, 2011

True Texans With Big Hearts Do Exist... (Video)

I'm honestly going to say this video brought me to tears.  As you all know by now, my partner and I are from Texas - the reddest of the Red States, one of the most conservative states in our union.  This is a state which has the strictest laws against gays in this country, a state where any business can refuse service to my partner and I.  But if ever a statement were right, this is the right time to say it; The majority of Texans DO have a big heart.

On Friday, May 20th, ABC Primetime’s “What Would You Do?” covered an important, and controversial topic in the small, conservative Texas town of Farmer's Branch. The clip below took place inside Norma's Cafe.  The purpose of the segment was to see what customers would do if a waitress started to vocalize her feelings towards a gay couple raising children.  The waitress, who's an actress, begins to belittle and berate the gay couple (who are also actresses) for being gay, and raising children. What comes next, is what's surprising.  Keep in mind, this town is home to a 4 year Bible College - Dallas Christian College.

Yes, the people who make our state laws, and the people who vote for them reflect the same beliefs the waitress portrayed in this video - hateful, judgemental, and vengeful people.  Do these type of people reside in our families? Yes, they do.  Do we work with them? Yes, we do.  Do we love them? Yes, we do.  But will we grow to be like them? No, we wont!

Mind-Boggling News: Carrie Gets A Makeover

Why does Hollywood continue to re-make movies?  Do they not have any other book adaptations for us to fantasize about? Are they out of superheros to save us from doom?  Seriously? Lindsay Lohan as Carrie?  Are you kidding me?  

Okay, I just bombarded this post with many questions, but I honestly have them.  The original movie was released in 1976 - the year my sister, Victoria was born, and to think my niece, Liliana will be born during the remake of this atrocity is mind-boggling to me.

According to Entertainment Weekly:
Thirty-five years after Stephen King’s first best-seller roared into theaters and scared a generation of prom-going teens, MGM and Screen Gems have hired playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa to resurrect Carrie with a more faithful adaptation of King’s novel, according to Deadline. But King, who famously disapproved of Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of The Shining, tells EW he still has a soft spot for Brian De Palma’s original film: “I’ve heard rumblings about a Carrie remake, as I have about The Stand and It. Who knows if it will happen? The real question is why, when the original was so good? I mean, not Casablanca, or anything, but a really good horror-suspense film, much better than the book. Piper Laurie really got her teeth into the bad-mom thing. Although Lindsay Lohan as Carrie White… hmmm. It would certainly be fun to cast. I guess I could get behind it if they turned the project over to one of the Davids: Lynch or Cronenberg.”
And TMZ also reports that the Lohan is very interested in playing the part.
Stephen King mentioned Lindsay Lohan by name as a possible star in a remake of the classic film “Carrie” — and sources close to Lindsay tell us … she’d jump at the chance to play the iconic role … Sources close to Lindsay tell TMZ … she said she was “stoked” when she heard King mention her name and thinks working with King “would be epic.” We’re told Lindsay is a big fan of King’s work and, if the opportunity presented itself, she’d love to land a role in the upcoming adaption of his famous book, “The Dark Tower.”
I don't know about you, but I think they should leave well-enough alone.  The original Carrie, starring Sissy Spacek is a classic!  Look at the mess they created with the remake of "The Amityville Horror."  Oh okay, it had Ryan Reynolds in it, BUT THAT'S BESIDES THE POINT!  Isn't it bad enough they're re-making The Neverending Story?!?!?! What Blasphemy!

Polio Heading Towards Extinction!

This is so darn amazing.  If any of you know about polio and it's history, it was one of the most dreaded diseases of the 20th century - it killed thousands worldwide.  Our own 32nd President,  Franklin D. Roosevelt was diagnosed with the disease at the age of 39.  It may be a shock to some of you, but yes, I know my presidential history.  Hell, I just finished watching my History Channel DVD collection of The Presidents, and I loved it.  President Roosevelt hid his paralysis from the American public through the 12 years of his presidency, hence the reason everyone was shocked when the president died in 1945 - a few months after he was inaugurated to an unprecedented 4th term in office.

The disease was a horrible one, and children were dying by the thousands up until the 1950's.  A race went on for years to find a treatment, and eventually one was - by American medical researcher and virologist, Jonas Salk.  Since that time, countries have been eradicating the disease at an astronomical level, and this is why the chart down below is so darn amazing.  In 1988 there were still 125 countries where polio had never been stopped.  But by the year 2000, only 20 countries still had the disease, and by 2010 only 4 countries, Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, and Pakistan had reports of 240 cases at most. This is astonishing!  Within a year or two we could see the complete eradication of a disease that affected millions worldwide!

Now, let's hope and pray we can accomplish this with countless of other diseases as well.

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Movies to Watch: Green With Envy

It's been 12 years since we last saw them...

12 years since we last heard from them...


12 years since they arrived from space...

and just when you think they're long gone...

If you went to see Pirates of the Carribean over the weekend, you may have caught a trailer titled, "Green With Envy."  It was a fake movie trailer created by Disney to promote their new movie, "The Muppets."

"The Muppets" return to the big screen on Thanksgiving Day, and it  seems like it's going to be a real kid pleaser.  Personally, I think adults and children will enjoy it.

On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, US, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets' former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10-million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit the Frog reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate. With secret, signature, celebrity cameos, "The Muppets" hits the big screen November 23, 2011.
The film will be accompanied by a brand-new short film featuring Pixar's Toy Story characters.

OMG Hilarious! - Inner Child


Greatest Marriage Proposol Ever!!!

Let's see if any of you can top this?  This was absolutely adorable, emotional, and downright creative.  Matt wanted to propose to his girlfriend Ginny in a special way. So, he tricks her into going to watch “Fast Five” without him because he has to work, during the sneak previews, a special trailer starts running of Matt asking Ginny’s father for his blessing, after he accepts, Matt races to the theaters to make it official.

Who Increased The Debt?

If you vote for the wrong guy, you can't blame anyone, but yourself.  Seriously.  The previous president invaded two countries, causing thousands of American lives and trillions of money for both wars, did you honestly think the surplus that Clinton left Bush would have lasted?  We have a revenue problem folks.  If we don't have revenue, we will never get out of debt.  Instead, Republicans want to cut spending by cutting medicare and social security - programs both our parents and grandparents need.  How 'bout getting rid of the Bush tax cuts, taxing people who make over $250,000 a year, and getting rid of subsidies for these huge-ass companies.  This creates revenue!  We have a revenue problem folks!

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- Blade 7184 aka Peter