“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, November 27, 2011

OMG Hilarious! - Cool Shades

A Love Story: It's Time

You think our country is the only one in the world demanding full equality?  No.  There are countries like Australia, Colombia, New Zealand, Nepal, and Europe that are currently debating marriage equality in their countries.

I want to be able to marry my partner, Ryan some day, and regardless of the laws in the state of Texas and our country, we will.  It isn't just about a paper stating we are married, we could care less about that.  It's about treating us the same as you would a straight couple.  The argument of faithfulness and family values can no longer be justified when you have people marrying, divorcing, committing adultery at every corner, and yet still say that this is the way it should be.  That's hypocrisy at it's core!  

We need the benefits that are afforded to heterosexuals applied to us, we need them so that I don't have to worry about me dying and Ryan having a hard time getting my social security check, or getting the house he so rightly deserves.  Sure we can get lawyers and all that crap, but I shouldn't have to worry about all that.

Ryan showed me the video above last night, and it was absolutely beautiful.  It was made in conjunction with the Get Up! campaign in Australia.  Check it out, it is lovely.

Poster of the Week - Issue No. 36 - Insanity

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

Sunday Funday: Dancing Video of the Day - Part II

Since we had Sunday Funday last week, why not have another one this week? :-)

This week's international music hails from Bulgaria.  And it comes courtesy of a guy dancing his little heart away.

Have Yourself A Mountain Dew Christmas

Oh my lord Jesus!  He is rolling around in his grave right about now.  Oops, sorry, he's up in heaven looking down, wondering what on God's green earth has happened to His world.  A Christmas tree out of Mountain Dew cans, really?  Check out the astonishing photos.  Go ahead, you know you want to.  You already made it this far.

What Are The Most Dangerous Blocks In Your City?

So the only thing I can think of is that New York and Houston are so big, that crimes in these areas can't be mapped just yet.  But when you look at cities, like Austin, San Antonio and Dallas, I'm thinking maybe I don't want to know.  Geez.

Trulia maps is the newest, most innovative way to visualize the most dangerous blocks in your city.  Literally. To the very street you live on.  And I'm sure you'll feel absolutely wonderful once you realize your block is the most dangerous one in the city.
The information Trulia uses to power these sortable—by location, crime, and time of perpetration—displays isn't anything new; sites like EveryBlock.com and SpotCrime.com, among others, have been making local crime statistics publicly available for years. But when it's all laid bare for you, and you start seeing some yellow/orange seeping into your cul de sac, well, you may just take that neighborhood watch a little more seriously.[source]
Let's take a look at Austin, Texas, for example.  Look at all that sea of yellow and red, doesn't it make you shiver?  Well, it should.  Click on the image and check out Trulia Maps to see how your city fares in this country full of crime.
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