“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, December 22, 2011

Watch Republicans Literally Walk Out on Democrats Yesterday - Lovely

Astounding, simply astounding.  And this is how Republicans address your $1,000 dollars being taken out of your paycheck next year.  

So let's see if you got a $1,000 raise this year, you're not going to see it in 2012. You're not!  And if you received a $1,000 Christmas bonus this year, save it. You'll need it next year.  

In other words, if you receive a bi-weekly check, your check will be $40-60 less than what you originally were receiving.  Trust me, you'll feel it.  Actually 160 million Americans will feel it.  Watch as the GOP speaker pro-tem, walks out as Democrats are pushing for a vote on the Payroll Tax-cut before it expires this month.

Yesterday morning, Speaker Pro Tempore Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA), under orders from Speaker Boehner, refused to allow Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer to speak on the floor and ask for unanimous consent to bring up the Senate bipartisan compromise to extend the payroll tax cut. Whip Hoyer and Congressman Chris Van Hollen are continuing to try to offer the Senate compromise even though Republicans walked off the floor. Once again, Republicans are risking a tax increase on 160 million Americans and the loss unemployment benefits for those who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own.

This Is Wong On So Many Levels!

It's Purely Animal - Issue No. 42 - Piggy and Puggy Wrestle

Oh, Ryan is gonna love this.  I don't like to think about it, but once our little ones have gone across the Rainbow Bridge, he will want a piggy.  And I'm going to make sure he gets one dammit.  Watch this adorable video of "Piggy" and "Puggy".

From YouTube Description:
Piggy (Tabitha) and Puggy (Susie) the boxer playing together at Hillside. We thought this would be nice for everybody to see, especially our supporters who sponsor Susie at Hillside. Susie was an ex breeding dog, rescued from a Welsh puppy farm. The owner was successfully prosecuted for keeping dogs in atrocious conditions. 

See link below for details
To sponsor a dog at Hillside please click http://www.hillside.org.uk/acatalog/copy_of_Adoptions.html

Movies to Watch: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Awww, a breath of fresh air.  No more wolves, no more vampires, no more witches, no more fairies, no more wizards.  Oh wait, Gandalf is a wizard.  Scratch that.  It's time for some Hobbits!!!
The first trailer was released and it is truly an unexpected journey.  I can't wait to watch it.  It will be released a week before the end of the world!!! Woo hoo!!!  The film reunites us with Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, Gandalf, and Gollum.  And a huge list of new characters!  Oh, and you can't forget Orlando Bloom as Legolas! :-)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” follows title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakensheild. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever … Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths ofguile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities … A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.

OMG Hilarious! - Merry Happy

Battlestar Galactica Ruins Lives!

Luckily for Ryan and I, the television series, "Dallas" didn't ruin our lives, considering it was 13 seasons long!  But then again, neither did "North and South", "Star Trek Voyager", "Dexter", "Queer As Folk", "Boston Legal" or "Mad Men".  And two of these shows are still running.

But "Battlestar Galactica"on the other hand... That's a whole different ball game!  I think if Ryan and I were to sit down and watch the first season, we'd lose our jobs, our utilities, and our home.  We wouldn't be able to stop watching it from what I've heard.

Check out this hilarious take on what would happen to you if you started watching the series.

Kiss of the Week - Issue No. 005

When I started my "Kiss of the Week" series in 2007 on Peter's Daily Blog, I never thought I would get as far as I did with it.  At the beginning I was only posting photos of two hot guys kissing, but later incorporated a "Quote of the Day" with it - and the rest is history.

Over the next few months I will be posting my original posts and slowly introducing this series to my current BLADE 7184 readers.  So without further ado, here's the fifth issue, originally posted on July 21, 2007...

Final Images of the Space Shuttle Atlantis Flight Deck

Well, the stripping has started for the Space Shuttle Atlantis.  The shuttle will be stripped of it's interior to make it lighter for it's public display at The Kennedy Space CenterOn July 8, the Space Shuttle flew it's final mission which also concluded NASA's 30-year program.  At that time, I posted a video of the Space Shuttles' illustrious career. Feel free to check it out.

The lovely folks at collectSPACE were were able to take final images of the Space Shuttle's flight deck, airlock, bay, and a few with the engines out and wheels down.
According to collectSPACE, it is now being prepared for its public display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. Its insides being pulled out to ensure it is safe for exhibit, as well as significantly lighten it for its planned steep-angled display, Atlantis is scheduled to be powered down this week for the final time.

collectSPACE had the rare opportunity recently to tour Atlantis to photograph its preparation and capture its glass cockpit powered and lit for one of its last times.

The following photo gallery starts on Atlantis' flight deck, and then proceeds to its now mostly empty middeck, out into and above the 60-foot payload bay, and then around and under the winged spacecraft.

These photographs were taken inside Orbiter Processing Facility-2 (OPF-2) at the Kennedy Space Center, where access platforms envelop Atlantis.
Make sure to check out collectSPACE's website to see the entire gallery.

Quoted: Angelina Jolie on Guilt

"I don't believe in guilt.  I believe in living on impulse as long as you never intentionally hurt another person and don't judge people in your life.  I think you should live completely free."
- Angelina Jolie

2012 Fitness Plan

Yep, this pretty much sums it up for me. LOL.

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- Blade 7184 aka Peter