“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 - - - - - - - - - - -

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Mom, Dad, I love you, but you can't cut my hair...

If your son or daughter left you a note like this, you would never forgive yourself.  LOL.  Talk about making you feel guilty as sin.

Season 2 of Shameless Premieres Tomorrow Night! [video]

If you haven't seen the television series Shameless, shame on you.  You're missing out on a good show.  Ryan and I watched the first season last year and have been looking forward to the second season for almost a year now.  The second season premieres tomorrow night on Showtime at 8 PM Central Time.  
For those unfamiliar with the show... it centers around a dysfunctional Chicago family that manages to function against all odds. The father drinks more often than not, he has a son whose smart, but uses his smarts to get what he wants.  He has another son whose gay who slept with his Muslim boss while exploring his sexuality,  a younger son who loves getting in to trouble, a daughter who keeps the family together and who's pretty much the head of the household, another daughter who is the most sensitive of them all - she's young, has a good heart but most of all, sneaky.  And finally there's Liam, the little black toddler who we have yet to find out where he came from.  All we know is that he has two white parents.

OMG Hilarious! - Lumps

Blade's Box of Jams: Track #14 - Strip Me

Currently listening to...
 Natasha Bedingfield
If you haven't seen the movie Morning Glory, you should.  So not only will I be tagging this under my "box of jams" category, but tagging it as a "movies to watch" as well.  Ryan and I purchased this movie several months ago, and we finally got around to watching it on Thursday.  It's a really sweet movie, it really is.  Star Wars and Indiana Jones legend, Harrison Ford, the lovely Rachel McAdams from The Notebook, and one of the best comedic actors in Hollywood, Diane Keaton star in the movie.  

At the very end of the movie, and during it's closing credits a song came on that I absolutely fell in love with.  The song is titled "Strip Me" by Natasha Bedingfield.  It is the second single from her 2010 album of the same name.

I have included her official video below and the Morning Glory version after the jump, so make sure to check them both out. It will have you dancing around as you do your morning chores.  Thank you my sweet Ry for sending me the video this morning. Love ya!

Morning Glory version after the jump...

Crimes of the Century - No. 6 - The Brinks Job


A gang of 11 men set out on a meticulous 18-month quest to rob the Brinks headquarters in Boston, the home-base of the legendary private security firm. The planning and practice had a military intensity to them; the attention to detail -- including the close approximation of the uniform of the Brinks' guards -- was near genius. It all came off without a hitch: the perfect crime of the century. And the haul was astonishing: more than $1.2 million in cash and $1.5 million in checks and securities, the biggest heist at that time in American history. But while the plan was perfect, the participants proved to be all too human. Even as the authorities spent years trying to figure out who was behind the "great Brinks robbery," the 11 were falling out among themselves. 

Eventually, someone associated with the mob allegedly hired a hit man to kill Joseph "Specs" O'Keefe, a gangmember who had been grousing that he had been cheated of his proper share of the robbery. At that point, O'Keefe -- wounded in the attempted rub-out -- decided to talk to the FBI. By 1957, most of the gang had been sentenced to life in prison, except for O'Keefe who got four years. None would account for the bulk of the stolen funds. To this day, no one has found the money.
According to investigators the heist took place like this:
On January 17, 1950, after six aborted attempts, the robbers decided that the situation was favorable. They donned clothing outwardly similar to that of a Brink's uniform with Navy pea coats and chauffeur's caps, along with rubber Halloween masks, gloves, and rubber-soled shoes. While Pino and driver Banfield remained in the getaway car, seven other men entered the building at 6:55 PM.

With their copied keys, they came to the second floor through the locked doors and surprised, bound, and gagged five Brinks employees who were storing and counting money. They failed to open a box of the payroll of the General Electric Company but scooped up everything else.

The robbers walked out at 7:30 PM. In addition to money, they had taken four revolvers from the employees. Afterwards, the gang rapidly counted the loot, gave some of the members their cut, and agreed not to touch the loot for six years, after which the statute of limitations would have expired. The robbers scattered to establish their alibis. [Wikipedia]
In the coming weeks, as you read through the 25 crimes Time Magazine has selected, you will wonder which of them will remain in the popular, perhaps even the artistic imagination in the years to come? How will they be retold and with what kinds of lessons and cautions in mind?  Visit my blog every Saturday as a new crime will be posted each week.

Pandering To The Rich

This chart, courtesy of Mother Jones is really cool.  Only because it actually shows how much these Republican candidates are pandering to the rich.  And conservatives are right not to believe Romney, he lowers them the least.

According to the article, "The Tax Policy Center hasn't yet tried to score plans from Santorum, Huntsman, or Paul."  Which is okay, we don't need any more proof to know who these guys are catering to.
As the chart [above] shows, conservatives are right to believe that Romney isn’t to be trusted. Sure, he lowers tax rates on millionaires by 9 percentage points, and you may think that’s a pretty sweet deal for the rich. But come on. Newt Gingrich would lower them by 24 percentage points. (No, that’s not a typo.) Rick Perry lowers them by 20 percentage points. Herman Cain lowers them by 15 points. Frankly, Romney is hardly even trying here.
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- Blade 7184 aka Peter