“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 - - - - - - - - - - -

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Courtesy of the "Loading Artist" I had to share this with you.  It is absolutely adorable. 

From Artist's webpage:
Loading Artist’ is a webcomic loosely based on the life of an artist who wants to get better and get noticed. Updated every Monday (usually).

The webcomic is created entirely by me, Gregor Czaykowski. I am also an artist who wants to get better (purely coincidental) and I have always wanted to make a web comic so here it is.

WTF Has Obama Done? - Issue No. 004 - Military Veterans and Families

Today we are going to look at the broad policy of the Obama Administration's achievements concerning Military Veterans and Families. As you all know, when our veterans come back from a tour of duty or war they need a job to come back to.  And more often than naught, they come home to no jobs at all or find that the company they used to work for is no longer around.  
It's a difficult time for our military vets when the job they held in Iraq or Afghanistan is not part of our civilian way of life, and they find themselves having to learn new skills to find a job.  Furthermore, looking for a job is hard in a slowly recovering economy.

So WTF has Obama done?

Initiated a new policy to promote federal hiring of military spouses.
More than 1,000 franchise businesses have committed to hire 80,000 veterans and their spouses by 2014 -- with 5,000 of those jobs to be directed specifically at wounded vets... 

In brief remarks at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a block away from the White House, Obama also said that 100 companies and organizations that joined the Military Spouse Employment Partnership a year ago have also committed to hiring 20,000 military spouses.  [Reference-1, Reference-2]

Improved benefits for veterans.
Obama noted a proposed 2010 budget which included a 15 percent increase in VA funding, the largest boost in more than 30 years. 

"Finally, this budget recognizes that our veterans deserve something more -- an equal chance to reach for the very dream they defend.  It's the chance America gave to my grandfather, who enlisted after Pearl Harbor and went on to march in Patton's Army.  When he came home, he went to college on the GI Bill, which made it possible for him and so many veterans like him to live out their own version of the American Dream.  And now it's our turn to help guarantee this generation the same opportunity that the greatest generation enjoyed by providing every returning service member with a real chance to afford a college education.  And by providing the resources to effectively implement the Post-9/11 GI Bill, that is what this budget does."  [Reference-1, Reference-2, Reference-3, Reference-4]

Worked to clear the backlog of veterans claims and streamline benefits to those who served.
The goal is to "cut those backlogs, slash those wait times and deliver your benefits sooner," Obama told the Veterans of Foreign Wars in 2009 at their national convention in Phoenix. "America's commitments to its veterans are not just lines in a budget. They are bonds that are sacrosanct, a sacred trust we are honor-bound to uphold. And we will," he said.  

This goal has been hard for Obama to accomplish due to the number of  veterans coming out of Iraq.  It is not going to get any easier when we start pulling troops out of Afghanistan.  But we all know how we ended up in Iraq and Afghanistan don't we?  [Reference-1, Reference-2]

Please make sure to read Issue No. 005 tomorrow as I continue with WTF-11
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Acting Cool On Your Cell Phone

Quick!  Start acting cool on your cell phone!  Do it now.

You know you do exactly what these two fools are doing when you're walking down the street or when you're in the mall. Don't lie.  Lmao.  DON'T LIE!

I Quote That - With A Purpose

Every Cigarette You Don't Smoke Is Doing You Good

So what happens if you stop smoking today? Let's just say, you'll notice the effects within a matter of minutes.
I wasn't an addicted smoker, but "more-so" a social smoker or habitual smoker.  If I had a drink I wanted one, or if I was outside relaxing I'd smoke one, but I never got to the point where I had a desire to smoke or lose my mind if I didn't have one.  I won't lie, there were times when I would go out clubbing with friends on a weekend and smoke 2 packs in one night, just because I socialized and drank the night away.  Quitting cold turkey was never a problem for me.  I can't remember when was the last time I had a cigarette, but I will say this... I feel so much better not doing it.

The benefits are remarkable!  I found this website that uses a timetable to educate you on the benefits of smoking cessation, check it out here.  Find out what happens after 48 hrs.

  • 20 minutes

  • Your blood pressure, pulse rate, and the temperature of your hands and feet will all return to normal.

  • 8 hours

  • Remaining nicotine in your bloodstream will have fallen to 6.25% of normal peak daily levels, a 93.25% reduction.

  • 12 hours

  • Your blood oxygen level will have increased to normal and carbon monoxide levels will have dropped to normal.

  • 24 hours

  • Anxieties peak in intensity and within two weeks should return to near pre-cessation levels.

  • 48 hours

  • Damaged nerve endings have started to regrow and your sense of smell and taste are beginning to return to normal. Cessation anger and irritability peaks.

    Laugh of the Day: Think Before You Commit

    OMG - when I saw this video this morning my mouth just dropped. I wanted to laugh, I wanted to shout wtf! In the end, it accomplished what it was meant to do. Make my day!!!

    The video itself is a cell phone commercial warning you of the dangers of commitment. So don't go marrying someone before sampling the goods, otherwise you'll have a honeymoon you wished you never had.

    Pray For Our President's Death

    People often ask me why I'm not harsher towards Republicans in my blog.  And I tell them, because I want to believe that most Republicans are not this way.  At least the Republican people I know or friends I have, are not this way.  As a whole, I think the Republican party is heading in the wrong direction.  And a lot of it has to do with the hate and animosity towards our fellow Americans.  Most of the Repub friends I have, believe in the conservative principles of the party, yet have liberal views as well.

    But I'll be honest, It's getting harder and harder to listen to the amount of anger and hate most Republicans have towards our President.  And quite frankly I wouldn't want to belong to a party that would deny another American the right to marry, or deny an American the right to pursue happiness.  I wouldn't want to belong to a party that constantly spews hateful rhetoric or tries to throw religion down our throats.  I wouldn't want to belong to a party that wants to strip my grandparents out of their health insurance that's been working so well for them.  And I wouldn't want to belong to party that boos a gay soldier who would've sacrificed his life for them.  The list goes on.

    I wrote this blog today, because of something I read this morning.  It was an article on Kansas House Speaker Mike O'Neal.  Last Friday, he asked his fellow Republican House members via email to pray for our President's death.  That's right, not only is he using God to wish death upon a president, he's advising them to take a knee and recite Psalms 109.
    "Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow."

    Seriously? Why does it have to be this way?  And this is the same man who sent out a previous email saying "Michelle 'Yo Mama'".

    I look at Senator John McCain's wife and daughter, Cindy and Meghan McCain, and wonder if Republicans will ever be like them.  Can they ever be like them?  And the answer, quite frankly, is NO.

    Something's Buried in True Blood's Season 5 Teaser

    Ryan and I caught the supposed "graphic" teaser of True Blood before the premiere of "Luck" a couple of days ago, and while I expected a bit more, it's enough to satisfy your craving for the time being. 

    If you're a True Blood fan you know what or whose been buried in Bon Temps for the past year and a half.  And something tells me it's the Return of the King!!!!

    For those who missed it you can catch the teaser here.

    Quoted: Elton John's Advice to Madonna for Super Bowl XLVI

    Make sure you lip-sync good. 

    Elton John‘s advice to Madonna, who’s performing at Super Bowl XLVI, on Good Morning America.

    I know that Elton is still pissed because Madonna won the Golden Globe over him.  And who knows?  Maybe she didn't deserve it, but this is getting ridiculous.  She won and that's it.  Both of you are equally famous and filthy rich, stop throwing shade and get over it. Just sayn'

    25 Ways To Tell You're Grown Up

    If you find that none of these reflect you, then you're probably not a grown up...
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