“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 - - - - - - - - - - -

Monday, February 6, 2012

Pap Smears at Walgreens? Oh Republicans, You're Too Funny!

Sometimes we just want to know the truth, and Stephen Colbert does a damn good job of doing just that.  Last year, Republican Senator John Kyl of Arizona stood before congress and stated that "90 percent" of Planned Parenthood's services were abortions, which is simply not the case.  I already knew that, because of the following chart that was released the morning after Susan G. Komen cut funding to Planned Parenthood.
When Senator Kyl was confronted about the huge lie he said it "was not intended to be a factual statement."  Yeah, that's usually the case with all Republicans. Jesus.  Oh, and btw why not get your pap smears done at your local Walgreens?

Watch as Colbert quickly pounces on him - it's absolutely hilarious. 

Are People Really This Stupid? Issue No. 21 - Why Is My Girlfriend Unhappy?

Wow, this is the second week in a row I've come across a stupid question on "Yahoo! Answers."  Last week, someone asked if Adele was too fat to be a singer.

This week, a guy is asking the "famous internet guru" why his girlfriend is unhappy.  Ummmmmmmmmmmm.  I don't know, HER DAD JUST DIED!  A week ago to be exact, and you want her to stop whining?  Really?  Are people really this stupid?
First and foremost I'm trying to figure out why this person would kick a 15-yr old girl out on the street.  And second, how old is he that he's able to have a house to kick her out of?  I'm not even going to ask about all the other stupid shit.

Willow Pulls a Britney!

Why didn't nobody tell me Willow Smith went all Britney on herself?  She must have whipped her back and forth back so much she couldn't take it any longer.  Remember Britney back in the day?  Well, it seems Willow is only 11 and is already having issues... LOL.  This year is the Apocalypse!
The Hollywood Reporter

Must Watch: You Belong With Me by The Yellow Jackets

I haven't posted any commercials or Madonna statements because frankly, that's all there is on Facebook today.  Oh yeah, I forgot - there was a Superbowl yesterday.  
Let's take a break from all that crap and watch something cute, sweet and gay, like this cute cover of Taylor Swift's song, "You Belong With Me."  The University of Rochester Yellow Jackets covered this song over a year ago and I never blogged about it.

Michael Pittman, Matt Francis, and Molly Austen do a great job of covering the video shot by shot.  It's actually quite funny, cute and sexy all at the same time.

Who are The University of Rochester Yellow Jackets? Check them out here.

Some Pretty Cool Stuff - Issue No. 001

I always come across some pretty cool stuff I would like to own, but then I forget about it and go on to something else.  Well, what better way to keep track of all the cool things I want to purchase someday than to make a series out of it, right?

How many times have you searched for an extension cord around the house, and when you do it's all tangled up or being used?
This "in the wall" extension cord would be awesome to have.  Now, if they had one that was 100 feet. :-)

Being that I'm constantly in the kitchen cooking up a meal, I desperately want this knife set.  I don't want anything else!
This would go great with all my other stainless steel kitchen accessories!

You know you hate people bothering you so why not take a nap in one of these.
This actually looks kinda comfy, though, I don't think it would go well at work.

OMG Hilarious! - Interested?

The Popcorn Button

Jeffrey wants to heat up his egg rolls, and well... the microwave isn't working.  Well it is, but he refuses to listen to his roommate Stewey, who repeatedly tells him to just use the "Popcorn Button".  But Jeffrey continues with his whining and there's only so much his Stewey can take. LOL.

Who Is This Young Teenage Nazi Boy?



Giants vs Patriots - The Social Buzz

So what was up with the social buzz yesterday in regard to the Superbowl?  

As I predicted...

That while no one really likes the New York Giants, no one can stand the New England Patriots.  As you can tell by the evidence shown on this chart.
This according to Social Buzz Media:
This is the second Big Game match-up for these two teams in recent years. The New York Giants beat the New England Patriots 17-14 in 2008 for Super Bowl XLII. But are citizens of the great United States hoping for an even score?

Not according to our data! We analyzed the search keywords, sharing behaviors and other social data points of millions of Internet users and found that the Giants are causing the most activity.

Loving One Another - Issue No. 009

Laugh of the Day: Super Cafe - The Super Social Network

You superhero fans are gonna love this.  I couldn't keep from laughing it was too funny.  This has to be my laugh of the day... for now at least ;-)
Superman and Batman are posting updates and Batman thinks Superman's updates "are coming across as a little arrogant"

This is a definite must watch, you absolutely have to see it if you're a Superman or Batman fan.

WTF Has Obama Done? - Issue No. 008 - Scientific and Medical Research

Okay, okay, I didn't post an issue of "WTF Has Obama Done?" yesterday, but it was the Superbowl and Madonna at half-time, can you really blame me? LOL.  There's going to be days I'll probably miss "here and there," because of personal events in my life, but I will continue posting them until election day, I promise.
In the last 7 issues I brought up the top 7 most important issues concerning Americans today - Civil Rights, Health Care, Immigration, our Military, Taxes, the Economy, and Foreign Policy.  I listed all of our President's achievements in regard to his broad policies and targeted actions for each topic.  I included an excerpt from each reference and listed the sources for each.

In today's issue I will cover 3 of the President's broad policies concerning Scientific and Medical Research.

Removed restrictions and provided support for embryonic stem-cell research and new biomedical research.
Pledging that his administration will “make scientific decisions based on facts, not ideology,” President Obama on Monday lifted the Bush administration’s strict limits on human embryonic stem cell research. [Reference-1]

"I believe that the restrictions that President Bush has placed on funding of human embryonic stem cell research have handcuffed our scientists and hindered our ability to compete with other nations. As president, I will lift the current administration’s ban on federal funding of research on embryonic stem cell lines created after August 9, 2001 through executive order ... .." [Reference-2]

"In recent years, when it comes to stem cell research, rather than furthering discovery, our government has forced what I believe is a false choice between sound science and moral values," Obama said at the White House.   In this case, I believe the two are not inconsistent. As a person of faith, I believe we are called to care for each other and work to ease human suffering. I believe we have been given the capacity and will to pursue this research -- and the humanity and conscience to do so responsibly." [Reference-3]

Launching a dramatic expansion of government support for one of the most promising but most contentious fields of biomedical research, the National Institutes of Health on Wednesday authorized the first 13 lines of cells under the administration's policy...[Reference-4]

Extended the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to establish an advisory council on science, technology, and innovation, it is hereby ordered as follows:

The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is hereby established. The PCAST shall be composed of not more than 21 members, one of whom shall be the Assistant to the President for Science and Technology (the ‘‘Science Advisor’’), and 20 of whom shall include distinguished individuals and representatives from sectors outside of the Federal Government appointed by the President. These nonfederal members shall have diverse perspectives and expertise in science, technology, and innovation. The Science Advisor shall serve as a Co-Chair of the PCAST. The President shall also designate at least one, but not more than two, of the nonfederal members to serve as a Co-Chair of the PCAST with the Science Advisor. [Reference-1, Reference-2]

President Barack Obama said, "This council represents leaders from many scientific disciplines who will bring a diversity of experience and views. I will charge PCAST with advising me about national strategies to nurture and sustain a culture of scientific innovation."

PCAST will be co-chaired by John Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Eric Lander, Director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and one of the principal leaders of the Human Genome Project; and Harold Varmus, President and CEO of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, former head of the National Institutes of Health and a Nobel laureate. [Reference-3]

Supported Landsat Data Continuity Mission to enhance earth mapping.
Landsat is a satellite program, jointly run by NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey, that has been used for climate research, natural resources management, land development, public safety, homeland security and disaster recovery. It has operated for more than 25 years, with two satellites — Landsat-5, launched in 1984, and Landsat-7, launched in 1999 — still in orbit. But they are operating beyond their planned life and are subject to failure.

To ensure that the program survives, NASA and USGS are developing the Landsat Data Continuity Mission, or LDCM, which is planning to launch a spacecraft in December 2012, according to the Congressional Research Service.  [Reference]

As promised, I will come back to this topic in another issue.  Please make sure to read Issue No. 009 as I continue with WTF-23
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