“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, February 23, 2012

Oh No They Didn't - Days of Our Lives Airs First Gay Kiss Ever! [video]

OMG, Days of Our Lives just did the worst thing Daytime television could ever have done!  Shock every conservative mother, daughter and grandmother all across the south and the mid-west by airing their first ever Gay Kiss!!  May the fires of hell rain on Salem and all the producers of the show, because you know there will be an outcry!

This is great! I love it!  I have been blogging about Chandler Massey coming out on this soap since the summer, and it's finally happened.  It took 7 long months, but it was worth it. LOL. I have to commend them for making it a good one too!

Cheating on Women is Dangerous

I know the title says cheating on women is dangerous, but I've known a couple of gay guys who were just as vindictive and cruel.  I would advise you with the words of RuPaul, "Don't f*ck It Up!"
Check out the rest after the jump...

Cyanide and Happiness: Words

Must Watch: I Paint

Watch this short film, and if you still think true artistic talent is disappearing, you are wrong.  Meet 25-yr-old Thijme Termaat.  Yeah, I know, it's kinda hard to pronounce.  He's from Holland, but never mind that, focus more on watching this amazing video titled Ipaint.
Thijme says that after graduating from High School, he went to an academy of design school hoping to express his creativity, but instead quit, because his long-life dream was to be a painter.  And quite a painter has he become... check out his amazing work in the video below and on his website.

I am Captain Picard, and You are Dr. Crusher

I'm not sure if you're aware of this or not, but Google is currently updating their websites.  If you're a Star Trek or Science Fiction fan you will love this.  Here is a sample email that will have you ROFL.
"Dearest Jenny, I can't stop thinking about you.  I had that dream about you again last night. Y'know that dream where I am Captain Picard and you are Dr. Crusher.  I miss you so much."  LMAO!
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Bailouts By Mitt Romney

I don’t want to bail out Wall Street banks. - Mitt Romney, during last night’s Republican primary debate. [Photo: Daily Kos]

Ryan and I watched our 20th Republican debate last night and it was another laugh-fest for both of us. I think we spent more time rolling our eyes than we did watching the damn thing.  And here's what we've learned from watching all these debates...  Rick Santorum is the most evil, Mitt Romney is the most fake, Newt Gingrich is the most embarassing, and Ron Paul, well... what can I say?  He reminds me so much of Ross Perot, He's not crazy, as in mentally ill crazy. He's obviously sane. Sometimes, he's brilliant. Sometimes, he's batshit stupid. No in-between. Net net though, he's a 0. He won't win, he'll get a few people talking about some otherwise ignored issues, but nothing will change.

Kiss of the Week - Issue No. 013

What a Hot Mess: Obituary Heartbreak

Geez, I sure hope you're not related the Anello family, because if you are I would sure hate to read your obituary in the paper after you died.  LOL.  What a hot mess!

Mama Josie here, died three days before Valentine's day, and my wildest bet is that her son A.J. made it clear how he really felt about his siblings.

What Happens When You Seek The Internet For Medical Advice?

Ummm... I don't know, "my cousin got it, and three days later he died."

And this is why you don't seek the internet for medical advice.  LOL.  Sometimes the answers you find are downright hilarious.

The Honorable Wife or Honorable Soldiers?

The night before the burial of her husband 2nd Lt. James Cathey of the United States Marine Corps, killed in Iraq, Katherine Cathey refused to leave the casket, asking to sleep next to his body for the last time. The Marines made a bed for her, tucking in the sheets below the flag. Before she fell asleep, she opened her laptop computer and played songs that reminded her of him, and one of the Marines asked if she wanted them to continue standing watch as she slept. "I think it would be kind of nice if you kept doing it" she said. "I think that's what he would have wanted".
-Not sure what is more honorable: Being married to this faithful wife to the end or the Marine standing next to the casket watching over them both.

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It's Purely Animal - Issue No. 49 - Inside Every Good Dog Is A Great Dog [video]

This is my most treasured issue of "It's Purely Animal" yet.  

If you've never been a pet owner please don't ignore this post, hopefully it will make you understand why pet owners treasure their pets so much.

When I got my first precious and lovable chihuahua I never understood what love for a pet was until two years into my relationship with my previous partner.  My dog comforted me when things were going so very wrong in 2003, and then again in 2005 - I never thought I could recover.  Princess was there by my side and understood my pain when I didn't think dogs could even feel.

Dogs do feel - they understand you and they are there for you when you need them most.  It reminds me of a quote I read once, "Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them - filling an emptiness we don't even know we have."  And it's true.  When I felt so empty and had nothing else to live for, she made me smile, made my day every time I came home, and fulfilled my life in more ways than she could ever imagine.  After 9 years with me, she died in 2009 and to this day I still cry when I write or think about her.

Ryan and I still have 4 chihuahuas in our household, Princess' niece, Duchess, her two great nieces Lady and Puffs, and her great nephew, Nacho.  While I thought nothing could ever replace the void left behind by Princess, Duchess has taken her spot in her own way.  Lady, Puffs and Nacho hang out with Ryan the most, and rightly so, those are his little "miracle" monsters. But that's a whole 'nother story.  

Last night, Ryan and I were watching Glee - it was a tearful episode.  And as usual, every time I start to sniffle or shed a tear, Duchess will instinctively come up and lick the tears off my face - she doesn't like to see me cry.  She will also defend me against Ryan when he pretends to lift a finger and scold me. It's the most amazing feeling ever, and I wouldn't trade it for anything.
From left to right: Nacho, Puffs, and Lady
Watch this awesome, awesome commercial from Purina, because I truly believe it, "Inside every good dog is a great dog".

WTF Has Obama Done? - Issue No. 018 - National Service

When we talk about National Service we automatically assume its about our volunteer programs for the Military, but in this particular case, it is about ensuring our children of the future are strengthened by national community service efforts.  Where we could use the help of volunteers on a variety of issues, from clean energy and health care to education.

"Our government can help to rebuild our economy ... [but] we need Americans willing to mentor our eager young children, or care for the sick, or ease the strains of deployment on our military families," President Obama said in April of 2009. [ref]

The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act — Expands the national volunteer program.
On April 21, 2009, President Barack Obama signed the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act at an elementary school in Washington DC (read more). The Serve America Act reauthorizes and expands national service programs administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service by amending the National and Community Service Act of 1990 (NCSA) and the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 (DVSA).

Over a year later, volunteering is up, momentum is strong, and a new vision for service is taking effect. At a time of great need, Americans are answering President Obama’s call to serve. This landmark law is making America stronger by focusing service on key national issues; by expanding opportunities to serve; by building the capacity of individuals, nonprofits, and communities; and by encouraging innovative approaches to solving problems.

Created a Social Investment Fund Network.
During the presidential campaign, Barack Obama promised to create the Social Investment Fund. Administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, an independent government agency, the fund would expand partnerships between the federal government, social entrepreneurs, and philanthropy organizations by increasing the resources available for programs that seek to provide solutions for issues such as crime, child development, civic engagement and resource conservation.

The ball started rolling on April 21, 2009, when President Obama signed the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act into law. Among other provisions, the act authorized the creation of the Social Investment Fund. [Read More-1, Read More-2]
In his campaign pitch to older Americans, Barack Obama promised to expand a volunteer program aimed at keeping seniors active in their communities.

The Senior Corps offers seniors ways to become involved in community service, including the Foster Grandparents program and the Senior Companions program, which enable seniors to teach children and help the elderly stay in their homes.

On April 21, 2009, President Obama signed the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, a large expansion of national service programs. In signing it, Obama fulfilled his campaign promise to fund a major expansion of AmeriCorps, which we wrote about in April.

The act also expanded the Senior Corps. It lowered the minimum age of eligibility for its Foster Grandparents and Senior Companions programs from 60 to 55, and increased the maximum hourly stipend offered as an incentive to volunteer from $2.45 to $3.

Other incentives were also created by the act, like a $1,000 education scholarship for seniors who complete 350 hours of service. Seniors can transfer the scholarship to their children or grandchildren.  [Read More]

I promise to come back to this topic in another issue, until then, please feel free to read my previous issues by clicking here.

Make sure to read the next issue
Issue No. 019 -Scientific & Medical Research

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