“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, March 8, 2012

I Quote That - Two Wolves

Movies to Watch - Game Change [Premieres this Saturday on HBO]

"One of the most memorable moments of Election Night in 2008 came when Sarah Palin joined John McCain after his concession speech. As she walked onto the platform Palin looked visibly angry, not someone resigned to a loss but someone still ripe for a fight. Apparently the reality of the situation had yet to sink in and Palin was still in campaign (i.e. pit bull) mode. What prompted her anger was later revealed by political journalists John Heilemann and Mark Halperin in their best-seller "Game Change" and acts as the climax to the HBO movie based on the book that premieres this weekend. And, yes, she was pissed." [edge]

People who have already seen this movie are raving about it, but it doesn't come without the backlash from the folks on the right - the Reds.  To put it in simple terms, instead of people placing aside their political differences when watching this film, there's the pre-conceived notion that Hollywood was being biased in the making of this film.

Well, I kinda have to agree with that; Where's the first part of the book by Halperin and Heilemann?  You know - the part where Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were at each other's throats?  But place this aside for the moment, because we all know that a majority of the REDs would agree that Palin wasn't fit to handle the job.  And even more were weary of her becoming President if something would have happened to John McCain.  But going back to the book the film is based on - more than 300 people were interviewed who were involved in the McCain/Palin campaign, so it begs the question, how could it be false if all these people were involved in the campaign?

Watch the trailer, it's definitely is an award-winning film and makes for must-see-TV.  It's definitely something Ryan and I will be watching this Saturday night on HBO - 8PM Central

View trailer 1 after the jump


I sure hope whoever lives in this small town of 8,000 people doesn't have Arachnophobia, because it looks pretty darn scary.  Did you get that?  If you have a fear of spiders do not view these photos.
A town in the southeastern part of Australia had to evacuate because of rising flood waters, but they're in for a big surprise when they all return.   After everything is said and done, they're coming back to their yards covered in webs and SPIDERS!  And lots of them.  Read the full story here, and check out the photos below. 

Kiss of the Week - Issue No. 015

"I love it when I am just walking away form kissing you good-bye and we both turn around at the same time to get just one more."
- Anonymous

It's Your Move World!

Cyanide and Happiness: Signs

Dollar Shave Club - Our Blades Are F***ing Great

When I saw this video I started to laugh, then giggle, then smile, and then nothing...

Why? Because the promotion is actually true!  The Dollar Shave Club does exist, and if you are one who spends hundreds on razors every year, this may benefit you.  Seriously.  For $1 a month you get 5 cartridges shipped to your door.  You will no longer have to shop for the damn things or spend a horrendous amount of money that simply goes to Rafael Nadal. LOL.

Trust me, you'll enjoy the video, check it out here.

YouTube Description:  Dollar Shave Club couldn't be simpler. Select one of our great razors, pay one low monthly fee, and we send 'em right to your door. No more over-paying for fancy brand name shave tech. No more forgetting to buy your blades. Check out http://www.dollarshaveclub.com

Isn't This The Truth? Tell A Man Something

LOL. oh so so True!!!

How To Sleep At Work

Absolutely hilarious!  Want to know how to sleep at work?

See these boxes below?  Now, scroll down past the previous blog, and or click "after the jump" to see how a FED EX employee does it.  Pure genius!  LOL.

after the jump...

Sincerely, Commando [NSFW]

It feels like I was just telling this story to a group of friends on Monday during dinner.  It was about a time when I was in college and living in the dormitory.  I can't even count how many times this happened to me, but while my laundry was drying, some bozo would go in and take it out when it wasn't even dry yet.  Boy did that piss me off, but what really did it for me was when my bath towels went missing.  All hell broke loose.  Have you ever had any of your clothes or towels gone missing while in college?

This notice is NSFW, let me repeat... NSFW.  This means if you can't handle vulgar language - don't read it, because this girl is really PO'd.  And I don't blame her one bit.

How to Sleep at Work

Last Night KARA Stunned a Nation and The World

As you all know I'm not big on gaming.  It never was a hobby, nor was it ever entertaining for me. The most I've ever had fun playing growing up was Pac-Man or Duck Hunt. LOL.  But this has got to be the best gaming trailer I have ever seen to date, and I have seen many.

Quantic Dream, the maker of this amazing piece of work released the following video last night as you were probably sleeping. LOL. I didn't even know about it, until I saw it in my inbox from Ryan (my partner) this morning.
The company has been hush, hush ever since their successful game, Heavy Rain was released, and gamers everywhere have been curious to know what they've been up to.  And OMG, even though this is just a tech demo, it clearly shows that this company has the ability to create something so stunning and emotionally riveting at the same time.  The video was only meant to show off the company's technological advancement, but now everyone is hoping they would consider making this into a game.  

KARA has truly touched my heart, and now, millions more. View it here...

WTF Has Obama Done? - Issue No. 023 - Government Efficiency

What is government efficiency?  Well it's doing your best by finding success in reducing government operating costs when you get elected into office.  And President Barack Obama has done just that by managing to cut government expenses by the billions.  This can be done by simply using different software or hardware in different departments, reversing the Bush-era no-bid and single-bidder contracts in order to find the best contractor who can do the best work for the least amount of money, and so forth.
Today I will introduce you to a broad policy, a specific cut, and a targeted action by this President and his administration.  By providing these open government efforts it helps keep spending under control, and this is what we want in a President.

Established the President’s Management Advisory Board.
The President's Management Advisory Board (PMAB) was formed to provide the President and agencies advice and recommendations on bringing insight from the private and non-profit sectors to Federal Government management and operations. Topics that the board will address include customer service, human capital, innovative technology, and procurement. [Read More]

The President's Management Advisory Board is a council of 17 corporate executives from leading American companies. Its purpose is to provide the administration of the executive branch advice and recommendations on effective strategies for the implementation of the best business practices on matters related to federal government's management and operations, with focus on productivity, the implementation of innovative methods, customer service, and technology.  The board will be chaired by former Sirius/XM Satellite Radio Director Jeffrey Zients as part of the General Services Administration of the Executive Office. As of July 2010, appointments to the board have not been announced. [Read More-1, Read More-2]

Cut salaries of senior White House aides.
President Barack Obama is extending a freeze on the pay of senior White House officials for another year and he’s spreading the freeze to top political appointees across the federal government, Obama aides said Tuesday night. 

Obama is expected to announce the freeze during his State of the Union address Wednesday, officials said. He will also extend a ban he imposed last year on paying bonuses to political appointees, according to White House aides. 

The president recognizes and we all recognize that the nation faces some really difficult choices,” an administration official who asked not to be named said. “Families are making tough choices, businesses are making tough choices. The president is simply asking political appointees who want to be part of government to be more careful and more responsible with taxpayers’ dollars.” [Read More-1, Read More-2]

Enhanced payment accuracy through a “Do Not Pay” list.

"My Administration is committed to eliminating waste, fraud, and abuse in Federal programs, including reducing and recapturing erroneous payments    a commitment I reinforced in Executive Order 13520 of November 20, 2009, and in a memorandum to the heads of executive departments and agencies (agencies) of March 10, 2010.  While identifying and recapturing improper payments is important, prevention of payment errors before they occur should be the first priority in protecting taxpayer resources from waste, fraud, and abuse.  In those cases where data available to agencies clearly shows that a potential recipient of a Federal payment is ineligible for it, subsequent payment to that recipient is unacceptable.  We must ensure that such payments are not made.

Agencies maintain many databases containing information on a recipient's eligibility to receive Federal benefits payments or Federal awards, such as grants and contracts.  By checking these databases before making payments or awards, agencies can identify ineligible recipients and prevent certain improper payments from being made in the first place." - Barack Obama  [Read More]

I would like to list everything under each category, but there comes a time when even a blog gets too large. LOL. But make sure to click on the "Read More" links to read more on each WTF.

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. 024 - Health & Wellness

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