Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Pick your Poison

Let's play a game.  Which of the following individuals would you prefer to take over as the next president of the United States?

a)  Pence
b)  Putin
c)  Palpatine

This Week's Quote

Trump and Putin met one-on-one with only their interpreters in the room for more than two hours. Reportedly, Trump wanted to meet with Putin alone because he didn't want his advisers to see him naked, which is natural.

Jimmy Kimmel

Source:  Newsmax

Friday, July 13, 2018

Taking Turns

Today thousands upon thousands of people marched in London to protest Donald Trump.

Thank you, Great Britain.  We who regularly march on this side of the pond are grateful for the respite.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

This Week's Quote

I have broken more Elton John records, he seems to have a lot of records. And I, by the way, I don’t have a musical instrument. I don’t have a guitar or an organ. No organ. Elton has an organ. And lots of other people helping. No, we’ve broken a lot of records. We’ve broken virtually every record. Because you know, look I only need this space. They need much more room. For basketball, for hockey and all of the sports, they need a lot of room. We don’t need it. We have people in that space. So we break all of these records. Really we do it without like, the musical instruments. This is the only musical: the mouth. And hopefully, the brain attached to the mouth. Right? The brain, more important than the mouth, is the brain. The brain is much more important.

President of the United States of America Donald Trump

Source: Buzzfeed

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Pride Dust-Up

Weirdness broke out at today's London Pride.  More than your average Pride weirdness, I mean.

About 10 lesbians positioned themselves at the very front of the parade and handed out leaflets saying, "The trans movement with the complicity of ‘queer’ LGBT politics is coercing lesbians to have sex with men."

Apparently British Prides don't lead with Dykes on Bikes.

These were dykes on a high horse, essentially claiming that trans women are not women.  Pressuring lesbians to have sex with trans women is a "manifestation of rape culture."

It appears their argument can be summed up as penis=male=yuck.

While I don't agree, I do share their stated concern that young lesbians whose appearance or behavior don't conform to expectations of women might be feeling pressure to transition.  Let lesbians be whoever they are.

And let trans women be whoever they are.  And may all find peace at Pride.  Except for fundamentalists with bullhorns.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

This Week's Quote

Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them.

Lily Tomlin

Source:  Brainyquote

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Armed to the Teeth

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones tweeted that Democrats plan to launch a Civil War on the Fourth of July.

Though I'm miffed fellow Democrats didn't inform me ahead of time, I'm ready to go into battle with the only weapon I have—fondue forks.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

This Week's Quote

Trump didn't divide America. He just doused us with gasoline and fanned the flames.

DaShanne Stokes

Source:  Goodreads

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Reactions

In a press release, the National LGBTQ Task Force criticized today's Supreme Court decision upholding President Trump's travel ban against mainly Muslim countries. The Task Force condemned the ruling as an "outright attack on freedom and liberty for Muslims. In addition, it jeopardizes the lives of LGBTQ people who may be fleeing hostile governments."

Trump celebrated the decision by issuing a coin to his penis.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

The Hoop Star and the Soccer Star

I've been waiting for this.

Since Seattle Storm star Sue Bird came out last summer and said she was dating Seattle Reign star Megan Rapinoe, I knew the mainstream Seattle media would have to get around to acknowledging the Emerald City is home to a fairy-tale Sapphic couple. 

Today's the day.  It's Pride day in Seattle, and today Bird and Rapinoe got a three-page story in the sports section of The Seattle Times, under the rainbow-lettered headline "Pride & Joy."  The paper announced, "Meet Seattle sports' newest power couple."

Reporter Stefanie Loh wrote, "Bird and Rapinoe are A-listers within their respective realms, and news that they were dating vaulted them toward the Ellen DeGeneres/Portia DeRossi stratosphere of iconography within the LGBTQ community."

Now you know, straight Seattleites—those girls got vaulted.

Pleased as I am to see this story, I'm holding out hope for an additional one.  I await the day the Times will have cause to run a story about two other athletes dating in Seattle:  a Seahawk and a Mariner.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

This Week's Quote

It seems to me that politicians ought to use the same words as other people.

Barney Frank

Source:  Brainyquote