Wednesday, November 26, 2014

This Week's Quote

Thanksgiving is an emotional time. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they see only once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often.

Johnny Carson


Friday, November 21, 2014

Out and Out Change

Country singer Ty Herndon came out of the closet yesterday.  Then so did country singer Billy Gilman.

By country standards, that qualifies as a stampede.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Cuteness For Hire

Same-sex couples are marrying up a storm in Montana today, and this youngster smells a business opportunity.  My guess is he'll carry your rings--and improve the sartorial flavor of your wedding with those snazzy rainbow suspenders--for the price of a juice box.  I spotted the adorable kiddo on the Facebook page for Fair is Fair Montana.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

This Week's Quote

I hate housework! You make the beds, you do the dishes–and six months later you have to start all over again.

Joan Rivers


Friday, November 14, 2014

Did Da Vinci Know?

When I turned on the radio, Lou Rawls was singing, "Well, if I don't love you baby, grits ain't groceries, eggs ain't poultry, and Mona Lisa was a man."

Hmm.  Lou might've put his finger on the reason for Mona Lisa's enigmatic smile . . .

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

This Week's Quote

LEO:  I remember a friend of mine called Mrs. Purdy being very upset once when her house in Dorset fell into the sea.
GRACE:  How terrible!
LEO:  Fortunately Mr. Purdy happened to be in it at the time.

Noel Coward

Source:  Design for Living

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Flavor of the Month

James Manning, mightily homophobic pastor at the Harlem ATLAH Missionary Church, recently declared that Starbucks has been flavoring lattes with "sodomites' semen."

I prefer vanilla.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Crummy Decision

And now for something completely different . . . or at least something we haven't seen in a while.

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals today declared that marriage bans in Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee are legal.  It's the first time since the Supreme Court's Windsor decision that a federal appeals court has upheld a voter-approved ban on gay marriage.

The judges decided 2-1.  Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey was peeved with her two compadres.

She finished her dissent with this:  "If we in the judiciary do not have the authority, and indeed the responsibility, to right fundamental wrongs left excused by a majority of the electorate, our whole intricate, constitutional system of checks and balances, as well as the oaths to which we swore, prove to be nothing but shams."

Wow.  If a food fight breaks out in the Sixth Circuit lunchroom tomorrow, I won't be surprised.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

This Week's Quote

Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.

Mark Twain


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Occupying the Pinnacles of Geekdom

The CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, and President Obama's Tech Czar, Megan Smith, are both openly gay people.  The secret is out.  While we were letting the world believe all gay men are hairdressers and all lesbians are tennis players, we were silently climbing to the highest rungs of the technology ladder.

Now world domination is at hand.  We'll control your iPhone AND your highlights.