Monday, February 19, 2018

Fail to the Chief

It's Presidents' Day.  Damn but it's hard for me to honor the current occupant of the White House, since I think he's a lying, divisive, narcissistic, adulterous, uncaring, erratic, delusional, incompetent, dangerous, opportunistic, racist, misogynistic, shallow, manipulative, transphobic, ignorant, corrupt, xenophobic, self-serving, bullying and traitorous embarrassment of a president.

Otherwise he's just swell.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Reaching Olympic Heights

Openly gay Olympic freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy broke his thumb during practice. He still plans to compete, he tweeted yesterday, "but it does prevent me from shaking Pence's hand so . . . silver linings!"

He went to Pyeongchang a world-class freestyler, he'll leave a world-class shade-thrower.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Lush Harvest

I just spotted a bumper sticker I've never seen before:  "Resistance is fertile."

Certainly there's no one who spreads manure like Donald Trump.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

This Week's Quote

But I think right now the Olympics are about Olympic competition and the athletes involved.  I don't want to distract from their Olympic experience, and I don't want my Olympic experience to be about Mike Pence. Um, you know I want it to be about my amazing skating and, um, being America's sweetheart.

Adam Rippon

Source:  CNN

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Pair Spin

Regarding this alleged spat between openly gay figure skater Adam Rippon and Vice President Mike Pence, I give it a high score for execution and artistry, but Mike Pence gets a deduction for being Mike Pence.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

This Week's Quote

In South Korea, the Winter Olympics start Thursday. Vice President Mike Pence will be there for opening ceremonies but is leaving after that so he doesn't have to see the biathlon—he believes that athlons should be between one man and one woman.

Jimmy Kimmel

Source:  Newsmax

Monday, February 5, 2018

Copacetic Commercials

Several ads during yesterday's Super Bowl stressed that American diversity is a good thing. Regarding the LGBT part of the diversity equation, Kraft showed gay couples, T-Mobile said to love who you want, and Coke referred to "them" while showing a non-binary person.

I was so surprised I blurted "Them," and showered myself in guacamole.

I have no idea if that was the first mainstream television ad to use the gender-neutral pronoun, but geez, it ran during the Super Bowl. A zillion people saw it. Even if most of the zillion were too drunk or in too deep a carb coma to grasp what they were seeing, they still saw it.

These inclusive ads were a thumb to the nose to President Divisive and his base. In the age of Trump, America is not the inclusive nation of those ads. But it might be in the future. If the Eagles can beat the Patriots, anything can happen.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

This Week's Quote

Senator Chuck Schumer, the leader of his chamber’s Democratic minority, said that negotiating with Trump was like negotiating with Jell-O. Food-wise, he gave the president the benefit of the doubt. Trump is squishier, and far less innocuous. Negotiating with him must be like negotiating with sour cream.

Frank Bruni

Source:  The New York Times

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Color Me Angry

A friend and I were talking this morning about the handful of Democratic Congressmen who are choosing to boycott Trump's State of the Union speech tonight. She asked me if I were in Congress what I would do to register displeasure with our president.

I said I'd wear a rainbow armband, in protest of all the hurt he's caused the LGBT community in one year. She liked that idea, and said I'd need to wear a black armband, too, to protest his racism.

I realized I'd have to wear a green armband as well, to acknowledge his trashing of the planet. And a red, white and blue armband to represent the hurt he's put on American institutions. In fact, I thought, with so much to protest where Trump is concerned, I'd walk into the House of Representatives looking like a piƱata.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Onward Christian Soldiers

Yesterday the U.S. Senate confirmed renowned homophobe Sam Brownback as ambassador for international religious freedom. Equally renowned homophobe Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote.

Brownback was an evangelical Christian who converted to Catholicism. Pence was a Catholic who converted to evangelical Christianity.

I sure wish in the process they had just cancelled each other out.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

This Week's Quote

Hundreds of thousands of women across the country this weekend participated in the second Women’s March to protest President Trump’s policies. [shows photo of crowd holding signs]. And what better way to attack Trump than with exercise and reading.

Seth Meyers

Source:  Newsmax

Saturday, January 20, 2018

The Golden Rule 2.0


Before heading out for the Women's March 2.0 this morning, my sister Kim and brother-in-law Paul and I paused for this photo. Kim had made signs last night after searching the internet for slogan suggestions, and I'm here to tell you she hit the jackpot. Lots of people wanted to take a picture of the sign she's holding in this photo.  I guess many in Seattle like a good pun. Certainly many in Seattle strongly prefer the Golden Rule to the Tangerine Twit.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Not Healthy

The Department of Health and Human Services has something new:  the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division. Its purpose is to protect doctors, nurses and other health-care workers who refuse to provide services that violate their moral or religious beliefs.

Oh, goody. Now those who dislike LGBT people or oppose abortion have a shiny new license to discriminate.

Trump's minions at HHS have just made us feel a lot less safe. May they be plagued with genital warts and goiters.