Nov 25, 2008

Three Fold Disease

I'm reminded by friends and family that became clean and sober about a term used for this time of year. The "Three Fold Disease" refers to Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. This time of year earned this reputation among AA members, because it was the time of year that they experienced most of the family drama that has affected them, had their first drink, and all that forced cheer grates on the last nerve.

I offer these little words of wisdom and humor to help get my good people through the holiday season:

For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. - Audrey Hepburn

When everything is going good the mind comes in and says "watch out!" Because you listen to the mind's fears you stop living. The mind would keep you always the same, never taking risks. Newness is an enemy to the mind, sameness is it's friend. - Osho

I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. - Groucho Marx

A real human is somebody who feels and who expresses his or her feelings. This may sound easy. It isn't.

A lot of people think or believe or know what they feel---but that's thinking or believing or knowing: not feeling. And being real is feeling---not just knowing or believing or thinking. - e.e. cummings

If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. - Yogi Berra

Nov 20, 2008

She Didn't Learn A Damn Thing

You just can't make this shit up. This is worthy of another performance by Tina Fey on SNL.

Gov. Palin pardon a turkey from the slaughter, and then conducts an interview while in the background, turkeys are being slaughtered. Damn, she just doesn't get it. Image is everything and she is saying a lot.

Do not view if you are going to gagg.

Nov 18, 2008

The Times Are A Changing

Looks like Darth Cheney and Fredo are in hot water. Watch Fredo get thrown under the bus again.

"A South Texas grand jury has indicted Vice President Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on charges related to the alleged abuse of prisoners in Willacy County's federal detention centers.

The indictment criticizes Cheney's investment in the Vanguard Group, which holds interests in the private prison companies running the federal detention centers. It accuses Cheney of a conflict of interest and "at least misdemeanor assaults" on detainees by working through the prison companies.

Gonzales is accused of using his position while in office to stop an investigation into abuses at the federal detention centers." Source: Huffiington Post

Nov 17, 2008

A Lullaby For Johnny

My adorable buddy Johnny was up late last night. The poor guy could not fall asleep. I gave him this lullaby, and he went out like a light.

Sung to the tune of "Rock-a-bye Baby"

Rock a bye Johnny
Dream of a top
When he goes in
Your insides will rock
When his load cums
Your ass will be wet
And happy is Johnny
With no regrets

I can be such a nasty boy at times. I can see Junior rolling his eyes at this post. LOL

Nov 16, 2008

Sister Sarah! Use Your Words

What the fuck is she talking about?

I promised myself that I would not do a post about Sarah Palin until 2012, when she goes for her ill-advised second go. However, this post by Dick Cavett cracked me the fuck up. Click on this link for the full kiki. Mind you, it's a bit "elitist" but it makes a strong point about how words are used by the good, the bad, and the confused.

Mr. Cavett poses the question: "What on earth are our underpaid teachers, laboring in the vineyards of education, supposed to tell students about the following sentence, committed by the serial syntax-killer from Wasilla High and gleaned by my colleague Maureen Dowd for preservation for those who ask, “How was it she talked?”

This is how Sarah Palin talked: "My concern has been the atrocities there in Darfur and the relevance to me with that issue as we spoke about Africa and some of the countries there that were kind of the people succumbing to the dictators and the corruption of some collapsed governments on the continent, the relevance was Alaska’s investment in Darfur with some of our permanent fund dollars."

Nov 15, 2008

Did You Know?

Today was National Adoption Day. A lot of young people are waiting to become part of a family.

SIDENOTE: Hmmm, some states don't allow GLBT or single people to adopt. In the words of Margaret Cho, Jesus Christ sees what's the religious right are doing and screams "That's not what I meant!"

Taking It To The Streets

That's me y'all with the sign.

Today, Marcos and I joined the crowd of over 200 in New Haven, to rally against the passing of Prop. 8 in California. It's been a very long time since I participated in a rally and march. It was long overdue.

It is time for change. And, YES WE CAN!

Here's Marcos holding the "Stope the Hate" sign:

Let love rule!

Equality NOW!

Minister John Gage from United Church on the Green spoke to the crowd. He shared that love is the message. Amen.

Nov 14, 2008

Nation Wide Protest Against Prop 8

CLICK HERE to learn how you can join in the action tomorrow.

There is a protest in your state.

I'm Curious

Rosie comes back to TV later this month. I'm curious to see what she does. I know the feelings about her run from worship to hate. What I will say about her is that she put out into the atmosphere some controversial things that most celebs would not touch.

Nov 13, 2008

Strange Dream

Late last night I had a craving for a second serving of the beef stew, I had made for dinner. I had a very small bowl, and went right back to sleep. This was the outcome.

I had this dream that several alien spaceships landed in NYC. It was daytime and the streets were filled with people. Suddenly a large speaker came out of the ships and calm deep voice said:

"We are here to enslave your planet, and to help you with the process we are offering the following injections."

Then these little black boxes came out of a hatch and had three samples that offered a drug that would alter your perception of reality. They were packaged really cute and depending on your dose you would be fairly aware of what was going on or totally oblivious.

The people on the streets asked the ship why we would need to be medicated the ship replied:

"We are a reptilian race. You will find our appearance grotesque and nightmarish, which will result in some of you going mad, and would make it generally difficult for us to interact. We are offering this drug to make the transition easier."

Everyone was a bit anxious but there was no real pandemonium. Marcos and I starting exiting Manhattan. I told him:

"We don't need to take the drug, this is a set up. All we have to do is see them from a distance so that our brain can process what we are seeing without going mad. We can gradually train ourselves to tolerate their appearance. We have to stay aware in order to fight back."

My mother always said one should never go to bed after eating. Y'all that beef stew was worth the crazy dream.

Nov 10, 2008

The Party's Over

It's gonna be a Hard Candy Christmas for you sister Sarah. Here is some Dolly (I'm sure she's a fan) to get you through. Wrap yourself up in that bearskin and have a good cry.

A Fly On The Wall

What I wouldn't give to be a fly on the wall in the oval office today. Here's how I think it went.

Bush: You're kidding me?

Obama: No, I'm absolutely serious.

Bush: That bastard! He told me the V.P. is suppose to handle those things.

Obama: Nope.

Bush: Well, aint that something. See I figured something crooked was going on. I would leave our meetings, and the rest of dem stood behind.

Obama: So, what did you do all this time?

Bush: I signed a bunch of stuff.

Obama: Didn't you question these things?

Bush: Well, no not really. I mean they explained it real nice and slow. It all sounded good to me. (Bush snicker and snorts with a smirk)

Obama: (scratches forehead and lets out a sigh) So back to the restroom thing. Which one you said has the dart board.

Bush: Oh yeah, let me take you to it. Oh and Berrack, it comes in real handy for when you need to make a decision, any throw above 10 is a yes, and any throw below is a veto. (snort)

Nov 9, 2008

For My Fellow New Yawkers

"LGBT New Yorkers and Straight Allies Please Join Us...

Wednesday, November 12, 6:30-8:00pm at New York Manhattan Mormon Temple, 125 Columbus Ave at 65th Street

Tens of thousands of our brothers and sisters are in the streets in California and Salt Lake City and around the country protesting the votes banning same-sex marriage in California. Join them! Make your voices heard right here in New York City.

We will tell the Mormon Church how we feel about its relentless campaign to condemn and control our lives. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was, by far, the biggest financer of California's heinous and hateful Proposition 8. The Mormon Church begged their members to donate money to Prop 8, pouring 20 million dollars into the campaign. And their attacks on us didn't start there and aren't about to end. They're plotting right now to bring their money and influence to bear against the LGBT community everywhere in this country, including trying to prevent marriage equality in New York.


With that said the Mormon church should lose its tax-exempt status. They are a PAC.

Nov 8, 2008


I remember I was a wee kid staying up late watching Satuday Night Live, and on came Gilda Radner doing Roseanne Roseannadanna. I was laughing hysterically. She did a news segment about snot! I was hooked! Here's a wonderful flashback. Enjoy.

Nov 7, 2008

La Opinion on Prop. 8

La Opinion is one of the major spanish-language newspapers in California. This is what they had to say about the passing of Prop. 8.

"The election in California had two faces. One is pride that a large majority voted for the man who would be the first African-American president of the United States. The second is the embarrassment of changing the Constitution to impose restrictions on the rights of a minority in California.

The approval of Proposition 8, which arbitrarily limits the definition of marriage to a particular set of restrictive, exclusionary and religious values, is a dark mark on the democracy of our state.

California voters granted rights to chickens, pigs and calves in this election. And, they approved infrastructure investment. But, the majority of voters turned their backs on the defense of civil rights of individuals.

We have always defended the people's vote in a democracy but when the intention is to attack the rights of a minority, it turns into a tyranny of the majority. Over the course of our nation's history, there have been many dark pages during which the majority approved racism, segregation and discrimination. The courts were the ultimate defense. In California, not even this last recourse could stop fundamentalism.

Fear and intolerance were the winners with this initiative. It was falsely asserted that marriage and children were in danger. If the traditional nuclear family is such a fragile institution, it is not because of homosexuals nor are they responsible for the values that parents impart, or fail to impart, to their children.

Religious-moral values are due respect but there is not a one size fits all in state as diverse as California. It is a tragedy when values based on intolerance and exclusion pretend to be universal."

My how God is used to divide humanity and move us further from the light of love!

Nov 5, 2008


For President-Elect Obama:

I too have a dream
you uplift the human race
I await true change

For Vice-President-Elect Biden:

I respect your mind
ride in pride with the main man
advise him well sir

For Mrs. Michelle Obama:

yes he is lucky
I know you guided him true
lucky to have you

For John McCain:

you found fear and hate
now you bow out gracefully
grace is amazing

For Goody Palin:

bright lights, big city
all that glitters is not gold
big time needs big brain

To My Fellow Americans:

now the work begins
things have to change no more lies
we must mind the store

Nov 4, 2008

President-Elect Barack Obama

Okay, I just finished crying a bucket of tears. Tears of joy, of optimism, of relief, and of rejuvination. God bless America.

CNN Is Cracking Me Up

They are ODing with the technology over at CNN. Jessica Yellin was just beamed in via hologram to give in her report. Plus, each reporter and pundit has a laptop in front of them. Add to that all of the large plasma touchscreen gadgets. This is so not a "green" coverage of the election.

I Just Voted

Marcos and I hauled our cookies to our polling place and did our thing. I will now take a nap, it's been a long day. And, when I get up I will obsess about the election returns.

Nov 3, 2008

Nov. 5th Can Not Get Here Soon Enough For Me

I just saw this McCain campaign ad here in CT. Did anyone tell these folks that Joe is NOT a plumber, and hasn't PAID his taxes? And, do these folks understand that Obama was talking about the wealthy paying their fair share of taxes, rather than the rest of us hoping the wealth will trickle down to the masses. Fucking Lemmings!

I also find it amazing the McCain campaign still gives Joe face time. You would think they realize most folks know he was a plant, that he has been exposed as a phony, and that Joe would not see his taxes raised under Obama's tax plan.