Thursday, May 28, 2009

Obama At 19 Years of Age

Did anyone else SEEEEEEEE this? *thud*

An Appropriate Response ...

Direct from YouTube, which surprises me, given their level of censorship lately:

A french video response from readers to the Stevie Bee Bishop's "Big Fat Gay Collab" song and video. Posted on International Day Against Homophobia, May 17th, 2009. Apparently, the song and videos were a response to The British National Party.

And of course, the delicious original:

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I am so sorry.

I just felt like someone owed you all an apology. As a member of the legal community, I REALLY thought the California Supreme Court might get this one right. The 9th circuit is the most liberal in the country, but it must be an election year out there or something. While I was happy they did not nullify the 18,000 gay marriages, I almost felt like it was a slap in the face. It was a lame, limp wristed, sweaty palm, half-hearted, non-gesture move on their part. It was almost like a cap on gay marriages. It won't solve the problem or make it any better, but I just felt an overwhelming need to say, I am sorry.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Bette for Betty

All About Eve:

Deep Thought on Cheney

If Dick Cheney was a pile of gunk on the sidewalk...
And I stepped in it...

I would throw away my shoes, rather than try to clean it off.

He really is a TOXIC PIECE OF SHIT!

BTW, did someone go "BOO"?

I love pat Tomasulo!

Arianna Takes Down Rich Sanchez On Bachmann v Frank

Faux balance indeed! Arianna is so right, as usual.

On the Barney Frank / Michele Bachmann "discussion" over ACORN, Ms. Huffington sez:

But to make him the liberal Frick to Bachmann's conservative Frack is utterly ludicrous.

Come on CNN, (who I regard as the worst offenders of this "in the name of balance" crap.) This fake balance garbage has to stop. The mass mental illness infecting Republicans is not the equivalent of the mostly intelligent, rational argument offered by the Democratic Party. Rick, even if they wrote this for you to say, it doesn't mean you have to read it with a straight face. We already know Lou Dobbs is an illegal immigrant from La La Land. Lou doesn't seem to realize how cruelly unfair it is to put these two in the same rink, though, Michele, delusionally thinks she's up for the bout.

Honestly, Rick, we have better hopes for you.
Just take a look at Michele Bachmann's eyes and you know that the crazy lady beamed down from some backwards planet on borrowed transporter technology. Look at the video on the link above (can't figure out how to imbed it).

If that is, to quote Rick, "A Classic Showdown" then this is the "Battle of the Titans":

Thursday, May 21, 2009

I Love Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan, Jr. that is, in response to Rush Limpballs' relentless attacks on Nancy Pelosi's looks:

Via Americablog/Slog:

"Limbaugh hasn't had a natural erection since the Nixon Administration; think he's compensating for something? Now, I wouldn't pick on him for any of this stuff, not his blubbiness, not his man-boobs, not his inability to have a natural erection—none of that stuff—to me, off limits until! until! Mr. Limbaugh, you turn that sort of gun on somebody else—once you start doing that, you're fair game, fat boy. Absolutely, you jiggly pile of mess. You're just fair game, and you're going to get it, too."

You Rock!!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

It Is The Little Things...

...That grieve me most.

Today, Kerry's minutes on his cell phone expired.

That means it was a year ago today that I loaded up his phone with $150.00 in minutes so that he would have them available as he faced down his crisis. I figured he would need them for calls to family and friends, doctors, etc.

He only lived long enough to use $15.00 worth.

Since his passing, I have tried to use his phone whenever possible to use up the rest of these minutes. But I found this next to impossible and only went though $10.00 worth, mainly because me calling on his cell phone would spook everybody who had his number programmed into their own phones.

So the last thing I used it for was a 2 line text message last week. 2 lines for $125.00.

The cost is irrelevant, as one more piece of him slips away, and I am saddened and despondent.

One more thing to pack away, among my souveniers.

I miss him so.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sunday Sondheim - "Ballad Of Sweeney Todd" in Concert

'Cos I bloody well need a soul screeching chorus, right now:

I really need to reconnect with my inner Sweeney and
Swing my razor wide;
Sink it in the rosy flesh of righteousness, today...

Could be an Anvil day.

Reprise at minute 5:35.

"Cos Sweeney wishes the world away...
Hearing the music that nobody hears..."
What a great lyric!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Wednesday Weekly Weill - Bowie - Alabama Song

Via the nephew Right Mike:

From "Aufsteig und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny" (pronounced "MAH-hah-go-nee"

And the nephew sez he don't like musicals. Well, Mike, this was an Opera, though a very bizzarro one at that. (When the piece premiered in Leipzig at the Stadtisches Theater in 1930, a Nazi riot erupted. Also, our Deutsche side of the family comes from Leipzig, though Right Mike has further Germanic infusion than I,)

Ghosts -Clouds -Perhaps This is Why

They led me back here


Better understanding, stronger voice and inflection...

Sometimes you have to live a little to know. Call it the Rainbow'ism

A deeper, darker, richer, interpretation of the lyric (though in this case she is reinterpreting her own wonderful lyric)

But God bless the adult version.

Ghost Indulgence - Opus One - Dorsey

They did not have a problem when I selected this one:

I love the trills.

Another Ghost Pick- Voulez Vous

I kept trying to select "Fernando", But this is what ended up selected:

It was disturbing yet comforting... And he always said: "No more F'n Abba..."

Ghosts and Everything- Clouds

Tried to play some stuff at the haunted Anvil. No matter what I selected. the slide bar went crazy on me. Selected something else. Asked the bartender and he said no one complained all night.

There are now 2 ghosts at the Anvil. Cos One of them wanted this played (I tried to play "Big Yellow Taxi". So here it is:

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Three Minute Threepenny Opera

Solomon Song - Weill/Brecht

Is Obama Good For The Gays?

Just because he is not bad for the gays does not make him good for the gays.

There are so many easy things he could do.

For instance, stop the military from agressively investigating and discharging gays, some kind of "stop loss", until new policy can be implemented. This has not happened.

Lift the ban on HIV immigration and travel.

Say something about recent state elections re gay marriage and civil unions.

It is true that after 8 years of the Republican scolds and prudes we are better off, but this is still not the change I voted and donated for.

Mr. President, Do something!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The wingnuts are eating each other...

After Mitt Romney's recent slam against Sarah "Mooselini" Palin, the 'Snowbilly's people came up with this slap at Mittens Romney!

Rest in Peace, Dom DeLuise

Feral Tulips

More from my Sunday walk...

My guess is that there once was a garden here before somebody pushed the lawn to the wall.

Monday, May 4, 2009

American Violets

More from my walk yesterday...
Viola Odorata:

They are weeds, really, mostly feral, but I like them.
My research sez these are related to Pansies, I guess this would make these Wild Pansies. Can't have enuf of those!