"And the Next Academy Award Goes To.....

....THE BEST LIGHT BULB CHANGER ON A SET OF A DRAMA, INCLUDING NO COMEDY...." PLEASE!!!! What a friggin' bore the 79th Academy Awards was as far as I was concerned! Who cares about half the awards given? I had to give it up at 11:30PM, and I understand the Academy Awards went on much longer than that. Guess I'll read the news to find out who won Best Picture!

Chimps Now Hunting?


For the first time ever, scientists have observed chimpanzees making and using weapons to hunt. The chimps fashioned branches into spears, using their teeth to sharpen the instruments, then the chimps used the weapons to stab smaller primates hiding inside trees to kill and then devour the smaller creatures. The female chimps were involved in this process which is also unusual. Although this behavior has never been observed, "There were hints that this behaviour might occur, but it was one time at a different site," said Jill Pruetz, assistant professor of anthropology at Iowa State University. The prey in this case was a smaller primate known as the Bushbaby.

I have to thoughts on this. One, are the chimps planning on using these weapons on humans. Maybe The Planet of the Apes will come true indeed as was predicted in the movie. And who do we have to blame for this? American Idol's Simon Cowell of course! He was the one afterall that started the dislike of Bushbabys when he called one of the contestants a Bushbaby. Way to go, Simon. Now, not only do we have to worry about Al-Qeida, but spearing carrying chimps!

My Seat in Mexico?

Non-Gay, Kenny Chesney, (he had to call a news conference just to admit he's straight-how's that for secure?), has a new song out, BEER IN MEXICO, which I love, love, love. Gay or staight, gay I hope, the song really speaks to a cold day like today: "So I just ...Sit right here and have another beer in Mexico....Do my best to waste another day. Sit right here and have another beer in Mexico. Let the warm air melt these blues away." (Listen here). Maybe one of those chairs in the picture is mine waiting for me??

Weekly Update From Human Rights Campaign


For those of you that are not familiar with the Human Rights Campaign and do not receive the weekly update from Joe Solomnese, President, I thought it would be a good idea to post the information here for you to browse and hopefully keep up to date with important issues facing the gay world.
As most of you know, on Monday, New Jersey's civil union law went into effect. Gay and Lesbian couples around the state began registering Monday, February 19, 2007 to be civil unioned. There was a 72 hour waiting period after applying for the license so the civil union ceromonies did not actually start occurring until Thursday. "New Jersey is really just the start. Barely six weeks into the new year, legal recognition of our relationships is getting unprecedented positive attention in state capitals all over the country. Partnership recognition bills are up for consideration in Oregon, Washington, Hawai'i, New Mexico and New Hampshire, and marriage bills will be getting attention in Vermont, Connecticut, California, Illinois, and Rhode Island," according to Solomnese. Unfortunately in other states, Indiana in particular, there are efforts underway to stop gay marriage and unions.
There has been alot of publicity about John Amaechi, former NBA player, coming out. At the same time, the fallout continues for former Miami Heat player, Tim Hardaway, because of his nasty and homophobic reaction to John's coming out. I encourage you to watch the CNN interview with Sir Charles Barkley, also a former NBA player, and hear what he has to say about the Hardaway comments. Quite a difference of opinions on the gay subject.
The HRC continues to do a fabulous job on promoting and maintaining rights for all LGBT citizens of the US and around the world.

Early Time Change


In case you haven't heard, Daylight Savings Time starts 2 weeks earlier beginning this year. DST begins on March 11, 2007, and ends the first weekend in November rather than the last weekend in October. And already the problems this change will cause are being anticipated. Now the problems are not expected to be anywhere near the magnitude of the problems predicted in Y2K, but if people do not change computer that do not change themselves there could be some problems: airlines could be off schedule, people may miss meetings, cell phones could mistakenly be billed for peak hours, etc., etc., etc. Microsoft Corp. has sought to minimize any time-change difficulties by issuing updates to the most current version of its Windows XP operating system, and the change in time has already been inputted in the new Microsoft Vista, but for computer systems such as Windows 2000, individuals need to be aware that the system will not automatically change the time. So make sure you know what system you have and make the necessary changes!

AT THE MOVIES


Just bought Dave Koz AT THE MOVIES CD. For those who don't know Koz, he's a fantastic saxophonist that is my favorite. The CD is a great collection of movie themes, such as "Over the Rainbow," "The Pink Panther," "The Way We Were," and "The Shadow of Your Smile" just to name a few (14 all total). David Koz is joined vocally by such greats as Judy Garland, Barry Manilow, India Arie, Donna Summer, Anita Baker, and on and on in Koz's renditions of these classic movie songs.

I know....you're thinking "how corny?" But for those that love movies, and just need some time to relax, this is the CD to buy. Get a glass of wine, cozy up to the fire, and enjoy! It will also bring back many memories for many of you I'm sure. I highly recommend Dave Koz AT THE MOVIES.

Could it be because of lice? That would be my suspicion. Maybe she got bugs! Maybe she's shaved down below too?

Isn't There More Important Things To Worry About?

With all the problems that NJ supposedly has such as the highest property tax in the nation and one of the highest insurance rates in the country, one would think that the least problem facing NJ is gay marriage. But the New Jersey Coalition to Preserve and Protect Marriage has begun a petition drive to try to get at least 20,000 signatures, hoping to persuade legislative leaders to allow a vote defining marriage as a union between one woman and one man.

I am still so confused about what the big deal with gay marriage is really all about. I will never understand what two men or two women do, and whether or not they join in a marriage union, effects any heterosexual marriage whatsoever. Everyone has the right to believe gay marriage is right or wrong, everyone has the right to his or her opinion about gay rights, but gay individuals are productive members of society and they should have every right available to them that any other citizen has, including the right to marry if they so desire.

I have been proud of NJ and the proactive measures it has taken to protect the civil rights of its citizens, particularly in respect to gay rights! I hope NJ will reject attempts to set back those rights and further discrimination. I hope groups such as the New Jersey Coalition to Preserve and Protect Marriage will leave us the hell alone and go somewehre else!

Where Were They 4 Years Ago?

Where oh where were you Congress 4 years ago when Bush & Company were selling us a load of BS to justify a war with Iraq? Today Hillary Clinton and other Congressmen warned Bush that he better not be preparing for war with Iran without the approval of Congress. And I applaud the stern warning to Mr. Bush. But why wasn't Hillary and her gang demanding such approval before the US invaded Iraq? Why wasn't the intelligence that led to war with Iraq as much in question as the intelligence that links Iran to the death of American US military in Iraq? If Congress had been as inquisitive 4 years ago as they are today, maybe thousands of lives could have been saved.

I know that 4 years ago 9-11 was only 2 years old, and any questioning of Bush & Company and the fight on terrorism that the US was taking to them rather than letting them bring it to us, was unpatriotic. But Congressmen and women should have had the balls (or whatever women have) to question Bush then! But politics is a funny thing. Rather than risk a future in office, politicians tell people, or neglect to inform people, what they want to hear, not the truth! Our politicians are so worried about continuing in politics, a "career" for them, that they refuse to stand up for what they believe, or what they feel is best for the country. (Rick Santorum, despite his arrogance, and in my opinion incorrect thinking, stood up for what he believed to be right, and look where he is now. But at least he took a stand)!

When are the American people going to look beyond the lip service and put those in office that fight for them? When are Americans going to elect people who want what's best for the US? I can only hope that day comes soon.

If you see one of these, don't touch it!!! (It's a Bushmonkey and it may bite)!

Yes, America Has Gotten What It Deserved

I attended a family birthday party yesterday, and while there the topic of President's Day (next Monday, 2/19/07) came up. Along with the mention of President's Day, someone said, "Yes. It's President Bush day!" That was followed by many unflattering comments about George W. I could not resist. For I know that a few of the people in the room, the same ones making some of the negative comments, voted for George W., not only in 2000, but also in 2004. (These are family members and I will forgive them, but I will never forget). I then started with my "told you so" attitude. I reiterated what I said after the 2004 election: Americans deserve exactly what they get for the next 4 years.

And I still hold to that exultation! If Americans are so unhappy with George W. & Company, if Bush's ratings are so low, many Americans only need look in the mirror to find the answer to the puzzling question: how did such a moron become President of the U.S.? Bush, a man who while suffering from Delusions of Grandeur, feels he was placed in U.S. history at this time because God wanted him there! I hope he still feels God has his back because many of Bush's supporters have deserted him. His own party has disowned him for fear of future political devastation.

So to all those who voted for George W. in 2000 and 2004, "I TOLD YOU SO!" Once an asshole, always an asshole, and I hope everyone is finding that out now about George W. He has destroyed this country's reputation throughout the world! One can only hope the next president can restore the world's confidence in the greatest country on the face of the earth!

Haggard's Healed! It's A Miracle!


Praise the Lord and pass the potato chips! The (dis)honorable Ted Haggard is now healed and he is completely HETEROSEXUAL! Remember Ted? He's the minister that was having the affair with the male prostitute that outted him just before the November election. "He (Haggard) is completely heterosexual," the Rev. Tim Ralph of Lakespur told the Denver Post. "That is something he discovered. It was the acting-out situations where things took place. It wasn't a constant thing." Well thank God for that! It was only the "acting-out situations where things took place." Whatever the hell that means! Oh! He was only "acting-out" his homosexuality! I think I get it. And besides, Haggard only "acted-out" with the male prostitute and no other men! BIG B.S.!!! I don't believe any of it, but one thing I can say: I am glad he plays for the "other" team now because the other team can have him!

A Day at the Beach?

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Not really a day at the beach, but a day at The Pier at Caesars in Atlantic City. Sit around the windows sipping a cup of coffee, or visit one of the restaurants at The Pier for a relaxing time after shopping 'til you drop. Or enjoy the dancing water show. Whatever, it's a great way to spend a cold wintry day...until you can get out on the beach for real when the weather warms up a bit.

Mr.Bush's Psyche

A very interesting article in New York (February 5, 2007), in which John Heilemann takes a look at George W.'s brain. It's titled, "What's going on in George Bush's mind? A political survey." Mr. Heilemann calls George W. " The lonliest president," and quotes many individuals on the status of Mr. Bush's mental status and psyche. The following are excerpts from some of the quotes since I could never say it better myself:

"One of the most unnerving things about George Bush is his smile. As the situation
in Iraq has grown more calamitous, the smile hasn't disappeared. It's become
markedly patronizing, saying, "I'm right on this. The rest of you just dont' understand."
A pitying smile."
(Deepak Chopra, president, Alliance for a New Humanity)

"I have enough sympathy for anybody in that position that I wouldn't say he's mentally
deranged: I feel sorry for him. I think he must know that he's going to go down in
history as the most incompetent president since Buchanan."
(Ted Sorensen, speechwriter for President Kennedy)

"I think Bush didn't have a view of America's role in the world until after 9/11, and
then it was provided to him by those around him in power. They had two big ideas:
One was to depose Saddam and use Iraq as a base to pacify, in an imperial way, the
Middle East, and to control its oil. The second big idea, carried over by vice-president
and secretary of Defense, was that of the unitary presidency."
(Gary Hart, Wither Chair Professor at the University of Colorado at Denver)

"He (Bush) shows signs of an "authoritarian personality" as well, which involves a special
vulnerability to stature and power, to demonstrations of force, and also profound personal
need for power, order, and control."
(Susan Andersen, professor of psychology, NYU)

All I know is the man is nuts!