Saturday, April 11, 2009

TMZ EXCLUSIVE: Prez Pup Coming to Obama White House Tuesday

TMZ: We have lots of exclusive details on the Portuguese Water Dog President Barack Obama and Michelle are getting for Sasha and Malia. The pooch will make its grand entrance on Tuesday, and it's coming from a prominent Texas kennel, with the help of Senator Ted Kennedy's family.
The black dog -- a male -- is approximately six months old. We've learned it was bred at the kennel and sold to someone who gave it back. The kennel is now "re-homing" the dog to the Obamas. The dog was named Charlie, but the Obamas will rename it.
Now here's where the Kennedys come into play. The kennel has sold the Kennedys three Portuguese Water Dogs in the past, all from the same lineage. The dog the Obamas will be getting is from the same lineage as the Kennedy dogs. The Kennedy family will be presenting the new dog to the Obamas, but it's really coming from the kennel.
The reason this all sounds so technical is that there are issues regarding gifts to the Prez. The fact that the pup is being re-homed makes it all kosher.
LSB: Our national obsession about the Obama's puppy has been satisfied. Now can we concentrate on the economy? The dog even has a website ('natch) -

The Colbert Report Mocks the Obama Bow Dust Up

Click the pic for the video.

Just in time for Easter: The law prevents discrimination against gays – even by those who purport to base their hatred on religion.

Joe Sudbay (DC), Turns out that religious groups are having a rough time implementing their homophobic policies these days. The Washington Post reports:

Faith organizations and individuals who view homosexuality as sinful and refuse to provide services to gay people are losing a growing number of legal battles that they say are costing them their religious freedom.

The lawsuits have resulted from states and communities that have banned discrimination based on sexual orientation. Those laws have created a clash between the right to be free from discrimination and the right to freedom of religion, religious groups said, with faith losing.

Wow. That sucks for them, doesn't it? Really awful when religious groups and licensed professionals aren't allowed to practice hate. That's so un-Christian. Oh, wait. It's supposed to be hate that is un-Christian.
Our society is changing rapidly. The right wingers know it and it's freaking them out. Their days of controlling the social issues agenda will soon be over once and for all. Winning on Prop. 8, with that huge infusion of Mormon money, is going to turn out to be one of their last gasps.'
NOTE FROM JOHN: What's really going on here is that the religious right wants a complete exemption from civil rights law for anyone who claims that their bigotry is inspired by God. Are you a conservative Catholic ambulance worker who doesn't want to save the dying gay man in your gurney? Invoke God. How about the Baptist fireman who finds it distasteful to save the child of the lesbian couple burning in their apartment? Or the Mormon pharmacist who thinks the black customer having an asthma attack before his eyes can just carry his ass over to the next pharmacy ten miles away, since, you know, under the Mormon faith blacks turned against God and that's why God burned their skin black - to mark them as evil.
In each and every case above it would absolutely positively be impinging on the religious freedom of each of those individuals by forcing them to save the lives of the people they took their jobs to help. Then again, most major religions consider the Mormons a cult, so does that mean ambulance drivers could refuse to help Mormons under these proposals? Could firemen refuse to save the Mormon Temple? Could anyone refuse to work with anyone else who doesnt believe in their particular religion? After all, you're all going to hell - why should I save your lives, do your taxes, or teach your kids in public school?
And finally, if the religious right gets its way, then all civil rights laws applying to blacks and other minorities will be gone. How long before the Southern Baptists revisit all those Bible provisions they used to use to justify slavery? And the Mormons revisit the teachings they held only 30 years ago about blacks being chidden of God?

Possibly even better than teabagging....

John Aravosis (DC), It's funny enough that the Republicans, and FOX News, are all rallying around a series of protests secretly devoted to a sex act. But now the religious right bigots have one-upped the teabaggers. They've named their new anti-gay anti-marriage campaign after a gay sex call-sign.
Sign me up, hallelujah.
The new anti-gay initiative is called "Two Million for Marriage," and the organizers are calling it "2M4M" for short. Seriously. Now, anybody who's gay, or who has ever read a personal ad, knows that M4M is the call-sign for men seeking other men (and not for spiritual guidance). It's also the name given to chat rooms devoted to gay men hooking up for sex. The Lord works in mysterious ways.
Rachel, our queen, has more:

The ladies from Sex and the City explain what the GOP Teabagging Protests are all about. From Jed at DailyKos: The FOX crew, with an assist from Georgia Republican Phil Gingrey, are getting ready for some teabagging. This one is probably not safe for work as it also features the women from "Sex and the City" explaining what FOX is all excited about. See the video! My goodness, those FOX guys love their teabagging. They just can't stop talking about it. And, many of the FOX "stars" are going to cover the teabagging live. Can they show that on TV????

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Say it ain't so!

Ok, I know that this is trivial and yet I am apoplectic about it! Just read an article on Yahoo!News called The 10 Shows That Deserve to Return Next Fall (But Might Not), and my #1 show (ok, maybe #2 behind The Amazing Race) may be on the chopping block.
Chuck: In short, this show is clever, all-around fun, with a great cast, stellar writing and lots and lots of heart. And Chuck and Sarah may be the TV couple we most enjoy seeing almost hook up, but not quite. Save that for season five or six.”
Noooooooooooo! I need Chuck and Sarah on Monday nights… I NEED Chuck and Sarah on Monday nights! ARRRGGGHHHHHHH!
Sharpen your pencils, folks – get those #2s out and let NBC know that America needs Chuck on Monday nights! Send your letters to:
Jeff Zucker, President and Chief Executive Officer
NBC Universal
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
Help me!

Dubya vs Obama

LSB: How did I miss this one? LOL

Op zoek naar Maria - Dans in het Centraal Station van Antwerpen

"Do Re Mi" improvisional dance in Belgian train station. Seeing this AND the Texas bluebonnets are blooming makes this a great day!

A commenter on Joe.My.God. had this to say about the video: “Belgium was the second country in the world to legalize gay marriage... I think this shows the consequences of that judicial decision pretty clearly. Get ready Des Moines, this is coming to a corn field near you!"