And, it’s about time, because this stuff is burning a hole in my heart.
First off, I’ve been listening to and reading the transcripts of the 2013 NRA convention in Houston. Notice, I said Houston. They don’t try to pull that in Austin.
I have some pronouncements to make. And, it’s not because I hate. But, these people said some really stupid s#*!.
Dumbass self-promoter. There’s nothing to fear but the person who doesn’t own a gun. And, Wayne LaPierre.
This is a Moron who called democrats all kinds of bad names for filibustering what he wanted, and three minutes later bragged about his threat to filibuster what he didn’t want. These are the two faces of Ted. I’m sure there are more.
Okay, people, stop watching this woman. She has nothing to offer. To anybody. If you think she has something to offer, please share it with the world (on your own blog) because I’m pretty darn sure, she’s just a face. And a whiney voice.
Okay, this shout out is to all you South Carolinians. You won’t let me and Rob get married in your state, but this man, who took a big old brown dump on the sanctity of marriage, gets to serve you in congress?
WTF, South Carolina?
And, just to prove it’s not about party, but about behavior, I think this man is very brave and commendable and displays the qualities of good leadership.
I don’t agree with him politically, but I respect him as a person who has a different opinion, and speaks of it intelligently, and more importantly follows his talk with actions that support what he says. I think the lap band surgery was probably a good idea for him and commend him for giving it a try. I just hope we’re not running against him in the next pres election because I think he’s a contender.
Honestly, what has happened? At some point, we stopped making role models behave appropriately and that really started a collapse in good behavior. Once people got used to role models being able to do just whatever the hell they want to do and still be role models because of some athletic ability or because they got a part in a movie or have a nice chest, then any crackpot that can get their face in front of a camera and do whatever they want to can be treated like they’re somebody. And, that shouldn’t be true.
On a slightly different, but no less monumental note, Yay, Jinkxy!!! America’s next drag superstar!
Another win for nice girls!
Okay, you might not think that RuPaul’s Drag Race is a good show for me to share with my daughter because of the spicy language that gets beeped out. I don’t agree. They don’t say anything she hasn’t heard before, and I’m proud that I can share the experience with her. Sure, she gets exposed to some words that make me uncomfortable to be in the same room when she hears them, but that’s true of most movies now, too. But, she also gets to see what it looks like when mean girls get mean, and how that makes the other girls feel. From what I hear, my girl can be a mean girl, so getting to see how that affects others is a good thing. She also gets to see that being a nice girl comes with it’s own rewards.
And, she gets to see how boys without perfect girl features can use cosmetics and clothes to change their appearance. (and how much makeup is too much). And, she gets to see how clothes should be worn…and how they shouldn’t.
And, RuPaul’s main and overriding lesson “If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else” is one of the most important lessons I can hope to impart to her.
Because it is true, and the first 38 years of my life is a testament to it.
I’ve said a lot today. Put my neck out on the line and may get some hostile comments. But, really. I am damned tired of being talked about as “those people” that are bringing about the downfall of society, because I gotta tell you, from my perspective, IT AIN’T US!
Everybody have a good Wednesday. It makes me feel really good to get this stuff off my chest once in a while. I haven’t in a while because I lost a friend because of it, late last year. She couldn’t tolerate my thoughts and opinions anymore and I couldn’t tolerate her hateful emails about how wrong I was and how sanctimonious she was, so we parted ways. And, it’s a shame because I liked her very much and miss her deeply. But, it’s my blog and the opinions expressed here are the opinions of the author and may not be shared by everyone that reads. But that doesn’t remove my right and my obligation to say it. There’s got to be room for us all and we’ve got to be judged by what we do.
Not the lies we can tell.