Friday, June 26, 2009

Broke Another One

The bible states "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that [is] thy neighbor's." I guess this means I shouldn't covet his son either. But he is damn HOT! I was leaving for work today and just as I came to the top of hill coming up on the other side is my neighbors twink of a son. I guess he went for a run before it got to hot. Damn he is he fine. He had no shirt, tight abs, well tone body, and glistening with sweat, oh to be twenty again. I have seen him and his brother before but they always had been clothed and just walking around the yard, maybe playing catch or shooting hoops. But neither had ever had their shirts off before. It was quite a sight if I do say so myself. Well I guess that it's a good thing that I'm not religious. None of these pictures are of my neighbor but I picked them out in honor of him. I hope that you enjoy and have a great weekend.


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Round Up

Sorry I've been so quiet the last week or so. I really have no excuse I just didn't have a reason to climb on my soap box. So how about a new wrap up.

Iranian Elections ... Did you really expect the religious hardliners to give up power? I mean really now it's a theocrat dictatorship and the "elections" that had taken place are that only by name. It's was a great feat for the Iranian people to stand up to the government and demand that their voice be heard. These are people true Heroes, the one that made the sacrifice for what they believe in. In all reality I guess this was the Iranian version of Tianmen Square, instead of a tank there was just gangstas gunning down the innocent people. The Blood is now on their hands.

The Fight for Democracy and Freedom in Iran Now Has A Name and a Face.
Her name is Neda Agha-Soltan, and this is her face.(1982 – June 20, 2009) drew international attention when her shooting, during the 2009 Iranian election protests, was captured on video by and broadcast over the internet. The video quickly became a rallying point for the reformist opposition. is also the the word for "voice", "calling" or "divine message," and she has been referred to as the "voice of Iran". Rest in Peace Neda.


R.I.P.
The Grim Reaper has had a busy week around Hollywood this week. He really needs to head to Iran and tap Supreme Leader Ali Hoseini-KHAMENEI, Mahmud AHMADI-NEJAD and the rest of the Assembly of Experts on their shoulders. That would really rid this planet of some hate and tyranny.

Ed McMahon (March 6, 1923 – June 23, 2009)
Sorry Ed I was never a fan and you never did bring me one of those big checks.

Farrah Fawcett (February 2, 1947– June 25, 2009)
I loved you in Charlie's Angels.

and

Michael Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)
and Michael makes it three. Sorry Mike I'm not a fan, I still think you were a FREAK!

Yeah I know I should not speak ill of the dead. Sorry, but that is how I have always felt and his death is not going to change that. I didn't like his music, I didn't like Ed or the Tonight Show so why sugar coat it.

Infidelity Part 2 - The Red Eye to Argentina

Once again the Republicans paint such a pretty picture in support of Marriage between a Man and a Woman. I know you probably have heard about South Carolina governor Mark Sanford, who admitted that an affair with a woman in another country. He disappears for days, then lies that he's off hiking the Appalachian Trail (AT), the last time that I had checked the AT went from North Georgia to Maine, I guess he got lost. Today we find out that he was actually wooing Evita in Argentina. :-)
Beside the fact that are not making a great case in support of "Traditional" marriage, they also have self destructed two of the leading candidates in the 2012 Presidential election for the republican party. So I guess this means that nut case with cabin fever Sarah Palin will be a shoe in for the nomination. That just sent shivers down my spine as I typed her name. I wonder who will be next, I'm sure the republicans have to be due for another Gay episode.

Enough Said.

PS the boys will be back for tomorrows post.

Friday, June 19, 2009

WARNING: Going Phishing


Well they are at it again, this time the Con-artists are look out for your PayPal account, ok so they want your PayPal account. If you receive an email with the subject line "Unauthorized access to your PayPal account!" make sure you look it over carefully before you hit any of the buttons on it. First look at the email it was sent from [service@paypa I.com] if you notice I highlighted the discrepancy in red, at first glance this "i" looks very much like a uppercase "l". Another hint move your pointer over the buttons and links and look for the address its directing you too. I use Firefox and you can view the address in the lower left corner of the browser. In this case every link and button will send you to some website based in Italy [http://host178-234-static.14-79-b.business.telecomitalia.it/paypal.com].
I'm sure the website looks very much like a PayPal website, but it's not.
If you are concerned about your account just type paypal's address in or go to a previously stored bookmark. You can also forward the suspected email to
spoof@paypal.com. Just remember Identity thieves try to trick you into revealing your password or other personal information through phishing emails and fake websites.
Safe Surfing out there.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Not So Moral Majority,again

Say it isn't so, another one of the Moral Majority is found unfaithful. Senator John "Defender of Marriage" Ensign (R-NV), who has (or maybe it should be had) a 100% rating from the Christian Coalition, has admitted to an extramarital affair with a campaign staffer. It also looks like the husband of the staffer (unnamed staffer) was looking to blackmail the senator. I guess we can add him to the ranks of former Sen. Craig, Sen. McCain, Rev. Haggard oh and so the conservatives don't think I'm beating them up to much let me add Former President Clinton and Sen.Edwards.
Besides the last, why is it they fear LGBT couples having the right to marry? I mean if this is how they define marriage by cheating and sneaking around do we really want it? I feel the commitment that Ryan I have is full of love and caring for each other. But they feel that they can judge us, well they really need to look at the stain glass windows in their homes because there is a ton of broken glass on the floor. What a bunch of hypocritical putzes I guess they will be joining us in hell; it should be a one great dance party, just watch out for Sen. Craig when you use the bathroom. Sorry Senator Ensign I guess this will change your plans in 2014.
Enough Said.

Senator Says He Had Affair With an Aide
By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN

WASHINGTON — Senator John Ensign, Republican of Nevada, admitted Tuesday that he had an extramarital affair with a member of his campaign staff.

Mr. Ensign led the Republicans’ campaign efforts in 2008 and had recently visited Iowa, apparently contemplating a run for president in 2012.

An aide said that the consensual affair took place between December 2007 and August 2008, and that the woman worked for Mr. Ensign’s campaign operation, Ensign for Senate, as well as for a conservative political action committee, Battleborn PAC, from December 2006 to May 2008. Mr. Ensign is honorary chairman of the PAC. The woman’s husband was a member of Mr. Ensign’s official Senate staff. Neither has worked for the senator since May 2008, the aide said.

Mr. Ensign, 51, is married and has three children. He and his wife, Darlene, were active for a time in Promise Keepers, a Christian evangelical ministry that promotes strong families and marriages.

In a statement released by his office in Washington, Mr. Ensign said: “I take full responsibility for my actions. I know that I have deeply hurt and disappointed my wife, my children, my family, my friends, my staff and the people of Nevada who believed in me not just as a legislator but as a person. I deeply regret and am very sorry for my actions.”

Mr. Ensign’s wife also issued a statement, affirming her commitment to her husband: “Since we found out last year, we have worked through the situation, and we have come to a reconciliation. This has been difficult on both families. With the help of our family and close friends, our marriage has become stronger. I love my husband.”

The Democratic leader in the Senate, Harry Reid, who is Nevada’s senior senator, issued a statement through a spokesman, Jon Summers, saying: “This is a very personal matter. Senator Reid’s thoughts are with Senator Ensign and his family as they go through this difficult time.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/17/us/politics/17ensign.html?ref=politics



Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Conservatives Shift in Favor of Openly Gay Service Members

Now if we can only get a change in the mindset of the ones that motivate policy changes. I hope you are reading this Mr. President and act accordingly. The Don't Ask Don't Tell policy is bad for improving National Defense, when talent and patriotic members of the Armed Forces are discharged because they are gay or lesbian.

Conservatives Shift in Favor of Openly Gay Service Members

Weekly churchgoers also show double-digit increase in support from 2004

by Lymari Morales


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Americans are six percentage points more likely than they were four years ago to favor allowing openly gay men and lesbian women to serve in the military, 69% to 63%. While liberals and Democrats remain the most supportive, the biggest increase in support has been among conservatives and weekly churchgoers -- up 12 and 11 percentage points, respectively.



The finding that majorities of weekly churchgoers (60%), conservatives (58%), and Republicans (58%) now favor what essentially equates to repealing the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy implemented under President Clinton in 1993 is noteworthy for several reasons. First, the data show that these traditionally conservative groups are shifting on this issue, supporting it to a far greater extent than they support legalized gay marriage. Second, it suggests the political playing field may be softer on this issue, and President Barack Obama will be well-positioned to forge ahead with his campaign promise to end the military ban on openly gay service members with some support from more conservative segments of the population. To date, it is estimated that more than 12,500 servicemen and servicewomen have been discharged under the policy, including more than 200 since Obama took office.

Overall, the groups most in favor of allowing openly gay service members to serve in the military continue to be liberals (86%) and Democrats (82%), followed by Americans 18 to 29 (78%) -- whose support registered a nine-point jump in support from 2004.

While men (64%) and Americans 65 and older (60%) have levels of support more in line with right-leaning groups than with left-leaning groups on this issue, they join virtually all other demographic segments of the population in registering an increase in support since 2004.



The only exception to the trend in favor of openly gay service members is seen among those with a high school education or less, who showed 57% support in both surveys.

Bottom Line

Gallup Poll data from 2009 reveal that majority support among Americans for repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" has only strengthened in recent years. Repealing the policy is a promise Obama made on the campaign trail and is one that gay rights groups have recently been more vocal in urging him to fulfill. While the administration to date has not taken action on the issue, the Gallup Poll data indicate that the public-opinion environment favors such a move.

In particular, the more conservative segments of the population who could be expected to be most resistant to such a policy change have shifted in favor of repealing the existing ban, to the extent that majority support now spans all segments of the population. At the same time, it is important to note that the Gallup Poll data do not break out the attitudes of current members of the military or provide a read on the views of current military leadership, whose reactions may be a major factor in the Obama administration's decisions on a change in policy.

As the Obama administration weighs the political and military consequences of a policy change on this issue, it can do so knowing Americans are for the most part strongly in favor of change toward allowing gay men and lesbian women to serve openly alongside their fellow service members. Shared via AddThis


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Frappe


While stationed on Crete, I was introduced to this yummy drink. Though it is non-alcoholic one could if they wanted spike the punch, if they felt the urge. It was my first or second day on the island and I was still trying to figure out the local customs and cuisine. In a cafe in Chania, I saw on the drink menu one called a frappe. Being from the northeastern US, I was thinking of a nice thick ice cream milkshake. I watched as the girl made it she took a few teaspoons of Nescafe instant coffee, sugar, milk and a scoop of ice and blended it. I was caught a bit off guard and afraid to reject it, I happily paid for it. Instant coffee? Anyone that knows me understands I love my coffee, so I think that it was going to be nasty, but it is yummy.

Ever since then I keep a small jar of Nescafe in the cupboard for hot and muggy days like today. When I make it I first put the coffee and sugar in the glass with about 2 shots of half and half. Then I blend that using my Bodum electric milk frother. Once it is starting to foam I start pouring in 2% milk until the glass is about 3/4 of the way full. Next just add some crushed or ice cubes and enjoy. It's pretty refreshing on a hot day and a hell of a lot cheaper than frappuccino from Starbucks.



Frappe
It's made to your taste so vary the ingredients as necessary;
2.5 teaspoon of Nescafe instant coffee
2 teaspoons of sugar (optional)
2 Shots of 1/2 and 1/2 (optional)
about a pint of milk
1/2 of scoop of Ice (your call)


Saturday, June 06, 2009

10 easy steps to get a straight jock

I ran across this tonight and thought it was pretty funny and worth sharing. Hey it may even be educational and help to eliminate an otherwise awkward moment. Enjoy ;-)




Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Sign Lt. Colonel Victor Fehrenbach's petition

In May Lt. Dan Choi, an Iraq veteran and Arabic linguist was fired for being gay. Now Air Force Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach was recently notified he will be separated from the US Air Force under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Fehrenbach served in Afghanistan and Iraq. He flew the longest combat sorties in his squadron's history, destroying Taliban and Al Qaeda targets in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. And after the Sept. 11 attacks, Fehrenbach was hand-picked to protect the airspace over Washington, D.C.

This is not how I understand National Security. Expelling a highly skilled and decorated pilot during a time of mounting tensions with North Korea and wars in the Middle East is absurd and so is this policy. This policy has been a major cause of deficiencies in manpower, trained sailors, soldiers and airmen are sent packing. After each discharge a unit is shorthanded and a new individual must be trained to take his or her place. This training costs taxpayer money and time, it is not instantaneous, all the while that unit is left hanging. Trust me when I say this working port and starboard watches (6hrs on/6hrs off) SUCKS, you are stressed out, you never get any quality sleep and this can lead to mistakes, which can be deadly.

I urge you as a veteran to tell President Obama to keep his word on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” On the campaign trail, then-Senator Obama repeatedly said the law should go. Now, as commander in chief, it’s time for the president to fulfill his pledge. He must lead the way toward repeal and partner with Congress to get rid of this discriminatory law.
Tell him to stop back peddling and keep his word. Tell your Represenative and Senators this policy is bad for National Security.

http://www.sldn.org/action



Tuesday, June 02, 2009

DMB's New Album and Concert

Well, today is the long awaited day (at least for myself) the Dave Matthews Band's new album Big Whiskey & The GrooGrux King is available in stores and for download. My copy should be in the mail box later today (full review to follow). In one of my earlier post you were able to hear the first released single to a video composed by a fan on youtube. In case you hadn't heard the band also had yesterdays (01 June 2009) concert at the Beacon Theater on Hulu.com. I wasn't able to watch it lastnight since I had to close at Crate. But I rounded up the code and link for the show and will be watching it today. It's not often that many bands and artist do free shows for the internet, this is probably the third that I can think of that Dave has done. So if you had always been curious about the Dave Matthews Band, look, listen and enjoy. Dave is awesome in concert, I have never seen a bad show.



http://www.hulu.com/watch/75477/dave-matthews-band-live-from-the-beacon-theatre

From the Office of the President... June is Pride Month

I was beginning to think that the President was going to ignore the GLBT community, especially after not hearing a peep from his office after Prop 8 was upheld. Though I'm still waiting for action concerning DADT, I would like to see a moratorium put into place while the policy is "examined". He's the Commander in Chief all he has to do is issue an order.
It's a good read and I'm glad he has acknowledged that we exist, I just hope this isn't more politics as usual. If anything it is sure to stir up the beehive called the Republican party and bible-thumpers.

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
____________________________________________
For Immediate Release June 1, 2009

LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER PRIDE MONTH, 2009
- - - - - - -
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION

Forty years ago, patrons and supporters of the Stonewall Inn in New York City resisted police harassment that had become all too common for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Out of this resistance, the LGBT rights movement in America was born. During LGBT Pride Month, we commemorate the events of June 1969 and commit to achieving equal justice under law for LGBT Americans.

LGBT Americans have made, and continue to make, great and lasting contributions that continue to strengthen the fabric of American society. There are many well-respected LGBT leaders in all professional fields, including the arts and business communities. LGBT Americans also mobilized the Nation to respond to the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic and have played a vital role in broadening this country's response to the HIV pandemic.

Due in no small part to the determination and dedication of the LGBT rights movement, more LGBT Americans are living their lives openly today than ever before. I am proud to be the first President to appoint openly LGBT candidates to Senate-confirmed positions in the first 100 days of an Administration. These individuals embody the best qualities we seek in public servants, and across my Administration -- in both the White House and the Federal agencies -- openly LGBT employees are doing their jobs with distinction and professionalism.

The LGBT rights movement has achieved great progress, but there is more work to be done. LGBT youth should feel safe to learn without the fear of harassment, and LGBT families and seniors should be allowed to live their lives with dignity and respect.

My Administration has partnered with the LGBT community to advance a wide range of initiatives. At the international level, I have joined efforts at the United Nations to decriminalize homosexuality around the world. Here at home, I continue to support measures to bring the full spectrum of equal rights to LGBT Americans. These measures include enhancing hate crimes laws, supporting civil unions and Federal rights for LGBT couples, outlawing discrimination in the workplace, ensuring adoption rights, and ending the existing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in a way that strengthens our Armed Forces and our national security. We must also commit ourselves to fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic by both reducing the number of HIV infections and providing care and support services to people living with HIV/AIDS across the United States.

These issues affect not only the LGBT community, but also our entire Nation. As long as the promise of equality for all remains unfulfilled, all Americans are affected. If we can work together to advance the principles upon which our Nation was founded, every American will benefit. During LGBT Pride Month, I call upon the LGBT community, the Congress, and the American people to work together to promote equal rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2009 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. I call upon the people of the United States to turn back discrimination and prejudice everywhere it exists.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of June, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.

BARACK OBAMA



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