Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I want to take this time to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

I'm Thankful for the good friends that I have. You know who you are :-)
I'm Thankful for the family I love and love me.
I'm Thankful that I have a job, and one that I love.
I'm Thankful for I have a boyfriend that loves me.
I'm Thankful to have a roof over our heads.
I'm Thankful I live in a country were I am free to say, write or express myself in this way.
I'm Thankful for a good beer and meal.
I'm Thankful for who I am.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Occupy The Sofa

So here is my proposal for a new "Occupy" movement. Though I really doubt it will catch on but it's something I want everyone to thinking about. The new movement is to Occupy your Sofa! It's not so much about sticking it to the 1% but is more for support to the 99% that work in retail. It used to be that Thanksgiving was the one day before the holiday rush that they could enjoy time with friends and families. But in recent years Black Friday has encroached on Thanksgiving with stores now opening earlier and earlier. This has been mostly in response to rabid bargain hunters that have rushed into retail stores and I'm sure you all recall the Walmart employee in NY that was trampled to death by these fuckers. 

Now to eliminate these situations that could people in jeopardy, business are opening even earlier or just staying open. Now employees that wanted to stay home, play with their children or just relax after a nice meal have to spend the day sleeping before they have go work and face these rabid crowds. I've read that some place will open as early as 6pm on Thanksgiving day and other are opening at midnight, instead of 4 and 6AM which had been the traditional start to Black Friday.

Many companies have already leaked the bargains to allow people to plan which ones they will hunt down. There are even some stores that these bargains are already available, so the allure of Black Friday sale isn't even that important anymore. Which brings me back to giving the employees back that one day that they can enjoy with there families. We don't have enough of these in my opinion, I think there should be certain holidays were everything is closed and people can gather and enjoy some time with their friends and families. Isn't that was the holidays are about and not getting stuff?  

Oh, If you want to use this movement to stick it to the 1% and you are not going to stay on the sofa, make sure you don't use your credit card. That is my rant, if you are headed out to brave the crowds just think of that employee that is helping you and please be civilized.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thank You, Happy Veterans Day!

Today we honor the men and women who have answered the call to serve our nation. 

Did you know that one-third of adult homeless men and nearly one-quarter of all homeless adults have served in the armed forces. While there is no true measure of the number of homeless veterans, it has been estimated that more than 200,000 veterans may be homeless on any given night and that twice as many veterans experience homelessness during a year (US Department of Veterans Affairs). 

There are more than 1 Million GLBT veterans in the US and I'm one. 

So have you honored the Veterans in your community? We made the sacrifice so you didn't have too. I'm not judging anyone but just hoping to make some of you think just a little bit. Next time you see that homeless person don't cross the street to avoid him/her, just think for a second. When you walk or drive by the local veterans cemetery or war memorial how about stopping for a second and have a look around. 

Veterans Day is not just a day to run to the mall for a Sale. A lot of people gave a lot more than so many of us ever will. Just remember "Freedom isn't Free." 

I just want to wish all of my fellow veterans a Happy Veterans day, It was an honor to serve alongside you. To those of you that are still serving you have my gratitude for your continued sacrifices that you and your family are making. Make sure that you thank a veteran today.

National Alliance to End Homelessness:

New Directions:

Project Home:

Veterans Affairs Department:

American Veterans for Equal Rights

U.S. Vets:

I just want to send out a "Thank You"' to all of my fellow veteran for all you have done. Please take a moment today (and every day) to thank a veteran and remember those who are. Who will you be thinking of today?

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Blah Blah Blah

I could make some mention to Herman Cain's controversy but I have no real opinion. Then I could say something about this or that but nothing is really going on. Since I do not have anything really to say I figured we need some eye candy ;-) Have a great Hump Day!

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