Saturday, December 25, 2010

Brunch at the Ritz-Carlton in Boston

Just back from a fab brunch at the Ritz... stuffed and sleepy. Will fill you all in tomorrow. Merry Christmas to all!

Frenchy (with Santa)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Is this guy insane or what??!!??

The righties are going completely nutz over the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Wait till you hear this!

"If a homosexual signs up now, he’s stuck with the whole magilla. Go to your superior officer now and say, hey, I’m a flaming homosexual, I hate the army, let me out of here, the superior officer will say, tough darts, those days are gone. You’re stuck with us now, Nancy-boy. So, who’s sorry now?

"The more this message resounds, the fewer homosexuals will want to enlist. It’s one thing to be gay, and say, hey, I’ll give it a few weeks and then bail if I don’t like the food, can’t get enough action in the barracks, or thought I’d enjoy ogling male soldiers in the shower more than I did. Those days are now shortly to be a distant memory for our homosexual friends. They enlist, they’re stuck with the whole program just like everybody else.

"In other words, they had preferential treatment and special privileges, a status and privileges and an exit strategy denied to their honest and straight counterparts. And homosexuals just bargained it away. Now, they will discover to their dismay, they’re back to having equal rights instead of special rights."
American Family Association radio host Bryan Fischer, who once predicted rampant gay rapes, AIDS infections, and battlefield boyfriend spats should DADT be repealed.

Holiday Funnies

Holiday Cooking

I decided to make candy last night. White Chocolate, Peanut & Pretzel Bark. Who will be the lucky recipients? 

Assemble your ingredients. 18 oz. white chocolate chips, 2 cups dry-roasted peanuts, 3 cups of broken (not crushed) pretzel sticks. That's it!

Melt chocolate over a pot of simmering water until smooth and lump-free.

Fold  pretzels and peanuts into the melted chocolate.

Spread out onto sheet pans lined with parchment paper. Let cool at least 4 hours or until very hard. Do not cool in the fridge. Break into small pieces and serve.

This should be good

Mike Rogers, gay rights activist and blogger ( has posted the following tweet:

According to Wonkette:

Loathesome Southern Dandy Lindsey Graham About To Be Outed
Lindsey Graham, South Carolina’s favorite lifelong bachelor and former military prosecutor, is always reliably against homosexuals having any basic human rights in America because Lindsey’s a Republican, y’all. Anyway, famous outer-of-self-hating-queers Mike Rogers says he’s got pictures of one of Lindsey’s boy toys leaving Lindsey’s house. This would be SHOCKING because come on, everybody knows Republicans cannot be gay because Jesus did not make gays.

Mike Rogers says on his Twitter:
I wonder if Lindsey Graham knows I have pictures of a man who spent the night at his house. pls RT
– 10:57 AM Dec 18th

Just reached lawyer at home. Meeting set for Tues. on releasing pix of man who spent night at Lindsey Graham’s.
– 11:05 AM Dec 18th
While this is looking very good for John McCain and the gay distractions that bedevil his crazy head, we must also wonder if John McCain will call for the execution of his best boy pal in all of Washington, because everybody knows that America WILL NOT TOLERATE any gay “distractions” when people are getting blown, and getting their legs blown off.

Mike Rogers has been outing gay-bashing, self-loathing queer politicians for some time now and has a record of being absolutely right on everyone he has outed.  He outs only those who are vehemently anti-gay in their records and that are huge hypocrites. I can't wait to see how this progresses.

Monday, December 20, 2010

That didn't take long

I must say that there is no limit to the lengths that some bigots won't go to keep their environment all white, all straight, and with the males in control. to whit"

From the Washington Post's Virginia Politics Blog:

Following this weekend's vote by the Senate to allow gays to openly serve in the military, Del. Bob Marshall (R-Prince WIlliam) said he is drafting a bill for the 2011 legislative session that would ban them from serving in the Virginia National Guard.

"This policy will weaken military recruitment and retention, and will increase pressure for a military draft,'' Marshall said. "After 232 years of prohibiting active, open homosexuals from enlisting in our military, President Obama and a majority in Congress are conducting a social experiment with our troops and our national security...In countries where religions and cultures find homosexual acts immoral, the Obama administration's repeal policy will work to the detriment of all American troops in securing local cooperation with our nation's foreign policy goals."

Marshall, who is considering running for U.S. Senate in 2012, is one of the House's most conservative members. He said Article 1, Section 8, Clause 16 of the Constitution gives Virginia the authority to uphold the ban by "reserving to the states respectively, the appointment of the officers, and the authority of training the militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress."

"The Constitution never would have been ratified if states were not reserved unqualified control of the militia, now called the National Guard," he said.

But Claire Guthrie Gastanaga, general and legislative counsel for Equality Virginia, which advocates for gay rights, said the National Guard is is subject to the same rules as other federal military units. 

"Any state statute seeking to set different standards for the Virginia National Guard would be a nullity with no effect,'' she said. "It is a shame that Delegate Marshall would dishonor the brave men and women serving in our National Guard by seeking to make political points at their expense and waste the time of his colleagues in the Virginia General Assembly who have pressing matters to attend to like balancing the budget and finding solutions to the traffic problems that are the real and present concern of his constituents."

This guy is an a$$h@le of the first order. 

My reaction to the DADT vote

This is huge. 

How was that? Actually I have been waiting for the dust to settle before I said what was on my mind about this. First let me say that Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) is a great big douchebag coward for taking a pass on voting for the DREAM Act and DADT. The reason? He had to go to a family Christmas party. When there are brave men and women in our services all over the world who cannot even acknowledge their families this cretin uses that as an excuse. What a lame-ass douchebag. 

Second? A couple of weeks ago I was having a conversation with a co-worker about the DADT repeal. As a woman in a same-sex marriage she was postulating about the repeal as a launching pad to the repeal of the odious Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). You see, her wife is a former government employee, now retired, from whom she gets no spousal benefits due to DOMA. She said that once the government is forced to deal with the legally married spouses of gay and lesbian service members, they will be required to do that for everyone. (I discussed this with my friend Anne Levine on her radio show Anne At Night link here at around 1:17) It only makes sense. It may be a back door way to get this legislation repealed but that door is now wide open and waiting for someone to drive a nice big fat lawsuit right through.

Lets hope that this doesn't take too long though. In just a few years Frenchy will be 62 and eligible for Social Security. It'll be another reason for my husband to keep me around for a while...

Holy Crimes


Over the last seven days...

New York: Monsignor Charles Kavanagh has been defrocked after being found guilty of child molestation by a three-priest Catholic tribunal. He is the highest-ranked New York priest so judged and has not faced criminal charges.
Oklahoma: Pastor Baron Hopgood arrested for embezzlement.
Ireland: Father Oliver O'Grady charged with possessing thousands of child porn images.
Ohio: Pastor Mark Griggs charged with more than 100 felony counts of possessing and distributing child porn.
Britain: Monsignor Michael Smith arrested for child molestation.
Colorado: Pastor Loren Ankarlo pleads guilty to multi-million dollar securities fraud.
Ontario: Father Donald Grecco found guilty on 24 counts of molesting altar boys.
Missouri: Father Gerald Howard indicted on three counts of forcible sodomy of a child. Howard was previously convicted of similar crimes in New Jersey under a different name.
Ohio: Pastor Robert Jones fails to appear at his trial for brandishing a gun at a drive-thru bank teller.
Ireland: Father Tony Walsh likely to have molested hundreds, according to a new report.
Britain: Vicar Dominic Stone convicted of possessing child porn.
Nevada: Pastor Joshua De Los Santos arrested for assaulting a member of a "competing" church for not being holy enough   (See video below).
Tennessee: Pastor David Hoschar indicted for possessing child porn.

This Week's Winner
Georgia: Bishop Eddie Long, who is already facing lawsuits from four young men who accuse him of sexual coercion, has been linked to a massive mortgage fraud operation being run from his church. According to CBS Atlanta, thousands may have lost their homes after paying $1500 during church seminars held by a company that promised to lower their house payments. CBS reports that the seminars are still being held.

Bonus: Two churches getting into a brawl over preaching. Absolutely moronic.