Friday, May 11, 2012

The "Art" of the Studio Portrait

Always a fun time:

The Bowl Haircut Family

Broadway, here I come...

Runs filling station at yacht club in Tennessee

Hey... this paper is torn!

This girl is 3 years old

See above


Mommy's little helper, from outer space

TPT (The Poor Thing)

Wait till she grows up and finds this lurking on the Internets

"Star of the day, who will it be..."

Cat-eye glasses rock

Football jerseys, mullets and gaussian blurring, Oh My!

This look ain't working Chad!

Used on weekends as a tire brush

Granny got moves

Put on your best gold toof honey!


Tron Girl

Another oh-so-popular Mullet

Don't bother to dress up Doll

Mullet and big gold(en) class ring

Currently serving 20 to 30 for mutilating farm animals...

Reason for above problem

A massive beehive. Nice job!


Off to the mall to do a little shopping

You will do as I command earthling!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Unwed mother Bristol Palin is now the moral compass on the sanctity of marriage

From Talking Points Memo: 

Bristol Palin Slams Obama For Gay Marriage Position

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A day after President Obama came out in support of same-sex marriage, Bristol Palin wrote a blog post attacking his position, taking issue with the fact that Obama said his daughters helped him “evolve” toward supporting marriage equality.

In a blog post titled “Hail to the Chiefs – Malia and Sasha Obama,” Bristol Palin says the president should be teaching his daughters values, not learning from them, and compared the president to a teenager who has seen ”one too many episodes of Glee.” Palin’s blog is hosted by the religious website Patheos.

From the post:
While it’s great to listen to your kids’ ideas, there’s also a time when dads simply need to be dads.  In this case, it would’ve been helpful for him to explain to Malia and Sasha that while her friends parents are no doubt lovely people, that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage.  Or that – as great as her friends may be – we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home.  Ideally, fathers help shape their kids’ worldview.

In this situation, it was the other way around.  I guess we can be glad that Malia and Sasha aren’t younger, or perhaps today’s press conference might have been about appointing Dora the Explorer as Attorney General because of her success in stopping Swiper the Fox.

Sometimes dads should lead their family in the right ways of thinking.  In this case, it would’ve been nice if the President would’ve been an actual leader and helped shape their thoughts instead of merely reflecting what many teenagers think after one too many episodes of Glee.

Personally I think this twat should STFU. Get your own house in order 1st, Bitch!

HRH The Prince of Wales delivers the weather report for Scotland

He probably figures the old lady will never kick off so he'd better find another gig.

Today in History

On May 10, 1893 the United States Supreme Court  ruled in Nix v. Hedden that the tomato is a vegetable, not a fruit. Now that's what I call a waste of time!

Note: Tomato juice is the official beverage of the State of Ohio.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

AT LAST!!! President Obama Endorses Marriage Equality

President Obama made history Wednesday, becoming the first sitting president to come out in support of legal same-sex marriage.

In an interview with ABC News, Obama said, “I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married.”

The ABC appearance followed several days of amped-up pressure on Obama to change his stance on same-sex marriage after Vice President Biden and members of Obama’s Cabinet expressed their support for legalized marriage between same-sex couples.
Obama’s full quotes, from an ABC transcript:
“I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married.”
ABC reports Obama “still supports the concept of states deciding the issue on their own.”

Obama’s position on gay marriage has shifted more than once, starting with a 1996 survey in which then-Illinois state Senate candidate Obama checked the box on a questionnaire indicating “I favor legalizing same-sex marriages, and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages.” 

In 2011, a White House staffer told progressives gathered at the annual Netroots Nation conference that answer was a fake, and that the survey had been filled out by someone else. In the years following 1996, Obama drove to safer ground for a mainstream politician on same-sex marriage. In 2008, Obama said marriage was between one man and one woman, but that he favored civil unions that would grant same-sex couples all the rights and privileges of marriage, if not the right to the actual legal terminology.

Many of Obama’s supporters believed he was still, at heart, the politician from 1996 even and that he changed his tune publicly to win on the national stage. Obama’s time in the White House gave them reason to believe they were right — Obama ran on and delivered big wins for the LGBT community, including the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and publicly opposed efforts on the state level to define marriage as only between a man and woman. In terms of a legislative agenda, gay rights groups believe not much will change now that Obama personally and publicly favors same-sex marriage. The real change will be atmospheric: Having the leader of the country as an advocate and a full-throated supporter of marriage equality will invigorate and empower the community, advocates believe. 

In late in 2010, Obama took the first step toward Wednesday’s announcement when he told a progressive blogger who asked him about gay marriage that, “attitudes evolve, including mine.” That opened the door to more than a year of questions about the status of that evolution, all of which were shut down or brushed off by the administration. The stance frustrated his supporters and gave Republicans ammunition to accuse Obama of trying to have it both ways.

The structure held until earlier this week, when Biden told “Meet the Press” he was “absolutely comfortable” with gay men and lesbians getting married. The remark was widely perceived as an endorsement of same-sex marriage, and gay rights groups immediately urged the president to follow Biden’s lead despite the insistence of the White House and the Obama campaign that Biden had not said anything new.

Nevertheless, Biden’s appearance on Meet The Press, built pressure on Obama to make his stance clear. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said he supported marriage equality the next day, making him the second Obama Cabinet member to say so after Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan.

Some believe Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage could be a liability for the president, making it tougher for him to rally certain constituencies that otherwise would likely back him, including the black and white working-class vote, to his cause this fall. 

Others say it creates another clear line of distinction for an Obama campaign eager to cast the election as a vote between greatly opposed ideologies. Indeed, Obama’s support for gay marriage puts him just about as far from Mitt Romney as he can get. Romney supports an amendment to the Constitution banning same-sex marriage and on Tuesday night, Romney once again stated his opposition to civil unions as well.

Indeed, the opening weeks of the general election have shown how fraught LGBT rights politics are for the GOP. Romney stood by silently as social conservative criticism over his decision to appoint an openly gay national security spokesperson, Richard Grenell, helped push Grenell out the door after less than a month on the job. The episode proved embarrassing for Romney’s campaign, and Romney stressed that his staff had urged Grenell to stay on board.

National polling shows the public is evenly split when it comes to same-sex marriage. But support has surged in recent years: Only 27 percent favored legal same-sex marriage in 1996, the year Obama indicated his support for it in the survey, compared with 50 percent who favor it today (Gallup has found support as high as 59 percent in recent years). 

The politics on the ground show same-sex marriage support still carries huge liabilities, however. That means Obama is taking a political risk, one that will put America’s readiness to evolve along with him toward expanded rights for gays to the test.

Another Masseur Alleges Sexual Assault by Travolta

First let me say that if Travolta is a big closet queen and wants to keep it that way I have no problem with that. However, if she goes around allegedly assaulting people hired by him for services, such as massages, or other personal services then she needs to be stopped. Just because she's a fading movie star, that doesn't give her, or anyone else for that matter, the right to assault someone who's just trying to make a buck. If she wants some man-lovin' then she should buy herself a hooker and have at it. I suppose Mrs. T is OK with all of this because it ain't the first time Giovanna T has gotten herself into trouble with her shenanigans. 

John Travolta’s legal battle with a masseur who claims the actor made unwanted sexual advances during a massage in January got twice as ugly Tuesday as another masseur filed a second lawsuit Tuesday making similar claims. 
Both plaintiffs are represented by the same Los Angeles attorney, and both filed anonymously as “John Doe” (No. 1 and No. 2). Travolta’s team has charged the lawyer is merely seeking his “15 minutes of fame” and promises to sue both the lawyer and his clients after moving to have the suits thrown out of court.

The second man claimed in his suit — asking $2 million in damages — that he had “substantial documentation and numerous witnesses regarding the substance of Travolta’s actions.”

Here's a photo of Giovanna slipping some guy a baci on the steps of his airplane. Doesn't look gay to me!

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

"Unhappy" Ending. John Travolta Sued for Sexual Assault by L.A. Masseur

John Travolta is denying allegations he tried to sexually assault a masseur in Beverly Hills earlier this year. 

An anonymous masseur filed a $2 million sexual-assault lawsuit claiming that back on January 16, the Face/Off star picked him up for a massage appointment and drove them both to the legendary Beverly Hills Hotel, where Travolta groped him and masturbated openly, reports TMZ.
According to legal docs, Travolta began rubbing the masseur’s leg, touched his scrotum and the shaft of his penis.

The masseur claims he told Travolta he did not have sex with his clients, but Travolta was undeterred, offering to do a “reverse massage,” adding, “Come on dude, I’ll jerk you off!”
A rep for Travolta, 58, claims the star wasn’t even in California on January 16,  stating “it can be proved that he was on the East Coast.” The spokesman said they might consider a counter-suit for “malicious prosecution.”

But Okorie Okorocha, the lawyer who filed the lawsuit on behalf of an unnamed client, told the Daily News “We approached them two months ago and never heard the defense [that] he wasn’t in town.” Photos have surfaced of Travolta from the G’Day USA gala in L.A. on January 14, just two days prior. (Of course, with the advent of airplanes it is possible for people to go from coast to coast in under two days. Or so we hear.)

“If [Travolta] has evidence to prove he wasn’t in town, great, then he has nothing to worry about,” says Okorocha. “But we believe we have enough of a story of when and where things happened that we can procure hotel and cell tower records. And I think there will be witnesses who saw things. This absolutely happened.”
This is hardly the first time Travolta has dealt with queer rumors: Way back in the 1980s porn star Paul Barresi blabbed about an alleged affair. There’s that weird photo of him kissing a guy a plane, that supposed tell-all book coming out and countless stories of bathhouse hookups. Even Carrie Fisher said “we know [he's gay] and we don’t care.”
At this point, she’s right. But playing with yourself in front of someone who hasn’t given you the green light is gross. Almost as gross as thinking about what Travolta’s penis looks like.


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