Friday, August 03, 2012

A photo of Mormon leader Brigham Young's son in drag!

From Towleroad:

Kevin Sessums writes:

Is there magic underwear under that corset?
For your visual edification here is a photograph of Brigham Morris Young, son of Brigham Young, in drag as Italian opera diva “Madam Pattirini,” circa 1901. It is a photographic placard which advertised “her: appearance at the Sugar House Ward, a Mormon “meeting house” in Salt Lake City, Utah...Lord have mercy.

Kevin offers us some additional information:

Brigham Young had 55 wives and fathered 56 children by 16 of them . Brigham Morris Young was his 35th son and founded the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association (YMMIA), the predecessor to the Young Men program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). You can't make this stuff up. He performed as Pattirini in north and central Utah venues from 1885 to the 1900s. He could produce a convincing falsetto, and many in the audience did not realize that Pattirini was Young.

He did marry one wife and had children of his own.

It's steamy here on Cape Cod today...

So enjoy a little sultry music from Cesaria Evora

How old is Mitt Romney?

According to federal law a person can only contribute $6,000 annually to an IRA account. Mitt Romney's IRA account is valued on his (as yet not fully disclosed 1-year of tax returns) at $101 Million! Supposing that he started contributing to his IRA on the instant he was born Mitt Romney would have to be 1,683 years old! 

Leading House Democrats want to turn Mitt Romney’s enormous IRA into more than just a political problem.
Romney’s most recent financial disclosure form revealed that his tax-deferred individual retirement account holds upwards of $100 million — an amount that awkwardly showcases his enormous wealth but also raises legal and ethical questions.
IRAs are intended to allow workers to put away modest sums of money each year in order to help finance a middle class retirement. The savings are tax deferred, but there’s a legal limit — now $6,000 — on how much each IRA holder can contribute annually.
Now top Democrats on the Budget, Ways and Means, and Education and Workforce Committees want to know how people of Romney’s wealth can end up with 100,000 times that much money in a single IRA, and how much the tax and investment strategies they employ cost the Treasury in revenue every year.