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24
Sep
08

6 Reasons You Should Get Into the Gay Rodeo

We’re home from the rodeo, and I’m proud to say we’ve returned having won rodeo experience, new friends, a belt buckle for chute dogging, and a pulled abdominal muscle.  I don’t know what was best about the weekend: the competition itself, hearing the announcer wish Sam happy birthday both days, or hearing him say “the Page boys are married… the family that rodeos together stays together.”

Lots of photos on Sam’s site.

Every time Sam and I go to the rodeo, on the way home, I have the same thought: there’s no good reason that more gay Angelenos aren’t getting involved in the gay rodeo:

  1. Hot cowboys and cowgirls from all over, (who have the resources and sticktuitiveness to commit to a sport, travel for it, and keep livestock). Continue reading ‘6 Reasons You Should Get Into the Gay Rodeo’
16
Sep
08

How Sarah Palin Doesn’t Begin to Compare to Barack Obama

Recently, I had to chime in on a comment made to Sam’s blog, concerning Sarah Palin.  The commenter was still harboring some misconceptions about Sarah Palin being “more qualified than Obama.”  He said, “Tell me what he has done, and show me.”

Well, I did just that, and what I learned in the process really crystallized my wonder at how the hell she got on the ticket.  Here’s the comparison:

While Sarah Palin was bouncing among five colleges, and preparing for the Miss Alaska Beauty Contest, Barack Obama was finishing his BA in political science with an emphasis on international relations at Columbia, currently the #8 school in the country.
http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/college/national-search

At the age of 23, he’d already seen more of the world than Palin has seen at 44. In fact, just last month, he was a guest speaker in more foreign countries (7) than Sarah Palin has even visited (4, including Canada and Mexico).  Heck, give her credit for just having stared across the Bering Strait at Russia, bringing her total to 5, and she’s still less traveled. Continue reading ‘How Sarah Palin Doesn’t Begin to Compare to Barack Obama’

10
Sep
08

Sarah Palin: Ahmadinejad in Heels

President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and Sarah Palin.  One’s a naive, oil-obsessed, holy war-calling, religious extremist, and the other is an Iranian.  Here’s the Lovesick Billy take on this dynamic duo:

Ahmadinejad: Thinks the Holocaust is a myth.

Palin: Thinks evolution is a myth.

Ahmadinejad & Palin: Were not widely known when they entered their presidential election campaigns, although they had already made their marks for rolling back earlier reforms. Continue reading ‘Sarah Palin: Ahmadinejad in Heels’

07
Sep
08

From One *Former* Victim of Molestation to Another

In March, I wrote a post called “Pedophilia May Have Physical Causes“, and received the following comment:

I too was molested by my step father and the repercussions that it had created has not been a pretty picture. For the most part I function in society. I have been labeled hypo-manic depressive with a slight personality disorder…  I wonder why. My mother denied the abuse and for that she has been forever cut out of my life. The next time that I want to see them both is at their funerals. It has been many years and the hate and anger will not go away and it affects me on a daily basis. Do you have any advice? The experience has only led to worse things in my life (being raped 2 times) due to all the drinking to kill the pain. I have since stopped that all together… I really don’t want to go for a third time. I have tried counseling and well, it has gotten me nowhere. – Dexx36

This comment deserves more than just another one in return.  First, thanks to everyone who commented.  Sometimes the hardest declaration you can make is the one you alone can hear.

Here’s what has worked for me, Dexx: meds, therapy, the support of friends and family, and resolution, not necessarily in that order.  Continue reading ‘From One *Former* Victim of Molestation to Another’

03
Sep
08

Mario, Michelle, Ellen and the Jonas Bros. on the Lot

The Jonas Bros. played a concert across the street from my office, on the WB lot, taping for the Ellen show.  Mario Lopez was there for the network, and Michelle Obama was there encouraging on-site voter registration.  Now that’s what I’m talking about.

03
Sep
08

Early to Bed, Early to Rise

Sam gets up at 4:30, and I sleep in ’til 7:30, almost every morning.  “Delicious sleep,” he said to me recently, “you get 780 more hours a year than I do. That’s like a whole month.”  It’s actually 32.5 days.

How adorable I must be, drowsily wishing him a great day as I snuggle back into the pillows and drifting back off for another couple of hours, as Sam departs, his sleep envy fermenting into mild resentment.  It took a day to sink in, and so this morning I set my iPhone alarm for 6:30, with productivity in mind.

The goal is to focus on a few (gulp) chores, or a simple home improvement project that doesn’t require neighbor-waking power tools.  I tried it for the first time this morning, making the following findings: Continue reading ‘Early to Bed, Early to Rise’

29
Aug
08

Mom Sings on YouTube

This is a track that my Mom, Conny Van Dyke, recorded in the Winter of 1962 for Motown.  It was released the following Spring.  It was posted by a fan in Gloucester, UK, where she is in the canon of cherished Northern Soul artists.  Many thanks to Dave for posting it.

27
Aug
08

Hollyweird: McConaughey’s Dad Had a Huge Schlong

Matt in Dazed and Confused

As reported on FOX news: Matthew McConaughey’s Mom writes in I Amaze Myself, her modestly titled, tell-all book.

Kay McConaughey used to make love to her husband, Jim, as a way to say goodbye every morning.  That’s adorable (and recommended).  On one of these amorous mornings, however, Jim Continue reading ‘Hollyweird: McConaughey’s Dad Had a Huge Schlong’

27
Aug
08

Pro-Hillary “Nobama” Elizabeth Joyce Milks Her 15 Minutes

Whether it was the five-minute standing ovation, her monumental speech, or the freshly-coined phrases like, “No way.  No How.  No McCain,” there is no doubt that Hillary Clinton threw her full support behind Barack Obama, and set the DNC on fire last night.  Plus, Chelsea looked fabulous.  It’s hard to believe that everyone wouldn’t be on board after such a night.  And the ‘big guys’ haven’t even spoken yet.

But just when you thought Hillary’s “Twin Cities” joke was the funniest of the night (and it was hysterical), along comes presumed posterchild and mousy malcontent Elizabeth Joyce on Larry King Live.  Leader of donation-requesting, lunatic fringe website Just Say No Deal, Ms. Joyce gave a hatter-mad interview, using SNL-worthy darting eyes, sudden sharky smiles, and shrill, self-absorbed suggestions that her party flip-flop was born of campaign trail antagonism.  Cry me a river, honey.  Thank God Tivo allowed Sam and me to fall out with laughter at this several times before going to bed, and that YouTube can bring it to you here.

Something from the DSM-IV?  Racism?  Fatigue?  Stage fright?  Unrequited lesbian obsession?  You decide.

Continue reading ‘Pro-Hillary “Nobama” Elizabeth Joyce Milks Her 15 Minutes’

20
Aug
08

What a Pedophile Looks Like

You don’t have to be tuned into world news to have heard about the latest international child pornography sting, because it’s happening all around us. There were 55 men charged in the L.A. area alone, including a sheriff’s deputy, and a lawyer.

Having been molested as a child, myself (and having seen the predator [almost] brought to justice) I can’t tune out or ignore news about pedophilia – like a multi-lingual person not being able to tune out the languages they know. Unfortunately, neither can my mother, or my husband.

The most frustrating thing about understanding that ‘language’ is not that we keep finding out that “nice guys,” “family men,” “church-going,” and “loners” in suburban neighborhoods are pedophiles, but that we keep acting surprised by that profile. We are shocked to hear that priests, cops and lawyers are among those accused, as if their relationship to the law or to God makes their pedophilia implausible, and we never question their constant access to children for a minute. Their positions of legal or moral authority are the perfect blind. Continue reading ‘What a Pedophile Looks Like’




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