Thursday, September 30, 2010

A dose of the People of Walmart

At what point does one decide to go out in a public place with no shoes or pants on? And what kind of friends are those to let her go through with it - and walk with her? Did she lose a bet? Does she think she's Britney Spears? Either way let's just hope that Walmart learns to put a sign up, "No shirt, no pants, no shoes, no service."

Christopher Lloyd Hair Graph

TV shows that met their end too soon

It's time again to start axing the underdogs on Cable. Luckily, I'm not yet attached to any but I always seem to get disappointed as if it's a personal attack on me when one of my favorites end. Here would be my top 5 in no particular order:

Charlie Crews, a former cop, spent 12 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. With the help of a sexy lawyer he was set free with millions, a hunger for fruit and a strong dislike for his ex wife's new husband. As part of his settlement he became a detective and as he solved strange crimes while hiding his hobby, finding the ones who set him up and murdered his friends.

This show within a show by the great Aaron Sorkin was a dramedy following the behind the scenes goings on of a sketch comedy show like SNL. Think 30 Rock but not as funny and smarter. I love how each member of the cast was so quick and articulate - oh to have that quality for myself!

Who couldn't love this once wealthy family in distress as Michael Bluth tries to hold it all together? I wish my business cards were as memorable as Tobias' "Analrapist" or could claim with pride that I'm an Illusionist and that tricks are what whores do for money...or cocaine. Let's keep hoping the movie goes through!

Before Judd Apatow was known for the 40 Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up he produced this great work of art about growing up and finding your true identity. Let's just say that I am Lindsey Weir the main character of this show. I was a naive, goody two shoes that grew up, moved to the city, got a couple tattoos and lived a little. 

For 137 seconds the whole world blacked out and saw their future. Not surprisingly this caused massive amounts of damage-death and an investigation ensued. It was the best of bad vs. good and although we received some closure there were still open endings, you know like the fact there was another flash forward at the very end of the show! 

Presidents' views on other Religions

I’m always dumbfounded when the “Religious Right” claims that this country was founded on Christian ideals and how we must return to what we were created to be. All I want to know is what grade did they get in American history? I believe they missed the part about leaving England to escape religious persecution, or the day they learned about the Founding Fathers themselves. No where in the Constitution does it speak of God. In fact the very first amendment they made was to insure that ‘Congress shall make NO law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…’ That being said, the separation of Church and State has been a little tricky. I myself take a more agnostic/humanist approach and just wish we could all get along and stop referring to God in politics. In fact I’m willing to bet that if He does exist, he’d wish to be kept out of it as much as possible as I’m sure He’s not too thrilled with the fact that most wars are in His name already.

Here are some quotes from some of our more famous Presidents on religion as it pertains to politics and running the country.

George Washington

“Religious controversies are always productive of more acrimony and irreconcilable hatreds than those which spring from any other cause. I had hoped that liberal and enlightened thought would have reconciled the Christians so that their [not our?] religious fights would not endanger the peace of Society.”

Thomas Jefferson 

"I never told my religion, nor scrutinized that of another. I never attempted to make a convert, nor wished to change another's creed. I have judged others' religions by their lives, for it is from our lives and not our words that our religions must be read."

Abraham Lincoln

"The Bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession. I could never give assent to the long, complicated statements of Christian dogma."

Theodore Roosevelt 

“To discriminate against a thoroughly upright citizen because he belongs to some particular church, or because, like Abraham Lincoln, he has not avowed his allegiance to any church, is an outrage against that liberty of conscience which is one of the foundations of American life.”

“I holde that in this country there must be complete severance of Church and State; that public moneys shall not be used for the purpose of advancing any particular creed; and therefore that the public schools shall be nonsectarian and no public moneys appropriated for sectarian schools.”

George H Bush

Sherman: “What will you do to win the votes of the Americans who are atheists?”

Bush: “I guess I'm pretty weak in the atheist community. Faith in God is important to me.”

Sherman: “Surely you recognize the equal citizenship and patriotism of Americans who are atheists?

Bush: No, I don't know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God.”

Sherman (somewhat taken aback): “Do you support as a sound constitutional principle the separation of state and church?”

Bush: “Yes, I support the separation of church and state. I'm just not very high on atheists.”

Bill Clinton

“I've been in politics long enough to expect criticism and hostility. But I was unprepared for the hatred I get from Christians. Why do Christians hate so much?”

“Politics is not religion and we should govern on the basis of evidence, not theology.”

“I like that about the Republicans; the evidence does not faze them, they are not bothered at all by the facts.”

George W Bush

"I wouldn't pick a judge who said that the Pledge of Allegiance couldn't be said in a school because it had the words 'under God'' in it. I think that's an example of a judge allowing personal opinion to enter into the decision-making process, as opposed to strict interpretation of the Constitution."

"We need common-sense judges who understand our rights were derived from God."

“I believe God wants me to be President.”

Barack Obama

"This is a country that is still predominantly Christian, but we have Jews, Muslims, Hindus, atheists, agnostics, Buddhists" and others, he said, adding that "their own path to grace is one that we have to revere and respect as much as our own, and that is part of what makes this country what it is."

Pre-Glee Brittney S. Pears

Before Heather Morris was Brittney S. Pears on Glee she was a full time dancer. All I can do is agree with Perez, she is fierce! Check her out in this demo dance to Beyonce's Video Phone.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Sexuality as told by pens

In this day and age, it's understandable how the "birds and the bees" talk has become more difficult; what with all the choices and lifestyles available to us. I myself am a visual learner and believe this is a great tool to show to children to prepare them on what lies ahead, whether it be their life or others they encounter in the big city.
Sex Ed in Pens

Crazy Michigan Official justifies gay student attacks

Michigan's assistant attorney, Andrew Shrivill, believes he is involved in some kind of political campaign against the U of M's gay, student assembly president, Chris Armstrong. Now I can assure you that there is no such campaign but Shrivell a.k.a Crazy, believes that Armstrong's agenda is so radical that he is "Satan's Representative" and must be stopped. So how does one do this? Well naturally they begin cyber bullying, then lightly stalking, oh and don't forget, drawing swastikas on the 'enemy's' pictures. I must have missed the memo on how the gays are all Nazis. Noted. 

Watch the video to see how Shrivill justifies his behavior and keep in mind this is all coming from an adult (sort of).

UPDATE 10.1.10: It seems that Mr. Shrivill has taken a leave of absence from his position. No word yet on how long that will last. Click here for more details!