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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Barney Frank weds longtime partner; first congressman in same-sex marriage

 Mundaneness Sought, Mundaneness Gained.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Simon & Garfunkel AND Johnny Cash & Vikki Carr -- Scarborough Fair

'Ain't No Homos Gonna Make It to Heaven'


Congregation of Apostolic Truth Tabernacle erupts in thunderous applause after the song; Pastor now getting death threats
Video of a toddler standing in front of an Indiana church congregation singing an anti-gay song has gone viral and now members say they are receiving death threats.
The song performed at the alter of Apostolic Truth Tabernacle in Greensburg, Indiana, included these lyrics: "The Bible’s right, somebody’s wrong. The Bible’s right, somebody’s wrong. Romans one, twenty six and twenty seven; Ain’t no homos gonna make it to Heaven."
The congregation can be heard erupting in cheers after the performance by the 3-year-old boy. reports that church members say Pastor Jeff Sangl received a death threat at home and is worried about his safety.
Security has been stepped-up at the church. A prayer meeting scheduled for Wednesday evening (30 May) at church had to be moved to a secret location.
But the church members interviewed by TMZ continue to stand by the message of the song and their reaction to it.
Said one: 'The people who are upset just don't read the word of God. If we don't teach the children the truth early they will never learn.'
It's the third video to emerge in recent weeks showing rampant homophobia among some churches in the US. One North Carolina pastor advocated putting all gays and lesbians behind an electric fence while another suggested parents 'punch' their sons if they act gay.


We flocked to 14th Street to see the setting sun bathe Manhattan in golden light, but right when things were getting good, the rain came instead. It didn’t stop some resourceful Instagrammers, however, from taking some gorgeous photos of the city we love, in all its gray, soggy, foggy splendor.
Day 2 is tonight, Wednesday the 30th, at 8:25 p.m. Yesterday was just a half-sun, but today is the Real McCoy — a full orb visible as it plummets just past New Jersey, and our city grid aligns with the sunset so that each street has a fantastic view. 

Wondering what is all this exactly? Why does this happen, and can someone explain all the science-y stuff behind it? We won’t even bother paraphrasing Neil deGrasse Tyson, Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space:

He also tells you where to stand for optimal visual splendor. Come a half-hour early, he says, and “for best effect, position yourself as far east in Manhattan as possible. But ensure that when you look west across the avenues you can still see New Jersey. Clear cross streets include 14th, 23rd, 34th. 42nd, 57th, and several streets adjacent to them. The Empire State building and the Chrysler building render 34th street and 42nd streets especially striking vistas.”

Apropos of absolutely nothing ... A Bedtime Story

"Once upon a time, a nice couple named Scott and Ann Powers spied an interesting cactus.  It was a tubular shape and, they were told, it would root so easily.…"

The Pretenders AND Carrie Underwood -- I'll Stand By You

Monday, May 28, 2012

The Beatles AND The Rutles --- Help/Ouch!

John, George, Paul and Ringo

Dirk, Barry, Stig and Nasty

Do Not Try This At Home




Homosexuality Is A Mental Issue - Chief Psychiatrist   from

Akwesi Osei Psych

Dr Akwesi Osei, Chief Psychiatrist of the Ghana Health Service has openly stated his conviction that the practice of homosexuality is a mental issue which must not be allowed to flourish in Ghana.

He said the excuses given by many western nations in support of the homosexuality are only borne out of political expediency and not a genuine belief that the sexual orientation is normal.

“Those who are in such situations they have a certain constituency in terms of numbers and in terms of voice,” he said.

Speaking to host of Breakfast XYZ, Emefa Apawu, on Radio XYZ 93.1 FM, Dr. Osei posited that “only for political reasons worldwide, [homosexuality] has been said to be normal but strictly speaking, I believe it is a mental health issue.”

“In the past, until some forty years ago, it was considered a mental health issues,” he said explaining that the powerful gay society of America in the 1960s started advocating to get the medical assumptions scrapped, which was eventually obliged by the American Psychiatrists.

“The bottomline of whether something is normal or not is whether it is a significant departure from normality or whether the departure brings about pain to the individual or the society. If something is a significant departure from the norm and causes pain to the individual and the society, then that is a mental health issue,” adding “a man going for a man is a significant departure from the normal and in our society; it causes distress to the society. It is a mental health issue.”

He said like HIV AIDS, anytime a disease takes roots in a country, it will be considered as normal, and that is what is happening with homosexuality.

He said the fact that the practice is accepted in Europe does not mean that it should be accepted and allowed to flourish in Ghana.

I Know Exactly What to Do With A Drunken Sailor

(and the Captain's daughter can fend for herself, the lazy cow)


Tina Turner (1972?)

Mickey, Anatomically Correct Of Course

Petition: Ukraine president to stop anti-gay gag law

Petition urges Ukraine president to stop anti-gay gag law         GAY STAR

Generation will be 'forced into the shadows' if anti-gay 'propaganda' law is passed
Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych
Activists have launched a petition calling on the president of the Ukraine to denounce an anti-gay 'propaganda' bill.
The bill, similar to the one passed in St Petersburg, is expected to be voted on this week and would amend existing laws on ‘the protection of morals’, media and publishing, as well as the criminal code, effectively banning virtually all information on gay and bisexual issues and criminalizing LGBT human rights work in Ukraine.
Over 21,000 people from around the world have already signed's online letter to President Viktor Yanukovych, which urges the leader to speak out against the proposed bill and stand up for LGBT rights before he meets with an EU human rights delegation on Friday (1 June).
Kyiv's first ever gay pride parade was cancelled on 20 May after a threat of violence from right-wing football hooligans and the event's organizer Svyatoslav Sheremet was later beaten by thugs.
A spokesman for said President Viktor Yanukovych is the only person with the power to stop the 'gay gag' bill and warned he must take action now before 'an entire generation will be forced into the shadows'.
'Ukraine has been trying to forge a "special alliance" with the European Union for years,' he said.
'If we create a massive outcry in the next three days across Europe, President Yanukovych will be forced to finally speak out against the law or risk endangering his lucrative EU partnership.'


Anybody got a Newport?

Do tell?

Oh really Mittens?  Which would those "topics" be?