Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Of What Happens

Abba Lot went to see Abba Joseph and said to him, "Abba, as far as I can I say my little office, I fast a little, I pray and meditate, I live in peace and as far as I can, I purify my thoughts. What else can I do?" Then the old man stood up and stretched his hands towards heaven. His fingers became like ten lamps of fire and he said to him, "If you will, you can become all flame."
~ From The Sayings of the Desert Fathers

I wish I could tell you of what happens
I wish you could hear me
and hearing give me what I want

But I cannot have what I want
And the moth cannot have the moon
~ Poem not by Mary Oliver, but by me

Beau: Damien Rios

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Books on the New Cart

I kind of like the ideal of little to no government, but I don't trust private groups, especially Christian, private groups to provide the welfare to the nation. If Christians have proved anything, it's their unquestioning belief that because they call themselves "Christians" everything they do is therefore "Christlike" even if that is the continued downtrodding of the downtrodden.

And I definitely don't trust unbridled Capitalism, Insurance Companies or the Healthcare system, so that ideal will have to stay just that - an ideal. Government may be "too big" but it's got to be to keep those horses under control!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Beau: Tommy Herd

Thank you, Ian Kemp!

There's more pretty here too!

Beau: The Library

Book: Ecology of a Cracker Childhood

Words rise out of the country.
~Iain Crichton Smith

Earth Hour

Will you participate?

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Books on the New Cart

Creepy book about Dickens = fun. At least for me.

Part of my desire to have a big back yard and garden. I think beekeeping would be awesome and yummy. Mmmmmm, honey.

Whatever else is on this sandwich, that eggplant looks good.

New poetry - loves it.

Watch HIV Spread

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Lovely: Right Whales

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Beau: Barack Obama

Fave: Marcia Cross

I've only ever got to see the first season of Desperate Housewives, but my favorite character by far was Bree. I love how Marcia Cross handled the rumors that she was gay.

Read on.

Beau: Malachi

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He hasn't made a man of me yet...

...I was suffering from the pissy pinks earlier (i.e. a slight case of the mean reds, for you Breakfast at Tiffany's fans)...

But now I'm all cottoned up in boy crushes...

Particularly, Matt and Solomon Walker (Matt is on the right, Solomon standing just left of Morrissey)

And the ones closest to the left in this photo - not a very good photo, mind you, but I haven't been able to find much on the web...

But I will always love Morrissey the best. Que'lle blush!

Beau: Jeremy

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Cantor, Minority Whipping Boy

Bitch, puleeze!
There was more than one whip at last night's Britney Spears concert in Washington DC.

GOP aides confirmed to the Huffington Post that House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) attended the pop concert at the Verizon Center, where Britney appeared on stage brandishing a leather lash.

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More Importantly!

Beau: Today is rainy again...

...let's brighten it up, shall we!

DJ Micky Friedman

Edilson Nascimento & Adam Phebus

Damien Crosses in "High Tops"

Dad's Boy Pussy

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

25 Movies I Can't Live Without

Just composed this list for Facebook...

1. Amelie
2. A Very Long Engagement
3. Let the Right One In
4. Camp
5. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
6. Wilby Wonderful
7. Motorcycle Diaries
8. The Descent
9. Kinky Boots
10. Queen Christina
11. Pan's Labyrinth
12. The Orphanage
13. Moulin Rouge
14. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
15. Monsoon Wedding
16. Y Tu Mama Tambien
17. Volver
18. All About My Mother
19. V For Vendetta
20. Paradise Now
21. The Devil Wears Prada
22. Brokeback Mountain
23. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
24. Harold & Maude
25. Beautiful Thing

Books on the New Cart

I could use some being a puppy on my back in the grass in the sun time.

A book about a librarian losing her shit - I'm down with it.

Not new - but did you read Animal, Vegetable, Miracle? If not, you should.

NB: So much for muses

Beau: Hump Day II

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Beau: Hump Day

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Books, Cranes and Owls

When we hear his call, we hear no mere bird.
We hear the trumpet in the orchestra of evolution.
~Aldo Leopold

I will write "peace" on your wings and you will fly all over the world.
~Sadako Sasaki

Oh Snap!

"I like to know what I'm talking about before I speak."

See also

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Race Issues Reading List

I have no idea how this list came to me, but I've been sitting on it for a while - no other reason than time constraints and forgetfulness...here ya go.
  • Silent Racism: How Well-Meaning White People Perpetuate the Racial Divide by Barbra Trepagnier

  • Faces at the Bottom of the Well: The Permanence of Racism by Derrick Bell

  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: A Psychologist Explains the Development of Racial Identity by Beverly Daniel Tatum

  • Race Matters by Cornel West

  • The Middle of Nowhere (Dragonlance: Crossroads) by Paul B. Thompson

  • Even the Rat Was White: A Historical View of Psychology by Robert V. Guthrie

  • The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois

  • A Hope in the Unseen by Ron Suskind

  • Night by Elie Wiesel

This, like I said, was a prepared list that came to me: I can think of other authors - bell hooks, Maya Angelou, Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, etc. etc. - that could also be included.

Let The Right One In

...what Twilight could have been if Twilight had been a good movie.

Wonderful World

The Word of Sin is Restriction. There is no bond that can unite the divided but love: all else is a curse. Accursèd! Accursèd be it to the æons! Hell.
~Master Therion, Liber Al vel Legis

Wear sensible shoes and always say thank you. Especially for the things you never had.
~Jhonn Balance

Beyond Shame

If you want to feel empowered, feel the richness of your past.
~Arnie Kantrowitz, "Letter to the Queer Generation"

The eventual disappearance of gay culture constitutes a significant loss, not just for gay people, but for American culture in general...turning us into a drab and homogeneous mass of identical citizens.
~Daniel Harris, The Rise and Fall of Gay Culture

Monday, March 23, 2009

Beau: Teo

Teo is a model at ChaosMen - I love this site! Wish I had a little extra cash to join it!

Teo is so fucking beautiful. It IS Spring - when a man's fancy turns to "love"!

Teo is everything I'd want to be in a versatile bottom!

There's commentary and a short preview here.

And more still shots here

Good Morning, Beau

(via The Daily Drool)

Portia De Rossi Is Sorry

Love's It!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Beau: Have you check out Bone's Men lately?

Then do so. Now!

Memorial for Chris Tolliver

Slain musician, actor to be honored Sunday
By Rich Copley

Christopher Tolliver's friends and colleagues in the Lexington arts community will pay tribute to the late musician and actor in a memorial service at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Lexington Children's Theatre.

Friends and family are invited to attend.

Tolliver was shot to death at the Lexington Green shopping center on March 5. Toby Lasure, 31, is charged with murder in the case.

Tolliver, 31, was a musician and actor who had worked with an array of Lexington arts groups, including the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre, Studio Players and ActOut Theatre Group.

In the last few years, Lexington Children's Theatre had become Tolliver's theatrical home.

Tolliver's close friend Karyn Czar, a reporter for WLAP-AM 630 and actor, said the memorial will be "very informal ... a celebration of Chris. We're going to be playing his original music, showing photos and videos of shows he's worked on. There will be a short sing-along from the shows he music-directed: Beauty and the Beast, Seussical and Honk. We're also going to fill out memory cards for the family, some of our favorite memories of Chris at LCT."

(via Lexington Herald-Leader)

Two Progressivisms, Some Obama and an Update

From 538:
The definitions of the terms “liberal” and “conservative” have been the subjects of much debate in contemporary American politics. But it has become increasingly clear that the term "progressive" is equally ambiguous, and is associated with at least two relatively distinct philosophical traditions. Although these two "progressivisms" share common ground on many (probably most) issues, they are at loggerheads on some others, as has perhaps become more apparent since the election of President Obama.

GOP Wary of White House Optimism

Obama Looks for Calm in a Firestorm

Obama re-enlists volunteers to build support for agenda

Paul Krugman: More on the bank plan

AMERICAblog's comments on the Krugman op-ed

UPDATE: The anti-Obama rally I posted about yesterday was NOT put together (country-wide) by Glenn Beck. Rather it was a conservative radio show being broadcast in front of the courthouse. Obnoxious...

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Beau: Deep Dish

Thank you, Deep Dish

It's not much

Sent to me by a friend.

I'm so disappointed...

...in the Kentucky liberals ability to organize.

Today's rally brought to you by Glenn Beck...apparently this is something that he called for on his radio (?) show, and may be occurring like lice breakouts all over the country today.

The anti-Obama rally across the street is nominally an anti-tax rally. But as I told Boo, it is a rally of everyone who voted for McCain in the general election in Fayette County. All 100 of them.

Some idiot was passing out leaflets with the image on the right on it. Came up to me specifically because I was wearing my Obama shirt. Others were passing out little copies of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. And someone sounding like Hitler's Baptist son was shouting out the many amendments that were being trampled on by the government - nay, not the government, but by Obama himself.

There were a few people holding signs that said something like "We Surround Them" - I don't really know what that means, unless you mean that the Conservative anti-Tax, anti-Stimulus, we love Sarah Palin because she didn't take all the stimulus money people here in Kentucky surround all the blue Liberals - and blue in this sense, here in Kentucky means depressed. Yes, Kentucky, in general, was for McCain. Yes, Kentucky, in general, doesn't care that it's being treated by McConnell and all the coal moguls like a bottom bitch without lube. Yes, Thomas Frank needs to write a book called What's the Fucking Matter With Kentucky because compared to us, Kansas is a symbol of enlightenment.

What we have across the street is a bunch of white, churchgoing folk most of whom don't know that the pols they are listening too - I was told Stan Lee was there, no, not cool comic book Stan Lee but neoconservative, Bible-thumping, pornstache wearing Stan Lee from Lexington - are using GOD and COUNTRY as a means to keep them down, to keep them without health insurance, to keep them submissive (give them Nascar and Wrastling), and to keep them voting against themselves.