Entries from December 2022

  • December 2022
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    This Week's Quote

    George Santos has updated his lie about the Pulse club shooting.

    He previously said the four victims had been his past employees.

    Now he’s claiming the four victims were going to be his future employees.

    In other words, he meant to say employee-ish.

    Rep. Ritchie Torres

    Source:  Twitter

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    The Gay Pinocchio

    I moaned about Republican Congressional candidate George Santos before the 2022 midterm elections, because the openly gay Long Islander was a Trump fan, an abortion opponent, and a supporter of Florida's Don't Say Gay law. I moaned about him after he won, because he beat the openly gay Democratic candidate and flipped a critical seat.

    Turns out I'd not yet begun to moan.

    We now know Santos the candidate lied, and bigly, about his education and his employment. His claims that his grandparents escaped the Holocaust and he's Jewish are such fabrications that the Republican Jewish Coalition wants nothing to do with him.

    In an interview yesterday, Santos said he was "sorry for having embellished my resume," but he intends to be sworn in. That Bible better not be combustible.

    There are potentially more revelations ahead concerning his finances. For my part, there's only one thing I want to hear he lied about:  being gay.

  • Donned My Gay Apparel

    I'm wearing the gay Christmas socks a friend gave me last year.

    They have rainbow stripes, giant snowflakes, unicorns, Christmas trees, hearts, the works.

    I'm wearing socks that have more energy than I do.

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    This Week's Quote

    For a Jewish guy, I've recorded a lot of Christmas albums.

    Barry Manilow

    Source:  Brainyquote

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    Anniversary

    The main newspaper here in Seattle has been marking and celebrating the 10-year anniversary of same-sex marriage becoming legal in Washington state.

    The anniversary is definitely something to be celebrated. However, to me the press coverage also serves as a burning reminder that my same-sex marriage ended in same-sex divorce.

    I signed up for a marathon and fell down a manhole at mile two.

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    This Week's Quote

    U.S. President Joe Biden signed the Respect for Marriage Act into law on Tuesday at a jubilant celebration that featured U.S. singer Cyndi Lauper performing "True Colors" in front of thousands of supporters on the White House lawn.

    Steve Holland

    Source:  Reuters

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    Why I'm a UU, Summarized

    At my Unitarian Universalist church in Seattle today, as part of an Advent sermon on joy, the junior minister told a story that had me laughing more than is probably decent.

    Beth recalled how the small UU church she attended growing up in Topeka, Kan., encouraged congregants to express a joy or a sorrow during the service. On one particularly memorable Sunday, her mother shared with the congregation that she'd been diagnosed with breast cancer and planned to undergo surgery. Beth's mother was hopeful, but this announcement clearly fell in the sorrow category.

    A transgender woman who followed shared a joy, namely that she would soon be receiving long-awaited chest feminization surgery.

    Beth's mother yelled out that the two of them should try to get a two-for-one deal.

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    Free

    Brittney Griner is coming home. Finally. The lesbian Phoenix Mercury star was released from Russian custody in a one-for-one prisoner swap.

    While the circumstances aren't perfect—Russia refused to include another incarcerated American in the deal, for instance—Griner will be back with her family after a nine-month trip through hell as a political pawn.

    I'm so relieved. And during the upcoming WNBA season, I'm sure I'll be downright pleased when Griner leads the Mercury to victory over my team, the Seattle Storm.

    As long as it happens only once.

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    This Week's Quote

    I bet they asked Herschel Walker if he was ready to make his concession speech, and he said, “Yes, two hot dogs please.”

    Wanda Sykes

    Source: Twitter

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