Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Stupidity in the News

1)CT DEMOCRAT MIS-STATES MILITARY SERVICE- Um... didn't President Bush do that, too?
STILL, this guy is an idiot. People who can't tell the truth need to be removed from politics (Yes, I'm a democrat, but I won't stand for lies).
Richard Blumenthal, the early favorite to win retiring fellow Democrat Christopher Dodd's Senate seat from Connecticut, never served in the military in Vietnam despite his public comments indicating he had done so, the New York Times reported on Monday. Blumenthal, Connecticut's state attorney general, received at least five military deferments from 1965 to 1970, the newspaper said, citing his military records. It said in April 1970, Blumenthal landed a spot in the Marine Corps Reserve but never actually was sent to serve in Vietnam during the war.
2) ANOTHER GOP "Family Values" politician caught in Infidelity. Gee, what a surprise... NOT. Rep. Mark Souder, R-Ind., to Resign After Affair With Staffer. Souder said in a statement provided by his office that he has "sinned against God, my wife and my family by having a mutual relationship with a part-time member of my staff." "In the poisonous environment of Washington, D.C., any personal failing is seized upon, often twisted, for political gain," he said. (UM... Sure, blame the environment of Washington, DC for your fooling around. Idiot #2 this week!)
3) AFRICA LACKING CIVIL RIGHTS COMMON SENSE- Apparently the African continent isn't the place gay couples should vacation. From ABC News today: The African continent still in the dark ages of civil rights.
A judge in Malawi has found a gay couple guilty of "unnatural acts and gross
indecency." What did they do? They had an engagement ceremony. Steven Monjeza, 26, and Tiwonge Chimbalanga, 20, were arrested last December after holding a traditional engagement ceremony. Full story; http://abcnews.go.com/International/malawi-gay-couple-guilty-indecency/story?id=10674300
Malawi is one of at least 37 Sub-Saharan African countries explicitly criminalizing homosexuality. Some of the countries, like Sudan and parts of Nigeria, have laws making homosexuality a crime punishable by death.
Uganda is in a heated debate over a proposed law, often referred to as the "kill the gays" law, which would give the death penalty to certain homosexual acts and life imprisonment for simply being gay.
In South Africa, the only country in Africa that has laws protecting gays from discrimination, lesbians have been subjected to "corrective rapes" by gangs, with human rights groups accusing law enforcement officials there of looking the other way.

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
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About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14