Monday, March 14, 2011

4 Days of Missing Posts- dealing with nasty people

  Why haven't I posted anything in the last four days?  It's taken me 4 days to calm down from the disgust I feel toward various churches (Catholic, African-American, Baptist and Mormon) -  and the conservatives in our state that rallied to prevent gay marriage from becoming legal here last week. The issue is now dead.
  The leader of this movement of hatred and intolerance is Delegate Donald Dwyer of Anne Arundel County. This man has for some reason been re-elected to office and now the ONLY item he rallies for is to prevent ANY laws of equality for gay and lesbian citizens. I would love to know where this intense hatred of his comes from. I have a theory that he's a deeply closeted gay man - who uses his hatred to cover for him. This isn't so far-fetched. In fact, I believe it was the Governor of Washington State that did the very same thing until he was outed.
   I urge anyone in Anne Arundel county to not vote for this hateful, nasty, vicious man again. I'm not alone in this opinion. When I spent several evenings last week emailing and calling offices of Maryland Senators and Delegates they shared the same sentiment. Many of the people in the offices agreed that Dwyer is the most hateful and disliked person in the entire state house. Fascinating how a hateful man continues to remain in politics.
  So, although gay marriage isn't legal in Maryland, it is legal in various other places that don't have stupid people legislating.
  Where is it legal? As of February 2011, same-sex marriages were granted in Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Washington, D.C., along with Coquille Indian Tribe in Oregon. Same-sex marriage licenses were available in California between June 16, 2008, and November 4, 2008. It was passed in Maine before HATEFUL conservatives repealed it. Bastards.
  States that recognize same-sex marriage but have not granted same-sex marriage licenses include New York, Rhode Island, and Maryland.
  As of February 2011, 41 states expressly prohibit same-sex marriage; said prohibitions are contained either in state statutes or state constitutions.

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
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

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