Cheesy Song of the Day, February 15: ‘I Can’t Hold Back’ Survivor

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Newt Gingrich should be using this Survivor track without permission.

It’s more fitting for his approach to life, love, lust and megalomania. I enjoy it because I find it incredibly sappy.

What’s YOUR Cheesy Song of the Day?

What fantasy world does Newt Gingrich live in where white Americans aren’t on food stamps, too?

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I know he’s talking to those GOP voters that blame the 2008  financial crises on poor minorities buying homes,  but why would he want to let the world know how much he lives in a bullsh*t  reality?
Is the man not well? Or is he just another white American male demonizing black people for fun and profit?

 

These are a few of my favorite posts…

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These posts aren’t my favorites because they received the most comments or shares — they are my favorites because they were fun to write!    A great reminder of why I blog and why I need to keep blogging:

#SeniorCitizenoftheDay: Joan Rivers
Tallulah watches ‘The Millionaire Matchmaker’

Raven Symone and Lindsay Lohan: A Comparison

Divorce is never fun
I think it’s HIGHLARIOUS that an elected official…

Again, the rules are different for women.

Pic via.

 

I think it’s HIGHLARIOUS that an elected official…

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1.  answered a personal ad on Craigslist using his real name.
2. sent photos of himself using his real name.
3. conveniently forgot that he was married.
4. conveniently ignores the possibility  that his emails and photos could be sent to any website, at any time
5. tried to say that he was hacked to avoid responsibility after getting busted for trolling for dates while married.
6. quit when he realized that the hacking story wouldn’t work.

I wonder did the honorable and now former Rep. Chris Lee feel the dread that comes with being exposed as a sneaky and dishonest human being?  Did sweat roll down his armpits? Did he start to feel dizzy? Did he look at his topless photo on Gawker and start yelling ‘Dumb Chris’ while pounding his head?  And what did he do when his wife finally had a chance to look at his horny dumb face in person after seeing his horny dumb face online?

The narrative is familiar: married man and father with public profile is revealed to need (and in most cases, get) sexual healing outside of marriage.  Some names on that list: Tiger Woods, Eliott Spitzer, David Vitter, Bill Clinton, Jim McGreevey, Mark Sanford. And, to my jaundiced eye, there’s nothing wrong with that.

My suggestion to husbands that feel their marriages are too confining: tell your wife before you take your peen on non-marital sex vacation. Patiently explain to your wife that you have urges that shouldn’t be denied and that all that fidelity crap said on your wedding day was, you know, crap.  Make sure to explain that your peen being inside another man or woman has nothing to do with your love and affection for her. It’s just that your peen deserves happiness, too! Be proud to let your wife know that she married a man with the emotional maturity of a 10 year old, just do it before you go on Craigslist.

If you are lucky, your wife will help you pack and send you on your merry cheating way.

As for Chris Lee, Rihanna has a message for him:

These are the elected officials who have declared war on any woman with a uterus but no trust fund…

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the elected officials who are more concerned with punishing poor women who are raped by denying them resources if a rape results in pregnancy;
the elected officials who are obsessed with a woman’s autonomy over her uterus but could give fuck all about creating jobs for unemployed & underemployed Americans;
the elected officials who don’t understand that all rape is forcible.

These are them.

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Rep Aderholt, Robert B. [AL-4] – 7/29/2010
Rep Akin, W. Todd [MO-2] – 7/29/2010
Rep Alexander, Rodney [LA-5] – 7/29/2010
Rep Austria, Steve [OH-7] – 7/29/2010
Rep Bachmann, Michele [MN-6] – 7/29/2010
Rep Bachus, Spencer [AL-6] – 7/29/2010
Rep Barrett, J. Gresham [SC-3] – 7/29/2010
Rep Bartlett, Roscoe G. [MD-6] – 7/29/2010
Rep Barton, Joe [TX-6] – 7/29/2010
Rep Bilirakis, Gus M. [FL-9] – 7/29/2010
Rep Bishop, Rob [UT-1] – 7/29/2010
Rep Blackburn, Marsha [TN-7] – 7/29/2010
Rep Blunt, Roy [MO-7] – 7/29/2010
Rep Boehner, John A. [OH-8] – 7/29/2010
Rep Bonner, Jo [AL-1] – 7/29/2010
Rep Boozman, John [AR-3] – 7/29/2010
Rep Boren, Dan [OK-2] – 7/29/2010
Rep Boustany, Charles W., Jr. [LA-7] – 7/29/2010
Rep Brady, Kevin [TX-8] – 7/29/2010
Rep Bright, Bobby [AL-2] – 7/29/2010
Rep Broun, Paul C. [GA-10] – 7/29/2010
Rep Brown, Henry E., Jr. [SC-1] – 7/29/2010
Rep Brown-Waite, Ginny [FL-5] – 7/29/2010
Rep Buchanan, Vern [FL-13] – 7/29/2010
Rep Burgess, Michael C. [TX-26] – 7/29/2010
Rep Burton, Dan [IN-5] – 7/29/2010
Rep Buyer, Steve [IN-4] – 7/29/2010
Rep Camp, Dave [MI-4] – 7/29/2010
Rep Campbell, John [CA-48] – 7/29/2010
Rep Cantor, Eric [VA-7] – 7/29/2010
Rep Cao, Anh “Joseph” [LA-2] – 7/29/2010
Rep Carter, John R. [TX-31] – 7/29/2010
Rep Cassidy, Bill [LA-6] – 7/29/2010
Rep Childers, Travis [MS-1] – 7/29/2010
Rep Coble, Howard [NC-6] – 7/29/2010
Rep Coffman, Mike [CO-6] – 7/29/2010
Rep Cole, Tom [OK-4] – 7/29/2010
Rep Conaway, K. Michael [TX-11] – 7/29/2010
Rep Costello, Jerry F. [IL-12] – 7/29/2010
Rep Crenshaw, Ander [FL-4] – 7/29/2010
Rep Critz, Mark S. [PA-12] – 7/29/2010
Rep Culberson, John Abney [TX-7] – 7/29/2010
Rep Dahlkemper, Kathleen A. [PA-3] – 7/29/2010
Rep Davis, Geoff [KY-4] – 7/29/2010
Rep Davis, Lincoln [TN-4] – 7/29/2010
Rep Diaz-Balart, Lincoln [FL-21] – 7/29/2010
Rep Diaz-Balart, Mario [FL-25] – 7/29/2010
Rep Donnelly, Joe [IN-2] – 7/29/2010
Rep Duncan, John J., Jr. [TN-2] – 7/29/2010
Rep Ehlers, Vernon J. [MI-3] – 7/29/2010
Rep Ellsworth, Brad [IN-8] – 7/29/2010
Rep Emerson, Jo Ann [MO-8] – 7/29/2010
Rep Fallin, Mary [OK-5] – 7/29/2010
Rep Fleming, John [LA-4] – 7/29/2010
Rep Forbes, J. Randy [VA-4] – 7/29/2010
Rep Fortenberry, Jeff [NE-1] – 7/29/2010
Rep Foxx, Virginia [NC-5] – 7/29/2010
Rep Franks, Trent [AZ-2] – 7/29/2010
Rep Gallegly, Elton [CA-24] – 7/29/2010
Rep Garrett, Scott [NJ-5] – 7/29/2010
Rep Gingrey, Phil [GA-11] – 7/29/2010
Rep Gohmert, Louie [TX-1] – 7/29/2010
Rep Goodlatte, Bob [VA-6] – 7/29/2010
Rep Granger, Kay [TX-12] – 7/29/2010
Rep Graves, Sam [MO-6] – 7/29/2010
Rep Graves, Tom [GA-9] – 7/30/2010
Rep Griffith, Parker [AL-5] – 7/29/2010
Rep Guthrie, Brett [KY-2] – 7/29/2010
Rep Hall, Ralph M. [TX-4] – 7/29/2010
Rep Harper, Gregg [MS-3] – 7/29/2010
Rep Hensarling, Jeb [TX-5] – 7/29/2010
Rep Herger, Wally [CA-2] – 7/29/2010
Rep Hoekstra, Peter [MI-2] – 7/29/2010
Rep Hunter, Duncan D. [CA-52] – 7/29/2010
Rep Inglis, Bob [SC-4] – 7/29/2010
Rep Issa, Darrell E. [CA-49] – 7/29/2010
Rep Jenkins, Lynn [KS-2] – 7/30/2010
Rep Johnson, Sam [TX-3] – 7/29/2010
Rep Johnson, Timothy V. [IL-15] – 7/29/2010
Rep Jones, Walter B., Jr. [NC-3] – 7/29/2010
Rep Jordan, Jim [OH-4] – 7/29/2010
Rep Kanjorski, Paul E. [PA-11] – 7/29/2010
Rep King, Peter T. [NY-3] – 7/29/2010
Rep King, Steve [IA-5] – 7/29/2010
Rep Kingston, Jack [GA-1] – 7/29/2010
Rep Kline, John [MN-2] – 7/29/2010
Rep Lamborn, Doug [CO-5] – 7/29/2010
Rep LaTourette, Steven C. [OH-14] – 7/29/2010
Rep Latta, Robert E. [OH-5] – 7/29/2010
Rep Lee, Christopher J. [NY-26] – 7/30/2010
Rep Linder, John [GA-7] – 7/29/2010
Rep Lipinski, Daniel [IL-3] – 7/29/2010
Rep Luetkemeyer, Blaine [MO-9] – 7/29/2010
Rep Lummis, Cynthia M. [WY] – 7/29/2010
Rep Lungren, Daniel E. [CA-3] – 7/29/2010
Rep Manzullo, Donald A. [IL-16] – 7/29/2010
Rep Marchant, Kenny [TX-24] – 7/29/2010
Rep Marshall, Jim [GA-8] – 7/29/2010
Rep McCarthy, Kevin [CA-22] – 7/29/2010
Rep McCaul, Michael T. [TX-10] – 7/29/2010
Rep McClintock, Tom [CA-4] – 7/29/2010
Rep McCotter, Thaddeus G. [MI-11] – 7/29/2010
Rep McHenry, Patrick T. [NC-10] – 7/29/2010
Rep McIntyre, Mike [NC-7] – 7/29/2010
Rep McKeon, Howard P. “Buck” [CA-25] – 7/29/2010
Rep McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [WA-5] – 7/29/2010
Rep Mica, John L. [FL-7] – 7/29/2010
Rep Miller, Candice S. [MI-10] – 7/29/2010
Rep Miller, Gary G. [CA-42] – 7/29/2010
Rep Moran, Jerry [KS-1] – 7/29/2010
Rep Murphy, Tim [PA-18] – 7/29/2010
Rep Myrick, Sue Wilkins [NC-9] – 7/29/2010
Rep Neugebauer, Randy [TX-19] – 7/29/2010
Rep Oberstar, James L. [MN-8] – 7/29/2010
Rep Olson, Pete [TX-22] – 7/29/2010
Rep Ortiz, Solomon P. [TX-27] – 7/29/2010
Rep Paul, Ron [TX-14] – 7/30/2010
Rep Paulsen, Erik [MN-3] – 7/29/2010
Rep Pence, Mike [IN-6] – 7/29/2010
Rep Peterson, Collin C. [MN-7] – 7/29/2010
Rep Pitts, Joseph R. [PA-16] – 7/29/2010
Rep Platts, Todd Russell [PA-19] – 7/29/2010
Rep Poe, Ted [TX-2] – 7/29/2010
Rep Posey, Bill [FL-15] – 7/29/2010
Rep Price, Tom [GA-6] – 7/29/2010
Rep Radanovich, George [CA-19] – 7/29/2010
Rep Rahall, Nick J., II [WV-3] – 7/29/2010
Rep Rehberg, Denny [MT] – 7/30/2010
Rep Roe, David P. [TN-1] – 7/29/2010
Rep Rogers, Harold [KY-5] – 7/29/2010
Rep Rogers, Mike D. [AL-3] – 7/29/2010
Rep Rogers, Mike J. [MI-8] – 7/29/2010
Rep Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [FL-18] – 7/29/2010
Rep Roskam, Peter J. [IL-6] – 7/29/2010
Rep Ryan, Paul [WI-1] – 7/29/2010
Rep Scalise, Steve [LA-1] – 7/29/2010
Rep Schmidt, Jean [OH-2] – 7/29/2010
Rep Schock, Aaron [IL-18] – 7/29/2010
Rep Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [WI-5] – 7/29/2010
Rep Sessions, Pete [TX-32] – 7/29/2010
Rep Shadegg, John B. [AZ-3] – 7/29/2010
Rep Shimkus, John [IL-19] – 7/29/2010
Rep Shuster, Bill [PA-9] – 7/29/2010
Rep Smith, Adrian [NE-3] – 7/29/2010
Rep Smith, Lamar [TX-21] – 7/29/2010
Rep Stearns, Cliff [FL-6] – 7/29/2010
Rep Sullivan, John [OK-1] – 7/29/2010
Rep Taylor, Gene [MS-4] – 7/29/2010
Rep Terry, Lee [NE-2] – 7/29/2010
Rep Thompson, Glenn [PA-5] – 7/29/2010
Rep Thornberry, Mac [TX-13] – 7/29/2010
Rep Tiahrt, Todd [KS-4] – 7/29/2010
Rep Tiberi, Patrick J. [OH-12] – 7/29/2010
Rep Turner, Michael R. [OH-3] – 7/29/2010
Rep Upton, Fred [MI-6] – 7/29/2010
Rep Wamp, Zach [TN-3] – 7/29/2010
Rep Westmoreland, Lynn A. [GA-3] – 7/29/2010
Rep Whitfield, Ed [KY-1] – 7/29/2010
Rep Wilson, Charles A. [OH-6] – 7/30/2010
Rep Wilson, Joe [SC-2] – 7/29/2010
Rep Wittman, Robert J. [VA-1] – 7/29/2010
Rep Wolf, Frank R. [VA-10] – 7/29/2010

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People who really really really need to do an ‘It Gets Better’ video.

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First, author/columnist Dan Savage must be commended for creating the It Gets Better Project.  He didn’t stand by feeling powerless and impotent about bigotry, bullying and  teen suicide.  His use of social media, technology & the personal narrative to connect with children who are living with bullies AND those of us who might pretend being bullied is a sign of emotional health is brilliant and life-affirming.

BD Wong:

The outpouring of support for the It Gets Better Project is a reminder that, regardless of who we love, we are all human and deserving of respect. What a simple concept.

So I’m using this blog to ask Sarah Palin, John Boehner, Lindsay Graham, Mitch McConnell to do their own It Gets Better videos.  As  mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, uncles, aunts and friends, why wouldn’t they embrace this supportive, humane project?

Why not have these mature, humane and generous adults support a project that nurtures children to be confident and emotionally secure?

Britain’s MP Prime Minister David Cameron did an It Gets Better video — so why not the aforementioned?

 

Sarah Palin is a middle-aged Christian bully.

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A wife, mother, a grandmother, a sister, a failed governor & VP candidate and a PROUD BULLY.  She probably taught Todd Palin how to cyberbully. As the country’s focuses on the devastating impact of bullying on children & teens, I think it’s time to highlight one of the  adult bullies that seems to flourish without refudiation.

There are many examples of Palin’s very special flavor Christ-inspired bullying starting with her campaign for mayor of Wasilla, but this week’s latest example is when Sarah Palin decided to go back in time to remarks the First Lady made during the 2008 campaign.  Here’s what the proud Christian did (via Forbes):

Which makes her more popular than Power Woman nemesis Sarah Palin, who landed at No. 16 on the Forbes list. That was apparently on the No. 1 Mama Grizzy’s mind last night at the conservative Liberty and Freedom Foundation forum in San Jose, California.

“You know, when I hear people say, or had said, during the campaign that they’ve never been proud of America, haven’t they met anybody in uniform yet?” Palin said, referencing the then-hopeful first lady’s remarks from 2008: “For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country, because it feels like hope is making a comeback… not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change.”

Palin continued: “I get tears in my eyes when I see that young man, that young woman, walking through the airport in uniform – you too – so proud to be American.”

Ain’t that some shit?  You would think a charitable Christian like the Grifter Granny would be understanding that Michelle Obama’s perspective on America might be a little different than her own. Especially considering America’s varied history involves people hosting picnics at lynchings.  With their children in attendance. Maybe Michelle Obama’s phrasing wasn’t ideal, but I understood where she was coming from — America is a beautiful, powerful country, but there is some shit in our past and current that should make any thinking person say DAMN, THAT’S FUCKED UP – IS AMERICA EVER GOING TO TRULY ACCEPT PEOPLE WHO  LOOK LIKE ME?

Back to the non-thinking Christian bully. For Sarah Palin to gleefully reach back in the past to slam the First Lady is a sad statement on her lack of emotional maturity.  Why is Sarah Palin so comfortable with helping her fellow Americans believe that her First Lady is unpatriotic?  How is discussing the First Lady in such a disparaging manner reflect  Sarah Palin’s Christian values?  Is this middle-aged grandmother so insecure that the only way for her to feel empowered is to pander to the worst in Americans?

I don’t know what Palin’s cognitive glitch is, but I do know it is classic bully behavior:

A bully is someone who is habitually mean to others, inflicting both physical and psychological abuse on his or her victims.
Bullying behavior often marks the start of larger antisocial behavior, which is one reason why it’s important to catch bullies early.

Source.

To be clear, I am not saying that the President and the First Lady are victims to Sarah Palin. But her behavior continues to highlight her desire for them to be seen as such to her core group of followers.   Still doubt that Palin is following the bully handbook?

See what I mean?

I am left wondering  how can such a good  Christian like Sarah Palin watch the suffering that bullying has caused to countless American families and yet still be a proud practitioner of such a foul practice?