MAKE-UP TIPS TO SCARE OFF A GUY YOU DON’T LIKE

How to prepare for an unwanted date with a guySubscribe to my channel: https://youtu.be/OXHCCgBSVew

Posted by Fay Lovesbeingfay on Wednesday, October 28, 2015

NEW GOP SPEAKER PAUL RYAN ALREADY SPOUTING NONSENSE

How does new GOP Speaker Of The House Paul Ryan have the nerve to stand up and say that working Americans look at Congress and see chaos? Republicans have been responsible for that chaos, blocking most legislation just because and focusing on dozens of abortion bills when many more Amercians are concerned with the economy?

And how does he literally claim that he’s had enough of “favors for the few” when his party is still pushing for the trickle down economics which benefit the wealthy and corporations and which have failed working Americans for decades?

Also sad? The Republicans are actually adopting a “We’re for workers” message, because that’s what they’ve determined people want to hear. And people want to hear it because most aren’t doing well and under two terms of Bush and two terms of Obama, new wealth has jumped right past the middle class to the 1%. Both parties represent corporate interests. And if you don’t believe me, check out Hillary’s top donors–all banks. Ready to bail banks out again with taxpayer dollars while financial CEOs make record profits? Then vote Hillary.

THIS IS HOW WHITE PRIVILEGE WORKS

This kind of story is an everyday occurrence. Let’s make the solution an everyday occurrence too. Via World Trust.

Posted by Upworthy on Wednesday, October 21, 2015

TINA TURNER RULING TO MISSY ELLIOT

Tina always on beat

Yall gotta know tho TINA was always on beat too LIKE Shaadow SefirothMY IG : @shaadowsefirothMY twitter: https://twitter.com/ShaadowTrilla

Posted by Shaadow Sefiroth on Saturday, June 13, 2015

I don’t see joy like this in any of today’s pop divas.

 

GOOD FOR A GIGGLE!

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Posted by Honey i memed the kids on Sunday, October 25, 2015

MY REVIEW OF STREET THEATER: A PLAY ABOUT STONEWALL

Last night I caught a completely hysterical play about Stonewall called Street Theater. There are only three shows left and I highly recommend that you RUN to The Eagle to catch this gem. But before I can recommend it to anyone in today’s hyper PC climate, I have a stern warning for you.

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You see, many have just orchestrated a boycott of the Roland Emmerich’s Stonewall movie because they didn’t like the way the director took liberties with the story by using a white cisgender male as the lead. I agreed–it looked silly. The NY Times review said: “Its invention of a generic white knight who prompted the riots by hurling the first brick into a window is tantamount to stealing history from the people who made it.” And Hollywood really needs to get the memo that we aren’t as dumb as they think we are. We don’t need every lead role to be good-looking and young. Hello? Misery? I’m surprised that they didn’t give the white male lead a female love interest–that’s the typical Hollywood formula. The Oscar-nominated The Imitation Game was about a nerdy, gay genius and they even gave him a female love interest because straight America can’t sit for two hours without a boy-meets-girl theme. Even a gay boy? How dumb!

But even as I scoffed at Stonewall the movie, I do remember a time when a major feature about the birth of gay lib in the US would be praised simply because someone was telling our story on a grand scale. Now we take issue with how it’s told and urge others to boycott anything we dislike. Many boycotted a Paris Is Burning screening in Brooklyn this summer because they claimed that the director exploited the subjects and a white dj and bands geared to attract white hipsters were booked on the same day as the screening. I had to laugh at trans activists of color who were screaming about shutting this screening down–when the film is a rare and brilliant glimpse at the trans women of color from NYC which has inspired so many for decades. They’ll gripe if they aren’t in your movie and they’ll gripe if you show a movie they’re starring in paired with the wrong musical acts. Or if a white real girl makes the film. Bizarre.

The reason I mention all this is that this very well-done play takes it’s own liberties with the Stonewall story. In fact, Street Theater’s program quotes the artistic director as saying about the writer Doric Wilson “His vision is unique among Stonewall chroniclers in that Street Theater is not so much a play about what happened as it is about what made it happen.” And in fact, the entire show builds up to the actual riot and ends at it’s beginning. So Doric takes fictional characters which give you an idea of the types of people and situations which led up to the altercations.

WHAT? Writer Doric Wilson is guilty of the same thing Roland Emmerich is? Taking liberties with our histories? BOYCOTT STREET THEATER AT ONCE!

Does it make any difference to you that the playwright was present at all three nights of the Stonewall Rebellion? Does that give him the right to do what we judged Emmerich so harshly on?

There were no trans people in cast–should we boycott? There is a trans person in the crew and she is a trans person of color. Does that count? And no, it isn’t “trans erasure” to not mention her name. Maybe she doesn’t want to be outed as trans.

Out of a cast of fourteen, there was one black and one latino actor. Do we denounce this play as whitewashing history?

The non-stop hilarious jokes could be problematic–does making any joke about Stonewall make light of the plight of trans people, the homeless and drug addicts who hung out at the bar and in the Village? Oooh, ya can’t be too careful nowadays.

The choice is yours–do you want to be told what to think and simply obey? Or do you want to be able to enjoy a totally enjoyable look at a pivotal moment in gay rights–written, acted and directed with aplomb?

I was floored by this production. For chrissakes, it was at The Eagle! Not my scene but cherished gay safe place complete with safe words for sure. And this chestnut, written in 1982 was first presented at The Mineshaft (!) in 1983. No wonder the humor is so raucously funny. I think plays in leather bars are an insane idea, and as gay hook-ups leave the bars for the internet, we may see more creative ways to pack our former cruise spots with (gasp!) culture. I giggled when Johnathan Cedano, who plays a crazed revolutionary, told me that some of the genetic females in the cast were a little off put by the smell of urine in this new theatrical venue. Just tell them that The Eagle is piss-elegant now that they have shows and such! And honey, anything from the Mineshaft which is still alive needs to be celebrated as not only part of gay history, but as having a miraculously resilient immune system. Let’s be real!

She may not be trans and he may not even like being called a she, but actor Michael Lynch is a Class A scene-stealer as drag/trans hooker Boom Boom. I don’t know where Michael Lynch is on the gender scale. But it’s delivery was on par with Good Times’ Florida and Willona and The Jeffersons’ Weezy Jefferson and Helen. When you can get belly laughs from just a double take, just imagine the scenery this queen chewed with great material to deliver. The program says the actor “is a mite possessive of this role” which he originated in 1983. As he should be. Michael’s one of those actors like Billy Porter who don’t always do drag, but when they choose to they can outshine many full-time drag queens with all of their magic. Boundless stage presence. And a great chemistry with the daffy white drag queen/trans hooker played by Chris Andersson.

The whole cast was terrific, but stand-outs included Eilis Cahill as a drugged out hippie chick, Rebecca Nyahay as a belligerent bulldagger and Jeremy Lawrence playing a closet case cruising for rough trade to perfection. Though the Eagle may be spartan and I don’t love folding chairs, these are legitimate actors all knocking it out of the park with dynamite material. DO NOT MISS! Only three more performances left tonight, Friday and Saturday at 7PM. Tix are $18 and well worth every penny.

MORE INFO/TIX:   http://www.tososnyc.org

THE COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST OF CAITLYN JENNER

This fool is hilarious!

THE BEAUTY OF NATURE–MAYBE WE SHOULD STOP FUCKING IT UP?

Watch These Birds Form Spectacular Shapes in the Sky

A flock of starlings take flight in what is known as a murmuration, a rare gathering that looks like dancing clouds. Watch more: http://nbcnews.to/1HSEntL

Posted by NBC News on Tuesday, February 3, 2015

YOU KNOW IT’S FUNNY WHEN THEY VIDEO THE TV SET AND UPLOAD IT!

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DID YOU KNOW I CAN COOK?

I recently taped an episode of the webisode Cooking With Drag Queens, along with Fausto Fernos and Marc Felion of the popular Feast Of Fun podcast.

JESUS, THE GUITAR GOD

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COOL NEW MUSIC FROM RITA MORENO!

New tune from Rita Moreno, who I find as enchanting as the day I fell in love with her the first time West Side Story was televised. That was a big night at the Ingle family home. Why an 8 year old boy in Cahttanooga would identify with a fiery latina spitfire in NYC is beyond me, but Rita did. A foreshadowing of my own move to the Big Apple and firing up a few latino gents here? I’m glad Rita’s still making music. And I like this–kinda nutty towards the end!

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OBAMA’S SLOPPY, BLOODY DRONE WARS LITERALLY MISSING THE MARK

Barack Obama is painted as clever when it comes to foreign policy. He speaks out giant “dumb” wars like Iraq and focuses not (allegedly) on large, sloppy occupations like George W. Bush, but more on diplomacy and precision drone strikes where there are no boots on the ground at risk. Except that new leaks show that there’s no precision at all. 90% of the drone deaths aren’t the pinpointed terrorists. Howdya like them odds? But I’ll guarantee you one thing, when kids in Yemen look forward to playing on overcast days because they’re more likely to be bombed on the sunny ones they avoid, and when Obama’s drones turn wedding parties into funerals, bomb an area and then return to that area for the funeral of who they’ve bombed and then bomb that function, and even kill a 16 year old US citizen in Yemen who was on no suspect list–it’s clear that Obama’s drone wars in multiple countries will create many new terrorists. Just as George W. Bush’s bloodsport in Iraq helped create the chaos and hatred of the West which led to Isis’s formation.

Do you like Obama’s doing with your tax dollars? Missing the targets 90% of the time and killing civilians? Creating generations of new terrorists? Another of Obama’s clear failures. And how can we evaluate Obama’s best replacement in the upcoming elections until we acknowledge his many failings. Acknowledge his successes, too, if you feel he’s had them. But 90% WHOOPS! WE MISSED! rate is deplorable and shows utter disrespect for human life. Probably because it’s human life with brown skin color and a different religion. Which is kind of a mind f#ck coming from our first president of color whose middle name is Hussein.

HUFFPO: “The controversial U.S. drone strike program in the Middle East aims to pinpoint and kill terrorist leaders, but new documents indicate that a staggering number of these “targeted killings” affect far more people than just their targets.

According to a new report from The Intercept, nearly 90 percent of people killed in recent drone strikes in Afghanistan “were not the intended targets” of the attacks.

Documents detailing a special operations campaign in northeastern Afghanistan, Operation Haymaker, show that between January 2012 and February 2013, U.S. special operations airstrikes killed more than 200 people. Of those, only 35 were the intended targets. During one five-month period of the operation, according to the documents, nearly 90 percent of the people killed in airstrikes were not the intended targets. In Yemen and Somalia, where the U.S. has far more limited intelligence capabilities to confirm the people killed are the intended targets, the equivalent ratios may well be much worse.
The report, compiled from classified documents released by a source in the intelligence community, corroborates the many news accounts of civilian deaths caused by drone strikes. U.S. drone strikes have killed scores of civilians in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia since 2009.”

MORE: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/civilian-deaths-drone-strikes_561fafe2e4b028dd7ea6c4ff

OBAMA’S SLEAZIEST MOVE EVER: THE TPP

I realize that some people’s involvement with politics is to comment on Michelle Obama’s hair or outfit, but her husband is actively trying to screw working Americans with a secret trade deal which will kill US jobs, give Big Pharma enhanced price-gouging and monopoly rights and even enable foreign corporations to sue the US government if it passes laws which might lessen multi-national corporations’ profits.

Let me give you an example of this to prove how soulless Obama is and how he has totally been bought by corporations. You know those cancer warnings on cigarette packs? New warnings like this would not be allowed after the TPP. Or if the US passed US safety laws for workers, if a corporation thought that meeting these laws would cut down on it’s productivity, it could sue the country which made the laws or the warnings, because it cuts down on the corporations’ profits. The corporations could even sue based on perceived future profits. So not only does Obama place big business over safety of Americans, he would actually diminish US sovereignty and allow corporations to sue governments. Obama criticized the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision which he claimed put corporations above people, yet he’s attempting to now put corporations over whole countries in this disgraceful move.

AMY GOODMAN: What does President Obama gain by this?

ROBERT WEISSMAN: You know, that is a complete mystery. This is supposedly going to be a big part of his legacy. Well, if you ask Bill Clinton about his legacy with NAFTA, it’s something he’s embarrassed about and doesn’t want associated with him. And that’s what it’s going to be for President Obama if this deal goes through. I mean, I think President Obama has been—you know, he’s unfortunately influenced by Mike Froman, who’s the USTR and a personal friend, who’s a believer in this stuff, but a pure corporate guy. And I think that in Washington, D.C., outside—unlike everywhere else in the country, in Washington, D.C., serious people know that you have to support free trade, and therefore the president has done that. Now, of course, the rest of the country understands it much more clearly through experience. And also, of course, these deals have nothing to do with free trade, exemplified by these Big Pharma protection provisions, which are all about monopolies and undermining and interfering with free trade and free competition.

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WATCH ME TERRORIZE MAY FRIEND’S PET

These are after a shoot for Feast Of Fun’s new series Cooking With Drag Queens.

HILLARY STEALS ANOTHER OF BERNIE SANDERS’ IDEAS

In another policy waffle, Hillary is now slamming Obama’s TPP trade deal, which Bernie Sanders has been slamming since it’s inception. Hillary is saying she now needs to know more about the deal, which governs 40% of the world’s trade. So if democratic candidates Hillary, Sanders and O’Malley are against the TPP, what kind of bullshit democrat is Obama for trying to do this dirty deal in secret? We’re being fed a narrative that this awful GOP Congress obstructs Obama on all the great things he wants to achieve. And that this Congress is awful. So why are the Republicans in this awful Congress all siding with Obama on this crooked, secret trade deal which benefits corporations only and will kill US jobs? Because Obama represents those corporations more than he represents working Americans. Now Hillary, who previously called the TPP the “gold standard” of trade deals while she was Secretary of State, is suddenly against it. So that she can seem more liberal by borrowing ideas from actual liberals like Sanders and Warren. And deceive voters into thinking she represents them. Get real. Check out her campaign donors to see who she represents. You’ll find corporations are all of her top donors–the same kind of corporations the TPP will benefit.

 

HUFFPO: Hillary Clinton Comes Out Against The TPP

SECRETS OF THE GREAT PYRAMID (CLUB)

Saturday October 17 – November 7th, 2015
Secrets of the Great Pyramid:
The Pyramid Cocktail Lounge as Cultural Laboratory
Curated by Brian Butterick aka Hattie Hathaway

Howl! Happening: an Arturo Vega Project presents Secrets of the Great Pyramid, an exhibition paying tribute to the legacy of the famed 80s nightclub. Named for the bizarre stepped pyramid motif above the entrance of the bar, the Pyramid Cocktail Lounge became the epicenter of the nascent EV/LES artistic community and eventually sparked a cultural revolution in music, dance, theater, video, fine arts, performance art, activism, feminism and LBGT politics.
More than a reunion, a retrospective, or a forced march through niche history, Secrets Of the Great Pyramid shows how a simple cultural laboratory continues to resonate in Post-Millennial America.
Secrets of the Great Pyramid Opening Reception: October 17, 6–9 PM. Live performance: Cafe Iguana at 8 PM. The exhibition runs through November 7, 2015 at Howl! Happening, 6 East lst Street, New York. For further information visit howlarts.org or call (917) 475-1294. (See performance schedule at end of release). All events FREE.

Featured in the three-week exhibition will be a recreation of the legendary Pyramid bar; artwork and visuals from deceased trailblazers and working artists embraced by the Pyramid; ephemera and ancient artifacts; and a veritable three-ring circus of performances and other events that spotlight the enduring spirit of the club.
On December 10, 1981, Ronald Reagan had been president for less than a year when a group of New York art-school flunk-outs threw a party at a small Polish/Ukrainian dive bar on Avenue A in New York’s East Village. Ed Koch was mayor, the East Village was in flames, the street drug trade was rampant, and rents were cheap. First Avenue was viewed as the farthest east any sane person would dare to tread. The bar was called the Pyramid Cocktail Lounge; the party, On the Range. Within a few weeks, a simple excuse to frolic had transformed into a seven-nights-a-week venue—an epicenter of art, music, performance, and social change.
Included in the exhibition will be Art and Multimedia by:

Stephen Tashjian, Greer Lankton, David Wojnarowicz, Joseph Horatio, Julie Hair, Billy Beyond, Samoa, Trey Speegle, Deb-O-Raw C, Jack Waters, Peter Cramer, Laura Levine, Michael (London) Berube,Tanya Ransom, Alice O’Malley O’Malley, Clayton Patterson, Jayne County, Connie Fleming, Chris Tanner, Keiko Bonk, Frederick Nunley, Aner Candelario, Lynn Grabowski, Antony/Blacklips, Andé Ande Whyland, Billy Beyond, Nelson Sullivan, Marjan Moghaddam Moghaddam, Richard Oszust, Mark Rizzo, Scot Wright, John Kelly, Flloyd, Leslie Lowe, Tweed Theaterworks, James Romberger, Marguerite Van Cook, Tennavision, Dug Wah, Robert Petrick, and more TBA.

LIVE EVENTS:
Opening Night: CAFE IGUANA, Saturday October 17th, 8 PM
Part Weimar-era Cabaret, part Great White Way, with a dash of the Merry Pranksters and Happenings thrown in, CAFE

IGUANA blended song, dance, poetry, theatre and gender-illusion into what was then a futuristic mix. The evening was held together seamlessly by its host, the late Ann Craig, channeled tonight by Heather Litteer. Performers will include double Obie and Bessie winner John Kelly, From Chicago, Alternative Theatre Mogul Kestutis Nakas, Non gender-specific Seattle burlesque giant Paula Now and more. PLUS Featuring a very interactive Jack Waters/Peter Cramer performance.
Panel Discussion: Sunday October 18th, 3 PM
Moderated by Hattie Hathaway… Panelists include Victor Mendolia (Anonymous? Productions), Hapi Phace, Kesutis Nakas, Paula Now… and of course more!

WHISPERS hosted by Hapi Phace: Saturday October 24th, 8 PM
Conceived as a response to the gentrification and pasteurization of New York in 1984, Whispers was billed as “The Complete Suburban Gay Experience” and as a party for “hairdressers, display queens, theatre folk, fashionistas, florists, and sensitive straight people,” Whispers was distinctly tongue-in- cheek, featuring everything from the hanky code, to roller disco, Sixties kitsch, drag queens and kings and the fine art of the lipsynch. Performers include Pioneering Experimental Theater performer Agosto Machado, Pyramid/Wigstock co-foundress Sister Dimension, Poet Kennon B. Raines, Hapi Phace and Hattie Brian Butterick Hathaway, and, in a tribute to International Chrysis, Bobbie.
FILM/VIDEO PROMGRAMME: Thursday October 29 7 PM TBA
CHANNEL 69 Wednesday November 4th 7:30 PM

LINDA SIMPSON’S DRAG EXPERIENCE:
Despite a demanding career in publishing, Minnesota native Linda Simpson Simpson found time to create the iconic Wednesday night bacchanal Channel 69 which featured DJ Dany Johnson Johnson and lasted into the 1990’s, while concurrently releasing My Comrade/Sister, a high-end Lesbian and Gay ’zine. Author of several plays, one time Time Out NY editor, and currently touring round the globe with a slick audio-visual presentation as Gay “herstorian” Linda Simpson.

Closing Reception/Blacklips Performance Cult Saturday November 7th 8 PM
Performers include Beaut (featuring Marti and Twinkle,) Flloyd, Kembra Pfahler (The Voluptuous Horror Of Karen Black), Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV legend Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Poison Eve and Craig Curiousity, Video Art by Antony and more. Plus the return of Aloe Vera!

MORE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1648588068759970/

WHAT DO NENE LEAKES, HAUS OF EDWARDS AND LADY BUNION HAVE IN COMMON?

 

 

 

 

See you on 10/8!

Pop by this Thursday in Atlanta for this Pride weekend kick-off party and find out!

THE WIGGIEST THING I’VE EVER SEEN!

HAIR EXTENSIONS: CIRCA 1955

HAIR EXTENSIONS: CIRCA 1955Lost Footage of the Birth of Tape-Ins!Prior to the technology that made hair extensions more feasible in the later part of the 20th century, your primary choices for add on hair came only in the form of wigs or clip-ins. We’re betting you didn’t know that the grandfather of modern tape-ins was born on the head of actor Gregory Peck (aka Anthony Keane in Hitchcock’s, “The Paradine Case”)!In 1950 Warner Brothers began filming their epic, “Moby Dick” in Wales and had chosen a young Gregory Peck for the role of Captain Ahab. To age him, they contacted a firm of wig specialists in London to create removable grey streaks that could be added and removed from his hair daily. They created “hair flashes” that could be easily added to Peck’s hair with spirit gum. During the filming, one of Peck’s female assistants borrowed one of his flashes for a dance and it caused a sensation. By the end of 1955 salons in the UK and America were getting calls by the dozens from women wanting the “new Vogue”Seen here in this lost footage, hair stylist Bertram Goodwin is riding the trend by showcasing his latest in salon service on South American actress Alicia Lotti. Watch as he selects different colors to complement her dress and then applies them with spirit gum to her hairline…and then thank your lucky stars that we had adhesive now for something that blends in a little more naturally.

Posted by Hair's the Bling on Monday, October 5, 2015

WATCH THIS “DILDO CHARMER” FOR THE GAYEST LAUGH!

hahahaha wtf :D

Posted by Alon Gabbay on Monday, December 29, 2014

LOVE THIS “GOOD DICK WILL IMPRISON YOU” T-SHIRT

 

Was this custom or are they commercially available. They’re perfect for church!

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SHOCKED BY THE UMPQUA SHOOTING? BE MORE SHOCKED BY LAWMAKERS WHO DO NOTHING TO STOP IT

So there’s been another horrific shooting. This one in Oregon, at a school not far outside Portland. MSNBC reported that many in the community pulled together to volunteer to help out in the aftermath of the tragedy. One gal drove 45 minutes just to pray for the victims an the community. Personally, I don’t believe that there is an old man up in the sky who her prayers will ever reach, but it’s still a nice gesture. I’m always touched by Americans pulling together in the wake of tragedy. My uncle went to volunteer for weeks in New Orleans after Katrina. A friend of mine goes to Haiti with his doctor dad every year since the earthquake in 2010. Americans donated a $350,000,00 to Thailand after their tsunami. While we differ in many ways across the political spectrum, tragedy does unite us.

Why don’t we unite BEFORE the next tragedy and do something about gun laws in the US now? Don’t think gun fatalities are an epidemic? More than 87,000 have been shot and killed since that other school shooting at Sandy Hook–which politicians swore was the last straw. The under 3,000 deaths from 9/11 are a tiny fraction of that. While you’re “never forgetting” 9/11 once a year, can you please wake up to this other national disaster with far more fatalities and which keeps on happening at our schools, our Bible study classes, our movie theaters and our military bases? Mass shootings don’t occur in most other advanced nations because they’ve banned assault weapons which no one needs for personal use. And background checks can help keep guns away from crazies.

Sadly, many of our politicians are crooks bought by weapons manufacturers. Same reason we went to war in Iraq–our politicians are bought by the defense industry who literally make a killing whenever we go to war. What a disgrace to see Congress members who could actually change gun laws tweeting prayers to the victims of the latest carnage. Many are Republican, but even Arizona Representative (D) Gabby Giffords who was shot in the head in an assassination attempt was pro-gun rights. My preferred presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, is said to be to the right of Hillary Clinton on gun laws since he hails from a rural state where many hunt for food. I eagerly await his statement on the Umpqua shooting to see if his policy has changed in his bid to lead the entire country rather than just Vermont.

We’re so politically disengaged in this country that we usually just shake our heads and roll our eyes at corrupt politicians–while we’re forgetting that they work for us in an allegedly representative government. And at least during elections like the big one coming up, they have to pretend that they stand for policies we agree with. It’s very easy for politicians to accept money from the NRA and well-organized gun rights groups and do nothing to curtail who can obtain guns. But it’s very hard for anyone seeking election or reelection to not provide a solution to the epidemic of gun violence if we all demand it using our votes. But do you even know the names of your representatives? Have you ever contacted them about anything? You’ll never get anything you don’t ask for. If you do nothing, by the time you finish praying for these victims, there’ll be a new batch somewhere else. I agree with President Obama’s remarks after the latest tragedy: “Our prayers and thoughts are not enough.”

But of course, Obama is a hypocrite like most of our elected officials. Not only does he rain down death with drones in other countries committing possible war crimes, here are his own words on gun control: “Like the majority of Americans, I believe that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to bear arms. And, in fact, my administration has not curtailed the rights of gun owners – it has expanded them.” His first month in office, Obama made it legal to carry loaded guns in national parks and wildlife refuges–overturning a 20-year ban on having weapons in these places. Ten months later, he reversed a decade-long ban on guns aboard trains.

So caring Americans, go ahead and shake your heads at this latest carnage. Or go to Umpqua and volunteer. Or pray. Or wake the fuck up and demand that no politician without a plan to stop this madness will ever get your vote. Should this country ever wake up, you’ll find that our government won’t address anything you care about until you get involved. Legislators will deny climate change and screw up the only planet we have to live on to save corporations who’ve contributed to their campaigns. They’ll try and outlaw abortions not because of their personal moral objection to it, but because their anti-abortion stance will guarantee votes from fundamentalists. They’ll enable drug companies to charge a fortune to where seniors are forced to skip days taking their medications while many other industrialized nations have state-run health care that’s free. I guess those other countries, with free healthcare and higher education, have a more involved citizenry than we do.

MY FAVE DEMENTED VIDEO ARITST

How To Make Fairy Bread

Posted by HowToBasic on Thursday, October 1, 2015

UNBELEIVABLE FOOTAGE OF CHRISTIANS PRAYING FOR TRUMP TO BECOME PRESIDENR

Kenneth Copeland, Rabbi Kirk Schneider and Pastor Paula White praying for Donald Trump...#trump-Darrell Scott Robert Scott

Posted by James Davis on Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Look at these turds. “Christians” praying for Trump to become president. And was that a glimpse of mauve-wigged Jan Crouch on the side? Let’s hear it for the “christians” too ignorant to remember the words of the book of Matthew that it’s harder for a rich man to get to heaven than it is for a camel to go through the eye of a needle.Trump regularly brags about his wealth but those people see what they want to see. Instead of gaining supporters with policies which make sense, Trump is rallying support among religious leaders who can’t even comprehend their own religion. And if you really want a laugh, check out the comments like “There is a reason he’s called Trump.” Right–because that’s his family name.

IF MARTIN SHREKLI DISGUSTED YOU, MAYBE CAPITALISM IS THE PROBLEM

Why Big Pharma Is The Worst

“Pharma bro” Martin Shkreli isn't the only one hiking up prescription drug prices to make a profit.

Posted by AJ+ on Thursday, September 24, 2015

Martin Shkreli was widely slammed for price gouging for his role in raising the price of the drug Daraprim from $13.50 a pill to $750 per pill. What’s the problem, America? You suddenly don’t like capitalism? Because all this guy did was hunt for a drug with no generic counterpart and milk the opportunity. Capitalism is about greed and profits–the more the merrier. So capitalists should applaud him–he’s a capitalist superstar. Raising drug prices and outsourcing jobs to other countries with dirt cheap labor is what capitalism is all about. Hmmm, maybe you’d consider a socialist candidate like Bernie Sanders if what Shkreli did was so hateful? As we sit without jobs and with our seniors skipping the medicines they can’t afford to take daily, you must realize that something has to change.

And maybe you’d like to ask why Obamacare did nothing to curb drug companies’ abilities to gouge us in a way that we find so distasteful? Could it have something to do with the fact that Obama met with Big Pharma in a closed to the press pow wow at the White House before crafting the ACA? He was guaranteeing drug manufacturers that they could still gouge consumers and that Amercians could not go to Canada to fill prescriptions because drugs are cheaper there. Drugs, surgery and syringes are all cheaper in almost all other countries. We’re being robbed here. Shkreli is only one tiny example of one drug for one ailment.

Very interesting clip. And she’s right–73% of us think drug prices are too high. Yet we cling to politicians who the drug industry’s bought and reject the candidate who would stop gouging because he’s a “dirty” socialist. When capitalism ain’t working for anyone but the 1% and the politicians they buy off. Could that be the time to consider a new system? Nah–let’s stick with paying crooks to get into office an rip us off.

“Liberal” MSNBC loves to trumpet how many people have signed up for Obamacare. Rarely do they discuss that it went nowhere near far enough.

A STROKE OF LUCK!

As luck would have it, I’m based in LA for 10 days doing gigs in Pomona and San Diego. As luck would have it, I called my old friend from the Atlanta days (circa ’82) poetess Kennon B. Raines to hang out. As luck would have it, she has a friend who works at the Hollywood Bowl. As luck would have it, Grace Jones is playing there tonight. As bad luck would have it, I missed Grace at Afropunk in NYC a couple weeks ago. But I’m seeing her tonight! Woo hoo!

STEPHEN COLBERT ON BERNIE SANDERS’ MYSTERIOUS RISE

Bernie Sanders recorded a reggae tune? Hear it here, on a fab Stephen Colbert segment. I hadn’t seen Colbert on the Late Show but it’s outrageous to hear people screaming like this for Bernie.

MSNBC’S JOY-ANN REID ADMITS HILLARY IS A FLIP-FLOPPER W/O CLEAR AGENDA

Interesting interview including this:

JOY-ANN REID: “Yeah, it’s interesting, because Hillary Clinton has had this remarkable arc over the course of her life, from being a sort of conservative, “Goldwater Girl” teenager to being this really fierce, feminist young lawyer in Arkansas and this, you know, advocate or this acolyte of Marian Wright Edelman, to then having to shift back into a traditional first lady role after really being rebuked for trying to have a policy portfolio of her own with healthcare. And so she sort of occupied this strange space that has mirrored the Democratic Party, that’s gone left, she’s gone right, she’s been hawkish, she’s been sort of the neocon in the party. And now she’s trying to find her own individual voice and balance whether she is, in a sense, looked at as a Clinton restoration candidate or an Obama continuation candidate, because she has a role, really, in both of those administrations, in both of those wings of the party. So she has this sort of odd space, and she hasn’t really decided which camp to really come down on. And she really needs to, because she needs that ascendant Obama coalition in order to become president.”

I’m not saying that one can’t evolve over time. But may I suggest that a true leader would not be struggling to find her voice at this late state in the campaign? This is why I feel that Hillary is not a leader and never will be. She’s the furthest thing from a bold vision, grabbing cash and wetting her finger to see which policies resonate at the moment and borrowing the ones that do from Bernie/Warren. Policies she’d ditch after getting elected. She’s either more of the same as Obama or to the right of Obama.

 

SPINNING IN ATL W/ HAUS OF EDWARDS FOR PRIDE KICKOFF PARTY 10/8

Shangela, Alyssa Edwards and Laganja Estranja will perform, I’ll spin, my delightful mom will be popping down form Chattanooga–a terror on the dance floor at 79!–all presented by Barefoot Wines and Spincycle. This is not to be missed!See you on 10/8!

A CLIP FROM POLITICS IS A DRAG PILOT–STARRING ME!

POLITICS is a DRAG LADY BUNNY & Gun control

Episode 3 We sent the Legendary (or really old) and fabulous LADY BUNNY on the streets to ask about gun control. And you'll also see the fabulous Miss Coco Peru Tosh Yanez and Richie Lillard...written & produced by Michael Airington and Frank J Hagan for Matzoball Entertainment LLCGraphics by DIEGO COLLADOAll matzoball music License http://www.estergoldberg.com/views_from_a_broad/2008/09/musicarchive.htmlHAIR and MAKEUP provided by TIGI/BEDHEAD http://tigihaircare.usDesigner Vintage Jewelry courtesy of Richard ReamsSPECIAL THANKS to AUGUST AESTHETICS http://augustdenton.comfor making me look FLAWLESSTWITTER http://twitter.com/estergoldbergFACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/EsterGoldberg

Posted by Politics is a Drag on Monday, September 21, 2015

Here I am as a “man” on the street in LA talking about gun control in an excerpt from Politics Is A Drag. The concept is by Ester Goldberg and we’re still actively pitching the show to producers to either get us online or get us on TV. The one thing that matters most is the likes and shares. The more we get, the more the gatekeepers take notice. So if ya dig this and would like to see more politics and punchlines from drag queens like Ester, Coco Peru and myself, please share widely. There’s an election coming up so the time is right!