Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Drag shows in Florida

Governor dimwitty is afraid of drag shows. Maybe he's afraid he'll find them appealing? I mean who knows…

(Personally I think they're a hoot and think everyone should give them a fair shake. Heck just watch robin Williams in the 90s era movie birdcage to get a sense of it)

In any case he wants to "ban them" and punish businesses that host them.

But as I've opined before, it's hard to draw a line. What if someone hosts a Monty Python tribute show? The Python guys were famous for always playing women (backstory: women comediennes were hard to come by and often got snatched up by other troupes). What if the cast is true to the spirit of the Python troupe and uses men as women…effectively dressed in drag? Would that violate the law?

And if you're thinking it's about the content of the show, what if risqué and raunchy content that is in standup comedy? Or straight acts (even Broadway performances) that feature "straight people" being explicit.

Where do you draw the line? What if you call it a "drag show" and it's something else, entirely different. Like a car drag race?

Stupid people…

Saturday, March 4, 2023

Oh the irony

Governor dipshit wants to make people who "blog" about him register with the state. And otherwise be guilty of a felony.

I'm unclear on what this means. How does he define blog? What about a web page, an editorial, a series of tweets, a post to another social site ?

What is fair game, for an elected official, which the constitution allows for speech against, and who the Supreme Court has ruled can be called names and made fun of without repercussions?

Is it just his name? His full name? The office? The state? Is it about policies? Where he ate lunch and what he had? Where is this line he wants to draw? 

Is this just for Floridians? How do you define that? What if you’re out of state? Just for people? Or the host too? What if the “blog” is hosted in Timbuktu? Can one post to it then?

Ah free speech. It’s sometimes hard to define what it means. But I can assure you that his definition is outside the bounds and is unconstitutional. 

And to the irony of it all. He is all in on allowing any and every one to carry a gun without a permit. But he wants you to have a permit to exercise free speech.

The second amendment has restrictions in the constitution. The first does not. And yet he's once again playing dictator.

And people just accept it.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

The world is whacked.

This story about dominion voting lawsuit is enlightening.

A quick reminder that "the big lie" posited that vote totals were changed intentionally on machines provided by dominion voting systems.

The lie persisted as the basis for overturning the election. Good old Rudy and the crazy lady were the primary actors. But Fox News did most of the supposed reporting.

It was very flawed, and totally played into a gop-led conspiracy about the deep state or whatever.

Dominion sued, since they were singled out. Fox News was the big name in the suit.

The lawsuit moved forward. Discovery happened.

And what did we learn?

Everyone. Every. One. At faux news knew it to be one big lie ... and that the "experts" were crazy. We know it from discovery of internal communications and from depositions.

And yet they ran with it because they knew they would lose viewers - and money - if they deviated from the company line.

Uhhhhh. Fair and balanced they were not.


And meanwhile the GOP is grilling the candidate to head the FCC because he made a statement about Fox News being state sponsored propaganda. Which is now demonstrably true. But don't bother these knuckleheads with facts.

Monday, February 20, 2023

White Sox prospect Anderson Comas comes out as gay, says he wants to be an 'inspiration for those like me'

We need more of this. More compassion. More understanding. In everything

Respect for you, Anderson.

Saturday, February 11, 2023

What’s that poll telling me?

Read "Deal Breakers That Make People Avoid A Restaurant" and at the bottom was this poll. Wow! I agree with the top group.

Sunday, February 5, 2023

That stupid balloon

Someone sees a balloon in the sky and wonders what it is. They go on social media, pick up some followers. And then start tracking it through various sites and software.

People start to get a little rambunctious and suggest that maybe it's some sort of spy thing! The horror!

The media picks up on it a bit, but they do very little in the way of fact checking, or, I dunno, actual reporting.

Instead they pick up on the social media posts, and talk to some people who are in no way experts on anything for an opinion.

The principle of blowback starts. Other news outlets pick up on the already written story. It becomes a thing, without really being a thing.

And then the real stupidity starts. Someone suggests its the Chinese spying on us. The orange menace tells us it's true. The crazy wing of the political party confirms that this must be true!

Then the Chinese government plays right into it and says it's theirs alright!

Predictably, the media, and conservatives, go nuts. And no one lives up to the principle of "do your own research"…

Then there are oddly conflicting reports about where this balloon is, exactly. Was there more than one?

But here's something for you: there's a company that claims it was theirs, and it was a weather balloon. But that gets drowned out by the breathless conspiracy-related coverage.

And the balloon had a transponder signal. That's partially how it was being tracked. If the Chinese intended to spy on us, why would they tag it with a transponder? A US one at that.

And in a more subtle thought, why would the Chinese - or any major player - use a balloon when satellites are in place and infinitely more effective?

So yeah, it just must be a Chinese spy balloon thingee. Straight out of a maxwell smart episode.

It was already out of hand. But then, our government decided to shoot it down. And China got all outraged, just to make a point.

And the Secretary of State cancelled a visit to China in order to send a message. What message? That we’re easily duped?

And now the discussion will go on for many months. The debris from the balloon is at sea, and the navy intends to recover it. Will they find anything? Will anyone believe whatever they find?

This is not where we should be, as supposedly a first world, developed nation with a high gdp, is it?

Stupid is as stupid does

Flori-duhs governor is opposed to anything transgender related (truth be told he's opposed to many things, and he governs on personal philosophy. Dictator much?)

He has proposed that to participate in girls/women's sports at public schools and colleges, women should submit a history of their menstrual cycle to "someone" with a goal of ensuring fairness in women's sports.

Look, I'll grant you that a person born as a man may have certain physical attributes that are different, and perhaps they may be better at some things because of it. But not always, and the international federations have found that testosterone levels play a role, and testing for that may be sufficient.

And what of women who, for reasons out of their control, have irregular cycles, or none at all?

Perhaps we could have a rational debate on the topic?

But no. He'd rather violate a woman's privacy and make them either not want to participate or let them be self conscious about their own bodies - all the while instructing all of us that we can't teach about such things or talk about such things. But he can because it serves his purpose.

What a … douche.

Drag shows in Florida

Governor dimwitty is afraid of drag shows. Maybe he's afraid he'll find them appealing? I mean who knows… (Personally I think the...