Tuesday, July 18, 2006

"Blogger Quest" going strong, Another "Fulghumism", U.S. House Rejects Gay Marriage Ammendment, Daily Eye Candy

Hey Blogger Friends, how is everyone's week starting out? Busy as ever here, but feeling like I am getting a little bit accomplished every day. I have gotten some great emails on people looking working on the "Blogger Quest" contest. If you are getting stumped at any particular clue, drop me an email. I will start posting hints this weekend. Everyone could use a little $50 dollar Amazon.com gift card. For blogger friends who like the more envelope pushing blogs, my friend Derek over at Beautiful Boys, is starting a "Beautiful Boy of the Month" contest over at his blogsite. Derek already has quite an eye for eye candy, and I am looking forward to seeing some of the entries he receives. Not much to post on today, still too darn hot here to enjoy sitting at the 'puter with no air conditioning, so I think I will pass on another Robert "Fulghumism" today. I picked this story because a good friend of mine was feeling down a bit this past weekend, and this story reminded me of it. Glad to say, he seems a little more happy and back to himself, these last two days. And here's Fulghum........

"In the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, some villagers practice a unique form of logging. If a tree is too large to be felled with an axe, the natives cut it down by yelling at it. Woodsmen with special powers creep up on a tree just at dawn and suddenly scream at it at the top of their lungs. They continue this for thirty days. The tree dies and falls over. The theory is that the hollering kills the spirit of the tree. According to the villagers, it ALWAYS works.

Me? I yell at my wife, and yell at the telephone and the lawnmower. And yell at the TV and the newspaper and my children. I've even been known to shake my fist and yell at the sky at times.

The man next door yells at his car a lot. And this summer I heard him yell at a stepladder for most of an afternoon. We modern, urban, educated folks yell at traffic, and umpires, and bills, and banks, and machines - especially machines. Machines and relatives get most of the yelling.

Don't know what good it does, machines and things just sit there. Even kicking doesnt always help. As for people, well, the Solomon Islanders may have a point. yelling at living things does tend to kill the spirit in them. Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts....."

If you are yelling at your boyfriend, girlfriend, family member, or the computer even, remember that it slowly eats at the spirit. My friend is a good man, is always there for his friends, treats his lover with respect, works hard at his job, but has been seeming to get yelled at a lot recently. It's drug him down, made him doubt things that he always knew were certain. You can say the words, but watch the emotion. Are you willing to kill someone's spirit?

In the news..... Anti-Gay FMA Fails...From 365gay.com news... he House of Representatives on Tuesday rejected a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. The measure fell 47 votes short of the two-thirds majority they needed. The failure came despite an appeal from the White House. "When activist judges insist on redefining the fundamental institution of marriage for their states or potentially for the entire country, the only alternative left to make the people's voice heard is an amendment of the Constitution," said a statement issued by the Administration. The proposed amendment said that "marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. Neither the Constitution, nor the constitution of any state, shall be construed to require that marriage or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon any union other than the union of a man and a woman." This bill, to put it simply and bluntly, is about adding discrimination and intolerance to the United States Constitution," said Rep. James McGovern, D-Mass.
Congressman Marty Meehan, another Massachusetts Democrat, cited a couple from his district that have been together for 19 years, "17 of which they were treated as second class citizens under the law." But after gay marriage was legalized in Massachusetts two years ago, "they got married, and now this happy couple has health insurance, they have coverage, they have family visitation and inheritance rights that every other married couple in America have," Congressman Meehan said. Earlier in the day LGBT civil rights activists delivered 180,000 postcards to Congressional offices, asking legislators to vote no.

Enjoy some Daily Eye Candy Blogger Friends......Expanded Edition tomorrow for "HUMP"day Wednesday. Keep cool, and thanx for coming 'round....GG


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