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>Self-pleasure and the mayor’s race

September 15, 2010

>It’s hard to imagine Ed May and masturbation would come up in the same blog post, but it happened. Right now.

Just turn off your imagination right now, though. It’s not like that.

No, I wanted to write about the primaries last night, but then this information comes out about the local mayoral candidates and something very strange is going on.

In today’s Birmingham News the finance reports of the candidates are disclosed.

The article explains that Ken Gulley outspent his rivals by a huge margin. That is no surprise.

But this is:

“Ed May did not file campaign finance disclosures for the two reporting periods
before the general election. Candidates do not have to file disclosure forms
unless they raise or spend $1,000 or more. Candidates who don’t raise or spend
more than $1,000 can instead file a waiver indicating they did not need to file
disclosure forms. May also did not file any waiver.”

My understanding is that as a candidate you must file either a form or a waiver. Ed May did neither. What does this tell us? What are the possible reasons?

1. He is hiding something. I can’t believe the hundreds of signs he has put out cost less than $1000.

2. He does not respect the process. Somebody doesn’t respect it, that’s for sure. There’s that silly lawsuit challenging Ken Gulley’s residence, but I don’t think it’s tied to the May campaign. Seems there’s another fish splashing water out of the bowl in this case.

3. He’s lazy. He said after the poor showing in the general election that he had not campaigned. That could indicate laziness, or maybe his lack of campaigning reflects one of these other possibilities.

4. He’s unorganized. Have you seen his desk?

5. He has such high regard for himself that he feels he does not have to follow the rules.

In any case, I don’t think we want a person who falls under any of the above categories to be our mayor.

Ken Gulley raised over $21,000, and the contributors listed include business leaders, realty groups, law firms, investment firms, insurance firms and numerous individuals; people who love our city, understand our city, and want our city to prosper.

Who is left to contribute to May? No one. I guess maybe that’s the reason he has no contributions. But he still needed to file a waiver.

Oh, you are wondering about the masturbation reference.

In Delaware the Republicans chose Teabagger party doll Christine O’Donnell as their candidate, a move that those who rely on statistics and advanced polling say will decrease the GOP’s chance of taking the senate from 30% to 15%. It turns a sure Republican win in November in Delaware to a probable Democrat win.

O’Donnell is known for, among other things, speaking out against masturbation.
How can that be? I mean she is a teabagger, without question, and got the Teabagger party endorsement. And teabagging leads to…oh, never mind. But she said:

“The Bible says that lust in your heart is committing adultery. So you can’t masturbate without lust.”

Hey, I don’t make up the news, I only report it. And I’m not going to dwell on this. But do you really think that little kids, male and female, when they are exploring their body and just learning about things are full of lust? No, they are just doing what feels good with no emotional attachment at all.

And monkeys. They masturbate. Are they lusting after furry hunk they just saw swinging through the trees?

And does fantasy always equal lust? Hardly.

OK, enough of that.

I mean, it was bad enough that every candidate had to give an opinion on the proposed mosque in New York. Are we now going to examine every candidate’s view on self-pleasure? Let’s hope not.

But last night’s primaries give new hope to the Democrats for November. Independents and moderate Republicans do not want to elect radical wing nuts to congress. So they will either stay at home or vote for the Democrats in November.

So, Twitter was set to launch a new interface last night, but my twitter page looks the same. But I like what’s coming. Watch the video. Then follow me….

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>Twitter

December 29, 2009

>Remember almost a year ago I said I had not been sucked in to Twitter?

Well, now I have.

Follow me

I still have to learn how to shorten URL’s and such to make my tweets better.

But that aside, I only have three followers so far. That does not bother me, I am not Ashton Kutcher (but I will paste a picture of him on here) and am not seeking a million followers.

But who found me?

Yoko Ono!

She posted an affirmation for 2010 that I liked, so here it is.

AFFIRMATION FOR 2010
by Yoko Ono

I would like you to share an affirmation with me.

Think it, say it, with firm belief, knowing that we are all one.

In the name of truth, peace and love:
Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Our planet is healthy and whole,
We, the people of Earth
See clearly, Hear clearly, Think clearly.

Make the right judgement, right decision and the right move
For the benefit of our planet and others.

We are now bathing in the light of Dawn,
Standing in the Heaven we have created together,
Sharing the Joy With all Lives on Earth
And of the Universe,

As we are all one, united with infinite and eternal love.

For the highest good of all concerned, So be it.

Happy New Year

love, yoko

Yoko Ono Lennon
December 2009
New York, USA

>Tweet-Presbyterians-Tweet-Marriage-Tweet

February 20, 2009

>Follow me.

No, I’m really not getting sucked in. But did you know that the founders of Twitter (Evan Williams and Biz Stone) rejected a $500 million takeover from Facebook. $500 million!!!

They brag that Twitter had the first pictures of the Miracle on the Hudson landing. Well OK, but someone could also post a picture of an alien spaceship landing in Trussville on Twitter, and who would know if it is real news or not. For those who wait another 5 minutes to see news break on CNN or even Fox, isn’t it worth it to know that the news is real. Most of the time.

Enough about that.

Alabama mainline Presbyterians (Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley) have voted 77-75 to drop language that requires clergy to “abide by fidelity in marriage and chastity in singleness.”

Story

173 regional groups like that will vote this year on the issue. Passage by a majority would allow local presbyteries more leeway in ordaining clergy.

This might allow gay clergy who are in committed relationships to be ordained. After all, the clause being debated was added to target gays (in 1997).

So far the national vote is 39-24 against changing the language.

Marriage

Interesting concepts from today’s Dear Abby column.

From Abby: some churches feel so strongly about separating the legal aspect of marriage from the religious that they have voted to only “bless unions,” and their clergy no longer sign marriage licenses.

From Rev. M. N. R. in New York: Several couples I know have married without the paperwork because they regard the alternative the same as sitting at a segregated lunch counter, and they are unwilling to support segregation.

From Rebecca in Sunnydale, Calif: When the Bible was written, did they have marriage licenses then?

From God is our Witness in Colorado: Nowhere in the bible does a servant of God ask permission from the government to marry…And while there are references to “what God has joined together,” there is no similar praise for what Caesar has blessed.

This 9 minute video explains a lot. And I knew there was a reason I like David Cook.

>If this were Twitter

February 19, 2009

>If this blog were twitter my posts might look like this. Twitter posts are limited to 140 characters.

Based on yesterday’s emails and blog history people are more concerned about waste water than Jesus’ teachings on homosexuality.

Emails from various elected officials run 2 to 1 in support of my column.

Emails from environmental advocates run 100% in support of my column.

Food World in Bessemer is closing, but will anyone notice?

Get ready for lots more foreclosures in Jefferson County, our delinquency rate is 13.5% compared to national average of 9%.

Jefferson county delegation approved bill to allow county manager in Jefferson!!!

Jeffco has $636 million due Friday, seeks extension. Bankruptcy dammit. I can’t get extension after extension on my debts.

Stimulus plan to help winterize homes. How do you get on that list?

Pope shares with Pelosi his anti-abortion rhetoric. OK, so how about comprehensive birth control and contraception!

Linda Nelson says Bayless should not run against Abbott. I sort of wondered myself, hasn’t she done a good job?

Burris needs to resign. Burris needs to resign. Burris needs to resign.

AG Eric Holder says the U.S. is “essentially a nation of cowards” on race discussions. Amen, bro.

Now, I don’t Twitter, but I have friends that do. I am trying very hard not to get drawn into that well of uselessness. Not when I can do the same thing on Facebook for free (Twitter is also free). I mean, I might would use Twitter if I didn’t keep hearing Rick Sanchez on CNN talk about it. They have viewer’s Twitter comments crawling across the screen…who cares?

Don’t let this happen to you!