Thursday, November 27, 2008
Happy Thanksgiving !!
Monday, November 24, 2008
Scott Jensen is the one who filmed the scene. He’s local station KTUU’s award winning chief photographer. He told CC from KUDO radio yesterday that Sarah Palin, who was standing next to her personal assistant throughout the entire interview, chose the spot on which she stood for the “turkey slaughter interview” that quickly went viral on the internet, and received wide coverage in the news media. The turkey slaughter was already underway when the governor chose the spot. The photographer pointed out what was going on and asked her if she wanted to move. She said, “No worries.”
But Palin is now denying all of it, and implicitly calling the photographer a liar:
“The [Alaska] governor did not know it was going on behind her,” Palin’s spokesperson tells ET of the reportedly grisly scene at Triple D Farm & Hatchery outside Wasilla. Cameras captured Palin extending the annual Thanksgiving pardon to one turkey while a farm hand slaughtered the bird’s feathered friends in the background.
Who are you going to believe: Palin or your lyin' eyes? And if she really didn't know what was happening behind her....do you want her to be a person who can make decisions about your life?
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Adam & Scott Tie the Knot !!
The ceremony was beautiful. Adam and Scott wrote their own vows. There was not a dry eye in the house...
Andrew performed the ceremony. Here he is with his partner, Troy, and Troy's son, Dylan.....
Toasts were offered for the happy couple....
The Countess made a new friend, Serena......
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
More on the political front lines...
Next I give a Shout Out to Joe.My.God. whose blog everyone should read every day. He has all the LGBT news, gossip, and photos about what is happening. The Countess was reading Joe's blog and happened on this little tidbit from The Beastie Boys:
I don't know if you can read the questions from the picture but this is what it says:
IS SAME SEX MARRIAGE REALLY A BIG DEAL TO YOU?
WITH UNEMPLOYMENT AT IT'S WORST IN YEARS..
2 WARS GOING ON..
THE STOCK MARKET CRASH..
MILLIONS OF AMERICANS CAN'T AFFORD INSURANCE..HEALTHCARE..A PLACE TO LIVE..
GLOBAL FKN WARMING!!!
WHAT THE F#@K!?!
it's 2008 and this is what you're afraid of...same sex marriage...!?!
again I have to ask...
This just struck me as so simplistic as to be genius.....WHY? We, as Americans, are facing drastic times. There are so many basic issues that we are all facing in our every day lives. We are all equal in our daily struggles.....straight, gay, black, white, arab, whoever...... WHY is gay marriage an issue today? I give you another of Joe's blogs to illustrate the sanctity of marriage by one of the most hypocritical enemies of gay marriage....Newt Gingrich.
From Joe's Monday, November 17th column:
Newt Gingrich Loves All Three Of His Traditional Marriages
"It's so laughable when serial adulterers defend "traditional marriage."Newt Gingrich: "I think there is a gay and secular fascism in this country that wants to impose its will on the rest of us, is prepared to use violence, to use harassment. I think it is prepared to use the government if it can get control of it. I think that it is a very dangerous threat to anybody who believes in traditional religion."
And I think if you believe in historic Christianity, you have to confront the fact. And, frank -- for that matter, if you believe in the historic version of Islam or the historic version of Judaism, you have to confront the reality that these secular extremists are determined to impose on you acceptance of a series of values that are antithetical, they're the opposite, of what you're taught in Sunday school."
Apparently what Gingrich was taught in Sunday school was how to commit adultery over and over and over and marry as many times as you feel like it. Hell, he even committed adultery while he trying to bring down Bill Clinton for, uh, committing adultery."
Read the rest on Joe's blog.
Friday, November 14, 2008
A Fun Fundraiser...
If you are out in the Berkshires this Sunday, please stop by Flavours on Rte 7 in Lenox and attend the fundraiser "Berkshire Musicians For a Cure". Tickets are only $10 and all proceeds go to the benefit.
Sabrina and Chin are cooking up some of their delicious food, there will be bands, and The Countess will be selling raffle tickets for the wonderful prizes that have been donated by generous local businesses.
Hope to see you there!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Keith Olbermann On Gay Marriage In California
"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
Everyone in the U.S.A. should be made to watch this video.
Monday, November 10, 2008
National Protest Day against the California Prop. 8 vote
Please join The Countess and millions of other people who think that votes against gays are votes against civil rights for all.
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Tony & Jason
The Naked band ladies, Julia and Rachel, joined him on stage for a couple of songs. These ladies have such beautiful voices. I first heard them up at Dream Away during the summer.
Kelly, who I met on Halloween night, returned to see Tony play. She came all the way from England to intern at a local hotel for a year.
Then I met Mimi and James who were in town for a getaway weekend. Mimi friended me on MySpace so we will keep in touch that way. Come back to the Berkshires soon, my new friends.
After catching up with Tony, it was off to see Crankenstein at Flavours. Here is Sabrina, the master chef at Flavours, and Dawn, Crankenstein's wife who has her own band Pariah, with The Countess....
Dawn is running a benefit at Flavours on Sunday, November 16th, from 12 to 5. "Berkshire Musicians for a Cure" will feature bands, food, and good times. Tickets are only $10 at the door. Hope to see you all there.
Chin, the owner of Flavours, was colorful as always in his retro 1970's outfit. He always gets The Countess up for a dance....
It was great to see everyone at Flavours. I hadn't been over there for awhile. They are so friendly and always make sure you have a good time.
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Yes, we can!
Barack Obama - 44th President of the United States!
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
And now tears of joy!!!!! Obama has prevailed. I am writing this after listening to John McCain's concession speech and that gave me a few tears as well. I was a proud Republican for most of my voting years. I guess now you would call me a Goldwater Republican...when the Grand Old Party meant fiscal responsibility, small government, and individual rights. Somehow the Religious Wingnuts took over the party and it became something else....something that I found abhorrent. John McCain survived the Vietcong prison camps and he earned my admiration and respect. He has given his life in service of our country and I admire him for that. I admire him for the speech he gave tonight.
Now I am going to listen to the next President of our country give a speech of hope and promise. I am very excited and happy to have been able to vote for him today.
Monday, November 03, 2008
Halloween night in the Berkshires....
Madam Adam and her fiance, Sir Scott, arrived. Madam Adam was giving Tarot Card readings in the corner all night....
Cindy, the Queen of the Bar, was looking quite lovely that night....
Steve from Shakespeare & Co. got into the act and Steve from Berkshire Theatre Festival was right behind him.....
Our Dollar Store Girl gave a kiss to her boyfriend when she won a prize!