We just finished another Wednesday edition of the SistersTalk Radio “Bloggers You Should Know Series.” Tonight, our guest was Iris Carter.
Iris writes the blog Muttonchops: a blog that focuses on people who tend to behave like sheep, following the crowd and bleating. On occasion they may be correct in following the herd but often they are uninformed and failing to think for themselves. She is also a national recreation examiner for examiner.com
*How long she’s been blogging
*How she got started as a blogger
*The most controversial subject she’s covered on her blog
*Who she thinks her blog audience includes
*The time she usually blogs
*How she uses Twitter
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Anti-Obama conservatives are freaking out about the recent influx of celebrity “I Pledge” videos poppin’ up on MySpace
A mind-numbingly cringeworthy and deeply disturbing MySpace video release shows vacuous celebrities pledging their “service” to the incoming Obama government in the form of activities such as not flushing the toilet after taking a piss and selling their “obnoxious” cars.
The video was produced by actress Demi Moore for the MySpace Presidential Pledge project, and features a gaggle of highly annoying actors, singers and other patent phonies such as Sean P. “Diddy” Combs, Courtney Cox Arquette and Ashton Kutcher.
“The Presidential Pledge is a platform for people across the nation and throughout the world to make a first person commitment of service to our new President, articulating a specific intent or action to become an agent of positive change,” said Kutcher. [Celebrities Pledge Cult-Like “Service” To Obama Government]
I get it. The only acceptable cult-like behavior in this country is blindly following a lyin’ schemin’ commander in chief who starts bogus wars for phoney reasons.
While my old blog was down for 5 days, I spent some time over at OneMoreLesbian.com (OML) watching lesbian movies. Well, I also spent some time flirting with a gorgeous lady too, but this post ain’t about that.
I finally watched Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (based on a novel by Jeanette Winterson). Over the years I’ve heard a lot about Winterson, but never felt the urge to read any of her books. After watching the movie, I’m thinking it might be time to go back to my first love: reading.
You can watch the entire movie over at OML. Parts 3.3 and 3.4 are a bit hard to find at OML, but I made it a bit easier for you (click here and here).
The main female character has a sexual attraction to women that seems to be motivated (and almost encouraged) by her love for God, but I don’t think her sexual orientation is the main focus of the movie. Religion and its often oppressive nature seems to be the main theme. I especially like how Winterson explored how sex (both gay and straight sex) is often viewed as something to be ashamed of.
I ain’t even gonna laugh about this – no matter how much I want to. Looks like the Diva’s confirmation as Sec of State is on hold:
The Senate approved seven of President Obama’s Cabinet-level appointees yesterday but delayed a planned vote on Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s confirmation to be secretary of state because of objections from a Republican member.
The delay, the result of a demand from Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) for more financial information about former president Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation, presented Obama with his first congressional roadblock just hours after he was sworn into office.
The web page changed at about noon eastern just as President Obama was sworn in. A new blog has been added as well. I don’t see a commenting option so I’m guessing that issue will be addressed in the next round of Obama protests.
President Obama will be to gays what Bush was to liberals: someone to constantly complain about.
The Rev. V. Gene Robinson, Episcopal bishop of New Hampshire, delivered the opening prayer in front of the Lincoln Memorial at 2:20 p.m. Sunday to kick off “We Are One,” a star-studded event honoring President-elect Barack Obama. But HBO’s telecast didn’t begin until 2:30 p.m. ET and was live throughout, meaning that viewers at home didn’t get a chance to see Robinson’s prayer.
The omission caused a pile of headaches for HBO and the Presidential Inaugural Committee, which received an estimated $2 million to give HBO the exclusive rights to the concert. HBO offered the signal free to cable and satellite subscribers, regardless of whether they had HBO. But the committee, which goes by the acronym PIC, said the fault was its own and not HBO’s. Full story: HBO repairs snafu over prayer in concert telecast
I would also suggest they throw in a few Cher, Madonna and Britney concerts too if they want to really please the angry folks. Yep, that was indeed a jab at the drama queens.
Hopefully, all the inauguration noise will go away soon and President Obama can move on to more imporant things – like, oh, the economy.