Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Let the Games begin...part 1

And the Winner is Is?: The Academy Awards have been handed out and the winners have taken their statues to the house, but It's Mike Huckabee who should get the "I'm telling you, I'm not going" award for his presidential bid for the GOP nomination. To my amazement and almost everyone else in the universe, it's clear that the Huckster is going to extend his death grip on his national exposure until the bitter end. Debate or no debate with front runner or should I say most likely nominee, John McCain. On each occassion that he's been quizzed about his unshakeable stance Mr. Huckabee stays the course on the fact that McCain hasn't reached the magic number needed to affirm his lock on the nomination. Meanwhile, Huck's comebacks have come neatly wrapped within some his homespun banter or colorful, yet perplexing rational, thusly denying that he's campaigning for a VP spot on the ticket. What does the man want? If not a VP spot, how about a cable reality show...Being Huck? or talk show...The Mike and Janet Crusade Hour or how about a stint on the lecture circut spreading the good word message to all who will pay to listen. Anyway the Mike "can you hear me now" Huckabee caravan rolls on and on and on and... you get the picutre.

Forclosing Michael : Just like a Phoenix rising from Eygyptian ashes, so does the icon of pop, Michael Jackson. His current music compilation, Thriller: 25 is based on much of his best selling catalog complete with DVD footage. But I hope that his sales soar as news breaks that his beloved, Neverland will be going on the auction block next month if the gloved one doesn't pony up $24 Million still owed on the estate. You would think that with all the cash flow MJ has had over the years that this place would have been paid for lock, stock and barrel. However, those pesky trials, high powered attorney's and cash pay outs probably needed some hefty collateral. I can't help but think, "what's the monthly mortage on $24 Million anyway?" Golly gees, has it been that long since I stood in the back room of the Discovery Club waiting for the national debut of his ground breaking video on it's "big screen" TV. At the time, I marveled at the this large screen presentation as it captured the essence of something special, as well as a tour de force performer to be reckoned with for decades to come. Nontheless, Jackson has always been a favorite of mine withstanding all the other "wacko-jacko" tags or antics that he's been plagued with over the years. Remember Emmanuel Lewis, Lisa Marie Presely or Debbie Roe? Yet, his creative blend plus laser beam ability to engulf himself in his music has thrilled me for years both on the dance floor and off. I read with great interest his December 07 interview in Ebony, which was "very vintage Michael." He seemed in full control of his image, candid, and thought provoking while still continuing to fascinate me as the enigma that he's always embodied. I would love to share a pelligrino or hell, even a Bud with MJ and the kids any old time. Have your peeps contact, my peeps. I'll buy since you might be playing catch up on the rent.

GODS & GAYS Collide: In case you may have missed my last post, I'm putting it out there again for all who are searching for alternative programming. It's the groundbreaking film ,"For the Bible Tells Me So." This intellectual and emotional examination of the intersections of
Christianity and Homosexuality will be held Friday, February 29, 2008 6:30pm, 800 Scott St.
inside the First Presbyterian Church. According to a CAR, press release the amission is "FREE"

although we are encouraging the donation of school supplies. The youth/young adults who are sponsoring this event are collecting the supplies for students and teachers in Kenya, Africa who have no supplies.

After the film there will be a discussion period, plus Q &A with Lou and Bob Wallner, one of the families featured in the film will be speaking. Mary Lou's daughter committed suicide after a long struggle with her family's refusal to accept her based on their religious beliefs.

Presented in collaboration with: Central High School's Gay/Straight Alliance, Parkview High School's Gay/Straight Alliance and DYSC, Diverse Youth for Social Change, a program of the Center for Artistic Revolution, CAR

For more information contact: 501-244-9690 or email: If you don't have any plans, this could certainly fill a evening. Check it out and let us know what you thought.

Money makes the World go round...: It's all about the benjamins, baby, as the hip say and I'm still in search of your support in with our Delegate Fund stationed in the ChipIn widget. This fund has been established to help offset expenses as a delegate the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Aug. 24-28. I'm feeling confident that I will get seated as a delegate or at best an at-large position. I'm going to give it my all and with you all showing your pride with a donation will spur us to victory. Will you ChipIn today?.....

MO Money search: Since we are on the topic of cash, I've added a another widget that will allow you to, yes you dear reader, to follow the money in the this years political race. Enter Fundrace 2008 courtsey of the Huffington Post, which has a clever and an

extensive data base filled with the dollars and cents of those who are supporting all candidates. I felt that offering this little ditty is juxtaposed to a previous post about political action campaign donations from the Stonewall Democrats going unused by local candidates. I encourage you to take a look and see who's giving what to whom. It's all there for the taking, for instance those masters of the cash monte, Rep. Kathy Webb's $2,355 or Alice Lightle's $4,600 dolled out to the candidates of their choice. There's cash in them hills! Have you ChippedIn Today?...

Women and HIV: March 10, 2008 is National Women and Girls HIV/ AIDS Awareness Day.
There are many ways women and girls can take action in the fight against HIV/AIDS:
get tested for HIV
practice safe methods to prevent HIV
decide not to engage in high risk behaviors
talk about HIV prevention with family, friends, and colleagues
provide support to people living with HIV/AIDS
get involved with or host an event for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in your community

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