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January 29, 2019

Sex, Evolution, And How The Patriarchy Gets It Wrong | Abby Hafer

January 24, 2019

Pelosi Rips GOP’s “Let Them Eat Cake Attitude”

Filed under: News, People I like, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 14:16

https://www.joemygod.com/2019/01/pelosi-rips-gops-let-them-eat-cake-attitude-video/

“What do they have? They have Wilbur Ross saying he doesn’t understand why oh, when he was asked about people going to food lines and pantries and the rest, he says, he doesn’t understand why they have to do that,” Pelosi said.

“I don’t know, is this the ‘Let them eat cake’ type of attitude? Or ‘call your father for money’? Or ‘this is character building for you’? ‘It’s all going to end up very well just as long as you don’t get your paychecks?’”

 

January 14, 2019

Come Home (Cardinal Pell) – Tim Minchin

Filed under: Children, Criminal, Music and Videos, Music Video, People I like, Religion — Scottie @ 18:30

As an abuse victim this song resonates with me.  It needs to be posted again.  Hugs

December 7, 2018

Dennis sent us some pictures of his special friend.

Filed under: Animals, Family, Love, Nature, People I like, Things I like — Scottie @ 14:04

The first one is about a week after she showed up in my backyard. Yes, SHE chose me to be her obedient servant, and care for her royal needs accordingly. In the second, she’s a couple months older. And see her sticking her tongue out, in the third? She’s quite the character.

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Ron’s Christmas Tree, try 2

On Wednesday Ron took a break from building the front room ( my future office ) and after moving things around ( which looks much better )  and began setting up his Christmas Tree.   I looks grand.  He loves doing it.   He loves odd unusual ornaments.   That night he took a bunch of pictures and asked me to post them.   So here is Ron’s 2018 Christmas Tree.   Hugs 

November 23, 2018

Ali Forney Center Founder Carl Siciliano

https://www.joemygod.com/2018/11/guest-post-ali-forney-center-founder-carl-siciliano-2/

I keep hoping that the numbers of LGBT youths people thrown out of their homes will begin to diminish, that the crowds of dispossessed kids seeking our help will go down. It hasn’t happened. In fact, Trump’s election has so ramped up hatred and bigotry in our country that the numbers of young people seeking shelter from us has grown by 20%. Last year over 1,400 youths showed up at our doors.

I keep hoping that religious condemnation of LGBT young people will ease up. That hasn’t happened either. The numbers of young people who come to us after being subjected to psychological and even physical torture in bible camps practicing “reparation therapy” also continues to grow. Numerous kids, especially those who come to us from southern states, have endured this. They tell us harrowing stories of abuse.

I keep hoping that LGBT youths will be safer in their homes. But over 75% of our youths were verbally and physically abused in their homes, because they are LGBT.

Adding insult to injury, we learned last month that the Ali Forney Center is losing $300K in federal funding that supported mental health services for our traumatized youths. Frankly, it was not a big surprise. The Trump administration has virtually erased LGBT language from the federal applications for youth-serving grants. But it still hurts. After providing safe places for our youths to sleep at night, supporting their mental health – helping them overcome the violence, trauma and rejection they’ve been forced to endure – is the most important service we provide.

November 18, 2018

and the reforestation project

I know some of my viewers do not like videos and some struggle with English.  However this is an important video.  This video explains how one group were able to help a group of people and stop deforestation.  This is important.   Plus it shows you what I watch while I am reading your blogs.   I an not simply anti trump, I am pro helping making a better world for all of us.   Hugs

November 13, 2018

tRump handles the flames

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Cartoons, Memes, News, People I like, Political — Scottie @ 08:10

October 25, 2018

how can the Democratic party organize votes from Honduras when they can not organize votes from Pennsylvania? Hugs

October 14, 2018

Major changes

Filed under: Family, Love, My Life and Rants, People I like, Thanks, Things I like — Scottie @ 16:09

Sorry if I am not on much or responding in the next few days.  Ron wants me to have a bigger TV as my eyesight has decreased.   I no longer play my xboxes as I can not clearly see the screen on the 32 inch TV in my office.  I had not complained as I have enough other things to do.    This morning Ron decided he wanted to move the bedroom 46 inch ( which has always been my fav TV as it has everything any tech person could want ) into my office.  I asked him to wait until my sunday news programs are over as the move would require emptying four different adjustable shelves, then moving stuff and shelves to a different position, plus all the stuff I had on the floor on the shelves in front of my desk would have to be moved as the top shelf would have to go down there as the 46 inch TV is much larger than the one I have here.  Ron did not understand how big a project it is , but did after I showed him.  

Long story short, Ron is letting me move things at my pace , as slow as it is, while he worked on the new paneling in the front room, and now he is napping.    I am very glad to be getting the TV I love, and in truth we simply do not use it there since I got my office.  But it takes a lot of effort for me to move all this stuff, Ron brought in the step ladder as he wouldn’t let me use the step stool,  but I have to take each thing down, decided to keep it or not, if keeping it clean it and decided where to put it.  It is a much bigger job than I intended this weekend.   But I do want the bigger TV.  

Thanks for understanding.  I am off to try to move more stuff.  ( side note how did I get so much stuff? )  Hugs

 

September 29, 2018

I agree, she deserves it. Hugs

Filed under: Cartoons, Memes, News, People I like, Reason — Scottie @ 08:16

 

August 24, 2018

For Victoria over at Victoria Neuronotes

Filed under: My Life and Rants, News, People I like — Scottie @ 11:40

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Reminder of this fund!

For Victoria over at Victoria Neuronotes

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 09:09 Edit This

The write up on the go fund me page is beautiful Swarn. It is a nice snap shot of Victoria’s life and struggles, and affirms what a grand person she is. To the followers of my Toy Box, as you know life can throw us all for some very hard turns. Not everyone has a good support system. If you are in a position to help others a little, please think of helping Victoria. In the time I have known her through comments and replies on blogs she was always full of grace , smart, funny, and caring. Thank you. Hugs

Cloak Unfurled

Hello all.  It’s been some time since I posted I know.  I have them building up in my head and my blog is not dead, nor am I!  There has been a lot of family here, the world cup, and well an extra baby to take care of so I’m just trying to develop a bit of a new pattern in life, and right now that doesn’t give me much time for blogging.

For right now…well many of my readers know Victoria over at Victoria Neuronotes.  In fact it’s safe to say that many of my first followers found me from commenting on her blog.  Victoria has become an amazing friend and I want to try and help her break out of the rut she is in and have a some independence in her life.  You can read the narrative I wrote on the link I post below.  If any…

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July 15, 2018

Humans save a whale from the damage humans do

Filed under: Animals, Nature, News, People I like, Twitter — Scottie @ 10:55

May 27, 2018

Unfulfilling Prophecy

Filed under: Atheism, History, People I like, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 17:27

May 10, 2018

A request from my brother Randy

Filed under: Health, Ideas, My Life and Rants, People I like — Scottie @ 20:06

Randy and I were talking about how much riding my bike has started to help me recover.  He is interested in riding also.  He asked me to see if any of the readers here have some ideas about bikes for him.   He wrote his size below.  He says he is having trouble finding a bike where he lives.    Thanks a lot everyone.  Hugs

6’4″ 300+ lbs. 34″ inseam. Prefer something I could take up north and ride on those dirt roads as well as the paved roads here.

 

March 24, 2018

March For Our Lives 2018.

March 18, 2018

A great visit from a special person.

Filed under: Family, Love, My Life and Rants, People I like — Tags: , , — Scottie @ 10:53

As many people know I have a special friend who is more than a brother to me.   Randy is smart, funny, kind, generous,  and a sweet person to be around.  He drove a long way to come visit last week.   Ron and I really enjoyed the time we spent together.   Here is a picture of the three of us at an outside restaurant on the waterfront.  It was very windy but we enjoyed it.   Randy is the one without a jacket on.    Hugs

Randy, Scottie, Ron in the wind  

March 14, 2018

Student speaks in front of the U.S. Capitol

Filed under: Children, Family, Ideas, News, People I like, Political, Reason, Twitter — Tags: , , , — Scottie @ 13:43

February 20, 2018

Please read the post at https://agingmillennialengineer.com/2018/02/15/fuck-you-i-like-guns-2/

Filed under: Ideas, News, opinion, People I like, Political, Reason, Things I like — Scottie @ 19:58

Carmen mentioned this article in the comments on this post https://amusingnonsense.wordpress.com/2018/02/20/asking-for-stricter-gun-laws/       I find it an incredable read that has co0mom sense ideas and a lot of well known provable facts.  This is not liberal screed.   I recomdned everyone give this a read please.   Hugs

“Fuck you, I like guns.”

The post the comment is on is by Sirius Bizinus and he offers a copy and paste letter you can send to your congressperson.  It is well written and I also recommend reading his post and the comments.   Hugs 

January 16, 2018

I support Chelsea Manning for Senate

Filed under: My Life and Rants, News, opinion, People I like, Political — Scottie @ 11:43

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