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December 18, 2012

Jive 5: Most Popular Blog Posts November 2012

Five most popular blog posts of November 2012 jiveinthe415.com


I know this might sound trite, but where does the time go? As a kid, I would hear adults say that as you get older time flies by at breakneck speed, and I thought they were nuts. Well I can testify that they were right, and there’s never enough time in a day.

We just elected a new president, celebrated Thanksgiving a few days ago and Christmas feels like it’s sneaking up
on us and is happening tomorrow.

Last month’s most popular blog post was related to Professor Paul Krugman’s blog post, where he reminded Americans that he felt that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) was a fraud.

Anytime I write about something even remotely salacious, in this case it was about the cast of Cocoon II who disrobe daily on the corner of Castro Street and Market, a lot of people click on those stories.

This is a true story. The Saturday after Thanksgiving, in the late afternoon, it was pouring rain here in San Francisco. Unfortunately, I had to venture out to Walgreen’s in the Castro. After I stopped and picked up a chai latte at Starbucks, I walked to Walgreen’s. Standing outside the Bank of America on the corner were 3 wet musicians, all male, shivering and holding umbrella’s. It was cold, it was wet, and they were completely nude - as they tried to shield their instruments from the rain. Get your mind out of the gutter, they were musical instruments, not their “instruments.” It was raining so hard that I couldn’t go over and request that they play “Come blow your horn.” Ba dum dum!

After I did my shopping, I was standing in the long queue waiting for the cashier. A woman was standing behind me chatting with her gay male friend. I heard her say “ I never thought I would ever be in favor of banning anything, but those naked guys have to go.” I turned around and said “You and me both.” The guy in front of me said that he felt that way too.
As I left Walgreen’s - they were huddled together - naked and wet and fumbling with their instruments. I just don’t get it. The law is supposed to take effect in February.

I think Frank Rich’s essay in New York Magazine on “Truthiness” still resonates today.

We never did see those tax returns. We never did learn the numbers that might validate the Romney-Ryan budget. Given that Romney had about as much of a human touch with voters as an ATM, it sometimes seemed as if a hologram were running for president. Yet some 57 million Americans took him seriously enough to drag themselves to the polls and vote for a duplicitous cipher.
The House Republicans who invented a fiscal crisis that will result in across the board tax increases in 2013 for ALL Americans must be freaking out right now. “Smart” leaders like the fraudster Paul Ryan and Rep. Eric Cantor (R-WI) invented this crisis because they believed Mitt Romney would defeat Obama, and that they would be able to run roughshod over a lame duck president. They didn’t count on Obama winning, and they didn’t think that any of their GOP colleagues would have to vote for what is in essence a “tax increase.”

The president has them over a barrell, and they don’t like it - and it makes me laugh.


In November 2012 the 5 most popular blog posts based on page views during the month:

1. Nobel Prize Winning Economist Says Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) Is A Con Artist

2. Gaggle Of Gay Naked Guys At Gay Ground Zero Facing Ban

3. Word Of The Day: Truthiness

4. Election 2012: Shell Shocked Republicans Wonder Why They Lost

5. Video: "Splaying Your Genitals At Castro And Market - The Documentary Short"


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