May 9, 2015

Jesus’ 2 Dads, Hemsworth Is A Hunk & Huckabee’s Sunk

Chris Hemsworth in a still photograph from the movie "Vacation."

Chris Hemsworth has a baby’s leg in his briefs.


When I was a kid, I had a subscription to National Lampoon magazine. It was a humor magazine of questionable taste, and outrageously funny content. The magazine spawned several movies, including National Lampoon’s Animal House. I loved the Chevy Chase films National Lampoon’s Vacation, National Lampoon’s European Vacation, and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

I just saw the trailer for a new Vacation film that is going to be released on July 29, 2015. It’s written by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (in their directorial debuts). Starring in the Warner Bros. release is Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Leslie Mann, and Chris Hemsworth.


Check out the trailer, as it’s pretty funny. This blog is a family friendly site, so I had to pixelate the still photo above, of Chris Hemsworth. You can see Chris in action by watching the trailer, and will find more still photos if you follow this link here.



Jesus Had Two Dads And He Turned Out Just Fine!


Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church in Mill Valley, California
A Bay Area church had their sign vandalized this week, and I’m going to hazard a guess that it was defaced because someone didn’t like the message.

The Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church in Mill Valley, California, knew that oral arguments in the marriage equality cases were being heard at the Supreme Court in Washington, DC. The church decided to show their support for marriage equality, and their sign said “Jesus had two dads and he turned out just fine.”  Whoever defaced the sign painted over the “had two dads.”
“We put it up on the day of the argument about marriage equality with the Supreme Court,” said Kim Smith, pastor of the church, referring to the arguments conducted the last week of April with regard to same-sex marriage. Days later, on Sunday night, the sign was vandalized.
The pastor noted that the message wasn’t original; another Methodist church in a different part of the country came up with it, she said.
“As a reconciling church we are proud to accept members of all beliefs. Unfortunately, even in Marin and Mill Valley, bigotry can raise its ugly head,” said Chris Hubbard, a member of the church.
Smith said the community response has been “amazing.”
“We had about 150 calls and emails and people coming in off the street,” Smith said. “They were 100 percent supportive.”
Four hours after the vandalism was discovered at 10 a.m. Monday, a family belonging to the church showed up and cleaned the paint off the sign, Smith said. The family was a Boy Scout family, the pastor said.
“Really the best of the community has come out at this really worst thing,” Smith said, “and you fall in love with Mill Valley again.”

Some Republicans find ‘holy horny’ Huckabee “appalling” and I agree.


Mike ‘holy horny’ Huckabee
Conservative Republican columnist George Will had some harsh words for a fellow Republican in his Washington Post column this week. His target was none other than Mr. Christian himself, Mike ‘holy horny’ Huckabee, who announced his campaign for President this past week.

The column is called “Mike Huckabee’s Appalling Crusade.”
Huckabee was unsurprised when a lunatic murdered 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in 2012: “We ask why there is violence in our schools, but we have systematically removed God from our schools. Should we be so surprised that schools would become a place of carnage?” So, the slaughter was a consequence of the 1962 Supreme Court decision against government schools administering prayers? Was the 2012 massacre of 12 people at the Aurora, Colo., movie theater caused by insufficient praying at America’s cineplexes?
Today, Huckabee says, “We are moving rapidly toward the criminalization of Christianity,” and he asserts a biblical duty to pray for the Supreme Court justices pondering the matter of same-sex marriages. Politico recently reported that Huckabee told some conservative pastors that “he cringes whenever he hears people call a court decision ‘the law of the land.’ ” He added: “This is not that complicated. There are three branches of government, not one.” To radio host Hugh Hewitt, Huckabee further explained his rejection of the idea of “judicial supremacy, where if the courts make a decision” it is “the law of the land”:
“No, it isn’t the law of the land. Constitutionally, the courts cannot make a law. They can interpret one. And then the legislature has to create enabling legislation, and the executive has to sign it, and has to enforce it. . . . [State legislatures] would have to create legislation that the governor would sign. If they don’t, then there is not same-sex marriage in that state. Now, if the federal courts say, well, you’re going to have to do it, well, then, you have a confrontation. At that point, somebody has to decide, is the court right? If it is, then the legislation will be passed.”
And if “someone” — who? President Huckabee? — decides that the court is wrong? In 1957, Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus decided the federal courts were wrong about integrating Little Rock Central High School, an idea President Dwight Eisenhower countered with the 101st Airborne. David A. Graham of the Atlantic notes that, if the Supreme Court rules against a clause of a state’s law defining marriage as a commitment between a man and a woman, this does not invalidate the rest of a state’s marriage laws, so the state’s legislature need not act. Unless, that is, it wishes to reassert the pre-Civil War doctrine of “nullification” — the right of states to disregard laws they deem unconstitutional.
For many voters, a party is largely defined by the behavior of its presidential aspirants. For Republicans worried about broadening their party’s appeal, there is one word for Huckabee’s stances: Appalling.
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