LOL: Richard Grenell

Washington Post Opinions:The lesson of Grenell Espisode Romney Aide Out

Huffpost Gay Voices: The Richard Grenell Fiasco

I woke up this morning and decided to catch-up with local and national affairs via television and the world wide web. I read many stories this morning but nothing as funny as the business with Richard Grenell. Above are three of like five or six articles I read from the Google news feed involving Richard Grenell  under the tab of ‘Politics’. Anyway to sum up (feel free to check it out yourself) Richard Grenell is an adept foreign policy expert hired by the Romney campaign as their foreign policy spokesman. He’s also gay…openly gay……I know…how did “Romney” and “openly gay” get mentioned in the the same breath. Here’s how : while the Romney campaign may have *quotefingers* broke ground*endqoutefingers* in hiring a openly gay spokesman but his constituents repaved it in driving the man to resign…not that he had done very much on the official (aka TV, reports, press, etc) side anyway. Many laugh at the situation as the Romney campaign’s half-hearted ploy to win support from the LGBT community. I’m laughing at Richard Grenell…..for being a duck (think of your favorite Aflac commercial).

I’m not laughing at the Romney/Republican’s because, frankly, I already knew how they felt about gay rights and gay marriage. If anything, this kind of insincerity is expected during the election and it wouldn’t surprise me to see more. The only thing that’s funny is the proud gay man who, for all his intelligence, allowed himself to be a pawn just to be removed by his own team! Okay so the man had issues with President Obama’s foreign policy and representation in the global community. I’m not up to speed on the current foreign policy so for all I know, Grenell may have some valid points. My question is why did he decide to work for the Romney campaign? Let’s say that I hypothetically give Romney the benefit of the doubt and imagine that Romney himself and his team had no issues with the LGBT. Romney still represents/advocates the interests of a group that does NOT support gay rights, gay marriage etc. Why would Grenell use his energy and intelligence to further the interests of a group that ARE in favor of subverting his own?

In defense of Grenell’s choices the articles reference President Obama’s “reticence” or flat non-support of gay marriage. Having done my own research on President Obama/gay rights, I find the claims to be a dung beetles favorite food…..poop. I don’t see anything wrong in President Obama’s stance on gay marriage except what may bother people semantically. And if that doesn’t do it consider this: President Obama has made moves in creating and ensuring gay rights, he may not be the one to legalize gay marriage but he’s definitely one that got the ball rolling. Which is more than can be said for the other side. Leave it to the Republicans and you will have the right to keep your sexuality and all expressions thereof to yourself therefore ensuring and protecting yourself your rights as a citizen. Note: not all Republicans are this way but as a group they are.

All I could do is laugh. LOL at Richard Grenell.


Update: RSS Issue


Okay I have gotten lots of comments and questions about my RSS feed, mostly about how visitors can”t find it. Well tinkering around my dash I found the RSS widget…..that wanted the address to my RSS feed or something of the like. So basically I need to sign up for (I guess) an RSS URL for this site. Working on it.




Kids React to Bullying (Series)

Shortened to react, Kids React to Bullying is a series by Benny and Rafi Fine (The Fine Brothers)  centered on kids reactions to bullying. I watched my first episode today and thoroughly enjoyed it. Although you can hear their parents in the mix as well, I was surprised at how well the kids spoke and presented their ideas. I was especially glad that they were honest about current punitive measures and their efficacy (more so lack thereof). Even the peers of the bullies agreed that simple apology and expulsion weren’t enough. While as an adult I can’t say what exactly should be done, I’m glad that a serious consideration is being thrown on the subject. What I’ll keep my eye out for now is more involvement from adults, especially parents.

Lawless (Film Trailer)

I saw this trailer last night at Think Like a Man decided to share it. Mostly because I am thoroughly happy to see Shia Labeouf back at work again. I have a tube crush on this guy and had been missing his face. But back to Lawless. Lawless has an impressive line up (Hardy, Oldman, Pearce, Labeouf, there are more but those are the ones I recognized immediately), set during the Prohibition and plenty of Tommy guns. Though I’m mostly invested in it because of Hardy and Labeouf, the idea of it being a film version of Boardwalk (recently got into it) is another good reason to go check it out.