Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Lisa Pond and Anti-Gay Florida...

This morning I really wasn't sure what I should write. Then, I remembered a post I saw on Rosie.com. I don't often read Rosie's website, but Elisabeth Hasselbeck was on Access Hollywood, which I was only watching because the TV was on and one thing led to another and...

Well, that doesn't matter. Anyway, there's this post about Lisa Pond. Lisa died of a brain aneurysm on Feb. 18th, but that's not all. Below is a quote from another blog:

"From The Olympian: ``Langbehn, a social worker, said officials at . . . [JMH] did not recognize her or their jointly adopted children as part of Pond's family. They were not allowed to be with her . . . and Langbehn's authority to make decisions for Pond was not recognized . . .

``Even after a friend in Olympia faxed the legal documents that showed that Pond had authorized Langbehn to make medical decisions for her, Langbehn said she wasn't invited to be with her partner or told anything about her condition. She said she wasn't allowed to see Pond again until a priest arrived to give . . . Last Rites.''"

Situations like this are the very reason gays and lesbians should not be denied marriage. Family values my ass. The mean spirited people who do things like this do not know the meaning of the words family values.

This woman died without her kids and partner, because of hate and bigotry. A social worker, Garnett Frederick, told Langbehn that Florida is 'an anti-gay state.' Well, well, well. Langbehn had a legal right to make decisions for Pond and the hospital denied it to her. I hope she sues, I hope she wins and I hope that hospital has to close its doors for good. (I should note that Mr. Frederick has denied this allegation.)

Cheryl's been talking for years about going to Florida to see the sites and, even though I've never been a fan of Florida, I probably would've given in, but not now. I told her last night that I will never step foot into that hate filled state. I won't take a vacation there, I'll never travel there on business until this kind of foolish stops.

So, here's my final and very UnChristian thought, let's just stop visiting Florida. The whole state only has two things: Oranges and tourists. Let's stop drinking their juice, eating their oranges and visiting their way too hot and humid state. Let's just leave them be.

I think Rosie should sell her house and arrange for her cruise line to pick up passengers somewhere else. No gay person should do business in Florida and no straight person who knows a gay person or is related to a gay person should go there either.

I do want to offer up a prayer for Lisa Pond and her family. May God hold them close to His heart until they can all be together again.

God Bless

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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

The Starter Wife...

I know I just posted a serious piece on home sale transfer fees, but then I put my computer aside and started reading this next week's TV Guide (the one with the Sopranos on the cover). I had my choice of three magazines that arrived at the house yesterday -- US News & World Report, Newsweek and TV Guide. Sometimes, a girl doesn't want to read serious news, so I picked up the guide.

Anyway, there's a spoiler in the magazine. I'm sure they didn't mean it. Maybe, they didn't realize that those of us with subscriptions would receive the issue BEFORE we saw the next episode.

So, as a public service announcement, DON'T READ THE JUNE 11TH ISSUE OF TV GUIDE UNTIL AFTER YOU WATCH THIS WEEK'S THE STARTER WIFE!

On other news, they put in 3 pages of Rosie/Elisabeth coverage. Oh, and what a joy that is to read. I didn't even bother reading the whole thing. I used to like Rosie O'Donnell. Really, I did and I still do to a point, but I agree with Elisabeth. She was calling Americans terrorists. Now, it should be stated that I agree with Rosie about 75% of the time -- maybe I don't agree on how she says it, but I agree. I disagree with Elisabeth about 98% of the time. I rarely think she knows what she's talking about. President Bush could announce a new bill that says parents should beat their first born and Elisabeth would blindly follow him. However, based on Rosie's statement, I agree with Elisabeth, she was calling Americans terrorists. I also agree that Elisabeth should in no way feel as if she needs to defend any remark made by Rosie and vice versa. I don't believe the hype that Rosie was fired. People who bring up the ratings by 10% do not get fired.

I only have a couple more things to add to this.

First, even I'm getting sick hearing about all of this and I don't think TV Guide needed 3 pages on a story they've covered and covered.

Second, as far as who should be the next co-host, well, I'd like to sign up for the job, but I don't think Barbara Walters will be calling me. So, here's my choice, Sherri Shepherd. She's funny, she's opinionated and she can hold her own. Next choice would be Whoopi Goldberg. But, since me and Barbara Walters aren't bffs, I don't think she's going to call me up and ask my opinion.

Third, the only reason I still watch the View in any capacity (and I've missed the last few weeks) is for Joy Behar. I just love her!

Finally, I'm done writing on this subject, unless Barbara Walters calls me up and asks my opinion. I think the rest of the world should be done with this subject, too.

God Bless

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