Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Olympic Toke

What does this look like to you?

Why, it's the official torch for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver... it also looks a lot like something else Vancouver is famous for.

I can't help but chuckle... but that's to be expected (!!!)...

PS- I wonder if Ross Rebagliati will be competing this time around.


Say whaaaaa!?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Times

I'm guessing you've heard about this whole Miss California debaucle.

If not, here's what went down:

During the 2009 Miss USA pageant, Prejean was asked by pageant judge Perez Hilton whether she believed every U.S. state should legalize same-sex marriage. She responded, "Well I think it's great that Americans are able to choose one way or the other. We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage. You know what, in my country, in my family, I do believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman, no offense to anybody out there. But that’s how I was raised and I believe that it should be between a man and a woman."

- source: Wikipedia -

Miss Prejean found herself right in the middle of a cultural war with that statement, and many supporters of gay marriage think she should have been decrowned for it.

I disagree... wait, wait, wait, hear me out!

I disagree that she should be decrowned for the statement. Sure, it's an outdated way of thinking, but it's still her opinion. She gave an honest answer to an honest question and she shouldn't be penalized for it.
I do agree, however, that Carrie Prejean should be stripped of her title as Miss California USA for these lovely little snapshots that have been making the rounds on the net.

Opinions are opinions, but Miss California flat out lied when she signed up for the job. Any employer would fire her for doing so... except Donald Trump it seems. I guess business ethics can be shoved aside when there's a profit to be made from the publicity.

The whole thing has become such a mess, and it's unfortunate that the heart of the matter... the gay marriage debate... is in the center of a mass of skeezy marketing, profiteering, and indifference to the cause.

Keith Olbermann says it best...

Yep... the times sure are changing!

Come gather round people wherever you roam
And admit that the waters around you have grown
And accept it that soon you'll be drenched to the bone
If your time to you is worth saving
Then you'd better start swimming or you'll sink like a stone
For the times, they are a changing
Come writers and critics who prophesize with your pens
And keep your eyes open, the chance won't come again
And don't speak too soon, the wheel's still in spin
And there's no telling who that it's naming
Oh the loser will be later to win
For the times, they are a changing
Come senators, congressmen, please head the call
Don't stand in the doorway, don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt will be her that has stalled
The battle outside ragging will soon shake your windows
And rattle your hall
For the times, they are a changing
Come mothers and fathers all over this land
And don't criticize what you can't understand
Your sons and your daughter are beyond your command
Your old role is rapidly aging
Please get out of the new one if you can't lend a hand
For the times they are a changing
The line, it is drawn, the curse, it is cast
The slow one will later be fast
And the present now will soon be the past
The order is rapidly fading
The first one now will later be last
For the times, they are a changing
- Bob Dylan