06/04/08 06:23 - 71ºF - ID#44546
Gay Is Ok2 Cali Style
First of all (e:libertad) On my other post with this name You made a very good point about self hate. I think that is true for other groups of people also. Also on my previous post I did Burn 30Days but haven't had time to watch it yet. I do plan on going to the Parade on Sunday to take pictures, maybe around spot, I wonder if I should take some pictures at Kleinhans if I wake up early enough or who knows maybe I'll still be up. I guessing I'll just be there for the Parade though. Before I forget The Stripteasers who preform at Roxy's (never been) will be doing a full show on Friday at Nietcehes I think it is like $7, I plan on going to that. Not sure what will happen if I take pictures, maybe pictures with no flash we shall see.
I will admit that after reading the article below I'm not sure if it is possible for people in California to try and stop this. I'm not sure if there is a way to define being married as being a man and women , but in any event it looks like gay Marriage is legal. But that does bring up a question I have? Why not change the tittle of Gay Marriage to Same Sex Marriage. The reason I say this is what if two friends want to get married for the benefits. You know how some guys are so close they are like brothers or two girls are like sisters. Well what if say one of them has a kid if something happens then the other person could raise the kid and they would just take right over. Or what if one of the people gets real sick then there legal partner could do all the legal stuff since they would be legaly married. The other thing it would do is, take of the negative stigma of the word gay it might even make basicly the same thing more exceptable to a lot of people, just and idea. Here is the article.
California court says gay marriages can proceed
By Adam Tanner 1 hour, 1 minute ago
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California's Supreme Court gave the final green light on Wednesday for gay marriages to begin later this month, turning down requests for a delay.
The most populous U.S. state's highest court ruled last month that refusing homosexuals the right to wed violated the state constitution.
Opponents then asked the court to halt the start of gay weddings until November, when the state's voters will decide a ballot measure that, if approved by a simple majority, will define marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
"It would have been unprecedented to postpone constitutional rights based on speculation of how a political scenario may or may not play out," San Francisco city attorney Dennis Herrera said.
"Folks can get married on June 17," he said.
The court voted 4-3 to deny the petition to stay the decision. The same judges voted the same way on May 15 in the landmark decision, hailed by gay activists and condemned by social conservatives.
The court's original ruling becomes final at 5 p.m. on June 16, opening the way for gay marriages to start the next day.
"This is another four-to-three vote for legal chaos," Glen Lavy, senior counsel at the Alliance Defense Fund, which is fighting against gay marriage, said in a statement.
"This decision is the most egregious case of judicial activism in modern American history. The refusal to wait for the people to decide by the constitutional process confirms that."
GAY MARRIAGE OPEN TO ALL
Massachusetts is the only U.S. state that allows same-sex marriage, but offers licenses only to its own residents. California has no residency requirement, which means gays from across the United States will be able to go there to marry.
San Francisco, internationally known for its gay community, briefly allowed homosexuals to marry four years ago before a court ended the ceremonies. The legal battle that followed culminated in last month's decision.
Gay marriage remains a topic of hot debate in U.S. politics. More than 25 states have constitutional amendments barring gay marriage.
The group behind the November California ballot measure against gay marriage expects to spend at least $10 million in the campaign.
Polls have showed contrasting trends. A Field poll published last week showed 51 percent in favor of gay marriage and 42 percent opposed. But a Los Angeles Times poll a week before found 54 percent backed the amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman while 35 percent opposed it.
Should that measure pass, gay marriages could again come to an end. But thousands of same-sex couples are expected to tie the knot over the summer.
(Editing by David Storey and Alan Elsner)
One other thing I thought of is that there is no requirement to live in CA. So I wonder if that will encourage people to come there to get married and have a ceramonie and then go back to there state where they aren't acknowledged as being married. Then maybe if enough people do that it might get some movements going stronger in states to get at least any marraige rights to be rocongized like how NYS is doing it. In any event very interesting times we live in.
Location: Buffalo, NY
06/03/08 05:50 - 68ºF - ID#44530
Location: Buffalo, NY
06/02/08 07:33 - 68ºF - ID#44522
2nd life Documentaries
Location: Buffalo, NY
06/01/08 01:44 - 58ºF - ID#44508
MMA & Narnia
(I don't remember if it says what ones where on TV and what ones were not). I know I enjoyed it. One problem though with MMA is that you never know how a fight will be. Sometimes you can have a quick short fight or one where they wrestle and try to get submissions. If you don't understand the submissions it looks very dull and the action is hard to see. I admit I was a little mixed up as why they stopped the fights. I do think it not being on a pay channel may have factored it in, and that a lot of people would be new to it. I really liked the girls who fight that Carano girl is pretty hot and looks like she can fight pretty good. I think last Night was QCRG's Championship Bout and then there was Art & Models Hope those that went to either had a great time. June is all ready going to get kinda busy. Next week is pride, weekend after that is Allentown (hope I can get something this year, money is kinda tight, ok more then kinda), Towards the end of the month I have two Concerts Deathklok (with supporting acts) and Hatebreed. I have a trip at the end of the month. Plus I want to see that Bleach Movie. I thought (e:ladycroft) said she was coming to town in June also.
Tonight is the MTV Movie Awards (live they claim but not sure). I all ways like those because I think the fans vote on most of the awards. Plus they have things like best Kiss and I think they should come up with some new cleaver ones like one year it was Best Summer movie that hasn't come out yet, but I don't remember what one. I won't be watching it live though I'll be Watching Wrestling PPV.
Oh yeah the reason I wrote in the first place was to say I saw the New Narnia movie. With out giving anything away there are a couple spots where things are mentioned that if you read the books you would know about. Disney Decided not to make all the books into movies they are only doing the ones that have all 4 kids in them. So those who have read all the books would know what books those are. To be honest not knowing what they were talking about wasn't a big deal really but to know would have made it better. There is a part where it sounds as if they grew older in Narnia and left but that they had no control over leaving and now when they are back they are younger, but maybe I misread the meaning. I thought that the movie was very good. Story wise it is a little bit darker and there is some more conflict to go along with the action. Not sure if the story is entirely true to the book but the story is pretty good. Oh yeah and the action is pretty good to. I have heard some where that there is Religious meaning in the Narnia Stories and I myself have never noticed it. But that being said I'm sure if you go in deciding to try and find it I'm sure one could, there is one part where it is right out there and you can't mis it. I also do like how the one army looks like something out of the 300 and even the leader of the army looks like the same guy. I thought it was very good.
Location: Buffalo, NY
05/31/08 07:25 - 66ºF - ID#44501
Gay is Ok
I will admit that the way I look at things in general is that people should be able to do what they want as long as it doesn't hurt anyone else, unless they want to be hurt but that is a completely different conversation itself. This is true in sex, love, and Marriage also. Hey if people love each other that is all that matters. Their love or sometimes lust doesn't hurt anyone and no one makes you watch so just leave people alone. I use this same belief for drugs and other things also. If you want to get high and stay at home all day or party it up as long as you keep your needle to your self and your dependancy doesn't fuck up any other persons life fine then.
I know that I'm not as open to things as I should be. When I was growing up you all ways hear the "hey fag" and things along those lines as a way of bashing someone (who isn't gay) by calling them gay. I will admit that some of that still sticks with me. I try not to do it but it is tough sometimes. I never really mean it in way that is hurt full it is just a way to mess around with someone else and it gets them upset because they find homosexuality wrong. I will admit I am trying to stop it. When someone says it to me I'm not offended since I don't think there is anything wrong about being gay.
Some people say that being gay in unnatural. I say that isn't true there are gay animals. I also think that there is a chance that being gay could be very natural. The best example I can think of is in china where they have the one child clause. Yes I know that there are ways for gays to have kids like invitro and adoption. But from a physical sense two people who with out help wouldn't have a child would be a way to cause population control.
Most people who spout that homosexuality is evil and a sin do believe it. I know there are things that use as examples to back up there point. But what I don't get is I thought you weren't supposed to judge people you know that "he who is without sin cast the first stone" story. I also think that the line that goes something like "a man shouldn't lie with another man" could have other meanigs other then gay sex is wrong. I think that line was put in as a way to put down the Greeks since they where known for gay sex, I have even heard gay sex called greek style. I'm not saying that people who think gay sex is wrong are wrong I just don't agree with how they get there ideas from there religion. I also think it is what they have been taught and then once they believe that they use their bible as a way to back it up.
I do think gays should be treated as equals. I think that one reason why there still is so much hate by some for them is that you don't know who is gay so unless there is a clue you assume someone isn't. For example Asians, Blacks, Women, and other minorities there is something physical that sets them apart. So you might not like blacks but then you know this black guy who is great with computers so you go "hey he isn't like the ones I see on TV, this guy is pretty fucking cool". So by meeting people you learn that all the sterotypes aren't true. But you could work with someone who is gay and go work out with him and be in a shower with 4 gay guys and never know. If you knew they where you might shower by yourself. I do think that they do have the right to be treated as equals and to march and have parades and stuff. I'm sorry but there is a however coming sorry, I don't think they should expect peoples ideas to really change. If someone thinks that homosexuality is a sin you can't expect them to change there religious ideas. Here comes another however, however I think it is fair to be asked not be be harassed by people who think homosexuality is wrong. There is for some people a strong feeling that gays try to push there beliefs that there life style is ok onto others. I don't believe that to be true. But I do see why someone who does think homosexuality is wrong would think that.
I think things like pride weeks, gay groups, and other things along those lines are a good idea. Let face it even rebels want to fit in even if it is just with other rebels a little bit. That is why I think those clubs are good. I also think that it is good to have pride in who you are (as long as it doesn't put you in danger).
I feel as if I have left something out other then Marriage. I do understand why people believe gay marriage is wrong. If you believe being gay is wrong or at least not natural how could you approve of marriage. I think that there are rights that you can only get from marriage and that in every state people both stright and gay should be able to get them and once you get one in one state it would be national. This could even cover Hetero Life mates (movie wise think Jay and Silent Bob, is that a good or bad example), this way you are considered family. There is a difference between getting Married in a church and by the state. I think gays should be allowed to get married by the state and currently it is a state issue. NYS looks like it will recongnize gay marriages in other states now. But currently it is a state issue and not a federal one. I think that it should become a federal issue and gay marriage should be allowed. The reason I say that is right now we are in a real gray area. What happens if say in CA it does become legal to get Married and then you have to move someplace else and that state doesn't give you the rights you just had in that other state. Polygomy is illegal, I think it should be but that is for another time. What if you are a family man living in say South Carolina and you have a gay lover out of state and you then get married if it was to a women you would go to jail but since your state doesn't know about it, there is no pollygomy. See there is so much gray area that I think the feds need to make it legal in every state. That being said Marriage is also a religious mater also. That is why I think that no church or priest should have to Marry anyone they don't want to. I also think they should have the right not to be sued for not doing so. If there religious belief is that it is wrong they can't be held resposneible for doing what they think is right. I don't mean they agree to do it then the day before the event go, oh I changed my mind sorry, that just wouldn't be right.
Hopefully I covered everything I wanted to and congratulations to anyone who made it all the way to the bottom and understood what I was talking about. I almost forgot don't ask don't tell makes no sense. If it was used correctly and stright guys couldn't talk about the girl they fucked then it would be ok. But when you have to fit in you can't go "oh after i fucked becky I walked out to the kitchen naked and saw her mom eating a strawberry so I got out the whip cream and fucked her to" with out lying. But if you tell the truth that you and the boyfriend went dancing and then fucked all day you can get kicked out. If you lie about that stuff what else will that cause people to lie about. Ok I think that is really it, and if anyone didn't see last years Pride Pictures they should be up on my webshots page now.
Location: Buffalo, NY
05/30/08 07:54 - 72ºF - ID#44492
TiTs (BANDITS UPDATE)
I have heard it called Thursday at the square mostly and have never seen it in print in short form on any thing official, but on everything written it is at and not "in". I wasn't an English Major or anything so I don't know how to explain it but often people use the word at for in and vice versa incorrectly. Unofficially I have heard it both as "at the square and in the square". I can't give any real credit to the first person who I heard or say call it TiTs but I do know must recently it was (e:Chico) I believe when he wrote about how it was crappy this year. So for that reason I went with what is not really correct and called it TiTs. What it should at least be called if I'm doing it that way is T.i.T.S or for those who use the proper name T.a.T.S . In any event I had a great time and like the i version for the simple reason that a lot of people don't really go for who is playing but to eat drink check people out dance and maybe look at some boobies shaking or something.
Here is the link to the gusto article where there are some professional pictures. The one that made the paper I did see in person of the girl with the bag crowd surfing.
I learned from above that Galactic used to have a lead singer who left the band. I thought they where very good and Mr Liff (not sure on spelling) aka the hip hop guy was pretty good. I remember him so I must have seen them before and "The New Deal" where pretty good.
THE NEW DEAL
(not in order really)
In terms of a Bandits Rally I guess that was a good place to have it. The problem is that for a 15 minute thing it would be tough to do it where there was not something else all ready going on. Who knows maybe some music fans will become Bandit fans. I'm not sure but I thought I heard a lot of people boo the Mayor or was it Chris Collins or was it both. Or maybe they wanted to just hear the players speak. I'm not sure really but Had a nice time.
I wish that I had some pictures with some hot ladies. Hey does anyone know if Buffalobarfly.com goes to the square that would be a good place for them to hook up with. I think it would be fun and funny to post pictures with the caption of some hot lady who's name I don't even know or who is this? or something along those lines. Or even to caption them fake number 1 and 2 and 3 and so on that could really be funny. But take my word for it there where some cutie pies and not all of them where tall and blond I did see a guy and a girl trade a hit for a drink of beer that was pretty awesome then there where these girls who it was taking them for ever to roll up there stuff so some guy gave them the rest of his as they waited to roll theirs up, it was a pretty interesting time. I myself didn't smoke up but for those that chose to have fun that way good for them, unless they are that one dude who looked like Adam Sandler and kept falling down and being moshed around.
Long story short went for the Bandits and had a great time. I'm glad they where there because if they weren't I would have stayed home so "Lets Go Bandits".
Location: Buffalo, NY
05/28/08 05:45 - 59ºF - ID#44476
Family & Religion
It isn't weird to have a second family really. But what is weird is how you see them about as often as your 1st family. But what is crazier to think about is that you see people at work more and they are like (even if you hate them all) a 2nd family also. You most of the time don't bond with them like a family, your there to work after all. The reason they are like a 2nd family is there are some people who drive you crazy who you can't escape just like family. But it is more about the fact that you are there with them for 40hrs a week and maybe more if you count a lunch or Overtime. Not to mention some times someone might come in before work to drink coffee and talk politics as they read the paper. If you can't start till 7 and the bus gets you there at 6:15 as an example that is another 45 minutes (not true where I work but true some places). Maybe it is because I'm Irish (Irish vs. Irish American is a debate for a later time) or maybe not, but it seems that most of my family (and in this case my 2nd family) we only see at wakes and Funerals. The part that is kinda scary is I'm going on a little vacation to a wedding in Carolina this month so that will be like a family reunion. In the both today and in June then it shows that families often don't see each other enough. The thing is that is how it is. For example it was great to see a lot of people I haven't seen In a long time. But it is to bad this is what it took for me to see them and vise versa. I'm not saying all families are like this I see my mother about everyday (computer is at her house, not mine) and my sis (as annoying as she can sometimes be, but that is one family dynamic I really can't get into here) sometimes and we will do things and go places together.
I lost my train of thought above. It was weird to take pictures but I did take some. I'm used to taking pictures of fun things and not funerals (they won't be posted on line, or at least not by me). It is good for the people to have pictures, I don't think pictures should just be of the good times. That being said when you are concentrating on the camera and taking a picture it takes away a little bit from what ever you are doing. Hey someplace you are having fun not a big deal cause taking the pictures can be part of the fun (an (e:strip) party is a good example of that) , but with things that are Sacred or Personal taking pictures feels odd or like a privacy violation a little bit. That being said I'm glad I took pictures but wish I took a few more. But at the same time you don't want it to be about just taking the pictures either. I don't know if what I wrote makes any sense to anyone else or not but maybe it does, well I feel a little bit better.
Location: Buffalo, NY
05/24/08 05:25 - 64ºF - ID#44441
1000th Indy Potpurri
Well I was hoping it would be about some huge event like being on a white sand beach or Mountain or something along those lines. Then I meet a couple people and they have a bunch of girls and there is some event like a bonfire or being pushed over a waterfall and swimming in the Lagune (the thing at the bottom of the falls that is some how deep and calm and the water doesn't move.) Then of course every one would do some type of drug that bonds us all together and there is some kind of group or multi partner sex. After wards everyone gets the same tattoo that binds us all to that moment for life and to each other so we never forget it.
But nothing like that ever happens to me and even if it where to the timing isn't right so I'll just write about today and the movie I saw.
But before I do that I do want to add that I have been slowing down on how much a post, and not sure why that is. Who knows maybe it is because I don't do so much during the winter other then wake up early and trek out to work trek home go on line and watch TV. then there are also sports events but no Taste of Buffalo or anything like that. It is odd to think of that many posts I guess I'm a big mouth sometimes the fact that I have 2,853 comments currently that I've posted would agree with that, but other times I'm very keep to my self type of person. I did have the idea to video myself typing a blog then down load it then upload it to youtube but I don't really know how to video on my camera and I have no idea how to do you tube here. I also thought about putting links to other journals I had written on here but kinda forgot how to do that plus that would mean a lot of re reading. It is to bad I couldn't find 1000 hot ladies or neat Tattoo pictures that was another idea for a 1000th post. I didn't want to get into an issue on my about 100th post. So onto indy.
I can't compare the new Indiana Jones to the old ones because I don't remember much about them. Yeah I know I liked them and that at some theme park they had an Indiana Jones show that was pretty cool with huge flames and tricks, my guess is Epcott Center but not sure. One thing I have heard from a few places is Harrison Ford is old and then they break on the movie. Well I got some bad news for the people I have heard say this he is in Better shape then you are, and I'm guessing he is in better shape now then your where 5 years ago and maybe 10 years ago, if that is true then you need to shut up.
Some people say that they did this as a way to just make money. I do see there point because there are a lot of product tie ins, ceral multiple ones, and Burger King come to mind quickly. I tried the indy burger I think it is a new kind of Whopper and it was pretty tasty. I don't think it is all about the money. I could be wrong here But I think with the success of Movies like National Treasure and Tomb Raider it shows that people still like this kind of movie. I think this will not be the only new Indiana Jones Movie. I could Ford doing one more and there is another thing they could do and I think they might but to say it here would give away a part of the movie.
Ok onto the movie itself. How can you not like a movie that starts out with music by Elvis, It is background music and doesn't really have anything to do with the story. Story wise I liked it, again that is all I will say don't want to give anything away. Even though she was evil it was nice to see a strong women as being the evil lead charachter, I wonder if they will do a Sci-Fi spinoff (again if you saw how it ended you know where I'm going) that would be funny. Of course there is a lot of action including fighting and that is all ways good. I like that Indy wasn't perfect. I'm sure if you anyone has seen the previews the show the scene where he swings and doesn't make his target there is another scene kinda like that. It was a lot of fun and think anyone would like it. It is also good family viewing. You don't have to know about the cold war and that the (not nazi's here) nazi supposidly tried to find occult powers to take over the world. You don't have to worry about cursing or sex scenes or all kinds of blood. Yes that is good stuff but it doesn't fit in this movie and it wouldn't have seemed right if it would have been I don't do the star system but I'll say 3 out of 4 or 4 out of 5 and two thumbs up.
One thing I do need to mention before the movie though, and I don't mean the preview for the new Hell Boy movie that really looks amazing. I mean the coke ads. The most recent is two people debating on some show they say the same thing one buys one a coke and they tour washington, great ad it really is. I admit I'm a Perpsi Guy myself. That being said Coke has way better ads. There is one with santa who gives out coke bottles to this little girl over the ages untill she is old and then gives it to her graduaghter or something like that. There have been a bunch of great ones But here is the part where I need Help in all there ads (maybe they are all made in other countries) they always have tall glass coke bottles, hey maybe it is just me but where I live they don't even sell those anymore. Do they sell them in America anymore? Also it got me thinking is glass or plastic better for the enviroment. Granted I know glass breaks and is heavy but if you droped a bottle of (owned by pepsi) Sobe they land on there bottom and bounce into your shin or at least when I have done that, that is what happens.
Hope everyone gets to have a great long Holiday weekend, even if that means you have to do more at work on tuesday.
Location: Buffalo, NY
05/22/08 05:58 - 55ºF - ID#44422
The Chinese food was pretty good. I think I had like two plates but it was worth it. The food and company was good The people who went where (e:Imk2) and Faben (sorry if I misspelled that), (e:Jenks) and Dan, (e:Tiburon), (e:Paul) and myself. It was nice to meet (e:Tiburon) I hope you liked everyone you meet and had a good time it seemed like you did. I have to thank (e:Imk2) that was a great idea. When I first heard about it I wanted to go the movie but got the date wrong and thought it was next month. To Dan and Paul thanks for getting me home. I really did have a good time and I hope everyone else did also here are pictures from the Buffet.
From inside the Theartre here is one original pictures of (e:imk2) and then two that where updated on my Camera. So I hope you enjoy them.
So now onto the movie at last. I have never read any of the Manga but I watch or record DeathNote on Adult Swim after Bleach on Cartoon Network. It isn't my favorite show that they have had on but it is still pretty good. The Shirgami was so cool looking and the voice was spot on that was really cool. I thought they got L perfect. That would include all the little movements like the feet and how he holds the phone. I'm not sure if it was all the same Voice Talent from the cartoon but if not it sure sounded just like them. You might not think it but those little touches make a movie so much better. I didn't really know how they where going to tell the story or how far they would go into it. I thought the story was told pretty well. I guess the ended the movie at a pretty good point in the story. I don't really do the stars or thumbs up but it has 2 thumbs up and enough stars to be good. Oh yeah the special features where pretty good also. The only thing that I thought could have made the movie better is that there was stuff in Japanese that they could have translated on screen but I think not doing that is kinda a common thing, but other then that it was pretty cool. There where people who dressed up and screamed when there favorites where introduced. That I wasn't used to but you gotta like the passion that people have. Part 2 looks like it will be very good, not sure if they will have another screening for that anytime soon or if it is better to see if it is on DVD anywhere. I think it would be cool to see it in the large screen. They did have an ad for a Bleach Movie they will be showing in June, but that is animated not live action. Bleach is a pretty good Show also, I should go see that also.
Location: Buffalo, NY
05/18/08 02:53 - 48ºF - ID#44387
Bandits Win 4th Championship
Pictures can be nice as a reflection but the thing is there is so much they can't show like the atmopshere or energy and things like that. the game was so much fun and the place was sold out. It was for the championship and there was that something that I don't know how to say that is like excite where you kinda prey you team can hold on to win, when you score a big goal you jump in the air. Well here are a few more pictures from the game.
I'm sure NLL.com and Bandits.com have news on the game also. I look foreward to taping the game and listening to what the people say about it, that will be a way to maybe relive it a little bit. Before the game I watched Pan's Labyrnth and thought it was pretty good, I like that it was dark and had an ending of things being righted but not being happy. I thought it was pretty interesting.
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