The Republic of T.

Black. Gay. Father. Vegetarian. Buddhist. Liberal.

October 27, 2014
by terrance
Comments Off on Christian Bale: Moses was barbaric and schizophrenic | Film | The Guardian

Oh, come on. Christian Bale has a point. If Moses were around today — “hearing voices” and acting out — he’d probably be diagnosable as schizophrenic. After all, when people “hear voices” today, they end up as mental health patients, not prophets.

September 15, 2014
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Comments Off on Chris Brown gives Ray Rice advice, discusses his ‘anger issues’ | theGrio

I’m not sure that Chris Brown is the best person to be advising Ray Rice right about now. Just sayin’.

April 8, 2014
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Comments Off on If Money Is Speech…

If Money Is Speech…

If 97% Percent of Americans Sold Everything They Owned and Spent It on Congressional Elections, They Still Couldnt Max Out.

March 11, 2014
by terrance
Comments Off on Do We Really Need Daylight Saving Time?

I vote “No.” For starters, we’re not a agrarian society anymore. Second, it certainly doesn’t make me more productive. If anything, I’m far less productive during the couple of days it takes me to adjust to the time change — especially in the spring.

March 6, 2014
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Comments Off on Dalai Lama Opens Senate Session With Prayer

Well, if the Senate is going to open its sessions with prayer, it should be open to all faiths. (There are Buddhists in Congress, after all.) So, even though I’m uncomfortable with mixing religion and government, I still think this is pretty cool. What I can’t figure out is how it happened to quietly and smoothly. Right-wingers lost their minds when a Hindu cleric made history by offering the Senate’s morning prayer. But then I remembered, CPAC starts today. I guess the right-wingers had somewhere else to be.

February 12, 2014
by terrance
Comments Off on Steer Clear of South Carolina

Steer Clear of South Carolina

South Carolina governor Nikki Haley supports guns policy where no permit or training is necessary. Great. We already live in society where you can now be shot for texting in movie theater, playing your music too loud at a gas … Continue reading

January 28, 2014
by terrance
Comments Off on Jimmy-Come-Lately?

Jimmy-Come-Lately?

It’s great that after years of being a Republican activist, GOProud’s Jimmy Salvia is GrowTaller4Idiots “done with the GOP.” But until he sets about undoing the damage he did to the LGBT community, by supporting and funding GOP candidates who … Continue reading

January 27, 2014
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Comments Off on GOP Congressman Trey Radel to resign.

GOP Congressman Trey Radel to resign.

GOP Congressman Trey Radel to resign. Interesting. Neither this nor the Politico article suggests why he changed his mind, but I wonder if it had something to do with the House Ethics Committee investigation.

December 11, 2013
by terrance
Comments Off on Every Picture Tells A Story?

This just goes to show that pictures may be worth a thousand words, but they don’t always tell the whole story.

November 26, 2013
by terrance
Comments Off on George Zimmerman’s Arsenal

If you’re still wondering whether George Zimmerman would kill again, take a look at the list of the weapons retrieved from Zimmerman’s home. Is that a big enough arsenal for a “rampage” or “massacre”? Even a small one? If not, how much time would he need to build one?

November 25, 2013
by terrance
Comments Off on Fist Bumps Are Healthier Than Shaking Hands

Turns out that “terrorist fist jab” might be healthier than a handshake. It makes sense. After all, how many people coughed or sneezed into the hand with which they shook yours later? How many of them washed it after their last trip to the loo? How can you know?

February 24, 2012
by terrance
Comments Off on No John Edwards Sex Tape

No John Edwards Sex Tape

Thank goodness! The John Edwards sex tape — the one he made with his mistress and campaign videographer — will suffer the same fate as Edwards’ political career. It will be destroyed. Let’s hope no copies were made, and that … Continue reading

February 15, 2012
by terrance
Comments Off on Whitney Traffic

Whitney Traffic

Weird. I haven’t posted anything about Whitney Houston’s death. I have an unfinished post that may go up soon, but that’s it. Still, I just peeked at my stats and discovered this 2008 post about Whitney House and Amy Winehouse … Continue reading

February 10, 2012
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Comments Off on Two CPAC Disappointments

Two CPAC Disappointments

I came away from CPAC a little disappointed yesterday, for two reasons: I missed the dating seminar, which would have been entertaining, if nothing else. With GOProud gone, I couldn’t find any gay people to hang out with — even … Continue reading

November 29, 2011
by terrance
Comments Off on Bah, Humbug. Here’s My iPhone 3G

Bah, Humbug. Here’s My iPhone 3G

OK. I plead guilty to this When I got my iPhone 5 and i learned how to unlock iphone 5 , I gave Parker my old iPhone 3G (with parental controls in place, phone service deactivated, everything restored to factory … Continue reading

September 9, 2011
by terrance
Comments Off on Feeling Bookish

Feeling Bookish

It’s happening again. I’m getting that “I’ve got a book in me, if I can make time to write it,” feeling. Of course, that “if” is the big, and the deciding, factor.

August 24, 2011
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Comments Off on There Is Too Such a Thing as Bisexuality

There Is Too Such a Thing as Bisexuality

I was never one of those who claim “there’s no such thing as bisexuality.” I’ve known too many bisexuals to buy that the “don’t exist.” So, I’m not surprised that a study now indicates there is too such a thing … Continue reading

August 16, 2011
by terrance
Comments Off on Kate, Cancelled

Kate, Cancelled

Apparently, it’s hard to build a successful television show around someone who’s (a) unlikeable and (b) had no discernible talent beyond reproducing.