Month: April 2013

Sunday Dinner and Dessert

So I did some quick fried and then baked pork loin chops. Seasoned with salt and pepper. That’s really all it takes.

Oiled up some Asparagus, seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder and thyme. Broiled for 5 minutes.

Roasted potatoes with garlic and rosemary.

And for dessert – Strawberry Granita.

Movies: Django Unchained

As is always the case for a Tarantino movie it starts off interesting and then the blood shed starts. It’s underlying theme is a story of bonds, both those of love and those of brotherhood and respect.

But the amount of blood and general opening of a can of whoop ass is spectacular. There’s the next to last scene before Django blows up the Candieland mansion. The part where he’s on the stairs with the two black women and says to them “Tell Miss Laura Goodbye” And the women look at him puzzled and he repeats himself and they say “Goodbye Miss Laura”. And then DJango blows a bitch away. Too funny.

And the funny part is, at the beginning where Dr. Shultz and Django meet Mr. Candie I said “They’re all gonna die. Every last one of them.” I was so right.

Heap scorn and deliver a ration of shit to these senators in Rhode Island

The following Senators voted against SB38 – the Marriage Equality bill in Rhode Island:

Sen. Frank A. Ciccone, III – (D) Providence/North Providence


Senator Marc A. Cote – (D) North Smithfield, Woonsocket


Senator Louis P. DiPalma – (D) Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Tiverton


Senator Walter S. Felag, Jr. – (D) Bristol, Tiverton, Warren


Sen. Frank S. Lombardi – (D) Cranston


Sen. Michael J. McCaffrey – (D) Warwick


Sen. Harold Metts – (D) Providence – Special Note: Metts is known as a religious crank in the Senate.


Sen. Edward J. O’Neill – (D) North Providence, North Smithfield, Lincoln


Sen. Roger A. Picard – (D) Cumberland, Woonsocket


Sen. Dominick J. Ruggerio – (D) Providence, North Providence


Sen. William A. Walaska – (D) Warwick


And last but certainly not least is Senate President M. Teresa Paiva-Weed (D) Newport, Jamestown. She deserves a lesser ration of crap because she did allow the bill to come to a vote. But just the same – lay it on!


Hmm, I like Volkswagen Vehicles

So prior this week I rented a 2013 Jetta. Nice on the highway, it accelerates really well and was under 3K RPM at 75MPH. Pretty nice, but then I found out why. It’s got a six speed automatic transmission.

Today I rented a 2012 VW Golf – smaller engine, same transmission. But it’s radio had bluetooth. Only gripe I have is the central display shows the connectivity going on. Damned car would try connecting to everything it saw around me except my phone. Grrrr. And it’s got little arrows but no buttons to control it. Very annoying. However the car seems to have more responsiveness than the Jetta. And you can squeal the tires on this one no problem.

So now I’m faced with a dilemma. I want to buy a car and I had been leaning towards a Mazda 3, but after driving the Jetta and the Golf I find I like those a lot better. Choices, choices.

With the RI Senate passage of Marriage Equality I wonder what the bigots think now

For instance, I did email my condolences to Christopher Plante, the head of the RI NOM. I was very nice about it, if maybe a little passive-aggressive but I couldn’t help myself.

And to Bishop Thomas Tobin – must suck to be him right now. His Catholic dogma doesn’t hold sway any longer.

And to his lackeys Rev. Bernard Healey and Rev. John Codega – they must be smarting a bit right now too. Good,

And to the various and sundry retards who testified AGAINST marriage equality, a great big FUCK YOU to all of them. It’s been a long ride and a lot of people deserve the utmost derision.

And Senate President M. Terese Paiva-Weed – she actually allowed the bill to come to a vote. Interesting, I wonder what House Speaker Gordon Fox held over her head in order for her to even let it come to a vote? I’ve long advocated he play hardball with her until she came correct. But alas, even though she allowed the vote she still voted against it so deserves a proper ration of shit for that.

All in all, it took longer than I expected but RI will have true equality in marriage. And the bigots can’t say a damned thing about it now, except to cry over their breakfast toast. I’m waiting to see the photo of NOM’s Brian Brown with tears in his eyes.

RI Senate votes yes on Marriage Equality

About damned time! The vote was 26-12.  We won, the bigots can suck it! I hope Christopher Plante doesn’t cry in his corn flakes. And I cannot wait to see Brian Brown in tears again.

It’s the juggernaut now. RI makes ten states – last in New England of course but recall, RI was the last to ratify the Federal Constitution too.

I’m very happy about this. At last. At long last.

Marrige Equality Passes RI Senate Judiciary Committee 7-4

Definitely closer than I’d have expected but there are some well known bigots on that committee. Now let’s see if the body is allowed to vote on it.

It sort of surprises me – because based on all past evidence we had some really obstinate fuckers in the Senate. But several of their tunes have changed in the past year. I think a lot of it has to do with the environment on the national level. The President and Vice President coming out in support didn’t hurt the cause any and I’d heard that a lot of legislators were finally tired of the fight and that they’d heard from so many constituents in support that they changed their mind and voted it.

I know, my state Senator Paul V. Jabour delivered a rather interesting anti-equality screed at a WBNA Meet the Candidates night. But during his speech he said that if his constituents wanted it, he’d vote in favor. And lo and behold – I made sure his constituents called him – posted his contact info everywhere and that video everywhere.

63% in favor, 36% opposed.

If we just look at it from the committee level – and try to extrapolate we have more then 50% in the senate as a whole. So if Senate President M. Therese Paiva-Weed lets this come to a vote we’re green light all the way as Governor Lincoln Chafee is on board too!