Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Here are a few interesting stories that caught my eye, so I thought I would share…
Former First Lady Barbara Bush is recovering from a surgery where surgeons repaired a perforated ulcer. She described the pain as “worse than childbirth.”
Horrible mom/person du jour Lori Drew was found guilty of three misdemeanor offenses of accessing computers without authorization. Each count is punishable by up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine. If Drew would have been convicted of all original charges, she could have gotten 20 years!
Tina Meier, the mother of the dead girl, said Drew deserves the maximum of three years behind bars.
“For me it’s never been about vengeance,” she said. “This is about justice.”
In a bit of funny yet sad news, via Jezebel, a company is advertising a Keyboard for Blondes.
The “bubblegum pink” Keyboard for Blondes actually says things like “duh” and “oops!” if you hit backspace and makes a cash register sound when you hit the dollar sign. Instead of a “caps lock” button, there’s a “warning! size xxl letters” button; the F keys are called “useless keys.” There’s an “SOS” key: Shoes on sale. And, since math is boring, the number keys have musical notes on them. The company calls it the “perfect gift.”
Told you! Sad, ain’t it?
Sean Penn is getting Oscar buzz for his portrayal of Harvey Milk in Gus Van Sant’s movie Milk.
Gay Rights Activist. Friend. Lover. Unifier. Politician. Fighter. Icon. Inspiration. Hero. His life changed history, and his courage changed lives. In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, becoming the first openly gay man to be voted into major public office in America. His victory was not just a victory for gay rights; he forged coalitions across the political spectrum. From senior citizens to union workers, Harvey Milk changed the very nature of what it means to be a fighter for human rights and became, before his untimely death in 1978, a hero for all Americans.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see it! It opened yesterday, November 26th.
And finally, I’m going to leave you with a story about my crush, Rachel Maddow…MAN! She’s HOT!!! She recently visited Conan, where she discussed the tons of fan mail she receives from straight men asking “If I like you, does that make me a lesbian?” To which she responds, “Yes.” LOL!
She goes on to say “the single best thing about coming out of the closet [is that] No one can insult you with what you’ve just told them.” Have I mentioned that I love her?
So I’m off to enjoy this Thanksgiving day, and to pack for my much needed/wanted weekend cruise to Ensenada, Baja California. I can’t wait! What are you plans this Thanksgiving day?