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

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

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

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

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Sen. Frank S. Lombardi – (D) Cranston

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Sen. Michael J. McCaffrey – (D) Warwick

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

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

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

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

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Sen. William A. Walaska – (D) Warwick

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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!

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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.