Saturday, December 4, 2010

Best. Present. Ever. : )

The other day, my friend and fellow Pink Gardens resident, June, gave me another awesome thrift store find, this Hillary Nutcracker! Truth be told, before Obama received the Democratic nomination in 2008, I was a huge Hillary supporter. My late mother who died in 1999 always said that Hillary would be our first female President, and I really thought it would be awesome if her prediction came true. She and I saw Hillary speak at a rally in New Haven in 1996, and my mom had a framed photo of Hillary on her wall until the day she died. I love parody and irony, and I'm totally thrilled with this new addition to the "Collection!" I'm not taking it out of the box though, so I'll have to keep cracking my nuts the old fashioned way, lol.

19 comments:

  1. OH MY GOSH! That is HILARIOUS! What a great gift..I can see why it is the "Best. Present. Ever."!!
    What a great friend to give you this..thanks for sharing!!

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  2. June and I hit it off immediately last year when we met, something that is rare in my life experience. I've only had a few good friends my entire life, and most of them I've known for more than 30 years.

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  3. "No comment", Bill Clinton. Too funny. I was a Hillary supporter as well and when JM. picked SP as his running mate, that act to me as a women was the biggest insult, like all females were going to fall in line and support any old woman.

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  4. I know! The choice of Palin had to be the most cynical political move of all time. I think he REALLY thought that he could get the "woman's" vote by picking that dolt. There is NOTHING in common between Hillary and Sarah besides the body parts. NO Hillary supporter would have been caught dead working to elect Palin.

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  5. Casey don't you remember when we met??? You mean I'm the only one that felt that instant connection . . . that SPARK??? lol!

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  6. SORRY DEBBIE, CASEY AND I HAVE A SPARK THAT ONLY A FIREMAN COULD PUT OUT. LOL, COUGER HERE. LOL OK J/K CASEY J/K.
    WE HAD A BIG EARLY EVENING ON THE TOWN. WE WENT TO ARBY'S. YUK

    GOOD NIGHT CASEY GOOD NIGHT.

    GRANNY

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  7. Oh Deb, I remember sparks all right! I remember loudmouth Gary creating sparks everywhere, lol. Gosh, that was what, 15 years ago or more? You didn't even have your son yet, right?

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  8. Ferris was about 2, I think. He's 18 now!

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  9. I wanted to vote for Hillary myself considering I'm not a political person, oh well!

    I have a picture of BC and myself during one of his $peeches with my hand around his shoulder. The security personal were actually friendly and didn't stop me. What an unbelievable feeling it was to meet one of the most powerful people. He was also the last president I voted for.

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  10. I would love to meet Bill Clinton. He's one savvy guy!

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  11. ONE THING ABOUT BC HE KNEW HOW TO HAVE A GOOD TIME IN HIS OFFICE IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN. PLUS HE LIED ABOUT THE WHOLE THING AND GOT AWAY WITH IT. I DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT PART OF BILLY.I FELT SO SORRY FOR HILLARY.I GUESS I'M OLD SCHOOL. IF YOU CAN'T TRUST YOUR HUSBAND WHO CAN YOU TRUST.

    JUST MY THOUGHTS.
    GRANNY

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  12. Who can you trust if you can't trust your husband? Good question. I really don't know why the right-wing is so proud of their straight marriages refusing to open it up to gays. With slightly more than 50% of straight marriages ending in divorce, the only thing I can think of that bothers them so much is that we gays might do it better than they do, lol. I know many gay couples that have been together 30 years, and that's without the benefit of a piece of paper or tax breaks or hospital visitation rights.

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  13. Marriage may be an over-rated institution, but I wouldn't stand in the way of anyone that wanted to embrace it.

    I've had gay friends whose partnerships lasted years and years, ending only because of death.

    Hey, is trusting your wife a given? lol

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  14. I HEAR YOU. I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW MANY GET DIVORCE. I JUST DON'T HAVE THE ANSWERS CASEY. I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE HOW MANY MEN DON'T BELIEVE GAYS ARE BORN GAY. MY COUSIN WAS ALWAY DIFFERANT WHEN US KIDS GREW UP. AS CHILDREN WE NEVER EVER HEARD THE WORD GAY BUT I LOVED MY COUSIN THEN AND I LOVE HIM NOW. THE ONLY THING IS HE WON'T GET IN CONTACT WITH HIS BROTHERS AND NOONE KNOWS WHERE HE LIVES EXCEPT I DO KNOW HE LIVES SOMEWHERE IN CALIFORNIA. I NEVER LOOKED DOWN ON HIM BECAUSE HE'S GAY. WHY WOULD I?I JUST WANT HIM TO BE HAPPY.HE WAS MISTREATED AS A CHILD BY HIS FATHER. I COULD NEVER UNDERSTAND, NOW I DO. I SAY HIS FATHER WAS PROBABITY WORRY ABOUT HIS OWN MANHOOD. I NEVER LIKE HIS FATHER. MEAN TO THE CORE. DON'T THINK FOR ONE MINUTE THAT I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHERE YOUR COMING FROM I REALLY DO. THERE 'RE MANY STRAIGHTS THAT FEEL THE WAY I DO. ALL I CAN DO IS OFFER MY OPINION WHEN I HEAR ANYONE MAKE BULLYING REMARKS AND STAND UP AND BE HEARD.BUT I REALLY NEVER HEAR REMARKS. I DON'T UNDERSTAND THE GAY LIFESTYLE BUT I TRY TO SHOW REPECT. I ONLY DISREPECTED ONE GAY MAN FOR WHAT HE SAID AGAINT CHRISTIAN. I SAY IF ANYONE WANTS REPECT THEY HAVE TO SHOW REPECT.I WAS BIG ENOUGH TO SAY I'M SORRY FOR THE HATEFUL THING I SAID. IT JUST WASN'T ME BUT HE HURT ME ALONG WITH OTHERS CHRISTIANS. THE PERSON NEVER SAID HE WAS SORRY. I THINK I'M THE BETTER PERSON. NOW THE PROBLEM IS HIS. I DID ALL I COULD TO MAKE THINGS RIGHT BUT I CAN TELL YOU DON'T EVER CALL ME A BASTARD JUST BECAUSE I'M A CHRISTIAN. ENOUGH SAID NOW IT'S TIME TO WATCH SOME TV AND GO TO BED.LOOKING FORWARD TO TOMORROW JUST TO SEE WHAT YOUR GOING TO COME UP WITH.

    GOOD NIGHT PAL GOOD NIGHT.

    LOL BILLY STILL NEEDS TO KEEP IT ZIPPED UP.

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  15. My Dad was married twice before he met my mother, for very short times, less than a year apiece. My mother told him that their marriage was going to be his LAST marriage, hahaha, and it was. She was almost 4 years older than he was and obviously the mature one! They were married for 36 years before he died. I had good role models, but I"m a loner anyway.

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  16. As far as the Christian bashing goes, you have to admit, Granny, that the Right-Wing of this country, groups like the Family Research Councils, Focus on the Family, Concerned Women for America, people like Gary Bauer and Tony Perkins, all people that call themselves devout Christians, or Born Again Christians, all say VILE things about gay people every single day of the week, every week of the month, every month of the year. They won't give us equal rights, they say we're all pedophiles, they say we're going to rot in Hell, they say we're not good enough to raise children, they won't let us visit loved ones in hospitals, they won't let us serve openly in the Service. Heck, there are Christian hospitals and doctors that won't even treat us, and Christian pharmacists that won't fill our medications. The radical Christians spread lies that all gays spread AIDS and that AIDS is ONLY a gay disease. They would rather we just die, or be rounded up and quarantined to an island by ourselves. And if that's NOT the ideal of Chrisitianity, some Christians had better stand up to them and tell them that. Everyone is calling for moderate Muslims to stand up to the radical Muslim terrorists, well I'm calling for all Moderate Christians to stand up to the Radical Right and put them in their place. You don't hear anyone railing against gay rights in this country except for radical Christians,

    That's all I'll say about religion, and I'm sorry, I don't mean to offend anyone, but you have to realize gay people are offended and bullied to death every single day by bigots that use the veil of Christianity to hide behind.

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  17. I agree with Casey-people have the right to believe in religion but it's the fundamentalist that spoil the essence of the religion itself and create the thriving arm of bigotry.

    I honestly don't like people using labels to identify themselves or others. You are who you are and you have to make the best of life while you're still alive.

    It took me a very long time to accept this and by far I'm no finally authority on how other's should live their life.

    And one more thing, a friend of mine who asked me to do sexual stuff for him was forgiven. He pretends himself as "straight' but I know deep inside that he is in denial, Even today as a hockey coach and with millions in the bank thanks to his dad, he is too fearful to live the way nature intended.

    I have been asked out a few times by gay men
    but I too prefer being alone.

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  18. "However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?" - Buddha

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