27 December 2008
24 December 2008
So here's to a happy Christmas (for those of you who celebrate...and even those who don't). Enjoy this hilarious Christmas video David Lafuente (AMAZING artist) posted on twitter that I fell in love with!
23 December 2008
I have never wanted to hurt someone more in my life. I want to rip them apart with my bare hands. I hope they get a flesh-eating disease...
The End. ::sigh::
22 December 2008
19 December 2008
Found here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081219/ap_on_re_us/un_gay_rights
Here's the body, if you're too lazy to click. ;-) haha
US balks at backing condemnation of anti-gay laws
UNITED NATIONS – Alone among major Western nations, the United States has refused to sign a declaration presented Thursday at the United Nations calling for worldwide decriminalization of homosexuality.
In all, 66 of the U.N.'s 192 member countries signed the nonbinding declaration — which backers called a historic step to push the General Assembly to deal more forthrightly with any-gay discrimination. More than 70 U.N. members outlaw homosexuality, and in several of them homosexual acts can be punished by execution.
Co-sponsored by France and the Netherlands, the declaration was signed by all 27 European Union members, as well as Japan, Australia, Mexico and three dozen other countries. There was broad opposition from Muslim nations, and the United States refused to sign, indicating that some parts of the declaration raised legal questions that needed further review.
"It's disappointing," said Rama Yade, France's human rights minister, of the U.S. position — which she described as in contradiction with America's long tradition as a defender of human rights.
According to some of the declaration's backers, U.S. officials expressed concern in private talks that some parts of the declaration might be problematic in committing the federal government on matters that fall under state jurisdiction. In numerous states, landlords and private employers are allowed to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation; on the federal level, gays are not allowed to serve openly in the military.
Carolyn Vadino, a spokeswoman for the U.S. mission to the U.N., stressed that the United States — despite its unwillingness to sign — condemned any human rights violations related to sexual orientation.
Gay rights activists nonetheless were angered by the U.S. position.
"It's an appalling stance — to not join with other countries that are standing up and calling for decriminalization of homosexuality," said Paula Ettelbrick, executive director of the.
She expressed hope that the U.S. position might change after President-elect Barack Obama takes office in January.
Also denouncing the U.S. stance was Richard Grenell, who until two months ago had been the chief spokesman for the U.S. mission to the U.N.
"It is ridiculous to suggest that there are legal reasons why we can't support this resolution — common sense says we should be the leader in making sure other governments are granting more freedoms for their people, not less," said Grenell, who described himself as a gay Republican. "The U.S. lack of support on this issue only dims our once bright beacon of hope and freedom for those who are persecuted and oppressed."
More than 50 countries opposed to the declaration, including members of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, issued a joint statement Thursday criticizing the initiative as an unwarranted attempt to give special prominence to gays and lesbians. The statement suggested that protecting sexual orientation could lead to "the social normalization and possibly the legalization of deplorable acts" such as pedophilia and incest.
The declaration also has been opposed by the Vatican, a stance which prompted a protest in Rome earlier this month.
A Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said the Roman Catholic Church opposed the death penalty and other harsh repression of gays and lesbians, but he expressed concern that the declaration would be used as pressure against those who believe marriage rights should not be extended to gays.
A new Vatican statement, issued Thursday, endorsed the call to end criminal penalties against gays, but said that overall the declaration "gives rise to uncertainty in the law and challenges existing human norms."
The European nations backing the declaration waged their campaign in conjunction with the 60th anniversary of the.
The Dutch foreign affairs minister, Maxime Verhagen, said countries that endorsed that 1948 document had no right to carve out exceptions based on religion or culture that allowed discrimination against gays.
"apply to all people in all places at all times," he said. "I will not accept any excuse."
He acknowledged that the new declaration had only symbolic import, but said it marked the first time such a large number of nations had raised the cause of gay rights in the context of General Assembly proceedings.
"This statement aims to make debate commonplace," he said. "It is not meant to be a source of division, but to eliminate the taboo that surrounds the issue."
Although the declaration's backers were pleased that nations on six continents had signed it, there were only two from Asia and four from Africa.
15 December 2008
Anyway, enjoy, it's awesome (the first bit is the one my friend would crack me up with):
10 December 2008
09 December 2008
02 December 2008
I got to see a scene with him, Tina Fey & Alec Baldwin. I only really just said hello to Mr. Baldwin along with the rest of the crew, but I did get to talk to Tina for awhile. And boy, she is just as cool as I imagined. Seriously sweet and very funny. I love her! I also got to hang out with Judah Friedlander for awhile while he waited to see if he had to be in the background of a scene. He's also a super cool guy and I'm definitely going to be checking out his stand-up ASAP! Everyone on the set was incredibly nice! (Between this and Heroes, I'm really starting to want to work in T.V.!)
I also got to see Tracy Jordan's and Jenna's dressing rooms, sit at Kenneth's page desk, and walk through Jack Donaghy's office and Liz Lemon's apartment! I'm not supposed to be posting the pictures, so I won't, but I HAVE to post this one! That's my pal Scott, Tina and me! She's adorable! Ahh!! What an awesome night! Thank you, Scott!!!!!!!
PS This couldn't have come at a better time, as some complete f@$%-wad tried to break into my car last week by prying the door open, which was then stuck in this position. They also broke the molding along the edge of the car where the door hits it which now has to be replaced. All this coming to a grand total of $541. Thanks. And they didn't even get in, and even if they HAD, all they would have found was a bunch of CD books. ARGH! So, yeah, this brightened up my day a bit! ;-)