Archive for July, 2007

Barebacking On The Rise

Buff is a sexy, hairy, bear of a guy. He writes a great blog I read regularly.

He doesn’t write about his day-to-day life…instead, he writes about subjects that affect the gay community. His most recent post is a meaty, but worrying article on the rise in bareback sex. Go and read it then pop back here.

It’s just really scary the people I’ve met (or read their blogs) who enjoy anonymous bareback sex. The only barebacking I have ever done was with a previous partner and we were together for 10 years in a non-open relationship and both of us were tested for HIV. But now, even if I were to be asked by my partner to do it without a condom, I’d say “no”. It’s with one or not at all. It’s all just too risky.

There’s a guy who does a podcast where he talks about his life, and he always talks about the guys he does it with…and he barebacks, and is proud to admit it. If you listen to Episode 116 he talks about having several guys “dump their load” in his ass in the men’s room of an Orlando gay bar. I will admit that a piggy sex scene like that is quite titillating to me but I’d never participate, nor condone it. He must get emails often from others condoning his actions because he often talks about how people shouldn’t preach about what he does because, as he puts it, “simply driving your car can kill you.”

And going back to the article Buff posted, what are your views on bareback videos? Do you think it is condoning this type of sex, or it’s simply a fantasy scenario? I feel it’s both: some men enjoy watching it but would never participate, but others feel that the risk of catching HIV is not a big enough threat to stop them from having condom-less anal sex. But with even one guy following the latter course then the gay community needs to keep working to spread the word about how stupid this type of recreational sex is.

Vick Is Sick

By now I’m sure you’ve all heard about the charges against Michael Vick and his activities pertaining to a dog fighting “club”. I was almost physically ill reading about what he and his cronies would do to dogs that didn’t win a fight. I won’t even type it here because it’s just stomach turning. Well, I just had to jump onto Zazzle and create a bumper sticker for the
occasion.

Everyone try to have a good weekend.

Burn, Baby, Burn Part II

After my previous post about a certain political figure arrested for soliciting sexual favors in a bathroom, I am happy to follow up with some more “famous” people who are going down in flames.

Lindsay Lohan got arrested, again. I thought this girl maybe had gotten herself together enough to survive after her last time in rehab…but no go. The cops were called because she was chasing down the mother of her personal assistant who had just quit (“I’m not getting coffee for this snotty, coke-head bitch anymore!”). And when she was searched they found a white substance in her pocket that tested positive for opium, I believe.

Say “hello” to Big Bertha in prison!

And Britney Spears is the other half of today’s delicious trashfest! This pop-tart has finally gone off the deep end…and she handed the proof to OK! Magazine. I guess she wanted to show the world she was OK! but turned into a paranoid, babbling train wreck. During this interview, at one point she said the ceiling was caving in, and she used her designer shirt to clean up her dog’s poop (but, then again, she may have done that before she went crazy). But the best part is the magazine is going to run it as is…and Ms. Spears was the one who called the meeting to try and create some publicity for herself. You have officially moved yourself into the category of “Surreal Life Celeb”, hon.

Someone said it might be post-partem depression – and that isn’t something to mess with. But I’m sure she was so cock-sure of herself, that she wouldn’t listen to her family who tried to get her to find some help. With fame and money, can come the feeling of absolute power. Heck, I never thought much of Kevin Federline, but I think he’s a million times better at being a parent than you. I hope he gets the kids before you do something negligent and they get hurt.

Both of you together have created a sad example of the rich youth of today, and created tabloid fodder for years to come.

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My! The Entertainment World has been so exciting lately! As for my boring life, it’s work and school. We finally got the bikes fixed and went riding around the neighborhood last night. The dark storm clouds were beautiful. But I must say my legs were hurting when I went to bed. They weren’t use to that kind of workout. The bikes have been out of commission for awhile.

The Hubby left this morning for another business trip so I’m alone until Friday evening. Tonight I do have to attend the HOA Hearing Committee and assist them in his place. Cool. I get to listen to people explain why their yard is dead and why they haven’t done anything about it for over three months.

Why?

Why do people do the ugliest things to their hair?

There’s this guy in my neighborhood, a muscular redneck guy, plain wife and two yard apes. Well, he’s going bald on top but has this really long ponytail. Did he pull it so hard it made the hair on top retreat and come out the back of his skull? Is he going to do the ultimate comb-over when it gets even longer?

Rednecks can be hot, in a “banjo-playing, squeal-like-a-pig” kind of way, but his ‘do disqualifies him out of that category. So much for my drunk-neighbor-gets-it-on-with-me fantasy.

Ponytail

I’m A Big Girl, Now!

Movie Review – Hairspray

A really great movie! This is a film you just go to see to sit back and just have a fun time at. Yes, we both were singing along with the songs…so were the queens right next to us, too. Actually, I’m sure all the queens we saw in the theater were singing along.

John Travolta does a great job as Edna, and the fat suit looked amazing. I think everyone did a great job, though I had to get used to Michelle Pfeiffer’s portrayal of Velma…she just seemed more reserved then her character should be. I also wish Allison Janney had had a bigger part. I love her.

Watch for two great cameos: John Waters and Ricki Lake.

For those of you who know the Broadway show, there are definitely some changes to the music and story. A few key songs have been removed like The Big Doll House. And a few new ones thrown in. New Girl in Town is nothing impressive, but Ladies Choice is so infectious and Come So Far is really good. But you need to sit through the credits for a real treat: a modern version of Cooties not done in the film (the music is played during the dance competition but not sung) and Mama I’m A Big Girl Now sung by the three original Tracy’s: Ricki Lake, Marissa Jaret Winokur, and Nikki Blonsky.

Don’t be a square! Go see it!

Hairspray

What About The Price?

Today’s subject is The Price Is Right. I DVR’d the final Bob Barker episode and watched it a few days after it aired.

When did this show start gearing itself towards college kids? The last time I watched it (how many years ago?) it was housewives who came running and screaming down the aisle to Contestant’s Row. Now there’s all these two-beer queer boys and leaning-towards-overweight girls who are jumping all over the place with excitement. The paradigm shifted while I wasn’t looking. Sigh…

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It’s Friday. I hope to go see Hairspray this weekend. Hope you all have a good weekend, too.

Burn, Baby, Burn…

Today’s topic is hypocrisy – Those people in political power (ok, ok….men) who get caught with their pants down…even though many of them have fought for decency laws, anti-gay initiatives, etc.

Here is my favorite story that has recently hit the news:

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State Rep. Bob Allen plans to fight charge he offered sex to officer
Rep Bob Allen, R-Merritt Island after arrest

GEORGE BORTLE, SPECIAL TO THE SENTINEL, July 11, 2007

Florida State Rep. Bob Allen refuses to talk to the media on July 11, 2007 after bonding out of Brevard County Jail after his arrest on a sex charge.

TITUSVILLE – A Republican state lawmaker charged with offering to perform oral sex for $20 on an undercover male police officer vowed Thursday to defend himself in court and said he would not resign from office.

“I am filing a not guilty plea. I am vigorously going to fight this,” State Rep. Bob Allen, a co-chair of Republican presidential candidate John McCain’s campaign in Florida, said at a news conference. “I am not resigning my office because the people elected me and want me to do a good job. I am going to do a good job for them in finishing this term.”

Allen called his arrest “an ugly and unpleasant situation that has been thrust on me and my family.” The lawmaker had sponsored a failed bill that would have tightened the state’s prohibition on public sex.

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* Rep Bob Allen, R-Merritt Island after arrest Photo

He choked up when he thanked backers who had contacted him to offer their support. He warned people not to jump to conclusions about what happened but said he could not offer any details about the arrest because of his legal strategy. Allen is married and has a teenage daughter. “It is not true. It is inaccurate and therefore, it’s not guilty,” Allen said.

Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer said the matter would be addressed in a timely and appropriate matter.

“While this is an extremely serious matter, the House of Representatives and the judiciary system have established a process to deal with situations of this nature,” Greer said in a statement.

Allen’s arrest on Wednesday came days after a key Southern supporter of McCain opponent Rudy Giuliani, U.S. Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana, was identified as a client of a Washington, D.C., escort service.

“It just seems sad and tragic,” Gov. Charlie Crist said Thursday when asked in Miami about Allen’s arrest.

Veteran’s Memorial Park was under surveillance when Allen was seen coming in and out of a restroom three times, said police Lt. Todd Hutchinson. Allen, 48, then approached an undercover officer and was arrested.

He has been charged with solicitation for prostitution, which has a maximum penalty of one year in jail. Brevard County jail officials said Allen posted a $500 bond.

While being transported to jail, Allen told WFTV Channel 9 that the situation was “a very big misunderstanding.”

Allen was elected to the Florida House in 2000. He was chairman of the House Committee on Energy.

Allen was named in March as one of six co-chairs for McCain’s Florida campaign.

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Wow…where do I start? The first great bit of info is that this douche bag was not caught in a gay-sex or sex-in-the-park sting. The idiot was caught by undercover agents who were there trying to catch a thief. And his weird behavior of walking in and out of the bathroom raised suspicion.

The next bit I like is how he agreed to pay the agent $20 so he could give blow to the officer. Here’s a picture:

Bob “Cock-Gobbling Hypocrite” Allen

After looking at this picture you can see why. And what do his wife and teenage daughter think of this? The poor daughter is probably mortified of going to college next year. I’m sure lots of kids will be sending out gobbles through the hallways (in reference to cock-gobbling…which I think is my new favorite word right now).

The stories now say he will be vindicated and is “absolutely not guilty”. No, you aren’t guilty of wanting to give someone head Mr. Allen. You are guilty of looking for it in a public place and offering money for services, which is illegal. You are guilty of being a hypocrite for being in a heterosexual marriage but getting some on the “down low”. And you are guilty of stupidity to think you will be “vindicated” in the end. Yes, there may be those who will follow you blindly (general those who voted for you and can’t accept they made a mistake) and believe you were framed, or the police lied, or some silly fallacy that will help them sleep at night. You can count on them to vote for you when you run for the Senate as you say you will do, but there are plenty more people who will know you for the liar you are. Maybe you should say you’ve had gay urges, drop out of site for three months, and re-appear saying you went through intense therapy to “straighten” yourself out. That’s helped a few politicians recently. Clueless (IE – religous red-neck) voters love to hear that and claim it a modern miracle and that could win you a few more votes…but it’s all a drop in the bucket.

You are part of the problem that’s wrong with our government. You are a liar. Tell people you like cock, tell people you are bi, tell people you are gay…just don’t say you are for decency and then go aggressively looking to play “hide the sausage” in a public park, and be mortified and outraged when caught.

For more delicious stories of representatives getting caught, read SteveO’s entry here.

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Here’s a blog posting with more information about the Full Moon Saloon closing.