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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Landmarks



Sorry…I’ve been a bit under the weather! (can anyone tell me the derivation of that phrase? I’ve always wondered.

Here we go…
O.K. o.k. This is the last post regarding the campaign. This blog is about gardening & celebs & living in L.A. & all things “gay” (well, maybe not all) I give you this from PAUL ABRAMS on The Huffington Post:

What we have heard, instead is this: She voted for the bill authorizing the Iraq War, but didn't mean it. She voted against the bill that inserted inspectors into Iraq but forced Bush to come back to Congress to get war authorization, but she always wanted to limit the president's authority. She voted for the Bankruptcy Bill but was pleased it did not pass. She touts her experience but has not indicated what it is she actually did that confirms that experience. She suggests she is the only one prepared to deal with a terror attack, but never indicates what her expertise is in that role. She says that executive experience, managing departments, is critical... but does not indicate that she has ever done it.

The Clintons' handlers are back in charge. Are we all just supposed to inhale?


And from the ridiculous to the sublime:

This is Sen. Barack Obama’s address to the Ebenezer Baptist Church on Monday, M.L.K.Day. It is now like the second most popular video on YouTube. It is brilliant. It is also very brave because he talks about gay people & our struggle for civil rights, something that the black community has not always been very receptive to. Watch & listen. And imagine what the next 4 years could be like (& sound like!) if we could possibly take our collective heads out of our asses & NOT re-elect The Clinton’s to a third term!?!
But that’s it, I’m done. I do not have the heart nor the stomach to face this roller-coaster ride of a political season every damn day. Politics is very much like show business in that it will ALWAYS break your heart.



Speaking of heart-breaking…HEATH LEDGER, dead at 28! I received a text message from my best friend in New York saying: “HEATH DEAD!” Hmmmm Heath? Was this some British nobleman, “Sir Antony Heath” or some-such person I’d never heard of? Noooo it could not be Heath Ledger??? Sadly it was. Details are still pouring in (Exactly what the hell do The OLSEN TWINS have to do with this? WAS it their apartment or NOT? Why was that in the first account but later retracted???)
{UPDATE from TMZ: The Olsen twins' connection to Heath Ledger's apartment is now clear. Here's the way it went down. A cleaning lady for Heath arrived at the apartment first, followed soon thereafter by a masseuse. They both entered the room at around the same time and discovered Heath's lifeless body.

The cleaning lady called police. The masseuse, we're told, called the bodyguard for the Olsens. She called him because they're friends and he's an EMT. The bodyguard was around the block at Ashley's and he immediately went over. By the time he arrived, the cops were already there.

We're also told it appeared Heath "had been dead for a while" and there were no visible signs of trauma. There was a pill bottle on the nightstand.}


A sad, stupid, tragic, unnecessary event! I have to admit I had never been a big fan, Heath always seemed in need of a good bath to me. Then came BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN & his “Ennis del Mar” Blew me away. Raw, poignant, stoic, trapped & so beautifully underplayed. I loved him from that moment on. In a little while, I think I’ll watch that film again, & cry again. Only harder.

Speaking of YouTube, if you have not done so already, can you please RATE my GAYGARDENER video there. You don’t have to watch the whole thing, I know it’s rather long, but if you could click on the link & then rate it I’d be grateful.

GayGardener Pilot

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