October 2007


Unless you’ve been in a cave, you know full well that the Boston Red Sox won the World Series for the second time in four years.

Of course, if you know that the Sox have won the highest honor in the baseball world, you know that there’s been some shakeups in the New York Yankees organization:

  • Joe Torre out
  • Alex Rodriguez gone
  • Joe Girardi hired as manager
  • Don Mattingly
  • Larry Bowa leaving

Before you know it, there will be other changes. Don’t bet on Ron Guidry coaching pitchers next year or even the staple of the Yankees four series titles, Mariano Rivera, even wearing pinstripes in the 2008 season. Add to that Jorge Posada leaving, and you could see a vastly different Yankees roster on April 1.

It’s clear that the Sox ascendency as the best team in the American League has George Steinbrenner and his son Hank in fumes (it has me in fumes and I’m a Mets fan). Therefore, the Steinbrenners, and their henchmen Brian Cashman needed a scapegoat and they got it in Joe Torre. (more…)

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I think the Sox are going to win tonight…Hate to say it.

Kudos to Larry Craig, the veteran Republican Senator from Idaho for refusing to step down from his post. Now, I’m not a fan of hard line conservatism or pandering politicians (something of a redundancy), but I will not heap garbage on this guy.

We all know he’s gay. It’s so clear that Craig’s predicament, although I would wish it on nobody, reminds me of Scott Thompson’s character from Brain Candy, an obviously homosexual father of two who is in serious denial. At one point his psychiatrist, played by Dave Foley says to him, quite coldly after he’s been busted in a restroom gay sex sting, “You…are gay…You are gay. You’re a homosexual. You’re the opposite of straight, you’re gay. I know it, your family knows it, dogs know it. Everyone seems to know it except you!”

Thompson’s character then has a moment of clarity and catharsis.

I hope that Larry Craig will have a similar moment, perhaps one with a song and dance as well.

If he does, I don’t expect many of his colleagues in the Republican conference of the Senate to join him. Actually, they’ve thrown Craig under the bus.

I think it’s funny how infidelity, so long as it is heterosexual, is acceptable by these people. Let’s not forget that the hero of modern conservatism, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has had three wives (he served one of them with divorce papers while she was recovering from cancer surgery). Rudolph Giuliani, perhaps the Republican Presidential candidate, has also had three wives. Congressman from both parties (Republicans included) have carried on extramarital affairs and so few of them have had to step down.

Personally, I don’t think Craig should have stepped down and I’m happy to see him stay. until his full term is over. If anything, I think he should pull a Jay Billington Bulworth. For those of you who remember Bulworth, the main character, played by Warren Beatty is a disaffected U.S. Senator who hires a hit man to kill him so that his family can collect his insurance. In his final days, he becomes fearless (if not annoying. I’m not a big fan of the film) and does his best to bring some integrity to his time in office. Maybe Craig can do that. I’m sure he’s had some integrity on some issues, but maybe now is the time to be honest and stand up for himself. Larry, we all know you’re gay. It would be moving the Republicans in the right direction, I should think. Gays are here to stay. They don’t have horns and they’re a part of your party. They can be fiscally conservative, somewhat socially conservative (I know a gay man who is opposed to abortion) If for no other reason that it will make some of his colleagues sweat in their hypocrisy.

Back in the spring I wrote a little entry about the type of women I find attractive. For the most part, the responses were good and I shared the entry with a young woman last night who agreed with what I wrote. This afternoon, I was checking my Myspace account and saw a banner ad that I really enjoyed a lot.

I really do believe that the ideal body type for me is one that is curvy, round and full. Certainly I am not attracted to heavy women or obese women, but I think nice hips, thighs and an overall curvy frame that is proportional is great.

I’m not sure which company that advertisement is for. I’m assuming it’s Lane Bryant. I like it though and am glad that in the online world where skinny blondes push web cam ads, this is out there (I have nothing against blondes, by the way).

Healthy, is what I say. Womanly, is what I believe. I love curvy women!