Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Balls In Our Court: First NBA Player In History Comes Out.


At 7 feet tall, basketball player Jason Collins, 34, doesn't have to worry about too many people stepping all over him.
Many little boys and girls dream of being a basketball player for the NBA and probably think life is just grand, but for Collins it hasn’t been all sports cars and dollar bills.

Many days he had to sit silently through his life, rather it was listening to the faggot jokes in the locker room to-not having a loved one waiting for him in the bleachers when he had a successful game.

Hottie Collins has kept a secret for years while playing professional basketball; he’s gay; which makes him the first openly gay player in sports, who’s currently still playing on a team.

There are many more closeted athletes in sports, and I’m sure many will never come out, and that’s OK, im just glad that Collins did, because there are young boys and girls sitting in their rooms, in horror that they are gay; maybe some of those boys and girls want to play professional basketball and before Collins came out, they felt it’s a dream they could never achieve because of the blatant homophobia in sports; now they have a fighting chance.

When the bullshit dies down and Collins goes back to play, it will be his skill and not who he beds at night that matters.

Thanks for coming out Jason, gay kids need role models too, we love you.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Boston Marathon Terror; 3 Dead, One 8-Year-Old Boy.

Heartbreaking, an 8-year-old child was one of two people killed when two bombs exploded in the packed streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon today. Two other bombs we’re said to be dismantled, but the FBI says now, there was only the two bombs that went off. Police are still not saying if the bombs we’re terrorist related.

At least 150 people are seriously hurt with injuries, including dismemberment, witnesses said, and local hospitals say they are treating shrapnel wounds, open fractures and limb injuries, several of the injured are also children. Many people that we’re running and watching the race we’re left bloody and dismembered, a truly horrible day.

Two large explosions, just 50 yards apart, went off shortly before 3 pm, just as the runners hit the finish line. One of the explosions happened near the entrance of the Fairmont Copley Hotel in Copley Square. NBC News, citing anonymous law enforcement sources, reported that a "small homemade bomb" is believed to be responsible for the explosions.

Security in New York, London and Los Angeles has been beefed up. No matter what religion you believe it, or even if you don’t believe in anything; please take the time to close your eyes and hope that the pain of the victims was quick; wish their loves ones all your symphony, and most of all, luck in finding, and prosecuting anyone involved in this manslaughter of innocents.

First Airline Charging By Weight; Kirstie Alley Vows Revenge.

A popular Airline use to say, “Come fly the friendly skies;” now it’s like they’re saying, “You’ll pay for those big thighs.”

Samoa Air has started charging it’s passengers by how much they weigh. When you book your ticket online you have to give your weight. For those of you who still like giving your high school weight; be warned you’ll be weighed at the airport like a bag of coffee beans as well. Make sure you’re honest, or Tamika at the Delta counter will love to roll her eyes and announce loudly, “Pay up heifer!” when the scale says 173 and you put 125.

Airlines have been crying fake tears for years that they’ve been losing money; not so when all the major airlines boasted healthy profits in 2012. Fuel and added security have gone up over the years but the airlines have started charging for everything (soon they will charge to breathe on a plane) one airline has announced it will soon put in pay toilets (I bet the 16oz iced tea is on them)

One benefit of charging by weight; if you’re traveling with small kids (who usually get charged adult fares) Parents will save there. Many big boned travelers are stressed that they will be paying the equivalent of a first class ticket to sit in Coach. I myself have been stuck in the middle of two obese people and it was not a pleasant 5 hour flight; in situations like this; I shouldn’t have to suffer and they should pay for two seats and have the extra room for themselves.

Many other airlines are thinking of doing the same thing; which has me wondering; what will they charge for next on airplanes?