August 24, 2009

Join the Impact/Prop 8 is bullshit and here's another person who agrees with me on that...

So I talked about Rachel over at I'm a Mom in Real Life and how she's doing a super cool trip to DC for Join the Impact Chicago...and also how she's doing a super awesome internet campaign to raise money so that she can take a few more people (more people = bigger impact...yes!?!?). Well I talked about it already and so this will be short.
Mom in Real Life Rachel is doing a giveaway to anyone who shows that they support her effort - she has a ton of really great stuff from a bunch of fabulous people. Here is a link to the newest news on Mom in Real Life fundraiser/giveaway.

I never doubted that equal rights was the right direction. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality. Alice Paul

August 21, 2009

Mom In Real Life Fundraiser

Here is a picture of the blanket that will be part of Mom In Real Life's Fundraiser giveaway - sorry the picture quality is so crappy, I had to use my cell phone. It's dark gray and bright yellow - the yellow is brighter than it looks...

to read about her fundraiser click here

August 20, 2009

conflict of interest anyone?

Okay so I marvel at the stupidity of the average person...especially when they have absolutely no clue about anything professional. For those of you who don't know(God I hope you do)...when you work for a professional there is a thing called "conflict of interest" - this can happen in several different my office it is more often than not because we have represented someone in the past and then that person's ex wants to take them back to court and thinks we should be willing to do it or it's someone that we know way too much about the other party (not always a conflict, but certainly can be). So...that makes sense does it not? And for those of you who don't understand "conflict of interest" get on that's useful to understand.

Also, there is a thing call attorney/client privilege - it's like dr/patient confidentiality...pretty much exactly like it actually. It means that we can say shit about anyone that is or was a client. Now, that being said the stupidity is rampant and since you don't know our client and whatnot I can totally tell you about things in a very round about you don't know who it is and will NEVER figure it out doctors say "I once had a patient who..." - not very professional, but they can get away with it...usuallly. Whenever we have a conflict (or just someone I don't like) I will send them to various other attorney's...Mostly a man we'll call K.S....this was one that got sent his way...I'm sure he'd thank me if he knew I sent him the crazies!

Anyway that being said here's my conversation with some dumbass that called:

Dumbass: My name is....and I'm calling for my son.
(okay - now this dude sounds ancient - so I'm all "fuck another one of these 'I can't shit without someone there to wipe my ass' people" - not a good way to start off with me...I am your gateway to the attorney in this office)
Me: okay and what can we do for you?
Dumbass: Well he needs to know if you STILL represent .....
Me: I can't tell you that
Dumbass: Oh really, Why?
Me: because whether we do or don't represent .... you know that we may have at one point
Dumbass: Ok. Well he has a couple of kids with....and he needs a lawyer.
Me: To help with the kids he has with her?
Dumbass: Yeah he needs someone to protect him.
Me: Um...that's a conflict of interest.
Dumbass: Oh really WHY?
Me (in my head): (are you fucking kidding me? Srsly you can't figure that one out)
Me (to dumbass): because if we ever represented her there is client privilge.
Dumbass: (long pause) Oh really? well, um....
Me: Okay I'm going to give you K.S. (another attorney)'s number...he's great you should call

And that my friends is how KS gets stuck with our shit storm...I send all the crazy, stupid, or just plain weird people to ARE welcome Mr. S! All my love, J!

August 19, 2009

Sarah Palin moving to Montana...oh shit

Here are my and my mother's thoughts on STAR Magazine's report that Rep. Ex-Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin might move to Montana....they talk about a blog by a man named Jesse Griffin who lives in Alaska - his blog The Immoral Minority (which btw I kinda love) and his August 1 report that the Palin's are "Splitsville" - read about it here. He says, "According to my source Sarah is finished with Todd and has decided to end their marriage. She has purchased land in Montana (I wonder whose donations paid for that?), and may be considering moving herself and the children as far away from Alaska as she can get." Holy shit kids...anyone not living in Montana need a roomie??

This is verbatim from Yahoo IM...

Jesse: Sarah fucking Palin is a sissy weenie girl for someone that the Repub's wanted as VP
LLH: I'm going to pretend like I still know how to work now
Jesse: oh fuck and she's talking about moving here!
Jesse: She wants to relocate to MONTANA
Jesse: SHIT!
LLH: FUUUUUUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LLH: she won't end in Eastern Montana / it's too dry and hot and she's a sissy
Jesse: haha - that's great - it's in Star magazine so we'll see if it happens, but crapity crap if it does...I don't want her to ruin the Western Part either though!
LLH: we'll just have to knock her to the ground (inadvertently of course) and show her how she doesn't belong here
Jesse: no shit - she thinks she's tough being from alaska...let her try on some Montana tough
LLH: she going to run for governor here / bet you money / red state / Schwitzer is reaching his term limit
Jesse: fuck her - no way!
LLH: we'll have to move to Alaska to get away from her
Jesse: haha - no shit huh!?!
LLH: I'm almost as funny as you

and that kids is why my mom is one of the coolest, funniest people ever! Apparently, we're moving to Alaska! FML

Come on people now, smile on your brother, everybody get together, try to love one another right now!

okay so I realize that maybe no one will see this, and I did NOT write this - I totally stole it off of mominreallife's blog...However, Rachel and I have been tweeting back and forth about her cause which you can read more about here, here, and mostly here. You can also FAN her cause on facebook. Now being that my mom is a lesbian and I have many many gay friends and family I find these posts to be very poignant...I am in full support of Rachel and what she is trying to accomplish. May the march in Washington be successful and may we ALL be EQUAL soon! Thank you for your effort mominreallife!

I post this with no regrets
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Today I am being what will be considered in the blogging world as "passive aggressive". But I'm annoyed and you guys know that I am not one to bite my tongue....
Hell I am more than annoyed, I'm actually a little pissed.

After I say this will it help? Not sure, don't care.

As all of you know I am working very hard to try to raise money for my LGBTQ cause and I am FLOORED by the help I have received. I mean it. I seriously have had tears in my eyes multiple times during this journey. But just as there is as a ton of support going on, I also notice some silence.
Am I mad if someone doesn't donate? Not in the slightest. In this economy, or even a good economy, not everyone has the ability to give money.
Am I mad if someone doesn't post this on their blog? If I contacted you and you gave me a reason why, then no I am not. Your blog is your space. If you want to keep politics out of it, I understand.
Am I mad if you don't RT anything at all about this?

I watch people RT about giveaways, other bloggers, humorous things, their own blog. But they can't do the simple cut & paste for a good cause? That is frustrating. What makes it worse as that some people enjoy the "Gay culture" but can't do the simplest action?
Did you squeal with excitement/jealousy when you heard Tim Gunn was going to be at Blogher? So you will take a picture with a gay man, but not help him out?
What are your reasons?

Do you not like me? Fine, I really don't give two shits, but then treat me like the Perez Hilton of the fight. Annoying as hell but still doing the right thing. Don't let your feelings for me punish the people that need your help.

Do you not have any feelings (good/bad) about the cause? Your apathy is killing the movement and in a sense, it's killing members of the LGBTQ community. The longer our politicians can stall on the Hate Crime bill the longer the country is told that a LGBTQ life is less than a yours. The longer that the government stalls on granting partners relationship rights, the longer a sick LGBTQ has family that they may not have seen in decades making medical decisions for them, rather than the partner they have shared their bed with for 20 years.

Do you think I am thinking I am better than you? Well I don't! Every penny, every new reader, every bit of attention I get is because of you guys! If a blogger tweets in the internet, and no one RT's, is she really being heard?
Not in the slightest.

So there, I said it all.
I'm sure some of you think I'm talking about you.
I'm sure some of you are pissed off at me.
But before you go ranting on the internet take a long hard look at yourself. Why do you think I'm talking about you? Is it because you fall under the categories I spoke about?
Which is worse? Me calling you out, or you turning your back on the LGBTQ community

Apathy is no longer an excuse.

"Be the change you want to see in the world" Ghandi

August 13, 2009

I realized another problem...

this blog is known to far too many people that I know (that number being like 3 - but still). I cannot talk about some shit on here because of the fear that these people might talk. Fuck! I can't tell my funny stories about my friends getting it on up on The Rims (yep - that's what they're called), I can't talk about them fucking complete strangers, and worse yet - I can't talk about my crazy best friends...or can I - ladies weigh in...will you be offended if I talk about you and no one else knows it's you? You know who you are - also, what if I'm pissed at you and go off...will that upset you (Pister - you know I mean you, right?)?