Obama: Black Lesbian lost her equal rights because of her rasicm

I’m a liberal and I believe in equal rights. Which is why I have a real problem with this article: http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-cannick8-2008nov08,0,3295255.story?track=ntothtml The black lesbian who wrote this article states that black people have it worse than gays because they can’t hide the color of their skin. She says that she didn’t care a hoot about Prop 8 because she sees it as a white struggle. I’m annoyed at this because I think of all the white people, me included, who have given a hoot about blacks having equal rights over the last 45 years.

What this black lesbian doesn’t experience is racism in the workplace or in the bar and club or street because in this politically correct and forward thinking state of ours, no one is going to say any thing against a black person. In every office I have worked in in California I have experienced blatant homophobia from blacks and whites. While no one will dare to be racist in the office, the same does not apply to homophobia. I have experienced name calling and ridicule and contempt from straight workers towards gay workers and I have had straight people whisper to me their dislike of the gay in the office. Each time I’ve expressed my objection of their hate and threatened to report them, their smile would turn to dread and they would pretend that they were “only joking.”

This so called liberal state of ours has straight people shouting and threatening gays on the streets yet these same people wouldn’t dare do the same to black people. I was shocked at the blatant homophobia in offices in San Francisco, of all places, and especially from the black workers in the office. One guy actually came up to me and bent his wrist and joked about a gay guy in the office. This was two years ago in SF. When I told him I was going to report him, he practically had a baby. Not once did I hear any bad word against a black person because people are too scared. People aren’t scared of gay name calling because society still lets them get away with it. And this is still evident in the media.

So, miss black lesbian, I couldn’t care about your “struggle.” What struggle for you? You are a writer. As a black woman you can marry a man. As a lesbian you can not marry a woman. So who is the fool here? You don’t have equal rights, not because you are black, but because you are gay. Think about it, and yet you were knocking on doors, and after door after door, your equal rights as a lesbian slowly eroded away. 

Cats posing for pictures

My cats have been posing for photographs today and I have been sending pictures out to the family. These chats are my family. They are also just like kids. They get my up at the crack every morning and whine for food or sleep on my head and lick my hair, jump on my back or stretch their legs into my face. Yes, they are so cute that I can’t get mad with them. I have noticed thought that they have been a bit pissy of late. The pair of them will hiss or give me a whack. Thankfully I clip their nails so don’t hurt me. But mostly, they sleep. They sleep all day and night.  JeezzzzzzBig CatCat awake time

Brown Girl in the RingBlack and White Boy

Luxury

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Real Estate

Cash in hand for Avril Lavigne’s Beverly Hills mansion

<!– expensive –>What: Avril Lavigne receives cash offer for Beverly Hills mansion
Where:
Beverly Hills

Price: $5.2 million
Justification: Because cash in hand is worth three in the bush…

Kiki Taylor’s Take

Eight times Grammy nominated, Avril Lavigne was offered $5.2 million in cash for her Mulholland Estate in Beverly Hills.  When most of us can only dream of such wealth at 24 years old, Ms. Lavigne is leading the life of luxury. For Ms. Lavigne, it’s not undeserving. Eight Grammy nominated and a six time platinum first album aside, she has cash now, time for shopping. So, what do you get for $5.2 million? There are 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 6,864 square feet –plenty of room to run around –cash in hand, tropical gardens with a swimming pool, spa, and tennis court. Let’s not forget the gourmet kitchen, butler’s pantry and library.

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Real Estate

Ted Danson’s Malibu Mansion Reduced in Price

<!– expensive –>What: Reduced price ocean front house
Where:
Malibu
Price: $18.5 million reduced to $16.75 million
Justification: Ocean views, not beer and beer nuts.

April V. Muccini’s Take

Cheers star Ted Danson and his Oscar-winning wife Mary Steenburgen felt the crunch of recent property market doom as their previously listed $18.5 million home was marked down to $16.75 million after a year of no takers. Ted and Mary moved on from their renovated Cape Cod-style house in the Malibu Colony, and I want to move in. Look at the 3,500 square feet of hickory floors, not to mention the  8-foot sliding French doors opening out on an oceanfront patio and deck, complete  with panoramic ocean views and a dining room that overlooks the Pacific. The house also boasts an oceanfront tearoom that features a ceiling-mounted projection screen- just one component of a mega entertainment system. The master bedroom has a fireplace (decadent, even for LA) and a large sun deck. Seems worthy of  $18.5 million if you ask me.

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Maternal Instincts

<!– expensive –>What: Maternal Instincts
Where:
Los Angeles
Price: $7,995,000 million
Justification: Because millionaire mothers need childproof locks too.

Kay Avalon’s Take

New mother, singer-songwriter Christina Aguilera, has listed her Hollywood Hills home on the market for $7,995,000. Maybe her new maternal instinct and desire for a more child-friendly abode is behind the decision to switch nests along with her son, Max, and husband, music marketer, Jordan Bratman. Her elevated, architectural mid-century house doesn’t appear to be at all child-friendly. The 6,500 square feet home has a gym, a pool (a virtual death-trap for toddlers) and a 12-person spa with a fireplace (look, but don’t touch the pretty flame, darling). There are also 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, making it hard to find junior when he crawls away. The master bedroom is 1,200 square feet, and there’s an 18 seat professional screening room. Christina’s newfound motherhood inspired her to change appearances, so living quarters seems only natural.

 

 

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Gyllenhaal’s Family Home on Market for $3.795 million

<!– expensive –>What: Gyllenhaal’s Family Home on Market for $3.795 million
Where:
Los Angeles
Price: $4.2 million – $3, 795, 000
Justification: It’s Jake in his pajamas!

Kay Avalon’s Take

If you have around $4 million dollars to spend, why not make an appointment to view the Gyllenhaal’s home for sale in the Hollywood Hills? Or, if you’re like me, and you only have $4 dollars, why not make an appointment to view Jake Gyllenhaal in his parents’ home in the Hollywood Hills? The Oscar nominated star has been flouncing around in his pajamas, showing potential buyers his parent’s 3,000 square foot home, the asking price of which has dropped from $4.2 million to $3,795,000. Jake’s parents, poet and director, Stephen Gyllenhaal, and Academy Award nominated screenwriter, Naomi Foner, are trying to unload their five bedroom, three bathroom, modern light-filled home with a chef’s kitchen. The pad is situated on an acre with stunning landscaping by Hollywood designer, Jay Griffith, and magnificent views of the city. But who cares? We want Jake to show us the living room light fixtures, the intricate garden design, the vast kitchen counter space, and the sumptuous master bedroom in nothing but silk pajama bottoms. Jake, you could sell us the Yellow Pages. We love you! Oh, and your parent’s house, too.

 

 

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Does Dan Aykroyd Have Too Much Time on His Hands? 4 Real Estate Transactions In The Past Year: Total Of $27.4 million

<!– expensive –>What: Buying and Selling
Where:
Los Angeles
Price: $3.8 – $14.5 million
Justification: There’s no stopping a blues brother

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Lillian Sweet’s Take

Comic actor Aykroyd and his wife, Donna Dixon, have bought and sold property four times in recent months, as if it was the easiest and most stress-free pastime on the planet. In February, they paid $14.5 million for a 5,244 square-foot house in Pacific Palisades. In December of 2007, they sold their 4,828 square-foot house on Woodrow Wilson Drive for $3.8 million to Beverly DeAngelo. Built in 1951, the two-story home which was once occupied by Ringo Starr and Mama Cass (not at the same time – as far as we know), has 5 1/2 bathrooms, five or six bedrooms (depending on who’s counting), a pool and six fireplaces. Aykroyd recently sold another property for $2.13 million in the Sunset Strip area that he owned with his brother, Peter. The 4,100 square-foot Colonial-style1922 house has three bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms. If that wasn’t enough to keep Mr. Aykroyd and his wife busy, they recently listed their 3,400 square-foot condo on Manhattan‘s Upper East Side for $7 million. Maybe 55 year-old Dan needs to make another movie to keep him occupied. It’s about time for a remake of Ghost Busters, after all.

 

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Cecil B DeMille’s Los Feliz Estate

<!– expensive –>What: Cecil B DeMille’s Estate
Where:
2000 Demille Drive, Los Feliz, CA
Price: $26.25 million
Justification: Norma Desmond wouldn’t ask why

Kiki Taylor’s Take

Los Feliz has historically been home to movie stars and the Hollywood elite. Arguably, the biggest mover and shaker of them all, Cecil B. DeMille, resided here for more than forty years. His estate has just hit the market – not for the first time – at a whopping $26.25 million. The Mediterranean architecture has been completely restored, resting on 2.1 elevated acres in gated Laughlin Park. The estate comprises an artist’s studio house, classic pool, pool house/gym, hot tub, spa and Jacuzzi, audiophile system, and expansive lawns.

 

DeMille bought the 1914 Beaux Arts style 9,700 square foot home in 1916 for the sum of $27,893. The elevation affords sweeping views sweeping views of the city and the famous Hollywood sign. The forty foot heated swimming pool sports a fountain, and additional fountains flow on the terrace and by the studio. The screening room, named “The Chaplin House” after it was leased to Charlie and his wife du jour, is self-contained with its own guest quarters. The master bedroom in the main house contains one of the estate’s four marble fireplaces, a sitting room with an entertainment center, a bathroom with period fixtures, and whirlpool tub. The dining room is paneled in wood and the basement has a laundry room, staff quarters, and a wine cellar. There are three additional en suite bedrooms and seven bathrooms With a down payment of $5.25 million, that’s a dream home in the making.

 

No Car

 

I live in Hollywood and I am not getting a CAR in the APARTMENT THE SIZE OF MY ASS

Jeez,

When I tell Angelino’s I don’t have a car, their response is always the same “What? You don’t have a car!?” You’d think I’d told them I that I didn’t eat or something. Yes. I do not have a car in Hollywood. And I will not be getting a car. Sitting in a traffic jam for an hour and half does not seem like fun to me. An ex of mine insisted that I must get a car, that I have to get a car. You know what? I get by just fine. I don’t have the expense of a car or the stress of being in a car in LA. Cars are for driving and I love to drive…but not in LA. Maybe if I’m in this place long enough to have some spare cash and I want a toy, well all and good then.

Oh, and the car I’d buy? An orange VW 1966 Beetle, of course. It’s orange, it’s petite, it’s loud, and it’s European. What more can I say. Sounds like we are perfect for one another.

I’m off for a walk, fatsos!

Novel things

breakfast140.jpgI put it down for a while but I had a good go of it all of yesterday. I just want to make a good manuscript and then get help.

It’s scriptathon today. I have one I want to rewrite. I may start small. I have four shorts which I could do for practice.

I’ve drummed up freelance work but it’s for no money. I need a job. But I’m also going home in May. But I need a job for when I get back so that I can pay June rent. Or should I just not go home. Aaaaaagh. I need to go visit but is that really sensible when I’m not working. Anyho, I’ll see what my tax is like. How great to be creative but how shit it is to be poor…really poor. Do I get a straight job or do I get a cafe job. Mmmmmm. I’d rather be working for a production company.

I got to go to the library.