Monthly Archives: May 2023

Yes -You Were the Best – RIP Tina Turner

Friday, May 26, 2023 – Yes – You Were the Best – RIP Tina Tuner

Friday, May 19, 2023 – Give Me a Head With Hair –  Prurient Sex and Martha Stewart

Friday, May 19, 2023 – Give Me a Head With Hair –  Prurient Sex and Martha Stewart

Let begin with Tales from the 2023 Texas Legislature The CROWN Act, House Bill 567, was also passed the Texas Senate. Crown stands for Creating a Respectful and Open World of Natural Hair. It prohibits discrimination based on hair texture or protective hair styles associated with race.

I think it is sad that legislation must be passed regarding hair. Haven’t we already done the hair thing once? Perhaps there should be a T-Shirt that reads – Don’t Mess With Texans’ Hair.

However, evidently the Texas Legislature can tell you what constitutes a sexually explicit performance.

From the dark alleyways in Austin, Texas — The Texas House gave initial approval to a bill restricting children from seeing “sexually explicit” performances on Friday. The bill was originally designed to restrict kids from attending drag shows, but its most recent version seeks to criminalize any live performance that the bill defines as sexual. It defines a sexually explicit performance as one in which someone is nude or appeals to the “prurient interest in sex.” 

According to Rep. Shaheen, “There is a growing trend to expose children to more and more sexual content,” said Shaheen introducing the bill on Friday. “Have you watched any TV shows? Any cable or streaming services productions?

On Friday, Republican state Rep. Matt Shaheen of Plano cited the U.S. Supreme Court’s definition of prurient interests, which is defined as “erotic, lascivious, abnormal, unhealthy, degrading, shameful, or morbid interest in nudity, sex, or excretion,” though the language’s interpretation varies by community.

Mr. Shaheen? WTF? Prurient interest? Morbid? Excretion? What kind of drag shows have you been going to? I am thinking you have been attending some of those urban legend shows along Texas/Mexican borders. The ones with donkeys or the Coca-Cola bottles? Mr. Shaheen? I have been to many drag shows and I have never seen anything shameful, morbid or degrading. And the performances were not “reserved for sexually oriented businesses.”

Are you OK with clowns, Sir? Those are people who wear make up and wear weird funky clothes too. Please Google John Wayne Gacy.

Moving on. Martha, My Dear. What were you thinking? I think you have been hanging around Snoop Dog too much. You are 81 years old and posing on the cover of Sports Illustrated. You can have lots of fabrics draped over you, but we all know that is still some saggy skin under neath.

Seriously, I like the fact Martha Stewart did this. Let’s hear for the old people! Please know that I plan to get a swimsuit, then go to the beach and have some photos taken. Remind me to purchase an extra large beach towel.

I do hope that Rep. Shaheen does not think Martha’s cover does not appeal to the “prurient interest in sex.”  Most drag shows I have attended the participants wore way more clothes than most of the SI models.

And finally, I end on a sad note. One of my consistent readers, Big Solid, passed away on Mother’s Day. He played football for Mississippi State and intercepted a pass from Alabama’s Joe Namath and returned it for a touchdown. He was always mentioned on my Monday, After College Football Awards. I always gave the Big Solid Award for an interception.This fall there will be a special Big Solid Award. Thoughts and prayers for your family!

Monday, May 15, 2023 – Book Promotion Day

Monday, May 15, 2023 – Book Promotion Day

Today is Book Promotion Day. In addition to promoting my book, I want to promote Life’s a Trip by Tarvah McGinty. I promote  hers not only because Tarvah is my friend, and I too grew up in Magnolia, Texas, I know many of the stories she tells.

The full title is Life’s a Trip! Watch for God’s Lessons along the Way. I like the direction she gives in the title – WATCH for God’s lessons along the way. She tells her story along the way life as she was growing up in the tiny town of Magnolia, Texas.

Unlike mine, which is to make readers laugh, hers is written to make people realize that it is the journey not the destination that is important. And more importantly, if God is NOT on that journey with you, it really isn’t much of a journey. If God is on that journey with you, you already know the destination.

This is a book that is filled with stories that evoke laughter, sadness, tragedy, fun, family, friends and love and faith. At the end of each story is a Bible verse, may two. The story and the Bible verse are so closely tied together.

It is a wonderful book to remind us to Watch for God’s lessons along the way. Did I forget to mention there are photos? It is truly a beautiful book how one’s faith must be the guide for the journey.

As for me and my book…

Fire extinguisher not included – Read LoRaine Burns.

Both books available on Amazon.

Wednesday, May 10, 2023 – Presenting – They’re Not Crazy – They’re Southern

Wednesday, May 10, 2023 – Presenting – They’re Not Crazy – They’re Southern

Remember that scene in the movie, Coal Miner’s Daughter where Sissy Spacek is sitting in the garden and says, “I done wrote myself a country-western song?”

Well I was sitting at the computer and “I done wrote myself a book of short funny storiesl” People often said of me that I was funny. I took that to mean humorous and nothing else.

Nevertheless, I am thrilled to have a book available on Amazon. It just went up today. In these days, we need some laughter. I hope this brings some.

It goes well with a merlot, a cabernet, a martini, and of course beer.

Thank you to those who have already purchased. Please consider leaving a review on Amazon.

You might recognize some places. You might even find your name or a variation of it.

Friday, May 5, 2023 – Cinco de Mayo

Friday, May 5, 2023 – Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War.

It has nothing to do with the United States of America. Those who recall their history know that in 1862 the USA and the CSA were involved in their own war and had no interest in Mexico happenings.

According to the Washington DC-based Beer Institute, Cinco de Mayo is one of the biggest American holidays for beer sales, especially at restaurants and bars.

Therefore, Cinco de Mayo is a designated day of drinking. A tall dressed Dos  Equis is perfect with a taco, chalupa, cheese and guacamole.  I hope you celebrate the day!