Friday, June 17, 2011

Edge Update

I've got a funny feeling that this fight isn't over, but the California Coastal Commission has made it official and formally nixed U2 guitarist David Evans, a middle aged multi millionaire who rather pathetically refers to himself as The Edge, plan to build five mega mansions on an environmentally sensitive ridge line over looking Malibu and the Pacific Ocean. As commissioner Peter Douglas remarked, "In my 38 years, I have never seen a project as environmentally devastating as this one. An environmentally sensitive person would never pick this site to develop." Law suits to follow.


Of course Evans could get back some of that Edge by donating the land to The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, which might help get a Santa Monica Mountains National Park jump started, and in return, in addition to a hefty tax deduction, we can name the ridge line after him. The Edge Overlook. Now that's sharp.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Weiner

Dare I say it again? People like sex. People, given the chance, will use whatever means at hand to play at sex. Unless someone breaks a law, a person's sex life, and that includes the sex lives of the famous, shouldn't be any of our business. If Representative Anthony Weiner wants to send sexually themed photos to women and they are receptive, who cares? Not me.
I've noticed that some Repugs are trying to draw a comparison to Weiner and another New York state congressman, Chris Lee. Their confused logic seems to run along the lines that since our guy resigned, a Democrat should fall too. Well, Rep. Lee, yet another anti-gay marriage Repug, in addition to posting shirtless photos of himself, was trolling for passable CD/TVs for fun and games. Personally, I don't think an interest in guys wearing high heels, dresses, and red lipstick should disqualify a man from being in congress. As I've pointed out on my photo blog, I spent years working in photo labs, and I never had a week go by where I didn't print amateur, sexually themed photographs, and by far, the biggest category was cross dressing. Hey, what ever does it for you. By now, Repug hypocrisy has been so well established, that I doubt it can do them any harm.