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Caption this photo

humorEach Wednesday morning I post a photograph and ask readers to offer a funny caption.  Hopefully the caption below inspires you to share a few of your own.

Smooch

Dick of the day: Bill O’Reilly

Bill O'ReillyI couldn’t make this crap up if I tried. Responding to Michelle Obama’s inspiring speech from the previous night Bill O’Reilly felt the need to point out that the slaves referenced in Michelle Obama’s speech were “well fed and had decent lodgings.” Pardon my language but are you fucking kidding me? Does he mean to infer that these slaves should have been happy about their bondage? Does he mean that we shouldn’t be proud of the progress our country has made with regards to civil rights? What does he mean? Below I’ve included an excerpt of Michelle Obama’s speech which O’Reilly felt the need to critique.

“That is the story of this country, the story that has brought me [Michelle Obama] to this stage tonight, the story of generations of people who felt the lash of bondage, the shame of servitude, the sting of segregation, but who kept on striving and hoping and doing what needs to be done. But today I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves, and I watch my daughters, two beautiful, intelligent black young women playing with their dogs on the white house lawn. And because of Hillary Clinton, my daughters and all our sons and daughters, now take for granted that a woman can be president of the United States.” – Michelle Obama

Bill O’Reilly’s ugly commentary reminds me of what Michelle Obama said she and Barack tell their daughters when people take the low road in politics:

Michelle Obama

Which picture looks like a America to you

diversity

Photos of Rep. & Dem. Party interns in D.C. illustrate a divide that is difficult to overlook

Earlier this month House Speaker Ryan snapped a photo of Republican interns in Washington, D.C. and a few days later the photo on the right of Democrat interns was shared. All the interns deserve a lot of credit and respect for getting involved in our political process, which is more than most Americans can say.

However, the Republican party needs to deal with their lack of diversity if they want to have a future as a national party.  The US Census Bureau estimates the minority population will  to rise to 56% of the total population by 2060, compared with 38% in 2014, but declining birth rates with white Americans could make this a reality even more quickly.

Which photo best exemplifies America as the world’s Melting Pot?

I understand that economics is a big motivator for people who vote Republican (at least around New England). What I can’t understand is why one would ever tolerate a party that has through their rhetoric and policies made their party an island closed to anyone who doesn’t look or talk like them. Ryan’s photo is a tangible example that the lip service the Republican Party pays to diversity and empowering minorities is a problem. For everyone’s sake I hope the Republican Party will evolve on this issue. The US needs more political options not fewer, but if they can’t get their act together I predict the Republican Party shall go the way of the dodo bird; and if they can’t moderate themselves I say good riddance.

Gay Vermont: Rock River Preservation

Source: Frog Meadow B&B

Source: Frog Meadow B&B

With Provincetown, Ogunquit, Newport and the islands it is easy to forget about Vermont as a gay-friendly summer destination where you and someone special or a group of friends can get away and forget about life for a few days.

Gay travelers have been heading to Southern Vermont’s swimming holes at Rock River to enjoy the natural beauty and serenity that comes from spending time in the Green Mountain State.  While there are several gay friendly B&Bs in the area Frog Meadow Country B&B owned by Dave & Scott looks like it might be a fun place to base a trip if you are not into camping.

Sergio and I have put this destination on our list of places to check out since neither of us have visited before.  Have you visited Rock River or Frog Meadow B&B? Please share any tips in the comments section.

Temptation Tuesday

hunk, hot, denimIf I looked this good in denim, I’d walk around in nothing else too.

Past Temptation Tuesday Posts

Median 1-bedroom rentals near MBTA stations

If you rent in Boston, chances are you have a lease that starts on September 1st, which means if you are thinking of moving you probably need to give your notice next week. As you contemplate where you may end up moving, check out this interesting graphic from RentHop.

RentHop has shared the median price of one-bedroom apartments by MBTA subway stop and it also shows how much that one-bedroom rental has either gone up or down over the past year.

Boston apartment, rent

For example, last year renting an apartment in Central Square would have been a cheaper option, but over the past year, rent has jumped 9% near Central Square.

As one might expect, most prices have increased since last year, but some seem to have increased disproportionately.

  • Green Line – Riverside: +$331.25 +22.1%
  • Red Line – Savin Hill: +$258.75 +18.3%
  • Blue Line – Aquarium: +$320 +16.2%
  • Green Line – Boston University: +$250 +13.9%
  • Red Line – Central Square: +$168.75 +9.0%

While it often feels like all the prices in Boston are going up that is not universally true.  Here are some MBTA stops that have seen price drops:

  • Red Line – Mattapan -$268.75 -14.9%
  • Red Line – Butler: -$221.25 -13.4%
  • Orange Line – Community College: -$173.75 -7.8%
  • Green Line – Lechmere: -$150 -6.8%
  • Blue Line – Logan Airport: -$50 -2.9%

You can read more about the research and see a larger image of the MBTA map shown above, here.

Manhunt’s “Boston Blizzard” pool party

Manhunt, Manhunt MansionWith temperatures this past Saturday in the mid 90s, the Boston’s gay softball team pool party at the Manhunt Mansion could not have been better timed. While the Manhunt pool parties have become popular summer fundraisers, this was easily the most crowded I’ve seen.

In spite of the crowd, the pool party may have been the best I can recall attending. The final Manhunt pool party (quite possibly forever since the mansion will possibly go on the market soon) will take place this Saturday with funds raised going to Boston’s gay rugby team, Boston Ironsides. For more details about the pool party visit the event page: Manhunt Pool Party.

Below are a few photos from all the fun this past Saturday. Manhunt, Manhunt MansionManhunt, Manhunt MansionManhunt, Manhunt MansionManhunt, Manhunt MansionManhunt, Manhunt MansionManhunt, Manhunt Mansion