ezs note: The murders of two transgender women have shaken the good city of Baltimore to its core. Please, if you have any information regarding Mia Henderson or Kandy Hall's murder, call the Baltimore police immediately! Don't let the vermin get away!
ezs note: Emily's Virtual Rocket has relatively few people in Peru, but those of you with friends in Peru might encourage them to make a small (or big!) donation AGAINST Mr. Pandoro in his campaign for mayor.
In case you haven't heard about it yet, Robin Williams committed suicide on Monday. He did not "pass on". He committed suicide.
In the few days that have passed, I was struggling with what I could say. It sounds terribly macabre, but a regular death seems so much easier. Whether he or she contracts cancer, is hit by a car, or just passes on in his/her sleep, there is just a sad sense to it all. In the midst of the terrible grief, there is a certain sense of finality to it all. And it's not all bad.
Am I mad at Robin Williams? Not really. However, I am very, very, disappointed in him. It's as if he was given a handful of diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds, and he just flushed them all down the toilet.
And then there is you.
If you are a transgender person, there are some trials which exist in your life particularly, and you feel very lonely indeed. I know. I'm there too. Just remember that you have gifts in hand too.
Do you feel sad - or lonely - or suicidal? Please know that I am rooting for you. Please know that there are good friends out there for you. There are counselors out there for you. All you have to do is talk.
Above all, despite all the gifts he had, don't be like Robin Williams. That would be doubly tragic.
Yeah, I know. It seems a bit early. Or a lot. But while you were sunbathing, Democrats, Republicans, Greens, were busy putting their candidates together. All that remains now is the final choices to be made in November.
And that means you, pal.
The time to register to vote is now. Don't put it off.
ezs note: Honestly, the court decision is just a hilarious joke on the attorneys general. Catch this last paragraph from LGBT Weekly:
"Today’s ruling applies to the entire Fourth Circuit, which includes Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. This is the third appeals court ruling striking down state marriage bans in just one month."
C'mon, guys. Give it up and save some money for your constituents.
ezs note: Chiefs of police: in case you haven't checked the calendar lately, this is 2014, not 1914. This means the police you hire are supposed to be professionals, not knuckledragging goofballs. Just a hint.
ezs note: Don't let the deaths of Mia Henderson or Kandy Hall go unpunished! If you live in or travel to the greater Baltimore area, and you have knowledge about either one of these murders, please go to the Baltimore police department IMMEDIATELY!!!