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UPDATE! Driving Equality's Phelp-A-Thon was a huge success!

Remember last week’s post about Fred batshitcrazy Phelps’ people’s planned protest in Boston? (yikes, look at the alliteration!)

Well, we have news! Chris Mason from DrivingEquality writes:

The Phelps-A-Thon was a huge success! We raised over $4,500 for Driving Equality! We collected $755 of that during the 45 minutes we were on the street counter-protesting the Phelps clan. Seventy-five people showed up to support the Phelps-A-Thon and to say no to hate. Everyone cheered as we updated the sign every five minutes, tallying the amount raised by the Phelps-A-Thon. People walking by handed us $5, $10, $20 bills. Someone wrote a check for $250 on the spot. It was incredible!

Congrats to Chris and Driving Equality, and a huge thank you! to everyone who has donated so far.

This is just one way to do something constructive and positive to counter the negative stuff happening every where around us.

Remember that it’s not over, though, and you can still donate–check this out:

It is not too late to make a contribution to the Phelps-A-Thon. I am sending Fred “God Hates Fags” Phelps a card, telling him how much he raised for LGBT equality. Make a donation today and your amount will be included on that card.


Go on, donate. You know you wanna! 😀

Manhunter, by Loreth Anne White

Manhunter is the first installment in Ms White’s Wild Country series for Silhouette’s Romantic Suspense line. Upon a heartfelt recommendation by one Shannon my-TBR mountain-hates-you Stacey, I grabbed this one up and boy, am I happy I did! Ms White manages to pack a lot of subtlety and nuance in a novel barely 210 pages long.

From where I sit, the emphasis is on the suspense side of the story rather on the romance, and while I am happy with it, I know some readers prefer a different balance.


Miserable looking bugger wasn’t he?

Let’s start with his most famous quote:

In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.

Andy Warhol

I’m still waiting for my 15 minutes, but I guess I’ve got time yet. Have you guys experienced your 15 minutes of fame yet?

This next quote suggests that perhaps he’d never had good sex:

Sex is more exciting on the screen and between the pages than between the sheets.

Andy Warhol

I don’t get this next quote at all:

The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.

Andy Warhol

Nope, I still don’t get it. Anybody?

I don’t necessarily agree with this last quote:

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

Andy Warhol

Trying to be too clever by half methinks.