Sunday, January 15, 2012

Week In Review - January 14, 2012

I've been visiting with my family in Florida and assisting with my dad's recovery from heart surgery, so it was another light week on the blog. With the New Hampshire primary and all the GOP fun, I couldn't stay away completely.

Jon Huntsman, the under-valued but best-qualified GOP presidential candidate, finished a strong third in New Hampshire, which keeps some dim hope alive for an eventual Republican party return to sanity. Huntsman would make a better president than his party rivals, and as I proved in my photo comparison of Huntsman and Santorum, he is also probably a better guy to have a beer with (although his brew might be non-alcoholic). Mitt Romney continued his primary domination with a win in New Hampshire, and while he remained cautiously optimistic about his candidacy, his haircut spoke out boldly and confidently.

While Romney's hair spoke out this week, former child actress Kristy McNichol, best known for her role on the television drama Family, came out this week. McNichol publicly acknowledged that she is a lesbian, in an attempt to serve as a role model for GLBT youth who are struggling with their sexual orientation. Sadly, valiant efforts like McNichol's, along with programs like the It Gets Better video project, while commendable, are sometimes not enough to save the most distraught and disparaged young people - kids like Eric James Borges, the 19 year-old Californian who took his own life this week, becoming the most recent gay teen to do so in a disturbing trend. Though not likely his intention, indie musician Mike Cavanaugh perfectly captured the message I wish we could help these very sad gay kids believe - just Hold On.

I don't want to end on an overly morose note, so give yourself a smile before you leave the blog and check out the latest Rick Perry Bad Lip Reading video clip. He's an idiot, but he rocks that Brokeback Mountain coat like nobody's business.

As always, thanks for reading!

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