I've never been a huge fan of Mike Pence, and that's based strictly on his record regarding LGBT rights. I don't get personal, I don't shame, and I don't care much about his personal life. However, this article that seems to be judging Pence's marriage really irritates me. It sounds as if it's written by someone who has never been married or never been in a long term successful relationship.
A new exposé published by the Washington Post on the Vice President and his wife paints a chilling portrait of an unusually close relationship between a husband and wife.
“They are in a strong, supportive marriage bound by common faith,” Peter Rusthoven, who has known the Pences for more than 25 years, says. “I don’t think they make decisions separately.”
But is it really “strong” and “supportive,” or is it more creepy, co-dependent, and controlling? You decide…
There you are. The rest is here.
About ten years ago someone asked me if I wanted to join her for dinner at a local bar/restaurant in New Hope on a weeknight for dinner. She wasn't a good friend; just an acquaintance. Back then Tony was travelling a lot on business and I was home alone during the week. No complaints. I didn't mind being alone and I've always had enough work to keep me busy. But even though I was free to go to dinner with her, I declined the invitation and I simply told this woman the truth and said I don't care to go out to dinner without my husband. She didn't get that. And I didn't care. I was only being honest. I didn't want to go out without my husband, plain and simple. It's not up for debate. Tony wouldn't mind, but I didn't want to go. Every marriage has its own way of working and I don't think anyone has the right to pass judgment on that.
The Kilted Scotsman Gets Hate Mail
I think I may have mentioned that I started using comment moderation here on the blog because of the hate comments I was getting. I even had a death threat. I've received e-mails and DMs like that, too. I didn't cry or complain. I sucked it up and moved forward. Because that's what you do when someone sends you hate mail.
With that said, the Kilted Scotsman who poses for semi-nude photos in a kilt that I posted about back in February got a snail mail hate letter and he's not pleased at all.
“It said threatening stuff like ‘you need to watch yourself’ and they said they’d been watching my videos online and that they want me to get out. I don’t really know anyone in the building. My friends have been saying they didn’t realize this sort of thing still happened in this day and age.
“I was upset at first, but now I am furious, because someone’s aim is to intimidate me and terrorize me into leaving my home because of their own bigoted beliefs. The people who do this sort of thing need to know that their views are unacceptable and the majority of people won’t tolerate it.”
You can check that out here.
90 Year Old WWII Trans Vet
Now here's something inspiring for a change. If all the news read like this and we could figure out a way to filter out the rest of the garbage the media shoves in our direction, life would be near perfection.
At the age of 90, Davies decided to follow through on a feeling she’s had her entire life — she’s transgender and finally ready to live it.
Davies, who was born Peter, says she’s known her true gender since she was just a toddler.
“I’ve known I was transgender since I was 3 years old. I knew a girl called Patricia, and I decided I wanted to be known by that name but it didn’t stick,” Davies told Caters News Agency.
You can check that out here, and there's a photo.
I actually knew a trans woman who was a WWII vet who lived and worked in New Hope for many years. We called her, "Mother," affectionately. And she was loved by all. Here's a photo of her grave that I took myself. She would have loved this attention.