Why did this decision by Donald J. Trump regarding trans people in US bathrooms surprise you Caitlyn Jenner? Your vote for the Republican party was your vote for this decision. When will people stop thinking of bathrooms as bedrooms? How did this become such a big deal, we just wish to pee like everybody else #PissedInCanada
How dare you Caitlyn Jenner make statements that you are “helping” with trans awareness regarding political views (masked by hate and intolerance by most the Republicans ). How dare you call yourself an “activist” for trans issues. It is an insult to all the hard working trans women and men who have sacrificed everything to fight for our rights thus far. Even considering “dancing with devil” will just be viewed as a circus act, by the number of Conservatives who hate us. Please stick to your social media fame status, and continue to at least bring awareness that we exist. That much I am thankful for. Please do not even pretend your plight for money and fame, is for the greater good of trans people. At least be honest about that and you may receive a little more respect from those who at least tolerate what you are doing. Just my opinion.
Just one little bit of new year’s advice to all. For those who insist on coming up with a new year’s “resolution”. It actually should be called a new year’s (non-religious) revelation” (in my opinion). Because some of those people who put pressure on themselves to change anything about themselves and try to stick to it for a whole year, usually have a (non-religious) revelation that they should not put themselves through that. For example, I resolve to be as blunt and sarcastic as I always am. Since I had a (non-religious) revelation years ago that I do not need other people’s approval or acceptance (but I do like lots of hugs). That having been said. If you decide to attempt a resolution, please do not make it “quitting drinking or “cutting back on delicious foods”. The staff and the entertainers at 120 Diner and Club 120 need your money and your support but most importantly we need your wonderful company 🙂
Why do we still have a Senate anyway? #rhetorical so this bill is delayed yet again. It is interesting that Senator Donald Plett’s biggest problem is Trans people in washrooms, since he owns a plumbing business. Is 2017 going to be the year of #DisturbingDisgustingDevastatingDonalds ?#alliteration
A discussion with fellow comics Sai Sufi and Daniel Bordman. It is interesting to speak with “Cis hetrosexual men” about Trans issues, PC culture, the professionally outraged, the non-LGBT activists of LGBT rights, the threat to Freedom of Speech from these new government legislation’s on language. I do not vent much about Caitlyn Jenner or Laverne Cox but it is now time that someone says something. And again. I do not speak for any other trans people out there, these are only my personal opinions.
The more we talk about trans situations the more everyone will learn who we are. We can’t always get angry and demand things from people. Activism, in my opinion should be done with a certain amount of patience and understanding, towards those we are trying to reach and educate. And not all trans “roll models” are helping the cause, in fact some are creating more confusion. Educating people about trans issues should not be for profit first. And if it is, should it not at least be a clear and accurate message?
Watch discussion here (facebook)
This is an interview I just did for a second year journalism student (Chelsea Mendes) from Humber College here in Toronto, Ontario. The subject is trending a lot lately. In regards what a comedian can or can’t say on stage.
No matter what side you are on regarding this issue, this is a good read and listen. And certainly something to think about. Do not protest for freedom of speech, then tell others what they can or can’t say. This could get dangerous and put all of our work towards freedom of speech in jeopardy. Going to a comedy show is your freedom of choice, once your butt is in that seat, you may or may not like the comedy. Buyer beware that comedians should not have to tip toe around your issues. I would suggest saving your money, and using it to pay for your next counseling session. A comic is also not going to design their stand-up comedy routine around your feelings. If that time comes then we will lose many talented comics who just can’t be bothered anymore. And that certainly would be no laughing matter.
Just my observation regarding a recent hmm what should I call it? I know, lets say spectacle. About 70% of persons over 60 years old can have what is known as “dry eye syndrome” (not that I know from personal opinion. I am what is called a distant 40 at best. Shut up!). A person living with this can also find that it worsens in bright light (lets say the sun or perhaps stage lighting), causing rapid blinking. But in the case of bright stage lighting, constant sniffing, thirst, arrogance, ignorance or narcissistic tendencies never have been known to occur.
As the owner of a restaurant 120 Diner in Toronto Ontario, we will no longer purchase and provide any products produced by the company Nestle. The link below pretty much covers why this action will be taken by our establishment. A major corporation does not and can not own the world’s water. We must as the “David” in this scenario do what we can to tell all the “Goliath’s” in the world, that we will not be bullied by major corporations. We may only make a small dent here, but if enough of us take a stand the dent could become significant.
For those who are at all concerned about the future of our planet’s water, here are the products you may want to consider boycotting. This includes all those with babies, pets and those getting ready to purchase Halloween treats.
Here is an article about what Nestle is planning:
My business partner Todd Klinck and myself are so excited to have reached our second year at 120 Diner. We have been given a great opportunity to add live comedy and music shows. In doing so we have had a chance to work woth and meet some of the best Canadian artists in the business. I was honoured to host and sing a few songs, sharing the stage with these amazing performers:
Ross MacIntyre (Bass), Mark Micklethwaite (drums), Mark Kieswetter (piano), Ori Dagan (singer and our music booker), Pam Hyatt (all round entertainer), Lisa Particelli (singer, flutist and host of our GNO Wednesday night open-stage for musicians & singers), June Garber (singer) , Marla Lukofsky (singer & comedian), Howard Willett (singer) & Sam Broverman (singer). Thank you B. Beard photography.