Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Boys Scouts hate gays


Boys Scouts of America (BSA): Won’t accept Gays ?


“One thing I think People are missing is that BSA is a business. They did an internal review and realized that their stakeholder want this ban, and in fact appear to be proud of the ban. That’s business”.  –Tony Plakas

The Boy Scouts of America are an evil business and as consumers we should all turn our wallets away from them for their audacious behavior.
Gideon Grudo is a writer for the South Florida Gay News, and wrote an article that touches the subject of gay hate in the boys scouts entitled, “Scouts Won’t accept gays even though they could”, which can be found in print and online form: southfloridagaynews.com,  July 25,2012 volume 3 issue 30.

I thought this organization was supposed to teach little boys how to be leaders of tomorrow. Do we as a country really want to teach hate or ignorance to our small ones that will be our leaders of tomorrow?

Parents please conduct research on the company that you are enrolling your kids into for their extra curricular and social development needs, to ensure you are not exposing your children to hate messages and outdated agendas.

Bare in mind, that gay boy that sits in the back of your son's or daughter's classroom could tomorrow be your heterosexual child's best friend and support system for tomorrows problems-when you are gone.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Common Problems in Job Searching in Miami, FL



I am Native to Miami, FL and here we all know, the rookie hustlers and professional hustlers are readily available as cuban coffe can be poured here.
I show up to my job interview about 15 minutes early, at Williamson Cadillac, located at 7815 SW 104th St, neighboring Dadeland-Mall.
The person conducting the interview is discussing the details of the car sales position, when he suddenly throws this bomb at me from left field: that I have to pay 650 or something dollars, almost 700.00 upfront for training materials.

His argument: because “the Company, wants to know that you are serious about this opportunity”. He told me the dealership would reimburse the money, I asked him if this was in writing, and then opted out of this opportunity like spam mail.

I told him, I was not willing to pay because, in Florida, people are crazy and they want to take your money. I left offended, because the receptionist should have told me this detail over the phone. Had I known, I would have stayed home and continued my job search online, saved gas and time instead of pursuing shady “opportunities”?

Keep in mind, we live in the state of Florida, which is the “at-will state” at any moment in time, your employer or you can decide to quit the commitment with no legal or, other penalties, why would I invest my money in some sort of job training, when I live in a state with this kind of law?

I have been unemployed for more than a year and a half now, I have been looking for employment aggressively, and in matters of looking for a job it is a job.

I always ask questions before going to interviews, like for example, “is this job permanent or temporary?”, “is this job full time or part time”? , “how is the work environment and job duties like”, and “how much does it pay on average”?

Most employers are happy to answer your questions and concerns, however, you will run in to some “Weirdos”, prime example, Lexus of North Miami, when they called me for an interview, they completely evaded my question all together, about pay over the phone. Some guy named Jean said, “well I don’t mean to be evasive but the pay it all depends, so I can’t tell you..” what kind of an answer is that?
I’m thinking either, these people are over worked, not enthusiastic about their job anymore, just really don’t care about their performance at work, or not interested in me enough and so, brings me to the conclusion, why would I want to work for a company who have these or other unknown problems? 

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Re: Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) Movie Review


Director Rupert Sanders and stars in this movie, Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart.
           
A remix is evident, when an un-expected “hot mess” happens to be Snow White’s true love and savior from the famous culprit apple-spell. The huntsman plays a vital role in helping Snow reach her potential as a woman and fighter of justice. Also, the Dwarves help Snow and serve as an example of how this film remains true to the conventional version.

I’m not going to lie some parts in the movie reeked of cheese and I can do without. Particularly, all the places she went to hide out, you kind of knew that she wasn’t safe but I’m guilty of being a sucker for fairy-tale stories.

Among the many positive messages in the film, the two that cheer out loudly, are girls can do anything, if not better than men and true love is closer than you think (silly rabbit). 

This film celebrates girl power and packages them as two-attractive juicy-cheeseburgers ready to be had; Snow White, one ambitious-crazy-devoted to community service projects and, the other character, Evil Witch, selfishly devoted to crushing others for entertainment and personal needs. Furthermore, most of the graphics of the Evil-Witch are a win!






Snow White and the Huntsmen give birth to a modern interpretation of the original tale, ideal for today’s youth imprisoned in a fast-paced, time managed, and image obsessed culture that sometimes teach us to live within pre-confined ideals that are stupid.


This film rescues many singles and divorced people in the sense that it reminds us that sometimes the unexpected or unnoticed person around is the right “guy” or “girl” you’re silly little heart was looking for and that happily ever afters are possible.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Interview with Nelly. Re: Drag Night Life in Miami, FL 


Nelson Rodriguez is a personal-friend and established drag star and award-winner of best Latina new-comer of South Beach. Rodriguez 34, of Cuban-Arabic heritage, has been in drag nightlife for 18 years and counting. He is kind to offer his time and other persona, Nelly Norell, during an interview.

“Learn to take criticism and be humble,” Nelly said.

(Nelson above)

(Nelly below)

There are many reasons why people get involved in drag. “They want to be Tranny’s, like dressing up as a girl, Cunty (fierce or very much on the cutting edge with personality), or enjoy performing,” Nelly said.


In drag culture, usually one is appointed a mentor called a drag mother. The drag mother is cheerleader and educator for aspiring drag queens. They teach industry essential tips: hair, make-up, costume making, proper etiquette, and miscellaneous tips.


 “My Mother’s name is Erika Norell. She is known and has a lot of crowns,” Nelly said. “I like to entertain people. I like to have fun, but, in competitions, you have to work within their rules,”


 Ms. Nelly is referring to pageants, competitions that drag queens enter in aims of winning a crown. The purpose of winning is to secure notoriety and income- producing work. Most of the time, the drag queen’s employer will sponsor, or pay the entry fee in an effort to motivate employees and market their business.


 “I stopped doing it because I saw a lot of things that were not right, you know what I mean,” Nelly said “Competitions are not fair. People pre-pay a premium to win.” Nelly attended one specific competition before, where she accidentally overheard staff members (non-judges) having a conversation about the identified winner already during the competition. Nelly was discouraged to continue participating in a “rigged” competition, so she walked out.


 "You perform in different clubs and start making more than $100 because you have a crown. It’s discriminatory because you can have talent and not a crown, Nelly said “TP doesn’t need a crown to show people she has talent, to me is stupid-ness. I’m not against those who have crowns, but I find it a waste of time and money.”


Nelly debuted 18 years ago at club Ozone, where she sported a body-suit and loud-big hair. She imitated Thalia and lip-singed “Amor a la Mexicana.” It takes Nelly normally about half an hour for makeup and an additional forty minutes for hair.


 Nelly’s tips for aspiring drag queens and admirers alike.
• Always be humble. 
• Learn to take criticism the right way.
• Practice songs to explore inner talents. 
• Don’t doubt yourself. People will put you down; ignore it.
• If it makes you feel good, do it.
• Practice your makeup and hair.
•“Nothing was built in a day, keep working on it til you get it” Nelly said.
• Love yourself.


 Nelly is available to be devoured at the Latin-room on Wednesday Nights at Twist Night club, located at 1057 Washington Avenue. Miami Beach, FL.


Don't live in Miami Beach? dont freak out, she will make appearances at the new Eros lounge, 8201 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33138




 -30 -

Monday, May 28, 2012

Jackson Hospital Dental Clinic Review

Re:Wisdom Teeth Removal

The Day of surgery I learned how to put an IV, which is really neat for my Nursing Career and that  I have not even entered the nursing program yet, so that was kind of cool.


Everything was cool up until day (3) of recovery, my face was super swollen; the pain was heavy, ugly and uncompromising like a typical loud-mouth Cuban lady.


I am so glad that I anticipated to be in pain and scheduled time off accordingly, to ensure a successful and quick recovery time period.

My Nurse was super friendly and the Doctor that came in to do my IV was really nice, overall, I'm happy now that I went to Jackson Memorial Hospital (Downtown Miami) ACC West building to get my impacted wisdom teeth taken care of.