I went to Central Park, with my boyfriend Ben, to see "The Gates" by Christo and his wife Jeanne-Claude. I have to say - I just don't get it!
They spent $21 million and used 1.089 million yards of orange fabric to create a grand spectacle. There were 7,500 gates that filled 23 miles of parkway paths. While interesting in scope and scale, the art wasn't beautiful and somewhat stale. To me the whole project looked like a bunch of on-sale K-Mart Shower curtains hanging in the park.
Ben, however, loved it. I guess I'm the one who will be picking the shower curtain in our new apartment.
I state for the record that I have a better chance of getting the GOP presidential nomination in 2008 than New York Gov. George Pataki. He is living in a bizarre dreamscape if he thinks he even has an outside shot. The New York Times wrote an article showing that conservative Republicans are already taking cheap shots to knock him out of contention. The National Review wrote a cover story headlined "Spurious George", an unflattering comparison to the cartoon monkey, Curious George. (As of this posting, James Dobson has yet to declare Curious George gay.)
The right wing fish wrapper, the Manchester Union Leader, knee-capped Pataki saying:
"As 2008 rapidly approaches, it's not too early to rule New York Gov. George Elmer Pataki unfit for the G.O.P. presidential nomination."
Pataki's response to conservative criticism is comical. He somehow thinks conservatives are talking about their wallets, not sex, when they say they care about below the belt issues:
"It's disappointing, because I think if you fairly look at the record of New York since I've been governor, on fiscal and tax matters, it's incredible," The clueless Rockefeller Republican told the Times.
Unless Pataki discovers religion and becomes obsessed with abortion, euthanasia and homosexuality, he can forget his presidential obsession. The same holds true for John McCain, Rudy Giuliani and Richard "Permanent Smile" Lugar.
During the 2004 campaign, these men kissed Bush's ass, not realizing it was the kiss of death. Now that the far right controls the party, moderate Republicans have no shot to get out of the primaries. My sage political advice to these guys: Become Democrats if you want a shot at the prize.
Jennifer Lopez announced today that she is canceling her European Tour. World leaders at the U.N are debating whether this is an international crisis. France blamed the Americans. According to reports, the diva says she is too ill to make the trip. The album Lopez was traveling to Europe to promote is her fourth studio album, Rebirth.
Although we wish J-Lo a speedy recovery, the truth is, I only blogged this story because I'm tired of looking at hustler Jim Guckert's face and wanted something prettier to front my site.
Although George W. Bush once owned The Texas Rangers, anyone who has seen him at a press conference knows that his favorite sport is really softball. Bush's penchant for puff helps to explain the mercurial rise and fall of "reporter" Jim Guckert, who went from working in a cyber-whorehouse to covering the White House as a "correspondent" for conservative Internet magazine, Talon News.
When not reporting conservative news, Guckert was a member of Bush's "ownership society". In fact, he owned seedy gay sex websites including HotMilitaryStud.com, MilitaryEscorts.com and MilitaryEscortsM4M.com. While other reporters covered a beat, Guckert's beat was under the covers.