Not what they expected…

Photo credit: Germany’s national football team cover their mouths in protest against FIFA’s ban on the ‘One Love’ LGBTQ+ armband during the World Cup in Qatar | Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

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Sylvester is watching me post this. He’s reading back that last paragraph and sniggering. He really can be quite coarse, you know.

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RIP Michael Nesmith

I know I, and the many other daydream believers out there you brought so much joy to, will miss you. Let’s make a point today to remember those that leave this world a slightly better place for their presence.

Michael Nesmith, singer, guitarist and songwriter with 1960s pop group The Monkees, has died at the age of 78. Pic. Getty Images.

Ben Carson gets into testy exchange over transgender access to homeless shelters.

Washington (CNN)- Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson got into a testy exchange Wednesday with a Democratic lawmaker who pressed him on the department’s position on access to homeless shelters for transgender people, with the lawmaker appearing to accuse the secretary of enabling discrimination at facilities.The dust-up came during a House Appropriations Committee hearing in which Democratic Rep. Mike Quigley of Illinois asked Carson about a rule proposed by HUD last year that would allow federally funded homeless shelters that have single-sex facilities or areas separated by sex — like bathrooms and sleeping quarters — to establish policy that could result in transgender people being barred or mistreated. (
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/05/politics/ben-carson-transgender-housing-policy-homelessness/index.html )