Extreme weather

12 07 2010

Wow, I just experienced somewhat of the most extreme weather I have ever seen in the Netherlands. It has been super hot for days with heat index at around 108 and today around 1 pm all hell broke loose. Thunder/lightning and wind like a tornado. Car windows smashed, big tree branches collapsed, the roof of the train station and of several buildings collapsed and fell 100 meters further on the floor and tons of traffic lights broke in two. For some states in the U.S this might be common, here not so much and apparently we are also not very well prepared. Scary it was for sure.

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gay news; Ru Paul’s drag race, Hurricanes

23 08 2009

One of my favorite tv-shows, Ru Paul’s drag race is coming to the Netherlands. I watched all the American episodes religiously but can’t wait to see it here on TV as well. Ongina, Chanel and Nina Flowers were my favorites. We actually had a drag show on TV here over 10 years ago but it wasn’t nearly as much fun as the American version. A great blend of Project Runway, America’s Next Top model and drag-queen¬†bitchiness.¬†

The evangelical church in the U.S. has lifted it’s ban on sexually active gays and lesbians serving as ministers. 68% of the 1000 members of the national assembly agreed with the lifting of the ban. That is some great news for some but doom for others. According to John Piper, pastor of the Bethlehem baptist church blamed the tornado that hit Minneapolis last week on the assembly even talking about allowing gays. We gays sure are powerful with nature, blamed for Katrina, tsunami and now this.