It didn’t take long to get from homosexual “marriage” to this:
Amanda Liberty, 33, of Leeds, said she proposed to her favorite chandelier on Valentine’s Day while continuing an open relationship with the rest of her collection of 25 chandeliers.
Why should she commit to just a single chandelier, even if she is marrying it? After all, we are meant to regard marriage as a joke now.
“You can’t control who you fall in love with and things just went from there,” Liberty told Caters News.
“I love kissing and cuddling Lumiere,” she says. Lumiere is the chandelier’s name.
Crazy? Yes, but get ready for bat shit crazy
“I couldn’t stop thinking about her and how beautiful she was — she has such a beautiful shape, and I could feel really amazing energy coming from her,” Liberty said. “Although I knew it would be tricky to get her home, I knew I needed to find a way to make her mine.”
So, the chandelier is a female?
Although Lumiere is the only chandelier that wears a ring, Liberty explained she loves all the light fixtures in her collection.
“None of my chandeliers are jealous of each other, they understand that I love them all for all of their different personalities,” she said. “For example, I love kissing and cuddling Lumiere, but I sleep with Jewel every night, as she is portable and very nice to cuddle.”
Their personalities? But, crazy gets deeper Liberty is a objectum sexual
However, Liberty, who identifies as objectum sexual (OS), said her first love was a drum set at 14 years old.
She was also previously been in love with the Statue of Liberty — for which she legally changed her name in 2010 — and has traveled to New York six times to visit it, but said the distance took its toll on their relationship.
What Is Objectum Sexual (OS)?
Sometimes referred to as objectophilia, OS has to do with the attraction and commitment to inanimate objects and is thought to be related to the autism spectrum, an antisocial personality disorder, or past trauma.
However, Erika Eiffel, a San Francisco woman married to the Eiffel Tower, disagrees.
“OS people have a spectrum just as society does from one extreme to the next. It’s a misconception that OS people only love objects and cannot relate to people on any level,” she wrote in an interview with support group Objectum-Sexuality Internationale. “The reality is, most OS people are social but choose not to expose themselves to public scrutiny and jeopardize the balance they have established.”
OK then, I could go on but my fridge, Big Frosty is calling so…………….
A Fulton nurse convicted of taking a photo of an unconscious patient’s penis with her iPhone last year surrendered her license, according to the New York State Education Department.
Kristen Johnson was forced to give up her license as part of a plea deal where she pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disseminating of unlawful surveillance photos.
Her conviction came after a nine-month investigation by the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office into complaints from her Upstate University Hospital co-workers that she sent pictures of two patients via text message.
She was originally charged with two counts of second-degree unlawful surveillance and one count of second-degree disseminating unlawful surveillance.
The felony charge against her was reduced as part of her plea, which also requires Johnson to spend three years on probation.
According to the state, Johnson surrendered her license and did not contest the charge of moral unfitness in the practice.
There’s now a Masturbation Station in New York City for men to relieve some stress during the workday.
The company said 100 men used the booth on its first day.
On Tuesday, Hot Octopuss erected what it called a “GuyFi” booth on 28th Street and 5th Avenue in New York City, where men could, in theory, go to “relieve stress.”
The company simply put a cloth over a phone booth in what amounted to a marketing gimmick. Inside was a chair and a laptop.
Hot Octopuss was inspired by a Time Out survey, which concluded that 39% of the New York men it questioned admitted to masturbating while at work. A more expansive Glamour survey of 1,000 men in 2012 suggested 31% of its readers have done so.
Hot Octopuss created the booth so men can “take this habit out of the office and into a more suitable environment designed to give the busy Manhattan man the privacy, and the high-speed Internet connection, he deserves.”
“We may be insinuating that these booths could be used in whichever way anyone would like to ‘self soothe,’” a representative tells Mashable, “but the brand is not actively encouraging people to masturbate in public as that is an illegal offense.”
The company claims approximately 100 men used the booth on its inaugural day.
Steven Crowder makes a deep dive, pardon the imagery, into the world of the social justice warrior mentality, and the transgender world when he discusses the moral ambiguity of the transgender 52-year-old guy who has “transitioned” into a 6-year-old girl. Who plows snow.
Yeah that’s just frickin’ weird. Crowder makes a lot of good points in the video, which excerpts a lot of scenes of the transgender dude talking about their “transition.”
Crowder says he is “clearly somebody who is mentally disturbed,” and then goes on to cite some stats supporting his position. It’s worth a watch.
An ordinance that would have established nondiscrimination protections for gay and transgender people in Houston failed to win approval from voters on Tuesday.
The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance was rejected after a nearly 18-month battle that spawned rallies, legal fights and accusations of both religious intolerance and demonization of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
Supporters of the ordinance had said it would have offered increased protections for gay and transgender people, as well as protections against discrimination based on sex, race, age, religion and other categories.
Opponents of the ordinance, including a coalition of conservative pastors, said it infringed on their religious beliefs regarding homosexuality. But in the months leading up to Tuesday’s vote, opponents focused their campaign on highlighting one part of the ordinance related to the use of public bathrooms by transgender men and women that opponents alleged would open the door for sexual predators to go into women’s restrooms.
Democratic Houston Mayor Annise Parker, who is gay, and other supporters of the ordinance had called this “bathroom ordinance” strategy highly misleading and a scare tactic.
The ordinance was initially approved by the Houston City Council in May 2014 but a lawsuit to have residents vote on the measure eventually made it to the Texas Supreme Court, which in July ordered the city to either repeal the ordinance or put it on the ballot.
Tuesday’s referendum drew attention from around the nation, with the measure getting high-profile endorsements last week from the White House, high-tech giant Apple and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. The ordinance also had received support from other members of Houston’s religious community.
Campaign for Houston, which fought the ordinance, said opponents included a diverse group of individuals, such as pastors from all denominations and local and state elected officials.
On Monday, Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott had tweeted his support for opponents, saying, “HOUSTON: Vote Texas values, not @HillaryClinton values. Vote NO on City of Houston Proposition 1. No men in women’s bathrooms.”
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has ordered a taxpayer-funded school district in the suburbs of Chicago to allow a male transgender student who dresses like a girl and otherwise identifies as female to use the girls locker room and shower on school premises.
The feds delivered the edict against Township High School District 211 in Palatine, Ill. on Monday, the Chicago Tribune reports.
The Department of Education has given the school district one month to let the student use the girls locker room. If the district does not capitulate, it risks losing federal funding.
The Department of Education’s civil rights division made its Title IX ruling after a two-year investigation using a “preponderance of evidence” standard.
President Barack Obama’s Department of Education – which manifestly is not vested with judicial powers – has taken to applying Title IX, a comprehensive 1972 federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, to transgender cases.
The unidentified high school student at the center of the ruling currently is listed as a girl in school files, uses girls’ restrooms and plays on girls’ sports teams.
That’s not enough, though. The student wants to be treated like a female in every respect by the school district that enrolls more than 12,000 students.
Showering in a different place is “blatant discrimination,” John Knight, director of the LGBT and AIDS Project at ACLU of Illinois, told the Tribune.
The ACLU of Illinois is representing the student.
“It’s one thing to say to all the girls, ‘You can choose if you want some extra privacy,’ but it’s another thing to say, ‘You, and you alone, must use them.’ That sends a pretty strong signal to her that she’s not accepted and the district does not see her as girl,” Knight also told the Chicago newspaper.
On Monday, the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights agreed.
“Student A has not only received an unequal opportunity to benefit from the District’s educational program, but has also experienced an ongoing sense of isolation and ostracism throughout her high school enrollment at the school,” the letter from the Office for Civil Rights proclaims.
School officials had worked out a plan under which the student could use a separate locker room and shower facility so that girls using the primary girls’ locker room and shower would not feel uncomfortable. The goal was to balance rights – to accommodate the student while, at the same time, “to protect the privacy rights of all students when changing clothes or showering before or after physical education and after-school activities,” according to a recent school district press release obtained by the Daily Herald, a suburban Chicago newspaper.
“We are very hopeful that we are going to be able to work to find a solution before this gets to the matter of funding,” Township district superintendent Daniel Cates told the Herald in the days leading up to Monday’s proclamation. “If we were to implement OCR’s unilateral mandate of unconditional access, we believe it sacrifices both student privacy and overrides the will of our local board of education.”
In a recent statement, Cates stressed the rights of every other female in the school district.
“The students in our schools are teenagers, not adults, and one’s gender is not the same as one’s anatomy,” Cates explained. “Boys and girls are in separate locker rooms – where there are open changing areas and open shower facilities – for a reason.”
In a statement obtained by the Tribune, the transgender student said he is elated with the ruling from Washington.
“This decision makes me extremely happy – because of what it means for me, personally, and for countless others,” he said. “The district’s policy stigmatized me, often making me feel like I was not a ‘normal person.’”
Catherine Lhamon, the Obama-appointed assistant secretary for civil rights in the Department of Education, also issued a statement about the male transgender student.
“Unfortunately, Township High School District 211 is not following the law because the district continues to deny a female student the right to use the girls’ locker room,” Lhamon said, according to The New York Times.
A massive space rock that will shave by Earth on Halloween looks like a dead comet with a skull face, NASA said after gaining a closer look at the spooky space object.
Astronomers initially thought the object was an asteroid when they spotted it in early October, and named it Asteroid 2015 TB145.
But using the US space agency’s Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF) on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, experts “have determined that the celestial object is more than likely a dead comet that has shed its volatiles after numerous passes around the sun,” NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory said in a statement late Friday.
Scientists have also spotted an eerie skull-like resemblance on the face of the rock, based on radar data from the National Science Foundation’s 305-meter (1,000-foot) Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico.
Authorities in southeast France were putting some spooky rules in place Thursday ahead of weekend Halloween celebrations. In a statement and a series of tweets, the National Police in Alpes-Maritimes urged residents to “have fun, be imaginative, scare people – but don’t terrorize,” the Local reported. The officers banned toy weapons and sent out guidelines on appropriate costumes.
For example, dressing up as the Joker, a villain from the Batman comic book series, was fine. But wearing full armor to appear like a medieval knight was not. Wearing a wig and face paint to be the movie ghost Beetlejuice was OK, but putting on military fatigues and carrying a fake gun was prohibited.
“The department is still in vigilant mode, and it is desirable to adopt a disguise that doesn’t increase anxiety among the population,” the police told 20 Minutes, according to a loose translation. Officers tweeted, “Your Halloween should not end in jail.”
One of the newest citizens of the United States dressed up as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a Halloween-themed citizenship ceremony near Washington D.C. on Friday.
Razvan Godja, 13, was one of 27 children from 19 countries to take part in the special ceremony that was held by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) at its Washington field office.
The Romania native took the oath of allegiance and received a certificate of US citizenship along with the 26 other children, aged seven to 14, during the ceremony in Fairfax, Virginia.
Other kids who took part in the ceremony and then went trick-or-treating afterward dressed as Anna from Frozen, a hot dog, a butterfly and even Barack Obama, according to the Huffington Post.
USCIS director León Rodríguez addressed the children while dressed as Fred Flintstone.
It’s about time! Colleges are hanging flyers around campus with phone numbers of officials that students can call to consult with about whether or not their Halloween costume is perfectly politically correct.
“Unsure if your costume might be offensive?” asks a poster that’s been hung around campus at State University of New York at Geneseo. “Don’t be afraid to ask questions.”
The poster contains the phone numbers and e-mails of five (five!) campus officials that students can contact and discuss the very important issue of whether or not what they will dress up as to get drunk in will be advancing social-justice causes.
Wesleyan University has been hanging similar posters around the school – but with six (six!) numbers listed.
Two people have been arrested for attacks on Universal Orlando team members at Halloween Horror Nights, police said.
One of the employees told police he was working as a scare actor in “The Walking Dead House.” According to an arrest affidavit, William Nunnally, 28, punched the actor in the face.
The actor told police that Nunnally turned and looked directly at him after he performed his scare. The actor said he did not make contact with any guest and Nunnally turned, faced him, clinched his fist and punched him in the face, according to police.
Police said the actor needed medical treatment and was treated at the scene.
Nunnally told police he might have “accidentally hit” an actor but denied punching, according to the arrest affidavit.
Fancy dress retailer Halloween HQ has been branded racist for selling blackface makeup as part of a culturally insensitive costume in one of its branches in Northern Ireland.
Two days before the spooky holiday weekend, controversy erupted on social media after an image of a “racist” blackface costume being sold in Halloween HQ’s Northern Ireland branch went viral.
The retailer, which calls itself Europe’s leading Halloween store for “all things scary,” has been criticized by anti-racism campaigners.
When human rights activist Megan Fearon was shopping for costumes on Wednesday she was “disappointed” to discover a black face costume among a rack of Halloween accessories.
Fearon immediately shared her anger on social media, where she tweeted: “Halloween is no excuse for ignorance or racism.”
The social justice campaigner also said she was “disappointed” to see this product in the Newry shopping center. “Culture and race is not a costume,” she added.
It’s the great pumpkin!
A giant inflatable pumpkin making a bid for freedom was caught on video nearly squashing pedestrians and drivers as it rolled through the streets of Arizona.
The footage shows the 25-foot-tall, 350-pound jack-o-lantern crossing multiple lanes of traffic in Peoria on Thursday before briefly getting stuck beneath a streetlight.
The faux gourd soon broke free, and continued its rampage another quarter mile – bouncing off of a wall, careening through parking lots, and finally stopping in a neighborhood where it again became stuck, local NBC affiliate 12 News reported.
The owners of the pumpkin, Big AZ Promotions, were alerted by authorities their pumpkin was on the loose.
A Hispanic high school student was banned from wearing his Mariachi Halloween costume to school because it’s “very offensive” to Latin Americans.
Joshua Sewerynek, who attends St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School in Brampton, Ontario, sent a photo of his costume to school officials to ask if he was allowed to wear it, to which the officials said no.
“Sorry, that costume will not be approved as it is very offensive,” a school official told him.
When Sewerynek claimed mariachi as part of his Colombian culture, the school told him that “culture was not a costume” and to “feel free not to participate in the Halloween fun if you can’t accept the rules.”
“…The social justice movement has gone too far when kids can’t even represent their own culture,” Sewerynek told MRCTV. “Although mariachi didn’t begin in Colombia, it has become a huge part of their culture.”
“Every year my grandfather still hires a mariachi band to play for his birthday, because he had such fond memories of them when he was back in Bogota.”
A 22-year-old self-medicating with pot self-reported to the police after he lost feeling in his limbs, cops say.
Police arrived to the home in Austintown, Texas and they could hear “groaning” from inside the man’s room. They discovered him in the “fetal position”surrounded by “a plethora of Doritos, Pepperidge Farm Goldfish and Chips Ahoy cookies,” Fox 2 reports.
The man told police he couldn’t feel his hands because he smoked so much weed.
“A glass pipe with marijuana residue, two packs of rolling papers, two roaches and a glass jar of marijuana were recovered from the man’s car after he gave the keys to police,” according to The Vindicator.
Police released the man’s 911 call:
OPERATOR: 911, what’s your emergency?
CALLER: Hi – I need help.
OPERATOR: And what’s the problem?
CALLER: I’m too high.
OPERATOR: You’re too high?
OPERATOR: What’d you take?
CALLER: I can’t feel anything.
OPERATOR: You’re what?CALLER: I can’t feel anything.
OPERATOR: OK – what did you take?
OPERATOR: OK – what’s your name? Is there anyone there with you?
CALLER: Yeah, they don’t know.
So far, police haven’t charged him with any crime.
How about three cheers for Susan Adams, a Michigan gas station employee who kept cool when the heat was on, so to speak, and used her head.
That’s more than you can say for a motorist who was about ready to pump gas at the Center Line station, just north of Detroit, on Tuesday morning.
This fella, apparently scared to death of spiders, thought he saw one by his fuel door.
So he grabbed a lighter – you know, to burn it to death.
If there was a eight-legged critter crawling about, what happened next pretty much assured that the guy’s intentions were realized.
As soon as he ignited the lighter, flames shot from his gas tank and then engulfed the pump in seconds.
Somehow the customer escaped injury, got in the car, moved it away and then grabbed a nearby fire extinguisher to quell his big oops moment.
Inside the store, Adams quickly activated the pump’s kill switch and called the fire department, WJBK-TV reported.
Damage was limited to the one pump, which was destroyed, but the man’s car pretty much escaped injury. The gas station’s insurance is expected to pick up the tab, WJBK said.
The man later acknowledged that he’s quite afraid of spiders and that’s what brought about his ill-advised decision, WJBK added.
Employees at the station are getting a big chuckle out of the whole thing, placing their voices over the surveillance video as if it was the hapless motorist speaking.
At least he came back the next day.
“He was sorry,” Adams told WJBK. “He said he didn’t know. It is just one of those things that happen – stupidity.”
A passenger on a Portland, Oregon-bound JetBlue flight is accused of urinating on fellow travelers, seats and luggage.
Jeff D. Rubin, 27, slept through most of the three-hour flight originating from Anchorage, Alaska, according to a Port of Portland police report.
About 30 minutes before landing “he stood up and began urinating through the crack of the seat onto the passengers seated in front of him,” the report stated.
“At some point Jeff Rubin lost his balance causing him to fall backwards and urinate upwards which got on the passengers and seats next to him as well as some other passenger’s personal belongings,” police said.
When police boarded Flight 47 in Portland, Rubin was slumped in his seat and sleeping, officials said.
Rubin, of Gresham, Oregon, faces two misdemeanor charges: criminal mischief and offensive littering.
He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center, where urinals are readily available in all cells.
He was released on his own recognizance.
It was not clear Friday whether he had an attorney.
CNN left a message at what’s believed to be his residence.