By Johnny Trlica
America has made it through the first year of a Donald Trump presidency. Yet more and more people are calling into question the President’s mental stability, so much so that he’s addressed the issue himself.
“Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart,” the President said in a tweet. “Crooked Hillary Clinton also played these cards very hard and, as everyone knows, went down in flames. I went from VERY successful businessman, to top T.V. Star … to President of the United States (on my first try). I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius … and a very stable genius at that!”
Yes America, we have a president who must defend his own mental status. Let that sink in for a minute. To paraphrase Bette Davis in All About Eve, “Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy 2018.”
Here are a few of the stories we have shared on the Houston Rainbow Herald Facebook page.
Stranded on the SW Freeway
You must remember this. A kiss is just a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh. Or is it?
“A Houston couple said an Uber driver dropped them off on the feeder road after they gave each other a kiss inside the car. The couple believes they were targeted because they’re gay,” reports KPRC.
Randall Magill, 28, and his fiancé Jose Chavez, 26, were attending a friend’s holiday party and wanted to be responsible so they called Uber. After getting into the mini-van the couple shared a brief kiss. The driver took exception to the PDA and ended the trip.
“He said, ‘I can’t take you no more.’ He was like, ‘I’m going to have to drop you guys off,’ and we said, ‘That’s fine,’” Chavez said. “I was upset. I’ve never been told not to kiss or anything.”
“He proceeds to pull off the freeway, not in any safe space place or anything, leaves us on the corner of 59 and New Castle, right next to the concrete sound barrier,” Magill said. The couple then walked under the interstate bridge to the other side of the Southwest Freeway to call another Uber to take them home.
“I’ve never heard of anyone being asked to stop kissing anywhere, especially when you just peck on the lips,” said Magill. He added that the driver had told them he had kicked out a straight couple before them, but Magill and Chavez didn’t believe him.
Uber said they are investigating the incident.
Ellen vs. Eric (Trump)
A wise person once said it is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt. Eric Trump should take heed. He made a claim that Ellen DeGeneres was a part of the “deep state” in a tweet saying that Twitter’s “who to follow” suggestions—including Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama and DeGeneres—represented the “deep state,” reports Huffington Post.
The talk show host humorously addressed the suggestion that she is working to undermine the Trump administration, calling it “the craziest thing.”
“It’s just the craziest thing I’ve seen all week, because I saw that movie with the lady having sex with the fish and still this beats that,” said DeGeneres.
DeGeneres went on to say the claim is “ridiculous” because “no one has undermined Donald Trump more than Donald Trump.”
“I’ve got my gay agenda meetings on Mondays. I’ve got on Wednesday Beyoncé, and I host an illuminati brunch, and then Portia (De Rossi) and I on the weekends are desperately trying to have a baby,” she joked.
DeGeneres added, “I mean it could be a conspiracy, or it could be because your sister, Ivanka, follows me on Twitter, and your sister, Tiffany, follows me on Twitter. And maybe you should follow me.”
Rodeo Houston lineup announced
It’s almost time to dust off the boots and polish your larger-than-life belt buckle. It’s nearly Rodeo Houston time and the entertainment lineup was recently unveiled. Garth Brooks will open and close the rodeo with a stellar group of performers sandwiched in between, reported Rodeo Houston at a recent press conference.
Performers are: February 27: Garth Brooks, Feb. 28: Little Big Town (Armed Forces Appreciation Day), March 1: Blake Shelton, Mar. 2: Leon Bridges (Black Heritage Day), Mar. 3: Kelsea Ballerini, Mar. 4: Alessia Cara, Mar. 5: Rascal Flatts (First Responders Day), Mar. 6: Jason Aldean, Mar. 7: Thomas Rhett, Mar. 8: Luke Bryan, Mar. 9: Chris Young, Mar. 10: Cody Johnson, Mar. 11: Calibre 50 (Go Tejano Day), Mar. 12: Zac Brown Band, Mar. 13: J Balvin, Mar. 14: OneRepublic, Mar. 15: Keith Urban, Mar. 16: Chris Stapleton, Mar. 17: Brad Paisley, Mar. 18: Garth Brooks.
Johnny Trlica is the manager of the Houston Rainbow Herald Facebook page, your source for the latest LGBTQ news and information. Contact him at HRHeditor@gmail.com.