Saturday, January 24, 2009

Gillibrand selected as Senator

Our own, Kirsten Gillibrand, was selected as the next New York State Senator. Will she keep her office on Warren Street in Hudson?

Remember, Gillibrand supports CIVIL UNIONS...not the term, "marriage".

She believes in civil unions for "the hets" as well.

So, it's not that bad.

But....will she vote for "Gay Marriage" in the state of New York, if it comes up?

It remains to be seen.


The following is from the Empire State Pride Agenda:


Kirsten Gillibrand selected as New York’s new U.S. Senator

Gov. Paterson announced today that he has appointed Kirsten Gillibrand as New York State’s new U.S. Senator. Gillibrand, previous U.S. Congresswoman from New York’s 20th district, will fill the seat left by Hillary Clinton. During her acceptance speech following Paterson’s announcement, Gillibrand stated, “I will advocate for marriage equality.” Gillibrand now joins Governor Paterson, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith and numerous other elected officials in the New York State Legislature and across the state who support the freedom to marry for same-sex couples.

Prior to the announcement today, Kirsten Gillibrand contacted Pride Agenda Executive Director Alan Van Capelle to talk about a range of LGBT issues, and affirmed her strong support for marriage equality, the full repeal of the federal DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) law, repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT) and passage of legislation outlawing discrimination against transgender people. We look forward to working with her on the issues that the LGBT community cares so much about.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

E-Harmony Application Rejected

There's a NYS DMV worker who spends all of our tax payer dollars forwarding funny emails to me.

Like this one!

I can't even make it up, it's too good!

Click on it to make it bigger.....heehee...

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Fur Free Friday?

Dead fur, not so good.

But, live fur ....well, that's a different story!

Here are some things to do this weekend. Don't say I never told you.

Albany, it's really not that far.

Just think of it as living on the Lower East Side and having to go to a party in Washington Heights.

I went to a bear party once, there was no room, the bar was PACKED.........there were six people.


Oh, and in case your ass is so tired from getting mauled by bears on Friday night, and you want to hang out locally, then you can go to Catskill to a buffet dinner, see below.

If I were the people of Doubles, I would not tell the bears in Albany about the All-You-Can-Eat Buffet!

Don't get between a bear and bear food!! I learned that lesson. If a bear is coming on to you too strong, if you're being "attacked", take my advice. Keep a Little Debbie snack cake in your pocket and then throw it twelve feet away. That'll distract them and give you enough time to run!'ll find this gal on the elliptical machine at the Finnish Line....gurl's gotta shed some pounds before spring time.

By the way, now, there's a new gym in Catskill open TWENTY-FOUR HOURS!!!

You know what THAT means!


Now Catskill has a gay bar AND a twenty-four gym.


Um...Hudson....what the fuck is going on? It seems that Hudson is losing the battle to be the gayest town upstate.

Oh, you didn't know there was one, did you? Well, there is. And we're losing.

I think it's time to get the angry mob together so that we can go to Catskill and rape and pillage them again. They need it, and they're a bunch of bottoms anyway...

Over-the Rainbow Buffet Dinner

THIS Sat Night, Jan 24th, 7 PM

29 Church St.
518-697-8833 is not the "last-Saturday-of-the-Month", but we are holding the buffet early since DOUBLES II is hosting some other event the last Sat. this month.

SO.... the
Over-the-Rainbow buffet will be THIS COMING Saturday night at 7:00 PM.

We had such a good time at the last Rainbow dinner in November with the inclusion of the Valley Boys that we would like to invite them again !!

Menu info will be available soon.

In the meantime, please RSVP to as soon as you can, so DOUBLES II can plan the food and seating!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Hudson Terrance Vote at Common Council Tonight

Hi --

Tonight - Tuesday Jan 20 - 7pm - Hudson City Hall

The Common Council will be voting on whether to renew the Hudson Terrace contract.

From what I understand, should Hudson Terrace pay less taxes?

[Correction from earlier today...]

See you at the meeting!

Then, go to the Dot for the Inauguration Party!


Saturday, January 17, 2009

Join the Mob?

Why not watch the Inauguration with some of your drinking buddies at the Red Dot?

"Join the Mob"?

Now, far be it from ME to comment on anyone's promotional ideas or slogans for an event in town...but, exactly what "mob" am I joining?

As an Italian-Drag-Queen-American, the term, "the Mob" can mean many things...from organized crime to the swarm around the half-price shoe bins at Alexander's.

...and there are some people who qualify for both definitions.

See ya Tuesday night!


Sunday, January 11, 2009

Gloom and Doom, Gloom and Doom...

O'Hare Airport in Chicago. A little tribute to Hope.

Don't even turn on the news anymore.

More jobs are lost, there's another winter storm, someone robbed the jewelry store on Fairview. (although he was caught the same night. I keep my Joan Rivers collection in my safe, thank you.)

Everything is going to hell in a hand basket! This is the worst its been since the great panics of 1819, 1837, and 1873 - COMBINED!


And this little town of Hudson survived it all.


We're still kicking.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


Not D.P.W.

I received my water/sewer bill the other day, $63.34.

Now, usually, it's a different amount, for three months. I forget how much, but it's quarterly. This time, it's $63.34. I was thinking, "Oh, has it gone down? Is this the new quarterly bill? Or, has it gone up? Is this a new monthly bill?"

Well, the bill does say that the period is from 11/01/08 up until the present, 12/31/08. Two months.

But, I didn't believe it. I had this sinking feeling that somehow I'd be paying $63.34 every month for water and sewer. (For $63.34/month, I'd rather buy bottled water and shower in that, and I'd get an outhouse).

I'm one person and a dog, we don't use that much water. But, yet, I still pay the same amount for water that a family of five would pay.

Don't get me started...

(Gasoline is "metered", electricity and heat is "metered". Why shouldn't water be metered? Pay for what you use. We just have to get the meters installed, which costs money that the city doesn't have. We have to move to metered some point, it's only fair. )

I called DPW, just to confirm the amount.

It was nice to make a phone call and not have to go through an automated system, or have to speak your account number (and then they STILL ask you for an account number, once you talk to someone, so what's the point of giving the system an account number?).

I wasn't put on hold, and I wasn't transferred to three or four different people or to the Hudson City outsourced call center in Mumbai.

The person who picked up the phone at DPW had the answer. The current bill is for two months.

Hudson is so low tech, that sometimes, it's the best customer service.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Trixie, Rotisserie-Style

Gentle Readers,

Until I have my own column in the "Register-Star" (why not?), I like to sit at the Diamond Street Diner on Sunday and read columns by some of Hudson's other writers, particularly the "Outdoors" column written by Dick Nelson and the "Whittling Away" column written by Dick Brooks. (yes, those are their names...)

I think that the "Register-Star" should give me a column, and then put all three of us on the same page. It would be called:

"Trixie and the Two Dicks"

or, maybe just call the section, "Rotisserie-Style".

(I'll let you figure that one out.)

"Trixie and the Two Dicks" could be a new section of the "Register-Star" or maybe the name of a new trannie porn movie. Or both.

Let's start with one Dick at a time.....

Dick Nelson's column today said that "Organizations such as the Humane Society of the United States, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) [I'm a card-carrying member. -Trix] and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.....are in a position to further their agenda."

I say, GOOD!

I have no sympathy for hunters who might lose some of their "rights" to shoot defenseless animals.

Ya know what fellas, ya want your guns and you want to shoot stuff? There's a war going on in Iraq. Go there and shoot all you want. Knock yourself out.

What? You don't want to go? Why? Someone might actually shoot back at you?

Oh. I get it. You only want to shoot a goose sitting in a pond or Bambi in the forest, but, put your own life in danger? Noooooo.... I guess that would take all the "fun" and "sport" out of hunting, huh?

Hunters get no sympathy. Please, they're the ones with the guns!

Then, there's the other Dick, Dick Brooks.

"Our Dick Brooks" would be my new name for his column.

This Dick, I like. Some Dicks you like better than others, right?

I'm sure that if I ever met Dick Brooks (and who knows? I might), we would get along just swell.

Well, we would get along as well as a middle-aged country father and an ex-East Village drag queen could.


Today in the "Register-Star", Dick wrote about winter and cabin fever.

"Folks in the supermarkets are loading up on supplies. I personally picked up a barrel of flour, 10 bushels of potatoes, and 50 pounds of salt pork...."

The only thing I could think of after reading that was, "Good Lord...all those carbs!"

Obviously, Dick Brooks isn't worried about how he's going to look in a speedo at a gay guest house in Lauderdale in February.

Imagine, eat all the carbs you want!

Oh, the carefree lives of heterosexual men!

Gotta love 'em.

Screening of MILK benefit Tuesday, Jan. 6

There's a benefit screening of the movie "MILK" for The Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, this Tuesday, Jan. 6th.

If anyone is interested, please let me know, Rosendale is about 40 minutes away. Maybe we can all meet beforehand in Hudson and go together?

Rosendale Theatre
Main Street in Rosendale, NY

7:00 PM

This special special screening of the Gus Van Sant movie "Milk" at the Rosendale Theatre on Main Street in Rosendale, NY is sponsored by the Men's Discussion Group at the Center as a fund raiser for the Center. Half of the $10 ticket price will support the Center. If you haven't seen "Milk" yet, or even if you have, come join us for this special screening and support the Center.

With special thanks to the Michael Cacchio, owner of the Rosendale Theater, who has been a strong supporter of the Center from our earliest days.

Friday, January 2, 2009

The Ladies Garden Club of Hudson, New York visits the Commonwealth.

Dearest Trixie Starr,

The Ladies Garden Club of Hudson is visiting the Commonwealth of Massachusetts this week.

Society is so modern here! People of the same gender can marry! Can you believe that?

We hope to bring back some of these modern social customs to our own land of New York and help spread the word.

(Unlike you Ms. Starr, we like to spread things other than our legs and a VD or two!)

The people of the lovely state of Massachusetts seem quite impressed with the official Ladies Garden Club of Hudson hairstyle.

Tootle loo, Trixie!

-LGC of Hudson

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Thank you, Kathy!

Happy New Year to Everyone!

If this is any indication, it's going to be GREAT!!!