Offensive Anti-Gay Calendar

I heard a couple of days ago that this calendar was being sold on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  At first I didn’t believe that it was an actual calendar because I didn’t want to believe that someone would sell such a thing, but it’s true.  Barnes & Noble had discontinued sales while Amazon still sold it, but has since taken it down.

I was reading the “about the author” part, and this is what it said:

“In the early ’80s Joe parlayed his position as one of the original Blue Sky Rangers, [Mattel Electronics videogame designers] into a Department of Defense [D.O.D.] software engineer, enjoying a TOP SECRET security clearance at Lockheed’s fabled Rye Canyon facility [Skunk Works], original nest for the SR-71 Blackbird fleet. Today he suffers the slings and arrows of outrageous mis-fortune – frequently at the hands of other cartoonists!”

Does that last sentence mean that the other cartoonists hate him?  Hmmm, could it be because he’s a bigot?

“The 2004 Pulitzer Prize Nominee most recently served as Artist-In-Residence at the Charles M. Schulz Museum and is currently in production of several self-syndicated comic strips distributed world-wide under the banner of his publishing forge:; a whimsical fusion of fine art, popular culture and humorous illustrations. Joe King, a native Son of the Golden West – born in the shadow of The Lone Ranger Rock – is making the world a funnier place one cartoon at a time. Explore more of his creative universe at”

Pulitzer Prize Nominee, but not winner?  Shocking.

I was so offended by this that I took all of the ads for Amazon down from my site.  I was not going to sell my book through the Amazon website until this calendar was taken down either.  I am actually also kind of pissed off at CreateSpace because that is who I was going to use to sell paper copies of my book through Amazon.

I am glad that both Barnes & Noble and Amazon have taken that horrible monstrosity from their site down because my book is almost ready to be published.  I can feel good about buying my webcam through them again, because I started to feel like a hypocrite for buying it with the $25 gift card that I won the other day.  So thanks Amazon for making things right.

California Lemon Lawyers

Did you buy a car only to find out that it was a lemon?  That could happen if you buy a car from someone through Craigslist without checking carfax first.  Don’t worry because there is an attorney who is on your side.  California Lemon law lawyers are there to help you file a claim if you were misled into buying a car that was a lemon.

California Lemon Law attorneys have law offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Newport Beach.  You can either call them and tell them what happened, or you can fill out a form on their website describing your lemon case, and one of their representatives will get back to you within 24 hours.

I don’t have a car, nor do I even know how to drive, but if I did and I was misled into buying a lemon, I would be sure to contact the Lemon Law attorneys in California.  I like knowing that there are lawyers that have your back.

Their website has stories from other lemon victims, maybe you might be able to learn from other people’s mistakes and take advantage of that knowledge.  They also have a blog so you can get more information.  I hate to repeat the same thing over and over again but knowledge is power.

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, or call a lemon lawyer today.