With tomorrow being the Day Of Silence, I will choose to be quiet--is that a Hallelujah, I hear?--so I'm posting "I Didn't Say It...." a day early, along with some of my other rants and rages.
I'll have the usual gossipy snark on Saturday and some lovely Sunday Funnies, and will be back with fresh stuff on Monday.
Have a great weekend.
Gay GOP Presidential candidate Fred Karger, on Mike Huckabee and The Gays:
"One year ago, Mike Huckabee said terrible things about my community and me. He compared gay marriage to incest, polygamy and drug abuse. He said that gay couples should not be able to adopt: 'These are not puppies, raising children is not an experiment.' Who the hell is he to cast aspersions on others? I don't like self-righteous bullies. So, I will from time to time bring up the hypocrisy of those others who are considering running for president in 2012. I have written three previous columns asking Mike Huckabee to apologise to the victims of these horrific murders and to the millions of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer Americans whom he brands as unfit parents. He certainly owes us an apology, as well."
Oh, Huckleberry will never apologize. Doing so would separate him from his base of toothless illiterate Birthers and Teabaggers who vote hate, not law.
Huckleberry will the last man standing when this country finally treats all its citizens as equals, and he'll be holding a God Hates Fags sign.
Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's "ethics commission," on Nashville's decision not to do business with companies that discriminate against their LGBT employees:
"So a six-foot guy who shaves every day can come in wearing a dress, high heels, and earrings and tell his employer that he's really a woman and he wants to use the women's bathroom facilities, and there's nothing the employer can do to stop him if he wants to do business in Metro. Clearly the Metro Council members, a majority of them succumbed to the intense lobbying of a minority that wants special rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people."
May I call you Dick, because that's what you are when you employ these kinds of divisive stereotypes that all gay men want to be women, and be in the women's bathrooms.
And then you mutter that old chestnut of a lie about "special rights". Since when is not getting fired, denied housing, denied employment, based on who you are a "special right"?
Crawl back under your rock.
Congresswoman, and Crazy Eyed, Michele Bachmann, on marriage equality:
"In 5,000 years of recorded human history... neither in the east or in the west... has any society ever defined marriage as anything other than between men and women. Not one in 5000 years of recorded human history. That's an astounding fact and it isn't until the last 12 years or so that we have seen for the first time in recorded human history marriage defined as anything other than between men and between women."
Hey Michele, you tool.
In 5,000 years marriage has gone from a tradition of women being treated like property, to marriage being used to gain power and control, to marriage being one man and as many wives as he wanted, to marriage being interfaith, to marriage being interracial.
So, stop this traditional marriage bull shiz.
There is no such thing, you gasbag.
Congresswoman, and Crazy Eyed, Michele Bachmann [again!], on how she felt when Massachusetts legalized same-sex marriage:
"I heard the news on my local Christian radio station in Minneapolis/St. Paul, and I was devastated. And I went across the street and I took a walk and I went to prayer, and I said: 'Lord, what you have me do in the Minnesota State Senate?' And through prayer I knew that I was to introduce the marriage amendment in Minnesota."
Um, dingbat, er, Michele.
I kid. I meant dingbat.
So, God told you to introduce a marriage amendment in Minnesota, did he?
Did God happen to mention in your subsequent talks that Minnesota presently does not have a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage?
Or did you just conveniently forget the truth?
Former GOP Senator Alan Simpson, on GOP homophobia:
"We have homophobes in our party. That’s disgusting to me. We’re all human beings. We’re all God’s children. Now if they’re going to get off on that stuff—Santorum has said some cruel things—cruel, cruel things—about homosexuals. Ask him about it; see if he attributes the cruelness of his remarks years ago. Foul. Now if that’s the kind of guys that are going to be on my ticket, you know, it makes you sort out hard what Reagan said, you know, 'Stick with your folks.' But I’m not sticking with people who are homophobic, anti-women, moral values—while you’re diddling your secretary while you’re giving a speech on moral values? Come on, get off of it."
Get off it, indeed.
Hypocrisy and homophobia and moral outrage at any who doesn't share the GOP mantra.
Even while they don't follow it themselves. And nice to see a GOP'er stand up to his own party.
Boy George, on his friend Phillip Sallon, who was gay-bashed last week:
"In the early 80s there was this sense that things were changing, and becoming more open-minded. But we don’t have that sort of gorgeous youth culture any more, the glam rockers, the New Romantics. People aren’t so individual any more. There is this sense of why would you want to stand out and make a show of yourself? You can find that sort of attitude in the gay community too. That if you are an exhibitionist you are somehow spoiling the big assimilation. Most gay men go out of their way to look normal and fit in, but Philip is not of that breed."
Boy, Boy, you say some dumb things.
There are plenty of gay men who don't "fit in".
But they don't do it by outrageous clothing, or nonsensical statements.
They do it, we do it, I do it, by living our lives openly and honestly and letting people know that we don't all have to be Boy George to think we're fabulous.
Montenegrin Prime Minister Igor Lukšić, on supporting a gay Pride Parade:
“Whether we personally accept them or not, whether we personally have one opinion or the other, let that remain our personal thought, but we must face the fact that there are differences in the society, that those issues are a part of the human rights corpus. Let the people take a walk and we will show that we are civilized.”
I like the sentiment.
I like the idea of the leader of a country standing up and talking openly himself, not through press releases and flunkies.
I have a problem with the word them. To me, it is the most divisive word because it splits people into them and us.
He should have just said whether you personally accept gay people or not.....
Because people don't have to accept me, but they cannot legislate against me or treat me as any thing other than an equal.
Sarah Palin, flip-flopping [quelle surprise!] on the issue of Birthers:
"I believe he was born in Hawaii...[but]...,I appreciate that The Donald wants to spend his resources in getting to the bottom of something that so interests him and so many Americans. You know, more power to him! He's not just throwin' stones from the sidelines. He's diggin' in there! He's paying for researchers to find out why President Obama would have spent $2 million to not show his birth certificate."
Hmmm, so you believe he was born in Hawaii, but you believe he's hiding something on his birth certificate? And you like someone wasting time, when they could be talking about, oh, I dunno, issues?
Or, are you just stooping as low as you can, say, to Trump's level, to try and make yourself appear relevant?
It ain't working, Mama Grizzly Bore. It ain't working.
Donald Trump, on NYT writer, Gail Collins after she read him in an article:
"The term used by Ms. Collins-“birther”-is very derogatory and is meant in a derogatory way. Had this been George Bush or almost any other President or Presidential aspirant, they would never have been allowed to attain office, or would have been thrown out of office very quickly. For some reason, the press protects President Obama beyond anything or anyone I have ever seen. What they don't realize is that if he was not born in the United States, they would have uncovered the greatest "scam" in the history of our country. In other words, they would become the hottest writer since Watergate, or beyond. Open your eyes, Gail, there's at least a good chance that Barack Hussein Obama has made mincemeat out of our great and cherished Constitution!"
Looky there, Trump has reduced himself to throwing in the Hussein because he wants all his Birther Fools to think that Obama is a Muslim, and therefore a terrorist.
Does Donald Trump think for one instant that Hilary Clinton didn't investigate this bull shiz so she could become the Democratic nominee in '08?
And does he seriously think any board of elections that watches over the electoral process--the same group that would ask that his "reality" show be removed if he announced his candidacy--not do their due dilligence when Obama ran for any public office? You're barking up the wrong tree, Donny, and making the GOP look like a bunch of moronic losers while you're at it.
Keep it up, and you all can watch Barack Hussein Obama being sworn in again.
Republican asshat, and governor of Iowa wannabe, Bob Vander Plaats, on his belief that homosexuality is a public public health risk:
"When you take a look at it, this isn’t the Family Leader, but say the New York Health Department. They’ve put out an ad basically highlighting all the dangers of the homosexual lifestyle, that you’re this many times more to get this particular disease or this many times more to get this other type of disease. Now, they conclude with 'practice safe sex.' But they’re almost taking our talking points. Because anybody, the Journal of Medicine will back us up on this, that this is a risky lifestyle, health risk lifestyle. If we’re teaching the kids, 'don’t smoke, because that’s a risky health style,' the same can be true of the homosexual lifestyle. That’s why I think we need to speak the truth once in a while."
Gee, Bob, why don't we legislate against any and all public health risks.
Like smoking. Drinking. Guns.
Why aren't you out fighting to keep kids off drugs? That's got to be a public health risk. I mean, kids that use and share needles are at risk of HIV, and their drug addict "lifestyle" should be outlawed. Oh, I know drugs are illegal, but you aren't fighting that battle, Bob, you just want to denigrate The Gays.
Prostitutes having unprotected sex are at risk of HIV, so we ought to legislate their lifestyle. Oh, I know prostitution is illegal, but you aren't fighting that battle, Bob, you just want to denigrate The Gays.
But, a very real public health risk is being stupid and hateful, Bob.
So, maybe we need to get the New York Health Department to do an ad about you.
Robert Pattinson, on, well, Robert Pattinson:
"I guess I used to be weirder. When you’re confronted with yourself too much, you start to think, Jesus Christ, you’re so fucking boring. And the more you think you’re boring, the more you become boring. I talk about myself too much now."
You're doing it again. And again.
One day, Rob, Twilight will be over, and no one will want to hear you talk about yourself.
I await that day.
John Boehner, on how he has no idea what the House's legal defense of the DOMA might cost:
“I do not have an estimate. But we were placed in a position where we were in effect allowing the administration to determine the constitutionality of a bill that passed the United States Congress because they were unwilling to defend it. I don’t think the House had any choice but to take the position that we were going to defend the work that the Congress — and only the courts are in the position of determining the constitutionality of any bill.”
Hmmm, um, Weepy?
I thought you were put in that position, I mean as Crybaby, er, Speaker, because you wanted to fix the country, you know. Get people back to work? Help them keep their homes? Make the US economy strong again?
But, no, you're just about symbolic repeals of laws you cannot repeal, keeping Car Talk off my radio dial, and defending DOMA, which is basically defending inequality and injustice.
I see you weeping again soon, Johnny, as you pass that gavel back to the Democrats.
American Family Association spokesdouche Bryan Fischer, believing that we must force all immigrants top convert to Christianity or send them home [sidenote: and he says the AFA isn't a Hate Group?]:
"It’s simple: don’t break the law (that is, come in through the front door instead of breaking in through a window), convert to Christianity, fully assimilate (become an authentic American, not a hyphenated American), and support yourself. If you commit to those things, you are welcome here. If you don’t or won’t, perhaps it’s best for you to stay home."
Pure and simple hate.
He wants people to become like him, or not enter this country at all. Imagine if that had been our policy all those years ago. No one of a different color than white, a different religion than Christianity, a different language than English.
No, he isn't a hater.
He's The Hater.
Jerry Cox, of the Arkansas Family Policy Council, on the state Supreme Court ruling outlawing a gay adoption ban:
"What this ruling does is it puts the rights of adults and their preferences ahead of what's best for children, and that's a sad thing and a bad day for the foster and adoptive children of Arkansas. The court simply ignored the will of the people, took matters into their own hands and looked at the people and said, 'What you think doesn't matter; we're going to have the final word in this.' And they took control of the issue and struck down a good law that's there for the welfare of children."
The best thing for children is to be loved and nurtured and cared for by a loving parent or parents.
And to ask people to legislate that LGBT people cannot love or nurture or care for a child is the height of hate.
Even in Mike Huckabee's Arkansas.