"Why can't we, once and for all, bond together to fight for our mutual needs? Where are the leaders who can lead us on this journey to our equality? Where's our army? I don't see either. We face this coming election naked and unprepared and as always exceptionally vulnerable. What does that say about how much the gay population wants to fight for these rights that I speak of? I think we help to kill each other by not fighting together to get these rights, by fighting each other instead, and not fighting against all the hate that's always out there coming non-stop from our enemies....All the more reason then to celebrate ACT UP's 25th birthday, at least as a touchstone on our never-ending journey to find our equality and with the hope that one day we can get--and keep--our act together. So happy birthday, ACT UP, to all my dead brothers and sisters we couldn't save in time. I'm sorry we're no longer doing much that is productive to celebrate that you lived, that you were here, and that some lucky ones--all the rest of us--still are."
If we forget the past we are destined to repeat it.
Mark Dayton, Governor of Minnesota, to a cheering crowd:
"Any American should be able to love the person he or she loves. And that should be a right protected by the Minnesota Constitution and by the United States Constitution. But I had a dream over the weekend. And we'll see how prophetic my dream is. I dreamt that Minnesota would be the first state in the nation to reject this kind of measure. I think Minnesota's better than that."
And I think with more and more politicians coming out, strong, for equality, we'll soon find out that America is better than that, too.
"If you have a 10-million-dollar chandelier, you should have a house to put it in. Just walking around with a 10-million-dollar chandelier isn't going to do anybody a lot of good, and it's not going to do any good to the chandelier."The lights have gone out on the $10 million chandelier, though it will be suing the house for hanging it incorrectly?
Geraldo Rivera, apologizing to Trayvon Martin's parents for the 'hoodie' comment:
"What I was trying to do was caution parents that allowing kids to wear hoodies or similar clothing in certain circumstances, particularly if they were minority young men, could be dangerous. But I never intended to hurt anyone’s feelings and certainly Sybrina and Tracy, I never intended to hurt your feelings. I want to personally convey my deepest apologies to both of you. I am sorry, Tracy, if anything I said added to your misery.”
I don't get Geraldo. His apologizing is as meaningless as anything else he utters.
You never blame the victim. Never.
Trayvon was not targeted for his clothes, any more than a rape victim is blamed because she wore a short skirt.
Less talk, Geraldo. Less talk.
Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon's mother, accepting the apology:
“Your apology is accepted. Let me just add one thing with the wearing of the hoodie. I don’t think America knows that, in fact, at the time of the incident when he initially made the call, it was raining. So Trayvon had every right to have on his hood. He was protecting himself from the rain. So if being suspicious, walking in the rain with your hoodie on is a crime, then I guess the world is doing something wrong.”
John Waters, on how the protesters of today--like the Occupy Wall Street group--have no fashion identity:
"When I was young there were beatniks. Hippies. Punks. Gangsters. Now you're a hacktivist. Which I would probably be if I was 20. Shuttin' down MasterCard. But there's no look to that lifestyle! Besides just wearing a bad outfit with bad posture. Has WikiLeaks caused a look? No! I'm mad about that. If your kid comes out of the bedroom and says he just shut down the government, it seems to me he should at least have an outfit for that. Get a look! I'm not judging what they do; I hope they don't shut me down."
And, if they do shut you down, John, let's hope they come with some hot mess of an outfit!
Occupy Fashion!Kate Winslet, on Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On":
"I wish I could say, 'Oh listen, everybody! It's the Celine Dion song!' But I don't, I just have to sit there, you know, kind of straight-faced with a massive internal eye roll. [It makes me] feel like throwing up."
I'm Kate Winslet!
Dion makes me wanna hurl, too.
Steve King, Iowa asshat Republican, saying The Gays should keep their sexuality to themselves at work:
"In the first place, I would think that unless someone makes their sexuality public, it’s not anybody’s business, so neither is it our business to tell an employer who to hire. He won’t know who to discriminate against in the first place."
So, Steve, when someone asks me about my weekend plans, i should report back with no mention of Carlos? If someone asks what i did last night I should leave Carlos out of my response.
The 'we' becomes 'I' if Steve King wants to be happy.
Better still, all gay folks should head back in the closet.
Ain't happening, you delusional f**kmonkey.
"You're pretending this whole appearance is some uncommonly ballsy way of stickin' it to the lamestream media. It's just another place for you to tout your brand of homespun nonsense - unchallenged!"MGB™ is sooo out of touch that she doesn't even see the hypocrisy of appearing on NBC.
In this case, she's right. NBC is lame, because they hired her to appear on Today.
“I think it is important and I think the American people understand, and I think the justices should understand that in the absence of an individual mandate, you cannot have a mechanism to insure that people with preexisting conditions can actually get health care...I just remind conservative commentators that for years we’ve heard that the biggest problem is judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint. That a group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law. Well, this is a good example. And I’m pretty confident that this court will recognize that and not take that step.”
Wouldn't it be typical GOP bull shiz, to have the court overturn the law and say not a peep about activist judges.