Friday, April 27, 2012

I Didn't Say It....

Chris Evans, on marriage equality:
"Are you kidding me? It's insane that civil rights are being denied people in this day and age. It's embarrassing, and it's heartbreaking. It goes without saying that I'm completely in support of gay marriage. In 10 years we'll be ashamed that this was an issue."

Oh, I'm ashamed right now, Chris.

Cher, honoring her son Chaz as he received GLAAD's Stephen F. Kolzak Award:
"I'm here because Chaz has the most courage of almost anyone I know. The other day I was having a big meltdown--like you do--and Chaz was saying are you going to come to the thing, and I went God, you know, Chaz, I'm not doing well right now. And she, or he--what? it's 42 years--and he texted me and said 'I've turned into a very understanding smart man, you can call on me.' And so that made me feel so good...(to Chaz) You are the most courageous person I know."

Way to go, Cher.

Dr. Robert Spitzer, whose study of gay reparative therapy is heavily cited by anti-gay groups, apologizing for it:
I believe I owe the gay community an apology for my study making unproven claims of the efficacy of reparative therapy. I also apologize to any gay person who wasted time and energy undergoing some form of reparative therapy because they believed that I had proven that reparative therapy works with some 'highly motivated' individuals."

Takes some folks a long time to come around to admitting they've been an asshat, but when they do we should say Thanks.
Thanks.

Phil Bryant, Republican governor of Mississippi, on what the Democrats one mission is:
"Even if you believe in abortion, the hypocrisy of the left that now tried to kill this bill, that says that I should have never signed it, the true hypocrisy is that their one mission in life is to abort children, is to kill children in the womb."

Yes, as a Democrat the only thing I care about is electing Democrats who want to kill babies.
I'm thisclose to burning my Mississippi birth certificate.

Tom Batiuk, Funky Winkerbean cartoonist, on planning a month-long storyline that focuses on a gay student who wants to go to prom:
“It struck me that whenever I sit in classes at Midview High, which I still do, my overall impression is that the younger generation’s attitudes toward gays is more open and accepting than their predecessors. It’s not perfect, but it shows promise for an emerging generation that will bring this issue [intolerance] to an end. I wanted to take those two opposing viewpoints to reach across that divide of intolerance.”

First Archie gets a gay friend, and now Funky.
When, oh when will Cathy come out?

Newt Gingrich, thrice-married adulterer, speaking out for the same-sex marriage ban in North Carolina:
"Marriage between a man and a woman is at the heart of our civilization. It's a belief that is now under attack, yet it's at the very core of defining who we are. That's why I urge you to vote for the initiative right here in North Carolina. The chance to vote for a referendum to declare clearly that marriage is between a man and a woman....This is part of the same great process this year that's involved with President Obama, and that's involved with the whole danger of what's happening to our basic beliefs. There's an effort by radicals at every level to change who we are, to change what America is and to change for our children into a future that I think will be much worse. This is your chance to turn out and vote and vote for preserving America, and to vote for preserving a very basic institution."

I will give him props, of a sort, for being able to stand up in front of anyone and say marriage is between one man and one woman.
But then that's what asshats do. Ignore their own hypocrisy. And lie.

Josh Hutcherson, accepting GLAAD's Vanguard award and expressing his weariness of having to use certain words to describe people: 
"I'm so sick of saying the words gay and lesbian. Can we just — people. I'm so tired of that. One day I want my son to come home from school and be like, I found this guy and I love him. And I'm gonna be like yes, you do, and that's okay."

We have to get through admitting who we are, before we can simply exist as people.
There will always be differences, in gender, age, skin color, language, religion, and sexual orientation, that need to be embraced.
I get what he's saying, but when we realize that we are all so very different and yet so very much alike, we can make these changes.

Jennifer Tyrrell, the Ohio den mother who was removed by the Boy Scouts for being gay, at the GLAAD awards:
"There was an outcry from the parents who were beside themselves about this and the total disregard that I have to tell my 7-year-old son that his mother can no longer participate in his scouting adventures. Cruz wasn't raised to discriminate. He doesn't understand. I taught all my scouts, just accept people for who they are. I hope that my story will help other kids and parents stand for these values....One of my parents texted me a few days ago and said, 'I want to thank you for bringing awareness to my prejudice. I'm ashamed of the way I used to feel about gay people.' And I thought to myself, 'if that's the only person that I have changed, then that's huge.'"

It's funny that the BSA wants to help young men build character while they, themselves, discriminate.
You can't teach character if you don't have it.

President Barack Obama, speaking at Washington's Holocaust Memorial:
"We must tell our children about a crime unique in human history… The one and only Holocaust — six million innocent people — men, women, children, babies — sent to their deaths just for being different, just for being Jewish. We tell them, our children, about the millions of Poles and Catholics and Roma and gay people and so many others who also must never be forgotten. We must tell our children… But more than that, we must teach them. Because remembrance without resolve is a hollow gesture. Awareness without action changes nothing. In this sense, ‘never again’ is a challenge to us all — to pause and to look within.”

We can never forget who dies, and why they died.
If we forget, it might just happen again.

Kim Kardashian, on how she handles people who say mean things about her on Twitter:
"I love writing them back. People will write me, “My phone battery lasts longer than Kim Kardashian’s marriage,” and I’ll write back, “Oh, which phone is that?” When people are so stupid, you just have to have fun with it. Someone [without a profile photo] will say I’m fat, or a hairy Armenian, and I’ll write back, “Oh, that egg picture of yours is so gorgeous.”

So, she hates people who say dumb things to her and responds like that?
Her brains are all in her ass.
How is it that she has a reality show and not a comedy show?
She funny.

6 comments:

kathy said...

Last night I caught the Piers Morgan's interview with Zach Wahls - who wrote My Two Moms (available for pre-order!) Everyone should send Newt a copy.

Mitchell is Moving said...

I love your sound bites! As for your question about Kardashian: To be truly funny, you have to have some brains. A comedy show with her starring would just be sad.

Cubby said...

I looks like you updated the format a bit (putting the quotes in boldface). It makes it much easier to read.

People aren't laughing with the Kardashians. They are laughing at them.

www.DiatribesAndOvations.com said...

Great post! You ROCK!

Bob said...

@Cubby
I went with a different font in bold and I, too, find it easier for my getting older eyes to read!!

Stan in NH said...

Good collection this time. A mix of great things and idiotic things. Although, it's easier to get riled up and rant a lot if all the quotes are idiotic! :)