Friday, July 13, 2012

I Didn't Say It ....

Doug Pitt, brother to actor Brad, on his mother Jane Pitt's anti-gay letter she published in the Springfield News-Leader:
“Moms and dads and kids agree to disagree all over the world, so why would our family be any different? There can be healthy discussion when people disagree with you, and I think there should be. The bad thing is when it turns into venom and negativity and we don’t have that in our family. It’s open discussion, we can learn from each other … maybe you learn something."

I completely agree. I don’t agree with my entire family on every issue, and I am not held accountable for their views, nor they, mine.
It does strike me odd that this woman who is so anti-LGBT raised two pro-gay allies.
That’s surprising.

Ted Nugent, wingnut and fading rock "star," on how the SCOTUS healthcare vote would have been different if the South had one the Civil War:
"Because our legislative, judicial and executive branches of government hold the 10th Amendment in contempt, I’m beginning to wonder if it would have been best had the South won the Civil War. Our Founding Fathers’ concept of limited government is dead. Because of the chief justice’s vote, Fedzilla just burped and is now prepared to gobble up even more of our tax dollars, more of our GDP and limit even more opportunity in the private sector."

He should stick to music, cuz when he opens his mouth to speak he makes Jane Pitt sound reasonable.

Russell Simmons, on singer Frank Ocean's coming out of the closet:
"Today is a big day for hip-hop. It is a day that will define who we really are. How compassionate will we be? How loving can we be? How inclusive are we? I am profoundly moved by the courage and honesty of Frank Ocean. Your decision to go public about your sexual orientation gives hope and light to so many young people still living in fear. These types of secrets should not matter anymore, but we know they do, and because of that I decided to write this short statement of support for one of the greatest new artists we have. His gifts are undeniable. His talent, enormous. His bravery, incredible. His actions this morning will uplift our consciousness and allow us to become better people. Every single one of us is born with peace and tranquility in our heart.  Frank just found his. Frank, we thank you. We support you. We love you."

Nice to see both the hip-hop community, the music industry, and the Black community come out strong in support of Ocean’s declaration.
I love to see the tide changing as people learn to understand what’s right and wrong.

Brian Brown, NOM lapdog, whining that Minnesota's marriage ban isn't as hate-filled as he'd like:
"Perhaps you've never heard of the Secretary of State Project. But if you haven't, you should. With backers including George Soros and Tim Gill, the Secretary of State (SoS) Project is quietly packing Secretary of State offices across the country with left-wing activists...designed to tip the balance in close elections. One of those first SoS Project targets was Minnesota – where with just a few dollars they managed to replace a two-term incumbent with former community organizer and ACORN ally, Mark Ritchie. That race paid Soros and company their first dividends as Ritchie oversaw the 2008 recount between Norm Coleman and Al Franken. And now Ritchie is USING THE POWER OF HIS OFFICE to UNDERMINE the Minnesota Marriage Protection Amendment, a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as between 'one man and one woman.'"

Um, just because he named the ballot measure as one “limiting marriage to one man one woman” isn’t undermining anything.
It’s simply stating a fact. The measure seeks to “limit” who can marry whom.
Stop whining Brian, you look like a sore loser.
And a loser in general.

Stephen  Moyer, on True Blood being "Too Gay"
“Is there such a thing as too gay? We live in a very different world than we grew up in, so if people can’t embrace that aspect of our show, then that’s a shame. I certainly don’t think it’s specifically gay, but our show ticks a lot of boxes for a lot of people. We have an incredibly broad audience, one of the widest demographics in terms of sexuality and age groups, so obviously we’re doing something right.”

Too gay? Too black? Too ethnic? There is no such thing. If True Blood is anything “too” it’s too good.
Stop labeling things, people.

Bryan Fischer, on The Gays being the real haters:
“I am convinced that there is plenty of hatred in the debate over homosexuality, there's a lot of hatred, there's a lot of vitriol, there's a lot of venom - it is coming from homosexuals themselves. The real haters are homosexuals. The real venom is coming from those that support the homosexual agenda, either homosexual activists, homosexuals, or those that support the homosexual agenda. They are the real haters. There is a heterophobic hatred, there is a Christophobic hatred that is just seething, there's a dark, venomous, demonic hatred that is in the homosexual community.”

Funny that.
I have yet to see anyone carrying a sign that reads Fags Hate God.

Edwin Leslie, an openly gay Arizona hotelier, and Jan Brewer appointee to the state tourism board, on stepping down after Brewer asked SCOTUS to hear a discrimination about benefits for state employee's same-sex partners:
"Your actions ... are in direct conflict with your reiteration that all Americans are entitled to the same 'inalienable rights....The state of Arizona derives considerable revenues from tourism and considerable revenues from the LGBT community members that visit our great state. The tourism industry is critical to the state's economy. I urge you to put aside the politics....It is my hope that one day the state of Arizona leads the nation in extending benefits to LGBT families, allowing same sex marriage and adoption, and show that everyone is welcome in Arizona."

Someone, anyone, hopefully the voters in Arizona, need to tell this woman that her special brand of hate for anyone who isn’t white and heterosexual has no place in Arizona or anywhere.


the dogs mother said...

It's just too hot in Arizona - cooks the brains.

R.J. said...

I heard Pima County is trying to extricate itself from the abscess that is Arizona and call itself its own state. It's liberal leaning, and I hope one day it happens.

R.J. said...

It's Pima and Santa Cruz counties.

Debbie said...

Ted Nugent, the right wing conservative nut job who DODGED THE DRAFT. A**HOLE. He needs to shut the F up!