Friday, July 12, 2013

I Didn't Say It ...

David Barton, evangelical 'minister' and founder of WallBuilders, on what he thinks will happen now that DOMA is dead: 
“Now that there is no longer a definition of marriage as a man and a woman and DOMA’s struck down, guess what? Guess what happens in the military? Guess what is going to happen in the military? Guess who is going to enlist in the military just so they can have gay marriages and force chaplains to do that?”

Gays flood to the military so they can get married … and shot at in war zones.
Funny, Barton doesn’t seem to have a problem with all the folks who joined the military to get the GI Bill for their educations.

Henry Rollins, on the upcoming elections and the GOP:
"Bad News for the Haters Dept.: You realize that all those obnoxious 16-year-olds you see everywhere, texting their friends who are standing next to them, will be able to vote in the 2016 elections. Do you think you will be able to sell them on your anti-gay/anti-woman/anti-brown/black platform? Do you think they want to end up like you? I bet they don't. Governor Bobby Jindal said that you all have to stop being the stupid party. I don't think you can do it. How did equality become political? Because you can't handle science, change or the truth. America is on the move, you are not."

Out of step. Out of time.
Look at what’s happening in Texas this week; that’s the GOP.

Neil Patrick Harris, when asked about the possibility that he will host next year's Oscars:
"That's the kind of question if you say, 'No, I don't want to do it,' you look like a dick. And if you say, 'I'm dying to do it,' you look like a dick. So you're kind of left in the middle."

Although, if I say I want him to do it, I don’t look like a dick, I look like a raving awards show queen.
And I’m fine with that.

Julie Chen, on the racism on Big Brother, and how CBS aired the remarks in an effort to drive the story:
"CBS and Big Brother showed it because it is now driving a story. It is now affecting how the other players want to see her gone. You know, if it didn’t drive story, and it didn’t have a dynamic on what it is to the elements of the game, it maybe, you can’t just put it in there and say, 'Judge her, everybody.' It has to have to do with the game and the rules of the game...She and the other houseguests have no idea that it has made national headlines."

Actually, CBS first non-commented about the racist and homophobic remarks of several players, saying it wasn’t their job to police/judge the players.
But when it became a news story, suddenly CBS is using it to ‘drive’ the story?
Or raise the ratings?

Paul Katami, on leading the fight to end Prop H8, and how he felt when he was legally able to marry Jeff Zarrillo: 
"I felt taller, I felt lighter. I felt like I could breathe a little easier and I couldn't wait to call him husband...We fought for so long to be able to use that language that defines who we are privately and also associates us publicly...It makes a huge difference."

Wow. That sounds awful. I can see why NOM and all those hate groups rallied against marriage equality if it causes such absolute joy.

Jeff Zarrillo, on marrying Paul Katami after their four-plus-year long battle with the courts: 
"It was just such an amazing week because our lives changed in such a profound way, as well as thousands of others. You've seen wedding after wedding on TV and in the newspaper; we saw a lot in person when we were in San Francisco this weekend. Just seeing how their lives are changing because of our lawsuit has been really profound and frankly, a little heavy to take in at times."

It’s a new day, but, one day, all these same-sex couples getting married will just be couples getting married.
It’ll be no big deal.
As it should be.

Carol Channing, on the idea that Johnny Depp may play her in a film
"Every time I see someone impersonate me, I can't help but think I must have a hormonal imbalance. Johnny Depp has said he wants to play me in a movie. Wouldn't that be great? People say, "But he is a man," but it doesn't surprise me at all. I can’t remember the last time one of my impersonators didn't have a 5 o'clock shadow."

I think Depp would be perfect.

4 comments:

anne marie in philly said...

YAYZ for henry rollins! marginalize the redumblicans more!

the dogs' mother said...

The other day on MSNBC's Morning Joe program the regular folks were away and the panel was having fun. Lots of laughing at stories and someone brought up a citizen Spiderman utube video. One of the panel was Thomas Roberts. He mentioned during the break he 'called his husband, woke him up and asked him to get on the laptop and look for the video clip'.
Made me smile.

R.J. said...

Henry Rollins has always been awesome. And hot too!

Ron said...

Neil Patrick Harris, one of our best for ending hate against gays because of his unbridled talent and good nature. Yes, I would love to see him host the Oscars. I would watch then.
David Barton, evangelical 'minister' and founder of WallBuilders - is it only me whose Gaydar is beeping at max when I see his photo?
Carol Channing - LOVE HER! How about Carol and Neil Patrick Harris co-hosting the Oscars?