Friday, October 04, 2013

I Didn't Say It ...

Daniel Radcliffepromoting his new film Kill Your Darlings:
“At no point did any of us want to do anything that would distinguish it from how we would fall in love with somebody. To my knowledge, there is no difference in how heterosexual and homosexual people fall in love. A lot of people are quick to ask if it’s a gay love story—well, yes, they are gay characters, but it’s just a love story.”

As it should be; a love story is about two people falling in love and there really is no difference between the way straight folks and gay folks do it.

Dan Gillespie-Sells, of The Feeling, on celebrities who come out and then don’t talk about it:
"Oh god if anyone comes out I’m like 'good for you!' I get a little frustrated with the people that half come out, the people who are like 'I don’t want to talk about it, I wanna keep it real. Everyone knows you’re gay; you just look ashamed, just shut up and say it! It really pisses me off, not because I feel like everyone has to bare their soul all the time, people don’t have to know all the private details of their lives, but it’s nothing to be f**king ashamed of, so why act ashamed?! It drives me crazy."
Which is why I think everyone should come out; not doing so perpetuates the myth of shame, of embarrassment, of the idea that gay is wrong.
It isn’t; come out already.

Kevin Swanson, a Colorado “pastor”, blaming the recent floods in the state on "decadent homosexual activity" abortion and marijuana rights:
"Let me ask you this: is it a coincidence that this was the worst year politically in the history of Colorado, at least if you use God’s law as a means of determining human ethics, our legislators did the worst possible things this year than I have ever witnessed in the twenty years I’ve been in Colorado. Our legislators committed homosexual acts on the front page of the Denver Post, do you remember that? So here we have the very worst year in Colorado’s year in terms of let’s kill as many babies as possible, let’s make sure we encourage as much decadent homosexual activity as possible, let’s break God’s law with impudence at every single level, at every single level let’s make sure that we offend whoever wrote the Bible, so we have the worst year possible politically in the state of Colorado and it happens to be the worst year ever in terms of flood and fire damage in Colorado’s history. That is a weird coincidence; interesting to say the least."

Yes, God, rather than punish, say The Gays for being photographed kissing one another, of a woman who had an abortion because it’s her right, or a pot smoker lighting up because it’s his or her right, Swanson’s God, rather than punish those ‘evil’ folks, punishes the entire state of Colorado, even and especially the innocents.
If that’s Kevin Swanson's idea of God—punishing everyone for the ALLEGED sins of a few—he can have her.

David Mixner, on Ted Cruz and the Tea Party’s extortion plans:
"This craziness must stop now and this is a 'line drawn in the sand' that is worth fighting for with all our strength. If we bend to the crazies then there will be no end to their extortion. In fact, what will end is democracy itself as a tiny extremist minority representing less than 20% of Americans have their way."

The GOP, so desperate to keep its base, is bowing down to this fringe group out of fear.
Hmm, I wonder what would happen if the GOP strapped on their balls and said ‘No’ to the Tea Party?

I think they might just disappear.

Cher, on her son Chaz being transgender:
“My daughter [Chastity]’s sex change gave me a deeper – a visceral – understanding of gender and sexual politics. But it took me a little while. I had friends who changed their gender, but it took Chaz going through it for me to really feel it.”

It’s like not understanding gay people until you meet one of us. It makes it all so much clearer when you actually know the LGB or T person.

Michelle Rodriguez, coming out as bisexual:
“I don’t talk about what I do with my vagina, and they’re all intrigued. I’ve never walked the carpet with anyone, so they wonder: What does she do with her vagina? Plus, I play a butch girl all the time, so they assume I’m a lesbo…Eh, they’re not too far off. I’ve gone both ways. I do as I please. I am too f**king curious to sit here and not try when I can. Men are intriguing. So are chicks.”

Um, Michelle? Honey?
You just talked about what you do with your vagina.

But, congrats for coming out … finally.

Michele Bachmann, the Republican Representative and Tea Party Pass-Around Girl, from Minnesota, gloating over the government shutdown:
"We're really very energized today, we're very strong. This is about the happiest I've seen members in a long time because we see that we're starting to win this dialogue on a national level."

Um, if winning means putting 800,000 people out of a job while you sit on your fat, married to a closeted queer man, ass, then happy you are, I guess.
The rest of us? Not so much.


SEAN (The Jeep Guy) said...

If you believe in god and that god punishes those who defy his laws then you also know god will get you when you die and will send you to hell and not allow you into heaven. That is his ultimate judgement. Now for all the idiots who think they must sit in judgement rather then love their fellow men - I'll be waving to you from heaven while you live for eternity in hell. But then that's your religious belief not my non-religious reality.

Ask the Cool Cookie said...

What the Tea Party is doing is extorting the GOP. They will not back down, and then they will leave it in a shambles. The are the crazy neighbor who moves onto Peaceable Lane, dividing the neighbors, creating factions and ruining the camaraderie in order to win their zero sum game. Whoever stands up to them and speaks the truth will cut their political political neck, but they will be hailed a national hero.

Helen Lashbrook said...

A friend of mine claims that the Old Testament was written by a crowd of ignorant misogynistic, homophobic shepherds scratching a living in the desert; who is to say she is wrong? There is a lot of very unpleasant behaviour in that book, why lower yourself to live by those 'standards

And why do we have to live with ancient teachings of hate? Jesus asked his followers to love one another.

Anonymous said...

I wonder who Kevin Swanson blamed for the hail storms in Colorado a couple of years ago? Oh, yeah.

You know why Bachmann is really happy? That government shutdown means a pause in the ethics investigation against her. That fraud of a woman will burn in hell before I do.

the dogs' mother said...

We had a tornado in Tacoma last weekend. Now we know why - WA's equality marriage and our new pot laws. Be prepared for Mt. Rainier to erupt next...