Friday, May 22, 2015

I Didn't Say It ...

David Letterman, the King of Late Night TV, on Jeb Bush’s opposition to same-sex marriage:

"Well, like it or not, the presidential campaign has already begun. Jeb Bush. Jeb Bush came out against same-sex marriage. Jeb Bush. Brother of the former president, son of the former, former president came out against same sex marriage. Also came out in favor of the Iraq War. He certainly is a different kind of Republican, isn't he? Jeb says, Jeb says that if you let gay people get married – this is Jeb Bush now talking – he says if you let gay people get married, next thing you know, women are going to want to vote."

Goin’ out on top!
Ger BrennanGaelic footballer, on why he's voting "No" in Ireland’s upcoming marriage referendum:

"I very nearly decided not to write this piece. I know I'll be targeted for it and labeled for it. It would have been easier to keep my mouth shut and not rock the boat. But I'm sick of the accusations being flung around that if you vote 'No' you are homophobic. I know I'm not homophobic; my gay friends and family can attest to that. I am voting "No" because I don't want our Constitution to deny that it is a good thing for a child to have a mother and a father."

So, um, Ger? Are your gay ‘friends’ happy that you think they’re less than? And are you planning on voting to make divorce illegal? Planning on making it illegal for people who don’t want, or can’t have, children, to get married?
Are you planning on removing children from all single parent homes?
Your arguments are idiotic, and your stance is homophobic.
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Ted Cruz, hate-mongering, fear-spreading, lying:

“We are seeing today profound threats to religious liberty in America, I think the greatest threats we’ve ever seen. We’re a nation that was founded by men and women who were fleeing religious oppression and coming to seek out a land where everyone of us could worship God Almighty with all of our hearts, minds and souls, and that is under profound jeopardy today.”

Yes, we fled religious persecution and now you, and your ilk, are trying to use your religion to repress The Gays.
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Melissa Rivers, on Kathy Griffin’s joining, the leaving, Fashion Police:

“I’m just going to say it wasn’t a match on a lot of levels. My biggest complaint was the feeling that she kind of sh*t all over my mother’s legacy in her statement on leaving. I know that that was not an intentional reading of it, but that’s how I felt … by calling the comedy and the style of it old fashioned. It’s like, I understand what you’re doing, you’re trying to save yourself, but don’t crap all over my mother to do it. And that’s how I felt and that was very personal, but as a professional that was her choice, that’s what she did, no harm no foul, it didn’t work, moving on.”

I love Kathy, but Kathy had no business trying to take over for Joan.
She is not now, nor will she ever be, Joan Rivers.
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Rush Limbaugh, on the news that the number of Christina’s is declining:

“They have left their churches because of social issues and the evolution of their churches to social areas they didn't want to go and don't feel comfortable being in. If you look at the evangelical churches, they haven’t lost anything. Their membership is holding pretty steady. Where the message has remained, where the mission has remained the same, where the members of the church don’t think any corruption is taking place. They're still hanging in there.”

Actually, Rush, the Pew study shows that membership is down in all branches of religion, save Judaism, Islam and Buddhism.
And the people aren’t leaving because the churches changed; they’re leaving because the churches won’t change.
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10 comments:

Raybeard said...

Can hardly wait to hear what politicians around the world are going to make of the Irish referendum result should the 'Yes' side win - which is still likely, though by no means certain.
I suppose the 'antis' in America (and, incidentally, Russia) are going to dismiss it as the idiosyncrasy of a tiny (true) and insignificant country. Yet so many of them will be upfront in proudly claiming Irish ancestry - embracing the country when it suits their political ends but holding it at a distance when it might lose them votes.
Anyway, let's wait and see - but GO, Oireland, GO!

Bob Slatten said...

@Raybeard
From your mouth to the voter's ears!

Raybeard said...

Yeah, yeah, yeah - wave that shillelagh about with PRIDE!

the dogs' mother said...

Eldest Son and about to be DIL are stopping in Ireland on their way to Italy for honeymoon. DIL lived there for a while as a kidlet and has relatives there.
Speaking of - we will be ot for the weekend - for the wedding. You and Carlos take care and all the furry kidlets too.

anne marie in philly said...

"I don't want our Constitution to deny that it is a good thing for a child to have a mother and a father." - WHT does THAT have to do with SSM? my sister raised her daughter by herself; is my niece less than because she was raised in a single parent household?

and the rest of the h8ers (with the exception of letterman) can go off themselves.

Blobby said...

Poor Melissa - she who has nothing but her mother. And her mother's $$$. Life must be tough for her w her $75MM windfall along w just selling her mother's multi billion dollar apt.

Joan - in comedy terms - was old fashioned. As it turns out she had to have writers write that drivel the Fashion Police called 'comedy'. Griffin, like her or not, is off the top of her head kind of funny. Momentary.

Oh, and it was Melissa who picked Kathy for the gig.

The entire few episodes were PAINFUL to watch - on every level .

Bob Slatten said...

@TDM
Congrats and have a faboosh weekend!

Sadie J said...

Actually, I believe most of the people that "founded" this country came for financial reasons. The percent that came for religious freedom was pretty low. These GOP boys need to study their history a bit closer.

The Cool Cookie said...

I think its time, for someone, somewhere to corner Ted Cruxz on Camera and ask him to give specific examples of gay people FORCING Christians into doing things that destroy their religion. This "Therfore Because of This reasoning is illogical, period. But no one is calling on them to be accountable for what they are claiming.

Helen Lashbrook said...

And of course the Irish voted YES! Thrilled that a Catholic country can ignore the orders of the cardinals and bishops to deny equality to some of the Irish people.