Michiel Huisman, of Game of Thrones, on being a sex object:
“I always liked that because the roles were reversed. Here’s a woman [the Daenerys Targaryen character on GoT] . . . taking full control over her pleasure, y’know? Telling a man to take off his clothes, where it’s often the other way around. I was happy to be a victim of that.”
I’m happy he likes to be a victim of that whole nekkid on TV stuff.
Vladimir Putin, telling an Italian newspaper that he cannot recall having ever made a mistake:
"I’ll be totally frank with you. I cannot recollect anything of the kind. It appears that the Lord built my life in a way that I have nothing to regret."
Jim Obergefell, speaking to New York Magazine, about his Supreme Court case for marriage equality:
"It’s incredible to think that my name, John's and my story, is a landmark case that will be in history books. That’s an incredible thing, on an intellectual level. It’s the emotional level where I’m still catching up to that. It just doesn’t seem possible, and it doesn’t seem at all possible that I’m the person at the center of it. Knowing that I wasn’t an activist, and knowing that it all started just because John and I loved each other."
Sometimes being in love, and demanding to be married, is activism.
Love can be activism.
Bill Donohue, on Archbishop John Niendstedt's resignation in light of criminal charges being filed against his diocese:
"Ever since Nienstedt criticized the gay movie, Brokeback Mountain, he has been a marked man. The Star Tribune, the St. Cloud Times, Minnesota Public Radio, the New York Times, as well as an array of wayward priests, Catholic journalists, former Catholics, and unethical lawyers, have been out to get him. Just today, Fr. Mike Tegeder said it was a good sign that Nienstedt resigned; Tegeder supports gay marriage. Nienstedt’s sin is that he is an orthodox Catholic. Nienstedt was twice accused of inappropriate touching, and twice the charges proved false. He is a good man who was unfairly treated."
Wait. What? His troubles started when he gave Brokeback Mountain a bad review? And it had nothing to do with him aiding and abetting pedophile priests? And it had nothing to do with the charges of sexual harassment, and misconduct, leveled at Nienstedt by priests he came on to?
Mama Grizzly Bore™, cheering on Donald Trump for President:
“Trump joins a competitive field of GOP candidates that will duke it out in the arena of ideas and track records, a field representing diverse achievements. This, in contrast with the pro-big government party’s practice of merely anointing a chosen one, thus robbing voters of healthy debate.”
Someone wants to be Vice President ... again. Too bad her chances are as good as Trump's and no better than her last failure.