Friday, August 07, 2015

I Didn't Say It ...

Henry Rollins, on [t]Rump 2016:

"In a nation of hundreds of millions of people, there is one man born to lead. A man who stands head and shoulders above the rest. A lone alpha who burns incandescent in a vast wasteland of darkness. When asked to serve in Vietnam, he said no and took a deferment. He took a few of them, actually, because he is his own man. He got married. The merger didn’t work. She was fired. So was the next one. It’s business, not personal — like America! He has overcome adversity. Like bankruptcy. And with an almost Michelangelo-like genius, he conquered the K2 challenge of his hair. He is what America needs. A man with so much self-confidence that, if you put him in the Oval Office, some of it will no doubt trickle down to you. Who is this man who will put all other world leaders in their place? The same man who just read a cellphone number, allegedly Lindsey Graham’s private line, out loud so the world could hear. (Hey, I laughed.) This man is America. So bend over, relax and hold onto something solid, because here he comes — here comes Donald Trump 2016. And when he puts it in, you’ll know who your daddy is."

Rollins rules!
Clay Aiken, on Donald Trump: 

“I kind of hope he decides to stick with it and maybe give people another option outside of the Republicans and Democrats.”

And that option is The Blowhards With Money Party?
We already have that, Clay, and it’s called the GOP.
Barbara Boxer, US Democratic Senator, on how she is bothered by men, like fellow Senator James Lankford lecturing women about reproductive health:

“I just don’t like lectures by men about what it’s like. I’m pro-choice and I just have to say, using pregnancy as a political football doesn’t sit well with the people I represent and the people of this country. We have to respect one another. I respect your view entirely. I’m asking you to respect mine. Keep Uncle Sam out of my private life and my children’s and my grandkids’ and your’s. Families will make these decisions with their God, with their doctor.”

Sounds pretty clear, right? Keep the government out of women’s vaginas.
James Lankford, US Republican Senator, in response:

“I’m a dad of two daughters. I had something to do with the birth as well, and was also there. I was there during the sonograms.”

Wait, let’s make one thing queer, James. After you shot the wad, it was all on your wife; she carried the children; she birthed the children; she breastfed the children.
You helped; you helped, you didn't birth. Deal with it, and stay out of women’s issues and quit trying to make abortion a man’s issue.
It isn’t.
Kelly Osbourne, on Donald [t]Rump’s anti-immigrant lunacy:

And if you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilets, Donald Trump?” 

Look, I know what she meant, but she went about it all wrong.
She was certainly not implying that the only job for which Latinos are needed is to clean toilets; she meant that, possibly, a great many maids in those [t]Rump hotels are Latina and so maybe [t]Rump should think twice … twice? I mean once … before bashing Hispanics.
Jeb Bush, on defunding Planned Parenthood due to the GOP lie that the organization is selling aborted fetuses:

"I’m not sure we need half a billion dollars in funding for women’s health programs. If you took dollar for dollar, there are many extraordinarily fine organizations, community health organizations that exist, federally sponsored community health organizations to provide quality care for women on a wide variety of health issues. But abortion should not be funded by the government, any government in my mind."

First thing, Jeb; abortion is not funded by the government by law so quit lying and pandering. Secondly, we need trillions and trillions of dollars in defense money but $500 million in women’s health issues—like cancer screenings and treatment—is too much?


Brewella Deville said...

Um, I think here's a little typo in the first line of the Boxer story you might want to edit.

Jennifer said...

I love the Rollins quote!

The whole GOP lineup is made up of fools, assholes, and idiots. Some of the candidates manage to be all three at once.

anne marie in philly said...

@brewella - I noticed that also.

@jennifer - RAMEN, girlfriend!

@GOP - stay outta my vag and I will most certainly not touch your precious "manhood" (ugh).

Bob Slatten said...

Yikes! And to think spell-check didn't catch that! Oy! Thanks!

the dogs' mother said...

The head spinneth!

Blobby said...

Poor Jeb Bush - looking like a demented Andy Cohen.

Helen Lashbrook said...

Is the Dump's bad hair day (every day) contagious? Youth of America b warned!

Biki Honko said...

Who knew that bullets and tanks and planes and war toys are much more important than half of the population? And as any biologist worth their pay packet, you can have fewer males and keep the population stable, but I guess Jeb-ster just can't add that well.

Lame-ford needs a pat on his ever so manly back! He has potent sperm! He was present during medical visits! He knows more than women about having babies! This Lame-ford and all the GOP'ers for that matter, need to get their minds off how to prevent LGBT folks from accessing civil rights and out of ladies girly bits, and back to how to make our country work.