Friday, September 18, 2015

I Didn't Say It ...

Michael Stipe, R.E.M. frontman, on Donald [t]Rump's of the band's song, “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine),” at an anti-Iran deal rally:

“Go fuck yourselves, the lot of you — you sad, attention-grabbing, power-hungry little men. Do not use our music or my voice for your moronic charade of a campaign.”

Would that this was a rallying cry for the entire country … and I’m lookin’ at you GOP wingnuts.

Bill Maher, on Kim Davis and her rightwingnut supporter:

“If you say as Kim Davis and her ilk and Ted Cruz and all those people say that actually I can ignore the rule of man because the rulebook of God, then you are Iran, then you are Saudi Arabia, then you are Sharia Law.”

Oh, but that can’t be because they’re saying we should accept and obey only Christian laws.

Sam Haskell, Miss America's CEO, to Vanessa Williams at last week's pageant: 

“You have lived your life in grace and dignity and never was it more evident than during the events of 1984 when you resigned. Though none of us currently in the organization were involved then, on behalf of today’s organization, I want to apologize to you and to your mother, Miss Helen Williams. I want to apologize for anything that was said or done that made you feel any less than the Miss America you are and the Miss America you always will be."

The upside is that Vanessa Williams is probably the most famous Miss America ever and one of the few who ever achieved any level of celebrity and success after winning that crown.

Emily Blunt, on becoming an American citizen, and then raising the ire of Fox News:

“I became an American citizen recently and that night we decided to watch the Republican debate, and I thought this was a terrible mistake. What have I done? I’m not sure I’m entirely thrilled about it.”

And that caused Fox & Friends co-host Anna Kooiman to suggest that Blunt leave Hollywood and let American actresses take on the roles she’s been getting. Because, you know, she doesn’t like Republicans.
And then Steve Douche-y, er, Doocy, another employee of Fox News, says Blunt has “Dixie Chicked”  and now no one will see her movies.
Um, except people with brain cells who realize that [A] Blunt was joking, and [2] Fox News wouldn’t have been so pissy about this had Blunt said she was a Republican because Fox News?

Caitlyn Jenner, evolving on marriage equality:

“I want to help each of you understand something that I only recently embraced: Being different is okay – in fact, it’s great! But I also understand it takes some getting used to. Like many people, there was a time when I didn’t realize how important it is for gay couples to have the right to get married. But after hearing from my gay friends and learning more about the hardships they faced because of discrimination, it became clear to me that everyone should be able to marry the person they love. I can only hope that by sharing my story, there’s someone out there whose mind has been changed about trans people.”

I imagine her team of publicists and agents and promoters and those folks behind her E! show that would like a second season were very convincing in getting Caitlyn to ‘evolve’ in less than twenty-four hours.


the dogs' mother said...

Dear Musicians, I promise I will not associate any
political event music with any of you.
(otoh, The End of the World for Trump, I think, was unintentionally hilarious... what if he got elected?!)

anne marie in philly said...


Mitchell is Moving said...

I love Michael Stipe! Sometimes, I love Bill Mahr. Never heard of Sam Haskell until recently, but good for him! Emily Blunt is now truly American. Yeah, I too, doubt Caitlyn's sudden about-face. Had she not "heard from many of her gay friends" BEFORE her comments on Ellen's show? My impression is that Caitlyn is only about Caitlyn.

Joy said...

They should have returned Vanessa Williams's crown to her. (or a new one but you know what I mean) The public apology was a thoughtful gesture and all, but really.

viktor kerney said...

Bill is right

Professor Chaos said...

Gawd, I am so done with Cait Jenner. She wants to be accepted for who she is, great. But then she's going to turn around and get all judgmental about gay marriage? Fuck her. She'll do or say anything to hold on to fame for a few more days.

Biki Honko said...

I'm so over Caitlyn. She is still a Log Cabin thug and just doesn't understand what life is like for those of us who aren't rich, aren't famous and are totally powerless.

So very glad that Michael Stipe spoke out, now do the next thing and sue them for using your song without permission!

How long has the LGBT community been calling the extreme right wing bigots the xtian version of the taliban? Glad he finally caught up to whats going on.