As much as I reject Donald Trump as our party leader, he did not create the political culture of the United States on his own. Eight years of the divisive tactics of President Obama and his allies have undermined Americans’ faith in politics and government to accomplish anything constructive. The president has wielded his power — while often exceeding his authority — to punish his opponents, legislate from the White House and turn agency rulemaking into a weapon for liberal dogma. In turn, a few in the Republican Party responded by trying to out-polarize the president, making us seem anti-immigrant, anti-women, anti-science, anti-gay, anti-worker and anti-common-sense. Unfortunately, the understandable anger and fear haven’t given rise to a resurgence of purpose in politics or renewed a debate in our party about how Republicans win back the White House with the power of our ideas."
Wait, so because Obama tried to get something done, and the GOP, in its racist attempts to thwart him at every turn, is now responsible for their hatred?
Oh, Jeb, you should’a listened to your Mama when she told you not to run … your mouth.
Alexander Skarsgard, on embracing gay sex scenes as an actor:
“They’re incredible scenes. … I remember Theo, who played the Greek lover of Russell Edgington, and that was the first gay sex scene I had on ‘True Blood.’ … He was nervous; he had never kissed a guy before. I just said, ‘Look at the scene. It’s this nemesis and he comes in and then it gets seductive and you think they’re gonna make love and it gets into that and then suddenly my character stabs him in the back and he explodes. In two minutes, look at this emotional rollercoaster we’re taking the audience on. If we commit to this, it’s going to be an amazing scene and we’re going to be very happy with it forever. If we hold back, that’s when it gets awkward.’ Same thing shooting the other scene with Ryan — we knew that it was coming because we shot a scene the previous year where I hypnotize him and say, like, ‘When you dream, dream sweet dreams of me.’ Because we did it in a very seductive way, when they said ‘wrap’ and I turned around and I saw the writers, I could just see in their eyes that they were like, ‘We’re definitely gonna see this dream later on in the show.’ We knew it was coming. You have to think of the scene and how it fits in and hopefully be excited about the scene. Then, just dive in.”
I can always envision a gay sex scene with Alexander Skarsgard … though usually I am cast in the scene with him.
George Takei, Mr. Sulu in the original Star Trek, on the idea of Sulu in the reboot being gay:
“I told [writers] Simon Pegg and Justin Lin], ‘Be imaginative and create a character who has a history of being gay, rather than Sulu, who had been straight all this time, suddenly being revealed as being closeted.”
I get that Takei wanted to keep the character as Gene Roddenberry created him, but I think Star Trek needed a gay character we already knew, not someone who’s cast just to be the “gay” one.
Steve King, Iowa’s Republican Congressman, a homophobe, and now clearly an uneducated racist … though I assume most racists are idiots:
“This ‘old white people’ business does get a little tired. … I’d ask you to go back through history and figure out, where are these contributions that have been made by these other categories of people that you’re talking about, where did any other subgroup of people contribute more to civilization?”
Yup; not one single thing have people of color done for the world.