Friday, September 30, 2016

I Didn't Say It ...

Kathy Miller, Donald [t]Rump’s Ohio County Campaign Chair, on racism in America and who’s to blame:

“I don’t think there was racism until Obama got elected. We have never had problems like this. I am in the real estate industry. There is none. Now you know with the people with the guns. And shooting up neighborhoods. And not being responsible citizens. That’s a big change. And I think that’s the philosophy that Obama has perpetuated on America. If you are black and you haven’t been successful in the last fifty years, it’s your own fault. I think that when we look at the last fifty years where are we and why? We have three generations of all still having unwed babies, kids that don’t go through high school. I mean when do they take responsibility for how they live. I think it’s due time. And I think that’s good that Mr. Trump is pointing that out.”

Wow. America. 2016, or 1816?
And, for the record, this isn’t the woman who works with me—see yesterday’s Random Musings.
On the upside, Miller was forced to resign once it became public that she's an ignorant racist.
Tom Fordon his Nocturnal Animals star Jake Gyllenhaal: 

“If you like the chest, you should see what’s down here. There is no manscaping. There is no manscaping.”

The more I learn about Jake, the more I … I’ll leave that there.
Barbra Streisand, in an op-ed about The Rump:

“We cannot allow America to fall into the hands of a narcissist who has shown no regard for anyone but himself… a bigoted and misogynist reality-TV character with no political experience and no qualms about lying loudly and often.”

Sing it, Babs. No, really, sing it.
Glenn Beck, to Ted Cruz on his endorsement of The Rump

“You had this information the day you dropped out of the race. And said that Donald Trump is a ‘sociopathic liar.’ You had all this information. Have you spent an enormous amount of time with Donald Trump? Do you have new information that has made you say, ‘Oh my gosh, he’s now not a sociopathic liar. He is not the guy that I very eloquently spelled out, for over a year, and now there’s suddenly a reason to believe him’?”

Although I did not see or hear the exchange, I gather that Cruz had no response because he’s just a pandering bag of scum.
Gethin AnthonyGame of Thrones and Aquarius actor, on playing one of the only openly gay characters on GoT:

“Westeros is a very scary world, with all the politics and violence going on, so it was nice to play an affectionate gay couple within that world. We were very passionate about it being a positive thing. I still hold on to that and I’m still very proud of it. I got some lovely letters. One that sticks out was from a gentleman who was about to propose, or has perhaps just proposed, to his partner. He said some really nice things about seeing a gay relationship on television. Whenever people connect to things you’re involved with or a story you’re telling, it’s a lovely thing.”

We need to some out, and we need to be represented on television, and in film, in positive ways.
That’ll spark some change.
President Obama, at the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture:

“And so this national museum helps to tell a richer and fuller story of who we are. It helps us better understand the lives, yes of the president, but also the slave; the industrialist but also the porter; the keeper of the status quo but also the activist seeking to overthrow that status quo; the teacher or the cook alongside the statesmen. And by knowing this other story, we better understand ourselves and each other. It binds us together. It reaffirms that all of us are American. That African American history is not somehow separate from our larger American story; it’s not the underside of the American story. It is central to the American story. That our glory derives not just from our most obvious triumphs but how we’ve rested triumph from tragedy and how we’ve been able to remake ourselves again and again and again, in accordance with our highest ideals.”

Perhaps Kathy Miller should spend some time in the museum so she can get her facts and her head straight.
And then, seriously, why can’t this man run for a third term?

5 comments:

anne marie in philly said...

under WHAT rock has this kathy miller bitch been living under? racism is alive and well today as it was 80 years ago. bitch deserved to be fired!

one night with jake g...is THAT too much to ask for? ;-)

the dogs' mother said...

39 days...

Professor Chaos said...

If you thought Kathy Miller was bad, the mayor of some town in Pennsylvania has been posting lynching threats toward president Obama as well as pictures of monkeys captioned with some bullshit about being the Obama family.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/29/politics/racist-facebook-posts-pennsylvania-mayor/

Helen Lashbrook said...

Saw Glenn Beck on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell and he actually sounded partway sensible

MMTampa said...

Partway sensible !!! Honey, check back when the xanex wear off. . .