Jennifer Finney Boylan, Trans woman, author and activist, on her “gay agenda”:
“What I want above all, is the special right to be left alone, and to be considered half of just one more unextraordinary American couple—just as the two of us were as we sat at the bar watching the ocean and drinking our beers. You’d think that most of this would be common sense—that protecting American citizens from violence and unemployment and homelessness would be something we’d all agree upon. You’d think that respecting the privacy and humanity of some of the country’s most vulnerable souls would be a common goal.”
Isn’t that simple? Just live and let live ...
Elton John, telling Prince Harry how his mother, Princess Diana, changed attitudes toward gay people and people with AIDS:
“It was considered to be a gay disease. For someone who was within the Royal Family and who was a woman, and who was straight, to have someone care from the other side, was an incredible gift. Because of her ... she had that incredible ability—which [Harry] kind of inherited—to make people feel at ease and make them feel that everything’s gonna be all right. I haven’t experienced many people in my life who have that ability, but she could walk into a room of people and make them feel as if everything was great.”
She truly helped changed minds about the LGBT community and, especially, people with AIDS.
Jason Chaffetz, suggesting what the GOP needs to do about the Democrats and their investigation into the _____ Klan and Russia:
“Republicans need to get a backbone. Every time the Democrats say they need to call up Jared Kushner or Don Jr.—call up Chelsea Clinton, call up the Clintons. ... You have Bill Clinton, the former president, taking millions and millions of dollars from countries, that Hillary Clinton is going in and then doing business. So every time a Democrat says ‘I gotta talk to Donald _____ Jr.,’ then go up and bring Chelsea Clinton in there.”
Chaffetz a goose-stepping, ass-kissing GOP lapdog then went on to suggest that Chelsea Clinton was “involved in the Benghazi situation.”
No proof; not a shred of evidence. Just another fearmongering GOP fuckmonkey ... no offense to monkeys.
Sean Spicer, ousted White House flunky, whining to Sean Hannity about SNL:
“I think when it’s funny it’s funny. I think that there were parts of it that were funny, but there’s a lot of it that was over the line. It wasn’t funny. It was stupid, or silly, or malicious. But there were some skits on late night television that I did crack up at. So sometimes it can be funny, Some of the memes you have to crack up about. But sometimes it goes from funny to mean.”
Mean is still funny, you wingnut, and Melissa McCarthy was a better you than you have ever been.
Seth Meyers, on _____’s new communications director Anthony Scaramucci:
“_____’s new Communications Director is Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci. Look at this guy! He’s a human pinky ring. He’s the human embodiment of a double-parked BMW. He looks like the guy who leaves a doo-wop group over creative differences. He looks like the only magician you can get on short notice. I could go on and on. He definitely calls waitresses ‘sweetheart.’ His yearbook quote was ‘don’t worry about it!'”
I find Scaramucci to look a little like comedian Mario Cantone, and Tweeted Mario, sugessting he offer his services for SNL’s new season. Mario then Tweeted that he’ll be playing ‘The Mooch’ on Comedy Central, and maybe SNL will be next.
I asked him to do “The Mooch” as Lizaaaaaaaaa!
Laverne Cox, actress and Trans woman, on _____’s transgender military ban:
“I have met many transgender Americans over the years who have served or are currently serving our country in the military. I have heard from them humiliating stories of being misgendered and experiencing various kinds of mistreatment when they are willing to put their lives on the line in ways many of us would never do including our current President. This latest reversal of another Obama administration policy continues to send the message to trans Americans that our lives, our safety and service are less valuable and unwanted in this country, the country I love and hold so dear.”
After eight years of Obama, I cannot grasp the idea that a president is trying to go back to closeting people, discriminating against people, treating anyone as less than.
Gregory Angelo, president of the Log Cabin Republicans, on _____’s ban:
“This smacks of politics, pure and simple. The United States military already includes transgender individuals who protect our freedom day in and day out. Excommunicating transgender soldiers only weakens our readiness; it doesn’t strengthen it. The president’s statement this morning does a disservice to transgender military personnel and reintroduces the same hurtful stereotypes conjured when openly gay men and women were barred from service during the military’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ era. As an organization that led the charge against that hateful policy, Log Cabin Republicans remains equally committed to standing up for transgender military personnel who put their lives on the line to keep us free.”
Perhaps the LCR needs to rethink its party affiliation because, while some in the GOP are quietly bigoted, this stance is not really that new.
Orrin Hatch, Utah Seantor and Republican, on the trans ban:
“I don’t think we should be discriminating against anyone. Transgender people are people, and deserve the best we can do for them. I look forward to getting much more information and clarity from our military leaders about the policy the President tweeted today.”
Well, well, well, color me embarrassed. A Republican, from Utah no less, showing support for the Trans community.
Is it me, or did Hell suddenly get a lot cooler?
“I want to extend my sincere apologies to those in our Scouting family who were offended by the political rhetoric that was inserted into the jamboree. That was never our intent. The invitation for the sitting U.S. President to visit the National Jamboree is a long-standing tradition that has been extended to the leader of our nation that has had a Jamboree during his term since 1937. It is in no way an endorsement of any person, party or policies. For years, people have called upon us to take a position on political issues, and we have steadfastly remained non-partisan and refused to comment on political matters. We sincerely regret that politics were inserted into the Scouting program.”
You should have known when you invited him. When _____ gives a speech he only speaks about himself, never the group to whom he’s speaking.
And, about ten seconds in, when you realized this was to be a political speech,. His microphone should have been cut off.
No disrespect to an actual president, but the #FakePresident needed to sit down.