Friday, August 04, 2017

I Didn't Say It ...

Matt Bomer, my Husband-In-My-Head, on if he knew he was gay in high school:

“On some level yeah but I think to protect myself at a semi-rural public high school in Texas, I was sort of like ‘well I’ll put this off to the side right now.’ … I was definitely operating from a place of just being able to survive.”

I think a lot of us did that ... “put it off to the side” ... knowing it was there but hoping to just make it through.
Bomer went on to say that he came out more while working at the Utah Shakespeare Festival in college because he finally saw people “who were just living their lives really openly.”
That’s how it works; you live out loud and others follow suit.
Rick Perry, Energy Secretary and an Air Force veteran, on _____’s decision to ban transgender people from military service:

“I totally support the president in his decision. The idea that the American people need to be paying for these types of operations to change your sex is not very wise from a standpoint of economics.”

Oh, Miss Ricky; and, when asked about reports that the amount it would cost just $2.4 million to $8.4 million to provide gender transition-related health care coverage to transgender troops while the military spends $84 million treating erectile dysfunction, most of it on Viagra, Perry claims he doesn’t “check on the price of Viagra.”
Maybe he uses his boyfriend’s stash? Allegedly.
Kellyanne Conway, _____’s Minister of Propaganda, calling the chaos in the White House a credit to _____:

“The fact is, that every place of work, I believe has to understand the rules, the structure, the protocol, the pecking order—and follow those rules. And again, when you’re in any place of work ... I’ll be in mine again with a new chief of staff this weekend or Monday – and you have to know what the structure and the rules are and people are going to respect those. I think it’s a really good inflection point after six months in this White House to know what the structure is and the rules and to carry forth that way.”

Um, Kellyanne, you tool? If there was structure there wouldn’t be chaos you dim bulb.
Hopefully your ass will be next to go.
Chris Christie, on NachoGate:

“I didn’t dump the nachos on him or anything, which was an option.”

Honey, please, it’s clear you have never thrown away food needlessly.
Jeb Bush, a little late, coming for _____:

“You get disciplined when your team says, ‘No, Mr. President, let’s stay focused on these policy objectives.’ Don’t disparage people, don’t go after Mueller, don’t say you’re going to pardon yourself or whatever. Don’t do all that. Govern. ... He unleashed five tweets today about stuff that jeopardizes his legal situation, insults somebody, goes back to the 2016 election, none of which is relevant to getting tax relief done, regulatory reform done. This is going to be a long ride between 2018 in January, much less 2020. If Barack Obama did something as it related to Russia and you say, ‘This is outrageous,’ then when your guy does the same thing, have the same passion to be critical.”

Jeb sounds like he might run against _____ in 2020—if _____ is not in prison by then—and he may have grown a backbone.
Stephen Colbert, on the news that _____ helped write the first letter about Junior’s meeting with the Russians:

“He dictated it. It’s official — Donald Trump is a dictator, technically. Don Jr. gets in trouble, he literally got his daddy to write a note for him.”

And, I may be wrong, but if Daddy wrote the note excusing Junior from Collusion, wouldn’t that also be collusion?
Kellyanne Conway_____’s Minister of Propaganda, saying that being ethical is so hard it discourages people from being in government:

“There are so many qualified men and women who wanted to serve this president, this administration and their country who have been completely demoralized and completely, I think, disinclined to do so, based on the paperwork that we have to put forward, divesting assets, the different hoops you have to run through. This White House is transparent and accountable, and we’ve all complied with those rules, but it has disincentivized good men and women.”

Hey, Kellyanne, you tool? It doesn’t discourage people who aren’t liars and thieves and disciples of Satan.
Good people don’t have a problem; it’s those like you who take issues with questions of ethics because you have none.
Jeff Flake, Arizona GOP Senator, on his party and _____:

“If by 2017 the conservative bargain was to go along for the very bumpy ride because with congressional hegemony and the White House we had the numbers to achieve some long-held policy goals—even as we put at risk our institutions and our values—then it was a very real question whether any such policy victories wouldn’t be Pyrrhic ones. If this was our Faustian bargain, then it was not worth it. If ultimately our principles were so malleable as to no longer be principles, then what was the point of political victories in the first place?”

To sell your soul to the 1% and corporate greed? I mean, that seems to be the rule of the GOP; take care of the rich and who cares about the rest.
Paul Zukunft, US Coast Guard Commandant, affirming his support for transgender personnel:

“The first thing we did [after _____’s announcement] is we reached out to all 13 members of the Coast Guard who have come out under a policy who declared themselves transgender. I reached out personally to Lt. Taylor Miller, who was featured on the cover of the Washington Post last week. If you read that story, Taylor’s family has disowned her ... [so now] ... her family is the United States Coast Guard. I told Taylor, ‘I will not turn my back. We have made an investment in you, and you have made an investment in the Coast Guard, and I will not break faith.’”

Zukunft also revealed the Coast Guard has assembled a team of military JAG lawyers to fight the ban.
Kristen Stewart, who is dating model Stella Maxwell, on her past relationship with Robert Pattinson and if it was real:

“I’ve been deeply in love with everyone I’ve dated. Did you think I was faking it? I’ve always really embraced a duality and really, truly, believed in it and never felt confused or struggling. I just didn’t like getting made fun of. Some people aren’t like that. Some people know that they like grilled cheese and they’ll eat it every day for the rest of their lives. I want to try everything. If I have grilled cheese once I’m like, ‘That was cool, what’s next?'”

So, Pattinson was grilled cheese? And now she’s moved on to ... nope, not going there.


the dogs' mother said...

(((Lt. Taylor Miller)))

mistress maddie said...

"I didn’t dump the nachos on him or anything, which was an option.” An option???? That was never a option, for Christ sake , he probably didn't eat for the last half hour. An option.

Paul Zukunft....what an admirable man....the GOP should take notes....

but as for Trump and his administration. sigh. A variation on a Rhett Butler quote.... Trump and his cohorts are making me very drunk and I intend on getting still drunker before this term is over.

Deedles said...

Ugh! Two pictures of Crypt Keeper Conway, before breakfast! I have a delicate tummy, Bob, warn a person! I do agree with her on one point. This WH is definitely transparent. Transparently corrupted.

Ah, Matt Bomer, take me away!

anne marie in philly said...

coast guard - YASSSSSS!


Raybeard said...

"Donald Trump is a dictator, technically." - wish I'd thought pf that. (And in actuality too.)

Professor Chaos said...

Kellyanne Conway makes about as much sense as her boss.

There's been some talk of Governor Oops being made the head of Homeland Security. It's like the administration's goal is to provide material to SNL.

Um, Sen. Flake? The GOP hasn't had "principles" since 1979. Once they embraced the fraudulent voodoo economics and the atrocious "moral majority" types, they ceased having any actual "values."

Dave R said...

Holy Crap... a double shot of Kellyanne...are you trying to drive us insane?

Helen Lashbrook said...

Zukunft is obviously one of the good guys and Jeff Flake sounded more moral than most in his party

Helen Lashbrook said...

PS the only thing you can do with kac is to ignore her, she'd hate that more than anything, which is why she turns up lying on tv so often, she just has to put her face in your face

Mitchell is Moving said...

I'm focusing on all the good people you talked about here. As for the rest...