Friday, October 18, 2019

I Didn't Say It ...

Kamala Harris, responding to a Tweet from Junior saying she’s the only one who laughs at her jokes:

“You wouldn’t know a joke if one raised you.”

And snap!
Shepard Smith, longtime Fox News anchor, quitting the network because _____ and Fox:

“Even in our currently polarized nation, it is my hope that the facts will win the day. That the truth will always matter. That journalism―and journalists―will thrive.” Smith said in an apparent nod to President Donald Trump’s war on what he calls “fake news.”

Smith has no plans to move to a different news outlet but will instead spend more time with his boyfriend, Gio Graziano.
Sad to see the one sane voice leave the crazy.
Elizabeth Warren, responding to a question at CNN’s Equality Town Hall about an “old fashioned” supporter telling her that marriage is between a man and a woman:

“Well, I’m going to assume it’s a guy who said that, and I’m gonna say, then just marry one woman. … I’m cool with that. Assuming you can find one.”

Gotta give it to her, she’s quick on her feet.
And right.
Marco Rubio, attacking Elizabeth Warren for that remark:

“Vividly captures the condescension of elites & their incessant ridicule of Americans with traditional values. It elicits glee among celebrities & blue check brigade. But for the millions sick of being disrespected it elicits support for fighting back, even in a crude or vulgar way.”

Oh Marco, don’t you have a foam party to attend.
The LGBTQ community has been attacked for decades and decades and what Warren said wasn’t an attack, it was an opinion.
Kerron Clement, Olympic gold medalist track and field athlete, has come out as gay:

“I was tired of loving in the dark. I have been through what a lot of people have been through which is being afraid of being who you are. I struggled with my sexuality for 17 years. Over time, as you get older, you care less. Now it’s time to just be yourself and be free. That’s what I’ve become, free. I’m just telling my story, finally being free and comfortable.”

Welcome out, Kerron, and please accept, as out gift from HOMO HQ, a copy of the Gay Agenda and the Official Coming Out Toaster Oven™.
Welcome out.
PS He’s kinda hot, no?
_____ playing the race card this week in Minnesota where he once again attacked Representative Ilhan Omar and the entire Somali refugee community in  the state:

“As you know for many years leaders in Washington brought large numbers of refugees to your state from Somalia without considering the impact on schools and communities and taxpayers. You should be able to decide what is best for your own cities and for your own neighborhoods and that’s what you have the right to do right now, and believe me, no other president would be doing that.”

By all means let’s have people decide who can be their neighbors. Let’s go back to the days when families of color were ostracized and threatened and beaten out of their homes.
Racist fuck, and everyone who attended that rally and cheered.
Racist fucks all.
Geraldo Rivera, on Fox News, about the so-called “satire” video in which _____ murders top Democrats and journalists:

“I was very, very outraged by Kathy Griffin when she had the head of the president, remember, and she was excoriated for it, almost wrecked her career, which rebounded because Trump hatred was sufficient and brought her back and made her popular again. But I think it’s very dangerous when you start going there. I don’t like it. It’s not funny. It may be satire, but it’s a bridge too far for me. I think that you’ve got to, you know, you have to condemn it and have no tolerance for it.”

I, too, thought Griffin went too far, but ain’t it funny how, when the rightwingnuts do the exact same vile thing it’s all good?
Even better, _____ has ignored calls for him to denounce the video because, and I’ll paraphrase, ‘some mass murderers are nice people.’
Judy and Dennis Shepard, Matthew Shepard’s parents, rebuking Attorney General William Barr and _____’s DOJ for endorsing discrimination against transgender Americans and taking other anti-LGBTQ actions:

 “We find it interesting and hypocritical that [Barr] would invite us to this event commemorating a hate crime law named after our son and Mr. Byrd, while at the same time asking the Supreme Court to allow the legalized firing of transgender employees. Mr. Barr, you cannot have it both ways. If you believe that employers would have the right to terminate transgender employees just because they are transgender, then you believe they are lesser than and not worthy of protection. If so, you need not invite us to future events at the Department of Justice that are billed as celebrating the law that protects these same individuals from hate crimes. Either you believe in equality for all or you don’t. We do not honor our son by kowtowing to hypocrisy ... As the head of the Department of Justice, [Barr] can take a stand as a member of this administration to disavow and condemn any person who fuels the fires of hate with their words and actions. He must lead and demonstrate his refusal to accept hate in all its manifestations. He must demonstrate courage, even if it means disagreeing with the administration. So far, he has done none of these deeds.”

Barr did not attend the event, but Eric Dreiband, chief of the DOJ’s civil rights division, “sat stoically” as the Shepard’s statement was read; when it was over the crowd stood.
Hate; it’s the ______ administration’s way.


Helen Lashbrook said...

I think we all know that Barr does not approve of supporting LGBT people- he wants to bring the US government under the thumb of religion and not just any old religion but under the thumb of the Vatican so that Barr and his ilk can applaud the killing of Syrian and Kurdish babies while stopping the "atrocious murder" of foetuses.

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

The Shepards are a treasure. Barr did cross that state-Church line, huh?
Little Marco (Polo) needs to shut up and grow a spine. Ugh. How do they make it to be congressmen? Oh that’s right.
Kamala and Elizabeth rule.
Oh and Shep, the only sane voice at Fox News is gone. It’s full-on propaganda now.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Bravo to Judy and Dennis Shepard.

the dogs' mother said...

Bless the Shepards.
xoxoxoxxoxo :-)

Deedles said...

Okay, I'll bring the shallow once again. Kerron Clement is indeed hot, and one of my favorite things is loving in the dark :) I do get his point, I just chose to get all prurient up in here.

The Shepards are a welcome breath of honest fresh air.

I refuse to give his orange turdiness any more mind space. Seasonal depression is bad enough on its own.

anne marie in philly said...

lil marco can go suck a dick. BRAVO to the shepards!

anne marie in philly said...

PS - thanks for the anniversary card! MWAH!

Dave R said...

Marco's so funny... I mean, the Idiot Jerk in the White House represents traditional family values?

And rallies for the Idiot Jerk are always filled with racists.

Bob said...

Barr is just kowtowing to his boss who is goosestepping with the evangelical asshats.

@Sixpence, Deabra and TDM
After what the Shepards have been through they deserve hero status.

Hot and gay: yum!

You're welcome!

Marco's trying to play the devout Christian and that's what's funny.

Sheila Morris said...

Bob, I thought this was one of your best Posts EVER!!
There's something about seeing those Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren quotes again that made me thank whatever gods there may be for wicked smart female candidates running for President.
As for Agent Orange, don't let the door hit you on the way out of the oval office, or on second thought, let it.

Moving with Mitchell said...

I would love to see the day when news doesn’t include ________, Barr, Geraldo, and/or Rubio. That Harris line will become a classic!