Showing posts with label Jon Stewart. Show all posts
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Friday, September 19, 2014

I Didn't Say It ...

Lindsey Graham, South Carolina senator, clutching his pearls and fear-mongering about ISIS:

"The first thing I want to tell American people, from my point of view, it is our fight, it is not just their fight. I will not let this president suggest to the American people we can outsource or security and this is not about our safety. There is no way in hell you can form an army on the ground to go into Syria, to destroy ISIL, without a substantial American component. To destroy ISIL, you have to kill or capture their leaders, take the territory they hold back, cut off the financing, and destroy the capability to regenerate. This is a war we’re fighting, not a counter-terrorism operation. This is not Somalia, this is not Yemen. This is a turning point in the war on terror. Our strategy will fail yet again. This president needs to rise to the occasion before we all get killed back here at home."

Someone needs to tell her to calm the eff down. 
Oh, and to remind her that she was saying the exact opposite thing just a couple of months ago. 
Lindsey in flip-flopping in sequined footwear.
Jon Stewart, host of The Daily Show, responding to Graham’s pronouncement:

“The poor man lives his entire life trapped in ‘The Blair Witch Project.’ For God’s sakes, I’ve seen Chihuahuas in handbags who are less fretful and shaking.”

Snap.
Bryan Fischer, of the American Family Association, offering proof that we are a Christian nation:

"You want one single item of proof that America is a Christian nation and not a Jewish nation and not an Islamic nation? One single bit of proof is all you need: we freely allow restaurants and grocery stores to sell and to serve bacon. That can only happen in a Christian country. So the sheer fact that we freely allow the sale and consumption of bacon is absolute proof that we are, in fact, a Christian nation."

Hmmm, or it could mean we’re an atheist or agnostic nation, but Fischer won’t ever say that.
But seriously folks, this man has said some of the most ridiculous, inane, moronic, stupid, asshatted things on his little Hate Show, but this one … mother%king bacon … is the most loony tunes thing ever!
Jon Hamm, on social media: 

“This constant recording of your life and updating of your ‘status’ . . . I don’t do that. No event ‘happened’ unless you took a picture of it. Going to a concert or a ballgame, are actual things. But you’re not watching because you’re busy trying to record it so you can tell your friends about it and put it on YouTube. It’s totally meaningless.”

How much fun can you be having when you’re taking a selfie just to show you were “there?”
Howsabout being present? Howsabout acknowledging those around you? Howsabout a few less pictures of what you ate? Where you sat? Or your giant forehead in a selfie?
Dan Savage, on that Tennessee billboard:

"When we bring up God's holy ban on eating shellfish or His loving command to kill your daughter if she isn't a virgin on her wedding night—passages in the Bible that Christians ignore—we're told that those passages are in the Old Testament, silly, so they neither apply nor matter to Christians because Jesus. Leviticus 18:22 goes on to say that men who lie with men as with women should be put to death. (Can't you just feel the love for people, people?) But if someone else were to put up a billboard in Portland proclaiming that all women who aren't virgins on their wedding nights should be stoned to death (Deuteronomy 22:20-21)—or that adulterers like Mark Sanford and David Vitter must be put to death (Leviticus 10:10) or that women should be forced to marry their rapists (Deuteronomy 22:28-29). Basically: It's fair game for them to use the Old Testament to beat up queers, but it's not fair for queers to use that same Old Testament to highlight their hypocrisy.”

As usual, I have nothing to add. Dan’s said it all and really quite nicely.
Sean Hannity, Fox New host, making an incredible leap by saying that arresting NFL star Adrian Peterson for brutally whipping his four year-old son is a slippery slope to banning parents from telling children they shouldn't be gay:

"You guys want to tell parents what they can and cannot do. For example, is it gonna become illegal if a parent teaches kids the politically incorrect view that being gay is not normal? Or that the parent says — whatever the parent wants to teach the kid that you would disagree with? I think we’ve gotten to the point where, if we don’t politically correct our kids, we might as well hand our kids over to the government the day that they’re born and let them raise them."

Let me make this queer for you, Hannity.
For some people, myself included, being gay is perfectly normal, hence being gay is normal, for gay people. Being straight, for me, is not normal; now that doesn’t make being straight abnormal, it just makes it not normal for me, or any number of other gay folks out there.
And when parents talk to their children about what it means to be gay it could be as simple, as normal as this: Some men love women, some men love men. It’s all love, so it’s all normal.
The more difficult explanation would be talking to your kids about why Fox News calls itself a news organization
Now, take a seat.

Friday, June 20, 2014

I Didn't Say It ...

President Barack Obama, at a Democratic National Committee LGBT fundraiser:

"Pride month is a time for celebration, and this year we've got a lot to celebrate. If you think about everything that's happened in the last twelve months, it is remarkable. In nine more states you're now free to marry the person you love--The NFL drafted its first openly gay player. The US Postal Service made history by putting an openly gay person on a stamp--the late great Harvey Milk smiling from ear-to-ear. But what's been remarkable is the way Americans are increasingly embracing marriage equality. They understand love is love. And for many people whose minds have changed, it was love that did it--love for a child or a grandchild, or the friend or the co-worker who sat down one day and held their hands and took a deep breath and said, 'I'm gay.' And that's why I'm here tonight, to say Thank You for helping make America more just and more compassionate."

Nicely said, Mr. President.
But there’s still work to be done.
Jon Stewart, of the Daily Show, on the Texas GOP’s gay reparative therapy plank in their platform:

"Being gay is not a choice. But being a Texas Republican is. So my advice is the next time you feel the urge to be a Texas Republican — to replace science textbooks with pictures of humans riding dinosaurs or ban same sex marriage, or put on [a stuffed elephant] hat — sh*t in a jar and sniff it! It won't cure you but do it anyway. Hopefully it will remind you of what a**holes you're being."

Snap!
Kanye West, on why he married the Kardastrophe:

“Because she is the number one woman in the world.  I can’t be with any girl but Kim because that’s the girl I look at her pictures the most, I get turned on the most.”

So, then I guess the minute she falls to #2 he’s out the door and moving back in with Riccardo Tisci?
John MacArthur, “pastor” and radio host, to parents of children who come out as gay:

“If they profess to be a Christian, you have to alienate them. You have to separate them. You can’t condone that. It’s inconsistent with Christ. So you isolate them, you don’t have a meal with them, you separate yourself from them. You turn them over to Satan as it were as scripture says”

And that’s Christian love, y’all. Shun your children.
Joe Kernan, CNBC Squawk Box host, on Texas Governor Rick Perry’s assertion that being gay is like being an alcoholic:
"In terms of comparing it to alcoholism, that's what got all the play, and I don't — I have a really high bar for what I would take offense to, but that would exceed the bar for me on being an offensive comment. I don't think gay marriage leads to cirrhosis of the liver or domestic violence or DWIs. I don't see how that's similar. … But in terms of changing the behavior of someone ... you wouldn’t think that someone who’s heterosexual, that you couldn’t change them into a homosexual, or someone who is homosexual, you don’t think that there should be therapy to try to change them into a heterosexual?"

Kernan has a rational brain. Rick Perry, who is an alcoholic and might be gay, does not.
Rob Portman, Republican Senator from Ohio, saying he’ll never run for higher office because of his pro-marriage equality stance:

"It puts me at odds with my party in many respects. I believe it’s a conservative position...I never really thought deeply about it [before my son came to me]. It seems to me to the extent that it’s not a choice, which is what believe. That is, Republicans ought to treat people as they are...It probably makes it difficult for me to win the primary election at a national election.”

So, this man will not run for office because his beliefs won’t get him elected.
Maybe he should try and find his backbone because maybe, just maybe, he could help the GOP come to their senses regarding LGBT rights.

Friday, February 14, 2014

I Didn't Say It ....

Before we get to who said what, and what I have to say about what they said and to whom they said and ... oy ... now my head hurts ... let's let this news settle in:

In Kentucky a federal judge has overturned the ban on recognizing same-sex marriages from other states.

Then, in Indiana, a proposed state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage stopped.

And finally, in Virginia a federal judge has struck down the state law banning same-sex marriage.

Not a bad week for The Gay and The Gay Friendlies, eh?
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, on Fox News' The Real Story, after host Gretchen Carlson asked her "faith panel" to weigh in on the Duck Dynasty family's new church curriculum:

"They've done tremendous damage to religion. We have to stop making religion in America about bashing gays. They have to just forswear that stupid comment about comparing homosexuality to bestiality. See, the problem in America is that we overlook all the heterosexual guys who are raping women 1 in 5 on the campus [...] Bashing gays is not religion. What is religion is family dinners and combating the divorce rate. "

Amen.
And Shalom.
And Thanks.
Chris Kluwe, on the IOC at the anti-gay Sochi Games: 

“The International Olympic Committee (IOC), chief benefactor of these big money sponsors, has determined that any athlete speaking out in “accredited areas” against the human rights violations occurring in Russia right now will be found in violation of the Olympic Charter, banned from the games, and stripped of any medals. Corporate sponsorships, the pot of gold at the end of the Olympic rainbow, will disappear. A lifetime spent preparing, training, hour after agonizing hour, will have been for naught if an athlete dares to make a political statement at the wrong time about political events happening in a politicized Olympics; politicized in no small part by the IOC refusing to uphold their own charter when it applies to themselves. How can the IOC get away with this blatant disregard of their own rules? Easy. The IOC has what Olympic athletes want. Money. Power. Fame."

Once again, it's pure simple speech from Kluwe.
But the IOC is more concerned about image and dollars than athletes and human rights.
Michelle Obama, on Justin Bieber:

“I would pull him close. I don’t know if it would be advice as much as action. I would be very present in his life right now. And I would be probably with him a good chunk of the time, just there to talk, to figure out what’s going on in his head, to figure out who’s in his life and who’s not, you know.”

Pull him close, spank his behind, and send him to Canada without his supper.
Eh?
Todd Starnes went apesh*t over Kinky Boots in the Macy's Parade, the gay wedding in the Rose Bowl and now Michael Sam's coming out:

"I should’ve learned my lesson after the Rose Bowl Parade and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. ... It’s all about advancing a cultural agenda — no matter the cost. ... We are no longer allowed to have fun and enjoy sports or entertainment programs. How sad."

Um, you can still have fun and enjoy sports and parades and Broadway, but be prepared to realize that some of the participants are gay.
And get over it.
Hemant Mehta at Patheos on Todd Starnes' sadness:

"I guess he wants an NFL where only straight players get to tackle each other and slap each other on the ass and an Olympics where only straight athletes get to participate in the two-man luge."

Snap.
But, and this is just a hunch, i think Starnes might enjoy a locker-room ass slap and slipping into a luge with another man.
Just sayin'.
Phil Roe, Tennessee congressman and Republican, on what the GOP needs to do to get elected:

"I would suggest, when we nominate people, we give them a roll of duct tape to put over their mouths so they don't say stupid things. Maybe we can win an election."

You could do all that, or you could just vote Democrat.
Jon Stewart, on Michael Sam coming out and the NFL reaction to it as being a 'distraction':

"Okay I get that. No pro team wants the type of controversy that having a gay player is going to cause.  If he had just been convicted of DUI vehicular manslaughter, or obstruction of justice in connection with a murder, or had been accused of sexual assault, or screamed the N-word at a concert, or killed a bunch of dogs and buried them in his f***ing backyard. You know, NFL material."

Yeah, all that kind of behavior is never a distraction, but being a gay?
Stop the presses!
MK Nobilette, on being chosen one of the Top 30 on American Idol, and becoming the first openly gay contestant in the show's 13 year history:

“I’m very obviously gay, and there are always gonna be people in America and everywhere else who will definitely hate me,” said [20-year-old MK] Nobilette while waiting to hear her Hollywood Week fate before the judges. “But I think that in the last two years there have been a lot of things that have really changed that, and have made it a positive thing.”

As she said things have really changed, Harry Connick Jr said, 'thank goodness.'
To be fair, she is not the first gay contestant on the show, but she's the first to admit to being gay on camera.
In.Thirteen.Years.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Kellogg's Take A Stand For Free Speech


I don't often get the chance, or the time, to watch Jon Stewart's The Daily Show--I get most of my Daily Show  from stories online--so I missed this one, but Catholic League president Bill Donohue didn't, and he is enraged. 
Sidenote: he never seems enraged about priests raping children, though.
I digress. 
Apparently on the April 16th episode of  The Daily Show there was something called a "vagina manger", a picture of a, seemingly, naked woman with her legs spread with a nativity scene ornament in between.
Donohue went berserk and began threatening boycotts and marches against any and all sponsors of The Daily Show because of their wholly inappropriate use of that picture and blibetty blah blay blue STFU.
And then Donohue was pleased to announce that Delta Airlines had caved and condemned the show for using the picture, but Donohue says he is still waiting :::tick tick tick::: for others to respond in kind.
And he hopes they don't respond like Kellogg's, who issued this statement to Donohue and the Catholic League's demands they pull their ads from The Daily Show:
“We understand that our customers come from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, lifestyles, and cultures and we respect their individual decisions to choose the television programs that they deem acceptable for themselves and their families. Consumers speak most loudly when they vote with their remote control and change the channel or turn off the TV if a program does not fit their personal criteria.”
Suh-nap.
Donohue writes that "Kellogg’s is telling Christians to shove it" when, in fact, they are simply saying, if you don't like something you see on TV, change the effing channel, and let the people who find The Daily Show humorous continue to watch it....as we are allowed to do.
If you wish to thank Kellogg's for standing up to Bill Donohue's Catholic League--and again, where's his outrage over priests raping boys--you can do so by:
Calling their Corporate and Media Affairs office at (269) 961-3799
Write to the President and CEO, 
John Bryant 
One Kellogg Square 
Battle Creek, MI 49012. 
E-mail Natalie Fairbanks:Natalie.Fairbanks@kellogg.com
Or, even better, head on out to your local grocery and buy a big box of cereal.



Friday, April 06, 2012

I Didn't Say It.....

Larry Kramer, on the 25th anniversary of ACT UP:
"Why can't we, once and for all, bond together to fight for our mutual needs? Where are the leaders who can lead us on this journey to our equality? Where's our army? I don't see either. We face this coming election naked and unprepared and as always exceptionally vulnerable. What does that say about how much the gay population wants to fight for these rights that I speak of? I think we help to kill each other by not fighting together to get these rights, by fighting each other instead, and not fighting against all the hate that's always out there coming non-stop from our enemies....All the more reason then to celebrate ACT UP's 25th birthday, at least as a touchstone on our never-ending journey to find our equality and with the hope that one day we can get--and keep--our act together. So happy birthday, ACT UP, to all my dead brothers and sisters we couldn't save in time. I'm sorry we're no longer doing much that is productive to celebrate that you lived, that you were here, and that some lucky ones--all the rest of us--still are."


If we forget the past we are destined to repeat it.


Mark Dayton, Governor of Minnesota, to a cheering crowd:
"Any American should be able to love the person he or she loves. And that should be a right protected by the Minnesota Constitution and by the United States Constitution. But I had a dream over the weekend. And we'll see how prophetic my dream is. I dreamt that Minnesota would be the first state in the nation to reject this kind of measure. I think Minnesota's better than that."


And I think with more and more politicians coming out, strong, for equality, we'll soon find out that America is better than that, too.



Keith Olbermannto David Letterman, on why he didn't fit at Current TV:
"If you have a 10-million-dollar chandelier, you should have a house to put it in. Just walking around with a 10-million-dollar chandelier isn't going to do anybody a lot of good, and it's not going to do any good to the chandelier."

The lights have gone out on the $10 million chandelier, though it will be suing the house for hanging it incorrectly?


Geraldo Rivera, apologizing to Trayvon Martin's parents for the 'hoodie' comment: 
"What I was trying to do was caution parents that allowing kids to wear hoodies or similar clothing in certain circumstances, particularly if they were minority young men, could be dangerous. But I never intended to hurt anyone’s feelings and certainly Sybrina and Tracy, I never intended to hurt your feelings. I want to personally convey my deepest apologies to both of you. I am sorry, Tracy, if anything I said added to your misery.”


I don't get Geraldo. His apologizing is as meaningless as anything else he utters.
You never blame the victim. Never.
Trayvon was not targeted for his clothes, any more than a rape victim is blamed because she wore a short skirt.
Less talk, Geraldo. Less talk.


Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon's mother, accepting the apology:
 “Your apology is accepted. Let me just add one thing with the wearing of the hoodie. I don’t think America knows that, in fact, at the time of the incident when he initially made the call, it was raining. So Trayvon had every right to have on his hood. He was protecting himself from the rain. So if being suspicious, walking in the rain with your hoodie on is a crime, then I guess the world is doing something wrong.”


Word.


John Waters, on how the protesters of today--like the Occupy Wall Street group--have no fashion identity:
"When I was young there were beatniks. Hippies. Punks. Gangsters. Now you're a hacktivist. Which I would probably be if I was 20. Shuttin' down MasterCard. But there's no look to that lifestyle! Besides just wearing a bad outfit with bad posture. Has WikiLeaks caused a look? No! I'm mad about that. If your kid comes out of the bedroom and says he just shut down the government, it seems to me he should at least have an outfit for that. Get a look! I'm not judging what they do; I hope they don't shut me down."

And, if they do shut you down, John, let's hope they come with some hot mess of an outfit!
Occupy Fashion!

Kate Winslet, on Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On":
"I wish I could say, 'Oh listen, everybody! It's the Celine Dion song!' But I don't, I just have to sit there, you know, kind of straight-faced with a massive internal eye roll. [It makes me] feel like throwing up."


God.
I'm Kate Winslet!
Dion makes me wanna hurl, too.


Steve King, Iowa asshat Republican, saying The Gays should keep their sexuality to themselves at work:
"In the first place, I would think that unless someone makes their sexuality public, it’s not anybody’s business, so neither is it our business to tell an employer who to hire. He won’t know who to discriminate against in the first place."


So, Steve, when someone asks me  about my weekend plans, i should report back with no mention of Carlos? If someone asks what i did last night I should leave Carlos out of my response.
The 'we' becomes 'I' if Steve King wants to be happy.
Better still, all gay folks should head back in the closet.
Ain't happening, you delusional f**kmonkey.


Jon Stewart, on Sarah Palin's Today show appearance:
"You're pretending this whole appearance is some uncommonly ballsy way of stickin' it to the lamestream media. It's just another place for you to tout your brand of homespun nonsense - unchallenged!"

MGB™ is sooo out of touch that she doesn't even see the hypocrisy of appearing on NBC.
Lamestream media.
In this case, she's right. NBC is lame, because they hired her to appear on Today.


President Obama, on being confident that SCOTUS would uphold the law:
“I think it is important and I think the American people understand, and I think the justices should understand that in the absence of an individual mandate, you cannot have a mechanism to insure that people with preexisting conditions can actually get health care...I just remind conservative commentators that for years we’ve heard that the biggest problem is judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint. That a group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law. Well, this is a good example. And I’m pretty confident that this court will recognize that and not take that step.”

Wouldn't it be typical GOP bull shiz, to have the court overturn the law and say not a peep about activist judges.
Pot.Kettle.GOP.

Friday, March 02, 2012

I Didn't Say It........

Brandon Morgan, the Marine whose homecoming embrace is all the rage on Facebook:
"To everyone who has responded in a positive way. My partner and I want to say thank you. Dalan, the giant in the photo, can't believe how many shares and likes we have gotten on this. We didn't do this to get famous,or something like that we did this cause after 3 deployments and four years knowing each other, we finally told each other how we felt. As for the haters, let em hate...to quote Kat Williams, everyone needs haters, so let them hate. We are the happiest we have ever been and as for the whole PDA and kissing slash hugging in uniform...it was a homecoming, if the Sergeants Major, Captains, Majors, and Colonels around us didn't care...then why do you care what these random people have to say? In summation thank you for your love and support. I received a lot of friend requests off this. I don't just accept requests so if your request was because of this post message me and let me know. Goodnight all, and Semper Fi."

You know, if this one picture, of these two men embracing after a long separation, keeps just one gay kid from thinking about a rope or a gun then this is all worth it.
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but sometimes it can also save lives.

Rob Schwarzwalder, Family Research Council senior vice president, on Starbucks' pro-marriage equality stance:
"The effort to redefine marriage to include same-sex partners is a radical social innovation, one fraught with dangerous implications for individuals, families, and culture. Claiming to be post-political and then allowing one’s chief corporate spokesperson to say that same-sex 'marriage' is 'is core to who we are and what we value as a company' are assertions that don’t quite add up. So, for now, at least, I will buy my overpriced flavored coffees elsewhere. I dislike boycotts for a number of reasons, but am undertaking a personal one at present. Being for marriage, as understood in the Judeo-Christian context and Western tradition, is much more to 'the core of who I am' than a Starbucks iced mocha ever will be."

So, Robbie, you'll have to lay off your Vanilla Frappuccino fix because Starbucks is for equality?
Switch to Kool-Aid.

Rudy Giuliani, on the GOP presidential campaign, Rick Santorum, and their focus on social issues:
"I think the gay rights issue is a more current (example). I think beyond all the religious and social part of it, it makes the party look like it isn't a modern party. It doesn't understand the modern world."

Um, this from the man who promised to officiate at the marriage of his two gay friends and then changed his mind.
This from the man who cheated on first wife with soon-to-be second wife but doesn't think gays and lesbians will honor the sanctity of marriage.
This from the man who isn't running for president so he doesn't have to toe the party line.
This from the man who is, and has been, and will be, an asshat. 

Cindy McCain, blaming the media for making the GOP seem anti-gay:
"I think the media portrays that. I think being a Republican, being part of the party for — as many years as I have and knowing the Republicans the way I do that is not the case and that’s not the bulk of Republicans that believe in that, at all. The vocal ones, maybe the ones that are on the far right side of the issue, but I — certainly in the state of Arizona – we are open-minded Republicans and believe in equality for all."

Arizona? Open-minded? Your husband?
Cindy, thanks for your pro-equality stance, but enough with this Kool-Aid swilling, pro-LGBT rights GOP. It doesn't exist except for tiny little pockets around the country.
The GOP does not want equality in any way, shape or form.
Quit yer pandering.

Karen Santorum, on how God wants Frothy to be President: 
"I personally think this is God's will. I think He has us on a path, and I do think there's a lot more happening than what we're seeing. Personally I mean I think Rick's a great guy, and he's really smart and everything. But I think a lot more is happening than what we can actually see. It's completely a spiritual thing. This is God's will."

This from the pro-life woman who lived in sin for years with an abortion doctor.
Batshit crazy has a brand new name, and it's Karen Santorum.

Rick Santorum, on separation of church and state:
“I don’t believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute. The idea that the church can have no influence or no involvement in the operation of the state is absolutely antithetical to the objectives and vision of our country. This is the First Amendment. The First Amendment says the free exercise of religion. That means bringing everybody, people of faith and no faith, into the public square. Kennedy for the first time articulated the vision saying, no, ‘faith is not allowed in the public square. I will keep it separate.’ Go on and read the speech ‘I will have nothing to do with faith. I won’t consult with people of faith.’ It was an absolutist doctrine that was foreign at the time of 1960.”

Um, Ricky, you delusional fuck? If you don't believe in separation of church and state then ask your mighty Catholic Church to pay taxes. And then ask the government to step in more and more and tell churches what to do.
Separation of church and state protects our government from the undue influence of any religion, and it protects any church from the undue influence of government.
Oh, and you're an asshat.

Jon Stewart, on Rick Santorum's attacks on higher education, and his urge to "throw up" over JFK's speech about separation of church and state:
“Rick, I'm sorry that hearing that JFK speech on religion makes you throw up. But if it makes you feel any better, if JFK were alive today, knowing you were running for President would make him sh*t his pants."

Word.

Maureen Dowd, on the GOP:
"In the old days, the Republican ego had control of the party’s id. The id, sometimes described as a galloping horse or crying baby, 'the dark, inaccessible part of our personality ... chaos, a cauldron full of seething excitations,' as Freud called it, was whipped up obliquely by candidates. Nixon had his Southern strategy of using race as a wedge, Bush Senior and Lee Atwater used the Willie Horton attack, and W. and Karl Rove conjured the gay marriage bogyman. Once elected, those presidents curbed the id with the ego, common sense and reason. But now the G.O.P.’s id is unbridled. The horse has thrown the rider; the dark forces are bubbling. Moderates, women, gays, Hispanics and blacks — even the president — are being hunted in this most dangerous game."

Seriously, she couldn't paint a clearer picture of the GOP and how they are turning into the Party of No, and the Party of Hate, and the Party of Running Every Single Aspect of the Lives of People they Don't Like.

Jon Goldwater, CEO of Archie Comics, on those One Million [or more like 40,000] Moms and their impending boycott:
"We stand by Life with Archie #16. As I’ve said before, Riverdale is a safe, welcoming place that does not judge anyone. It’s an idealized version of America that will hopefully become reality someday. We’re sorry the American Family Association/One Million Moms feels so negatively about our product, but they have every right to their opinion, just like we have the right to stand by ours. Kevin Keller will forever be a part of Riverdale, and he will live a happy, long life free of prejudice, hate and narrow-minded people."

It's funny, scary, and all kinds of crazy that these "Moms" are raging over a gay couple in a comic.
You don't like gay comic book folks, read.something.else.
Or, at the very least, learn to read.

Friday, October 28, 2011

I Didn't Say It........

Chaz Bono, after being voted off DWTS:
"I took so much away from this. This was an amazing journey that really pushed me and showed me that I could do so much more than I ever thought I could. I came on this show because I wanted to show America a different kind of man. If there was somebody like me on TV when I was growing up, my whole life would have been different. And so I dedicated everything I did to all the people out there like me and especially to kids and teens who are struggling. You can have a wonderful, great life and be successful and happy."


And how can anyone think that's wrong?
We have all kinds of folks on TV with whom we can identify, so it was nice to see a transgendered person simply being themselves and being happy and joyful, and, well, not a really good dancer.
But that's okay.
His message wasn't dance.
His message is acceptance, and that's much more important than a rumba or a tango any day.


Kellan Lutz, on being Christian and pro-gay: 
“I was raised in a Christian family, and I’m a Christian, but the only commandment that I really live by is “Love your neighbor as yourself.” It doesn’t matter who a person is or what they’re into, you just show them love. If they’re happy, be happy for them. Be a believer, have faith in something, but no one’s right or wrong. Just be a good person. If we were all just one loving world, stuff would be so much easier.”


Hot. sexy, smart.
What's not to love.
Of course, i imagine there are all sorts of "Christians" out there who say Kellan Lutz isn't a real Christian because he understands the principal of God is love.
Not the principal of God Hates Fags.


Rick Santorum, pledging to defund all federal contraception programs, basically making it clear he will never be president:
"One of the things I will talk about, that no president has talked about before, is I think the dangers of contraception in this country. It’s not okay. It’s a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be. [Sex] is supposed to be within marriage. It’s supposed to be for purposes that are yes, conjugal…but also procreative. That’s the perfect way that a sexual union should happen. This is special and it needs to be seen as special."


So, no birth control?
Everyone who marries, whether they choose to or not, should be faced with the possibility that they will have a child at some point.
And people who, for whatever reason, cannot have a child? Are they not as marred as anyone else?
Frothy, Frothy, Frothy. You became more of an asshat every time you open your mouth.


James Amos, Marine Commandant General, who once expressed opposition to the DADT repeal, now welcomes gays and their partners to the Marine Ball:
"I’m fine with it. I’m fine with it. I expect it to happen, I expect it to happen across the Marine Corps. And I mean, that’s part of the repeal of Don’t Ask, Dont’ Tell. I mean, that’s part of it. You can’t go half way. You can’t say we’re going to repeal it and you now can become public, but I’m going to restrict your behavior. We’re not going to do business that way."


This is how the military should work.
There are rules and regulations and you follow them unconditionally.
And if, at some point, those rules and regulations change, then you change, too, and follow the new policies as strictly as you did the old.



Jon Stewart, on the silence and unwillingness of the GOP to give any credit to the Obama administration for its handling of Libya:
"Is there no Republican that can be gracious and statesmanlike in this situation? We removed a dictator in six months losing no American soldiers, spending, like, a billion dollars rather than a trillion dollars, and engendering what appears to be good will to people who now have a story of their own Independence to tell. Anybody want to give credit? What the f**k is wrong with you people?"


I hate to keep beating the racism drum, but this just sacks to me of racism.
I cannot imagine that, if this were a white president,, in the same situation, the GOP wouldn't at least grudgingly offer some sort of praise or congratulations.
It's like when Osama bin Laden was taken down and all those GOP wingnutted asshatted morons said Bush deserved the credit.
It just smacks of racism to me.


Rick Perry, on how he's just having fun being a Birther:
“I’m really not worried about the president’s birth certificate. It’s fun to poke at him a little bit, and say, how about, ‘Let’s see your grades and your birth certificate.’”


It's 'fun' to turn our attention away from the issues. to turn our attention away from the fact that Rick Perry is an idiot, and focus on some tired old question that has been answered again and again.
And again.
Perry simply brings this up to pander to the lowest form of the Teabaggers, and to shine a light away from his own inadequacies as a politician.


Mo'Nique, Academy Award-winning actress, on marriage equality:
“I believe since we’ve all been given free will, let’s use our will to let others be free. Gay and lesbian couples, they believe in commitment, family and love. If you don’t believe me, did you happen to notice that all that’s being asked for is the right to be married, which ironically promotes commitment, family and love? Join me and support marriage equality. It’s the right thing to do.”


All that's being asked for is the right to marry. 
There ain't nothing wrong there.