Showing posts with label Ken Mehlman. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ken Mehlman. Show all posts

Friday, October 19, 2012

I Didn't Say It ...


George Takei, on the anniversary of Matthew Shepard's death:
"Matthew [Shepard's] death brought about calls for stricter hate crime legislation. Under Wyoming and Federal law at the time, LGBT persons were not included within existing hate crime definitions. The battle to bring about this change was not easy. It took nearly 20 years of lobbying, votes, threats of vetoes, and partisan bickering before a Federal law included LGBT persons within the definition. On October 28, 2009, President Obama finally signed the Matthew Shepard Act into law.... I came out publicly in 2005, though I had been out privately for many decades with friends and family. My decision stemmed from a desire to stand up and be counted, so that I could help people see the human side of how bigotry, hatred and intolerance affects others. Coming out is never easy, and often never ending. If you have gay, lesbian or bisexual friends who have come out to you, take the time to thank them today for their courage, and for helping to make a difference in the lives of others, especially of young people like Matthew Shepard who bear so much of the burden of homophobia, bullying and violence against LGBT people. Thank you. And Matthew, I promise you, we will remember." 

I’ll always remember, too, because, there but for the grace of god, that could have been me that night; that could have been any of us.

Janis Lane, president of the Mississippi Tea Party, on women and voting:
"Our country might have been better off if it was still just men voting. There is nothing worse than a bunch of mean, hateful women. They are diabolical in how than can skewer a person. I do not see that in men. The whole time I worked, I'd much rather have a male boss than a female boss. Double-minded, you never can trust them. Because women have the right to vote, I am active, because I want to make sure there is some sanity for women in the political world. It is up to the Christian rednecks and patriots to stand up for our country. God bless America."

So, this is typical Teabagger rubbish.
This woman doesn’t think women should vote because they’re all bitches and stuff, but this woman says she is active in politics because women vote.
Janis, Janis, Janis, how you make it so clear that the Tea Party speaks out of both their mouths and asses at the same time, astounds me!

Sally, Field, accepting the HRC Ally Award, calling it unacceptable for parents to toss LGBT kids out of their home, and thanking the audience for being there for her son Sam:
"You all have fought for him as surely as you were one of his parents. You've changed and are changing the lives of little boys and girls who realized somewhere along the way they're just different from their other brothers and sisters. And so the fuck what."

You always hear about the unconditional love a parent has for a child, and then you hear about the gay kid kicked out of his or her home for coming out.
I guess, for some parents, their love does have conditions. Thanks goddess more and more parents are like Sally Field.
Or, my mom and dad.

Ken Mehlman, former self-loathing, closeted homosexual goosestepper in the George W Bush anti-gay wars, on the so-called on the conservative case for same-sex marriage
"As Republicans, we respect the individual and work to empower people to live as they see fit, with as little intrusion by the government as practical. This idea is grounded in an important Judeo-Christian value that we should all treat others as we would like to be treated. Put yourself in your neighbor's shoes. How would you feel if, even though you paid the same taxes, potentially served in the same military and followed the same rules as your neighbor, your government denied you the freedom to marry the person you loved in ceremony?"

As little intrusion by the government as possible?
Then why is the government, and mostly the GOP, all up in the business of who marries and who doesn’t?
Nice of you to join the party, Ken. Better late than never.

Elton John, on the difference between civil unions and marriage:
'I know a lot of people, and perhaps especially religious people, will say that David and I should count ourselves lucky for living in a country that allows civil partnerships, and call it quits there. Well, I don’t accept this. I don’t accept it because there is a world of difference between calling someone your ‘partner’ and calling them your ‘husband’. ‘Partner’ is a word that should be preserved for people you play tennis with, or work alongside in business. It doesn’t come close to describing the love that I have for David, and he for me. In contrast, ‘husband’ does. A ‘husband’ is somebody that you cherish forever, that you would give up everything for, that you love in sickness and in health. Until the law recognises David Furnish is my husband, and not merely my partner, the law won’t describe the man I know and adore."

My sentiments exactly.
I’ll give the story again on the semantics:
Two kids on the playground at school, and one says, “Today is my Mom and Dad’s anniversary.”
The other kid says, “My two Dads’ have their anniversary next month.”
First kid replies, “But they’re two men so they aren’t married, they just have a ‘partnership.’”
It’s different. It’s less than. It’s unacceptable.

Boris Johnson, mayor of London, on marriage equality:
"The key thing about faith—at least in this country—is that you can choose whether to believe or not, and you can pretty much choose how to observe your faith. But you can’t (really) choose where you are born, or the laws under which you grow up whether you are gay or straight. And marriage is an ancient human institution that is far older than any of the religions that are practised today. It may well be beloved by God, but no religion has ever had a monopoly on marriage …. Marriage is an institution that can bring great happiness. It is a formal acknowledgment, by society, of the love and bond that can exist between human beings. It provides stability and comfort. Far from dying out, marriage is on the increase – especially in London. Why on earth would we deny it to anyone?"

Why on earth, indeed?

Lee Thompson, openly gay 'Uncle Poodle' to TLC reality show 'star' Alana, of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, on being gay and redneck in the South:
"We were at practice one day, getting ready for a pageant. Her coach was talking about her gay friends, and she said, ‘I love all my poodles.’ Alana thought she was really talking about dogs. She wanted to know how many poodles she had, and what were their names, [and] I said, ‘No, Alana, she’s talking about gay people.’ Well, that did it. All gay people are poodles to her now, and I’m her number one poodle....I'm gay, but I’m as redneck as I can get. If you want people to accept you, you have to show you don’t have a problem with yourself and just be up front about who you are. If you do, you earn people’s respect. If everybody would just go on and do that, ignorant people couldn’t cause so many problems. I know this is how I was born and I don’t need to explain it to anybody. I live my life for who I am."

We’re here. We’re queer. And we come in all sorts of packages, even redneck!
Who knew?
And, as Uncle Poodle says, if you hide your sexual orientation, it’s almost like saying you feel shame about it, and if you feel ashamed of being gay, how the hell can you expect anyone else not to agree.
Come.Out.

Angelina Pivarnick, of the Jersey Shore, on marriage equality.
“I love gay people. I have a lot of friends that are gay. No offense to any gays out there if I'm offending any of you I'm sorry. But, my opinion is that I don't think gays should be married. If you want to date each other, fine. We’ll see how it works. But in the end, they should really go and marry the other type. If you're a male, marry female. If you're a female, marry male. Women are supposed to be pregnant by the men that they're with, and they should be able to have beautiful children...”

I dunno who this bitch is because, unlike a lot of, to coin an Ann Romney-ism, “you people”, I have never seen the Jersey Shore because it looked like a bunch of stupid, drunks and, well, do we really want to invite that into our homes?
And then you have this, um, person, who just loves The Gays but says we all oughta just marry someone straight because that’s how it should be.
I, for one, say we oughta pass a law, that people like Angelina Pivarnick, never be allowed to marry or procreate. How does that sound, Ang?

Maya Angelou, on the importance of voting:
"We are here in direct relation to the heroes and she-roes who paid with their lives for this right. Many of us are old enough to remember what it felt like to be told we could not register to vote without taking a test or paying a poll tax. Some were asked how many angels danced on a head of a pin, how many bubbles were in a bar of soap. We are here because four courageous college freshmen sat down at a lunch counter in Greensboro in 1960, four years before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, to make a stand for equality. It’s a terrible thing to obstruct access to the ballot. But we follow all those who had the courage to dare to live so we can dare to live. Because of them, we are here. So vote to keep moving us forward. And carry with you your friends, family and neighbors. Carry them from your congregations, your beauty salons and barbershops, your sororities and fraternities. Carry with you those five people whose vote could make the difference. You may be pretty or plain, heavy or thin, gay or straight, poor or rich. But nobody has more votes than you. All human beings are more equal to each other than they are unequal. And voting is the great equalizer. It is important. It is imperative. There is no time for complacency."

If we forget history we are doomed to repeat it.

Rosie Perez, on Mitt Romney's assertion that he'd have a better chance of winning if he were Hispanic:
"Oh my goodness! What if you were just a little bit gay, Mitt? Think of all the advantages that would provide. No! Wait for it! What if you had a vagina? If you were a gay Latina this election would be in the bag for you. Unfortunately for you Mitt, you were cursed with the hard knock life of growing up as the son of a wealthy governor and auto executive..."

Suh-nap!

Friday, March 16, 2012

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

Sophia Bush, actress, on marriage equality:
"When we’re talking about the ’60s, when my best friend couldn’t drink out of the same water fountain as I can because his skin is a different color than me … now, you’re talking about a different best friend of mine who can’t get married even though I could get married seven times in my life and he can’t do that because he is a different sexual orientation than me?! That’s absolutely a civil rights issue."

Putting it bluntly.
No matter what anyone says about special rights or traditional or religion, marriage equality is a Civil Rights issue.
Civil Rights ain't just an African American thing.

Colin Farrell, on the bullying of LGBT youth in Ireland:
"If there was one great wish I have for my country--for a land that I love and a people I so revere, it would be that school bullying were a thing of our past. So much has befallen us in our shared history as a people. The harshest of these times have threatened to take our dignity, or scald our hearts into closing. Most of our great trials, from soiled land to the institutionalized abuse of trust and power, were inflicted upon us, whether by nature or the power corrupt. Now with bullying, there is a clear choice and the choice is ours. Each individual, as a member of his and her community, must Stand Up! In the face of this appalling brutality that plagues our schools. In effect, bullying is no less than the systematic doling out of pain upon the innocent. It is literally laughing in the face of somebody as they fall into increasingly grave danger. It's not my place to draw parallels, but we have had enough of such hardships. The world has. Whether it be the attacking of Gay students, which I witnessed first hand happening to my own brother, or students who are in the minority as a result of race or religious beliefs or any other such characteristic that separates them from 'the norm', it is all wrong and has no place in a just and compassionate country such as I know Ireland to be.  We have always been praised as being the friendliest and most welcoming race in the world.  My wish is for us to prove it daily, in the school yards and playgrounds across this Great Land of Ours."

Hot. Sexy. Compassionate.
'Nuff said.

Leonard Pitts, Jr., on Dalan Wells and Brandon Morgan's Marine homecoming photo: 
"Or, as Fleetwood Mac once put it, 'yesterday's gone, yesterday's gone.' And the sooner the Grand Old Party concedes that and stops pandering to the bitterness and fear of dead-enders and hard-liners still desperately clinging to the broken remains of Beaver Cleaver's white picket fence, the better off we all will be."

The past is past.
It's time to realize that times changes, and time to realize that we all must change.
Or be left behind, wondering....

Chris Gregoire, Washington governor, on how President Obama was her inspiration for Washington marriage equality:
"I think we probably have succeeded as much as we have because of his leadership. He's used the bully pulpit. He's been the inspiration that allowed the state of Washington to recognize that we need to have equality. It's because of what he's been able to do that I actually think in large part we were able to achieve what we did. So I don't criticize. To the contrary, I thank the president for his leadership on GLBT issues."

He's still evolving, yes, while Chris Gregoire has already evolved.
Hopefully, now, Christine Gregoire will become an inspiration for President Obama in the fight for full marriage equality nationwide.

George Clooney, on how he feels about the rumors that he is gay:
"I think it’s funny, but the last thing you’ll ever see me do is jump up and down, saying, 'These are lies!' That would be unfair and unkind to my good friends in the gay community. I’m not going to let anyone make it seem like being gay is a bad thing. My private life is private, and I’m very happy in it. Who does it hurt if someone thinks I’m gay? I’ll be long dead and there will still be people who say I was gay. I don’t give a shit."

Seriously.
We need more heterosexual allies to stand up like Clooney and shout from the rooftops that gay isn't bad.
We say it enough, but we need some straight people to echo the sentiment.

Ken Mehlman, former RNC Chair and, formerly closeted gay man, apologizing for the harming the LGBT community in his position as W's campaign manager:
“At a personal level, I wish I had spoken out against the effort. As I’ve been involved in the fight for marriage equality, one of the things I’ve learned is how many people were harmed by the campaigns in which I was involved. I apologize to them and tell them I am sorry. While there have been recent victories, this could still be a long struggle in which there will be setbacks, and I’ll do my part to be helpful.”

I've said it before, the most dangerous foe the LGBT community has to face isn't the religious right, or the Conservatives. It's closeted gay men and women in positions of power, who are so self-loathing that they work against us just to prove how "not gay" they think they are.

Kirk Cameron, on the media firestorm that occurred since his remarks to Piers Morgan over that homosexuality is "unnatural...detrimental" and "ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.”:
"I spoke as honestly as I could, but some people believe my responses were not loving toward those in the gay community. That is not true. I can assuredly say that it’s my life’s mission to love all people. I should be able to express moral views on social issues, especially those that have been the underpinning of Western civilization for 2,000 years — without being slandered, accused of hate speech, and told from those who preach ‘tolerance’ that I need to either bend my beliefs to their moral standards or be silent when I’m in the public square. I believe we need to learn how to debate these things with greater love and respect....I’ve been encouraged by the support of many friends (including gay friends, incidentally).”

Here's my take, like it or not.
He has the right to his opinion, whether it's based on ALLEGEDLY self-loathing, or based on his limited world-view and narrow religious belief.
He has the right to his opinion and the right to say it.
Juts as I have the right to say Kirk Cameron is a delusional self-loathing closeted homosexual religious wingnut,
Oh, and Kirk? You don't have any gay friends, because if you did, you'd be parading them around.

George Clooney, again, on marriage equality:
"It’s always been this albatross that stood out to me as the final leg of the civil rights movement. It really came to a head during the 2004 elections, when it was used as a wedge issue, and it was a very effective tool to keep the Republicans in office and to avoid talking about other issues. Well before Prop. 8, I’ve made the point that every time we’ve stood against equality, we’ve been on the wrong side of history. It’s the same kind of argument they made when they didn’t want blacks to serve in the military, or when they didn’t want blacks to marry whites. One day the marriage equality fight will look as archaic as George Wallace standing on the University of Alabama steps keeping James Hood from attending college because he was black. People will be embarrassed to have been on the wrong side. So it’s encouraging to know that this too will seem like such a silly argument to our next generation."

People will be saying, in ten, twenty years time, 'Why were we so against this?'
'What was the big deal?'
History has proved this already, many times, with every single march by any group towards equality.

Linda Harvey, on how same-sex marriage "destroys" opposite-sex marriage:
"The question is sometimes asked, how would same-sex marriage harm your marriage? There are several simple answers. One, it changes what is considered normal and legal throughout our culture and therefore what is taught and modeled to our children and grandchildren. Do we want little Morgan in second grade to learn that when she grows up she might marry a boy or might marry a girl and either one is perfectly fine and she won’t know until she’s older which she prefers, but that’s OK. Do you think Morgan will develop with a secure and stable idea about her identity as a girl and woman with this shaky and morally irrational guidance? No wonder our kids are anxious, stressed out and feel they have nothing to believe in sometimes, they are being told what they can see themselves is foolishness and being told to swallow these lies and stay quiet if you don’t agree."

What is considered 'normal' varies from house to house.
A single-parent house may seem abnormal to a kid with two parents. A gay parent household is different from a straight parent household. Different isn't necessarily bad.
As for Little Morgan, you cannot teach gay; you can teach what it means to be gay, but you cannot teach someone to be gay.
Born that way, remember? And if Little Morgan is told that whomever she chooses to love, and to marry, is perfectly all right, then Little Morgan will grow up to be perfectly well-balanced, open, and tolerant of everyone.
And that's what scares people like Linda Harvey so much.

Barbara Bush, on the GOP primary season: 
"I think [the 2012 presidential campaign] been the worst campaign I've ever seen in my life. I hate that people think compromise is a dirty word. It's not a dirty word. ... I think the rest of the world is looking at us these days and saying, 'What are you doing?'"

I agree, to a point.
The rest of the world isn't looking at all of us. They're just looking at the GOP and wondering what the hell is going on.

Michele Bachmann, pandering and fear-mongering on Glenn Beck's radio show:
"Kathleen Sebelius, the Health and Human Services secretary, she said that it's important that we have contraceptives because that prevents pregnancy, and pregnancy is more expensive to the federal government. Going with that logic, according to our own Health and Human Services secretary, it isn't farfetched to think that the president of the United States could say, we need to save healthcare expenses, the federal government will only pay for one baby to be born in the hospital per family, or two babies to be born per family. That could happen. You think it couldn't?"

Yes, Michele, the President will soon be telling people how many babies to have, and of which gender.
That line forms right next to the one for the Death Panels.
Sit down, Michele, your stupid is showing again.

Jon Hamm, on fame and famewhores:
"Whether it's Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated. Being a fucking idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you're rewarded significantly."

I.Love.Jon.Hamm.
That's all.
Oh...and Kim Kardashian responded to this, with, "So?"
Well, maybe not exactly, but that's what it amounted to.

Blake Shelton, on his "bromance" with fellow Voice judge Adam Levine:
"All I have to say is, it's true: I have a man crush on Adam. It blows me away people can pick up on that just by watching that on television. I want to kiss him. I want to kiss him so bad. I don't care if it's mutual or not. Can you honestly tell me that you don't have a little bit of a crush on Adam? He's sexy, is the word I'm using."

When i first read this, I thought it was a typical, yee-haw, good old boy, joke at the expense of the gay community. I thought Shelton would be mincing and making faces and laughing while he said this.
Wrong.
I searched out the YouTube video and he says this plainly and simply. No joke. No denigration, No shame.
I've never really cared for Blake Shelton. I may have to rethink.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Top Ten Closeted Conservatives


Welcome to the ISBL Unofficial Monday.
After the long weekend, I don't care what you call today, it feels like a Monday. And I feel like a Top Ten list.
But a list of what?
Well, since we recently watched Ken Mehlman slither from the closet, after years of bashing, and hating, and using the LGBT community to frighten the conservative base, I thought, Why not a Top Ten list of closeted conservatives?
And it just so happened that SFWeekly had the same idea [HERE] so here it is:

10] California state Senator Roy Ashburn.
The pseudoheroic baton of homo honesty was passed to Mehlman last week from Ashburn, his reluctant predecessor.
Unlike Mehlman, Ashburn didn't discover the courage to be honest until after being arrested for drunk driving following Latino drag night at a gay bar in Sacramento.
Similar to Kenny, Ashburn has a strong record of acting against the interests of his fellow gays.

9] Former Idaho Senator Larry Craig.
Y'all remember when homophobe Larry Craig was arrested for soliciting a penis pacifier from an undercover cop in an airport bathroom in Minnesota?
Toe-tappin' Craig?
Craig still clings to his heterosexuality even though he pleaded guilty to the charge of soliciting sex from a police officer.
He famously said, "I am not gay" and no one really believes him.

8] The Reverend Ted Haggard.
Haggard was forced to resign from his evangelical ministry after it was revealed that he had a sexual relationship with a male massage therapist for three years--and used a little crystal meth with him, too. Ted's admission of his man-on-man action is somewhat unique because he now says he has been fixed and no longer has homo urges. His wife must be thrilled.


7] George Rekers.
The self-proclaimed expert on homosexuality--as well as a founder of the Christian ultra-conservative Family Research Council--was caught traveling with a young male escort he hired to act as his luggage-lifting companion.
The escort, Lucien, admitted to doing much more than lifting luggage. Rekers, like Larry Craig, still denies accusations of lusting for the scent of a scrotum on a hot day.
Although George likes to think of himself not only as straight, but also as being just like Jesus!

6] Representative Mark Foley.
Foley, a six-term Congressman from Florida was caught sending lewd and lascivious instant messages to teenage pages. Foley not only resigned his seat, he also came out of the closet and told the world that he is as gay as the day is long.
Interestingly enough, a few years before getting caught drooling over teenagers, Foley said accusations that he was gay were "revolting and unforgivable."

5] Michael Huffington.
After a cutthroat campaign against Dianne Feinstein for the California Senate seat she won, Republican Huffington announced--first to his wife, Arianna, their daughters, then to Esquire magazine--that he loves wieners and he hates politics before vowing to never run for office again.


4] Governor Jim McGreevey.
Okay, our token Democrat.
The former Governor of New Jersey was married--twice--mostly to maintain the image of an electable heterosexual, ass-grabbing, titty loving man among men. He also had a hot, sexy affair with a man on the state's payroll, whom he'd hired.
Talk about horny!
When wasn't Jim McGreevey ejaculating?

3] Roy Cohn.
A rabid, vicious, heartless attorney who worked with Senator Joe McCarthy in helping to rid the FBI--and Hollywood--of communists in the 1950s, Cohn was not-so-secretly gay.
Although responsible for investigating and accusing many people of being communist or homosexual, Cohn never admitted that he, too, craved sex with men.
He died of AIDS in 1986.

2] J. Edgar Hoover.
The longest-serving head of the FBI had a lifelong relationship with an associate director of the FBI named Clyde Tolson. Hoover never discussed his relationship with Tolson but they were constant companions. Tolson was not only Hoover's heir but he also received the flag that was draped on Hoover's coffin at his funeral. A film about J. Edgar Hoover directed by Clint Eastwood and written by Dustin Lance Black--who wrote screenplay for Milk--is set to be released in 2012.


1] We are saving this slot for the next closet case.
The next morally superior, hypocritical, Republican--or not--wickedly conservative--because he's got to prove he's not one of them gays--to come out ... and you know its going to happen.
Charlie ... Charlie ... come out, come out, wherever you are.........

Friday, August 27, 2010

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

Ken Mehlman, on how bad he feels that eleven states passed anti-gay amendments in 2004:
"Look, I have a lot of friends who ask questions and who are angry about it. I understand that folks are angry, I don’t know that you can change the past. As I’ve said, one thing I regret a lot is the fact that I wasn’t in the position I am today where I was comfortable with this part of my life, where I was able to be an advocate against that [strategy] and able to be someone who argued against it. I can’t change that – it is something I wish I could and I can only try to be helpful in the future. But I understand the anger and I talk to friends about it – it’s something that I hear from a number of friends."

Hypocrite.
Self-loathing hypocritical asshat.
I understand being in the closet, but I don't understand working as hard as Ken Mehlman did against the LGBT community, and coming up with so many anti-gay measures and plans and campaigns as he did.
He wants forgiveness?
Well, Ken, maybe when you spend as much time, effort and money working for equality, I'll think about it.

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg on the Islamic Community Center, 51 Park:
"But if we say that a mosque or a community center should not be built near the perimeter of the World Trade Center site, we would compromise our commitment to fighting terror with freedom. We would undercut the values and principles that so many heroes died protecting. We would feed the false impressions that some Americans have about Muslims. We would send a signal around the world that Muslim Americans may be equal in the eyes of the law, but separate in the eyes of their countrymen. And we would hand a valuable propaganda tool to terrorist recruiters, who spread the fallacy that America is at war with Islam."

Religious Freedom applies to all religions, not just the ones pandered to by mindless Republican fucktards like Beck, Gingrich and Palin.

Jonathan Groff, on being gay and coming out to his parents:
"When I wanted to be an actor, my dad understood it, as he has his passion for horses. And the interesting thing about coming out is that everyone in their life – gay or straight – in a way comes out. Like debutantes, they have a coming out, saying, 'Look, this is who I am'."

Perhaps Ken Mehlman should have taken a page from Groff's Handbook.
It doesn't have to be self-loathing and hate, it can be a process that everyone goes through, in finding your true self.
Gay or straight, we all have closets we need to exit.

Drew Barrymore, telling one reporter about another reporter, while promoting her new movie, Going The Distance:
"You should have heard this bitch I had to do an interview with before you. God, I wanted to punch her, she would just not drop the youth thing. I have no problem talking about it. I am not someone who is ashamed of my past. I'm actually really proud. I know I made a lot of mistakes, but they in turn were my life lessons. It's actually good to get it done young and have a great life later. But yeah, man, I wanted to rip this woman's face off. She just would not shut up about it."

What happened to the Peace Drew?
The Love and Light Drew?
Is someone off her meds?

Kelly Bensimon, wackadoo from The Real Housewives of New York, on the High Priestess of Wacka-doodle-do, Danielle Staub, of The Real Mafia Wives Of New Jersey:
"If Danielle gets her own spinoff, I think that’d be amazing for her. She makes for great TV. She’s out of the box and has no inhibitions. It’s not my place to say whether someone has issues or not. I will say she has a lot of fun with what she’s doing. I don’t know what her real life is like, but I honestly don’t think that she’s well matched against the rest of that cast for that show. Still, she definitely is fun to watch. I love seeing her. She has no limitations and that’s great."

Plus, she's no Bethenny.

Tiger Woods. on his ex-wife Elin's interview in People:
"This is a very painful, personal and private time for our family. Throughout this entire time, Elin has shown unwavering concern and support for our children. She is a wonderful mother. I know that the two of us will do everything we can to help our children adjust to this new family situation.
We both cherish the time we can spend with Sam and Charlie. Whether it's taking Sam to school or hitting balls with Charlie on the range, nothing gives me more enjoyment than these simple pleasures. We have two special kids, and I'm going to enjoy every minute with them.
Personally, I am learning to balance family and golf. My children come first and always will, but I also appreciate golf more than ever. I understand how important the fans and the game are to me. I know how lucky I am to do what I do for a living, and I am deeply grateful for everyone who has supported me."

Oh Tiger, it always comes back to golf.
I know you've given Elin a good chunk of your billions, but you still have enough left where you can retire and just be a good father to your kids. Be a good example to your kids.
Seriously.

New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino, on how the state's poor should be housed in prisons for their own betterment:
"Instead of handing out the welfare checks, we'll teach people how to earn their check. We'll teach them personal hygiene ... the personal things they don't get when they come from dysfunctional homes. These are beautiful properties with basketball courts, bathroom facilities, toilet facilities. Many young people would love to get the hell out of cities. You have to teach them basic things — taking care of themselves, physical fitness. In their dysfunctional environment, they never learned these things."

I, for one, would like to see Carl Paladino housed in prison for a while, and then hear him tell us all how nice it is, with sports courts and toilets for him to use.
Typical Republican non-thinking asshat.

Mary Bale, on throwing a cat into a trash bin:
"I want to take this opportunity to apologise profusely for the upset and distress that my actions have caused. I cannot explain why I did this, it is completely out of character and I certainly did not intend to cause any distress to Lola or her owners. It was a split second of misjudgment that has got completely out of control. I don't know what the fuss is about. It's just a cat. I did it as a joke because I thought it would be funny. I never thought it would be trapped, I expected it to wriggle out. I don't know what my relatives will think but to be honest I think everyone is overreacting a bit."

Overreacting to taking a live creature and tossing it into the garbage?
I think Mary Bale needs to spend some time in a dumpster.
A long time.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Ken Mehlman: The Worst Kind Of Gay


Ken Mehlman has come out:
"It's taken me 43 years to get comfortable with this part of my life. Everybody has their own path to travel, their own journey, and for me, over the past few months, I've told my family, friends, former colleagues, and current colleagues, and they've been wonderful and supportive. The process has been something that's made me a happier and better person. It's something I wish I had done years ago. I wish I was where I am today 20 years ago. The process of not being able to say who I am in public life was very difficult. No one else knew this except me. My family didn't know. My friends didn't know. Anyone who watched me knew I was a guy who was clearly uncomfortable with the topic."
Oh, the humanity.

Virulently anti-gay and homophobic former Republican National Committee chairman, and George W. Bush's 2004 campaign manager, Ken Mehlman is a big old queen.

Sound the trumpets.

Pffffft. Those are the trumpets.

Usually I welcome the newcomers to Gaytopia with the promise of a toaster oven and a copy of the Gay Agenda, but forgive me for not feeling so welcoming to this newcomer. i have a problem with self-loathing closeted gays who work overtime, and over and over time, to fight equality for LGBT Americans and Little Kenny Mehlman is just that low loathsome creature.

Good, Kenny, you're gay.
Bad, Kenny, that while you knew you were gay, or at the very least, questioned your gayness, you worked against us, against yourself. And you need to be held accountable for your past.

Accountable for things like:

  • being the architect of the 2004 Bush anti-gay reelection campaign which stoked the fires of fear about gay marriage and gay adoption.
  • sorry for aiding and abetting George W. Bush in his threats to veto ENDA or any bill containing hate crimes laws.
  • sorry for the pressing of two Federal Marriage Amendments.
  • sorry using homophobic churches to become political arms of the GOP before Election Day; sorry for asking people to vote their god and not the law.
  • sorry for asking Ohio's anti-gay bigots to get a marriage ban on the ballot in 2004
  • sorry for the fact that, during your time as Bush's campaign manager, and your time as chairman of the RNCommittee, twenty-one states passed laws that banned same-sex marriage, all of them pushed forward by Ken Mehlman
  • sorry for supporting Mark Kennedy who twice voted for the Federal Marriage Amendment.
  • sorry for the racist ads against Harold Ford, in which it was announced that he dated white women, and took money from filthy pornographers. Mehlman refused to pull the ad even after complaints from the NAACP, claiming it was "independent expenditure" even though it carried the "paid for by the RNC" tagline.
And while you're at it, Ken, explain why are you continue to fund politicians who are working to repress the LGBT community, deny the LGBT community the same rights, benefits and privileges every other American is guaranteed under the Constitution?

Explain these donations:

  • $2,400 to Missouri Republican Roy Blunt, who has voted to add a marriage amendment to the Constitution banning gay marriage and gay adoption.
  • $2,400 to John McCain, who wants to keep gay servicemembers out of the military.
  • $1,000 to Ben Quayle, who labeled Barack Obama the worst President in history, and just sent out a mailer to voters touting his opposition to marriage equality.
  • $2,400 to Illinois Republican Mark Kirk, who voted to keep DADT in place--and who is subject to rumors about his sexual orientation.
  • $2,400 to Utah Republican Senator Robert Bennett, who tried to stop marriage equality from becoming a reality in Washington, D.C.

I'll say it again, good for you, Kenny, you're gay, but, as Ricky so often said to Lucy, You have some 'splaining to do.

See, I know we all have our own path toward self-acceptance, and I don't begrudge you for the path you took. I do, however, hold you accountable for your stops along the way, your anti-gay deeds along the way, your homophobic campaign contributions along the way.

You should be ashamed of yourself. Oh, not for being gay, but for being the kind of human being that funds hate against himself and his community just to stay in the closet.

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