Friday, December 03, 2021

I Didn't Say It

Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, ripping Republicans on their government shutdown threat:

“It is yet again, a double sense of irresponsibility: first of all they’d shut down government, and then they’d shut down science. How do they explain to the public that they’re shutting down government because they don’t want people to get vaccinated? This is so silly that we have people who are anti-science, anti-vaccination saying they’re going to shut down government over that. And you’re asking me what’s our message?”

The Democratic message is ‘Keep people healthy, keep people alive,’ while the GOP message is ‘It’s our party and we’ll die if we want to.’

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Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader, on the GOP loons and their threat of a shutdown over vaccine mandates:

“Multiple courts have pushed the pause button on these government vaccine mandates. There is a decent chance the courts will strike them down. Secondly, next week we are going to have a vote on the vaccine mandate prohibiting that regulation from going into effect. I think it has a decent chance of passing the Senate. I don’t think shutting down the government over this issue is going to get an outcome. It would only create chaos and uncertainty. So I don’t think that’s the best vehicle to get this job done. I think the courts are likely to get it done or we’ll pass early next week–freestanding–a measure to overturn the government mandate. A shutdown makes no sense for anyone.”

The GOP loons will burn McTurtle for this, even though he’s still working to keep President Biden from getting anything done.

But that’s the GOP; force people out of work over a mandate that will save their lives and the lives of others because …freedumb.

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Nancy Mace, South Carolina representative, saying that getting COVID is better than getting a safe, effective, and free vaccine:

“One of the things the CDC has not done and no policy-maker at the federal level has done so far has taken into account what natural immunity does. In some studies I have read, natural immunity gives you 27 times more protection against future COVID infection than a vaccination.”

That was Mace on Fox News; on CNN, because Charleston is in her district, she said people should get the vaccine.

South Carolina; it’s not the heat, it’s the stupidity!

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Scott Jennings, former Mitch McConnell adviser, slamming GOP Representative Lauren Boebert—think Sarah Plain, but somehow dumber—for her “jokes” about Democrat Representative Ilhan Omar being a terrorist:

"Senator McConnell serves in the Senate. I guarantee you, I know what he's thinking. It's a garbage comment from a garbage politics. I'm as anti-Squad as the next [Republican], but there's plenty of ways to debate these folks without stooping to this garbage rhetoric. I noted, by the way, that Boebert has been forced to apologize. I assume that didn't happen in a vacuum, but she's of course committed the ultimate sin, which is the people she's being performative for here would say you never should apologize. Ultimately this is not the future of the party, not the future of the country, not the future of what any of us wants. These are not the leaders that we need for America or for the Republican Party."

Nice spin, Scott, but none of your GOP leaders, even your former boss, actually uttered words condemning Boebert’s hate speech so, yeah, they are ALL garbage.

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Benedict Cumberbatch, actor, on straight actors taking on gay character roles, as he is doing in Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog:

“I feel very sensitive about representation, diversity, and inclusion. One of the appeals of the job was the idea that in this world, with this specific character, there was a lot that was private, hidden from view. It wasn’t done without thought. I also feel slightly like, is this a thing where our dance card has to be public? Do we have to explain all our private moments in our sexual history? I don’t think so. Jane [Campion] chose us as actors to play those roles. That’s her question to answer. You go with your taste. You go with what you think will be a challenge. And your taste is about what you want to see.”

I don’t know tat I have a problem with straight actors in gay roles, or vice versa. I don’t think Brokeback Mountain or Philadelphia would have been better films with gay actors in those roles; Longtime Companion still wounds and many of those actors were straight.

What do you think?

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Nikki Haley, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and former governor of South Carolina, and current traitor supporter, suggesting that leaders in the government who are of an advanced age should undergo a “cognitive test”:

“Whether it’s the House, whether it’s the Senate, whether it’s vice president, whether it’s president—you should have some sort of cognitive test. Let’s face it, we’ve got a lot of people in leadership positions that are old. And that’s not being disrespectful. That’s a fact. And when it comes to that, this shouldn’t be partisan. We should seriously be looking at the ages of the people that are running our country and understand if that’s what we want.”

Do you want Thing 45 to undergo such a test Nikki? I mean, what might be trapped in his addled syphilitic brain?

Oh, and Nikki, perhaps a cognitive test to determine why you change your mind, and your support for Thing 45, every few months? That suggests some cognitive decline, or at least proves you’re a flip-flopping lunatic. And that should keep you from ever holding public office.

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15 comments:

Mistress Maddie said...

Some good quotes this week...then some not so good intelligence.

Helen Lashbrook said...

Sorry Bob, but you've got the GOP saying wrong; it's ‘It’s our party and you’ll die if we want you to.’

Steve Reed said...

Helen had the same thought I did (above)!

Nancy Mace may be talking out of both sides of her mouth but I like her because she's been critical of Boebert, who is a LOON.

I have no qualms about straight actors playing gay characters. I don't see why we need to impose that kind of litmus test on actors in order to "qualify" for roles. I also don't think I have a problem with straight actors playing trans, as Felicity Huffman did in "Transamerica." I haven't seen that movie since it came out but I was mightily impressed by it at the time. (Maybe I'd feel differently now.)

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

The Repugs are of course, the worst human beings. It's all about running around screaming freedumb! tyranny! my rights! and nothing else.
I abhor McTurtle, really. Barf.
And Nancy knows what she's doing. The Repugs have tried to play her, Cheeto tried to play her and she's always left the building with what she needed to get.

XOXO

the dogs' mother said...

Helen Lashbrook - one smart cookie!
xoxo :-)

Bob said...

@Maddie
I tried to find a balance but ignorance is rampant!

@Helen
I was thinking less of GOP politicians and more of GOP citizens, since most GOP politicians and news hacks have taken the vaccine while telling their followers not to.

@Steve
I just wish Mace wouldn't say two different things about the vaccine.
As for gay roles to gay actors, I think if it comes down to a gay actor and straight actor for a gay role, it should go to the gay actor for visibility terms. I feel the same for trans roles. It gives more visibility to out LGBTQ+ actors.

@Six
What you said,
xoxo

@TDM
Yup!

Sheila Morris said...


It is, indeed, their Covid party - and they are dying along with their resistance to the vaccine.
What distresses me is their callous disregard for me and other people around them who aren't at their party.
Let's put an end to the Covid party - and let's make sure we defeat them in 2022.
We don't have to lose the House and Senate. It's not written in stone. If we get our Dems out for the midterms, we can keep some semblance of regard for the Constitution.
I should never get started - I can't stop myself.

Dave R said...

Nice pic of McTurtle!

I have no problem with straight actors playing gay parts since I don't believe most of them are as straight as their press agents wants them to be. Besides, I do think most of the straight people in this country are in the Republican Part, and I think we should keep it that way. I wouldn't want them sullying our good name.

Bob said...

@Sheila
Don't ever stop!!!

@Dave
Mitch is quite :::gag::: photogenic.

Moving with Mitchell said...

I don’t think gay roles should require gay actors just as straight roles should not require straight actors. As for the rest, too much stupid for a Saturday morning.

Bob said...

@Mitchell
I think the roles should require the best actor for the role, but if at anytime a gay actor is denied the role and may have been the better choice, ten there's a problem.

Travel said...

Groan, what have we gotten ourselves into.

uptonking said...

Nikki Haley will say anything she's assigned by THE PARTY in order to remain relevant. That she's never actually finished a single job assigned or accomplished squat should not go unmentioned.

Cumberbatch gets a paycheck at the expense of the many gay actors who could play that role and bring something to it a straight actor could NOT. Sorry. It's time gay roles be played by gay actors. Tired of 'gay face.'

Well, yay, Jennings for calling Boebert a garbage politician. Boo for all the others keeping their tight, white mouths shut. F 'em

Nancy Mace can get on television and suggest everyone forgo the vaccine and just get covid. If I remember correctly, it only takes getting covid once to DIE. So why isn't she arrested and why isn't Fox News fined? This is not free speech. This is bio-terrorism.

I can't wait for the day when I read MoscowMitch's obituary.

Pelosi needs to talk more about what Dems are offering and point less fingers at THE PARTY. We know they're Nazis, Nancy. Try selling the American people what we are trying to accomplish or step down. SickoRick does a better job explaining what's wrong with this country every day with a bunch of memes than Nancy has done in the past eight years.

Thanks, dear. Kizzes.

The Cool Cookie said...

The idea that actors cannot portrays roles because they do not perfect match the background of the character is profoundly frightening. Its a whole other level of far left censorship. And I say this as a liberal.
The world is on fire around us and this silliness.

Bohemian said...

A Good Actor can play any Role... and make it Believable.