Rebel Wilson, comic actor, coming out during Pride Month, and introducing us to her new girlfriend, Ramona Agruma:
“We spoke on the phone for weeks before meeting. And that was a really good way to get to know each other. It was a bit old-school in that sense — very romantic. I think going through the process of finding more self-worth, I think that what you want in a partner is elevated, and so it’s great to have someone who feels like an equal partner and be in a healthy relationship. I thought I was searching for a Disney Prince… but maybe what I really needed all this time was a Disney Princess .”
Welcome out, Rebel, and please accept as our gift, from Homo HQ, the Official Coming Out Toaster Oven™ and a copy of The Gay Agenda.
Love is love; welcome out.
Pete Buttigieg, Secretary of Transportation, subtly calling out NRA lapdog Senator Ted Cruz for his “solution” to prevent mass shootings:
“We have a horrific scourge of gun violence in this country. As mayor—as every mayor is doing around the country—you take the steps that you can to reduce community violence. But you’re also looking at Washington to say, ‘Will anything be different this time? Will we actually acknowledge the reasons why we are the only country … where this happens on a routine basis?' The idea that us being the only developed country where this happens routinely—especially in terms of the mass shootings—is somehow a result of the design of the doorways on our school buildings is the definition of insanity, if not the definition of denial.”
Pete—and yes, that is my favorite picture of Hot Pete—is all common sense, something an insane loon living in denial would never understand.
We need more Pete’s in Washington, and less Ted’s.
CAST A GODDAMNED VOTE.
Blake Masters, Arizona Republican Senate hopeful, admits the United States has a gun violence problem, but he knows who to blame:
“We do have a gun violence problem in this country, and it’s gang violence. It’s people in Chicago, St. Louis shooting each other. Very often, you know, Black people, frankly. And the Democrats don’t want to do anything about that.”
Racist fuck. Plain and simple and right in your face. Racist fuck.
Is this what you want Arizona?
Matthew McConaughey, actor, a native of Uvalde, Texas, telling the stories of those who died at Robb Elementary:
"You could feel the shock in the town. You could feel the pain, the denial, the disillusion, anger, blame, sadness, loss of lives, dreams halted. You know what every one of these parents wanted, what they asked us for? ... That they want their children's dreams to live on. That they want their children's dreams to continue, to accomplish something after they are gone. They want to make their loss of life matter. [Meaningful gun legislation reform, universal background checks, raising the minimum age for purchasing an AR-15 to 21, a waiting period for purchasing AR-15s and the implementation of red flag laws] are reasonable, practical, tactical regulations to our nation, states, communities, schools and homes. Responsible gun owners are fed up with the Second Amendment being abused and hijacked by some deranged individuals. These regulations are not a step back—they're a step forward for a civil society and, and the Second Amendment. ... We got to take a sober, humble, and honest look in the mirror and rebrand ourselves based on what we truly value. What we truly value. We got to get some real courage and honor our immortal obligations instead of our party affiliations. Enough with the counterpunching. Enough of the invalidation of the other side. Let's come to the common table that represents the American people. Find a middle ground, the place where most of us Americans live anyway. Especially on this issue. Because I promise you, America, you and me, we are not as divided as we are being told we are."
McConaughey and his wife, Camila Alves, spent most of the past week with the families of those who were killed in his hometown. He showed pictures of their artwork and brought to the briefing room green Converse shoes like the ones that one girl wore every day that were used to identify her body after the shooting. She had drawn a heart on one of the shoes.
We’re killing children in America and one party doesn’t want to act in any way that inhibits the NRA from making money. They value what is a domestic terror organization over the lives of children.
CAST A GODDAMNED VOTE.