Daily Archives: February 2, 2010

>And Now For A Word From Rabbi The Wingnut

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“Thirteen months before 9/11, on the day New York City passed homosexual domestic partnership regulations, I joined a group of Rabbis at a City Hall prayer service, pleading with G-d not to visit disaster on the city of N.Y. We have seen the underground earthquake, tsunami, Katrina, and now Haiti. All this is in sync with a two thousand year old teaching in the Talmud that the practice of homosexuality is a spiritual cause of earthquakes. Once a disaster is unleashed, innocents are also victims just like in Chernobyl. We plead with saner heads in Congress and the Pentagon to stop sodomization of our military and our society. Enough is enough.” – Rabbi Yehuda Levin.

Gosh, Rabbi, I can call up an earthquake just by, um, well, practicing homosexuality? Sheesh, man, I practice so much there should be an earthquake every hour or so.

Seriously, though, I love these wingnuts who give us all this power simply by being gay. As I have said before, explain to me that, while having sex with men gives me the power to call up a hurricane, dial in a tsunami, and order the earth to move, I can’t get people to vote Yes on marriage equality?

What’s it gonna take people?

Must I send locusts?

Because you know I can!
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>What The Hell Is Wrong With Oklahoma?

And by that, I mean, why are they suddenly doing the right thing?
Oklahoma, as many of you know, is home to Sally “Gays Are A Worse Threat Than Terrorism” Kern, and the place where a woman who seeks an abortion, a legal abortion, may find her information–everything except her name–posted online.
Yeah, I know. Back.Wards.
But now, up in Tulsa, the Union Public Schools District Board of Education has voted to keep a book on the shelves that parents Don and Mary Danz deemed inappropriate for their son because it alluded to a :::gasp::: same-sex relationship.
The board voted 3-1 to keep the book, “Buster’s Sugartime” on school library shelves. And, just as remarkable, before the Danz’ took the issue of banning Buster to the board, they raised their complaints to the district’s Materials Review Committee in October. That committee voted 6-1 to keep the book on the school’s library shelves.
“Buster’s Sugartime,” is the story of anthropomorphic animated rabbit Buster and his visit to Vermont. Buster meets the children of a same-sex couple and they play, make cookies, visit a dairy, have dinner and make maple syrup.
Sounds awful!
Of the book’s 31 pages of text and pictures, two short passages mention the same-sex couple: “Buster went to visit his mom’s friends Karen and Gillian. They had three children …” and “Lily’s moms, Tracy and Gina, were very good cooks.”
According to committee meeting minutes, the Danzes said their kindergarten-age son brought the book home from Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, and that they thought the reference to “two moms” was not appropriate for elementary-age children.
Well, then, Don and Mary, explain to your child why you don’t want him reading the book, don’t keep it from other, more enlightened families.
Don Danz, an attorney naturally, says he and Mary didn’t disagree with the Lesbian moms in the book on religious or moral grounds, but felt it was inappropriate because the book advocated a practice that is not recognized under Oklahoma’s constitution.
Don Danz: “For kindergarten through fifth grade, material that advocates– that’s the author’s stated goal–positions, behavior, relationships which are objectively contrary to well-established Oklahoma law” are inappropriate. “The tough decision is to pull this book. Don’t make this book part of the curriculum; don’t make same-sex unions part of the curriculum.”
Part of the curriculum? Danz is trying to make it sound like having the book in the library is akin to “teaching” homosexuality. So, Don Danz, let me make this perfectly queer for you: You can’t teach it; you can’t catch it; you can indoctrinate anyone into becoming gay.
Union Superintendent Cathy Burden argued that the book meets the criteria for literature selection and that the same-sex relationship is not the central theme of the story. She says the book is appropriate for children because it is about Buster’s adventures with the children in Vermont, and added, “If legality in Oklahoma was an issue we were to use in criteria, then we would have to get rid of a lot of books in our library referencing things like pirates and robbers and cattle rustlers and many other topics that are certainly in popular fiction not only for children but for adults.”
Board member Ed Payton: “I don’t see the advocacy here, I see the reflection of reality here.” And then he noted that his district has students who are children of same-sex couples and that “Sugartime” is similar to other books in the “Postcards from Buster” series that portray the character visiting Muslim and Mormon households.
I may have to rethink my whole Oklahoma Is Crazy idea.

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>Lock Up The UnGodly…Like Bryan Fischer

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You know, it’s funny, and sad, too. Just when you think people can sink no lower, a door is opened to reveal they have an entire subbasement of hate for the LGBT community.

Case in point, wingnut, asshat, fucktard, and American Family Association radio host Bryan Fischer, in answering a letter regarding homosexuality, HIV/AIDS, and the Bible, believes homosexuals should be locked up. in prison. To undergo some sort of gay detox.

Fischer:
It might be worth noting that what I actually suggested is that we impose the same sanctions on those who engage in homosexual behavior as we do on those who engage in intravenous drug abuse, since both pose the same kind of risk of contracting HIV/AIDS. I’d be curious to know what you think should be done with IV drug abusers, because whatever it is, I think the same response should be made to those who engage in homosexual behavior.
If you believe that what drug abusers need is to go into an effective detox program, then we should likewise put active homosexuals through an effective reparative therapy program.

And, Bryan, what would suggest we do with the children who are HIV+? The straight women and men? is it just “The Gays” you want to lock up because, well, we all know “The Gays” are here simply to spread AIDS to the world.

Fischer:
Secondly, I’m afraid you’re simply wrong about the Bible’s perspective on the law and homosexuality. Paul lists quite explicitly in 1 Timothy 1:8-11 the actions and behaviors that are the proper concern of the law:
“Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully, understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine…”
The bottom line here is that, biblically, those “who practice homosexuality” should come under the purview of the law just as much as those who take people captive in order to sell them into slavery.You express a belief in the Scriptures, and I trust your confidence in Scripture is not selective. If you believe all Scripture is inspired, then you are compelled to accept that legal sanctions may appropriately be applied to those who engage in homosexual behavior.

Interestingly enough, Fischer just pulls out the words “men who practice homosexuality” as those he deems unworthy of walking free. Yet, according to Bible verses he quoted, those punishable by law are also the unholy and the profane, people who hit their parents–those parents who hit their children are apparently safe–liars, and perjurers.

I think if Bryan Fischer were to take that Bible verse literally, and all of it, not just the pieces that apply to his own sense of hatred for the gay community, we’d have more prisons in this country than we have homes.

But then wingnuts like Bryan Fischer don’t take the entire Bible seriously; they only take the few sentences that talk about homosexuality to heart. For the people like Bryan, I might suggest that if you want to live by the word of the Bible then live by all the words, not just those that you deem appropriate.

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>Oscar Nominations

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I admit it.
I am a big old Oscar Queen. I love all things Oscar; the gowns, the men; the rambling speeches; the pomp; the circumstance.
So, I am happy to announce the Oscar Nominees for this year with my favorites in bold red because I’ve seen the films, or I just want them to win dammit!

Best Picture
“Avatar”
“The Blind Side”
“District 9”
“An Education”
“The Hurt Locker”
“Inglourious Basterds”
“Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”
“A Serious Man”
“Up”
Up in the Air”

Best Director
“Avatar” James Cameron
“The Hurt Locker” Kathryn Bigelow
“Inglourious Basterds” Quentin Tarantino
“Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” Lee Daniels
“Up in the Air” Jason Reitman

Best Actor
Jeff Bridges in “Crazy Heart”
George Clooney in “Up in the Air”
Colin Firth in “A Single Man”
Morgan Freeman in “Invictus”
Jeremy Renner in “The Hurt Locker”

Best Actress
Sandra Bullock in “The Blind Side”
Helen Mirren in “The Last Station”
Carey Mulligan in “An Education”
Gabourey Sidibe in “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”
Meryl Streep in “Julie & Julia”

Best Supporting Actor
Matt Damon in “Invictus”

Woody Harrelson in “The Messenger”
Christopher Plummer in “The Last Station”
Stanley Tucci in “The Lovely Bones”
Christoph Waltz in “Inglourious Basterds”

Best Supporting Actress
Penélope Cruz in “Nine”
Vera Farmiga in “Up in the Air”
Maggie Gyllenhaal in “Crazy Heart
Anna Kendrick in “Up in the Air”
Mo’Nique in “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”

Best Animated Feature Film
“Coraline” Henry Selick
“Fantastic Mr. Fox” Wes Anderson
“The Princess and the Frog” John Musker and Ron Clements
“The Secret of Kells” Tomm Moore
“Up” Pete Docter

Best Foreign Language Film
“Ajami” Israel
“El Secreto de Sus Ojos” Argentina
“The Milk of Sorrow” Peru
“Un Prophète” France
“The White Ribbon” Germany

Best Original Score
“Avatar” James Horner
“Fantastic Mr. Fox” Alexandre Desplat
“The Hurt Locker” Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders
“Sherlock Holmes” Hans Zimmer
“Up” Michael Giacchino

Best Original Song
“Almost There” from “The Princess and the Frog” Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
“Down in New Orleans” from “The Princess and the Frog” Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
“Loin de Paname” from “Paris 36” Music by Reinhardt Wagner Lyric by Frank Thomas
“Take It All” from “Nine” Music and Lyric by Maury Yeston
“The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)” from “Crazy Heart” Music and Lyric by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett
“A Serious Man” Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, Producers
“Up” Jonas Rivera, Producer
“Up in the Air” Daniel Dubiecki, Ivan Reitman and Jason Reitman, Producers


Best Original Screenplay
“The Hurt Locker” Written by Mark Boal
“Inglourious Basterds” Written by Quentin Tarantino
“The Messenger” Written by Alessandro Camon & Oren Moverman
“A Serious Man” Written by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
“Up” Screenplay by Bob Peterson, Pete Docter, Story by Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, Tom McCarthy

Best Adapted Screenplay
“District 9” Written by Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell
“An Education” Screenplay by Nick Hornby
“In the Loop” Screenplay by Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” Screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher
“Up in the Air” Screenplay by Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner

ful list HERE

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>Razzie Nominations

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Following a Banner Year for Bad Movies, voting members of The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation have sifted through the cinematic rubble and selected what they consider to be last year’s Berry Worst “Achievements” in Film.
And the nominees are:
WORST PICTURE OF 2009
“All About Steve”
“G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”
“Land of the Lost”
“Old Dogs””
“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”

WORST ACTOR OF 2009
All Three Jonas Brothers, “Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert Experience”
Will Ferrell, “Land of the Lost”
Steve Martin, “Pink Panther 2″
Eddie Murphy, “Imagine That”
John Travolta, “Old Dogs”

WORST ACTRESS Of 2009
Beyonce, “Obsessed”
Sandra Bullock, “All About Steve”
Myley Cyrus, “Hannah Montana: The Movie”
Megan Fox, “Jennifer’s Body” and “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”
Sarah Jessica Parker, “Did You Hear About the Morgans?”

WORST SCREEN COUPLE OF 2009
Any Two (or More) Jonas Brothers, “The Jonas Brothers 3-D Concert Experience”
Sandra Bullock and Bradley Cooper, “All About Steve”
Will Ferrell and any co-star, Creature or “Comic Riff,” “Land of the Lost”
Shia Lebouf & Either Megan Fox or Any Transformer, “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”
Kristin Stewart and either Robert Pattinson or Taylor Whatz-His-Fang, “Twilight Saga: New Moon”

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF 2009
Candice Bergen, “Bride Wars”
Ali Larter, “Obsessed”
Sienna Miller, “G.I. Joe”
Kelly Preston,”Old Dogs”
Julie White (as Mom), “Trannies, Too”

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR OF 2009
Billy Ray Cyrus, “Hannah Montana: The Movie”
Hugh Hefner (as himself), “Miss March”
Robert Pattinson, “Twilight Saga: New Moon”
Jorma Taccone (as Cha-Ka), “Land of the Lost”
Marlon Wayans, “G.I. Joe”

WORST REMAKE, RIP-OFF OR SEQUEL (COMBINED CATEGORY FOR 2009)
“G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”
“Land of the Lost”
“Pink Panther 2″ (A Rip-Off of a Sequel to a Remake)
“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”
“Twilight Saga: New Moon”

WORST DIRECTOR OF 2009
Michael Bay, “Trannies, Too”
Walt Becker, “Old Dogs”
Brad Silberling, “Land of the Lost”
Stephen Sommers, “G.I. Joe”
Phil Traill, “All About Steve”

WORST SCREENPLAY OF 2009
“All About Steve,” screenplay by Kim Barker
“G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” screenplay by Stuart Beattie and David Elliot & Paul Lovett, based on Hasbro’s G.I. Joe Characters.
“Land of the Lost,” written by Chris Henchy & Dennis McNicholas, based on Sid & Marty Krofft’s TV series
“Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen,” written By Ehren Kruger & Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman, based on Hasbro’s Transformers Action Figures
“Twilight Saga: New Moon,” screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the novel by Stephenie Meyer

WORST PICTURE OF THE DECADE (3 SPECIAL 30TH RAZZIE-VERSARY AWARDZ)
“Battlefield Earth” (2000) — Nominated for 10 Razzies, “winner” of 8 (including Worst Drama of Our First 25 Years)
“Freddy Got Fingered” (2001) — Nominated for nine Razzies, “winner” of five
“Gigli” (2003) — Nominated for 10 Razzies, winner of seven (including Worst Comedy of Our First 25 Years)
“I Know Who Killed Me” (2007) — Nominated for nine Razzies, “winner” of eight
“Swept Away” (2002) — Nominated for nine Razzies, “winner” of five

WORST ACTOR OF THE DECADE
Ben Affleck — (Nominated for nine “achievements,”winner” of two Razzies) “Daredevil,” “Gigli,” “Jersey Girl,” “Paycheck,” “Pearl Harbor,” “Surviving Christmas”
Eddie Murphy — (Nominated for 12 “achievements,” “winner” of three Razzies) “Adventures of Pluto Nash,” “I Spy,” “Imagine That,” “Meet Dave,” “Norbit,” “Showtime”
Mike Myers — (Nominated for four “achievements,” “winner” of two Razzies), “Cat in the Hat,” “The Love Guru”
Rob Schneider — (Nominated for six “achievements,” “winner” of one Razzie) “The Animal,” “Benchwarmers,” “Deuce Bigalo: European Gigolo,” “Grandma’s Boy,” “The Hot Chick,” “I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry,” “Little Man,” “Little Nicky”
John Travolta — (Nominated for six “achievements,” “winner” of the Razzies) “Battlefield Earth,” “Domestic Disturbance,” “Lucky Numbers,” “Old Dogs,” “Swordfish”

WORST ACTRESS OF THE DECADE
Mariah Carey – (The Single Biggest Individual Vote Getter of the Decade: 70+% Of ALL Votes For Worst Actress Of 2001), “Glitter”
Paris Hilton (Nominated for five “Achievements,” “Winner” of four Razzies) “The Hottie & The Nottie,” “House of Whacks,” “Repo: The Genetic Opera”
Lindsay Lohan — (Nominated for five “achievements,” “winner” of three Razzies) “Herbie Fully Loaded,” “I Know Who Killed Me,” “Just My Luck”
Jennifer Lopez — (Nominated for nine “achievements,” “winner” of two Razzies) “Angel Eyes,” “Enough,” “Gigli,” “Jersey Girl,” “Maid in Manhattan,” “Monster-in-Law,” “The Wedding Planner”
Madonna — (Nominated for six “achievements,” “winner” of four Razzies) “Die Another Day,” “The Next Best Thing,” “Swept Away”

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>Quote Of The Day: Jane Lynch

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“I didn’t want to be gay. I wanted to be… I wanted an easy life. And you know what? I am gay and I still have an easy life. I’ve had days here and there where I would get discouraged because I wasn’t a big star, but I’ve made a living ever since I was 27. Not a great living, but enough for me. I think actually being able to pay my rent and eat and perform is enough, and I did that for many years. Then I had some good years in there too, where I made pretty good money. But I’m at a different point in my career now – I can kind of sit back and let things come to me, whereas when I was younger I had to be a lot more aggressive.” – Glee star Jane Lynch–and one of my comic heroes.

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