>Angelina Jolie, on how she and Brad Pitt have no desire to expand their family:
“No, I think it’s very important to give our children the individual attention they need now before expanding our family. You try to feel them, because at different times, different children need you, you must find the time to listen to them. Brad and I are also really lucky because between the two of us, we can spread the attention around.”
Yeah, howsabout asking Brad to spread some of that attention around, say, here?
I mean, you don’t have to adopt me for Brad to be my daddy, really.
Barney Frank, on the chances for passage of the ‘DADT’ repeal:
“If the House has voted by majority to repeal it, the President thinks it should be repealed, the Senate majority is for repealing, the only thing that saves it is this abusive filibuster, then I think any claim that he has to defend it in court disappears. It has no more, any moral force, let the people who filibustered try to defend it in court.”
I think it’s gonna get contentious, y’all, with the Republicans once again playing small-minded child and doing nothing until they get their way.
See, for them, it isn’t about conscience or value or equality, it’s about protecting their base, the richest Americans, and everything else just doesn’t matter.
Larry Kramer, on Barack Obama:
“Mr. Do-Nothing Obama will say today ‘Lets think of all the poor dead people’- or ‘let’s honor all the dead’ instead of fighting for the living. He has been really useless in terms of both HIV and gay issues. An exceedingly large disappointment to me, how useless he has been. He is simply not a leader. He may be president, but he is not a leader.”
As yet another World AIDS Day has come and gone, Kramer has a point.
Obama is a good speaker; we’ve heard the speeches. But speeches don’t save lives, speeches rarely spark change.
Be fierce, Mr. President, like you promised.
Judge Stephen Reinhardt, on the motion to ask him to recuse himself from the Prop H8 trial:
“… I have before me defendants-intervenors-appellants’ motion to disqualify myself from this appeal. I have not hesitated to recuse from cases in the past when doing so was warranted by the circumstances…. Here, for reasons that I shall provide in a memorandum to be filed in due course, I am certain that “a reasonable person with knowledge of all the facts would [not] conclude that [my] impartiality might reasonably be questioned.” …I will be able to rule impartially on this appeal, and I will do so. The motion is therefore DENIED….”
Now, I know it didn’t happen this way, but I like to picture Judge Reinhardt sitting in his chambers, writing his response to this motion, and then giving two snaps up, and saying, gleefully, “Deeeee-nied!”
Anderson Cooper, on Lady Gaga getting him drunk during their interview:
“We actually ended up that day in a pub in London drinking Jameson, which I don’t really drink. So she got me to drink like two of them, and by the end I was ready to have the interview be over because I really sort of couldn’t ask any more questions.”
Note to self:
Get ticket to New York
Buy case of whiskey
Look for Randy Andy.
Two drinks and he’ll be like putty in my hands. Well, hopefully not like actual putty.
Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips, on who should be allowed to vote:
“The Founding Fathers originally said, they put certain restrictions on who gets the right to vote. It wasn’t you were just a citizen and you got to vote. Some of the restrictions, you know, you obviously would not think about today. But one of those was you had to be a property owner. And that makes a lot of sense, because if you’re a property owner you actually have a vested stake in the community. If you’re not a property owner, you know, I’m sorry but property owners have a little bit more of a vested interest in the community than non-property owners.”
This sounds good, because the single mother with two kids living in an apartment and working tweo jobs just to keep food on the table doesn’t have a vested interest in America.
And while you’re at it, you fucknut, why not say that the people that own the most property get the most votes.
Keith Urban, on entering rehab just four months after he married Nicole Kidman:
“[I thought], ‘Surely let’s give it a few years so we’ve got some solidity, because this kind of thing could tear us apart. This could just destroy us… [but] it was really a profound moment in so many ways. The way in which Nic handled that moment was just perfect…Everything was just designed, I believe, for that moment to fuse us together… I had to make a decision which road I was going to take, once and for all. I’d been at that crossroads before and always taken the wrong road… I look back now and realize Nic has taught me so much and brought so much into my life and opened my eyes in so many ways…[This is] the best place I’ve ever been.”
It’s nice to know that Kidman didn’t walk away, and it’s nice to know that Urban finally realized it was time to stop.
Johnny Depp, on the alleged sexual orientation of Captain Jack Sparrow:
“I think it was Michael Eisner, the head of Disney at the time, who was quoted as saying, ‘He’s ruining the movie.’ Upper-echelon Disney-ites, going, What’s wrong with him? Is he, you know, like some kind of weird simpleton? Is he drunk? By the way, is he gay?… And so I actually told this woman who was the Disney-ite… ‘But didn’t you know that all my characters are gay?’ Which really made her nervous.”
Well, Edward Scissorhands was gay. And when you watch a Depp movie now, think of his characters as a wee bit light in their loafers. It’ll make for a whole new film experience.