>CNN anchor Don Lemon, on coming out, and being Black and Gay:
“It’s quite different for an African-American male. It’s about the worst thing you can be in black culture. You’re taught you have to be a man; you have to be masculine. In the black community they think you can pray the gay away. [And you’re] afraid that black women will say the same things they do about how black men should be dating black women. I guess this makes me a double minority now. [But] I think it would be great if everybody could be out. But it’s such a personal choice. People have to do it at their own speed. I respect that. I do have to say that the more people who come out, the better it is for everyone, certainly for the Tyler Clementis of the world.”
Welcome out, Don, at least publicly out.
And you aren’t a double minority. You are just a member of a new kind of family, of friends and lovers and partners and spouses, who seek to show the world that their is nothing to fear about being gay.
Or black and gay.
Mike Huckabee, on asking folks to pray for him to run:
“When people asked me what it would take for me to run, I would tell them the same thing—pray for me to have clarity in the decision. I don’t expect everyone to understand this, but I’m a believer and a follower of Jesus Christ. That relationship is far more important to me than any political office. For me, the discussion and decision is ultimately not a political one, a financial one, it’s not even a practical one – it’s a spiritual one….Only when I was alone, in quiet and reflective moments did I have not only clarity, but an inexplicable inner peace—a peace that exceeds human understanding. All the factors say ‘go,’ but my heart says ‘no.'”
Well, looks like my prayers were answered.
If you think your relationship with Jesus Christs supersedes that of your relationship with mankind, and I’m assuming that means your wife and children, then maybe you shouldn’t run. And maybe tehn you should get your ass off TV and go back into he woods and think some more.
I’m sure you could use more clarity.
Newt Gingrich, on his hypocritical stance on marriage:
“Every American has the right to ask these questions. I have made mistakes in my life. I have had to go to God for forgiveness and to seek reconciliation. And I ask them to look at who I am today.”
Oh, Newt, we are looking at you today.
A serial adulterer who converted to Catholicism so you could have your first two marriages annulled and then run for president with a not-so-clear conscience.
Maybe the church and god forgives and forgets your first two marriages and your first two extra-marital affair, but last I checked the church and god don’t get a vote for president.
That’s up to us, and a serial cheater and lying hypocrite has no place in the White House.
Harold Camping, End Times “prophet” and leader of the May 21st It’s The End Of The World As We Know It movement:
“God has given sooo much information in the Bible about this, and so many proofs, and so many signs, that we know it is absolutely going to happen without any question at all. There’s nothing in the Bible that God has ever prophesied–there’s many things that he prophesied would happen and they always have happened–but there’s nothing in the Bible that holds a candle to the amount of information to this tremendous truth of the end of the world. I would be absolutely in rebellion against God if I thought anything other than it is absolutely going to happen without any question.”
Um, are you there God, it’s me, Margaret, er, Bob?
Yeah, see, I’m having some people over for a little get together on the 21st, and I was kinda hoping that the world wouldn’t end on me while I was making margaritas for the gang. So, um, yeah, God, if we could hold off on this whole Rapture thing until next weekend?
No, wait, that’s no good for me either. I’ve got tickets to see Patti LuPone in concert, and well, God, for my people, that is as close to Rapture as possible.
So, maybe we can rethink this whole End Of Days thing, m’kay?
Get back to me on that.
Mo’Nique, on why gay men love fat black women:
“Yes, there’s a mutual affection there. There’s something very special about the connection between a gay man and a fat black woman. I think that because we’ve both been the underdog–or we’ve both been in this place of trying to be accepted and loved–that we gravitated to each other.”
Grrrl, you are preachin’ to the choir.
The Gays love the underdogs because we are the underdogs. And we love to see someone, anyone, who has been put upon or put down, make it.
It gives us hope.
Plus, you’re fabulous.
Roger McDowell, Atlanta Braves pitching coach, apologizing again for the anti-gay slurs and gestures he made to fans at a recent baseball game:
“These past two weeks have been very humbling, emotional, and a reflective time for me and my family to better understand about what has happened. I have and will continue to learn from this and have committed to being a productive member of the Atlanta Braves organization and to this coaching staff. in addition, I would like to apologize to anyone who was offended by my actions. I am not proud of the way I acted and I know it will not happen again.”
Let’s see that it doesn’t, Rog.
Maybe you could become one of those men in professional sports that stands up for the LGBT community, rather than taking us down and making us into a joke.
Try being a little more Ben Cohen and a little lesss Kobe Bryant.
Senator Rand Paul, on how health cvare reform is akin to slavery:
“With regard to the idea of whether you have a right to health care, you have realize what that implies. It’s not an abstraction. I’m a physician. That means you have a right to come to my house and conscript me. It means you believe in slavery. It means that you’re going to enslave not only me, but the janitor at my hospital, the person who cleans my office, the assistants who work in my office, the nurses. Basically, once you imply a belief in a right to someone’s services–do you have a right to plumbing? Do you have a right to water? Do you have right to food?–you’re basically saying you believe in slavery. I’m a physician in your community and you say you have a right to health care. You have a right to beat down my door with the police, escort me away and force me to take care of you? That’s ultimately what the right to free health care would be.”
He puts the fuck in fucktard.
The nut in wingnut.
The ass in asshat.
Way to scare your Teabagging minions by comparing health care to slavery, but then, wouldn’t they be for health care then? I mean, they seem a little KKK to me, so slavery should be right up their alley.
At least if you’re talking about enslaving the ‘right’ people, not the white people?
Jackie Cooper, on his dallinace with Joan Crawford, in his autobiography, Please Don’t Shoot My Dog:
“I was seventeen, and I began to go over to Joan Crawford’s house to play badminton… I was brash, fresh from some romantic triumph, I suppose, and I made some remark which i assumed was sophisticated, witty, and very sexually provocative. ‘You had better get out of here, young man,’ she said. But I didn’t go. Instead, I made a move toward her, and she stood up, looked at me appraisingly, and then closed all the drapes. And I made love to Joan Crawford. Or, rather, she made love to me.”
And, I believe, during their encounter, she made him scream, “Mommie, dearest” at least a dozen times.
I love stories like this because Crawford always portrayed herself of the ideal of decorum and manners and propriety. But when Jackie Cooper was seventeen and bedding down Joan Crawford, she was thirty-four, and had just divorced her first, or, depending on whom you believe, second husband.