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The Daily Patti: ‘Happy Days Are Here Again/Get Happy’ with Audra McDonald

Now, I know this is technically the Week Of The Patti, but one of my favorite Patti performances is when she duets on the classic Garland/Streisand classic with the brazilliant Audra McDonald.
I wonder if Audra might sneak in and perform this with Patti on Saturday night…..
Hey, a gay can dream!

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Tennesotasconizonatah…or the WeHateGays States

Ten-ne-so-ta-scon-iz-o-na-tah: 
[ten-nuh-sew-tah-scon-iz-oh-nah-tah]
–noun
1. a mash-up of several state names–Tennessee, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Arizona, and Utah, for starters; states that have been in the news recently for being anti-gay and anti-immigrant, or anti-anything that isn’t straight and white
2. The WeHateGays states. 

Painted on the house of a gay Tennessee couple.

Today, we’ll focus on the Tennessee in Tennesotasconizonatah, because they have really gone full barrel in the Anti-Gay Legislative Sweepstakes of late.

See, it seems that the Tennessee state Senate has approved, by a vote of 20-10, a law that would forbid Tennessee public school teachers and students in grades kindergarten through eight from discussing the fact that some people are gay. Now, there is good news: the bill isn’t likely to be taken up by the House before lawmakers adjourn this spring, but the sponsor, Stacey ‘Homophobic Asshat” Campfield, says he wants to push it forward in 2012 when the General Assembly comes back for the second year of the session.

Don’t Say Gay. It’s bad. Why, apparently, the Tennessee Senate thinks just saying the word ‘gay’ will make people gay. Or make them tolerant, which is awful, you know.

Opponents of the Don’t Say Gay, Goddammit Bill believe it unfairly targets the children of gay parents, or even children who identify as gay themselves, by keeping them separate and unmentioned in class.

Supporters say it is intended to give teachers clear guidance for dealing with younger children on a potentially explosive topic. See, it Tennessee, being gay is a potentially explosive topic.

Don’t Say Gay, lest you turn one of the children into a raging fag.
Don’t Say Gay, lest the heads of the homophobes explode.

Oh, Tennesotasconizonatah, look what you’re doing. But wait, there’s more.

Tennesotasconizonatah Governor, Bill Haslam, signed a new bill yesterday that overturns the city of Nashville’s nondiscrimination ordinance.

It seems that Nashville isn’t like the rest of Tennesotasconizonatah. They understand blatant homophobia and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and wanted to protect their citizens from being, oh, say, fired, or evicted or even beaten simply for being themselves.

But then the lawmakers of Tennesotasconizonatah got in on the act and decided they would simply overturn the ordinance, and the governor goosestepped along. An ordinance to ban discrimination.

Apparently that’s a bad things in places like Tennesotasconizonatah.

Tennessee Senate OKs bill to ban teaching of homosexuality


Governor Overturns Nondiscrimination Ordinance

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The Daily Patti: ‘I Dreamed a Dream’

Patti, in her own inimitable style, recalling her time spent in London doing Les Miserable.
Five days…tick…tock……

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>Beating The ‘National Coming Out Day’ Rush

>National Coming Out Day isn’t until October, but it seems like some folks are really jumping the gun. I mean, in the past couple of weeks we’ve had the Out Comings of Phoenix Suns CEO Rick Welts, CNN newsman Don Lemons, and athlete-turned-musician Will Sheridan. It’s rainin’ gays!

And now we have a new name to add to the list. Professional bowler, Scott Norton has announced that he is a gay man, and, of course, will be receiving the obligatory Welcome To The Franchise toaster oven and copy of The Gay Agenda.

Scott Norton: “It is extremely important for me to come out to show other gay athletes, both current and future, that it is important to come out to show that we are just like everyone else. Being gay doesn’t define who I am as a person or as a professional athlete. I’m also a professional bowler, lawyer, caring, compassionate, strong, and many other things.”

We are all things. Athlete, singer, newsman, designer, businessman….bowler? Yes, we are bowlers, too. We’re like the American Express card, we’re everywhere you want to be.

Welcome Out, Scott.
 
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>The Daily Patti: ‘Being Alive’

>Six days and counting……..
Patti LuPone, ‘Being Alive’.

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>Outstanding Guest Comment Of The Week: Designing Wally

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Since I get so many wonderful comments, I’ve decided to create what i hope will become a new weekly feature, in which I will honor the Outstanding Guest Comment Of The Week.

These comments can be funny, educational, snarky, mean-spirited, stupid, completely wrong, or reek of asshattedness, but they will be honored nonetheless.

So, without further ado, the Outstanding Guest Comment Of The Week winner is….

Designing Wally! In response to my post [read it HERE] about Michelle Bachmann being challenged to debate Amy Myers, a New Jersey high school student, Designing Wally made it clear why Bachmann would not accept the challenge:

designing wally said…

She won’t…


Mastering Debating is a sin.

So, thanks to Designing Wally for being the first of what I hope will be many ISBL Outstanding Guest Comment Of The Week winners.
And now, go on and look at Wally’s blogs:
 
Twisted Red Herring….might be slightly NSFW but worth the trip.

A Queen’s Queen….might be a little NSFW but also well worth the trip.

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>Maria and Me, and Baby Makes……..Divorce

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Looks like the Gropenator really effed up this time, fathering a child with a member of the household staff. He told Maria about it, ten years after the fact, and after he left his job as Gropenator of California. Says the adulterer:

“After leaving the governor’s office I told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago,” Schwarzenegger said Monday night in a statement issued to The Times in response to questions. “I understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment among my friends and family. There are no excuses and I take full responsibility for the hurt I have caused. I have apologized to Maria, my children and my family. I am truly sorry. I ask that the media respect my wife and children through this extremely difficult time,” the statement concluded. “While I deserve your attention and criticism, my family does not. “

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