I was very pleased to see Hurley reading “Y the Last Man” in the last episode of “Lost”. This was a truly amazing comic.
First Moaning Lesbian Vampire Clip, Space Whips And A Better Look At Baton
I am sick & tired of people still writing in and complaining about Buffy sleeping with Satsu. Get over it.
Controversial Remarks of the Day: Yesterday it came to light that PBS had edited out remarks made by Tina Fey about Sarah Palin “and women like her” during her Mark Twain Prize acceptance speech.
This is what she said:
And, you know, politics aside, the success of Sarah Palin and women like her is good for all women - except, of course —those who will end up, you know, like, paying for their own rape ‘kit ‘n’ stuff, But for everybody else, it’s a win-win. Unless you’re a gay woman who wants to marry your partner of 20 years - whatever. But for most women, the success of conservative women is good for all of us. Unless you believe in evolution. You know - actually, I take it back. The whole thing’s a disaster.
PBS claims the remarks were cut because the show ran long. “We took a lot out,” says executive producer Peter Kaminsky. “[I]t was not a political decision. We had zero problems with anything she said.”
You can watch the unedited speech at PBS.org.
I’ve got quite a few of conservative friends. They are in quite the tizzy right now because of the latest news concerning President Obama and marriage equality. They are yelling that they can’t wait until 2012 & that the President thinks he’s “King Obama.”
So what caused such a ruckus? Well, he’s no longer pushing the courts to defend a law banning federal marital benefits for same-sex couples. A law that doesn’t actually defend anybody, but rather discriminates against people.
As Americans, we spend a good deal of time talking about our RIGHTS and FREEDOM. How, we live in a society based on CHOICE, where individuals paths can be taken to live life.
We’ve struggled with many issues of equality in our country, however. We struggle with race, gender & sexuality. America is the home of the free and the brave, yet- so many cower & push laws that show we aren’t brave enough to hand out equality.
Laws, at their best, are intended as a social contract to keep people from infringing on the right of others. A society will ideally use laws in a way to allow us each to live the fullest life possible, without having another cause us harm.
Laws, at their worst, are intended to force behaviors that are detrimental. In these cases, a government will use laws to prevent us from living the fullest life possible, and instead rule by fear and oppression.
America is generally rather idealistic. We’ve tried to dispose of old laws that say things like “you can’t marry outside of your race” or “women can’t vote”. There are still many laws like these on the books in every state. The states don’t enforce them though. They know if they did, there would be a public outcry.
If the president is thinking himself “King” by not enforcing a discriminatory law like this, then so are the courts in every state in the union. So are all of us, who don’t call the police on everyone for not adhering to every weird old law we have hanging around in the books.
Our country was founded on the idea that we could work together democratically to form a society that works well for all the people. When we forget these principles, we end up with things like McCarthyism & concentration camps.