Monday, March 05, 2012

Manic Monday - You Said What?

Wow- the last week has been full of people saying stupid stuff and paying the price for it. Here is my question: in this day and age with nonstop news, social media, and nosy people in general, why, why, why would you ever say something that you will have to pay for later? There are three clear answers: 1- you are stupid (about 90% of people fall into this category), 2- you want/need/long for publicity, or 3- you don't give a fuck (this is my home category). Let's see where these two offenders fall.

Rush Limbaugh: This mofo never leaves categories #1 and #2. People need to stop treating what he says as gospel. He is a fucking DJ. A DJ. He is not educated on the topics that he talks about-- as seen in this last debacle. So this time last week, Rush took to the airwaves and called Sandra Fluke a slut and a prostitute. Why? Because she went to Congress and advocated for an expansion of birth control coverage. For that he painted her as a hooker that wanted to paid for having sex (which, by the way, was not her contention, at all). He even proposed that since the American public was going to pay her for having sex, we should be able to watch her have sex. Annnnnnd, I want to slap him. Some other people wanted to slap him too. People were so outraged that he lost endorsements, so he issued a half assed apology. Yes, I am a proud member of the apology police, and he didn't say that he was sorry. He apologized for his "choice of words." Which really means that if he could have called her a slut or a prostitute, using different words, he would have. To quote from his "apology": "I think it is absolutely absurd that during these very serious political times, we are discussing personal sexual recreational activities before members of Congress." Really, hmmm. Ok. He then went on to say "In my monologue, I posited that it is not our business whatsoever to know what is going on in anyone's bedroom nor do I think it is a topic that should reach a Presidential level." I'm sorry. Did Rush just say that it is no one's buisiness what happens in other people's bedrooms? He doesn't care about what happens in others bedrooms, but he comments on it-- a lot. So he is a liar too? Yet he has a fan base? See, this leads me to believe that his fan base is stupid and/or attention whores.

Kirk Cameron: Anyone born after 1983 just looked at that name and said "WHO?" Ha! He used to play bad ass Mike Seaver on Growing Pains and then he met his wife and became the definition of a Bible thumper. Good for him. We need more Bible thumpers-- right?! :) Last week he fell firmly in Category #2. Kirk was on Piers Morgan and said that he does not (in any way, shape or form) believe in gay marriage. Firestorm started. Funny enough, my beef is NOT with Kirk. I type on here all the time that people can say what they want- God knows that I do. We live in a free society where Freedom of Speech is a crutch that most of us lean on at least once a week and I will totally fight for your right to say whatever you want. If it is dumb, I'll call you on it, but still-- it is your right to say what you want, I don't care. Kirk can say what he wants. In this situation I am more upset with GLAAD, and here's why: why would you ever (EVER) give Kirk Cameron air time? He lives in obscurity. Why are you blowing him up? It is not like everyone is going to believe what you believe. There are people that do not believe in gay marriage... especially Bible thumpers, so what, exactly, did you think he was going to say? He speaks and stands up for the faith that he chooses to follow and as long as he is not calling gay people the "F" word, physically harming you, or burning crosses in your yard, why do you care? Of course he doesn't believe in gay marriage-- and he is not going to, so stop giving him a spotlight! He is freaking Kirk Cameron-- let him go back to his house in the middle of nowhere suburbia and do whatever it is that he has been doing for the past 20 years (which hasn't been in the movies/tv/spotlight). This is the most publicity he has had since 1991... and it is free. Duh. Whatever the case, when GLAAD has something to say about everything it makes people not want to listen anymore. The rhetoric gets tired. It is all about knowing which battle to answer the call for. Let me give you a hint... Kirk Cameron? Ain't it.

When you call EVERYone out on their stance that is different from yours, you subtract from the validity of your argument. Just like those people who pull the race card for everything. Number 1- so fucking annoying and 2- EVERYthing is not about race, just like not everything bad that happens to you is because you are gay. Maybe you're just an asshole. Maybe the person that is harassing you doesn't like YOU... not all Black (or gay) people, just you. GLAAD actually said that Kirk's views "statements are not only out of touch with the beliefs of most Americans, they contribute to a climate of hostility and falsely suggest that communities of faith are not accepting of LGBT people." Um, that is simply not true. If he was out of touch with most Americans beliefs then he would be in the minority and the sad truth is that he is not. C'mon GLAAD, do not counter arguments against you with lies. That puts you in the same boat with Rush. Say this: "it is unfortunate that Kirk Cameron chose to come out of hiding to say something negative about our community, but we will certainly forget him and his comments once he and his Bible find their way back to the land of soccer moms and minivans." End of story.


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