Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Just a few reminders that the good is coming to outweigh the bad, at least on this issue

1. Gay marriage supporters outnumber foes at rallies.

2. CNN Poll is First To Show Majority Support for Gay Marriage

3. Today in Sex: American Bar Association Says "I Do" to Gay Marriage

And as an aside to our good friends at President Obama's White House...way to drag your feet on an issue when you could've (and should've) been on the cutting edge...


Now this presents me with a poser. A certain misogynistic conservative (whose name I'm deliberately not mentioning because being talked about is clearly what they want) has proclaimed their disapproval of recent comments made by Jennifer Aniston.

The good-looking star told reporters:

"Women are realizing it more and more knowing that they don't have to settle with a man just to have that child. Times have changed and that is also what is amazing is that we do have so many options these days, as opposed to our parents' days when you can't have children because you have waited too long."

Said MC has dubbed the curvy Aniston a poor role-model for young girls, as well as "destructive to our society."

Here then is my dilemma. Even acknowledging the fact that someone in Jennifer Aniston's position would presumably be willing and able, as a single mother, to offer this hypothetical child what most moms could not.

As I think any of you who've been reading my blogs for a few years (and god bless you, BTW) know, I don't think single parenthood is such a good idea. The reason? I'm the son of a single parent. I know too well many of the things that can go wrong.

Yet...I just can't take the side of the misogynistic conservative...

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Once again, a few words on a good cause:

I've talked already some recently about my friend Corey and Sacred Fools, so I'll let him take this for a minute. Corey?

Sacred Fools, my theater home of more than eleven years, is now conducting our summer fundraising campaign! The goal is $20,000 by the end of this month. Donors of $50 and over get free tickets and other perks - see the link below! Although we have had some sellout successes lately, we cannot survive on ticket sales alone; the expenses are just too high. Please donate (it's tax deductible!) and help us continue to make award-winning, fun theater!

Thanks, Corey.

I'll just add one wild promise to the above. Now, I haven't checked this with Cor or any other resident Fool, but I feel confident in making this assertion: Your contribution to Sacred Fools is guaranteed not to be spent on response ads to TV stars to run in USA Today.

Monday, August 09, 2010

I'd be proud if this were my daughter*

Taylor Momsen:

On the pictures of her crotch being all over the internet: "I don't take [any of the stories about me] to heart; I just look at it this way: My fucking tampon's on the goddamn Internet."

On wearing a friendship bracelet from her vibrator: "It doesn't talk back to me, so it's really not a best friend ... I'm not a whore for masturbating, so fuck you if you want to call me one. I think women should equally be allowed to pleasure themselves as much as men. I think that if that has any more controversy than a man talking about pleasuring himself, then there's something wrong with the world."

On the most famous fetus in the world Justin Bieber: "I don't know who Justin Bieber is. I only know his name because it keeps being brought up to me. I listen to Led Zeppelin and The Beatles, so I have no idea who he is. That's not a dis; I just don't know."

*And I'm at least 50% serious about that.