I'm linking to another highly slanted political piece that I think is op-ed. It has to be, otherwise there's absolutely no hope left for LGBT journalism anymore. This one is about what it might be like if Donald Trump were to become President. It's about as vituperative as any political piece can get, and the most interesting thing is that in the author's quest to slam Trump, he winds up looking about 100 times more vulgar than Trump ever did. We're talking major hater hate this time.
Take a look at this.
Thanks to an orange-haired blowhard
I think that's called shaming. Oh wait, yeah, that's definitely what it is. I don't know about anyone else out there, but I believe the person you portray yourself to be online is pretty much the person you really are. In other words, I have no great love for Donald Trump or any of the candidates running for President, however, I don't believe in shaming of any kind, and especially not when it comes to physical appearance. It's wrong.
The main reason I'm linking to this...because normally I would just ignore it...is for the comments. I thought it was interesting the way gay people...or people reading a gay article in a gay press...reacted to the prospect of Trump becoming President. I love the comments with all articles I read and I always learn something from them.
In this particular case the comments seem pretty much across the board, and I was actually surprised to see so many positive comments about Trump.
He is the only candidate who can afford to say what he thinks not what people want to hear because he is not beholden to any particular group or lobby.
Others hate Trump and there's a lot more shaming. You can read them all here.
Tracy Gold and Kirk Cameron
I think almost everyone knows by now that former TV sitcom star, Kirk Cameron, is anti-gay marriage and it's based on his religious beliefs. He's been honest about it.
His co-star, Tracy Gold, who doesn't agree with him, gave an eloquent statement recently explaining what happened when she tweeted in favor of equal rights for all.
“I was asked, on Twitter. I was just bombarded with, ‘What do you think, what do you think, what do you think, what do you think?’ I felt like my silence in that moment was not beneficial. I just wanted to … say what I felt and what my own belief was, which was love and marriage for all.
It kind of escalated, and I finally [decided], ‘You know, I’m going to call Kirk and just let him know that I was asked. I just voiced my opinion.
It doesn’t mean that I hate him or we’re in a fight or a feud,” she says. “Just like family, we just disagree.
“He’s like, ‘I’m not mad at you at all. I totally get it. I gave my opinion, you gave yours. We’re good.’ All right. Great.”
You can read the rest here. All's well that ends well.
Aretha Franklin's Doing A Patti Pie LaBelle
I'm all for free enterprise and I find this amusing in a harmless way. I hope they sell millions and make more millions. But who would have thought two of the best vocal artists of our time would wind up hocking sweet potato pies in WalMart, and jarred Chili and baked Chicken Gumbo?!?
You may remember that LaBelle made national headlines over the holiday season after Walmart couldn’t keep her Patti LaBelle Sweet Potato Pie, priced at just $3.49, on its shelves. The pies literally sold one per second for 72 hours straight before completely selling out, leading to a public outcry for “More pies! More pies!” and requiring WalMart to rush order an additional two million pounds — yes, two million pounds — of sweet potatoes to meet the demand.
Now, Franklin hopes to do the same. She just announced she’ll be releasing her own brand of Aretha Franklin chili, gumbo and baked chicken, plus a few desserts.
You can read the rest here.
I don't blame Franklin. Why should LaBelle have all the fun?