By the way, a friend of C.I.'s (film actor of many, many years) told me that piece Ava and C.I. did and other ones where they pop Barack's bubble always reminds him of a story Bette Davis told him years ago. Davis and John Garfield were good friends. (They'd start the Hollywood Canteen together.) And Davis and Joan Crawford were not fans. Garfield was going to co-star with Crawford in some movie and Bette gave him tips on how to make sure Joan got a 'welcome' she was deserving of and that she was 'treated like the big star she is.' So he goes up to Joan on the set the first day and Joan's gushing and John reaches out and grabs her breast which he proceeds to pinch. That story always makes me laugh. (Though Crawford and Garfield quickly became lovers.)
Anyway, Barack is so full of it. This is him speaking to our 'gay friend,' Mr. Finally Out Of The Closet As Long As No One Asks Me About It Jann S. Wenner:
[Princess Tiny Meat Barck:] Understandably, everybody has a great sense of urgency about these issues. But one of the things that I constantly want to counsel my friends is to keep the long view in mind. On social issues, something like "don't ask, don't tell." Here, I've got the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff both committed to changing the policy. That's a big deal.
[Jann:] You get credit for that.
[Princess Tiny Meat Barack:] Now, I am also the commander in chief of an armed forces that is in the midst of one war and wrapping up another one. So I don't think it's too much to ask, to say "Let's do this in an orderly way" — to ensure, by the way, that gays and lesbians who are serving honorably in our armed forces aren't subject to harassment and bullying and a whole bunch of other stuff once we implement the policy. I use that as an example because on each of these areas, even those where we did not get some grand legislative victory, we have made progress. We have moved in the right direction.
I'm sure a lot of my gay-friendly friends will read that and think Barack's wonderful. I don't. I think he's full of it. I called C.I., Ava, Wally and Kat (one call, I got them to pass around the phone). They got it immediately. I hope you did as well. If you didn't re-read it.
LGBT rights are a 'social issue'? No, this is about equality. The Civil Rights Movement wasn't a "social issue" either. But Barack doesn't know about that Movement either -- a fact he reveals anytime he tries to speak about it. What a f**king moron.
That's A. B? Robert Gates doesn't believe in repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell. But tell us some more crap, Barry. You're so full of it, you sneeze and is squirts out your nose.
Then there's the part where he pretends he wants to protect all the gays and lesbians who are serving.
But he doesn't want to. If he wanted to Lt. Dan Choi wouldn't have been discharged just this summer. It wouldn't have happened if Barack was trying to protect us. Barack wasn't trying to protect us, he refused to issue a moratorium on the discharges until his 'study' could be completed.
Barack is full of s**t and you really have to be a self-loathing gay to think otherwise. Jann S. Wenner is a self-loathing gay. Even today when his fat ass finally came out of the closet. C.I.knows Jann and Jane (Jann's ex-wife) very well and for many, many decades. If you missed "Were 2 US service members killed by a third?" this morning, go read it.
Who, I wanted to know, flirted for RS coverage, who let Jann give them a hand job for RS coverage and who let Jann blow them for RS coverage?
C.I. gave me a lengthy list and I couldn't believe it. One guy, I have always thought was either bi or closeted gay. I knew, from another of C.I.'s friends, that this 'straight musician' had also been around the block with David Geffen in the 70s. So I wasn't surprised but I mean, how many guys do you fool around with before you get honest about it? And the guy was in his 20s back then. That was 40 years ago. So at what point does Mr. Closet plan to grab his guitar and step out of the closet with it?
Please go read Stan tonight. I had a topic I was planning on covering. When I read the RS interview, I had to toss it aside and I asked my cousin if he would grab it because it will be old and forgotten by tomorrow. I hope you always read Stan. He and Betty usually work out their posts together on the phone to each other (hope you read Betty too).
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"