Hi Chris

Andrew Sullivan had been lamenting the absence of a gay superstar before someone reminded him of one 30 years removed from the closet, when the famous didn’t dare disclose their homosexuality. Few athletes were more dominant than Martina Navratilova and none had bigger balls (not meant pejoratively, so calm down).

Do men never tire of thinking that the only important events in the world are done by men? You already have your groundbreaker in Martina. That there hasn’t been a man as brave as her is pretty damn weak for the so-called “stronger sex”. When you think of who has come out in sports and entertainment, the groundbreakers are almost all women. A little respect is due. They’re the ones breaking the closet door down for you. Walk through it already, would ya?

The 70s Will Smith turns 71

On International Talk Like a Pirate Day, no less. Coincidence?

I’ve posted about Paul Williams a few times over the years, which is strange enough.

Like Smith, Paul Williams was a marginally talented actor and musician. Okay, so he wasn’t as popular, but the troll-like Williams was a regular on “Match Game” and “The Gong Show,” which makes him way cooler in my book. And he’s from Omaha, birthplace of Marlon Brando, Malcom X, Montgomery Clift, Fred Astaire, Bob Gibson, Dick Cavett, Henry Fonda and Nick Nolte.

My favorite Hollywood hangout, Boardner’s (which, unfortunately, seems to have gotten a substantial makeover since I left town), had an autographed photo of Williams above the bar. I offered them $20 for it but they passed. Shoulda tried harder.

Christie ‘thinking about running now’

So reports the WSJ’s Paul Gigot. Christie would be a welcome addition to a weak GOP field of Zeligs, flim-flam artists and religious fanatics, though in the end his reasonableness could cost him the nomination. 

“This Sharia law business is crap,” said Christie last month, denouncing critics of a recently appointed Muslim judge. “It’s just crazy. And I’m tired of dealing with the crazies.”

That’s the typical GOP primary voter you’ve insulted, Gov.

(Links are down on WordPress so you’ll have to take my word.)

Noted & Quoted, bullshit macho posturing edition

Rick Perry brags about Alabama Southwest, from his cleverly titled bio-screed, “Fed Up”:

“Texans, on the other hand, elect folks like me. You know the type, the kind of guy who goes jogging in the morning, packing a Ruger .380 with laser sights and loaded with hollow-point bullets, and shoots a coyote that is threatening his daughter’s dog.”


Crooked governor defends appointment of bigoted plagiarist

It’s impossible to defend the appointment of a bigot like Phil Kent to the newly created Immigration Enforcement Review Board , and Gov. Nathan Deal, interviewed by 11 Alive’s Doug Richards, doesn’t even try.

Asked whether Kent’ views on multiculturalism (he’s called Barack Obama “a dangerous, anti-white multiculturalist” and claims that Obama’s success in attracting support from younger white Americans is “testimony to the growing number of whites brainwashed by incessant diversity propaganda”) should disqualify him from serving on such an important state panel, Gov. Deal responded:

“I don’t know what Mr. Kent’s views are on that. And I don’t think that has anything to do with [the immigration review board].”

Phil Kent, in his own words (or someone else’s — Kent was forced to resign as The Augusta Chronicle ‘s editorial page editor after admitting to lifting a quote from Pat Buchanan without attribution):

This year could be the “tipping point” when minority babies outnumber white babies.

If this trend is not reversed– and it could be if an immigration moratorium were imposed– what Vassar College author Hua Hsu labels America’s white “centrifugal core” will slowly disappear. This leads to big questions: What will be the values and ideas of a multicultural America? What will it mean to be white after “whiteness” no longer defines the cultural mainstream?

Hsu notes that a glimpse is seen with the popularity of black-originated hip-hop. It opposes the pop mainstream and isn’t assimilating into a traditional, single white iconic image of style— and growing numbers of young whites purchase such music.

Television and movies will increasingly have diverse casts– with whites downgraded. New York radio personality Peter Rosenberg gushes that it is “now very cool and in to have multicultural friends.” The advertising world will radically change. Brown Johnson, a Nickelodean [sic] executive speaking before the Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies, touts TV characters who don’t conform to “the white, middle class mold.” Hispanic marketer Rochelle Newman-Carrasco further notes “it has become harder for the blond-haired, blue-eyed commercial actor.”

Many whites “will flee into whiteness.” They will move to where other fair-skinned brethren are to retain their identity— nostalgically yearning for an American authenticity where everyone speaks English. Politically, the country will become more balkanized, with white leaders forming and breaking alliances with their black and Hispanic counterparts. (An example: Gwinnett County— outside of Atlanta, Ga.— will turn into an Hispanic/Muslim enclave if present trends continue. Whites there are already moving to “friendlier” areas.)