12 February 2012

Now Heidi Can Get Married

I am a Howard Stern fan.  I realize that the line is pretty dark and deep between people who like Howard and people who don't.  I understand.  He can be a bit much at times.  However, you will be hard pressed to find a better interviewer than Howard.

Howard is also a defender of equal rights.  His rant this week about gay rights was epic and true.  Even though it's obvious, I feel I must say NSFW or around kids and it is harsh & crass at times:

I was not surprised that Michelle Bachman had something to say about he calling her one of the two worst people in America.  What did surprise me is that she paraphrased the speech from The American President in her response.  It's like she thinks we're all too stupid to figure it out. 

"These are serious times, and our nation faces serious issues. The direction that America is headed requires serious discussion by serious people, and Howard Stern is not a serious person" michellebachmam

"We've got serious problems, and we need serious people, and if you want to talk about character, Bob, you'd better come at me with more than a burning flag and a membership card. If you want to talk about character and American values, fine. Just tell me where and when, and I'll show up. This is a time for serious people, Bob, and your fifteen minutes are up. My name is Andrew Shepherd, and I *am* the President" Aaron Sorkin


I guess I just don't understand how things like this are happening without people pointing it out.  The above MB quote was posted on the Huffington Post and even they didn't point out the similarities.

This is where Howard Stern has earned my respect for using the power of his listeners for good.  He points out the haters and the morons (his word) and let's us know that  the media isn't always straightforward and balanced. He reminds us that not everyone thinks like they portray.

Please join in my in doing the happy dance for the repeal of Prop 8 in California. Let's hope it turns the tide in a positive direction.

It's also with happy anticipation that gay marriage in Washington State will be signed into law this week.  I cannot wait to call Heidi, the girl I call my sister, to celebrate upon it's signing.  I cannot wait for my small corner of the earth to be one of eight states to offer full human rights to all citizens.

1 comment:

Pearl said...

As a Minnesotan, I feel I must apologize for Michelle Bachmann.

But mostly I feel I must let everyone I meet know that I am not in her district and have no real culpability as far as her moronic behavior.