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SHe Said March 23, 2005

By | 2006-03-23T09:00:00-05:00 March 23rd, 2006|News|

“I guess you’d love for me to say that it was difficult, that I wanted to vomit. But the straight fact is, it was just another person. Now, by no means do I wanna f–k him, we’re both very straight and sensible. It wasn’t like Ang said, ‘OK, guys, just have fun with it – roll camera!’ We had to choreograph, it was definitely like walking on the moon for the first time. But it wasn’t … the butt of a mule; I was kissing a human being with a soul.Ó
– Heath Ledger on his love scenes with Jake Gyllenhaal in “Brokeback Mountain,” as quoted in the March 23, 2006 issue of Rolling Stone.

“More and more people are realizing that we’re all the same, were all God’s children. ‘Brokeback Mountain’ helped, and if this song can help too, that’s great.”
– Willie Nelson on his newly released song “Cowboys Are Frequently, Secretly (Fond of Each Other),” as quoted in the March 28, 2006 issue of The Advocate.

“Stop giving free stuff to the Oscar presenters. This year, the Oscar gift bag is worth $110,000! Rich movie stars don’t need that kind of clutter. Between the jewels, the shoes, the iPods and the skis, there’s barely room in Tom Cruise’s closet for Tom!”
– Bill Maher on “Real Time With Bill Maher,” March 3, 2006.

“Back in the mid-’90s, James Dobson’s Focus on the Family once described me as a woman who’d dedicated her life to the destruction of the American family, in more or less those words. Partly this is just the rightwing translation of the word ‘feminist.’ Some of you may recall Pat Robertson’s attack on feminism during the controversy over the Equal Rights Amendment in the ’80s. Feminists, he said, busy themselves becoming lesbians, killing their children, and advancing Marxism – a formidable agenda to say the least, especially if your children are fast on their feet.”
– Barbara Ehrenreich writing in the March 2006 issue of The Progressive.

“When it comes to social issues, Mr. McCain, who once called Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell ‘agents of intolerance,’ met with Mr. Falwell late last year. Perhaps as a result, he is now taking positions friendly to the religious right. Most notably, Mr. McCain’s spokesperson says that he would have signed South Dakota’s extremist new anti-abortion law.”
– Paul Krugman in the March 13, 2006 edition of The New York Times.

“There are 119,000 children waiting to be adopted in this country, about half of them racial and ethnic minorities. There are about 588,000 children in foster care. Legislators … pushing bans on gay adoption and fostering must argue that it’s better for these children to languish in state custody, or bounce from foster home to foster home, than be raised by gay parents.”
– Dahlia Lithwick in a March 11, 2006 piece on Slate.com.

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