Sunday, December 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Oh, where to start? From her first greeting to the robe-clad graduate (“Look at you. Usually when you're wearing a robe at 10 in the morning, it means you've given up.”) to recounting of the bittersweet story behind her the famous “phone call to God” joke that landed her on The Tonight Show (“Why is she suddenly gone and there are fleas here?”) and jokes about being gay (“When you’re older, most of you will be gay.”) it was all priceless.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
GOOD News: We GOT the National Hate Crimes Law BAD News: Some real hate came out during discussion on the floor of the House.
04/30/2009 6:30 AM
Fifty-one-year young Kelly McGillis is starting her "life in a whole different phase," she told rocker and SheWired vlogger Jennifer Corday -- ostensibly coming out as a lesbian.
Corday, in her Girl Rock video blog, asks the Top Gun and The Accused star, that since she is single, is she looking for a man or woman, or both?
In no uncertain terms McGillis responded that what she is looking for is "definitely a woman." McGillis, a long-rumored lesbian who starred on The L Word as a closeted Army Colonel trying a Don't Ask Don't Tell case added that she is "done with the man thing." She said she is "done with that, and needs to move on in life, and that's another part of being true to yourself." It has been a challenge personally for her, she added.
McGillis said that realizing her sexuality has been an ongoing process for her since she was 12 years old, but through her life faced getting over being convinced that God was punishing her for being gay.
Corday told McGillis that it's much easier to become spiritual now and people realize that "God is okay with you being gay."
McGillis added that "life is a freaking journey, and it's about growing and changing, and coming to terms with who and what you are, and loving who and what you are."
Watch the interview below. McGillis and Corday touch on being gay at about the seven-minute mark. (watch)
Friday, April 10, 2009
Another busy day at the White House: First Lady Michelle Obama hosted students from Bancroft High School in Washington, who helped her plant and water the brand-new White House garden. She and Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack spoke to the students about the healthy fruits and veggies that would grow there. “It’s all brain food,” Obama said. She cheered the kids for bringing good weather and then sent them (and the press) home with cookies.
The weather was so nice in fact, that, after President Obama received his economic briefing and met with Defense Secretary Robert Gates in the Oval Office, the POTUS and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton decided to hold their 4:15 meeting out behind the White House—next to the swing set installed for the Obama girls in March.
Striding out from the West Wing, the two seemed thick as thieves—smiling, Secretary Clinton casually swung her leg over the bench on the east side of the playground, and the president grinned and waved to gawking reporters and staff as he sat down across from her. After all, it was just a year ago that Clinton could be seen crying, "Shame on you, Barack Obama."
This is the first meeting of the two former rivals since Obama returned from Turkey and Iraq.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Vermont's gay and lesbian couples can marry, after the Legislature today overrode Gov. Jim Douglas' veto of a bill converting its civil-union system to marriage. The state Senate voted 23-5 in favor of the override, and the House voted 100-49. Vermont is now the fourth state in the U.S. to legalize marriage for all couples and the first to do so by a vote of the Legislature. Google (04/07) Reuters (04/07)
LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Homer Simpson and his cartoon family soon will help you get letters, bills and packages to their destinations.
On Thursday, the U.S. Postal Service revealed five first-class stamps featuring characters from the Fox animated series "The Simpsons" -- Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie -- that will hit a post office near you May 7.
"This is the biggest and most adhesive honor 'The Simpsons' has ever received," creator Matt Groening said.
The TV show, the longest running prime-time sitcom, was chosen from about 50,000 stamp subject suggestions submitted last year, the Postal Service said.
"We are emotionally moved by the Postal Service selecting us rather than making the lazy choice of someone who has benefited society," said"Simpsons" producer James L. Brooks.
Bart Simpson, who is known to collect stamps, "will serve as a great opportunity to interest youngsters into stamp collecting," said David Failor, executive director of stamp services for the Postal Service.
Failor added, "eyebrow-raising to say the least, this witty, well-written pop icon continues to irreverently satire its parody of a middle-class family as it lampoons American culture."
The new stamps can been seen and pre-ordered at USPS.com.