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Scott Lively, Asshole of the Day for April 1, 2014
Scott Lively is running for governor in Massachusetts, and if he has his way, there’d probably be a law every bit as repressive towards gays as the one in Uganda because it turns out he helped to get that law passed.
When discussing the legislation, Lively had this to say about Obama and his opposition to that law:When I went on to point out that the President Obama is “wholeheartedly” against this legislation, Dr Lively chuckled and said: “I think Obama may as well be a homosexual himself. He is certainly a radical homosexualist - meaning a person, whether they are homosexual or not, meaning a person who is 100 per cent invested in the homosexual agenda." Rather perplexed by his unexpected comment, I said; "So you think Obama is a homosexual?" He replied: "I think he may be." I asked Dr Lively what his view was based upon and he referred to an article on an online site, World Net Daily. When I asked if he thought President Obama was part of the gay agenda, he replied: "Anyone who is trying to break down the protections for the natural family and legitimize sexual perversion is complicit in the recruitment of children."
Obama is gay. Maybe. Or at least “100% invested in the homosexual agenda”. Sounds bad.
Of course the “homosexual agenda” which Lively thinks is so sinister amounts to being treated the same as everyone else— having the same rights and responsibilities, paying the same taxes, filing the same paperwork and the lot. There are no special privileges being asked for.
But Scott Lively equates equality for gays with a loss of privilege for bigots like him, and for that, as well as his calling Obama a possible homosexual, he is the Asshole of the Day.
It is Scott Lively's first time as Asshole of the Day.
first off, for those that don’t know the winter soldier storyline, this post will probably contain spoilers for the upcoming cap movie? um. sorry, i actually didn’t think of it when i started the mani.
but yeah, with the movie coming up this is probably the closest thing i have to an OTP right now - steve/bucky [captain america/bucky barnes]. the left hand is bucky, the green is opi ‘here today… aragon tomorrow’ with the opi matte top coat. the accent nail [for his arm] is opi ‘push and shove’ and the red star [done with electrical tape and a star hole punch because i have no stamping plates yet] is a-england ‘percival’. the right hand is steve, the blue i picked for two reasons, it’s pretty much the perfect commander rogers blue, and the name is hilarious considering the pairing - opi ‘russian navy’. yes i am a terrible person. the accent star was opi ‘push and shove’ as well, and the top coat was again the opi matte top coat.
So I understand that’s supposed to be a picture of The Avengers… but really it’s just an excuse for Tony to have a giant portrait of Captain America in his house.
Subtle Tony. Subtle.
omg…I bet every other Avenger is like, vaguely uncomfortable as they go through the tower, surrounded by images of Captain America with vague images of various Avengers in the background
and Steve is just
I’ll bet it’s totally cropped down from a much larger photo too
to just focus on Cap
Hello, class. Today I would like to tell you why “Yasha” is not a good thing for you to call Bucky in fic while he is the Winter Soldier.
It’s not “James” in Russian. It’s not. “Yasha” is the diminutive of “Yakov,” which is obviously Jacob. And yes, I know they have the same Aramaic? (I think) root, but like, here’s the deal — neither I (immigrated from the former Soviet Union as a child) nor my parents (lived in the Soviet Union for a good chunk of their lives) have ever met anyone named Yasha who wasn’t Jewish.
Don’t come at me with some exception you found on the internet — it’s a name that carries strong signifiers of Eastern European Jewishness. And we all know how the Soviets felt about Eastern European Jews (in case you don’t know — hint: really fuckin’ not great). It’s really unlikely that they would give a name with those signifiers to their super-weapon, especially in order to give him a name that’s etymologically close to his given name.
Now, what should you call him instead?
Mountaineer George Mallory