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Bullet Sunday 202

Posted on Sunday, October 17th, 2010

Dave!It's bullets over broken promises on Bullet Sunday!

   
• Tweet! Did you know the incomparable Elizabeth Hurley is on Twitter? It's true! She tweets fairly regularly about all kinds of stuff... but mostly about being Elizabeth Hurley, which is reason enough to follow her...

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Elizabeth Hurley on Twitter

No tweets yet on the burden of being the most beautiful woman on the planet, but give her time.

   
• Better! I saw this video on Blair's Corner this past Wednesday, and it won't leave my head. Of all the inspiring "It Gets Better" videos floating around, this one sums it all up beautifully...

How can anybody watch this and be okay with a society that fosters such senseless hatred? As councilman Joel Burns says, it's not just about gay kids... it's about any kid that gets bullied just for being different. Six years ago somebody wrote to me from a life of pain and non-stop harassment. It broke my heart then, and the recent rash of teen suicides has brought it all back again.

Things have to change. Things have to get better. But it's not going to happen magically. We have to work for it by rejecting hatred and intolerance wherever we find it, and creating a world that embraces compassion and understanding. Though not always. I am quickly losing my compassion and understand for people who use religion and politics as an excuse to enforce a culture where kids are driven to kill themselves. They can just go fuck themselves.

   
• Beaver! Even though Leave It To Beaver was before my time, I remember it very well from reruns. "June Cleaver" is an American institution, a national treasure, and the epitome of television moms...

So when I heard that Barbara Billingsly had died I was understandably upset. Oddly enough, it's not June Cleaver that I most remember her for...

Go cups cut out to da Big Man, Big Momma. We fallin' out now you got your boots on an have a ball.

   
Huh. Feels like Monday.

Comments

  1. A. Lewis says:

    I can’t believe that you said Beaver and Hurley in the same post.

    As for Joel Burns video….I’m still without words.

  2. Hurley’s twitter posts are pretty cute.

  3. Sarkawt says:

    God, with Joel Burns’ speech, he moved me to tears, for God’s sake!!!! He kept saying things will get better not only for gay kids, but also for anyone who gets bullied at school…How can things get better if society doesn’t work together to resolve this matter!
    Today is my birthday and all I am hoping is to have all these issues resolved anytime soon so that the world will live in peace and people must learn to live in harmony with each other…

  4. Sybil Law says:

    The Joel Burns video is so heartbreaking. People – weren’t they raised that it’s just not NICE to be mean?!!
    Elizabeth Hurley is gorgeous.
    RIP, Barbra Billingsley. I loved “Leave it to Beaver” reruns! But the Airplane clip is by far the best!!

  5. muskrat says:

    Glad you shared the Burns video…hadn’t seen it before. Upsetting.

  6. Jarod says:

    I have watched several ‘it gets better’ videos; many have brought me to tears. I hope these statements are getting through to the kids who are suffering at the hands of bullies.

    It truly disgusts me that bullying is so pervasive and accepted in so many areas.

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