December 10, 2005

AND ONE WAS ON C-SPAN (via Rick Turley):

Margaret Cho: Dingbat (Mark Gauvreau Judge, 12/6/2005, American Spectator)

What's the difference between the Paul Wellstone funeral and a performance by Margaret Cho, comedian?

In parts, the Wellstone funeral was funny.

And no, I don't say that because I'm a conservative and Cho is a... well, what? Calling her a communist implies that there is a coherent ideology in her routine -- that she has a plan, a vision that propels her rage. But Cho is the absolute final, exhausted point of liberalism, its cold, bitter dead end -- a resentful, repetitive death rattle. Cho is fueled by hatred of everything conservative. It's a mystery what she actually believes in. Oh yeah -- being gay isn't a choice, and George Bush and the pope are evil hypocrites. Aside from that, who knows?

Don't you just assume she's pretending to be gay in order to salvage something of her career?

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 10, 2005 8:19 AM

i don't know, she has all the warning signs of lesbianism:

1. unattractive
2. perpetually angry
3. total lack of sense of humor
4. infantile politics
5. morbidly self-centered

i for one believe she genuinely is gay. i think the pretense is her being a comedienne.

Posted by: alfred kinsey at December 10, 2005 8:56 AM

Are we talking about Margaret Cho or Jeanane Garofolo?

Posted by: ratbert at December 10, 2005 9:22 AM

4 & 5 are often true, but 1 - 3 are usually true only of a pretty small (but vocal) lesbian subculture.
(And a small subculture of lesbians, themselves a tiny subculture of Americans, is minuscule indeed).

Posted by: Michael Herdegen [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 10, 2005 9:23 AM


janeanne and margaret together, wow! i pity the fool that goes home with those two.

Posted by: alfred kinsey at December 10, 2005 9:47 AM

Ellen Degeneres is actually funny. Paula Poundstone was funny before she self-destructed. Janeane Garofalo was never funny, but I don't think she's a lesbian.

Posted by: Robert Duquette at December 10, 2005 11:03 AM

Have we found the next step for Al Franken?

Posted by: Patrick H at December 10, 2005 11:15 AM

ellen wasn't funny when she was the poster child of sappho. rosie o'donnel likewise disingrated once she made her sexuality so promminent. paula poundstone is pitiful. remember we are talking about the actual person and not their stage personna.

PH: too funny :) think of "It's Pat" and the truth in your observation becomes inescable.

Posted by: alfred kinsey at December 10, 2005 11:24 AM

Franken is going to run for the US Senate in Minnesota. Remember, they elected Jesse "It's a Fake Name" Ventura.

Posted by: AllenS at December 10, 2005 11:59 AM

I know some attractive pleasant lesbians, and even one with a sense of humor.

Posted by: David Cohen at December 10, 2005 12:00 PM

stop bragging.

Posted by: alfred kinsey at December 10, 2005 12:33 PM

I doubt she's gay. About 8 years ago she was engaged to the brother of a then-coworker of mine. She's just being a PC leftie. Also, there are straight women who like to hang around gay men. There's even a slang term for them.

Posted by: PapayaSF at December 10, 2005 1:53 PM

some fruits take longer to ripen then others, like that basketball player awhile back.

Posted by: alfred kinsey at December 10, 2005 1:58 PM

We had once thought that this whole business was about "privacy." That turns out to have been one more big lie, such as we have come to expect from those for whom truth means rather less than nothing.

Of course privacy is inconsistent with proselytization. Homosexuals can reproduce, but they do not commonly choose to do so: they must therefore recruit. Their goal is to make deviance culturally acceptable, and so expand the pool from which recuits may be gleaned.

Extraterrestial observers of our media (check with the Canadians about this) might suppose that the alternative life-style set comprise half of our population, not 3 or 4%.

Posted by: Lou Gots at December 10, 2005 2:24 PM

. . . there are straight women who like to hang around gay men. There's even a slang term for them.

"Theatre majors," right?

Posted by: Mike Morley at December 11, 2005 7:39 AM

that term is "Lizza"

Posted by: paul allen's ghost at December 11, 2005 2:24 PM