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  1. RandyOwen says

    Jason you are the problem with america right now, you want to see the world in an “either/or” view and cant understand that mos people are actually somewhere around “both.” He can be rich and have compassion, just like someone can be anti abortion but still pro choice, or even people can not agree with gay rights but not want laws passed to infringe on those rights. America is not made up of the people on the extremes, but full of people in the middle. Mains stream media makes money from showing the extremes, Politicians use the extremes to create a sense of fear and hate to bring in money, and silly posters on blogs feed into the machine instead of being part of the solution. The solution is simple, just stop and think. That’s it, if you stopped and thought about it you could see that Samuel can have millions of dollars and care about the people who don’t, just because you see people like Romney, Ryan, the Koch brothers, and so on not giving a crap about everyone else does not eliminate the people like Jackson, Buffet, Gates who use their money and power to make the world better and not just their own situation.

  2. RandyOwen says

    Jason you are the problem with america right now, you want to see the world in an “either/or” view and cant understand that mos people are actually somewhere around “both.” He can be rich and have compassion, just like someone can be anti abortion but still pro choice, or even people can not agree with gay rights but not want laws passed to infringe on those rights. America is not made up of the people on the extremes, but full of people in the middle. Mains stream media makes money from showing the extremes, Politicians use the extremes to create a sense of fear and hate to bring in money, and silly posters on blogs feed into the machine instead of being part of the solution. The solution is simple, just stop and think. That’s it, if you stopped and thought about it you could see that Samuel can have millions of dollars and care about the people who don’t, just because you see people like Romney, Ryan, the Koch brothers, and so on not giving a crap about everyone else does not eliminate the people like Jackson, Buffet, Gates who use their money and power to make the world better and not just their own situation.

  3. Gregoire says

    Yes, Jason, Samuel L Jackson is a millionaire who understands that it doesn’t exempt him from civic and moral duty, and it doesn’t excuse him from common sense and rational thinking. Unlike you.

  4. Diogenes Arktos says

    The mantra all LGBT people and our friends should keep in mind is “Prop 8″. Even though the Religious Right have no use for Romney, their hatred for Obama knows no bounds and they *do* vote.

  5. Yupp says

    RandyOwen : Gays are the ones who see everything as “either/or”. Spend just one week in the gay ghetto of NYC and you’ll see that. Everything is Enemy Category (U.S. southerners; blue-collar men; Republicans; Irish and Italian Catholics; Israelis; or Ally Category (French Catholics; highbrow Protestants; Muslims…etc) and if anything or anyone ever approaches a shades-of-gray area, they get confused and hostile.

  6. Caliban says

    Fox News used the same “reasoning” during the Occupy Wall Street protests. “What’s Anne Hathaway (or whoever) doing there? She’s part of the 1%!” As if that invalidated their participation.

    Being wealthy doesn’t preclude you from believing Wall Street needs to be regulated. In fact it’s the smart position because unregulated it’s prone, as recent events show, to crash. You can be wealthy and believe that you don’t need a tax cut, that you’re willing to bear your part of the burden. It really does come down to Economic Patriotism.

    IF, as seems to be the case, Mitt Romney hid his money in tax shelters around the world that’s a form of economic treason.

  7. RandyOwen says

    @ Yupp,
    Well you are doing the same thing Jason was doing, to say that all gays are the worst at this is a lie proven by the fact that i exist and would hazard to guess that KILE OZIER, GREGOIRE, HERMES, AG, and CALIBAN exist as well. ANd i lived in what you would call a “Gay Ghetto” for over ten years, maybe you should spend more than a week there and meet the real men and women who make those communities up. If you only looked at rural community’s in the deep south to make your generalizations about red-necks you would be dismissing the allies we know we have in good people who live in small communities who have stood up for us as well. So Yupp i ask that you stop and think too.

  8. Yupp says

    I live in NYC and have spent years here, and know the gay ghetto section more than I want to. Way more than a week. And I KNOW gays, almost entirely, do what I said. They don’t think. I’ll rattle off example after example if you want. It’s even proven, time and again, on THIS blog (run by gay ghetto dwellers). I’ll grant that maybe YOU don’t do it, but…

  9. ratbastard says

    Samuel L. Jackson is racist. But he can get away with it because the white ‘progressives’ who control the ‘progressive’ movement are afraid to condemn non-white racism. They also need ghettoized ‘minority’ folks [gays included] for their ‘Rainbow’ coalition.

    I’m in no way saying so-called conservatives on average are any better, they aren’t. The fanatics [most are actually just opportunistic frauds who use ideologies for personal gain] who control so much of our political discourse thrive on stratification and getting people at each other’s throats. The key is keep the faithful and ignorant followers ‘radicalized’ and on the plantation.

  10. Bob says

    Jackson has become a cartoon of himself. I don’t fault the purpose of the spot — I’m all for it — but it is amateurish, silly, immature. Rather like Jackson’s persona, these days….

  11. Pommie says

    Jason and Yupp are the same person. Jason switches to Yupp and say in support of whatever he’s already written under the Jason username. Grow up Jason! Grow up Yupp!

  12. Yupp says

    My philosophy is that one absolutely can be a millionaire and still care about everyone else’s financial state. (My only problem with this ad is no one in that family is really wondering who is this stranger queening about the house).

  13. Terry says

    Thank you and very well said Randy (3rd commenter, about the middle).

    And @AG I think I hear you, and if so, clever and intriguing and understandable in the wild west of new media. ur fun comment [is up at] the level of the historically best commenters at gawker.

    It must drive the best sites crazy how to try to draw the value from good commenters, while diminishing the purely argumentative troublemaking [aka trolls] ones, and while still being part of free speech which is not too controlled by monopoly capital (save advertising exigencies).

    Didn’t A.J. Leibling say ‘freedom of the press is limited to those who own one’?

    Thank God Andy Towle and the others figured out how to build this site keeping a pretty stern view [IMHO] on issues of class and human sustainability not just gay issues. And by bringing glossy fashion mag editorial/presentation sensibilities, somehow able to get corp money and keep a bright voice.

    And science! And beefcake!

    Top notch, now for more AG types and keep just as many of the cheerfully flirty commenters who like to wolf whistle the beefcake posts! And some of the viscerally unhappy and disruptive people could maybe go over to Breitbart and Drudge and perhaps mix in a little Sullivan

    It’s a lil like hookup ad copy: negative words come off poorly unless done well and thoughtfully.

    Terry

  14. Yupp says

    And Sciences ! And beefcakes ! And giving out the addresses of girls in Kentucky falsely accused of gaybashing so Towleroad readers can send them threats of torture, like taking razor blades to their vaginas! What humanitarians Towley and Co. are.

  15. Yupp says

    (You’re cool, Derrick from Philly. You’re just mistaken about that one. Not Tank here. Now I remember what I hated about that guy. He refused to believe some gays fake gaybashings).

  16. Val says

    @Jason, FYI Samuel L. Jackson hasn’t always been a millionaire just so you know. He can sympathize with the plight of the poor and middle class because he has been there.

    He’s an example of someone who worked their way up the ladder, but hasn’t forgotten where he came from.

  17. UFFDA says

    Grow up troll trollers who want to conflate everyone who has an alternate opinion in order to believe that there’s only one troll. There are lots and lots of gay people who think outside the ghetto box.

  18. UFFDA says

    Grow up troll trollers who want to conflate everyone who has an alternate opinion in order to believe that there’s only one troll. There are lots and lots of gay people who think outside the ghetto box.

  19. Derrick from Philly says

    “Grow up troll trollers who want to conflate everyone who has an alternate opinion in order to believe that there’s only one troll.”

    Yes, but why do you all look ali…I mean, write alike.

    TANK and I had some ugly but (I hope) humorous exchanges on this blog. I respected his intelligence, but I couldn’t stand him. Years ago that would have turned me on. Now it just gives me gas.

  20. Yupp says

    UFFDA : I hate that too, when guys try to pretend everybody with a non-ghetto-gay opinion MUST all be the same ONE person under different names. But Derrick From Philly wasn’t really doing that. He thinks my style of writing sounds just like Tank. (It probably does !)

  21. Andrew says

    This fellow liberal has a question: Can you just imagime all the people that could be help if the multi-millionaire liberal movie stars, athletes, rock and rap stars would pour their excessive hundreds and hundreds of millions of $$$ into programs to help lift the poor into the middle class? Instead what we usually see are people living in wealth that Marie Antoinette could not have imagined. And they love to show off their Versailles style Cribs.

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