Some Woman Says She’s Gay–Bully For Her, But…?

I just noticed that Robin Roberts “came out” as gay, garnering congratulations from Ellen DeGeneres, Michelle Obama, and numerous other luminaries.  Those who know me, and those who follow this blog, have probably figured out that sexual preference-based bigotry is a subject that really sticks in my craw–as hate goes, it’s both lame and lazy: picking on people for whom they love.  She has my congratulations!

So, that leaves only one question: WHO THE HELL IS ROBIN ROBERTS?  If I have to google her, is she really a celebrity of such monumental height that her sexual preference deserves a prominent place in my news aggregator?  (She’s apparently the star of some TV show called “Gma”–is that a turkish word?  Onomatopoeia?  Maybe I should get more than channels 2-13 on the magic box?)

It occurs to me that our age is one in which we have more celebrities than regular folks, and I don’t know who any of them is.  Except Jennifer Aniston–I read about her in line at the grocery store all of the time–she’s getting pregnant all the time and has been for years, and must have a dozen kids by now.

http://www.eonline.com/news/494582/michelle-obama-ellen-degeneres-congratulate-robin-roberts-for-coming-out-as-gay

Got to go.  Those damned kids are playing in my compost pile again.

About JunkChuck

Native, Militant Westsylvanian (the first last best place), laborer, gardener, and literary hobbyist (if by literary you mean "hack"). I've had a bunch of different blogs, probably four, due to a recurring compulsion to start over. This incarnation owes to a desire to dredge up the best entries of the worst little book of hand-scrawled poems I could ever dream of writing, salvageable excerpts from fiction both in progress and long-abandoned. and a smattering of whatever the hell seems to fit at any particular moment. At first blush, I was here just to focus on old, terrible verse, but I reserve the right to include...anything. Maybe everything, certainly my love of pulp novels growing garlic, the Pittsburgh Steelers and howling at the moon--both figuratively and, on rare occasions, literally.
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2 Responses to Some Woman Says She’s Gay–Bully For Her, But…?

  1. Donna says:

    Chuck, GMA is GOOD MORNING AMERICA!!

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    • JunkChuck says:

      Ha! I’d rather think it was some weird foreign word. You know, like Gnu–the mighty Gnu, striding across the Savanna. Recognize that joke about the compost pile–I totally lifted that from Brian. “Damn kids, stay out of my compost pile!” Does he still say that? Thanks for reading.

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