You have to be a pretty old fart like me to remember the TV show "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" It starred Dwayne Hickman as a high school kid looking for Love--(cue music)
"Dobie wants a girl to call his own,
Is she short, is she tall, is she fat, is she small?
Is she any kind of dreamboat at all?
'Cause Dobie has to have a girl to call his own"
This show was innocent and smart and came out in the sixties when I was in Junior High and High school.
They, at one point came out with a line of shirts, designed to be worn outside the trousers--they came to a point in front and back--Dobie wore them,--and we all bought them and wore them to school, thinking we could get around the dress code. "They're DESIGNED to be worn out..." No deal. we had to tuck them in. Clothes had some import on "coolness" in those days. I remember when a new kid transferred from up north to our school and he wore wide belts and black socks and committed some other horrible fashion faux pauxs--but in a year or two our pencil thin belts were out--turns out his part of the country was just ahead of us--I think the teenage girls controlled this part of our lives... And we , like Dobie loved them.
Anyway, we all watched this show. It featured Dwayne Hickman as Dobie and the show always started out with Dobie on a park bench in front of a statue of The Thinker, addressing the camera and telling us about his latest problem. Tuesday Weld, a hot blonde movie starlet playead his love-interest. Gilligan played Maynarad G. Krebbs, his beatnik buddy, in a classic performance.
And now we get to the point of all this, almost. There was a character named ZELDA GILROY, who was a girl nerd, that loved Dobie.
In real life, she grew up to be the first admitted Lesbian Senator in the California State Senate. So far, so good.
BUT, apparently it has been her life vision to destroy the innocnece of America as portrayed by Central City in that sitcom she played in.
She authored and introduced a bill in the Senate, that forces school tesxbooks to not disparage gays and lesbians. Fine, I didn't know they did that. (They don't). But it also mandates that they MENTION THE SEXUAL ORIENTATION of gay historical figures.
I'm not kidding here, folks. Boy this will double the cost of special testbooks just for the state of California. Bend over and Take it in the you know where, taxpayers. The example Zelda gives is that if you mention a poet in the book, you have to mention that he is black AND you have to mention he is GAY.
Does this mean, that a mention of Jefferson might read, "Thomas Jefferson, white heterosexual,..." or "Martha Washington, not a sexual deviant..." No, this is just for queers.
This is sheer lunacy, folks. And the Senate has PASSED it. Ahnold won't comment, I think his handlers have reigned him in on this one, and just in time.
Now we could give a rat's ass what this dyke's kinky sex habits are. Most Americans tolerate queers. It's when they cross the line and try to shove their queerness down our throats and hold it up with pride, that we get irked.
I like the hell out of Ellen, but when she turned her sitcom into a "Look at me, I'm a Queer and that's a good thing, and I'm better than you and you shoud try it, show that people got weary of listening to it and tuned out. So, no viewers, no show. Her new show is a great hit, and she hasn't ruined it by trying to make it into a political platform for her lifestyle.
Anyway, I hope the California Assembly has enuff guts to trash this stupid piece of legislation.
Witch Zelda crossed the line when she started her campaign to educate children about how great it is to be a sexual deviant. That's child molestation in my book. Bitch.
Don't file this one under "Anti-Homosexual", file it under "Anti-stupidity".
-TR-( centering function inoperable at this time)