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Happy Birthday, Betty White

17 Jan

Betty_White_2010Happy Birthday, Betty White.  White, a National Treasure, turns 93 today.  In addition to her animal rights activism and her long successful career in film and television, she is also a proponent of equal rights for the LGBT community. White  was quoted: “Gays love old ladies. I don’t care who anybody sleeps with. If a couple has been together all that time—and there are gay relationships that are more solid than some heterosexual ones—I think it’s fine if they want to get married.”  Her character of Sue Ann Nivens, the Happy Homemaker, on Mary Tyler Moore was one of my favorite roles of White’s.  And what gay man did not watch White in the Golden Girls? Currently, I am enjoying watching Betty White as Elke Ostrovsky on Hot In Cleveland.

Of course, I love White’s fight against misogyny with her comment:

Why do people say “Grow some balls?”  Balls are weak and sensitive!  If you really wanna get tough, grow a vagina! Those things take a pounding!

Brava, to our much beloved Betty White. Of course, for me she will always be the ever charming Sue Ann Nivens. Here is our Sue Ann as a “Tawny Beast.”

Betty White Endorses President Obama

14 May

Cheers for Betty White!

If you have ever read TSM you know how much I love Betty White.  From her role as the delicious Sue Ann Nivens on the Mary Tyler Moore Show to her current role as Elka Ostrovsky on Hot in Cleveland, Betty has won the hearts of many.  I have also loved her for supporting marriage equality–a matter of civil rights.

While Betty White typically steers clear of politics, yesterday she publicly endorsed President Obama, saying: how she “very, very much favors” President Barack Obama in this election.  White went on to say how much she appreciates “how he represents us.”   While I try not to get caught up in the lives of celebritiess, I so appreciate and respect the 90 year old Betty White for supporting a President who has a wonderful reputation globally and has the integrity to support and push forward civil rights; these qualities were severely lacking in W.  In fact, W managed to work hard against civil rights and made the US look like global bullies–what does it say that Romney has said he is even more conservative than W? Well done, Betty White!

Happy Birthday, Betty White

17 Jan

Happy Birthday, Betty!

Happy Birthday, Betty White.  White, a National Treasure, turns 90 today.  In addition to her animal rights activism and her long successful career in film and television, she is also a proponent of equal rights for the LGBT community. White  was quoted: “Gays love old ladies. I don’t care who anybody sleeps with. If a couple has been together all that time—and there are gay relationships that are more solid than some heterosexual ones—I think it’s fine if they want to get married.”  Her character of Sue Ann Nivens, the Happy Homemaker, on Mary Tyler Moore was one of my favorite roles of White’s.  And what gay man did not watch White in the Golden Girls? Years later, I’m enjoying her as the feisty mob bride on Hot In Cleveland.

Of course, I love White’s fight against misogyny with her comment:

Why do people say “Grow some balls?”  Balls are weak and sensitive!  If you really wanna get tough, grow a vagina! Those things take a pounding!

Brava, to our much beloved Betty White. Of course, for me she will always be the ever charming Sue Ann Nivens. Here is our Sue Ann as a “Tawny Beast.”

Women’s History, January 17

17 Jan

National Treasure

Happy Birthday, Betty White.  White, a National Treasure, turns 89 today.  In addition to her animal rights activism, and her long successful career in film and television, she is also a proponent of equal rights for the LGBT community. White  was quoted: “Gays love old ladies. I don’t care who anybody sleeps with. If a couple has been together all that time—and there are gay relationships that are more solid than some heterosexual ones—I think it’s fine if they want to get married.”  Brava, to our much beloved Betty White. Of course, for me she will always be the ever charming Sue Ann Nivens. Here is our Sue Ann as a “Tawny Beast.”

Happy Birthday, Anne Bronte.  My favorite novel by this Bronte sister is, Tenant of Wildfell Hall, a story about one woman’s independence and against religious dogma with an honest  portrayal of alcoholism.

Happy Birthday, Mary Tyler Moore

29 Dec

For those of us that grew up in the 1970’s, Mary Tyler Moore was an icon and a symbol of the Women’s Rights’ Movement.  There was a time we thought the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) would pass.  For me, I never missed an episode of the Mary Tyler Moore Show on Saturday evenings.  I always wanted to be Mary, but in reality was probably more like Rhoda.  Of course, there are times when I’m like Sue Ann.  In addition to the Dick Van Dyke Show, before MTM, Mary was nominated for a best actress Oscar for Ordinary People, directed by Robert Redford.  Happy Birthday, Mary Tyler Moore.  You’re Gonna Make It After All.

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