random quotes ... to amuse, inspire, enrage:
  On being laughed at by cast-members while dressing up as transvestite FBI agent on "Twin Peaks":

The interesting thing is it hurt my feelings. I have been lucky -- or unlucky -- enough to be an accepted human being. I'm white, I'm male, I'm straight. But now I know the constraints women feel when they dress, and what it's like to be ridiculed for being gay by unfeeling men. And on top of all that, my vanity kicked in. I felt so unattractive.

tagged: homophobia, sexism, heterosexism
  —David Duchovny, Quoted in Ted Edwards, X-Files Confidential: The Unauthorized X-Philes Compendium. First Edition. (Little, Brown: 1996-97) (p.19).

libertarianism, state action, and private discrimination

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

Some great commentary coming out in the wake of Rand Paul’s floundering attempts to dodge explaining his philosophy. For instance, this from No More Mister Nice Blog: Here’s the thing: segregation at lunch counters didn’t exist because individual privately owned businesses were determining for themselves that they would not serve black people. They relied on […]


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