Just Say No

It’s become a kick with me to “Just Say No”. Now, I’m not talking about drugs. In fact, I’m very proud to say that I’ve never done drugs in my life so in that respect, I’ve always just said no.

No, I’m referring to television. Now I’ve griped in the past couple of months about the degradation in quality of “Will and Grace”. After watching last week’s episode I think I’m done with the show. When a talented actress like Debra Messing is relegated to farting in the hallway, then it’s time to “Just Say No” to Will and Grace.

I was toying with the idea of subscribing to Showtime for ‘Queer As Folk’, but after reading the hateful comments regarding the show on the ‘official’ message board, it’s best to just “Continue To Say No” to Queer As Folk. By the way, if by some wild chance that a writer of “Queer As Folk” is reading this blog entry, please answer the clue phone, it is ringing. Not all gay men and lesbians (not even a tenth of them) act like the characters that you have put together for that show. You should be ashamed of yourself and please stop doing such a disservice to the gay community.

I can proudly say that I didn’t watch the Academy Awards on Sunday. I’ve never understood the whole “honor thyself” attitude of the Academy Awards… if there has to be an award show for these talented individuals, then let it be the People’s Choice Awards, where the audience selects the honoree. And then to have individuals use the Academy Awards as a platform for an anti-war speech is ludicrous. If any of them tried to say similar sentiments in Iraq, they would have been shot. Those with the silver spoon in their mouth really don’t understand how good they have it.

And, last but not least, I am just saying no to peace protests. Now, I’m a democrat. I’m a tree hugger. I’m a “do-gooder” by nature I suppose. And before the war began, I worried about innocent lives being lost. But now is the time to stand behind our country and defend her. It is time to honor those protecting us. It’s time to be proud to be an American.

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