This. I’m old enough to remember that until 1969, the men arrested in police nuisance raids of gay bars would have their names published in the daily newspaper, often resulting in losing jobs. Rogers wasn’t rejecting him - he was looking out for him (and the show). Also worth noting that the marriage-for-appearances… Read more
I agree that you can’t call this homophobia on Rogers part (imho). He didn’t reject Clemmons, quite the opposite. He did pragmatically admit the reality of the situation. If he kept going out to gay bars, he’d get outed and fired. That was the reality and completely out of Roger’s hands. The ending of the article in… Read more
I have seen a couple of sites trying to make a fuss out of this and say that homophobia was some sort of skeleton in Fred Rogers’ closet. But that is really judging people of half a century ago by the morality of today. It is amazing that Clemmons wasn’t fired. Gay people (especially men) around children was regarded… Read more
On the show, he would say, “I love you just the way you are.” One day I said, “Fred, were you talking to me?” And he looked at me and he said, “Yes, I’ve been talking to you for two years and you finally heard me today.” And I just collapsed into his arms. I started crying. That’s when I knew I loved him. Read more
I once made a family where the wife cheated on the husband with their neighbor and he moved out only for when the family’s daughter to go to college to start woo hooing with the same neighbor then when she was back at home the mother saw the daughter kissing the neighbor and they proceeded to have a massive fight and… Read more
Sims: Grey Gardens Edition
Entry level, fryer position making about $200K/year with actually showing up for work being optional.
“Sheep go to heaven, goats come to live with me.”
Why not have her piggyback with Mother Pence on hawking that swim towel bling? Surely there has to be some kind of ‘honest’ grift for a cabinet secretary’s wife in DC. Can’t she sit on somebody’s Board of Directors or be hired on as a Consultant somewhere?
I went to college with a guy who got married when he was 21. They met in college, but his wife worked odd jobs that didn’t make much money, while he had a career in engineering. He used to bitch constantly about how she had low wage retail jobs and how he felt burdened paying for everything, including her large… Read more
Wow. Very moving life story. These are the people we should be commemorating.
That’s not a pearl, that’s clearly a napping baby alien.
NO they wouldn’t. She’d be crucified across social media, doxxed, and people would be digging into her past to come up with dirt to shame and humiliate her. I don’t know if you’ve noticed but people rarely take the woman’s side. Ever, in anything. Himpathy is real. In this cases it isn’t even about Francis for a good… Read more