Dead babies, dead babies, dead babies! Guys, abortion, let’s talk dead babies. Like, did you know that ultrasounds are a secrety weapon of the pro-life movement? Because, bitch-ass preggos can actually see what their baby looks like and presumably won’t want to kill them? And, yes, in that way, ultrasounds are the ROSA PARKS of almost-dead babies.
FONSTANCE (yes, you can abbreve “for instance”):
The unspoken message of the ultrasound is clear to all with an open heart: “I’m human—just like you.”
It was the same message of Harriet Beecher Stowe whose novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” made the horrors of slavery impossible to ignore. It was the message of Rosa Parks who awakened a slumbering country to the evils of racism by the simple act of sitting down. It is the message of the victims and the oppressed throughout our history: “”I’m human—just like you.”
Rob Lowe had sex with an underage girl when R. Kelly was underage (ROB LOWE IS OLD). “Define teenage,” he said. Then, before P.Hilton, Tommy Lee, etc, a tape of Rob Lowe doing nasty thinsg got out. Which is why Rob Lowe is:
This guy Nick Bonatsakis made an iPHONE app that was like the friggin’ Jersey Shore duck phone. I’m on that, guys. BUT! Apple would not let him sell it (minimal user functionality, whatever.). And so, herein lies your new cause celebre:
"A line has been crossed. When a man can’t bring his duck app to to market because of a capricious decision by a fixie-riding Californian App Store Review Team Member in a tight t-shirt and jeans ensemble then a man needs to do something. God speed you, Nick, and your duck app. Don’t give up on this. You can be the Rosa Parks of duck apps.”
This horrible metaphor does not take time off for Black History Month. Hells no.
Because Baltimore doesn’t have enough problems, they also have this lady who ordained a couple of other ladies in the Catholic Church. Whoops relig.
"Good!" Bridget Mary Meehan, one of five American bishops in the international Roman Catholic Womenpriests movement, told the Sarasota Herald Tribune. “They’re upping the ante. People will have to be courageous to support us and that is what this is about. Like our sister Rosa Parks, we refuse to sit on the back of the bus any longer.”
That bus being the bus that keeps the other ladies from riding the abortion train. Or whatever.
Kevin Smith is a fatty, but is he the RP of fatties? Battling airline seats that attempt to cage his fat.
It’s generally difficult to listen to millionaires rage about injustices they suffer. “C’mon, you’re not Rosa Parks”, I mutter to myself. Then today I see that he’s challenging Southwest Air to bring the airplane seat to “The Daily Show” and if he can’t fit in it he’ll donate $10,000 to charity. I rolled my eyes and applauded the videogum post this morning, “Kevin, give the money to charity and get on with your life”.
It’s like, every time I walk by a Spencer’s Gifts or a Hot Topic or a Journeys, I think, what did we do before we could buy faux vintage Converge tees from bemulletted teens? There but for the Buffys and Angels GO I. I MEAN REALLY.
This is why it’s apropos that Joss Whedon, “Buffy” HBIC, etc, has been called “the Rosa Parks of Sci-Fi.” If ever there was one.
Well, okay, this one is sort of sarcastic, but whatevs: Deadspin calls the New Orleans kid who got sent home from school for wearing a Colts jersey on Saint’s Day and his God-loving dads the “Rosa Parks of meaningless shit.”
Pulling my own Jew card here — not going to pretend like I understand anything happening in the next paragraph. Catholics! Craze!
"This program explores how King Saul has been misunderstood and given a bum rap. King Saul was unjustly punished by the Lord for not waiting for Samuel to arrive and he offered the sacrifices himself, an act then prohibited. We can understand King Saul’s yearning for the priesthood and the fact that there was inequality in that those who were not from the Levitical tribe were banned from the priesthood. Father McBrien explains the modern parallels where women yearning to become priests are denied equality with the tribe of men. King Saul was really the Rosa Parks of priestly ordination. King Saul’s disobedience to the Lord was punished where instead he should have been celebrated for having followed his conscience and meaning well. King Saul also supported dialogue in that he was willing even to have the Witch of Endor call up the spirit of the prophet Samuel to dialogue with.”
Oh wait, hey, witches? Y’all did not tell me you believed in witches. SIGN ME UP!
Dateline NBC, keep taking that journalism thing seriously, dude
Connie Szefczek received a zillion telemarketing calls from her local newspaper even after she told them to quit it, so she sued them and won (NICE JOB! BIG WIN!). Then Dateline NBC did a humans interest story on her and called her (yes, really):
This old bag would not just sit at the back of the old lady death bus wearing the depends and drinking the metamucil like all the other rich ladies who married crappy small-dicked football players. And so!
“He told me, ‘For me, and I’ve read some of your letters, I’ve decided I’m going to call you the Rosa Parks of the NFL retired group,’” Suzie recalled with a laugh. “And I felt like that was quite a compliment, and he said, ‘You wouldn’t sit down, shut up, and you darn sure didn’t go to the back of the bus!’”
"For a few months after Dave Koz began his weekday morning DJ stint on 94.7 KTWV The Wave in the Spring of 2001, pals in the local music community teased him with an off-color joke. They called him the “Rosa Parks of smooth jazz,” because his face was on the back of every bus in Los Angeles. Seems you couldn’t go anywhere in the city without seeing the veteran saxman’s friendly smile shining back at you.”
Gabrielle Union played the love interest of ROSS and JOEY on “FRIENDS” in the early 90s and that launched her career as Must See TV.
"When I took that part," she says, "a show I was on, ‘City of Angels,’ on another large network, had just been canceled on Monday. I started work on ‘Friends’ on Thursday. I just wanted to be sure my Visa bill got paid. I didn’t set out to be the Rosa Parks of Must-See TV.”
Gaby and Coach Lubbock would not go gently into that good night.
“Selma, Alabama is where the civil rights movement began. It started with a single bus and the refusal by Rosa Parks to take a seat in the back of that bus,” he told an enthusiastic audience during the WCA Summit in Washington, DC. “This was the beginning of the end for the bigoted policies that had supported so much ugly, disgusting discrimination in America.”
“As chiropractors, we’re going to take the air out of the tires of those buses and put an end to the drive-by assaults against our beloved profession,”
A RP superfan directed me to the website of crap metal band 18 Visions, who quaffed a strong cup of haterade when they were in Glasgow and were turned away from an Internet cafe (ostensibly because they were a crap metal band.)
"this is the first time we have ever been discriminated against….it was a weird feeling. i really felt like rosa parks getting told to move to the back of the bus. i felt stripped of my rights as a human being and was so shocked that it even happened. i’m thinking i’m an upper middle class person with no criminal history and a univeristy degree….didnt i earn the right to exist freely wherever and to do whatever? dave chapelle talked about events that occur that are so racist that it doesnt even make you made…it just makes you step back and say….man, that is racist. seriously exact same situation. so if that wasnt bad enough we walk down the street and some guy says why are you guys wearing mascara. and then we walk further down the street and another guy says rock n roll weirdos. WHATS WITH THIS PLACE?”
Man, Glasgow is totally racist against metal dudes.
"So today, I decided to change some habits and get back to basics, and took the $15 “Bolt Bus” to NYC (Instead of the ultra luxurious Acela I usually travel in), and even got a small room at The Pod Hotel, which is an upscale version of a Hostel in Midtown NYC with Bunk-Beds and a shared bathroom so I could taste struggle and poorness again and come down to Earth. I even rode in the back of the bus to feel the symbolism of “The Journey”, because I see myself as a modern day Rosa Parks making a stand for the rights of the “Modern Actor” (An actor who does it with out worrying about what people think), and stared out the window thinking about how many people are living through me, and cheering for Arthur Kade to be the greatest actor in the world."
And plus! Where would RP would fall on the Kade Scale?
Rowing guys, nobody would sit at the back of the boat bus if this lady had her way. That is why she is the RP of
"the movement to establish women’s rowing as a sport. During the 1930s the male rowing establishment told Ernestine Bayer she couldn’t row because she was a woman. So she established a woman’s boat club and then in the 1960s took the first U.S. women’s eight to France to row in world competition. Her actions created an uproar in the male rowing community. Today women constitute more than half the rowers in the United States.”
Nice job Ernestine! You gave rich broads something to do!
We’re sure having sex with old hags for money is no pleasure walk. Howevs, it’s not particularly accurate to say your new awesome gigolo job is
“just the same as when Rosa Parks decided to sit at the front instead of the back. She was proclaiming her rights as a disadvantaged, African-American older woman. And I’m doing the same. I’m actually standing up now, and hopefully I can be supported by the male community and be understood as a person. This actually isn’t about selling my body. This is about changing social norms.”
Nick Diaz is fighting for his right to smoke weed and also fight dudes in the UFC. This is why his bud Caesar Gracie calls him a hero among men because he won’t give us his weed just because it violates UFC rules. Problemz!
"What can you do, man?" Gracie said of the CSAC policy. "Rosa Parks wasn’t supposed to ride in the front of the bus. She was supposed to be in the back of that bus. "Nick is the Rosa Parks of MMA."
Years ago Rosa Parks got on a bus and sat where she shouldn’t have - a form of protest letting the world know she’d had enough. Ben Stein, about as unlikely a candidate as Rosa for similar notoriety, has now done much the same thing, only this time the issue isn’t about racial prejudice, it’s about prejudice against those who question any aspect of evolution. And this time the vehicle for the protest isn’t a bus, but a documentary.
Terrell Owens, the SF 49ers were keeping you down like the post-reconstructionist South
It’s so true, it totally blows when you are stuck in a huge contract and expected to play football and then you are like ROSA PARKS and everybody is just riding your very expensive sports jock strap (NO HOMO).
"In France it was Joan of Arc; in the Crimea it was Florence Nightingale; in the deep south there was Rosa Parks; in India there was Mother Teresa and in Florida there was Katherine Harris," — Larry Gatlin, introducing the Florida Secretary of State to an adoring crowd at the Florida Inaugural Ball.
Let’s trade make up tips and do our hair and you can tell me what it was like at the back of the bus!
Everybody always forgets the time that Rosa Parks totally had a sniper gun on Colin Farrell who was stuck in a phone booth with no way out, but whatevs cos Colin Farrell was totally cheating on his wife with Pam, that whore.
It was exactly like the time that editorial cartoonist Jose Varela took over the newsroom at the Miami Herald with a gun because he wanted the executive editor to resign. Whoops! Yeah!
Do you know that aside from civil rights, Rosa Parks also fought in favor of deer baiting during hunting season? Just because there is this little deer bating ban thing doesn’t mean that you should follow it. I mean, WHAT WOULD ROSA PARKS DO? She would kill some deer, no duhz.
Yes the DNR imposed baiting ban is now a law - you cannot bait deer in the lower peninsula. Do we follow this “law’ just because it is a law. Not all laws are good laws nor do they always have the best interest of anyone in mind. This no-baiting law is a BAD LAW It makes no sense, there has never been any scientific evidence that CWD is transfered from animal to animal by sharing apples, carrots or corn spread out on the ground in a 10 foot radius ( the old baiting law) There were alot of bad laws back in the sixties, you know - All Negroes to the back of the bus. That was a law, Thank God a woman by the name of Rosa Parks decided that she was not going to follow that law. It brought about “change” - sound familiar? I’d like to know how many of the “Pro-baiting ban” people who keep ranting “it’s the law now” would be so apt to follow the law if for some reason, God forbid, our great nation went the way of New Zeeland and Australia and the “law’ became that we had to turn in our guns to be destroyed or have the option of keeping them in a govenment run armory. I want to know what you would do? Would you turn them in because now it’s the law, or would you stand up and practice a little cival disobedience? As for me - I’ll be the Rosa Parks of the bait pile.
Seriously, we do not want to go the way of New Zeeland. Pussies.
Mr. Joe Francis — Entrepreneur, Auteur. Provocateur. And oh, yes, Rosa Parksian, too. One can only hope that had Ms. Parks and Mr. Francis met, she too, would have lifted her flimsy top to freedom.
That’s how it works, right?
"Fuck yeah, I’m defiant! It’s like that defiant Rosa Parks won’t give up her seat. Fuck you, Maria. The ever defiant Nelson Mandela just can’t stand apartheid. The ever defiant Martin Luther King. The ever defiant Jesus Christ."
Thanks gambling chat room user “themaroon,” for putting your ass on the line for all of us. Without you, we wouldn’t get our payouts in time. We’d all be extending our credit wayyyyy beyond its already stretched limit, and we’d all be forced to sell our sister/kid into white (no duhz) slavery.
But thanks to you, and your call for a boycott of poker site Absolute, I can truly say that you are, like you say you are, “the Rosa Parks of online poker, staying in my seat so we can all get cash outs in a reasonable amount of time.”
Grandma sprinter and all around old lady sea hag Kathy Jager got in trouble a few years ago for supposedly doping up during her track meets. But! Jager claimed that actually she wasn’t using LAS DROGAS but instead it was just her HORMONES that were effing with her mandated pre-run drug tests. Even so, she was banned from competing in her grandma sports for two years. SAD GRANDMA!