Dallas morning-show host storms off set over Michael Sam gay kiss

Amy Kushnir, a host of the Dallas-Fort Worth morning show, “The Broadcast,” stormed off the set during a discussion of St. Louis Rams draftee Michael Sam having given his boyfriend a celebratory kiss after finding out he was chosen for the NFL team.

“When parents do not have a choice about whether or not they want their children to see this, it is wrong… I don’t call it a moment of celebration… It’s being pushed in faces. I don’t want to see that. I don’t want to see cake in your face, kissing each other,” said Kushnir.

Kushnir walked off the set, saying, “I’m done!”

Yes, what will we tell the children when confronted with two people so obviously and adorably in love?

Remember when straight people hated us because they thought we were diseased sexbots ought to destroy the traditional family?  Well, now they hate us because we do silly affectionate wedding-like-stuff with the one person we want to spend the rest of our life with.  And I’m sure they see no inconsistency.

Here’s a photo of the terribly-offensive kiss, tweeted that day by Sam’s boyfriend, Vito Cammisano:

Michael Sam kisses his boyfriend.

Michael Sam kisses his boyfriend.

HOST 1: Had he been kissing his wife…

KUSHNIR: I’d have said ‘get a room’.

Sure you would.

HOST 3: We would not be talking about this if somebody kissed their wife….

KUSHNIR: Here’s the thing, ESPN would not have aired any of it had he been kissing his wife.

Soon after, she storms off the set.


Yeah, we never see straight people kissing in celebration on television.

For example, you didn’t see this celebratory heterosexual kiss on ESPN – oh wait, look at the banner… “ESPN W TODAY”:


And these straight people weren’t kissing on ESPN. Nor these straight people. And these straight people weren’t kissing on Fox Sports. Nor were these straight people on Inside SoCal. And this straight skier didn’t kiss his wife Nina in celebration of his victory at the Olympics. And this quarterback did not kiss wife.

And these 10 couples were never shown kissing on ESPN.

And big networks like ABC never covered heterosexual love as a football story:

Glad we have that settled.

Oh, and here are some images that Amy Kushnir does NOT mind children seeing.  They’re on her Facebook page for anyone to see:

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Here’s the video of Kushnir bravely defending the right not to air celebratory kisses on TV:

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163 Responses to “Dallas morning-show host storms off set over Michael Sam gay kiss”

  1. Almon Stanley says:


  2. GAYNTEXAS says:

    People like you will just fade away and be bitter and alone with a bottle of vodka as real people live their lives that GOD created for them to do. and only HE can judge… your so NEGATIVE about the whole world….please tell me you don’t have children….What an UGLY heart you have…How about a BIG cup of SHUTTHEFUCKUP???? hmm?

  3. GAYNTEXAS says:

    WOW,, your really smart and know everything….. Can we see your face and worship you? Cause you know everything…..Can we call you Jesus?

  4. al says:

    I particularly like the fat old bag, I bet she has bad gas

  5. al says:

    Just to let you know Jesus just called me from his pink princess rotary phone , God got him teen line so he could call his good friend, he calls me every Sunday evening just to have a chat, so I asked him about this and he said God doesn’t have a problem with it, so there you have it God does not have a problem with gay marriage so now you can move on with your sad little pathetic life, their problems solved, if you’d like to thank me I’m my future husband and I are registered at Tiffany’s, buy me something pretty, pretty expensive!
    Why are straight people always so cheap?

  6. al says:

    One other thought instead of me going to Russia I think that you should go to Russia since you don’t like gay people obviously, or may I suggest the Middle East or certain parts of Africa, since obviously you don’t like equality and freedom.

  7. al says:

    You assume I don’t believe in God simply because of what?
    When I grew up I went to church and vacation Bible school etc. in fact my aunt was the teacher in one of the classes, it was a Assembly of God church, is that religious enough for you?!
    This would have been back in the late 60s early 70s and what I learned there does not match up to your belief that Jesus Christ must be some sort of God of hate and bigotry of exclusion, that’s not what I learned at all.
    Since then I’ve moved on to another church one I’m sure you wouldn’t approve of Unitarian, I’m sure it doesn’t meet with your precious approval, but that’s okay because your false religion and false God does not signify.
    And what I stated above before still stands, there are gay children in the world and they need positive role models like this football player as well as many other positive role models that are out there and they need to be seen, you can try and argue with that but you will be arguing with the truth, remember the truth will set you free.
    I think it’s very telling that people like you don’t want information to reach people you don’t like people to know the truth because if they know the truth then they are free and are not bound by the chains of your ignorance any longer so you know longer have control over them and that’s what your religion is nothing but a means of control, and you hate people like me because you can’t control me with your fake religion.

  8. Concerned American says:

    Great, I could care less about that. Hell I’ve done that several times just for the sheer shock value to others. And I am myself straight, its a good way to shut people up when they think their getting under your skin (And quite enjoyable to see their dumbfounded reactions) The fact of the mater is, is that who the hell matters when your comfortable with who you are?

  9. Concerned American says:

    In what way am I bigoted? I have in no way made any attacks of such to be labeled as such. The westburow baptist displays bigoted actions, and many of the more vocal of the LBGT community display bigoted actions.

    I however know my limitations and weaknesses and try to improve upon myself, I know that I am imperfect and cannot hope to ever be perfect as I will have and shall always continue to mess up during my life. Such is the path of being human.
    What is truly saddening is the lack of insight to know that both side here on this subject are being played for “Sensational” news. Your accusation that I get my information from FOX news is staggeringly blind, I do truly wish that people would not assume things which they have not basis of ground on which to make assumptions. For I do not watch television for all but maybe an hour a month if even that, I am a product of the 90’s and 2000’s I grew up playing video games and as such spend all what little free time I have playing said games.

    I do not study politics but I do understand them, I do not keep up that well with current events but they affect me, and I tend to find out about them anyway. I was raised by a traditional family and extended family and am a practicing christian. I am not a religious christian, I could care less about marriage equality. What I care about is getting the government out of my damn life and letting me live the way I wish to, which is exactly the same thing your wishing for but are looking in all the wrong places. The government wont let you live the life you want to live, It wants you to live the life it wants you to live.

  10. Concerned American says:

    Well firstly I don’t live in Brunei o what they do there does not affect my or my outlook on life. Secondly take a look at the progression the US is following now, It is completely self evident that the Image and such was posted because they knew the contention that would be caused by the image. It was nothing more than a ploy at a sensational piece

    Personalty I think the LGBT community should be just as outraged at this as the other side is because thy got used just to make a sensational story and cause this kind of strife. To think that wasn’t the case is to be naive, the Media doesn’t care about you or me or what is true. All they want is to make something that people will talk about it and the more negative the comments the better for them

    I feel sorry for the LGBT to be honest because in their fervor to be accepted they are making themselves out to be pawns of people whom say they care about their plight but could really give a rat about them anyway. In fact the best way to be accepted is to just be quiet and no one cares, they would be able to go one and no one would give two flips what they hell they are. But there is a group among them which must be loud and “proud” which just creates headlines because the topic is so confrontational. The media coverage of it is spun to seem like they truly care about the plight but covers up the pile of filth that the media truly thinks of the LGBT community

    I would implore y’all to truly engage in conversation and discussion with real conservatives. You would be surprised to find that they would have more views that you would agree with if you take the time to be discerning to different view points, sure they may not want everything you want. But what a conservative wants is for the Damned government to get out of our lives. Isn’t the freedom to live the way you want to what you truly want? you dont need the government to validate yourself for you, if you do then you are just a shill and a pawn for their uses and they will toss you out as quick as yesterdays bath water.

  11. Moderator4 says:

    Yes, read that. Not definitive, but extremely compelling and it would not be surprising.
    Perhaps we could ask for a DNA test. ;)

  12. Lawerence Collins says:

    Joe My God is reporting that she is the daughter of Robert Tilton. Scam evangelist from the late 80’s, 90’s he’s still grifting today. She’s spewing his same hateful message.

  13. Lawerence Collins says:

    Of course you like this vile, repulsive fraud of a woman. She’s the daughter of Robert Tilton. Scam televangelist from the 90’s. Looks like the rotten apple didn’t fall far from the tree, if at all

  14. Ninong says:

    Check your gaydar to make sure it’s working by watching the clip I posted of the Chippendales’ appearance on Amy Kushnir’s TV show.

  15. Ninong says:

    Marriage is a civil contract that confers certain benefits that unmarried couples do not enjoy. It has nothing to do with God. That’s entirely different and can be regulated by each religious denomination any way they please. No one is telling the Catholic Church they have to perform gay marriages or even recognize them. They just have to stay out of the way and shut up! No one cares what they think about gay marriage. No one at all.

  16. Ninong says:

    Marriage is a civil contract recognized by the state and federal governments. It confers more than 1,100 benefits that can only be enjoyed by legally married couples in marriages recognized by their state of residence. The most obvious benefits are the right of the surviving spouse to inherit tax-free; the right to make medical decisions for each other and even the right to hospital visitation; the right to file a joint tax return; the right to be added to a spouse’s health insurance plan; the right to receive Social Security survivor benefits; and on and on and on.

    Many state laws specifically used the word “married” in a way that would exclude anyone who is not party to a legally-recognized marriage in that state. So marriage is a lot more than just a word.

  17. pappyvet says:

    I’ve got news for these types. Parents have never had a say in what is broadcast ever.
    They can poison them with sugar , “sell the sizzle” of a new toy , show them murder ,carnage , and rape but two people who love one another and share a kiss of celebration has gone too far ?
    They worry about exposing the kids to this yet at almost any time a kid can be exposed to all of the above. That is truly perverted. Enjoy those 200 channels.

  18. Tim says:

    Dude. I got news for you. There is no God. And if there is, why did his followers lie about practically everything in the book of Genesis, which science has mostly disproven.

  19. Tim says:

    Marriage is just a word. Just because a conservative group defines it as a union between and man and a women doesn’t mean a liberal group can’t define it however the fuck they want.

  20. Guest says:

    God doesn’t hate gays. Marriage is just a word. Just because a conservative group defines it as a union between and man and a women doesn’t mean a liberal group can’t define it however the fuck they want.

  21. Blueflash says:

    Yep, I remember those days well when right-wing, typically evangelical, bigots couldn’t mention the homosexuals and the abominable homosexual lifestyle without claiming the average gay man had something like 365 different sex partners a year. (How we all managed that as absolute freaks constituting something slightly above O% of the population, another popular claim of theirs back in the day, they never did explain.) That lie had to be abandoned once we began to marry. “Stop the sex-crazed homosexuals from getting married!” is just too blatantly contradictory for even an anti-gay bigot.

  22. orogeny says:

    When blacks first moved into baseball, did Jackie Robinson make an ass out of himself in front of the nation? Did he give the racists ammunition to be able to say “See I told you that’s what they were like!”? No, he had class, he had dignity, and he did what was appropriate to help establish that black athletes were not a detriment to the sport, that the opposite was true. Sam chose a different path, and I think it was a mistake. You and the other commenters can try to make me out as anti-gay, but the opposite is the truth. I have always stood up for gay rights my wife and I number many gay couples and individuals among our closest friends.

  23. orogeny says:

    Any one of those pictures with a gay couple instead of a straight one would be perfectly acceptable…it is appropriate to the occasion.

  24. orogeny says:

    Which of these pictures was part of a national television broadcast that involved an historic moment when the first openly gay football player getting drafted into the NFL? I’m sorry, but I think Sam blew it. He has a chance to show some class and really do something to help bring the ‘phobes out there to our side and he did what he did. Fail!

  25. Ninong says:

    Amy Kushnir is flying to New York to make a guest appearance this evening on Fox News (Megyn Kelly).

  26. Ninong says:

    YouTube video clip of the Chippendales’ appearance on that Dallas TV show. I wonder if Amy Kushnir has ever heard of gaydar?

  27. kevinbgoode says:

    Actually, I don’t believe the woman has much morality – in effect, she LIED when she said she’d feel the same way about straight couples. . .do you honestly think that television station would keep her on the air if she “ewwwwed” over returning service personnel kissing their spouses in an airport after deployment in Afghanistan? Besides, John has already shown us plenty of evidence that her moral compass is. . .well, rather fluid. . .or at least totally dependent on her own tastes. Hypocrite? Of course. . . but more than that, she lied without skipping a beat on that television program and then played an offended drama queen because people were “intolerant” of her charade.

  28. kevinbgoode says:

    Who the f*** appointed you the official spokesmodel for God anyway? Did you wake up some morning and decide you were Vanna White turning the letters to decide everyone’s Wheel of Fortune? The utter arrogance of assuming that everyone shares your twisted idea of what God says, God wants, God demands, God condemns. . .and worse, that everyone else is supposed to kiss your a** because you selected an interpretation of God that (what a surprise) fits your own personally chosen prejudices.

  29. Moderator4 says:

    Good-bye, Hawkepup. You are banned.

  30. Ninong says:

    You’re right. I’m a lot older than you and I have never been asked in a poll. So if you have never been polled and I have never been polled and neither one of us knows anyone who has ever been polled, that means polls don’t exist.

  31. Hawkedup says:

    You are ill beyond belief if you think kids need exposed to such an abomination. You may not believe in GOD but over 85% of the USA does. Go to Russia and see how long you are gay.

  32. Hawkedup says:

    I guess I should have put it to you in clearer writing. Polls are never right, and by that I mean numbers. I am 50 and I have never been ask for any poll, or anyone I know of. Either way though there is really only 1 poll that matters. If GOD doesnt approve and says its a sin and abomination who the heck are we to say different.

  33. Ninong says:

    Polls are never right?? Really? Every single poll going into the 2012 presidential election showed Barack Obama winning re-election. The Republicans, deluded by Karl Rove, former GOP “genius,” and other Fox News pundits, sincerely believed that Mitt Romney would win. Mitt Romney believed he would win. Even an hour after the polls closed he still believed he would win.

    Karl Rove continued to believe that Mitt Romney would win even after his employer, Fox News, had already called the election for Obama. That was just plain sad, that the network whose pundits had predicted a landslide victory for Mitt Romney, could be so wrong. They made fools of themselves. Fox News’ own polls, and even the Republican Party’s own polls, showed Barack Obama winning reelection, but they chose not to believe them. They “adjusted” the polls for what they expected would be the actual breakdown of the turnout and that gave them the results they wanted to believe. The polls were correct. Fox News’ pundits were wrong. Mitt Romney did not win in a landslide as they predicted.

    You’re delusional if you sincerely believe that “polls are never right.” Are you a Fox News viewer?

  34. Hmm it’s not showing my photo.

  35. Yeah, imagine the horror of Americans seeing someone shove cake into the mouth of their partner and then kiss. Under what kind of horrific circumstance would we ever tolerate images of that?


  36. I’ll bet you spent hours practicing “d! $€@$€”.

  37. NotConvinced says:

    She needs to pull her face out of gays celebrating.

  38. 2karmanot says:

    The ‘B’ word.

  39. Hawkedup says:

    Highly doubt it. Polls are never right, have you never seen an election? Until God says it is OK to committ this sin and that it is no longer a sin. Then why would I or anyone support it. Its wrong.

  40. Almon Stanley says:

    Okay first of all she must have the most miserable sex life ever if she thinks that Ward and June Cleaver kiss was something to get excited about!

    And what the hell is she talking about getting a room, why do gay people have to get a room, and of course it’s always these people saying I would say the same thing to a straight couple but they never ever do, you notice they never ever bring up any straight people doing the same exact thing so we know that’s a big fat lie, I’ve seen straight couples practically having sex in the checkout line at Wal-Mart, I suppose it serves me right for going to Wal-Mart, but did I make a scene no because I’m an intelligent adult and I understand that their young in love and full of teenage hormones, and they probably weren’t brought up with any manners because I am in a Wal-Mart! And besides they’re not hurting anyone.

    And then she carries on about the children, let’s talk about the children seriously, people like her need her children to see this so that they don’t turn out to be ignorant bigoted homophobe, but more importantly many children out there who are gay children, yes there are gay children out there just like I was a gay child need positive role models and here is one and they need to see this role model and his partner a successful loving couple.

    When I was growing up the only gay role models I had was what Liberace and Paul Lynn a wisecracking warlock and a screaming queen piano playing drag show freak not exactly positive role model or anything to draw from when facing life’s decisions!

    Which leads me to my final point I think what really makes this woman mad is here we have a black football player who is gay, and he has a white boyfriend!

    A big strong black foot ballplaying gay man, now does that go together in her mind? Her poor little brain must be ready to explode that just doesn’t fit her stereotype, now she would probably have no problem if he was some feminine white queen that was going to come unto the show and explain to her how to decorate her living room or do her makeup, she would probably have no problem at all as long as he had no sexuality and he was just something to laugh at like some gay step and fetch or aunt Jemima

    the problem with people like her is they have the overwhelming sense of entitlement, they have to feel that somehow they are better than some other group of people they can no longer do this with people of color and get away with it, so now the last group that they have is gay people, and they know that is slipping away and they’re holding on tight, you notice that fat old bag sitting there bitching was remarking on this how we shouldn’t be pursing feuded for speaking our minds and talking in our own living room all that crap sanctimonious crap she was vomiting out-lololol it’s like you stupid bitch if you sign a contract for any job and you are in the public eye and you go on the news or the Internet using your name and make statements you’re violating your contract you’re no longer a private citizen you idiot, it’s not like these people are sitting in their living room talking to their wife privately.

    Why do we never see these two women and outrage the many many times that you see on the news stories about football players raping their girlfriends or beating up their wifes not paying their child support killing dogs and burying them in their yard selling drugs getting arrested repeatedly for drunken driving and on and on and on, why do we never hear them talking about that where is their outrage at that, know they’re upset about a young man who is in love with another young man and just got a big break and was excited and showed his emotions as any human being would, all I can say is grow up and get over it and also these two women seriously need to re-think the order in which they place their anxieties!

  41. Almon Stanley says:

    5% of 20% of 3% 2% of-lolololol give me a break, I can tell you this the truth is the gay lesbian bisexual transgender community if they were properly measured in this country would probably be around 20% yes 20% if properly measure, but let’s put that aside the important thing here is we have the support of our families and friends, the last time I checked subjects such as gay marriage has more than 57% support of the American people and the last time I checked my percentages that more than a majority, and it’s growing every day because homophobic dinosaurs are dying off, praise Jesus, have a nice day!

    By the way you can argue your percentages was someone else I really don’t care, no one’s ever going to tell me any different when I can go to any Home Depot in the midwest of all places not San Francisco mind you, and I cannot swing a dead cat without hitting a gay couple or a lesbian were talking Oklahoma city here, Omaha Nebraska, Council Bluffs Iowa, I mean give me a break!

  42. Ninong says:

    How about this poll from Pew Research that found that 54% of Americans support allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally? Is that more to your liking or were you hoping the majority of Americans would oppose gay marriage?

    Hey, here’s a number from that Pew Research poll that you should really be concerned about: 77% of Democrats under the age of 30 support gay marriage and… wait for it… 61% of REPUBLICANS under the age of 30 support gay marriage!!! You’re probably not under the age of 30, are you? http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/03/10/61-of-young-republicans-favor-same-sex-marriage/

  43. Hawkedup says:

    Highly doubt the accuracy of that poll.

  44. Hawkedup says:

    When God says it is OK, then it will be, until then it is wrong. I am not going to promote, support such an abomination as homosexuals are. There is nothing right about it. You probably support child molesters , murderers, and rapists too.

  45. Ninong says:

    From the latest Washington Post-ABC News Poll, published yesterday, May 14, 2014: “Beyond the constitutional questions, a record-high 59 percent say they support same-sex marriage, while 34 percent are opposed, the widest margin tracked in Post-ABC polling.”

  46. Silver_Witch says:

    May I make a suggestion for all those offended by anyone that offends them on TV, whether kissing or smearing cake or talking crazy. CHANGE THE CHANNEL.

    That is what I do when republicans are on TV.

  47. Silver_Witch says:

    Athlete with class…seriously. You mean like the ones that swear, slap each others asses, fight, swear and spit…..you mean those athletes.

    Seriously…I can find a news report everyday about an athlete that has been BAD, broken the law, killed someone, almost everyday. Get real dude.

  48. Silver_Witch says:

    What a liar…sorry you are so wrong. I have see athletes and half dressed women doing all kinds of things together and intertwined in poses that are extremely suggestive and I have never heard anyone go “oh oh no that is awful, my eyes are burning”.

    People get to express their LOVE…there is nothing wrong with expressing LOVE….

    With all the ugly news about death, murders, child killing, serial killing…how can you get get a raise in blood pressure over to people celebrating a milestone for both the young man and his freedom to love.

    Get over it…that is what you all tell us when you are preaching your ideas.

    Welcome to the 21st Century.

  49. Silver_Witch says:

    Intolerant people should be shunned in this country. I am beyond tired of the constant whinning of people like you that are so “horrified” by the expression of affection.

    YET you have the right to come here and voice your hatred and ugliness. It is you Hawked up that are lower our society, preaching hatred and fear. I grieve for your ignorance.

  50. Hawkedup says:

    She was right and awesome for doing this. Gays should be shunned in our country, just like we do to murderers, rapists, child molesters. All are immoral and lower our society.

  51. charo charito says:

    We should not promote playing with p¤¤ science will teach you- it is unsanitary- spreads d! $€@$€- kids should not be exposed to practices that are unsanitary- we teach them to keep d 00 d 00 off them from the time they are born.

  52. charo charito says:

    She is right. You all are disgusting. Science says playing with p ¤¤ spreads d! $€@$€-people in civilized societies are taught from time of birth not to get it on them. Are you all turning your back on your religion- science.

  53. Francis says:

    she was right the 2 women on the ends are pretentious idiots. No brains all yap lol

  54. benb says:

    Hopefully she went to her therapist who, I pray, got her to talk about why she was dressed like a penguin.

  55. Hawkedup says:

    AWESOME!! Someone in the media not trying to shove this abomination down our throats. Gays are flat out wrong , both by God and Nature.

  56. Ninong says:

    Here you go, Concerned American, just for you. Two famous European football stars kissing and both of them are STRAIGHT. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQnaFkljURY

  57. orogeny says:

    When they do in on camera on national TV, it is classless. White black, straight, gay, there are certain ways that people with class and dignity behave. Snorkling cake off your significant other’s face on national TV is neither classy or dignified. I think he blew a moment when he could have done a lot to promote the gay cause. All he did was reinforce negative stereotypes about out of control behavior by gay men.

  58. Ninong says:

    Actually Concerned American is doing us a service by providing an example of just how uninformed and out of touch the bigots really are. The “statistics” claimed by Concerned American were last valid in 2005, a full nine years ago.

  59. Ninong says:

    The 1st Amendment says that “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…” It says absolutely nothing about any expectation that your ignorant, bigoted, intolerant opinions should not be met with appropriate ridicule and scorn. The 1st Amendment allows me to comment freely on the ignorance and bigotry of the two women on that Dallas TV show who demonstrated just how out of touch with the rest of the America some parts of this country still are.

    I don’t know where you’re getting your statistics but according to the Gallup Poll, the majority of Americans support marriage equality for LGBT Americans. Not only that but if you look at the breakdown by age groups, the percentage of approval of younger Americans is approximately 80%. The only group that does not approve of marriage equality for gays is the over-60 crowd and they’re literally a dying breed.

    Perhaps you live in a Red State? Or perhaps you get all of your information from Fox News? You are no longer in the majority in this country.

  60. Orogeny, get a life says:

    So stupid Orogeny. With all that athletes do and are in the news for, how is smearing cake a symbol of no class. You need to such it bud, no one wants to hear what you have to say.

  61. Palto says:

    I don’t want her damn bible which includes rape, incest and murder shoved in my face.

  62. orogeny says:

    That’s a crock. “Hiding your love” and acting with a tiny bit of dignity are two different things. If this had been a wedding video that would have been a perfectly appropriate scene. But it wasn’t, it was national TV and an athlete is supposed to have some class. As I said, if a hetero couple had done the same thing, it still would have been trashy.

  63. woodroad34 says:

    “Here’s the thing…” No. HERE’S the thing: she’s a cowardly little cow who wants to shove her religion and morality in OUR faces–not the other way around. She always has the option to not be part of the world…so why doesn’t the little control freak just go away?

  64. ottnott says:

    I did those a couple months ago, though mine didn’t look like his neat cylinders.

    Potato lovers will love them, but others won’t start loving potatoes because of them.

    I’m definitely going to make them again.

  65. 4th Turning says:

    John is too yankee to realize it, but he has a celebrity commenter right under
    his slightly upturned nose! Miss Paula you had to know some us would see
    right through that clever username once you dared to put up a vid like this!
    Strung 2 #s of half-runners yesterday and cooked part of them up today just
    so with new potatoes steaming on top.
    A mess of “greens” last week I judged “done” somewhere between 2 and
    3 hrs. Veg. ben and jerry’s in my humble opinion.
    Looking forward to that first garden tomato sammitch with one or two tbsps
    of Hellman’s in a few weeks.
    Sorry I was the one to out you but others had their suspicions I’m sure.

  66. lynchie says:

    what do you mean gay couples kiss. Oh the horror, their little bible thumping hearts are all quivering. Get over it. Kids won’t know anything is amiss unless they are told. Just like they know to hate minorities because they are raised that way.

  67. Strepsi says:

    Downvoted. What nonsense. You’re actually advocating hiding our love and our emotions while living in fear of what “they” might think of us? Oh Mary, please.

  68. Buford says:

    The most telling part of her hysterical rant was the expectation that everything she finds distasteful needs to be removed from the airwaves…. lest it be ‘pushed in her face’.

    That’s Conservative America™ in a nutshell. Being able to turn the channel or opt out is not enough… they demand that these things they dislike be prevented from ever being shown or, if possible, to make them illegal outright. Your behavior and your entertainment needs to conform to their tastes.

  69. slappymagoo says:

    In DALLAS?
    They’ll probably make her the station’s official Soccer Mom. She’ll get keys to everyone’s office and on demand she’ll get to insist that she can check to make sure you’re wearing clean underwear.

  70. stranded says:

    Please explain to us how her freedom of speech was impacted by government forces. If you’re saying she should be free to speak and we need to shut up then I hope maybe you can see the irony there. She silenced herself when the conversation didn’t go her way, which was to criticize two people for expressing love. To say that the majority of people should get final say is to completely disregard our constitution. The majority of people in Brunei support stoning gay people. Is that ok with you? To even offer a counter argument is to some people like you an assault on free speech instead of simply being the means by which public discourse works.

  71. ckg1 says:

    Take your concern trolling somewhere else.

  72. orogeny says:

    Look, I’m all for gay rights, gay marriage, complete equality…but if a heterosexual athlete had smeared cake all over his girlfriend’s face and then given her a couple of big, sloppy cake covered kisses on camera, there would have been a reaction. Not as ridiculous as the reaction over Sam’s kiss, but a negative reaction nonetheless. Sam was stupid to do what he did…he knew the world was watching. A big hug, a quick kiss would have made his point without being deliberately in-your-face to the folks who we’re trying to bring over to the light side.

  73. Concerned American says:

    Wow i love how you immediately view others with differing views as idiots and bigots.
    Theirs an old adage that’s suitable for you to learn “The individuals you accuse of being something just shows you to be the exact same” You accuse someone of being bigoted then that in turns makes you Just as bigoted if not more so than that person.

    Last I checked the US had something called the 1st amendment which entitles us to a right of Freedom of speech. Now I know people from your leaning would say we do have free speech, well in a sense we do. So long as that speech lines up with your own views its fine. However i would implore you to start looking at whats happening to our country, that freedom of speech is now being threatened by the actions of punishing those whom disagree with you. I don’t like Bill Maher at all but I have to stand with him and agree with him when he said that we live in America and by living in america we have the right to voice our opinions and if that opinion makes us look like an Asshole then so be it, that’s our right.

    Te fact of the matter is, is that look at the demographics 60+ percent of the american population agree with Amy and others like her. the LBGT group is less than 5% of the total american population and less than 20% is the total of the population of all the hard left groups which go out and attack those whom have differing opinions than themselves.

    So tell me why, why are we now living in a country where the vocal minority is the one dictating how everything is going to be? Why has the majority stayed silent for so long? I would implore you to do some honest to god research and study the facts as they truely are and not in a partisan way. You will undoubtedly come to find that should you truly take on this assignment your political views will change as you gain more information and knowledge, and then you will i garuntee that this whole track our country is following is sickening.

  74. Jim Olson says:


  75. Robert Sutton says:

    Yes unfortunately you are, glad you have your own mind.

  76. Robert Sutton says:

    Absolutely superb, made my day.

  77. dommyluc says:

    I’ll bet she’s wiping more negative comments off of her Facebook page than Sarah Palin does. And that’s a 24-hour job.

  78. Ninong says:

    I don’t know why the blonde stormed off the set, unless that’s something she has done before whenever she doesn’t like the discussion. The two women on either end were sensible adults. The blonde was a jerk and the older woman was typical ignorant Texas bigot, the type that love to base their hateful prejudices on the Bible.

  79. ehmkec says:

    Hey everyone. We are all not too different than Amy. For instance I get infuriated when I see cop shoot a young minority child. . . .

  80. Houndentenor says:

    I wouldn’t fine people for this because it just adds fuel to the persecution complex of the religious right. But, people ought to be aware that what they say in public (including on social media) that reflects badly on their employer is going to cause them problems. Depending on their contract, they can probably be fired.

  81. Houndentenor says:

    I remember the freakouts about interracial couples too. “What about the children?” was the tactic taken. Well one of them is president now. Plenty of them are having successful careers doing many things including one who became president. I’d say those kids have done just fine and if they had any problems it was from bigots who are thankfully decreasing in number. (Just because their minority screams loudly doesn’t mean they are the majority.)

  82. Houndentenor says:

    To be fair, there’s a difference between Sterling who made those comments in private (heinous though they are) and someone who broadcast their bigotry on purpose. I don’t approve of either. (and wouldn’t fine anyone for any of it. I’d just make a mental note of what kind of person they were for future reference.)

  83. Houndentenor says:

    She’s not good enough to even go to a local broadcast station much less anything national. None of them were particularly articulate. Even the ones I agreed with were doing a terrible job of expressing their opinions and in fact showed a real lack of understanding of any facts involved. What the hell is this show anyway? I’m in the DFW area and have never heard of it before.

  84. Houndentenor says:

    Tebow mostly got affectionately mocked. “Tebowing” was a thing for awhile because it was fun. Yes they were kind of making fun of him but compared to how we make fun of famous people these days it was terribly tame. I think he’s cute, btw, and suspect he plays for our team (or at least would if he weren’t so religious). But that’s another topic. I hear from the religious right that Tebow was treated badly but I never saw it. Sorry.

  85. Houndentenor says:

    I’ve never heard of any of these women or their show and I live in what is presumably their viewing area. Yes, she’s trying to get a promotion to Fox News apparently. Stay tuned. It will probably work.

  86. Houndentenor says:

    I live in the Metroplex. I’ve never seen this show or nor do I recognize any of these people. What channel is this? Some public access thing?

    People like this appeal to a hard-core base, and there are a lot of them in the DFW area. (I’ve lived in both Houston and Dallas and Dallas is by far the more Jesusy of the two. But the overall public does not like this kind of open bigotry. They get mad when they are compared to racists but look at archive footage of people complaining about black people being all over tv or that they have a right to go to an all white school or eat in an white’s only restaurant and it’s almost word for word the same complaints and victimization. 30 years from now these people are going to sound like George Wallace sound to people today.

  87. wmforr says:

    If it were a man kissing his wife? From her Facebook page:

    Amy Kushnir

    April 7, 2012

    How sweet is that? Nothing is more hopeful than seeing people still in love after many years of marriage!


    4 people like this.

  88. ShaneEasterigg321 says:

    my mother
    recently bought an awesome green Toyota Avalon Hybrid just by working from a
    home computer… look at here now F­i­s­c­a­l­p­o­s­t­.­C­O­M­

  89. TheOriginalLiz says:

    I remember when they couldn’t mention the virgin mary on tv, because some kid might ask their parents what a virgin was. Of course, I’m older than dirt…

  90. Sameboat1 says:

    Haters gotta hate.

  91. Straightnotnarrow says:

    Ah, Okinawa.

  92. BeccaM says:

    Free speech and hate speech are not necessarily exclusive terms. Sometimes it’s both.

    Folks like yourself seem determined as well to confuse ‘free speech’ with ‘speech without consequences.’

  93. pricknick says:

    Thanks for being so polite.

  94. pricknick says:

    Oh my!
    I think I just pissed myself from laughing.
    It’s sad that she is such a cant. Yet they are all so ignorant.

  95. ottnott says:

    When she farts, she squeaks.

  96. The_Fixer says:

    Oh, this just reeks of contrived controversy.

    This was a carefully calculated stunt. Whe knew that it would give her extremist Christian cred. She knew that it get get a ton of YouTube hits. This was an ill-conceived attempt to bolster her career.

    What she didn’t count on was that a ton of people did “click on the link” for reasons that she probably wouldn’t like. Those reasons being to make fun of her and to see for themselves what kind of an ass she was on the air.

    She also didn’t count on the fact that there are a million women in her position – local TV host. A healthy percentage of them are capable, bright and willing to maintain their a professional on-air demeanor no matter what the story being told on the newscast.

    In short, she proved that she’s nobody special, and the station will likely prove it to her by demoting or firing her. I wish her good luck in her new job down as gay-hate coordinator at the First Evangelical Gay-Hating Church. She’ll likely only be able to find work in a place like that.

  97. Monophylos Fortikos says:

    Nah, it’s not healthful to love anyone who’s only capable of loving his own ego. And it’s free speech and hate.

  98. BeccaM says:

    Definitely gotta try this.

  99. matt227 says:

    Sorry for the lateness of the hour. My partner is off work and I got distracted for a while.

    Everyone seems to agree the AR Supreme Court is prodding Judge Piazza to straighten out the kinks of his ruling. He never actually did order an injunction, which is the “forcing” document if you will. It seems that will be forthcoming, perhaps in a few days. Counties can freely follow a declaratory judgment, however. It’s too bad the high court didn’t mention that. Now each county is either truly ignorant or feigning ignorance. In Maryland clerks are required to be attorneys, though I’m not sure about Arkansas. Anyway, we have to remember this is Arkansas. They won’t go willingly. Remember, this crap didn’t happen in Illinois.

  100. emjayay says:

    No, rents are too high already. Actually, after Texas more like shocking.

  101. emjayay says:

    I thought panelist #4 made a good stab at explaining that the censure was from the employer concerned with the success and image of the team.

  102. Drew2U says:

    Here’s the bottom line–two men kissed on national television. It’s the first of what will be MANY same sex couples kissing on television. Texas Barbie can walk off the edge of the earth riding a dinosaur for all I care–she can’t stop it and her histrionics are only going to make good b-roll footage for the “remember when people thought this was wrong?” documentaries in about 10 years.

  103. cole3244 says:

    there’s a seat waiting for her at fox noise with the rest of the rw bigoted bimbos.

  104. crazymonkeylady says:

    Get a life, Woman.

  105. Indigo says:

    If that’s how Texans act, it’s no wonder Mexico won’t take them back.

  106. Katrina Rose says:

    Christianists are comparing Sam to Tebow – claiming, of course, that no positive attention was given to Tebow’s christianism.

    That means, of course, that now Sam has a free pass to kiss his boyfriend on the field during games as many times as Tim did his tebowing thing (the flaw in my comparison, of course, is that Sam is probably better at defense than Timmy was at offense.)

  107. ZenBubbha says:

    Midland, TX. Neighbor to Odessa. West Texas oil country. Where Dumya grew up.
    The country clubs are in Midland. The roughnecks and poor rednecks live in Odessa

  108. Jade says:

    She knew what she was trying to do. She’s a fucking liar. We know it. She knows it. Her co-hosts know it. That’s why she had to get out of there–because that kind of bullshit doesn’t get a free pass anymore except on Fox News. Not even in Texas.

    What bothers me is that, because of her tantrum, the other hateful bitch is getting a free pass.

  109. Thom Allen says:

    I just realized that that’s a bib attached to the front of her dress for when she starts frothing at the mouth. Obviously she planned this in advance. ;^)

  110. Thom Allen says:

    Yeah. Dale rocked again on the Sam draft/kissing story.

  111. Thom Allen says:

    Yeah, I know. But after the two other hosts told her to STFU, she might feel that Phelpsville would be more welcoming.

  112. LADY MABELINE says:

    I do not see her “career” going anywhere after this. Maybe some fringe type stuff ( AFA, FRC, WND etc…) We do not have to mess with Texas. The bigoted ones there do that them selves quite well. Poor Texans who choose to hate.

  113. judybrowni says:

    If I weren’t so polite, I’d say to her: Shove it up your ass, bitch.

  114. jm2 says:

    but they are in Dallas-Fort Worth! she didn’t say she was going ‘back’ just ‘to’????

  115. libby says:

    It’s not hate. It’s Free Speech. -love a libertarian today

  116. Bookbinder says:

    Again, the still photo gives an impression of a deep long lasting kiss. In the video you can see that it is merely a brief smooch. Not that there is anything wrong with long lasting, mind you.

  117. Bookbinder says:

    This just kills me every time i hear similar sentiments. What the goddam hell did people expect, a handshake? “Congratulations, Dear Fellow, job well done, very well done, indeed.” People don’t know there are gay couples and that gay couples kiss? And the children…I recall a time when people talked about the children in the room when black people appeared on TV.

  118. bkmn says:

    I would love to see Dale Hansen take her down a few notches.


  119. bkmn says:

    I hope that her employer has a long talk with her about how she walked away from her job (hopefully permanently).

  120. BeccaM says:

    What’s fascinating is not only the choice of the word, but the way they say it. Sure, some go all extreme with ‘HOMMA-SEK-SHUL’ — but the garden variety bigot will say homosexual with peculiar emphasis nonetheless, often with a sucking-lemons moue.

  121. Thom Allen says:

    She’s working on her conservative street cred for when she jumps to Fox.

  122. BeccaM says:

    Geez, what a narrow-minded homophobic hypocritical git.

    Please pardon me, but… fuck her. Fuck her bigotry. Fuck her intolerance and lack of decency.

  123. Thom Allen says:

    There actually IS a Midland, Kansas. Maybe she figures that there are more h8ers – – oh, wait, I mean champions of free speech – – who will support her there

  124. tedhayes says:

    . . . and the horse she rode in on.

  125. Palto says:

    Maybe the flip it twins can give poor Amy a consolatory back rub on her next show.

  126. pappyvet says:

    Some of the best times of my life happened when I as on leave. ;]

  127. Palto says:

    Unfortunately TV station execs love moments like this. Gets people to tune in so the bag isn’t going anywhere. She’ll probably just whine on the next show about how the big bad gay agenda meanies persecuted her for her freedom of speech and all her other nonsensical garbage.

  128. FLL says:

    Many of these outraged folks, including Amy Kushnir, are falsely dragging in the First Amendment because the Miami Dolphins fined Don Jones for tweeting “OMG” and “horrible” in reaction to Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend. The First Amendment protects people from punitive action by any level of government. For example, you can deny the WWII Jewish Holocaust here in the U.S., and no government action will be taken against you. In many countries—Germany, Austria and Canada, among others—publicly denying the WWII Jewish Holocaust would result in prosecution with the possibility of fines and possibly a short prison sentence. However, the First Amendment has never prevented a private-sector employer from taking punitive action against employees whose public behavior has undermined the stated values of the company. Some of these people who are screaming about Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend are just lying about the First Amendment. Ironically, the First Amendment protects your right to lie about the First Amendment.

  129. sonoitabear says:

    Kushnir walked off the set, saying, “I’m done!”

    Yes, Dear, you’re “done” alright… The pink slip will be waiting for you tomorrow…

  130. Ooh now those look fun.

  131. Hmm… the greeks make something similar. I’m not a fan :)

  132. As the person noted, they wouldn’t have even been talking about it if a straight couple had shared a celebratory kiss. Because they think we’re lewd animals, not two people in leave.

  133. Max_1 says:

    They like black bus riders… Just not up front and in their faces.

  134. jm2 says:

    the argument of “I don’t want it thrown in my face” not only is getting old but is illogical in the reverse. I don’t want all that straight-white sh*t thrown in my face all the time and I had to grow up with it. I had no choice! Get over it, lady, and hopefully some day you’ll realize there was nothing really to get over to begin with.

    btw, what the f*ck is Midland where she said she was going? some sort of Westboro Baptist Church enclave?

  135. Max_1 says:

    Shorter bigot:
    I like my blacks on the bus… Just not upfront in our faces.
    I like my interracial couples, just not them shoving it down our throats every time they hold hands. And just think of the children, how do I explain that?
    I like my gay friends, just not their relationships.


  136. Max_1 says:

    Did ya’all notice the bigots want to be free to not be accountable for what they say.

  137. Max_1 says:


  138. John, all I can write is back in 1992, a gay couple came to our service. They stated quite clearly that they wanted the same treatment as heterosexual couples. At the time, I was mulling over what had happened to Ryan White. Matthew Wayne Shepard was obviously unknown at the time, in fact merely 15 years old. Since then, I’ve thought about it the same way. What we permit straight couples should be the same to gay couples. Would this fool like to see couples try to kill each other instead of loving each other? So sometimes couples push cake in each other’s faces? I had a cousin who did it to his wife in 1990.

  139. keirmeister says:

    Mmmm, the way mom used to make: with BACON!

  140. keirmeister says:

    Instead of asking Kushnir why she “feels” that way, ask her why she’s such a hateful bigot? Control the premise of the contention and frame it as a defense of bigotry, not opinion.

  141. Lawerence Collins says:

    Total hypocrisy, be thy name for these, demonic, soulless sociopathic, Rethuglican zombie sheeple! Back in the day she’d been one of those disgusted by the “Blacks” having equal rights on being shown on TV.

  142. Texon says:

    Even worse, how do you explain a man with two first names?

  143. mike31c says:

    She was probably horny and needed to take care of it! Stupid b!tch.

  144. kevinbenett says:

    Texas is full of bleached blonde drama queens, she’ll get a job with a rightwing looney group, or start preachen!!!

  145. Sam_Handwich says:

    Hey Matt…you’re being paged over at JMG

    we’re wondering what you think of the Arkansas Supreme court’s denial of the motion to stay. Seems they’re saying that the judge didn’t overturn the state statute, only the constitutional amendment.

  146. John Ruff says:

    Then move here to DC!

  147. silas1898 says:

    These hissy fits seem more and more desperate.

  148. kevinbenett says:

    Bigots come in all shapes and sizes and she is from America’s toilet.

  149. Jimmy says:

    Not all of us are backwards yokels. Unfortunately, we’re far outnumbered.

  150. Sam_Handwich says:

    and also made these yesterday … “southern style” green beans, cooked for 2 hours. they were very good


  151. Sam_Handwich says:

    ohhh i see. i didn’t realize someone else posted them.

    i came across this yesterday, and plan on trying the recipe soon. seem like what Chris would post, simple and elegant.


  152. emjayay says:

    We still have the pet videos.

  153. I know. But this is one of those instances that I lecture other communities about: When someone is clearly trying to defend you, and their heart is in the right place, you don’t rip their head off in response. At some point, someone should privately mention to her to use the word “gay” instead. But right after she defends us on tv probably isn’t the time :)

  154. I know, those were Chris’. But he started a new job and didn’t have time to blog anymore :( If folks see videos, send them, I’ll post em. I’ll also keep it in mind to look for some.

  155. Sam_Handwich says:

    i guess it illustrates the difficulty some parts of America have in even beginning to discuss these issues intelligently

  156. emjayay says:

    And she used John’s favorite term “homosexual” a lot. Heart in the right place at least.

  157. matt227 says:

    Well, it’s Texas after all.

  158. Sam_Handwich says:

    and Mr Aravosis, if you read these comments….i really miss the weekend recipe videos you used to post :-(

  159. Moobz says:

    But .. but .. people are criticising us for expressing our bigoted views – we’re the real victims here … etc etc ad nauseam

  160. emjayay says:

    Well, to be fair, even the fair minded ones aren’t geniuses. And the older lady is worse. I’m not sure that watching TV constitutes speech.

  161. Elijah Shalis says:

    This makes me glad I don’t live in Texas.

  162. Sam_Handwich says:

    while i appreciated the reaction of the woman farthest to the left, i’m irked by her confusion over what “racism” is.

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