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‘Some Right-Wing Gloating About It’

Posted on | April 26, 2012 | 38 Comments

Blame Instapundit for this one: He linked a Daily Beast item about Linda Lovelace and the 40th anniversary of Deep Throat, and while at the site, I saw a sidebar article with this headline:

Melissa Etheridge’s Hideous Breakup

What? I’d missed this news: Evidently, the rock guitarist’s lesbian divorce turned nasty and Daily Beast columnist Tricia Romano decided to write about it in the context of “what does it mean for the gay rights movement?”

This is retarded: When Charlie Sheen got divorced, did anyone write about that in the context of “what does this mean for the cocaine-and-hookers lifestyle movement”? I think not. For some reason, when two lesbians break up, that’s about political rights, whereas when Charlie Sheen breaks up with somebody . . . . Well, if he accuses the hooker of stealing his watch, nobody really views Charlie as a victim of discrimination or anything, you see.

A celebrity lesbian divorce, however, afforded this Daily Beast columnist an excuse to get political, and she interviewed Lorri Jean, CEO of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center:

“I think it just illustrates that our relationships are pretty much the same as straight relationships. A lot of them make it and a lot of them don’t.”
And, Jean said, the public’s reaction is a sign of the changing times. “I think that they’re not reacting nearly as bad as they reacted to the Kardashian breakup. There’s been some right-wing gloating about it, but I don’t think it’s been all that huge a topic of conversation. Which I think is probably more a reflection of ‘Well, yeah, just like anybody else, gay people get divorced.’”

“Right-wing gloating about it”?

Could you cite an example, please? Because I’m out here in the right wing every day, and I wouldn’t have even known about all this if it hadn’t been for the Daily Beast columnist writing about it. Where’s the “gloating” and who’s doing it? Never mind: Just another liberal cheap shot, I guess.

Now that you bring it up, however, how about we look at the real emotional pain suffered by the ex-Mrs. Etheridge, huh?

Tammy Lynn Michaels was a promising young actress, having starred in the TV series Popular, when she met and soon married — what? was gay marriage already a legal thing in 2003? — Melissa Etheridge.

Etheridge was 42, and had already split with former longtime partner Julie Cypher (ex-wife of actor Lou Diamond Phillips). During her relationship with Etheridge, Cypher gave birth to two children conceived via artificial insemination supplied by folk-rock singer David Crosby. (Cypher eventually decided she wasn’t lesbian anymore and married a guy in 2004.)

At age 28 when the couple wed, Tammy Lynn was 14 years younger than Etheridge and subsequently stayed home as “stepmom” to the two Etheridge-Cypher children, then in 2006 gave birth to twin sperm-donor babies, a boy and a girl. During their union, Etheridge was stricken with breast cancer in 2004 and recovered. The couple split in 2010.

Kind of complicated, really. Anyway, Tammy suspected Melissa of cheating, there was some legal wrangling, and eventually Melissa agreed to pay $23,000 a month. When Tammy complained this wasn’t enough, it blew up in the gossip blogs a couple weeks ago.

Guess what? Tammy’s got a blog. Kind of annoyingly poetic and emotionally moody, but a blog nonetheless. In one of her posts, Tammy pointed out that she actually had a pretty hot career as an actress, making good money, before she met Melissa Etheridge. In another post, Tammy seemed to reference being “smeared” as a “gold-digger” by a “publicity machine.”

You see how this game is played, right? Melissa’s got the money, and Tammy is dependent on those payments. And if Tammy complains at all, the “publicity machine” goes into motion to make Tammy look like a pathetic whiner. Is that fair? 

Tammy gave up what might otherwise have been the prime years of her career as a young actress to become “Mrs. Etheridge,” and now she seems to have been discarded by the woman with whom she shared nine years, two kids and a cancer scare.

Tammy might have been better off if she’d gotten married to an abusive cokehead misogynistic a–hole like Charlie Sheen, because if Charlie treated her like crap after their divorce, Tammy would get all the sympathy and Charlie would get none.

By contrast, Melissa Etheridge is an icon of “gay rights,” so that if Tammy complains, not only is she smeared by the “publicity machine,” but she’s also viewed as damaging the image of the “community,” to the possible detriment of their political rights.

Is this “right-wing gloating”? No.

Just some human sympathy for a single mother who was once a sort of “trophy wife,” but now has been abandoned, and is apparently being pushed around and publicly humiliated by her ex, with the cheerful assistance of the usual Hollywood hypocrites.

Tammy: You’ve got a potentially powerful story. Just sayin’ . . .

UPDATE: Linked by Lisa Graas, Bob Belvedere and Daily Pundit — thanks!


38 Responses to “‘Some Right-Wing Gloating About It’”

  1. Bob Belvedere
    April 26th, 2012 @ 7:51 am

    -Once again the Homosexual Left™ is trying to use a situation like this to normalize perverse behavior.

    -I do wish you would put the word wife in quotes when used in this context, Stacy, as she was never a real wife.  I don’t think we should indulge the Left’s attempt to hijack the language.

  2. Adobe_Walls
    April 26th, 2012 @ 7:56 am

    “(Cypher eventually decided she wasn’t lesbian anymore and married a guy in 2004.)”

    Since being gay isn’t a choice but is genetic how does that process work. Is it similar to the process required to make Dr Banner stop turning into the “Hulk”?

  3. Don Surber
    April 26th, 2012 @ 7:56 am

    But we homophobes have prevented good loving lesbian couples from marrying — and our marriages don’t last — boo hoo hoo.

    What happened to Julie Cypher?

  4. Steve in TN
    April 26th, 2012 @ 8:24 am

     What happened to Lou Diamond Phillips?

  5. rjacobse
    April 26th, 2012 @ 8:43 am

    Being a leftist means never worrying about the completely contradictory ideas that you carry around in your head.

  6. jwallin
    April 26th, 2012 @ 8:47 am

    Sounds like Etheridge is a controlling domineering spouse to me.

    Where’s the “Outrage” over the patriarchal subjugation of womyn?

    Oh, wait . . . .

  7. jwallin
    April 26th, 2012 @ 8:48 am

    P.S. I do gloat whenever I see actions by pompous, self righteous leftist icons that contradict their supposed righteousness and self awarded perfection.

  8. Bob Belvedere
    April 26th, 2012 @ 8:59 am

    You are not alone, I assure you.

  9. Bob Belvedere
    April 26th, 2012 @ 9:01 am

    Okay, okay…I’l tell the joke one more time since you all keep insisting…

    Q: What do you call a group of crazed and armed Lesbians?

    A: A Militia Etheridge.

  10. The Incapacity to Marry
    April 26th, 2012 @ 9:18 am

    […] Stacy McCain writes today about Melissa Etheridge’s divorce. What? I’d missed this news: Evidently, the rock guitarist’s lesbian divorce turned nasty and Daily Beast columnist Tricia Romano decided to write about it in the context of “what does it mean for the gay rights movement?” […]

  11. PaulLemmen
    April 26th, 2012 @ 10:38 am

    Just a question: What’s up with the noses on bull dykes? Do all of them develop a penis-like look over time? (like Maher?)

  12. Bob Belvedere
    April 26th, 2012 @ 10:46 am

    Gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat, gloat….

  13. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 26th, 2012 @ 11:05 am

    It is projection.  I do not give much thought (like none) to who Mellisa Etheridge is with.  And I would vote for Gay Marriage.  I also think the state’s role in that institution should be limited (as in registering and paying the license fee for the possible divorce proceeding later on).  And that is it. 

    We all know that a lot of gays want “marriage equality” because they think it will make them happy.  It won’t.  The gays who were happy will be happy.  The gays who were miserable will remain miserable.  Because many of them are on the left, they are mostly miserable.  

  14. Laurence
    April 26th, 2012 @ 11:10 am

     Lou started working using his soon to be ex-wife’s last name and drifted into obscurity. One of Lou Cypher’s greatest tricks was to convince his agent that he did not exist.

  15. Politics and Gay Relationships | Daily Pundit
    April 26th, 2012 @ 11:31 am

    […] and Gay Relationships Posted on April 26, 2012 8:31 am by Bill Quick ‘Some Right-Wing Gloating About It’ : The Other McCain Kind of complicated, really. Anyway, Tammy suspected Melissa of cheating, there was some legal […]

  16. ThePaganTemple
    April 26th, 2012 @ 12:08 pm

     You’re right I never noticed that, her nose even looks like its got a little pee hole.

  17. ThePaganTemple
    April 26th, 2012 @ 12:09 pm

    The dirty little secret is most lesbians would be sluts if they weren’t lesbians, because they can’t be satisfied by just one man in a monogamous relationship, whereas two women together in relationship, they can go on and on. Sort of like the Energizer Bunny.

  18. Quartermaster
    April 26th, 2012 @ 12:32 pm

    Being gay is a mental illness. A genetic component has never been found. Every now and again, some idiot will claim to find a “gay gene,” but everytime the guy has quietly gone away when the “discovery” turns out to be a hoax.

  19. Quartermaster
    April 26th, 2012 @ 12:33 pm

    That is ban worthy. 🙂

  20. McGehee
    April 26th, 2012 @ 1:19 pm

    So that’s what I was feeling all gloaty about. I thought it was about all the lefties getting mad at Obama, and the “war on women” meme collapsing, and the GSA and Secret Service scandals, and the facts about Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman coming to light, and the tough reception SCOTUS gave the Obama Maladministration over ObamaCare and the Arizona immigration law, and…

    Turns out it was because some lesbian is divorcing some other lesbian. Glad that’s all sorted out. I’d hate to blame my gloatiness on the wrong thing.

  21. PaulLemmen
    April 26th, 2012 @ 1:19 pm

     Look at Ellen and a bunch of other “butches” … all have the same thing going on. I knew the nose had erectile tissue, but this …

  22. PaulLemmen
    April 26th, 2012 @ 1:20 pm

     And all the new high tech toyz …

  23. Bob Belvedere
    April 26th, 2012 @ 1:31 pm

    I blame mine on water weight.

  24. Rock The Gloat « The Camp Of The Saints
    April 26th, 2012 @ 1:48 pm

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  25. Lisa Graas
    April 26th, 2012 @ 2:33 pm

     Speaking as one with Bipolar Disorder….I agree with you…and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. What’s shameful is acting on disorder.

  26. Lisa Graas
    April 26th, 2012 @ 2:42 pm


  27. Lisa Graas
    April 26th, 2012 @ 2:43 pm


  28. Lisa Graas
    April 26th, 2012 @ 2:44 pm

     I’m reminded more of Witchy Poo.

  29. Lisa Graas
    April 26th, 2012 @ 2:45 pm

    Trying to decide if it’s okay to laugh. Consulting my catechism. Can’t read. Blurred vision. Laughter.  Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

  30. Lisa Graas
    April 26th, 2012 @ 2:46 pm


  31. richard mcenroe
    April 26th, 2012 @ 3:16 pm

     Finally!  Someone else making Sid & Marty Krofft jokes!

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  33. The Monster
    April 26th, 2012 @ 4:34 pm

     When a lesbian couple breaks up, how is the court supposed to know who’s the “wife” and automatically gets the kids, child-support payments, and maybe some “Maintenance” of her own, and who’s the “husband” who is automatically guilty of abusing the “wife” and if she can get the kids to accuse the “husband” of it, molesting the kids too?

  34. formwiz
    April 26th, 2012 @ 6:22 pm

    Like everyone else, I wouldn’t have known about it until I stumbled across the item here. The idea Conservatives spend their time gloating over homosexual divorces is out of the Barry Obama/Jeremiah Wright playbook – the same way the race hustlers are forever trying to paint white people as spending every waking moment plotting new ways to destroy black people. And, yes, they’ll try to play this as showing how much her “divorce” is just like “everyone else”.

    Problem is, homosexual relationships are notoriously unstable and we’ll see that in the years to come – that they aren’t “just like everyone else”.

    Prediction, though, the “we’re just like everyone else” bit will be the global warming of the next decade. This is all based on lies and, when the truth comes out, it’s all gonna come out at once.

    You heard it here first.

  35. Because they are OBSESSED with LESBIANISM, that is why! « The Daley Gator
    April 26th, 2012 @ 6:42 pm

    […] odd title for a blog post perhaps, but Stacy asked a question, and I answered it Melissa Etheridge’s Hideous […]

  36. PaulLemmen
    April 26th, 2012 @ 10:06 pm

     The eyes and the false, only upper denture smile does make one think that way …

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  38. WOW
    April 30th, 2012 @ 11:20 pm

    This is a great article with some great points.. i enjoyed reading it, thank you.
    However then i read the comments…what a bunch of ignorant morons! Seriously you are a group of disgusting hate filled losers..