Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Walker Seen Here with Former Squeeze, the Rightwing Shill, Ann Coulter
I love 1970s TV sitcoms. From the All in the Family, to the Mary Tyler Moore Show, Good Times and Maude. They were unique, topical, and somehow manged to raise awareness while entertaining. The 1970s was a golden age of American TV sitcoms.
Jimmie “J.J.” Walker is arguably best known as the comedic actor who played the goofy son of Esther Rolle and John Amos on CBS’ Good Times. He made famous the catchphrase “dyn-o-mite!” on the popular that ran from 1974 to 1975.
Promoting his newly penned memoir, “Dyn-o-mite”, Walker recently spoke to CNN about his life and career, his rise from poverty in the South Bronx to becoming a comedian for the Black Panthers. But it was his remarks about same-sex marriage that will surely cause the biggest controversy.
When asked if he opposed marriage equality, Walker said:
“Yeah I am. There’s just certain traditions that need to be upheld. I’ll give you the other side of it, no it doesn’t affect me, no it doesn’t change my life. There’s just traditions that need to be dealt with. I’m a believer that gay marriage should be passed because the battle is not worth the war. The gay lobby is very loud. I’m totally against it.”
“In 100 years from now, people are going to go, ‘Who was against gay marriage?’ And I’ll be one of those idiots and say, ‘That’s me.’ I’m just against it on moral grounds, that’s it. I’m as much a heathen as anybody. I just don’t believe on moral grounds it should be done. I don’t like it, I don’t accept it.
That’s fine Jimmie. I don’t like or accept you either.
Walker also said in the interview that he didn’t vote for President Obama and thinks as president, Obama isn’t doing a good job. I predict his so-called “memoir” will be seen shortly on the $5 discount bin at Barnes and Noble, selling fewer copies than Rielle Hunter’s book.
His character on ‘Good Times’ was a step-n-fetch it caricature. He was an embarrassment to the then growing black awareness movement in America.
Esther Rolle was proud of the series that depicted a poor but proud African-American family with a strong father figure played by John Amos but she told the National Black Media Coalition she was upset that co-star Jimmie “J.J.” Walker was dominating the series.
She left Good Times in 1974 because Mr. Dynamite, a wisecracking teenage cut-up was now “head” of the household.
I know in our politically correct society we’re not supposed to admit this or risk being labelled “racist” but truth is, many African Americans are opposed to marriage equality based on religious beliefs. This is how the Mormons managed to garner support for California’s Proposition 8.
Brigadoon is correct. Romney was resoundingly booed for saying he would repeal the Affordable Care Act by the crowd at the NAACP but he was cheered when he said he would ban same-sex marriage. This was ignored by the media and most bloggers. It can’t be said blacks are friends of LGBT community. We merely co-exist and share the same enemies.
I can’t get past the thought Walker dated Ann Coulter. I feel sick to my stomach now.
Jimmie ”JJ” Walker & Anne Coulter??? What a perfect pair….. Both very Ugly in their own way!
Jimmie ‘JJ’ Walker is as dumb as Charlie Sheen. He’s a stupid, dim-witted fool.
He represents a complete absence of rational thought or potential for rational thought. The lowest possible level on the intelligence scale. He’s a true fucktard.
Jimmie Walker also told a radio interviewer he thinks George Zimmerman is innocent of killing Trayvon Martin.
I don’t know if Walker is trying to earn the respect of white Americans with his bizarre views or if he’s just a moron? In any case, he needs to go away. His services aren’t required.
Jimmie Walker dated Ann Coulter? Whatever. He stopped being relevant around 1978.
I don’t understood how a member of a group who suffered so many injustices over the centuries could then turn around and say they support institutionalized discrimination against another group. It makes no sense to me.
Walker dated Ann Coulter but he opposes marriage equality? Am I the only one who finds this more than a little ironic? I mean, Coulter has never responded to calls she produce proof she’s a biological woman.
Jimmie “Dyn-o-Mite” Walker is apparently evolving backward.
Soon he will be the black Pat Boone. Oh well, if he thinks cuddling up to the GOP will earn him props he’s in for a rude awakening.
The Republican party is as white (and racist) as the driven snow. What a fool.
So he’s antigay and dated Ann Coulter? Gross.
Same-sex marriage is legal in 6 states and Washington DC but having sex with a horse is legal in 23 states. America is fucking out of its mind.
What a douche. Walker uses the old “moral” argument to justify separate, but equal.
Straights have done a bang up job with the moral institution of marriage. 54% of M/F marriages end in divorce within the first 5 years.
Finally! Someone more disgusting than Ann Coulter.
Jeesh. I always resented the term “ugly American” but, after looking at Walker and Coulter, I think the term has a place in our culture. These two deserve each other.
What happened to Walker’s face?
Is he on steroids? It’s blown up like a beach ball. He didn’t look like that on Good Times. I remember Good Times and he was as thin as a toothpick. He looks terrible.
What a fucking dope. Totally ignorant and bigoted. Adios ASSHOLE.
Saw a poster w the slogan “In some countries they call it “marriage”.
This notion that “gay marriage” is different than “hetero marriage” is BS.
You would think a black person would be more aware of and sensitive to unfounded prejudice.
In my opinion…he is entitled to have his own ideas about moral character…Who gives you the right to tell him how he sould think? He appears to be of sound mind and moral character, that he might read the Bible, and he cares what happens in this country. Just saying that it is his business to answer the questions ask him in any way he saw fit. As I see it…this country is running around in circles listening to other people when they should be truly looking at our country and trying to make adult decisions about the finicial future. The working people certainly cannot continue to pay the way for people who don’t want to support themselves. Race should not be considered on either side of the coin.
He appears to be of sound mind? He never appeared to be of any mind, now that he’s 100; I’m sure the little mind he had is demented. Ann Culter needs to be taking tips from the beautiful queens on Rupaul’s drag race, on how to tuck. Who the hell Bill Maher & Lawerence O’Donell sleep with & why is none of her biz. That the problem with damn republicans, they think they got morality on lock. Their way or the high way. It’s sinful how easily we allow them to pit us against each other
RIGHT ON JIMMY! I LOVE IT HOW ANYONE WHO OPPOSES THE DEMOCRATS’ POLICIES AND OBAMA’S ARE ALL OVER HIM, SAYING HE’S DEMENTED AND STUFF LIKE THAT. LOOK IN THE MIRROR PEOPLE. WE ARE SLIDING QUICK BECAUSE OF OBAMA AND HIS CRONIES. TALK ABOUT STUPID PEOPLE? TALK ABOUT YOURSELF FIRST. . .
FROM A FORMER DEM NOW INDEPENDENT.
Is he ill? He looks awful! His face is all bloated, he has dark circles under his eyes, he looks so bad! Who cares what he believes? Go to a DR and get a physical!
you guys are idiots
Are you serious…he is a coon because he is against gays? Well that’s the problem, for some sexual CHOICE that should be made behind closed doors, the LGBQT wants to impose & throw it in everyone’s face about their lifestyle. Now it’s taboo to speak against them in societal terms.
I don’t agree with things he has said before, yet on this I certainly do. Crazy how someone’s sexual choice just takes precedent over everything else for some. Hell you even have people comparing it to slavery, the utter disrespect & ignorance (& they will say you are ignorant for not agreeing with their choice of lifestyle).
It’s like an atheist talking to a religious cult who only uses the Bible as the only talking point, disregarding the atheist does not subscribe to such.