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Question

Are any of the right-wing homophobes who are up in arms over the Burger King Pride Burger boycotting Skittles? Because if “Taste The Rainbow” isn’t literally shoving the gay agenda down our throats, I don’t know what is.

July 11th, 2014 at 05:42pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Politics,Republicans,Teh Gay,Wankers

If Only

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If the right “defended” marriage in the same way that they defend gun ownership, I would probably have two husbands and five wives by now.  And at least four of them would be cats.

April 17th, 2013 at 08:21pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Politics,Republicans,Teh Gay,Wankers

That’s All Well And Good, But…

Wouldn’t it be nice if more Republicans could have empathy for gay people without having to have a gay family member first?  Sure, it’s great that Rob Portman finally tapped into “the Bible’s overarching themes of love and compassion and [his] belief that we are all children of God,” but he didn’t bother to have that conversation with himself until he had to think about his own kid not being able to get married.  As long as it’s someone else’s gay son or daughter, who cares, right?

March 15th, 2013 at 08:39pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Politics,Republicans,Teh Gay

It All Depends On What Your Definition Of “Prominent” Is

Mr. Pierce spots a very simple difference between “Republicans” and pro-Marriage Equality “Prominent Republicans” – can you guess what it is?

P.S. Surely President Obama wouldn’t want to find himself to starboard of so many PROMINENT Republicans, right?

(h/t Teddy)

February 26th, 2013 at 08:23pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Media,Obama,Politics,Republicans,Teh Gay,Wankers

The Difference

The bigoted asshole acts against gays based on who they are; the bystanders and proprietors act against bigoted assholes because of WHO THEY CHOOSE TO BE.

It’s a subtle point, I know; but maybe these idiots will figure out someday that if you don’t want to be treated like some kind of backward troglodyte who is unfit for polite society, then maybe, y’know, don’t be one.

January 4th, 2013 at 07:20am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Coolness,Racism,Teh Gay,Wankers

Seems Like A Pretty Bright Line To Me

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So here’s a question: If marriage is defined as simply a bond between two consenting adults, how exactly does that open the door for bestiality, pedophilia, polygamy, etc?

Marriage equality doesn’t change the nature of marriage, only its availability.

August 4th, 2012 at 02:50pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Teh Gay

Yet Another Reason To Hate Mugabe

As if there weren’t more than enough of them already.  But in addition to being a corrupt dishonest dictator, he’s also an incredibly stupid bigot:

Mugabe, who has repeatedly described same-sex partners as “lower than dogs and pigs,” has vowed not to allow gay rights to be included in a new constitution being drafted.

“Mothers were given the talent to bear children. That talent doesn’t belong to men,” he said.

“When God created Adam … if Adam had desired a person like him it would not have made him any happier,” Mugabe said.

“When a man says he wants to get married to another man, we in Zimbabwe don’t accept it. We can’t talk of women’s rights at all if we go in that direction. It will lead to extinction,” he said.

That’s so adorable that he thinks that marriage equality somehow infringes on women’s rights.  I guess he’s either never heard of lesbians, or doesn’t consider them gay.

But it’s his extinction argument that really takes the cake.  Sure, if everyone was in a same-sex marriage, and there was no fooling around, and no in vitro fertilization, then yes, that would lead to extinction, but that’s an awfully big leap from letting gay people – who have been known to want children, by the way – marry.

May 25th, 2012 at 07:19am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Teh Gay,Wankers

Obama Now Supports Marriage Equality Needs Support Of Gays For Re-Election

Hooray, Obama now says he’s in favor of marriage equality instead of saying he opposes it.  But as Gawker points out, it’s not going to translate into any kind of positive action, it’s just meaningless lip service (leaving it up to the states does not equal support in any meaningful way) – Obama has simply calculated that he needs to get the LGBT community and their allies off his back and into his wallet before the election.

But make no mistake: Obama “supports” marriage equality like he “supported” the healthcare public option, EFCA, Dawn Johnsen, and Liz Warren – he’ll make tepidly positive statements and nothing else.  What Obama says he supports is meaningless: Always watch what he fights for, and what he doesn’t.

May 10th, 2012 at 07:52am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Obama,Politics,Teh Gay,Wankers

Unsay Away The Gay

I suppose it makes a warped kind of sense.  If Republicans believe that repeating the same lie enough times will make it true, then it stands to reason that they would also believe that not talking about something real can make it cease to exist…

April 25th, 2012 at 07:24am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Republicans,Teh Gay,Wankers

Carson Daly Is A Wee Tiny Of A Man

I have never ever liked Carson Daly, and I hope Mark Bingham’s mom has made his homophobic ass feel about two inches tall.

March 30th, 2012 at 07:31am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Media,Teh Gay,Wankers

When Geeks Come Out

This totally made my day.

“Could you please make your blog post that says you’re gay look prettier”

March 27th, 2012 at 07:15am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Coolness,Technology,Teh Gay

Because 2000 Years Of Bigotry Can’t Be Wrong

Shorter Pat Buchanan: Prejudice… is good.  Prejudice works.

No, seriously.  And then he goes on to lament how 21st Century America is becoming intolerant of religion.

July 5th, 2011 at 07:47am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Politics,Religion,Republicans,Teh Gay,Wankers

Credit Where Credit Is Due

Sure, Andy Cuomo may be governing like a Republican, and his policy of shafting public workers to preserve tax cuts may be more popular with Republican voters than Democratic ones, but at least he’s got one issue right:

Cuomo demanded the Legislature pass the major pillars of his agenda: legalization of same-sex marriage, ethics reform and a property tax cap.

“June 20 is the day that the Legislature ends, and June 20 is D-Day for us,” Cuomo said. “Tell your legislators it’s very simple: Pass the bills or don’t come home. Period.”

While his support for marriage equality is heartening (property tax cap, not so much), I feel obliged to point out that Democrats have a lot more latitude to be progressive on social issues, because most corporate donors don’t really care about marriage equality or choice one way or the other.  So… yay, but I wouldn’t exactly call it a profile in courage.

May 11th, 2011 at 07:59am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Democrats,Politics,Teh Gay

New Horizons In Legal Defense

Shorter Scott Bloch: A gay Democratic conspiracy set me up with completely bogus criminal charges… which I pled guilty to.

Good luck with that.

May 7th, 2011 at 02:35pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Republicans,Teh Gay,Wankers

It’s Hard Out Here For A Pope

Ah, life is so tough for Christians these days.  Not only are they the most persecuted religious group in the world according to Pope Benedict, but those mean gay bullies knocked them down and stole their lunch money rainbows.

The straight (but not necessarily Christian people) have tried to retaliate by appropriating civil unions, but it’s just not the same.

December 17th, 2010 at 07:20am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Religion,Teh Gay

Juxtaposition Of The Day

Item 1:

A Defense Department survey of military service members finds that a majority of them would not object to serving alongside openly gay troops, according to multiple people familiar with the findings.

Item 2:

An Air Force Academy survey found that 41 percent of cadets who identified themselves as non-Christian said they were subjected to unwanted proselytizing at least once or twice last year.

Tell me again who it is that’s undermining morale and unit cohesion?

1 comment October 29th, 2010 at 07:59am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Polls,Religion,Teh Gay,War

Obama Administration Obligated To Defend All Laws, Except When They Don’t Feel Like It

Yet another reason why I have nothing but contempt for Obama.  At the same time they’re insisting that they simply must defend DADT against Judge Phillips’ ruling that it’s unconstitutional, here they are not appealing another ruling that, I guess, they don’t mind so much.

So when gays go to court and win, the Fierce Advocate’s administration automatically appeals.  When Christian conservatives go to court and win… not so much.

And as Teddy points out, the Obama administration refuses to call DADT unconstitutional, and they won’t contemplate not enforcing it (funny how the Obama administration refuses to prosecute torture or foreclosure fraud, but they absolutely must enforce DADT because the alternative is chaos).  It sure looks to me like Obama is trying to get credit for lip-service support for DADT repeal while actively working to prevent it.

October 21st, 2010 at 01:18pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Constitution,Obama,Politics,Teh Gay,Wankers

The Other Gaypocalypse

Sure, it’s a big deal that Judge Walker struck down Prop 8, but it’s sucked up so much blog and media attention that I think we’re missing the dire unintended consequences of another, very similar ruling:

Mexico’s supreme court on Thursday upheld a landmark law that allows gay marriage in the capital city, bucking a challenge raised by the conservative government of President Felipe Calderon.

This year, Mexico City became the first capital in mainly Catholic Latin America to pass a law allowing gay couples the same marriage and adoption rights as heterosexuals.

Do you realize what this means? Millions of opposite-marriage-loving Mexicans will be forced to flee to the United States (but not California) to preserve the sanctity of their marriages!

In addition to the inevitable collapse of American society as we know it, think how many conservative heads will explode while trying to decide whether to vilify the interlopers or welcome them as brothers. (Pro Tip for Mexican marriage refugees: Tell Bill O’Reilly how much you love Christmas and falafel – I know it sounds weird, but trust me on this one.)

(Crossposted at The Seminal)

August 5th, 2010 at 08:32pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Immigration,Judiciary,Teh Gay

Democratic Party Still Thinks Progressives Are Fools

Oh, so now the Democrats are worried about progressive enthusiasm:

Party officials acknowledged low morale within their left wing and urged liberal bloggers and activists Friday to keep faith with President Barack Obama in an election year as Democrats brace for losses in Congress.

“We need to find a way to get our voters really engaged in this election,” Democratic National Committee executive director Jennifer O’Malley Dillon said at the annual Netroots Nation convention. “It’s more important, every single day, to know what’s at stake.”

Earth to Democrats: Your voters are not engaged because you’ve been either ignoring them or disparaging them for the past year and a half.  You used “healthcare reform” to deliver an enormous captive customer base to a rapacious health insurance industry while doing little to rein them in, you settled for a weak and ineffective stimulus bill, you pulled your punches on financial reform, you never lifted a finger for EFCA, you’re still foot-dragging on DADT, you’ve shown no more respect for the Constitution than the Bush administration, and you shamefully hung ACORN, Van Jones, Dawn Johnsen and Shirley Sherrod out to dry because you were afraid of conservative shriekers.

You called us “fucking retarded”, and complained that we threw money down the drain by supporting Bill Halter’s primary challenge against the anti-progressive Blanche Lincoln.  Why on earth should we be enthusiastic about supporting you when you so clearly have no respect for us at all?  Why should we care if you only have 52 seats in the Senate when you did so little when you had 59 and even 60?  (Yes, I’m aware that you passed bills called healthcare reform and financial reform, but that doesn’t mean they were progressive.)

You can’t jerk us around and spit on us and call us retards for all this time and then expect us to be your friends again just because you’ve suddenly realized you need us.  Trust and friendship has to be earned, and you haven’t even tried.

6 comments July 25th, 2010 at 01:14pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Democrats,Economy,Healthcare,Labor,Obama,Politics,Teh Gay,Wankers

Co-Wanker Of The Day (Part 1)

Nevada GOP Senate nominee Sharron Angle:

As Talking Points Memo’s Justin Elliott described in a June 15, 2010 story, Nevada Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle was a member of the Independent American Party of Nevada during the 1990′s, from 1992 to 1997, during which time the IAPN engaged in bizarre anti-gay agitation and campaigns to legalize discrimination against homosexuality. Describes Elliott,

The small party attracted considerable controversy in 1994 when it took out a newspaper ad titled “Consequences of Sodomy: Ruin of a Nation,” which suggested HIV could spread through the water.

It wasn’t a fluke. As Elliott’s TPM story goes on to detail,

During the period that Angle was a member, the party bought a red, white, and blue 16-page advertising insert in several Nevada newspapers to promote an effort to add a clause to the state constitution stating that “objection to homosexuality is a liberty and right of conscience and shall not be considered discrimination relating to civil rights,” according to a 1994 article in the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The so-called Minority Status and Child Protection Act would have explicitly allowed discrimination against gay people in jobs and housing.The party then picketed a newspaper, the Reno Gazette-Journal, that refused to run the ad.

Angle apologists will no doubt try to claim that Sharron Angle’s stance towards homosexuality and gay rights has changed since the 1990′s, but that’s not going to be so easy given that, according to Angle’s current official biography, “She is proud of her past chairwomanship of We the People Nevada PAC that sponsored the Property Tax Restraint Initiative.”

The We The People PAC had a web presence from 2003 to 2007, during which time its statement of principles web site page declared, “The radical homosexual movement and other groups seek to destroy the traditional family structure which is the underpinning of society. Their agenda should be opposed.”

I’m always kind of mystified by any claims about the existence of a vast gay conspiracy in a country where only a few gay people can get married, where they can be legally discriminated against, and where they’re not allowed to serve openly in the military or even donate blood.

Least. Effective. Conspiracy. Ever.

Also, Sharron Angle is a despicable fanatic.

June 18th, 2010 at 07:16am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Elections,Politics,Religion,Republicans,Teh Gay,Wankers

Gay Selfishness

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It’s a funny thing about this nefarious Gay Agenda the social conservatives are so determined to stop: It sure looks like a big chunk of it centers around a yearning to be productive, contributing members of society.  They want to serve openly in the armed forces, they want to work, they want to teach, they want to be ministers and priests, they want to enter into stable, formally committed relationships, and they want to donate blood:

Did you know that in America gay men still can’t donate blood? The ban on gay blood donors is based in the worst kind of anti-gay prejudice and AIDS hysteria from early in the epidemic. America needs to end the ban and allow gay men to donate blood. Science supports lifting the ban, and so does basic fairness.

You can help America leave the ban behind. Adam Bink of OpenLeft explains how:

Today, OpenLeft is participating in a blogswarm with AMERICABlog, AKAWilliam.com, Bilerico Project, Blabbeando, Change.org, DailyKos, David Badash, Firedoglake-The Seminal, Good As You, Joe Mirabella, Joe. My. God., LGBTPOV, Mike Signorile, and Rod 2.0. We are asking you to submit a public comment in support of revising the discriminatory and medically unwarranted FDA lifetime ban on blood donations from any man who has had sex with another man (MSM) since 1977.

Today, the HHS Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability is kicking off a two-day meeting to reconsider the FDA ban on blood donations from men who have had sex with men (MSM). The current policy has been in place since 1985 when no HIV testing was available and little was known about HIV/AIDS. Since then, while many policies towards blood donations have changed, and HIV testing has significantly advanced to the point where a permanent ban no longer makes sense, the ban still remains in place. The ban is also discriminatory in that it unfairly targets gay and bisexual men because it does not distinguish between high-risk and low-risk MSM, banning potential MSM donors who are HIV-negative and consistently practice safe sex or are in long-term monogamous relationships, while others with a significantly higher risk of HIV infection are subject to less restrictive deferrals or none at all. The ban also contributes to a dangerously and chronically low blood supply in a country in which approximately just 5% of all eligible donors give.

Look, if gay men and women want to give of themselves to serve their fellow Americans, be it in the blood bank, on the battlefield, in a school or in a church, why on Earth would we not let them?  Is the right to serve others really such an unreasonable thing to ask for?  Are we as a nation so hysterically, blindly homophobic that we think their sacrifice and service are too tainted to accept?

Please sign Change.org’s online petition, then visit Open Left’s action post and send an e-mail comment to HHS’s point person on blood donation policy at jerry.holmberg@hhs.gov.  Our government may not be ready to let gays shed their blood in combat yet, but surely it can at least let them donate some?

(Cross-posted at The Seminal)

2 comments June 10th, 2010 at 07:31pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Teh Gay

My Brilliant Genius Plan To Fix Everything

Convince Obama that Wellpoint, PhRMA, Goldman Sachs, the oil industry, Pete Peterson, Lindsey Graham, Joe Lieberman, Ben Nelson and Rahm Emanuel are all gay.

Because they could all use a little more “fierce advocacy.”

(Cross-posted at The Seminal)

May 19th, 2010 at 06:57am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Economy,Energy,Environment,Healthcare,Lieberman,Obama,Social Security,Teh Gay

Ooga Booga Politics

Sometimes it seems like fear- and hatemongering is all the Republicans have left.

Obama’s Medicare nominee wants to ration your health care!

ENDA will force your children to be indoctrinated by cross-dressing homos!

And yet a ginormous oil slick poisoning the Gulf Of Mexico and wiping out a huge stretch of coastline is nothing to worry about, and no cause to rethink the idea of offshore drilling.

May 14th, 2010 at 06:47am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Politics,Republicans,Teh Gay,Wankers

Insufficiently Gay

Okay, granted I’m not an expert on the subject, but I would think that if there’s a possibility that your sexual orientation can get you beaten to death, then you should be allowed to identify yourself as gay if you want to.

It is perhaps not a necessary condition, but it should at least be a sufficient one.

April 23rd, 2010 at 11:31am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Sports,Teh Gay,Wankers

At Least They’re Consistent

Texas Attorney General fights to prevent the dissolution of a marriage he doesn’t believe in in the first place:

After the joy of a wedding and the adoption of a baby came arguments that couldn’t be resolved, leading Angelique Naylor to file for divorce. That left her fighting both the woman she married in Massachusetts and the state of Texas, which says a union granted in a state where same-sex marriage is legal can’t be dissolved with a divorce in a state where it’s not.

A judge in Austin granted the divorce, but Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is appealing the decision. He also is appealing a divorce granted to a gay couple in Dallas, saying protecting the “traditional definition of marriage” means doing the same for divorce.

Bad enough that gays have been allowed to undermine the sanctity of traditional marriage, but now they want to undermine the sanctity of traditional divorce too?  This must not stand, man!

April 21st, 2010 at 11:31am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Judiciary,Teh Gay

Good News From Teapartyland

Raise your hands if you knew about this:

[Tea Partier] Paul Butterfield, 48, an engineer from Ontario, N.Y., said: “We’ve achieved equal rights for blacks, equal rights for women, equal rights for gays. But creating a welfare state is a step backward.”

We have?  That’s so awesome!

Minorities and women may have perhaps attained something close to equal rights… but only on paper, not in the real world.  And gays haven’t even come close to paper equality yet, much less the real thing.

April 19th, 2010 at 06:33pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Politics,Quotes,Racism,Republicans,Sexism,Teh Gay,Wankers

Great Moments In Journalism

Why on earth would anyone outside the wingnut welfare state hire a disgraced right-wing asshat like Ben Domenech?

The White House ripped CBS News on Thursday for publishing an online column by a blogger who made assertions about the sexual orientation of Solicitor General Elena Kagan, widely viewed as a leading candidate for the Supreme Court.

Ben Domenech, a former Bush administration aide and Republican Senate staffer, wrote that President Obama would “please” much of his base by picking the “first openly gay justice.” An administration official, who asked not to be identified discussing personal matters, said Kagan is not a lesbian.

CBS initially refused to pull the posting, prompting Anita Dunn, a former White House communications director who is working with the administration on the high court vacancy, to say: “The fact that they’ve chosen to become enablers of people posting lies on their site tells us where the journalistic standards of CBS are in 2010.” She said the network was giving a platform to a blogger “with a history of plagiarism” who was “applying old stereotypes to single women with successful careers.”

The network deleted the posting Thursday night after Domenech said he was merely repeating a rumor.

So…  Kagan is rumored to be openly gay?

Um.

3 comments April 16th, 2010 at 11:37am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Media,Teh Gay,Wankers

Wankers Of The Month

Constance McMillen’s school district.

Is it really that important to have an all-straight prom?  Jeez, what a bunch of mean-spirited homophobic bastards.  And all the students who happily went along with the Secret Prom and didn’t tell Constance are no better.

April 6th, 2010 at 07:13am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Teh Gay,Wankers

Lament Of The Day

If the Catholic Church were as tolerant and protective toward gays as they are toward pedophiles, same-sex marriage would be legal in every state by now.

And if it were as committed to peace and compassion as it is to outlawing abortions, we probably wouldn’t have invaded Iraq, and the healthcare reform bill would have contained a public option at the very least.

1 comment March 27th, 2010 at 11:08am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Choice,Corruption/Cronyism,Healthcare,Iraq,Politics,Religion,Republicans,Teh Gay,Wankers,War

GOP Smash!!!

So this is apparently the GOP’s Brilliant Messaging Strategy:

Outside, the [anti-health care reform] demonstrators… arranged themselves on the lawn to spell the word “NO.”

By the time Minority Leader John Boehner took the floor at about 10 pm, the mood on the floor was barely distinguishable from the mood on the lawn outside. “Shame on each and every one of you,” the Republican leader yelled at the Democrats, as the GOP lawmakers gave him a standing ovation. Boehner said the Democrats were a “disgrace” to Jeffersonian values.

“Hell, no, you can’t!” Boehner shouted at the Democrats.

“No, you can’t! No, you can’t!” echoed the protesters outside.

“No, you can’t!”  Very catchy, very positive and uplifting, much like “I hope he fails.” How can the American people not vote for that kind of exciting vision for the future?  It truly evokes the nihilism at the core of the Republican Party: When they’re the opposition party, they obstruct everything and everyone, and when they’re the ruling party they dedicate themselves to destroying the Constitution and the government’s capacity to do good (i.e., regulation, oversight, infrastructure, social programs, etc.).

The vandals smashing up Democratic offices and the bigoted teabaggers screaming slurs at Democratic representatives are merely a physical manifestation of the Republican approach to government: Destroy, negate, threaten, fearmonger, and destroy some more.

1 comment March 24th, 2010 at 11:40am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Politics,Racism,Republicans,Teh Gay,Wankers

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