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Friday, January 14, 2011

Teabaggers: “Racism? Bigotry? Moi???”

Them liberals are playing the race card again. They keep spreading these vicious rumors, saying us teabaggers hate queers and swarthy minorities.

Rightwing presidential wannabe Tim Pawlenty (R—Bigot) is vowing to reinstate Don’t Ask Don’t Tell if he gets elected. Here is part of a conversation between Pawlenty and Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association (talk about birds of a feather):

Snakehandler: “We just saw the ban on homosexual service in the military repealed, overturned. Conservatives will be working over the next couple of years to see that that ban is reinstated. If you become president in 2012, will you work to reinstate the prohibition on open homosexual service in the military? Would you sign such a prohibition if it got to your desk?”

Fringe Candidate: “Bryan, I have been a public and repeat supporter of maintaining Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. There’s a lot of reasons for that, but if you look at how the combat commanders and the combat units feel about it, the results of those kinds of surveys were different than the ones that were mostly reported in the newspaper and that is something I think we need to pay attention to. But I have been a public supporter of maintaining Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and I would support reinstating it as well.”

Aha! I get it now. Military personnel are actually scared shitless — Petrified! — at the thought of having homosexuals serving in the military, and that damn liberal media is covering this up. They just made up a bunch of phony survey results.

In other news, the Tennessee Teabaggers Union wants to whitewash (literally) the state’s history curriculum. They don’t want textbooks to mention anything about that there “Minority Experience,” whatever in tarnation that might could be.

Attorney Hal Rounds, the group’s spokesman (this numbnuts went to law school???) said his teajobs want to get rid of:

“…an awful lot of made-up criticism about, for instance, the founders intruding on the Indians or having slaves or being hypocrites in one way or another.”

[pshaw] What, them liberal flag-burners are trying to say our ancestors stole land from the Indians?? Owned slaves??? Balderdash!

Now, again, what was all that liberal claptrap about teabaggers being a bunch of racists and bigots?

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Anonymous Carlos said...

Somehow I don't buy that combat troops are worried about gays in the military. I mean, if I were in a serious firefight, the last thing I'd be thinking about is whether the guy or gal fighting next to me was gay. Really. Those polls are fucking laughable.

Military personnel adapt. They have to; they're in the military and have to follow orders. So...if the chain of command says you gotsta tolerate homersexials, you gotsta tolerate homersexials. It's as fucking simple as that. They get orders to do a lot of things like, say, tolerate women in the military...and blacks.

January 14, 2011 at 2:12 AM  
Blogger jadedj said...

"Snakehandler"...HAR HAR HAR...I love it!

Makes me wonder what KIND of snake he really likes to handle.

Yep, we also need to rewrite all those librul references to bears shittin' in the woods too. Oh, I forgot...they don't.

January 14, 2011 at 5:24 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

This post is so gay.

January 14, 2011 at 7:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Teh stupid,it burns. Eternally.

January 14, 2011 at 10:41 AM  
Blogger JUDI M. said...

Just moved to the state of TN: lots of relatives here and we love. But I do believe some of them are a little...Tea Baggy. When I come up with mu "librul" take on things they look at me like I've got two heads...and then they start talking with their "pretzel logic". These are college educated, business owning, socially upward folks, not rednecks.
I've got my work cut out for me!

January 14, 2011 at 11:58 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Oh, why are you liberals picking on poor Timmy? He used to be sane, but has had to ratchet it up a few notches to crazy to be heard. It's almost as if he just said, ahh fuck it, I'll go all in on the insanity see where that leads me. I can tell you one place it won't. 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, but that's just me. Oh an don't get me started in on Fischer and his buddy Porno Pete, with their whole wet dream of repealing DADT along with little Timmy P.

January 14, 2011 at 12:34 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

@ Carlos, you with the crazy talk of logic is making me laugh. No really, you know damn well we would be covering our asses, in case the person next to us was coveting what wasn't theirs.***

***Please, I don't want to do the disclaimer here, don't make me. It will upset the baby Jesus and He will cry.

January 14, 2011 at 12:37 PM  
Blogger WTF? said...

Somehow I don't buy that combat troops are worried about gays in the military.

I take it you’ve never been in the military. There are times when decisions need to be made that may be compromised because one individual is in love with another. The Uniform Code of Military Justice seeks to address this (at least heterosexually) with rules regarding fraternization. It hasn’t really worked very well over the years in preventing complicated hook-ups, and I don’t believe it would for gays, either. Regardless of whether or not gays are accepted by their peers, this problem remains. I believe the “Don’t ask Don’t Tell “policy is not only degrading to gays, it also doesn’t address this issue. This is a far more complicated issue than “the bible tells me so” or “gee these rednecks are dumb” kind of responses can address. Gays are not “black”, they are not “women”, their issues and challenges are unique. Consequently the solution to this problem must be unique as well. Unfortunately, Politicians, the Military, Christians, etc. rarely provide anything but absolutes.

January 14, 2011 at 1:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is everybody criticizing the Tennessee Teaparty - they just want to return to the way History was taught 30 years ago.


January 14, 2011 at 5:06 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Carlos: Damn right; military personnel have much bigger worries than whether so-and-so is gay. The only people worried about it are wacko Biblethumpers with too much time on their hands.

jadedj: "Makes me wonder what KIND of snake he really likes to handle" -- LOL.

Randal: Totally gay.

Judi M.: That sounds like my personal impressions of the South. Lots of friendly decent people. I never brought up politics or any other "sensitive" issues, and everything was pleasant.

Jess: I've never known much about Pawlenty, but a lot of Republicans seem to be in that predicament. They either bend over for the furthest right of the Far Right nutjobs, or their careers are toast.

Bryan Fischer is so far off the deep end, he almost makes his predecessor, Donald Wildmon, look normal.

WTF?: From what I remember from comments at other posts, Carlos had a long career in the Coast Guard. I was in the Navy a looong time ago, '69 to '73. Back then, there didn't seem to be anywhere near the homophobia that there is now. Or maybe it was there and I just didn't perceive it. There were a few people who were very effeminate and probably gay, and a few others that there were rumors about; but none of the hatred of today. IMHO, the general homophobia didn't start until the late '70s when sickfucks like Anita Bryant reared their heads.

I agree the issue is oversimplified by both sides. Nevertheless, in my simple view: Our understaffed military is quagmired all over the world, and we have thousands of qualified personnel who have been kicked out solely for being gay. The 2 problems can solve, or at least mitigate, each other by repealing DADT and letting gay people serve if they're qualified.

Erik: LOL. Good point.

January 14, 2011 at 6:59 PM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

As a former soldier, I'd like to add my 2 cents to what tom and Carlos are saying. I can assure you that we knew, and served with, people who were well-known to be gay (one of my former crewmates was a cross-dresser in his spare time, to name one example.) I know how most of us felt about it; we were interested in who could, and couldn't do their damn jobs, and that was about IT. I don't know if anyone ever got a thrill from seeing my naked hillbilly ass in the shower, but I promise you that I didn't, and don't, care.

January 14, 2011 at 9:01 PM  
Blogger WTF? said...

OOh sorry Carlos. When I was in, (early 70’s) the only problem was the possibility of blackmail (I worked with a piece of equipment that was classified) which "don't ask don't tell" didn't address. Hell yes, the military is more homophobic now. And waaay more Christian… And like most PinkoLiberalCommie types, I mostly think “fuck ‘em” the same way I did back then. But the fact remains that if the” Gay Ratio” in the military reaches the same level as it is in the general population, then at least ten percent of your operational capacity will be compromised by love. Not the optimum personnel for a corporation whose product is death. This point isn’t even a gay thing. If you were bunking with a female soldier who was willing, what would have been the result? No, really be honest. How combat ready would you have been before, during, and that sweet time after? Soldiers need to have that testosterone fueled stupidity and aggression in order to bash in skulls and burn villages. Not to mention sending your sweetheart into harm’s way. I couldn’t do it with my old lady, and I assume love works the same way for gay people. Of course I know more than one guy who wants to send his other half on a suicide mission or two.

January 14, 2011 at 9:28 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

I could respect Pawlenty more if he just admitted being bigoted about gays, and openly presented himself as the candidate other bigots should support. But no, he's got to claim there are all these surveys the (ahem) liberal media didn't report. And as too often happens, the liberal media aren't questioning Pawlenty closely about where he got those survey results he claims tell such a different story.

This routine is so old. Dealing with it gets tedious, like trying to stop the incoming tide with your bare hands.

January 15, 2011 at 12:24 PM  
Blogger squatlo said...

Living here in middle Tennessee, I can attest to a thriving spirit of teabaggery all around the area. In fact, you'd have to shave your balls to get into some of the local churches...

Apparently, this idiot wants to see to it that the Volunteer State's kids aren't any smarter than the morons they're going to be raising in Texas when they get their new textbooks.

heavy sigh... the gene pool needs chlorine.

January 18, 2011 at 11:28 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Squatlo: "The gene pool needs chlorine." LOL. Does it ever.

January 18, 2011 at 11:43 AM  

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