Thursday, April 17, 2008

These colors don't run

Oh, look, a quiz for all you media types out there. Read the quote, and then answer the following questions.
“I think religion has always tried to turn hatred towards gay people. Religion promotes the hatred and spite against gays...From my point of view, I would ban religion completely. Organized religion doesn't seem to work. It turns people into really hateful lemmings and it's not really compassionate.”

1. Who said it?

2. Which Democratic presidential candidate does he/she support?

Give up?

Well, Elton John said it, that fucking dangerous gay-ass hatemonger. And you know, some idiots would say that all gay people have a more than adequate reason to be suspicious of religion, but I say fuck that! How dare that intolerant asshole have the intolerance to call religion intolerant! He hates religion, is what, and I'm pretty sure it's not just because religion hated him first.

And secondly, didn't that seditious limey just host a big fundraiser for Hillary Clinton? Hm? Sooo...where are all the questions for Hillary questioning her ties to this terrorist fop? Huh? What about it, Misters Stephanopoulos and Gibson? Were you sleeping on the job last night, or what? I can't believe you can live with yourselves, asking...I think there must have been at least one policy question last night, right? Anyway, I can't believe you dared to ask about policy when there were questions to be raised about a candidate and her gay devil-worshiping campaign slave!

Well, let's hop to it, boys! No dozing allowed, when there are journalistic standards to be lowered! David Brooks, who gave you an "A" for your performance last night BTW, said in the New York Times that "the journalist’s job is to make politicians uncomfortable," which...okay... is a little weird to me, I must admit, because I kind of thought that the journalist's job was to report news, but hey! Far be it for me to lecture to a NEW YORK TIMES COLUMNIST about journalism!

Especially one who states that Michael Dukakis's veto of a measure requiring that the Pledge of Allegiance be recited by Massachusetts schoolchildren was quite rightly a key issue of the 1988 presidential campaign, or, as he puts it, "We may not like it, but issues like Jeremiah Wright, flag lapels and the Tuzla airport will be important in the fall. Remember how George H.W. Bush toured flag factories to expose Michael Dukakis. It’s legitimate to see how the candidates will respond to these sorts of symbolic issues."

Oh, he's so right! That's why he's a NEW YORK TIMES COLUMNIST, because he understands important issues like flags, and flag pins, and pledges to flags.

And as for the importance of making politicians uncomfortable, it is my sincere hope that Stephanopoulos, Gibson, and dear Mr. Brooks aren't all one day replaced by a urinary tract infection.


Bubs said...

No shit.

I'm just catching up on the debate now. It's amazing. Your post is a perfect response.

deadspot said...

Well, religion does suck.

SkylersDad said...

Is this bullshit all over yet?

Dad E said...

Good for you in calling out one of the most swarmy, swarmy displays in presidential debates ever. Never again will I look upon Gibson and Steppanopoulos with the respect I once had for them.

Utterly disgracefull!!

Had I been asked those questions, I would have asked some questions of them--like "do you think your question has pertinence or priority about what the American voter is concerned about? If so, why?"

dguzman said...

I'm so glad I didn't watch the debate. I heard snippets of the candidates' responses and the ridiculous fucking questions they had to answer, and I just about threw up all over the steering wheel. I like Dad E's question above. Why won't any of these politicians ever say real stuff like that?

GETkristiLOVE said...

So are you going to burn all your Reggie shirts now?

Distributorcap said...

it is my sincere hope that Stephanopoulos, Gibson, and dear Mr. Brooks aren't all one day replaced by a urinary tract infection.

actually i hope they are, the infection has more brains

Grant Miller said...

I get the feeling this election no longer is about issues.

Cap'n Ergo Jinglebollocks said...

have I e'er told you I absolutely LOVE the way your mind works?? I mean, really and no mistake.

I just wish I was smart enuff to know what th' hell you're talking about all th' time...

Madam Z said...

I agree with everything Elton John said, except I wouldn't ban religion. Banning something just increases the public's interest in it. I would just *ignore* religion. I am hoping that someday people will wake the hell up and realize that it's all a pile of crap and that they'd be better off trying to make their lives better while they're on earth, instead of hoping for that "pie in the sky when you die."