Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Mean, Dumb, and Just Plain Stupid

There is so much stuff going on today that I decided to introduce it all in a segment which I sincerely HOPE that I never have to use again - Mean, Dumb, and Just Plain Stupid.

MEAN - We've all heard of Constance McMillen, the young girl whose school cancelled her senior prom to keep her from bringing her girlfriend. And we know the story of Derrick Martin, the young man in Georgia inspired by this story to bring his boyfriend to his prom and how his school and folks across the nation backed him up.

But do you know what his parents did? Apparently they couldn't deal with all of the attention and kicked him out. According to this link he is now staying with a friend.

What kind of crap is that? I've seen a 5'4, 100 woman swing a chair like a baseball bat in defense of her child. These folks can't handle a little attention? Nonsense

Of course all of those folks who gave Kevin Jennings and GLSEN hell last year are totally silent over this.

DUMB - Oklahoma, home of Sally (gays are terrorists) Kern did something really hilarious.  The state legislature created a bill meant to strip hate crimes protection from lgbts. However, because of a "legislative error,"  the bill strips hate crimes protection from cases of race and religion. Lgbts, however, are still protected. Whoops!

JUST PLAIN STUPID - Those damn teabaggers. I'm sorry but now they are at the point of threatening the Democrats who voted health reform legislation through and that's just ugly. Children have been threatened, windows have been broken, and the home address of legislators have been posted with invitations to "pay them a visit."

You know it's serious when Politico and the Huffington Post are concentrating on the same story.

So from this day forward,  I will always refer to those folks as "teabaggers." Forget that "tea party members" nonsense.  They will always be "teabaggers" to me and yes I know the sexual connotations of the term, but maybe if some of them actually concentrated on that certain act, we wouldn't have to deal with hearing their mouths for a while.

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Religious right misleads about testimony in DADT hearing

The news briefs are below if you want to read them. I just had to give this piece special consideration.

By now you all have heard of the testimony by retired General John Sheehan during the recent DADT hearings in which he blamed gays being allowed to serve openly in the military for the Srebrenica genocide in 1995

And you have heard the rebukes he received from Dutch officials. Let me reiterate what they said:

Dutch officials, however, are forcefully rejecting Sheehan’s outrageous claim. “It is astonishing that a man of his stature can utter such complete nonsense,” said the Dutch defense ministry spokesman, pointing out that international investigations of the Srebrenica massacre found no evidence “that the sexual orientation of soldiers played a role.” The Dutch ambassador to the United States said she “couldn’t disagree more” with Sheehan’s statement, and Dutch caretaker Defense Minister Eimert van Middelkoop called the claim “‘damaging’ and not worthy of a soldier. ‘I don’t want to waste any more words on it,’ he said.” Gen. Henk van den Breemen, Dutch Chief of Staff at the time of the Srebrenica genocide, added that Sheehan was spouting “total nonsense.”

Now all of this was published on March 19th.

And on March 23rd in The Advocate came this:

During last week’s hearing on the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, former NATO commander Gen. John Sheehan told committee members that a former Dutch defense chief of staff, Gen. Henk van den Breemen, said the “liberalization” of the Dutch forces rendered them incapable of protecting the people of Srebrenica in 1995 during a battle in the Bosnian war when approximately 8,000 Muslim men and boys were executed.

Van den Breemen rejected Sheehan’s account in a statement on the Dutch Ministry of Defense’s website, calling it “complete nonsense,” according to a translation provided the gay veterans group Servicemembers United.

The statement reads, “Sheehan based his claims on statements from then-chief of staff Gen. Henk van den Breemen. Van den Breemen, for his part, considers Sheehan’s accusations ‘complete nonsense.’ Van den Breemen does not share Sheehan’s opinion on the role of homosexuals in the fall of Srebrenica, and has never said anything that would imply he did.”

However if you were to read today's edition of the American Family Association's One News Now, you would read something along the lines of this:

General debunks repeal of military's 'gay' ban

A conservative military watchdog was impressed with the recent testimony of a former NATO commander who presented compelling evidence against President Obama's plans of repealing the military's ban on homosexual service.

Gen. John Sheehan testified before a recent hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee where he related a 1995 incident in which Dutch soldiers were detailed to protect some Bosnian Muslim civilians. In an exchange with committee chairman Carl Levin (D-Michigan), Sheehan claimed the Dutch battalion was under-strengthed and poorly led.

"The Serbs came into town and handcuffed the soldiers to the telephone poles, marched the Muslims off and executed them," Sheehan accounted. "That was the largest massacre in Europe since World War Two."

Levin replied by asking: "Did the Dutch leaders tell you it was because there were gay soldiers there?"
As the general began to answer, Levin cut him off and asked again, "Did they tell you that? That's my question" -- to which Sheehan replied, "Yes, they included that as part of the problem."

And you would also read about how Elaine Donnelly, head of the Center for Military Readiness and an outspoken opponent of gays serving openly in the military, voices how she was "impressed" by the retired general's testimony.

But what you won't read are the rebukes from Dutch officials because they are not included in the One News Now article.

Now some may argue that One News Now didn't mislead anyone by not reporting what Dutch officials said about Sheehan's testimony, but I beg to differ.

The Dutch rebukes are a very crucial part to this story and One News Now had plenty of opportunity to include them, that is if it wanted to.

But if I know One News Now's history (and I do), getting the story right was obviously the last thing on the publication's list of priorities.

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Homeless made to suffer because of homophobia and other Wednesday midday news briefs

Portland RCC Diocese Ends Homeless Aid Group's Funding, Because of No On 1 Support - Homophobia claims the homeless as victims.

LifeSiteNews piles on Throckmorton - I don't agree with Warren Throckmorton on a LOT of things, but this vendetta against him lodged by our "friend" LaBarbera demonstrates Porno Pete's vindictive nature.

Judge rules Constance McMillen's rights were violated, but prom cancellation is valid - In case you haven't heard.

Georgia High School Approves Gay Prom Date - Another story, a happier ending.

A brief note on public relations - I'm in agreement with you on this, Jeremy. Few are watching for now but this situation will reach a crescendo and I hope it's not an ugly one.

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Do you support the 'Homosexual Agenda' (silly survey)

I received this forwarded email from a fellow barista at Pam's House Blend. It's from Eugene Delgaudio, President of a group called Public Advocate of the U.S.:

Dear fellow American,

The Radical Homosexuals claim you and other pro-family Americans actually now support same-sex marriage, special job preferences for homosexuals and promotion of the homosexual lifestyle in schools.

Is it true? What do you say?

I have prepared an American Morality Survey for you to fill out that I will provide a link to in a moment.

But first I want to make sure you understand just how serious this issue is.

You see, the Radical Homosexuals are storming through Washington demanding passage of their agenda.

And with the passage of Thought Control last year, they say NOW is the time to push their perverse "life-style" on every man, women and child in America.

And they insist YOU actually support them.

The Homosexual Lobby played a major role in electing Obama and the majorities he enjoys in both houses of Congress.

I can only begin to imagine all the damage the Radical Homosexuals will do with their allies controlling the House of Representatives, the Senate and the White House.

As the President of Public Advocate of the U.S., I've devoted twenty-seven years to battling the radical homosexuals in Washington.

Backed by Hollywood celebrities, the media and millions of your tax dollars, the Radical Homosexuals have many Congressmen quivering with fear -- and they have a Radical Homosexual-friendly majority in control of Congress.

That is why pro-family Senators and Congressmen are counting on me to find out if you really support the Gay Bill of Special Rights and homosexual marriage as the radical homosexuals claim.

Please click here to complete the American Morality survey and prove to Congress that Americans oppose homosexual marriage and the Gay Bill of Special Rights today.

Frankly if you really do support the radical Homosexual Agenda -- or if you just no longer care enough to stand up for the family -- insiders in Congress say the entire Homosexual Agenda could pass in a matter of months.

*** Special job rights for homosexuals and lesbians. Businesses may have to adopt hiring quotas to protect themselves from lawsuits. Every homosexual fired or not hired becomes a potential federal civil rights lawsuit.

Radical homosexuals will terrorize day care centers, hospitals, churches and private schools. Traditional moral values will be shattered by federal law.

*** Same-sex marriages and adoptions. Wedding-gown clad men smooching before some left-wing clergy or state official is just the beginning.

You'll see men hand-in-hand skipping down to adoption centers to "pick out" a little boy for themselves.

*** Homosexual advocacy in schools. Your children or grandchildren will be taught homosexuality is moral, natural and good. High school children will learn perverted sex acts as part of "safe sex" education.

With condoms already handed out in many schools, Radical Homosexuals will have little trouble adopting today's "if it feels good do it" sex-ed curriculum to their agenda.

And to add insult to injury, lobbyists for the Homosexual Agenda are paid off with your tax dollars!

It goes on like this and ends with a special request for "donations," as if we should be surprised. The email also included several requests to fill out an American Morality Survey. And just so you know, the questions here are slanted such as:

Should homosexuals receive special job rights and force businesses, schools, churches and even daycares to hire and advance homosexuals or face prosecution and multimillion-dollar lawsuits?

Do you support the use of hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to fund homosexual "art", so called AIDS-awareness programs and homosexual research grants that are frequently funneled to political advocacy?

Do you support same-sex "marriage" for homosexuals or "marriage-like" rights, like homosexuals being able to adopt children and raise them in their "lifestyle"?

I wouldn't advise filling out the survey because it puts your name on a "petition." It's worth looking at however for the accusatory language and imagery used. The email even implied twice that lgbts want to "invade" daycares.

Yet another phony moral "person" whose definition of morality encompasses making lgbts look the aliens from Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

They seem to spring up everywhere. Hell of a way to make money.

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