Tuesday, March 09, 2010

On hearing about Roy Ashburn

It must be terribly frustrating to be a right wing anti-gay crusader. I mean, assuming you're not a closet queer, odds are that at least a few people in your organization are. You're thinking, 'Who's gonna be the next person to be picked up for DUI with a gay prostitute? Who's the drug addict who plays with boys? Who's gonna solicit an undercover cop? Or boys on the net? When's the next big, shame-revealing revelation going to be? Is there any way you can sniff them out, get them away from your ranks, maybe purchase some kind of Hypocrisy Insurance? Can you tell by how ambitious they are? How militant? How nervous? Can you tell by looking at their crotch? Their eyebrows? If you pray for an answer, will God tell you which one of your colleagues are closets?

Oh Christ...what if it's you, and you don't know it yet?

Alternet has a nice "hall of fame" article here.

1 comment:

Montana said...

“Family Values” California state senator representing Kern County, Republican Roy Ashburn (guess how he votes on gay issues?), goes to a gay bar near the Capital, picks up a scantily clad buddy, gets drunk, drives and receives a DUI. In my opinion the Republican Party has been taken over small portions of the republican party of “birthers, baggers and blowhards” (people who love to push their beliefs on others while trying to take away rights of those they just hate) and that’s who they need to extract from their party if they real want to win. Good Luck, because as they said in WACO, “We Ain’t Coming Out”. They are good at “Follow the Leader”. They listen to their dullard leaders Beck, Hedgecock, Hannity, O’Reilly, Rush and Savage and the rest of the Blowhards. The world is complicated and most republicans (Hamiliton, Lincoln, Roosevelt) believe that we should use government a little to increase social mobility, now its about dancing around the claim that government is the problem. The sainted Reagan passed the biggest tax increase in American history and as a result federal employment increased, but facts are lost when mired in mysticism and superstition. Although most republicans are trying to distant themselves from this fringe they have a long way to go. I guess Ashburn is the first on the list “2010 Republican Summer of Love”. Remember last year list of “2009 Republican Summer of Love”: state assemblyman, Michael D. Duvall (CA), Senator John Ensign (NV), Senator Paul Stanley (TN), Governor Mark Stanford (SC), SC Board of Ed Chair, Kristin Maguire (AKA Bridget Keeney). Do I hear Tammy Wynette, “Stand By Your Man” playing in the background? I remember not so long ago that other Orange County song favorite, “Stand By Your Tan” (for Tan Nguyen). But that’s another Orange County fool.