February 2012

Leading a ‘Hate Gay’ Group?
The Clock is Ticking

By Wink

In the mid 1970’s I read an article about a man in Florida who had been arrested for possession of child pornography. This is pretty despicable, and I am glad he was caught. This vulgar type of crime happens too often.

The kicker to that story? The arrested man was the head of a Florida Anti-pornography group. Surprise – surprise!

I don’t know how much time he served, or whatever happened to him. Maybe one of our readers can dig that info up and report back to me. Please.

It may have been Shakespeare, or maybe it was Chaucer or Paris Hilton, who once said: “Me thinks thou dost protest too much.”

We talked about this before. On April 9, 2009 I wrote an article about anti-gay gays.

In it I postulated that the leaders of most anti-gay groups are most likely gay. Some are active gays, some are very active gays, and some struggle every day with urges they ‘just know’ are wrong.

Of course some people hate gays for religious reasons. If this describes you, and you don’t have gay primal urges, congratulations, your hate simply emanates from ignorance. You don’t have to fear ‘catching’ the gay.

Now we have a better way to document my thesis. Here, for your entertainment, is a ticker-type chart that counts off the amount of time since a homophobe was outed as gay.

Enjoy!

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By Wink

Recently, in front of a group of severe conservatives, candidate Mitt Romney described himself as ‘severely conservative.’

You do not believe that Mitt is severely conservative. I do not believe that Mitt is severely conservative.

It is impossible to pin down exactly what Mitt is, because he has been all- things-to-all-people throughout his political career. He is simply calling himself severely conservative because it is politically expedient. He cannot call himself anything else until he has the Republican nomination sewn up.

For now, he still has opposition for the nomination, and because that opposition is from the far right wing of the spectrum (Birth control should be outlawed!), Romney feels compelled to legitimize his conservative bona fides.

He is hardly the first politician to declare an opposition to his former self, but Mitt is making both-sides-of-every-issue an art form.

I won’t delineate all of his issue contortions here. They are well documented and easy for you to find. I only bring it up for one reason. To gain the Republican nomination Mitt has turned hard-hard right.

Compromise is the only logical way to govern, but is soooooooo out of fashion in conservative ranks. To compromise is to be weak or, worse yet, to be the enemy!

A once reasonable and reasoning politician, Romney has sold his soul. He got caught up in the pander-fest that took hold during the early stages of the primary process.

Audiences at the GOP debates were packed with Tea-bagger types, and other far right-wingers. They booed an Iraq-based American soldier who admitted to being gay. They yelled ‘let-her-die!’ at the idea of someone dying because they didn’t have health insurance.

In other words, they were right-wing pep rallies, and the only way to get cheers was to out-conservative whoever was standing next to you on the stage. (Ron Paul was the notable exception.)

It is really hard to ‘out-conservative’ Rick Santorum, but Mitt is going to give it a try.

I promise you, when Texas governor Rick Perry runs again in 2016, he will have his hard-right stump speech memorized. No more ‘oops’ moments. No more catering to soft-headed centrists. Deport the Mexicans and kick the gays back out of the military!

The ‘issue pendulum’ is not exclusive property of the Republicans. For this election President Obama is free to run as the centrist he is, because he has no competition, but the Democratic field will be wide open in 2016, and one or more truly liberal candidates will try to pull issues their way.

There will also be centrist Democrats who will probably disown some of their previously held middle-of-the-road positions, and move further and further left, in a desperate effort to win a primary or a caucus.

Mom always said ‘it is best just to be who you are, and let the chips fall where they may. You won’t get elected, but your dignity will remain intact.’

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By Wink

“Someone who is nice to you, but is rude to the waiter, is not a nice person.” – Dave Barry

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I love acronyms. I especially love the ones that, in a subtle way, describe a moron or a jerk.

C.O.B. is one of my personal favorites. It may mean something else to you, but In my world this stands for Cranky Old Bastard. (Pardon my French.)

I don’t drop the ‘C.O.B.’ card very often. It is just a bit too cliché to describe old people as cranky. As a rule, the elderly are not cranky.

But sometimes, someone exhibits a level of jerkishness that is extraordinary. It goes above and beyond the normal unpleasant behavior that we are all guilty of now and then. When that happens, the acronym C.O.B. leaps right into my mind.

I am proud to announce the most recent winner of the Winkest Link ‘Cranky Old Bastard’ mantle: John Castle.

Mr. Castle, a multi-millionaire, was unhappy at how/when a waiter brought him his bill. So displeased was he, that he grabbed and twisted the waiters hand with such force that he broke the waiters ring finger.

We all understand that waiters are nasty overpaid cretins, and are beneath our contempt. Well, maybe you and I don’t feel that way, but Mr. Castle seems to.

Why does he feel different? Is it because he is old, has money, and feels privileged?

No, age and money does not lead everyone to feel privileged, and does not equal ‘cranky.’

I know plenty of old people. Some of them have more money than they know what to do with. Few of these people, very few, fall into the ‘C.O.B.’ Category.

I am guessing Mr. Castle has been a bastard most of his adult life. There is no way this type of behavior began whenever he became ‘old.’

Nope, it isn’t about the money. It isn’t about his age. It is about who he is, deep down.

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Note to Mr. Castle:

John… Can I call you ‘John’? No? Sorry.

Well, John, I know your mommy convinced you that you are a miracle, and that you always deserve to be treated special. I am sure she is proud of how her sonny-boy turned out.

I tend to give the benefit of a doubt to most people. We can all learn from our mistakes but, sadly, I feel you are nonredeemable.

You sir, are an ass.

You should not be allowed outside of your villa unaccompanied.

I am praying this goes to court, and I hope the judge you get was a waiter in his younger days. If he was, he will have his own stories of customers who behaved JUST LIKE YOU.

My wish is that the waiter with the broken finger will be compensated in such a manner as to make up for the abuse you have dished out to all other waiters, and all the other ‘little people’ you have stomped on your whole ugly life.

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By Wink

“Someone who is nice to you, but is not nice to the waiter, is not a nice person.” – Dave Barry
——————–
I love acronyms. I especially love the ones that, in a subtle way, describe a moron or a jerk.

C.O.B. is one of my personal favorites. It may mean something else to you, but In my world this stands for Cranky Old Bastard. (Pardon my French.)

I don’t drop the ‘C.O.B.’ card very often. It is just a bit too cliché to describe old people as cranky. As a rule, the elderly are not cranky.

But sometimes, someone exhibits a level of jerkishness that is extraordinary. It goes above and beyond the normal unpleasant behavior that we are all guilty of now and then. When that happens, the acronym C.O.B. leaps right into my mind.

I am proud to announce the most recent winner of the Winkest Link ‘Cranky Old Bastard’ mantle: John Castle.

Mr. Castle, a multi-millionaire, was unhappy at how/when a waiter brought him his bill. So displeased was he, that he grabbed and twisted the waiters hand with such force that he broke the waiters ring finger.

We all understand that waiters are nasty overpaid cretins, and are beneath our contempt. Well, maybe you and I don’t feel that way, but Mr. Castle seems to.

Why does he feel different? Is it because he is old, has money, and feels privileged?

No, age and money does not lead everyone to feel privileged, and does not equal ‘cranky.’

I know plenty of old people. Some of them have more money than they know what to do with. Few of these people, very few, fall into the ‘C.O.B.’ Category.

I am guessing Mr. Castle has been a bastard most of his adult life. There is no way this type of behavior began whenever he became ‘old.’

Nope, it isn’t about the money. It isn’t about his age. It is about who he is, deep down.
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Note to Mr. Castle:

John… Can I call you ‘John’? No? Sorry.

Well, John, I know your mommy convinced you that you are a miracle, and that you always deserve to be treated special. I am sure she is proud of how her sonny-boy turned out.

I tend to give the benefit of a doubt to most people. We can all learn from our mistakes but, sadly, I feel you are unredeemable.

You sir, are an ass.

You should not be allowed outside of your villa unaccompanied.

I am praying this goes to court, and I hope the judge you get was a waiter in his younger days. If he was, he will have his own stories of customers who behaved JUST LIKE YOU.

My wish is that the waiter with the broken finger will be compensated in such a manner as to make up for the abuse you have dished out to all other waiters, and all the other ‘little people’ you have stomped on your whole ugly life.

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