Monday, August 27, 2012

Blowing in the Wind Can Get You Killed


Via, which I guess should be added to the list here.

In further Catholic Schoolgirls Gone Wild adventures we have this from Maggie Gallagher:
But Tony Perkins has a point, too. It’s not just one instance of labeling the Family Research Council a “hate group.” It’s the persistent refrain among major gay-rights groups that opposition to gay marriage is in itself not only hatred but discrimination and a violation of basic human rights. This is the rhetoric of de-legitimization and ultimately dehumanization. Your opponents aren’t just wrong; they are evil.

That brings this to mind from Waking Up Now:

Then we get this statement from Maggie Gallagher:

I’m not surprised that Miss Beverly Hills, Lauren Ashley, opposes gay marriage — after all 45 percent of young Californians voted for Prop 8, as did 7 million Californians generally. But I have to say, I am impressed with her courage in coming forward and for speaking up for Carrie. The elected officials of city of Beverly Hills are not demonstrating tolerance or kindness by continuing the avalanche of hatred against supporters of Prop 8. [emphasis added]

Some interpret this as a total endorsement of Lauren’s statement [which, dear reader is "The Bible says that marriage is between a man and a woman,” said Ashley. “In Leviticus it says, 'If man lies with mankind as he would lie with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death and their blood shall be upon them.' The Bible is pretty black and white." -McG]. I try to be factual here, so I did the obvious thing. I wrote to Maggie.

I recently read your comments about Miss Beverly Hills on the Fox news website:

[And here I inserted the quote directly above.]

I feel certain that this cannot be your entire quote, since you’re responding to Lauren Ashley’s statement that gays shall surely be put to death. Could you please let me know the full version of your quote, so that we can all be clear on where you stand on the “surely be put to death” portion? Thanks.

And Maggie wrote back. Here’s her full response:

No i’m not. Maggie

Thank the Lord for incoherent responses.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Break like the wind, K-Lo!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Gorbachev sings tractors. Turnip! Buttocks!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Your mistake, Sub, was writing to her in coherent english without dogwhistles or obvious talking points. It confused and scared her and without a canned response available, she did the best she could.

Substance McGravitas said...

No credit for me: I was not the person who wrote her. I will clarify.

Hamish Mack said...

OMG First Moon Over Miami then K-Lo wind in Miami.
This is going to be awful, people.

tigris said...

This is the rhetoric of de-legitimization and ultimately dehumanization. Your opponents aren’t just wrong; they are evil.

Jesus Christ, can she be so thick that she doesn't see what she just did there? I mean holy fuck, talk about the "rhetoric of de-legitimization," she's soaking in it.

M. Bouffant said...

That thick or so blinded by school-girl hate that she doesn't notice or care.

Anonymous said...

I've always been a little uncomfortable with devolution, late Devo, and adults that get stupider with age but this week is starting to change that. I'm definitely habituating to devolution given that I've half-followed Isaac vs. the GOP, the senior-home ready Devo Romney soundtrack, and now K-Lo going Nora Barnacle. Please tell my children that Neil Armstrong once walked on the fucking moon and that Walking Dead is not perfectly accurate documentary of the post-Clinton era.