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Binghamton Teabagger Comments that Win

6 Oct

Teabaggers sometimes get a bit touchy when they get called teabaggers, because the term itself is a double-entendre.  But for the 70% of Americans who don’t identify with Bush dead-endism and the same old Republican ideas that Republicans have been pushing since time immemorial, it’s a noun that just fits.

Also, they’re jam-packed and oozing with nothing but pure class:

Naturally, “Tom L” was too busy dipping his profane, homophobic teabag to use his full name. I wonder why?

Alan Bedenko wrote:
@DanB: I’m always intrigued by people who start out comments on this blog by being assholes. & I confess to not knowing very much about Robert Duffy.

HEY AL BENDENKO 1- WHO’S THE ASSHOLE, HOW DARE YOU RESPOND THAT WAY TO SOMEONE WHO COMMENTS WITH REASON AND DECENCY LIKE DAN B DID. 2- WHAT KIND OF GARBAGE REPORTER ARE YOU THAT DOESNT KNOW SQUAT ABOUT DUFFY. 3- YOU AND YOUR PUBLICATION ARE DEGENERATE. WHERE IN THE HECK DO YOU FIND THE MORAL AUTHORITY TO SUGGEST ANYTHING OR ANYONE ELSE IS. 4- LAST BUT NOT LEAST – YOUR TEABAGGER COMMENTS. WELL YOU FAGGOT AL, CALL THE TEABAGGERS ANYTHING YOU LIKE, BUT YOU DON’T HEAR THEM CALLING THEMSELVES FAGGOT, DO YOU?

No, but I have heard them call themselves teabaggers.  Hell, they coined it.

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Anyway, Tom L is using a Binghamton-area IP, which is funny because there’s a state senator from Binghamton named Tom Libous who has appeared at tea party gatherings with Carl Paladino.

From 9 – 12 It's WBEN HateRadio 930

9 Dec

The homophobic Washington Times has been engaging in a Beckian witch hunt against Obama’s openly gay safe schools czar, Kevin Jennings.  Most recently, it published an opinion piece that started out with a disclaimer, because it’s not that often that a major metro daily discusses fisting on its OpEd page.  The Washington Times is incensed over an incident that happened in Boston almost a solid decade ago.

Now, let’s stop for a second.

There is no debate or question over two very important facts, going forward:

1. Kevin Jennings never taught 14 year-old kids about “fisting”; and

2. Kevin Jennings had no idea that “fisting” would be a topic of discussion at the 2000 conference at Tufts sponsored by the organization he led.

Most of the “facts” that the Washington Times and others rely upon are predictably false.  So now we turn to Tom Bauerle’s continuing descent into birther wingnut madness, which has now devolved into patent homophobia.

I was exiting a parking ramp today when my satellite radio cut out, so I switched to WBEN. There was Tom Bauerle predictably ranting about something that’s easy for cretins to rant about – the 100 year-old pedophile who is being released to a halfway house.  A topic like that is gold to a lazy, uninspired hate talker like Bauerle, because it provides him with a platform to repeat the ways in which the pedophile should be executed.  Yeah, the “pedophiles are bad” hour with Tom.

But then he said something quite odd. He said that the pedophile is qualified for a high-level appointment in the Obama White House.

Oh.

Bauerle cited today’s Washington Times OpEd to draw the parallel.  But in 2000, Kevin Jennings was head of the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network which held a conference at Tufts about issues specifically related to the gay experience in America.

One of the workshops, titled “What They Didn’t Tell You About Queer Sex and Sexuality in Health Class: Workshop for Youth Only, Ages 14-21,” was run by two Massachusetts state Department of Education staffers and a state DoE consultant.

Basically, during the workshop, students asked a lot of very explicit questions about sex, and received explicit answers.

Jennings himself was not present for that workshop, nor was he the one giving the answers that had Bauerle so in a tizzy – questions about fisting. But Bauerle called Jennings a “pervert”, and equated him with a pedophiliac serial child molester. Bauerle feigned being disturbed about bringing this topic up at 11:00 am on the publicly owned airwaves. It was particularly lame when Bauerle made a gerbil joke to his producer before going to a commercial break.

Bauerle took his sweet time describing what fisting is over and over again, and equated the talk held at the 2000 conference to the brutal, criminal, physical rape by an old man of a 4 and 7 year-old girl.

I recorded a portion of the show, and literally the few minutes I recorded sum up what Bauerle repeatedly claimed over and over again. He was like a broken record.

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But here’s the thing. A discussion about an explicit sexual act in response to a conference attendee’s question at a workshop for gay sexuality is not the same as raping two pre-teen girls.  Kevin Jennings did not rape any underage kids. He did not fist any underage kids.  He did not order or condone anyone raping or fisting any underage kids.  For Bauerle to equate something that happened at a conference to the rape of two little girls isn’t just disingenuous, isn’t just insane, it’s deliberately provocative, designed to create or reinforce an animus against gay people in a large conservative audience.

Gay people are not pedophiles; pedophiles are not the same as gay people. Pedophiles are not the same as consenting gay men who engage in sexual activities you may not choose to engage in, or to like, or to understand.

It wasn’t News Talk 930 this morning during the mulleted one’s show – it was Hate Talk 930. As with his disgusting seditious talk back in the summertime, Bauerle has taken his influence, and fed his audience ignorant half-truths, designed to inflame. He wants his audience to hate all the things he hates, and in his sick, twisted world, Obama coddles pedophiles. Or something.

Someone get Bauerle fitted for a pair of clown shoes, because he’s gone off the deep end, and frankly I think the Bauerle advertiser boycott should be taken up by our friends at Outcome Buffalo and PinkBflo.

Bauerle gets on the air every day and declares jihad against anything and everything, parroting dumb shit he read on Alex Jones’ site or WorldNetDaily.com. He mainstreams misinformation and stupidity.  He has a right to say whatever he wants.  We have a right to demand better on the public airwaves in this community.

Boycott Bauerle’s advertisers. Listen to locally owned stations like WECK 1230.

Homophobia at the Flashcube

2 May

This article starts out criticizing the lack of transparency and the spendthrift attitude displayed by John Percy, the head of the Niagara Tourism & Convention Corporation.

It ends as an ignorant, prejudiced, homophobic screed against gay marriage.

The author, oddly enough, is someone who had previously been wildly criticized by that publication, then began buying ads in it, and is now on its staff. It’s so nice that everyone can get along like that.

It’s not every day that the same location can be referred to a “tourist trap” one day, and described as having a “vibe … reminiscent of Seattle’s Pike Place Market” the next, by the same author.

As Buffalo Rising might rhetorically ask, without irony, “how cool is that”?