Monday, October 30, 2006

File Under Things Stupid People Say

We were watching C-Span tonight-- trying to cancel out the episodes of Flava of Love and America's Next Top Model, I suppose. They were showing the Florida gubernatorial debate. When the topic of gay marriage came up, I nearly pissed my pants at one of the candidate's responses:

"I support traditional marriage. The kind of marriage my parents had. The kind of marriage I had before my divorce."

Seriously, election day is in seven days.

Got out there and work for good candidates, people. Candidates who will change the course this country is on...


At 1:38 PM, Blogger hope said...

I'm not sure whether that makes me laugh or cry. Maybe both...

At 8:23 PM, Blogger art-sweet said...

O. M. G.

At 9:44 PM, Blogger Jody said...



At 12:52 PM, Blogger Shelli said...

was he being funny?

At 4:26 PM, Blogger Irshlas said...

I'd like to be shocked but I just can't be. I hear pathetic crap like that spewed 24-7 here in the Deeeeep South. People say this stuff with a straight face. My personal fave is when they argue against gay marriage and say it's because "only a woman and a man can make a baby." When I ask them if my marriage is valid since I'm infertile I never seem to get a coherent answer. The best I usually get is "that's different."
I'm so proud.... (she says with her best sarcastic voice...)

At 8:45 PM, Anonymous Nahbee said...

Just wanted to tell irshlas that this kind of crappy attitude is not just in the deep South. Or the USA.

I live in Canada. I love it here and most people I know are really great.

But one day, about 14 months after I started my job, my boss suddenly started in about gay marriage. I was stunned. Out of the blue! And he says (no word of a lie)..."You cannot tell me that their marriage is the same as my marriage to my wife."

And my all-time favourite was "Gay people gave us all AIDS."

No f*ing kidding!

Besides being medically inaccurate, the whole attitude makes my blood boil.

I was so very tempted to tell him that I am technically Catholic (lapsed, but he need no know that) and according to that religion, being that his wife is his 2nd wife, he and his *whore*.... well, you get the picture.

I've never believed that kind of crap, but if you want to start throwing B.S. around, I bet I can get you in the face with it. And that is never pretty.

In the end I told him he was medically inaccurate and that his line of thought offended me and was inappropriate. It was the best I could do at the time (as he was yelling his opinions at me and I stayed completely calm).

But the last laugh will definitely go to me. I gave my resignation for that job a week and a half ago. My last day is next Friday and I get an exit interview. And you bet your hiney that I will be mentioning this man's behaviour and opinions to HR (among other things: this guy is a real charmer).

I hate that I have to pick my battles though.


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