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...

6 Comments:

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...

Seriously?

O.M.G.

 
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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