Thank you Jenny Sanford

  • DCEric

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    Jul 02, 2009 6:59 PM GMT

    One of the things needed to advance the recognition of gay rights in the US, is for things to happen in prominent silly ways. The Civil Rights Movement did a very good job of creating these events. Triggering national attention on the status of Birmingham Buses, Woolworth's lunch counters and countless other demonstrations.

    Gay rights are somewhat harder to protest, and thus it has mostly been left up to the media to broadcast ridiculous events. As another thread has already covered the raid on the bar in Fort Worth (which happened on a rather poorly chosen day for those that conducted the raid), I will go after the incident that happened today.

    Jenny Sanford blamed same sex marriage in NEW ENGLAND and IOWA (and I suppose to a lesser degree in California) on her husband, governor of SOUTH CAROLINA for his affair with an woman from ARGENTINA.

    Clearly she worked the math out like this:
    Same Sex Marriage (New England + Iowa + California) = Declining Morals(South Carolina + Argentina)
    So if we rearrange this we get:
    SSM/DM = (NE+IO+CA)/(SC + AR)
    Then got confused when she couldn't fit Declining Morals into Same Sex Marriage, and just figured that they must equal one another. Then she made her mistake. She went public with it. News media fiasco anyone? We needed someone to genuinely show that it is illogical that SSM has anything to do with morality, and well, she may have just done it for us.

    Thank you Jenny Sanford. Thank you for being an idiot.
  • Timbales

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    Jul 02, 2009 7:04 PM GMT
    She's such a hero. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • DCEric

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    Jul 02, 2009 7:11 PM GMT
    Timberoo: I bet when she said that she thought she was helping her husband.... or something.

    Edit: Thanks for the better link. I seriously don't think she gets that she has humiliated herself, and made her and her husband walking targets of just about everyone in America. He humiliated the right, she has now enraged the left. Nice work. Their fail boat has arrived.

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    Jul 02, 2009 8:14 PM GMT
    That piece is satire.

    Note the absence of that story on most every other reputable news outlet. Note the other stories on the site, including: "Roller Disco Cruise ends in tragedy"

    Don't worry, you're in good company. Apparently all of facebook has fallen for it, no questions asked. The state-run Chinese news services are always mistaking ONN reports for the real thing too.

    Let's all spend a little time exercising our irony muscles after cardio today, shall we? A little Jon Stewart, then perhaps some Mark Twain?
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    Jul 02, 2009 8:57 PM GMT

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    /me smacks DCEric icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 02, 2009 9:00 PM GMT
    iguanaSF saidThat piece is satire.

    Well, I did wonder, and why I withheld making a post here. I couldn't find any quotes of her saying that in reputable news sources.
  • coolarmydude

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    Jul 02, 2009 9:23 PM GMT
    With the twisted world of Republican morality, it's very plausible. icon_lol.gif I got a laugh out of it. Thanks!
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    Jul 02, 2009 9:33 PM GMT
    I almost created a forum on this last night, before I read it entirely lol.
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    Jul 02, 2009 10:33 PM GMT
    We still have Sally Kern.
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    Jul 03, 2009 2:18 AM GMT
    Ever notice after years of this type of garbage the one group they never blame for falling morals is heterosexual males?Everything is the fault of gays, feminists and abortion but never a peep about adultry,premarital sex,divorce ect. committed by hetero males?
  • coolarmydude

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    Jul 03, 2009 2:28 AM GMT
    Well if you cry enough and cite the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior enough, you gots connections.
  • DCEric

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    Jul 06, 2009 12:53 AM GMT
    Wow. Thanks for pointing that out guys. I must have been riding on that failboat.
    /Window seat please.
  • GQjock

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    Jul 06, 2009 2:17 AM GMT
    It was posted as a joke
    But it went over so poorly because it was plausible that the publisher had to come over and apologize
  • SkyMiles

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    Jul 06, 2009 3:13 AM GMT
    That's ok. Almost everything republicans say could be taken as borderline satire anyway. They need to go away for awhile (a LONG while) and let the grown-ups clean up their messes.

    B-sides, it wasn't gay marriage that "made" Sanford cheat. According to the official de-facto head of the RNC it was...OBAMA!

    Aw, but you knew that ;)

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    Jul 07, 2009 1:47 PM GMT
    Scapegoating is a wonderful thing isn't! The level of denial to take and accept responsibility for your part in the deconstruction and the total collapse of one's marriage make me what to run out and do it. PLEASE! Don’t blame us for your failed marriage honey.

    Bless your heart. She has just given me the vapors and not in a good way!