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Al Franken: “I’m glad the homosexual got killed”

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 9:25 am - November 8, 2005.
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I’m good enough, I’m white enough, and dog-gone it, Stuart Smalley likes me!, by Mike Adams @ TownHall.com

Here’s an example of a “fair mean” joke made by Franken himself:

“I just don’t like homosexuals. If you ask me, they’re all homosexuals in the Pudding. Hey, I was glad when that Pudding homosexual got killed in Philadelphia.”

For those who don’t get this “fair mean” joke, Franken is attacking Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Club, which is a humorous dramatic society – one that never invited Franken to join while he was at Harvard. So, naturally, when you are snubbed by an organization, it is “fair” to rejoice when one of its members is murdered. This is especially true if the person murdered is gay and the person snubbed is liberal.

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Perhaps offended gay liberals will say that Franken’s anti-gay remarks provide evidence that he is actually gay himself. Maybe they will back this assertion by saying that he “looks gay” – something conservatives have thought for years but were not allowed to say under the prohibition against “unfair meanness.”

And, who knows, maybe homosexual liberals will start to throw quiche at Franken when he speaks on college campuses. Food throwing is an example of “fair meanness,” largely because conservatives don’t do it.

We all know that gay liberals will give Franken a pass. It is better to be a liberal homophobic bigot than a Republican, right?

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

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  1. Oh, Jesus! Do I have to explain everything to you humorless (and at this point, witless) Gay Patriots????!!?? Key line: “I’d love to see that in the Harvard Crimson!”.

    Comment by Queer Patriot — November 9, 2005 @ 12:02 am - November 9, 2005

  2. QP, of course you have to explain it. 🙂

    Comment by gaycowboybob — November 9, 2005 @ 12:09 am - November 9, 2005

  3. That’s hardly true. Bigamy, polygamy and adultery all have basis in marriage laws and incest based in reproductive health.

    That’s odd, Bob…….you suddenly start saying it’s legal to ban certain types of marriage and certain types of sex because they’re unhealthy when cornered on Lawrence.

    Bull. Your own Log Cabin is a prime example of how detrimental not endorsing a candidate can be. When they didn’t back Bush they lost any hope of access they may have had a chance at if they had publicly endorsed him, even though they did not ascribe to the full range of his policies.

    Any excuse to explain sucking up to homophobes, eh Bob? What’s the matter — afraid the Democrats who supposedly support gays won’t listen to us if we hold them accountable for being antigay bigots who suck up to the religious right? Would Kerry’s support for gay rights suddenly evaporate if you didn’t give him money and instead spent it on opposing antigay state constitutional amendments?

    As for Log Cabin, their donations and their ability to fund campaigns increased dramatically when they finally took a stand and said “No”. That increases their access to voters, which means they no longer have to waste time talking to homophobic politicians — they can get rid of them or change their viewpoints the old-fashioned way.

    But his statement clearly showed that he accepted the eventual reality of gay marriage and that he was defending the position out of respect for the viewpoint of today’s America, not some ridiculous fingers in the ear la-la-la can’t hear you of Republicans.

    LOL….so in other words, it’s “pro-gay” and “gay-supportive” to oppose gay marriage and support stripping gays of rights because the majority of Americans do.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — November 9, 2005 @ 1:35 am - November 9, 2005

  4. What’s the matter — afraid the Democrats who supposedly support gays won’t listen to us if we hold them accountable for being antigay bigots who suck up to the religious right

    Why bother now when you’ve never done it with Republicans? (not that they care)

    That increases their access to voters, which means they no longer have to waste time talking to homophobic politicians

    You mean Republican ones? Or just your general run of the mill homophobic politician? And what exactly does “increases their access to voters” really mean? Grass roots stuff? What exactly does one do to fire up the gay, Republican grass roots effort?

    “Log Cabin looks forward to a thorough and thoughtful review of Judge Samuel Alito’s nomination to the United States Supreme Court.” (how thoughtful yet non-commital)

    “Log Cabin Expresses Disappointment in Governor Schwarzenegger’s Veto of Civil Marriage Equality” (nothing like “disappointment” to stir up the base)

    “Log Cabin Republicans Praise Massachusetts Vote Protecting Marriage Equality” (something that Republicans had nothing to do with)

    Does it mean that people actually, for once, gave them a little credit when they didn’t slobber over themselves in excitement for the Republican candidate for President. My, now there’s a novel thought. Bravo you Log Cabiners! Good for you for having a spine for once! Now make some plans for your next four years cause it won’t include any tea parties at the White House in the near future.

    I mean really, isn’t it a bit “damned if you do, damned if you don’t?” The Republican leadership is hardly ready, or interested, in pandering to an organization with no leverage but might be willing to listen to a few issues if LCR was on board the GOP train, but the organization gets no access if they don’t go along with the program and frankly just irks their donors as being gay over Republican (at least from what I read on here).

    LOL….so in other words, it’s “pro-gay” and “gay-supportive” to oppose gay marriage and support stripping gays of rights because the majority of Americans do.

    Oh gee, you tripped me all up in that clever repartee of yours.

    Not supporting gay marriage is not supporting gay marriage. In a case like Senator Kerry, I think his motives are misguided and I would better appreciate him if he simply said he supported it but personally planned not to take any action on it as he felt it was out of step with current culture. Otherwise though, where he feels he can lead litigation forward, he has, which is far more extensive in general than any of his Republican contemporaries. Can you name a few examples of Republican sentators that have similar records as John Kerry on gay issues?

    Comment by gaycowboybob — November 9, 2005 @ 2:03 am - November 9, 2005

  5. GCB! I was blind and now I can see. I was was under the foolish and naive impression that on core matters of principle, it was critically important to stand firm on your ideals. Now I know that it is much more important to remain silent and preserve access. My only question for you is, why aren’t you a Republican? They control all branches of the government. If access is the ultimate goal, then endorsing the loser is a near death experience. The only chance of recovery is an instant conversion. Otherwise, no access for 4 years. On the other hand, LCR stood on principle and has regained it’s access in less than a year. The only conclusion I can draw is that you have not been smart enough to take your own advice. Perhaps you should listen harder.

    Comment by Bobo — November 9, 2005 @ 2:30 am - November 9, 2005

  6. #50
    I’d be disappointed if the accusations are true,

    That would result in a bad case of blue balls, wouldn’t it?

    But then again, let’s not forget conservative commentators, like Rush Limbaugh, who said in the past that drug users should just be thown into jail…..

    Wasn’t he talking about habitual recreational drug users or was he talking about folks who get addicted to highly addictive pain medication?

    #51

    Funny how we LIBS have only ONE radio station.

    Only one? What about NPR?
    I suppose liberals could have more if they had people who were actually interested in listening to hate speech. As it is, they can’t raise a dime on their own. They have to either have the government support it or embezzle from the Boys & Girls club to stay afloat.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — November 9, 2005 @ 2:35 am - November 9, 2005

  7. Wow! You’re dredging up a off-color joke from Franken from 1976 to prove that he’s anti-gay (something he clearly isn’t)? Well then, you must have been livid that GOP Senators refused to apologize for lynching, that Lott praised segregation, and that Bill Bennet showed his obvious racism.

    Franken is a comedian and this joke is from 1976! These GOPers are not comedians and their racist/sexist/anti-gay drivel is from the past year!

    You guys are funny- even though you’re apparently too dense to discern ancient jokes from current reality! Hey, remember that President Bush was drinking hard and possibly using illegal drugs back in 1976! What does that say about him today?

    Comment by BUSH RULEZ! — November 9, 2005 @ 9:43 am - November 9, 2005

  8. Why bother now when you’ve never done it with Republicans? (not that they care)

    Wasn’t that the whole point of LCR NOT endorsing Bush? They stood up and said “No”, and it only did two things — increase their donations and their effectiveness with voters.

    No wonder homophobic Democrats like John Kerry pay whores like Joe Solmonese and Elizabeth Birch immense sums of money to tell gays they’re helpless people who can’t do anything unless it’s shoveling cash to Democrats.

    You mean Republican ones? Or just your general run of the mill homophobic politician? And what exactly does “increases their access to voters” really mean? Grass roots stuff? What exactly does one do to fire up the gay, Republican grass roots effort?

    It means talking to voters instead of worrying about White House tea party invitations. It means fighting antigay initiatives instead of giving money to antigay politicians.

    And the irony is that this is what that leads to:

    I was moved when the first speech given today was by a Republican State Senator, Brian Lees. Senator Lees, who had been the lead co-sponsor of the amendment that would have outlawed same-sex marriage, spoke courageously in favor of civil marriage equality. Senator Lees words echoed the feelings of the overwhelming majority of the people of this state, ‘Gay marriage has begun, and life has not changed for the citizens of the commonwealth, with the exception of those who can now marry.

    Of course, you mocked that:

    “Log Cabin Republicans Praise Massachusetts Vote Protecting Marriage Equality” (something that Republicans had nothing to do with)

    That’s because, Bob, you’re a pimp for the Democratic Party who needs to push your lie:

    In a case like Senator Kerry, I think his motives are misguided and I would better appreciate him if he simply said he supported it but personally planned not to take any action on it as he felt it was out of step with current culture.

    But you called it “pro-gay” and “gay-supportive” when he publicly and flatly supports a ban on it in Massachusetts.

    Kerry doesn’t support gay marriage. If he supported gay marriage, he would not have publicly supported a state constitutional amendment to ban it, especially in Massachusetts. He wouldn’t STILL be saying that it’s “wrong” and “out of step with voters’ views”. But of course, you and your fellow Dembots shoveled him millions of dollars, and you don’t want to admit that you spent it on a homophobic bigot who’s laughing his ass all the way to the bank at you rather than on meaningful initiatives that could actually advance gay rights. And why’d you do it? Because you wanted White House tea party invitations, not gay rights.

    And as for your squeals and weaselly spin that you and your fellow gay libs “condemned” his actions, let’s put two things together:

    You mock this as meaningless:

    “Log Cabin Expresses Disappointment in Governor Schwarzenegger’s Veto of Civil Marriage Equality” (nothing like “disappointment” to stir up the base)

    You scream that this is “condemnation” and banishment:

    HRC DEEPLY DISAPPOINTED IN KERRY’S SUPPORT OF MASSACHUSETTS CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — November 9, 2005 @ 10:17 am - November 9, 2005

  9. You’re apparently too dense to discern ancient jokes from current reality!

    Hey, you guys were the ones who nominated John Kerry.

    Comment by V the K — November 9, 2005 @ 10:28 am - November 9, 2005

  10. Wow! You’re dredging up a off-color joke from Franken from 1976 to prove that he’s anti-gay (something he clearly isn’t)?

    Oh, that’s right….supporting and cheering politicians who push state constitutional amendments stripping gays of rights like you and Franken do isn’t antigay, it’s “pro-gay” and “gay-supportive”.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — November 9, 2005 @ 10:31 am - November 9, 2005

  11. this joke is from 1976!

    Has he apologized for it in these 29 years?

    Comment by Frank IBC — November 9, 2005 @ 12:16 pm - November 9, 2005

  12. Actually now that I remember it, wasn’t he in an SNL skit where one gay mime outed another?

    Comment by Frank IBC — November 9, 2005 @ 12:18 pm - November 9, 2005

  13. Severe weather possible near Genessee, Ohio and Monongahela Rivers!

    Comment by Ed Mahmoud abu Sid & Marty Kroft\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Martyrs Brigades — November 9, 2005 @ 12:51 pm - November 9, 2005

  14. A weatherman. How nelly. 🙂

    Comment by Gaylord McGay — November 9, 2005 @ 1:48 pm - November 9, 2005

  15. ¡PITTSBURGH TORNADO WATCH!

    Comment by Ed Mahmoud abu Sid & Marty Kroft\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Martyrs Brigades — November 9, 2005 @ 4:57 pm - November 9, 2005

  16. Pittsburgh radar!

    Comment by Ed Mahmoud abu Sid & Marty Kroft\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Martyrs Brigades — November 9, 2005 @ 5:01 pm - November 9, 2005

  17. HAY!!! christmas is coming wanna feel good?..well, me thinks we have a poster boy in;
    Lucas Dawson, who is charged with voluntary manslaughter, has remained in prison because his family could not raise the $30,000 for his bail. He could face a maximum of 30 years in prison if he is convicted.
    Lucas Dawson told his family he was gay nearly four years ago.
    “That’s always been my biggest fear,” his mother said. “That someone would attack him just because he is gay.”
    we…could…do…something…get him out of jail?…

    Comment by travis t monk — November 10, 2005 @ 7:12 pm - November 10, 2005

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