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Al Franken’s Anti-gay Past?

Posted by GayPatriotWest at 6:34 pm - January 18, 2007.
Filed under: Liberals,Media Bias

If a Republican (or conservative) does something in his youth, the left and their allies in the MSM will use it against him, no matter how many years have passed. Even if the conservative in question has long since changed his behavior. If someone of the left did the same thing in his youth, well, he was young and you know how young people are. Just a youthful indiscretion.

The MSM ignores — or otherwise downplays — West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd’s past involvement in the Ku Klux Klan, yet, at the end of the 2000 campaign, worked itself up into a lather about then-candidate George W. Bush’s drunk driving conviction in 1976 — even though the then-future president had long since given up drinking.

Over at Lloydletta’s Nooz and Comments, GPW acquaintance Eva Young notes how just over thirty years ago, left-wing talk show host and former funny man Al Franken joked about the murder of a gay man, saying:

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.’ The smile became so broad it pushed his eyes shut. He couldn’t stand it any longer.

Perhaps Mr. Franken has long since shifted his stance on gays. But, if he were a conservative talk show host rather than a liberal, I dare say we’d be hearing a lot more about these 30-year-old comments.

New Jersey Moves To Erase U.S. History From Schools

I swear I don’t know what kind of a world we are living in some times.  I’m just flabbergasted.  (h/t – Atlas Shrugs)

Dishonoring Our Veterans – Cal Thomas, NY Sun

New Jersey legislators have unanimously passed a measure that includes a provision to remove the state mandate to teach about Veterans Day in the public schools. And not only Veterans Day: The bill would also remove requirements to teach about Columbus on Columbus Day, the Pilgrims around Thanksgiving Day, and even Commodore Barry Day which commemorates the Revolutionary War hero for whom a bridge is named, which spans the Delaware River to connect Bridgeprt, N.J., to Chester, PA.

The ban on teaching about such holidays is included in a larger bill that passed the legislature last month. It is designed to help control New Jersey’s spiraling property taxes. Governor Corzine has not indicated whether he’ll sign it.

Since 1967, New Jersey schools have been told to observe Veterans Day and related holidays to promote “the development of a higher spirit of patriotism.” Under the “law” of political correctness, apparently anything that promotes love of country, or God, or the military is now to be avoided.

I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised.  If I recall, New Jersey was a Tory-loving place in the 1770s and I also believe NJ voted against Lincoln in 1864. (And if I’m wrong, I’m sure someone will correct me.)   So there is a track record in the Garden State of disdain of country, after all.

*shaking head*

-Bruce (GayPatriot)