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Newsweek cover: 'Obama the first faggot president' (besides 'Gerald Ford', Bush Sr, 'Bill Clinton', Bush Jr)
Sunday, May 13, 2012 9:58 AM
John Lee, executive producer of Hollywood award-winning Pirate News TV at PirateNew.org
Quote:I do not know how orchestrated this was; and I do not know how calculated it is. What I know is that, absorbing the news, I was uncharacteristically at a loss for words for a while, didn't know what to write, and, like many Dish readers, there are tears in my eyes.
So let me simply say: I think of all the gay kids out there who now know they have their president on their side. I think of Maurice Sendak, who just died, whose decades-long relationship was never given the respect it deserved. I think of the centuries and decades in which gay people found it impossible to believe that marriage and inclusion in their own families was possible for them, so crushed were they by the weight of social and religious pressure. I think of all those in the plague years shut out of hospital rooms, thrown out of apartments, written out of wills, treated like human garbage because they loved another human being. I think of Frank Kameny. I think of the gay parents who now feel their president is behind their sacrifices and their love for their children.
The interview changes no laws; it has no tangible effect. But it reaffirms for me the integrity of this man we are immensely lucky to have in the White House.
Obama's journey on this has been like that of many other Americans, when faced with the actual reality of gay lives and gay relationships. Yes, there was politics in a lot of it. But not all of it. I was in the room long before the 2008 primaries when Obama spoke to the mother of a gay son about marriage equality. He said he was for equality, but not marriage. Five years later, he sees--as we all see--that you cannot have one without the other. But even then, you knew he saw that woman's son as his equal as a citizen. It was a moment--way off the record at the time--that clinched my support for him.
Today Obama did more than make a logical step. He let go of fear. He is clearly prepared to let the political chips fall as they may. That's why we elected him.
Quote:"You know what happened to the Romans? The last six Roman emperors were fags. Neither in a public way. You know what happened to the popes? They were layin' the nuns; that's been goin' on for years, centuries. But the Catholic Church went to hell three or four centuries ago. It was homosexual, and it had to be cleaned out. That's what's happened to Britain. It happened earlier to France. Let's look at the strong societies. The Russians. Goddamn, they root 'em out. They don't let 'em around at all. The upper class in San Francisco is that way. The Bohemian Grove, which I attend from time to time--it is the most faggy goddamned thing you could ever imagine, with that San Francisco crowd. I can't shake hands with anybody from San Francisco." [because they hold each other's penises while they stand naked and urinate on the giant redwood trees]
-President Richard Nixon, White House audiotapes
"I'm Barack Obama, the Marxist professor. I spent the last two years of high school in a daze. I inhaled frequently - that was the point. Pot helped, and booze. A little blow when you could afford it. Junkie, pothead, that's where I was headed. Sh!t's gettin way too complicated for me. There are white folks, and then there are ignorant mutherfruckers like you! Sorry ass mutherfrucker's got nuttin on me. You can put lipstick on a pig. You ain't my biatch n!gger, buy your own damn fries!"
-Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro, Dreams From My Father MP3
Sunday, May 13, 2012 10:40 AM
Sunday, May 13, 2012 12:38 PM
Sunday, May 13, 2012 3:40 PM
Quote:Originally posted by Wishimay:
Geez. Do we have to see the word "Faggot" every damn ten seconds now??
Sunday, May 13, 2012 5:54 PM
Monday, May 14, 2012 6:06 PM
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