Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Joe the Plumber, bigot

By Michael J.W. Stickings

Let's just call it like it is.

In an interview with Christianity Today, Samuel Wurzelbacher had this to say in response to a question about same-sex marriage:

At a state level, it's up to them. I don't want it to be a federal thing. I personally still think it's wrong. People don't understand the dictionary -- it's called queer. Queer means strange and unusual. It's not like a slur, like you would call a white person a honky or something like that. You know, God is pretty explicit in what we're supposed to do -- what man and woman are for. Now, at the same time, we're supposed to love everybody and accept people, and preach against the sins. I've had some friends that are actually homosexual. And, I mean, they know where I stand, and they know that I wouldn't have them anywhere near my children. But at the same time, they're people, and they're going to do their thing.

Right, because the worst slur he can think of is what you might call white people. He's the victim, isn't that his story? Isn't that how the right views itself? Isn't such perceived victimhood at the core of right-wing identity?

Right, because "God" is "pretty explicit" about everything. Just read the good Ol' Testament for some good ol' bloodthirsty bigotry. Is that what Joe would like, that sort of Biblical tyranny? And what are men and women for? To make babies? Is that the full extent of our humanity? Huh.

Oh, but we're supposed to love everyone. Well, not Joe. He has "some friends," but presumably he condemns them to hell, but not before not letting his children nowhere near them. How are they friends? Do they consider him a friend? If so, what sort of friendship is that?

But why bother trying to make sense of this. Joe is nothing if not an idiot who trips himself up in his own idiocy. That, and a shameless bigot. No wonder he continues to play so well among Limbaugh-Coulter conservatives.

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  • It's funny that just this morning I listened to a caller on Air America radio saying much the same thing. He was all but breathless in assuring us that the Bible said this and that about it, and it never occurs to him or anyone like him that not only do Protestants, Catholics, Jews, Mormons and others have different Bibles full of different writers saying different things in different languages in different millenia translated differently; but none of the opinions or commandments therein are the law of the USA by virtue of God's clarity.

    Old Plungerhead seems also to believe that homosexuals are out to convert his children -- and that they can be "converted." That alone should guarantee his idiot status.

    YHWH also abominates cheeseburgers and has a real thing about using the wrong kind of thread to sew your buttons on and allegedly killed people for using incense in a holy place, yet a palooka like Charlie Wurzelbacher can get people to nod their heads in agreement because "God is clear" about something. If God were clear about anything, there would be only one religion, but of course he isn't and there isn't and Joe's dumber than a rubber plunger.

    Now that I think of it, isn't not using God to justify your own vain and petty agenda one of the things he's most "clear" about?

    By Blogger Capt. Fogg, at 3:18 PM  

  • Wow some real hate going on here.

    Joe the Plumber is a tool of the media that's all. Whether they're using him for ratings or to make fun of Republicans or just to antagonize gays. I don't know. I wish Joe the Plumber had already faded away - but for his own good not for those he offends.

    I think there is mass hysteria or mass paranoia among gays. The world is not out to get y'all so try to cheer up. Most of us just want to avoid you.

    By Anonymous Lyn, at 4:00 PM  

  • Penis . . . in . . . ass . . . weird . . . and . . . unnatural. Hence queer. Also, a man's penis in a woman's ass is just as dirty. Hence . . . . AIDS. Not brought on by God, but by dirt.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:30 PM  

  • Thanks for adding no value to the conversation, Anonymous...

    Lyn: What the hell are you talking about? "Most of us just want to avoid you." Who? Us? You really think it's all just hysteria among gays? Do you really believe that? If so, you're pretty clueless. Do you have no idea what bigotry, what hatred, gays and lesbians have endured?

    Also, Joe isn't so much a tool of the media as a darling of the right. He's not being used by the media, as you suggest, he's being celebrated by right. They're the ones sending him to Pennsylvania to campaign against pro-union legislation, they're the ones sending him over to "report" from Israel, they're the ones holding him up as the quintessential American.

    By Blogger Michael J.W. Stickings, at 1:45 AM  

  • Criticize their vicious, hate-based and ignorant superstition and it's 'hate.' I have to wonder at what smite-O-rama would ensue if their pathetic gods really existed.

    A virus is not "dirt" and virgins can get it too. Even air-headed people who think the persecutions and paranoid obsession with other people's love affairs being preached from almost every pulpit doesn't exist: even they can get AIDS.

    AIDS spread to humans through handling monkey meat - something God told you Christian creeps not to eat in the first place - so it's your goddamn fault in the first place. It's God's revenge on Christians.

    By Blogger Capt. Fogg, at 8:36 AM  

  • Thanks for the clarification. Oh, was the monkey meat "dirty?"

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:43 AM  

  • "Oh, was the monkey meat "dirty?"

    According to the Bible, yes it is. So are clams, oysters, shrimp, lobster, rabbit, pork, catfish and eels.

    It's also forbidden to rebuke the sinner (Lev. 19:17) But I'm sure you know all 613 commandments already.

    By Blogger Capt. Fogg, at 9:04 AM  

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