Kate Clinton

I get bitter

Filed By Kate Clinton | October 12, 2010 3:30 PM | comments

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How far back did Cher turn time?

carl-paladino.jpgNeanderthal NY Republican Gubernatorial wannabe Carl Paladino, looking like that other homophobic-spewer Pope John Paul, knuckle-drags out tired old anti-gay tropes - brain-washing, pride parade indecencies, I wouldn't want my nieces, etc. Paladino sounds like the crazy porn-loving Uncle at the holiday table who has a few belts and starts his "I'll tell you what I think..." as everybody rolls their eyes and starts to clear the table.

Uncle Carl's remarks are of course stand-alone despicable, but even more so in the context of the heinous gay-bashing in the Bronx by the Latin King Goonies. The vileness of his ham-handed remarks to Orthodox Jews and his subsequent morning talk show re-affirmation of those remarks is amplified in the context of the recent cluster of gay suicides.

Every day well-financed puppets of right wing extremism pop up like hydra-headed wac-a-moles. The team just keeps coming at you. And now the Buffalo Bullies have super-fine, foxy feminista cheerleaders The Grizzly Gals!

WTF?

While I like to think that it gets better and that these are the dying gasps of a flailing campaign or the last foul breaths of the rigor mortis that is homophobia, I don't have the luxury of "I'm just sayin. . " Nor should a mumble-core Cuomo or an unenthusiastic electorate.

My dear galpal reminds me the only antidote to this bitter bile is action. So I'm brewing a big witch's vat of Bitter Begone! It's lo-cal. Come out. Speak out. Vote. Dammit.


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Paladino made those bigoted comments to fire up the churches. Turnout will determine who wins that race and the churches are great at turnout.

In a follow up later he claimed that "Catholics do not have a bigoted belief system." He's a politician, so it actually means they do.

I'm afraid the "believers" are going to determine most races on November 2nd because on Sunday, October 31st "God" will tell them to vote.

So true- there are always those who use false visions of reality to rail against "what is" in favor of "what should be"- according to themselves, of course...

GO KATE!

Paladino sounds like the crazy porn-loving Uncle at the holiday table who has a few belts and starts his "I'll tell you what I think..." as everybody rolls their eyes and starts to clear the table.

He really does. That's a perfect description of him.