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Uncle Barney Frank?

Oh, and Palin was somewhat amusing until her Barney Frank crack, but now, not so much. Thinly-veiled homophobia makes the baby Jesus want to choke a bitch.


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Oct. 29th, 2008 10:56 pm (UTC)
Oct. 29th, 2008 10:51 pm (UTC)
Palin was never amusing, just laughable.
Oct. 30th, 2008 02:41 am (UTC)
It's a shame she couldn't have stayed there.
Oct. 29th, 2008 11:53 pm (UTC)
I didn't even know Barney Frank was gay... and I certainly didn't think ANYTHING of the Uncle comment except that it meant he thinks of himself as a family elder who thinks your welfare is their job... more like the "Rich Uncle" or the "My Uncle got me into college".

You're way off base trying to stretch that comment into a homophobic jab.

That's like calling someone racist because they mentioned watermelons and chicken... even if they happened to be eating watermelon and chicken at the time.
Oct. 30th, 2008 02:40 am (UTC)
I know you think most Neocons shit gold bricks, but those of us who live this their whole lives know radical right code when we hear it. Of course it was couched in such a way that they can play it off as a cutting jibe of his congressional position, but since most of us have been relegated to "Weird Uncle Faggot" at least once in our lives, it's not nearly the stretch you think it is. On top of that, Palin's made it clear she don't care for the gay folk ("some of my best friends" - i.e., her $150,000 hairdresser - notwithstanding), so coming from her mouth it doesn't surprise me one bit. After all, she seems to have given up on McCain and is more interested in forming her base for a 2012 run anyway - what better way than to lob a few anti-gay grenades into the mix?
Oct. 30th, 2008 03:36 pm (UTC)
Now who's going off the deep end?

Why does the Gay community seem to think that everyone outside of their community is familiar with their "Code" speech?

First it was tapping feet in bathrooms stalls, now it's using the term "uncle"...

I'd NEVER heard of either of those terms before certain right-bashers decided to make big stories about them.

I had to follow your defenestr8or's link and then even follow the sublinks on that page before I even knew what the hell you were talking about.

This has NOTHING to do with my opinion of Sarah Palin... and everything to do with you imposing a biased view based on your own perspective and imagining things.

Edited at 2008-10-30 03:39 pm (UTC)
Oct. 30th, 2008 08:22 pm (UTC)
Aw, it's cute when you talk about imposing biased views. :)

Suffice it to say I'm not the only one to have read the implication in her words. Since Frank made a huge splash in the 80's with his own sex scandal and coming out, I think it's safe to say it's common knowledge he's gay, and it's certainly something the radical right won't let anyone forget about. (Note I'm not saying you're part of the radical right, a term I tend to reserve for the folks who actively pursue prejudice and try to codify it. You're just one of them weird garden-variety conservatives. :P )
Oct. 30th, 2008 09:53 pm (UTC)
Hey, who you calling "garden-variety?" (tee-hee)

Barney Frank's existence on my radar only surfaced when I heard how much he fought regulating fannie/freddie and insisted that there was nothing to be worried about... and when it was revealed how much money he took from them. At the time, I just figured he was a Buddy Hackett impersonator in a past life.
Oct. 31st, 2008 03:53 am (UTC)
Yeah, he's not the most handsome of men. But, seriously, you're definitely in the minority - Barney's homocity is 25 year old news.
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