Carroll told Metro Sotiropoulos’s tweets were “quite shocking,” but said she believes they were sparked by the mayor’s recent comments opposing the rainbow flag at City Hall.
“It’s unleashed something that’s enabled people and it’s unfortunate that one of those people is a school trustee, given their role in building a fair and inclusive society,” she said.
Yep. Dipshit brothers are enabling other bottom-feeders. Shocking, I know.
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Yo, Charles McVety? Stick this in your pipe. Homophobic asshole.
Ed’s got a point.
In response, I’d suggest this (from a comment on the original link):
As usual, Ed, you’re right. Somewhere in what passes for his brain, there was probably some form of calculation behind this morning’s hissyfit. And you’re also right in pointing out that it’s not right to give the putative mayor a pass on his ignorance and homophobia by just shrugging it off. And you also make a good point, and one that hadn’t occurred to me, when you argue that the continuing debate over this is, in itself, demeaning and insulting to our LGBT friends.
But it’s not being ignored or shrugged off. Anyone with more than a couple of brain cells has already rebuked him and then pushed him back into the irrelevance from which he’s desperately trying to escape. I just wonder what else is going on, since it’s so clearly a manufactured controversy. Clumsy misdirection isn’t his strong point either.
Hey Utah, when did you all of a sudden not become so horrible? Who the hell saw this coming?
So in case you missed it, like I did…
Don’t crack open the beer just yet. They’re taking it to the United States Supreme Court …
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Confession: I have paid zero attention to this bullshit. But as Pam Spaulding points out, there is a lesson here, and it’s not a pleasant one: this is a conscious recognition by the suits at A&E that bigots, homophobes and racists are a significant segment of their target demographic and must be catered to. A token suspension, a couple of pious “we don’t like racism” press releases, and asshole’s back on the air with a wink to the knuckle-draggers.
So much for the power of the free market.
(h/t Scott Dagostino)
I’d question the use of the word “conservative” in this context (there you go again with your picky-ass pendantry … - ed.), but otherwise: hellz yeah.
(Large popcorn, please. With butter.)
" … prostitutes, pansies and punks … "
— Tom Robinson Band, Power in the Darkness.
True in 1978. True now.
Our son goes to a fancy preschool with an electronic gate. Each family is given a little key fob which is held up to a magnetic panel to unlock the door. White privilege works a lot like this. Imagine our institutions were designed with special magnetic key pads. White people, particularly white people with money, are born with the little key embedded in our skin. We walk up to doors (apply for a job, try to buy a house, interact with a police officer) and they open without us having to do anything.
My sooooper-awesomely amazing cousin @JaimeJenett with an ever more sooooper amazeballsly awesome blog post on white privilege, embedded and systemic racism, and a whole lot more stuff. Read it and know how lucky I am to be able to call her “family.”
Oh, and her partner Laura Fitch, through whom I’m related to her? She’s pretty fucking awesome as well.