The Fish in This Barrel Had It Coming

Today’s news from Lake WTF:

Delibrately spreading misinformation, Christian extremist Pat Robertson
discussed the Matthew Shepard & James Byrd, Jr. Hates Crimes
Prevention Bill on The 700 Club, saying “The noose has tightened around
the necks of Christians to keep them from speaking out on certain moral
issues.”

You know, they continue to equate “not being able to get away with being a hateful fuck without somebody calling me out on it” with “not being able to be a hateful fuck at all.” If there’s one thing that’s really starting to bother me lately it’s the implication that you’re oppressed because nobody laughs at your sexist, homophobic, racist jokes. The lamentation of this outside pressure that keeps us all from being the assholes we really are.

Political correctness is not preventing you from being a dick, it’s just changing the reception you get. You can keep speaking out all you want, Patsy. You can keep saying whatever regressive shit you want to say. It’s not tyranny if we don’t want to listen anymore.

A.

7 thoughts on “The Fish in This Barrel Had It Coming

  1. Maitri says:

    Latest rightwing Christian tactic: Playing victim of what _they’re_ accused of doing. In other words, it’s not James Byrd who was chained to the back of a pickup truck and dragged for miles until he died but Shepard and Byrd. See what I did there?
    Where’s the 700-Club Christian outrage and sympathy for those who died?
    (Disclosure: I think every such act of violence is a hate crime, but that has nothing to do with this Republican-Christian strategy of co-opting others’ pain for political gains.)

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  2. virgotex says:

    The parallel complaint is always “What am I supposed to tell my kids?” That also shows they don’t like their beliefs exposed outside the “norm.”
    Tell them the truth, that you hate these certain people, explain why you hate them, tell them you expect them to hate them too. They’re YOUR kids, it’s your responsibility to raise them even if that means raising them outside the majority. Own your beliefs and enforce and replicate them as you wish,if you feel you must, but it’s not up to society to reinforce them or conform to them or cover up their implications for your innocent kids. Carry your own damn water, haters.

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  3. GentillyGirl says:

    Am busy making more nooses. Payback for their hatred is going to be a bitch.

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  4. pansypoo says:

    we need to put him in a lion cage. actually the tiger cage. lions are too nice.

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  5. MapleStreet says:

    Ya know, 50 years ago, many churches gathered for inflammatory speech against them upity N***s. Guess Robertson is for that speech also.

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  6. Dan says:

    You know what I’m going toget you next Christmas, Mom? A big wooden cross, so that every time you feel unappreciated for your sacrifices, you can climb on up and nail yourself to it.

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  7. Interrobang says:

    Am I a bad person for really wanting to see that kind of noose around Pat Robertson’s bloated, disgusting neck?
    I mean, we’ve all heard the expression “put a sock in it,” right? Pat Robertson is the kind of person who makes me want to take balls of socks out of my sock drawer and start shoving them into his gullet until he can’t possibly hold any more.
    Of course, I’m in a preternaturally mean mood right now, even by my standards, since somebody managed to infect me with H1N1 and I now have bronchitis…grains of salt where applicable.

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