Monday, May 04, 2009

Believe us, no one wants to be around your spawn either, you great lump


Wherein Joe I'm So Stupid And Pointless I Can't Even Count To Fifteen Minutes T. Plumber says something offensive and stupid as shit.
I know, right?

While we're on the subject of hateful morons who are the political equivalent of headless chickens (and who would probably cease to exist at all if it weren't for bored and pissy rubberneckers like *ahem* *twist foot* some people who can't help going "say, has that headless chicken stopped running around yet? -No?- Damn): um, no, we already talked about this viz you are not "the new Jew;" apparently this is a really difficult concept, but PUMAs are not "the new gay," either.

But perhaps the most outrageous (read: stupid) thing about that 300-plus comment donnybrook is the largely ignored theme of the post that kicks it off, in which Murphy contends that the whiny, petulent PUMA movement is similar to the gay rights movement led by Harvey Milk in San Francisco:

“…That’s what Puma is. We ARE San Francisco — the place where Americans who are politically homeless, party-less, and DONE with the manipulations, lies, empty promises, and utter lack of integrity of the powers that be find themselves at home. The Puma writers and commenters who have been building Puma for almost a year now have touched MILLIONS of formerly isolated and despondent people who were ready to give up…

We don’t need to worry or panic or move mountains overnight. All we have to do is stay HERE — on the internet, connected to each other via this incredibly powerful, FREE, 24-hour a day, 365 days a year network of people just like us…
We ARE the Castro. Only bigger. And faster. And slightly less obsessed with leather."

Jesus H. Christ on a cable car. Yeah, the PUMAs are exactly like Harvey Milk’s gay rights movement. Only instead of having a leader possessing genuine moral courage, political savvy and organizational skills like Milk, PUMA has a woman who runs a crappy blog and solicits donations. And instead of representing a constituency of millions of people who are routinely beaten, jailed, ostracized from their families and communities and discriminated against for no good reason like gay Americans, PUMA has a few dozen whiny sore losers.

Nice little smarmy aside wrt "obsessed with leather," though; nothing sez "friend of Teh Gay" like a tired homophobic snark.

One other thing: while it wasn't explicitly covered in the movie, I'm pretty certain it wouldn't have taken Milk et al over an hour to figure out how to order pizza.


CrackerLilo said...

Ohhhhh, I wish these people would understand how fucking mean and stupid they're sounding and slink off in shame like decent people! Only they're not decent people, and they're too stupid to feel stupid when they say stupid things. *sighs*

Meanwhile, when the Nu GOP spots a smart and/or kind person in its ranks, they either get forced out or burned at the stake as witches.

Alon Levy said...

I thought the Pumas were just a movement for disaffected Clinton voters who supported McCain. Isn't their purpose in life over, just like the swift boat vets?

belledame222 said...

well basically they seem to be mutating as they run aimlessly around to tea parties and such, so that if there was ever any distinction between them and plain old rabid rightwingers it becomes increasingly less clear.

DaisyDeadhead said...

Thanks for linking, I really wish I'd written this line--

"And when the mama cat’s away, the other cats tussle, hiss and spit like crack-smoking ocelots in a gunny sack."


Jenny said...

Christ, those people are obnoxious.

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