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Sat Apr 28, 2012, 10:44 PM

"Keith Olbermann has more pink slips than Marcus Bachmann" LOL! White House Correspondents Dinner.

Jimmy Kimmel just said that and got Marcus Bachmann to actually stand up and wave. Surreal!

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Reply "Keith Olbermann has more pink slips than Marcus Bachmann" LOL! White House Correspondents Dinner. (Original post)
applegrove Apr 2012 OP
GoCubsGo Apr 2012 #1
hlthe2b Apr 2012 #2
applegrove Apr 2012 #3
Zookeeper Apr 2012 #4
JI7 Apr 2012 #5
hifiguy Apr 2012 #6
jberryhill Apr 2012 #7
Bladian Apr 2012 #8
jberryhill Apr 2012 #13
crunch60 Apr 2012 #15
jberryhill Apr 2012 #16
crunch60 Apr 2012 #19
cthulu2016 Apr 2012 #23
jberryhill Apr 2012 #24
crunch60 Apr 2012 #32
jberryhill Apr 2012 #36
obamanut2012 Apr 2012 #37
obamanut2012 Apr 2012 #35
applegrove Apr 2012 #9
jberryhill Apr 2012 #12
applegrove Apr 2012 #17
jberryhill Apr 2012 #18
phleshdef Apr 2012 #20
jberryhill Apr 2012 #21
lunatica Apr 2012 #25
jberryhill Apr 2012 #26
lunatica Apr 2012 #27
jberryhill Apr 2012 #28
lunatica Apr 2012 #29
jberryhill Apr 2012 #31
lunatica Apr 2012 #33
obamanut2012 Apr 2012 #39
jberryhill Apr 2012 #41
obamanut2012 Apr 2012 #42
applegrove Apr 2012 #47
ohheckyeah Apr 2012 #30
obamanut2012 Apr 2012 #38
phleshdef Apr 2012 #43
jberryhill Apr 2012 #44
phleshdef Apr 2012 #46
cthulu2016 Apr 2012 #22
obamanut2012 Apr 2012 #34
cthulu2016 Apr 2012 #10
Fawke Em Apr 2012 #11
NCTraveler Apr 2012 #14
obamanut2012 Apr 2012 #40
tammywammy Apr 2012 #45
JI7 Apr 2012 #48
NCTraveler Apr 2012 #49
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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 10:47 PM

1. LOL!

I didn't get that one at first...

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 10:54 PM

2. THat wasn't Marcus Bachman that stood up, but the actor who plays Cameron on Modern Family.

(Eric Stonestreet) whose character on the show is rather flamboyant and in a gay relationship... (I don't know whether the actor is in real life or not)...

But, no, it was not Marcus. So, I guess that was pre-arranged to try to get the point across?

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 10:55 PM

3. Oh thank god. I thought that was really nervy to actually call Marcus out to his face and then make

him stand. Makes perfect sense now.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:20 AM

4. No, Eric Stonestreet is straight, he's just a good actor.

I noticed that Julie Bowen from Modern Family was there, as well.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:25 AM

5. Didn't some people with pro gay signs or shirts get a picture with Marcus and he looked really happy

i think i remember seeing this posted on DU. so even though it wasn't Marcus who stood up i can actually see him doing it.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:39 AM

6. That is a great line.

 

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:12 AM

7. Ha! Yeah. Calling someone gay is always hi-larious!

I mean, what is more knee-slappingly funny than calling someone gay.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:34 AM

8. How the hell is that calling someone gay?

Are you crazy? That doesn't make any sense.

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Response to Bladian (Reply #8)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:43 AM

13. Teasing him because of perceived effeminity

Does this become acceptable behavior for adults, but not children?

In schools, we call this bullying.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #13)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:09 AM

15. Marcus deserves a little teasing. His "Cure the gay" thing at his clinic, surely has done a lot of

 

damage to many people who need "real" advise regarding their sexuality, not someone like Marcus telling them he can cure their "gay", like it was some disease. Michele Bachmann and Marcus are dangerous hypocrites for pushing this kind of garbage on vulnerable people.

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Bachmann Hubby's Clinic Scored $137K From Medicaid

A clinic run by Michele Bachmann's therapist husband has collected $137,000 in payments from a program lashed by the GOP presidential candidate: Medicaid.

http://www.newser.com/story/122191/bachmanns-hubby-raked-in-137k-from-medicaid.html

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Response to crunch60 (Reply #15)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:25 AM

16. And there again, the word "hypocrite"

I agree wholeheartedly that the "pray away the gay" stuff is harmful and pernicious.

But could you explain your use of the word "hypocrite".

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #16)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:47 PM

19. Because Marcus himself is as "gay as a daffodil", Living his life in the closet.

 

that is the hypocrisy. IMHO.

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Response to crunch60 (Reply #19)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:35 PM

23. How do you know he is gay?

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Response to crunch60 (Reply #19)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:36 PM

24. I see - so if he is gay and closeted, then he should be made fun of

But I missed the memo somewhere on how one determines these various shades of gay.

Someone who acts a certain way is gay, and this is uproariously funny to publicly declare that they are gay and are further transvestites, as all gay men are apparently transvestites.

Do I now understand the joke?

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #24)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:43 PM

32. I have worked much of my life with the homosexual, transvestite transgender, bisexual community. I

 

have always defended and accepted a persons sexual orientation, no matter what it is. It is my opinion that Marcus is a gay man, be it any one of the above categories . Personally I don't care how he chooses to live his life, just don't preach dangerous ideology to others,because of your moral beliefs. Michelle Bachmann is a Dominionist, radical christian fundamentalism, and would be vehemently opposed to anyone that isn't heterosexual and Christlike according to her beliefs.

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Response to crunch60 (Reply #32)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:51 PM

36. Again, I agree with your opinions of their beliefs

But just so I understand, you are able to remotely determine someone's orientation based on brief video footage and photographs because, like Bill Frist did with Terri Schiavo's condition, you have a finely developed professional gaydar operator's license.

Okay. So ergo, the man wears skirts, is "light in the loafers", "gay as a day in may", a pansy, etc. and it is funny to point this out.

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Response to crunch60 (Reply #32)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:51 PM

37. What does that have to do with the "joke"?

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Response to crunch60 (Reply #19)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:50 PM

35. So, the best way to call out someone closeted is by mocking him for being gay?

Please explain this rationale to me.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:35 AM

9. It is the hypocrisy that people don't like about M. Bachmann. He tries to 'fix' the gayness

of clients at his psychological practice. That is a monstrous thing to do to someone.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #9)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:42 AM

12. And you believe Bachmann is a "hypocrite" because...

...why?

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #12)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:57 AM

17. Because his own issues bleed into a fetish for curing gay people, which actually hurts them. He

isn't a healer. He's destroying people just as he has himself in many ways.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #17)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 04:03 AM

18. And "his own issues" are... what?

Come on, out with it. I don't have all night.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #18)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:18 PM

20. Painfully obvious and doesn't need explained to you.

He is a self hating gay man.

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Response to phleshdef (Reply #20)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:30 PM

21. And you know he's gay because?

He acts gay?

He looks gay?

Or you've just decided he is.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #21)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:38 PM

25. Are you always this creepy?

Or do you just not have a sense of humor at all?

I laugh at some jokes against women, and some against the elderly and I'm both. I also laugh at some jokes about gays, Blacks, Asians, children, men, Latinos, etc., whether those jokes are told by gays, Black, Asians, children, men and Latinos.





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Response to lunatica (Reply #25)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:03 PM

26. I find the gay-taunting of Marcus Bachmann to be creepy


You don't know if he is gay or not.

It is no different from playground taunting of that kid in the class whom others have decided is a "pansy".

How is implying Marcus Bachman wears pink slips a joke "about gays"?

Does the humor turn on how funny it is that, I guess, gay men wear women's clothes? Does it turn on the hilarity of calling a man gay who does not identify as such?

I totally get the humor. It happens in schools every day. I am just surprised it is okay among adults.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #26)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:12 PM

27. No. You don't get the humor

But I'm sure you laugh about something. If not then it's a pity because you're missing a great think about being human.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #27)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:20 PM

28. A great thing about being human...

Is to make a joke about calling an effeminate man, who does not identify as gay, a cross dresser in a nationally televised event.

Since after all, we all know he's gay "as a daffodil", as noted above, and thus he should be made fun of.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #28)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:29 PM

29. I've heard my gay friends laugh and joke about Backmann

Just like I laugh and joke about women and aging.

Humor is humor. Not everyone gets it.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #29)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:38 PM

31. My gay friends are gayer than your gay friends

I mean my gay friends are really, really gay.

They are a lot like my black friends. My black friends are also very black. More so than most black folks even.

Trust me, your gay friends are not as gay as mine are, therefore my opinion has greater validity.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #31)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:46 PM

33. You can have the last word

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Response to lunatica (Reply #29)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:55 PM

39. Is Jimmy Kimmel gay?

I thought he was straight. Or is he really "gay as a daffodil," as someone states Marcus Bachmann is, so it's okay for him to make this "joke"?

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #39)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:04 PM

41. Well, by the distributive law of gay baiting...

Yes, Jimmy Kimmel is gay.

Only a closeted gay man would make a jole about another man being a closeted gay man.

It's all a consequence of the well known fact that gay men are just a mass of psychological issues for which the best treatment is public humiliation of some kind.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #41)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:15 PM

42. Exactly

Half this thread is totally

Thanks for getting it!

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #41)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:19 PM

47. Don Lemon on CNN and another gay pundit were laughing at Will's complaint that it was unfair to make

fun of Marcus. They both laughed and said that the joke was funny because Marcus Bachmann is so flamboyant and yet he runs a business that mostly uses gay conversion therapy on people. I think it is the fact that he is flamboyant, and a hypocrite (he claims to be helping people yet he is actually hurting them psychologically) that make him a target for ridicule. Whether or not Marcus Bachmann is gay he is a dangerous fool. And if you don't laugh at him you have to cry.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #26)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:34 PM

30. Actually it's VERY different from

playground taunting of a kid. Marcus Bachman is an adult, an adult who collects money for praying away the gay. Taunting a child and making a joke about an adult are vastly different things.

Having said that, I didn't like the joke, but to try and shame people by saying it's no different from bullying a child is, in my opinion, ridiculous. And I hate the shame game.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #26)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:53 PM

38. I agree with you -- it wasn't funny

It's just like the Mann Coulter "joke."

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #21)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 06:38 PM

43. Because he sets my gaydar off. And my gaydar has yet to be wrong.

What does it matter if I believe he is gay? Are you suggesting there is something wrong with being gay?

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Response to phleshdef (Reply #43)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 07:06 PM

44. Suggesting there is something wrong?


Okay, so, let's recap.

If someone sets your gaydar off, then making an after-dinner joke based on making fun of that person about being gay on national television is a fine thing to do.

It's especially funny when the person in question does not self identify as gay.

What makes the joke "funny" is calling Marcus Bachmann a transvestite.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #44)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:26 PM

46. No, what makes the joke funny is the fact that a likely hypocrite is being ridiculed.

And theres nothing more to it than that. And I don't care how Bachmann self identifies. That would insinuate that I believe being gay to be a choice and not a condition of genetic makeup.

The fact is, he spends his time trying to brainwash gay people into being straight by using religious tools and so called counseling. People have fucking killed themselves over that kind of shit. And he does it because he and his bigot wife want to push the notion that being gay is some kind of condition that needs fixed... a "condition" that he himself seems to have. Someone who engages in that sort of thing deserves to be called out for trying to pawn their own self hatred off on others, whether it be via humor or more serious means.

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Response to phleshdef (Reply #20)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:34 PM

22. How do you know this?

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:48 PM

34. I took it that way, too

FFFUUUUNNNNEEEEEEE

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:36 AM

10. The ole' transvestite put-down...

Whatever.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:41 AM

11. People think that sexist asshole is funny?

Really?

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:51 AM

14. It says more about Kimmel and those supporting his joke than it does about Bachmann. nt

 

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Response to NCTraveler (Reply #14)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:56 PM

40. +1

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Response to NCTraveler (Reply #14)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:04 PM

45. Agreed. I didn't think it was funny. n/t

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Response to NCTraveler (Reply #14)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 01:12 AM

48. Don Lemon can't stop laughing at this joke

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Response to JI7 (Reply #48)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 08:35 AM

49. That's it then. It's all good.

 

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 08:45 AM

50. I have to question anyone that finds this type of stereotype humor funny or appropriate.

 

Kimmel's work on The Man Show tells me all I need to know about him.

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