Anti-Bullying Advocate Refers to Gay Conservatives as "House F**gots"

June 20, 2012 at 9:40 pm (Anti-Bullying, Ben Howe, Bully, Czar, Dan Savage, Gay Marriage, Gay President, Gay Rights, Gay Slur, GOProud, It Gets Better, Mitt Romney, President Obama, Sex Advice, Slur)

Dan Savage is a gay sex advice columnist who spearheads President Obama’s anti-bullying efforts through his It Gets Better Project.  Savage started the project in 2010 in response to a young boy’s suicide as a result of bullying over his perceived sexual orientation.

Now, if someone who was gay had been verbally abused with a comment about being a “f*ggot” or that they “grab their ankles”, that would be the type of thing Savage would vehemently oppose, correct?

Which is why it’s all the more surprising that he, himself, is the one who said it…

Savage’s hatred seems to come from the decision by GOProud – an organization of gay conservatives and their straight allies – as they announced today their endorsement of Mitt Romney for President.

Via GOProud:

“The Board of Directors of GOProud voted to enthusiastically endorse Governor Romney’s candidacy for President,” said Lisa De Pasquale, interim Chair of the GOProud Board of Directors and the former Director of CPAC.  “GOProud is prepared to commit significant resources to help make Mitt Romney the next President of the United States.”

How dare they support somebody who they believe represents their best interests?

Savage has a history of pretending to be a tough guy, wishing that “Republicans were all f***ing dead”, and fantasizing about “f***ing the s*** out of Rick Santorum” on the very friendly Bill Maher show.   

And who could ever forget the time he got all up in the grill of high school students aged 14-18, telling them that the Bible was “bulls***”, and after they walked out on him, referring to them as “pansy a**es”?

Video courtesy of Ben Howe:

Remember that this vile cretin has the full support of your President, currently serving as his “bullying czar”.  
Just doesn’t seem right for America’s first gay President.

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Albany County Executive Calls Corner Markets, ‘Haji Stores’

February 25, 2012 at 10:44 am (Albany County, Chuck Shumer, Dan McCoy, Democrat, Dunkin Donuts, Haji, Indian Accent, Joe Biden, New York, Racism, Republican, Slang, Slur, Small Markets, Synthetic Marijuana)

During a press conference on Thursday held by Chuck Schumer regarding the dangers of synthetic marijuana, Albany County Executive, Democrat Dan McCoy, referred to small businesses in the area as “haji stores”.

“In Albany County, it’s starting to be a problem and if you go into any of these little stores — these little haji stores you want to call them, or whatever you want to say they are — you do find this stuff on the shelves.”

While the term “haji” can be harmless, meaning one who has made the pilgrimage to Mecca, it has also taken on a negative connotation in recent years.  The Urban Dictionary defines it as…

n. offensive slang; disparaging term for arabs, especially those of Islamic faith.

Honestly, there isn’t much to make out of this situation other than to point out that had this been said by a Republican, the press and his or her opponent would have had a field day portraying them as an Islamophobic racist.  As it is, the Albany Times Union ran an article on Friday which was telling in two ways:

  1. The people interviewed for the piece, who are of Middle Eastern descent, have no idea why he used the term “haji”, but at the same time are unsure whether or not they should be offended.
  2. They didn’t bother to label McCoy as a Democrat.
To his credit, McCoy quickly acknowledged the terminology as possibly being offensive, taking to Twitter to state:

“I mispoke (sic) in my attempt to portray the dangers of synthetic marijuana. I used a “slang” term inadvertently when I meant (to) say Bodega” … “If my accidental use of that term offended anyone I sincerely apologize.”

No need to worry Mr. McCoy, you’re a Democrat.  You can get away with such comments, it will not be your ‘Macaca Moment‘.  Actually, perhaps this can be a springboard to a better career in politics.

After all, it was vice-President Joe Biden, who once stated, “You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking.”

Or maybe you can start pulling out actual Indian accents at your speeches.  Like this one, again by Joe Biden, when describing a call center:

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