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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Me -- A Financial Liability

Just when you thought that gray hairs growing around your nipples and in your ears was the biggest issue of the day, the head of the GOP Michael Steele, has swung the pendulum the other direction. Suddenly, errant hairs on the body aren't such a big deal compared to, say, an African American man reducing gay marriage to a financial liability for the citizens and small businesses of United States -- the home of the (mostly) free and the brave......where (many) men are created equal. In case you missed his precious quote, here's what he said at a gathering of Republicans in the conservative state of Georgia:

“Now all of a sudden I’ve got someone who wasn’t a spouse before, that I had no responsibility for, who is now getting claimed as a spouse that I now have financial responsibility for,” Steele told Republicans at the state convention in traditionally conservative Georgia. “So how do I pay for that? Who pays for that? You just cost me money."

Oh my effin god...In a state where the likes of Mr. Steele used to be considered a piece of property to be sold, bartered, used and abused, he makes the Mother of All Comments. Apparently, he's forgotten that the heads of his ancestors used to have a price tag attached to them -- for, say, $17 or so. Shameful. Hateful. Painful.

Mr. Steele thinks that gay marriage will hurt small business -- that small business cannot afford to add spouses or domestic partners to their payrolls. Excuse me? I've been paying for the god-damned husbands and wives of everyone around me for many years and now I can't have the same thing afforded me? I've been paying for those who hate me -- those who vote against me and don't like me -- over and over for years. I've been paying taxes for years to send children to public school when I don't have a child myself in school? I don't have a choice. And they don't want to pay for me? Bullshit.

Even the conservative Washington Redskins official blog support the homosexual agenda. There are tongue-in-cheek comments in this thread that support murder, and even abortion, as a way to reduce the number of family members that companies are responsible for providing insurance for. Murder and abortion -- I love that! I can think of a few more ... beginning with the castration of Mr. Steele's black balls so that no more children have to be added to the insurance rolls.

So, Mr. Steele.....don't forget where you came from. And don't forget that this a basic issue of civil, human rights. You can continue to take this low-ball, silly approach to your Republican party, clearly struggling from a lack of vision and future. Or you can take the high road and earn your wings. Your choice, buster. You've committed a major error in judgment. Your party ought to send you back where you came from. You are the liability that this struggling nation does not need at this point in its history.


Ultra Dave said...

Tell'em Arnie!!! That was about the most ignorant thing a politican ever spoke, beside everything that came out of Bush's mouth.

Ur-spo said...

I think he is clever; nothing like hitting people with fears of fund; the trump card is it will raise your taxes.

Dave2 said...

Their arguments always seem to boil down to people "choosing" to be gay. It's a "lifestyle choice" they don't want to support.

So why don't you just "choose" to be straight like Mr. Steele, and then there won't be an issue! Simple, right?!? If only all the world's problems could be solved so easily!


wcs said...

Now, what if everyone did exactly as the republicans would have us do? We would all be straight, grow up christian, and marry opposite sex partners and have families.

All of us.

Then, every one of his precious small business would be employing married people with families. Paying for their health insurance.

And I'm certain we wouldn't hear a peep out of them about how it's costing them too much. Would we.

These bigoted hypocrites need to go away.

And frankly, there are two things in this world that are difficult for me to fathom: black republicans and gay republicans.

Apparently self-loathing is not enough for some people. They need to belong to a group that loathes them even more.


Billy said...

Not that 'comfortable' with US politics but by the sound of things that is a pretty 'stupid' comment from Mr Steele... Honestly, as you rightly point out Lewis, 'We've' been paying our taxes for years for services that we never use - like public school etc.

Drag him into the street and have him shot!

Rick said...

This is the new republican stance against gay marriage. During a recession what better rouse the fear mongers than to hurt mom and pop shops.

Lemuel said...

Although I agree with you wholeheartedly, I must confess that I think Steele's words are finally the true revelation of the opposition to gay marriage: economic. For those who have spent the last two decades unraveling protections and regulations so that corporations could make obscene profits at the expense of the "little people", this is where it is at on gay marriage. It is not and has never been about theology. That has only been a sham and a cover. It has been about economics.

tornwordo said...

I like it when you get a hair across your ass. We should all just refuse to pay our taxes until we are equal.

Of course I live where we are equal.

Mark in DE said...

Yet another example of public idiocy and Republican hyprocracy.

Steven said...

Of all people, you would think that Steele would know when to keep his mouth shut and not be such a hypocrite. You did a good job of shoving his foot in his mouth.

annie said...

through all of this serious and TRUE commentary, i noticed you sounded like little miss you-know-who at one point. "oh my effin god"! :)

thanks, brother, for speaking out against (not just stupidity, but) assholes. mean, cruel, ignorant, assholes.

Anonymous said...

The Republican party simply doesn't get it.


RAD said...

Yo go boy! GREAT post...I love it when you getlike this!

Greg said...

I think Steele is trying (too late) to re-imagine his presence in the GOP. Too bad he's sucking eggs at it.

Christopher said...

Hear Hear! Excellent post amigo!

Anonymous said...

WHAT THE HELL??? In a time like this to pander to the financial fears of the fundies!!! Inexcusable!