A bit of a slow week over here at Shit that Pissed Me Off HQ. I should probably get worked into more of a froth about Paul Ryan but the guy just doesn’t interest me. It’s like Mitt Romney was looking for someone with less of a personality than he has.
Yeah, yeah, I know that Ryan wants to get rid of Medicare and all that other garbage but when you look at the guy, don’t you seriously just think that they could put two mannequins on stage at the Republican convention and most of the delegates wouldn’t notice?
I’m not saying the delegates are that stupid (although Michele Bachmann will be there so at least some of them are). I’m just saying these guys could possibly constitute the most boring ticket in the history of Presidential elections (although Kerry/Lieberman is pretty close).
Anyway, on to shit that pissed me off!
As only too many liberal groups are pointing out in the wake of this attack, I hate everything the Family Research Council stands for but violence is not the answer to the problem. You don’t change minds with a senseless shooting. Nobody looked at this event and thought “hey – I’d better start supporting gay rights because if I don’t, some nutbar might shoot me.” That didn’t happen.
Instead, all sorts of gay advocate groups had to quickly point out that this guy wasn’t with them and they didn’t support what he did. Which should have been bloody obvious.
Turns out it wasn’t, though, because Family Research Council Tony Perkins blamed the Southern Poverty Law Center for the act. Or rather, he said they should be “held responsible.”
Now, I’m guessing Mr. Perkins doesn’t think he should be held responsible when a gay kid gets beaten up in high school, does he? Nor does he think he should be held responsible when people shout hateful things at a gay couple getting married in New York. The double standard is pretty pathetic, don’t you think?