Ignorance Loses a Round

The other day New York Republicant and Tea Party candidate for governor Carl Paladino criticized opponent Andrew Cuomo’s appearance with his children in a gay-rights parade, stating children should not be “brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid and successful option.”   They should, instead, be brainwashed into thinking the earth was created 6,000 years ago and Adam and Eve walked with the dinosaurs.  Paladino’s remarks came on the heels of the story of  the horrific assault and torture of three gay men in the Bronx.  There is progress in some parts of the world, though–today a federal court judge ordered the military to stop enforcing it’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy,

saying the policy doesn’t help military readiness and instead has a “direct and deleterious effect” on the armed services by hurting recruiting when the country is at war and requiring the discharge of service members with critical skills and training.

11 thoughts on “Ignorance Loses a Round”

  1. I laughed a little to myself when I read "Republicant" … nice wit Randall. I read about Paladino's statement on cnn.com and couldn't believe it.

    1. At least someone appreciates my feeble attempts at wit. A lot of craziness in current U.S. politics–is there room on your sofa for thousands of ex-pats?

      1. We have got a pretty massive sofa! Although Aussie politics are drab. Nothing substantial ever happens here so you'd be quite bored.

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