Posts Tagged ‘New York State’

Sleeping with Fishes

Friday, October 15th, 2010

We watched half-aghast, half-laughing earlier this week as Carl Paladino, the Upstate New York Republican nominee for governor, stumbled his way through bad-mouthing gays and lesbians in front of some Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn.

Oh, where was Mel Brooks when we needed him? Or, for that matter, David Sedaris?

In case you missed it, here’s the YouTube clip:

In case you missed it and don’t feel like watching a Carl Paladino YouTube clip, here’s one of the choicest lines:

–“I just think my children and your children would be much better off and much more successful getting married and raising a family, and I don’t want them brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid and successful option — it isn’t.”

Last we heard, and please correct us if we’re wrong, Paladino doesn’t believe queers should get married and raise a family. Hmm.

Last we heard, homosexuality wasn’t an “option.” You are or you’re not. Or maybe you’re somewhere in between, a bisexual, a pansexual or similar. But you don’t sit down and say, “Gee, I think I’ll be a homosexual.”

Hard because we’d just read about a Bronx gang’s torture of a drag queen and two teenagers for being gay.

Hard because Tyler Clementi had just jumped to his death off the George Washington Bridge after his same-sex date night was broadcast over the Internet by his Rutgers roommate.

Just hard.

Then Paladino apologized. Public relations people will tell you that apologies, if not handled correctly, can actually be worse than the original sin.

One of Christi’s Upstate New York relatives wrote on Facebook, “Yeah, and when he says he’s going to look out for the well-being of all New Yorkers, how can he be believed if [to him] some of that population does not live a valid lifestyle.

“This guy [will] have the LGBT community sleeping with the fishes.”

Gurgle, gurgle.

Till next time, yours in good love and sex,

Nan & Christi

P.S. See Fatale’s best lesbian videos.