Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Hey, Joe. Whaddaya know?

Not much.

From a Joe T. Plumber interview in Christianity Today, excerpted in the Colorado Independent (emphasis mine):
At a state level, [gay marriage is] up to them. I don’t want it to be a federal thing. I personally still think it’s wrong. People don’t understand the dictionary--it’s called queer. Queer means strange and unusual. It’s not like a slur, like you would call a white person a honky or something like that. You know, God is pretty explicit in what we’re supposed to do--what man and woman are for. Now, at the same time, we’re supposed to love everybody and accept people, and preach against the sins. I’ve had some friends that are actually homosexual. And, I mean, they know where I stand, and they know that I wouldn’t have them anywhere near my children. But at the same time, they’re people, and they’re going to do their thing.

Oh, please, please, please find Joe's homosexual friends. I really want to talk them. I can only imagine the BBQs. "Hey, guys, great to have you here! Oh, get within 20 feet of my kids and I'll blow your heads off with my unlicensed Uzi. Burgers are on the grill and beer's in the bucket over there. Help yourselves."

BTW, when was the last time any black person has used the word "honky"? 1974, during an episode of Sanford and Son?

(Via a commenter at Sadly, No!)


A said...

I am amazed that the 15 minutes of fame for Joe T. Plumber is still not over!

Jim Donahue said...

The thing is, he's only famous in a parallel universe -- the right-wing bubble. That's what's so remarkable.

If you go to the original interview on the Christianity Today site, you can tell by the comments that even CT's readers are appalled.

Hell, his book didn't even get picked up by the conservative book clubs, which is how most works of its ilk make money. It was a dismal failure. Yet there he is, on a speaking tour ...

God Is My Codependent said...

Its current Amazon.com Sales Rank: #424,460. I wonder how many copies it sold overall.

ChefNick said...

You are my so-most-hilarious writer.

I read something in the NY Times the other day about whole movements being organised to boycott movies . . . maybe we should form a "Kill Joe" movement. What an asshole.

You can be the Grand Vizier, and I will be Igor.

I'll set it up with the domain name folks (that's what I do!)

Qaro said...

As a Toledoan, I suppose it's up to me to find these gay friends. (And these honkifiers.) I'll see what I can do.

Jim Donahue said...

The latest: He's leaving the Republican Party because it's not batshit insane enough. Hahahahahaha.