Ain’t Pat a Shame

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Pat Boone, “descendant of the legendary pioneer Daniel Boone, top-selling recording artist, star of his own hit TV series, movie star, Broadway headliner, and best-selling author,” says America should be be on alert, because the hate-fuleed violence we saw in Mumbai last month could happen here.  And not necessarily just from militant Isamists, but also from . . . the queers.

Have you not seen the awful similarity between what happened in Mumbai and what’s happening right now in our cities?

Oh, I know the homosexual “rights” demonstrations haven’t reached the same level of violence, but I’m referring to the anger, the vehemence, the total disregard for law and order and the supposed rights of their fellow citizens. I’m referring to the intolerance, the hate seething in the words, faces and actions of those who didn’t get their way in a democratic election, and who proclaim loudly that they will get their way, no matter what the electorate wants!

Hate is hate, no matter where it erupts. And hate, unbridled, will eventually and inevitably boil into violence.

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What troubles me so deeply, and should trouble all thinking Americans, is that there is a real, unbroken line between the jihadist savagery in Mumbai and the hedonistic, irresponsible, blindly selfish goals and tactics of our homegrown sexual jihadists. Hate is hate, no matter where it erupts. And by its very nature, if it’s not held in check, it will escalate into acts vile, violent and destructive.

I suppose that would explain all the recent news stories about roving gangs of homosexuals beating straight people to death because of their sexual preference.

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37 Responses to “Ain’t Pat a Shame”

  1. #1 |  Marty | 

    Ouch, I didn’t realize he was a descendent of my favorite pioneer! This truly is idiocracy in real life. it’d be really funny if it was a snl skit…

  2. #2 |  Marta Rose | 

    thanks radley.

  3. #3 |  ClubMedSux | 

    I know it’s the queers. They’re in it with the aliens. They’re building landing strips for gay Martians. I swear to God.

  4. #4 |  Bernard | 

    I can only imagine this must be satire.

    It’s not that it’s a particularly good piece of satire, but taking it seriously would be about as odd as taking Jonathan Swift’s piece about eating the poor at face value.

  5. #5 |  Sithmonkey | 

    Gay Aliens?!?

    That explains the whole “probing” issue…

  6. #6 |  Highway | 

    You know what, Stuart? I like you. You’re not like the other people, here, in the trailer park…

    *grin at ClubMedSux*

  7. #7 |  phlinn | 

    Heh… never thought i’d see a Dead Milkmen quote on this blog…

  8. #8 |  Chuchundra | 

    “You don’t like the Goths?”
    “No! Not with the persecution we have to put up with!”
    “Persecution?” Padway raised his eyebrows.
    “Religious persecution. We won’t stand for it forever.”
    “I thought the Goths let everybody worship as they pleased.”
    “That’s just it! We Orthodox are forced to stand around and watch Arians and Monophysites and Nestorians and Jews going about their business unmolested, as if they owned the country. If that isn’t persecution, I’d like to know what is!”
    “You mean that you’re persecuted because the heretics and such are not?”
    “Certainly, isn’t that obvious? We won’t stand — What’s your religion, by the way?”

    — L. Sprague De Camp “Lest Darkness Fall”

  9. #9 |  Rolo Tomasi | 

    They have to get past the Nazis on the moon:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KEueJnsu80&eurl=http://www.google.com/reader/view/?tab=my&feature=player_embedded

  10. #10 |  Rick Caldwell | 

    Damn it, Radley, you beat me to the story again!

    (walks away mumbling…)

  11. #11 |  Bronwyn | 

    “Hate is hate, no matter where it erupts.”

    Why, yes, Pat. That’s true.

    *hands Pat a mirror*

  12. #12 |  DeadGuy | 

    Oh, c’mon. He’s got a point. Granted, it is the hat he’s wearing, but it is a point.

    I think everyone is a little bit homophobic. I’ll admit to it. Rosie O’Donnel scares the heck out of me.

    He’s just taking this to an extreme – an extreme that has little chance of occurring. I can see this degenerating into arguments and bar fights and maybe even a riot if conditions are just right, but organized terror attacks comparable to Mumbai? Pat, the line for terror conspiracy crazies forms right behind the loose change guys. Wait your turn.

  13. #13 |  Mike Leatherwood | 

    I am confused here. No, not THAT confused, you 10 year olds, but of what Pat was saying.

    I am half-and-half in agreement/disagreement. He talks about the Prop 8 voting and that being the will of the people in the given state.
    I agree with that.

    He also talks negatively about gay marriage.
    I disagree.

    He also talks about relating protests to forcing an unwelcome solution to the majority of the populace.
    I agree.

    I disagree with his thinking that voting rights and equal treatment under the law happened just because of due process. It didn’t. It took peaceful and violent protests to waken up the people, and it was forced federal legislation that started us down the road of equality. Without those protests of a vocal minority, they wouldn’t have happened on their own.

    And I honestly do not think he hates gays, just that he holds onto interpretations of a religious book. He is guilty of what he is convicting the gays of, though, by enforcing his biblical views onto the populace.

  14. #14 |  Chris in AL | 

    Not a week ago the queers came to my village. They stole my cattle…and raped my sister!

    Naturally we were all surprised. But none more than her.

    (Of course, they did look fabulous)

  15. #15 |  Ginger Dan | 

    “Sexual jihadists” sounds like a DVD you could find at a bazaar in Peshwar.

  16. #16 |  nobahdi | 

    …hedonistic, irresponsible, blindly selfish goals and tactics of our homegrown sexual jihadists

    I don’t think he knows what of lot of those words mean.

  17. #17 |  ZappaCrappa | 

    My mom and dad used to watch some show he had on when I was little…he used to give me the creeps…he still does. Wonder if he still wears those GAY white shoes?

  18. #18 |  tim | 

    You are a little behind Radley – Pat has kicked out a new article in response to all the hate mail he was getting titled “I love Gays” … seriously …

  19. #19 |  SJE | 

    I want whatever Pat is smoking

  20. #20 |  Big Chief | 

    OK, I am still confused by a couple of items here in the gay marriage debate, especially in regards to CA Prop 8. Can someone explain what tangible rights homosexuals actually lost in that vote?

    I don’t think the state has the right to restrict the acts and contracts between any consenting adults (as long as they don’t violate the rights of others). But what did Prop 8 really do? From what I’ve read gay couples already have rights in CA that haven’t been rescinded by Prop 8, such as equal treatment under the law with regard to insurance, taxation, and other rights normally accorded to married couples. Other than not getting to say they are married, did they really lose any real right?

  21. #21 |  DBN | 

    OK, I am still confused by a couple of items here in the gay marriage debate, especially in regards to CA Prop 8. Can someone explain what tangible rights homosexuals actually lost in that vote?
    The supreme court struck down California’s ban on gay marriage in May, so for a few months gay people were allowed to marry in California. Proposition 8 revoked that. So yes, something tangible was lost.

  22. #22 |  C. S. P. Schofield | 

    OK, Yes, Mr. Boone is an ass. Always has been. Can’t sing either. Nevertheless, I do want to ask the groups of – presumably Gay – people who have been attacking groups and people who backed the recent California Proposition against Gay Marriage “Is this what you had in mind setting off, because it was entirely predictable, I assure you”

    Once group of swine sets off a boar swine from the other side, and sooner or later Hell goes for a stroll with its sleeves rolled up. When that happens, the Gays are going to get the worst of it.

    The absolute idiocy involved is mindboggling.

  23. #23 |  adam | 

    Let let old man rant, if that is what he wants. The time of the old white bigoted republican is over. They are are dying off and their world is ending. Demographics is destiny.

  24. #24 |  Big Chief | 

    DBN – That answer didn’t shed any light on the question I was asking. But what does “marriage” really mean in the state of CA. Perhaps I should restate it.

    If the Supreme Court in my state of Ohio said that gay marriage was legal, I believe this would result in a real status change for gay couples. I think that there are rights and allowances accorded to married couples that aren’t given to unmarried couples, such as tax allowances, insurance, medical, legal and property rights. But I don’t think that such a difference existed in CA before, or does now for that matter.

    I would truly like to understand what difference Prop 8 made in CA besides semantics. I’m not aware of any if there are.

  25. #25 |  TGGP | 

    Yup, the gays have been quite a disappointing discontented minority group. Justin Raimondo is probably crying over his pamphlets with burning police cars from the White Night riots as we speak.

  26. #26 |  Helmut O' Hooligan | 

    “…there is a real, unbroken line between the jihadist savagery in Mumbai and the hedonistic, irresponsible, blindly selfish goals and tactics of our homegrown sexual jihadists.

    Yikes. That’s the worst abuse of the slippery slope argument I’ve seen in awhile (though it never takes long). I’ll bet this will go down as the most embarassing episode in Boone’s career since he butchered Little Richard’s “Tooty Fruity.” Ugh.

  27. #27 |  Andrew Williams | 

    Patrick Boone was a man
    He was a *big* man
    But the gay was bigger
    So he ran, like a coward,
    Up a tree….

  28. #28 |  Lloyd | 

    I need to have all my relationships licensed by the state.

  29. #29 |  littlehorn | 

    Ha ha. Good one, Lloyd. Abolish the State.

    “I would truly like to understand what difference Prop 8 made in CA besides semantics. I’m not aware of any if there are.”

    Well, there’s a difference of semantics between Black and Nigger. Yet I doubt anyone would say that, because they’re just words, the choice is non-important. It is.

    If you believe Prop 8 and gay marriage are only about words, you are wrong. The forces at play are clear; gays and homophobes. To say that it is all for nothing, that gays are stupid and needlessly provoking is to ignore the history of anti-gay violence, even to this day.

    I find Schofield’s comment particularly disgusting in that regard.

  30. #30 |  littlehorn | 

    Also, regarding his argument that things change not through violence, but through “due process”:

    If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what a people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress. Men may not get all they pay for in this world; but they must pay for all they get. If we ever get free from all the oppressions and wrongs heaped upon us, we must pay for their removal. We must do this by labor, by suffering, by sacrifice, and, if needs be, by our lives, and the lives of others.
    -Frederick Douglass

  31. #31 |  Marta Rose | 

    If there were no difference between a “civil union” and a “marriage,” then there would be no reason to oppose gay marriage in a state that already extends all of the legal rights of marriage to gay people. Clearly there is a difference. To put the word “mere” in front of the word “semantics” is to completely misunderstand how important words are, and symbols. To *almost* everybody in this country, there is a very very real difference between marriage and a bundle of legal rights called something else like “domestic partnership” or “civil union.” And if you don’t believe “mere” words and symbols matter, how about the millions and millions of dollars that were spent to deny gay and lesbian people access to marriage?

  32. #32 |  C. S. P. Schofield | 

    Littehorn,

    Let me make something clear here. I’m for Gay Marriage. I would have voted against the proposition if I live in CA. I deplore violence against Gays. Nevertheless, when I read about Gay groups invading churches, surrounding people and screaming at them, and so forth, my reaction is “Do you WANT to see a National Referendum against Gay Marriage? Because this is the way to get one!”

    At some level, if you are going to operate in a Democracy (or any semi-democratic system) it no longer matters WHO IS RIGHT. There are things you don’t do if you want the Democracy to vote your way, for all sorts of nasty reasons – essentially the same reasons you don’t run as an Orange candidate in Dublin.

    You lost the last referendum? Acting the ass in public WILL NOT HELP, OK? Picket outside a church? No problem (probably). But don’t attack people. Don’t do anything that could be made to look like attacking people. In a contest of public popularity you absolutely cannot afford to be perceived as a bunch of jerks, not matter how right you may be.

    *sigh*

    Having been persecuted in the past does not change this. Being persecuted NOW does not change this. No, it ain’t fair. Deal with it, unless feeling morally superior is more important to you than achieving your political goals.

  33. #33 |  Big Chief | 

    Marta Rose,
    I did a search, and I was the first to use the term semantics, so I assume you are replying at least in part to me. May I point out that I did not use the word “mere” anywhere in my comment. I certainly do not minimize the value of words or symbols. I’m only questioning why the fight is being waged in CA over this proposal. Many states have passed DOMA type laws, many of them where it would have made a real difference in how people can live their lives. So why Prop 8?
    ——————-
    As for democracy, there are certain aspects of a persons life that aren’t up for a vote. In my opinion this should be one of them. You should have the right to choose how you wish to live regardless of how others feel about it as long as you aren’t violating anyone else’s rights.

    I think the biggest problem is that few people want to discuss the real issues. If people have a right to associate and live as they wish (and I very strongly believe they do), why aren’t the anti-Prop 8 groups making that case. All I hear is a the monogomous gay relationship needs to be approved. What’s so sacrosanct about monogamy? Either speak out in favor allowing people to live their lives as they think best, or don’t be surprised when people don’t understand why a change needs to be made.

  34. #34 |  historian | 

    > But don’t attack people. Don’t do anything that could be made to look like attacking people. In a contest of public popularity you absolutely cannot afford to be perceived as a bunch of jerks, not matter how right you may be.

    Thankfully people of the US have never followed such misguided advice. If they had there never would have been any social progress, not to mention a country called “The United States” in the first place. If US history teaches us anything, and it does, it’s that social progress in the US is only achievable through acts of violence and property destruction. If people want to see gays achieve equal rights they’d better be willing to step up their efforts. Power concedes nothing without demand, and so far that hasn’t been much of a demand.

  35. #35 |  Z | 

    I never quite understood why rightists were so obsessed with 2% of the world’s population until Larry Craig went to pee. Then it all made sense.

    “I’m referring to the intolerance, the hate seething in the words, faces and actions of those who didn’t get their way in a democratic election, and who proclaim loudly that they will get their way, no matter what the electorate wants!”- Dood, Palin rallies are so yesterday.

  36. #36 |  Chris K | 

    Just to be clear here – Prop 8 is much less the will of the people, than what the people were sold. Still – the side that lost has every right to protest, shout, and scream until they get their way (or not). That’s about as close to democracy as we allow up in here.

    ^ To Z: dead on. When they talk about “defending the family”, they’re really just saying – “Come on guys, I mean if we couldn’t chose to be straight, there’d be no one left to marry our big haired girls!”

  37. #37 |  Lloyd Flack | 

    Violence against homosexuals is bad enough. That against transsexuals is horrendous. The murder rate for transsexuals is many times that of the general population. Some is because of the situations that many find themselves forced into. Most is because of paranoid hate. And of course these crimes are frequently not investigated.

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