America—Illegals + Gay Marriage = Harmony!

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The Nation's Richard Kim points to one of the more surreal counterblasts in the illegal immigration debate. Journalist Jasmyne Cannick, a former "People of Color Media Manager" for GLAAD, writes that gays were already in the Civil Rights queue—and hey, illegals! No cutting!

With all due respect, Mr. President, there can be no guest worker program until we resolve the issue of making sure that all lesbian and gay legal workers have the right to take up to 12 weeks of leave from work to care for a seriously ill partner or parent of a partner and the right to purchase continued health coverage for a domestic partner after the loss of a job.

I've never thought of this as a zero-sum issue before, and I can't say Cannick has convinced me. Kim's own response: "Honey, if you don't want to be viewed as a racist, then don't write like one!"

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  1. OK, I’ll resolve that issue for you: No.

    Next!

  2. I thought about responding in a somewhat insightful manner, but after reading more of her tripe, I don’t know what else to say. It’s just…so…pathetic.

  3. It’s been, what, two years since the Lawrence decision came down?

    And this twit is already reaching for the “I didn’t break any laws” argument? How many times did schools and governments try to ban gay rights groups for advocating illegal behavior in the 80s and 90s? Pathetic.

  4. To get Congress’ attention, all you need to do is stage a 500,000 person rally in LA. Seriously.

  5. Because if less than 10% of one city’s population cares, it’s a major issue!

  6. What chance does a young gay man have to find love in a world where tanned and toned men (who look better in mesh t-shirts than I do) can cross the border with impunity? What are the odds that I’ll ever be “kept” by one of Hollywood’s power elite? What about MY dreams of having producers snort coke off my taint? I should be the one trussed up and repeatedly violated! ME ME ME!

  7. “What about MY dreams of having producers snort coke off my taint?”

    Now that’s funny. Keep dreaming, cakeboy.

  8. Does Jennifer know about this?

  9. Hell, thoreau, she pimps me out!
    Mama needs new shoes. At least that what she tells me…

  10. We in the sane wing of the gay rights movement apologize. The people responsible for sacking the people responsible, have been sacked. [Cue the llamas…]

  11. It’d be nicer if GLAAD-types used the occasion to instead push for Jerry Nadler’s permanent partners immigration bill.

    That’s why I’m leaving the US for good to be with my hubby in OZ.

  12. Remember that scene in Brokeback Mountain where he goes down to Mexico?

  13. “Snorting coke off my taint..” Hmm, is there a word for laughing and gagging at the same time?

  14. “Snorting coke off my taint..” Hmm, is there a word for laughing and gagging at the same time?

  15. You’d think Cannick would take one look at how the Bush Administration fucks up everything it touches, and say to the illegal immigrants, “Please, you go first.”

  16. Wasn’t there was something in the LA Times in the last couple of days about how to tie in Black civil rights with latino civil rights?

  17. I am a bit confused by the math in the title of this post, should it be (America – Illegals) + Gay Marriage = Harmony! or America – (Illegals + Gay Marriage) = Harmony!

  18. Are you suggesting that gay people make better backup singers than undocumented immigrants?

  19. [Cue the llamas…]

    I always knew this gay stuff would lead to animal sex – I just didn’t think it would be llamas.

  20. To get Congress’ attention, all you need to do is stage a 500,000 person rally in LA. Seriously.

    i heard the kids would be walking out of school and rioting in downtown. my first thought was, “do i have to go work if they’re rioting?”

    later i found out that ocmpany policy says YES, i have to go to work. but scroo dat, i’d take the day off and go swimming.

  21. Interestingly, giving latin americans more voting power via citizenship is a bad thing for the gay community and gay rights. The Latins bring the catholic theology with them…

  22. Wow… fairly civilized conversation on that weblog… any way we could get the same software as Nation Media Int’l, Inc.?

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