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My Opponent Has Scandalously Understated My Dislike for the Gays

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In the close Mississippi race for Trent Lott's Senate seat, Republican Roger Wicker put out the following ad:

Democrat Ronnie Musgrove promptly denounced the ad, though not because of the ridiculous gay stereotypes.  Rather, he wants to assure the voters of Mississippi that he dislikes those gays as much as anyone.  From his campaign's press release:

In March 2000, Musgrove supported a ban on adoption by homosexuals or same-sex couples. The ban not only pertained to adoptions in Mississippi, but also ensured that Mississippi would not recognize adoptions by gay individuals or couples from other states if the parents moved to Mississippi.

Glad that's all cleared up.

Via the Jackson Free Press.

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  1. I really never understood how fucked up Mississippi was until just this moment.

  2. I can’t WTFV, somebody please explain it.

    I’m guessing it’s basically an impression of the Village People and why they shouldn’t have any equal treatment because they’re so faggy.

  3. This is a shame. After all the progress that the large gay population in Mississippi has made, to think that something like a Senate race might jeapordize all that makes you wonder if it was all worth it.
    I can’t imagine how depressed everyone is at the “One Potato, Two Potato” men’s nightclub in downtown Jackson.

  4. M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-gotta get the hell out of this swamp.

  5. I don’t get it, wouldn’t a cow be against a beef plant?

  6. If Mississippi refuses to recognize a pre-existing adoption, what, exactly, does that mean for the kid? Is he/she considered a ward of the state or something. Who signs the field trip permission slips?

  7. If Mississippi refuses to recognize a pre-existing adoption, what, exactly, does that mean for the kid? Is he/she considered a ward of the state or something. Who signs the field trip permission slips?

    I really don’t think they’ve thought this one much further than “I HATE THE GHEYS!”

  8. Now, where is the jokester that was claiming Mississippi was better than sweet home Alabama?

  9. Geezuss, Is there anything about Mississippi that doesn’t scream ‘ignorant inbred fucktards’?

  10. I really don’t think they’ve thought this one much further than “I HATE THE GHEYS!”

    More like, teh gheys don’t poll well. So I gotta be agin them, too. Because isn’t kleptocratic mob rule democracy about doing the people’s will?

  11. I can’t WTFV, somebody please explain it.

    It’s a bunch of people waiting in line to hand money to Ronnie Musgrove, because he promises to support the “liberal, democratic leadership”, and the people represent special interests like “Friends of Hillary Clinton” and “The Largest Gay Rights Group in the Country” (as you predicted, doing a bad Village People impression)

  12. Warren,

    No.

  13. I really never understood how fucked up Mississippi was until just this moment.

    No fucking kidding. How can something like this work? The blackface in Tropic Thunder was less offensive.

    Also: “pro-abortion”? Can we axe the culture war bullshit, ever? Not that it isn’t super-fun and constructive, or anything.

  14. I don’t get it, wouldn’t a cow be against a beef plant?

    Cows are notorious for not being too smart, and voting against their own interests.

    Then again, they tend to come from small towns, so the Republican party should love them, right?

  15. How do they tell if a kids has a gay parent or parents? Does the law require them all to sew pink triangles on their clothes?

  16. Question: As an adoptee, if one of my parents “rediscovered” himself or herself and moved to Mississippi, would I be legally parentless as an adult despite kinda having around 4 of the damn things? Would my sister lose her college loans, car and medical insurance because the cosigners and policyholders are invalid?

    Question 2: If a policy prompts these questions, how much does it suck?

  17. How do they tell if a kids has a gay parent or parents?

    It does say “or same sex.”

  18. “Geezuss, Is there anything about Mississippi that doesn’t scream ‘ignorant inbred fucktards’?”

    You’re being a little too harsh. There’s nothing like a good ol’ fashioned Gay-Off to clarify the differences between 2 candidates. And don’t nobody do a mighty fine Gay-Off like they do down in Mississippi.

  19. It’s probably a good thing that I can’t watch the video.

    Also, where is the obligatory troll to come along and tell us that it’s not violating gay people’s rights because they can enter a heterosexual marriage any time they want to, or adopt a child with a member of the opposite sex?

  20. How do they tell if a kids has a gay parent or parents?

    Jerri: Oh, it’s not what you think. It’s not like snitching on a real person. She’s–

    Jellineck: Gay?

    Jerri: Retarded.

    Jellineck: Yes, most of them are.

    Jerri: Most who are what?

    Jellineck: Most gay people are retarded.

    Jerri: Does that mean Kimberly Timbers is gay?

    Jellineck: I don’t know. Hey! Make a pass at her and find out. She’d have to be retarded to turn you down.

  21. And we all know the story about the dick smoker that Jesus hated soooooo much that he healed teh faggot and made him a respected hetero tither.

  22. I’m not going to bother repeating my earlier posts on what it really means to grow up as a ward of the state and the fact that someone would rather a child grow up as one than be adopted by a gay couple must be possessed by a hatred so venomous I cannot fathom it.

    The bottom line is that LMNOP is right: they haven’t really stopped to consider the matter beyond blind antipathy and pandering to voters.

  23. People move to Mississippi? Really?

  24. Why are Mississippians such embarrasing human beings?

  25. It does say “or same sex.”

    All marriages are same-sex marriages, after about two years.

  26. I wish any ad by any politician would show someone from either party sucking from the teet of lobbyist money. That cow was great!

    I wish “Dueling Banjos” would’ve been playing in the background . . .

  27. Out of curiosity, do actors put these commercials on their resume?

    Date: October ’08
    Roger Wicker Attack Ad
    Role: Faggy Construction Worker, Sterotype

  28. It’s not violating gay people’s rights because they can enter a heterosexual marriage any time they want to, or adopt a child with a member of the opposite sex. Get with the program people!

  29. All marriages are same-sex marriages, after about two years.

    Ha! And it’s joe FTW.

  30. Dagny,

    We have a married couple in another department who wear the same clothes to work. Everyday. Dressed in the same T-shirt and cargo pants the other one is wearing. Fucking creepy.

  31. Dressed in the same T-shirt and cargo pants the other one is wearing

    Admit it, NutraSweet–you’re talking about you and your wife. Nice try to divert attention, though.

  32. Don’t all the gays wear cowboy getups, biker outfits, etc.? I thought being gay was all about the fabulous costumes!

  33. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  34. Does anyone else find it odd that the state that is synonymous with racism, sexism, ageism, all other “isms” and stereotypes a like; has decriminalized marijuana?

    http://www.norml.org/index.cfm?wtm_view=&Group_ID=4546

  35. Why are you and Dagny so obsessed with me wearing a miniskirt? Sickos.

    Anyway, I’m pissed at the wife. She spending the entire day at Keeneland, drinking on the company dime and gambling. Jerk.

  36. Kaiser – IIRC, in the early 1970’s, a MS state legislator’s son was arrested and imprisoned for marijuana possession. While in prison, he was raped and murdered. The legislature decriminalized possession shortly afterward.

  37. BakedPenguin

    Wow I had no idea. That is good to know now though. As sorry as I feel for him, it’s so typical for laws to remain unjust until a politician or their family gets caught for it to change.

  38. I’m still trying to get my head around this “decriminalization” thing. I guess a summons and a $100 – $250 fine is better than most states but it’s still punishment.

    But then I’d bitch if you hung me with a new rope.

  39. Although I agree with you Isaac it is merely the first step in the process. Unfortunately after 70 years or more of propaganda being ingrained into peoples lives it is hard to reverse that overnight. I truly believe though that in my lifetime I will see it legalized.

  40. How do they tell if a kids has a gay parent or parents?

    The dad’s dick tastes like shit.

  41. Why are you and Dagny so obsessed with me wearing a miniskirt? Sickos.

    Masochism, pure and simple.

  42. We have a married couple in another department who wear the same clothes to work. Everyday. Dressed in the same T-shirt and cargo pants the other one is wearing. Fucking creepy.

    Maybe it’s a kind of gender neutral cross-dressing foreplay? How’s that for creepy? (I have a quota, too, you know.)

    Why are you and Dagny so obsessed with me wearing a miniskirt? Sickos.

    We’re thinking of starting a blog to track your miniskirt escapades: ‘SugarFree’s Hairy Thigh Watch.’ (Working title. Epi wanted ‘NutraSweet’s Sweet Ass.’)

  43. where is the obligatory troll to come along and tell us that it’s not violating gay people’s rights

    There’s on their way, right behind the person who will tell us how it’s more important that Mississippi has low taxes and a positive business environment.

  44. eek – “They’re”

  45. She spending the entire day at Keeneland

    A Kentuckian participating in the Mississippi bash? Tres bold! 😉

    Jim Bunning always struck me as a closet Mississippian.

  46. Epi wanted ‘NutraSweet’s Sweet Ass.’

    LIES. Horrible, evil lies. I wanted “Negative Planetarium”.

  47. A Kentuckian participating in the Mississippi bash? Tres bold! 😉

    I’ll take the Pepsi challenge with Miss. any day of the week. We make bourbon. What do they make besides single mothers and concentrated desperation?

  48. I do have nice legs… and bear websites are lucrative…

  49. ‘SugarFree’s Hairy Thigh Watch.’

    So, it has an extra-large band? One designed not to snag hairs?

    That’s a good idea. In the winter, you can wear it over your pants.

  50. joe, patent that mofo now. Or you’ll be sorry when the thigh watch fad sweeps the nation in a few years.

  51. I imagine I’ll be sorry either way.

  52. We make bourbon.

    “We’re damn good at it too.”

    [Cue Bon Jovi riff]

    I’d trade all the states in the south for a good bottle of Bookers.

  53. Mississippi lead the nation in music and literature.Well they did in the 20th century.

    Now they excel in distributing Medicaid dollars,suing businesses that are foolish enough to locate there,growing pine trees and uh, distributing Federal hurricane relief.

  54. he dislikes those gays as much as anyone

    He is, evidently, addressing the concerns of his constituents. I’m no constitutional scholar but I believe that’s what is meant by “representative” government. The outrage expressed here is both comical and elitist. And if that cowboy was doing “gay” I am not convinced.

  55. Is it OK to say, without considering the actual content of the ad, that it was fairly clever as political ads go?

    If you can get beyond the gored oxes, it’s not bad as an attack ad. Better some black humor than scary music, a very serious announcer and grainy black and white footage of your opponent taking part in a rainbow party at a seedy hotel.

  56. BTW, Lypsinka is a Mississippi native.

  57. Okay, where to start. Was sleeping in.

    1. Wicker and Musgrove have been slinging shit like this back and forth for weeks now.

    2. Everyone I know who has commented on it is disgusted by it as well.

    3. I hate Mississippi and plan on leaving as soon as this.

    4. This is actually a less fucked reason why I’m leaving as soon as I have my degree.

    5. At brotherben, I stand by my Alabama sucks worse comment.

  58. Is it OK to say…that it was fairly clever as political ads go?

    Yes, it is OK to say that, you redneck homophobic bigot.
    Now down on your knees and say three Hail Reasons.
    And throw in a Fuck Mississippi! for good measure.

  59. Anybody notice that one of the actors playing a gay dude has on an outlandish fake mustache and he’s not even facing the camera?

  60. His closeup was left on the editing-room floor. His big gay break: ruined! The whole ad had a rushed feeling to it. One thumb down, and one up the cowboy’s ass.

    Sorry.

  61. 5. At brotherben, I stand by my Alabama sucks worse comment.

    Naga Sadow, now you’re just sounding like McCain when he fawn’s over Palin.

  62. Fuck Mississippi (as long as you’re the opposite gender i guess).

  63. “His closeup was left on the editing-room floor. His big gay break: ruined! The whole ad had a rushed feeling to it. One thumb down, and one up the cowboy’s ass.”

    Cowboy 1: It says here this salsa’s made in New York City!

    Cowboy 2: Omigosh, Manhattan is do die for, and I had a mango black bean salsa one time after a night of clubbing, and we were wrecked let me tell you, and so we met these adorable Japanese boys, and….

  64. Now down on your knees and say three Hail Reasons.
    And throw in a Fuck Mississippi! for good measure.

    You say it as if you watch my nightly ritual. Spooky.

  65. This makes me depressed. I just voted absentee in MS, and come back to my dorm to find this. I voted for Barr for president, but then I came to this election I ended up voting for Wicker(I felt a bit of buyer’s remorse when I read this) then I remembered Musgrove sent an invitation to display Roy Moore’s Ten Commadment statue at the Mississippi Capitol, and he signed the law against gay adoptions. Really Wicker probably isn’t any better on those issues, but Musgrove is anti-free trade and has a populist stint to him on economics, so that was the determining factor for me anyway.

  66. Sayeth Lamar:

    Cowboy 1: It says here this salsa’s made in New York City!
    Cowboy 2: Omigosh, Manhattan is to die for, and I had a mango black bean salsa one time after a night of clubbing, and we were wrecked let me tell you, and so we met these adorable Japanese boys, and….

    I laughed, I cried for my country, I sucked down another 16 oz. Keystone Ice and lamented.

  67. Kinda like when McCain’s people fall all over themselves to deny allegations from the Obama camp that McNasty wants to privatize Social Security, and I sigh and think “if only…”

    I’ve been sighing a lot lately…

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