Treason And Santorum

by Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] on September 23, 2011

in All About Me,Farts and Other Stuff,In the News,Politics,That's So Gay,Videos

Assholes make Leo cry.

If I’m getting all political up in this space, you know I’m serious. And when I get serious, you best watch yourself. There’s only a few things in this world that gets my passions burning, and aside from wronging my children, a twinkly vampire throwing me around our honeymoon suite, or taking away my TV and/or internet, my passionate inner beast will cut a bitch over the gays.

Aside from being confused about some people having the rights to other people’s lives, there’s the whole Being A Major Asshole About The Gays deal I don’t get. But this is not about the gays. This is about respect and lack thereof.

If you are booing loudly at a man who is actively serving in our military when his video question is shown at a political debate?

You should be tried in a court of law for treason.

It happened at the Google/Fox News Republican Debate on Thursday when Rick Santorum* was asked via video by an active duty soldier if he would “circumvent the progress that has been made for gays and lesbians in the military.” Before Santorum answered the soldier’s question with an answer that included phrases like, “any type of sexual activity has absolutely no place in the military” and “we would reinstitute [DADT] if Rick Santorum was president,” there was a several-second pause whereby several audience members booed the soldier’s question:

Not only is it despicable, deplorable, disheartening, and disgusting, booing an active duty military officer is a sign of treason.

I would hope that the people who are found to have shown that kind of disrespect to an active duty military professional are held accountable for their actions and are used as examples.

The actions by those people booing in the audience have nothing to do with that soldier being gay, Christian, a parent, white, midwestern, or a Nickelback fan. As an active duty military professional stationed ANYWHERE, that person deserves every single American’s utmost respect, and to otherwise is a treasonous act.

trea·son
1. the offense of acting to overthrow one’s government or to harm or kill its sovereign.
2. a violation of allegiance to one’s sovereign or to one’s state.
3. the betrayal of a trust or confidence; breach of faith; treachery.

*Santorum is my new favorite dirty word. Google Santorum. You’ll learn something new today.

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1 Allison Zapata September 23, 2011 at 11:42 am

Truly despicable.
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2 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] September 23, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Totally.

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3 kadield September 23, 2011 at 11:49 am

What’s funny is that I agreed with Santorum’s points. Sexuality has really no business in the military and should have no baring. However his conclusions were so misguided it almost made me ill.

Also calling it special privileges for Teh Gays to talk about actually being gay? Really, wtf? So, it’s ok for straight people to talk about their girlfriend/wife back home, but it’s totally not ok for gays to talk about their significant others back home? When did equal rights become special rights? Riddle me this!

But the part that angers me the most? That just sends me reeling over the edge? That you actually had the audacity to boo a soldier. Someone that is actively serving our military, our country. You actually felt that, just because he was gay, that you should boo him? I find the whole thing so outrageous. AND THEN!? The douche that is Santorum not even say anything to the crowd?

You know, if I was in Santorum’s spot (like I would ever be running for the GOP presidential nod…) I would have blasted the hecklers and booers. I would have ripped them stem to stern without even blinking. And then, after ripping their asses, I would have had security escort them out of the building. Hell, if it was legal, I would have had them publicly whipped outside the building.

Yes, we need to institute public whippings again. This pleases me, so shall it be.

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4 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] September 23, 2011 at 2:14 pm

At LEAST 2 of the other debaters said it was “unfortunate” which is really a non-answer. But they addressed it which is way more than Douchesantorum did.

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5 diane rene September 23, 2011 at 1:53 pm

I love this!!

I love even more that I got this on my FB page through Gay is OK … I already follow you on twitter, but this was a sweet surprise!!

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6 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] September 23, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Huzzah! I’m glad you found me. :)

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7 sarah September 23, 2011 at 8:51 pm

It’s disgusting, but not surprising. These are the same base of people who, in the last GOP debate, applauded the hypothetical example of a 30-something uninsured person dying rather than having a penny of their tax money go to universal healthcare. They are deplorable excuses for human beings.

I agree, boo’ing a serviceperson is the lowest of the low. And these are the same people who would call me UN-American for being in favor of bringing them home, paying them decent wages, giving them full-coverage healthcare at no cost & taking care of our veterans in the long-term.

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8 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] September 23, 2011 at 9:14 pm

It’s disgusting.

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9 Cat @Breakfast to Bed September 23, 2011 at 9:14 pm

I can’t agree with you enough. About everything. But being a nickelback fan? That might be unforgivable.
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10 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] September 23, 2011 at 9:16 pm

NOT ME! I’M NOT A NICKELBACK FAN! Though, there is one song I could keep that has a lyric about “like the pants around your feet” which is totally hot, BUT THE REST OF NICKELBACK CAN GO.

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11 moosh in indy. September 23, 2011 at 9:45 pm

The only thing I’d boo over being a Nickleback fan? Being a Train fan.
My husband is both.
Gay is okay. Horrible ear destroying pop music replayed to extremes? Never acceptable.

(Also, am I the only one who hears Santorum and starts singing “Santoria” by Sublime?
*tell sanchito that if he knows what is good for him he best go run and hiiiide…*
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12 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] September 23, 2011 at 10:40 pm

RIP, Sublime

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13 Val Payne September 24, 2011 at 2:02 am

Dude, Sublime (with Rome) is back.

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14 Allison Zapata September 23, 2011 at 11:32 pm

daddy’s got a new .45
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15 DogsOnDrugs.com September 23, 2011 at 10:37 pm

I realize that everyone has an opinion on this, and this question has been bandied about an awful lot, but for the record let me state that my deeply held beliefs are that being a Nickleback fan is a lifestyle choice, and I cannot condone that filth.

Sorry, I feel very strongly about this.
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16 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] September 23, 2011 at 10:40 pm

Nickelback fans are blocked from my blog. That’s my own lifestyle choice.

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17 NickieNix September 24, 2011 at 2:31 am

Wow!
I googled it and I should have stopped at “…frothy mix of…” but nooo I went on and now I can’t ‘un-know’ it!! :(

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18 Amy September 24, 2011 at 6:56 am

I can’t even comment on this. Ignorance on this level makes me CRAZY. (I mean THEIR ignorance, I’m on your side, just to make that clear). And in further news, I never get tired of Nickleback jokes. Off to check out this dogsondrugs person…
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20 Joules September 25, 2011 at 3:07 am

This is why I never watch the news if I can help it and never, ever, ever Fox news.
And, although this may make me woefully uninformed, I do know the meaning of the word Santorum. Sofa king awesome.

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