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|Quote (carlsonjok @ Nov. 28 2011,18:13)|
|So, I wandered over to Pharyngula to see if Bunnygate had reached it's denouement, when what should I spy on the front page but a post about the controversy in Kansas where Governor Brownback came down on a high school student who tweeted unfavorably out him, Sam Brownback: #heblowsalot.|
And, what should I find 3 comments in?
Janine, Clueless And Reactionary As Ever, OM, says:
28 November 2011 at 2:05 pm
Sam Brownback: #heblowsalot.
So, homophobic imagery is alright as long as it goes against a wannabe theocrat?
The first thing that came to mind was this Onion article.
Just for the record on this...my opinion (not that it matters). I think the Brownback team should have just ignored this completely, or maybe Brownback could have talked to the girl himself privately without any public attention given.
But, if this had been my kid and he wrote something that rude, and it was brought to my attention as well as the whole country, I'd have suggested he get his fanny back on that tweet and offer an apology for the way it was stated. Then he could politely voice his opinions as to why he didn't back Brownback. I'd do that even if it were PZ he was slamming. Children should be taught respect...we all turn into ass holes soon enough. Gotta at least try to instill them with some kind of morals.
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