Sunday, November 11, 2012


Joe Jervis over on JoeMyGod spent the whole week just wallowing in schadenfreude since the election.  And why shouldn't he?  And why shouldn't we?  We've listened to our enemies cackle with glee every election that decided on a gay issue since 1977 and Anita Bryant.  This year, the tables are dramatically turned.
On his blog, Jervis quotes press releases and statements from all the professional homophobes caught off guard, the Catholic prince-bishops, the evangelical autocrats, the very far right agitators and pundits, etc.

To my mind, these are the sweetest of the sour grapes.

Here is part of a statement from Scott Lively, among the worst of the worst.  As far as I'm concerned, he's as bad as the Phelps clan, only smarter and with more money and influence, more ability to do harm (just ask the late David Kato).

It’s official, the 2012 presidential election is over and we Americans decided not to downshift into Republican. Instead its now full speed ahead toward the progressive’s Godless Utopian fantasy (aka “the cliff”) with Mr. Obama and the Evil Party. The good news is that we can all stop pretending that Mitt Romney is a conservative. The bad news is that the Stupid Party will, of course, interpret their loss as a sign they were too conservative and move further to the left. The better or worse news (depending on your theology) is that the age of apostasy is more clearly upon us, which means that the return of Christ is drawing near.

And I'm sure he wonders why more people don't just adore him.  Telling the electorate that they're stupid and evil is a sure-fire way to get votes I'm sure.  But then Lively and his kindred don't care much for all this democracy nonsense anyway.

And a spokesperson for NOM tells us all that his side lost because Obama and his supporters are all terrorists.

Apparently, there are more than a few disgruntled Americans who are toying with the idea of moving to Canada. CNN is calling it 'election season bluster'. I call it flat-out ignorance. You live in the freest country ever known to mankind. As the anthem states, America is the land of the free but freedom comes with bravery, not running and hiding. Your job is to stay. And fight. For the battle is still ongoing. You leave, the terrorists win. And heck, isn’t that what the Terrorist-in-Chief wants, anyway?

To all of our enemies, thank you so much for being your own reptilian hateful selves.  Your sour repulsiveness continues to deliver for us, and this year it delivered us votes and lots of them.

Thank you all so much!

To quote the late Senator Jesse Helms after he won a narrow and unexpected re-election victory:

"There's no joy in Mudville tonight!"


All of us good little boys and girls destroyed their beautiful wickedness:


And what do I want to see?  Do I want to see all of our enemies crushed and humiliated?
It looks to me like they've already done that to themselves, and are setting themselves up for more.

What I want to see is our enemies finally throw off that big heavy burden of spite and resentment, and to come in from the cold.  If you're out in the freezing weather pressing your nose to the window feeling left out of the circle around the warm fire indoors, then it's because you can't or won't see that the door is wide open.


Gerrit said...

'The good news is that we can all stop pretending that Mitt Romney is a conservative.'

I tried to wrap my mind around that. I cannot. If not a conservative, what does Mr Lively think Romney is? Privately liberal? A closet Marxist?

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JCF said...

Aw, Dante and Virgil visit The Proud, w/ their heavy loads. I love Purgatory (so to speak). Remind me, Doug, who did the lithos for this edition? (my mom had that one, too)

My human instincts revel in Schadenfreude . . . but it's not very satisfying (my Compassion kicks in, after those empty calories).

Whether I like it or not, "some day" I'll be sharing heaven w/ Scott Lively---might as well start getting to know/love/understand/forgive that rat b@stard now! ;-/

Gerrit said...

Erm, sorry for not being Doug, but the wood engravings are by Gustave Doré ( and his team of people doing the actual engraving ).
Somtetime in the 60's I could and should, have bought an early Italian edition for, I think, about 200 Dutch Guilders. Still regret that I didn't.