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Paladino's apology shows Dem timidity enables discrimination

Adam Serwer is a staff writer with The American Prospect, where he writes his own blog.

Yes, Carl Paladino has now apologized for his widely-reported homophobic remarks. But the real story here is that Paladino has merely retreated to a position that's also discriminatory -- but it's a position that we've all come to see as acceptable.

Earlier this week, the New York Republican gubernatorial nominee was engulfed in a firestorm over his homophobic remarks to a group of conservative rabbis in Brooklyn on Sunday. Paladino said that he didn't think children should be "brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid and successful option -- it isn't." His remarks came in the aftermath of a series of barbarous anti-gay hate crimes in the Bronx.

The campaign of Democratic rival Andrew Cuomo blasted Paladino as "way out of the mainstream and is unfit to represent New York," but they weren't alone. Even former Mayor and Republican presidential candidate Rudy "9/11" Giuliani called Paladino's remarks "highly offensive."

On Monday, Paladino backtracked somewhat but didn't apologize. Insisting he was "not homophobic," Paladino continued to attack Cuomo for taking his children to a gay pride parade.

Yesterday, perhaps realizing that the state of New York is a lot more diverse and progressive than the Republican Party, he issued an apology for his remarks that hints at how many people he's managed to alienate. Blaming the press for "misrepresenting" his statements, Paladino said "I sincerely apologize for any comment that may have offended the gay and lesbian community or their family members."

I am concerned with the future for all our citizens, gay, straight, Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and Muslim and Agnostic. Although I am not perfect I do admit my mistakes. I will reach out to leaders of the gay community to educate me on how to better represent my support for the rights of all citizens. If elected as your governor I will stand and fight for all gay New Yorkers rights. I ask you for forgiveness on my poorly chosen words and the publication by others not involved with our campaign of unredacted script that did not reflect my oral statement or match my personal feelings.

Paladino insists in his apology that he's "100 percent against hate crimes," "100 percent against discrimination of any group," and in "support of civil agreements and equal rights for all citizens," saying he would accept marriage equality if New Yorkers adopted it by referendum. One might note that the latter statements are contradictory, since if equal rights must be subject to a show of hands, they're not "rights."

Muslims certainly shouldn't take Paladino's apology at face value, since Paladino has promised to use eminent domain to stop the proposed Islamic community center near Ground Zero, and told a reporter he thought Muslims were "trying to take over."

Part of Paladino's apology though, indicates the degree to which the Democrats' longtime hedge on equal marriage rights for gays and lesbians continues to backfire. In trying to legitimize his extreme anti-gay views, Paladino insisted in his apology that "I have the same position on this issue as President Barrack [sic] Obama." The president supports civil unions but not same-sex marriage.

As the administration decides whether or not to appeal a judge's ruling striking down the military's discriminatory don't ask don't tell policy preventing gays and lesbians from openly serving, a policy a majority of Americans are against, Paladino's statement is a reminder that Democrats are in danger of being behind the curve of public opinion. Several polls in the past few months have shown an increasing number of Americans supporting full marriage equality for gays and lesbians, if not an outright majority.

It's easy to imagine Republicans nominally opposed to DADT who also blocked adding DADT repeal to the National Defense Authorization Act on weak process grounds, trying to put the president in a difficult position by making their votes on potential repeal legislation in the lame duck session conditional on the administration appealing the ruling. But as long as Democrats -- including the president -- continue to behave timidly on gay rights issues, they can expect those opposed to gay rights to use their timidity against them.

By Adam Serwer  | October 13, 2010; 10:33 AM ET
Categories:  2010 elections, gay rights  
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Meh-

If no one said anything he would have continued his hate speech.

I agree vis-a-vis Democrat "timidity" to a degree but, they have some breathing room b/c the *national* GOP has a looong way to go before their right wing will allow anything resembling tolerance for gay rights.

Posted by: ChuckinDenton | October 13, 2010 10:40 AM | Report abuse

I knew Paladino's bigotry was President Obama's fault somehow. Nice job at sussing that out Adam.

Posted by: Ethan2010 | October 13, 2010 10:43 AM | Report abuse

OT but I've been dying to know.


When will McCain announce he's running and get booked on MTP every weekend again? I miss his wisdom and stuff.

Posted by: mikefromArlington | October 13, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

By God, I think the solution has been revealed to us. Vote out all Democrats, so that they can no longer make all those noble Right Wingers, such as Carl Paladino, say such hateful things.

"The Devil Made Me Do It". Geraldine.

Posted by: Liam-still | October 13, 2010 10:51 AM | Report abuse

Adam:

The Democratic Party has moved so far Right it is essentially the 1970s version of Moderate Republicans. The country, however, has largely stayed where it was: firmly in favor of the New Deal and the Welfare State. And largely progressive on social issues. The Democrats fail because they are too far right to effectively represent the non-Conservative portion of the American public.

Posted by: wbgonne | October 13, 2010 10:51 AM | Report abuse

He's right Ethan. Obama should have bully pulpit-ted himself right over Paladino, or something.

If you haven't noticed, when Obama mentions a topic in the News, there is a coordinated effort by all right wing outlets; Fox, talk radio, OpEd's, many MSM journalists, etc to turn public opinion against him.

I can assure you if Obama took a strong stand on gay marriage and say came out for legalization of marijuana, the drum beat would get louder and louder until it was an utter frenzy and totally engulf every news agency 'till nobody could talk about anything else....until the next big story came around.

Here's a case where Paladino has self imploded. Why would anyone want to get involved in that mess that will just fade away after he gets crushed?

Posted by: mikefromArlington | October 13, 2010 10:52 AM | Report abuse

Oh and, Paladino gets caught with a gay prostitute in 3....2.....1.....

Posted by: mikefromArlington | October 13, 2010 10:58 AM | Report abuse

I was wondering how the media would spin Paladino's fall and I'm not disappointed. It is an amazing spin job to link Paladino's bigotry with the democrats. It certainly takes a great amount of skill to make this a democrat issue instead of one man's bigotry and his party that continues to allow him to represent them. Nice job, WaPo. Your plan to become the print version of Fox news seems to be working.

Posted by: wmwilliams14 | October 13, 2010 10:58 AM | Report abuse

"I can assure you if Obama took a strong stand on gay marriage and say came out for legalization of marijuana, the drum beat would get louder and louder until it was an utter frenzy and totally engulf every news agency 'till nobody could talk about anything else."

I'm not so sure about that. Marijuana legalization and gay rights are dead-bang winners for the Dems. Yes, there will would be an immediate Right-Wing counter-frenzy but that could easily be outlasted. The polling overwhelmingly favors these pro-liberty positions. If Obama wanted to put a hurting on the Radical Right's credibility and clout I think these would be promising areas for development. In any case, Obama MUST break the Radical Right's strangle-hold and he's going to have to confront them to do it. The COC is nice and actually quite meaningful but too process-oreinted to really move the dial. Something juicy like marijuana could do it, however. Not to mention that marijuana is a political winner for the Dems and probably the reason the Dems hold CA Sente and governor, if they do.

Posted by: wbgonne | October 13, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Next up:

How FDR made that nice Mr. Hitler say and do all those awful things.

Posted by: Liam-still | October 13, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

So now if one is against teaching children under 16 about homosexuality, one is homophobic ???


The American People do NOT want children taught about homosexuality. It is inapprpriate for the government to do that in schools. Schools are for teaching, not social agendas


WHAT part of that is so hard to understand? We are TAKING our country BACK

If you don't like it, please leave

The democrats have become a complete joke. AND they don't get it.

Posted by: Classic777 | October 13, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

Look, if exit polls determine legalization was what drove them over the top then I'd say there should be a major push for this over the next two election cycles to get the measure on the ballots everyone. It of course should be strategically done in ways where the effort A) isn't needed at the moment to win or B) would be wasted effort because they couldn't overwhelm the right wing on this.

It should be used in the same way Bush used ballot initiatives in OH to bring out the evangelicals in the thousands to the polls.

Posted by: mikefromArlington | October 13, 2010 11:07 AM | Report abuse

It is obvious that Paladino is either a coward, or the sodomite’s mafia got to him by threatening his family with bodily harm. Homosexuals should be isolated from society in some remote island as those suffering the scourges of leprosy, period.

Posted by: hnrast | October 13, 2010 11:08 AM | Report abuse

I'm not so sure about that. Marijuana legalization and gay rights are dead-bang winners for the Dems. Yes, there will would be an immediate Right-Wing counter-frenzy but that could easily be outlasted. The polling overwhelmingly favors these pro-liberty positions

Posted by: wbgonne | October 13, 2010 11:01 AM |

I wish you were right, wb, but health reform was also very popular until the GOP with the help of Fox and the irresponsibility of real journalists allowed the lies and distortions to become reality. We've already seen on here the BS they would raise re legalization of marijuana, from skip's "they'll go out and drive high" to the reefer madness screeds.

Posted by: pragmaticstill | October 13, 2010 11:09 AM | Report abuse

Why did STFR undergo a face lift, or should I say a double space lift?

Almost did not recognize him for a moment, with his new botoxed single space visage, and his new name.

Posted by: Liam-still | October 13, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

"Look, if exit polls determine legalization was what drove them over the top "

And, Mike, you must bear in mind that legalization is OPPOSED by mainstream Dem pols, from Jerry Brown to the White House. Feinstein is the chair of the opposition committee. Just imagine how much of a positive impact an issue like this could have if it the Dems actually got behind it. The Dems run from winning issues like they are the plague. P*ss-poor politicking.

Posted by: wbgonne | October 13, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

"Why would anyone want to get involved in that mess that will just fade away after he gets crushed?"

Nobody DOES want to get involved. That's why Andrew Cuomo is doing the right thing by taking the high road and focusing on plans to increase jobs and stabilize the economy.

It was PALADINO who mentioned Obama, and like a fish eating a worm on a hook, Serwer takes the bait without even thinking.

From a journalistic perspective alone this article is totally absurd. Paladino is a violent bigoted misogynist. How you write any article about "The Democratic Party" framed by Paladino's insane comments is frankly borderline journalistic malpractice. This is a prime example of the "Professional Left" -- trying to be so smart and so cute that they essentially write self-serving drivel -- that drives some people on the Left insane (me, for one).

Posted by: Ethan2010 | October 13, 2010 11:12 AM | Report abuse

pragmaticstill

Health care reform was popular until the Democrats f*cked it up. Even now, most Americans want MORE health care reform. The TeaBaggers should have been a freakshow not a meaningful political force but the clueless Dems panicked and ceded control of the debate. They got PLAYED by the GOP. As for marijuana, one of its attractions politically is that even Blue Dogs like Webb favor it, as does the Libertarian Wing of the GOP (people like Rand Paul). IOW: marijuana can divide the GOP and will likely bolster the Dems. Win Win.

Posted by: wbgonne | October 13, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse

OT but I'm sure you all saw the re-mixed Disney cartoon mocking beck.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfuwNU0jsk0

There was a follow up mocking Beck doing his thing suggesting the cartoon is being paid for by guess who?

..wait a sec.

...just one more....

...yup you guessed it.

The Government!

Brilliant Beck, just brilliant!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbjjTLVrkKA

Posted by: mikefromArlington | October 13, 2010 11:20 AM | Report abuse

"I can assure you if Obama took a strong stand on gay marriage and say came out for legalization of marijuana, the drum beat would get louder and louder until it was an utter frenzy and totally engulf every news agency 'till nobody could talk about anything else."

I think the only way Obama could end prohibition is if he loudly proclaimed that the only way the GOP would legalize marijuana was over his dead body. Then the GOP would be totally for it and it could squirt through congress like a half digested hot dog through Rush Limbaugh's sphincter.

Posted by: PaciolisRevenge | October 13, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse

Thanks PaciolisRevenge.

I just barfed a little in my mouth.

Posted by: mikefromArlington | October 13, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

"I am concerned with the future for all our citizens, gay, straight, Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and Muslim and Agnostic."

He is not concerned with the future of citizens that are atheist or Buddhist or Hindu or... I think that is a fair statement as I'm not the one that made the tick list. If he had stopped before listing the "especially these folks", I would have been ok with it. Lip stick on this pig don't help.

Posted by: tuFahb8u | October 13, 2010 11:30 AM | Report abuse

Anybody to whom gay rights are important, is already in the Dem camp. This is another non-issue in the election.

Posted by: 54465446 | October 13, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Mike - Any time.

By the way, you should check out Bill Hicks take on Limbaugh. Not safe for work, but funny!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pg2_MntkMzg&p=87A89037AACB210C&playnext=1&index=36

Posted by: PaciolisRevenge | October 13, 2010 11:33 AM | Report abuse

Adam Sewer is apparently channeling Mark Halperin.

Posted by: mikefromArlington | October 13, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse

Crybabies.


Give you want you want and you still complain


We are taking our country back !!!

Posted by: Classic777 | October 13, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Mike - Adam has a point; Obama's stance against gay mariage is just plain wrong and does give cover to wingers like Paladino.

I don't like it any more than you do. I think Obama should change his mind on this issue.

Adam concludes with the following statement, "But as long as Democrats -- including the president -- continue to behave timidly on gay rights issues, they can expect those opposed to gay rights to use their timidity against them."

Can any of us argue that Adam is wrong on this?


Posted by: PaciolisRevenge | October 13, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Crybabies.


Give you want you want and you still complain


We are taking our country back !!!

Posted by: Classic777 | October 13, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Adam is correct! But let's not pretend that Obama's stance gives cover only to "homophobic" Republicans - he's also providing cover to many Democrats.

BTW: "The Obama administration decided on Tuesday to appeal a judge's rulings that prevented the U.S. government from banning same-sex marriages, a move that could undermine support among President Barack Obama's traditional liberal base ahead of a key election."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20101013/pl_nm/us_gaymarriage_appeal

I don't fault the admin, though - they should defend congress.

Posted by: sbj3 | October 13, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

OT:

There are a few too many Republican U.S. Senate candidates this year intent on lowering -- or perhaps even eliminating -- the federal minimum wage, but none seem quite as excited about it as West Virginia's John Raese.

[...]

"The minimum wage is something that FDR put in place a long time ago during the Great Depression," Raese told ABC News Top Line. "I don't think it worked then. It didn't solve any problems then and it hasn't solved any problems in 50 years."

[...]

Asked if the federally mandated minimum wage should be abolished, Raese answered, "absolutely."

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/2010_10/026102.php

Posted by: Ethan2010 | October 13, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

This issue shows what is wrong with the liberals

One says anything about anyone and the liberals jump all over


Discussion has ceased. The liberals are completely unreasonable. They do not engage anyone. It us the liberals who ate out of touch


The teaching of homosexuality to children
Is wrong


This country has drawn the line. The liberals have been stupid not to respect the sensibilities of the rest of the nation. Now the liberals will be voted out for a generation.

Posted by: Classic777 | October 13, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Damn. STFR' Botox Double Space lift did not last very long. He now is back to looking just the same as he did, before the treatment, but he does have a spiffy new name to console himself with.

Posted by: Liam-still | October 13, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Classic777 - I'm baffled by your postings.

The following quotes are from you:

"Give you want you want and you still complain"

"It us the liberals who ate out of touch"

Now maybe English is your second (or third) language. Or maybe you quit school after the third grade. But who do you think you are convincing? And what is up with you capitalizing words randomly and triple spacing? Is your intent to disrupt this blog with crazy-stupid hyperbole?

Maybe you should refrain from calling people stupid until you learn how to read, write and reason.

Posted by: PaciolisRevenge | October 13, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

PaciolisRevenge

Classic777 is SaveTheRainForest.

Only the name has changed.

Posted by: Liam-still | October 13, 2010 12:05 PM | Report abuse

Obama saying he doesn't support gay marriage but also at the same time, doesn't support laws preventing it isn't even in the same ball park as what Paladino is saying.

Look. Tim Kaine is pro-life. But he's not out there being a demagogue on it or trying to shape federal benches or change laws to enforce his religious views. It's a position he holds for religious reasons and I believe it ends there.

It's the wrong position imho but until he crosses the line and becomes a demagogue or begins to allow his beliefs to infringe on peoples rights, I've got no problem with it.

As far as the court challenges. I really don't know. Is the DOJ obligated to challenge them in court? I really have no clue about the law on this one. If they don't then I think their (DOJ) position is wrong.

Posted by: mikefromArlington | October 13, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse

All, I've obtained Rand Paul's college letters:

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/plum-line/2010/10/rand_pauls_college_letters_ask.html

Posted by: Greg Sargent | October 13, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

It's Halloween. Classic777 is dressed up as a raging maniac.

Posted by: mikefromArlington | October 13, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Liam-still | October 13, 2010 12:05 PM

Whoever he is shouldn't he be posting at the "Dora the Explorer" website and not here?

Doesn't this blog have a moderator?

Posted by: PaciolisRevenge | October 13, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

@Greg: You could have an open registration period for commenters. Only open it up every three months or so. That way, you can ban certain folks and they won't be able to re-register under a new name (at least until the next open registration period).

Posted by: sbj3 | October 13, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

@mike: "As far as the court challenges. I really don't know. Is the DOJ obligated to challenge them in court? I really have no clue about the law on this one. If they don't then I think their (DOJ) position is wrong.":

They aren't legally obligated but they traditionally defend congressional laws.

Posted by: sbj3 | October 13, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Or...

We could expect the media to not become sidetracked by blatant attempts by bigots to change the subject away from their bigotry.

Excusing Paladino's bigotry, because of Democratic "timidity" is foolish and dangerous, because it allows said bigotry to continue, since the bigot knows that he can espouse hateful positions (which are in no way consistent with any ever voiced by Democrats), reiterate those positions, and then, when the heat is on, throw a red herring into the waters, only to watch an easily sidetracked media chase it with reckless abandon -- just as they always does.

How about this: Media that allows bigots to play them for fools and easily change the subject are what truly allow bigotry to continue.

Posted by: associate20 | October 13, 2010 12:25 PM | Report abuse


@Greg: You could have an open registration period for commenters. Only open it up every three months or so. That way, you can ban certain folks and they won't be able to re-register under a new name (at least until the next open registration period).

Posted by: sbj3 | October 13, 2010 12:18 PM
........

Say what? And you have the nerve to call yourself "a libertarian". But seriously; your solution is something that only a petty satrap could love. Let the people say what thet wish to say, as long as they are not threatening to harm anyone.

Posted by: Liam-still | October 13, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

"Excusing Paladino's bigotry, because of Democratic "timidity" is foolish and dangerous"

Adam can speak for himself but I think he is "explaining" not "excusing." Democratic timidity emboldens the Radical Right. I don't think there's much doubt about that. That's the problem in a nutshell, right there. Yes, it would be great if the GOp stopped being Radical Right or the MSM went after the Radical Right but in the absence of a vocal opposition party that's very unlikely to happen. You stand up to bullies or else they walk all over you.

Posted by: wbgonne | October 13, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

To see the true believer dogma dynamic at work one need only look at the response from liberals to debate about the minimum wage.

Many folks have questioned the need for the minimum wage law. Many have noted the adverse impact that the law has on America's youth.

but it is an article of faith on the left that the minimum wage is sacrosanct. No discussion is permitted apparently. A while ago I asked for proof that the minimum wage law actually helped anyone. My question was viewed as an assault on motherhood and apple pie.

It seems to me that as the threat to the left in America rises the liberals are retreating behind their "explain it all" dogma.

Posted by: skipsailing28 | October 13, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Freeper Phobes fit to be tied now they know Paladino NOT one of them.

Go here and scroll down:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2606499/posts?page=1#1

Posted by: SisterRosetta | October 13, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Freeper Phobes fit to be tied now they know Paladino NOT one of them.

Go here and scroll down:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2606499/posts?page=1#1

Posted by: SisterRosetta | October 13, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Leave it to Adam Sewer to blame the fact that Republican are insane on ~Democrats~. I can see why you and Greg get along.

Posted by: CalD | October 13, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Adam could make this much easier on himself by just following the example of Fox -- when a Republican says or does something horrible, just put a "D" after his or her name. It spares you the mental gymnastics of trying to pin the blame on Democrats.

Posted by: bearclaw1 | October 13, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

@wbgonne:

"Adam can speak for himself but I think he is "explaining" not "excusing."

Here, with what's been asserted, that is a distinction without a difference. His "explanation" is reduced to the belief that Paladino voices bigoted beliefs, not simply because Paladino is a bigot (which would be a more rational interpretation), but Paladino's bigotry is asserted to somehow result from "Democratic timidity" -- again not bigotry itself -- that has somehow become the paramount reason for discrimination against gays. The assertion is as laughable as it is unreasonable.

Fine, if you fine that curious position persuasive. I'll stick with the more reasonable interpretation that Paladino is a bigot, because he's a bigot, and not try to irrationally "explain" (i.e., excuse) his bigotry by trying to pin it on someone else.

Posted by: associate20 | October 13, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

associate20:

I think we basically agree and I'm not going to try to speak for Adam. My view is simply that when people who know better fail to forcefully challenge bigots, bigotry strengthens its grip. It is just another permutation on the classic schoolyard bully, because in the end that's just what bigots are: they are bullies picking on unpopular people. How that applies here is for others to decide.

Posted by: wbgonne | October 13, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

The Democrat inspired, full frontal attack on America on behalf of homosexuals has not gained the Democrat party any noticeable advantage with the American electorate, that I can see. If America was head-over-heels for the homosexual agenda, as you liberal pundsters proclaim, the Obamacrats would be sitting in the tall cotten and looking forward to the November elections.

Same goes with outlaw "immigration".

If the Democrat party continues to work for fringe causes and ignore the American majority, it will soon dwindle into a permanent, also-ran party.

It may already be that.

Posted by: battleground51 | October 13, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

So that was what Bret Farve was up to, when he sent those Full Frontal pictures of himself!

Posted by: Liam-still | October 13, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

battleground wrote:

"Same goes with outlaw "immigration".


Did you read the story in the Post today about the illegal alien drunk driver from Prince William county?

This case is a prime example of why the people who want to send all illegals home are dreaming. There are estimates vary, 10-15 million illegals in the country. It would take ALL of our law enforcement resources, ALL of our courts and ALL of our busses and planes to get them out of the country, over a period of perhaps 8-10 years at least.

Build a wall on the southern border, virtual or actual and then make plans for an amnesty that does NOT include something as stupid as the Dream Act! To suggest any other plan it to be a person who does not deal in facts.

Posted by: 54465446 | October 13, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Have them all declare their selves as would be Republican voters, and they will all be granted citizenship, as soon as the Republicans regain power in DC.

Posted by: Liam-still | October 13, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse


So it seems Paladino took his little myopic pump out of the Hasidim hate tank before he squirted a thick load of high octane hypocrisy deep inside the engine of fear. Not that it matters, both Paladino and the Hasidim have been long infected with a resistant strain of ignorance called "Repugnicance." The difference between Palladion and the Hasidim is that former opted to enter a treatment center where he will be given experimentally high doses of rationality in hopes of mitigating Repugnicance and/or thwarting into remission.

As for the Hasidim, their so called "religion" prevents them from partaking in science and rationality. Accordingly, their untreated infection has collectively developed into full blown Repugnicance. This is evidenced by the fact that Hasidim can be seen rolling around in their own own fecal dogma while spewing prehistoric fairy tales, fables, and myths as if they were truths. Spiritually speaking, this is a sign of god's divine punishment.

Scientific paradigm suggests Repugnicance originated in Africa. However, recent studies indicate that when Jews were persecuted, loathed, and feared in WWII, a small but vocal sub group indoctrinated themselves with these false attributes. Ultimately, they sublimated their rage by perpetuating unfounded hate towards other. Although you can not catch repugnicance from hugging or kissing someone, the disease is transmissible if you are in ear shot of an infected Hasidic, and actually listen to the rot that spews out of his hell hole, otherwise known as a mouth.. Sadly, almost all Hasidim children are infected. In my opinion, this is nothing but child abuse.

Even more lamentable is the fact that God is a vengeful Lesbian who shaves her legs about as often as the Hasidim shave their beards. She is angered because her name (which is actually Sheila) was taken in vain. She is also irritated over the fact that the Hasim infected with repugnicance refuse to repent for their pernicious practices. Interestingly, repentance is an antidote if taken within hours of being exposed to repugnicance, and you don't need a prescription as with the morning after pill. But mostly, God is unhappy because she was interrupted by the Hasidim while watching re-runs of Xena The Warrior Princess on the WB. For that, she well exert her full wrath and punish the Hasidim to rot and burn in hell for eternity while watching re-runs of Punky Brewester, '

REPENT PALADINO, REPENT HASIDIM OR ELSE FACE DAMNATION!

Posted by: chrisnyc1 | October 14, 2010 6:46 AM | Report abuse


The U.S. Constitution allows freedom of speech to everyone except Carl Paladino of Buffalo NY. Right?

Posted by: glwcor | October 16, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

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