Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Santorum Mailbag

Judging from the amount of mail I get on the subject, you guys must really love santorum. Here's what we've got:
Haven't seen any stories on the site of Rick stopping the campaign to look after his 3 year old daughter. Would like to see coverage/well-wishes for her recovery!

Jason
Ugh. Jason. I wished her well on the twitter account, but honestly there's not much to say on the subject. She had pneumonia and now she's better. Obviously, that's a good thing: I don't wish pneumonia on anybody's kid, particularly ones who have more than enough health problems as it is. But doing a long-winded post about how I hope she's going to get better just seems to me like I'm looking for some accolades for taking the high road rather than actually taking it. Kind of like you are by sending that message.

Hello,

We definitely think you may enjoy our new comedy video about Rick Santorum and his... similarities to anal sex.

Thank you,
Todd


Dear Todd,

I'd like to congratulate you on your email-writing style. I get the impression that you are literate and thoughtful, which basically makes you a mystical unicorn. Please call me if you are single and straight.

Love,
Jocelyn

p.s. That video is very clever.

please o please tell me you saw this headline, which destroyed today's productivity for me:

LOLOLOLOLOL well I have now.

A new Santorum ad. Well, my approximation of one, anyway.

Rick S-Word for President:


"I'm against gay people drawing breath!"

Can someone please discuss with Jocelyn her comment on Wednesday, January 18th in which she wrote "Wait- there's an 'I' in 'LGBTQ' now? What does the 'I' stand for?" The "I" stands for intersex- this isn't a common used letter in the acronym, but is one of the many forms in addition to LGBT, GLBT, LGBTQ, LGBTQQ, LGBT?, or even (with all variations together) LGBTTQQIAUC2PHO. Different groups use different acronyms for inclusion, and so if this college group chooses to use LGBTI that's a choice that should be supported by the queer community. A quick google search would have cleared that up for Jocelyn; I don't think a site that was developed specifically because of Rick Santorum's homophobia should include a comment that perpetuates misinformation and lack of awareness about a part of the queer community.

Thanks!

~Meghan (a proud queer community member)
Jocelyn: Okay, Jocelyn, let's discuss this.
Jocelyn: Sounds good.
Jocelyn: I don't think everyone got that you were kidding when you asked what the 'I' stands for in LGBTQIWHRHWERHWE12JIJWIORJIEOIWEJLKNMKF69839CM.
Jocelyn: Yeah, it wasn't that good a joke.
Jocelyn: People sure got their nickers in a twist over it, though.
Jocelyn: Yep. Which makes sense, you know, because when you're fighting for equality, it's a good idea to attack your allies over semantics.
Jocelyn: Totally.

K I discussed it with Jocelyn. We both think that the ever-changing acronym is ridiculous, and that 'queer' is a perfectly good all-encompassing term and that you should chill the fuck out.

Excelsior!

3 comments:

  1. OMG, " How a Santorum Presidency is Like Anal Sex " = soooo' funny! And " Rick S-Word for President 2012 (Santorum parody) " = reminds me of the "S-Word" / "Sword" satire videos of Saturday Night Live, with Will Ferrell as Alex Trebek, and Darrell Hammond as Sean Connery !

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  2. Yay for the word "queer" instead of the alphabet PC soupiness of LGBTQIABCDEFG!

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  3. I was thinking about the GLBTQI....and realized it should be GLBTQIWYSIWYG - the last part is What You See Is What You Get.

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