It was a big day for public tantrums that are all about Me!Me!Me! today. I wonder if it was the same handful of people at the anti-marriage equality rally and the anti-carbon tax rally, and they just turned their banners around? Speaking of the banners, they certainly didn’t make anyone look too bright. If you go to a highly-reported political rally that is attended by politicians and you claim that “our democracy is dead”, you’ll look like an idiot. Also, shame on ABC News for giving the arseholes chanting “ditch the witch” any airtime.
At the anti-equality rally, Bob Katter whined about a word and Barnaby Joyce demonstrated that he has some creepy ideas about ownership of daughters: Gay marriage should be ridiculed: Katter:
(The story has been updated since I first read it, so some of these quotes are no longer there.)
The Queensland MP harked back to a time when the word “gay” had a different meaning from that of today, describing it as one of the most beautiful words in the English language.
After quoting the poet Alexander Pope, Mr Katter said “nobody has the right to take that word off us.”
Wait, what? He’s opposing same-sex marriage because he wants to use the word “gay” with gay abandon? That’s his argument?
And it gets more cuckoo:
Nationals Senate leader Barnaby Joyce said his four daughters would be affected if same sex marriage was allowed.
How? No one is taking marriage away from straight couples (assuming his four daughters are straight). He might as well have said “My daughters are beautiful so ugly people shouldn’t be allowed to get married”. That makes as much sense.
“We know that the best protection for those girls is that they get themselves into a secure relationship with a loving husband and I want that to happen for them.”
Best protection from what? From gay people? Or from catching the gay? I wonder how Joyce’s daughters feel when he tells the country that their only achievement will be becoming someone’s wife.
“I don’t want any legislator to take that right away from me.”
Your right to get your daughters into a relationship? Whoa, that’s a whole lotta creepiness right there. Like when Tony Abbott talked about his daughters’ sex lives with a journalist. Yuck.
Labor MP John Murphy said relationships between same sex couples were not the same as relationships between men and women.
“My electorate accepts that all people are equal, but my electorate also accepts, in fact rejects, that not all relationships are equal”, the western Sydney MP said.
Wow, what a nasty view. If you find it highly offensive to be told that some relationships are worth less than others, and happen to live in his inner metropolitan electorate of Reid, you can contact him here.
But what would an anti-equality rally be without Warwick “when men do bad things it’s feminism’s fault” Marsh? He told the rally that feminists are to blame for the UK riots. Why do we keep giving stupidity so much air time?