15 July 2011

To Marcus Bachmann: Who are the real barbarians?

It's Friday, so I'm going to have some (sort of) tongue-in-cheek fun here.

Unfortunately, I'm thinking about Marcus Bachmann, homophobic husband of Congresswoman and GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann (R-MN).

I'm thinking about how Mr. Bachmann referred to homosexuals as "barbarians".

And I'm thinking that Mr. Bachmann obviously did not give a lot of forethought to that label before using it.

After all, the opposite of barbarism is culture. And the height of culture is fine living -- i.e., well decorated homes, an appreciation for beauty and art, and a flair for fine dining.

So tell me: Who can beat the gays at those things? For instance, who (besides Martha Stewart) can beat the gays at throwing a beautiful and fabulous gourmet brunch?

Probably not Marcus Bachmann.

Or, if he can, then maybe there are other questions we should be asking. ;-)

In any case, on the other hand, barbarism usually involves intolerance based on ignorance (willful or not).


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