And For Chuck Norris - A Roundhouse Kick to the Argument
Chuck Chuck Chuck...what are we going to do with you? I think you've been stunt-punched in the face one too many times. Mr. Texas-Ranger has written a post over at Townhall that gets civil rights all wrong and thick-headed religious tyranny all up in your grill.
Chuck starts by stating some bad things that anti-prop 8 folks have been doing - and admittedly, they're sorta bad. Norris, however, seems to be unable to comprehend why people who have just had their basic rights trampled (one might say "roundhouse kicked") might be pissed beyond belief and not going to take it anymore.
Of course, Colt throws out a softball right off the bat with this comment on the vote:
First, there's the obvious inability of the minority to accept the will of the majority.Yes, the tyranny of the majority. Ever heard of it, Chucky? There are some things that the majority just aren't qualified to rule on, and civil rights for minorities is one of them. Remember my recent post on interracial marriages? Didn't get to it, eh? Right....
I have to show this entire paragraph because it's just too stupid:
What's surprising (or maybe not so) is that even though 70 percent of African-Americans voted in favor of Proposition 8, protests against black churches are virtually nonexistent. And everyone knows exactly why: Such actions would be viewed as racist. Yet these opponents of Prop. 8 can protest vehemently and shout obscenities in front of Mormon temples without ever being accused of religious bigotry. There's a clear double standard in our society. Where are the hate-crime cops when religious conservatives need them?Um, Chuck? The protests are mainly at Mormon temples because they, to a large extent, bankrolled the Prop 8 victory. Get your facts straight, Punchy.
The next paragraph is a complete clusterfuck. Mr. Kicks equates the passing of prop 8 and the stripping of equal rights from a minority group to the election of Barack Obama. Chuck's all, "well, my guy didn't win the election but you don't see me out in the streets, threatening people." No, because by Obama winning, no one was forcibly divorced from a loving relationship, you ignorant douchebag. Did Chuck drop out of grade four to pursue martial arts? Jesus.
There's so much in this letter to talk about. Norris next says he agrees with Chuck Colson who said:
"This is an outrage. What hypocrisy from those who spend all of their time preaching tolerance to the rest of us! How dare they threaten and attack political opponents? We live in a democratic country, not a banana republic ruled by thugs."Well Chuck-n-Chucker, see, when those of us who are generally tolerant get walked the fuck over by religious theocrats who use faux outrage and ridiculous Oh we're such victims! tactics, we tolerant peeps get pretty pissed. As an aside, Colson's bit about a "banana republic" makes no sense, and the religious are the thugs. Look it up, Chucks.
Oooo...the big finale. Can you wait? I can't:
The truth is that the great majority of Prop. 8 advocates are not bigots or hatemongers. They are American citizens who are following 5,000 years of human history and the belief of every major people and religion: Marriage is a sacred union between a man and a woman. Their pro-Prop. 8 votes weren't intended to deprive any group of its rights; they were safeguarding their honest convictions regarding the boundaries of marriage.(my bold)I'm going to need a word that means REEEAAALLY REEEEAAAALLLY STUPID. My vocabulary is getting limited because
Chuck Norris is a moron who can't understand basic communicative language. Pay attention, Chuck: voting "yes" on prop 8 was exactly intended to deprive rights to gays and lesbians. That was its purpose. What a tremendous asshole. Maybe try slinging your bullshit on a movie set because it's not gonna fly around here, ActorBoy.
You know, there's really not any point to debating Chuck Norris. It's just like trying to talk to my cat - he may seem like he's listening to what I say, but then he just starts licking his balls and looking at me like I'm the asshole for being in the same room.