1. Pete n SFO says

    “Intolerant Left” seems to be the latest GOP meme… I’ve actually experienced it myself; the intolerance that is.

    It’s all in the delivery; keep it civilized.

    The big diff btwn the 2 extremes of thought, is that only 1 group is trying to pass laws restricting the other? Is it intolerant to acknowledge the truth?

  2. Rich F. says

    Yeah, how dare you call him a bigot just because he has bigoted views and wants to pass bigoted laws.

    Oh, and incidentally: prove you have gay friends, asswipe. This “some of my best friends” BS is getting old.

  3. Steve says

    He can have his opinion. But when he tries to legislate his stupid “opinions” into law, he is going to get called out for it

  4. Eric says

    When it’s convenient the right says the left is too tolerant, and when it’s convenient the right says the left is too intolerant.

  5. Rin says

    Yeah…I understand. I don’t let hateful bigots around my sweet-spirited children, so I guess we’re even.

  6. DrJWL says

    “I have some friends that are actually homosexual…they know I wouldn’t have them anywhere near my children”.
    WOW those must be some close friends! I know I have tons of “friends” who won’t allow me anywhere near their kids. I do believe these a**holes have gay friends alright, but they’re all “straight” married closet cases who go on Brokeback fishing trips and call Joe the Plumber to snake their drain, occasionally.

  7. ratbastard says

    1) What exactly are the qualifications to be a congressman/woman?

    2) What are the qualifications to be a news anchor/reporter/teleprompter reader?

  8. Dastius Krazitauc says

    There should be a website devoted to the gay friends of anti-gay people. I would love to know what gay person would be friends with someone who didn’t want them “anywhere near his children”. If these people can’t be found, then a satirical website would be fun, too.

  9. Michaelandfred says

    So to be a congressman you only have to be able to unclog a toilet? My plunger and I are headed to Washington! And while I have plenty of great straight friends, since the vast majority of pedophiles are heterosexuals, I don’t let them anywhere near my dog……

  10. Butch says

    Seriously, does anyone know if this idiot actually stands a chance of getting elected?

  11. Vern Dufford says

    CNN should just let its network go to black about half the day. The network over reports and it is at the point of political overindulgence!

    Besides Andersons reporting is starting to gives me panic attacks…at least he could take a gulp of air between stories!

  12. Bob R says

    @Butch: well, stranger things have happened in American politics, but Joe’s chance of going to congress aren’t very promising. He’s facing veteran Democratic Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur in a very Democratic district. Kaptur just defeated longtime fellow Democratic Congressman Dennis Kuchinich in Tuesday’s primary. The two veteran Democrats were intentionally pitted against each other as a result of the Ohio Republican legislature’s redistricting map.

    The GOP will not be spending time or resources on Joe. He learned a few lessons in becoming a political grifter from Palin in the 2008 election. He’s making more money now as a “candidate” than he ever has in his life. If you know how to work it, politics, like religion, can be a very profitable scam.

  13. Butch says

    Thanks, Bob! I knew that Kaptur had won over Kucinich, didn’t know that Joe would be her opponent.

  14. stevenelliot says

    Oh so the fact that I am a clock repairman by vocation and I work with my hands and with drills means that I can go out immediately and set up shop as a dentist?
    Yay! I just increased my salary 20 fold

  15. says

    “No human trait deserves less tolerance in everyday life, and gets less, than intolerance.”
    -Giacomo Leopardi, Italian poet, essayist, and philosopher.

  16. Dale says

    “I wouldn’t have them anywhere near my children.”

    My sister had the same view being an Evangelical Christian. Funny how her belief system went out the window when she needed a free babysitter for her daughters.

  17. says

    I absolutely *love* when white folks pull out the “honky” example. Ha. Cracks me up. Who has ever actually heard someone use the word “honky” with any significant effect? (Excluding George Jefferson, of course.)

  18. says

    Wurzelbacher doesn’t have a chance against Kaptur. In the newly reapportioned 9th Cong. District in Ohio, she not only trounced Kucinich but she buried him in the Toledo area, 95% to 5%. Union labor will be strong supporters for Kaptur. Wurzelbacher will go nasty but Kaptur can hit back strongly and more effectively. Remember, this is the same district that, in 2010, had a GOP candidate who liked to do Nazi reenactments.

  19. Bill says

    He’s an opportunist like most of the right. But has anyone else noticed hat every accusation they throw at the left seems to be a description of what the right is up to. Every label they accuse describes them…intolerant, big government, big spenders, etc.

  20. MateoM says

    “I’m going to work towards all Americans – homosexual, straight. They want jobs. That’s what it comes down to.”

    AKA: “I still thing queers are gross and gay marriage is an abomination, but all my handlers have coached me to talk about was Job Creation.”

  21. says

    i love the dunderheaded intellectual dishonesty from Conservatives:

    “it’s, um, really intolerant of the left for not tolerating my specifically intolerant opinion. y’know? like where’s that Great Liberal Tolerance they always talk about? they can’t handle Other Opinions, and it clearly has nothing to do with the very-specific fact that my opinions are intolerant to others…”

    the Right says this all the time – and it makes no intellectual sense.

    the irony – “Wurzelbacher” – right, i bet having that for a surname wasn’t causing any tension back during WWII, eh?

  22. M. Scott Hernandez says

    He will make a great candidate. He fixed other people’s commodes and knows nothing else of value.

  23. Pointed says

    “God is pretty explicit in what we’re supposed to do?” Some more explicit stuff from the bible – the word of god. Found this tidbit contributed by others online.

    DEUTERONOMY 22:13-21
    If it is discovered that a bride is not a virgin, the Bible demands that she be executed by stoning immediately.

    LEVITICUS 18:19
    The Bible forbids a married couple from having sexual intercourse during a woman’s period. If they disobey, both shall be executed.

    MARK 12:18-27
    If a man dies childless, his widow is ordered by biblical law to have intercourse with each of his brothers in turn until she bears her deceased husband a male heir.

    DEUTERONOMY 25:11-12
    If a man gets into a fight with another man and his wife seeks to rescue her husband by grabbing the enemy’s genitals, her hand shall be cut off and no pity shall be shown her.

    Eating tangelos is an abomination too, per the bible as is wearing different types of fabric at the same time. And never eat shrimp lest you be chastised.

  24. jim says

    Being an Ohioan (and Kucinich fan), I was really upset that Kaptur beat him this week (and angry as hell over the re-districting). But now I feel better–I didn’t know Joe was to run against her. This will be FUN!! He’s the male version of Palin–couldn’t put together a cohearant thought/sentence if his life depended on it.

  25. Max says

    “the left has become very intolerant when you have an opinion other than what they state”

    Very true, Joe, BUT, your views about homosexuality are ill-informed. Do you know what year this is?