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Maggie Gallagher: World is More Concerned with Waffle Fries Than Gay Rights

GallagherMaggie Gallagher disagrees that people should have the right to boycott Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game:

It seems very strange to me that so many artists and people on the left are supporting the idea that to make art in the mainstream you have to have the right political opinions. This used to be considered the heart of McCarthyism: loyalty oaths for filmmakers as the condition forworking in the film industry. (These were imposed by the industry, not the government, remember, in response to public pressure).

I suspect this boycott will be a failure, like the boycott of Card’s video game and like the Chick-fil-A boycott, because most of the public is more concerned with questions such as whether those waffle fries are banging or not.


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  1. Says the woman who encouraged and helped organized "boycotts" of pro-Equality legislators and companies.


    poor Mrs. Srivastev likely believes her own bastard/illegitimate (to use non-liberal non-progressive terms) son was the product of banging a waffle fry.

    like immaculate conception, only deep fried.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jul 12, 2013 2:25:56 PM

  2. Of all the people to bring up Waffle fries.

    Posted by: Brandon h | Jul 12, 2013 2:26:19 PM

  3. Waffle fries? She really doesn't think before she speaks, does she?

    Well, keep eating them ol' gal...a lot of 'em.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jul 12, 2013 2:27:17 PM

  4. Look, I hate this woman as much as the next gay, but I don't think she really questioned anyone's "right" to boycott as much as she expressed the opinion that boycotting for gay rights is useless and without support.

    Posted by: CJ | Jul 12, 2013 2:27:44 PM

  5. Her argument is wrong. Hollywood is not blacklisting Card, they're making his movie.

    Posted by: anon | Jul 12, 2013 2:30:57 PM

  6. I is what I is.

    Posted by: Paula D | Jul 12, 2013 2:33:39 PM

  7. Well looking at Maggie I can see why Waffle Fries are a big deal to her.

    But again, as always, Maggie, just a few questions for you, since you are SUCH a strong advocate for "Traditional Marriage".

    1. Why don't you wear your wedding ring?
    2. Why don't you use your husbands last name after all that's "Traditional"
    3. Why don't we ever see you together with your husband and why is he always traveling with his male "Friend"?

    Posted by: Cam | Jul 12, 2013 2:35:43 PM

  8. Did the "boycott" of Chick-fil-a really fail though? It's not like anyone expected them to go out of business or for the CEO to stop being a bigot.. it was more just people with a strong moral compass refusing to indirectly fund the oppression of gay Americans, and raising awareness about their practices so that other morally sound individuals would stop eating there too.

    If I recall, the CEO claimed he's stopped his anti-gay donations (which we won't be sure of for a while) which was the main goal of the negative attention and Chick-fil-a undoubtedly took a hit in their business and were even blocked from expanding their business into a certain state/city or something too.

    Posted by: JMC | Jul 12, 2013 2:35:44 PM

  9. She has become ridiculous to the point of irrelevance.

    Posted by: Richard | Jul 12, 2013 2:37:45 PM

  10. She's wrong about McCarthyism, too.

    The blacklists may have been instituted by the studios, but not because of public pressure. The government (Senator McCarthy, HUAC and the FBI) were harassing presumed communists.

    McCarthyism is about unfounded accusations, Card's anti-gay record is well documented.

    Posted by: Tom L | Jul 12, 2013 2:41:16 PM

  11. Well we know that Maggie Gallagher is definitely concerned and only concerned with gorging her hoggish face with waffle fries. Other than that, she's full of crap, as usual.

    Posted by: Robert M. | Jul 12, 2013 2:43:46 PM

  12. I prefer curly fries.

    Posted by: Craig | Jul 12, 2013 2:46:16 PM

  13. I literally laughed out loud that her chosen subject about which to express her feelings is "waffle fries!" She is so yesterday. Totally irrelevant now.

    PS: She has a total obsession with nose-picking!

    Posted by: Janice | Jul 12, 2013 2:52:28 PM

  14. We know waffle fries are Maggie's top priority anyway.

    Posted by: Michaelandfred | Jul 12, 2013 3:08:16 PM

  15. Did she write that while in diabetic shock? The first section seems way too well-written for someone of her low intelligence.

    Posted by: Jack M | Jul 12, 2013 3:09:29 PM

  16. Someone please put that sad little muppet back in its drawer.

    Posted by: Richard | Jul 12, 2013 3:10:57 PM

  17. People still continue to mistake civil rights for political opinions. Rights are not opinions, they are rights. No opinion necessary.

    Posted by: Christopher | Jul 12, 2013 3:13:21 PM

  18. Maggie Gallagher is a disgusting being. I'm not surprised to see her sink to a new low.

    Posted by: Jay | Jul 12, 2013 3:19:04 PM

  19. Poor Maggie in her own universe. Lost and alone.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Jul 12, 2013 3:26:10 PM

  20. is precisely because of your uber-massive consumption of 'waffle fries' that you look (and think) the way you do. Luckily - you won't live much longer. Yay!!!

    Posted by: Geoff | Jul 12, 2013 3:27:08 PM

  21. "...whether those waffle fries are banging or not." what an inappropriate thing to say for a woman/person show portends to be so highly religious.

    has anyone ever seen waffle fries bang?

    Posted by: mike/ | Jul 12, 2013 3:34:55 PM

  22. Jesus, the jokes just write themselves on this one, don't they?

    Posted by: Joseph L | Jul 12, 2013 3:58:00 PM

  23. I agree with the woman's point that most people just don't support boycotts. They failed miserably for right wing religious groups that have tried to boycott gay-friendly businesses, like Disney, and they have also done poorly when promoted by liberal, gay supportive groups. Boycotts briefly generate attention, but they generally fail to change or even influence opinions.

    Posted by: Joe in Ct | Jul 12, 2013 4:57:24 PM

  24. Banging? Really? Did you think bangin' would be a bit too much?

    Posted by: Fenrox | Jul 12, 2013 5:00:11 PM

  25. Am I the only one here that didn't understand one word of this quote? I realize I'm on my second vodka of the evening but…

    Posted by: tinkerbelle | Jul 12, 2013 5:03:41 PM

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