Tuesday, July 19, 2011

This just in!

"This is Iowa where you can't smoke a fag, but you can marry one." — Bob Vander Plaats supporter, spoken at a Vander Plaats meeting

I'D BEEN INTENDING to write a post about Bob Vander Plaats for several weeks, and then this video clip came to me hot off the press, er . . . microphone! 

In case you don't know who Bob is, let me cut to the chase; he's an embarrassment to Iowa

Iowa has taken so many progressive stands on behalf of equality, fairness, justice and human rights, then thanks to him we make the Colbert Report twice in three months — and I don't mean that in a good way. 

I can almost guarantee we'll be making a return engagement. He's just been caught on video cracking up over a homophobic joke that a person told at one of his whistle stops in the state, to which he adds, "Oh shoot, that's pretty good."

Scroll down to the last link to see his latest lack of tolerance towards gay people (or pretty much anyone who doesn't think exactly like he does). I've also attached the Colbert Report clips so you can get a better sense of who we're so NOT proud of, and there's a petition at the end you can sign if you want to encourage Bob to apologize.

The Colbert ReportAired: 04/12/2011
Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Threat Level: Rainbow

The Colbert ReportAired: 07/12/2011Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
The Family Leader's Controversial Pledge

Below is Bob's latest exposure.

Here's a petition asking Bob to apologize.
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