Open Thread: So “Gay Patriot” Is Another Unfunny “Satire” Site, Like the Daily Currant?

Because surely this stunt, as reported by Wonkette‘s Evan Hurst, has to be an Andy-Kaufmanesque prank, right?

Homosexual Wingnut Wants Lindsey Graham’s Seat
… [T]he oh my god, just as racist as any Free Republic-reading mouthbreather, self- loathing, faux-masculine, tinfoil-hat-wearing, misogynistic “think of de unborn babiezzz!” gay wingnuts. These are the folks that broke off from the Log Cabin Republicans to form GOProud, the organization that just this year finally decided to make a half-assed attempt at supporting marriage equality. They have, shall we say, issues. Their internet home is called Gay Patriot, and a large percentage of their posts are about how everybody hates them and they can’t get dates or something, because they’re wingnuts. This is when they’re not defending anti-gay social conservatives against those hateful gays who actually want equality. None of those social conservatives have ever personally beat the shit out of them, therefore they must be better than the mean boys who won’t dance with them at the club.

Today, their leader, Bruce Carroll, announced that he is leaving his post on the board of GOProud to go show that paragon of tough guy butchness Lindsey Graham who’s really South Carolina’s biggest gay wingnut, in the Republican Senate primary…

Well, the founder/editor/one of two writers at the Daily Currant told Dave Weigel that “The Daily Currant’s faux scoops get shared at basically the same rate whether they spill into the mainstream or not” so at least we don’t need to worry about Very Serious News media mistaking… OMG, GOProud punked the Washington Post!

19 replies
  1. 1
    Linda Featheringill says:

    That is so cute! On so many levels!

    Were I in a position to do so, I might treat it as a serious story just to see the fallout.

    Note GOProud members: Why not?

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    Baud says:

    If this guy jumps in for real, so should Colbert. It would be the awesomest election ever.

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    Schlemizel says:

    I have a couple of links for the day. First, I thought BJ’ers would find this cartoon pretty funny, imagine JC and Tunch in the lead roles:

    Second, it is official! Today is 335 days since Ted Nugent promised us he would be dead or in jail within a year

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    JPL says:

    @Schlemizel: John tends to discard his emails without reading but you might try to send him that link anyway. Awesome!

    Who is Ted Nugent? lol

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    NotMax says:


    (Ah, if only the post had been titled The Jell-O Shot Heard ’round The World.)

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    I do like the odd paddle in the piss-warm kiddie pool of Wingnuttia, and I do like my gays, but GayPatriot is too much for me. They’s just mad, racist, self-hating cockmonkeys – too whacked with the dumbstick to even make fun of.

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    Rex Everything says:

    Good Christ. WaPo is like Charlie Brown, running for that football every damn time.

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    c u n d gulag says:

    Fred Hiatt has the blood of real journalism on his hands.

    “What a dope! What a MAROON!!!”

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    amk says:

    Yet another proof of two-bit, third-rate, fourth estate.

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    Debbie(aussie) says:

    SP&T I see you made it home alive, out of the hellish heat that was Aus during your visit.
    What do you think about us luckie duckies having to survive thru 6 months of election campaigning. Not sure i will survive ‘sane’.

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    You poor dears. I can’t imagine having to choose between the party of Julia and that of the mad monk. I didn’t see one Australian politician on the news during my entire trip who didn’t make my palms itch.

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    PopeRatzo says:

    OK, so wait. Is this Bruce Carroll running against Lindsay “More Rusty Trombones than a High School Marching Band” Graham or not?

    I’ve been meta’d right into confusion, I think.

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    Raycharles90 says:

    The redstaters are having some interesting circular activities in the comments section of this one:

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    Jay C says:


    That RedState link is a pretty sad commentary on the state of contemporary conservatism: it only takes about a dozen or so comment before the discussion devolves into a GOD HATES FAGS flame-fest between the Jesus-jumpers and the “libertarians”; neither of whom seem to have any notion of how their crankery reads or plays out in public. Then again, it’s South Carolina under discussion…

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    hal says:

    Every time I hear Lindsay speak I think of the Beverly Leslie character from will and grace.

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    Lee says:

    @Raycharles90: Thanks for that thread. Very entertaining reading.

    Watching the social cons and the small government people fight it out is a lot more comforting than I thought it would be.

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    Bernie says:

    @hal: EXACTLY! I’ve been saying the same thing for years now. Here are some highlights from Miss Lindsey’s appearances on television –

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    Kathy in St. Louis says:

    I could be wrong here, since I am practically every day of my life, but wouldn’t most people assume that the Daily Currant is a satirical site, since that type of current is a dried fruit, whereas Current which means flow, or at the present time, is spelled with an e. Just asking.

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    Delia says:

    @Kathy in St. Louis:

    You might think that, but every time I’ve read a piece on that site, the comments section is filled with people who take it all very seriously and have no idea that it’s funny.

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