Tuesday, March 13, 2007

just kidding

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon's top general expressed regret Tuesday that he called homosexuality immoral, a remark that drew a harsh condemnation from members of Congress and gay advocacy groups.

In a newspaper interview Monday, Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, had likened homosexual acts to adultery and said the military should not condone it by allowing gays to serve openly in the armed forces.

In a statement Tuesday, he said he should have focused more in the interview on the Defense Department policy about gays — and "less on my personal moral views."

He did not offer an apology, something that had been demanded by gay rights groups.

This is the way of the world. Express what you feel and if someone complains say that you were "Just kidding".

Oh I cant say that (insert very bad joke here.)

That's so gay.
its a harmless schoolyard taunt.

I hate gays.
oh no I don't.

I didn't call him a faggot.
Oh I did sorry...sort of.

The statement and the retraction has become very popular.
I'm not buying it. Its a very insidious way to spread hatred.
If you say it with intent to alienate segregate or just plain hate... there is no apology.

Oh wait better yet don't apologize just "Express regret." Just how exactly do you express regret anyhoo?
Is it a dance?

The expression of regret is the most chickenshit thing I have heard in all my days.
Its not an apology.
Its a way to say I hate you and I dont need to apologize.
Hatred is on the rise my friends.


Luke said...

I hate that.

Gavin Elster said...

I hate people who complain.

Luke said...

I hate your hating.

Did you see the most recent Tom Tomorrow? It explains EVERYTHING!

Gavin Elster said...

He says everything I think...
just better.

and with pictures.

and humor.

Anonymous said...

Expressing regret is the most honest/political thing to do. Mostly you're expressing regret that you got caught being a bigot, not regret in being a bigot.
I personally regret that Dudetube disappeared, but that has nothing to do with bigotry and more do with voyerism.

Unknown said...

Non, Je ne regrettez rien.
I'm tired though. Tired of the relentness redstating redstaters. (not to be confused with the bluestating restaters or my personal favorites the bluestating bluestaters.) I wish we could put them on the moon. Or give them color therapy. Nothing soothes like purple. Lavender anyone?

Gavin Elster said...

I get your point.

I'm confused by people able to say a hateful remark and then make it ok by apologizing and not attempting to understand why the comments ate harmful.

Like... oh lets take Michael Richards. No apology can undo the fact he hates. No "REHAB" can make Washington change the way he is. Can it?