Just For Fun

May 30, 2014 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

The Texas Republican Party has up and decide that the Log Cabin Republicans (gay Republicans) cannot have a booth at the Texas Republican state convention.  The reason for this seemingly idiotic and mean decision appears to be, “They have cooties.”

Apparently there is something in the Texas GOP platform that allows them to be pretty damn mean to gay people.

“We affirm that the practice of homosexuality tears at the fabric of society and contributes to the breakdown of the family unit. Homosexual behavior is contrary to the fundamental, unchanging truths that have been ordained by God, recognized by our country’s founders, and shared by the majority of Texans.

So, the Texas Democratic Party has offered them a booth at our convention.

“Today, the Texas Democratic Party officially invites the Log Cabin Republicans to sign up for a booth at our Texas Democratic State Convention in Dallas and share their ideas about the future of our state. We celebrate the diversity of our party, that is what our state convention is all about.”


You can email the national Log Cabin Republicans at info@logcabin.com and let them know that Democrats don’t think they have cooties.  However, if they are Republicans, we do question if they have an IQ.

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44 Comments to “Just For Fun”

  1. I just don’t understand how anyone could vote for people who hate them.

  2. Don A in Pennsyltucky says:

    The old Todd Snider song starts with the line:
    “Conservative Christian Right-Wing Republican Straight White American Males”. In Texas it has been shortened to “Republicans”.

  3. daChipster says:

    In his press release on the matter, the LCR national director blames the “homophobic fringe” of the GOP. It’s not just the “fringe,” son. It’s in the warp and woof of the entire rotten fabric, the shroud, in fact, of the putrefying body politic of white, male, fundamentalist privilege.

    To them, you’re the fringe. And if you want to stay down in that hole with them as the backhoe of history covers them up and salts their mounded grave, well, say hello to the worms for me.

  4. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    Piyush sure isn’t having much success at stopping the GOP from being the “party of stupid.” What’s next for the Texas Republican Party, uninviting the women and dusting off their old Jim Crow signs, too?

  5. Marcia in CO says:

    Perhaps by sitting in with the Democrats, the Log Cabin Republicans will realize the error of their ways and opt to join the side that will include them rather then ostracize them!!

  6. If they refuse, it will eliminate the question of whether they have IQs.

  7. Marcia in CO says:

    I think you have it right, Lynne!!

  8. daChipster says:

    OTOH, the preternatural ability to deny reality in the face of overwhelming evidence and vote against your own self-interest in order to prop up the agenda of oligarchs is the hallmark of the Right, so maybe the LCRs are exactly where they belong.

  9. Marge Wood says:

    I LOVE IT. Thank you state Democratic convention folks.
    A couple days ago a lady called me, said she wasn’t really a Democrat but she’s “converted”, is tired of the GOP government and how could she help. Wow!

  10. What I find amazing is that

    “Overall, Log Cabin Republicans of Texas has found incredible support within the Republican party — Texans, like the rest of the country, are evolving on LGBT rights issues,” said Log Cabin Republicans of Texas Chairman Jeffrey Davis

    yet a spokesman for the Texas GOP, Spencer Yeldell states that people with exhibition space “cannot advoccate for policy that contradicts our platform”

    I don’t call that evolving or incrediblly supportful.

  11. Thank you Democrats.

    You all are a CLASS ACT.

  12. And totally OT.

    “In the 36 hours that followed the findings on Wednesday, Democrats in tough re-election races joined Republicans in clamoring for Shinseki’s resignation.

    Did they/do they think…….. keeping their job…. is more important…. than Shinseki…. keeping his, and getting our Veterans the care that they need?

    I hate politics.

  13. @ Log Cabin Republicans of Texas: It is worth trying to communicate with your party leadership but remember “Never try to teach a pig to sing, it wastes your time and annoys the pig” (Mark Twain).

    If you don’t think much to Twain, “When arguing with fools, don’t answer their foolish arguments, or you will become as foolish as they are.” -Proverbs 26:4 (NLT)

  14. maryelle says:

    The Republican party shows us repeatedly that is the party of hate and ignorance, of exclusion rather than inclusion and the Log Cabin people better jump off. You don’t want to go down with that ship.

  15. Miemaw,

    I’m with you. Go to Stonekettle.com and read Jim Wright. He is excellent.

    JJ and Everyone,

    Thank you so much for all the fun – nice to be around such lovely folks here at the Beauty Salon, particularly on a Friday afternoon.

    I really hope the LCRs accept the Texas Dems offer. I’ve seen some of these guys and they seem nice and normal and some inclusion might pull them to the progressive side!

  16. UmptyDump says:

    Let’s list the phobias falling out of the Texas Republicans’ dark closet of exclusion. Religion. Gender. Race. Ethnic background. Sexual orientation. Any others?

  17. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    Call me dense, but why would anyone allow the GOP to call themselves the fiscal conservatives? Two off budget wars costing $trillions, with more $trillions to be needed to address the health needs of the military and veterans, all for the benefit of the MIC who the GOP gave a tax break. Meanwhile those of us actually paying our taxes are in more not less danger thanks to the Dubya terrorizing half the world. Thinking that the Log Cabin Republicans identify as fiscal conservatives (what else could they possibly have in common with the Party of Intolerance), it was a very smart move for the Texas Democratic Party to invite them on board to learn what sane spending would look like.

    OK Here’s where I depart dense and go for demented. The Democratic Party should co-opt some of the Tea Party frustration. Some of the stupid idiots have legitimate grievances, but they do not understand economic policy and national security for starters. We need to use simple terms to drag them along into understanding things like investments in schools would reduce the more expensive route of prisons later. Or, why we spend twice as much on health care, yet receive far less health care than nations with universal health care. Break it down into a “more for your money” paradigm even a knuckle bagger can understand. Where are the clergy to explain the 6th Commandment, You shall not murder. What sort of national security do they expect, when the Cheney MIC gang murdered daughters, sons, babies, grandmothers? So, oh yeah the survivors must really love us. The uneducated like to think they have ‘common sense’, so where’s the common sense in thinking that murdering a person’s relatives will make them your friend?

    Always room for more in the Democratic Party. Seriously, better messaging is needed. It should not be a hard sell to demonstrate why Leticia Van de Putte is a better choice for Texas than Dan Patrick. What is hard to understand is why Wendy Davis isn’t flat out smoking Gregg Abbott.

    Thomas Paine, I need a bumper sticker. November is fast approaching.

  18. Pollytiques says:

    I wonder if the Log Cabin Conservatives will be allowed to park at the back of the parking lot and watch the “good” people arrive? Will they need to use binoculars? I wonder if Lindsey and John are invited? So many questions, not a single answer from republicans. Maybe Gomer errr Gopert…dagnab it..the smart one in Texas Politics…whats his face.. Will let us know.

  19. Been thinking about the Log Cabinites all day. Actually feel sorry for them. They have been exploited and manipulated from day one by their own party. In a very real way, they remind me of this:its bad enough to have an unwanted child (the LC’s) but its even worse to be that child. The LCs need to see some real good people up close and get something of a wanted feeling. Including them is actually a good idea. Go for it.

  20. Angelo_Frank says:

    All one has to do is read the Texas Republican Party Platform to see what they have planned for this state and country.


  21. Just saw this on HP: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/30/greg-abbott-log-cabin-republicans_n_5418458.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

    It appears that GREG ABBOTT refused their application for a table at the party convention in 1998! How long does it take for these LCR to understand that the GOP does not want them?! It appears that their members like to be dumped on over and over.

    Hope Wendy can use this in her campaign. Abbott is an ugly piece of work for sure.

  22. OMG Angelo – How could the log cabin group possible say they can be in the same room let alone be part of the Texas Republican party:

    Homosexuality ― We affirm that the practice of homosexuality tears at the fabric of society and contributes to
    the breakdown of the family unit. Homosexual behavior is contrary to the fundamental, unchanging truths that
    have been ordained by God, recognized by our country’s founders, and shared by the majority of Texans.
    Homosexuality must not be presented as an acceptable “alternative” lifestyle, in public policy, nor should
    “family” be redefined to include homosexual “couples.” We believe there should be no granting of special legal
    entitlements or creation of special status for homosexual behavior, regardless of state of origin. Additionally,
    we oppose any criminal or civil penalties against those who oppose homosexuality out of faith, conviction or
    belief in traditional values.

    – Source 2012

    Report of
    Platform Committee – page 8

  23. Marge Wood says:

    I zipped down the line. The main group it seems like they omitted are poor folks with two or three jobs. Maybe I overlooked something.

    You know they include INCANDESCENT LIGHT BULBS in their platform? Going off to the kitchen laughing.

  24. Rubymay says:

    Marge Wood — seems to me they could certainly use a couple of light bulbs in the GOP. They truly are ridiculous, aren’t they? “Incandescent light bulbs” — good grief!

  25. AlanInAustin says:

    That GOP “big tent” is looking more and more like a sieve when fewer and fewer are kept in.

  26. Clemtown says:

    PKM- How in the he double hockey sticks didn’t Allison jump all over Yertle the Turtle’s statement about Kentuckys healthcare exchange. She gave a mealy-mouth response where she should have jumped all over his ass…sorry momma. If she wants to play dat’ then I’m out.

  27. Their fight reminds me of being a women in the Catholic church.
    It’s OK to take your money for the things ‘They’ want, but they really really don’t want you around and they want you no where the power structure.

    Why would anybody stay? To think they would change the power structure? How?

  28. e platypus onion says:

    I’m guessing the LCRs have bought into Snowgrift Snoozie’s “exceptional” ‘murricans non-sense and feel they are better than regular Gays. Apparently no wingnut in Texas got the memo about expanding the big tent of wingnutism.

  29. According to this article….. Greg Abbott played a big part in not allowing them at the Texas GOP Convention.

    Wonder how many of these folks will vote for him, anyway??


  30. Good ideas PKM. Better messaging in simple terms makes a lot of sense.

  31. Grand Old Party -> God’s Own Party

  32. Wow, I really admire the LCR. I admit that I hate the GOP, but what courage they must have to want to help heal from within.

    I hope they continue to fight this battle because the GOP so needs to hear the message and stop being led by the RWNJ agenda.

  33. If the Repubs won’t let them have a booth then perhaps they should offer them a closet.

  34. Zyxomma says:

    I skimmed that “platform.” Looks to me as if fetal “rights” trump human rights every time. Insanity.

  35. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    While thinking about solutions on how we can restructure the debate was handed a gift of wisdom from Maya Angelou. In three words: “shared humanity, courage.” Whether the topic be marriage equality, reproductive rights, education, race, religion, or name any topic, following her advice we need to speak with courage about our shared humanity with any group that is being portrayed as ‘other’. Simply speaking ‘they’ (pick any label being applied) are human and move forward from that perspective.

  36. Marge Wood says:

    Shared humanity and courage. I’d add patience and wisdom. Think back to whenever you had to do something you really believed was important but didn’t think you could do it. You took a deep breath and did it, didn’t you? or else you didn’t and learned from it. Thanks everyone.

  37. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/31/john-mccain-tom-coburn-va_n_5423853.html

    The only way I can comment on this insanity…. is to give the Huffington Post access to my Facebook Friends. I do not give anybody access to my Facebook Friends and Family.

    John McCain has already given us Sarah Palin, Joe (the not Plumber) and I don’t think…. this is his call. We don’t need Tom Coburn, from Oklahoma…….. messing up anything.

    It’s obvious….. with John McCain, with Orrin Hatch, and with a lot of other people in politics….. they don’t realize…. when NOBODY really cares what they think. They should retire, and go fishing.

  38. With every LCR I have talked to it always boiled down to taxes. They would rather climb in bed with people that hate them than give one cent of their hard-earned (read: stock market or inherited) dollars to the poors.

  39. @Wally….. if taxes are the issue….. let’s keep them off the interstate hiways……..:)

  40. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    Why stop with roads? Paint a red “R” on their doors, so the police, fire department and paramedics know they don’t wish to participate in the social contract.

  41. OK everyone – let’s mail small checks with a comment of “For the use of LogCabin booths only” to the repugs – but you gotta use the right postage, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/29/harvey-milk-stamp-anti-gay-group_n_5412295.html

    let’s see if the are cashed!

  42. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    Good grief, Sharon, can you imagine this: “the radical homosexual lobby.”

    Actually, I can. Wish those wanting to have all the rights of love and committed relationships had a louder voice. We can raise the volume, as we stand beside them to add our voices.

    It is a cranium crusher. The GOP rejects love, while supporting Kochtopussy Earth destroying policies.

    The part of no is evolving into the party of no future. Let’s hope they go, before the idiots take all of us with them.

  43. Susan (the Neon Nurse) Crites says:

    Everybody sing!

    “Our tent’s bigger than their tent,
    Our tent’s bigger than theirs!
    Our tent’s bigger…and we’re more funner!
    Our tent’s bigger than theirs!!”

  44. Dot Owen says:

    That abomination should be plastered all over. I can’t believe that actually sane people would be right with most of that.

    They do have one good thing in there–labeling GMOs. NOT anywhere near enough to change the blackness of this idiocy.