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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Tom Cotton Tells US Gays: Be Thankful You're Not Being Hanged, Cuz That's What They Do To Homos in Iran!

Tom Cotton (You know, the guy who went behind the US president's back and cozied up to a foreign government to tell them not to trust America -- that Tom Cotton.)  Well he seems to be obsessed with all things Iranian, and not just a little bit envious over how they treat their gays:

"But I also think it's important that we have a sense of perspective about our priorities. In Iran, they hang you for the crime of being gay."

So, you gay homo-Americans!  Quit yer complaining about not being treated equally under the law!  If you lived in Iran or any other Muslim country, you'd be dead!


I wonder, Tommy, how those Muslim countries treat people who sneak behind their leaders' backs to give aid and comfort to foreign countries negotiating with them? Hmmmm.

I think Tommy would be missing a head, wouldn't he.

From the Daily Kos:

"Cotton is impatient and angry that he's being asked to talk about something as unimportant as equality in America when the only issue he thinks anyone should be talking about, ever, at all, is how we can start a war with Iran. And his way to work the conversation back around to where he thinks it should be is to say, roughly, "shut up and be grateful we're not executing you." Classy, classy guy."


Uncle Sam's Tom said...

I understand Tom is extremely interested in the gaii culture and how it relates to US law because...

Anonymous said...

Comprehend this “The letter was not mailed, it was posted online. And try not to hurt yourself but comprehend this too. Not everyone is open to two chicks carpet munching or 2 guys playing tight end receiver.

Shaw Kenawe said...

To the indignant Anonymous who wrote the above,

No one is asking you to be "open" to what two chicks or two guys do when they're having sexy time.

You are the one who can't seem to take your prurient eyes and mind off of what they do.

If you are among those who are not "open" to two chicks or 2 guys," why the hell did you feel the need to come here to insist that you're not interested?

People who are truly not "open" to these things don't talk about them and certainly don't take the time to come to liberal blogs and adamantly insist that they are not "open" to gay sex.

Your protest against gay sex sex is duly noted.

*cough, cough*

Anonymous said...

Funny, he never used the term "homo." Only you did.

Infidel753 said...

I wonder, Tommy, how those Muslim countries treat people who sneak behind their leaders' backs to give aid and comfort to foreign countries negotiating with them? Hmmmm.

Excellent point. I wish someone would say this to Cotton's face. It never, ever occurs to these people to apply their own dismissive attitudes to their own concerns the way they do to other people's.

My take on the indignant Anon: Not everyone is "open to" a grown-up still having an imaginary friend or running their life based on a badly-translated collection of ancient Middle Eastern mythology, but i'm prepared to tolerate your existence. Just don't use it as an excuse to interfere with the rights of other people.

Ducky's here said...

That's right, Tom. This isn't Iran.
Damn, Teabag wisdom is really something.

Shaw Kenawe said...

"Anonymous said...
Funny, he never used the term "homo." Only you did."

There are no quotes around the statement. That means he didn't say it, I did. Also "homo" and "gay" mean the same thing to bigots.

"Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) recently appeared on CNN and urged critics of Indiana’s religious “freedom” law to get a “perspective” and then he did what every Republican does to deflect the issue – he suggested that we compare the United States to Iran and then we’ll all see just how great we have it in America! Because gays aren’t executed here. Yay!

Cotton said, “I think it’s important we have a sense of perspective. In Iran they hang you for the crime of being gay.”

The Stupid in his statement is epic.

(O)CT(O)PUS said...

What adults do in privacy is none of Anon's fucking business.

Anonymous said...

Senator Cotton married at 37 and now expecting a child. all too suspect to me. So much silly talk "the crime of being Gay." Crime...what does that have to do with America. It's also a "crime" to convert Muslims to Christianity in Iran thus the guy set to face the death penalty there. Shouldn't that translate to Christians being thankful they are not killed following your ludicrous thought process. So sad these clowns from Arkansas are making us a laughing stock around the world.