Derp Roundup: Your Weekly Aggregation Of Aggravation
Welcome, one and all, to another edition of Derp Roundup, where we smoosh up a bunch of stuff that fell to the floor of the Wonket Sekrit Chatcave that was too stoopid to ignore altogether, but that didn’t quite rise to the level of full-length Wonkenpost. This being the traditional feast month of Cocktober, we feel compelled to lead off with this inspiring story of Trace McNutt, the winner of the "Courage Award" from Voice of the Voiceless, that brave band of"ex-gay" activists whose big Ex-Gay Pride rally in Washington drew almost a dozen proud demonstrators. Mr. McNutt is a former "Satanic Drag Queen" and drug abuser who is now hooked on Jesus and being an ex-gay activist, and Now he is a happily straight person, except for the part where he's still attracted to men, what with falling in love with the bassist in his Christian rock band. In an interview with Christianist podcaster Janet Parshall Monday, McNutt acknowledged that he's not quite as ex-gay as he'd like to be:
“We know God heals some and others he doesn’t,” he told Parshall. “For me, the thorn remains…. Not all homosexuals get delivered of the same-sex attraction.”
Of the many things that have gone badly in Mr. McNutt's life -- drug addiction, a messy family life, sex addiction, Christian Rock -- we have a feeling that the "being gay" part is the least of them. Wouldn't it be nice if he'd found a counselor who didn't ascribe all of his problems to that?
sprinkled some of the ashes in places that were special to the couple. Officials said the woman had a connection to LensCrafters in the Westfield Southgate Mall and because of that, the man released some of the ashes there
Police and a HazMat team were dispatched to the mall when the man threw what witnesses described as an unidentified powder into the LensCrafters store and fled the area. The mall and Sarasota Fire Department may seek to recover costs from the man. It is not known whether he was muttering anything about all those bright flowering young men who died before their time at Khe Sanh, at Langdok, and at Hill 364.
And Scott Creighton at American Everyman said that "except for the God stuff I really can’t see what she said that was altogether wrong… which might explain why they dragged her from the mic." He followed up with what appears to be the first hint of a mind-control conspiracy theory, passing on a reader's observation:
"Go back and look at the video from the beginning. A gray haired man, presumably a congressman approaches her as she is gathering her stuff up. He says something and then she just gets up like a Stepford Wife and goes to the podium to give her rant.”
Creighton agrees that "It’s very odd," notes that most news networks "edit out" the start of the C-SPAN video (not because news shows don't want a single wasted second between ads, but because they're hiding something, right?), and concludes that "there is no denying something happened between Dianne and “grey-haired guy” just before her stunt." It must be nice to live in a world where nothing just happens, and shadowing networks of secretive insiders pull every string. Also, we'd like the Bilderberg Group to turn down the volume on the loudspeaker at the Greyhound station 2 blocks away, because the announcement of the 1 AM bus to Spokane wakes us up at least twice a week when the wind is right.
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