How to not look like a total moron
For some reason, Jesse’s excellent post mocking a bunch of wingnuts for their “brilliant” plan to build a gay bar by the Cordoba House has brought a shitstorm of illiterate Twitter rantings at me from the sexually repressed and those lacking self-awareness or reading comprehension. You know, even though I didn’t write it. Their urge to gang up on a lady will not be thwarted by the fact that it wasn’t a she that called them out so much that they have nothing left to do but rave like lunatics.
I just have one thing to say. Just because their kids set them up on Twitter doesn’t mean they’re computer literate, or they may have done the first thing that occurred to me, which is to look and see if there are any gay bars within the vicinity of the Cordoba House. And lookie here, there are!
If you look at this picture, and you’re not too stupid to breathe (sorry, wingnuts!), you should immediately see two things that make this whole “let’s put a gay bar by the Cordoba House and see liberal heads explode!” wishful thinking look even stupider than it is on its surface: 1) There are three gay bars within .1 mile of the Cordoba House and 2) They are all as close or closer to the Cordoba House than the WTC is.
So, wingnuts, remember this when trying to craft “jokes” in the future. Just because you’re so uptight and repressed that the mere idea of seeing the front door of a gay bar makes your blood pressure rise in a combination of bigotry and sexual excitement that you fear ever speaking aloud doesn’t mean that everyone else shares your freakishness. Especially not in New York.