And going on in other parts of the country, gay bashing, anti-christ talk, and normal Texas politics (H/T – Helga)

Rachel Maddow: Dangers of sex with demons highlighted by Perry prayer participant. I wonder if governor DooGard is going to this fun event?

Jon Stewart asks Seinfeld if Bachmann’s husband is closet (scroll down to see video)?

In honor of Dr. Marcus Bachmann’s gay therapy clinic, Jon Stewart dedicated his opening segment today to suppressing his “natural” urges to ridicule Bachmann for being both a gay conversion advocate and a very, um, flamboyant character. He kept his mouth closed, tried to switch gears, and even brought in a comedic therapist– Jerry Seinfeld– to resist the temptation, but ultimately, Rep. Michele Bachmann’s husband was just too gay for Stewart to resist heckling.

Beginning his segment by highlighting the fact that Rep. Bachmann is leading polls in Iowa, a state arbitrarily chosen as pivotal to primary races, Stewart noted that she was gaining traction despite Rep. Bachmann having some questionable views on the LGBT community– namely, believing that homosexuality is “bondage, personal bondage, personal enslavement” and that “gay” is a “satanic” thing. Standing right beside her on this sentiment? Her husband Marcus, who works in the mental health industry attempting, it has been reported, to help gay people cope with their orientation by renouncing it.

Stewart kept his jokes fairly on target until he played a video of the Bachmanns dancing, to which his initial reply was only, “that’s the guy teaching people not to be gay?” After sputtering to himself a bit about how gay Bachmann appeared, he allowed himself a few jokes, comparing Bachmann to “the Green Mile guy just absorbing it all” and calling him “one Izod shirt away from being the guy on Modern Family.” Then began the attempts to suppress his desire to ridicule Bachmann, which failed pretty significantly– “is he curing them so he can hoard all the gayness for himself?”– even with the help of Seinfeld. Stewart’s “comedic therapist” reminded him that he wasn’t “born” a comedian, “comedy is a choice,” and then proceeded to make some harmless jokes about Bachmann, like how his name is weird. Needless to say, it didn’t work.

 



4 comments ↓

#1 larry kurtz on 07.14.11 at 5:30 pm

Kinduva Bob Ellis hypocritheocrisy thang, innit? He is morbidly obese pointing fingers at those of us with variant proclivities is why South Dakota is doomed.

#2 l3wis on 07.15.11 at 4:21 am

God is punishing us for continuing to vote Republicans in power, wait, maybe we enjoy punishing ourselves?

#3 Helga on 07.16.11 at 3:15 am

Rick Perry, the gov who wants his state to secede from the United States. And now, to use Michele Bachmann’s favorite word, Perry now has the “chutspa” to want to be president of same said United States.

#4 bamf on 07.18.11 at 5:51 pm

hey its not nice to make fun of evangelical reorientors that way. They were just born that way.

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