Monday, May 4, 2009

Joe The Plumber Knows What Queer Is???

If you're stopping by FCR, chances are you aren't reading Christianity Today's Interview - Joe The Plumber. So please, feel free to click on the link, read and come right back.

Ok, done? Hmmm, my first comment about this article would be, who really cares about what Joe The Plumber says about Conservatism, Republicans, Evangelicals, or anything else for that matter?
Joe The Plumber said, "People don't understand the dictionary—it's called queer. Queer means strange and unusual. It's not like a slur, like you would call a white person a honky or something like that." Let's clarify for Joe The Plumber, just exactly what queer means, and before we do that, perhaps we should edjumicate him on the parts of language. Those being, Adjectives, Verbs and Nouns. this is from Dictionary.Com - Queer:
1. strange or odd from a conventional viewpoint; unusually different; singular: a queer notion of justice.
2. of a questionable nature or character; suspicious; shady: Something queer about the language of the prospectus kept investors away.
3. not feeling physically right or well; giddy, faint, or qualmish: to feel queer.
4. mentally unbalanced or deranged.
5. Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.
a. homosexual.
b. effeminate; unmanly.
6. Slang. bad, worthless, or counterfeit.
–verb (used with object)
7. to spoil; ruin.
8. to put (a person) in a hopeless or disadvantageous situation as to success, favor, etc.
9. to jeopardize.
10. Slang: Disparaging and Offensive. a homosexual, esp. a male homosexual.
11. Slang. counterfeit money."
Joe, you're completely right, queer is not like a slur, it is a slur. Note that I've bolded "disparage" in each definition. From Dictionary.Com, slur means:
"–verb (used with object)
1. to pass over lightly or without due mention or consideration (often fol. by over): The report slurred over her contribution to the enterprise.
2. to pronounce (a syllable, word, etc.) indistinctly by combining, reducing, or omitting sounds, as in hurried or careless utterance.
3. to cast aspersions on; calumniate; disparage; depreciate: The candidate was viciously slurred by his opponent."
In the article, Joe The Plumber stated "I've had some friends that are actually homosexual. And, I mean, they know where I stand, and they know that I wouldn't have them anywhere near my children." That's too bad really, that he feels that he wouldn't want homosexuals near his children. Perhaps Joe has the word "homosexual" confused with the word "pedophile"? Or does he think that homosexuality is catchy, like the flu?

Again, why does anyone care what Joe The Plumber (is he even a plumber yet?) thinks?

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Jen said...

Why are these people still in the news? The beauty pageant chick needs to shut her mouth too. It's not like they are adding anything to the discussion. They just make themselves look really stupid, and I mean that disparagingly.

Lola said...

I completely agree about the beauty pageant chick. It serves her right that everyone is questioning the validity of her boobage! Hehehehe!

Anonymous said...

Why is anyone asking him anything?! He is full of misinformation.

"I love Dobson." Ugh.

Ann said...

He's a complete moron.
Fox News must be so proud.

john said...

"And, I mean, they know where I stand, and they know that I wouldn't have them anywhere near my children. But at the same time, they're people, and they're going to do their thing."

I love it when people call us 'their friends'. really? what is his definition of a friend?

the ignorance is amazing. Especially when its 'straight white men' that are more apt to be a child molestor.

maybe its me, but when you look at satistics, i think i would be more comfortable having a LGBT person alone with my kid then a straight white guy named 'joe the plumber'.

reminds of sarah palin and her LGBT friends. You know she had some too.

Blog Administrator said...

@ Kelly - I agree completely, isn't his 15 minutes of fame, way past over?

@ Ann - Ditto.

@ John - You know, I was going to put in something about how parents should feel more safe having children around gay people than straight people due to the pedophile factor, but I got lazy and didn't want to find statistics to back up my statement. I completely agree with you.

Suburbia Steph said...

Wow...I'm surprised his gay friends would remain friends with him after being insulted that he wouldn't let his children be around them. How ignorant!