ENDLESS CUMMER II  4:27 pm July 10, 2008

South Carolina Lawmakers Incensed Because They Are Gay

by Jim Newell

Guess who’s paying for this daring piece of Gay Travel advertising? The taxpayers of South Carolina! Yukyukyuk…

This ad was put together by the gay advertising company “Out Now” as part of its “So Gay” campaign, an “an effort launched in London, England… to lure homosexual tourists to South Carolina and five U.S. cities.” This is about as dangerous a ploy as luring Muslim travelers to, well, South Carolina, or luring Jewish travelers to… South Carolina. South Carolina is not very diverse, and every time it gets mildly diverse they basically lynch the diversity away.

But as South Carolina’s Palmetto Scoop has learned, the state’s own Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism is using a chunk of its $14 million annual budget to help fund the “So Gay” campaign, including this delightfully gay ad.

Cue the South Carolinian Republicans getting upset:

  • State Republican Rep. Greg Delleny: “It’s simply unbelievable that PRT would be using our tax money to promote the homosexual lifestyle.”
  • State Republican Sen. David Thomas: “South Carolina is a wonderful, family friendly destination not a Southern version of San Francisco. This campaign goes against our core values.”

Thomas and Delleny have allegedly pledged to kill one Negro family for every thousand spent on the San Francisco-style gay advertisements.

Tax dollars used to make SC ‘So Gay’ [Palmetto Scoop]

 

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EnBuenOra July 10, 2008 at 4:29 pm

I must have many, many 8×10′s of this, so that every time I drive through SC from Georgia I can post them everywhere.

Delicious July 10, 2008 at 4:30 pm

It can’t be wrong if it’s true.

AxmxZ July 10, 2008 at 4:31 pm

South Caroline is the bad kind of gay.

In the meantime, Kucinich the magic gnome is impeaching Bush with a candlestick on the House floor live right now OMG.

2goats July 10, 2008 at 4:32 pm

People be troyking down to S.C. in droves.

Maj. Major Major Major July 10, 2008 at 4:32 pm

Yeah, when I think “South Carolina” I think “gay” as in “gay bashing”

shortsshortsshorts July 10, 2008 at 4:33 pm

There luring in teh gays? SO GAY.
However, you haven’t laughed until you’ve seen the advertisements for “man-rape advocacy” here in SF. It’s fucking amazing. It may be the funniest thing I have ever seen.

S.Luggo July 10, 2008 at 4:33 pm

“Tried and true.” Sounds like a condom ad.

Doglessliberal July 10, 2008 at 4:34 pm

I am laughing so hard, I need to shut my office door.

Canuckledragger July 10, 2008 at 4:34 pm

Teh gayz may wear the pink, but they spendz teh green.

Given the current ecomonic climate, the SC Bitters will take it any way they can get it.

Virginia may be for lovers, but South Carolina is for Astrogliders.

V572625694 July 10, 2008 at 4:34 pm

[re=33394]Maj. Major Major Major[/re]: Literally bashin’ them sissy-boys, right.

freakishlystrong July 10, 2008 at 4:35 pm

[re=33394]Maj. Major Major Major[/re]: Or big, good ole’ boy rednecks named “Beverly” doing the butt rape thing….

Casse-toi pauvre con July 10, 2008 at 4:35 pm

I guess this might work marginally better than that last “South Carolina is SO Racist!” campaign.

thefrontpage July 10, 2008 at 4:35 pm

South Caroina is the new gay!!!!!!!!!!

WhatTheHeck July 10, 2008 at 4:36 pm

“While in the Carolinas, go South, young man.”

tunamelt July 10, 2008 at 4:37 pm

So, State Republican Rep. Greg Delleny and State Republican Sen. David Thomas are totes gay, right? That’s what I’ve learned from Wonkette.

Spence July 10, 2008 at 4:38 pm

South Carolina is not gay. Neither is college wrestling, Tennessee Williams, or the Piggly Wiggly. Or the Attorney General of Alabama.

queeraselvis v 2.0 July 10, 2008 at 4:39 pm

Well, now Troy King has an excuse for a road trip.

asonge July 10, 2008 at 4:39 pm

South Carolina is very much gay-unfriendly…but it’s oddly very Jewish-friendly…blue laws have exceptions for those who obey the Sabbath as a Saturday (Jews)…and there are 3 large synagogues in Columbia, SC.

Just to let you know how silly the jew jokes were.

They hate everyone else though.

Check the southern poverty law center map…the confederate flag still flies on the capitol grounds ffs.

Noodle Salad July 10, 2008 at 4:40 pm

Greg Delleny and David Thomas

sitting in a tree

T-R-O-Y-K-I-N-G

Christastic July 10, 2008 at 4:42 pm

” State Republican Sen. David Thomas: “South Carolina is a wonderful, family friendly destination not a Southern version of San Francisco. This campaign goes against our core values.” ”

In response I offer this article from 12/26/07:
http://www.wspa.com/spa/news/local/article/-SPA_2007_12_26_0008/1703/

Doglessliberal July 10, 2008 at 4:44 pm

[re=33435]Christastic[/re]: ARRGH I think I ruptured something!

FunkyPalmettoBug July 10, 2008 at 4:44 pm

Not laughing…..

(ok, a bit)

graceless July 10, 2008 at 4:45 pm

It won’t be gay until Princess Mike Piazza buys a place there.

Yaybuls July 10, 2008 at 4:47 pm

North Myrtle Beach…home of the “Shag”. Need we say more?

shortsshortsshorts July 10, 2008 at 4:48 pm

[re=33435]Christastic[/re]: Stay Class, South Carolina.

Yaybuls July 10, 2008 at 4:48 pm

I don’t know what all the fuss is about, South Carolina is a very happy place as far as I’m concerned.

4tehlulz July 10, 2008 at 4:50 pm

South Carolina is known as the Palmetto State. They even put it on their state quarter. That’s sounds pretty gay to me.

SayItWithWookies July 10, 2008 at 4:50 pm

South Carolina: You’ll come for the charm — you’ll stay for the man-love.

shortsshortsshorts July 10, 2008 at 4:51 pm

[re=33452]SayItWithWookies[/re]: South Carolina:
You’ll come for the man-love— you’ll cum some more.

freakishlystrong July 10, 2008 at 4:52 pm

[re=33435]Christastic[/re]: Hilarity ensues !And there’s no fuckin’ comments for that story? Man, they are gay..

mookworthjwilson July 10, 2008 at 4:53 pm

[re=33443]graceless[/re]: Don’t you remember the press conference? He’s not gay OK!!!!??? HAHAHAHAHAHHAAH…He is totes gay…

Doglessliberal July 10, 2008 at 4:55 pm

South Carolina just wishes it were as out as Savannah. Charleston has always been secretly jealous.

Uncle Al July 10, 2008 at 4:55 pm

Senator Thomas, you don’t need to tell us that SC is not San Francisco. San Francisco doesn’t have a lot of double-wides or people who go on Judge Judy to argue over a cell-phone bill.

Dave J. July 10, 2008 at 4:56 pm

[re=33457]freakishlystrong[/re]: There are comments now, including this one:

Objection to the gay lifestyle is not homophobic. A much better and more appropriate description is homogasmic: makes one want to throw up.

Guppy06 July 10, 2008 at 4:56 pm

http://www.classicalvalues.com/CompfedGayFlag.jpg

Couldn’t find the palmetto flag in pink, but this should do.

FunkyPalmettoBug July 10, 2008 at 5:00 pm

[re=33466]Doglessliberal[/re]: Oh please Savannah always been ghey. I think even Sherman got a dutch oven there from his troops.

Dr. StrangeCock July 10, 2008 at 5:00 pm

Lindsay Graham approves.

Christastic July 10, 2008 at 5:00 pm

[re=33457]freakishlystrong[/re]: They screen the comments pretty heavily, especially for that article. I actually saw that local station report that story on the late news when I was down there for Christmas. The anchorlady had to tell the crew to stop laughing, and then assured the audience that this story was no laughing matter.

Spence July 10, 2008 at 5:01 pm

21-year-old Michael Anthony Carson, nicknamed Pooh Bear, is charged with aggravated assault and battery. Police arrested him at his mother’s home on Wednesday.

City police say Jones stabbed her son six times with a butcher knife. He suffered wounds to his shoulder, calf, and chest. Witnesses in the house heard Jones say “why did you pee on me Pooh Bear?” A few moments later, the witness heard the son say “Mama you done stabbed me.”

Ok, I got nothing. Best. Story. Ever.

queeraselvis v 2.0 July 10, 2008 at 5:01 pm

[re=33466]Doglessliberal[/re]: Obviously Delleney and Thomas haven’t been to Myrtle Beach in a while. I mean, damn.

FunkyPalmettoBug July 10, 2008 at 5:01 pm

[re=33430]asonge[/re]: Charleston has one of the oldest jewish communities in the US, so they like the red sea pedestrians.

Canuckledragger July 10, 2008 at 5:06 pm

[re=33477]Spence[/re]: With a nickname like Pooh Bear, it’s a wonder he only pissed on her.

“Mama you done stabbed me.”

Cletus?

Outstando July 10, 2008 at 5:27 pm

Wait until you see the new Gamecock mascot.

shortsshortsshorts July 10, 2008 at 5:40 pm

July 10, 2008 @ 5:40 pm

I am feeling SOOOOO GAY for all of you right now.
I mean, we’re talking SUPER GAY. I want your Truck NUTZ inside of me.
Posted by shortsshortsshorts

doppel_d July 10, 2008 at 5:56 pm

[re=33398]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: I love those ads! You know they were asking for it by being all muscley with their tight little wifebeaters and come-hither looks. I want to start rubbing up on some random guy on the muni and just point to the ad and say “that’s going to be you, remember that number”.

bitchincamaro July 10, 2008 at 5:59 pm

My wife and I spent a few days in Charleston last year. The rental house was full of antiques; the major industry in town is restaurants; there’s an opera house; I saw sailors on shore leave. Voila! Gay!

qwerty42 July 10, 2008 at 6:03 pm

[re=33474]FunkyPalmettoBug[/re]: I grew up in Savannah and … well, yeah.[re=33479]FunkyPalmettoBug[/re]: Savannah has Mikve Israel . (I’m still kind of partial to the city)

Servo July 10, 2008 at 6:13 pm

OK Georgia, your turn to come out. Stand and be recognized amongst your neighbors. We already know that y’all have a thing for Ned Beatty types.

snig July 10, 2008 at 6:13 pm

I look forward to Colbert’s take on it.

SayItWithWookies July 10, 2008 at 6:16 pm

Hey, you haven’t done gay South Carolina until you’ve booked your package deal to Hickory Knob State Park.

XOMuffintop July 10, 2008 at 6:26 pm

“July 10, 2008 @ 6:25 pm

shotsshortsshorts….

But I thought the Truck Nutz were being passed between Bobby Jindal and Big Troy in the fountains of astroglidia right now. We all know for SC to be able to handle the gays they must first master ass cleaning without a corn cobb and not sticking thier hands into the fire whilel cooking hamsters or whatever.

Oh well, maybe we can buy more Truck Nutz so we can all have fun. I heard therer was a big sale at the Truck Nutz store.”

As someone who lived in South Carolina during a very experimental ages 15-21, I can say that SC is gayer than a Republican private smoker at Troy’s house.

lawrenceofthedesert July 10, 2008 at 6:28 pm

Over in Edgefield at the Strom Thurmond grave, there have been reports of a strange rolling noise.

shortsshortsshorts July 10, 2008 at 6:30 pm

[re=33534]XOMuffintop[/re]: Ya and they say their moderating comments. May ass.
Attack!!!!!!!1!

FunkyPalmettoBug July 10, 2008 at 6:33 pm

[re=33511]qwerty42[/re]: And Chucktown has KKBE(established in 1749 lol). Savannah is nice, but its gotten too touristy for my tastes.

[re=33535]lawrenceofthedesert[/re]: That bastard is still alive, I’ve seen him in North Charleston.

lawrenceofthedesert July 10, 2008 at 6:39 pm

FunkyPalmettoBug — that’s Strom you saw walking around in N. Charleston, but he’s not alive.

junkscience July 10, 2008 at 6:43 pm

Other cities are Atlanta, Boston, Las Vegas, New Orleans and Washington DC.

Those are all pretty good gay places, I guess. I don’t know why a gay Brit with disposable income would actually go to any of those places, but whatever.

shortsshortsshorts July 10, 2008 at 6:47 pm

[re=33538]FunkyPalmettoBug[/re]: Strom is alive in our hearts though.

superfecta July 10, 2008 at 6:56 pm

[re=33479]FunkyPalmettoBug[/re]: The only actual South Carolinian I know is a gay Jew – are you telling me he is not representative of the state as a whole? In any case, I recommend you buy his very amusing new book:

Scarab July 10, 2008 at 6:56 pm

The people who should be incensed are the gay Brits who are lured to South Carolina by the campaign.

Lionel Hutz Esq. July 10, 2008 at 7:02 pm

Come on. Everyone knows that South Carolina is totally gay. Hell, they are the South Carolina Gamecocks after all.

qwerty42 July 10, 2008 at 7:02 pm

[re=33538]FunkyPalmettoBug[/re]: “too touristy”??? …. geeze, i know more of the local lore than the guides (I’m really bad when dragooned into a tourist ride of the city — but it is really attractive all seasons of the year — well, summer would kill most folks from up nawth), but i don’t mind the tourists. i act like a local and even give directions. after that, a drink is in order.

FunkyPalmettoBug July 10, 2008 at 7:24 pm

[re=33556]qwerty42[/re]: Savannah was great before Midnight in the garden. And the summers there are rough for the yankees, but I think DC is worse.

[re=33541]lawrenceofthedesert[/re]: Strom actually died on D-Day(yes, he was a paratrooper on Dday at the age of 41), the corpse didn’t stop moving for 60 years.

[re=33550]superfecta[/re]: My fav Charleston story: my ex-gf’s(Old Charleston family) cousin lived in this house in the fancy part of Charleston, and when he decided to get a sex change, none of his neighbors or family had a bad word to say about him…umm..her. But when (s)he decided to date and marry an rich African-American lawyer, that was it. (S)he was outcast for that. So in SC, you can get your dick cut off and boobs made on your chest, thats fine, but God help you if you date interracially.

Godless Liberal * July 10, 2008 at 7:24 pm

Finally, I feel that my tax dollars are being used for good, rather than for paying Andre Bauer’s gay lovers to keep quiet.

sanantonerose July 10, 2008 at 7:38 pm

CORE VALUES??!! I thought one of their core values was to make money and take it from whoever they can.

sanantonerose July 10, 2008 at 7:40 pm

[re=33524]snig[/re]: Colbert. Yesssss.

DieOnTheTurnpike July 10, 2008 at 7:49 pm

Would Delleny and Thomas prefer that money be spent on building many more public men’s restrooms preferably in dimly lit areas of the parks where a man can have as wide a stance as he so needs?

KTHXBAI July 10, 2008 at 8:01 pm

Of course South Carolina is so gay. They have a gay governor, two gay senators, and four gay congressmen. Gay and Republican are synonyms.

loquaciousmusic July 10, 2008 at 8:38 pm
edoublep July 10, 2008 at 8:44 pm

All I have to say is: THIS Charleston (West Virginia that is) is TOTALLY gay, like srsly.

liquiddaddy July 10, 2008 at 8:52 pm

Um, what’s “gay travel”? Is it like getting a piggy back ride from Dom Delouis? Or riding in the Oscar Meyer Weenie Mobile? Anybody know?

shortsshortsshorts July 10, 2008 at 9:08 pm

[re=33610]liquiddaddy[/re]: In Iran, where there are no gays, it is referred to as the happiest form of traveling.

liquiddaddy July 10, 2008 at 9:39 pm

It sounds fun!

Mr.BorgtoYou July 10, 2008 at 9:41 pm

[re=33435]Christastic[/re]: He pisses on her, she STABS him, and HE gets arrested for assault? Yeah bastard totally deserved it.

American Dreamer July 10, 2008 at 10:26 pm

There certainly seems to be a gay undercurrent to wonkette over the past few weeks.

Have they added shortsshortsshorts as an editor?

shortsshortsshorts July 10, 2008 at 11:12 pm

[re=33634]American Dreamer[/re]: In reality world, I wish they would. Much better than the job now.
In your world? I don’t know. You run about 50 alter egos at once? I. Just. Don’t. Know.

populucious July 10, 2008 at 11:22 pm

[re=33468]Dave J.[/re]: homogasmic is the gayest thing I have ever heard, and I’m positive it does not include vomiting.

South Carolina: Even our homophobic bigots are gay!

shortsshortsshorts July 10, 2008 at 11:25 pm

[re=33634]American Dreamer[/re]: And Tony? When your banged in the ass in the middle of the forest, does it make a sound?

NotUrEvryDayWEzl July 11, 2008 at 12:28 am

The amazing thing is that south carolina actually is getting more gay all the time. I grew up in that tourist black hole (err… i mean area without color) called Hilton Head, where they think they invented golf, and now all of a sudden there is a gay bar. I was shocked when I discovered this in December when they opened. And people go there! And then one night some unsuspecting straight boys, including an old high-school friend of mine, walked in and discovered buttsex for the first time in there lives! They registered as republicans the very next day.

SayItWithWookies July 11, 2008 at 12:33 am

[re=33649]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: Christ, that is so low-class.
When you’re banged in the ass…
You’re welcome.
And to answer for Tony, yeah — it sounds like Condi Rice getting her toenails ripped out with a vise grip. Don’t ask me how I know that.

American Dreamer July 11, 2008 at 12:41 am

QUESTION: what is the difference between ShortsShortsShorts and a meat locker?

ANSWER: a meat locker doesn’t fart when you take the meat out!!!

SayItWithWookies July 11, 2008 at 1:17 am

[re=33665]American Dreamer[/re]:
Q: What’s the difference between American Dreamer and American Dreamer’s ass?

A: Something funny comes out of American Dreamer’s ass every now and then.

Borat July 11, 2008 at 3:20 am

I never thought a whole state was so despirate for cash they would be willing to whore themselves. Hey, but if they’ve made that decision I’m there. But what did they do with the non-gays and children? Are they enslaved?

bago July 11, 2008 at 4:32 am

Well, Amerocan Dreamer’s ass is a subset of the set of American Dreamer, making the A: to be true for both sets.

Carrie_Okie July 11, 2008 at 7:08 am

[re=33430]asonge[/re]: ok, gotta let my inner History nerd out of the closet.
As many have siad SC has a looong history with teh joos.

In fact, do you know why the confed-duh-rate battle flag is X oriented instead of a proper jesus tree “+”?
No, I’ll tell you anyway…BECAUSE when Joe Lieberman lived in Charleston in the 1860′s he helped finance the civil war. And Walnuts thought it was offensive to his troyfriend and got the young lads at the Citadel to make it bend over 45 degrees. Ahem.

civan93 July 11, 2008 at 7:47 am

LEMMEE HEAR YOU SQUEAL LIKE A PIG

Just wondering why no one has started to sing the Deliverance dualing-banjo theme song.

ThreeFingersNeat July 11, 2008 at 8:03 am

[re=33562]FunkyPalmettoBug[/re]: It’s a culture thing. When said gf’s cousin decided to cut his dick off and grow tits, that was his perogative as a fine suthun gentleman. Once he became a belle, however, her actions became dictated by polite society, and she sullied her honuh by marryin’ the negruh. It’s really very simple if one doesn’t think about it too much.

Lazy Media July 11, 2008 at 9:23 am

[re=33522]Servo[/re]: Georgia has Atlanta, which has Midtown, which is the gayest place this side of the West Village. Nothing really to reveal there. Atlanta’s so matter-of-factly gay that our Pride Parade floats are all sponsored by major corporations (for realz).

Botswana Meat Commission FC July 11, 2008 at 9:25 am

My wife and I (she’s black, I’m a cracker) actually went camping at a state park in S.C. recently (nice beach, fwiw).

The only problem: barefoot rubes literally stared at us the ENTIRE time. Maybe I’m just too used to that gamorrah-like bastion of liberalism that is Georgia.

The moral of this story: save your money gays. I’m sure Kathy Griffin has a cruise planned or something.

RuperttheBear July 11, 2008 at 10:45 am

Hmmm… There is something so gay about Wonkette now. What is it? What. is. it.

NEW CURTAINS!

nbawriter July 11, 2008 at 11:39 am

Interestingly, Jesse Helms’ will requested that the S.C. GOP beat gays to death with his shrivled corpse.

nbawriter July 11, 2008 at 11:40 am

[re=33726]Botswana Meat Commission FC[/re]: Come on … your driving-distance vacation options are Savannah … and Savannah.

You should know that, ya peach!

nbawriter July 11, 2008 at 11:42 am

[re=33724]Lazy Media[/re]: I have eaten at the Vortex in midtown, and all you need to do is stare across the street to appreciate Atlanta’s gayness.

choom gangster July 11, 2008 at 12:42 pm

We have too many gay tourists in San Francisco already, and we’d be happy to offload some of them to the South.

DangerousLiberal July 11, 2008 at 1:56 pm

[re=33445]Yaybuls[/re]: Hey, they offer shagging lessons at some place in Carolina Beach, NC. That’s gay too, but perhaps in a good way.

qwerty42 July 11, 2008 at 2:15 pm

[re=33833]nbawriter[/re]: if you visit Savannah, march is probably optimal, azaleas in full bloom. Of course, there is also St Patrick’s day (here is some newsreel footage of a dispute between the downtown K of C and the southside K of C)so you may/may not want to avoid encounters with drunken pipers.

Homeslaugthter July 11, 2008 at 2:26 pm

I am a confirmed homo from South Carolina and you really went way to far. These comments are exactly what you would get from Republicans in most of our backward country. I am legally a second class citizen in all but few areas of this vast land of the free hetero, not just South Carolina. Your lynching and other stereotypical references were disgusting. I know this is just entertainment and not news, but try harder next time. Also do your homework, Columbia is well known as a lesbian mecca.

RuperttheBear July 11, 2008 at 2:50 pm

[re=34072]Homeslaugthter[/re]: New here? Wonkette is not just gay friendly. IT IS GHEY.

Homeslaugthter July 11, 2008 at 4:07 pm

Rupertthebear: I wasn’t accusing Wonkette of being anti-gay, I was complaining about the anti-Southern stereotypes in the post. It is common to blame problems we have as a country on the South and then smugly sit back and think everything is fine outside of the scary southland. We have a country full of Republican wingnuts and religious freaks, the mega-church is a California invention. And no, I don’t live in the South. Though I grew up in South Carolina, I am a New Yorker.

Outstando July 11, 2008 at 4:07 pm

Wait a minute, nearly 100 comments of no mention of those glorious fags at the Citadel?

nbawriter July 11, 2008 at 4:23 pm

[re=34312]Homeslaugthter[/re]: C’mon, lighten up … there is love underneath the snark.

Now … can you Google me directions to Columbia?

Seriously.

queeraselvis v 2.0 July 11, 2008 at 4:37 pm

[re=33785]RuperttheBear[/re]: Troy King’s wife called. She wants her muu-muu back.

Nuck' July 11, 2008 at 4:37 pm

Ah, the glory of living in Swamp Fox haven. For all the slack being thrown our way this lil piece of swampland is changing little by little. I don’t see it as the south rising again, but the rest of the world actually falling lower than having accused us as being. Come on down, the waters fine!
P.S.: BMC, you can’t really expect much staying at Myrtle Beach State park.

RuperttheBear July 11, 2008 at 7:06 pm

[re=34312]Homeslaugthter[/re]: “These comments are exactly what you would get from Republicans in most of our backward country. I am legally a second class citizen in all but few areas of this vast land of the free hetero, not just South Carolina. Your lynching and other stereotypical references were disgusting. I know this is just entertainment and not news, but try harder next time. Also do your homework, Columbia is well known as a lesbian mecca.”

I reread your comment and I’m not sure what the hell your point is. We’re like Republicans because we think Southerners are, well, Southern?

josereyes.theroof July 13, 2008 at 8:41 pm

[re=34318]Outstando[/re]: Shannon Faulkner was going to blow their cover. Fat, beauty-challenged girl? Total fag-hag to be. Once all the cadets would have been doting on & fawning over her, it would have been over with.

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