RIGHT BEHIND 'CHICAGO BOYZ'  2:30 pm June 29, 2009

Roland Burris Hiding From Feds In Gay Pride Parades

by Jim Newell

Run them over, save traditional marriage!Wonkette’s “Gay, In Chicago” Operative “ManofSteel” attended his city’s fancy Gay Pride Parade this weekend, for fun, and who did he see there but U.S. “Senator for Life” Roland Burris! Here’s our leader in some fancy rich man’s car. Didn’t he know that you can get sick at these things?

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SayItWithWookies June 29, 2009 at 2:35 pm

If that’s a gay pride march, why isn’t the senator in a Miata?

AxmxZ June 29, 2009 at 2:39 pm

I was standing on the sidewalk watching the parade with my husband, and this convertible rolled by with some black guy waving a queenly wave to the queens and queen-affiliated. I got to proudly point out our batshit crazy Senator both to my politically uninclined boy and some visiting bloke from Phoenix. There may or may not have been patriotic tears.

ManchuCandidate June 29, 2009 at 2:40 pm

Is this what he meant by “Trailblazer” on his mausoleum?

He’s not the first person who has traveled on the Hershey Highway.

Advocatus_Diaboli June 29, 2009 at 2:42 pm

Did Roland parachute himself there? After all, a gay pride parade is fucking valuable thing, you don’t just give it away for nothing.

frumious_bandersnatch June 29, 2009 at 2:43 pm

Someone please tell me a 7-foot drag queen sidled up to Burris at some point and said ‘boo’. Or smacked him with a handbag fashioned from Blago hair.

Joshua Norton June 29, 2009 at 2:45 pm

Fugly car. When did everyone get together and decide that cars that looked like steam irons were the epitome of cool?

Bring back the ’65 Mustang!!!

steve June 29, 2009 at 2:45 pm

Senator Roland is gay? Huh.
Well good for the event organizers for overlooking his being a douchesack and letting him in their parade. They’re a good people, the gays.

ph7 June 29, 2009 at 2:46 pm


cal June 29, 2009 at 2:47 pm

He’s chiseling “Martin Luther King of Gay Rights” on his mausoleum right now.

Snarkalicious June 29, 2009 at 2:49 pm

What, no boa? No leather chaps? What kind of homosexual is this man?

freakishlystrong June 29, 2009 at 2:53 pm

Was Lindsay Graham in one? And if so, picture, pleeeeeeeeeeeze?

Extemporanus June 29, 2009 at 2:54 pm

Roland, down the street, smokin’ endo, sippin’ on gin & juice…

slappypaddy June 29, 2009 at 2:58 pm

Roland the Heedless Warrior
(Talkin’ about the man)

lizard scum June 29, 2009 at 3:02 pm

Volvo convertibles would be useless in Sweden, where it’s freezing 50 weeks of the year. They must have been invented for rich gay Americans.

ChernobylSoup v2 June 29, 2009 at 3:06 pm

AmericaBlog endorsing Burris in 3, 2, 1…

Zadig June 29, 2009 at 3:12 pm

[re=350502]ManchuCandidate[/re]: He might be the first black senator to do so, though.

Zadig June 29, 2009 at 3:13 pm

[re=350520]Extemporanus[/re]: But what is his mind on?

Dreadful Gate June 29, 2009 at 3:25 pm

[re=350531]Zadig[/re]: FIVE AND A HALF INCHES, ALAN!!!

Tommmcatt June 29, 2009 at 3:33 pm

“Sick” is just one of the MANY things you can get at a Gay Pride Parade…

hobospacejunkie June 29, 2009 at 3:37 pm

[re=350501]AxmxZ[/re]: I got to proudly point out our batshit crazy Senator both to my politically uninclined boy…

I trust you ain’t learnin’ him to read & write.

Humpback June 29, 2009 at 3:37 pm

Why is there never a parade for the pride of my sexual orientation?

qaf June 29, 2009 at 3:48 pm

[re=350553]Humpback[/re]: You’re welcome to start your own (whatever orientation that might be, hope it doesn’t require bloodletting or a new wardrobe). Once we get equal rights some of us might help you get yours, if you’ve misplaced them.

assistant/atlas June 29, 2009 at 3:49 pm

[re=350553]Humpback[/re]: Dude, there totally is one for us! It’s called ‘every day all the time’!

qaf June 29, 2009 at 3:50 pm

[re=350571]assistant/atlas[/re]: Anywhere an Adam Sandler movie is playing.

Sunfire June 29, 2009 at 3:56 pm

Excellent alt text.

GinnyRED57 June 29, 2009 at 4:02 pm

He’s going to need a bigger mausoleum, the way he’s racking up accomplishments.

Lionel Hutz Esq. June 29, 2009 at 4:13 pm

Actually, it is not a bad idea. A man who wants to hide in a closet hiding out with people who have come out of the closet.

surf-by June 29, 2009 at 4:42 pm

So, I guess we have to wonder about Obama and Blago too. I think every politician in Chicago history has been in that parade.

AxmxZ June 29, 2009 at 5:02 pm

[re=350550]hobospacejunkie[/re]: You seem to have lost a part of that sentence. Check Burris’ mausoleum.

DagNabbit June 29, 2009 at 5:06 pm

Sing Me a Song, Curtis Lowe, Curtis Lowe…

DagNabbit June 29, 2009 at 5:07 pm

[re=350553]Humpback[/re]: The First Annual “We Really Just Want to Bang Chicks Parade”

Jukesgrrl June 29, 2009 at 5:08 pm

Hey, the parade committee saw the photo of Roland’s mausoleum that some brilliant Wonketeer blingeed, and they thought he qualified. Is that so wrong?

DagNabbit June 29, 2009 at 5:09 pm

[re=350553]Humpback[/re]: We Cum in Blow Holes and You Parade?

Scandalabra June 29, 2009 at 6:07 pm

I heard Barry threw a fabulous brunch for teh gays this morning in the East Room. Is it safe to go back on americablog yet?

Uncle Glenny June 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm

[re=350735]Scandalabra[/re]: Wait until John takes his tranquilizers. Maybe after midnight for a few hours.

Bruno June 29, 2009 at 6:24 pm

What? the licese plates should say trailblazer in that swedish car of death

Suds McKenzie June 29, 2009 at 6:48 pm

[re=350519]freakishlystrong[/re]: “Was Lindsay Graham in one? And if so, picture, pleeeeeeeeeeeze?”
Lindsay was probably chained to a radiator for the weekend.

JadedDIssonance June 29, 2009 at 7:06 pm

He was being a total Parade Douche too, people kept throwing beads to him and he was all STOP IT CUT IT OUT RIGHT NOW waving his hands and shit. How can you “march” in Chicago Gay Pride and not expect people to throw beads at you? He didn’t expect to be looking so beadable.

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