None Dare Call It Homophobia

WND Has Creative Theory: Murdered Libyan Ambassador Was Gay, Just Like Obama

Get it?Pathetic waste of skin and neurons Dr. Jerome Corsi, PhD, has in recent months shifted from being a straight-out birther to claiming that Barack Obama is a flaming homosexualist, presumably because being a birther mostly just gets him merely a tired indulgent laugh these days, even from other wingnuts. So now, yeah, Obama is gay and spends all his time gaying up everything, especially the State Department and the diplomatic corps. So therefore, it’s perfectly reasonable for Corsi to ask a very simple question: DID OBAMA SEND A ‘GAY’ AMBASSADOR TO LIBYA? Note that “gay” is in quotes in the headline and throughout the article, presumably because there is either no such thing as gayness, or maybe because it it such a new term that it must be marked as slang, like the many street names for exotic drugs. Or does it have something to do with Dr. Corsi, PhD, constantly being “hopped up” on “goofballs”? WE ARE SIMPLY ASKING.

As “evidence” that murdered Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens might be “gay,” Corsi presents these shocking facts:

  • The WaPo obituary “noted Stevens never married and had no children.”
  • A gay-rights blog carried a post mentioning rumors that Stevens might be gay; while the blogger couldn’t find anything definite, she noted that “the phone call Clinton made to inform his next of kin of his death went to his sister, a Seattle doctor.”
  • Kevin DuJan, a gay right wing blogger who insists that Barack Obama is as gay as they come, found a couple of photos of Stevens “embracing” (i.e., “standing right next to”) his college roommate in posts on that former rommate’s blog. Even more damning, a comment on one of the photos said, “Brideshead Revisited? It’s so bloody sad.” DuJan, ever “hip” to the “lingo” of the “gay” community, confidently announces, “This is total gay code that, yes, these two had a sexual relationship in the past.”
  • The Huffington Post ran a blog post ridiculing DuJan. If HuffPo mocks a wingnut, that can only mean that the wingnut has uncovered a Truth that the liberal elites are trying to bury!!!!!!

Corsi also mentions the unsubstantiated rumor that Ambassador Stevens was raped, either before or after he was murdered, another bit of myth that has been making the rounds of right-wing blogs. We do not think we have the stomach to even address the pathological mindset at work in spreading such rumors. But yeah, some on the right think that this is relevant to…something, possibly the inevitable triumph of both the Gay Agenda and Sharia Law if Obama is reelected, we guess. Because those two things get along so well.

We usually find Jerome Corsi’s strange version of “logic” amusing; in this case, it just leaves us vaguely nauseated, because it is such a petty attempt to turn Chris Stevens, who by all accounts was an incredibly effective ambassador who genuinely gave a damn about the people of the countries he was posted to, into part of a clumsy cartoon labeled “Obama iz evil!” He deserves better than that, goddammit, and if you’d like to counteract Corsi’s poisonous trolling, go read this lovely profile of Stevens from last Sunday’s New York Times. It will probably leave you saddened at the loss of such a dedicated statesman — an actual “public servant” — but should at least offset any residual feelings of stabbiness resulting from Corsi’s idiocy.

Oh, and was Stevens gay? We have no idea, because it does not matter.


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    1. Boojum

      No, but it's a start.

      Fucking asshole who licks the foetid sweat from the syphilitic balls of rabid pangolins, while masturbating herpe (dormant form) infected rent boys one after another after another into his gaping maw is a better start, but nowhere near complete. Please, add as you feel appropriate.

  1. zippy_w_pinhead

    These clowns spend more time obsessing about gay sex than gay people do. They really need a new hobby…

  2. Callyson

    Oh FFS–first Mittens uses the Libyan violence as an excuse to attack Obama (when it turns out the "apology" he claimed Obama made was not cleared by him and was released BEFORE the attacks), then this crap.

    Why do wingnuts hate America?


    1. BoatOfVelociraptors

      How about "The crusty twatnozzle of a douche that smells of elderberries".
      "the mustache of pubes lodged within his herpetic sores".

    1. James Michael Curley

      "Mrs. Random: But why are you wearing *these* clothes?
      David Huxley: Because I just went gay all of a sudden!
      Mrs. Random: Now see here young man, stop this nonsense. What are you doing?
      David Huxley: I'm sitting in the middle of 42nd Street waiting for a bus."

    1. Callyson

      I made the mistake of clicking on the WND link. His "argument" has to do with homosexuality being against the law in Libya.

      Yeah, well, lots of countries don't allow women to positions of power, and we didn't allow that to prevent presidents from both parties to appoint female Sercretaries of State.

      I hope this asshole dies soon…

      1. SorosBot

        Why doesn't this asshole move to Iran anyway, since he seems to want a right-wing theocracy where gay people and women have no rights?

          1. GunToting[Redacted]

            I have a gay friend who has been to Iran. He assured me that there are, in fact, fabulous Iranians.

          2. Fare la Volpe

            Iran and much of the Islamic world have a long history of homosexual poetry, much of it focused on the inherently taboo love of an adult man toward a beautiful youth. An old Persian expression goes "women for breeding, boys for pleasure, but melons [not a euphemism] for sheer delight."

    2. anniegetyerfun


      I am not joking. This is the line of reasoning. Obama WANTS Libyans to burn our embassies/consulates, so he (not Hillary) is sending screaming tranny queens to head every single State Department office in the Middle East. It's all a part of his grand… uh, Muslim plan? I guess?

        1. anniegetyerfun

          Yes, he is a Muslim communist Kenyan MauMau Black Panther homosexual. And that's why he wants OTHER homos to be murdered and butt-raped by angry Mooslamic mobs. Logic!

          1. anniegetyerfun

            It is a well-known fact that Muslim atheists are always trying to get other Muslim atheists killed.

          2. ImForMitt!

            And he went to Rev. Wright's church for 20 years! How DEEP DOES THE COVERUP GO, BARACK "HUSSEIN" OBAMA? Not that there's anything wrong with any of this, but WHY MUST HE CONTINUE TO LIE?

        1. Geminisunmars

          I know what you mean. Comparing him in anyway to pig dicks, swamp pustules, or goat breath is really more insulting to pigs, pustules, or goats.

    1. miss_grundy

      Mira, chica, si hay. Este tipo es un hijo de puta, un estupido comemierda, que debe irse pa' casa del carajo. There! (I said it in Spanish so you won't have to say it in English.)

  3. cousinitt

    Eh, what's up, doc? You know of course this means war?

    It's time to go Dan Savage on Corsi. Neologisms accepted here.

    1. bobbert

      I'd say "Don't ask", except that the answer is IT DOESN'T FUCKING MATTER.

      Which I'm well aware you know. It's hard to respond to snark.

  4. SmutBoffin

    Does Jerome Corsi eat poop? Just askin'.

    Has he has ever been photographed eating real food? In conspiracy grad school he was most likely called a "shithead" frequently; does that indicate that he likes shit near his head? Probably.

    Also, he doesn't look very healthy and keeps what appears to be toilet paper in his jacket pocket.

    Just askin'.

  5. docterry6973

    Speaking of GOP birther news:

    "Speaking to a group of GOP diehards on Wednesday in Fairhope, Ala., party Chair Bill Armistead raved about a film called “Dreams From My Real Father.” The movie claims President Obama’s grandfather was a CIA agent who convinced Barack Obama Sr. to marry his teenage daughter to hide the fact that she’d been secretly impregnated by a communist."

    Bill Armistead is the Chairman of the Alabama Republican party. Check it on TPM. I can't figure out how to embed links on the Internet machine.

    Perhaps our Editrix should hire staff so Wonkette can pump out the snark fast enough to keep up with the stupid. See, Republicans do create jobs!

          1. C_R_Eature

            Use the HTML code:
            {a href="(link)"}(Words){/a}
            and replace the { with <. No parentheses or spaces.

            More fiddlin' than yours, but effective.

          2. bobbert

            This. Except you don't have to put () around the Words, or the link.

            Generally, you cut and paste the link, so not much fiddlin'.

        1. Chet Kincaid_

          I guess any random Negro vaguely resembles Obama to these guys, so that is their damning evidence. Have they given up on the "Malcolm X is his daddy" strain of psychosis?

          1. bobbert

            Who knows? But fuck me, this is the Chairman of the Alabama Republican Party? Of the whole state?

            Man, we still have a long road ahead.

          2. finallyhappy

            Yes, on Revolution- a new TV show – soon to be cancelled- I bet- there is a black officer in a future army played by Giancarlo Esposito. Tv guide , it seems, wrote a review in which the show is supposed to have political meaning and this guy is obviously Barack Obama- because middle aged black guy on TV- must be Obama.

      1. MittBorg

        That site has been the cause of much herpderpage on my part. I wonder if it could be supermeta, as in, the FB commenters are taking the piss? No, huh? No?

        1. Doktor Zoom

          Once in a while they have examples where the original FB post makes a "oh, this is so outrageous" comment that is clearly full of snark, and then the comments are full of clueless folk who think both the Onion and the pretended outrage are real…

          1. MittBorg

            Hey, Dok, congrats on how this writing gig has turned out. You have provided many hours of amusement, especially now that I'm a fucking crip again. If I had more munniez, I would endow a DoktorZoomChair at Wonketz, but I don't, so I'll put a chair on my deck instead and take a photo of it for youse.

          2. Doktor Zoom

            I know lots of gals who would love to have a well-endowed chair.

            (Also, thanks, you darn sweetheart, you)

        2. chascates

          Here is one of my particular favorites which I believe Wonkette covered: <a href="” target=”_blank”>

          Getting fooled by an Onion story is bad enough; getting fooled by an old Onion story is even worse; but getting fooled by an old Onion story when you're a U.S. Representative is pretty much unforgivable. So, as required by internet law, we must tell you that Louisiana Republican Congressman John Fleming was recently duped by an old Onion article.

          Last Friday, Fleming, a vocal opponent of abortion and Planned Parenthood, shared a link on Facebook to the infamous Onion story headlined, "Planned Parenthood Opens $8 Billion Abortionplex." The link was accompanied by a statement from Fleming reading, "More on Planned Parenthood, abortion by the wholesale."

          The fake story is from May, 2011, and something of a viral classic by now, even inspiring its own Yelp page featuring fake reviews. A screenshot of Fleming's damning Facebook post (which has since been deleted) was first posted by "Literally Unbelievable," the website that collects Facebookers' gullible reactions to Onion stories. The Onion had rerun the Abortionplex story due to the Komen Foundation Planned Parenthood controversy.

    1. YasserArraFeck

      You will never keep up with The Stupid. Certain parts of this great country are the Marcellus Shale of Stupid, the Deepwater Horizon of Dickishness. The Stupids are so many, the Wonkettes so few. I'm not sure if we can stem the tide. But, fuckit – I'm drunk, so I'll worry about it tomorrow.

    2. Boojum

      He claims to have verified it. "It's all factual". By which he means he stuck his finger up his ass, sniffed it, and it smelled like freedom.

    3. finallyhappy

      boy, have we got them snookered. Baruch Obamawitz is the son of an Israeli Mossad agent whose parents were from Latvia and an Ethiopian Jewish woman. He was raised by a white Kansan family(or so they seemed) – well, I can't say more or the Elders will kill me.

  6. zippy_w_pinhead

    the comments at WND are hysterical- here's what passes for thinking there

    "If his "orientation" is irrelevant, then WHY was he the only MALE reported to be r a p e d during the assault? Hmmmmm? Why was HE hauled off for this send off to hell?"

    ignoring the fact that he wasn't raped and that he was "hauled off" to the hospital by sympathetic Libyans, maybe the reason he was singled out was because HE'S THE AMBASSADOR?

    1. SorosBot

      No, see, all Libyans are embassy-attacking crazed killers; we must pretend the ones who tried to save the ambassador's life didn't exist!

    2. MittBorg

      The last time I looked on the InterToobz, the facts seemed to be thus:

      During the attack on the consulate in Benghazi, the Ambassador somehow became separated from other staff, and headed to a Safe Room. Most of the others were ferried away safely, with the exception of three other staff, two guards whose names I do not now recall, and Sean Smith(?). The Ambassador, unfortunately, succumbed to smoke inhalation. He was found when some of the peaceful demonstrators noticed a broken window through which they could see him. There is video showing them pulling him out of the safe room and detecting a heartbeat, whereupon they rushed him to the hospital. The hospital did their best to resuscitate him. There is no evidence whatsoever that the body was desecrated in any way.

      Are these ninnies at WND completely incapable of using Teh Googlez?

      1. Dudleydidwrong

        "Are these ninnies at WND completely incapable of using Teh Googlez?"

        Short answer: yes. If it isn't on Faux Snooze or WND they don't know how to deal with it. Fucking bastards all.

    1. Beowoof

      May I join you in that sentiment. And may I add what an asshole this guys is. Of course I do understand that is asshole libel, but it does seem to fit.

    2. Dudleydidwrong

      I fit your age group and concur with your sentiments. I hope their mothers are proud of these right-wing assholes because no one else is.

    3. Chow Yun Flat

      This old straight white guy smiled earlier today when he he overheard a young woman (and fellow employee) say something like: "I get along with Denise but her wife just stays at home and cat jokes all day."

      Cold comfort for gay men and women who simply want the same rights as the rest of us but the twenty-something generation may the demographic steamroller that crushes legalized discrimination against gay people.

      1. tessiee

        "I get along with Denise but her wife just stays at home and cat jokes all day."

        How exactly does Denise's wife cat joke?
        It sounds kinda fun.

  7. anniegetyerfun

    "We do not think we have the stomach to even address the pathological mindset at work in spreading such rumors."

    To be perfectly fair, this isn't pathology. It's rightwing fapitude. Dead gay ambassador + Muslim rapists? There is nothing else that get Corsi as fired up. And by "fired up", I mean, "tugging violently at his itty bitty pud".

  8. Lionel[redacted]Esq

    Come on, have you ever seen how Khaddafi Qaddafi Gaddafi used to dress? Libya is clearly the gayest country outside of San Francisco, so we had to send a "gay" ambassador. Corsi's reasoning is solid!

  9. Mumbletypeg

    Usually — usually, and with *some* effort — I try to assess such baseless, craven claims in light of the societal malaise we've devolved toward: a growing appetite for the tawdry and prurient; an overarching trend toward insinuating first, verifying later.

    This Corsi guy, though. I reckon he was flat-out born a horrible person.
    And that — if he had a chance to go back, start over, and become something different, like a halfway decent human dipshit — he'd refuse.

    1. MittBorg

      I'm still trying to figure out how he got a PhD from Harvard. I mean, usually they require you to be marginally sane, even if some folks, like the Math/CS department and the Egyptologists, can be pretty fucking bizarre. This guy's way out over the wall and onto the next MOUNTAIN.

  10. imissopus

    I wonder what Richard Grenell has to say about this. I'm sure he's disgusted by Corsi injecting Stevens' alleged sexuality into….HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA almost got through that with a straight face.

    1. anniegetyerfun

      He really should investigate. Wandering around Libya and asking, "Assalamu Aleikum! Do you like to sodomize dead male bodies?", would be a great way to start the in-depth reporting.

        1. Dudleydidwrong

          I think that a lot of us would chip in to help pay for that. Assuming that it is a one-way ticket and the comments read "Use cheap coffin for COD shipment."

  11. YouBetcha

    Oh Corsi, you poor thing. Even if he had survived, you still wouldn't have gotten any action from him. But don't let the dream die. Update your wardrobe, maybe have a salad once in a while, and who knows what the future will hold.

  12. EatsBabyDingos

    I am now going to buy some Alcoa stock. I assume Reynolds Wrap will order a few dozen extra tons for the few extra thousand tinfoil hats this will birth.

  13. a_pink_poodle

    I guess my experience in the Heart of Darkness is outdated because things weren't this insane when I was a conservative. Or at least I think it wasn't, perhaps my blinders kept me from seeing this stuff.

    1. succalina

      Things weren't the same before. Wacked-out wingnuts now control the republican primary elections. If you are a normal republican person, you lose your primary to the craziest person running. The end.

  14. anniegetyerfun

    "Pathetic waste of skin and neurons Dr. Jerome Corsi, PhD"

    Woah, woah, woah there. I'm not so sure about the neurons.

  15. edgydrifter

    Every conservative argument will inevitably reference something "crammed down our throats" or something being "taken in the ass." Seriously. It's all they ever think about, apparently. America's entire right wing needs to fill up on party drugs and lube, head out to the desert, and work this pent-up sexual aggression out of their system. Go brokeback. Fuck a cactus. Write "Daddy" on a rock and scream at it for thirty-six hours straight. Just get your damned heads straight, fellas, before you permanently wreck the country.

      1. YasserArraFeck

        What a great idea – a "Burning Man" for ConserviTards. I think it should be called "Steaming Pile", but they would probably go for something like "Flame of Liberty" or somesuch bullshit. They all go into the desert, wearing nothing but white tube socks pulled up and white New Balances, and baseball caps. They can set up stalls, selling stuff, to celebrate the Free Market, hold mass Jeebus-ins at sunrise and sunset, shoot off their guns, have a car show for "Gas-Guzzlers for Freedom", and at the end, set fire to the enormous wood Kenyan. Hell, shit – I'd go for the entertainment, and to see if I could nail one of them ConserviTard New Balance-wearing MILFs.
        And at the end of the week, they'd leave all their garbage behind, because freedom.

        1. zippy_w_pinhead

          they can hire Uncle Ted and the lessor Hank to play their shindig and maybe have a dramatic reading from Billy Baldwin or Victoria Jackson. For the finale they can burn down a giant wicker chair…

          As a side note- I'd certainly go, can you imagine the money you could make selling sun screen and Blistex to that crowd?

  16. oenspiek

    It's none of Jerome Corsi, PhD's business, or mine, whether Ambassador Stevens was or was not gay.

    Shut the fuck up about it, grease.

  17. Pithaughn

    As a fellow corpulent American, I don't often denigrate an other's looks, but this guy is so fat he can't even wear a tie anymore.
    It is so sad that someone can make these kinds of ridiculous crappy speech and have some one pay them for it, in this country.

    1. docterry6973

      Everyone is Seattle is gay. Everyone. The mayor, the cops, even the pro wrestlers. That's why Dan Savage lives there and not in San Fran. This is a well-known true fact.

    2. Negropolis

      Isn't there something about freinds of Dorothy ? If so, yeah, having a sister in Oz makes you the ghey.

  18. Mittens Howell, III

    "I believe that marriage is a sacred union between a man and a deep-fried pig" Jerome Corsi, PHD

  19. Limeylizzie

    More interesting , also true,is the fact that he was a native American and member of the Chinook tribe.

    1. Negropolis

      I did not know that. Thanks for that, Lizzie. I'm also part Native American, and no, not Cherokee but from other Southeast tribes.

  20. chascates

    Ah, I miss the days when every so often a crank would get his letter published in the Sunday Parade magazine asking:
    Please confirm or deny the following people are homosexual, Jewish, or Communist.
    1. Jimmy Stewart
    2. Gabby Hayes
    3. Lassie
    4. . . . .

      1. cousinitt

        Nah, not ghey, some dogs like it hot. Inspired by Lassie's pioneering work, Tom Hanks would utilize the same trope to boffo success.

      2. tessiee

        Lassie was a boy dog, but he had a girl dog's name so that he would grow up tough, a la "A Boy Named Sue". considering how much time he had to spend fighting off bears and pulling Timmy out of the well, he needed to be not a daughter of, but a son of a bitch.

  21. BlueStateLibel

    Another winning issue for Mitt Romney to run on! Strangely enough, this guy doesn't live that far from me. I could drive over and plant a big Obama sign on his lawn. Where do I get one of those?

  22. kingofmeh

    as already stated, who cares whether the guy is gay? maybe people should thank him for his courageous service and the sacrifices he made for the nation.

    as a second thought, does it really pass for logic that a guy who spends his career moving from international outpost to international outpost, because he did not drag a wife and kids along with him to a war zone, must automatically be gay?

    isn't there a more obvious explanation why a state department lifer might not want to deal with all the challenges of constantly uprooting a family and moving them into new, different, and often violent environments?

    1. Sharkey

      "isn't there a more obvious explanation…?"

      Hmmmm… Selfishness? No that's not right.
      Mean-spirited? Still misses the mark.
      Unpatriotic? Let's just table this discussion for another time.

  23. johnnyzhivago

    Well it is a well known fact that all BBC programs are totally gay. In fact basically anything outside the continental united states is both gay and foreign which is 10 times worse.

  24. kingofmeh

    Breaking from the NYTimes: "Thousands of Libyans sympathetic to the United States marched to the gates of a powerful Libyan militia suspected of killing four Americans including the ambassador last week and demanded that the government disband it, as well as the other armed militant groups that have increasingly behaved with impunity since the government was toppled last year. . . ."

    "About 30,000 Libyans in Benghazi poured into a square in front of the main encampment of the group, unfurled a Libyan flag and shouted “with our lives and souls, we redeem you, Benghazi!,” Al Jazeera and other news services reported. Some held signs reading “The ambassador was Libya’s friend,” and “Libya lost a friend.” "

    I bet they didn't give a shit whether he was gay or not. "Fuck you, Jerome Corsi" they also didn't say.

      1. MittBorg

        You did see Buzzfeed's photos of the demonstration with the apology signs, and the candlelight vigils by Libyans all over the world, right? Libyans in the US and Canada made a video of the vigils they were holding for Stevens, and put it on YouTube. He was more loved there than I had realized.

      2. Negropolis

        I was trying to think of some kind of vigil or protest by 30,000 regular American Joes after the Sikh shooting or a modern lynching, and just couldn't imagine it. Turning out 30,000 for anything outside of sports is impressive, to do this for a rather obsure foreign official is just mind blowing.

  25. ffredpalakon

    That's quite a cute little hat he's got there. He's like blonde maned Thor, getting ready to storm Assguard, which Dr. Corsi has deemed a clear and obvious sign of healthy heterosexuality.

  26. chascates

    From the barking dogs at FrontPage: <a href="” target=”_blank”>
    This revelation about the sexual denigration of the reportedly gay Ambassador Stevens raises several questions. First, when are so-called liberals going to shed the rose-tinted goggles of multiculturalism and get in touch with a righteous anger about a pathologically anti-gay, ragingly misogynist, mob culture that sexually violates and murders innocents?

    1. C_R_Eature

      …"a pathologically anti-gay, ragingly misogynist, mob culture that sexually violates and murders innocents?"

      Let's leave the Catholic Church out of this, OK?

    2. Sharkey

      First, when are so-called liberals going to shed the rose-tinted goggles of multiculturalism…

      Because, what, Anders Behring Breivik cleared all that up for us??

  27. wolvenwood13

    Sorry Wonkette, you messed up on this one. Obama has LOTS of gay sex. The investigative journalist, Wayne Madsen went to Indonesia to learn Obama's true background. Basically he was raised by the CIA. But he also went to Chicago to check out Obama's life and uncovered the fact that he and Rahm Emmanuel both are lifetime members of Man's World or something similar, which is a gay bar. And don't forget the guy who wrote a book about his gay encounter with Obama. Obama receives but won't give gay sex. Wayne Madsen is an excellent journalist who doesn't seem to have any biases, he just likes to get the truth out. Personally, I don't care if Obama wants to screw hyenas, it's the fact that he covers it up that bothers me.

      1. Doktor Zoom

        Wayne Madsen, from the Most Reliable Source In The World:

        In 2003 he said that he had uncovered information linking the September 11 attacks to the government of Saudi Arabia as well as to Bush administration.[22] In 2005, he wrote than an unidentified former CIA agent claimed that the USS Cole was actually hit by a Popeye cruise missile launched from an Israeli Dolphin-class submarine.[23]

        On 17 May, 2005, Madsen testified regarding American policy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) before a Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights hearing on the situation in the DRC. According to the news magazine New African, Madsens testimony was "was so revealing that the mainstream Western media…have refused to print it.

        In a 2008 ArabNews article, Madsen is quoted as suggesting that the criminal prosecution of New York State governor Eliot Spitzer was partly due to the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad.[27]

        On June 9, 2008 he reported that unnamed "GOP dirty tricks operatives" had found a Kenyan birth certificate registering the birth of Barack Obama, Jr. on August 4, 1961. "However, the registration is a common practice in African countries whose citizens abroad have families with foreign nationals."[28] This birth certificate was a cornerstone of the "Kenyan Born" subset of the birther conspiracy theories, and Madsen's article was cited in a Washington state petition challenging Obama's eligibility to serve.[29]

        On April 25, 2009, Madsen reported that some unidentified UN World Health Organization officials and scientists believed the 2009 new H1N1 strain of swine flu virus appeared to be the product of U.S. military sponsored gene splicing, as opposed to natural processes.

        In July 2009, Madsen released a report saying there was a "Q Group" within the National Security Agency tasked with plugging leaks of classified information and the monitoring and suppression of journalists who report on the NSA. He noted that with the approaching 10th anniversary of 9/11, the group have "made plans to stop any new revelations that would point to high-level U.S. and Israeli government involvement in the 9/11 attacks"

        In June 2012 Madsen self-published his sixth book. The book purports to be an expose of Barack Obama's rise in American politics and the CIA's role in his attaining the Presidency. He has been described by Andrew Sullivan of the Atlantic Monthly as a conspiracy theorist

        Sounds pretty credible to me. Maybe I should think long and hard about issuing a retraction in the light of this important contribution.

        Or maybe I'll have dinner.

        1. C_R_Eature

          The way that the Right Wing is tumbling headlong towards the Behavioral Sink is making them incredibly difficult to parody.

          It's hard out there for a Puck.

          1. Radiotherapy

            … hyenas mark their territories using their anal glands.

            Mating between hyenas involves a number of short copulations with brief intervals, unlike canids, who generally engage in a single, drawn out copulation

          2. MittBorg

            No, I meant more like this. Female hyenas have lots of androgen which makes their clitoris VERY large (about the size of a human penis) and they fertilize and give birth through this organ. Very interesting, acrobatic sex. Also, presumably, reproduction is painful, judging from the death rate.

          3. BloviateMe

            You may be onto something. FUN FACT: female hyenas have a mock penis.

            So basically, if you're gonna go gay bestiality, hyenas are a virtual sausage-fest.

          4. docterry6973

            But you need to consider the context. You can't condemn Obama-on-hyena buttsecks without understanding how repressive societal forces produce this sad outcome. In the end, I think we can all agree that society is really to blame.

          5. BloviateMe

            So, finishing the equation you started, the hyenas actually perpetrated their own rape, thusly making it an illegitimate rape, and Obama was the victim.

            Jesus fuck, it all makes sense, the numbers add up.

        2. SorosBot

          So wolvenwood is right to say that "Wayne Madsen is an excellent journalist who doesn't seem to have any biases", he spreads insane conspiracy theories about both Democrats and Republicans.

          1. wolvenwood13

            Madsen was in the upper echelons of the NSA and left when he figured it out; now he has inside sources and that's where he gets his info, also his investigations. The govt is insane, why would you think otherwise? There ARE conspiracies happening here in the U.S. and to call someone a conspiracy theorist means nothing any more. Also, too, I knew about Wayne in college, we both hung with the same people. He was known as a genius who was already working with the NSA. Wayne is legit alright, you just need to get out more.

    1. pdiddycornchips

      My son asked me yesterday what a concern troll was. When I showed him your post and the Doktor's response, he said "oh, basically, it's a moron right?"

          1. C_R_Eature

            Almost exactly, but without the blizzard of Libertarian .org, .com, and philosopher links, the glossy pamphlets, the hour and 45 minute harangues about Personal Freedom while you're trapped in the corner of a bar and the AMWAY pitch.

          2. SorosBot

            Not exactly, because a concern troll claims to be a liberal, just one who is concerned about whatever crap conspiracy theory they are actually pushing.

    2. bobbert

      Jesus Christ. I leave you guys alone for an afternoon to go buy dogfood and do some winetasting, and you end up with Wayne Fucking Madsen.

      There's a lotta corsi out here on the tubes this evening, and there are some serious piles of ryan developing. Y'all be careful you don't romney yourselves.

      1. Doktor Zoom

        Don't worry. We are well-protected by plenty of exposure to the likes of Ivins, Heller, Vonnegut, and the Onion. Many of the Olds here have even had their Royko shots.

    3. owhatever

      I went to Indonesia and got laid by two beautiful women. Wayne Madsden apparently did not, and went crazy.

      For argument's sake, let's hypothetically say Obama did or does the gay thing. None of my business. None of yours.

  28. weejee

    Can someone Swift Boat Corsi? And while speaking of Swift Boaters' el Capitan, how did this liar-for-hire Jerome avoid having his plagiarizing ass drafted during Vietnam?

    1. James Michael Curley

      Corsi has refused to answer this other than saying he was deferred because he was in college and graduate school from 1964 to 1972. However his draft number was 11 and the draft was not discontinued until June 30, 1973; so …

      I did a quick search because years ago (its been 8 years since he Swiftboated John Kerry) I came across a reference that included the allegation that a paternal or maternal relative was on the draft board, but, again, that is by memory and I could not confirm it this time.

      In what starts to strain credibility as coincidence, in 2006 Corsi published a book with Ken Blackwell under the World Net Daily imprinteur the subject of which is the whole '47%' debasement of the middle class being furthered by so many Republicans. The entire premise is that if welfare recipients, social security disability recipients and those receiving public disability like Medicaid are required to go cold turkey they will learn to whatever.

      Blackwell must be remembered as contributing so much to fucking up voter access in Ohio in 2004 all the while ordering Diebold Touch Screen machines when the State specified Optical Scan machines and 'accidentally' buying hundreds of shares of Diebold stock before he made the announcement. Then, during the early stages of the Moss case about vote irregularities in the east Cincinnati area (where he had spent several terms as mayor) it was discovered that the software for the machines had been accidentally erased – leaving no evidence of the hundreds of claims that people would press the area for Kerry and the vote would get recorded for Bush.

      1. weejee

        Thanks for that JMC!

        Any young once & future reporters out there in Wonketteer land? Jerome Corsi looks like an evil white whale in need of some serious investigative harpooning.

    1. kingofmeh

      it's nothing more than a simplistic view of the muslim world, that treats it like a monolith and ignores its complexity. if you believe there's only one kind of muslim, then the framing of the debate makes sense. if you acknowledge that there are conservative and liberal muslims; secularists and fundamentalists; ethnic and political and historic divisions; etc., then you have to take the muslim world a little more seriously.

  29. pdiddycornchips

    It's always sad when someone's fifteen minutes of fame are up and they are the only one who hasn't noticed. Jerome, it's over. No one cares.

  30. C_R_Eature

    If Jerome Corsi is so all-fired worried about the National Security risks of The Gay, then just where was he when Lindsay Graham was touring the Middle East, huh?

          1. James Michael Curley

            Dude spent four months in the middle of the ocean with an all male crew with no sight of land. The only entertainment was show tunes like "Sunrise, Sunset" to alleviate the monotony.

          1. SorosBot

            When he was young, JC convinced the King of Bithynia, a Roman client state, to give a large navy to Rome for use in a siege; his remarkable success lead to the rumor in Rome that he did so through sexual favors for the king. Whether or not there was any truth to those rumors is now lost to time.

  31. C_R_Eature

    "Pathetic waste of skin and neurons" is good, Dok.

    However I prefer to see "Dr. Jerome Corsi, PhD" as an "Ugly Bag of Mostly Water."

      1. C_R_Eature

        It is a good one and not to be deployed lightly.

        Although "Ugly Bag of Mostly Lipids" would probably be more accurate.

    1. Dudleydidwrong

      He's supposedly on his second wife, following a divorce. I understand that in both marriages he honeymooned with his own right hand.

          1. Doktor Zoom

            He's pretty sinister.

            (So that show has been on, like, what, 7 seasons, and the pun just occurred to me…I'd feel worse if I actually watched the show.)

  32. johnnyzhivago

    The Obama is Gay thing is ludicrous…. The KGB and the Stazi would never tolerate one of their deep cover agents to be gay – it could jeopardize the mission. Obama's handlers in Chicago, Indonesia and the Kremlin – as well as the aliens overlords would surely have staged an intervention.

    1. docterry6973

      True, the KGB and Stazi would never tolerate it – which can mean only one thing. Obama is a gay communist member of the Central Committee of the Soviet Union! Of communists!

  33. Negropolis

    Doktor Zoom, I'm in 100% agreement with you on this. I can't muster any snark. His death is sad, and the right wing's take on his death is just plain nasty. It's because of this that I veered clear of ANY comentary on his death from right wing blogs, though, I was unfortunate enough to come across the rape allegation on another forum. I'm also a bit miffed at the administration playing into their hands giving different answers on how this unfolded as if anything else matters beyond the fact that this man was murdered in cold blood.

    The only solace in find in any of this is that the Libyan government and a lot of folks in Benghazi seemed to be genuined aggrieved by this, and I'm also waiting for when we can wipe the hate away on the political side of this come November. Corsi is a psychological terrorist, plain and simple, and a lot of these folks are traitors to the idea of America. I mean it.

    1. James Michael Curley

      I dread that even after Obama wins in November it will be a long four years of obstructionism.
      I was so elated when Obama won and have been buoyed up through all the BullShit over the fact that a re-election would quash the majority of those who are anti-Obama merely because of his skin color. But that prospect diminishes.
      As the Romney campaign continues to demonstrate that its only ability is to self immolate, the early 2016 Republican suggestions are horrifying. Two, Christie and Santorum would run campaigns where any lie or slander is acceptable because they have such self-righteous knowledge that must be inoculated into the rest of the world.
      We tend to laugh at the buffoonery of these two but they are two of the most dangerous politicians in America today.

      1. Negropolis

        Maybe just for the salvation of my sanity, but I'm not even looking that far ahead. And, even if I did, we know that a party usually gets eight years in the White House. I'll fight to keep the GOP out every time, but if Obama can't get us far enough in the next four to get back the House if we don't this time, than they probably deserve the presidency.

  34. owhatever

    Dr. Corsi has been appointed science adviser of the Westboro Baptist Church.

    The church is unaware that Corsi attended Harvard, an elite university in Massachusetts, at the same time as an openly gay man, whose name cannot be revealed because he is today a Republican congressman. Credible sources report that Corsi even frequently drank beer in a pub frequented by this gay man, and apparently went to the same bathroom used by the gay man, took out his own penis and urinated. Some critics say that Corsi also is the world's ugliest lesbian.

    We report, you decide.

    1. docterry6973

      Why that is the self-same fine public servant who made it illegal to use science to predict sea-level rise in North Carolina. I certainly hope he wins election and ensures that no government official ever looks into a book as part of their job.

      1. MittBorg

        The hatefulness of the pandering. "Let us drive those educated reading-type peoples out of their jobs and livelihood so we have no educational policy!"

        And the maroons cry, "YEA!" And then they drown because nobody remembered how to measure the rise in sea-level. The end.

    2. Dudleydidwrong

      Don't know much about history,
      Don't know much biology,
      Don't know much about science books,
      Don't know much about–any fucking thing because I'm a North Carolina politician.

      1. MittBorg

        Today I read that uneducated and working-class white folks are suffering an epidemic of Early Deff. As in, as educated folks live longer, uneducated white folks seem to be slipping behind. Average lifespan of a working-class white woman with little to no college is 73.5 years. Main contributors: lack of access to health care and smoking. And these maroons want to create MOAR unedjimacated eejits who will smoke and drink themselves into an early grave while voting for these eejits and against health care because freedumz.

    3. Fukui-sanYesOta

      Let's extend this to the private sector and see how that works out. No six-figure scientists can read books or scientific periodicals any more, because BOOKS and KNOWLEDGE.

      Also, too, they should have to wear workman's gloves because that indicates a real job.

      1. MittBorg

        I don't know about you, but in the course of my fucking job, I had to read a shitload of stuff on a daily basis. Just for work, I would estimate I read between 200-600 pages a week. And the whole fucking company can go screw themselves sideways if they think I'm reading that shit on my OWN time.

        1. AlterNewt

          Someone once proudly said this to me:

          'When I graduated high school I promised myself I would never read another book."

          He is now 57 years old and lives with his mother.

          1. MittBorg

            Wow. That is truly impressive. What a fecking eejit. Thinking of all the people I met all over Asia who would have gladly given a limb to get a little schooling. The people who had to quit school because of war, or because a parent died and they had to support the whole family, and how grateful they were for literacy classes. Feh.

        2. Fukui-sanYesOta

          Yeah, for sure. Like I really give a monkey's cock about the new closures in java 8 but I gotta know.

          I ain't fourteen and finding out about knowledge any more. There's a world of literature and another knowledge, especially geopolitical, out there which is far more interesting.

          Fuck these morons.

          1. James Michael Curley

            Elitist! My company controller bought the shrink wrapped stuff from china so I had to figure it out for myself. Then I have to teach it to people who get confused with signing on to AOL (and call me when they are lounging around their house trying to hang out on the internet and sometime when I'm out and on vacation).

            I am thankful that Ma Bell never got 'VideoVue" up and running.

            "When logic and proportion
            Have fallen sloppy dead … "

          2. MittBorg

            As god is my witness, the one job I never want to do is tech support. It was bad enough when I had to do training. But tech support, especially for Oldz, is … no. I am not suited to this type of task. Unless it is undertaken as an exercise in population control.

          3. Fukui-sanYesOta

            You have just reminded me of the worst job I ever decided to do.

            On the surface it was a peach. Install three servers for a three site Mercedes dealership to allow internet and email access. Easy, right? Linux and open source software all the way and there was already inter-site leased-line access. Bit of DSL, bit of server config then a load of cocking around setting up outlook and so on for all the computers. Took about a week and I made a metric fuckton of cash.

            Yeah. Young and naive Fukui-san. The upfront was great, but I hadn't priced in support. Of course, since I'd installed the infrastructure for the email system then whenever some addled old fuck managed to break windows with a virus or simply being a cack-handed fool then my phone rings. Then you have to talk the goddamned halfwit through resetting windows network settings, or booting to safe mode, or whatever the nonsense du jour required.

            It really struck home when I was on vacation in Majorca (paid for with my ill-gotten gains) and the phone rings. I'm standing in a goddamn kiddie pool looking out over the med and trying to talk some dopey fuck through changing his Outlook IMAP settings which he'd "never touched" even though they were now completely wrong.

            I was over the fucking moon when they changed supplier three years later.

            Gah. Tech support. Never again.

          4. MittBorg

            You know how tech support folks are always joking about "ask them if it's plugged in"?

            I once worked for a woman who thought I was her personal tech support staff (despite having a shit-ton of QA stuff to do on the product). Every time I heard the click-click-click of her stilettos in the hallway, I would start feeling stabby.

            One day she called me in to her office totally hysterical because I had installed software for her and it had "broken the computer." You got it. She hadn't plugged the fucking thing in. Course, this was back in the Old Days, when you had to plug shit in.

        1. AlterNewt

          For that kind of proof you're going to need real gumshoes. Like J. Edgar and his trusty lifelong companion, Clyde.

          1. ttommyunger

            J. Edgar Hoover and Clyde Tolson. Toward the end, they were so enfeebled, they would simply take turns putting their head in each other's lap while their driver sped down bumpy roads.

    1. tessiee

      It is precisely this type of overpayment to the 1% that makes it hard for the rest of us to earn a living wage.

      1. Fukui-sanYesOta

        Those elephants need feces extraction management and both fruit and vegetable supply executives. Those elephants create jobs. That Corsi has the temerity to charge a dime is, actually, extortion and he should be glad to have any kind of employment. Three cents a herd is the going rate in other countries so he would be pricing himself out of the market if the market was FREE and not government subsidized.

    1. littlebigdaddy

      No I think it was in trying to justify my existence to a vengeful deity who knows I have been a knob gobbler for years and will never be able to give it up even if I believe, like a small child, that it will send me to a place called hell.

  35. DahBoner

    Definition of WING NUT
    1 a nut with wings that provide a grip for the thumb and finger
    2 slang : a mentally deranged person
    3 slang : one who advocates extreme measures or changes : radical

    First Known Use of WING NUT: circa 1900

  36. Self-Uploader

    There have always been crazy people shouting their crazy theories. At one point they might have gotten locked up, or hung, or shut away in institutions. Certainly, they would have been ignored. Thanks to the internet we actually know there names. This gives me a sad.

    1. Doktor Zoom

      The mainstreaming of weirdass conspiracy theory has made so much of it boring. I remember the slightly nauseous thrill of finding cheaply-made pamphlets denouncing the Pope as part of the International Communist Conspiracy, for instance. The idea that people were cranking these out at a typewriter in a basement somewhere and then going out into the world to leave them under windshield wipers and between the pages of library books is definitely a more Romantic image of mad obsession. And there was no way to immediately find out what threads of interconnecting unreality came together, either, so these loons had a real air of mystery, too.

      Now it's just more dorks sitting at PCs.

      1. BloviateMe

        That's EXACTLY it. When you fan away the mysterious aura and see the actual gears driving the crazy, it loses its seductive luster. I remember–in my youth–stumbling across a bizarre second rate comic book (for lack of a better word) that was hardcore brimstone. Lots of scary shit to an 8 year old boy, but what stuck out to me was a guy just looking at a girl with lust, and in the next panel he was burning in the lake of fire with ol' Lucifer laughing at him. The pedestrian quality of the drawings just added to the eerie feel it had. Were I, at the time, able to plug into a website and find out it was penned by a tinfoil hat sporting weirdo, I can't imagine it would creeped me out so much, if at all.

          1. BloviateMe

            30+ years of libations has dulled the memory quite a bit, but that sure looks like what I remember.

            Ultimately, the scare tactics backfired on this guy. I can't help but think it contributed to my knee-jerk revulsion for most organized religion.

      2. Negropolis

        And yet the removal of the mystique has made them stronger. There is no shame in taking this bullshit as truth. So it may not be as deep as it once was, but it's more expansive than all hell.

    1. MittBorg

      Rly? I wouldn't let anyone taser you. But I can't control the banhammer (and besides, if I could, I'd just let Erbody in and then y'all would hate me anyway, so maybe this is a good thing).

    1. bobbert

      As I recall, Editrix said she nuked an IP addy of a short-term troll, after which owls was never seen again. This is an old (drunk) person's recollection, so filter accordingly.

    2. MittBorg

      Yes. As bobbert points out, in a roundabout way. Apparently, owls decided it would be funny and prankish to annoy another long-term user with some childish trollage. He never got to explain his side of the story in detail, but I think a lot of us were pissed at him for the trollage at the time. It's not a wildly popular topic, and I think much of the upset around it is only just subsiding.

      The backlash took out some other dearly loved longtime Wonketteers as well.

      ETA: You probably have lots of private e-addies of Wonketteerz. Depending on whom you talk to, you might get different versions of the story.

      1. Fukui-sanYesOta

        Thanks for the reply.

        Huh. It's always sad when there are fights here, especially when we lose people.

        and I have the email addresses of exactly one wonketter because I suck.

        1. MittBorg

          Oh, stop it, you do not suck. I'm forced to be oblique in my response to you because I don't want to upset or hurt anybody despite my reputation for ball-stomping. Write me at [myblogname_oneword] at gmail and we can discuss it if you want, or not. I'm sad things turned out the way they did because I personally liked and respected the Wonketteers in question, but it's not my house so I can't set the rules.

    3. LagunaB

      Actually, this is what happened.
      March 31, 2012 wonkette posted story 468742 titled
      Owls posted about you, Fukui-sanYesOta, about the hard time you were having. He wanted to help you out and asked the Wonkette community for ideas.
      There were 32 replies and about mid way through Barb went off on him. When he questioned her response, she went even further.
      Then a commenter called "Lube" showed up. He/she made comments about Barb.
      Lube is not Owls. Owls was not banned nor was the account deleted. It is still active and still commenting.
      Barb stalked Owls, putting out his real name and threatened him on twitter and was banned by Newell. To see those tweets and other postings, go to photobucket. Seach for extemporanus, click on 'click to see this user's profile'.


  37. bobbert

    You know, if Jerome Corsi ever happened to do a "presentation" up here in the Cali foothills, I would absolutely NOT try to blow his brains out of his earhole with .45 cal votes, because what would be the point?

    He's already a pustulent pile of incoherent stupidity. The worst thing you can do to him is leave him alone as more and more people come to realize what a worthless piece of shit he is.

    Sorry. I am kind of drunk. And I really detest Jerome Corsi.

  38. Toomush_Infer

    These people just live in a hell of their own making, don't they?….in the interest of clarity, I think they should know that, not only the top 100 American cities gay, especially including the entire District of Columbia (98% of the population – the other 2% are bisexual), but President Obama will literally fuck anything in his path, most folks willingly, and don't let me get started on Biden…. I think you should move to Kazakizakistanstan, where I hear it's a little less gay….

    1. MittBorg

      Oh, c'mon! That wasn't no chocolate! He musta rubbed up against the hotel staff for a couple of hours till that colour rubbed on. Actually, I think Univision's make-up chica probably hates him and decided to give him the wrong colour.

  39. mosaickmind

    Don't know if this douchebag is a Christian, but all his evidence would point to Jesus Christ being Gay. My feelings: so what?

  40. johnnyzhivago

    For cryin out loud folks, if you meet Mitt in a "rope line" just shut the fuck up and smile at him. He does NOT NEED YOUR dumb ass advice. If you had good advice you would have been at one of those $50,000 fund raisers!!!

    As Ann Says:

    “We call the rope line now the advice line,” she said, laughing, explaining that “everyone cares and everyone wants to help and everyone wants to just give their piece—a little piece of advice—so I feel like my best advice is just to bring peace and calm to him and just trust in him and just say, ‘I know you can do it,’ but not to give him any advice because it gets too overwhelming.”

  41. valthemus

    If the folks at WND would take a trip out of Opossum Holler once in a while, they might notice that – in some cases, in some places – calling someone gay actually makes them *more* popular.

  42. ttommyunger

    Always with the naughty bits; don't these Rightards ever get laid? Sorry, just remembered the pix….stupid question.

  43. clecinosu

    I question the "Doctor." I question the "Ph.D."

    As a matter of fact, I question this factually-challenged wing nut is human.

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