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At Wonkette, we like to be fair and balanced, and we like to say something when usually-bad people do actual good things. So today, we have Senator Marco Rubio, standing on the Senate floor, going all in condemning Chechnya for its brutal campaign against gay men. It’s been reported that the Chechnyan government has detained over 100 men upon suspicion of being gay, “beaten and tortured” many of them, and reportedly killed four. Even worse, Chechnya’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov reportedly wants to “eliminate” the gay community by the beginning of Ramadan (Friday, May 26). However, the Independent in the UK reports that the Chechen government, which is BFFs with Vladimir Putin, denies everything, with its interior minister saying those reports are an “April Fool’s Joke” (HA! HA!) and one of Kadyrov’s spokes-goons pulled a Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, saying his country doesn’t even HAVE gross gays:

“If there were such people in Chechnya, law enforcement agencies wouldn’t need to have anything to do with them because their relatives would send them somewhere from which there is no returning,” Alvi Karimov said.

Honor killings! HA HA! As the Independent notes, Putin’s government is going along with the Chechen government denying that any of this is taking place, because Putin’s government is full of lying, amoral pieces of shit.

Anyway, let’s watch Marco Rubio’s floor speech! Some might complain that he’s only doing this because WARHAWKS! patriots in the United States are pissed at Russia for ALLEGEDLY! actually fucking around in our 2016 American election, and you know what? We don’t care why he’s saying it, we care that he is saying it.

We will transcribe it for you, because A) We are service-y like that and B) Rubio provides a lot of detail about what’s really going on:

… I would like to highlight the horrific reports on the pro-Russian Chechen government’s brutal campaign against LGBT people and others over the last several weeks. Human Rights Watch recently reported, “law enforcement and security agency officials, under the control of the ruthless head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, have rounded up dozens of men on suspicion of being gay, torturing and humiliating the victims.” There are quotes that at least 100 men have been arrested, at least three men have been reportedly been killed since the campaign began. Chechen LGBT individuals, as well as those just suspected of being gay, have been taken to unofficial secret detention facilities, where they have endured heinous abuses.

They also face the danger of honor killings committed by their own relatives.

Rubio then quoted the thing we pasted above, with the Chechen spokes-ass saying his government doesn’t even have to worry about all the gays, because their families will just honor-murder them anyway.

Rubio continued:

Unfortunately this is not a new reality for those living under the brutal tyranny of the Chechen leader, who by the way happens to be a loyal ally of Vladimir Putin. There have been reports in the past of similar abuses, although these reports seem to be the most brutal and should provoke anger in all of us. We should never, ever tolerate human rights violations against any person for their political views, their religious beliefs, their sexual orientation.

According to reports today, the Russian foreign minister [Sergey] Lavrov said that Russian officials have not seen information to confirm the reports. Additionally, Putin’s spokesman said, “We have no reason not to trust the head of the republic” — talking about the Chechen Republic — “until there are actual complaints in this regard. Not abstract, anonymous, but actual complaints.”

Well, the actual complaints are all around us. They have been well documented in publications throughout the world, but instead, Vladimir Putin is choosing to prop up Kadyrov, the Chechen brutal dictator, and prop up his brutal regime instead of holding them accountable.

The United States and other responsible nations should do more to ensure that all people are protected, and those who harm them are held responsible. We should use our voice on the global stage to call attention to these horrifying acts and to ensure that they are condemned in an appropriate way, and ultimately in the hopes that they will be stopped.

MARCO RUBIO IS RIGHT ABOUT A THING, YOU GUYS. And he said the words “gay” and “LGBT” and “sexual orientation” and everything! What’s gotten into him?

It should be noted that UN Ambassador Nikki Haley has also condemned what’s going on in Chechnya in no uncertain terms, using specific phrases like “sexual orientation,” and she doesn’t seem to give a fuck if it chaps Vladimir Putin’s puckered A-hole. (Or Donald Trump’s, for that matter.)

So … huh! We guess we’re just glad things have moved far enough in the direction of full equality for gays and BLTs in America that Republicans are standing up for what’s right in Chechnya. And like we said, we’re just not sure we care if they’re doing it for the wrong reasons, because if they manage to save lives, it’s worth it.

Also, fuck Putin and his Chechnyan government bigot pals in their asses with a tightly rolled up copy of the U.S. Constitution.

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  • Zippy W Pinhead

    it’s nice to see that he’s willing to stick up for those nice Chechnyan fellas he met at the South Beach foam parties

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Once you go Chechen,
      You’ll always be quetchin’.
      About human rights.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Nice to see signs of civilization in the Republican Party from time to time.

    • Proud Liberal

      It is such a rare event isn’t it?

    • BadKitty904

      If only for variety.

    • Ezio

      There are some reasonable republicans out there. Ana Navarro is one. Arnold has said some decent things recently etc.

  • Ezio

    While we’re on the subject, I find it really interesting how right wingers condemn certain Middle Eastern or Muslim majority countries for their treatment of LGBT folks (and in some cases rightfully so) but then rarely ever say anything about how LGBT folks are mistreated in Russia or the Ukraine. Kudos to Rubio here, I suppose.

  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    Well, this was totally unexpected.

    • Proud Liberal

      It’s still hard to like him.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      His cheap weapon is surprise.

      • aureolaborealis

        And an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope!

  • Msgr_MΩment

    I could use a gay BLT right about now.
    Just sayin’.

  • Mpeg

    If Rubio and ilk were to keep this up I might start thinking there’s a heart underneath all that canker-sore~

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    Imprisonment by Chechnya=Bad; Discrimination by Florida=Ok.

    Not that impressive.

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    Okay, he can have *one* cookie. ONE.

    • Crystalclear12

      And not the good.
      The one that got dropped.

      • puredog

        Or maybe a slice of Minnie’s pie.

    • Parakeetist

      I second that emotion.

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      A penis-shaped one.

  • Ralph Gauer

    Well, it has come to this: The bar for civil Republican behavior is soooo low that someone stating the obvious becomes a Profile in Courage.

  • Anna Rompage

    Killing the gays is bad, but legalizing and condoning the severe and persistent discrimination against the gays in regards to marriage, housing, employment, & education is what christ has commanded me to do…

    Fuck Rubio with a rust chainsaw for not seeing, and acknowledging the hypocritical double standard that he and his compatriots have been participating in…

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      Exactly. He got an easy one right. A United States Senator condemning clear human rights abuses warrants a shrug, not an ovation.

    • Gayer Than Thou

      Well, when you put it that way…

    • elviouslyqueer

      HOW DARE YOU CALL ME A HYPOCRITICAL LYING EGOTISTICAL BIGOT EVEN THOUGH I TOTALLY AM.

      — Marco, in a few minutes, probably.

    • Crystalclear12

      Hey, this is about hating Russia! Don’t make it about you!

  • Me not sure

    Using the Orlando shootings as an excuse for getting back in the Senate race was, in my opinion, one of the most blatantly insincere and opportunistic exploitations of a human tragedy for political advantage that I have seen in a while. That being said, good for him for this statement. I still don’t trust the little sponge, though.

    • BadKitty904

      Amen.

      a.) Nice statement;
      2.) Fuck that opportunistic little weasel.

      • Me not sure

        III.) Thanx and ditto.

    • Ezio

      Ditto

    • Shibusa

      I read that as: I still don’t trust the little spooge, though.

      • Me not sure

        Whateverz.

  • Anna Rompage

    “I believe in gay rights, I mean it’s not like were trying to kill you or something?”

    Marco Rubio

    • BadKitty904

      “Yet.”

      • Anna Rompage

        “any more”

        • Gayer Than Thou

          “As much.”

  • msanthropesmr

    I unfortunately look just​like Ramzdan Kadyrov

    • puredog

      That IS unfortunate, but if you visit the Ukraine you might get some excellent deals.

  • Michael R
    • Gayer Than Thou

      I’d probably watch, TBH.

      • elviouslyqueer

        Marco, yes. Mittster, NOPE.

        • Paul

          But if they wrestled? Would that change your mind?

        • AnnieGetYerFun

          Oh, Mittens is in decent shape. I’d watch.

    • Raan

      This summer, Marco Rubio and Mitt Romney are Robert Smigel’s Ambiguously Gay Duo.

      I get a whiff of feces from that movie idea I just came up with.

      • PubOption

        Feces or Santorum?

        • Raan

          Just feces. Nothing sexual happens in movies based on SNL sketches.

  • BadKitty904
  • Ezio

    OT but does anyone know what happened to the previous article that was posted about low income workers? It’s not showing up when I click it and there’s only one comment?

  • Gayer Than Thou

    Everything am backwards on Bizarro World!

  • elviouslyqueer

    We should never, ever tolerate human rights violations against any person for their political views, their religious beliefs, their sexual orientation.

    Louder, Marco, in case the bigots in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Mississippi couldn’t hear you.

  • boyblue122

    Its sad when hes basically the only one to condemn torture of human beings just for existing.

    No one in Drumpf’s administration made a peep and other prominent members of the GOP havent said anything

    • cmd resistor

      Other than Nikki Haley, apparently (mentioned in article.) I read today that Trump made a funny ha ha joke with Haley sitting right next to him at some thing, where he said, so, does everybody like Nikki and then, well, she can be replaced. There was a CNN story about yeah, it’s a joke but that’s how he rolls, throwing people off balance who work for him, and speculating maybe he is jealous of her for getting good publicity and stuff.

      • Lamashtar

        She won’t care that much, she’s just in it for the national exposure and international experience she can put on her resume when she runs for President. She is already more popular than him.

        • cmd resistor

          Well if she gets too popular and uppity, who knows.

  • Ralph Gauer
    • Shibusa

      That makes me hungry for hash browns, and a wedge salad.

      • Paul

        So go putter around in the kitchen. Make some tee. Do some ironing later, or go for a drive.

      • PubOption

        I’m not that hungry, so I’ll just have a little niblick.

  • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

    Just as long as they don’t wanna get hitched, right Little Marco?

  • memzilla Ω

    All of this newfound Rethuglican anger towards Putin and his puppets — his other puppets — makes me think that Vlad has cut off their munniez because the US Sanctions are still in place and he can’t get a taste of that half-a-trillion-dollar oil field until they ARE lifted.

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    It almost makes me angry to read this. Not because Rubio isn’t right in this case, and this isn’t a huge, important and tragic issue (it is!) but because you can see that he is actually capable of decent thought and empathy. This contrasted with his typical assholery makes it so clear that the rest of his pandering to the lowest common denominator is him suppressing his decency for in service of partisan politics.

  • tapp_my_wire,please

    So there is outrage for treatment of the ghey in a tin pot dictatorship 3000 miles away. Your move North Carolina.

    • Lamashtar

      We’ll take likely Democratic voter roll purges for $100, Alex.

  • Crystalclear12

    Yes, yes, Little Marco, let your hatred for the Russians flow.

  • proudgrampa

    I am for equality of ALL BLTs.

    • WotsAllThisThen

      Replace the bacon with avocado and you’ve created the ALT-RYE

      • Parakeetist

        Haaaaa

      • LucindathePook

        Replace the lettuce with avocado.

  • Villago Delenda Est

    OK, who kidnapped Lil’ Marco and replaced him with a decent human being! I demand answers!

  • canes_pugnaces

    Rubio seems to be positioning himself for a run against Trump in three years. Maybe this time he can find the backbone… oh never mind.

    • Red Bird Ω

      I think he’s just trying to keep his brother in law out of trouble.

  • Suttree
    • jesterpunk

      Did the doctor give you anything to help with that?

      • Suttree

        Nope.

        • Persistent Demme

          Something with THC or CBD to relax those muscles.
          Or heat?

        • jesterpunk

          Do you have a heating pad or something? I really do hope your back feels better soon.

          • Suttree

            Yeah, but it’s at Lizzie’s house.

          • jesterpunk

            Can you get it from her? That might help your back some.

      • Suttree

        Nope. Just taking ibuprofen.

    • Notreelyhelping

      You’ve probably tried it, but, when my lower back goes out, heat helps somewhat, either from a heating pad or those commercial heat wraps. When it’s really sprung, nothing helps but bed rest and prescription painkillers, but heat has helped with days on the margins. Here’s hoping you’re on the mend soon.

      • Suttree

        I left my heating pad at Lizzie’s.

        • LucindathePook

          Oh, invest in another. Truly, and I hope it helps bigtime.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      May not work for you, but my great chiropractor recommended an inversion table for my every-other-week screwed up back. Cost me $80 beans at Dunhams and I’ve been using it like he said (only 3/4 of the way back for three minutes) for the past four years and it was his loss….

  • Chadwells

    OT: Shaun King is pissed, y’all. Dude got it right. Fuck Ivanka :

    “KING: Ivanka Drumpf should be booed every time she claims her dad respects women and families”

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/king-ivanka-trump-booed-germany-article-1.3099597

    • The Wanderer

      She roundly deserves being booed every time she shows her face.

    • Debbie the Unpaid Protester

      Good on the Germans for booing and hissing at her claim that she bases her judgement (of said respect for women) on the way he treats her. She looked shocked that someone would boo such an innocent sweetie* as herself.

      *disingenuous boob

      • WotsAllThisThen

        She’s learning her dad’s supporters don’t travel out of the country much.

      • Lamashtar

        Based on the issues she actually bothers to speak about, but her father never supports, we have to conclude that she either 1) has no influence or 2) is faking interest.

  • Bitter Scribe

    Well, good for Rubio. I bet he’s against skinning puppies alive and waterboarding children too, huh?

  • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

    Really OT. About an hour ago Jerome went to sleep for good. He was 14 years old and suffered from congestive heart failure. We made the decision to spare him from a rapidly deteriorating condition that would have meant a slow and painful death. He had a great life and he filled ours with happiness and love. We are going to miss him very much.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/183f56d1d2b08efe796a2bbd511c1cc5e734b0a472e7df4ecfc5b2ee189b327f.jpg

    • jesterpunk

      Aww sorry, good thing he had owners who cared about him though.

    • Our Lost “Armada”

      God I’m so sorry. What a beautiful cat.

    • Undocumented Skwerl!

      So sorry.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Farewell, Jerome. There are mice for you to chase in that great green meadow.

    • Proud Liberal

      OMG. I’m so sorry. What a pretty guy!

    • Crystalclear12

      Condolences.

    • Quercus Queen

      You have my sympathies. Losing a pet sucks so bad. :-(

    • The Librarian

      I’m so, so sorry. Jerome looks like my long departed, but best loved kitty, Jack, who also went at 14. Many condolences…….

    • Persistent Demme

      So sorry.
      I’m sure it was an honor to know him.
      (I’ll bet I’m not the only one with a lump in my throat and welled up eyes.)

      • puredog

        My room is filled with sliced onions.

      • BJW

        Got something in my eye.

      • I guarantee you’re not the only one.

    • jaspersdad

      :(

    • Always heartbreaking

    • Nockular cavity

      Sorry to hear.

    • Notreelyhelping

      It’s one of the hardest things to deal with; hang in there.

    • Beowoof14

      It’s always heartbreaking to lose a furry pal. I am so sorry to hear he’s gone.

    • cmd resistor

      He looks like a good kitty.

    • Contemplative Ron

      I am so sorry for you. They bring so much joy into our lives, but they are gone all too soon.

    • Gayer Than Thou

      :o(

    • Paul

      You did the right thing for him and yourselves. Take heart.

    • Red Bird Ω

      Aww. Sorry to hear that.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Amen….

    • Anna Rompage

      So sorry for your loss… :(

    • puredog

      You almost never know when is the right time. But if you are wrestling with the question, “a little too early” is almost universally better than “any too late.” Hugs.

    • Lambsendbeds

      I’m so sorry. It’s the hardest decision a pet owner ever has to make. You loved him enough to spare him that slow painful demise. He will always be in your heart.

    • BadKitty904

      Nor would it be just, under this head, to omit the fondness which he showed for animals which he had taken under his protection. I never shall forget the indulgence with which he treated Hodge, his cat: for whom he himself used to go out and buy oysters, lest the servants having that trouble should take a dislike to the poor creature. … I recollect him one day scrambling up Dr. Johnson’s breast, apparently with much satisfaction, while my friend smiling and half-whistling, rubbed down his back, and pulled him by the tail; and when I observed he was a fine cat, saying, “Why yes, Sir, but I have had cats whom I liked better than this;” and then, as if perceiving Hodge to be out of countenance, adding, “but he is a very fine cat, sir, a very fine cat indeed.”

      ~ Boswell, on Samuel Johnson and his beloved cat, Hodge

    • Parakeetist

      My condolences.

    • dslindc

      Very sorry for your loss . . . animals are such wonderful family members.

    • BJW

      So sorry! We’ve lost special kitties too. Condolences.

    • Yr. Gma

      So sad, but better for kitty.I have been there too many times myself.

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      Oh, I am so sorry! I had a beautiful white kitty years ago who I miss terribly. I am glad you made the decision not to let him suffer.

    • Sedagive ’em Hell

      Condolences, and hooray for a long, happy life in each other’s company.

    • Oh, what a handsome boy. I’m so sorry.

    • sadboy

      As someone who recently lost a beloved dog that was with us for fifteen years, my heart goes out to you. Jerome has a happy place in the Summerland now.

    • ltmcdies

      Sorry to read this. He looks like a lovely kitty

    • LucindathePook

      I’m so sorry. He looks so sweet and I’m sure he had a beautiful life with you and was greatly loved. You did the most loving thing for him. I’ve been there–recently.

    • SadDemInTex

      RIP little kitty

    • Teecha

      I’m sorry to hear this.

      It’s so hard to lose a beloved furry family member, I still miss my Snookums.

      Big love from here x

    • not OT. most important topic.

      bless you all and bless jerome. what a beauty.

      • (i’ve asked wonkette to share so many of my agonizing evenings.)

    • Bad Tom

      Very sorry to hear that. It’s hard to lose one of our fur babies.

    • Ninja0980

      Sorry for your loss.

    • nuzpeg
  • jesterpunk

    So Little Marco is also going to condemn the states that want to take away LGBT rights too? Or is it only when its Russian allies doing something?

    • The Wanderer

      Don’t hold your breath.

  • WotsAllThisThen

    Marco, before you deign to criticize a brutal dictator anywhere in the world you need to ask yourself one question: Does Trump have any properties there?

  • Undocumented Skwerl!

    Also, fuck Putin and his Chechnyan government bigot pals in their asses with a tightly rolled up copy of the U.S. Constitution.

    ..wrapped in red hot barbed wire!

    • Raan

      Until the handle breaks off and they have to get a doctor to pull it back out.

  • Bitter Scribe

    Putin depends on Kadyrov to sit on the Chechen separatists. But it’s hard to believe Kadyrov can oppress his own people indefinitely without setting off an explosion.

  • btwbfdimho
  • jaspersdad

    2020 campaign speech.

  • Internet Hitler

    Rubio occasionally does a right thing. Which makes it annoying all the times he cleaves to the party and steps on his dick.

    • georgiaburning

      Broken clock, etc

  • Jgb979

    Unambiguous credit where due. Much more of this please. The fact that he clearly still has presidential ambitions but is willing to put his name on the line to say “please don’t kill LBGT k thanks!” Is a net positive for all of humanity.

    After all: equality shouldn’t be political party contingent.

    This just continues to marginalized the nutjobs in the NC statehouse (as they should be)

    • Persistent Demme

      Well, (sigh), it’s a start, isn’t it?

      • Jgb979

        If anything it just shows one mainstream Republican politician, who id HARDLY say has a history of profiles in courage, is willing to go on the record to say “killing gays is bad”

        It shouldn’t be a controversial statement, but it moves the window of acceptable Republican discourse just a little to the left which is always a good thing.

        • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

          Does he see a possible opportunity in 2020? I’m not sure it was the motivating factor but I’m sure the though has crossed his mind.
          Also, so sad that a Republican who says “Don’t kill LGBT” is considered enlightened.

        • Persistent Demme

          I wonder if he’s dipping a toe into right-centrist water?

          • Jgb979

            I would think forces behind the right wing curtain are preparing for the eventual inevitability of a post-Trump America.

            If he learns how not to completely cower under even the slightest bit of pressure, he’d provide the clearest contrast.

            (But then again he was one of the original proponents of a path to legalization bill circa 2012 but caved almost immediately when the base demanded kick the messicans out)

  • Zonath

    Now if tiny Marco could just get on the right side of history vis a vis stuff like conversion therapy and trans people using restrooms, he might actually qualify to have his slimebag tag removed.

  • Persistent Demme

    Keep going Marco, keep going.
    (You have a loooong way to go, but keep going.)

  • Maree Martin

    When a trained chimp masquerading as President is your jumping off point, Republicans who are less than batshit crazy like Marco Rubio, Nikki Haley, Bob Corker, Lindsay Graham start to actually sound reasonable.

  • WiscoJoe

    So is it McCarthyism for Chechnya to attack people suspected of being subversives or is it McCarthyism to point out that Chechnya (and Russia) are attacking people suspected of being subversives?

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      The beat goes on and I’m so wrong…

  • Red Bird Ω

    Chechnya is the same place women were kidnapped and forced to marry their kidnappers.

    • HazooToo

      There is not a goddamn thing their politicians do that is ethical OR moral, anymore.

  • notaten

    Meh, he’s said some human- sounding words lately, but until he does something that proves that he won’t fold like a cheap suit as soon as donor pressure is applied, I’mma write this off as opportunism.

    • puredog

      Um — “not folding” requires “having a spine,” and whatever the reasons for his remarks today, Little Marco’s spine stiffens like the broken clock referenced above. Or less. Let’s see what tomorrow may bring.

  • peteywheats

    Within a week this malfunctioning AltReich boy robot will be defending the killing of gays and sucking up to Putin’s ball-boy Trump.

  • Royal Ugly Dude

    the brutal tyranny of the Chechen leader, who by the way happens to be a loyal ally of Vladimir Putin

    Putin is the President of all of Russia, but it was kind of Little Marco to let him off the hook like that. (Or maybe he doesn’t know how federalism works)

  • Toomush_Inferesistance

    Rubio, Chaffetz, WTF is going on?!!!!!….

  • Beanz&Berryz

    Well, to Rubio’s credit, he doesn’t get the automatic being right twice a day, like a broken clock. He did that hisownself.

    And, what’s a Godless Putin lackey talking about things being fixed by Ramadan!?

  • Lucas Foxx

    Since he’s not running for re-election*, maybe this is the start of his next Presidential campaign.

    *so he says.

  • DainBramage

    …we’re just glad things have moved far enough in the direction of full equality for gays and BLTs in America that Republicans are standing up for what’s right in Chechnya.

    Unfortunately, Republicans making noises about doing good for people in other countries means nothing about how they want things to go in the US. I remember when they were making noises about implementing universal health care in Iraq.

  • Randy Riddle

    Going for the Milo Yiannopoulos vote?

    • Persistent Demme

      I don’t know if Milo is really gay.
      He’s too much like what a RWNJ thinks of as a gay stereotype for me to buy it.

  • HonestRightAmerican

    Conservatives don’t support torturing gay men. We just don’t think it’s acceptable for them to shove their penises into other men’s butts and get “married.”

    • Parakeetist

      Hi, TLM.

    • Edith Prickly

      You’re not fooling anyone, TLM. You want that so badly you can’t think about anything else.

      • HonestRightAmerican

        What is TLM?

        • Edith Prickly

          You’re a hoot.

        • Shanzgood

          It’s been explained to you multiple times today. Don’t play stupid.

          • zerosumgame0005

            “play”?

        • Yr. Gma

          A thing *you* get when you look at nekkid men.

    • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

      Yo, Turgid! We missed you, dude. How’s it hangin’?

    • Christopher Story

      So this is the infamous TLM. He’s so fluffy.

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      Your literary skills seem to have declined: you were funnier when you were more explicit in your description of gay male sex. But WTF, have another look in the mirror:

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1b4386151158669af6f54f07a4c2ad8bb962a17a3d739122c306635db0302efa.jpg

    • jesterpunk
    • Shanzgood

      Didja know lots more married heterosexuals do buttsechs?

    • The Wanderer

      Turgid, you old sausage grappler! How’s your wife and my kids?

      • Shanzgood

        Hee! “Sausage grappler”!

      • Swampgas_Man

        Let the turd-burglar tell me about his MOM and my kids first.

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      Of course you don’t think it’s acceptable for them to shove their penises into other men’s butts. You want them to shove their penises in YOUR butt. It’s cool, man. We are all cool here. Plenty of us are into that.

    • Christopher Story

      A question (or three.) If you are a “Right American,” are you also implying that there’s a “Wrong American?” Or are you right as in the right American for the job? Or is it, you’re right because you are an American? Be honest.

    • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

      If you don’t find it acceptable, then don’t do it. But also don’t use the power of “limited” government to dictate (see what I did there?) how other people* use their naughty bits and how ladies use their lady parts.
      _______________________________
      * does it go without saying that means consenting adults in the bizarre way we define such things for sexual purposes; e.g. age differences, who is related to whom, whether money is involved, etc ??

    • jaspersdad

      No one cares what you think….

      • just_jim

        “No one cares what you think….”

        Objection! Assumes a process not in evidence.

    • kaydenpat

      I just realized you weren’t being sarcastic.

      • Shanzgood

        That’s the thing with conservative men. They think everyone who has a penis is constantly compelled to stick it into the nearest thing it’ll go into.

    • Kiri the Unicorn

      You’re saying that because you’ve never been with a unicorn stallion.

    • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

      to shove their penises into other men’s butts and get “married.”

      Yeah! Conservatives believe you should wait until AFTER you’re married before having sex!

      • Kiri the Unicorn

        …Unless you just really love America, like Newt Gingrich.

    • Anna Rompage

      life must be hard for you being a closeted gay white power nazi and all…

      I take it your friends would likely beat the shit out out of you, or worse, if they found out your deepest, hot, man on man desires….

      I bet you have the prettiest robes out of them all…

    • News flash, TLM me pet, just because you don’t with your voice advocate torturing people because they are gay does not make your bigotry even a little better.
      For the next step to what you want- legislative reduction of constitutional rights- is a rank of second class citizen. And second class citizens have no legal recourse even if people torture them.
      So, we will continue to fight you, and condemn you, just as we will fight and condemn Chechnya.
      The more you know!

    • so. bored. now.

    • President in Exile Firefly

      gaypornbrowserhistory says what?

  • Bill D. Burger

    [MARCO RUBIO IS RIGHT ABOUT A THING, YOU GUYS. And he said the words “gay” and “LGBT” and “sexual orientation” and everything! What’s gotten into him?]

    https://media.giphy.com/media/uHoICxPO1qi1W/giphy.gif

  • Mavenmaven

    But of course we wouldn’t let them into this country.

    • kaydenpat

      Naw. Too Muslimy.

  • mancityRed6

    This is what will make the pepe’s heads explode. All summer long it was, “you’re pro gay rights? so you can condemn the Muslims (daesh) for throwing gays off a roof, right?”
    Now, they have a country, totally beholden to Putin who gave them what they wanted and now they’re on the other side of the coin.
    Has there been any condemnation of Chechnya in the alt right universe (outside of just calling them Muslim and not pointing out their allegiance to Putin)?

  • AnnieGetYerFun

    “Gays and BLTs”

    Theme party idea!

    • Yr. Gma

      Yes! The gourmet BLT is a thing now. I’m gonna start my guest list.

      • Bad Tom

        Damn! Now I’m hungry again.

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    I guess Il Douche hasn’t been told yet what he thinks of this.
    Because – in the unlikely event that he knows about it – he thinks nothing of it, either way. If you had any doubt he’s a spectacularly ignorant sociopath, you haven’t read this: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/07/25/donald-trumps-ghostwriter-tells-all

    • kaydenpat

      I thought Ivanka’s job was to push Trump to do good things like support the rights of the LGBT community. She’s failing at her one job.

      • Persistent Tennessee Rain

        I thought her job was to convince us that Trumpaline was all about women’s rights and equality. Did I miss a memo?

      • Jeffery Campbell

        Oh, please. Her “one job” is to drive up her brand quotient and garner even more money and power.

  • kaydenpat

    It’s great that Rubio and Haley have condemned the anti-gay activities in Chechnya but Trump needs to take some concrete action to actually do something about this crisis.

    • ltmcdies

      I suspect he played himself out today tweeting at Canada

      • Sophia

        Huh. missed that. Guess I wasn’t listening.

        • ltmcdies

          just take shit said about china…replace the name China…and stir

      • Vienna Woods

        “Shut the fuck up, Donnie.”
        signed, all of Canada

  • Scooby

    If gays are going to die it should be because of lack of health insurance just as God intended.

  • TigerKim

    100 MEN under tyranny = something must be done! Millions of women needing health care benefits right under their noses = Meh, not so much. I’m not going to get all excited about one little crumb for my taxpaying bucks. As someone more important than me once said, “Even a stopped clock is right twice a day”.

  • Anna Rompage

    “It’s unfair these people are being killed! They should be sent here to America so our conservative, family values Christians, like myself, may exercise our religious freedom by discriminating against these abominable , godless heathens by denying them equal rights in regards to housing, workplace, marriage, and family service protections. These people shouldn’t be killed, rather they should be treated like second & third class citizens and guilted into accepting, and being saved by the deep, warm, wet love of our saviore, jeebus Christ” Maro Rubio

  • Persistent Tennessee Rain

    I don’t hate on Marco Rubio. I disagree with almost all of his policies. But, I think his humiliation by Cheeto Benito during the primaries was particularly reprehensible and should have no place in our politics. I hope he continues to exhibit a spine. If the enemy of my enemy is my friend, then I’m okay with Marco. I’d rather he stand up to Trumplethinskin rather than suck his dick like so many others. I’m looking at you Paul Ryan and Ted Cruz.

    • he’ll get his own back. i’m counting on it.

  • Iron Monkey

    While the subject of the post is the salvation of Marco and not life in Chechnya so that pointing out that everything the pro-Russian government there does is horrible. Organized slaughter of activists of any type, torture of their families, extra-judicial executions by death squads whose members have day jobs in the security service all are part of the daily life in that wretched corner of the Russian Federation.

    And Marco is a worm.

  • Fifth-and-a-Half Element

    “Pulling A Ahmadinejad” is my new favorite Wonkette euphemism. Sadly.

    • TheBoatDude

      “Pulling A Ahmadinejad” is the new “Throwing the Squeaky Chicken

  • Panika MCD

    We should use our voice on the global stage to call attention to these horrifying acts and to ensure that they are condemned in an appropriate way, and ultimately in the hopes that they will be stopped.

    and he even called for the use of our bully pulpit (maybe some sanctions also too) rather than tossing 59 Tomahawks at them! and if he’s responding to polling data that says “you will be nicer to the gays and BLTs!” all the better. he’s not up for re-election until 2022 and, while it’s never to early to start your next campaign, he didn’t really have to do this.

  • Arse Grammatica

    I know it is wrong in so many many ways and wrong even more to say it but the peen knows its own way and Nikki Haley gives me the bone.

    • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

      Too skinny for me but, hey, whatever works. Enjoy.

    • President in Exile Firefly

      So you’re into the whole “frank exchange of views” thing too?

    • chicken thief

      She can be replaced if you don’t like her.

  • Stulexington

    Republicans doing a good thing is so rare it’s newsworthy.

    • Maybe, like children, if we praise them enough when they do something good they will stop seeking the bad attention?

      • Bad Tom

        It’s worth a shot.

      • LaylaOhGee

        Not with the older ones, but the young like Rubio? Those pups can still learn new tricks.

  • Saxo the Grammarian

    We’re celebrating our intersections!

    Seriously, we should always rejoice when somebody like Rubio gets something right.

  • DT

    This is related to the thing that infuriates me the most about BernBots and the anti-Hillary machine: she actually did something about it when countries tried to pull this shit when she was SoS. Condemning things (and not even being covered by mainstream news while doing it) isn’t even in the same league.

    And then they had the gall to say she didn’t have the interests of the downtrodden at heart….

  • Ninja0980

    Unless this means he also will fight against discrimination against us here in regards to employment, housing, businesses etc. and will stop attempts to roll back marriage equality etc., these words mean nothing.
    The we won’t murder you but will treat you as a second class citizen doesn’t make me feel better in the least.

  • Relativicus

    I cannot be as generous. Yes, bravo for calling attention to tragedy. But then, Young Marco always does the right thing when “the right thing” is just words.

  • Mehmeisterjr

    Unfortunately this is not a new reality for those living under the brutal tyranny of the Chechen leader, who by the way happens to be a loyal ally of Vladimir Putin.

    Say, you know who else is a loyal ally of Vladimir Putin?

  • Jennaratrix

    I’m glad Little Marco is doing the right thing here. But I’d be a lot more impressed with this outrage over LGBT discrimination (as well as arrest, torture and murder) in Chechnya if he and his GOP cohorts did more to combat it right here in the good old U S of A.

  • Nathaniel Eggleston

    Are you people in an abusive relationship with those who would deny the LGBT community their rights? I’m sorry but I don’t celebrate an abuser because they didn’t hit me today. This isn’t really impressive the is human decency. He’s finally being decent. I cannot applaud him for finally doing what he should have been doing all along. I cannot applaud him when he still remains vehemently opposed to LGBT rights in the US. I cannot applaud him when his rhetoric and the rhetoric of his party has forced me to severe relationships with my friends and family. I cannot applaud him when he advocates for the very principles that ultimately lead to the beliefs that gay men are vile, gay men deserve death, gay men are a plague. This isn’t “Really Fucking Impressive” this is really fucking sad that it takes this man until 2017 to finally stand up for what. @EvanHurst you should re-evaluate the praise you give to those who belittle minorities and start calling it what it actually is… too goddamn fucking late. This man has consistently been on the wrong side of LGBT rights and therefore human rights. He’s consistently valued the rights of some over the rights of all. He’s consistently advocated for agencies, organizations, and religious entities that continue to preach the kind of hate that the Chechen leader prescribes to and is using as justification for this atrocity. No @evanHurst this isn’t “really fucking impressive” this is saving your ass. This man is trying to roll back the causation his rhetoric inspires and garner attention in the press and you walked right into the trap. How daft are you?

  • Jeff Mc Donald

    This has to be fake news! I mean…where’s all the talk of conversion therapy?

  • Tana McLane

    Thank you, Senator Rubio, for standing up against the torture of gay men in Chechnya. I agree with this writer, that we should notice, without equivocation, when you do the right thing. I may critique other things at other times, but for this I am grateful for your showing excellent leadership in this.

  • Akat

    He’s setting the stage for when the president is impeached and possibly jailed for treason, it won’t be partisan. Good on him.

  • chicken thief

    Yo, I’ve seen gays in Chechnya with my own eyes, Mr Karimov – Chech and Chech-mate!!!

  • Teto85

    Meanwhile, AG Sessions is taking notes on the situation. Particularly the concentration camps and termination methods.

  • lurch394

    I think Putin has sex dreams about Kadyrov.

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