Watch: NY Gubernatorial Candidate and Manhattan Madam Kristin Davis Says ‘Vote Homo, Not Cuomo’

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Kristin Davis, the Manhattan madam running for New York governor on a Libertarian platform, presents a twist on the campaign slogan once celebrated by supporters of Andrew Cuomo's father ('Vote for Cuomo, not the homo' — when he was running for mayor against Ed Koch).

Says Davis: "Vote homo, not Cuomo."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP



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NY’s GOP gubernatorial candidiate Carl Paladino: gays are dysfunctional

I can usually muster something pithy with a little tact when it comes to garbage like this, but I’m cramping like a mother so I’ll just say to Mr. Paladino: “f*ck you too.” Gay City News:

Paladino, an attorney and Buffalo real estate developer, met with Jewish leaders in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Boro Park and Williamsburg on October 10.

During the Williamsburg appearance, a journalist from WNYC Radio reported that Paladino said, “I just think my children and your children would be much better off and much more successful getting married and raising a family, and I don’t want them brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid and successful option. It isn’t.”

The Daily News reported that Paladino said, “I didn’t march in the gay pride parade this year. My opponent did. There is nothing to be proud of in being a dysfunctional homosexual. That’s not how God created us, and that’s not the example that we should be showing our children, and certainly not in our schools.”

Andr?s Duque at Blabbeando has more details, including video.

First came a Tweet from journalist Azi Paybarah about four hours ago:

In williamsburg speech, @CarlPaladino says: “I don’t want [kids] brainwashed into thinking homosexuality is an equal valid…option” #nygov

Then the video Azi posted on his YouTube page to back up his Tweet (above)

Apparently, according to Capital Tonight’s Liz Benjamin, upset at being snubbed by a number of Hasidic Jewish leaders today, Paladino spent the day with ultra-homophobic Rabbi Yehuda Levin, and didn’t mince words.

I’ve not been following this race closely, but does he have a chance in hell of getting elected or are New Yorkers losing their grip on reality?

Since Carl has made headlines for forwarding bestiality pornography it begs the question, is bestiality something we should be showing our children, oh, keeper of good, American values?
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FLORIDA: Anti-Gay AG Bill McCollum LOSES Gubernatorial GOP Primary

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, the man who paid Dr. George “Rentboy” Rekers 0,000 in his bid to keep gay adoption illegal, has lost his GOP primary bid to become his state’s next governor.

Former health-care executive Rick Scott clung to a narrow lead over Attorney General Bill McCollum on Tuesday night in the race for the Republican nomination for governor, as the most-expensive primary — and one of the ugliest — in Florida history staggered to a bitter conclusion. News services began calling the race for Scott shortly before 11 p.m. With 89 percent of precincts reporting, Scott had 47 percent of the vote to McCollum’s 43 percent, a lead he had held most of the night. A third GOP candidate, Mike McCalister, garnered a respectable 10 percent for having spent only ,000 — a vote some attributed to voter disgust with the two leading candidates.

GOP winner Rick Scott is an teabagger anti-gay scumbag too, but we’ll worry about him when he faces Democrat Alex Sink in November. For now, let’s fucking celebrate the loss of Pig McCollum.

UPDATE: McCollum’s concession speech continued his pandering to bigots: “My campaign for Governor may be over, but I remain committed to serving our state and serving out the rest of my term as Florida’s Attorney General. We will continue our fight against Obamacare, continue to support states’ rights and their authority to crack down on illegal immigration and fight for all Floridians.”

Joe. My. God.

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Gubernatorial Candidate Meg Whitman Says California Should Defend Prop 8

“I think the governor of California and the attorney general today have to defend the Constitution and have to enable the judicial process to go along … and an appeal to go through. So if I was governor, I would give that ruling standing to be able to appeal to the circuit court.”

~Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Meg Whitman

Image: Meg Whitman, Republican Candidate For Governor Of CaliforniaIf the self-financed Republican candidate for Governor of California (who apparently had never bother to registering as a voter/voting before 2002) had her way, the state in the worse financial shape in the country would spend money defending Prop 8. How many teachers salaries could the state pay for with the money the state would spend defending Prop 8; how much infrastructure could be paid for with the money the state would spend defending Prop 9; how many state workers would have their mandatory three furlough days off a month reduced with the money the state would spend defending Prop 8…Meg Whitman doesn’t care. She believes California should spend its extremely short resources defending Prop 8.

From the San Francisco Chronicle‘s Meg Whitman says state should defend Prop. 8:

GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman – trying to tamp down opposition from conservatives who say she is undermining them – criticized Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown on Friday for not defending California’s same sex-marriage ban, now before a federal appeals court.

Whitman’s first definitive statements on how she would handle the issue as governor came hours before she spoke at the opening of the three-day state GOP convention in San Diego, where she is facing open hostility from conservatives over her positions on illegal immigration and climate change.

From the Sacramento Bee‘s Meg Whitman says she would defend Proposition 8:

Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman said Friday that she would defend voter-approved Proposition 8, which prohibits same-sex marriage, if she becomes governor next year.

The announcement, made just hours before she addressed the California Republican Party convention here, put the Republican candidate at odds with both Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown, Whitman’s Democratic rival in the governor’s race. Both Schwarzenegger and Brown have refused to defend the law against court challenges.

…When asked by The Bee, however, during a campaign stop Friday whether she’d defend Proposition 8, she said, “The issue right now is, as I understand it, is ‘Will Proposition 8 have the appropriate support to actually make an appeal to the Circuit Court of Appeals?’

“And I think the governor, the attorney general today has to defend the constitution and has to enable the judicial process to go along and has to enable an appeal to go through,” she continued. “So if I was governor, I would give that ruling standing to be able to appeal to the circuit court.”

So to shore up her position with social conservatives, she takes a stance that’s fiscally unsound. Nice.

As a Calfornian who is concerned about how broke the state is, if me must see Prop 8 defended let’s let the state “outsource” defense of Prop 8 to the Alliance Defense Fund — at the Alliance Defense Fund’s expense.

Hey, one can make the reasoned, fiscally conservative argument that letting the private sector handle this appeal would save the state a whole lot lot of cash the state just doesn’t have. One doesn’t even have to be a fan of freedom, equality, and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people to find fault with Meg Whitman’s stance on the appeal of Prop 8 — Just from a fiscal perspective, California just can’t afford the millions of dollars it would take to defend Prop 8.

So again, if Prop 8 is to be defended through the Appeals process, let the conservative Christians and Mormons who financed Prop 8 now fund the initiative’s defense via their leaders’ chosen legal team — the Alliance Defence Fund. It’s the fiscally conservative thing for California to do.
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Florida gubernatorial candidate McCollum opposes gay foster parents

Because kids these days have it too easy. Especially kids in foster care in Florida.

George Rekers supporter, Florida Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Bill McCollum think so. Rather than provide these kids with stable homes with couples that just want to help kids, McCollum has used his platform and candidacy to come out against gay couples serving as foster parents. This is in addition to opposing gay couples being able to adopt children.

When asked by the Florida Baptist Witness about gay couples serving as foster parents, McCollum said (emphasis added),

Q: Should the law [allowing gay couples to serve as foster parents] be changed?

McCollum: I think that it would be advisable. I really do not think that we should have homosexuals guiding our children. I think that it’s a lifestyle that I don’t agree with. I realize a lot of people do. It’s my personal faith, religious faith, that I don’t believe that the people who do this should be raising our children. It’s not a natural thing. You need a mother and a father. You need a man and a woman. That’s what God intended.

Once again, not just an attack on gay families and parents, but an insult to single parents.




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