Dan? Whoever you are, I think I love you!

All I know about him is that he is a Duquesne University student, a Republican, and quite possibly the ballsiest, most hilarious Burgher EVER!

Here’s the deal, remember Howard Dean? The democrat running for President who went ballistic and started screaming like he went bat shit crazy when he lost a primary, about how we “are going to South Carolina, and New Mexico and AUGHHHHHHHH!” Something to that effect.

Ok, according to the Post-Gazette, yesterday the Deanster was in town for a democratic fundraiser. A group of young Republicans decided to have fun with his visit and hosted a humourous protest of sorts (they weren’t the first, apparently some in South Carolina did it a while back too). So instead of being what is typically cast as the standard humorless, stodgy Republicans, they decided to make it lighthearted and have a contest to see who could best imitate the Deanster screaming.

Well lo and behold, who shows up but some totally humorless Democrats who, according to one of the Democrats, want to

talk about serious issues, like war, racism, poverty, reproductive rights.

Riiiiiiiiiiiight Miss Jules Bonnot, 21, of Bloomfield. Does lacking a single ounce of humor, swearing, calling the Republicans in the contest “racist” and “homophobic”, and ripping up their signs until the police told you to knock it off, all equate to “talk” in your universe? God.

Anyway, continuing on, after these Democrats calmed down a bit, my hero named Dan got up to resume the contest and began his turn in the contest by saying

Howard Dean is gay.

Bwah!!!!! I love it! (Edit: that “Bwah” is not addressing the word “gay”, it is addressing the huevos that Dan has to say that after being called a “homophobe” by the Dems.) That is one brave guy! Most awesome thing I’ve heard all week. Of course, after he said that he was immediately surrounded by these particular Democrats again, who obviously couldn’t find a sense of humor with a flashlight, maps, a compass, and GPS.

To me this is not a Republican/Democrat issue, this is a winners/losers issues. The Republicans come out the winners because they were just trying to have some fun with it, and the Democrats come out the losers, because guys? Get a life, find a sense of humor somewhere, and find other places and ways to “talk” about those issues that matter to you. Sheesh.

Dan? Call me! (Edit: Nat? Call me!)


  1. Nat
    July 21, 2005 5:05 pm

    Normally I enjoy this blog, but I don’t see what’s so damn funny about calling someone gay.

  2. pittgirl
    July 21, 2005 9:20 pm

    Aw. I’ve totally been misunderstood. Nat, don’t hate me. Love me. Forgive me. I wasn’t laughing at “gay”. I was laughing at the fact that while most of the other participants ended up chickening out, Dan got up there and totally stuck it to the Dems by saying something completely off the wall. Dan was just being ballsy and that is what I love. He could have said, “Howard Dean is a hateful heifer” and I still would love Dan. Nothing at all to do with homosexuality or politics. It is about the dems at this particular rally not having a sense of humor. Nat? Nat? Come back! Please?! Am I begging? My God, I totally am!

  3. Nat
    July 22, 2005 3:21 pm

    OK, bring on the daily snark then!

    I think I’m just a little nervous about leaving my large, gay-friendly city to move to Pittsburgh next month…

  4. pittgirl
    July 22, 2005 3:30 pm

    Well, that makes me wonder if Pittsburgh is considered NOT gay-friendly. I’m on a mission Nat. I will find out for you and will report with DETAILS. Stay tuned.

  5. amanda solecism
    October 27, 2005 12:42 pm

    in this win/lose issue, is there a place for “super lose”? because you, ma’am, are super lost.