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11/24/2008

The effects of Pat's bias: Seems way too extreme to be a 'Boone'

by Jeremy Hooper

This is Pat Boone flipping his wig:

This is Pat Boone flipping his wig:

EXCERPT: And [Barack Obama] has taken a stand against any constitutional defense of marriage, proclaiming that though he doesn't personally approve of same-sex "marriage," he will do nothing to prevent it. This must have encouraged the already wildly inflamed opponents of California's Prop 8 who attack churches, synagogues and business people who dared support marriage as between one man and one woman. These radicals publicly announce their well-organized plans to overrule the expressed will of the voters in California. Believing the newly elected president gives them his tacit approval, as does Gov. Schwarzenegger, the homosexual activists are mounting frontal attacks on all who disagree with them, determined that neither the democratic process nor law itself will deprive them of their wishes. With the salivating support of the ACLU, the same four California judges who thumbed their noses at the voters previously will have the opportunity to do it again. And their apparent intent is to keep thwarting the will of the majority until supporters of traditional marriage just give up.

As the nation is wrenched by the tectonic economic crisis, a young man has been elected on promises he'll fix it all, though he has no experience whatever in such matters. And while we are still at war on two fronts, this new commander in chief, who never wore a uniform or carried a gun, promises to settle all that military stuff, bring our troops home and keep us secure against implacable enemies through diplomacy. These enemies are the same ones who destroyed the World Trade Center in one morning, killing 3,000 Americans. But his middle name is Hussein, so he proposes to "reason" with them.
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And now a much greater shaking is affecting our national life. In a terrible pincer movement, an assault is taking place on two fronts simultaneously – one all-out attack on the foundations, the very pillars of our society, and the other on the executive suites in the ivory towers of business and finance. The jihadists in these organized, hugely funded attacks on our morality and virtue are not Middle Eastern – they're homegrown Americans who actually believe they're promoting a better America by destroying the foundations on which this nation was built!

Recall that George Washington declared, "Religion and morality are the twin pillars of liberty" … two foundational supports.

Well, on one front, our jihadists would grant homosexual activity "marriage rights," which outweigh the will of the majority and defy the societal structuring of all human history. And they believe that destroying babies in the womb is a woman's "right" – oblivious to the divinely and constitutionally ordained rights of the unborn American citizen. What if one of those had been Obama?
FULL: Thank God for earthquakes [WND]

This is Pat Boone asking the exact same question that we'd like to direct towards his unfortunate anti-gay sentiment:

This is the end of this post.

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Your thoughts

Hardly the first time Pat Boone's gone off the deep end. Remember his re-telling of "Snow White", in which the heroine becomes a drug addict and has an abortion after getting prenant by her lesbian lover? (no, I'm not kidding-that's what he wrote.)
Of course we know that in Pat's case, marriage was a sacred union between a pair of teenagers, one of whom just happened to be the daughter of a hugely popular Country & Western singer, but I'm sure that had NOTHING to do with his landing a recording contract a few months later.

Posted by: Bill S | Nov 24, 2008 3:55:59 PM

Who the hell is Pat Boone?

Posted by: RainbowPhoenix | Nov 24, 2008 3:59:51 PM

Pat Boone was a singer and actor who rose to popularity in the '50's. He was promoted as a "wholesome" version of Elvis Presley. By wholesome, I mean he took racy R&B songs (made famous by the likes of Fats Domino and Little Richard) and sang them in a manner so entirely devoid of sex and soul he made Frankie Avalon* seem like Rick James. When he wasn't doing that he was churning out treacly stuff like "April Love".
He wife Shirley was the daughter of Red Foley, one of the most popular country singers of the '40's.
His popularity faded in the early '60's, and though he'd like to blame this on the British invasion, his last top 10 hit-the jaw-droppingly racist "Speedy Gonzales", came out in 1962 (two years before the Beatles arrived in America.)
In the '90's, he cut an album titled "In A Metal Mood", which featured covers of heavy metal songs like "Stairway To Heaven", "Crazy Train" and "You've Got Another Thing Coming". It's meant to be toungue-in-cheek, but it's hard to tell how much of the humour was intentional. In any case it's not even fun as camp-you'd be better of listening to "Mrs. Miller"(look her up on Wikipedia-I haven't the time.)
He's now 74, and seems to be showing signs of dementia one associates with advanced age.

*A riddle: how is Frankie Avalon like a bad trapeze artist?

Posted by: Bill S | Nov 24, 2008 6:44:53 PM

So he's the musical equivalent of Chuck Norris then.

Posted by: RainbowPhoenix | Nov 24, 2008 7:49:19 PM

Wasn't he hocking some reverse-mortgage crap to blue-hairs a few years back? Guess everyone is somebody's whore! And, now he is hoping to find hatemongery lucrative enough to maintain his chosen lifestyle. The "Anita Bryant" (in white patent leather shoes) of the current era, though, it didn't work out so well for her.

Posted by: Dick Mills | Nov 24, 2008 8:35:44 PM

Pat Boone is a direct descendant of Daniel Boone, which makes him a very distant cousin of mine (I am a direct descendant of one of Daniel Boone's brothers). He is one of the far right wingnuts in the family. We have never met, and he wouldn't know me from Adam. But I am proud to be one of gay members of the Boone family. I'm sure there are many more, and old Pat should be more loving toward his gay cousins. I'm sure that there are many of us.

Posted by: Russ | Nov 24, 2008 9:57:21 PM

One would think Patty Baby's Gwad would've refreshened his hair at his ripe old age.

Posted by: Dale | Nov 25, 2008 1:21:24 AM

His daughter Debby's mother-in-law is the late Rosemary Clooney, which makes her a cousin (by marriage) of the very liberal George Clooney.

Oh...and the answer to my riddle (since no one guessed it) is "They're both better off working with Annette."

Posted by: Bill S | Nov 25, 2008 4:45:07 PM

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