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Well, This Will Be Fun

Jim Burroway

May 4th, 2012

Dan Savage has accepted NOM’s Brian Brown challenge to a debate to the death. It’s Orville Redenbacher time.



May 4th, 2012 | LINK

Oh, this may not end well…

Rick Loesser
May 4th, 2012 | LINK

Yes, this bodes ill. But a girl can dream, can’t she?

Blair Martin
May 4th, 2012 | LINK

You have this rule in your game of baseball, don’t you? The mercy rule? When a team is so far out in front they call it quits? Could the same rule be enforced if this “Clash of the Titans” (titter) ever takes place? Even from down here in the Great Southern Land we’d hear the resounding crack of an ego…and an ideal whose time has long since expired. Poor Brian…

Gene in L.A.
May 4th, 2012 | LINK

I really hope Brian Brown is dumb enough to go through with it.

Lynn David
May 5th, 2012 | LINK

Should be interesting and fun.

On another note that just gave me a hoot. I come here and get an advertisement for Mystik Lubricants – Lubrication Domination. And my first thought is, I’ve never heard about that lube.

Then I read futher, “the heavy-duty engine oil specially formulated for farm machines. I’m still not getting it, suddenly I’m thinking of myself as a well-oiled farm machine because, well, I make my living off the farm. And then yeah, it finally gets to me that they really are talking about tractors and combines. Our browsing history follows everywhere, too much time on and other farming sites.

I wonder if I’ll start seeing advert’s for Boy Butter on the National Corn Growers Association website?

May 5th, 2012 | LINK

Brown won’t do it. He’ll probably say something about lying down with swine and complain more about Dan using swear words, which apparently invalidates all of his arguments somehow.

May 5th, 2012 | LINK

The first time a Christian hs volunteered to be thrown in the lion’s den.

Richard Rush
May 5th, 2012 | LINK

“It’s Orville Redenbacher time.”

Okay, this whole thing is already starting badly: I absolutely loath popcorn. If my issue were only with the taste, I could easily avoid it, but it’s the smell I find utterly disgusting.

May 5th, 2012 | LINK

I think that in honor of Richard Rush’s non-sequitur, we should all have a viscous, nasty, 50+ comment post arguing about popcorn.

May 5th, 2012 | LINK

“The first time a Christian has volunteered to be thrown in the lion’s den.” I prefer to view this more as Perseus battling Medusa, with Dan (and his excellent biceps) as Perseus. I’d rather avoid images where Brian Brown is somehow the victim in this, as the far right xtians all too often this past decade have tried to pretend that they somehow are persecuted just for “innocently” following their beliefs. As far as the Medusa image goes, well, for those of us old enough to recall, I’d like to tell Brown, about his Brylcreem, yes, “a little dab’ll do ya.”

Regan DuCasse
May 6th, 2012 | LINK

I’m willing to take bets that Brian Brown will back off, citing he cannot enter a forum where no civility can be guaranteed because Dan Savage called him a motherfucker.

Anyone? Anyone…?

Priya Lynn
May 6th, 2012 | LINK

I think you’re right, Regan.

May 6th, 2012 | LINK

Since BB said Dan can select the venue, and since Dan is from Seattle, I hope they meet up at Dan’s local Starbucks.

Jim Burroway
May 6th, 2012 | LINK


May 7th, 2012 | LINK

Brian Brown will fold faster than Superman on laundry day.

May 7th, 2012 | LINK

BB is one dissertation away from his PhD which his mother is probably weeping over the fact that he didn’t finish, so we cannot claim that he has a low intelligence. Know your enemy.

Regan DuCasse
May 7th, 2012 | LINK

Depends on what that doctorate is in. Dr. Michael Brown’s degree is in Eastern languages, NOT sociology or anthropology on gay lives.
Yet, that’s virtually ALL he writes about wherever anyone will let him.

I’ve yet to see any titles on Eastern languages in Brown’s lexicon of books (all of which are vanity published).

Dr. Laura Schleshinger’s credential is in kineisiology. That’s physical mechanics and movement, NOT relationship or life coaching.

It’s fraudulent to use one’s credential contra to the subject on which people depend on you to be expert.
Peddling IDEOLOGY, against civil law is exactly what Matt Barber and Brian Brown and Michael Brown are doing.

I know that the Regent University agenda was to place evangelical lawyers, political scientists and so on into high level positions in government,especially D.C to influence the political process more towards theocratic.
It looks like Liberty U and the Alliance Defense Fund have the same plan.
And it bears noting, the demographic of people who think themselves entitled to such power.
White, heterosexual, Christian men.
And of course, engaging blacks, and women and some Hispanics to their cause, but in no way would anyone like that hold influential offices of power.

Such a BURDEN do hetero, white Christian men like Brian Brown et al carry!

Mark F.
May 7th, 2012 | LINK

No way he’ll accept an invitation worded like that. Get real.

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