Rios: we’d lose to Syria cuz of Teh Ghey!!!

Timothy Kincaid

September 11th, 2013

Sandy Rios, one the Right’s more dense opinionators, has now weighed in on why an attack on Syria is a bad idea. It’s cuz John Kerry’s a liar and cuz, well, cuz of TEH GHEYYYYY!!!: (Raw Story)

“There’s a second reason and that is military readiness,” she continued. “When I looked at those battleships going into the Mediterranean, supposedly getting ready for battle in Syria, I couldn’t help think about all the stories I’ve read about how women now are in the ranks of the Navy, getting pregnant at exponential numbers.”

“When I think about the folding in and the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and the homosexual takeover, really, of our military,” Rios added, “I’m not sure how effective those naval ships will be.”

Poor delusional Sandy. And I bet you a nickel that you could never get her to understand the inherent bigotry, superiority, and hatred in that absurd statement.


September 11th, 2013

What, the ships’ guns, bombs, etc. don’t work when operated by anyone other than straight men?


September 11th, 2013

And this is why it’s so hard for the Republican Party to modernize. People like this make up such a large and important part of their base. When all you ever listen to (like my parents) is Fox News and Christian and Talk Radio you have no reason to believe that these theories are ridiculous.


September 11th, 2013

Why would a homosexual takeover make people pregnant?

Priya Lynn

September 11th, 2013

“I’ve read about how women now are in the ranks of the Navy, getting pregnant at exponential numbers.”

What, do you mean numbers like 12 to the power of one?

Tim Stewart

September 11th, 2013

Wait – you mean to say that there are now women and gay people in the Navy? When did this happen?


September 11th, 2013

How are the women getting pregnant if the homosexuals have taken over? If the homosexuals have taken over, wouldn’t that mean the women are lesbians and the men are gay? That sounds like the way to prevent shipboard pregnancies.

Jim Burroway

September 12th, 2013

Sandy is hallucinating if she’s “looking at those battleships.” The USS Missouri, the world’s last active battleship, was decommissioned in 1992.


September 12th, 2013

When someone like Sandy Rios, who makes a homocon statement about gays vs. US military takeover = doomed Syrian response, well, I naturally sit-up and listen. After all, who better than Sandy to understand the gay community’s huge, overwhelming influence on this country’s military readiness.


September 12th, 2013

“And I bet you a nickel that you could never get her to understand the inherent bigotry, superiority, and hatred in that absurd statement.”

Oh, no — it’s all coming from Christian love. Just ask her.

The real howler, and one that I wish was pointed out more, is that the same people, or more just like them, are manning those ships and guns. It’s just that they’re allowed to be honest about who they are now. Nothing else has changed.

Richard Rush

September 12th, 2013

If Sandy were not blinded by her bigotry, she would acknowledge that gay people have always been in the military, just as they have always been in all walks of life. And she would also acknowledge that the repeal of DADT actually INcreased military readiness and effectiveness because the gay members are no longer distracted by worries about their gayness being exposed, so they can be more focused on their mission.

But if I understand Sandy correctly, I guess a major downside of DADT’s repeal is that all those newly out gay men are now impregnating the women.


September 13th, 2013

I guess no one has explained to her that Israel, which has one of the more historically badass defense forces on the planet, has allowed gay people to serve openly since at least 1992.


September 15th, 2013

The Spartan army was nothing short of fierce during its time in operation and homosexuality was *encouraged*…seriously. Associating homosexuality with weakness is inherently an act of transparent ignorance and bigotry. Just like any other group of people, some homosexuals are weak, some are strong, some are motivated, some aren’t, some are dutiful, some aren’t…and so on. What homosexuals all have in common is being homosexual — literally nothing else. By definition, that is all that every homosexual has in common with every other homosexual. It’s sad that people can’t just live and let live. In my mind, when I hear anyone talking down about another group, I don’t hear that the group is bad, all I hear is that the person talking is insecure, ignorant, and that’s really just sad. These people actually spend their time talking badly about others…I mean what sort of person do you need to be in order to think of that as at all amusing — in any way?


September 15th, 2013

@jpeckjr — Great point. If she has such a problem with military pregnancies, you’d think she’d be excited about homosexuals in the military? I think someone should sit her down and force her to choose: (a) an entirely homosexual military with *no* chance of pregnancies…ever OR (b) pregnant members of the military. You can’t have it both ways! ;)


September 15th, 2013


Don’t forget the Sacred Band of Thebes, composed of 150 pairs of male lovers. During their existence, they were the most feared fighting force in ancient Greece, until wiped out by Alexander at Chaeronaea — because they wouldn’t surrender.

If Sandy Rios is worried about the effectiveness of our military after DADT, someone should give her a history lesson.

Timothy Kincaid

September 15th, 2013

JD, what she wants is an all heterosexual male army.


September 18th, 2013

This statement could EASILY pass off as satire. Even knowing it was not, I almost spewed my mocha all over the keyboard.

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