Some Fries With Your Stupid, Dennis Prager? (Receipts Enclosed)

Here’s some history for ya, Denny:

7/4/83
Rev. Jerry Falwell says that AIDS – which he calls a “gay plague” – is God’s way of “spanking” us.”

10/24/85
Houston mayoral candidate Louie Welch – speaking into what he thinks is a dead microphone – suggests that one method of AIDS control would be to “shoot the queers.” He apologizes, but adds, “I don’t think I had the gay vote anyway.”

3/18/86
Thanks to disorganization among Illinois Democrats – and the vaguely foreign-sounding names of their opponents – Mark Fairchild and Janice Hart, two disciples of extremist Lyndon LaRouche, win the party’s nominations for lieutenant governor and secretary of state. “We’re going to roll our tanks down State Street,” declares Hart at their victory press conference, promising “Nuremberg tribunals” for drug dealers and mandatory AIDS testing. They are not elected.”

7/4/86
Caught up in the spirit of Liberty Weekend, Bob Hope jokes that the Statue of Liberty has AIDS, but “nobody knows if she got it from the mouth of the Hudson or the Staten Island fairy.”

10/2/86

“Woodward also reports that Reagan livened up a recent meeting by asking, “Why not invite Qaddafi to San Francisco, he likes to dress up so much?” To which Shultz replied, “Why don’t we give him AIDS?”

10/2/86

“A White House official admits that President Reagan has never discussed AIDS with Surgeon General C. Everett Koop and has yet to read Koop’s six-month-old report, which predicted 180,000 deaths from the disease by 1991.”

6/1/87
Washington police don large yellow rubber gloves to arrest 64 demonstrators protesting Reagan AIDS policies, while at an international AIDS conference, Vice President Bush is booed by several scientists when he endorses increased AIDS testing. “Who was that?” he asks, thinking his mike is off. “Some gay group out there?”

 

All Excerpts From: Paul Slansky. “The Clothes Have No Emperor.” Apple Books.

Hat tip: Scissorhead MDavis

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10 Responses to Some Fries With Your Stupid, Dennis Prager? (Receipts Enclosed)

  1. jetsam359 says:

    And of course it reeks of hypocrisy, but as long as it was the gay plague no one in the GQP cared, even when Ronald Rayguns lost a few friends to aids. Found this a while back, been waiting for the right moment to unleash it…

    “In the 1980’s some conservatives wore masks because they feared getting AIDS, a sexually transmitted disease. In the 2020’s, conservatives won’t wear masks because they don’t fear getting an airborne disease.”

    Makes sense only to the mentally challenged…

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    • Czippie L'Shimp says:

      Yes, well somewhere in there they transitioned from cowering bullies to emboldened bullies. Can’t quite put my finger on what changed.

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  2. roket says:

    This particularly intellectual conservative is NOT a hoot. He specializes in pure 100% projection. He hails from the swamp.

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    • Redhand says:

      I looked up his bio on Wiki. He’s such an entrenched anti-LGBT+ zealot that I’m not surprised he’d lie about how “inconceivable” it would have been for gays to be labeled as “pariahs” during the height of the HIV epidemic. He’s a year older than me, and I remember very well the anti-gay paranoia that existed at the time. So I know the sonofabitch knows he’s lying, or should know because he lived through it. As Tengrain points out, mocking gays for their orientation was A-OK back then. So, who the fuk does Prager think he’s kidding?

      It isn’t just the hate he shows. It’s his willingness to lie about past discrimination that really pisses me off.

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      • MDavis says:

        I remember some dickweasel going to court to sue some gay dude for giving him AIDS. How did he know that’s where he got it? That’s the gay dude he beat up in the right time frame.
        Judge threw it out with a comment that Maybe he shouldn’t have been going around beating up people.
        My roommate of that time told me about librarians refusing to report anyone who checked out books (or read in the library) about HIV and AIDS.
        I started reading Alice Miller and her thoughts about Hitler because it was more cheerier than real life. Well, and it was an interesting theory that was sorta the flip side of confession and projection – she wrote about the impulse copy your abuser, unconsciously.

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  3. MDavis says:

    I finally listened to that video and then googled Prager. Man, how can he have “One of America’s most respected…” anything (from his website google-blurb) with that much hemming and hawing. It’s like his brain impediment is getting in the way of his speech.
    Anyways, he seems to have the goofy notion that the president can control the gas prices. From the before stuttering.
    Criminy, what a lunatic.

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