Tuesday, February 23, 2010

If it's on Gawker, it must be good, no? (or Ruben Diaz, Sr. pisses off the gays... again)

Yeah, yeah, I know. I haven't been blogging much as of late. So sue me! But tonight I've been getting some massive hits from Gawker and I had to find out what that was about.

Turns out that they did a thingie today on the latest ramblings by homophobic New York State Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr. regarding the gays. To wit, from his official website:
February 22, 2010

For Immediate Release

Where Are Governor David Paterson’s Friends?

Albany - State Senator Rubén Díaz, Sr. remarked today at the apparent difficulties Governor David A. Paterson is having in obtaining support from two key “backers”.

“The Governor went out on a limb for the gay community in his efforts to support marriage equality and to bring that bill to the Senate floor, even though he knew it did not have sufficient votes to pass and that thousands of people in New York State did not want it and will not support him for election because of that issue,” remarked Senator Díaz. “Where is the gay community now that the Governor needs them?” Senator Díaz wondered.

Likewise, Governor Paterson suffered one of his biggest setbacks and received a ton of criticism when he bypassed Caroline Kennedy and chose Kirsten Gillibrand instead for the United States Senate. “For that Governor Paterson has paid dearly and gained a lot of negative ink. Governor David Paterson must be wondering ‘I was there when they needed me, where are my friends now that I need them?’,” continued Senator Díaz.

“I remember back on Sunday May 17, 2009, I organized a demonstration of tens of thousands people in front of Governor David Paterson’s Manhattan office to protest his staunch support for gay marriage and the Governor stood by the gay community and didn’t waver.

“I am not endorsing Governor Paterson but I admire his commitment to those whom he believes are his friends. My father used to say in Puerto Rico ‘My friends are my friends with their virtues and flaws’,” said Senator Díaz.
This is pure red-meat gay baiting by Diaz who must be feeling bereft that the cameras, for the most part, have stopped following him now that last year's marriage equality vote is done with. And queer bloggers bit hard! Among them, Queerty, Queeried, Towleroad and Joe.My.God.

I wasn't impermeable to the good Senator's charms. I Tweeted about his comments! Gawker simply looked back on past examples of Diaz douchebaggery and found these pearls from our past coverage:
Who knows! Perhaps the next time he'll blame Teabaggers! It's par for the course for the gleefully anti-gay senator. True story, though: The more attention he gets, the more he loves it! The next time he spouts his mouth, perhaps it would be better to ignore him altogether. After all, if a tree falls in the forest...


Some Other Guy said...

Glad to see you getting credit for your work! Hope you are well, Cheers!

libhom said...

That man is no Democrat. He should be kicked out of the Democratic Party on the grounds of fraud.

Unknown said...

I would say that Albany needs to be cleaned out of all those senators who created the shameful debauchery last year....both Democrats and Republicans. We should vote all of those out of office and NOT JUST Monserrate.
As for Mr. Diaz...he should drop the Rev. from his name. I don't see a reverend...I see a politician...who gleefully bullies the LGBT community because he loves to be in the spotlight.