Friday, November 4, 2005

Stupid Says What?

Newton's own Brian Camenker of Article 8 is truly a star. In his never ending quest to appear on any national TV show that would have him, he appeared last night on the widely viewed, critically acclaimed "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on Comedy Central in a session entitled: Mass:Hysteria. (Hat tip to JJ) He was interviewed by Comedy Central correspondent Ed Helms. Here's a brief excerpt:

Camenker: The gay marriage issue is destructive on many levels. You have to deal with it in business, you have to deal with it in the public square, you have to deal with it in the public schools (interrupted).

Helms: So the quality of life has decreased?

Camenker: Yeah!

Helms: Homelessness has gone up?

Camenker: I can, you know ... (interrupted)

Helms: Crime Rates?

Camenker: Crime Rates? (Dumbfounded look)

Helms: Air Quality?

Camenker: I mean lemme put it this way. I can, if I could sit here and I could probably, you know, find some ways of connecting the dots to gay marriage to all of these if I had enough time and if I did some research.

(cut away to a chart)

Helms: (overdubbed) Yeah! Why take the time to do the research when saying it is so much faster! Besides the statistics are clear cut. Now that gay marriage is legal, Massachusetts ranks:

  • dead last in illiteracy,
  • 48th in per capita poverty, and;
  • a pathetic 49th in total divorces!

It was hilarious! It's one clip I'm sure Article 8 and Massresistance won't have a link to on their website. However, I will. As soon as they post it I will link to it here.


Mass Marrier said...

Oops, it looks like when Blogger barfed on the wire this afternoon, my praise disappeared. Big up to Bud for alerting us to the vid and for putting up a link so fast!

It made my afternoon. It is particularly amusing that for such a weasel who cares so little for truth on his site or in his speech that he nailed himself. He actually did say that given the time, he could link those absurd conditions to SSM. So, ego trumps discretion.

What a bozo.

Mark D. Snyder said...

When i turned the channel and saw Brian i almost shit my pants. IT was so funny. He didn't even realize he was there to get made fun of.

Anonymous said...

I felt sorry for Brian. It was so humiliating for him.

CrackerLilo said...

Thanks so much for sharing this!!!!

I wonder if it even occurs to some of these lolos that there's more to "quality of life" than picking on gays and non-Christians. I mean, as bad as I want to stay married--and that is BAD--I know there's much more to "quality of life" than that.

Ed Helms was brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.

I don't watch the Daily Show, but I think I need to start.

(Incidentally, I came here via your link in Ex-Gay Watch.)

Anonymous said...

I don't know - there's no way of knowing that they didn't edit it around. It'd be interesting to find how how long the whole interview lasted.

Anonymous said...

It was HILARIOUS!!!!!! We should all email Article Hate and find out how come they don't link to it on their website.

The Malcontent said...

I posted the video here.

Mjant45 / Mike said...

Way too funny! We need to find a pile of money and plaster this in TV commercials all around the country.