Red Eye: Why Does Sean Bielat Hate The Wizard of Oz?
Most people look forward to Fridays. Not me. See, there are no new episodes of “Red Eye” on the weekends. I’m often left sitting in my small apartment, clutching my stuffed unicorn (that I call GregAndyBill … sort of a conservative version of ManBearPig, if you will) and counting the hours until that sweet, sweet unplottable moment between Monday and Tuesday, when “Red Eye” starts its weekly run, West Coast time.
The guys never disappoint, and this latest episode was especially excellent in that one of my favorite guests was on. I’m speaking of one Rad Thad McCotter, congressman from the great state of Michigan. His wry smile and dry wit make every episode even better.
But we’re not here to talk about McCotter, as lovely as that would be. No, we’re here to talk about that hateful bigot, Sean Bielat, who had the audacity to actually compare gay people to another group of people who aren’t black.
That’s right. Hitting below the belt, Barney Frank’s opponent struck a violent blow to short people everywhere by mentioning they don’t have the right to serve in the military.
What Mr. Bielat was saying is that there is not an automatic “right” to serve in the military. There are reasons we restrict service. One of those reasons is height. Another one (at least, currently) is sexual orientation.
You can hear Bielat discussing the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy here. (An audio link is on the right side of the page.)
Why do you hate gay people, Sean? Why do you hate short people?
While Bielat’s brief discussion of DADT made some salient points, it’s clear that everyone missed the real story. Bielat is a munchkinphobe!
I bet you find him on lonely weekends, hanging outside Wizard of Oz themed bars, reading to kick the asses of the horribly oppressed little gay people who want nothing more than to follow the Yellow Brick Road… and kick some terrorist ass when they get there?
Whatcha got against that, Bielat? Huh? HUH?
Most of the “Red Eye” panel seemed to agree the ban on gays serving openly in the military is kind of … silly. I disagree. I may be the only gay person in the entire world who actually supports the policy.. for the most part. (If you want to read my opinion on the subject, click here.)
Before you start with the “self loathing” comments, just don’t. OK?
Regardless of how one comes down on the issue, Bielat’s points are well taken. This is a complicated issues that does raise lots of questions. Would gay soldiers bunk with straight soldiers? Shower together? Will everyone have to undergo sensitivity training? What about benefits for families. If the military allows gays to serve openly, do they need to come up with a domestic partnership policy to allow the significant others of soldiers access to housing with their partners?
Bielat’s comments may have seemed awkward to the liberal media, but I actually found the comparison a compelling one. If one reads between the lines, what Bielat is saying is that orientation is a matter of biology; like height. We don’t make allowances for every single situation.
He did not say shortness or homosexuality are birth defects.
Of course, the mainstream media is making him out to be some sort of raging homophobe. I can see more homophobia watching five minutes of Tosh.0 than I can in all the collective words of Bielat strung together. But gay “friendly” liberals think Daniel Tosh’s frat boy-based humor is funny, but a frank (no pun intended) discussion of the issues is somehow evil, awkward or wrong.
And this is why I love “Red Eye” so much. Gutfeld and others disagreed with Bielat, but they didn’t have to try and fit him into the gay hating, bigoted mold the left tries to wrap around any conservative who doesn’t jump up to support “equality.”
Bielat’s point that serving in the military isn’t a right is well taken. One doesn’t have to agree with his point of view, or with his comparison, to understand the following point:
How great of a country is the United States of America where we have no compulsory service, hold service of the country as the highest honor, and where even people who probably don’t agree with US foreign policy are clamoring to get in and serve?
Let’s just consider that for a moment.
Our land is so great – our military is so great – that our citizens are demanding the right to fight for our flag, and the country for which it stands.
Maybe I’m just a lingering optimist, but despite the fact I agree with DADT, I consider people wanting the opportunity to defend freedom a very good thing.
“Red Eye” air date – October 26, 2010. Guests: Remi Spencer, Tom Shillue and Thaddeus McCotter. Cast: Host – Greg Gutfeld, Sequential Hermaphroditic Sidekick – Bill Schulz and Ombudsman – TV’s Andy Levy
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