Tuesday, March 06, 2007

That's so gay.

A few weeks ago, one of the newer analysts revealed his ignorance when, in talking about soy sauce he commented, "That's so gay." Later, during some conversation about fashion that I wasn't paying attention to, he again used the "That's so gay" description. I'm glad that there was a high cubicle wall between myself and this biggot who seems to have taken "gay" as a favorite derisive adjective.

I utilized the anonymous comment box that they have placed in the Help Desk to point this behavior out to management.

"I find this sort of hate-filled language to be offensive, distracting, inappropriate and unprofessional. Management must address this."

Apparently, they actually did because today, when the conversation was about "Lost" and somehow turned to "Seinfeld", he uttered; "Seinfield is gay. I mean, it's garbage. Seinfeld is garbage."

Not a particularly elegant save but at least he realized his mistake and it had been pointed out to him that it was a mistake.

What repulses me more than having to deal with this crap in the confines of my workplace is that the blatherings of hate-mongers like Ann Coulter go unpunished. In fact, the garbage she spews actually earns her speaking engagements with collective morons like the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). She earns her living off of her hatred of other people.

Actually, according to Crooks and Liars.com, it looks like some of the advertisers on Coulter's website are pulling their ads. "Oh, boo-hoo," they say. "Our freedom of speech is being oppressed by the blogosphere." That's bullshit, and you know it. You only support free speech when it's your speech. You want all the rest of us to shut the hell up.

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