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Sean Bielat: Biology Screwed Short People Out Of Military Service, And Gays Too

Not that GOProud’s endorsements carry much weight (besides getting GOProud’s name in a couple wire reports), but last month the Jimmy LaSalvia and Christopher Barron cabal announced it would back Sean Bielat, he of the “dancing Barney Frank” ad, in the Massachusetts House race. Now is that because Bielat does not support openly gay Americans serving in the military (because, like those under 5-foot-2, military service is off limits), or because Frank — after promising not to take campaign cash from bailed out banks — accepted some $40k from those tied to bailed out banks?

Bielat’s argument, if you can call it that, was made before reporters at the Boston Herald, and it’s a familiar one: Certain immutable characteristics prevent military service, and there’s good reason for it. “There’s no absolute right to serve,” says Bielat, a Marine vet. “Men under the height of 5 feet, 2 inches can’t serve — I don’t see anybody protesting. Where are the people standing in front of the White House, the short guys standing in front of the White House? You don’t see it.”

Once upon a time, one of the immutable characteristics limiting service was “having a vagina.”

By:           JD
On:           Oct 25, 2010
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  • 7 Comments
    • FYI
      FYI

      Ex-Marine Power-bottom(feeder)Sean Bielat Stance on DADT:

      Apparently being an immutable douche-bag wasn’t used against Sean Bielat in exercising his “right” (aka heterosexual privilege) in joining the United States Marines in a futile attempt to over-compensate for his sexual inadequacies and/or fears of not being perceived as “masculine” enough to play with toy robots at his tech business.

      Not only does he hate on the Gays, but he belittles Munchkins too. In psychological lingo…perhaps he’s the one whose afraid he might not actually “measure up”. Maybe he should think about that one really hard next time he sits down to take a pee.

      Oct 25, 2010 at 10:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the crustybastard
      the crustybastard

      Good lord, is this guy mentally impaired?

      A paraplegic is not qualified to serve in the infantry because of her physical limitations, not because the Bible says that her particularly sinful nature is manifested in her disability.

      Physical limitations can be very relevant to one’s ability to successfully perform a job with strict physical requirements; hence, height and weight ceilings and floors.

      Sexuality isn’t a physical limitation, and how adults entertain themselves in the privacy of their bedroom isn’t professionally relevant to any job. No, not even the military. No, not even because “the Bible says so.”

      Oct 25, 2010 at 10:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      Ok,

      Do we really need to explain the difference between a physical limitation and a limitation based on bigotry to somebody who is claiming to be bright enough to represent their district in Congress?

      A Physical limitation, like saying a person can’t work fire and rescue if they can’t climb a ladder with a weight on, has to do with the parameters of the job. A persons sexual orientation, race, etc… has no effect on their ability to do the job, just whether or not they are one of the groups you are bigoted against. Who are these idiots?! Sheesh.

      Frank has been somewhat of a dissappointment, but seriously, his opponent? Just slap a hood on him and send him out to burn crosses. Welcome back to the House for another Term Barney!

      Oct 25, 2010 at 10:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      It is so very obvious that a severe mental handicap does not prevent one from running for congress……

      Oct 25, 2010 at 10:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • whatever
      whatever

      who cares? he’s gonna lose.

      Oct 25, 2010 at 10:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brock Taner
      Brock Taner

      Sean is cute! Too bad he has no brain.

      Oct 25, 2010 at 11:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • peteNsfo
      peteNsfo

      I read another comment elsewhere that said, the comparison would work if… it were a person disguising as a tall person and then being discovered as short. lol

      Anyway- I sure hope this guy’s tossed out on his ass. Massachusetts is becoming much more Republican…

      Oct 25, 2010 at 11:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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