Riehl World View, October 25, 2006, on the topic of gay marriage in New Jersey:
Perfectly liberal. The problem isn’t even the result, it’s how they get there. Apparently now the Courts get to instruct the legislature what laws to write and when to write them.
[U]nfortunately, NJ is such a wasteland of Liberalism, I doubt they’ll even challenge the ruling. As long as the lame ass politicians here get to keep their hand in the till, they’ll run along and do precisely what the court dictates. Why should they care about separation of powers so long as the corrupt cash keeps flowing their way?
Riehl World View, October 18, 2006, on the occasion of the conservative John Cole calling Dan Riehl a homophobe:
Really, though. I donâ€™t know how you can read that and not see the overt homophobia and the sickness that is Riehlâ€™s mindset. I am sure Dobson and Rove love it.
Robert Leroy Riehl Born: 05 Jan 1948 Died: 21 Jun 2004
That was an older brother of mine, John. He’s dead and, yes, he was Gay. You want to know how he died? He died alone, probably of aids for all I know and probably in a San Francisco flop house living on the government’s dime. I say probably because it was the last address I ever had for him from letters exchanged, not having seen the boy/man since I was about 15.
And you know why he died alone?
Yes, sort of. Yes, I think we do.
Not because he was Gay. He died that way because of small minded assholes who think that being Gay in America is a crime. And who is perpetuating that stereotype and trying to benefit from it, today, Cole? Me? Because I can mock someone whether they are straight or gay, because the orientation has no bearing on how I treat someone, one way or the other?
It may be true that Mr. Riehl would leave any of his relatives to die alone, probably in a flophouse, probably of AIDS for all he knows. We have only his own word to go by.
But next comes a routine that we know to expect from Mr. Riehl, and from Republicans everywhere as well as skunks. When challenged, emit a noxious spray:
Don’t you try and lecture me you superficial, sanctimonious twit. You know absolutely nothing about me. I am not doing a disservice to homosexuals because I make no distinction in how I treat people, Gay or straight. “I” couldn’t care less. I joke about them both, one and the same. And if an individual feels he wants to live out his life in private because the world today has not shifted enough generation-ally so as to relegate their sexual preference to some meaningless and fictitious norm … I have no problem with that. Can you say that for your friends who have no greater ambition but to win some passing political victory, you hypocritical jackass?
That filth like Rogers are allowed, by you and your friends, to dress up their humanity-loathing, faux activism in moral outrage aimed at the Right disgusts me. If I ever meet the scumbag, he’ll be lucky if I don’t bitch slap the clown.
I guess there’s nothing much to add to that — except Sheila, take a bow.