The recent WSJ/NBC poll seemed to have sent shock waves through the Republican caucus. But then they remembered that they don’t believe in things that don’t comport with their pre-established narratives. And also a tiny, overtly racist protest outside the White House means they’re totally winning. LMFAO!!
So rather than further detailing that foolishness, let’s talk about some international news that doesn’t involve other nations looking quizzically at us as Congress tries to decide whether we will pay our bills or not. While we’ve been dangling the Sword of Damocles over the head of the world economy, other nations have been moving forward on the science and technology front. And it’s not just the alternative fuel sources, and cures for diseases, etc. I’m talking the real important stuff. Like machines that can detect TEH GAYZ! We’ll pick this story up in the New York Daily News:
Yousuf Mindkar, the director of public health at the Kuwaiti health ministry, told Al Rai that he wants to use a “gay detector test” to keep LGBT expatriates out of Kuwait and other Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC).
Now dear readers, if you’re thinking to yourself There’s no such thing as gaydar. You’d be right. But this isn’t so much a machine as a “clinical test.” Their quotations marks not mine. Although the Atlantic Wire has an idea of how such a machine could work:
Mindkar’s anti-gay enthusiasm has piqued our interest and conjured images of metal detector-like devices with a disembodied RuPaul voice reporting the results: “Shante, you are not gay. You stay.” or “You are gay, sashay away (from Kuwait).“
Unfortunately, there’s no such luck here. Back to the research and clinical tests as stated in the Kuwait Times:
Homosexuals and ‘third-sex’ individuals can be detected through clinical tests during the routine medical examination for visa,” Public Health Department Director Dr. Yousuf Mendakar said…
The senior official added that an individual who is identified as homosexual will have ‘unfit’ stamped on his medical report; a term often used for people who fail medical tests which will automatically disqualify their visa application.
So it’s not a machine but some vague clinical test that determines gayness. Right. I don’t read Arabic but all of the English news sources reporting on this ridiculousness don’t have any more info other than “clinical test.” Seems like one of those situations where someone (Public Health Department Director) is trying really hard to prove how gay he isn’t by instituting the most anti-gay policy possible. Meanwhile, he also gets to do all sorts of “research” into this “clinical test” and then implement them on Kuwaiti ex-pats. Not pervy in the least. Sort of like the way Richard Cohen, the “ex”-gay guru cures male homosexuals by having them sit in his lap and cuddle.
Nothing gay there. Not at all.
Maybe the reason that Ahmadinejad was so certain that Iran didn’t have any gay people was because this technology is all over the Middle East. To that I say: Get on the ball, America! The technological competition is getting fierce.