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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Boo Boo

posted by on October 12 at 13:41 PM

For the doubters—here’s a little video shot in the stands at the Philadelphia Flyers game yesterday. That sure sounds like sustained booing to me. Yep, some people are clapping. But the fact that Palin failed to get a more generally enthusiastic reception at a hockey game? That’s gotta hurt.

Oh, and using your own seven year-old kid as a human shield? Well, that’s to be expected, I guess. Palin has already used her “special needs” infant as a prop and turned her knocked-up daughter into a wedge issue. It seems that I misunderstood the meaning of the phrase “family values.” Apparently it means the political capital that a candidate can wring from her family, not the traditions or morals that a candidate’s family embraces. Duly noted.

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Geez, the management turned up that music to near-deafening! How loud must that booing have been in the first place? You can still hear it even with the music at obviously top volume!

Posted by whatevernevermind | October 12, 2008 1:46 PM

Don't forget invoking your son serving in Iraq to deflect a heckler. The woman is all class.

Posted by David | October 12, 2008 1:55 PM

Don't underestimate the booing ability of us Philadelphians.

And true about the family values; what I really find off-putting is how they keep schlepping that little rutabaga of a baby onto the stage. It's completely damaged, never acting anything like a normal baby. WTF is with these mawkish creeps? Please send them back to Methtown, AK. Now.

Posted by Karlheinz Arschbomber | October 12, 2008 2:02 PM

You're not being a very good gay friend, Dan.

Posted by Brian | October 12, 2008 2:23 PM

"My Son is in Iraq right now fighting for your right to boo his mother and adorable little sisters at a hockey game!"

Posted by Sarah Palin | October 12, 2008 2:25 PM

Hahaha. 90% of the audience starts booing, and 5 people take it upon themselves to defeat the liberals with the power of applause.

Posted by Chris in Tampa | October 12, 2008 2:38 PM

"what I really find off-putting is how they keep schlepping that little rutabaga of a baby onto the stage. It's completely damaged, never acting anything like a normal baby."

Uh, it has down's syndrome.

Posted by Doctor Professor | October 12, 2008 2:38 PM

I was saying 'Boo-urns'...

Posted by Jason | October 12, 2008 2:54 PM

Dr Pro@7? Duhhh. But what the fuck are they trying to prove by shoving it in everyone's face? Pro-(meatloaf)-Life grandstanding?

Posted by Karlheinz Arschbomber | October 12, 2008 3:06 PM


I am sure you don't really mean to criticise Palin for turning her son into a prop.

Afterall, you've made a career out of it to DJ.

Posted by ecce homo | October 12, 2008 3:15 PM

Fuck off, Ecco.

Posted by Fnarf | October 12, 2008 3:34 PM

Anyone have predictions for precocious Piper Palin's future career choice? I doubt she'll be preggers at 17 somehow. Disney sitcom maybe?

Posted by threnody | October 12, 2008 3:46 PM

Hey Fnarf,

You over stylized pedophile.

Go fuck yourself and your homely ass wife.

Posted by ecce homo | October 12, 2008 3:55 PM

Google my son's name. Or "Dan Savage's family." Try to find a picture of him. There's one out there—just one.

If I'm making a career out of exploiting my kid—well, the evidence out there would seem to indicate that I'm doing a piss-poor job of it. So sometime when you're in town ecce, after you get through sucking syphilitic dick at Club Z, let's go out for a drink and I can tell you all about the two reality-show producers that wanted to do "Life With the Savages," or whatever. I turned both down cold because I would never do that to my kid.

And, man, they offered us a lot of money—and I think of those producers whenever some douchespew accuses me of being a money-grubbing fame whore who has ruthlessly exploited his child to advance his own career. Hilarious!

Posted by Dan Savage | October 12, 2008 3:57 PM

Any chance Palin got hit in the head by a hockey puck during the game?

Just askin'.

Posted by Jake | October 12, 2008 3:58 PM

The only reason anyone beyond the dorm rats at the U and the lonely fag hipster fuckers on the hill know about you is your fucking book all about your "kid". Without it, no TAL, no Real Time, no nothing.

Face it bro, you have turned having a child as a gay couple into a fashion statement, a political statement, and career move.

Without that shitty book, no one would have ever heard of you.

So yes, you made your career on DJ's back. But just wait till he hits his eighteenth birthday. When he starts suffering from anger and drinking problems, then you can cut the cord. Maybe you could right another book on the struggles of being a gay parent of a alchoholic teenager too!


Just keep cashing those checks from Bill Maher, asshole.

Posted by ecce homo | October 12, 2008 4:04 PM

Hey look at me - I can suck my own cock!

(now I don't feel so alone.)

Posted by ecce homo | October 12, 2008 4:07 PM


There is a rule about sock puppetry here. They tend to ban your ass.

Posted by ecce homo | October 12, 2008 4:10 PM

I'm a big douchebag.

Posted by ecce homo | October 12, 2008 4:20 PM

@ 16
Do you really need to put others down in order to make yourself feel better about your own life?

I don't fit into any of the demographics you've described for Savage fans. Although "Life with the Savages" would have been awesome, I respect Dan for his choices with his son.

Posted by ebon | October 12, 2008 4:30 PM

Now I can hear the booing!

I honestly couldn't hear that much booing the video posted before, I think the audio was closer to the ice and hindered by the loud PA music. I stand very much corrected on the booing, thankfully!

Posted by pragmatic | October 12, 2008 4:38 PM

I read this blog and don't usually comment because I don't want to descend into the muck. But I have to say this: I found my way to the Stranger's website two years ago after the adoption agency we were working with urged us to read Dan's book about adopting his son. I was familiar with Dan's advice column but unaware of the book; I didn't even know Dan was had a family.

The Kid was the best thing we read about adoption, and it really helped us. I think that's why the book went from being on our adoption agency's "recommended reading" list to its "required reading." Dan's book is widely respected in adoption circles. It is a very good book, and it helped us, and lots of other couples.

Posted by Adoptive Mom | October 12, 2008 4:54 PM

Right on, Adoptive Mom @22. I read "The Kid" when I was pregnant and learned a lot from it, and continue to learn about being a parent from Dan all the time. I don't doubt that it is required reading for adoptive parents - it's an amazingly helpful book!

Posted by donna | October 12, 2008 5:01 PM

#22 well your patronage sure helped him buy that nice big house up near the park. That way, he can cruise when he gets home from being gone all week, doing talk shows, appearances etc. and not seeing his kid.

It's all a freaking act.

He doesn't care one freaking bit about his kid like any other sort of parent. He looks at him like a meal ticket.

If it weren't for DJ, the only thing Dan would be doing is 'splaining what felching is to undersupervised 15 year olds.

Not everyone in the Gay community, or even gay parents, thinks Dan is so great. In fact, many of us think he is a huge hypocritical piece of shit.

Go back and put your dress on Dan. You did better in drag.

Posted by ecce homo | October 12, 2008 5:04 PM

wow, ecce homo is clearly a fundamentally angry person. if you don't think dan is "so great" &c., no one is forcing you to read his column or his blog. go 'way.

Posted by k. | October 12, 2008 5:15 PM


If you are getting parenting tips and advice from Dan Savage, the felch king, then I weep for the future of your crotch fruit.

You really should not be having kids if your judgement is that impaired.

Posted by ecce homo | October 12, 2008 5:15 PM

So ecce, what redeeming qualities do you have?

Posted by Jason Petersen | October 12, 2008 5:23 PM


Your diatribes against Dan only serve to make you look extremely jealous and pathetic. Find another pastime, you tiresome skid mark.

Posted by pete's ache | October 12, 2008 5:27 PM

I cruise Volunteer Park all the time. Never seen Dan cruising the park. I wish he would.

Posted by Big Gay Slut | October 12, 2008 5:27 PM

sorry to interject here, but @8 made my day.


Posted by i have a medium penis | October 12, 2008 5:28 PM

Love the line about using Piper as a "human shield" at the Flyers game last night. How true!

Posted by Laurie Mann | October 12, 2008 5:32 PM


Many qualities...

Including not buying into the myth of Dan being some big gay wonderboy.

He is a self appointed mafia boy that seeks to expose and out people who don't agree with him.

He is a thug.

Posted by ecce homo | October 12, 2008 5:34 PM

I pissed my pants and went home crying to my mommy last time someone sockpuppeted me, and I'll do the same thing this time.

Posted by ecce homo | October 12, 2008 5:39 PM

@32, you got a problem with thuggs, homzzzz?

Posted by thug lyfe | October 12, 2008 5:39 PM


You are a fucking coward and a POS...

At least respect the stragers rules on the matter of sock puppetry.

Posted by ecce homo | October 12, 2008 5:42 PM

I find it deeply ironic this guy shits on someone's entire family and then bitches about respecting things. fuck off, prick.

Posted by Lee | October 12, 2008 5:46 PM

I'm so confused and tragic!

Posted by ecce homo | October 12, 2008 5:46 PM

You won't find "ecce homo" in a phone book, but other people are cowards for not using their own names!

Posted by ecce homo | October 12, 2008 5:49 PM

he's right! the fake ecce homo can call himself "hecca emo"!!!

Posted by Lee | October 12, 2008 5:51 PM

I see Itchy Homer has crawled out from under his rock again.

Hey douchebag, you don't like Dan Savage. Fine, that's your right. But your disgusting comment @26 attacking Donna @23 who said nothing against you but simply agreed with another comment liking Dan's book was over the line. Go fuck yourself.

Posted by RainMan | October 12, 2008 5:58 PM

I'm sorry. I shouldn't take my anger out on innocent commenters.

Posted by ecce homo | October 12, 2008 6:03 PM

I'm sitting in a bar—a bar! where they serve that demon rum!—responding to emails from people who donated to the No On 8 campaign (per my recent column), and I just came across the letter below. I don't usually post praise—too Catholic; I've always preferred to be slapped around, thanks—but I'm making an exception because I think this letter just might make ecce homo's head explode.

I don't have a question, I just want to thank you for the work you do. I am a 25-year-old law student in North Carolina, and had never heard of you until you were featured on the episode of "Real Time with Bill Maher" where you followed the Huckabee campaign in South Carolina. I felt compelled to read the books that were flashing below your name during the panel discussion. Upon arrival, I immediately read "The Kid" and "The Commitment" and, for the first time, felt comfortable admitting to myself (and then saying outloud) that I am gay. Within a month I'd come out to my entire family, friends, school colleagues, etc., and I KNOW your books helped me feel good, confident, and even excited about being honest with myself and everyone else. I did all of this before I'd ever even kissed (or done ANYTHING else with) a man!

It wasn't that I grew up in a fundy family or had a problem with gays... for some reason I just didn't believe I could live the life I desired or have all the things I wanted if I were gay. You inspired me to believe otherwise, and I've really never felt healthier or happier.

I'd already donated to the No on Prop 8 cause (I grew up in CA and my entire family still lives there), but I felt compelled to donate again just so I had a guarantee that you'd read my note of thanks. There's no need to publish or reply—I know there are plenty of folks who need your time more than me. I just wanted to tell you that you helped me change my life for the better.


Tick, tick, tick—BOOM!

Posted by Dan Savage | October 12, 2008 6:04 PM

To my sockpuppet,

Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery.

I am glad to see that there is at least one person on her who does drink the Savage kool aide from Dan's dick.

Posted by ecce homo | October 12, 2008 6:05 PM

I'm not imitating anyone, I'm wearing your hat. It looks better on me.

Posted by ecce homo | October 12, 2008 6:07 PM

Yeah Dan,

Way to be a great parent. Don't ya think that DJ might miss you a little. Since your such a super dad and all.

But you are right. You are so awesome!!! You are so great!!! You save lives!!!

Stop believing your own press shit head.

Posted by ecce homo | October 12, 2008 6:07 PM

Press? That's a letter someone wrote me. And I spent all day with my kid. Now he's at a friend's house, my boyfriend is making dinner (after I cleaned the house), and I'm getting a little work in.

Because I am a bad, bad man—oh, and I'm drinking... GINGER ALE! Oh, the humanity!

Posted by Dan Savage | October 12, 2008 6:11 PM


Posted by ecce homo | October 12, 2008 6:12 PM
I can tell you all about the two reality-show producers that wanted to do "Life With the Savages," or whatever. I turned both down cold because I would never do that to my kid.

Dan?!? You should totally do it. Think about how much your books helped normalize gay adoption and gay marriage. I think a reality show would help gay adoption and marriage more than all the donations to stop proposition 8 in the world.

I don't think it's harmfully exploitative to your child if you're reasonable. If he doesn't want to go on tv, he doesn't have to, and you definitely don't have to show him doing anything embarassing. I'm sure a sympathetic show would portray you as great parents.

Posted by jrrrl | October 12, 2008 6:14 PM

I insult people because I have a low opinion of myself!

Posted by ecce homo | October 12, 2008 6:35 PM

I insult people because I have a low opinion of myself!

Posted by ecce homo | October 12, 2008 6:35 PM

I insult people because I have a low opinion of myself!

Posted by ecce moho | October 12, 2008 6:36 PM

Grrr... sockpuppets!

Posted by ecce homo | October 12, 2008 6:38 PM

There's a correlation that's now being studied between toxins/pollutants in Alaska and the birth-defect rate. There's a chance that if Alaska had stronger regulations, Palin's son would not be born with special needs.

Posted by LT | October 12, 2008 6:49 PM

Hey, EH ... a word of friendly advice. You don't have to stick with chlorpromazine, which obviously ain't doin' it for you any more. Let's see if we can get you some Clozaril, or into one of the Melperone trials.

Posted by Seajay | October 12, 2008 6:50 PM

I've been on and off the Slog for years, and am familiar with ecce the comment queen, sort of, and noticed this comment thread is just like the flavor of the October campaigning we've all been experiencing so much of.

One side presents positive solutions in an altruistic pursuit of making life better for everyone (including the pieces of shit foaming at the mouth --pitbull style-- who would just as soon see them in chains).

The other side offers nothing but relentless, meaningless, personal attacks because they're afraid that their self-loathing-inspired fear mongering is finally being called out as bullshit and they can see the sun setting on their sad, lonely world.

Keep up the good work, Dan.

Posted by jackie treehorn | October 12, 2008 7:04 PM

e.h.- so no one in your life will every love and admire you as much as thousands of strangers love and admire dan. so what? quit letting it get to you so much. it's embarrassing for all of us to watch.

Posted by sick of yer shit | October 12, 2008 8:10 PM

Gosh, I can't even imagine someone hiding behind children to make political points. Sure glad they don't do that here on Slog!

Posted by Bob | October 12, 2008 8:20 PM

I'm told everyone gets booed in Philadelphia.

Posted by Patrick Colvin | October 12, 2008 10:01 PM

Lay off of Dan. He contributes a lot of positive things to the community. Seattle is lucky to have him. Thanks for all you do, Dan!

BTW, @32: you didn't answer the question. Probably because you've got nothing.

Posted by Justin J | October 12, 2008 10:30 PM

Socks? I beat off into them incessantly, leave them to ferment, then squeeze them off like cheesecloth, grab a spoon, and have some spooge cheese. THAT is self-love...

Posted by ecce homo | October 12, 2008 10:53 PM

Fucking coward sockpuppet...Keshmeshi right? Get a grip.

So, a Dan feels free to attack people based on hypocrisy but he is such a wilting flower that he can't tolerate it himself? Pathetic.

Yeah Dan, if you weren't already enough of a exhibitionist, you should do a reality show.

Accept, how would you justify ignoring your children for drunken fuck parties at your house? Send him to a sitter, right? I've know you a while Dan. You are still unimpressive and self absorbed.

I only can hope that DJ can survive it.

Posted by ecce homo | October 12, 2008 11:51 PM

Survive it emotionally that is.

Posted by ecce homo | October 12, 2008 11:52 PM

61 and 62 are sockpuppets. Please delete them as per your posting policy.

Posted by ecce homo | October 13, 2008 12:37 AM

60,61,62, and 63 are sockpuppets. Please delete them as per your posting policy.

Posted by ecce homo | October 13, 2008 1:27 AM

No wait- 60,and 61 are sockpuppets, but 63 and 64 aren't. But 62 is.

Posted by ecce homo | October 13, 2008 1:31 AM

Ecce, dear, you're acting out again. Who let you near a computer? I thought the library banned you.

I know living in Auburn without a driver's license is frustrating, especially since Metro banned you. I know that the ankle bracelet chafes you, and doesn't let you go to the Federal Way rest stop. I know that you're disappointed in the way your permanent makeup job turned out - but really, there's no reason for this bitterness towards Dan.

You're the one who got busted for prostitution at the truck stop, and then violated your probation. Dan didn't force you to shave your eyebrows, and he certainly didn't insist that you go to that cut-rate tattoo parlor in Kent for your makeup job. It's not his fault that you look like Clarabelle, so stop blaming him.

Learning to accept responsibility is the first step to recovery, ecce. You know I'm praying for you.

So just settle down, and if you're a good boy, I may take you to K-Mart. Maybe an Icee will perk you up. Or a giant pretzel. You love those giant pretzels....

Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay | October 13, 2008 7:37 AM

If there are drunken fuckfests at my house, I need to find out how to get myself an invite.

Posted by Dan Savage | October 13, 2008 7:42 AM

comments 1 through 67 are sock puppets, please delete them per your comments policy.

See, anyone can say they're you and ask for deletion. Which is why we need user registration in the comments to avoid impersonation.

Posted by ecce homo | October 13, 2008 8:15 AM

"Whatever Happened To Ecce Homo?"

Reality gold, I tell ya. Gold!

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | October 13, 2008 8:59 AM

This thread has much hateful bile from the ecce, but the sockpuppetry has me ROTFLMAO!

Posted by Madashell | October 13, 2008 2:52 PM

Gay people are such nice people.

Three men stand trial accused of deliberate HIV infection

Remember Gay serial killer "Jeffrey Dahmer"

Posted by St Francis | October 13, 2008 3:06 PM

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