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Goat Killer: Silence from some, acclaim from others at GOP state meeting

by: Eric B.

Sat Dec 14, 2013 at 12:49:03 PM EST

This about sums things up nicely.

Agema, who declined comment as he left the Lansing Center, received a standing ovation from some party members and polite applause from others.

In other words, they did nothing and Goat Killer walks away believing in his heart of hearts that the people in the party are still with him. And, who can blame him?

Update! ... Just to keep in mind exactly what these people are enabling through their public silence, I give you a couple of items that have popped up since Goat Killer delivered his latest bigoted anti-gay tirade. First, his argument that "gays" want free health care because they're all dying (of AIDS) before they really hit middle age.

The Michigan Department of Community Health said in a statement to BTL that Agema's age and death claim does not reflect Michigan's HIV reality.

"In terms of Michigan data, these comments are not reflective of what our data shows," wrote Angela Minicuci, spokesperson for the department.

Minicuci said deaths associated with HIV/AIDS have "dramatically" decreased since the advent of antiretroviral drugs in 1995. For instances, there were 921 deaths of people living with HIV in 1995, compared to 121 in 2012. For those living with AIDS, there were 852 deaths in 1995 compared to 107 in 2012.

And, his assertion that the city of San Francisco extorted American Airlines into extending same sex domestic partner benefits.

A report by the San Francisco Gate cited the company's explanation for the benefits offer thusly:

"Tim Kincaid, a spokesman for American Airlines, said the airline made the decision after receiving several requests from its single employees. The airline, which is based in Fort Worth, Texas, has 107,000 employees worldwide, including 10,000 who work for American Eagle.

To sum up: Goat Killer's anti-gay tirade, which he tried to defend (again) as not homophobia but about sound public policy, was based on stuff he made up. And, his party gave him the green light to keep doing it today.

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