Monday, July 6, 2015

State Senator Golden Gets Schooled about using "Humor" in Politics — Pssst, Marty, It's 10X worse if it's "gay humor"....

Heh, heh- heh, heh-heh-heh !   Marty, that’s a good one....   OOOPS !  Where did it go ? ? ?

That Marty Golden is such a kidder  —   BUT  —   When is he kidding ?

If you missed it, and you don’t know what any of this is all about, that's not accidental....   

After a firestorm blew up from the Bay Ridge Dems, State Senator Golden removed “HIS” joke about gays and pot from a Marty Golden social media account  —   BUT  —   was it even Marty Golden’s joke in the first place ?


This morning, I saw this very strange story by Ross Barkan in the New York Observer.  Barkan’s text started-off like this —   “A salty joke a Republican state senator shared about same-sex marriage has drawn the ire of local Democrats....   State Senator Martin Golden, a Brooklyn lawmaker, posted the joke to his personal Facebook page Sunday afternoon and later removed it. A conservative who voted against same-sex marriage in 2011, Mr. Golden’s post appeared to compare the Supreme Court’s narrow decision last month to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide to a vote (taken in certain states earlier this decade) to legalize marijuana....”  ( See “State Senator Deletes Joke About Gay Marriage From Facebook Page” by Ross Barkan,  7/6/15,
New York Observer [http://observer.com/2015/07/state-senator-pulls-joke-about-gay-marriage-from-facebook-page/]).  Well, that description in no way reflects the actually content or meaning of the so-called "joke."  Thankfully, Mr Barkan also quoted the Golden “joke” in his article, as well.

According to Ross B’s report, Golden put this “joke” on his Facebook page: “It all makes sense now. Gay marriage and marijuana being legalized on the same day. Leviticus 20:13 – ‘if a man lays with another man he should be stoned.’ We’ve just been interpreting it wrong all these years....”  

BOY, THAT MARTY GOLDEN IS JUST ONE HUGE LAUGH RIOT, ISN’T HE ?

But, there’s no need for those Republicans hungering for political humor and hijinks in Southwest Brooklyn to despair. The funniest thing in Ross Barkan’s article was the photo of State Senator Mary Golden. I swear that State Senator Golden looked more like Krusty the Clown from the Simpsons in that picture than I have ever seen him before — and I have commented about the resemblance between Marty and Krusty in the past from other photos.


JOKES COMPARING THE BIBLICAL STONING OF GAYS WITH GETTING STONED BEFORE HAVING SEX WITH GAYS ISN’T REALLY FUNNY  [Unless you're stoned, >>>  but be warned, "Reefer Madness" can also lead to same-sex sodomy]     

The most damaging thing about this “joke” is that there is something in it to offend everybody, whether they are gay rights advocates or fundamentalist interpreters and followers of the bible.

Right now, Marty Golden and his crack staff think that taking the gay “joke” down off  Facebook solves their problem  —  at least they seem content to hunker-down and hope that it all blows over.

No-oh sireeee, Bob !  That ain’t got it by half.  Here’s the problem —  the quick and enterprising youngsters among the Bay Ridge Dems captured the Facebook image.  And guess what ?   That image is more than just the words or text of the “joke” attributed to State Senator Golden  —   it includes some graphic art....    OOOH !  AHHH !   And you know what that means  —   Marty Golden’s crack State Senate staff had their hand(s) in this....   BOOOO ! HISSSS !

The intrigue even gets a little murkier  —   a birdie on the GOP side of things strongly suggested to me that State Senator Golden didn’t have a hand in this at all; and that it was all the handiwork of Golden’s staff....

OMG !  Somebody must be pissed-to-shit.

GOLDEN NEEDS TO DO A FULL-MONTY LAYOUT ON THIS —  BUT HE WON'T

Word is that the Bay Ridge Dems want a full three-hanky apology from Golden. I think Marty will be smoking pot and laying down with a man before he’ll do anything like that.

From my point of view, I just want to know why Marty Golden and his peeps just keep making these kinds of unforced errors  —   As Charles Dillon Stengel used to say, “Can’t anybody here play this game ?"

In any case, I'm sure SSMG has learned an important lesson about humor in politics, especially "humor" that involves "jokes" about stoning gays.

btw, Marty, did you hear the one about the lynch mob.....

50 comments:

Galewyn Massey said...

UPDATE: THE "IT'S SHOWING SOME LEGS" EDITION

LOCAL COVERAGE ALREADY ON THE CASE -- BAY RIDGE JOURNAL IS JOHNNY-ON-THE-SPOT

Kip at the BRJ thinks, "Marty Golden, a 60-something New York State Senator with the gift of gab, has taken to social media like a Millennial, manning active Facebook and Twitter feeds.... [The p]roblem for the Conservative Republican is that local Democratic club The Bay Ridge Democrats, headed by a posse of actual Millennials, has been actively Facebook and Twitter-stalking Golden, hoping to catch him in an embarrassing moment, like the time, a couple of years ago, when he promoted an etiquette training course for young female job seekers from his district...." (See "A Matter of Interpretation" by Kip, 7/6/15, Bay Ridge Journal
[http://bayridgejournal.blogspot.com/2015/07/a-matter-of-interpretation.html]).

At first blush, Kip seems to be giving the story short shrift, when she says, "... '{A]according to The Bay Ridge Democrats, who have called for Golden's "immediate apology" the "bigoted" state senator, made "a crass joke" about "stoning...gay people.'... Crass, maybe, but while Golden may be a century or so behind on women's rights, I doubt that he meant to say (on Facebook, no less) that gays should be stoned to death...." However, given the alacrity with which she posted her note about the Barkan article in the Observer, it's not NOT NEWS.

Or to put it another way, this story looks like it has at least a little bit of legs going forward.

Anonymous said...

People should get a grip. It was a joke and kind of funny too if you aren't hysterically focused on finding new grievances and victims every minute. Oh no, the Bay Ridge Dems are on this? May as well resign now. On second thought after what they did for Kemmerer I don't think MG is sweating the Bay Ridge Democrats much. Oh and that supposed etiquette "faux pas" yea well it helped Andrew Gounardes still lose by 20 points after Andrew spent a few hundred thousand. 20 points in a year where most local Republicans stayed home. Bay Ridge Dems? Get serious.

Anonymous said...

The problem is that this reinforces the idea that Golden is stuck in a 1950s mentality: Women need poise to get a good job (until they marry and stay home to have kids) and gays get stoned.

Anonymous said...

Regarding above comment yes it would be a concern if these issues did not arise out of whole cloth distortion and manipulation from the Twitter Club AKA Bay Ridge Democrats. Particularly what the local Dems did with the etiquette seminar and how they completely intentionally misrepresented what it was about showed their true loony left colors.

Anonymous said...

I thought Golden was being disrespectful of the Bible passage that prohibits men from laying down with men. That's something I thought Gulden believed in.

Anonymous said...

There was no distortion. Marty and his staff screwed up with the etiquette school and the gay marriage joke. Admit it and move on. People would have more respect for him if he did.

Anonymous said...

Marty should have issued a simple apology. If one of his staff members did it, he/she should have owned up and admitted it so the boss didn't have to take the heat.

Anonymous said...

No staffers will be reprimanded because Marty doesn't think either of these incidents are problems. In his mind, women need pose to get a job, and gays should be stoned. He's got an old-style, 1950s cop mentality.

Anonymous said...

Just a minute - let's be fair - it's pre-Knapp early-1970's cop-think - you know breaking heads at the Stonewall

Anonymous said...

Imagine a gritty TV show about Marty and his partner on the 1970s NYPD vice squad. Who would play Marty? The kid who was Malfoy in the Harry Potter films?

Anonymous said...

These are made up issues distorted and taken completely out of context by the increasingly desperate Twitter Club also known as Bay Ridge Democrats. You guys know that revealing that you are all to the left of Obama won't work in this District so you have to resort to throwing up as much dirt as you can create hoping something will stick. Try having another protest outside of the Manor it's always useful to be reminded who exactly comprises this group of individuals and what they really stand for. Bring Teachout again reelection is right around the corner and Golden can use a few laughs.

Anonymous said...

Shhhhhh!

You're NEVER supposed to mention the Bay Ridge Manor.

Marty steered $500,000 in government funds to his family-owned catering hall, not to mention the hundreds of thousands in campaign funds he spent there.

Anonymous said...

Bla bla bla keep spreading rumors...it is obviously working so well. Maybe not.

Galewyn Massey said...

RIDING HERD ON THE HERD: THE "LET'S STAY CLOSE TO MY POST" EDITION

OR FOR THE "BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN CROWD" -- SHEPHERDING THE FLOCK

Is there any progress on finding out who put up the initial Facebook "joke" on State Senator Golden's account ? Or as James Cagney playing Captain Morton exclaimed -- "Whoooo did it ? WHOOO did ITT ?" btw, the answer back from the frogs in Popeye was -- "Bluto did it... Bluto did it...."

My latest is 1) that more than one person can access SSMG's Facebook page and 2) Gerry Kassar was very unhappy about this one....

Anonymous said...

Yea I'm sure Golden's staff is losing tons of sleep over this. Oh the nightmares that they must be having...or not.

Anonymous said...

Rumors are rumors. The facts ... Marty directed over $500,000 in taxpayer funds to the Bay Ridge Manor for "government events" sponsored by his office.

Anonymous said...

Marty and his staff are having nightmares about his other problem. But this don't help.

Anonymous said...

Guess Quaglione lost his Facebook privileges.

Anonymous said...

You folks have been peddling these stories for years to no avail. Every other day your story is that he and his whole staff are about to be indicted for high crimes and misdemeanors. Get another story. To be blathering on about the "imminent" indictment and the etiquette class ad infinitum is boring and supporific. Oh yea and nobody cares about the gay joke gone a wry. Find something else already...

Anonymous said...

Then why has Marty spent over $50,000 in fees for a white collar criminal lawyer?

Gatemouth said...

I yield to no one in enjoying giving Bay Ridge Bloviator Marty Golden a good hard and swift kick in the nuts on a regular basis, for both reasons of principle and for the exercise (see, e.g. http://r8ny.com/…/the-perfect-golden-shower-aka-marty-gold…/), but seriously folks, I've seen that joke posted here dozens of time, each of those times by an LGTB person or a supporter of LGTB rights and no one has ever made the slightest complaint. George Takei once posted the joke, fer chrissake.

With all the good reasons to make fun of that fatuous waste of space and insult to the public intelligence, why resort to this one?

To be clear, I am not defending Golden, I just object on behalf of the joke---the joke never voted against same sex marriage or tried to raise anyone's rent. And I will admit that his deleting the joke shows consciousness of guilt.



Galewyn Massey said...

RESPONSE: THE "HEY GUY" EDITION

GREAT TO HERE FROM THE ONE AND ONLY "GM" THAT'S ONE WORD

DOWN HERE IN THE 'LOOK AWAY, LOOK AWAY..." LAND --- AND TRYING TO KEEP THE SHARKS AND BEDBUGS FROM BITING

Glad to hear that you agree that somebody in the Golden tent is re-telling a long-time gay and at least somewhat anti-biblical joke.

What else is happening in the Borough of Churches ?

Anonymous said...

Enough of Lincolns favorite show tunes

Galewyn Massey said...

UPDATE: THE "HEY JUDE, THIS JUST GETS BETTER 'N' BETTER" EDITION

MAX JAEGER OF THE BROOKLYN DAILY "... TOOK A SAD SONG AND MADE IT BETTER, BETTER, BETTER, BETTER... AAAHH !" --- ADDS A BIT OF A TWIST TO THE STORY

NOT ONLY DID HE POST THE ACTUAL" CAPTURED TEXT" OF THE NOW-INFAMOUS MARTY GOLDEN "JOKE" -- MAX JAEGER ALSO SHOW US THE SOURCE OF THAT TEXT --- AND THAT'S EVEN MORE OF "AIN'T SO GOOD MOMENT" FOR SOMEBODY IN THE GOLDEN TENT

GOLDEN OR HIS STAFF RE-POSTED THE GAY JOKE FROM "MANDATORY" --- "THE GREATEST MEN'S SITE ON THE INTERNET" --- OOPS, THERE IT IS ! WHATTUH GOOOF !


According to Max Jaeger, "State Sen. Martin Golden (R–Bay Ridge) took heat for posting a homophobic joke to his personal Facebook account — and then quickly deleting it — last weekend.... The crack — re-posted from a men’s lifestyle website that ran the gag two years ago — made light of a biblical passage that encourages the murder of homosexuals by stoning. Golden removed the post after it ignited backlash on social media...." (See "Un-wise crack: Golden makes homophobic joke" by Max Jaeger, 7/8/2015, The Brooklyn Daily [http://www.brooklyndaily.com/stories/2015/28/br-golden-facebook-faceplant-2015-07-10-bk.html]).

More important were these facts that Jaeger reported-on further along in his article: "... Golden removed the post but has not publicly apologized and did not return a request for comment.... The longtime state senator, who voted against gay marriage in 2011, re-posted the 2013 'joke' from Mandatory.com, a lifestyle site billing itself as 'the greatest men’s site on the Internet.'...”

Mr. Jaeger also reported that, since all of this stuff reached the press, a gay pride group has reached out to State Senator Golden to show straight people and others in Bay Ridge all the services available to educate all sides of the public on gay matters . Golden has not directly responded to the gay pride center, but Golden's staff has memorialized and solidified the contact, perhaps for some future meeting or event.

Anonymous said...

Golden is losing the gay vote in Bay Ridge? That's it he's done for. Seriously just find something else. Old stale non issue no matter how hard you try to push it.

Anonymous said...

I'm shocked !!!

Anonymous said...

Yea find something else already

Galewyn Massey said...

INQUIRY: THE "YOU'RE MISSING THE OBVIOUS" EDITION

I THINK EVERYBODY MIGHT HAVE THIS BACKWARDS --- MAYBE, THIS "JOKE" WASN'T INTENDED TO BE ANTI-GAY AT ALL...

THIS MARTY GOLDEN "JOKE" ACTUALLY DISSES THE BIBLE AND ITS FORBIDDING HOMOSEXUAL ACTS UNDER PAIN OF DEATH --- WHAT IF THIS WAS REALLY SSMG'S HEAVY-HANDED YET TOO SUBTLE OUTREACH TO THE LGBT,ETC. COMMUNITY ? ? ?

Who in Marty's office frequents the top "Men's" websites ? Based on the record of Facebook and then the press, it's the State Senator himself.

And what was part of the result, an outstretched hand from a part of the LGBT, ETC. community.... It's an offer that seems to be presently under advisement in Golden's office....

So how's them Golden delicious apples ? ? ?

Anonymous said...

Yea thanks for that new tidbit of information. Very helpful.

Anonymous said...

The Manor (unlike Marty) has been gay marriage friendly for a while:

http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/34/27/all_bayridgemanorgays_2011_7_8_bk.html

Why else would the Manor's main event room look like it was designed by Liberace?

Gatemouth said...

Hey, how bout your thoughts on AD 46?

Anonymous said...


I like how the commenter above writes, "find something else."

Why?

This issue is a concern of many people in Bay Ridge as people have family members who are gay. Maybe they haven't said it to Marty, but it the situation for some in the community.

Anonymous said...

Even Bay Ridge (and Marine Park) Republicans who are not gay have problems with Marty.

Any local pol who funnels taxpayer funds to his family business and repeatedly says dumb and offensive things will eventually wear out his welcome. Not to mention that nasty federal probe of your fundraising/legislative votes.

Marty, you have a shelf life.

Anonymous said...

The usual suspects have been peddling the fantasy of Marty's imminent indictment for years now so as relevant as you would like it to be, those who don't share Justin Brannan's world view--and most of Bay Ridge doesn't, don't care about Marty making a gay joke. They're not glued to their television sets watching NY1 waiting for the indictment that will never come, and if you are part of the handful of Bay Ridgites who care about issues important to gays you would never support Golden in the first place. Find something else at this point you're grasping at straws.

Galewyn Massey said...

INQUIRY: THE "SOMEBODY MUST KNOW SOMETHIN' THAT THEY AIN'T BEEN TELLIN' " EDITION

"ANONYMOUS ... AT 5:22 AM..." HAS TO KNOW SOMETHING THAT THE REST OF US DON'T TO BE SAYIN' STUFF LIKE >>> " ... THE INDICTMENT THAT WILL NEVER COME..." <<< THE ONLY WAY THAT CAN BE SAID WITH CERTAINTY IS IF A "DEAL" HAS BEEN MADE WITH THE PROSECUTOR

So I put it to you "Anonymous...at 5:22 AM..." --- Has Marty Golden made his deal with the U.S. Attorney, Preet Bharara ? Will the state senator be a cooperating witness about what he knows about the corruption in Albany ?? Will Marty be a RAT on his fellow GOP State Senators ??? AND IS MARTY GOLDEN GOING AROUND WEARING A WIRE (like some other legislators who made similar deals with USA, PB) ????

btw, why haven't SSMG's constituents heard word one from their state senator about the Feds being up his .... ?

Just askin'

Anonymous said...

Well, Preet needs someone on the inside of the Senate Republican caucus ...

Anonymous said...


Most of Bay Ridge may not care about Marty making a joke, but I bet that Republican father and mother of a gay son care.

Anonymous said...

You know someone very close to Marty is gay. Just wait until they choose to go public.

Anonymous said...

There is no indictment you guys just keep listening to th hysterical hopes and wish list of th Bay Ridge Democrats. First step is to stop drinking their "haterade" and come to terms with the fact that this is a non issue. As for the supposedly offended Republican Parents of gay children once they stop getting their information from loony leftists of Bay Ridge AKA Bay Ridge Democrats, they will realize it was a joke and move on. Something that Justin, Andrew, and Jamie just can't seem to do.

Anonymous said...

anon above sounds obsessed with the BRDs.

Anonymous said...

To above at 10:27. The source for this story is the Bay Ridge Dems. This is supposed to be a Republican blog and we are being fed the talking points of the Bay Ridge Dems, that happen to be complete bs.

Anonymous said...

Wrong! The source for this story is Senator Marty Golden's Facebook account, as well as the N.Y. Daily News, N.Y. Post, N.Y. Times, and every other news outlet that has reported on Marty's self-inflicted legal and political problems.

The Bay Ridge Democrats did not tell Marty to joke about stoning gays. And the Bay Ridge Democrats did not tell him to enrich his family's catering hall at taxpayer expense -- to the tune of over $530,000.

Marty did all this on his own. Well ... with help from his staff. No one really believes Marty knows how to post on Facebook by himself.

Galewyn Massey said...

FOR THE RECORD: THE "NOT THE BAY RIDGE DEMS" EDITION

THE BAY RIDGE DEMS DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN MY PREPARATION OF THIS POST --- I SAY THAT WITH ABSOLUTE CERTAINTY


When I read Ross Barkan's account of "Marty's joke" in the Observer, I sent an E-mail to one of my BSIs who is deep into the BRDs. To this moment, I have gotten no response....

Be that as it may, I did my post based on the cited material only --- there was no BRD contribution or insight expressed in it whatsoever --- with the possible exception of their possible derivative input through Ross Barkan and/or Kip, but take that up with them.

Anonymous said...

Glad that was cleared up. Now maybe we should start focusing on local issues besides those which are near and dear to the hearts of the loony leftist Twitter club AKA Bay Ridge Democrats.

Anonymous said...

Why can't the Marty Golden supporters on here admit when he's wrong?

Is it really appropriate for all those tax dollars to be spent at the Bay Ridge Manor? Wouldn't it be fair for Marty to hold events around his district and not provide an unfair revenue advantage to his family business?

Did we really elect Marty to line his family's pockets? $500,000 is a lot of money. And that's not even including the campaign money he spent at the Manor.

Anonymous said...

Nobody cares about the stones joke. It was after all just a joke. As for catering hall stuff , it is not as if there is a plethora of options for catering halls in Bay Ridge maybe that's why after all this "investigating" there is still no indictment. It's the same old story with the Golden Haters and let's take a wild guess...next story to be peddled alter this Golden hates women because he is Pro Life.

Galewyn Massey said...

MY OBSERVATIONS: THE "NOT THE NY OBSERVER" EDITION

NOW, THIS IS ALL GOING ROUND AND ROUND, AND ROUND AND ROUND --- AHEMMMM, STOP THE RIDE --- I'M GETTING SICK ! ! !

Instead, let's talk about things I think we all want to know. ---

First, has Marty and Kassar's relationship been hurt by this whole "gay joke" thing... ???

Second, is Marty Golden trying to look like Krusty The Clown (from "The Simpsons") as a new look; or is it something that he can't help, and it's sort of his natural appearance as an older gentleman... ???

AND --- as a follow-up, does looking like a TV cartoon character help getting dates --- gay, straight or otherwise... ???

I think that both Marty's straight and LGBT,ETC. fans do have a right to know all these things.

Anonymous said...

Alrighty then... ;-)

Anonymous said...

Or Maybe Marty gets real bent out of shape when people he knows hold their events at other catering halls. Maybe the Manor is hurting financially with that new place that opened in Dyker Park. Maybe funneling half a million dollars to his family's business is no big deal. Maybe you beleive that. Maybe you're an idiot.

Anonymous said...

Dyker location is relatively new and a lot more expensive that and Siricos. Yea so many places to choose. Find another issue to harp on. This is more contrived than the Teachout protests outside the Manor. You can people what ever you like and for all I know you may be a genius but you sound like a harpie.