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January 8, 2005

A New Kind of Rebel in New Paltz

The town of New Paltz, New York made the news last year when its Green Party mayor, Jason West, deliberately thumbed his nose at state law by illegally performing 25 gay marriages in a highly publicized marathon ceremony. But don't let that give you the impression that everyone in this Hudson Valley burg belongs in a John Waters movie. Theater owner Alexander Bulay, fed up with the seamy side of moonbattery — and preferring the values he associates with the late actors John Wayne, Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Stewart to the corrosive bile spewed out by Michael Moore — ran a radio ad appealing to movie-goers with an appetite for decency.

The response was swift and hysterical.

Sputtering that Bulay's taste in movies betrayed him as "blatantly racist" and guilty of hate, and finding his affection for John Wayne movies "especially offensive," Green Party moonbat Steve Greenfield organized a boycott. Bulay's corny taste may be crime enough, but there's worse: he refused to screen Fahrenheit 9/11, the leftist true believer's new video bible.

Clearly this could not be tolerated. Neither could the radio station that carried Bulay's ads, which was promptly found guilty of promoting "racism, religious intolerance and theocratic government, sexism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, torture..." etc.

Despite the racism and hate weighing heavily on his soul, Bulay remains defiant. ''I hope we can do it again next Christmas,'' he said, referring to the boycott. ''It's been very good for sales.''

A statement was released, displaying more of Bulay's audacity:

"If anyone out there expects us to play Michael Moore films, films espousing the virtues of Fidel Castro, Che Guevara or the John Birch Society for that matter, they have a long wait," the statement said, as reported by AP. "That will be on the same day that we begin performing gay marriages in the lobby and allow Pee Wee Herman to set up shop in the men's room."

Posted by Van Helsing at January 8, 2005 9:22 AM