A storm is, indeed, gathering.
This is the opening line of a spooky and deeply mendacious ad from NOM, the so-called National Organization for (actually against) Marriage.
(You can, if you must, see this infuriating ad here. But wait, we have some spoofs of the ad coming after the jump. No need to get your blood up yet.)
Beneath dark, brooding clouds, their faces eerily lit by sudden flashes of lightning, actors fret over the coming gay-marriage legalizations, which threaten their very existence.
â€œIn Iran, we donâ€™t have homosexuals like in your country.”
This jaw-dropping claim was made today by the President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, during a talk he gave at Columbia University in New York. “We donâ€™t have that in our country,” he asserted to a burst of shocked laughter and a smattering of boos and hisses.
“In Iran, we do not have this phenomenon,” he persisted, undeterred.
Welcome, Winston, to the Ministry of Love.
You are afraid, aren’t you? The man with the truncheon by the door is frightening you. Have you been guilty of a thoughtcrime, Winston? Your neighbor’s daughter said she heard you singing in your apartment. Were you singing, Winston?
I told you once before that if we ever met again it would be here.
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