A Conservative Lesbian creates controversy by dancing to Steven Crowder’s rap parody, ‘Mr. America’

by CynthiaYockey on February 17, 2012

Cynthia Yockey, in the blue sweatshirt, dances to "Mr. America," the rap parody by Steven Crowder and Chris Loesch, performing as the Powdered Zombies at CPAC 2012 for the blogger awards ceremony sponsored by TheTeaParty.net.

Cynthia Yockey, in the blue sweatshirt, dances to "Mr. America," the rap parody by Steven Crowder and Chris Loesch, performing as the Powdered Zombies at CPAC 2012 for the blogger awards ceremony sponsored by TheTeaParty.net. Photo by Wonkette.

I am so grateful to the conservative blogosphere for providing the donations that enabled me to attend CPAC this year. I’ve finally recovered from the sleep deprivation and feel perky enough to start posting again.

At the BlogBash and CPAC, in addition to fulfilling my mission of un-demonizing myself, I had a wonderful time catching up with old blogger friends. I live a very socially isolated life taking care of my 95-year-old father, so I wasn’t quite prepared for how kindly everyone reacted to my weight loss (over 65 pounds since I started my diet in June 2010 and over 40 pounds since CPAC 2011). I was tickled silly.

I particularly wanted to surprise dear Steven Crowder with my new, slimmer appearance, since that is relevant to a project he promised to help me with at BlogCon 2010. It’s one of the reasons I wanted to become more slim and fit. Plus, I’ve been taking cardio classes for almost five years that are mostly dance moves. So I jumped up from my seat at the back to dance like no one was watching when Steven debuted his new rap parody video, “Mr. America,” singing with Chris Loesch as the “Powdered Zombies” at the TheTeaParty.net blogger awards ceremony on Friday hosted by John Hawkins of Right Wing News. (At the link, John points out the tech clearly got a phone call and left to answer it before the “knickers” line.)

However, Steven put out some political correctness bait that the left gobbled down and the video is now viral and on the Huffington PostGawkerWonkette and Mediaite (which had the class to update its post and identify me, but is adverb-impaired and called me “elder” — do I look 58?). Wonkette went to the trouble of singling me out with the photo above, but they have not bothered to add my name to their photo after I identified myself in the comments, so I’m featuring it here because I’m a giver — a giver who understands SEO and Google Image. I only found out about this controversy last night through a column by Warner Todd Huston (just about the only blogger I know with whom I was not photographed during CPAC), appropriately headlined, “Liberal Tactics: Just Lie, No One Will Check.”

I am preparing a video reply. Please hit the tip jar to help me buy a decent webcam, microphone, boom and lights for future videos — if it helps, think of the consternation you’ll be fueling at Gawker, Mediaite, Wonkette and HuffPo:



Videos after the jump.

Here’s the video of Steven and Chris performing — I’m at about 1:30.


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Liz February 18, 2012 at 5:04 am

Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like no one is watching. Drive like your car has no windows.

Good for you, Cynthia.

SDN February 18, 2012 at 10:11 am

Cynthia, anyone seeing that video who contributed counts themselves well repaid. Glad to see you looking so happy.

And causing Gawker, Wonkette, et al. to blow bumps in their arteries until they look like kelp is an act of grace in it’s own right…. 😎

Cynthia Yockey February 20, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Thank you!

Re Gawker and Wonkette, I plan to keep it up.

One of the reasons I wanted to slim down was to be more effective on YouTube. Creating a YouTube reply is how I plan to start. I’ve been hung up on wanting to have better production values with better equipment, but financially that’s out of reach right now so I’m going to have to jump in just using the webcam in my father’s iMac. Another reason I’m going after better equipment is that it will make it possible for me to create some information products that I can sell so I can move toward supporting myself. I only have to raise $300 for the webcam, mic and boom and some mic accessories (pop filter and vibration suppression mount), so I hope my dear gentle readers will forgive me for continuing to rattle the tip jar.

I’ve been mostly silent the last week partly because I’ve been recovering from sleep deprivation from the all-nighter getting ready for CPAC. I got hypoxic from falling asleep in my chair on Sunday after the conference because I wanted to stay downstairs to look after my dad instead of going to bed to sleep and using my CPAP respirator. That’s resulted in some brain fog, which is making it harder than usual to function. I don’t know when it will clear up, but I hope I’ll feel better in a few weeks. This is a longterm problem that I will discuss when I’m ready.

Oh, and I have lots of photos and wonderful experiences from CPAC to share, so stay tuned!

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