April 13, 2015 6:00 pm -


It doesn’t want to be known as the “God hates fags” state.

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation, which leads the state’s efforts to attract and retain businesses, has retained Porter Novelli for an undisclosed sum. The firm’s task is to brand Indiana “as a welcoming place to live, visit and do business.”
Implied but not stated explicitly is “even if u r a homo.” How much monetary damage did conservative Christian wingnuts, in state government and outside of it, do to Indiana’s reputation? Moneys of an UNDISCLOSED SUM. That sounds expensive!

Wingnuts do not understand what it is that they did that was so wrong here. They were simply trying to protect people from the Homosexual Menace, how is that so bad? And of course, after big business stepped in and told the state to go fuck itself, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, who didn’t even understand the dumb thing he originally signed, ended up sucking up and signing a boring bill that clarifies that businesses are NOT allowed to beat up on the gays and the lesbians. So what is the problem? Oh, we know! It’s that they did it in the first place, and now regular Americans hear the word “Indiana” and are even less interested in going there than they were before, which we didn’t think was scientifically possible.




D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

14 responses to Indiana Hires PR Firm To Fix Image

  1. FatRat April 13th, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    What a quandary, anti f*g but pro filthy lucre. Bucks or bigotry, what should they choose?
    Those PR guys have their work cut out for them.

    Song for Indiana.
    50 Ways to Leave Your LUCRE

  2. Tim Coolio April 13th, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    Good work republicans, you managed to turn a whole state into a laughing stock!

    • Pilotshark April 14th, 2015 at 2:26 pm

      “you managed to turn a whole state into a laughing stock!”

      considering that there is 34 states that have republican governors, so that is say something.

      • Tim Coolio April 14th, 2015 at 2:44 pm

        Just keep showing them how far right and out of touch the GOP is and see how long that majority lasts.

  3. labman57 April 13th, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    Lipstick on a homophobic pig.

  4. bpollen April 14th, 2015 at 4:55 am

    Indiana – We put the Big in Bigotry!

  5. Warman1138 April 14th, 2015 at 5:42 am

    There has always been an unnatural vacuum in Indiana, lately it’s gotten a lot worse.

  6. rg9rts April 14th, 2015 at 5:54 am

    The damage is done…and all the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put it together again.

  7. oldfart April 14th, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    and guess who’s paying for that Indiana ?
    perhaps a stupidity surcharge tax on all pizza sales…

  8. causeican April 14th, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    “Indiana” We don’t just practice homophobia, we enshrine it into the law”.

  9. Bunya April 14th, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Maybe they can send the bill to the Mystic Pizza lady. She has and expendable $800,000 that’s burning a hole in her pocket.

    • William April 14th, 2015 at 3:09 pm

      I don’t think money can fix this problem. It’s more of a problem with anatomical interchangeability.

  10. William April 14th, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    Well, in all fairness most people don’t understand the law.

  11. Gindy51 April 14th, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    And he is spending tax dollars to do this, what a fucking tool.