The Balloon Boy Maneno: It gets worse.

The Balloon Boy family seems to have made a rap video with some really nasty homo-phobic, anti-gay, and indeed, gay bashing lyrics. It is below the fold.

Watch it while you can because it keeps getting taken off YouTube:

And this is for your entertainment in case you can’t see the above:

The MSNBC version:

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Here’s at the moment that it all started to unravel. Mom seems to be in on it:

A bit of the wife swap episode. Heene freaks about about a guy’s mullet.

I want to know how they met, Richard and Mayumi.

And here’s the 911 call, if you really want to torture yourself further:


  1. #1 Jason
    October 19, 2009

    That seems like a fairly reasonable, well thought out argument by the family in favor of foster care for those kids.

  2. #2 NewEnglandBob
    October 19, 2009

    I do not believe in a society being split up into classes but people like this family act very low class. I have no respect for this kind of bullshit.

    I hope they get big fines and/or jail time for someone for perpetrating a hoax and wasting authority people’s time.

  3. #3 IBY
    October 19, 2009

    Them, scientist? That’s what they call themselves? Seriously? Seriously? …

  4. #4 Nemo
    October 20, 2009

    I couldn’t make out much. Is there a lyric sheet somewhere?

  5. #5 Phil
    October 20, 2009

    The hoax sank like a lead balloon. It deflated so quickly it left me feeling light headed. Has the bubble burst for the Heenes?

  6. #6 Jason Thibeault
    October 20, 2009

    While I agree they deserve public shaming, I honestly feel dirty perpetuating this cycle of media-whoring. Dad’s obviously nuts, Mom’s obviously complicit, and the kids obviously need better role models.

    Bah to all of this.

  7. #7 Katharine
    October 20, 2009

    Wins new record for youngest asshole ever.

    Though it’s the parents’ fault. I mean, seriously, their father thinks there are Reptilians.


    People should require a license to have children.