Jun 26 2013

P.S.

“Brian Brown, head of the National Organization for Marriage, criticized the Defense of Marriage Act decision and vowed to press for a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.”

Yeah, good luck with that. And someone continually needs to remind Crazy Eyes that the Bible is not a history book:

“No man, not even a Supreme Court, can undo what a holy God has instituted,” Ms. Bachmann said in a statement. “For thousands of years of recorded human history, no society has defended the legal standard of marriage as anything other than between man and woman.” She said the court action “will undermine the best interest of children and the best interests of the United States.”

For thousands of years in society, we’ve believed in a lot of stupid things with no justification, whatsoever. Something she finds endearing, no doubt.

Just sayin’.


Sep 15 2012

Stop the presses!

At Valueless Voters Summit, Rick Santorum tells truth for the first time in his life:

“We will never have the elite, smart people on our side.”

Yep, you’re stuck with the dumbasses. Glad you finally came ’round to that, Ricky.


Mar 4 2012

Things that make me laugh out loud

I am, believe it or not, both shocked and elated at the behavior of the Repugnicans lately. I mean, I’m used to all of the fear and hatred of vaginas, compassion, critical thinking, the poor, the non-white, and science – that’s part and parcel of who they are. I just can’t believe that they’re doubling down on this birth control thing, something that most reasonable Americans thought was settled 40 years ago. I thought they mighta reached peak wingnut back when people still gave a shit about the teabaggers… apparently I was wrong. And, as it’s getting closer to the election, I say “Super!’

The thing that’s always been hard for me to figure out with the nutters is the strength of their conviction… when there’s as much crazy as there is going around nowadays, one can’t help but be cynical. Most of ‘em can’t actually believe this shit, can they? But then when I see the doubling down and the crazy keep going up, I start to think they do. Why else would they continue down a path that automatically alienates a sizable portion  of the population (you know, those “sluts”, “sluts” being anyone who has used their vagina for something other than the explicit use of making a baby)? They must actually believe this shit. That’s all I can really come to. And the country-club wing that defined the GOP for so long has been browbeaten into silence, or they’re just going along for the ride because they think that there’s enough crazy in the country to have it play to their political advantage.

The “oh-shit-they’re-fucking-clueless” thing really hit home for me this morning, when I checked my e-mail and read my Christian Coalition newsletter. Like Sarah Palin’s Twitter feed, I signed up for it strictly for entertainment purposes. The latest:

Unfortunately, through nefarious shenanigans, the Democrats would not even allow Senators to vote up or down on the Blunt Amendment.  Harry Reid, whose party controls the United States Senate – undoubtedly for less than a year more with disastrous votes for the Democrats such as Thursday’s vote – had to play cute and have a vote to “Table the Blunt Amendment” which would confuse a lot of Americans; and that was the Democrats’ intention. The vote was not about contraception as the pro-abortion liberals maintain, but maintaining religious freedom for all Americans which the Blunt Amendment would have done.

Oooh! Nefarious shenanigans! The Repugs would neeeeeeeeever do that (cough cough filibuster cough). And the “disastrous vote”? That’s the funniest thing of all. Not everyone hates vaginas, Christian Coalition. And the Christian Coalition mentioning “confused Americans”?  That’s golden. Religious freedom, my ass.

I’m surprised that President Obama doesn’t have a terminal case of the hiccups right now. Between the GOP clownshow primary, Rush, and all of the other nuttery, I’ll bet he can’t stop laughing. I know I can’t.

 


Feb 18 2012

Chastity belts next?

From TPM on the GOP’s determination to take us back to the 50′s:

“So there you have it: modern women being told by Republicans that they’re not qualified to talk about their own sexual health, are dressed like “whores” and probably need birth control because they’re so slutty. And this is just in one day.”


Dec 8 2011

A frightfully good and true response to Rick Perry


Aug 9 2011

Critical thinking can be a dangerous thing

… if you’re an evangelical, at least.  Had to laugh at this one from NPR: Evangelicals Question the Existence of Adam and Eve:

But now some conservative scholars are saying publicly that they can no longer believe the Genesis account. Asked how likely it is that we all descended from Adam and Eve, Dennis Venema, a biologist at Trinity Western University, replies: “That would be against all the genomic evidence that we’ve assembled over the last 20 years, so not likely at all.”

Ruh-oh. I’m trying to find headline that says “Astronomers Question Veracity of Earth’s Orbit Around Sun”, but I can’t seem to find any.

 


Jul 29 2011

This looks like a fun movie

Kevin Smith’s newest…

Sure would be funny to see Jay and Silent Bob in one of those cages for a few minutes.