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Can’t even go to the internet

…without having to see dumbass ignorant bigots, to the point that I literally have a hard time even turning on my computer to do something as simple as surf the net… And this is freedom??

And what about The Children, when they go to the internet??  Whenever they’re on the internet and see some ignorant dumbass bigots, I hold my breath in anticipation of awkward questions about how, in the 21st Century, some people can have one foot (if not both) planted firmly in the Dark Ages.  Questions I’m not ready to answer:

The same people who say I shouldn’t impose my morality on them, are imposing immorality on me and my children to the point that I literally have a hard time even leaving my home anymore to do something as simple as visit the park. And this is freedom?

At the pool this summer there were homosexual couples with children and, while I was polite as my own young daughters doted on the baby with two “mommies”, I also held my breath in anticipation of awkward questions – questions I’m not ready to answer. My young daughters are all under the age of eight and they are not old enough to understand why a baby would have two women calling themselves “mommies”.

[…]We haven’t been back to the pool for a couple of weeks, except once but it rained. The truth is, now I don’t really want to go back.

Afraid to leave the house because of Teh Ghey.

I’m speechless.

This is becoming more than a phobia with some people, it’s getting to be a form of psychosis worthy of a listing in the DSM-IV.

Today’s pig is tomorrow’s bacon

And so marches on the terrible twisted saga of “doctor” Charles McVety, who just got a karma-driven boot to the withered nads (FWOMP!  Ooof!) from the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council.


Mmm bacon.

Slap Into Action

Well well well!

Mark at the Slap decided to turn over some rocks and see what kind of tax-exempt slime lurked beneath, and look what he found.

This is a great opportunity, not only to correct the kind of bogus charity scam that most of us don’t want to see supported by our hard-earned tax dollars, but to vent some well-deserved hostility towards all things bigoted, stupid and wrong, starting with the vicious dingbats at “Exodus Global Alliance“.

If these rabid born-again geeks claim they have the power to “cure”, shouldn’t they pay their taxes like any other doctor?

Let’s rumble.

(h/t Bruce)

The definitive word on Beckapalooza

… didn’t come from Brother Beck the Mad Monk, it came from NAACP president Ben Jealous:

“They were told not to bring signs. Can you imagine Martin Luther King telling his marchers not to bring signs?”


Tyranny of the majority overturned in California

Few things exemplify the brainless white noise of howling human dumbness and tyranny of the majority better than “Proposition 8“, the 2008 ballot initiative that banned marriage equality – by majority rule, no less — in California.  Prop 8 is infamous for many reasons, among them putting a twisted, ironic shit-stain on an election day that was being heralded as a “transformative” civil rights landmark.

But not for everyone.

So there is much to celebrate in the wake of a scathing decision yesterday by California’s district court to overturn the vicious “Prop 8”, and return gays and lesbians to the fold of the full complement of rights under the law that every other Californian enjoys. It was a crushing and well-deserved defeat for those born-again pinheads and punishment freaks who would give the state the authority to legislate “morality”.  (It’s only slightly ironic that the decision came down on the Transformative President’s birthday.)

And the opinion written by District Judge Vaughn Walker (Maddowblog has a .pdf, well worth the read), while careful and well-researched to a fault, was indeed scathing as legal opinions go, stopping just short of ridicule at times (and that in itself is an accomplishment, given the unrelenting ridiculousness of Prop 8 proponents).  It’s indicative of Prop 8’s utter inane absurdity that its proponents’ arguments fell apart like wet 1-ply toilet paper under legal scrutiny, “legal scrutiny” being that which examines and argues only The Facts.  Stripped of its imaginary monsters and fear-mongering and bigotry and religious delusions, there was little to support Prop 8.

But you already knew that.

An important aspect of the overturning of Prop 8 is that it reinforces the truism that rights are not something that can or should ever be put to a vote. Rights are innate, intrinsic to humanity, and in some lucky parts of the world, protected by the state against just the kind of tyranny of the majority that gave California Prop 8. It’s ludicrous to imagine that we can “vote” on who has rights and who doesn’t — and no decent person should even want to.

Prop 8 was a public opinion, but that is all it was — an opinion — and public opinion, even majority public opinion, even when the majority is vast (which in the case of Prop 8 it wasn’t) is completely irrelevant to individual rights.  Some of us have always known this, but for others there’s apparently a learning curve.


On that happy note, let’s congratulate blogging buddy Mark and his beloved on their marriage this week.  See?  No earthquakes, no storms, no plagues of locusts.  (I was hoping it might set off the Rapture, but no luck there either.)  Just another joyful couple looking forward to a long and happy life together.  (Maybe it’s just me, but doesn’t that sound kind of, you know, traditional?)  Cheers, guys!

UPDATE: You could set your freaking watch by these half-baked halfwits.  Right on schedule, the shrieks of “judicial activism!!!” began reverberating through the moronosphere as word spread that Judge Vaughn Walker has a private life, and in that private life, he is gay. (How this affects his ability to interpret the Constitution is anyone’s guess, but anyway…)

Unfortunately, he’s also a registered Republican, nominated first by Reagan then again by Bush the Elder, a nomination which was opposed by liberal Dems and gay rights groups.  But don’t take my word for it, listen to the conservative libertarian Cato Institute:

In other words, this “liberal San Francisco judge” was recommended by Ed Meese, appointed by Ronald Reagan, and opposed by Alan Cranston, Nancy Pelosi, Edward Kennedy, and the leading gay activist groups. It’s a good thing for advocates of marriage equality that those forces were only able to block Walker twice.

Aw, snap!

UPDATE II: Social Conservative idiocy was showcased on Hardball last night with the appearance of nutcase Wendy “Concerned Women of America” Wright, who artlessly sleazed out of answering any of Matthews’ direct questions about why she actually opposes gay marriage:

If ever there was someone who needed to be smacked across the side of the head with a phone book, pushed down a flight of stairs and set on fire, it’s that brainless twat.

Sexual McCarthyism comes to DC

Authoritarianism on the march: it’s here and it’s queer (closeted perhaps, but still)!

Hyperbigot Christianist freakshow voted (by me) “Most Likely To Be Caught Holidaying With A Hunky Personal ‘Bag Handler‘” Peter LaBarbera of — stand back! — “Americans For Truth About Homosexuality”, wants to know if SCOTUS nominee Elena Kagan is now, or ever has been, a member of Teh Ghey Conspiracy. Because according to LaBarbera, “the public has a right to knowthe most private personal details of Kagan’s life:

In the wake of AP’s report that Solicitor General Elena Kagan is President Obama’s choice to fill the Supreme Court vacancy, Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) reiterates its call for Kagan to answer the question: ‘Are (or were) you a practicing homosexual?’

According to some reports it is an open secret that Kagan is a practicing lesbian — to which AFTAH President Peter LaBarbera responds:

“If Kagan is practicing immoral sexual behavior, it reflects on her character as a judicial nominee and her personal bias as potentially one of the most important public officials in America. The popular mantra — even among conservatives — is that Kagan’s sexuality is ‘irrelevant.’ But a Justice Kagan would help decide some critically important constitutional issues dealing with: homosexual ‘marriage’ as a supposed civil right; religious liberty and freedom of conscience; and the First Amendment as applied to citizens’ right to oppose homosexuality. So it certainly matters if she, as a lifetime judge, could emerge as a crusading (openly) ‘gay’ advocate on the court.

All I can say to that is:   At long last sir, have you no sense of decency?

Good night and good luck (and get fucked).  (EDIT:  As Bina would say.)

UPDATE: Oh, fun… the homobigot hate site has a search engine.  Let’s see if they’re up to date on the relevant news of the day:

Oh come on.  Surely they must have something more than a 4-year-old bullshit story about a different George Rekers (the one that hadn’t been caught yet).  This was a Big Scandal among the Christofascist Elite, after all, and AFTAH links to some of the very “ministries” Rekers helped head up (so to speak)…

Ah-ha!  Ding ding ding!How many of these deranged creeps do you think went straight to the rentboy site after reading that article?  Bwahaa!

(Post edited to use cache link to what appears to be a raging hate site.  Apologies.)


More brainless bloviating from the world’s foremost doctrinaire pinhead:

Pope Benedict XVI has called abortion and same-sex marriage two of the most “insidious and dangerous” threats facing the world today.

Forget about war, terrorism, nuclear proliferation, disease, poverty, imploding economies (and child abuse, really really forget about that), the most dangerous threats facing the world today are… abortion and gay marriage??

It would be hilarious if there weren’t so many other brainless pinheads that take this twisted old fool seriously.

He was interrupted by applause several times.


UPDATE: Shorter Mark from the Slap: “*Yawn*”.

Papers please.

How can people who bitch constantly about “big government” (and I readily admit I’m sometimes one of them) possibly be okay with a law that basically enacts a  Police State?:

Arizona’s governor has signed into law an immigration bill seen as one of the toughest in the US, despite strong criticism by President Barack Obama.

The bill signed by Governor Jan Brewer will require state police to question people about their immigration status if there is “reasonable suspicion”.

And yet it’s a Republican law and conservatives have “embraced” it.  I don’t get it — just add it to the long list of other phenomena that leave me blinking with unfathoming dumbness.

So “reasonable suspicion”, eh?  And what might make a cop reasonably suspicious of someone’s immigration status?  Probably not their shoes.

There’s no doubt that US immigration reform is needed yesterday if not sooner.  But a law that codifies racial profiling and expands police power to the “Papers Please” extent should be unacceptable to anyone regardless of political stripe — particularly those who supposedly want the government out of everyone’s face.

Or is it okay for the government to get in some peoples’ faces?  Well guess what — apart from the odious inherent racism in this new law, once the state is empowered to get in anyone’s face they seldom decide it’s a bad idea.  What usually happens is they decide it’s a pretty good idea, and might be helpful in other circumstances as well.  Does wearing a tie-dyed T-shirt provide “reasonable suspicion” that your house should be searched for drugs?


You know your reputation is on the bottom, piss-stained floor of ye olde shithouse when…

The totally spontaneous cancellation of Coulter’s speech due to Danger! Danger! Danger!

Yeah, RIGHT:

American right-winger Ann Coulter’s speech at the University of Ottawa was cancelled Tuesday night due to security concerns after thousands protested outside the venue.

A spokesman for the group that organized the event said there were fears for Coulter’s well-being after about 2,000 people gathered outside the venue to protest her presence there.

Although the event was cancelled, organizers said her Canadian tour will continue, wrapping up at the University of Calgary on Thursday.

You don’t need a degree in marketing to know what sells and what smells.   Well played, wingnuts.

AND FURTHERMORE… Could it be any more obvious?  Coulter gets protesters everywhere she speaks.  She’s had pies thrown at her from close range.  This isn’t someone who’s freaked out by protesters — protesters are a given at any Coulter event.

The University of Ottawa put this faux “cancellation” debacle in motion when they warned her to watch her mouth and the media picked it up and ran with it.  Now she’s gotten another day of publicity (read: another day to flog her book) and the wingnuts get to wank and run their mouths about being persecuted — mission accomplished!

Countdown to HCR, teabaggers go apeshit

A little over 24 hours before our neighbours to the south will take the first tentative steps on the road to health care reform, anti-reform, anti-Obama, anti-Democrat teabaggers are predictably going full-metal berserko.  A few frenzied thousand of them converged on DC today in a furious last-ditch effort to “let their voices be heard” and some of those voices are getting ugly:

Things seem to be getting pretty heated in the Capitol with crowds of anti-Reform/Tea Party activists going through the halls shouting slogans and epithets at Democratic members of Congress.

As our Brian Beutler reports, a few moments ago in Longworth office building, a group swarmed a very calm looking Henry Waxman, as he got on the elevator, with shouts of “Kill the bill!” “You liar! You crook!”

Rep. Barney Frank got an uglier version of the treatment. Just after Frank rounded a corner to leave the building, an older protestor yelled “Barney, you faggot.” The surrounding crowd of protestors then erupted in laughter.

(Barney Frank, for those who don’t know, is an openly gay congressman from Massachusetts.)

I’m sure not all teabaggers are brainless, homophobic epithet-screeching cretins and mockers of the disabled, but this seems to be the prevailing tenor of their protests, and it’s escalating into mindless hysteria even as their numbers dwindle.

The original tea partiers, the Ron Paul supporters, started this whole thing long before Obama was elected, and have somehow gotten lost in the shuffle — which is regrettable, because they made some fair points.  It was only after the 2008 election, when professional fake “grassroots” organizers like “Americans for Prosperity” and “Freedomworks” took over and dragged every half-bright religious whacko and dull-eyed fascist freak out from under their rocks to protest the Islamocommie Kenyan usurper’s “government takeover of health care and forced abortion plan”, that things got ugly in a hurry.

And one other related point of interest:  if the baggers are truly concerned about spending, why was Dick Cheney, who was arguably partially responsible for the huge debt and deficit the USA runs today, given such a warm welcome at CPAC last month, where many teabaggers were represented?  Shouldn’t they have greeted him with a barrage of rotten tomatoes?

It will be interesting to see what happens to this little cult after the bill is passed — especially if it benefits some of them.

UPDATE: Yep, it’s getting ugly alright.

UPDATE II: Racist and homophobic epithets, threats of gun violence, congresspeople being spat on… to paraphrase wingnuts, where are the moderate teabaggers?

(image from Wonkette)

Two comments that say it all

Following the legalization of equal marriage in Washington DC last week, the Washington Post ran an article on the first weddings, accompanied by a joyous little photo of the very first couple to tie the knot under the “new rules”:

…and some were anything but pleased:

But wait — what’s this?:

Out with the old, in with the new:  I’ve seen the future, and it’s good.

Dan Savage is right

How is it that our Minister of Pubic Safety, the vile Vic Toews, has managed to hover under the radar for so long?

Certainly Canadians have a live-and-let-live attitude when it comes to our politicians’ private lives, even when they suddenly explode in a chaotic mess of mistresses, illicit babies and acrimonious divorce proceedings.  But when the politician at the heart of the mayhem is Canada’s unofficial, self-appointed “minister of family values”, a sanctimonious suckfish who for awhile made a pretty good living ginning up brainless hysteria by claiming that some marriages were a threat to the entire institution — all while shitting on his own wedding vows — he might deserve a little extra attention.

Via News of the Restless, we learn that USian columnist Dan Savage is not impressed that Canadians have allowed a bigoted hypocrite of Toews’ brain-damaged magnitude to slither out of sight and out of mind without so much as the Santorumization of his name in recognition of his outstanding batshittery.   In his latest column (which happily is syndicated, ie. everywhere), Savage re-tells the tale of Toews and advises us to snap out of our collective stupor and at least give Toews the gift of the ongoing mockery he so richly deserves by Santorumizing his name.  “Toews” (pronounced “Taves”) may not be as much fun to work with as Santorum, but we can do this, yes we can!  Right off the top of my head, toews sounds like some kind of hideous skin eruption, maybe bleeding pustules caused by having sex with blow-up dolls.

Get creative!  Bina is taking suggestions at her place.

GLBTs — a footnote in Jason Kenney’s revised Citizenship Guide

Bigotry over easy with a side of creepy:  it’s what’s for breakfast, lunch and dinner at Jason Kenney’s House of Hate.

By now everyone knows how Kenney, the Immigration Minister, purposely had references to GLBT rights removed from a Citizenship Guide:

Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney blocked any reference to gay rights in a new study guide for immigrants applying for Canadian citizenship, The Canadian Press has learned.  […]

But Mr. Kenney, who fought same-sex marriage when it was debated in Parliament, ordered those key sections removed when his office sent its comments to the department last June.

I’d expect nothing less from this greasy little pig.  But what really got me was his squirming when someone first caught the play and called him on it:

The publication does include a picture of Olympic gold medal swimmer Mark Tewksbury, however, with a caption saying he is a “prominent activist for gay and lesbian Canadians.”  […]

When the new guide was released Nov. 12, Mr. Kenney brushed off a reporter’s question about why it lacked any reference to same-sex marriage.

“We can’t mention every legal decision, every policy of the government of Canada,” he said.

“We try to be inclusive and include a summary. I can tell you that if you were to read the old book, you wouldn’t even know that there are gay and lesbian Canadians.” He then noted the caption under Mr. Tewksbury’s photo.

Oh, well then.  Anything more would be “Special Rights”, am I right?  (Or just special?)

Tone-deafness & bigotry: lifestyle choices

Mark has news from the great state of Iowa about a couple of Republican legislators proposing a bill that would remove gay and lesbian students from those protected under anti-bullying legislation (the Safe Schools Act).  Their rationale?  Stand back!  Because protecting such students from bullying might lead to (sound effects: thunder) gay marriage.

Well, GASP!

The two vicious, brainless turkeys pushing this bill must have been told to do so by the voices in their heads — they obviously didn’t get the idea from their constituents, who are more concerned about puppy mills and payday loans than (yawn) gay marriage:

The Des Moines Register conducted a poll of Iowans asking, “The state Legislature can address large and small issues during the course of the session. For the following issues, please tell me if you think the issue does or does not deserve the Legislature’s limited time.” Banning gay marriage did not make the cut; only 36% thought it was worth the time discussing.

Not only was it not deemed worthy of legislative time, of the six issues that Iowans were questioned about, addressing gay marriage concerned them the least. Iowans were more concerned about payday loans and puppy mills than they were about whether same-sex couples married.

Iowa is one of the few states with marriage equality, a ban having been struck down by the state Supreme Courst last year.  The Republicans’ attempts to get it re-banned have been an epic fail, thus the sleazy attempt to chip away at gay rights from another direction — by throwing students under the 1958 International Harvester bus.

Keep pushing that outdated, knuckledragging bigotry, GOP: that’ll bring young people to the party in droves.  Duh.

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