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Double Reverse Backflips For Proposition 8!

I’m totally going to amend her.

The homophobic chutzpah is just amazing.  Apparently, the people who want to let gays keep getting married are just like Adolf Hitler.  Yes, the bigots are comparing themselves to those who opposed Hitler.

This is Brad Dacus, an official Prop 8 spokesperson speaking.  He is the President of the Pacific Justice Institute, a religious-right lawyers 501c3 organization.

Here is the transcript:

There was another time in history when people, when the bell tolled. And the question was whether or not they were going to hear it. The time was during Nazi Germany with Adolf Hitler. You see he brought crowds of clergy together to assure them that he was going to look after the church.

And one of the members, bold and courageous, Reverend [Niemoller] made his way to the front and (inaudible) said “Hitler, we are not concerned about the church. Jesus Christ will take care of the church.

We are concerned about the soul of Germany.” Embarrassed and chagrined, his peers quickly shuffled him to the back.

And as they did Adolf Hitler said, “The soul of Germany, you can leave that to me.” And they did, and because they did bombs did not only fall upon the nation of Germany, but also upon the church and their testimony to this very day.

Let us not make that mistake folks. Let us hear the bell! Vote on Proposition 8!

So I guess this means that if Proposition 8 fails, it will be like the Holocaust for marriage, as all straight marriages will be exterminated by the destructive force of Teh Ghey.  No-one has ever satisfactorily explained how this would happen, but the religious righties seem to know it with absolute certainty.

If you’re in CA, please vote No on 08, and ask everyone you know to do the same.

October 29th, 2008 at 10:18pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Constitution,Elections,Politics,Republicans,Teh Gay,Wankers

Huh.

Beautiful.

Wolf Blitzer: And this just coming into the “Situation Room,” the Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin now speaking out openly about her intentions in 2012 if, if she and John McCain were to lose this contest next Tuesday. In an interview with ABC News, Sarah Palin is now saying, she would be interested in remaining a serious national political figure, going ahead to 2012. She was asked what happens in 2012 if you lose on Tuesday, would you simply go back to Alaska? Elizabeth Vargas of ABC News asked her and Palin said this, and I will read it to you verbatim according to an ABC News transcript: “Absolutely not,” Sarah Palin says. “I think that, if I were to give up and wave a white flag of surrender against some of the political shots that we’ve taken, that … that would … bring this whole … I’m not doin’ this for naught,” and that is a direct quote from Sarah Palin. Clearly, leaving open the possibility that she would be interested in leading the Republican Party in 2012 if she and John McCain were to lose this presidential contest right now….

Dana Bash: I just got off of the phone, Wolf, with a senior McCain adviser and I read this person the quote and I think it is fair to say that this person was speechless. There was a long pause and I just heard a “huh” on the other end of the phone. This is certainly not a surprise to anybody who has watched Sarah Palin that she is interested in potentially future national runs, and she is being urged to by a lot of people inside of the Republican Party if they do lose, but it is an “if” and people inside of the McCain campaign do not want any discussion that has an “if” in front of it six days before the election, they don’t want any discussion at all, any kind of hypothetical talk about running for the next time around. So certainly, this is not at least initially being received well inside of the McCain campaign.

Wolf Blitzer: I am not surprised, not surprised at all. It is one of those “wow, she is talking about 2012 if we lose,” that is not supposed to be something that you say. You are supposed to say, “well, I’m not looking ahead, I’m not looking ahead only to Tuesday,” and those are the talking points she’s supposed to be saying, but she is obviously blunt and she is looking ahead if something were to happen on Tuesday that she wouldn’t be happy with.

I just love the McCain campaign reaction to Palin’s naked ambition.  I think Palin is going to be in for a pretty huge disappointment if she tries to run for president in 2012.  Even if the excitement she generates in the conservative base is enough to carry her to the nomination, she has zero support outside of it.  She alienates and scares most normal people, and she has done absolutely nothing to make herself believable as President Of The United States.  Four more years as governor of Alaska will do nothing to change that.  She would be toast.

6 comments October 29th, 2008 at 09:53pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Elections,McCain,Palin,Politics,Republicans

Chock Full O’ Crazy

Some dispatches from the right-wing cesspool of insanity that is the Our Country Deserves Better PAC’s “Stop Obama” tour.

Mother Jones provides a complete list of all the fact-free, paranoid anti-Obama memes that were on display.  Some highlights:

– He doesn’t understand that inalienable rights granted by God are what make America great. America is a city on a hill and “there are those around Barack Obama who would extinguish those lights.”

– He and his supporters “vilify” anyone who questions him.

– He “mocked” and “laughed at” Joe the Plumber at a recent rally because Joe thought he could make $250,000 despite being a plumber.

– He is having talk show hosts who speak out against him “slaughtered,” by having Obama-friendly advertisers pull their contracts.

– He very likely will take away dissenters’ right to free speech if elected president, keeping them from publishing their views in the newspaper or from voicing them on television and radio. This is in part due to the “storm troopers around him.”

– He benefits from the fact that voters who oppose him are hesitant to declare their feelings publicly, for “fear of being attacked at their place of work, or in their homes, or their children being retaliated against in school.”

– He will try to “extinguish” our freedom of speech. Reporters who question Obama and Biden are already being “silenced.”

– He hasn’t come clean about his birth certificate or the country of his birth. While the speakers said they did not want to put on their “tin foil hat” and speculate about the nation of Obama’s birth, one said he would give only “even money” that Obama was born in the United States.

– He had the opportunity to join the military during the first Gulf War. Instead “he went to the University of Phoenix to write books about himself.”

– He continues to ignore the fact that we did find WMDs in Iraq. In fact, 500 tons of WMDS were transferred out of Iraq this year.

– His presidency “will change America as know it and love it, and not in a good way.”

– He would create an America characterized by “socialism and servitude.”

– He seeks to deny the American dream through wealth distribution.

– He has the middle class “in his sights.”

– He comes out of the Chicago Democratic machine, which spells politics M-O-B.

– He benefits from a biased liberal media. The LA Times, the NY Times, and the Washington Post are “organs of the Obama campaign.”

Yes, there are actually people who believe all of this.  Frightening.

The bits about Obama ruthlessly stifling free expression are particularly choice, because, well, this:

After repeated a litany of way-out-there Obama smears — the Senator had “mocked” Joe the Plumber, was “lip-locked with terrorists,” and wants an America that looks “like Venezuela under Hugo Chavez” — the proceedings were interrupted by a peeved audience member.

“This isn’t fair,” said Louana, a woman from Maryland who, as an Obama supporter, had wandered into the poorly lit room to see the spectacle. “Is anything you are saying based on fact?”

Williams announced that the time to take questions had arrived because “this woman here” – he points to Louana – “is having a stroke.”

(…)

As Williams declared that an Obama administration would deliberately prevent him from writing, expressing his opinions, or even having a job, Louana cried out: “You people watch too much Fox News.”

Organizers promised her a civil discussion of her objections, only to label her a “mind-numb robot” moments later. Eventually she was asked to leave the room, with Williams calling out behind her, “there goes the old woman.”

Crazy and mean – always a winning combination.  I would love to see these freaks become the face of the Republican party.  In fact, I think a large part of the reason McCain and the GOP are doing so poorly this year is that they’ve let the mask slip more than usual this year.  Maybe the sight of a black presidential nominee horrifies them so much that they just can’t restrain themselves, or assume that everyone else in the country is as horrified as they are.

3 comments October 29th, 2008 at 07:24pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Elections,Obama,Politics,Republicans,Wankers

Wednesday Why-I-Love-The-Weekly-World-News Blogging

Yet another unruly McCain supporter:

KEY LARGO, FL – Manigator flees arrest at a McCain rally where he bit a man he claimed was “Un-American.”

During a rally for the Republican presidential candidate, proceedings were halted by a sudden commotion at the back of the open air venue.  A young Latino man was flailing hysterically at what appeared to be a small alligator biting his pants, while screaming “I told you man, I’m Puerto Rican!”

After being shaken loose, the creature yelled back, “Damn Mexicans, taking our jobs!” He then went on to make lurid passes at several of the campaign’s interns. The small cryptid slurred much of his speech and witnesses say he smelled of cheap whiskey.

Police and wildlife officers arrived on the scene shortly thereafter to apprehend the manigator. However, he avoided capture for thirty minutes while shouting expletives about being denied free speech.  Eventually he was able to slip under a fence and make a run back to the swamp.

Police tracked Manigator through the swamp for hours, following a trail of empty cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon, menthol cigarette packs, and frequent yells of “Get ‘er Done!”

The human-reptile hybrid is still at large.

In other news, there could be some dire unexpected consequences should McCain lose:

Mrs. McCain… is also the Queen of Svalbard, the northernmost province of Norway.  Although the archipelago is technically part of Norway, the Norwegian government leaves all authority over the province to Mrs. McCain.

“We have treaties and we have an armistice line.  We don’t cross and thank heavens those creatures don’t cross either,” Morten Wetland, Norway’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations said through a translator.

The creatures that Wetland refers to, in addition to Mrs. McCain herself, include The United Tribes of the Three Polar Bear Legions as well as the Worg Enclave and the Sasquatch Nation.

While under McCain’s despotic rule, peace has been achieved among the bears, wolves and sasquatches.  In Wetland’s own words, “Thank the heavens the Ice Witch does not turn her icy glare south. ”

Should Senator McCain lose his bid for the presidency, it is feared that Mrs. McCain will mobilize her minions from the ice kingdom to wage a war of revenge against America and her allies.

On the positive side, a polar bear/sasquatch invasion might be the only way to get our troops out of Iraq.

October 29th, 2008 at 11:29am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Economy,Elections,Weekly World News

Best. Case. Mod. Ever.

For those of you who do not travel in technogeeky circles, a case mod is essentially a PC in a custom wrapper.  Instead of the standard PC case, it’s either inside a heavily modified case, or inside something that doesn’t typically hold a PC at all, like a stuffed beaver, or the USS Enterprise, just to name a couple of my favorites.

But none of those can compare to… this!

At long last, wearable computing has become a reality!  And without sacrificing performance or style!

It’s both horrible and awesome at the same time…

(h/t mix_hyenataur by way of Engadget, which has some great captions)

October 29th, 2008 at 07:11am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Coolness,Technology,Weirdness


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