Archive for May 8th, 2009

Jonah Goldberg’s Perfect Candidate

Must be charismatic and self-loathing.

No freaks.

(h/t BT)

May 8th, 2009 at 10:11pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Immigration,Media,Politics,Racism,Republicans,Sexism,Teh Gay

Friday Quote & Loris Blogging

This week’s quote is from My Dinner With Andre, with Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory… and no-one else:

It may very well be that ten years from now, people will pay $10,000 in cash to be castrated, just so that they can be affected by something.

And, of course, there’ll be other people’s slow lorises:

It’s either totally adorable or THE CREEPIEST THING EVER.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLdQ3UhLoD4

Slow lorises love tickles!

2 comments May 8th, 2009 at 06:20pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

Has It Been Fifteen Minutes Yet?

I think Gawker is on to something here:

Oh no, everyone is being all mean to Carrie California because she is an idiot and she subscribes to some of the more popular bigotries! Lady should be thanking the Homosexualist Agenda.

Who won the Miss USA pageant? Anyone? Miss… Guam? We don’t know, and don’t care! But we alllllll know Carrie Prejean (Related searches: “carrie prejean racy“), Miss Proposition 8, the pageant loser who won’t get off of our TVs or our popular celebrity gossip blogs. She’s in commercials! (Because NOM couldn’t get any real actors for their miserable commercials, but still: it’s work!)

(…)

So yeah, it sure sucks that everyone is seeing those embarrassing “topless photos” of you, that you posed for, professionally, as a professional model, and sure, people are only republishing them to make you feel bad… and it sucks that TMZ is all delving into the divorce of your parents, but hey, that is the trade-off: we get to “persecute” you and you get to now become terribly famous, like you wanted.

Maybe Prejean The Beauty Queen should hook up with Joe The Plumber, and they can make buffoonish, bigoted, self-promoting babies together.  Because there’s totally a shortage.

(h/t WT)

May 8th, 2009 at 11:31am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Republicans,Teh Gay,Wankers

Religious Right Tacking Left?

Wow, maybe the religious right is reading the New Testament after all:

The Southern Baptist Convention, the dominant religious voice of the South, has finally weighed in on the issue of waterboarding and other forms of torture.

Under no circumstances should they be permitted in this country.

(…)

There is no room for torture as part of the United States’ intelligence-gathering process, Richard Land said today. He also said he believes the practice known as “waterboarding” is torture and, as such, is unethical.

Land, president of the SBC’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, said there is no circumstance in which torture should be permissible in interrogations by U.S. officials, even if the authorities believe a prisoner has information that might involve national security.

“I don’t agree with the belief that we should use any means necessary to extract information,” said Land. “I believe there are absolutes. There are things we must never do under any circumstances.

“For me the ultimate test is: Could I, in good conscience, do whatever I am authorizing or condoning others to do? If not, then I must oppose the action. If I could not waterboard someone—and I couldn’t—then I must oppose its practice.”

(…)

“There are some things you should never do to another human being, no matter how horrific the things they have done. If you do so, you demean yourself to their level,” he said.

“Civilized countries should err on the side of caution. It does cost us something to play by different rules than our enemies, but it would cost us far more if we played by their rules,” Land concluded.

Torture is simply not Christian.  I don’t see how that’s even subject to debate, yet a supposedly devout Christian president gleefully indulged in it and then lied about it (also not Christian, BTW – I think there’s a Commandment or something), and millions of supposedly devout Christian Americans had no problem with it at all.

The religious right may even be coming around on Teh Scary Ghey:

In a move that will surprise gay activists and liberals, a spokesperson for Focus on the Family, a top religious right groups, tells me that his organization has no problem with GOP Senator Jeff Sessions’ claim today that he’s open to a Supreme Court nominee with “gay tendencies.”

The spokesperson confirms the group won’t oppose a gay SCOTUS nominee over sexual orientation.

“We agree with Senator Sessions,” Bruce Hausknecht, a spokesperson for Focus on the Family, which is headed by James Dobson, told me a few minutes ago. “The issue is not their sexual orientation. It’s whether they are a good judge or not.”

Their sexual orientation “should never come up,” he continued. “It’s not even pertinent to the equation.”

(“Gay tendencies”???  WTF is that supposed to mean?)  John Aravosis doesn’t believe them, but points out that even if it is complete insincere bullshit, it’s still a pretty huge deal that Focus on the Family feels the need to pretend to be tolerant.

If the Christian right decides to start acting more, well, Christian, that can only be a good thing for everyone.  Except for the hate-based extreme right wing of the GOP, and marginalizing them would actually be very healthy  for the GOP as a whole.

2 comments May 8th, 2009 at 07:20am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Judiciary,Religion,Republicans,Teh Gay,Torture


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