Huh?

April 28, 2009

Just snapped off of Queer Channel Media:

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I get the twitter-bird.

Its cutesy, but, in reality, objective.

But a Scampaign logo as a thumbnail illustration for a hearing on the hate crime bill?  So what if the Scampaign is organizing a call-in effort?

Howza ’bout a thumbnail photo of Angie Zapata? Or Gwen Araujo? Or Matthew Shepard?

I’m just sayin’…

that the Scampaign logo represents hate crimes of a different sort.


And I Repeat: Oink!

April 28, 2009

Recall the first “Oink.”

Now, from the Houston Chronk:

A village near a massive corporate hog farm partially owned by the largest U.S. pork producer is one of three possible sources of Mexico’s swine flu outbreak, the Mexican government’s top epidemiologist confirmed Tuesday.

I repeat: Oink!


“The People”? Or “Some People”?

April 28, 2009

Jennifer Roback Morse, in the National Catholic Register, whining about Varnum v. Brien:

By now, everyone knows that the Supreme Court of Iowa has imposed same-sex “marriage” on the heartland of America, a mere 10 years after the people of that state had expressly voted against it.

Uh…

No.

Some people voted against it – those people being those members of the Iowa Legislature who opposed same-sex marriage in 1998.  Per Varnum v. Brien:

 

The Iowa legislature amended the marriage statute in 1998 to define marriage as a union between only a man and a woman.

 

The people were not asked.  The legislature was asked.

Yes – the legislature is given the power to legislate for the people, but it, literally, is not the people.  For, if it was, then why aren’t you saying anything about ‘the people’ of Iowa saying yes to transsexualism in 1976?

Yes – where there should be crickets, the whining actually gets louder…

The case wasn’t a fair fight: It was more like David and Goliath without the benefit of divine intervention.

So, you’re admitting that your alleged god was not on your side on this one?  If he/she/it was not, then I’m curious.  Why not?

Or did you tip your hand to the fact that there really is no god – and that you and your ilk just don’t like gays and lesbians and are pissed off that you can’t use the government to persecute them the way you could in the ‘good old days’?


The Exclamation Point on the Specter Defection?

April 28, 2009

From HuffPo:

Obama’s Big 100 Days Accomplishment: Arlen Specter’s Defection

Ka-ching!


Meanwhile – Back in the Land of the Legacy of the Bush Crime Family’s Christofascism…

April 28, 2009

From CNN:

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that federal regulators have the authority to clamp down on broadcast TV networks that air isolated cases of profanity, known as “fleeting expletives.”

The 5-4 vote was a victory for Bush-era officials who pushed fines and sanctions when racy images and language reached the airwaves.

Controversial words have been aired in scripted and unscripted instances on all the major over-the-air networks in the past six years, when the Federal Communications Commission began considering a stronger, no-tolerance policy.

“It suffices the new policy is permissible under the statute, there are good reasons for it, and the agency believes it to be better,” Justice Antonin Scalia wrote for the majority.

The high court, however, refused to decide whether the commission’s policy violates the First Amendment guarantee of free speech. It ruled only on the agency’s enforcement power. The justices ordered the free-speech aspect to be reviewed again by a federal appeals court.

Can we get 7 more sentators, to ensure enough to impeach and remove Antonin Scalia before he gets to write Dobsonian puritanism into the First Amendment?

Please!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!


And Franken Will Make 60

April 28, 2009

From the NY Times:

Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania said on Tuesday he would switch to the Democratic party, presenting Democrats with a possible 60th vote and the power to break Senate filibusters as they try to advance the Obama administration’s new agenda.

In a statement issued about noon as the Capitol was digesting the stunning turn of events, Mr. Specter said he had concluded that his party had moved too far to the right, a fact demonstrated by the migration of 200,000 Pennsylvania Republicans to the Democratic Party.

“I now find my political philosophy more in line with Democrats than Republicans,” Mr. Specter said, acknowledging that his decision was certain to disappoint colleagues and supporters.

If Al Franken prevails in his ongoing court case in Minnesota and Mr. Specter begins caucusing with Democrats, Democrats would have 60 votes and the ability to deny Republicans the chance to stall legislation.

Stick a fork in John Cornyn.

He’s done.


Not That I Drink The Shit, But…

April 28, 2009

A Savage Weiner update from change.org:

A few facts about Rockstar Energy Drink.  It was co-founded by conservative radio host Michael Savage.  It’s current CEO is Russell Weiner, Michael Savage’s son and a co-founder of the “Paul Revere Society” here in the States.

Michael Savage is reaping profits from the selling of Rockstar Energy Drink.

How about some facts about Savage’s son, Russell Weiner?

  • Fact #1: At a Rockstar-sponsored concert at Concord Pavillion in 2004, Russell Weiner warmed up the crowd by chanting “Who’s heterosexual and proud? If you’re not, hopefully you will be soon.” 
  • Fact #2: Russell Weiner co-founded the conservative Paul Revere Society (with his father).  In 2006, the organization had its tax-exempt status revoked.  
  • Fact #3: Among the positions championed by the Paul Revere Society, and presumably by Russell Weiner?  (1) Support for traditional marriage only; (2) deportation of all illegal immigrants; (3) eliminating bilingual education in all states; (4) requiring health tests for all foreign born people; (5) ending affirmative action; (6) closing off the borders; and (7) make tax cuts permanent and end class action lawsuits. 

Russell Weiner, as CEO of Rockstar, makes a boatload of money off the beverage.

Do you like your money going to a family that champions hate?

As noted in the post’s title, I don’t drink the shit – and I label it ‘shit’ based solely on the price.

And I only have familiarity with the price because my nieces have badgered me into buying some of it for them when they’ve stayed with us.

Uhhh….

Girls?  When next you visit your aunts in Illinois, I suggest that you come packing a taste for diet coke.


Is This What Dubya is Stealing Now?

April 28, 2009

This was on the front of the Houston Chronicle‘s webpage this morning: 

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OK – don’t get me wrong.  I’m fine with this police operation.  Its a legit use of tax money (as opposed to running speed traps to set up innocent people for income-extraction.)

But…

Is it just me?  Or is there a bit of resemblance to a certain worthless moron whose henchmen stole something a little bit more valuable than a car back in 2000 (and 2004)? 

I’m particularly focusing on the middle image (I don’t know if they’re all supposed to be of the same person; the ones on the left and right actually favor Jeb.)


Lunch AND Haircare Products

April 28, 2009

I could handle Texas A&M playing host to Daddy Bush’s presidential library; after all, I’m sure that Daddy Bush had, at some point before his presidential library opened up, actually been inside a lbrary.

I could handle Texas A&M and its apologists trying to get out from under all of the lawsuits over the bonfire collapse.

I could even tolerate knowing that I went to the same university as Clayton ‘relax and enjoy it’ Williams.

But…

Rick Perry?

After calling for secession, now he’s asking for federal help for his state? Rick Perry reminds me of a little kid who says he’s running away from home – and asks Mom to pack him a lunch.

And for the first time, I’m seriously considering walking down to the Mississippi River and chunking my Aggie (Class of ’87) ring.

130+ years of waiting for an Aggie governor – and Rick Perry is what Texas A&M produces?


There’s Logic in Them Thar Universities

April 27, 2009

Or, at least in the editorial board of the Daily Iowan.  Of the christofascists who are encouraging Iowa county clerks to break the law by not issuing marriage licenses to sam-sex couples:

 Chuck Hurley, the president of the Iowa Family Policy Center, is making an appeal to the moral, virtuous hearts of those few levels of bureaucracy that wield any power in the matter of same-sex marriage to veer into personal bias instead of this everyone framework. He’s straight-up asking people, on a personal level, to disregard legality and exercise a nonexistent individual prerogative to discriminate.

And yet, those with any amount of perspective know how fruitless it is. We’ve won, Chuck, and while it’s definitely your right to grumble about it, your ad hominem campaign is just plain tacky. Sioux County Recorder Anita Van Bruggen said, “My personal belief is that a marriage should be between a man and a woman, but I did take an oath of office as county recorder which states that I support the Constitution of the state of Iowa, so I will be treating all applications for marriage licenses the same — it’s simple as that.” Ah, the light of civilization breaks forth. See? A personal belief that doesn’t hinder the rights of others.

Logic – its what’s for dinner.


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