Misdemeanor? More Like Miss-da-point

October 31, 2010

From Raw Story:

A volunteer for Rand Paul’s Senate campaign has been charged with misdemeanor assault after being filmed stomping on a progressive activist’s head during a debate, Kentucky news sources report.

Timothy Profitt of Bourbon County, Kentucky, has admitted to being the person seen stomping on MoveOn activist Lauren Valle’s head and shoulder as she tried to hand Paul a mock award.

Profitt will appear in front of a judge on Nov. 18 to face fourth-degree assault charges, reports the Lexington Herald-Leader. He faces a maximum 12-month prison sentence or $500 fine.

Actually, the Lexington paper clarifies the sentence possibilities:

Fourth-degree assault carries a maximum penalty of 12 months in jail, a $500 fine or a combination of both.

Oh, well that makes me feel better. 


Brownshirt Bubba could still get off with a fine lower than what my partner and I spent on our take-out Chinese lunch today.

Good thing Profitt isn’t African-American and wasn’t wearing gold chains and a LeBron jersey, eh?  Unless, of course, the video of the incident is, I dunnow, played backwards?

First Item on the Agenda For the 2011 Teabag Congress: Declaring This Logic to be Treason

October 31, 2010

Second item on their agenda: Making all logic treason.

H/T HuffPo.

Saturday Night at the You Tubes

October 30, 2010

A nice critique of insanity:

Gee…Four Days Before a U.S. National Election and…

October 29, 2010

wouldn’tcha know it…

We have a terrorism scare!

What next?  A release of a new Bin Laden tape timed to interrupt Game 4 of the World Series?

Its as if Bin Laden and his boys are reading from Karl Rove’s playbook.

Or is it the other way around?

Senator Slappee?

October 29, 2010

Looks like Linda McMahon…

…has gone the Nahm Coleman route and gotten one of her kids to shill for her in her attempt to buy a seat in the U.S. Senate.

In it, she actualy calls the McMahon’s entertainment product “family friendly.”

A bunch of steroid-fueled freaks stomping around, beating the shit out of each other and teaching non-westler men that its okay to beat the shit out of women.

Like mother…

But, hopefully, not like Connecticut.

Breaking: Rick Santorum Decides to Trick-or-Treat in Wisconsin Dressed as Elvira

October 29, 2010

Well, maybe not.  But, be honest – if you saw this photo:

and this quote from the person in that photo:

In addition to that at what point are we going to be okay marrying inanimate objects? Can I marry this table or this, you know, clock? Can we marry dogs?

Isn’t the title of this post a reasonable assumption? 

Here’s the context – which, as always with christofascists, shows that the full story is even worse than the ugly soundbite makes it appear:

Republican candidate for Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch compared same-sex marriage to marrying a clock during a radio interview.”This is a slippery slope,” Kleefisch said. “In addition to that at what point are we going to be okay marrying inanimate objects? Can I marry this table or this, you know, clock? Can we marry dogs?

“This is ridiculous,” continued Kleefisch. “And biblically, again, I’m going to go right back to my fundamental Christian beliefs marriage is between one man and one woman.”

“The people of Wisconsin are against gay marriage,” Kleefisch later told FOX6’s Real Milwaukee. “The people of Wisconsin spoke on this issue, as you guys are aware, in 2006 passed a constitutional amendment that said marriage is between one man and one woman.”

Asked how she felt about Wisconsin’s amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage, Kleefisch responded that she is “against gay marriage as well” because it is a “fiscal back breaker.”

“The legislative fiscal bureau announced about five days ago that we are actually $265 million dollars further in the hole than we expected to be this year,” said Kleefisch. “We just don’t have the money to be giving out for extra benefits right now. It’s a fiscal back breaker.”

Naturally, getting rid of all taxpayer-funded special rights for all married people is off the table, eh?



Silly me.

Now, I could say something nastier about this clown (and the fake apology that followed.)  But instead I’m going to  level off on the person most responsible for all of this.

John McCain.

Yes, Grumpy McAlzheimers has gotten his revenge – no, not for losing the 2008 election.  He obviously didn’t care about winning that; had he actually won in 2008, he’d have actually had to do some work.  No, he was out for revenge against America for letting his privileged lil’ third-generation-House-of-Annapolis self rot in the Hanoi Hilton for a few years.

Rebecca Kleefisch has clearly spent a good bit of time at the Sarah Palin School for Delectable Electable MILFs.  In 2008 John McCain legitimized that school’s namesake and unleashed her on America the way that the animal rights activists unleashed the rage-infected monkeys on England at the beginning of 28 Days Later.

And now we have Kleefisch, Christine O’Donnell, Nikki Haley, the increasingly-media-legitimized Michele Bachmann and, of course, not simply Milfy McMooseburger herself but a Milfy McMooseburger that now gets serious discussion as presidential material for 2012.

22 Months Later…

No, our population hasn’t seroconverted into the raging psychotic primal beasts that the UK population became in that flick (teabagger crowds – particularly at Rand Paul rallies – not withstanding), but our political discourse has been overrun by substanceless barbiebots whose sole purpose is to con a Viagra-addled male American populace whose employment prospects were converted into trust funds for Phil Gramm’s grandchildren into voting for the same policies that have ensured that the blood spilled by The Greatest Generation in World War II – and their children in Vietnam and their children in the Persian Gulf War – will have given life not to a modern, reality-based America but to a re-animated 14th Century Spain.

It might have happened without McCain’s help – but we have him to thank for it happening now.

Vote accordingly.

Pope Palpatine: Science is Bad For My Business

October 29, 2010

Well, the child-molester-coddling con artist d/b/a “Pope Benedict XVI” didn’t say it in so many words, but given his crime syndicate’s track record with Galileo (not to mention the millions of people said syndicate murdered during the Inquisition), I thought I’d translate it for him:

Stephen Hawking is wrong, Pope Benedict XVI said Thursday – God did create the universe.

The pope didn’t actually mention the world-famous scientist, who argues in a book published last month that the laws of physics show there is no need for a supreme being to have brought the world into existence.

In fact, Benedict specifically praised – and blessed – science and scientists in an address to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.

But he also made clear that part of the role of science is to reveal God in the universe.

He added that he praises baseball, but wanted it known that the role of baseball is to score touchdowns.  After his speech, he dined on a dinner of jumbo shrimp at an exclusive gathering of gay Republican members of U.S. military intelligence.

Trying to Turn California into Mississippi, One Crypto-Christianist (Damn-Well-Better-be-Soon-to-be-Former) DMV Employee at a Time [UPDATED]

October 28, 2010

From KGO-TV:

A hate-filled letter sent to a San Francisco transgender woman has prompted an investigation at the Department of Motor Vehicles. The anti-gay letter claims to have been written by a DMV clerk who assisted the woman at the San Francisco branch last week.The usually painful experience at the DMV became a traumatic one last week for Amber Yust. A transgender woman, Yust went to the San Francisco branch to legally change her name on her driver’s license.

A few days later a letter was mailed to her house. The writer claims to be the DMV clerk who helped her and then went on to say being transgender is “evil.” He urged her not to go through with the transition from man to woman. He said Yust is going to hell.

“Understandably, I think, she was scared to get a letter sent to her home from a state employee who presumably found out her address through his official capacity as a state employee and it was an incredibly harassing and traumatizing experience for her,” Kristina Wertz, legal director of the Transgender Law Center, said.

If I can find the full text of the terroristic threat (and, though christianists will never admit it, that’s what it was), I’ll post it.  However, here are some screen snaps from the video of that KGO story.  Some of the angles are kinda weird – and I think there’s at least one paragraph of it (between the last paragraph shown here and the insidious salutation) that was not clearly on screen enough to get even an oddball shot of it – but here is enough for you to get the idea:

I hereby preemptively declare that what I’m about to say is not hyperbole.

This is terrorism, pure and simple.

From this point forward, there is no reason for any trans person in California not to believe that whatever DMV-oid that they deal with regarding name/gender changes isn’t going to illegally access their demographic information and, at the very least, do something like this.

But we all know what will be next, right?

A new subfolder on Lou Sheldon’s website exposing the private information from the DMV files of all people who have changed their gender markers in California.

And we all know what will come after that, right?

‘Mysterious’ e-mails featuring the URL of specific pages within that subfolder will magically find their way into the e-mail boxes of certain employers.

And certain landlords.

And we all know what happens to trans people who are outed to their employers – even in states that have laws allowing trans people to combat employment and housing discrimination.

Thomas is a terrorist.

He should be treated as such – by the state of California and by anyone who might be unfortunate enough to be in the same general space with him.

Thomas is a terrorist.

His goal is to destroy the lives of trans people – either by screwing with their minds to make them abort their transitions, or perhaps by direct violence or perhaps by whatever else will be the reasonably-expected result from disclosing confidential information about trans people.

Thomas is a terrorist.

He’s the type of person that christianist elected officials give preference to in hiring (Monica Goodling? Brad Schlozman?) and who illegally attempt to make the taxpayer-funded secular government a plaything of the neo-Torquemada crowd.

Thomas is a terrorist.

If the State of California does not prosecute this sickening excuse for a human being to the fullest extent of the law, then all laws on the books in California purporting to offer protection to trans people are lies.


In the comments section over at Queerty, Gina has posted what appears to be the full text of the letter:

“On Thursday, October 21, 2010, I helped you get a driver’s license or ID card at the San Francisco DMV. I noticed that you were changing your name and had supporting documents for the change. As I recall one of these documents outlined something to do with a gender change.

I have learned that the reason for the vast majority of gender change operations is the client’s homosexual orientation. The homosexual act is an abomination that leads to hell. “If anyone lie with a man as with a woman, both have committed an abomination; let them be put to death.” (Leviticus 20:13) “Do not err; neither … the effeminate nor liers with mankind … shall possess the Kingdom of God.” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10) The homosexual act is one of the sins that “cries to heaven for vengeance.” Supporting those who commit this act and encouraging and justifying those who have the orientation also lead one to hell.

Romans 1:21-32 explains how the homosexual orientation is connected with worshiping visible things in the world rather than the One Who created them. If this orientation is the reason for an operation that has yet to occur (or is in the process), I beg you — DO NOT GO THROUGH WITH IT!

You can see that I do not support gender change operations. Consider Genesis 1:27: “Male and female he [God] created them”; and then Leviticus 19:28: “You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh…” Jesus clearly prohibits gender change operations. If an operation like this is the reason for changing one’s name, then one has made a very evil decision.

Although I helped you with the name change, I have to say I do not support the reason for it if it relates to the above. If it does I must say I do not approve of this name change, and I also do not believe the state’s recognition of it — through official documents — makes it legitimate or any less evil.

Please take a look at http://www.vaticancatholic.com. This website has critical information for your salvation and much more on many other topics.

In Charity,

Mississippi: At the Bottom of the Education Ladder (and Trying to Go Lower)

October 28, 2010

From the Clarion-Ledger (a Jackson newspaper):

Constance McMillen is shown outside Itawamba Agricultural High School in Fulton. A federal judge has ordered the school district to pay her legal fees in her lawsuit challenging its ban on same-sex prom dates. 

A federal judge ordered a Mississippi school district to pay $81,665 in legal fees and expenses in a lawsuit filed by a lesbian student whose prom was canceled because she wanted to bring her girlfriend to the dance.

Lawyers for the student deemed the ruling a victory, saying Tuesday that it serves as a warning to other school districts that discriminating against gay students can be costly.

Constance McMillen and the American Civil Liberties Union sued the Itawamba County School District in March to challenge the ban on same-sex prom dates. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court, also challenged a rule that prohibited female students from wearing tuxedos to the prom.

The small, rural school district responded to the suit by canceling Itawamba Agricultural High School’s prom last April 2. Parents sponsored another dance, but McMillen claimed she was tricked into going to a “sham prom” and wasn’t invited to the private dance attended by most students.

Way to go, Mississippi!  You already have no money to educate your still-in-poverty-because-your-elites-gambled-your-state’s-future-on-fighting-a-war-to-be-allowed-to-own-other-human-beings masses, yet you took a spiteful action against a kid that even someone who is the product of your disgusting anti-education system would know is unconstitutional and result in some form of relief that would carry with it an award of attorney’s fees.

Oh, but wait…

Break out the sorbet and gear yourselves for what you know is coming…

The comments!

First up:

The school district did nothing wrong. Taxpayers paying because of a queer, ACLU destroying America and judges making illegal rulings. The girl by her own statements has committed statutory rape.

Not chromosomally-damaged enough?  Try:

This being a preplanned operation for the vultures of the ACLU to attack and browbeat a small school district in Mississippi and having their own judge on standby will not be the landfall that they think they have. In the long run this girl will have lost far more than she won and the Itawamba school district will be smarter and wiser.

But wait…there’s more!

If my child attended that school, I would be at the courthouse filing an emotional distress civil suit against Ms. McMillen for ruining MY child’s prom. I would encourage the parents of every student there to do that – file a civil suit against her. With all of her “donations” she has received for her self-righteous plight, she’s surely able to compensate at least some of their pain and suffering endured by her classmates due to her own selfishness.

Oh yeh…I bet that one would go back in time to file an action on behalf of Bull Connor’s dogs against the civil rights protesters for allowing their bodies to impede the natural motion of the dogs’ teeth.

And how fucked were the district’s actions against Constance?  Even at least one bigot is on her side:

What is really happening is the tax payers are paying because the school district made a big issue of not letting her come dressed as she wanted with the date she wanted. Back in my day we would have laughed at her and her date and continued to enjoy our selves. The prom would have gone on and no one, except those twogirls who probably would have been shunned by most people there would have been hurt. Now the tax payers ae out over $81 thousand because the school district made a mountain out of a mole hill How stupid can we get.

But, of course, because christianist self-delusion-of-superiority is what christianist self-delusion-of-superiority does, there is also this one:

She is still fat.

And the Nobel Prize goes to……………….

Reality Bites and Gnaws…

October 27, 2010

Crooks and Liars sums up what the angry, FOX-ignorant-ed masses are about to do:

Besides being completely incoherent in their politics–wanting to have government out of Medicare, supporting tax cuts for the very wealthiest, adding billions of dollars to the deficit and yet, clutching pearls over the deficit, supporting the party that actually grew the size of the government while decrying the size of the government–tea bagging supporters of these upstart candidates think they’re bringing in new thinking and new way of doing business in Washington DC.


Those entrenched, establishment Repubicans will put their entrenched, establishment lobbyists and staffers in the offices of any tea bagger who quixotically wins a seat. And those staffers, don’t kid yourself, will make sure that nothing changes.

Along those lines, I renew my prediction: Joe Solmonese will exit HRC (with a Goldman Sachs-ish Dolce and Gabana parachute) and will be replaced by Ken Mehlman.