Christianists Really Think That Reality-Centric People Don’t Recognize “Irony”

June 11, 2012

Coming on the heals of the hereditary Darwin Award-winning snakristianist taking a dirt nap, we have the story of some christianists who didn’t want to let any icky, legitimate physicians stop their child from taking a dirt nap:

A Washington state couple has agreed to accept a plea deal that spares them jail time but holds them responsible for their teenage son’s death after they failed to call a doctor.

A jury acquitted JaLea and Greg Swezey of Carlton of second-degree murder charges for failing to call a doctor or ambulance before their son Zachery died of a ruptured appendix in 2009. However, they still faced manslaughter charges.

JaLea Swezey pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal mistreatment and received a suspended sentence. Greg Swezey was charged with second-degree criminal mistreatment and his case was continued for two years.

The Swezeys are members of the Church of the First Born, which believes in faith healing.

And they’re star citizens of the Circling-the-Drain States of America – who lets murderers like this go free but imprisons trans women for defending themselves (shout out to Om!; apparently CeCe McDonald made the mistake of not claiming ‘religious freedom,’ eh?)

The item about the oppressive child-murderering christianists who – for all practical purposes – got off scot free by claiming that paying for the crime that they committed would mean that they were being oppressed came from one of the wonderful sub-Fox ‘News’ christianist propaganda sources: One News Nowt.

Note, however, how the page appeared:

It is beneath a banner ad for a movie entitled ‘October Baby.’

Well, on a christianist propaganda site, you can probably guess what such a movie would be about, but lets take a look at the info for the film:

The listing of the ‘stars’ (featuring such luminaries as, um…, John Schneider and Jasmine Guy) is hard to read on that, but at least a few of the organizational logos promoting the ‘film’ should stand out – well-known terroristic hate groups such as the ‘American’ ‘Family’ Association (AFA), the ‘Concerned’ ‘Women’ ‘for America’ (CWFA) and Focus Fraud on the Family.

Now, the money shot – the IMDB synopsis of the ‘film’:

A college freshman’s world is rocked when she learns she is the adopted survivor of an attempted abortion.

Yes, with right-wing tool – who would have had no career but for a television series (30 years ago, but why quibble; and the less said about his singing career the better) which glamorized all manner of illegal activity (so long as it is done by white, ostensibly-christian country-folk) – John Schneider as its biggest name (Victoria Jackson, Kirk Cameron and Stephen Baldwin weren’t available? I’m shocked!), you know its a high-quality production…

and, of course, a propaganda film opposing abortion…

something which christianists claim to consider to be murder (until one of them – or one of their daughters needs one – but why quibble?)…

yet, here, being opposed by a film being promoted on a webpage that not only facially claims to be ‘news’ but also uncritically accepts the notion of America’s legal system giving special rights for people who kill actual, non-fetal children by witholding legitimate medical treatment from them.

Maybe America really does deserve Mitt Romney.


Mitt Romney Really Will Lie About Anything

June 9, 2012

From The World, According to Me:

One of they key tenets of the LDS Church is that in 1820, God appeared to Joseph Smith.  In fact, what differentiates Mormonism form other religions is the fact that we believe that God has spoken to, and through prophets from Joseph Smith and Brigham Young to Gordon B Hinckley and Thomas S Monson.

So why, in 2007, did Mitt Romney tell a Boston TV station in 2007 that he didn’t think God had spoken to anyone since Moses?

Because, like all white, christianist (and christian-esque) conservative elites, Mitt Romney does not believe that rules apply to him – so he is free to lie about anything and everything.

Next question….


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The Republican Super Hero

May 29, 2012

Able to destroy tall buildings by killing all of the American companies therein with a single hedgefund transaction….


Corporate Nooz

May 29, 2012

(The top portion of) today’s front page of the website of the Houston Chronicle, the corporatist slagheap of anti-news in the fourth largest city in the country:

Now, to be fair, the comicapalooza image rotates with the others underneath it – so, it is possible that someone could go to chron.com and find that the top story is the presidential-year – and, of course, U.S. House and Senate (tea-party-bot Ted Cruz, anyone?  Status-quo-Republican-oid David Dewhurst, anyone?) – primary being held today.

But with the state’s primary being held today – and the ongoing efforts by corporast christianists to buy the presidency via a combination of lying about Mitt the Flip’s record of ‘job creation and bullying people into not questioning those lies – why would an organ of actual ‘journalism’ have a front page filled with stories focusing on (by my count) nine celebrities (more if you count the reference to the ‘Talent’ crapapalooza; still more if you count ‘Wonder Woman’; perhaps even more than that depending on how many people are in the group Sugarland.)

Sure, some of the items are actual news – but do any of those deserve to be of lower significance than a comic book convention (and, bear in mind that I went to plenty of them in Houston when I was a kid – a couple of those even featuring George Takei as a guest)?  And is some clown’s effort to make a “practical iPad nightstand’ even news?  Or just a commercial?

Meanwhile, in actual news…

More Americans died in Afghanistan today because George W. Bush was too connected to the Bin Laden family to go after Osama in 2001.  More Americans committed suicide today because of the mental abuse inflicted on them by two wars that Republicans lied us into.  More working-class Americans were conned by corporate media into believing that millionaire-who-has-never-worked-a-day-in-his-life-son-of-a-millionaire Mitt Romney actually gives a shit about whether they live or die.


Cory’s Attempted Snooker

May 22, 2012

Vulture capitalism poisons everything it touches.

It’s no secret in my part of the world that Cory Booker is a very ambitious man, whose horizons stretch far beyond New Jersey. (Until the election of Barack Obama, many observers thought he would be the first black president.)

This might explain his fondness for Bain Capital – their employees were among his earliest financial backers:

A ThinkProgress examination of New Jersey campaign finance records for Booker’s first run for Mayor — back in 2002 — suggests a possible reason for his unease with attacks on Bain Capital and venture capital. They were among his earliest and most generous backers.

Nauseating.

Totally nauseating.


Virginia is for Theocrats

May 18, 2012

This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.

The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.
            – U.S. Constitution, Article VI, Paragraphs 2 & 3

But, as always, christianist theocrats want special rights:

A Virginia lawmaker who recently led the fight to block an openly gay man from becoming a judge General District Court judge in Richmond insisted on Thursday that the move had nothing to do with nominee’s sexual orientation, but he was concerned about “bias” in cases between “a homosexual and heterosexual.”

During an interview on CNN with Republican Virginia state delegate Robert Marshall, host Brooke Baldwin compared the struggle for LGBT rights to discrimination against African Americans and asked the lawmaker why he voted to block Richmond prosecutor Tracy Thorne-Begland from becoming a judge in a misdemeanor court.

“We don’t accept everybody who is nominated. Moreover, he would preside — he could preside as a district judge for a marriage of two guys if he wanted to, in violation of the law,” Marshall opined. “Moreover, if you have a bar-room fight between a homosexual and heterosexual, I’m concerned about possible bias.”

“Why would a homosexual – why would a gay person be more likely to be biased in the bar room example than say, you would?” CNN contributor Marc Lamont Hill wondered. “I mean, to be quite frank, I would be more concerned you would be biased against the gay or lesbian person in that case.”

“I wouldn’t apply to be a judge,” Marshall explained. “I am an advocate.”

Well, I agree that a word that begins with “a” and ends with “e” is a proper description of Marshall – though I think it is actually a word  with one fewer letter than “advocate.”

“When I was in public school … we all said, ‘Keep us from temptation.’ This was because we said the Lord’s Prayer. Nobody, nobody — should go where they’ll be tempted. That includes me, that includes you, that includes you, that includes a prospective judge.”

Tough shit if the prospective judge – you know, someone who is supposed to apply the law – recognizes the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Lawrence v. Texas as having decided that you, the CNN-oid and any and all prospective judges in any state can indeed engage in – what a cute euphemism – “temptation,” eh?

Hey Bob!

Would you like Paul Cameron’s phone number? 

We all know what the study said (actually, anyone with a brain knew it loooooooooong before the study) about who ferocious homophobes are really attracted to – and Cameron just admitted it.  Why don’t the two of you just shut up and shack up?

And be sure to send pictures to Bob McDonnell.