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 No
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.
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.
You’d figure that if Mitt the Crip (Blood?) is even remotely as close to being as intelligent as he wants Snookified America to believe, he’d stay the hell away from someone who publicly gushed over the California of thirty years prior whilst apparently thinking that no one would notice that the person she was running against for the California governorship in 2010 was California’s governor thirty years earlier.
Mitt Romney, despite the massive job losses Bain Capital caused when he was running it, calls himself a job creator. But that title is hard to believe, especially since Romney is gushing about Hewlet-Packard CEO and former California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman on the same day it is discovered that her company is killing American jobs.
In an interview with the National Review published on Thursday, Mitt Romney said he wished Whitman were the Governor of California instead of Jerry Brown, whom Romney insisted was doing things wrong. Romney praised Whitman as an economic guru, telling the Review,
“I wish Californians had elected Meg Whitman. She would have been more successful and explained to Californians the need to cut back on spending and eliminate unnecessary programs.”
Romney’s praise for Whitman couldn’t have come at more inopportune time, as The New York Times reported on the same day that Whitman intends to eliminate 30,000 American jobs mostly through layoffs and forcing workers into early retirement. Even though Hewlett-Packard made a staggering $7.1 billion profit in 2011, Whitman is cutting these jobs in America while leaving Hewlett-Packard jobs intact in China and elsewhere.
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?
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.
Look no further than Joe Ricketts, the patriarch of the clan (klan?) that owns one of the few major league teams with a worse track record of World Series futility than the Houston Astros:
Tom Ricketts is the name most associated with the current ownership of the Cubs. However, it is a family affair – and apparently, the Cubs should consider changing their mascot from a bear to a one-percenter.
In 2010, Ricketts led a campaign against special-interest earmarks and wasteful spending in the federal government. Ricketts founded an organization called Taxpayers Against Earmarks and classified every Member of Congress as either a spending “hero” or “hooligan.” Ricketts has been credited with convincing Members of Congress to adopt a moratorium on earmarks. Taxpayers Against Earmarks changed its name to Ending Spending in 2011.
Ricketts established and funded The Ending Spending Fund, a political action committee, in 2010. The Ending Spending Fund spent over $1 million sponsoring independent advertisements in several Congressional races. The goal of the advertising expenditure was to highlight incumbents’ earmark-related policies. The Ending Spending Fund spent the largest amount of its money on the United States Senate election in Nevada, 2010 in an effort to defeat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid….
Ricketts served on the board of trustees of the American Enterprise Institute from 1999-2007
On a clear day, you can see that plutocracy is on the verge of becoming forever.
In his newest video, conservative videographer James O’Keefe claims that during his organization’s latest inept voter fraud sting in North Carolina, “we found ballots being offered out in the name of the dead.” Unfortunately for O’Keefe, the person whose ballot his operative sought is actually alive, as is indicated by the raw video his organization posted online.
Yet, O’Keefe actually commits voter fraud (or, perhaps, conspiracy to commit voter fraud – but some criminal act nevertheless) by providing false information in the obtaining of a ballot.
If white, christianist, Republican-controlled legislatures were actually concerned about voter fraud, why wouldn’t they simply enact bills of attainder against Jame O’Keefe (and the ghost of Andrew Breitbart, should it ever appear)?
Yes, bills of attainder are facially unconstiutional.
But since when has that curtailed the political bloodlust of a white, christianist, Republican-controlled legislature? It certainly hasn’t with all of the vote-suppression laws that they’ve concocted.
I wonder what will happen if it emerges that Mitt the Crip (or Blood) did more than commit hate crime assaults against gay kids – you know, something like, perhaps, his own personal Chappaquiddick?
Fox News’ senior political analyst on Sunday dismissed a Washington Post story which revealed that presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney had assaulted a gay classmate in 1965.
“Look, this was not a prank,” Brit Hume admitted. “This was hazing and it was mean.[“]
No – it was aggravated assault.
It was aggravated assault with extenuating circumstances.
the extenuating circumstances of the perp being a rich, white snot whose daddy was the governor of the state?
[“]There was no doubt about it and I don’t have any doubt about the basic truth of the story. The problem with the story dating from high school was that it was the utter failure of the Post to connect it to anything else in Romney’s life or career.”
Yes, if it ever emerges that Mitt the Crip (or Blood) did more than commit hate crime assaults against gay kids – you know, something like, perhaps, his own personal Chappaquiddick – I’m sure that Brit would rationalize that, unlike Kopechne, Mitt’s Mary Jo somehow would have had it coming.
“[The WaPo article detailing and verifying Mitt’s aggravated assault against the gay student] was 5,000 words of nothing,” Wall Street Journal editor Paul Gigot agreed. “It was about his high school years. ‘Oh, he went to an elite prep school. Oh, he was a happy-go-lucky guy. He was a leader of the prankster group.’ So what?”
It sure gets better if you’re an obnoxious, rich, addicted-to-entitlement snot son of a governor.
That governor, had such a story emerged about something that had happened four decades earlier, would have had Walter Cronkite, David Brinkley and Frank Reynolds tearing him a new asshole on all three legitimate network legitimate newscasts (remember what happened when George Romney claimed he’d been brainwashed?) – whereas Mitt the Crip (or Blood) not only is being taken seriously as a presidential candidate but he also has an entire network of fake journalists spinning apologia for him 24/7.