Friday, February 24, 2012

The Gift of Rape

Only in the bizarro world of Rick Santorum and his fruitcake followers. A little more than a month ago the piously-puritanical candidate for the Republican/Teabagger nomination said this during an attempt to clarify his position on abortion (h/t Wonkette):

"I've always, you know, I believe and I think the right approach is to accept this horribly created -- in the sense of rape -- but nevertheless a gift in a very broken way, the gift of human life, and accept what God has given you."

A gift? Sure, and this gift was delivered through the gift of rape accompanied by the other wonderful God-given gifts of pain, anguish, fear, psychological terror and sometimes the gift of suicide. What a God. What a candidate.

Stretching a bit, does this mean Adolf Hitler was a gift as well?

Santorum is seriously twisted. The Repugs/Teabaggers deserve him. Truly a gift to the nation from God.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Are Conservative "Reporters" Batshit Stupid

I wonder if Politico "reporter" Donovan Slack and local Racine wannabe gauleiter, Fred Dooley, went to the same School of Stupid?

If you recall, back during the last presidential election, Dooley made the fantastic claim that the Obama campaign and the Democratic Party were breaking election law and, horrors, cheating, because of their claim you could bring a registered voter to the polls to vouch for you, enabling you to vote. It was "reporting" at its finest. Even RedState (an extreme right Völkischer Beobachter-type blog) picked up on his story.

A "story" it certainly was because if Dooley had done even a cursory investigation of Wisconsin election law he would have found his claims untrue. Rather than admit his mea culpa like a man, he zapped the post, rendering it past tense.

Now onto Donovan Slack (I wonder if she had Jessica McBride as a teacher).

Anyway, Slack discovered something interesting during President Obama’s visit to unionized Masterlock. Gasp, next to the America flag was a flag for the local Wisconsin 1848. Hilariously, this “reporter” wrote that we now knew where Obama’s sympathies laid.

Aside from the obvious (Obama is a Democrat, dumbass) if our intrepid “reporter” had investigated a bit more she would have found that the flag was actually the Wisconsin State Flag, not the flag for a local union.

In true “conservative” fashion, Politico zapped the post.

'Nuff said.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Rethug Rappers Offend Everyone

Here is a video from CPAC - you know the "big tent" Rethuglican clambake where one can be introduced to all sorts of interesting people like white supremacists, misogynists (is dad29 there I wonder?), homophobes, Joseph McCarthy wannabees, and white rappers with no talent who think using the word "knickers" in place of that more inflammatory word (rhymes with jigger) all Rethugs secretly think we should all be able to use with impunity. One attendee (black gentleman) leaves. Listen to the comments directed at him as he leaves.

Oh, those funny rethugs. This line in the comments was classic.

The thing that kills me about the conservative mentality, particularly as often expressed by their younger male co-hort, is their need to steal and co-opt the symbols of oppression to burnish their martyrdom and unfounded feeling of victimhood.

I seem to recall Patrick Dorwin of Badger Blogger attended one of these in the past, or was it that Egg guy? Could be wrong, though it would not surprise me. Remember, too, this is the party Rick Esenberg (shill extraordinaire) supports. Right on, Phil.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I Support These Traditional Rights

... and so does Ellen DeGeneres. Commenting about a statement by the misnamed group "One Million Moms" that JC Penney continuing to keep DeGeneres as a spokesperson will cost the company traditional values shoppers, DeGeneres said:

"I usually don't talk about stuff like this on my show," she confessed. "But I really want to thank everyone who is supporting me, and if you don't know me very well, if you're just watching for the first time or maybe you are just getting to know me, I want to be clear. Here are the values that I stand for: I stand for honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values. That's what I stand for."

"Oh, also I believe in dance."

Public Union Members Are Taxpayers, Too

I'm confused by the continual ranting of the right about taxpaters rights, and the blame heaped on public union members. Excuse me, are they not taxpayers too? Just another example of conservatives trying to take away the rights of others.

Santorum back in the Hunt?

Just when I thought the world could not get any weirder, former senator (soundly defeated I might add when seeking re-election) Rick Santorum actually won three caucuses and has, for the moment, returned the Republican presidential nomination process to "up-for-grabs" ... again.

Lest anyone forget, he really is the more frightening of the remaining candidates. Why? Because of inane comments like this tweet he sent after Prop 8 (anti-gay marriage) in California was reversed: "7M Californians had their rights stripped away today by activist 9th Circuit Court judges. As president I will work to protect marriage."


I'm trying to figure out what rights were stripped away. Straight people can still get married. No one is being forced into gayness or into gay marriages.

It amuses me that the only rights the near-Nazi right embraces are those it continues to lose, in this case the right to oppress others.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


The preceding post incorrectly labeled Fred Dooley as the author of the dumbass post about President Obama's comments at the National Day of Prayer breakfast. The post was actually written by a contributor, Golfing Granpa. Still a nitwit, though.

In any case, I apologize. For Mr. Ethically-Challenged (Dooley) this is how you correct a mistake, not by zapping it away.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Fred "Christian" Dooley Shows His Dark Side ... Again

“Christian” Fred Dooley, perhaps the largest hypocrite among local righty blogs, has decided that his version of Christianity is superior to our president’s. In his epistle, Dooley claims that President Obama got it completely wrong when he quoted Luke 12:48 at the National Day of Prayer breakfast.

The President had this to say: “And when I talk about shared responsibility, it's because I genuinely believe that in a time when many folks are struggling, at a time when we have enormous deficits, it's hard for me to ask seniors on a fixed income, or young people with student loans, or middle-class families who can barely pay the bills to shoulder the burden alone. And I think to myself, if I'm willing to give something up as somebody who's been extraordinarily blessed, and give up some of the tax breaks that I enjoy, I actually think that's going to make economic sense.

"But for me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus' teaching that 'for unto whom much is given, much shall be required.'"

Fred’s reply is indicative of the blackness of his heart. “Apparently sitting under the teachings of Rev Wright all those years the Emperor was never taught that applying scriptural principles REQUIRES they be applied in CONTEXT. The context of Luke 12:48 is very clear that it has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with taxes. It is a discussion about the responsibility of "managers" to be good stewards of what they manage - be it people or money - and to handle it as though the manager's superior may return from a long journey and expect to see that the manager has handled the affairs of the superior properly while he was gone.”

I happen to agree with the President. In this life there are those more blessed than others. Don’t you think that a fair and just God would apply the principle of "to whom much is given, much is required" with perfect fairness? Yes, the President did tie this to his ideas of tax fairness, but so what? What today is less Christian than the gulf between the wealthy and the poor?

Fred the “Christian” would do well to think twice before accusing someone else of a lack of context considering his racist views on the stimulus package ("Got my stimulus package in the mail today. It contained watermelon seeds, cornbread mix, and ten coupons to KFC.").

Though I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. KKK members said they were “Christians” too.