Sunday Roast: Ohhhhh, the poor poor widdle Christians

Seriously, how many ways is this just SO wrong?

These morons are giving “teh gay” so much power in their pitiful little lives, and it’s just pathetic.

OMG, allowing gay people the same human rights that the rest us so precariously enjoy will ruin EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!  If anyone voices an opinion or belief contrary to our own, we won’t be allowed to be “Christians” anymore!!!


Here’s your damn crown.  *eyes rolling*

This is our daily open thread —No I’m not dignifying the stupid film with commentary.

I object! I object!! I OBJECT!!!!

As the Democratic Women’s Caucus took to the microphone on the House floor to offer their arguments for how the bill would benefit women, House Republicans — led by Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) — repeatedly talked over, screamed, and shouted objections.  (ThinkProgress)

What the hell is this about?  Ok, the Republicans OBJECT — wait your damned turn!  We will not be shouted down on the floor of the House of Representatives.

HT: Media Matters

The Ignorance of the Right

In my reading over the last few days, I found a couple of items which really hammered home the point of just how ignorant people on the right are. First up, from RedState (yes, I read right-wing blogs so you don’t have to).

In a diary written about an article in the Boston Globe about Rush Limbaugh, the writer first copies the Globe author then provides commentary.

Globe author:

Yes, our pinup boy has a following of about 20 million listeners. But last time I looked, Obama won with nearly 70 million voters. At this rate, The Party That Won’t Change is going to have to rename itself the Grand Old Ditto Heads.

Redstate commentary:

Sorry, Mz Goodman, but Obama did not win by 70 million votes as your rhetoric tries to cajole the reader into imagining. The popular vote was 69,456,897 for Obama (52.9%) and 59,934,814 for McCain (45.7%).

Hey, what’s a preposition (or .9%)  between friends.

I usually don’t link to the RedState articles, but this one is too good to pass up. It is a must read for its sheer comedic value.

Next up, we have the tried and true lunacy from the Glenn Beck show (via Crooks and Liars). This time, it is Beck’s guest Mark McKinney who, along with Beck, are railing against unions for having the nerve to have a conference at a place which usually charges $400-$1400 per night. (How dare them use their own funds for this type of soriee! Don’t they know that it is only TARP bail-out funds which are supposed to be used for an event? Whoops…slightly off topic there.  My bad!)

So, what did Mr. McKinney say?

This is the hotel that recently sponsored the Victoria’s Secrets fashion show, which is ironic, because now they’re planning to take away the secret ballot from American employees when they’re being organized by union — by union folks trying to organize the workplace.

Someone, please tell me what is ironic in that sentence? I am missing it. Do you see something ironic there? A play on words, perhaps.  (We all know that wingnuts don’t have a well-honed sense of humor, so this is what, I assume, passes as humor to them.  That said, the unintended humor in the previous example had me rolling.)  Would someone please send these guys a dictionary/thesaurus?

What is ironic is that the union, which are known for negotiating, had negotiated a room rate of less than $200.00 per night.  And on the show prior to Beck, Cavuto had acknowledged that it was a stellar negotiation by saying: “The most expensive room for your members attending is $200? Really. [Pause] All right, then everything’s off. You did OK. If I could get one of those deals — that’s not bad!”   That I find ironic.

The intellectual deficiency of the right is, simply put, stunning.

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The most ridiculous speech of all

Truthout, William Rivers Pitt

Of course, of course, of course, it was a ridiculous speech. Preposterous. The worst one of all, and boy howdy, that is saying something. This, after all, was the man who gave us “Bring it on” and “Mission Accomplished,” and who once was unable to think of any mistakes he might have made. Each of these was a legitimate phenomenon in every respect, to be sure, but the spectacle on Thursday night bent the definition of “absurd” into bold new shapes.

Let’s take it from the top.

Fellow citizens: For eight years, it has been my honor to serve as your president. The first decade of this new century has been a period of consequence – a time set apart. Tonight, with a thankful heart, I have asked for a final opportunity to share some thoughts on the journey we have traveled together and the future of our nation.

Translation: I like turtles.

This evening, my thoughts return to the first night I addressed you from this house – September 11, 2001.

For the record, he went through exactly 240 words before bringing up 9/11.

Over the past seven years, a new Department of Homeland Security [DHS] has been created. The military, the intelligence community and the FBI have been transformed. Our nation is equipped with new tools to monitor the terrorists’ movements, freeze their finances and break up their plots. And with strong allies at our side, we have taken the fight to the terrorists and those who support them.

Where to begin?

The DHS is a hopelessly scrambled and hyper-politicized debacle. The military has been transformed into a shadow of its former self. The intelligence community is battered and discombobulated. The FBI works for a Justice Department that belongs in the script for a screwball comedy. The new tools include torture and indefinite detention, which don’t work and are against the law. The only real ally we have left is Saudi Arabia, birthing bed of al-Qaeda-style Wahabbist terrorism. File this whole paragraph under “FAIL.”

I could feel only two things while watching this speech the other night:  disgust and amazement.  Disgust at the level of contempt Bush has for this country and it’s people; and amazement at the thought that Bush actually believed every word he said in that speech.  It boggles the mind…

Go here to read the rest of Pitt’s dissection of Bush’s final wave of the middle finger.

House Republicans vote against their own Mothers.


Obstructionist Republicans continue doing everything in Washington DC except their jobs, including voting against their own resolutions.

On Wednesday, the House took up the seemingly uncontroversial H. Res. 1113, “Celebrating the role of mothers in the United States and supporting the goals and ideals of Mother’s Day.” The resolution initially passed 412 to 0, until Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-KS) rose in protest:

Mr. Speaker, I ask for a recorded vote because I’m sure every member wants their mother to know that they have supported the goals of Mother’s Day.

Well, 177 mothers of House Republicans will be disappointed to know their sons and daughters voted against them — or maybe they won’t, these moms must know by now what kind of children they raised.

House Minority Leader John Boehner dismissed the bizarre vote of his Republicans saying, “Oh, we just wanted to make sure that everyone was on record in support of Mother’s Day.” By the way, Boehner is against his mother as well.

In the comments section of this post on ThinkProgress, MsJoanne reported on her conversation with Rep Tiahrt’s staff:

I just got off the phone with Mr. Tiahrt’s office in DC. Apparently, they are going to stop votes on EVERYTHING until they get what they want in the Emergency Supplemental Bill. The goopers will be doing Motions To Reconsider every bill presented until they get what they want in the supplemental.

Great…thugs, thugs, and more thugs.

She expands on that conversation in another comment:

The guy I talked with said that they are going to use this procedural motion to stop everything “to bring to light” what they want in the bill. This man said that they have no say in it. I asked if this was a war funding bill and he replied that it was war, medicare, science, etc. (That made me a bit afraid in that they probably want to further reduce everything but the war.)

He also said that Mr Tiahrt’s district fully supported the war.

This is your government at work, folks. Not only do they throw trillions of dollars at a war which can never be won, but they piss away time and tax dollars on petty obstructionist games. This is how they “represent” us.

Both of the Representatives from my state voted against their mothers as well. How does your Rep feel about his/her mother?

ThinkProgress has video of this shameful waste of time here.

Students Harassed for Wearing Peace Shirts

From, via RawStory:

A group of students at Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High have started wearing Peace Shirts, and the response to said shirt wearing has been less than polite…

“People just turned on us like that,” [Lauren Lorraine] said.  “At least 10 boys stood up and yelled things at me at once, and we couldn’t even walk through the halls without a harsh comment being made.”

A second group of students decided to show their intelligence by wearing Confederate flag shirts, in opposition to the Peace Shirt group.

Soon, a second group started to wear Confederate flag shirts to oppose the peace group, Skylar said.  She saw shirts with sayings such as “This is America, get used to it,” and “If peace is the answer, it must be a stupid question.”

Well….I guess the Chimperor knows where to find his newest batch of recruits.  Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High.

Read the whole story here.