Let Montgomery Burns explain it all to you:
Let Montgomery Burns explain it all to you:
“Governor Romney supports a federal marriage amendment to the Constitution that defines marriage as an institution between a man and a woman.”
Like any family, the Romneys have faced hardship: Ann was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1998, and more recently fought a battle with breast cancer. She credits her husband’s unwavering care and devotion to her for helping her through these ordeals.
And as the New Civil Rights Movement states:
So, while Mitt and Ann recognize how important it is to face health crises together, he would actually allow states to prohibit same-sex couples from having the same hospital visitation rights that he and Ann have. We’re not allowed to exercise “unwavering care and devotion” like the Romneys.
Watch all of the video, please.
From this snip of her speech, you’d think that Ms. Morse was referring to Catholic priests that have committed pedophilia or ephebophilia:
What the Catholic Church teaches is very simple, that they can be saved, but they have to live a life of chastity — and that God does want them to be saved. In fact, their same-sex attraction can be their personal path to holiness. That can be the thing that gets them to Heaven: dealing with that, dealing with it in a good, and decent, and wholesome way.
–Jennifer Roback Morse, head of the National Organization for Marriage’s Ruth Institute
You’d be thinking wrong. She was referring to gay people. All gay people.
When that jokingly embarrassing excuse for an astroturf organization called NOM is saying here is “It’s all right to be gay. It’s just not all right to have sex outside of marriage. Oh, and by the way, you can’t get married either. Sucks to you.”
And make no mistake — Morse is a six-figure a year executive in NOM, and she’s speaking for the entire organization.
The complete speech is here:
We all know about the candidates’ work — it has dominated political news in America for the last year. However, the far more important aspect of the convention is the platform adoption.
Faithful to the ‘self-evident’ truths enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed. We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment’s protections apply to unborn children.
A serious threat to our country’s constitutional order, perhaps even more dangerous than presidential malfeasance, is an activist judiciary, in which some judges usurp the powers reserved to other branches of government. A blatant example has been the court-ordered redefinition of marriage in several States. This is more than a matter of warring legal concepts and ideals. It is an assault on the foundations of our society, challenging the institution which, for thousands of years in virtually every civilization, has been entrusted with the rearing of children and the transmission of cultural values.
That is why congressional Republicans took the lead in enacting the Defense of Marriage Act, affirming the right of States and the federal government not to recognize same-sex relationships licensed in other jurisdictions. An activist judiciary usurps the powers reserved to other branches of government and endangers the foundation of our country.
What would this mean if these and the other platform propositions were enacted into laws?
I’m not really sure how anyone going to the Republican national convention could look at themselves in the mirror.
And I don’t understand why any Republican could think they could win an election while standing on such a morally bankrupt platform.
Wanna see how Paul Ryan answers a direct question about abortion in the event of rape?
QUESTION: Should abortions to be available to women who are raped?
RYAN: Well, look, I’m proud of my pro-life record. And I stand by my pro-life record in Congress. It’s something I’m proud of. But Mitt Romney is the top of the ticket and Mitt Romney will be president and he will set the policy of the Romney administration.
I hope he’s proud of that answer. I hope he chokes on it.
In light of discussions about “lack of femininity” and “legitimate rape” and other such buzz-phrases that fly about these days, here is Sinfest’s take on the War on Women:
The Spouse put a post on Facebook today about the annoyingly persistent whines you hear from inadequate GOP sheeple about how whites are being discriminated against (involving a racist SuperPAC – you can’t make this stuff up).
My brother rose superbly to the challenge:
My feelings about being a white, straight male in American society. I am in the most privileged group in the most privileged country in the history of the world. White men still control just about everything you see around you, one way or another. Things are not swinging to discrimination against white men in America. Things are swinging towards a more equitable society so that everyone has a piece of the peace and prosperity pie.
Women, people of color, and gays are all inching towards a bit more parity, but we still have a long way to go before they all get their fair share. Electing a black president is a big step for us.
Any time I hear some white, straight male colleague whine about being discriminated against, I just roll my eyes and think that at least your sex and race and orientation were never 3/5 of a person, could vote for more than the last 100 years, and could marry whomever you loved.
Preach, man, preach!
For a good stick poke at this and other GOP talking points, and for your general amusement:
If it were possible for a television show to drain viewers’ IQs, this would be the one:
Most of us have heard about the recent kerfluffle about Chick-Fill-A. I’ve written about them a couple of times before, and I still don’t know why anyone would eat there. (Nasty, dried-out chicken and dry potatoes.)
It seems that the publisher Harper-Collins has been working to clinch a deal with C-F-A to give away Berenstain Bears books in their children’s meals. The keenly ironic detail here is that the creator of the Bears isn’t very happy about this, but has no control over what his publisher does with the books.
Let Harper-Collins know what you think about them doing business with someone who spits in the face of some of your friends.
Here’s what the Berenstains think about the affair:
New Yorkers are going to start seeing this disgusting piece of hatred hung in subway stations and bus stops.
The First Amendment covers the right to speak out as one pleases. It does not cover incitement to fear and violence.
As Joe comments,
“Apparently Geller believes a lasting peace can be won by calling 700,000 New Yorkers ‘savages’.”
Scott co-founded Columbia Hospital Systems in 1987. He resigned from Columbia’s CEO position in 1997 amid proven Medicaid fraud to the tune of an $880 million repayment to the U. S. government; this was in addition to over $2 billion in successful civil law suits filed by individuals. Columbia’s board paid Scott $350 million in stock and $9.8 million to just go away.
In 2001 Scott co-founded Solantic, a chain of medical clinics. Solantic has been repeated sued by those who claimed that the company would not hire elderly or overweight employees; those suits were settled out of court for undisclosed sums. (Solantic is mentioned again in a moment.)
Once Scott was elected Florida’s governor in 2010, he has:
How many shady deals and outright crimes must Rick Scott commit before Florida voters finally get wise?
Will he have to eat a puppy during a press conference?
(Two can play at this game, wackaloons, only we’re armed with facts.)
From the website:
“Homophobia outbreaks are usually triggered by the repressed homosexual longings of an individual near the middle of the continuum of sexual orientation (the Kinsey Scale). These primary cases often lead to the secondary infection of those around them as the victims use compensating behaviors to mask their own insecurities (such as quoting obscure scriptural verses they interpret to prohibit homosexual acts and generally demonizing gays and lesbians).”
As a sidenote, have you noticed that wingnuts and their waterheaded followers never seem to bitch about the “lesbian lifestyle”? We wouldn’t want to interfere with that straight-guy fantasies about two big-titted lipstick types going after each other, I guess.
You remember that post of mine about Josh Weed from last week? The post about the gay Mormon who is married to a woman and has a family?
He fooled me. And a lot of other people as well. The Spouse hit this one on the head right off the bat, and Joe has now outed his two-faced-ness.
Please note several items here:
It seems odd that Josh would choose to go to a college where his very preferences were outlawed by school code. It seems odd that Josh would choose to “help” others deny their sexual feelings, just as he has denied his. It seems odd that Josh would associate with other therapists who “especially enjoy” telling gays and lesbians that what they feel is wrong (as if society didn’t do enough of that).
Josh Weed is just another George Reker. Weed is just another badly-adjusted closet case who practices an unrecognized form of treatment– “ex-gay therapy” — a therapy thoroughly repudiated by professional psychology and psychiatry groups; moreover, he doesn’t have the testicular fortitude to tell his patients that their sexuality is a problem, while freely admitting that it’s okay for him to be gay.
It is particularly horrifying that Weed’s clinic concentrates its efforts on children, and cloaks himself as someone who “just wants to help”. Imagine paying someone to tell your child/teenager that the way she/he feels is wrong and sinful and a one-way trip to Hell.
So the next time you see Mr. Weed and his lovely family basking in the sun of het privilege, look him straight in the eye and ask him what it’s like to be a good and thorough hypocrite, and a professional fraud.