Dangerous Thinking Towards the LGBT Community

Former and possibly future presidential candidate Rick Perry touched off a firestorm of criticism last week when he compared homosexuality to alcoholism. Even though it does seem a little click-baity to suggest Perry meant homosexuality is exactly like a debilitating, family destroying disease, what he actually said after he was asked if he believed homosexuality was a disorder or not isn’t much better than what the headlines suggest.… [Read more]

Perry continues his ‘War on Women’

Over a hundred Republican lawmakers attended Rick Perry’s signing ceremony for sweeping new abortion restrictions today that could close nearly all of the clinics in Texas.

The new law bans abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy and it also dictates when abortion-inducing drugs can be taken. Additionally, the law also requires that abortion clinic doctors must have hospital admitting privileges, and abortions are now restricted solely to surgical centres — a requirement me by only five of Texas’ 42 abortion clinics.… [Read more]

All My Exes Live In Texas

Actually, they don’t, fortunately.

In a country where campaigning never stops, it was little surprise that wannabe Presidential motives are beginning to be laid at Gov. Rick Perry’s (R-Texas) feet again. After a special session attempt at a draconian anti-choice bill was filibustered in the Texas state house by  state Rep. Wendy “Red Running Shoes” Davis (D), Perry even tried to hitchhike off of Davis’ new-found stardom by using her in an attempt to sell his anti-abortion legislation.… [Read more]

Flogging the Taxman Redux

Congressional Republicans are trying to keep alleged White House “scandals” simmering well past al dente doneness. As facts unfold, it’s more like vainly trying to keep a wave upon the sandy beach.

Let’s remember last year’s GOP presidential primaries. Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) made a seemingly intoxicated tirade about a tax return the size of a postcard.… [Read more]

Eh, You Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Medicaid!

With the current war on vaginas and uteri in full swing, I imagine moderates and progressives across the US and the globe are wondering, “What in the bloody hell is going on in America?” It’s completely amazing, and not in a good way, how far the GOP and Religious Right are pushing such crazy agendas. Trans-vaginal ultrasounds for abortions, “personhood” amendments that give zygotes more rights than a legal voting-age woman, the evils of hormonal prescription birth control…the ever-growing list is absolutely mind boggling.… [Read more]

We DO Need An Education

The first sentences of Pink Floyd’s inimitable song ‘Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)’ goes “We don’t need no education”…”We don’t need no thought control“. With all due respect to one of the greatest bands of all time, while I certainly agree with the latter, I disagree with the former.

“A world-class education is the single most important factor in determining not just whether our kids can compete for the best jobs but whether America can out-compete countries around the world.… [Read more]

Top 10 Re-Assigned Quotes For GOP Candidates

Sometimes we hear statements that end up so appropriate in another context. With that in mind, following are 10 quotes that could either be assigned to or come directly from the remaining GOP Presidential candidates.

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Mitt Romney:

“Art is about making something out of nothing and selling it.”

~ Frank Zappa

*We figure that to have lasted this long, Mitt is clearly quite good at selling something even though we can see that there’s no substance there.*

And…

Mitt Romney’s response to most questions — even when it seems that he has given an answer:

“There ain’t no answer.… [Read more]

It’s a Wrap – Week In Review, January 22, 2012

What a week! We started the week with a national holiday, the annual celebration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I Have A Dream reminds us that we have come so far as a nation but we still have a long way to go.  When we take time to look at how far we have to push forward in order to make that “more perfect Union”, we have to take a step back to see where we went wrong.… [Read more]

Avoiding The Cuckoo’s Nest

The GOP’s South Carolina primaries take place on Saturday, January 21st. It’s the third primary but first in the south — a fact that is not lost on the candidates.  *Fanning myself* Mmmmm…. I can smell it in the air.  All of that evangelical Christian bible belt social conservatism tradition steeped in hospitable mendacity and intolerance….*breathing deeply*  Aaaahhh…Dixie.[Read more]

Cell Phone Companies and Campaign Contributions: The Candidates You’re Really Supporting

When you enter your local AT&T or Verizon Wireless store, chances are you are not thinking about your local and national candidates running for office.  And why should you?  What you may not know is that a portion of the money you spend on a new iPhone or Android could go toward helping causes that you don’t support.  … [Read more]

Rick Perry’s God Problem

Rick Perry got me thinking the other day.  He had an encounter with a fourteen year old bisexual girl that went like this:

“This is about my faith, and I happen to think that there are a whole host of sins, homosexuality being one of them,” Perry said, adding that he himself was “a sinner” so he wouldn’t “be the first one to throw a stone”.[Read more]

Keep Crawling, Rick

Ah, yes…poor Rick Perry!  What a week this has been for the GOP presidential candidate.  What’s the good news for this one-time front runner?   Rick is getting more and more fit with all of that back-peddling he’s been doing lately.  The bad news?  Apparently, he keeps saying things that could make the TeaPublicans think he has a heart.  … [Read more]

Against Ending A War?

Polls have said for several years that the majority of Americans are against the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.  We’re still a long away from peace but, for many, President Obama’s announcement that the troops will be pulled out of Iraq to come home in time for the holidays was a welcome announcement.  Of course, we all know you can’t please everyone….[Read more]

Six Weeks of GOP Debates

Last night’s debate among Republican presidential candidates was the fifth debate in six weeks.  My summary:

  • *Yawn*
  • Herman Cain still hasn’t walked away from the very idea that an electric fence to keep out undocumented immigrants may present significant problems — like electrocuting people.
  • *Yawn*
  • Rick Perry answered what he felt like answering, rather than the questions Anderson Cooper, the debate’s moderator, asked him.  
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Send In The Clowns…

Poor Charlie Rose…he’s known for his ability to skillfully conduct interviews and gather important information from public figures. I can’t begin to imagine what thoughts were swirling around his brain as he moderated the GOP presidential debate last night. Perhaps something like this?:

Tweedledum and Tweedledee

Agreed to have a battle;

For Tweedledum said Tweedledee

Had spoiled his nice new rattle.[Read more]

Is THIS The Best We’ve Got?

Really?  Oh, and by the way, I’m not talking about Republican presidential candidates Herman Cain (Oh Lawdhamercy), Mitt Romney (YAWN!), Rick Perry (WTLF?!?) and Michelle Bachmann (DUH!).  I’m talking about the people who currently hold seats in the US Senate and the people they deem worthy of listening to…like Alan Greenspan a.k.a., the fiscal grim reaper.… [Read more]

Oh Lord…

I like spiritual people; I can appreciate folks who use whatever means necessary to find peace and bring serenity into their lives without hurting and/or imposing upon other people.  It’s the fake religious folks, those with that ‘moral Christian soldier’ agenda who make my arse itch.The field of candidates for the office of President of the United States has widened… well, OK, we lost one applicant running for the position: Tim *YAWN* Pawlenty, former governor of Minnesota — we now have Rick Perry, governor of Texas, among the other political luminaries *cough!!*  such as Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain *LOL!!* and Rick Santorum *Google ‘Santorum’ HAHAHA!!*

*Sigh*   Yep…Perry is just what America needs, that is, if we’re interested in placing another religious zealot from Texas in the White House.  … [Read more]