Bryan Fischer drops a deuce that stands out in an entire CAFO’s worth of pig shit

I’m going to presume that everyone is by now familiar with the Akin nonsense.  Stunningly, both Phyllas Schlafly and Bryan Fischer from the AFA had refrained from commenting until now.  There’s many terrible things in that article, but by far the worst is this gem at the end:

Fischer lamented that “everybody is gang tackling Todd Akin.” “You talk about a forcible situation, you talk about somebody being a victim of forcible assault, that would be Todd Akin,” Fischer maintained.

So, just to be clear, what Bryan Fischer is saying that, while nobody has said that rape isn’t bad (although marital rape doesn’t apparently exist) one kind of rape that is way worse than ‘forcible rape’, or ‘legitimate rape’ or ‘fraudulent rape to get abortion money’ is the kind that is currently happening to Todd Akin.  So yes, again, to be clear, figurative rape = worse than rape rape.  Also, the term is gangbanging.

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As you might know if you read this regularly, I’m a big picture kind of guy. At this point, my ideal future for the United States may or may not hold a lengthy and violent political and economic revolution. Historically speaking, the reason that one group of people hasn’t controlled everything forever is because every time one subgroup of society gets too close to complete control over the lives and assets of the other castes within that society, the majority eventually takes them back. The process is not always performed through violent revolution, in fact the reason we are in a bit of a sticky situation right now is in no small part due to the ability, perfected during colonial times, of those in power to appear to give up their power in acquiescence to popular demand, while in fact simply transitioning it to others among them with the same agenda. If that sounds familiar to some people, it is probably because that has been the United States political system for the past 50 years.  However, this can only continue for so long, and from all observation of our politicians, media, corporations, and citizens, it will reach a breaking point fairly soon.  In fact, I would say that if the US continues in the same directions it has been heading for the past 32 or so years, we will see the complete collapse of American society within 15 to 25 years. Continue reading

The Unfortunately Unavoidable Death of Civil Unions

So, I guess it is time to talk about the unfortunate realities of our political system, and how they are often used as a tool for subverting the actual democratic process.
Post story about this terrible ordeal.

Long story short, Colorado’s civil union bill (which had a surprising 60-70 percent popular support in the past couple months) died in the most unglorious way possible: publicly, and procedurally.  The small handful of Republicans who supported this bill (more on them later) should it reach the House floor were enough to guarantee its success, which is only logical as many of the political values Republicans claim to adhere to would actually suggest that perhaps the Big Government shouldn’t get in the way of TWO ADULT CONSENTING HUMANS to get married at all.  Continue reading

In Which the Author Weighs in on Focus on the Family Weighing in on Civil Unions

Online-only article on the Denver Post’s website from Tom Minnery

I’m feeling bored and contentious, so here we go.  So we will just summarize the first six paragraphs with this.

“Groups like ours saw that law not as a solution but only a stepping stone toward civil unions, and indeed the new civil unions bill mirrors marriage in all but name only. That is why we opposed the 2009 bill.

So, basically, the first half of the argument is that civil unions are bad because they are too much like marriage.  Which is bad why, exactly?

“But the impact goes much further as it jeopardizes the rights of parents to have a say in what’s taught to their children in school — even as young as kindergarten — about sexuality and marriage.”

I am pretty sure that the bill has nothing to do with education, public or private.  Furthermore, there are definitely PLENTY of religious schools in Colorado that would be happy to teach your children that the only thing worse than gays is their marriage, as well as that the Earth was created 4000 years ago, that condoms are murder, or whatever  misguided ancient creed you happen to be into.  Plus, I don’t remember too much of my kindergarten teachers talkin’ about straight fuckin’ and whatnot; so I don’t know why the gay stuff would suddenly be coming up then.

“It endangers business owners who are sued for not photographing or renting facilities for same-sex ceremonies.”

I am pretty sure there is no legal footing here, and the rights of business owners who post signs about their right to refuse service are pretty firmly established in this state; and there’s definitely nothing in there about forcing people to hold gay weddings if they don’t want to, so….we’ll just move on.

“Mostly, it impacts children who deserve every chance to be raised in a home with their own married mom and dad rather than the intentionally motherless or fatherless home created by same-sex unions.”

Hah, this is ‘mostly’ what civil unions will do.  Now, first, we’ll just throw out all this about kids doing as well or better in same sex households,  Next, where are all these children who are getting deprived coming from?  The kid store?  Apparently, there aren’t orphanages across the globe filled with kids that they can barely feed and clothe?  Or is he saying that if civil unions aren’t allowed, then once and for all gay people will just get over it and have straight families?  Either, I guess.

But we also join those whose voices are seldom heard, those of the children. As we have seen in California, the passage of civil union legislation will eventually threaten marriage. And if we say that marriage no longer means one mom and one dad, then we have denied children at least a chance to live in that special environment that gives them the best opportunity for success in life. This is one more reason why legislators should reject this bill.

Now, I am just going to go ahead and say it, this guy is the Executive director of the public policy arm of Focus on the Family, writing a letter to Colorado’s largest newspaper.  A letter in which in his closing paragraph he begins the paragraph with ‘But’ and two sentences later begins the sentence with ‘And’, so clearly Tom Minnery is not terribly bright or well versed with the pen, or perhaps he is fifteen.  He implies that children are calling out for the blocking of civil unions, with their voices, and this is news to me.  Apparently, marriage was eventually threatened in California, which I would love to see some statistics, or any kind of proof, or really anything, about.  Particularly since divorce rates are actually dropping.  Next, he basically restates his earlier ‘save the kids from gay parents’ argument.  You know what, that was just bad writing from an uninformed bigot, I don’t know why I wasted my time with it, but I guess I feel a little better.

Why Rick Santorum will cost the GOP the election, and why there is nothing they can do about it

So, here’s the thing.  Primary voters represent the most dedicated members of a party, and the minority at that.  For instance, in the Colorado caucus where Santorum won with less than 40 percent of the vote, only 8 percent of registered Colorado republicans voted.  So his “victory” here basically says that around 2.8 percent of registered Colorado Republicans cared enough about Senator Anal Froth to vote for him.  No matter how much Fox News might like to talk about an “energized republican base” 2.8 percent isn’t a base of anything.
However, the great thing about all this is that the more Santorum you see all over the GOP, the more filthy they will look to your average, moderate American voter.  Santorum doesn’t even need media hyperbole to paint him as a wannabe Ayatollah, his nonstop ranting about Satan accomplishes that.  While it may be a risky bet I am willing to wager that; despite what Santorum, Gingrich, et al would like us to think, most of Americans aren’t pushing for this country to become a Papist version of Iran with either Santorum or Gingrich enforcing the Pope’s infallible laws.  Freedom of religion does not mean the freedom of one religion to use the government to enforce their ancient holy mumbo jumbo.  When the least aggressively religious candidate your party has is the Mormon guy, that is a bad sign. 
So I say power to Rick Santorum, as his Holy Roller act is only going to turn people away from the GOP.  The icing on the cake is that  the more the wingnut media tries to make it look like he is the voice of the party, the more people will reject the GOP in favor of the center-leftists that comprise Obama and the prominent Democrats. 

House once again effectively renders reform legislation worthless.

http://m.denverpost.com/denverpost/db_108615/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=eas7T0Yx

The first thing that jumps out at me from this story is that apparently a $400 million industry built around directly selling American political intelligence to American companies.  With about as much regulation as a 10 year old’s lemonade stand.  This certainly explains a lot about the relationship between the stock market and congress.  It doesn’t surprise me that this exists, but it does surprise me that the people doing this don’t even have to identify themselves as such.  A provision requiring them to do so, which passed in the senate, was stripped from the house version that was recently passed.  Stripped by the King of Pandering Objectivist Nerd Whiners (an ever expanding category) Eric Cantor.  Go Democracy!

Santorum Surges Forth, Overwhelming Gingrich, Romney

Results of the Colorado Caucus [Denver Post]
So Rick Santorum (go google it now, just to keep the pageviews up) has just won three states in one night. Including, not too surprisingly, Colorado. I say not surprisingly, even though Romney won here four years ago, and received the endorsement of many of Colorado’s more prominent Republican party members, including the Denver Post. And yes, that reads correctly. So if Romney was so heavily favored, how did he lose so decisively?
The answer is simple: Romney is very heavily favored, but only by the establishment, the surrounding millionaires, and the wealthy republicans who make up the majority of their party’s financial assets. However, the past four years have not been particularly kind to the public image of insanely wealthy venture capitalists. This is why the counties that Romney was able to win either had substantial Mormon populations or were in the Denver metro area.
In the areas Santorum won, he had two major advantages over Romney going into the campaign. The first is that Colorado has always been particularly distrustful of the political establishment; and Colorado natives frequently exhibit this trait in their voting. The second is that rural Colorado, particularly the flat parts, is populated heavily by Christian zealots and meth nazis. These are two groups that are obviously all up in Santorum’s camp. Remember, this is the state that tried to make it totally cool to discriminate against gays for any reason.