April 29, 2005


Nazi Pope Fuck Off

No, this is not about how Ratzinger (excuse me, Benedict) was supposedly forced into the Hitler Youth when he was 14, I can actually believe that (maybe)--what's fucked is his approval of the creepy Opus Dei cult and its soon-to-be-saint founder (thanks to JP the 2nd), who was an admirer of Hitler and personal friend of Franco.

Holy mother of fuck.

April 25, 2005


Morning After

Former senator and now dead-as-a-doornail Barry Goldwater (R-AZ) got it right in 1981 when he said, "The religious factions that are growing throughout our land are not using their religious clout with wisdom. They are trying to force government leaders into following their position 100 percent. If you disagree with these religious groups on a particular moral issue, they complain, they threaten you with a loss of money or votes or both. I'm frankly sick and tired of the political preachers across this country telling me as a citizen that if I want to be a moral person, I must believe in 'A,' 'B,' 'C,' and 'D.' Just who do they think they are? And from where do they presume to claim the right to dictate their moral beliefs to me? And I am even more angry as a legislator who must endure the threats of every religious group who thinks it has some God-granted right to control my vote on every roll call in the Senate. I am warning them today: I will fight them every step of the way if they try to dictate their moral convictions to all Americans in the name of 'conservatism.'" That's some suicidal talk these days. I wasn't able to see or hear any of the "Justice Sunday" shit, but this morning I got ahold of some of the bitching:

Charles W. Colson, head of Prison Fellowship Ministries, also appeared by videotape. He said Senate Democrats are trying to use the filibuster "to seize what they lost at the ballot box and to prevent the appointment of judges, holding the judiciary hostage." Their actions, he said, "are destroying the balance of power, which was a vital Christian contribution to the founding of our nation."

James Dobson, chairman of Focus on the Family, spoke from the church's pulpit and criticized the Supreme Court, seven of whose nine members were named by Republican presidents. The court's majority, Dobson said, "are unelected and unaccountable and arrogant and imperious and determined to redesign the culture according to their own biases and values, and they're out of control."

The court's majority does not care "about the sanctity of life," he said. Pornography is a growing problem, he said, "plus this matter of judicial tyranny to people of faith, and that has to stop."

Dobson said the Senate has "six or eight very squishy Republicans" who have not committed to helping change the filibuster rule. Throughout the program, the names and phone numbers of senators scrolled across the screen, and speakers urged listeners to call and demand that the filibusters be stopped.


April 24, 2005


One Way! (Ours)

It's Justice Sunday, sinners! The faithful are gathering in churches across the whole fucking country at 6pm Central time to watch a broadcast from Louisville, KY of James Dobson, Charles Colson, Tony Perkins and other asswipes cry about how they are being "persecuted":

poor xtian

"Welcome to the fight against filibuster abuse! Justice Sunday, scheduled for April 24, 2005, is a unique event designed to remind our U.S. Senators that the opportunity of public service must be fully open to people of faith. Screening potential nominees to the federal bench on the basis of their religious views and moral convictions violates the American sense of fair play."

Of course, the filibuster suits them just fine when it's for their own purposes. In a 1998 interview, Steven Schwalm of the Family Research Council (who is co-organizing today's xtians-only event with Focus on the Family) had a different view when the Clinton administration nominated James Hormel (a confirmed "faggot") for an ambassador position:

"...the Senate is a -- is not a majoritarian institution like the House of Representatives is. It is a deliberative body and it's got a number of checks and balances built into our government. This is one of those checks, in which a majority cannot just sheerly force its will, even if they have a majority of votes in some cases, that's why there are things like filibusters and other things that give minorities in the Senate some power to slow things up, to hold things up, and let things be aired properly."

However, it looks like the fundies are running into a snag with opposition from secular economic conservatives who at least worship a god that can be seen and felt. Right now, I'm running into a snag of my own trying to "register as an individual" with the FRC so they can tell me how I can hear a live stream of the whine fest. I'm not being taken anywhere when I click on the provided link, so I think they may be on to me. Balls!

April 23, 2005


I've Got Bad News, And I've Got Bad News

I'll bet most of you are looking forward to a few years of retirement before dropping dead (or before ol' Jesus reappears)--well, think again motherfuckers, especially if you happen to be an airline employee or if someday your "personal (not 'private'!) account" takes a shit along with the stock market. Add to the mix a goddamned kid or three and you can ensure yourself a verrry brief job-to-grave interval.

Sweet dreams.

April 14, 2005


Et tu, Newtus?

Another neocon came out publicly against the fast-sinking Tom DeLay. On Tuesday, none other than Newt Gingrich was added to the list of Republicans slowly backing away from him, saying that DeLay "....at some point has got to convince people that what he has done was reasonable and authentic and legitimate", and that "DeLay's problem isn’t with the Democrats; DeLay's problem is with the country." Jeezus, if even Gingrich says that there is no "left wing conspiracy", THEN THERE IS NO LEFT WING CONSPIRACY.

April 05, 2005


Sponge Bob Iron Lungs Coming Soon!

It looks like the nutty anti-birth control pharmacists have been outdone by even nuttier anti-vaccination parents. On the Operation Save America (formerly Operation Rescue) website, godly mommy Victoria Hanline recalls how her 6 month old offspring got sick after being immunized:

"The baby cried, and that (in my mind) was the extent of the drama. However, over the next couple of days, we noticed a lot of changes in her normally docile personality. She had become irritable, not sleeping well, and developed a marked increase in dry, red, patchy skin.....we did some research to probe into the theory that there was a direct link to vaccinations.

Our suspicions grew when we found many other parents with similar experiences who couldn't get answers from their pediatricians. Over the past weeks we felt the conviction to do countless hours of research regarding vaccinations, as a result of our unwillingness to believe that our children's health issues just magically appeared. Article after article contributed to our suspicions. However, we never suspected we would stumble upon information that has been withheld from us (and very likely many other parents as well).

Several of the most common vaccinations today contain infected cells from MURDERED BABIES."

Although the cell lines for the vaccinations are from fetal tissue obtained in the 1960s and 70s, another group, West Virginians for Vaccination Exemption, state that they "have a right to refuse to inject abortion-related ingredients into their children."

Of course, the irony of all this can be found in the footnotes of a list of evil vaccines on the Children of God For Life website:

".....Rubella is basically a harmless childhood disease that is only considered to have possible serious effects on the unborn child when a pregnant woman is exposed to the virus during her first trimester. Should this occur, 20-25% of these cases will develop some form of Congenital Rubella Syndrome, which may cause malformations of the heart, eyes or brain, deafness, or liver, spleen and bone marrow problems."

So, it's bad to get immunized by a vaccine derived from a few aborted fetuses 40 years ago, but it's ok to have little Typhoid Marys running around that could expose thousands more unborn fetuses to the above.

I can see it now--at a church picnic, a kid that has never had her fucking shots runs up and hugs or sneezes or coughs on her auntie (or on her auntie's plate of food) who is 8 weeks pregnant. It's almost poetic, but suppose YOU are a woman in your first trimester and get stuck on a bus or an elevator with the little germ factory. Surprise!

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