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Monthly Archive: February 2012

Feb 27 2012

Santorum’s Weird Obsession With Your Sex Life

The more people dig into statements made by Rick Santorum over the last few years, the more it is revealed just how warped the guy is. He seems absolutely obsessed with regulating your sex life, while projecting that obsession on everyone else. This is from a forum he took part in during 2008:

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Feb 27 2012

Prop 8 Backers File for En Banc Rehearing

The group defending California’s Prop 8 in court have filed a request for an en banc rehearing with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Some legal experts thought that was unlikely, that they would appeal directly to the Supreme Court instead. It is rare that an en banc rehearing is granted, but no more rare …

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Feb 27 2012

Badass Quote of the Day

From Garry Wills: “Rick Santorum is a nice smiley fanatic. He does not believe in evolution or global warming or women in the workplace. He equates gay sex with bestiality (Rick ‘Man on Dog’ Santorum). He equates contraception with the guillotine. Only a brain-dead party could think him a worthy presidential candidate. Yet he is …

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Feb 26 2012

Allen West Fills Up His Hummer

Tea Party favorite and wingnut extraordinaire Allen West has taken to complaining on his Facebook page about how expensive it is to fill up his Hummer — and how it’s all Obama’s fault that gas prices have gone up. Politico reports:

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Feb 26 2012

Coolest. Republican. Wife. Ever.

This is hilarious. One of the Virginia Republican legislators who supported the mandatory trans-vaginal ultrasound bill told his fellow delegates that his wife had refused to have sex with him because of that. And the level of detail he offered is hilarious. This is how Republican husbands try to get their wives to have sex:

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Feb 26 2012

Hoekstra Disappears Ad Down Memory Hole

Only a couple weeks after debuting a racist campaign commercial during the Super Bowl and then adamantly defending it to anyone who would listen, Pete Hoekstra is now quietly trying to erase that ad from all of his web and social networking sites.

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Feb 26 2012

Robertson: America’s ‘Secular Atheistic Dictatorship’

From the department of hyperbolic and nonsensical rhetoric: Pat Robertson on the 700 Club said that those who are criticizing Rick Santorum for saying that Satan is attacking America are going to turn the country into a “secular atheistic dictatorship.”

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Feb 26 2012

Santorum Defends Satan Comments

Rick Santorum is defending his loony statements in a speech at Ave Maria University about Satan tearing down American institutions. When asked by reporters about it, he said that digging up that speech was “absurd” and that it’s just an attack on his faith:

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Feb 25 2012

Culture Wars Radio Debuts

The first episode of Culture Wars Radio debuted on Tuesday. Here’s a link to the show page on the WPRR website, where you can download or listen to it. By the way, now taking suggestions for next week’s long distance dedication. Last week I used the suggestion of 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover for …

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Feb 25 2012

The Bible Means What We Want It To Mean

I have often made the argument that the Bible can be used to justify almost any position. Kind, decent, reasonable people can find plenty of support in it for being kind, decent and reasonable; hateful, barbaric people can find plenty of support for being hateful and barbaric. All Christians pick and choose the parts they …

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Feb 25 2012

Jessica Ahlquist on CNN

Soledad O’Brien did a story about Jessica Ahlquist on CNN. Jessica shows once again a poise and thoughtfulness that is far beyond her years; I wish I’d been that composed at that age. They even show our Evil Little Thing t-shirt website, which is very cool.

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Feb 25 2012

An Amusing Wingnut Fundraising Email

In the age of internet spam, sometimes you get funny things in your inbox. Some wingnut group I’d never heard of called Public Advocate somehow decided that PZ Myers has an @freethoughtblogs.com email address and they keep sending him — meaning me, since anything sent to an email address that doesn’t exist at that domain …

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Feb 25 2012

Creationism Bills Dying Around the Country

The Republican leader of the Indiana House of Representatives has, as expected, killed off a bill passed by the Senate that would have allowed local schools to teach creationism in science classrooms as long as they taught a whole bunch of different religious myths.

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Feb 24 2012

Is Obama Lenin or Stalin?

Jeffrey Kuhner, who is employed by the Rev. Moon to dish out ridiculous propaganda for the Washington Times, joined wingnut radio host Janet Mefferd on her show for a serious discussion of whether President Obama was more like Lenin or more like Stalin. Right Wing Watch has the transcript:

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Feb 24 2012

Fed. Court Strikes Down DOMA

A U.S. District Judge in Northern California, who was appointed by George W. Bush, ruled in favor of the plaintiff in a case challenging the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act. This is the first ruling to come down since the Obama administration decided not to defend DOMA in court; the defense here was …

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