The Morning Claim Chowder

Gov. Pence: wooden, but not sharp.

Gov. Pence: wooden, but not sharp.

Hey guys, remember that time when termite infested blockhead Mike Pence said that Indiana didn’t need LGBTQ anti-discrimination laws because their economy was good (it isn’t)? Seems like the answer didn’t satisfy his bidness critics: Indiana convention’s CEO calls for broader LGBT protections

“The CEO of a massive gamers’ convention that threatened to leave Indiana earlier this year over a divisive religious objections law said Thursday that organizers are “shopping the show” to other cities and could relocate if lawmakers don’t expand protections for gays and lesbians.

“…Gen Con’s departure could mean a significant drop in revenue. The convention draws thousands of costumed damsels, dungeon masters and roll-play game aficionados to Indianapolis each year. Last year, more than 56,000 people visited, bringing in an estimated $67 million in revenue.”

The Gamers play to win, d’uh. Fifty-six million Ameros is a lot of money and there are forty-nine other states in play for their business. Well played, Pence.

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News That Will Drive You To Drink

Lookout, Jeebus! The goalpost looks like a  crucifix!

Lookout, Jeebus! The goalpost looks like a crucifix!

Hey guys, you know how the Xristian Xrazies are always saying that they love the sinner and hate the sin? Haha, I jest. Anyway, meet Houston physician and GOP anti-gay activist Steve Hotze, who wrote a letter to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, urging him to show some of that love to Texas’ LGBTQ community (emphasis mine):

“Greetings in the name of Christ our King!” Hotze wrote Paxton about two hours after the court ruled on June 26.

“Do what the Louisiana AG has done,” Hotze said in an email, urging Paxton to emulate that state’s Republican attorney general who said Louisiana didn’t have to comply because there was no specific line in the court ruling saying so.

“The illegitimate SCOTUS ruling does not name Texas, so fight those lousy bastards,” said Hotze, president of Conservative Republicans of Texas, a group influential in Harris County GOP primaries. “They hate God and want to let the Sodomites queer our country.”

Well bless his heart, he’s so full of Xristian Love!

Some Fries With Your Stupid, Unkka Pat?

Yeah, Pat, act like a man, and straightness will follow. I think Frankie Valli said it better, tho:

Some Fries With Your Stupid, Linda Harvey?

HAWT!

HAWT!

Once again noted hate group Mission: America’s would be S&M dominatrix Linda Harvey is having hot flashes daydreams of hot, sweaty men with thighs like pistons pumping all night as she considers how the new and inclusive Boy Scouts of America policy of allowing gay kids into the program and gay adults into leadership roles.

Methinks Harvey is worried about pitching tents and what the knots will be used for, if you know what I mean and I think you do:

“So what about the Boy Scout leader who takes his young charges camping one weekend and the next, rides near-naked on a “gay pride” parade float decked out in leather and chains? Who will dare to discipline him and subject the council to costly litigation?”

“Mmmm,” Harvey didn’t moan, “whips.”

“…This poisonous activism will not end here, of course. The next shoe to drop will be the stiletto high heel of a male adult leader dressing as a woman, or the female den leader posing before impressionable Scouts as a man. And of course, girls who believe they are boys may soon be allowed into the troop environment just as the Girl Scouts now quietly admit gender-confused boys.

Men in stilettos would be hard pressed to lead a hike, but it is a wise Den Mother who wears trousers and sensible shoes when corralling rambunctious cubs/wolf-ers. I’m really not sure what point she is trying to make here.

“…There is also no reason not to expect that Scout troops will march regularly in pride parades, since some are already doing so. I witnessed Scouts marching in the 2014 Columbus homosexual parade, defiantly showing that rebellion had already reached America’s heartland.”

There are many reasons to not want to participate in the Boy Scouts program, but being afraid of gay people is not one of them. Also/too it is as if Linda Harvey and her ilk never thought that there might be gay scouts or gay scout leaders before the ban was struck down. I guess she would prefer deeply closeted men?

News That Will Drive You To Drink

The American Family Association would prefer...

The American Family Association would prefer…

The American Family Association wants families to pull their sons out of the Boy Scouts of America now that openly gay men can be Scout leaders.

TAKE ACTION

The BSA has made its decision; now make yours by taking these immediate actions:

1. If you are in scouting, or have a son or grandson in scouting, show your convictions by resigning from the organization. Your dropped membership will send a strong message that your values are steadfast, faithful and unchangeable.

2. If your church charters a scouting unit, contact the pastor and scouting committee members. Urge the church to drop the charter based on the truth of God’s word and Christian values.

3. Find an alternative to the BSA. AFA strongly recommends the Christian-based Trail Life USA program.

So I guess that the AFA prefers deeply closeted gay men? You betcha they prefer their gay men closeted! Maybe that didn’t come out right? Oh. Wait.

The gay scouts were being kicked out once they turned 18, which could happen before they were through with the program, and it must have been humiliating. And some gay dads were not being allowed to participate with their kids by the old, injust, and openly homophobic rules.

One Lump of Stupid or Two, Gov. Pence

Where Are They Now

Gov. Pence: wooden, but not sharp.

Gov. Pence: wooden, but not sharp.

Indiana Governor Mike Pence, the dumb as a stump and termite ridden Republican promoter of Indiana’s infamous We Don’t Serve Your Kind law was asked about a anti-discrimination law for LGBT people:

When asked whether he views the need for an anti-discrimination law solely through an economic lens, the governor boasted that since he took office in 2013 more than 110,000 new jobs have been created, and Hoosier businesses this year already have promised to invest $3 billion in the state.”

I guess that answers the question, and that answer is yes.

“I really do believe that we found a way through that difficult period last spring to calm the waters, and the facts speak for themselves: Indiana’s economy is strong and growing stronger.”

“…We’re going to move forward on the policies that are making that a reality, and we’ll leave debates about the future for the future.”

Translation from the original weasel-speak about the difficult period: when he tried to implement a Christian Theocracy to openly discriminate against gay people. And when Pence says that his state’s economy is strong, what he means below average. And about the future? It looks like it will involve going into the witness protection program.

The High-Cost of The Low Road

Jeebus weeps

Jeebus weeps

Hey guys, you know all of those unsuccessful challenges of Y’all Qaeda to try to keep the ‘mos unwed and in the closet? Someone’s gotta pay the lawyers!

(WXYZ) – The six lawyers who worked on the case against Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage are asking for nearly $2 million from the state to cover some of their fees.

In all, the six attorneys – Carole Stanyar, Dana Nessel, Kenneth Mogill, Robert Sedler, Mary Bonauto and Vickie Henry – said the total calculation came to $1,927,450 for their fees. Every attorney charged $350 an hour, with three of them putting in over 1,000 hours of work each in the case.

Guess who’s gonna hafta pay?

DETROIT (AP) — Lawyers who won a historic legal battle to strike down Michigan’s ban on gay marriage are seeking nearly $2 million from the state.

Under federal law, there seems to be no dispute that lawyers for April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse are entitled to payment from taxpayers. Attorney General Bill Schuette vigorously opposed their challenge to Michigan’s 2004 ban on gay marriage, which was declared unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Nice work, fiscally-responsible conservatives, you know, letting the Xristian Xrazies burn state tax money.

Some Fries With Your Stupid?

He really tells Obama to listen to his follow Africans.

News That Will Drive You To Drink

The right to life ends at birth

The right to life ends at birth

Shorter Townhall: Gay Marriage = More Abortions

My geometry teach told me that a straight line was the shortest distance between two points. Maybe Ryan Anderson skipped class that day? Anyway, his very wordy proof is anything but linear.

Supply and demand relationship -> demand for abortions = breakdown in families -> Breakdown of families = marriage equality -> therefore marriage equality = increased demand for abortions.

QED, Bitchez!