Last Night’s Quote This Morning

Before there was Fox News...

Before there was Fox News…

Parents of The Year, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar were on Fox News last night to tell Megyn Kelly all about how Jeebus forgives Josh for duggaring his baby sisters multiple times, so everyone else should too.

Says Jim Bob (because Michelle, being a woman, is not allowed to talk):

[It was] “nothing like rape,” [it was] “just inappropriate touching over the clothes.”

Here’s the full interview:

Their defense seems to be a variation on being poor, defenseless Xristians and this is just bigotry on everyone else’s part. And you gotta love that part where Michelle defends her transphobic robocall:

I think protecting young girls and not allowing young men and men in general to go into a girls’ locker room is just common sense.

“But you know that Jeebus will forgive him if he duggars any kiddies,” she didn’t say.

(TBogg at Raw Story has the definitive write-up, so go there for more detail, I’m still to angry to write about it rationally)

Wingnuttia’s Brain Trust Speaks on Vaccinations

Rep. Sean Duffy speaks on public health:

“I want that to be my choice as a parent. I know my kids best. I know what morals and values are right for my children. I think we should not have an oppressive state telling us what to do.”

I’ve noticed a strange phrase popping up in this whole, flat-earth style “debate” over vaccinations—I know what morals and values are right for my children—and it worries me that now Y’all Qaeda is positioning immunization as a morale issue, from which it will never return.

I mention this mostly as they firmly believe in the Prosperity Gospel (being poor means you are morally inferior), that now somehow infectious diseases are selecting only inferior people? Or maybe it’s just that quixotic God’s Will thing, and we mere mortals should accept our lot?

And then there’s this:

“I’m not going to sacrifice the well-being of my child. My child is pure.”

That cartoonish monster was the appropriately named Arizona cardiologist Dr. Jack Wolfson, and yes he’s deadly serious. But let that phrase sink in for a moment: My child is pure. That is a morality value statement, and it immediately implies that everyone else’s child is not, well, worth saving. And that sort of selfishness is exactly what we are up against.

Add this new strain of anti-vaxxers to Wingnuttia’s plan to abolish the Affordable Care Act, and well, you get a sense of what the 1% really want for the rest of us. Only the wealthy and privledged survive.

George Zimmerman Offers Us Advise

Just whip 'em out an measure 'em, boys.

Just whip ’em out an measure ’em, boys.

“Go to the range to practice, keep your guns in a safe location, and primarily, now that I know that I’m $2.5 million in debt, just in lawyers’ fees, I paid over $360,000 in hard costs to the state of Florida – just in, you know, copies, CDs, manuscripts, that kind of stuff – I would definitely invest in getting some type of self-defense insurance, and again, arming yourself with the knowledge of what you can do and what you should or shouldn’t do after the incident,” Zimmerman said.

So before you go out to slaughter some skittles-bearing blah kid, get some insurance. (Raw Story)

Y’all Qaeda’s Dilemma

(Daily Gazette) The Bride will wear white. With some red splatters? We’re only guessing.

We are not making this up: Charles Manson to wed.

It’s a traditional marriage: you know, one-celebrity-murderer/one-woman, just as Baby Jeebus intended.

According to CNN, the couple will not be able to consummate their marriage because lifers don’t get to have conjugal visits. Manson is 80 years old and Star, his bride-to-be is 26, so maybe sexytime wouldn’t have worked out anyway. As Jackie Mason once quipped, “If she dies, she dies.” Oops, maybe that’s not such a good joke?

As Y’all Qaeda tells us constantly, marriage is about the children. Allowing that heartthrob Manson to marry Star but not allowing him any hubba-hubba time to begat any children, California’s penal code is making a mockery of marriage!

I demand to see Matt Barber, Brian Brown, and all the other fetus-fondling god-botherers protesting.

New to The Electronic Twatter Machine…

…is always wrong Bloody Bill Kristol:


The Wrath of Blam-Blam

Blam-Blam and his little Squirt, the most important Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs in our nation’s history, maybe ever Liz Cheney wrote an editorial: here’s an excerpt –

Those who say the invasion of Iraq in 2003 was a mistake are essentially saying we would be better off if Saddam Hussein were still in power. That’s a difficult position to sustain. It is undisputed, and has been confirmed repeatedly in Iraqi government documents captured after the invasion, that Saddam had deep, longstanding, far-reaching relationships with terrorist organizations, including al Qaeda and its affiliates. It is undisputed that Saddam’s Iraq was a state based on terror, overseeing a coordinated program to support global jihadist terrorist organizations. Ansar al Islam, an al Qaeda-linked organization, operated training camps in northern Iraq before the invasion. Abu Musab al Zarqawi, the future leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq, funneled weapons and fighters into these camps, before the invasion, from his location in Baghdad. We also know, again confirmed in documents captured after the war, that Saddam provided funding, training, and other support to numerous terrorist organizations and individuals over decades, including to Ayman al Zawahiri, the man who leads al Qaeda today.

It is also undisputed that Saddam Hussein had the technology, equipment, facilities, and scientists in place to construct the world’s worst weapons. We know he intended to reconstitute these programs as soon as the international sanctions regime collapsed. He had an advanced nuclear program in place prior to Operation Desert Storm in 1991. In 1998, he kicked the international weapons inspectors out of Iraq. He violated every one of the 17 U.N. Security Council Resolutions passed against him.

Gape in awe at the entire thing.

War Criminal Declines Commencement Speech


Former secretary of state and unindicted Iraq war criminal Condoleeza Rice has declined to give the commencement address at Rutgers University in New Jersey:

“Commencement should be a time of joyous celebration for the graduates and their families,” Rice said. “Rutgers’ invitation to me to speak has become a distraction for the university community at this very special time.”

Let’s just say that the students and faculty at the school led some very successful protests to keep Mistress Condi off campus, as it should be.

It’s amazing to me that anyone would think of inviting one of the architects of the biggest foreign policy blunder in the history of the country to do anything, other than to apologize to the world for her part in crimes against humanity.

UPDATE 1: I comment on this over at Liberaland, thanks to a remark from Scissorhead Roket for opening my eyes a bit more.

The Omen

A man was crushed to death when a giant crucifix dedicated to Pope John Paul II collapsed and fell on him, ITV News reports. The accident came just days before a historic canonization that will see the late pope declared a saint.

We all know that hurricanes are gawd’s wrath for gay people, but the Pope that allowed sex abuse to go unpunished becomes a saint?


Good Riddance to old rubbish: Fred Phelps

“Most people do not pray; they only beg.” – George Bernard Shaw

TOPEKA, Kan (WIBW) Fred Phelps Sr., the former head of the Westboro Baptist Church, died late Wednesday night, according to a family member.

Phelps’ son, Timothy told 13 News that his father died just before midnight. Timothy Pheps [sic] works at the Shawnee Co. Jail.

Hate monger Fred Phelps is no more, and if there is a Hell, he certainly is now in it, and deservedly so. And while some people might say it is wrong to speak ill of the dead, then Fred Phelps was wrong most of his very public and hateful life. I’m wishing for him what he wished for so many others. Let the record show that I have been consistent about Phelps for years and years, and I see no reason to change now.

Phelps was a monster of a man, a cambion if ever one lived, and deserves no compassion from any quarter; he spawned a hate movement so vile that he and his spawn would picket funerals of every sort: veterans, 911 victims, people who died of AIDS; and shockingly, he had toddlers carrying his hateful picket signs; there often was a gasp from the crowd when some tow-headed urchin would carry a [“God hates fags.” “God is your enemy.” “God hates you.” “USA = fag nation.” “Fags die God laughs.” “Thank God for maimed soldiers.” “Pray for more dead soldiers.” “Thank God for dead soldiers.” “Thank God for IEDs.” “God killed your sons.”] sign at a funeral. There was no one his hatred spared, and there is no amount of hate in return that he does not deserve.

With any justice, Phelps is a bolus in Satan’s bowels at this moment, grinding his way through the digestive tract, making me feel sorry for the devil who will have to put up with Phelps’ antics in his own realm, favorite son though he probably is.

There is nothing I want for Phelps that he did not want for all of us. Good riddance, Fred Phelps. The sun seems a little brighter now that you are gone.

(Hat tip: WIBW via Freakout Nation)

What? Couldn’t Ohio Find 120 Hungry Dogs?

A federal judge refused Monday to block the Ohio execution of a convicted murderer and rapist who is sentenced to die by an untested lethal-injection cocktail later this week, even as he declared it an “experiment.”

Inmate Dennis McGuire’s lawyers had argued that the combination of the sedative midozolam and painkiller hydropmorphone could leave to a painful and terrifying phenomenon called “air hunger” before he actually dies.

Really? They are going to experiment on a condemned man? Sweet Baby Jeebus, what kind of monsters are these people?