News That Will Drive You To Drink

Let’s listen as a Rep. Glenn Grothman, R-Wisc explain to Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards that, you know, as a guy he can…

And I will conclude that it takes balls to say that.

Say, Reince, how’s that rebranding working for ya?

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This chart shows sexist tweets to Megyn Kelly exploding since she questioned Donald Trump

There’s some strong language in that article, so be prepared for sheer hatred and repeated use of the C-word. I’d embed an excerpt but it isn’t as powerful as the whole post.

Essentially Vox tells us that misogyny is alive and well in Wingnuttia and we might wonder if being a Republican in these days requires it. We’ve postulated before about racism and the Republicans being the New Confederacy (not all Republicans are racists, but if you are a racist you probably are a Republican) and I think we can add misogynist to that syllogism.

Being a Republican should count as a pathological character flaw. Seek treatment.

The Donald: Feminist

Trump and KingI’ve longed for the day when women who run for office would no longer be held to the strange sexist standard of having their attractiveness assessed by our media elite pundits. And if that cannot happen, I figured I would long for the day when men would have their fashion choices be analyzed by the pundits, too, you know to make it fair.

I’ve waited a long time for this, but I never thought it would be short-fingered vulgarian Donald Trump who would be blazing this equal opportunity trail:

“People often ask him what he’d do differently if he were elected president, he said.

“I would probably comb my hair back. Why? Because this thing is too hard to comb,” he said. “I wouldn’t have time, because if I were in the White House, I’d be working my ass off.”

A Ceiling Shattered Today: #WWDC2015

YodaI don’t write about Tech very often, because working in Tech makes writing about tech dreary. Today’s Keynote presentation at Apple’s WWDC stands out and breaks my embargo for a simple reason: Today Apple put women on stage.

And not just any women: women who manage developers and products. It was an impressive moment for Silicon Valley to show that it is not just a boys’ club.

Jennifer Baily came on stage early in the presentation to layout what was going on in Apple Pay, the service that allows you to buy physical merchandise using an iPhone in brick and mortar stores, as if it were a credit card. Later in the program Apple’s VP of Product Management and Marketing Susan Prescott unveiled an app that is essentially a news aggregator similar to Flipboard. Both of these projects are strategic to Apple’s dominance in the mobile market and challenges their arch nemesis Google in their own wheelhouse, and neither of these products is pink washing.

This was a watershed moment in Tech History (says ‘Grain, immodestly) to show little girls growing up that they too can have careers in technology. As the world’s most valuable company, Apple’s nonchalance in introducing women technology leaders was a long-time in coming, but so very well done.

Mike Huckabee, Feminist

Gomer and the Gomerette

Gomer and the Gomerette

Good lord, can’t Uncle Sugar shut-the-f*** up?

“So, are topless photos of women an offensive display of sexism, or an empowering blow against sexism?” asked Huckabee. “I have a feeling most men don’t care much either way.”

Your Saturday Bottomless Mug of Stupid

This segment dives head first into misogyny with some douche mansplaining what women really want:

“Women do earn less in America because they choose to. They would rather go to their daughter’s piano recital than stay all night at work, working on a proposal, so they end up earning less. They’re less ambitious. And I think this is sort of God’s way, this is nature’s way of saying women should be at home with the kids, they’re happier there.”

–Gavin McInnes, co-founder of VICE

If you wonder why I tagged this as a Blog Against Theocracy, it is because McInnes uses God to justify his outrageous statements. The war on women is very real, and it is a front in the larger war that the theocrats are waging against Democracy. Whether he is himself a theocrat doesn’t matter, he’s a soldier in their larger cause.


Oh, he didn't...

Oh, he didn’t…

I have not had my first cuppa coffee yet, and I’m already beating my head against my desk. Anyway, one of the amicus briefs for the Marriage Equality case tells us…

“In a nutshell: A reduction in the opposite-sex marriage rate means an increase in the percentage of women who are unmarried and who, according to all available data, have much higher abortion rates than married women. And based on past experience, institutionalizing same-sex marriage poses an enormous risk of reduced opposite-sex marriage rates.”

Let the ‘mos get hitched and all the skirts will be ‘borting babies. What fresh hell is this?

Petunia And Pals Wins The Morning!

Pretty clever to have a woman on to essentially say HRClinton shouldn’t be preznint because she has lady bits, as designed by Jeebus.

News That Will Drive You To Drink

Don Feder, the president of listed hate group World Congress of Families presents the Top Ten Reasons Why Hitlery Will Never Be President. Here’s a taste from his introduction before he gets to his list

“Think Evita after Botox treatments. Think Madame Defarge on a bad hair day. Think Lady Macbeth with serious issues (“Out, out, damned bimbo!”).”

“To listen to the babbling heads, you’d think the Goldwater girl-turned-Alinsky-disciple could start preparing her acceptance speech (maybe Eleanor Roosevelt will help her write it). “Ooh, she’ll raise so much money.” “Ooh, women want a woman president.” In the immortal words of General Anthony McAuliffe: “Nuts!”

“Win the White House? Hillary couldn’t win a popularity contest if she was the only contestant. “

“Here are the Top Ten Reasons Hillary Rodham Clinton is more likely to become a Victoria’s Secret lingerie model than the next president…”

Writing comedy is hard, Barbie!

Let’s just say that he then does his best 1990s Yakov Smirnoff-Letterman Top 10 Countdown hybrid, his two-drink minimum routine is mostly hitting Bill Clinton’s weiner for punch lines. That is, until he gets to the recycled Yo Momma So Ugly part of his routine:

10. The Hideousness Factor – Lyndon Baines Johnson was the last profoundly ugly candidate to be elected president, and he was a legacy of the martyred JFK. Voters don’t want a leader who looks frazzled or frumpy. We’re told that Lincoln was too homely to be elected president in an age of television and paparazzi. But Lincoln’s homely face had a dignity, a gravitas. If nothing else, we want a face that reassures us, not one that scares us, a la Night of the Living Alinskyites.


And just so you know that his assessment of the attractiveness of Clinton is completely on the up and up, as you can see, he’s a hunka-hunka burnin’ love, a veritable handsome devil hisself.

The Morning Quote


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In case anyone wonders why I call the theocrats Y’all Qaeda:

“We’re built differently, we have different hormones,” Go Ape Marketing CEO Cheryl Rios told KTXA-TV. “In the world that we live in, I understand that there’s equal rights and that’s a wonderful thing and I support all of that. I don’t support a woman being president.”

…“There’s an old biblical sound reasoning why a woman shouldn’t be President,” she added, though she did not mention any specific passages to support her argument.

“Well,” Rios didn’t say, “Ah suppose Ann Coulter could become president someday. Y’all know what Ah mean?”

(Raw Story)