Yeah. Frothy is the most persecuted man in America.
Yeah. Frothy is the most persecuted man in America.
Screwie Louie: “The Teabaggers were th’ answer t’ mah prayers.”
The Arizona Central tells us about the on-going buyer’s remorse in the terrible sand kingdom of Arizonastan…
Three Republican senators who voted for Senate Bill 1062 say they made a bad decision in a rushed process and are now asking Gov. Jan Brewer to veto the right to refuse service bill.
Really? The GOP admits that they made a mistake? Unpossible!
“We feel it was a solution in search of a problem,” Sen. Bob Worsley, R-Mesa, said in an impromptu news conference outside the state Senate. He was joined by Sen. Steve Pierce, R-Prescott.
Ah, a solution in search of a problem. Doesn’t that kinda mean that they were looking for justification for what they wanted to do all along? Words are hard.
“While our sincere intent in voting for this bill was to create a shield for all citizens’ religious liberties, the bill has instead been mischaracterized by its opponents as a sword for religious intolerance,” the three wrote. “These allegations are causing our state immeasurable harm.”
Ah, the “it’s not our fault” clause. The legal discrimination we voted for was mischaracterized and that is what hurting our state. That we did it is immaterial.
Pierce and Worsley said the bill was moved along very quickly, not giving them enough time to convince fellow lawmakers to vote against it. Besides, Pierce said, they didn’t want to “tear apart” the GOP caucus, which was sharply divided last year over Brewer’s push for Medicaid expansion.
Now that’s a pretty unique brand of reasoning: we did it for the Party and because you betrayed us last year and accepted FREE MONEY from The Kenyan Usurper. It’s YOUR fault, Jan Brewer!
Anyway, the whole thing has now reached about third-grader comedy.
Guys, you voted for bigotry: it’s what Conservatives always do. You always punch down and kiss up. You thought that there was political advantage from the god-bothering bigots in your state to discriminate against a class of people they reflexively hate, and now you regret it because the world has called BS on you, the Superbowl is already considering going elsewhere, Apple has (allegedly) phoned to talk about canceling a special glass manufacturing plant, just about every Chamber of Commerce in the state has come out against it, and many, many other opportunities are slipping—like Arizona sand—through your grimy fingers.
You broke it, you bought it, boys.
“I don’t expect to be in the room or will I do anything to prevent you from obtaining a contraceptive,” Martin wrote. “However, once a child does exist in your womb, I’m not going to assume a right to kill it just because the child’s host (some refer to them as mothers) doesn’t want it.”
Virginia State Sen. Steve Martin (R)
WICHITA — A Wichita-based tea party group has launched an email campaign urging its members to pepper state lawmakers with messages in support of a bill that allows service refusal to same-sex couples on religious grounds.
Craig Gabel, leader of Kansans for Liberty, sent a message addressed to “conservative activists” asking them to contact senators who are refusing to allow a vote on a house bill dubbed the Kansas Religious Freedom Act, The Wichita Eagle reported.
“Well, if you cannot bring Mohammed to the mountain… Oh, wait,” Gabel did not say.
It’s amazing to me that the cambions of two states would be so Bug-fuck crazy to want to codify discrimination into law (in the name of Sweet Baby Jeebus), and want to be the first one to do it.
I keep mentioning it, but wait until the Jewish Deli decides that they won’t sell bagels to the goyim; there is no end of mischief that will come from one of these laws passing, so help me FSM.
The Queen of the Terrible Sandpeople, Arizonastan’s Jan Brewer has five days to sign or veto House Bill 2153 that would codify into law that any legal entity “with strongly held religious beliefs” can legally discriminate against LGBTQ people.
Think about that.
Education in science will be opt-out in Missouri, if a bill requiring schools to notify parents if “the theory of evolution by natural selection” is being taught at their child’s school passes.
Anyone wanna guess to what party the representative who proposed this belongs? (Raw Story)
[I want to disclaim ahead of time that I do not care what a person believes or how they choose to practice their beliefs. But really, WTF is wrong with these people?]
A Kentucky pastor who starred in a reality show about snake-handling in church has died — of a snakebite. Jamie Coots died Saturday evening after refusing to be treated, Middleborough police said.
I will give this guy credit for having the courage of his convictions, but deduct a few points because his convictions got him killed.
One of my previous neighbors grew up in Missouri and knew the former attorney general John Ashcroft’s family, who lived nearby out in the country. He told me that the Ashcrofts were indeed snake handlers, and nodded his head for emphasis, as if I should know what this meant. It was the first time I had ever heard of this bizarre belief system, and given that we were in Chimpy’s Reign of Error I marked it down as being amusing but couldn’t possibly be true. Who would be that insane?
Over the years since, I’ve heard about it more and more. I figured it was a grift, that the snakes had been defanged or de-venomed or whatever. It seemed to me to be a terrible way to engage the rubes because surely some of them would go and try it themselves on an unaltered snake, and wouldn’t that make them an accessory
to stupid, er, I mean to the death of an innocent person?
It was news to me that National Geographic had a reality teevee show (“Snake Salvation” !) where this was the theme. From National Geographic:
“Those risks were always worth it to him and his congregants as a means to demonstrate their unwavering faith. We were honored to be allowed such unique access to Pastor Jamie and his congregation during the course of our show, and give context to his method of worship. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.”
So I wonder who the grifter really was?
Yup. The Xristian Xrazies have two, Two, TWO movies called Persecuted coming out this year! Yes, that was Petunia starring in one of ‘em.
So… can the Xristian Xrazies really support two movies both called Persecuted in the same year? Survey says… no.
BuzzFeed “asked 22 self-identifying creationists at the Bill Nye/Ken Ham debate to write a message/question/note to the other side.” The messages are jaw-droppingly stupid, and few of them have much of anything to do with evolution or natural selection. But the happy fellow above actually makes me feel sorry for him with the dumbest question of the lot.
We know that sex ed for Xristian Xrazies consists of Don’t Do It and is followed by prayer and weeping, but surely even they have noticed that they look different from their own parents, and from their own siblings. Genetic diversity is one of the most comforting facts in all of science for this reason alone.
I might have mentioned elsewhere that my family is not Catholic, but the parochial school was two blocks away and for convenience my parents enrolled me there where I lasted about two weeks. When we were being instructed on the origins of the universe as being created by God, I asked the logical follow-on question, “OK, so who created God?”
Boom. Kicked out for heresy. I always suspected my father was rather proud of that, but back to the public school for me on the other side of town.