Thursday, April 30, 2009

Why the Republican Party is completely Insane

(Hat tip to John A. Over at Americablog for this one..)

The House Republicans had Rep. Virignia Foxx of North Carolina lead the charge against including women, people with disabilities, and gays in America's already-existing hate crimes law. The current law counts violent crime based on race, religion or national origin as a "hate crime", but not disability, gender or sexual orientation. During the debate on the US House floor, Rep. Foxx referred to Matthew Shepard's murder as "a hoax."

Here is what this insane, bigoted moron had to say on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives...



You will recall that Matthew Shepard was the young gay man in Laramie, Wyoming who, a decade ago, was tied to a fence, Jesus-like, pistol whipped in the head some 50 times, then left for dead in the cold fall night, only to be found a day later clinging to life. Shepard died five days later. Even though Shepard's murderers admitted that they killed him because he was gay, the far-right bigots who control the Republican party couldn't resist the opportunity to gay-bash Shepard one last time. Now by referring to his brutal murder as a hoax.

Ed Schultz over on MSNBC could barely believe what he had heard, and approriately branded it as "Psycho Talk".



Also, Keith Olbermann wasn't about to stand by and let this idiocy go unchallenged either, naming Foxx as the "Worst Person in the World" on his show later that day.



To my friends who are Republican I can only say this; It's time to decide what you really believe. If you truly feel that Matthew Shepard and millions of Americans like him are lesser human beings, and lesser citizens than you, and therefore deserve to be marginalized, discriminated against and crimes committed against them based on hate are no big deal, then by all means stay with the GOP.

If however, you have a brain, you have a conscience and you have a soul in which you truly believe the tenants of the faith you proclaim and practice. Then it's time to leave. The Republican Party is nothing more than a cabal of intellectually, spiritually and emotionally damaged bigots. They are the American Taliban. They are an affront to everything our nation stands for. The time has come for the Republican Party to take it's final walk off the cliffs of stupidity and hate it has been running towards at full speed since 1992.

Will you follow the Limbaugh and Hannity and Gingrich/Palin lemmings as they plunge headlong off that cliff?

It's time to decide...

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The First 100 Days



And the GOP's first 100 days accomplishment? "Teabagging".

Good luck with that.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Again with the Gays!? What is it with you People?

Dear Anti Gay "Conservatives":

What is it with you people? You all need professional help.

Seriously.

You are obsessed with homosexuality. You think about it night and day. It's all you can talk about. Gay Adoptions, Gay Marriage, books with possible Gay content. (Except for Lynne Cheney's soft-core Lesbian romance novel, apparently that one is okay.) Gay characters on TV or in movies, basically if anything is even remotely connected to Homosexuality you are all over that like AIG on bailout money.

Gay people don't think about Homosexuality as much as you do. Your fetish for all things Gay has come out once again. This time in the form of TV ad courtesy of the conservative evangelical Ooompa Loompas at one of your new groups calling itself, "National Organization for Marriage".

The ad is striking, black storm clouds roll in the background. Bolts of lightning streak across the sky behind a group of distraught looking "average Americans" all talking about the Gay Attack on Marriage". And how granting same sex couples the right to marry would take away THEIR civil rights. But you couldn't find any real people who are as jazzed up about the 'Gay Threat' as you are, so you had to get really bad actors to give you your "gay attack" jollies.



Your latest bit of wing-nuttery crosses the line from dishonest and stupid, to just plain silly. As usual though, your passion for Homosexuality, avoids any connection to facts or reality.


But apparently your deep love for all things gay doesn't stop there. What is interesting, (and really entertaining) this time around, is how your quest for Gay-ness has expanded to economic issues . This past week you wanted millions of Americans to "teabag" President Obama.

So what you are saying is, your new cause is "tea bagging".... Really?

If that wasn't silly enough, you want millions of Americans to join your brand new "2 Million For Marriage" movement. Or, as you want to call it (being the hip, savvy interwebby types you are..) "2M4M"! Clearly somebody needs to teach you all how to use that "Google thing on the interwebs." It might save you a lot of embarrassment.

I really can't figure out WHY you care SO much about anything and everything Gay. The lives of LGBT Americans don't affect your lives. Giving LGBT Americans equal rights doesn't take away any of your rights. There is no logical reason for what you are doing. In trying to figure out why you all have been so Homo-focused lately. I have managed to boil it down to three possible explanations.

1) You are in fact, all closeted self-hating Homosexuals yourselves, who desperately want to get in on all the Gay action, and this the only way that feel you can.



2) You are mentally challenged bigots who really do believe the insane, hateful bile you are spewing, you as a result feel that the LGBT Americans are less than human, and like Hitler with the Jews, hope for their eventual extermination.



Or, the third (and most plausible explanation)

3) You are merely lazy political opportunists, devoid of any real ideas or solutions for America's problems. While desperately searching for an issue you think can scare people in to supporting your party and your causes, decided Gays and Lesbians are the last minority you can get away with trying to demonize for political gain. So anyone who disagrees with you gets painted with the "Gay" label,



So dear Conservatives, I have to ask; which is it? Are you all really just Gay and self-hating? Are you all just crazy and bigoted? Or are you all just intellectually bankrupt and dishonest?

Your non-stop obsession with Gays and Lesbians, their lives, their families, their civil rights (or maintaing the lack thereof...), makes any other answer, nearly impossible to believe.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday Mental Health Break...

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Ubi Caritas - Maurice Durufle'

Where charity and love are, there God is.
The love of Christ has gathered us into one flock.
Let us exult, and in Him be joyful.
Let us fear and let us love the living God.
And from a sincere heart let us love each other (and Him).

Where charity and love are, there God is.
Therefore, whensoever we are gathered as one:
Lest we in mind be divided, let us beware.
Let cease malicious quarrels, let strife give way.
And in the midst of us be Christ our God.

Where charity and love are, there God is.
Together also with the blessed may we see,
Gloriously, Thy countenance, O Christ our God:
A joy which is immense, and also approved:
Through infinite ages of ages.
Amen.

Sunday, April 05, 2009