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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Someone's Been Turning Over Rocks

And here's some of what they've found:

First, from Lambda Legal, Shit Homophobic People Say:

I'm not sure of the value of this as an anti-anti-gay message, if only because half the people who see it are going to either believe what these mendacious assholes are saying or be scratching their heads wondering "What's the point?" (Ann Coulter talking about those who were "born gay" versus those who are "angry at their fathers" is just too rich. Of course, from someone who will say whatever she's paid to say. . . .)

And we can always count on Tennessee these days to come up with something completely off the wall. Autumn Sandeen also has some comments on this one.

And first runner-up goes to Oklahoma.

The Conservative government of Stephen Harper in our neighbor to the north has been flipping and flopping like crazy over this one:

A document filed in Canadian court by the federal government seems to argue that the governemt’s position is that out-of-nation same-sex marriages are invalid. The Globe and Mail identified documents filed in the divorce case of a lesbian couple who resided in Florida and England, neither of which recognize same-sex marriages.

Apparently the lawyer caught the Prime Minister by surprise on this one. And now it appears that cooler heads have prevailed. (Why does this remind me of the Obama administration's first brief in defense of DOMA?)

Oh, and remember Donald Trump?

And this has got to be the definitive example of clueless. From One Million Moms:

"[U]nfortunately the popularity and ratings have kept it on the air." That should be telling them something about how mainstream their agenda is.

And I'm still scratching my head over this one.

And you can always count on Fox -- in this case, Fox News' user-generated spin-off, Fox Nation. Jeremy Hooper has some background on this:

Zack Ford lays out the reality very clearly.

And just to demonstrate how far out of it these loons are, there's this choice item from Crooks and Liars:

Here's more from our friends at News Hounds -- Today In Monica Crowley Conspiracy Theories: Occupy Wall Street An Obama Re-Election Technique To Attack Romney:
Leave it to Monica Crowley to find a way to find some hidden evil in the scrutiny of Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital. The same Monica Crowley who thought CBS’ Bob Schieffer gave secretly coded campaign suggestions to David Axelrod, who saw attacks on Rush Limbaugh as a stealth way to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine and – my personal favorite – blamed the Obama administration for her decision not to eat a cheeseburger – that Monica Crowley has a new conspiracy theory, that the Occupy Wall Street movement was set up in advance to help President Obama attack Mitt Romney, his likely opponent.

Eventually one hopes the rocks will be put back in place and these creatures will go back where they belong -- the dark and damp.

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