God Hates Bigots

Really? A straight guy designed the stick figure sign?

The Supreme Court of the United States has decided in an 8-1 decision that the Westboro Baptist Church does have the right under the First Amendment to the Constitution to hold anti-gay protests outside the funerals of dead U.S. soldiers.

Mind you, these aren’t the deaths of gay soldiers that the WBC is celebrating (I mean, protesting).  These people will protest at the funeral of any soldier.

Their signs say things like, “God Hates Fags” and “Pray For More Dead Soldiers”.

The logic?  Well, the United States, in its oh-so-staunch support of gay rights is sinning against God, and for this sin of allowing gay people to, like, stay alive and not be beaten by bigots like the Westboro Baptist Church, God likes to kill U.S. soldiers.

Makes sense right?  Every time a bullet from a terrorist pierces the skin of a U.S. soldier, and every time an IED explodes under a military vehicle killing the soldiers inside, it’s really just God exacting his vengeance for our society allowing “Queer Eye For the Straight Guy”, and Lady Gaga, and the WWE – you know, gay stuff.

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Welcome, Republicans

"Strategery."

Common knowledge these days is that the Republicans are poised to make significant gains in the House and Senate next Tuesday in the midterm elections, largely due to a sweeping feeling of unrest and dissatisfaction with the entire political landscape – financial uncertainty, unemployment, and the media meme that the current administration and the Democratic led Congress are ineffectual, despite the fact that they have accomplished quite a bit in the past two years.

Assuming that it’s true that the Republicans win big next week, the next step (one would think) is for them to take on the job of governing the country, which Constitutionally, would require them working with President Obama.

Just one problem – the word  “bipartisan” only matters to them when the only power that the voters allowed them to cling to after the 2008 elections was the filibuster, which they used a record number of times in the past few years to shut down anything that signified real progress or reform.  When the Obama administration or the Democratic Congress are about to make any serious headway in achieving pieces of the agenda that won them so many elections in ’08, the Republicans use filibuster threats to dilute any legislation to the point where even passing an historic health care bill looks like defeat for the President.

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Cool Hat

Nice hat.

This is some girl on TV.

I rewound the tape and found out that her name is Claire Buffie.

Apparently she’s the current Miss New York and will compete for Miss America.

I guess they have to “run” on political platforms, and hers is gay rights, which is great.  Good cause.

She’s on TV to talk about her cause, which is also a good thing.

But what’s with the tiara?

I mean, it’s ridiculous enough to wear some little crown during the pageant, which of course is the perfect place for totally absurdity.

But you just cannot wear the thing around in everyday life, or in serious television interviews.

Like, you do know you won the title of “Miss New York” and not “Princess”, right Claire?