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Whore v. Virgin: A Date Night Retrospective (Pt. 1)

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February 16, 2011
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PARENTAL ADVISORY: EXPLICIT CONTENT (I cuss. A lot.)

Life’s a hard fucker, sometimes. Worlds we build for ourselves can go topsy-turvy pretty rapidly without warning. Foundations shift. Purposes become muddled. I was stuck in that place for months, in a sort of reckless limbo, so disenchanted with the internal and the external, that I had to step back from blogging for a while. Maybe my absence was notable. Probably not. I missed the writing and the caring, but it just got too draining to give a shit for the most part.

I think the not giving a shit is what they’re counting on. And I guess it worked for a while, on me at least. The 2010 race for U.S. Senate was both mind-boggling and unsurprising. The Dreamboat went all Mongiardo-ish and tried to Blue Dog the Teacracker. This failed, in part because the actual “conservative” dipshit will win out over the pretend one every time. Over trolls‘ insistence that it was the economy, stupid, anyone with a modicum of common sense could see right through that claim. They wanted a culture war from the get-go.

So I’m saying, “Bring it.” Loudly. Repeatedly. Publicly. It’s not just elections they’re after. They’re out for blood. And they want it indelibly.

Kentucky, of course, has played no small role in this wingnut awakening. Emboldened by a so-called mandate to stop government spending and decrease the deficit, Sen. Rand Paul’s first actual move as U.S. Senator was to proudly cosponsor anti-choice legislation that is wholly unenforceable, defies any sort of medical education he claims to have had, and would be prohibitively expensive to actually enforce. (Straight from the fetus fetishism playbook, natch.) The junior Senator recently took up with the popular pay-per-rapist, Sen. David Vitter, to co-sponsor a bill meant to codify the second-class status of babies born to the “wrong” (i.e., brown) parents. The growing frustration with these transparent culture warriors is as palpable as it is familiar.

Unfortunately, it isn’t just our federal office-holders who are showing their hands for upcoming campaign strategies. Gubernatorial candidate David Williams – whose running mate is former Mr. Basketball (seriously) and current Ag. Commissioner Richie Farmer – introduced a “papers please” bill of his very own. Not to be outdone, Gov. Steve Beshear is also courting the “conservative” vote that every Blue Dog both loves and fears by supporting state tax incentives for a Noah’s Ark theme park. (FYI: No rides, proving my point yet again that godbags are able to suck the fun out of practically everything.

What am I getting at? Quite simply, the personal is political. And when bigoted, science-denying patriarchs set up shop in my beloved state and fleece money from good people, I ain’t gonna shut up and just watch it happen. And I am sure as hell not going to let Kentucky’s rich history of progressive activism go unnoticed, just because we’ve been written off as “red.”

Anti-evolution education bill filed in KY House

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January 5, 2011
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KY State Rep. Tim Moore has made only one appearance on B&P before. At the Restore America Rally last year (where Pastor Fugate & co. denounced gays, evolution, women’s rights, religious freedom, condoms, etc…) when Kent Ostrander asked for political candidates in attendance to shout out their name, Tim Moore was the second to do so, right after Stan Lee.

Well, here’s the second time. Moore has, for the second straight year, filed an anti-evolution bill in the state house cleverly called the “Kentucky Science Education and Intellectual Freedom Act“. As you could probably tell, the gist here is that teachers are brutally oppressed by not being allowed to tell their students that humans rode on saddled dinosaurs a few thousand years ago when they were herded onto a big boat by a 600 year old man. But if they were allowed to do so, it would be a victory for “intellectual freedom” and “science education”.

The bill failed to get out of committee last year, but now with the Flintstone Truther wave rippling through Frankfort, maybe we’ll have a chance to really embarrass our state. I know one thing for sure: Ken Ham is ready to lobby this hard in the halls of the capitol and get lots and lots of free publicity for his giant dineysore boat.

Yup, they’re racists

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July 5, 2010
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This weekend’s July 4th 3rd parade in Lexington was a festive occasion, as it always is. Though I didn’t have the opportunity to speak in tongues at a teabagger rally like I did last year, there were some depraved things to report on.

Like the wingut/racist teabagger booth, which was run by the same nut at the Republican Unity Rally in Frankfort where Trey Grayson sucked up to anti-civil rights crusader Rand Paul. Yes, you’re reading this correctly, the shirt they are selling says “Yup, I’m a racist”:

The back tries to explain that the “government” thinks they are racist, because they believe in the constitution, God, guns and so forth. I’ve never heard such a thing, and this of course makes absolutely zero logical sense. But it’s a fun excuse to wear around a shirt that proudly proclaims yourself to be a racist. Because… yeah.

Also of (non-teabag related) note at the parade was the “festival” on Dudley Webb’s private gated lawn community of CentrePointe. Take a look at the booth set up right in the middle of it, and note that somebody has a sense of humor:

On a final note, here is Doug Martin passing me in the parade:

Fun times.

UPDATE: Bob Layton has plenty of pics of the Democrats in the parade here.

Sky Wizard Orgy in Louisville

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May 7, 2010
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Yesterday was the “National Day of Prayer”, which meant it was time for yahoos to get their paranoid freak on in Louisville, apparently. Enjoy:

And while some stressed prayer over politics, several called for the election of leaders who — in the words of organizer Frank Simon — would “take control of our country and bring it back to God.”

Several speakers focused on both the Wisconsin federal court ruling and the recent decision by the Pentagon to rescind an invitation to controversial evangelist Franklin Graham to participate in its observance of the prayer day this year.

The Pentagon said it reacted to Graham’s denunciation of Islam as “evil” and his other criticisms of non-Christian religions.

But Frank Simon — president of the American Family Association of Kentucky, which organized the local observance — told the crowd it was “because he believes in God.”

“They’re trying to say if you believe in God, if you believe in the Lord Jesus, that you’re somehow illegal or unconstitutional,” Simon said.

Simon told the crowd that in the May 18 election, “God-fearing people that are running for public office are going to win their elections. They’re going to take control of our country and bring it back to God.”

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He added: “Now, I’ve got a word to say to you, all those people that … (don’t) want us to be here today. Under the name and the blood of Jesus Christ, you can go to hell today. You can go to hell today. You have no power here. You are banished from this place.”

Asked about that statement afterward, Carty maintained he was talking only about “Satan,” not any human beings.

Associate pastor Bob PerDue of Evangel World Prayer Center prayed that Obama would have an “experience with Jesus Christ” and his wife and daughters would “find Jesus.”

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The Rev. Jerry Stephenson of Midwest Church of Christ prayed for President Obama and Congress, and for deliverance “from this socialistic world that we’re in” and that “people may rise up and turn this country upside down.”

Lovely people. And all folks that Rand Paul has sought and won the support of. He is Liberty Christ, after all…

"Now, I’m not saying your mother’s a whore, but…"

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May 3, 2010
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Rush Limbaugh and Fox News are going full bore Oil Truther today.

And this behavior isn’t even shocking anymore.

James Dobson switches endorsement to Rand Paul

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May 3, 2010
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Trey Grayson loses a fundamentalist lunatic, Rand Paul gains one. Hoo boy:

Dr. James Dobson Endorses Rand Paul for Senate

Pro Family Leader Rethinks Previous Endorsement That Was Based on “Misleading Information”

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dr. James Dobson has changed his endorsement in the Republican primary for United States Senate in Kentucky. Below is the text of Dr. James Dobson’s endorsement of Dr. Rand Paul in the race for U.S. Senate.

“If I lived in Kentucky, I would vote for Dr. Rand Paul. Would you consider sending him to the U.S. Senate to shake things up in Washington?”

Dr. James Dobson: “Have you ever made an embarrassing mistake? I did just that last week. I was given misleading information about the candidacy of Dr. Rand Paul, who is running in the Republican Primary for the U.S. Senate. Senior members of the GOP told me Dr. Paul is pro-choice and that he opposes many conservative perspectives, so I endorsed his opponent.

“But now I’ve received further information from OB/GYN’s in Kentucky whom I trust, and from interviewing the candidate himself.

“I now know that he is avidly pro life. He believes that life begins at conception.

“He opposes earmarking and supports Israel. He identifies with the Tea Party movement and believes in home schooling. Sounds like my kind of man.

“If I lived in Kentucky, I would vote for Dr. Rand Paul. Would you consider sending him to the U.S. Senate to shake things up in Washington?”

Dr. Paul adds, “I thank Dr. Dobson for his support and for his thorough investigation of the views of the candidates in this race. I believe his message and his explanation for his new endorsement says it all.“

To listen to the audio, please click here.

This message will run on statewide radio throughout the coming week.

Funny stuff, eh?

UPDATE: Oh, it’s 8:40, let’s see how soon Trey is able to scrub the front of his website:

I Wish I Could Be Rush Limbaugh

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February 24, 2010
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Unfortunately, I don’t think the airwaves are ready for advanced patriarchy-blaming from a foul-mouthed woman with a little twang in her talk. Still, Clear Channel, I’ll work for 70% of what he makes, and I’m at least 50% as photogenic. Lets do this thing.

Saul WilliamsReparations

Lunch Breaking News: Roeder Guilty

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January 29, 2010
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The Kansas City Star reports:

After 37 minutes of deliberation, a jury today found Scott Roeder guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Wichita abortion doctor George Tiller.

Jurors also convicted Roeder of two counts of aggravated assault for threatening two men who chased him as he fled Tiller’s church after the shooting.

Sedgwick County District Judge Warren Wilbert set Roeder’s sentencing for March 9. Roeder faces a maximum sentence of life in prison with a chance of parole after 25 years.

So far, I have seen no statements about this from Life Site News, WND, or Freepers.

Win some, lose some for fundie lunatics in State Senate

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January 26, 2010
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The Clockwork Orange Fetal Seance Bill passed the State Senate by an embarrassing 32-4 margin. Not cause to panic just yet, as the Senate passes this by the same margin almost every year, and it dies in a House committee. This will be our big fight again for the next two months.

In less embarrassing news, it appears that the psycho SB3 21st Century Teabagging Bill is dead. I guess this shows us all that there does exist a bill so batshit that the State Senate won’t pass it.

(fyi, I hear that our own Ben Chandler may make an appearance to Frankfort in order to lobby for the Clockwork Orange Fetal Seance Bill. It’s all the rage among Faux-Pro-Choice women-hating opportunists these days…)

Real America

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November 27, 2009
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Wowzers.

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