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It’s time to clear up this whole anti-gay gay Republican thing

2 Nov

Yet another anti-gay Republican is outed as having gay, gay sex.

This routine is getting really old. Especially the part where they deny being gay afterward. At least Ted Haggard mixed it up a bit by admitting that he was gay, but promising to stop being gay.

Here’s what we do:

Get all the anti-gay Republicans together and give them each a marble. Put out a big barrel.

Say, “Let’s all close our eyes for ten minutes. While they’re closed, anyone who’s had gay sex, drop your marble in the barrel.”

After all the marbles have been dropped, we open our eyes and count the marbles.

“Look,” we can say. “This proves that several hundred* of you are secretly having gay sex. There’s no need to pretend otherwise anymore. Now can we start to talk honestly about homosexuality?”

(Via Teresacentric)

*Or thousand

Sic semper tyrannis!

7 Nov

From Engadget:

Forty-three-year-old Robert Young, a registered independent, apparently believed that the e-voting machines had been deployed in a wild conspiracy by Republicans, and decided to make a statement by smashing the $5,000 device with a metal cat paperweight.


I feel safer already?

26 Sep

Slate magazine, Today’s Papers:

The Bush administration, supported by House allies, has slipped a small but important change into last week’s “compromise” bill on terror suspects, the Post reports. The earlier bill, worked out in negotiations with restive Senate Republicans, defined enemy combatants as those who have “engaged in hostilities,” but the latest draft legislation expands the definition to include those who have “supported hostilities.” The new language could boost the administration’s contention that it can designate virtually anyone an enemy combatant; the Post notes it “does not rule out the possibility” that the designation could be applied to a U.S. citizen.

From the Post story:

Under a separate provision, those held by the CIA or the U.S. military as an unlawful enemy combatant would be barred from challenging their detention or the conditions of their treatment in U.S. courts unless they were first tried, convicted and appealed their conviction.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) yesterday assailed the provision as an unconstitutional suspension of habeas corpus, which he said was allowable only “in time of rebellion or in time of invasion. And neither is present here.”

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