Donald “Bad Toupée” Trump Attacks CherHow dare he?! What a son of a bitch! Average talent? Says the guy with tacky tastes & a crappy Reality Show. I cannot wait for Kathy Griffin’s take on this.
“Moron Of The Week” Mitt “Magic Underpants” Romney: I’m Still Completely Against Any Relationship Rights For Gays
“Moron Of The Week” Inductee Mitt “Magic Underpants” Romney Finally Addresses Richard Grenell Flap
The Advocate reports:
Richard Grenell resigned today after a backlash from social conservatives about his selection.
Richard Grenell, the gay man hired last month to serve as Mitt Romney’s campaign spokesman on foreign policy, has resigned after receiving sharp criticism from antigay conservatives.
“My ability to speak clearly and forcefully on the issues has been greatly diminished by the hyper-partisan discussion of personal issues that sometimes comes from a presidential campaign,” Grenell (pictured, right) said in a statement issued today to The Washington Post. “I want to thank Governor Romney for his belief in me and my abilities and his clear message to me that being openly gay was a non-issue for him and his team.”
It was not, though, for many social conservatives. Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association tweeted that by hiring Grenell, Republican presidential candidate Romney was telling so-called pro-family activists to “drop dead.” In follow-up columns, he wrote that Grenell’s appointment was a “dog-whistle to the homosexual lobby, a way of saying to them I’m with you, not with them” and “all about homosexuality, not foreign policy.”
Last week in the conservative publication National Review, Matthew J. Franck questioned Grenell’s loyalty to Romney, writing, “Suppose Barack Obama comes out — as Grenell wishes he would — in favor of same-sex marriage in his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention. How fast and how publicly will Richard Grenell decamp from Romney to Obama?”
The Post reports that Romney staffers tried to dissuade Grenell from resigning, and campaign manager Matt Rhoades told the paper, “We are disappointed that Ric decided to resign from the campaign for his own personal reasons. We wanted him to stay because he had superior qualifications for the position he was hired to fill.”
Meanwhile, Log Cabin Republicans executive director R. Clarke Cooper issued this statement toThe Advocate: “Ric made the choice that he feels is best for the Romney campaign, and I respect his decision. It is unfortunate that while the Romney campaign made it clear that Grenell being an openly gay man was a non-issue for the governor and his team, the hyper-partisan discussion of issues unrelated to Ric’s national security qualifications threatened to compromise his effectiveness on the campaign trail. Ric was essentially hounded by the cacophony of the far right and left. The Romney campaign has lost a well-known advocate of conservative ideas and a talented spokesman, but I am confident Ric will remain an active voice for a confident U.S. foreign policy.”
“Moron Of The Week” Rick “Frothy Mix” Santorum Suspends Presidential Campaign
The Advocate reports:
Mitt Romney has not only signed a pledge from the National Organization for marriage to fight for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, he’s also given money to the antigay group’s efforts, according to a document circulated by the Human Rights Campaign.
HRC posted a copy of a Federal Election Commission filing from the Alabama-based Free and Strong America PAC, run by the Romney presidential campaign in 2008. It shows a $10,000 donation to NOM that could be the very same contribution that a campaign spokesman once bragged would help fund the Proposition 8 battle that was happening at the time.
The Huffington Post reports that Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom told Salt Lake City’sDeseret News in October 2008, “The governor feels strongly that marriage is an institution between a man and a woman, and one of the most high-profile fights on this subject is happening in California.” He revealed that Romney had made a $10,000 donation, but until now there hasn’t been any docmentation to confirm it — that is, if it’s the same donation.
As a donor and presumably a member of NOM, since a portion of all donations automatically goes toward membership dues, it’s possible that the Romney campaign saw the “confidential” memo in which NOM outlines its strategy to “drive a wedge between gays and blacks — two key Democratic constituencies.”
HRC and others are calling on Romney to denounce NOM. But as a 2012 candidate he’s signed a pledge from the group that commits him to its ideals, including a ban on marriage equality via an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, an effort to repeal marriage equality in Washington, D.C., and the formation of a presidential commission to investigate NOM’s opponents.
“The evidence continues to pile up and is painting a very clear picture of Mitt Romney’s anti-LGBT associations,” the HRC said in announcing the document. “A candidate can’t claim to be ‘better for gay rights than [Ted] Kennedy’ when it’s convenient, but then fund a far-right anti-LGBT strategy to keep other interest groups happy.”
“Rick Santorum thinks that women who have been raped should be compelled—by force of law—to carry the babies of their rapists to term, he thinks birth control should be illegal, he wants to prosecute pornographers, etc., etc., basically the guy wants to be president so that he can micromanage the sex lives of all Americans…and I’m the one with issues? Because I made a dirty joke at his expense eight or nine years ago and it stuck? I’m the one with issues? Okaaaaaaaaaaaaaay. Rick can pray for me. I’ll gay for him. And we can call it even.”
Respondiong to Santorum’s claims that he prays for Dan in an interview where he’s asked what would he do if he ever runs into him.
The Daily Caller reports:
Internet pornography could conceivably become a thing of the past if Rick Santorum is elected president.
The unapologetic social conservative, currently in second place behind Mitt Romney for the GOP nomination, has promised to crack down on the distribution of pornography if elected.
Santorum says in a statement posted to his website, “The Obama Administration has turned a blind eye to those who wish to preserve our culture from the scourge of pornography and has refused to enforce obscenity laws.”
If elected, he promises to “vigorously” enforce laws that “prohibit distribution of hardcore (obscene) pornography on the Internet, on cable/satellite TV, on hotel/motel TV, in retail shops and through the mail or by common carrier.”
Although the idea of Santorum vanquishing Internet pornography may seem far-fetched, a serious effort to combat online smut might actually be successful, UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh told The Daily Caller.
“If the government wanted to aggressively move against Internet pornography, it could do so,” explained Volokh. “Here’s the deal: In most parts of the country, a lot of pornography on the Internet would plausibly be seen as obscene.”
There are a few approaches that Santorum could pursue in an attempt to eradicate Internet pornography. “It wouldn’t be that difficult to close down a lot of the relatively visible websites that are used for the distribution of pornography, if they’re in the United States,” said Volokh.
Santorum’s administration could take American-based porn distributors to court for violating obscenity laws, said Volokh, and have them shuttered. But that would leave foreign-based sites untouched.
To black out foreign sites, Santorum would likely need legislative action requiring Internet service providers to use “a mandatory filter set up by the government or by the service providers,” said Volokh.
But the government could also prosecute individual citizens who view porn, and already has the legal authority to do it.
“Although the Supreme Court says private possession is constitutionally protected, it has said that private receipt of [pornography] is not protected,” noted Volokh. “You can’t prosecute them all … but you can find certain types of pornography that are sufficiently unpopular” for easy convictions, he explained.
Most contemporary prosecutions for the receipt of pornography are because the government cannot prove its suspicion that the accused has committed more serious crimes, said Volokh. He speculated that there aren’t more prosecutions because “that prosecutor isn’t going to win a lot of votes in the next election.”
The government would probably need to “find some extra money in the budget for additional porn prosecutors,” joked Volokh. He also cautioned that there would be significant outcry because “sometimes it’s viewed by husbands and wives who watch it to spice up their sex lives.”
Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University, noted that “What constitutes obscenity remains maddeningly vague,” but added that he’s not entirely convinced Santorum would be successful in an attempt to snuf Internet porn.
“Moron Of The Week” Inductee Rick Santorum: If Elected I Will Nullify All Existing Same-Sex Marriages Nationwide
Rick Santorum says that if elected he would ensure that all existing same-sex marriages will be nullified. That’s not too surprising actually, but that’s a step further than we’ve heard from the other GOP tools.
There are 18,000 married gay and lesbian couples in California and at least 131,000 nationwide according to the 2010 census, conducted before New York state legalized same-sex marriage in July. Rick Santorum says he’ll try to unmarry all of them if he’s elected president. Once the U.S. Constitution is amended to prohibit same-gender marriages, “their marriage would be invalid,” the former Pennsylvania senator said Dec. 30 in an NBC News interview. “We can’t have 50 different marriage laws in this country,” he said. “You have to have one marriage law.”Romney also wants a federal constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, but has said he would allow existing marriages to remain legal. The Family Research Council yesterday voiced their support for Santorum’s plan to rip apart gay families.
Before you even start ranting against me for writing such a “inappropriate” title for this post, you need to be familiar with Breitbart’s work, and although I’d never wished for him to die nor I’m happy for his passing. However, as Christopher Hitchens would have said: “Give them the credit and fame they earned when they were amongst us” (Hitchens might not have said those exact words, but he indeed practiced it with everyone he criticised, i.e. Jerry Falwell). And besides, I gave the late Senator James Forrester the same honours.
Breitbart was walking near his home in Brentwood, Calif just after midnight Thursday when he collapsed according to his father-in-law Orson Bean. Someone saw Breitbart fall and called 911. Emergency crews tried to revive him and rushed him to the emergency room at UCLA Medical Center, Bean said.
According to Joe Jervis, Andrew’s father-in-law, Bean, was blacklisted during the McCarthy era for attending Communist Party meetings and was also a vocal proponent for Proposition 8.
Even his last Tweet shows his combative online persona.
Now, I love how these history revisionists just like to think we won’t remember people’s actual work and fame. Andrew wasn’t the most loved and supported in the GOP, much less in the left. He wasn’t a role model nor a hero!
“I don’t believe in an America where the separation of church and state are absolute. The idea that the church can have no influence or no involvement in the operation of the state is absolutely antithetical to the objectives and vision of our country. To say that people of faith have no role in the public square? You bet that makes me want to throw up.”