Jun 282013
 

I’m writing early for day 14, and the temperature at my desk is already 89° at 1:00 PM.  This promises to be one very nasty week.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:03 (average 4:33).  To do it. click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From Hello…….. Mr. President, are you listening??:

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I found this at a friend’s site. That’s Republican Supply-side Jesus, not the real one.

From Media Matters: In the short time since the Supreme Court invalidated provisions of the Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA), conservatives who have opposed marriage equality for years have been painting themselves as the unfairly persecuted victims of the ruling.

Having always had difficulty explaining how extending equal rights to gay couples somehow infringes upon their own personal freedoms — "you’re being intolerant of our right to think gays are an abomination" isn’t a particularly compelling argument –  right-wing media figures are now concocting elaborate scenarios in which their future rights will be infringed as a result of the DOMA ruling.

Fox News’ Todd Starnes got the ball rolling yesterday, writing on Twitter that it "won’t be long before they outlaw the Bible as hate speech," and asking: "How long before federal agents haul pastors out of the pulpit?" Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham wondered aloud whether Catholics in America will be "persona non grata."

In a rambling column [fascist propaganda delinked] headlined "Supreme Court Coup" posted at his virulently anti-gay website WND, Joseph Farah picks up the theme, asking when the "persecution" of "marriage defenders" will begin.

They are saying, in other words, "You are guilty of violating our rights for offences we presume you are going to commit at some future time."

From The New Yorker: In a shocking end to an illustrious legal career, police arrested Justice Antonin Scalia today as he attempted to set the Supreme Court building ablaze.

Justice Scalia, who had seemed calm and composed during the announcement of two major rulings this morning, was spotted by police minutes later outside the building, carrying a book of matches and a gallon of kerosene.

After police nabbed Justice Scalia and placed him in handcuffs, the Juror appeared “at peace and resigned to his fate,” a police spokesman said.

“He went quietly,” the spokesman said. “He just muttered something like, ‘I don’t want to live in a world like this.’ ”

ARGH! If ONLY this were true!!!

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  22 Responses to “Open Thread–6/28/2013”

  1. One simply cannot put in any faith in Republican Supply-side Jesus, not the real Jesus.

  2. I love the quote from the 'Conservative Bible' TC!  It is what they think it says – poor saps!

  3. And now TV's lead Teavangelical, Pat Robertson, commenting on DOMA thinks Justice Kennedy was influenced by having gay law clerks:  “Let me ask you about Anthony Kennedy, does he have some clerks who happen to be gays?”

    Psssttt, Jesus – Pat is ready, willing and able to take your call in person … NOW!!!

  4. 4:07 I couldn't get over the mountains.

  5. Hello…….~ If they did have a Bible, I'm pretty sure this is how it would read.

    Media Matters ~ I would have loved to be a fly on the wall during a RepublicanT meeting anywhere when this news broke. It must have been hilarious when they were dreaming up imagined scenarios. I should have put FAUX Noise on just for the amusement value.

    New Yorker ~ If only…

    Cartoon ~ Normal please!

     

     

  6. Puzzle — 3:43  I didn't make it over the Tyrolian Mountains, opting instead to lie on my back in the meadow looking up at the mountains and sky.  Wonderful!

    Hello…….. Mr. President, are you listening?? — Verily I say unto you, those are the words of the Conservative Bible!  I have a question though, when did Jesus, an Aramaic speaking man of Judea become a blue-eyed, fair skinned man?  Arrggghhhh!!!!!  Oh, I forgot, this is the supply side pseudo Christian Jesus, not the real one!

    Media Matters — Talk about projection!  A major, major case of it here!  When conservatives say "you’re being intolerant of our right to think gays are an abomination", I say "No, nobody is telling you what to think.  The courts are however clarifying that that same right exists for everyone."  Conservative minds are so closed, dark and small they cannot see past their own fences of fear.  Conservatives are so part of the "Me" generation — "I" am the only one that matters.  Putzes!!!!!

    The New Yorker — If only . . . (sigh)  I guess we can dream, eh!  A world without Scalia . . . has a nice ring to it, doesn't it!

    Cartoon — Normal please!  5 cups, black, extra strong to combat the insaniTea!

  7. The Right always forgets about the Jesus who loved everyone and said not to cast stones and fed the hungry.  Guess they also forgot that he threw the money lenders out of the temple.

  8. Re:  Supply Side Jesus

    Love his eye shadow.  I'm just surprised that he's not a blonde.  That should be signed, "With love, J."