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Shorter Ann Althouse

By Jesse Taylor
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 22:06 EDT

Gay Is Slightly Better Than Feral Scavenger

By Jesse Taylor

But, you know, barely. Mr. McCain, who with his wife, Cindy, has an adopted daughter, said flatly that he opposed allowing gay couples to adopt. “I think that we’ve proven that both parents are important in the success of a family so, no, I don’t believe in gay adoption,” he said. Today’s “clarification”, by which I mean totally obfuscating ass-covering reversal that has nothing to do with what he said whatsoever, courtesy of Andrew Sullivan:…


No shame: Republican’s FL billboard features burning Twin Towers

By pams

From St. Cloud, Florida — isn’t this the kind of shameless, tasteless shilling you expect from Republicans as their fortunes are in the dumpster? After milking the tragedy of 9/11 for years now, here it comes again when the party has zero to run on. (Raw Story): Businessman Mike Meehan,…


NR to join the satirical-cover game?

By auguste

It would be irresponsible not to speculate. Update: It has come to my attention that the reference behind the cover above may be a bit on the esoteric side so I’ve enclosed a screen capture after the jump that may make the inspiration a little clearer.…


But He Was Tortured!

By Jesse Taylor

Andrew Romano is complaining that we’re expecting too much from McCain when it comes to the intertubes. For one thing, McCain’s computer illiteracy doesn’t reflect a lack of curiosity–it reflects a lack of necessity. Over the past 10 years, most adult Americans have encountered and explored computers primarily in the…


We Want Happy Cars

By Jesse Taylor

En route to Netroots Nation as we speak, I’m currently sitting in Detroit’s airport. Layover in Charlotte, then I’ll arrive tonight in Austin. The big news around Motor City way is, of course, GM’s massive woes, and the realization that entire types of vehicles may be on their way out.…


Sexism and racism – what lies beneath…

By pams

NOTE: This is the guest post I have up on Open Left today. I was invited by front-pager Jon Pincus to participate in a mutual guest-blogging series to bring more diverse perspectives to that progressive blog. The subject selected was the treatment of Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama by the…


Bauer: ‘America cannot endure four years of Barack Obama’

By pams

Yeah, and GWB has done a heckuva job for the country. Professional “Christian” and failed presidential candidate Gary Bauer opens his trap with this nonsense. As Barack Obama continues to dominate head-to-head polls with Republican John McCain, many conservatives appear resigned to a November defeat with the hope that like…


2010 census to ‘closet’ data on same-sex married couples

By pams
Monday, July 14, 2008 18:55 EDT

Here’s why the federal Defense of Marriage Act has to go. The U.S. Census Bureau, hiding behind DOMA, will edit the responses given by same-sex couples in California and Massachusetts (as well as any other states that may legalize marriage equality by then). Even though thousands of couples will have…


Your Grunting, Antisocial Child Will Shower With Strangers

By Jesse Taylor

Youngstown, OH schools are expanding the use of an abstinence-only program called Teen Straight Talk. Duke estimates that after hearing a Teen Straight Talk program, up to 90 percent of the students commit to staying abstinent until marriage, based on evaluations that are collected after every program. “We’re underestimating these…