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Stephen Colbert interviews FRC’s Tony Perkins

By pams
Sunday, June 1, 2008 11:17 EDT

I forgot to post this gem – Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council delivers his response to the California Supreme Court ruling on marriage to Stephen Colbert. Ah, Tony’s a real masochist — who knew? PageOneQ:

“I’ve read the constitution forwards and backwards,” Colbert continued, “and I see nothing in there that protects gays.

“Why,” he asks Perkins, “do these judges keep seeing gay things in the Constitution?”

“They’re afforded the same rights and privileges as you and I are,” Perkins responded. “They don’t have a right to marry just as you and I don’t have the right to marry anybody we want to. We don’t have a right to marry our first cousin…”

“No, no, no,” Colbert countered. “I’m from South Carolina.”

“There is a reason,” Perkins continued, “that in public policy, that we work to strengthen and uphold the institution of marriage, because that is…really the building block for society.”

“Do you keep Kosher?” Colbert asks. “I think it would really be better for the anti-gay-marriage side if they obeyed everything in the Bible, not just the anti-gay-marriage part. Don’t you?”

Unhinged Clinton supporter: Dems throwing election away for ‘an inadequate black male’

By pams

Oh my – the bigot knives came out big time at the Rules Committee hearing chaos. Take at look at what Jane Hamsher captured — this inconsolable Hillary supporter, Harriet Christian, screaming at reporters in this clip about how the party is… “…throwing the election away…for what — an inadequate black male who would not have been running had it not been a white woman that was running for president. I’m not going to shut…


Obama resigns from church

By pams

It was simply time to cut his ties to the Trinity United Church of Christ. (AP): Barack Obama has resigned his 20 year membership in the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago in the aftermath of inflammatory remarks by his longtime pastor the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and more recent…



By auguste
Saturday, May 31, 2008 23:45 EDT

Would you get on a plane flown by this man? Doop-dee-doop, checkin’ the email*. Press Release – May 29, 2008. Democratic National Committee advised of Criminal Case in US Supreme Court involving Senators Clinton and Obama Holy crap! What’s this now, and why haven’t I heard of it? You’d think…


Breaking the silence on silence

By Amanda Marcotte

I just want to write a quick post about the issue of “silence” arguments—i.e., the “why aren’t group A writing more about topic B?” posts. It’s similar to the “you can’t prove a negative” fallacy. All too often, when we get angry with someone for not blogging a specific news…


Way Behind Reviews: Heroes

By Amanda Marcotte

Since I so often find myself compelled to write reviews of TV shows I catch well after they initially came out, thanks to the combination genius of Netflix, iTunes, and just buying DVDs straight up (though mostly Netflix), I thought I’d just start calling these Way Behind Reviews. Marc and…


Dems meeting to figure out MI, FL delegate dilemma today

By pams

(NOTE: the festivities started at 9:30 AM ET; Joe’s liveblog is here. You can watch the DNC’s live video feed here and here.) Today’s the delegate showdown day as the Democratic National Committee’s rules and bylaws committee sits down and attempts to come up with a solution for seating some,…


It’s Time! It’s Time! It’s Catholic League Time!

By pandagonadmin

The Catholic League’s stated mission is to “defend [...] the right of Catholics – lay and clergy alike – to participate in American public life without defamation or discrimination.” The Catholic League is currently attacking a Catholic priest for saying something they don’t like. The Catholic League just owned itself.…


Rape: Pretty much legal in Britain

By Amanda Marcotte
Friday, May 30, 2008 23:43 EDT

Well, this is a new one. Most of the trackbacks I get from people not accusing me of blogging about what they want me to blog about—it goes without question that their judgment on my obligations is better than mine—comes from people accusing me of not blogging enough about how…


Arbitrary Friday of Return

By michaelb

Well, Pandagonians, it’s me, Michael Bérubé, professor of dangeral studies, and it’s been a long time since I last posted something here. Too long, perhaps. In recent weeks, in fact, I’ve heard some nasty rumors as to what happened to me. Some people say I was offended that in response…