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Roundup: Pansies vs. Chair Sniffers Edition

May 1st, 2008 · 1 Comment · Comedy, Culture, Doctor Who, Factory Farming, Food, Gender, LGBT, Nature, News, Organic Food, Politics, Racism, Religion, Roundup, Science, TV, Video

pansy bedA little sampler platter for you, my pretties …

First up, a brilliant post by Hunter on Daily Kos:

Things I have learned during this campaign season:

In a race that includes a former First Lady of the United States and a multimillionaire Republican senator rumored to share up to eight residences with his wife, the black guy from Chicago is unforgivably elitist.

Racism in America is caused primarily by black Chicago preachers.

The guy who keeps getting confused over the relationship between Iraq, Iran, and al Qaeda is the foreign policy expert.

The guy who goes to campaign stops on his wife’s private jet aircraft is the most down-to-earth.

Go read the whole thing.

Moving from the mushroom puffs to the crudites …

  • New NBC/WSJ poll says voters find McCain’s relationship to Bush is a bigger problem than Obama’s relationship to Wright. That’s right, Bush is much more unpopular than J-Wright. (Keep it up, voting public, and you might start to restore my faith in you.) Only 32 percent of the country even cares about Jeremiah Wright … which is pretty much the same percentage of the country that believes the Vietnam War was a great idea, masturbation is immoral, Jews have horns, and global warming is the biggest hoax since they faked the moon landing.
  • Also, George W. Bush has succeeded in turning a generation of young voters Democratic … go look at the glorious visual evidence. It’s the prettiest thing I’ve seen so far this week, if you don’t count the dandelions.
  • This is the kind of stuff that keeps me from enthusiastically supporting the Human Rights Campaign (above and beyond their shamefully lackluster support for trans rights, I mean). Their judgment is just terrible so much of the time. I’d much rather support the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, who don’t have a track record of endorsing evil Republicans.
  • As the founder of the Pansy Kings, I would be remiss if I did not note this week’s flap over North Carolina Governor Mike Easley’s derogatory pansy remark. Here’s Dan Savage’s take on it (appropriate since we were both on the “Sissies” episode of This American Life talking about this very subject all those years ago), as well as some commentary from Pam at Pam’s House Blend.
  • Monsanto’s moneymaking myth — that genetic modification increases the yield of crops — is obliterated by a new study.
  • The post office’s inexplicable and inexcusable war on small magazines.
  • A first glimpse of the US version of Little Britain.
  • Brilliant: “John Ashcroft yelled at me.”
  • If I had Keith Olbermann’s ear, I’d nominate Daphne Beasley, the principal of Hollis F. Price Middle College High School in South Memphis, Tennessee, as the Worst Person in the World for an entire week. Maybe longer.
  • Bless Tim Gill.
  • Oh, my stars. Chair-sniffing in the news! What wacky, kinky perversion will the heterosexual demimonde come up with next?
  • On a related note, avoid going to hell by rejecting immoral underthings.

Finally … in case you haven’t seen it, what Hillary would have to do to win the nomination.


I’m ganking this video from Don, who posted it before the Pennsylvania primary. Hillary didn’t do nearly as well there as the video stipulates she would have needed to, so keep in mind that her odds of getting the nom at this point are even worse than the video implies.

Maybe the Doctor could help her out. Or, more likely, the Master, who would have a better sympathy for her recent campaigning style.


One Comment so far ↓

  • Aaron

    HRC endorsed Susan Collins?? Not just a Republican, but a bitchy one to boot? I’m so glad I never renewed my membership now. I saw her talking on a news show once, and I never prayed harder for someone to slip on the stairs on her way out of the studio. (Sadly, God doesn’t work that way…)

    The tag line at the end of that video is genius.