Long story short: The Smithonian’s National Portait Gallery is hosting a privately-funded exhibition of icky LGBT “art” and “media.” The installations included an edited, four-minute version of the late David Wojnarowicz’ video, “A Fire in My Belly,” an enormously disturbing image collage that includes glimpses of male masturbation, fake blood, Mexican mummies and A CRUCIFIX WITH ANTS ON IT.
Fast forward: The Catholic League freaks. Boehner and Cantor threaten the Smithsonian’s public financing. The Smithsonian caves, and Christendom is spared the sight of ants on Jesus (who, in real life, endured much worse than ants)...although visitors can still see Naked Brothers Kissing and Ellen DeGeneres grabbing her breasts, which are also offensive to Christians but don’t impugn the Catholic worship of graven images, which offends only God.
Thanks to everyone who sat out the midterms, hoping that Republican victories would chasten the wayward Dems!
Speakers: Secretary of Defense Robert Gates Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullin Defense Department General Counsel Jeh C. Johnson co-chair Comprehensive Review Working Group Gen. Carter Ham, commander U.S. Army Europe co-chair Comprehensive Review Working Group.
Why can’t we act forcefully against WikiLeaks? Why can’t we use our various assets to harass, snatch or neutralize Julian Assange and his collaborators, wherever they are? Why can’t we disrupt and destroy WikiLeaks in both cyberspace and physical space, to the extent possible?
Thank God we have Unelected Conservatives with the Moral Authority of the Constitution to decide who gets extra-judicially erased, or I’d never have a peaceful night’s sleep.
We control the Banks. Health Care and the Automotive Industry. Now, let’s see how feisty the Tea Partiers feel after we choke off their food supply. Special thanks to RINO traitors Alexander (R-TN), Brown (R-MA), Burr (R-NC), Collins (R-ME), Enzi (R-WY), Grassley (R-IA), Gregg (R-NH), Johanns (R-NE), Kirk (R-IL), LeMieux (R-FL), Lugar (R-IN), Murkowski (R-AK), Snowe (R-ME), Vitter (R-LA) and Voinovich (R-OH)
This still has to get through the House, but with luck we’ll be able to bribe and bully the foot-draggers into making Glenn Beck’s Worst Nightmare come true.
This weekend, Buffalo Bills receiver Steve Johnson dropped a pass that would have resulted in a game-winning touchdown in overtime against the Steelers. He blamed God:
That’s kind of refreshing since athletes like to credit Jesus for wins; shouldn’t He get the blame for losses too? However, after getting raked over the coals all over Twitter, Johnson issued a clarification:
As a young fellow, Johnson can be forgiven for not knowing this, but he really should be blaming an even Higher Power:
Overwhelming majority of U.S. Servicemembers think homophobes are full of shit [via AssPress]:
Officials familiar with the 10-month study’s results have said a clear majority of respondents don’t care if gays serve openly, with 70 percent predicting that lifting the ban would have positive, mixed or no results. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the findings hadn’t been released.
The survey is based on responses by some 115,000 troops and 44,200 military spouses to more than a half million questionnaires distributed last summer. The study group, led by Pentagon General Counsel Jeh Johnson and Army Gen. Carter Ham, also visited various military bases and held town hall-style meetings with service members.
Actually, Palin didn’t stop the leaks—excerpts from her dumb book were published and laughed at all over the internet, including here. But she did waste a court’s time to make a blogger take down a post for a week, so it’s exactly the same thing.
In that spirit, I offer these additional Sarah-gisms to point out what a clueless fool Big Gubmint is compared to a plucky mom from Wasilla:
NRO provided a megaphone to a variety of wingnut thunkers and politicians over the long weekend to express the items for which they’re grateful on Thanksgiving Day. Featured essayists included Boehner, Palin, Victor Davis Octavius Aurelius Hanson, et al.
Most went for the low-hanging fruit, giving thanks for Jeebus, soldiers, the US Constitution, American Exceptionalism, etc. But the Manhattan Institute’s Heather Mac Donald had an interesting take:
I am grateful for businessmen, those busy strivers who, in order to bring a product or service into existence, have the guts to risk humiliating rejection by consumers or crushing failure in the intricate world of supply chains.
Behind every screw, filament, and fiber that composes the dizzying luxury of the modern world lies some unknown entrepreneur who actually managed to persuade potentially fractious, lazy employees to work together for a common goal. Profit is the least that businessmen deserve; they deserve gratitude — and not preening contempt from grandstanding politicians and establishment bohemians.
Mac Donald bills herself as a “non-practicing lawyer” and “political commentator.” Odds are she’s never had a real job and is blissfully unaware that most screws, filaments and fibers these days are made by Chinese communists.
PS: Ms. Mac Donald admonishes you feckless, hungover drones who are reading this blog at work to get back to making widgets or whatever instead of taking heartless advantage of your boss’s internet access and good will. (Those of you who can still find work in the Masters of the Universe-wrecked economy, that is.)
Kim Jong-il, having gotten all the negative attention the dictator of a tenth-rate nuclear power could wish for, agrees to cease trading insults and ICBMs with the South, and accepts the Obama Administration’s offer of fruit baskets for everybody, and an invitation to show Pulgasari, his home-made-with-the-help-of-the famous-director-and-his-wife-whom-he-kidnapped, monster movie at the WH.