Thursday, August 25, 2011

National Organization for Marriage Spokesdouche sez The Gays are responsible for earthquakes


Yehuda Levin, Spokesbigot for NOM
From Within hours of an earthquake striking the eastern U.S. Tuesday, a rabbi that has spoken for the anti-gay group National Organization for Marriage (NOM) was already blaming homosexuals.
In a video posted to YouTube, Rabbi Yehuda Levin asserted that “one of the reasons God brings earthquakes to the world is because of the transgressions of homosexuality.”
“An email went out in my community just a few hours ago, ‘How long will it take Rabbi Levin to tie this earthquake in with homosexual marriage?’” he began. “Not very long at all. I’m happy to see that people — even if some of them are scoffers — are starting to see the connection.”
“Yes, there is a direct connection between earthquakes and homosexuality. There was in Haiti and it is here, in New York, in Washington, D.C., where they passed homosexual legislation ordinances, in New York City and state, where they opened, especially on Sunday early, where they passed the homosexual marriage law.”
Levin continued: “We want everyone to understand that if this kinds of activities continue and are legislated into the moral fiber of the country and are forced down the throats of the religious people, it’s a revolt against God. And literally, there’s hell to pay.
The blog Good As You noted that in June, Levin had spoken during a NOM press conference.
Watch this video from GodReignsOverUs, broadcast Aug. 23, 2011.

The video was removed from YouTube because it "violates (their) policy against  Hate Speech". You can view the ugly diatribe here.

The ridiculousness of "The Defense of Marriage"

The happiest day of my life
It is interesting to note that the rallying cry of most Christianists is that same-sex marriage encapsulates the moral decay that is leading to the demise of the family unit. I will also note here that it seems that the majority of these Christianists, or at least the most virulently anti-gay ones, are from the south and Midwest. That must mean that the folks in the liberal Northeast, where same-sex marriage is legal in all but Maine and Rhode Island (RI has civil unions), must be a hot bed of divorce and declining two spouse families. According to an article in USA Today: "Au Contraire!"

Where you live may influence your attitudes and actions toward marriage and divorce more than you think, suggests a federal report out today that gives the clearest picture in 20 years about the evolution of marriage and divorce across the USA
The report, from the U.S. Census, finds distinct regional differences, with states in the Northeast having the lowest marriage rates and lowest divorce rates for both men and women, and states in the South having the highest. New Jersey is among those with the lowest for both sexes; states with high rates for both men and women include Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.

"This does not mean you should move to the Northeast if you want your marriage to last," says sociologist Andrew Cherlin of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, who has reviewed the data.

In the South, people tend to marry earlier and often have less education, both of which increase divorce risk, he says. Those in the Northeast tend to have more education and marry later. "The lesson here is that a higher level of education leads to more stable families. Sometimes the data surprises people because regions we think of as socially conservative have higher rates of divorce, but that's largely because people have less education and marry younger."

Score another one for the queens!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Serves 'em right!

When the wingers and Conservatives get apoplectic over immigration and pass ridiculously draconian laws regarding immigrants they invariably cry that immigrants are taking jobs away from Americans who need them badly and destroying the economy. But what they forget is that Americans won't do the low-wage, menial tasks that immigrant workers will do like migrant farming. Well, those anti-immigrant chickens are coming home to roost as told in this story from ThinkProgress:
The nation’s most radical immigration law will go before a federal judge in Birmingham, Alabama today as the U.S. Justice Department, civil rights groups, and churches try to block Alabama from instituting its highly discriminatory, “merciless” Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act on Sept. 1. While Republican proponents insist the law will “drive illegal workers out of the state” and open jobs to unemployed Alabamians, another group is joining the chorus of antipathy: actual employers. As undocumented workers follow Georgia’s example and flee the state, employers in Alabama’s largest industries worry that they may “go under”:
Representatives of agribusiness, the state’s biggest industry, and sectors such as construction, which is charged with rebuilding the tornado-hit city of Tuscaloosa, are reporting worker shortages because of immigrants already fleeing the state. The state agriculture commission says squash, tomatoes and other produce are rotting in the fields.
“We have a big problem on our hands,” said Brett Hall, the state’s deputy commissioner for agriculture and industry. “Farmers and business people could go under.” [...]
James Latham, chief executive of WAR Construction Inc. in Tuscaloosa, expressed concern about the impact of the exodus on reconstructing the tornado-ravaged region.
“We are seeing smaller crews, and work taking longer to get accomplished, due to less available workers,” said Mr. Latham, who is also president of Alabama Associated General Contractors.
GOP state Rep. Micky Hammon, however, insists that by preventing illegal immigrants “from putting down roots,” the law “will help the economy.” But as the Wall Street Journal notes, Agribusiness contributes $5 billion annually to the state’s economy and the industry is “already hurting” under the new law.
Business owners filled a Montgomery, Alabama auditorium to hear how the extreme regulations will hinder their business. “Unfortunately, it is a HR nightmare,” said a business coalition co-chairman Jay Reed. He said if members aren’t up on the new requirements, it could cost thousands of dollars in fines. “It is the most comprehensive and strict piece of immigration legislation that’s been passed anywhere in the U.S., and it’s right here in Alabama,” he said.
Alabama timber worker Glen Leuenberger said, “I think in a down economy, this is really bad timing, because the last thing we need to do is put more burden on businesses.” 


From the "I knew this was coming" Department

The Homos and Same-sex Marriage are responsible for hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, drought, birds dropping from the sky, bottom crusts of pies not browning and psoriasis. 

From JoeMyGod:

"If America doesn't face judgment soon, God will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah. And God doesn't offer apologies. He does, however, offer second chances, third chances, fourth chances. He's trying to get your attention. Are you paying heed? What will it take? Will your world have to be turned upside down before you recognize what's happening? Would even that be enough? I know. I know. It was just a little earthquake – and just another hurricane. They happen all the time. What are you making such a big deal about, Farah? You're right. We escaped this time. No big deal. But when your world is shaking, you tend to think about the things that really matter. And what really matters is our relationship with our heavenly Father, our Creator, the Lord of the universe. He is trying to tell us something. His message is very clear. Don't say you weren't warned." - Joseph Farah, founder of World Net Daily.

From the "I've heard this one before" Department

BARNSTABLE — A vocal coach and music director at a Hyannis church has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage student earlier this year.
Stephen B. Lindberg, 54, of Barnstable, has been charged with 10 counts of statutory rape, one count of indecent assault and battery, one count of child endangerment, one count of violating a protective order and two counts of indecent exposure.
The charges stem from a series of assaults on a 14-year-old girl from late 2010 until June 2011, according to a press release from the Barnstable police.
Lindberg had been coaching the victim since 2007, when she was 10, according to the release.
Lindberg was arrested Monday after he was released from Cape Cod Hospital, where he was recovering from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle accident earlier in the month. (According to news reports this accident was more than likely a suicide attempt due to his impending arrest. FHP)
In addition to working as a private vocal coach, Lindberg was the music director at the Unity of Cape Cod Church in Hyannis. He was fired on Tuesday because of the allegations, according to the church's board of trustees.
The trustees issued a statement saying they were "shocked and saddened" by the allegations. "The safety of the congregation and the wider community are our highest priority. While the police assure us that, thus far in their investigation, none of the charges against Mr. Lindberg stem from activities taking place in the church, the board feels that the serious nature of the charges warrant immediate termination," the statement reads.
Police have identified another 14-year-old victim and additional charges are expected in that case, according to the release.

Disgusting! These (alleged) creeps use their positions to take advantage of vulnerable children for their own nefarious purposes. As I've said before organized religion seems to be nothing more than a pervert's victim selection service.

A Study in Contrasts

Let's see what the Democrats accomplished while Nancy Pelosi was Speaker (From the DailyKos):
  • Health insurance reform: Initial bill had public option, before Senate stripped it out; Kids can stay on parents' insurance 'til age 26; Closes Medicare "Doughnut Hole"; Eliminates pre-existing conditions; Expands coverage to tens of millions
  • Repeal of Don't Ask, Don’t Tell
  • Ethics reform
  • Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
  • American Clean Energy and Security Act
  • Extension of Childrens Health Insurance Program
  • Raising the minimum wage
  • Food Safety Enhancement Act
  • Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act
  • Small Business Jobs Act
  • The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act
  • Injecting resources into the economy to prevent the Bush recession from sliding into a second Great Depression, saving/creating millions of jobs in the process
  • Dodd-Frank financial regulation reform
  • James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act
  • Helping America maintain a sterling AAA credit rating
  • Working long hours for long stretches doing the people's business during a very difficult time
And now that John Boner is the Speaker?
  • Voting to repeal the "Job-Killing Health Care Law Act." (The repeal would have little, if any, effect on jobs but would add to the deficit, says the CBO.)
  • Attempting to dismantle Medicare by voting to pass a budget that turns it into a coupon program
  • Voting for unnecessary anti-abortion bills and...more unnecessary anti-abortion bills!
  • Panicking world financial markets by holding the debt ceiling hostage; causing S&P to downgrade the U.S. credit rating by convincing them that the "party of fiscal discipline" wouldn't think twice about defaulting on our debts
  • Naming some Post Offices
  • Holding the FAA---and tens of thousands of jobs---hostage for the sake of weakening unions
  • Refusing to consider an extension of the payroll tax cut
  • A breezy, leisurely work pace with lots and lots of days off during a very difficult time
  • A promise to create "Jobs, Jobs, Jobs" during election season, but ignoring job creation completely once elected
 Speaker Boner... Where are the JOBS??

A wise woman!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I need to gets me some o'them!

Here's an actual ad for peanut butter-filled cookies. I must say that the guy on the left seems very excited about it. They're called "Fluff & Stuff" cookies and the tag line is :"Your inner desires... right in the middle".  The ad was designed by a Malaysian company in Kuala Lumpur. 

Ok? Oh Kay!