Friday, September 21, 2007

Republicans Should Stick to Outing Other Republicans

What with hypocritical gay-basheing Republicans like Larry Craig, David Dreier, Mark Foley and others you'd think Republican operatives would have enough gay folks to out just by looking among their own ranks. Why do I say this now? Well, Hillary Clinton was forced to come out as "not gay" because of the back-handed sniping and comments out there insinutating that she is a lesbian.

Really, why should anyone give a flying fuck whether someone is gay or not?

Thursday, September 20, 2007

The Death of Habeus Corpus

Yesterday's (9/19) vote in the US Senate fell four votes short of restoring habeas corpus. That is, the basic right to challenge government detention. Here is the record of the vote on the Cloture Motion to restore Habeas Corpus.

The US Constitution states this: "The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended unless when in cases of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it." Does anybody acually think that either of those situations apply today?

But we've actually undone more than just the US Constitution. And I use the term just with some reservation because I revere the US Constitution. The concept of habeas corpus was actually introduced in the Magna Carta, way back in the year 1215.

So, what this means is that the right wing assholes in the executive branch, coupled with the go-along pussies in congress, have managed to dismantle not only basic tenets of the US Consitution, but also the Magna Carta, the document that guided the framers of our Constitution.

We've not just regressed 200 years in civility, but almost 800 years.

When will this bullshit stop?

Monday, September 17, 2007

The First Thing Kathy Griffin Has Done That I Enjoyed

Now I'm not normally a Kathy Griffin fan; I find her campy and not very funny. But I enjoyed her speech at the Emmy Awards, even if it was cut from the aired version of the show. If you want to watch it, go here.

Here's what she said: ''A lot of people get up here and thank Jesus for helping them win this award, but I have to say nobody has been less helpful in getting me to this moment than Jesus. I don't know what I ever did to him, I just think he doesn't like me that much, and if he had his way, Caesar Milan would be holding this statue right now, but he's not and I am! So I guess all I can really say is, 'Suck it, Jesus! This statue is my God now!'''

Evidently the Catholic League (whoever those fuckers are) didn't like it. They wanted an apology. Fuck them. If the Academy apologizes for this they should also apologize to all the atheists who have to listen to the blathering idiots who thank Jeebus all the time.