Friday, March 29, 2013

Cheap shots and fancy love

From Scotthouse Hotel, Rome.
Rhetorical questions that will stay that way:
Why wouldn’t we want a further unpacking of the teachings of Pope John Paul II on human sexuality? (Kathryn Jean Lopez, via House of Substance)
I'll tell you why I wouldn't want one if you'll tell me why you wouldn't.
Still from Mysteries of a Barbershop by Erich Engel, 1923, concept by Bertolt Brecht. Image from Wikipedia.
Please don't explain:
The interview being aired by NBC as news content is part of a larger documentary called “The Framing of Joe Paterno.” On his website, Ziegler lambasts the Freeh Report of the Penn State scandal, which concluded [jump]
Joe Paterno “failed to protect against a child sexual predator harming children for over a decade.” Ziegler attacks the testimony of assistant coach Mike McQueary who said he observed Sandusky sexually assaulting a child in the shower. Ziegler says the evidence indicates that McQueary did not witness an assault, but rather a botched ‘grooming’” (Judd Legum for ThinkProgress; my bolding) 
Botched grooming of 1923.
Rush Limbaugh clarifies lesbianism, from ProgLegs at Kos, via Dr. Turk:
"And, of course, the answers to the first case is they don't have to deal with men, so they don't have to worry about their appearance. They're not trying to please men. So they can be obese. It's no big deal. Alcohol, who knows? They're having to deal with women so they're drunk." 
Dear me, Rusty, I think you've outed yourself there. (And I guess it's a lifestyle choice after all, obviously the man wasn't born a lesbian.)
Divorce cake by Fay Millar.
Mr. Chief Justice Roberts smells a lobbyist, via the Big Bad Bald One:
“I suppose the sea change has a lot to do with the political force and effectiveness of people representing, supporting your side of the case?  As far as I can tell, political figures are falling over themselves to endorse your side of the case.” 
Ah, your honor, you've caught us out: Yes, marriage equality is an astroturf effort, secretly bankrolled by the billionaires of the patisserie-industrial complex, planning to profiteer off a state of permanent wedding, fed by their vile cakes. Oh, and thanks for Citizens United, judge, we could never have pulled it off without you.
Classic Mr. Justice Roberts, via TBogg. Yes, the patisserie-industrial complex does pies, too.

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