Archives for: August 2012, 25
Todd Akin has gone from a candidate here in Missouri for the United States Senate to a national joke. Erin Nanasi at Mad Mike's America isn't laughing. She points to a few Christian conservatives who continue to explain that women who are "legitimately" raped don't get pregnant. She traces the myth back to Nazi experiments. Not so funny. The humor really fades as she reviews some of the stories of actual rape victims confronted by this junk science.
At News Corpse, Mark has been watching Fox News so we don't have to. Dick Morris, political analyst, says Todd Akin improves Mitt Romney's election chances.
Mitt Romney makes a little joke about Obama's citizenship, tee hee. Aparently birthers just crack him up. PZ Myers, writing for Pharyngula, has figured out why nobody is asking Mitt Romney to prove where he was born.
Tommy Christopher of Mediaite fame delves a little further into the sad, sleazy story, as Mitt Romney goes Obama-is-not-an-American-ha-ha-ha-just-a-little-joke. Seems a CNN reporter posits that it all proves how tough the GOP candidate can get. Yeah. Tough.
Nancy Hanks at The Hankster posts Independent news featuring a trend among young people toward political anti-partisanship.
Jack Jodell, friend of the working blogger, has a justifiably angry piece at THE SATURDAY AFTERNOON POST about the widespread GOP campaign to keep legitimate voters from casting ballots. Listen guys, if a voter doesn't own a photo ID, shouldn't other valid proof of identity get that voter a ballot?
The Heathen Republican holds a debate with a committed Democrat. Problem is, unless Heathen is holding back on us, the committed Democrat is actually the version that exists in Heathen's mind. I wonder if I could win a debate if I controlled what my fictional opponent was saying. Anyway, Heathen's opponent is left with this final response: "Umm…" Wow. That Heathen Republican is one shrewd debater.
Milwaukee has gotten federal funds to revive a street car track. James Wigderson is not the only skeptic. An organization is running a website against it. James cites the name of the group, Americans for Prosperity, but somehow forgets to mention that it is a front group for the astonishingly wealthy, politically extreme, Koch brothers. I guess you can't have everything.
T. Paine, at Saving Common Sense, takes Melinda Gates to task, quoting an African emigree, for donating funds for contraceptives, for all sorts of reasons, avoiding the real issue for some religious conservatives: Going well beyond abortion, most forms of birth control are murder.
Vincent of A wayfarer's notes has another movie review, this one of a wonderful film about a homeless, troubled, man with an astonishing musical talent, The Soloist. I like most of the films, the ones I have seen, that Vincent occasionally mentions. But I have a confession. I enjoy his reviews even more than the movies themselves.