Saturday, March 31, 2012

Gay Mon

Remember those cute little Christian gals who made that nice song about their hero Rick Santorum? These vile sodomites made this in response to it:

Mmm... frothy.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Is he saying what I think he's saying?

I mean, I want to give him the benefit of the doubt, because even Rick Santorum shouldn't be this stupid, but I can't really think of a logical explanation as to what else "nig..." could mean.

Boo this man.

UPDATE: The spirit on tumblr seems to be one of barely-contained glee. It's like everyone's been waiting for Ricky to say something really fucking racist. I think that reaction might be the best part.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Do Liberals Need to be More Careful With Our Language When We Talk About Women We Do Not Like? Probably.

When the whole Rush Limbaugh/Sandra Fluke issue popped up a couple of weeks ago, the media pattern was pretty predictable. Conservatives said that it didn't matter what Rush Limbaugh said, because he was an entertainer. Liberals, correctly, said that was a load of crap, and that Rush Limbaugh has way too much sway in the Republican party to just call him an entertainer. Conservatives then pointed to Bill Maher, who has called Sarah Palin a c***. Liberals drew two distinctions: (1) Maher is a comedian, and we've typically given comedians more leeway with their acts than other entertainers; and (2) Maher does not have anywhere near as much sway among liberals as Limbaugh has among conservatives.

The most interesting defense I saw of Maher was from Michael Ian Black, who correctly noted that Rush Limbaugh's statements about Sandra Fluke were in fact not a personal attack on Ms. Fluke, but instead a general attack on women's rights. Maher's statements, on the other hand, were personal attacks. Maher didn't say that all conservative women were c***s, but instead solely that Sarah Palin was.

But is that enough that we should be defending Maher's language referring to Ms. Palin, no matter how abhorrent we find her viewpoints? Here is my problem with the defenses of Maher: there are certain words that, when used to describe a woman, are inherently degrading towards women: c***, bitch, slut and whore come to mind immediately. And it really does not matter if I am making a personal attack on an individual or degrading a greater population. If I called a black man the n-word, would it be better because I just really disliked that individual, and wasn't referring to a general population? I somehow doubt the answer to that question would be yes.

The words that are specifically designated towards women are specifically designed to be degrading towards women. There are plenty of gender neutral terms we can use to describe people we think are just not good human beings: Asshole. Douche bag. Sack of shit. Try it with me: Sarah Palin is an asshole. Michele Bachmann is a douche bag. Ann Coulter is a sack of shit. Ah. Doesn't that feel nice?

Santorum Porn

As Rick Santorum inches ever closer to pulling a Hillary* and staying too long at the presidential primary fair, we get to sit back and witness the veritable frothy geiser of comedy gold surging in his direction.

Look! Here's some now:

*I say that with love, Hil-dog. U my grrrrl.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Hawks Fans Rule!

(via Buzzfeed)

UPDATE: Video removed due to somebody being a douche. For those of you who missed it, it was two dudes (one wearing a Blackhawks sweater, thus making him extra awesome) making out (and just a scene in general) at a Santorum rally in Illinois, out from which they were promptly kicked.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Friday, March 9, 2012

Guys did you know that Rick Santorum is an asshole?

From the Huffington Post:
"What we say is that in order for Mom to be able to go on welfare if she has a child out of wedlock, you have to tell us who the father is," Santorum said at an event in Carlisle, Pa., on April 1, 1994. "If you don't tell us who the father is, you're not eligible for any welfare benefits, none, not even medical care. You tell us who the father is or you don't receive benefits."
. . .
"We say to Mom that you tell us the wrong name, and we'll bring that guy in and we'll do a blood test and that's not Dad, you lose your welfare benefits,” he said at another event that same day in New Bloomfield. “You lose your welfare benefits ... Not till you tell us another name, but till we find out who Dad is, we establish it."
"But, Jocelyn! That was nearly twenty years ago! Surely he has become less of a giant bag of dicks in the time since then. He has daughters!"

Just kidding. None of you would ever say that because fuck that guy.

Monday, March 5, 2012

The Onion: Voters Slowly Realizing Santorum Believes Every Deranged Word That Comes Out Of His Mouth

WASHINGTON—As Rick Santorum has emerged to become Mitt Romney's leading opponent for the Republican presidential nomination, the American electorate said Monday it had slowly begun to realize that the former Pennsylvania senator sincerely believes every deranged word that exits his mouth.
Full article here.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

"The Colbert Report" on Santorum on Higher Uneducation

"The Daily Show" on Santorum Vomitorium

"The Daily Show" on Santorum Running at the Mouth (eww)

"This Modern World" on Santorum on Sexy Time

"Oral" Contraception: Hearing Santorum speak about sex & then not wanting to have sex.

(Also: Apparently, Santorum & his wife have had sex approximately 8 times.)

This Modern World.

"The Colbert Report" on Santorum on Birth Control Control

Flush Santorum

I'm not sure whether the world is getting worse, or I am getting crankier, but the fact that conservatives are losing the "culture" war on teh gays seems to have renewed their focus on my uterus. My uterus seems to be all they can talk about, whether they want me to endure a transvaginal ultrasound should I ever require an abortion, or whether they think the $85 per month I pay for birth control is too cheap, being that I'm a "prostitute."

A person could argue, I suppose, that none of these attacks are specifically targeted at me, but that person is probably a dude, because I know I'm not the only woman who feels personally attacked by the misogynistic bullshit that is literally surging out of the right wing at the moment.

While perhaps not at the epicenter of this particular shit-storm, Rick Santorum is, as you know, no ally to women. Unlike the majority of American Catholics, Rick actually believes not only that abortion is always wrong, but that contraception is too. Of course, he won't legislate that. It's up to the states to decide what's right on those kinds of issues. So, just like anti-woman Ron Paul, he hopes to wash his hands of responsibility by handing down decisions he doesn't want to be associated with to the state governments.

This is the fallacy that Rick Santorum and Ron Paul would have us believe: that they're not planning on attacking our rights. But right now the Oklahoma senate is looking at a fetal personhood bill that would ban most forms of contraception, among other things. Right now there are several states that can (and have done) try and convict women who miscarry for murder. Is it within the rights of state governments to trample ours? You'll have to ask a lawyer, I suppose.

I just hope that when all the queer* folks whom we ladies have been helping in their own struggle for equal rights finally attain them (any day now!), they remember that we're still stuck in the trenches. Pregnant and barefoot and really fucking pissed off.

*Don't take that the wrong way: I just hate the damn acronym.

Oh, and for those of you who are wondering what happened to the Google search results, read this.

"The Onion" on Santorum on Gay Marriage

Heartbroken Santorum Condemns Gay Marriage For Two-Timing Jerks Like Nick