When the Republican bishops insist on making themselves ridiculous, honest people will provide the only appropriate response: ridicule.
Amy Poehler and Seth Myers: “Really!?! With Seth and Amy”
Mark Silk: “Lori’s Kosher Deli”
What’s interesting about Lori’s little jeu d’esprit is not how inept the analogy is, however, but how a proper Parable of the Kosher Deli would prove the opposite of what he’s seeking to demonstrate.
(Yes, Bishop William E. Lori of Bridgeport: You have made yourself a punchline. And a set-up. Congratulations.)
1. I guess I should give the GOP props for voting against the Violence Against Women Act, since it would be hypocritical to condemn violence against women, while at the same time advocating ultrasound rape. …
Megan Carpentier: “5 sexual health services insurance will cover … for men”Viagra? Of course, with no objection from the bishops. And they’re unperturbed by insurance coverage for “vacuum erection devices” or for penile implants.
Laura Conaaway: “Panel Chosen to Discuss Viagra Distribution”
Update: But wait, there’s more …
John Aravosis highlights this video: “Women Hold Hearing on Men’s Reproductive Health”
And in comments here, of course, we’ve had performance artist Amanda Squeeze entertaining us with her Poe spoofing the wankery of anti-women trolls who just repeat the same thing, over and over and over, refusing to qualify their mechanical talking points even after their assertions have been refuted. (Amanda says she’s just trying to demonstrate how it’s impossible to regard such folks as arguing in good faith when they’re incapable of listening. I asked her to tone it down a bit with her character “Frank,” though, because it’s not as funny when the parody crosses the line into an over-the-top cartoon figure that just makes the person out to be totally unreasonable.)