Elections in Maldives postponed in response to the most insidious of vote-rigging plots.

Ever participated in an election while wondering if you were being controlled by black magic to vote a certain way?  Well, authorities and election officials in Maldives are onto that shit. A vote-rigging row has erupted in the Maldives ahead of Saturday’s presidential election amid suspicions that one party is using cursed coconuts imbued with [Read More...]

Congressman made wealthy by agriculture subsidies opposes food stamps because…Jesus.

Stephen Fincher, a Republican Congressman out of Tennessee, thinks Jesus would not stand for food stamps.  If people don’t do the work, so sayeth Fincher, they shouldn’t eat.  As for those who do work and still can’t make ends meet or those who are incapable of work, well, sucks to be them.  CHRIST#1FOREVER AMIRITE??? …the [Read More...]

Russian lawmakers attempting to take children away from gay parents.

Just…wow. Lawmaker Alexei Zhuravlyov has proposed a bill that will would deny gay parents custody over their own children. If passed it would make “non traditional sexual orientation” a basis for the deprivation of parental rights. It places same-sex sexual orientation in the same category as alcohol and drug abuse. And if you gather in protest [Read More...]

To Sandy Rios the Syria offensive is a handy excuse to complain about gays.

Sandy Rios thinks we’re doomed in Syria because we repealed Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.  She can’t really complain that it hurt our military recruiting, because it didn’t (though it’s Sandy Rios, so I doubt she’d be too dissuaded by that fact).  Instead, she just complains that gay people suck at being soldiers.  Oh, and women [Read More...]

Liz Cheney doesn’t have enough empathy for family

Steven here… Often when a conservative politician has a family member come out as gay, they tend to soften their rhetoric or do a 180 on their civil rights position. While I don’t think this should be a necessary condition for persuading them to treat others well, it’s often sufficient motivation. That said, Liz Cheney [Read More...]

Australia has some rad politicians too!

Ok, so we can’t have the same appreciation of having scientific genius present in our government as Italy, but maybe would could have some politicians who aren’t so afraid of losing the vote of religious fundamentalists that they’ll shoot them down in a ball of flame like Australia’s Prime Minister Kevin Rudd: Added Rudd: “Sit [Read More...]

John McCain on Fox News: Muslims thanking god is no more offensive than Christians thanking god.

Where did this guy go in 2008?  Seriously. There was nothing for McCain to gain for telling the truth on Fox News there and plenty for him to lose politically by saying that Christians do the same thing they find deplorable in other faiths to an audience guaranteed to be outraged at having their hypocrisy [Read More...]

Father captures my thoughts on the situation with Syria.

My father wrote a post on facebook the other day that pretty much echoes exactly my position on the growing situation in Syria: The question keeps coming up: There have been 100,000 killed in Syria and another 7 million displaced. Why get all worked up now because 1,000 people were killed by poison gas? The [Read More...]

Scientific geniuses in government? Why didn’t we think of that!

In the United States our Congress is comprised primarily of businessmen.  The Committee on Science is populated with a cast of the most scientifically ignorant people imaginable. Meanwhile, in Italy, they’re appointing senators for life who did instrumental work on the Large Hadron Collider and won the Nobel Prize: On Friday the President of the Italian [Read More...]

Rest assured, Steve Lonegan is a man.

The other day I wrote about Newark mayor and senate hopeful Cory Booker fighting homophobia as a political figure.  The Republican opposing Booker, Steve Lonegan, wants everybody to know that he is most certainly a man who likes man things. “It’s kind of weird. As a guy, I personally like being a guy,” Lonegan said. [Read More...]


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