May 13, 2020

So here is a charming screenshot: This rather characteristic display of spite from the MAGA “prolife” Cult can be supplemented by many similar displays: From death threats again Jimmy Kimmel’s three year son to this expression of naked contempt for the lebensunwertes leben: “Sacrifice the Weak” – imagine not just thinking of this but actually writing it out AND taking it out on the street in Nashville, Tennessee. — Conor Blennerhassett (@ConorBlenner) April 22, 2020 to Laura Ingraham’s comparison… Read more

May 12, 2020

It is important that prolife people clear their minds of cant. One of the biggest pieces of cant out there is that Dems, who right wing culture warriors love to describe as “rabidly pro-abortion” are going to somehow turbocharge abortion in some way that will make it more abortiony than ever. They therefore freak out every time some Democrat says that they “fight to defend the right to choose.” Here’s reality: Dems always say this stuff during election years to… Read more

May 9, 2020

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May 8, 2020

National Review penned one of its periodic excuses for why the Most Wrong Demographic in American political life–white conservative Christians, both Protestant and Catholic (and, I would add, Orthodox)–have whored themselves out in such enormous percentages for the most embarrassing corrupt, stupid, incompetent, and dishonest idiot in the history of the United States. Deacon Steven Greydanus gives his reply (written back in February before this antichrist cult had spent two months making itself the willing accomplices of the mass murder… Read more

May 7, 2020

Time was when “faithful conservative” Catholics believed that the teaching of the Church was not something you could pick and choose from like a cafeteria. Time was when that demographic told those nasty liberal CINOs that you stood with the Pope and the Magisterium and upheld the Church’s whole teaching, not just the parts you liked. But that was 20 years ago. Then came things like the Iraq War and the need to rationalize unjust war when two popes and… Read more

May 6, 2020

Magical thinking is the satanic parody of the Christian doctrine of creation by the power of the Word. It is the notion that we can, by the power of the human word known as the “lie” simply will into existence something we want to be as God wills into existence the universe. We can, of course, speak things into existence as sub-creators.  Every fiction writer in the world does this.  We can conceive of new things derived from our understanding… Read more

May 5, 2020

So this feast of clickbait silly is making the rounds again.  It announces we now know that Jesus really looked like this: and not like this: What it really means is “We are replacing an image of Jesus made to identify him with the Europeans who worshipped him and replacing it with an image made to please people who worship scientism but who do not understand science.” Yes.  Jesus, being a Middle Eastern Jew, looked like a Middle Eastern Jew… Read more

May 4, 2020

Cast in Point: National Review baselessly accuses the NY Times and its readers of “dancing on the graves” of MAGA folk who die of COVID. They are responding to this piece, which does nothing of the kind: Here are the top rated comments: “I am so sorry for this entire family; what an avoidable tragedy. That said, my spouse and I are the same age as Mr. Joyce, but in true role reversal, we listen to our children. When our… Read more

May 2, 2020

This musical was, I am astonished to learn, written by They Might be Giants, Aerosmith, Sara Barielles, David Bowie, Panic at the Disco, and Jonathan Coulton, among others: Read more

May 1, 2020

Remember when All Lives Mattered? With the rise of cell cam technology, people kept filming cops beating the living daylights out of people with brown skin, often young people. You know, like this: and this: So black people, (not armed like these guys because that would be suicide) turned out with the modest request to, you know, not be beaten and killed.  Compare and contrast the outrageous demands of black folk to be allowed to live with that of the… Read more

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