I Hope I Didn't Break this Thing

I’ve upgraded the comments functionality.  I may continue experimenting, but this is what I’ve done so far: 

"What did he just say?"

I watched the Rally to Restore Sanity on TiVO and I skipped through a lot of it. But I wish I’d been in crowd when Jon Stewart said,

We can have animus without being enemies.

I wanted to see the rallygoers murmur to each other, “He wants us to have enemas?”

Because I am that immature.

The Republican Plan to Balance the Budget

Phase 1.  Denounce the deficit.

Phase 2.  ???

Phase 3.  Budget Balanced!

Also, something about underpants.


Suicide, Responsibility, and the Teenaged Brain

Anti-gay activists want to duck responsibility for anti-gay bullying and teen suicide. They occasionally veer into sheer lunacy, as when they claim gay teens are in despair because society is too accepting of homosexuality. But there’s one dodge I find particularly offensive. From the comments on NOM’s Facebook page:

The only people responsible […]

A Blog Post About A Blog Post

A great conversation has sprung up over yesterday’s publishing and later revision of a post on anti-gay Linda Harvey. I’m delighted because lately I’ve taken a new interest in effective messaging, and I’m wrestling with the idea that facts alone don’t change minds or really reach people. The emotional impact of your message […]

The Fallacy of False Equivalence

This is revised version of an earlier post, which some people found offensive.  I try not to worry about offending people (I hate this increasingly popular notion that to offend someone is to do them harm), but in this case the rhetorical device seemed to overshadow the point itself.

Noted anti-gay crusader Linda […]

WWMD: What Would Maggie Do?

I want to know whether Maggie Gallagher thinks Clint McCance should be fired.  McCance is the Midland Arkansas school board member who wrote on his Facebook page:

Seriously they want me to wear purple because five queers killed themselves. The only way im wearin it for them is if they all commit […]

I Can't Even Think of What to Say Right Now

Midland School Board member Clint McCance, writing on Facebook:

Seriously they want me to wear purple because five queers killed themselves. The only way im wearin it for them is if they all commit suicide. I cant believe the people of this world have gotten this stupid. We are honoring the fact that […]

They Violated My Rights!

Life’s been busy, so I’m again allowing Peter Barber Gallagher-Sprigg to publish another guest column. (And I believe he owes a H/T to JoeMyGod.)

They Violated My Rights!
by Peter Barber Gallagher-Sprigg

Maggie Gallagher says:

We are already seeing the engine of state power being used to exclude traditional religious believers, especially from posts of cultural power […]

A Video Love Letter

H/T to Towelroad.