Friday, May 1, 2015

E for Effort

Rafael Cruz now has two positive accomplishments in his political career:
  • When compared to Cruz, John Cornyn looks relatively sensible and statesman-like.
  • When compared to Cruz, Jeb Bush looks like a moderately viable GOP nominee in 2016.
Making Cornie and The Jebster look better than they are isn't easy, but somehow the snake oil peddler has pulled it off.

Thursday, April 16, 2015


Conservative Christians and the Republican Party have based a major part of their political fund-raising agenda on the notion that homosexuality is only a sinful personal choice that can be corrected with treatment. Advocating so-called conversion therapy is just a way to hammer the idea, "They could change if they really wanted to."

Treating homosexuality as a behavioral choice is a cash cow for conservatives. It helps them fill church pews, sell tickets to events, and finance election campaigns. They'll fight to keep that money stream flowing, which means selling the idea that "those people" can be repaired.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Listen Up

If god wants me to start paying attention, he needs to stop speaking through people like Rafael Cruz and Danny (Goeb) Patrick.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Online Wisdom

The following was copied from an online comment board. I wish I had thought of it myself. The topic is Ted Cruz being liked in his home state:

"It's like the invasion of Iraq. The more popular an idea is in Texas, the more pain and suffering it causes throughout the rest of the world."

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Doctor Ben

Ben Carson has joined Clarence Thomas as a Republican icon. Those two are revered because (a) they're crazier than many white conservatives, and (b) white conservatives feel good about themselves when there are two black people they like.

Ben has filled the slot Colin Powell held before he voted for Obama.