Tuesday, November 25, 2008

This Guy's Last Name Is German for "I Broke My Foot Off In Your Ass"

Hey, guess what? Florida decided today to not be like Arkansas! But not all are happy, like hawt laydeez man John Stemberger:

John Stemberger, chairman of a successful drive earlier this month to pass a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in Florida, called the ruling "classic judicial activism" and predicted it would be reversed on appeal.

"Everywhere in the law where children are affected, the standard must always be what is in the best interest of the child," said Stemberger, an attorney in Orlando. "What is stunning to me is that when it comes to dealing with gays, that standard goes out the window. Children do better with a mother and a father"

I don't know about you, but this Stemberger dude obviously is stomping on the wrong fundie soapbox. His cross-eyed Cro-Magnon head is hella persuasive proof against the theory of evolution.

Sampat Pal Devi is a badass!

Think you've got it rough? Try living in Banda, Uttar Pradesh, one of the poorest regions in India. As an Untouchable. A female Untouchable.

Lower-caste chicks have a mighty tough row to hoe around those parts. And Sampat Pal Devi decided to do something about it. The mother of five has formed a gang - dressed in pink and armed with sticks! - called the Gulabi. Targeting abusive men, as well as the corrupt local cops who protect them, the gang is now several hundred strong.

Where they see abuse, the Gulabi will harrangue, harrass and, if necessary, bring the hurt to husbands who beat their wives, fathers who force underage daughters into arranged marriages, and officials who prevent the poor from receiving their public grain allotment.

"We don't want donations or handouts," the Gulabi insist. "We don't want appeasement or affirmative action. Give us work, pay us proper wages and restore our dignity."

I'm not about to argue with them. They've got sticks!

[With thanks to the good ladies of Lemondrop]

I know it's asking a lot...

... but is there any way we can arrange to make this permanent?

Anne Coulter's jaw wired shut

GOP does the white thing

It's terribly unfair of me to focus entirely on the deviant sexual habits of Republicans, and ignore another facet of this vibrantly diverse party - they're also racists.

South Carolina GOP chair Katon Dawson will stand for his party's national leadership - just as soon as his whites-only country club can process his resignation.

Dawson has been a member of the restricted Forest Lake Club since 1996, and resigned in September. Coincidentally, The State newspaper had been preparing an article about the weak-chinned, impotent lush - mentioning his club affiliation - around that same time.

I'm very sorry. Sometimes I can't see the forest for the toilethomos.

P.S. - why do Southern politicians have such preposterous names?