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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Today in the Old Confederacy & Buffalo Commons Party

One hardly knows where to begin any more:
Some people remember Edward Everett Horton fondly, esp. Rocky & Bullwinkle fans:

Sen. Jim DeMint admits that he's looks-challenged. The South Carolina Republican, up for re-election in 2010, has a new book out, Saving Freedom, and is hitting the road to promote it. His bus is plastered with his mug, an embarrassing "glamour shot." Says DeMint: "Everybody looks at that picture and then they see me, and they are a little bit disappointed." Maybe that's why he pooh-poohs talk of a 2012 presidential bid. "My hope is to find someone with better looks, more charisma, and a lot more intelligence that I can get behind."

The Saga Of Marion & Donna

Washington City Paper hassomehow obtained voicemails exchanged by defender of marriage and "moral politician" Marion Barry and not-his-wife Donna Watts-Brighthaupt. Over the weekend Barry was arrested for stalking Donna, although he told police that he "just didn't realize" that it was her car he was following through a city park. The most amusing of the voicemails reveals that Barry threw Donna out of their Denver hotel room for refusing to give him oral sex.

Sez Donna:
Why you saying he fuck me like you did?...Why you sayin’ he has my credit fucked up, and. you know. I think you telling your friends, sayin’ I want a man who fucked me up, fucked my credit up, got me to lose my house and she keep goin’ back to that man…You want me to think I’m crazy…All I’m trying to saying is I forgive. You put me out in Denver cause I wouldn’t suck your dick. You put me out in Denver! You made me have to fuck your ass up in the middle of a [unintelligible]. We were like fuckin’ Tina and Ike Turner. And I forgive. Alright you just wastin my damn time?...I can’t believe this….you always… you don’t think about other people’s time. You’re inconsiderate…
Barry is expected to battle DC's marriage equality legislation this fall, just as he joined the failed attempt to put the issue to a referendum last month.

Pride Donation Rocks Canada's Feds

Canada's parliament is up in arms because of a CN $400K donation to Pride Toronto made from a fund designed to boost tourism. Members of the Saskatchewan Conservative Party (again!) are driving a call to discipline the MP who posed with drag queens in a check presentation ceremony.
Toronto's Pride Week may have seen its last cheque from Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government after this year's $400,000 contribution provoked a backlash from within the ranks of MPs and Conservative supporters. And Tourism Minister Diane Ablonczy appears to have been disciplined for the controversy, losing her power to announce handouts from the $190 million Marquee Tourism Events Program, which gave money to the event. Brad Trost, a Saskatchewan Conservative MP, spoke out this week against federal support for Pride Week, arguing that the caucus and Harper's office were caught off guard by Ablonczy's announcement of support for the event. "The pro-life and the pro-family community should know and understand that the tourism funding money that went to the gay pride parade in Toronto was not government policy, was not supported by – I think it's safe to say by a large majority – of the MPs," Trost said in an interview with, a website founded by the Campaign Life organization.
Canada's wingnuts are clearly taking their cues from their anti-gay counterparts to the south. On the upside, the Canadian federal government gave CN $400K to support gay Pride. Can you imagine that happening in the U.S.? (Waldo adds, or in South Carolina, where Boy Rogle earned the state worldwide derision over $4400?)

Deification, Part 2

More truly bizarre paintings from longtime Free Republicmember Faithmouse can be found here. Somebody explain the meaning of the pancakes?

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