Oh, BillDo! Will your histrionic antics never cease to amuse me? (Spoiler alert: no.) Last week, Lawrence O’Donnell opined on Louie Giglio withdrawing from participating in Obama’s inauguration because of an outcry over a homophobic sermon he delivered in the 90s (and, to my knowledge, has so far failed to apologize for). That, and the… Continue reading Is Christianity Against Das Kapital?
As I write this — and maybe I shouldn’t be writing this while I’m in no state to operate Internet machinery — a number of things have happened in the 2012 US election. Obama has won reelection. Mittens is about to concede. Looks like Obama has won not only the Electoral Vote, but also the… Continue reading Election Night Woot!
Of all the adjectives that could be applied to the current Thing Dominating The News Cycle — Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage — the most popular seems to be “tepid”. Other criticisms I’ve run across are in a similar vein: that Obama was wishy-washy, didn’t pledge any actual support for marriage equality, and generally speaking,… Continue reading Obama’s Tepid Rubicon
Okay, let’s recap: Obama campaigned in part on a promise to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Which is great, because a majority of Americans, including many (perhaps most) in the military want it repealed. Then, once elected, he did nothing about it. Okay, I can chalk that up to priorities (the economy had to come… Continue reading What the Hell Is Wrong With the Obama Administration?
Today, BillDo put out a release boldly proclaiming “Obama to okay killing embryos“. It is precisely because there are ethical alternatives to killing embryos that President Obama’s decision is doubly flawed: (a) it is immoral to intentionally destroy nascent human life, and (b) it is even more irresponsible to do so when morally acceptable alternatives… Continue reading BillDo Lies About Stem Cell Ban
During his electoral campaign, Obama promised to keep and expand Bush’s Office of Faith-Based Initiatives. This morning, the AP has this story: Obama is also telling the gathering that the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships that he is announcing Thursday won’t favor any religious group, or favor religious groups over secular groups.… Continue reading Obama’s Faith-Based Initiatives: WTF?
In light of the right-wing hordes calling Obama a socialist for daring to raise taxes on the rich, I’m amused by dKos’s compilation of times when McCain has expressed the same sentiment: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8EyGpOU3qM&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en&fs=1] Not to mention this quotation that I found a long time ago, but which seems especially apt right now: The US… Continue reading So☭ialism