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Phyllis Schlafly
  • Quote Unquote: Palinism vs. Feminism

    Conservative anti-feminist Phyllis Schlafly on why Sarah Palin is — despite her own declarations — not a feminist

    "Palin is not a feminist because she doesn’t adopt the victimology notion of the feminists."

    First of all, I wholeheartedly agree with Schlafly. Sarah Palin is not a feminist. Feminists tend to favor of women's rights.

    Second of all, saying that Palin doesn't dabble in victimology is like saying that Stephen Hawking doesn't dabble in cosmology. It's kind of what she's known for.

    Tags: Conservatives, Men and Women, Phyllis Schlafly, Sarah Palin
  • Judge Walker: My Ruling Is Unappealable! Muahahahahaha!

    It's hard out in California for a bigot

    Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker on Thursday rejected a request to delay his decision striking down Proposition 8 from taking effect until high courts can take up an appeal lodged by its supporters. One of the reasons, the judge said, is he's not sure the proponents have the authority to appeal since they would not be affected by or responsible for implementing his ruling…

    The ban's backers "point to harm resulting from a 'cloud of uncertainty' surrounding the validity of marriages performed after judgment is entered but before proponents' appeal is resolved," he said. "Proponents have not, however, argued that any of them seek to wed a same-sex spouse."

    Seems that there's an easy fix for this problem. Obviously, one of them is going to have to wed a same-sex spouse. To save the country from gay marriage, Maggie Gallagher is gonna have to gay marry Phyllis Schlafly or something. There's just no way around it.

    Tags: California, Maggie Gallagher, National Organization for Marriage, Phyllis Schlafly, Proposition 8, Vaughn Walker
  • Phyllis Schlafly Behaving Like Phyllis Schlafly, Makes Democrats Sad

    Do you know the connection between President Obama's reelection plans, single mothers and welfare? Phyllis Schlafly does

    Conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly took aim at "unmarried women" at a recent fundraiser and in an interview with TPM, saying that they overwhelmingly support President Obama and are all on welfare…

    "Unmarried women, 70% of unmarried women, voted for Obama, and this is because when you kick your husband out, you've got to have big brother government to be your provider," said Schlafly, president of Eagle Forum and infamous for her opposition to the Equal Rights Amendment.

    As if you even needed to any verification that the things that come out of Schlafly's mouth have but the loosest connections to reality, Charles Lemos at MyDD breaks down the numbers in a long explanatory post from which I am only going to extract this

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    Tags: Barack Obama, David Vitter, Democrats, Jim DeMint, Michele Bachmann, Phyllis Schlafly, Republicans, Welfare
  • Michele Bachman Wants GOP-Run House to Do Nothing but Issue Subpoenas, Back and Forth, Forever

    Michele Bachmann — chairbagger of the brand new congressional Tea Party Caucus (Ed. note: Hahahahahahahaha!) — has some big plans for when the Republicans retake the House of Representatives in Novemeber. Some big important plans. Some big important serious plans.

    Well, some big plans, at any rate

    If Republicans take the House, Bachmann was asked at the GOP Youth Convention in Washington, "how do you feel about the chances for like a little oversight and a little accountability now that the Republicans will have the subpoena power – how aggressive do you think…"

    "Oh, I think that's all we should do," Bachmann said. "I think that all we should do is issue subpoenas and have one hearing after another. And expose all the nonsense that is gone on. And it's very important when we come back that we have constitutional conservative leadership because the American people's patience is about this big. So we have to make sure that we do what the people want us to do."

    Well, that kind of behavior would certainly expose a lot of "the nonsense that is gone on."

    I have to admit that there's actually a certain place in the pit of my soul that is longing to see what a Congress in which people like Michele Bachmann and Sharron Angle and Rand Paul are major power players — one in which moronic bullshit like like this is de rigueurwould will look like. And then, fuck it, let's just get Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck in the White House. And let's make our science teachers preach the Bible in the classroom, and let's officially make Phyllis Schlafly a Founding Mother and make it illegal for brown people to walk around without their Citizenship Badge.

    Let's push this as far as it'll go and see what the inevitable implosion will look like. It's like when you're playing Grand Theft Auto and you start to get bored so you use your bazooka on a cop car and then go on a murderous rampage, trying to see how many stars you can acquire before eventually getting gunned down in an alleyway after katana-ing a hooker's head off of her shoulders.

    Actually, I think that could maybe be the GOP's new slogan. Wouldn't matter. They're still gonna retake the House.

    Tags: House of Representatives, Michele Bachmann, Phyllis Schlafly, Republicans, Sarah Palin, Tea Party
  • Texas Board of Education Approves New and Improved Jesus-Approved Version of U.S. History

    Good for you, Texas! You did it!

    A lot of people thought that you couldn't possibly legislate your way into a completely alternative reality than the rest of the world with just a little gumption and a fair share of prayer to Bronze Age Middle Eastern deities, but not me! I always had faith in you!

    And you did not prove me wrong

    After three days of turbulent meetings, the Texas Board of Education on Friday voted to approve a social studies curriculum that will put a conservative stamp on history and economics textbooks, stressing the superiority of American capitalism, questioning the Founding Father’s commitment to a purely secular government and presenting Republican political philosophies in a more positive light…

    The conservative members maintain that they are trying to correct what they see as a liberal bias among the teachers who proposed the curriculum. To that end, they made dozens of minor changes aimed at calling into question, among other things, concepts like the separation of church and state and the secular nature of the American Revolution

    They also included a plank to ensure that students learn about "the conservative resurgence of the 1980s and 1990s, including Phyllis Schalfly, the Contract With America, the Heritage Foundation, the Moral Majority and the National Rifle Association."

    Great ideas all around. I've always said that we need more information about the NRA in our schoolbooks. Don't you feel like you had a dangerously low amount of semi-automatic rifle learnin' back in grade school? (Yes, you do, obviously.)

    Oh, and that's not all! The Texas BOE also voted to keep out references to deviants like transvestites, transsexuals and Thomas Jefferson. It's about time someone booted that old queen, am I right. (Yes, of course I am, obviously.)

    Tags: Bill of Rights, Christianity, Conservatives, Constitution, Education, Guns, Heritage Foundation, LGBT, Newt Gingrich, NRA, Phyllis Schlafly, Religion, Texas, Thomas Jefferson