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  • There Are Now Officially Too Many Romneys

    Looks like the Duggars have some competition. As of today, Mitt and Ann Romney are the stars of their own private reality show, 18 Grandkids and Counting.

    Let's all congratulate the Romneys on the birth of their 17th and 18th grandchild of the corn

    Tagg Romney, the eldest son of presidential candidate Mitt Romney, announced via Twitter that he and his wife Jen have new twin boys, delivered by a surrogate today.

    "Happy 2 announce birth of twin boys David Mitt and William Ryder. Big thanks to our surrogate. Life is a miracle," Tagg tweeting, linking to a photo of himself and one of his new sons…

    Now a grandmother of 18, Ann Romney promptly tweeted her congratulations. "Grandchildren 17 and 18 are here – congratulations @TRomney and Jen! We can't wait to meet David and William," she wrote.

    For those not keeping score, this means Mitt Romney now has more descendants than delegates. Even Rick Santorum can't keep up. He's only got seven offspring to exploit.

    With all of Mitt's flip flops, the commentariat likes to joke that there are too many Mitt Romneys to keep track of. Well, now there really are way too many Romneys. But hey, those Cadillacs aren't going to fill themselves!

    In all seriousness, congratulations to the Romney clan on their new little additions. Usually when the Romneys get a new addition, it's just another wing on their beach house.

    Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images News/Getty Images

    Tags: Ann Romney, Children, Mitt Romney, Tagg Romney, The Family, Twitter
  • The Unknown Gay Ugandan Refugee's Stand-Up Act Leaves Something to Be Desired Funniness-wise

    Hahahahaha! Look at how silly this Ugandan homosexual looks! He's got a bag on his head? Hey, Ugandan homosexual guy, what do you think this is, The Gong Show? Are you you gonna tell us some jokes? Please tell us some jokes. Because all this stuff about contemplation of suicide and fear that you're going to be murdered for being gay if you get sent back to Uganda is kind of bringing me down…

    The funniest part about this is how just this morning President Obama gave his tacit approval to Uganda's institutionalized persecution of homosexuals by speaking at a prayer breakfast sponsored by The Family, an organization that has been coaching Uganda in the best ways to beat down the gays.

    That gets me every time!

    (via Andrew Sullivan)

    Tags: Barack Obama, Christianity, LGBT, Religion, Terrorism, The Family, Uganda
  • Barack Obama Says Something or Other at National Prayer Breakfast

    President Obama sure does like giving speeches, doesn't he?

    In an appearance today at the National Prayer Breakfast, Mr. Obama conceded that policy differences would often separate the political parties. But he challenged lawmakers and religious leaders to step beyond their comfort zones and unify on at least some daily challenges, not only when a calamity like the Haiti earthquake strikes.

    "Too often that spirit is missing without the spectacular tragedy," Mr. Obama said. "We become numb to the day-to-day crises. We become absorbed with our abstract arguments, our ideological disputes, our contests for power. And in this tower of babble, we lose the sound of God's voice."

    You know, I read that far down into this article and had to pause. Because it really got me thinking… What the fuck is Barack Obama doing speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast?

    The National Prayer Breakfast, which has been held for the last half-century in Washington, drew criticism by some liberal groups this year because the sponsor of the event, an evangelical Christian network called The Fellowship [or The Family], is allegedly tied to legislation in Uganda that calls for the imprisonment and execution of homosexuals

    "We may disagree about gay marriage," Mr. Obama said…

    Fun fact: They actually totally agree about denying gay people the right to get married. Yeah, it's funny.

    …"but surely we can agree that it is unconscionable to target gays and lesbians for who they are, whether it is right here in the United States or as Hillary mentioned more extremely in odious laws that are being proposed most recently in Uganda." He added, "Surely we can agree to find common ground when possible, parting ways when necessary, but in doing so, let us be guided by our faith and by prayer."

    And that is why I am sitting down to a meal with you and giving credence to your organizations' anti-First Amendment, anti-social liberties agenda. To talk about why we should all pray more often?

    How inspirational and bipartisan! I love having a president who's willing to spout ethereal rhetoric while being honored by thinly-veiled hate groups. I can't wait to see what he has to say at the National Pedophile and Basement Torturer Association's annual BBQ.

    Tags: LGBT, Marriage Equality, Religion, The Family, Uganda
  • Rachel Maddow on Rick Warren's Misrepresentation Driven Video

    Yesterday, in a very Christian-like manner, Rick Warren posted an open-video message to Uganda, asking them to please!!! please!!! not use his name while murdering gay people. (Oh, and also, please don't murder of gay people.)

    Rachel Maddow examines some of the claims the good pastor makes…

    Tags: Chuck Grassley, James Inhofe, LGBT, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow, Rick Warren, The Family, Uganda
  • Rachel Maddow Talks to the Man Behind the Man Behind Uganda's Anti-Gay Legislation

    I've been meaning to write about this whole American Christian politicians getting Uganda to jail its homosexual citizens and murder its HIV-positive citizens thing for a while now, but somehow I just couldn't find the funny side of a bunch of U.S. congresspeople speaking for America while trying to use an African country as a testing ground for their Christian wonderland fantasies.

    At any rate, Rachel Maddow has been covering this on here show, and last night she had a nice long conversation with the "formerly" gay inspiration for hate and murder in the name of Jesus. And it is a terrible thing to witness.


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    Tags: Bart Stupak, Christianity, Chuck Grassley, HIV/AIDS, House of Representatives, Jason Jones, John Ensign, LGBT, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow, Religion, Rick Warren, Senate, The Daily Show, The Family, Uganda