A Question

The John sez in 2014:

I know from bisexual friends that people who are bi often get a bad rap.

The John said in 2007:

Bisexuals, who were only part-time gays….

So, my question: Who exactly are these bisexual friends of The John?

I’ve personally never understood the problem — some people are gay, some are straight, some are in between, so why can’t someone be exactly in between?

Okay, I have another question: What exactly all was The John not able to understand in 2007?  We he didn’t have a clue about ENDA or trans history.  It looks as though the list is mounting.

None Dare Call it Treason

From Crooks and Liars:

Fox Cheerleads U.S. Companies Moving Overseas

They’d have to evolve to become a pile of maggot-infested skunk excrement.

Joni Ernst: The Little Empty Head on the Prairie

From TPM:

Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst (R) argued that Congress should not be passing laws “that the states would consider nullifying.”

Ernst, the Republican nominee for Senate in Iowa, made the comments at a forum at the 2013 Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition and were flagged by The Daily Beast on Monday.

“You know we have talked about this at the state legislature before, nullification. But, bottom line is, as U.S. Senator, why should we pass laws that the states are considering nullifying? Bottom line: our legislators at the federal level should not be passing those laws,” Ernst said. “We’re right…we’ve gone 200-plus years of federal legislators going against the Tenth Amendment’s states’ rights. We are way overstepping bounds as federal legislators. So, bottom line, no we should not be passing laws as federal legislators —as senators or congressmen— that the states would even consider nullifying. Bottom line.”

Of course, as the Daily Beast pointed out, states can’t nullify federal laws.

Looks like the Sarah Palin Channel has its first second anchormoron.

Or, maybe the John C. Calhoun Channel needs its own pig-castrator.

“TERFs are the new Westboro Baptist Church”

The only thing wrong with Fallon Fox’s analysis, posted over at TransAdvocate, is that I think some serious consideration needs to be given to the degree to which they (or elements thereof) overlap with the old Westboro Baptist Church.

“When a woman has a miscarriage, isn’t that god aborting a baby? Shouldn’t he be picketed?”

Bill Hicks would approve of that sentiment – as he likely would of this, from Satanists:

In a statement, the Satanic Temple said that it will use the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision to exempt its believers from state-mandated informed consent laws that require women considering abortions to read pro-life material.

Informed consent or “right to know” laws state that women seeking elective abortions be provided with information about alternatives to the procedure, often couched in language that attempts to personify the fetus. According to the Guttmacher Institute, 35 states currently have informed consent laws, and of those, 33 require that the woman be told the gestational age of the fetus.

In some states, that information consists of pro-life propaganda that links abortion to a higher incidence of breast and ovarian cancers, or discusses “post-abortion syndrome,” a mental condition not recognized by any major medical or psychiatric organization.

Because the Satanic Temple bases its belief “regarding personal health…on the best scientific understanding of the world, regardless of the religious or political beliefs of others,” it claims that state-mandated information with no basis in scientific fact violates its “religious” beliefs.

Spokesperson Lucien Greaves said that the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision bolsters their case. “While we feel we have a strong case for an exemption regardless of the Hobby Lobby ruling,” he said, “the Supreme Court has decided that religious beliefs are so sacrosanct that they can even trump scientific fact. This was made clear when they allowed Hobby Lobby to claim certain contraceptives were abortifacients, which in fact they are not.”

Looks like its time for Tony the Scowl to get his intellectual dishonesty on.

Perhaps the Astros are Trying to be the Stealth Rockies

From the Houston Chronk:

In a sport that prides itself on being a meritocracy that requires bonus babies and 30th-round guys to all pay their dues, Mark Appel’s presence at Minute Maid Park on Sunday and his promotion to Class AA Corpus Christi created a stir in the Astros’ clubhouse.

“Unbelievable,” one Astros said. “I’m not in a good mood.”

A few minutes later, another Astro approached a reporter to offer his thoughts while the media waited to speak with farm director Quinton McCracken and manager Bo Porter in the home dugout.

“So now you get rewarded for having an 11 ERA? And you have two guys down there (at Class A Lancaster) with 2 ERAs who can’t get called up?” the Astros player said on the condition of anonymity, alluding to Appel’s ERA and lefthander Josh Hader’s superb season at Lancaster.

Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow, who set up Appel’s bullpen, did not respond to multiple requests to comment on Appel’s visit or his players’ feelings.

I think we all remember the Colorado Rockies’ desire to exclude non-christians from the field.

Appel, the Astros’ million-dollar baby of last year, is well, you know….

And while he had a decent year last year, this year has actually not even been as good as described above.

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That’s him at the California League Lancaster JetHawks in a game against the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes on July 4th.

No, he’s not the one coming toward home (that’s one of the Quakes.)

And he’s certainly not the ump.

He’s No. 28 – the one in the background.

And he had just given up a home run.

At the end of that day he was 1-4 with an ERA approaching 9.

2-5 with an ERA approaching 10, apparently, earns a promotion up to Double-A.

Forget Orange is the New Black.

Christian baseball is the New Gay, Inc.

The Beyer I Can Support

From GayNZ:

Former Labour MP Georgina Beyer will stand for the Mana Party in Te Tai Tonga, the South Island Maori seat.

Beyer has been suffering from kidney failure, but says her health is “steady” and “it’s great to have a new challenge”.

“I’m really excited and things are already full steam ahead for the campaign,” she says.

Beyer was the world’s first trans mayor, then in 1999 famously beat Paul Henry in Wairapara to become the world’s first trans MP. She remained in Parliament as a Labour MP until 2007.

Notably, none of the people Georgina has ever run against have been main sponsors of successful trans rights bills.

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