If the Question is ‘WWJD?’….

Tim Tebow is done with the New England Patriots. The next question is whether his NFL career is over, too.

…then, if you want anyone to believe that your deity exists, the answer would be ‘Sign a real QB’.

Tebow was this final cut-down day’s biggest storyline because he was the league’s most popular player just two seasons ago inspiring a cult of Tebowmaniacs.

M.C. Hammer was popular once, too.

I’m just sayin’….

The Ordinance That Will Not Exist

From the Dallas Voice:

A new draft of San Antonio’s proposed nondiscrimination ordinance released Tuesday lists restroom use for transgender people under its exemptions.

“Nothing herein shall be construed as directing any policy or practice regarding the use of restrooms, shower rooms, or similar facilities which have been designated for use by persons of the opposite sex,” the new draft states.

Call this the Elisa Chan amendment – despite being injected by ordinance author Councilman Diego Bernal…

at least officially; any thinking person should be left with the strong suspicion that it was actually written by one or more TERFs.

Bernal added, “Bathrooms are safe and always have been.”

TERF-ism on the half-shill.  Nothing more, nothing less.

Chan, as we remember, was captured on audio engaging in a Lee Atwater-style strategy of opposing the entire ordinance via “never [saying that being gay is a choice] outside because they kill me” so as to passively gin up anti-LGBT hate in order to keep her own political hands clean (anyone else see a rat sniffing a congressional seat?).

This is no different.

This amendment removes trans people from the ordinance in practice while allowing LGB( )-leader-favor-currying politicians to claim that they voted for a trans-inclusive ordinance.

When we will know that they really didn’t.

The amendment will serve as a license for any and all to demand that anyone who is even remotely suspected of being a trans woman (sorry guys, but you know as well as we do that the ratio of this being inflicted on trans women to trans men will be over 99 to 1) prove up not only her genitals but, in light of the non-TERF right-wingers’ (because we all know that TERFs are, at heart, right-wingers) reliance on Littleton v. Prange, to prove up her at-birth identity documentation.

It is trans-exterminationism 101.

If the amendment is part of the proposed ordinance, then the proposed ordinance should not only be killed in its entirety, but its remains should be doused in whatever form of acid it is that Walter White and Jesse Pinkman use to dissolve the people they’ve killed.

The Party of Absence

Two Americas – one living in reality…

For the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic “I have a dream” speech, a lot of people, including the current and former presidents, were invited to speak. Featured appearances by Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and President Obama….

And one, not so much.

If you look at who showed up and who didn’t, it is kind of telling about who knew they were welcome there and who wasn’t. In fact, it gives a crystal clear representation of who has been working to keep Dr. King’s dream alive, and who has been fighting to leave it eternally unfulfilled.

I’m going to single out Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor here. Last time I checked they were in good health, and even though they’re on August recess, I’m pretty sure they could have taken time out of their schedules to attend.

So why were they and the rest of the prominent members of the GOP noticeably absent? Other than posting some incredibly laughable photos on Facebook (seen here and here) with short statements about how they supported equality for all Americans, they declined to attend.

When you have politicians paying lip service to a man they would oppose if he was preaching his message today, while quietly working to undo everything he fought for, that is the epitome of hypocrisy. While they post Facebook messages like Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker did today, ironically praising a man who died while in Memphis to support the right of public workers to unionize, you can’t help but think Dr. King would be spinning in his grave.

Why Ask Why? Here’s Why

And Just in Time for the 50th Anniversary of the ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech, No Less

Meet the New Crook, Same as the Old Crook

Literally.

Larry Summers and the ‘End-Game’ Memo

A 1997 memo retrieved from the filing cabinet of investigative reporter Greg Palast shows the involvement of Lawrence Summers—Obama’s current favorite for chairman of the Federal Reserve—in a successful plan to help big bank CEOs “rip apart financial regulation across the planet.”

In the memo, future Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner reminds “his boss to call the then most powerful CEOs on the planet and get them to order their lobbyist armies to march” to tear down financial safety regulations in all 156 nations party to the World Trade Organization.

Countdown to Homophobe Elisa Chan Being Crowned the New Radphlegm Heroine in 3…2…1….

From the San Antonio Express-News:

Former District 3 Councilwoman Leticia Ozuna is calling for the resignation of District 9 Councilwoman Elisa Chan, who was captured making disparaging remarks about the LGBT community in a secret recording of a May staff meeting.

Chan and aides were strategizing how to oppose a pending update to the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance, which would add protections for sexual orientation and gender identity. Former Chan aide James Stevens released the recording to the San Antonio Express-News last week.

In the recording, Chan discusses Ozuna’s family life. Ozuna, who lost re-election in May, is married to Sophia Parafina, a transgender woman; they have two children.

The Express-News had previously withheld that portion of the recording to protect Ozuna’s privacy. Ozuna agreed this week to address the portion regarding her family.

“I am terribly saddened to learn that me and my family were used as subjects of ridicule and criticism by Elisa Chan and her staff,” Ozuna said in a statement.

More details:

Brian Chasnoff, the Express-News reporter who published the original audio, now reports.

“That lady was born a man. So that marriage is still valid in the state of Texas,” one of Chan’s aides says in the new audio.

“So what kind of marriage is that?,” Chan responds during the meeting in her San Antonio, Texas city council office.

And now, in accurately summarizing Elisa Chan’s post-exposure gameplan, longtime Express-News columnist Rick Casey provides irrefutable proof that Chan – homophobia in tow – will be welcomed with open arms by trans-exterminationist radphlegm lesbians (if she hasn’t been already):

At her news conference, for which her staff recruited a crowd of supporters, Chan read from a prepared statement: “I stand strong in my First Amendment right to freedom of speech and our right to privacy. As an immigrant, I consider this the greatest privilege of being a U.S. citizen.”

It’s a common play-the-martyr tactic. Suggest that people who are appalled by your utterings are violating your rights by trying to shut you up.

Late-70s San Francisco had the  Castro Clone male.

Trans-exterminationist radphlegmery has the Bailey-Dreger Clone martyr.

Should it ever be revealed that Chan’s statement at that news conference was actually written for her by Michael Bailey, er…, Alice Dreger, er… Julie Burchill, er…, Victoria Brownworth, er………………..

I know, I know….

“When,” not “if”….

No More Niceties. They’re Racists. Period.

From Daily Kos:

It is not that the Republican Right Wing base is less intelligent. They are willfully ignorant. They are unwilling to accept uncomfortable realities, so they live in a delusional bubble irrespective of consequences.

From now on, just be blunt: They’re racists.

Ted Cruz was born on foreign soil from an American mother and a foreign father. That is fact. President Obama was born on American soil from an American mother and a foreign father. In effect there was never a real constitutional question regarding President Obama’s eligibility to be president. Irrespective of his parents, he was born on American soil. There is a constitutional question on Cruz’s eligibility based on the definition of ‘natural born citizen’. As such one would expect the Right Wing birthers to go after Ted Cruz.

As long as you have constituents like Walden Republican Christina Katok, Canadians would qualify for the presidency. She says “As far as I am concerned, Canada is not foreign soil. That’s the way I look at it”.

And they look at Ted Cruz the way that white racist television viewers looked at Desi Arnaz 60 years ago.

He’s not quite as white as we are, but he’s definitely not black, which means he ‘fits in’, so we’re not going to worry about him being married to a white American woman.

Ted Cruz actually is saddled with the precise constituional presidential ineligibility that racist Republican teabaggers claimed – but never in any way proved – that Barack Obama was burdened by.

Yet, Ted Cruz is okay – because he’s half-Cuban instead of half-African.

More and more the Republican party is the dumbshit white folks party.   If you have even half a clue, you probably are not a Republican.

But if you are a racist, you are almost certainly one.

Asking Yet Again Why the SPLC Will Not ‘Go There’ Regarding Exterminationist TERFs

SPLC will when it comes to a “gay-bashing, revenge-seeking black nationalist” who works at the Department of Homeland Security.

An employee at the Department of Homeland Security runs a racist website in his spare time and advocates the mass killing of white Americans, gays, and black leaders he believes are traitors, according to a report by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Ayo Kimathi, a small business specialist at Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a branch of the DHS, is a “gay-bashing, revenge-seeking black nationalist” who runs the website War on the Horizon. The site calls for mass murder of white people, rails against “fag rights,” and attacks a slew of black celebrities as “race traitors.” In a statement, the ICE said it “does not condone any type of hateful rhetoric.”

Gawker:

“On Wednesday, the Southern Poverty Law Center published a report about Kimathi, who goes by the name “Irritated Genie” online, describing him as “a gay-bashing, revenge-seeking black nationalist who advocates on his website – War on the Horizon – the mass murder of whites and the ‘ethnic cleansing’ of ‘black-skinned Uncle Tom race traitors.’ ”

The various targets of Kimathi’s rage include, among others, Rev. Al Sharpton, Lil Wayne, Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, President Obama, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, “the smallhates (white so-called ‘jews’) and the white homos like Gay Edgar Hoover.”

SPLC’s inaction only enhances the suspicion that it employs one or more revenge-seeking white TERFs who are stopping SPLC from giving the trans-exterminationist radphlegm movement the designation it has earned.

The Inherited-Wealth Racist Who Runs ‘Daily Caller’ Does Not Have Any Morals

Of any color.

Tucker Carlson, the white rich kid who has never actually had to look for a job in a Republican-sabotaged economy, is the brain(les)s behind the so-called Daily Caller – which recently engaged in some race-baiting.

That wouldn’t be unusual at all for Republicans who hate being called racist when they ‘know’ they’re not (even though everyone living in reality does.)

This time, however, was a bit different.

They race-baited President Obama’s dogs.

There’s a brand new adorable member of the First Family, everyone, and if you read the Washington Post or the Huffington Post or Buzzfeed or whatever you’ll  probably see all kinds of listicles and memes about how cute it is.

It’s a dog named “Sunny.” Apparently it’s a girl and it was born in 2012 in  Michigan, where the unemployment rate was 8.8 percent last month. It is the Obamas’ second dog, after “Bo.”

With the addition of Sunny, the Obamas now have two black Portuguese water  dogs.

The Obamas do not have any white dogs

Seriously.