Browsing the blog archivesfor the day Saturday, August 17th, 2013.

Clinically Batshit

Wingnuts Being Wingnuts

Via edroso, I give you a classic example of projection on steroids, Ben Shapiro. Read this, and then ask yourself why “batshit crazy” is not in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, because it bleeping well should be.

Speaking of which — Jeff Tiedrich of Smirking Chimp Tweeted this yesterday —

Made me laugh. Click here if you don’t get the Orson Scott Card joke.

Anne Laurie found an article by Ralh Benko titled, For The Republicans To Win, Libertarians And Conservatives Must Find Common Ground.

Benko’s brilliant idea? He wants libertarians and conservatives to rally under the banner of LGBT discrimination, because (Benko says) extending marriage and other rights to unstraight people violates religious freedom.

Whether or not one agrees with orthodox religious values … the adherents are legitimately, and constitutionally, entitled to have, to practice, and to press for the State to reflect their values. Libertarians and conservatives can disagree while taking a principled stand for the legitimacy, under the Constitution, of one another’s position. Even though many libertarians fully approve of gay marriage they can, with authenticity, also honor the First Amendment guarantee of “… no law …prohibiting the free exercise [of religion].”

I’ll pause awhile to let that sink in. Yeah, definitely, standing up for discrimination against gays represents the path to victory in the 21st century. Not.

And once again, righties do like to pretend the establishment clause isn’t there, right before the free exercise clause. It’s so damn inconvenient.

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