Yearly Archives: 2009

I Now Unpronounce You…..

From the Star Telegram:

Texans: Are you really married?

Maybe not.

Barbara Ann Radnofsky, a Houston lawyer and Democratic candidate for attorney general, says that a 22-word clause in a 2005 constitutional amendment designed to ban gay marriages erroneously endangers the legal status of all marriages in the state.

The amendment, approved by the Texas Legislature and overwhelmingly ratified by Texas voters, declares that “marriage in this state shall consist only of the union of one man and one woman.” But the trouble-making phrase, as Radnofsky sees it, is Subsection B, which declares:

“This state or a political subdivision of this state may not create or recognize any legal status identical or similar to marriage.”

Architects of the amendment included the clause to ban same-sex civil unions and domestic partnerships.

But Radnofsky, who was a member of the powerhouse Vinson & Elkins law firm in Houston for 27 years until retiring in 2006, says the wording of Subsection B effectively “eliminates marriage in Texas,” including common-law marriages.

I can think of one person who’s thrilled to death over the news!

Continue reading

35 Comments

Filed under Constitution, George W. Bush, Homophobia, Homosexuality, humor, Laura Bush, movies, parody, politics, Republicans, snark, Supreme Court, Texas, Wordpress Political Blogs

Virginia Makes History…Up

From THINK PROGRESS:

During a debate on the House floor today over designating 21 miles of the Molalla River as “wild and scenic,” Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), who opposes the legislation, tried to claim a progressive environmental record for her party. “Actually, the GOP has been the leader in starting good environmental programs in this country,” said Foxx.

Foxx then extended her claims of the GOP’s progressive history to the issue of civil rights. “Just as we were the people who passed the civil rights bills back in the ’60s without very much help from our colleagues across the aisle,” said Fox. “They love to engage in revisionist history.”

americanhistoryx
Original DVD cover

Continue reading

41 Comments

Filed under Democrats, Environment, Gene Hackman, humor, movies, parody, politics, Racism, Republicans, snark, Wordpress Political Blogs

Gohmert Pile (of Poop)

From POLITICO:

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tex.), who is about as conservative on homeland security as anybody living above ground, was on FOX last night riffing about the potential motivations of New Yorkers who actually want terrorists tried on their home soil.

He went on to provide a helpful list of potential weak spots that a well-informed terrorist — say someone who watched Louie Gohmert on FOX — might target during the trials.


Original DVD cover

Continue reading

16 Comments

Filed under 9/11, Barack Obama, Homeland Security, humor, movies, New York City, parody, politics, Republicans, September 11, snark, Texas, Wordpress Political Blogs

Kay Bailey Hutchison’s Campaign Gets Dicked

From The Dallas Morning News:

Cheney warms up patient crowd for Hutchison

Sorry, kids, but the thought of Deadeye Dick warming up anything is too hilarious!! Let’s continue.

HOUSTON – The rally for Kay Bailey Hutchison, who is running for governor, got a late start because of Kay Bailey Hutchison, who is serving as senator.

Dick Cheney was there Tuesday to provide a crowd-pleasing endorsement of Hutchison.


Original DVD cover
Continue reading

24 Comments

Filed under Dick Cheney, humor, movies, parody, politics, Republicans, Sarah Palin, Senate, snark, Texas, Wordpress Political Blogs

Oh Deer!

From CITY PAGES:

The governor’s annual deer-and-publicity-hunting excursion over the weekend seems to have turned into a bit of a PR nightmare.

Shhhh! Be vewwy, vewwy quiet! Here’s a pic of Governor Timmy heading out for the hunt.
timpawlentydeerseason2
Original image
Continue reading

21 Comments

Filed under Dick Cheney, humor, Iowa, movies, parody, politics, Republicans, snark, Wordpress Political Blogs

The Book to Nowhere: Thanks, but No Thanks

From POLITICS DAILY:

Republican Sen. John McCain, who lifted former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin out of obscurity to be his vice presidential partner last year, isn’t saying much about Palin’s new tell-all, blame-all book. But Steve Schmidt, who managed the campaign and is a chief target in the book, doesn’t think much of “Going Rogue.”

pulpfiction
Original DVD cover
Continue reading

37 Comments

Filed under 2008 election, Alaska, humor, John McCain, Katie Couric, movies, Nicolas Sarkozy, parody, politics, Republicans, Sarah Palin, snark, Wordpress Political Blogs

A Very Inappropriate Post

From THE HOLLYWOOD GOSSIP:

In an interview with Larry King last night, Carrie Prejean told the host: “Sarah Palin is my hero.”

Incredibly, however, that was NOT the most ridiculous thing Prejean did or said during the segment!

Before throwing a fit and acting like a six-year old, Carrie expounded on her admiration for Palin. She said she admired the former governor’s “strength and her courage,” adding that Palin would “make a great President.”

…snip…

From there, Carrie took hypocrisy to a new level, even for herself: asked why she settled her lawsuit with the Miss California Pageant, Prejean refused to discuss the matter in any way, referring to King’s question as “inappropriate.”

Did Prejean forget that she had just spoken at length to Sean Hannity about her masturbation tape?


Original DVD cover
Continue reading

29 Comments

Filed under CNN, Fox News, Homophobia, Homosexuality, humor, movies, parody, politics, religion, Republicans, Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, snark, Wordpress Political Blogs