Thursday, April 30, 2009

Rob Tisinai smokes another pack of right wing lies





Rob Tisinai's recent video (posted here last week) deconstructed the right wing Christer misinformation about phony "consequences" of gay marriage. In his latest video, Rob disassembles the lies of the Traditional Values Coalition in their campaign against hate crimes laws until nothing is left. This guy needs, like, a gay McArthur grant so he can take a year off work to do nothing but bug gay adversaries.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Bishop Tobin clarifies a Difficult Moral Question for the Faithful


"Let me explain the “champagne principle.” Not every wine is champagne. Champagne has certain very specific, universally recognized characteristics. If someone were to take a bottle of Chianti, label and sell it as champagne, they’d be arrested for fraud. In the same way, those who seek to redefine marriage – with its specific characteristics – and to usurp the title “marriage” for their morally bankrupt relationships, are committing an act of fraud. It’s insulting to those who have entered the authentic, sacred and time-honored institution of marriage over the years...

..."Proponents of gay marriage say that the Church won’t be forced to witness such marriages. Don’t believe it. And other related problems will inevitably arise. Will the Church be required to admit gay couples as sponsors for baptisms; to rent its facilities for gay wedding receptions; to hire employees despite their immoral gay lifestyles; to grant family benefits to gay couples? For simply maintaining its teachings in these and many other possible scenarios, the Church will be accused of bigotry and unlawful discrimination. The threat to our religious freedom is real, and imminent."

--Rhode Island Bishop Thomas Tobin

The above is doubly depressing when you realize that Tobin could easy switch places with the Bishop of Lincoln and you wouldn't be able to tell it by any change in public pronouncements. Of course, the antidote to this downer is the following collection of comments on Joe.My.God.:

...Yes, everyone remembers the struggles the church had to endure when a bunch of leathermen decided to rent parish halls for fisting exhibitions, and they were powerless to prevent it.

...That's a lovely little frock he's wearing. I bet he's a hellcat in bed.

...As for the analogies, Jesus-Mary-and Oscar, how delish! Keep 'em coming and pass the popcorn. These people rilly make us look wicked smaht (Boston accent.)

...Oh fuck off, you superstitious freak. What on earth would you know about healthy human relationships?

...Wait, is this guy really a moron, or is he acting like the "dumb neighbour" in a sitcom, designed to make the stars look smart? Oh, wait, they'd have to actually have a smart bishop first, wouldn't they?

...Dude, you gotta stop wearing so much polyester. Do you know how many du Ponts they have to kill to make that stuff?

...Speaking of province --- umm, Providence actually -- the mayor of Rhode Island's capital & main city, Providence, is an openly gay man, David Cicillini. He has won accolades for cleaning up corruption, reducing crime, and revitalizing many of the city's neighbourhoods. Cicillini was first elected in 2002 with 84% of the vote, re-elected by about the same percentage in 2006.

...Well, I must say that the good Bishop has kicked the oratorical frenzy up a notch with this pronouncement. Why is his talent being wasted in the provinces?

...So wait, is this guy calling Chablis a morally bankrupt varietal of wine?

...Ever notice how the religious right sounds like a bunch of intellectual-property lawyers claiming some sort of copyright of the term 'marriage'?

...Mary, your purse is on fire.

...Is this some novel new application of the idea of the marriage market where the gays flood the market with cheap knock-off marriages and that decreases the market value of real marriages? How does that even work? "My straight marriage used to be worth big bucks but since the homos started flooding the market I've lost half my equity."

...and now if you'll excuse me, I have little boys to rape.


Honestly, Bishop Tobin is driving me closer and closer to becoming a Buddhist monk, not that the worth of that religion shouldn't be judged on its own merits...

Well I hope the Sisters Of Perpetual Indulgence are proud of themselves. Yes, that means you, Sister Jezabelle of the Enraptured Sling, and you, Sister Barbi Mitzvah, and you Sister Bambi Dextrous. And most especially, you, Sister Ann R. Key
A Buddhist preacher in Thailand has announced plans for new guidelines aimed at curbing the behavior of some monks.
He was especially concerned, he said, by the flamboyant behavior of gay and transgender monks, who can often be seen wearing revealingly tight robes, carrying pink purses and having effeminately-shaped eyebrows.
The BBC's Jonathan Head in Bangkok says tales of monks behaving badly are nothing new in Thailand.
In recent years, they have been accused of abuses of their exalted position in society that range from amassing dozens of luxury cars, to running fake amulet scams, to violating their vows of celibacy, our correspondent says.
If successful, the "good manners" course, at the Novice Demonstration School, would be replicated at other Buddhist monasteries and seminaries, he said.

Fraulein Springfield sings "Warten und Hoffen" (Why does this sound so much more creepy than Petula Clark's German version of Downtown?)

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

IF YOU'RE TOO BIGOTED TO BEAT THEM, AT LEAST EXPLOIT THE SITUATION

The Omaha World-Herald's dollars-and-cents approach to covering Iowa gay marriage seems to have excited those Omaha entrepreneurs itching to cash in on the gay wedding tourism made possible by Iowa's evenhandedness by enticing gay people heading to Iowa and marriage to spend lots of money in homophobic Nebraska.

Witness this from IOWAGAYWEDDING.NET (a Nebraska company): "Omaha allows you to have it all. Since there is a waiting period of three business days to obtain an Iowa marriage license, enjoy your time partaking of Omaha’s fine dining, shopping, arts and culture, recreation, leisure, and nightlife. When your marriage license is ready, Signature Ceremonies will perform your wedding and solemnize your marriage in Iowa. Then, celebrate the night away with your new spouse, family, and friends at one of Omaha’s many venues.

Yeah, spend $35 for the license in the equitable state that made it possible, then drop hundreds or thousands in a state whose current Attorney General, John Bruning, has compared gay marriage to a guy marrying a chair and whose governor, Dave Heineman, is a homophobic weasel who does his dirty work behind the scenes.

A bait-and-switch state with "Equality Before The Law" as its motto but the following in its constitution: "Only marriage between a man and a woman shall be valid or recognized in Nebraska. The uniting of two persons of the same sex in a civil union, domestic partnership, or other similar same-sex relationship shall not be valid or recognized in Nebraska."

A headline in IOWAGAYWEDDING.NET says "OMAHA WELCOMES YOU."

Really? Has the city issued any proclamations about gay marriage? Is there an anti-discrimination ordinance in Omaha? If a gay couple called the Omaha Chamber of Commerce, which sits on land occupied by the Hollywood, an 80's gay disco, and asked for information about local gay bars, would the Chamber give the caller the time of day?

The plain truth about Omaha and Nebraska is more likely to be found at an organization which tells it like it is: the Rainbow Outreach Metro Omaha GLBT Center (www.rainbowoutreach.org).

This, from the above website is a far more honest assessment of Omaha and Nebraska:

Omaha is the state's largest city and the heart of a riverine metropolis. It sits on the western bank of the Missouri River along the eastern edge of the state of Nebraska, across the water from neighboring Council Bluffs, Iowa. The Omaha metropolitan area is home to over 700,000 residents and supports an opera, a symphony, multiple universities and colleges, museums, art galleries, riverboat casinos, a world-class zoo with the largest indoor rain forest, the popular historic Old Market district (strongly tied to the GLBT-allied community), an abundance of high-quality theatre groups, over a half dozen GLBT bars and dance clubs, and dozens of GLBT organizations, including family groups, faith groups, social groups and more.

But the existence of several GLBT-allied organizations reflects on the commitment and resolve of the regional GLBT-allied community, and not on any progressiveness on the part of the City of Omaha or the State of Nebraska. Please note the Metro Omaha GLBT Center does not receive any governmental money from Iowa or Nebraska, and is completely funded through private donations and support from the GLBT-allied community.

In addition to eastern Nebraska, the Metro Omaha GLBT Center proudly serves the residents of western Iowa, including the communities of Council Bluffs (just across the Missouri River from Omaha) and Carter Lake (a region of Iowa on the same side of the river as Omaha because the Missouri River changed course years ago placing a slice of Iowa on the opposite shore from the rest of the state).

The Status of Council Bluffs, Carter Lake and Iowa
Iowa stands in sharp contrast to Nebraska. Iowa has an inclusive statewide Civil Rights Law that covers sexual orientation and gender identity, outlawing discrimination in public employment, private employment, housing, credit, education and public accommodations. Iowa has an inclusive Safe Schools Law to combat harassment and bullying which specifically includes sexual orientation and gender identity. Iowa provides domestic partner benefits to state workers, permits gay individuals and couples to be foster and adoptive parents, and has a law authorizing second parent adoptions which covers same-sex couples. It is interesting to note that Iowa is actually more rural than Nebraska (more Iowans live in small towns - the biggest city in Iowa is Des Moines, the capital which has under 200,000 residents compared to Omaha which has 400,000 not including its metropolis.)

The Status of Omaha and Nebraska
The GLBT-allied community contributes immensely to the well being and prosperity of Omaha, including the development of its popular, historic Old Market district. Omaha however does not reciprocate in kind. The city does not protect the human rights of residents and visitors, providing no protection from discrimination based on real or perceived sexual orientation in housing, private employment, and public accommodations, unlike the cities in neighboring metro areas outside Nebraska including Denver, Colorado; Kansas City, Missouri; and Des Moines, Iowa, which do provide such human rights protection to residents and visitors.

The State of Nebraska has no civil rights law offering protection from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in housing, credit, private employment, public employment, education, or public accommodations. The State of Nebraska has an anti-democracy, anti-family, anti-human rights constitutional amendment violating Equal Protection Under Law, the foundation of democracy and human rights (hypocritically, the State motto is Equality Before the Law). The amendment, installed by majoritarianism, says the State will not recognize any relationship at all between same-sex couples (marriage, civil union, domestic partnership, etc). This prevents the legislature from enacting the most basic human rights protection for gay family members such as hospital visitation, burial rights, and so forth, and calls into question the validity of all out-of-state adoptions, contracts, etc. In this regard, Nebraska falls behind many third world nations by not meeting the basics of democracy and human rights. Nebraska bans gay individuals and couples from adopting or being foster parents.

To try to help counteract the anti-business, anti-family, anti-human rights environment in Omaha and in Nebraska, the most successful employers in Metro Omaha do have non-discrimination policies covering sexual orientation, including First Data Resources (FDR), Paypal (a branch of eBay), Wal-Mart, Cox Communications, Target, Union Pacific, ConAgra, and Qwest. Some companies also offer domestic partner benefits to help counteract the anti-human rights amendment added to the Nebraska State Constitution.

Friday, April 24, 2009

ETIQUETTE TIPS WHEN USING THAT ELECTRIC FRIENDSHIP GENERATOR

Thursday, April 23, 2009

THIS IS A TERRIFICALLY EFFECTIVE AD! READ BELOW ABOUT HOW TO KEEP IT ON IOWA'S AIRWAVES.


One Iowa isn't making the mistake California gay marriage advocates made in ignoring reactionary attempts to reverse their gains. It is responding NOW. One Iowa takes a back seat to no other gay organization in the USA in shrewdness and political savvy. Help this organization proactively defend its historic victory by contributing here.
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NEBRASKA PSEUDO-DEMOCRAT SENATOR BEN NELSON NAMED KEITH OLBERMANN'S "WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD"


Geez Ben, just because MSNBC reported last month that your kid Patrick, 36, pled guilty to drunk driving again and will actually have to go to jail this time, doesn't mean you have to take it out on Keith...
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COLLECT 'EM ALL, BECAUSE EACH NEW NOM PARODY SEEMS TO BE FUNNIER THAN THE LAST

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


MEET MISS CLIFORNIA/"DEAL OR NO DEAL" CASE MODEL FINALIST CARRIE PREJEAN!

From the official website of the MISS CALIFORNIA USA® and MISS CALIFORNIA TEEN USA® Pageants:
"Carrie is 21 years old and a junior at San Diego Christian College... Carrie is a model and was recently featured in "Blisss Magazine" as one of the center folds "Super Taste" model of the month...and just shot the campaign for "Naughty Monkey" a women's shoe line... Carrie was featured on Deal or No Deal as a finalist in becoming a case model...Carrie has a passion for people with special needs [like this guy, according to rumors]...People enjoy being around Carrie because of her high energy and funbags personality."

EVERY BITCH DOG HAS HIS DAY:
A shockingly reserved, articulate and sensible Perez Hilton discussed here the Miss USA flap over Miss California Carrie Prejean's answer to his gay marriage question.

DOMINOS WORKERS: UNSEEN FOOTAGE


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A GAYTHERING STORM...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

COLBERT PILES ON TO THE
NOM AD SATIRES

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
The Colbert Coalition's Anti-Gay Marriage Ad
colbertnation.com
Colbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorNASA Name Contest


Best Lines: "Many gays are forced to have beards..."
"It's like watching the 700 Club and the Weather Channel at the same time."
"I'm a New Jersey pastor whose church was turned into an Abercrombie & Fitch."
"Paid for by an anonymous group that may or not be the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints."
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Friday, April 17, 2009

WHO ARE THESE IOWA JUDGES?


Iowa Supreme Court

Dave Price, political reporter for Des Moines NBC affiliate WHO-TV, checked the political affiliation of the seven Supreme Court justices in the aftermath of their unanimous verdict striking down Iowa’s ban on same-sex marriage by asking the Iowa Secretary of State's office for their registration information. This is what he found:
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Brent Appel: No Party
David Wiggins: Democrat
Mark Cady*: No Party
Chief Justice Marsha Ternus*: No Party
Michael Streit: Democrat
Daryl Hecht: Democrat
David Baker: No Party
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*appointed by former Republican Governor Terry Branstad


AND WHY DID THEY DO IT?


Iowa Supreme Court Building, Des Moines

Douglas Burns, writer for the Daily Yonder, perceptively examined here whether Iowa's new stance on same sex marriage reflects the state's people and heritage or the actions of out-of-state special interests.

Opponents of same-sex marriage have vowed at a statehouse rally that they will work to oust Ternus, Streit and Baker, who will be up for retention votes in 2010.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PARANOID FOX NEWS VIEWERS LEAVE THE HOUSE?


Tim Russo at BloggerInterrupted interviews some patriots at a Cleveland teabagger rally.

MSNBC'S DAVID SHUSTER RIPS FOX NEWS AND GETS OFF LEWD TEABAGGING PUNS FASTER THAN YOU CAN COUNT THEM



NOT TO BE OUTDONE BY MSNBC, CNN'S ANDERSON COOPER AMBUSHES DAVID GERGEN WITH HIS OWN LEWD TEABAGGING PUN



If all this is going over your head, then look up "teabagging" at urbandictionary, but DON'T tell them I sent you. I wash my hands of the whole thing.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

SILICON VALLEY TECHNOLOGIST EXPLAINS WHY AMAZON.COM DIDN'T JUST HAVE A "GLITCH"

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Mary Hodder's complete explanation is posted on TechCrunch.

...Amazon is using algorithms, which rely on their classification system, with various statistics like “Sales Rank” to rank products in search results on the site. These algorithms and classifications have points of view. Their point of view, revealed this week, is that “positive references to sexual orientation == gay” is “adult” in nature. And that classifications will be used in the algorithms to sort out what is shown and what does or does not get to have “sales rank,” which then orders items in search results. And we all know search result order can lead to big sales, or invisibility. The SEO industry and Google bank big on that point.

Search for “homosexuality” in Amazon and this is the top result:



Yours truly snickered through the AmazonFail debacle, as my online goto for books has always been AbeBooks, the largest online bookseller in the world, representing thousands of independent booksellers, with an inventory of about 110 million(!) books.

But the joke was on me. AbeBooks, a Canadian firm in Victoria, was acquired in December of 2008 for a price rumoured to be between 90 and 120 million dollars by ... Amazon.com.

Abebooks operates independently. So far.

PRODUCER OF MYSTERIOUS SKIN AND SHORTBUS DEAD AT 43

(Photo via blog of actor David Leong)

Dutch-born Wouter Barendrecht, champion of independent gay cinema and producer of Mysterious Skin and Shortbus, died April 5th in Bangkok at 43 of heart failure. With Michael J. Werner, Barendrecht was the co-chairman of Fortissimo Films, a company he founded in 1991 in Amsterdam.

AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION: GAY PENGUIN CHILDREN'S BOOK NOW THREE FOR THREE
And Tango Makes Three, Justin Richardson’s and Peter Parnell’s award-winning picture story about two male penguins who become parents has again topped the ALA's most-challenged book list. Tango was targeted for being "pro-gay, anti-religion and anti-family."

Another frequently-challenged library book was Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini’s million+ selling novel about friendship and betrayal between two Afghan boys, a book club favorite made into a feature film. The novel, which depicts a rape of one of the boys, has been criticized for offensive language and sexual content.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

DECONSTRUCTING CHRISTIAN LIES




MADDOW ADDRESSES NOM'S YOUTUBE TAKEDOWN OF HER PIECE ABOUT THEM

Interestingly, the National Organization for [heterosexual-only] Marriage may have been forced into asserting copyright infringement in order to remove Maddow's piece from youtube because of fear that some of the actors shown auditioning for its "Gathering Storm" ad did not sign releases (since they were not hired) and might be able to sue National Organization for Marriage. Hmmm.

ANDY COBB FEELS NOM'S PAIN

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Exclusive: Gay Marriage NOT Their Real Agenda
SCARY HOMOSEXUAL PLOT TO STRAIN
WORLD SUPPLY OF 8-GIGABIT FLASH
MEMORY CHIPS BY CORNERING
100 MILLION OF THEM!

Photo: (Cook, Jobs) Text: Eric Zeman

File this under: Whoa. According to DigiTimes, Apple has placed orders for up to 100 million 8GB NAND flash memory chips. Gee, what would Apple want to do with that many chips?
One hundred million 8GB chips is a lot of memory. The order is so large, says DigiTimes, that it is causing tight supply in the market. It reports, "Contract prices for MLC NAND flash chips have increased by up to 16% for the first half of April, as a result of shipment adjustments by chip suppliers."
Most of the chips for Apple will come from Samsung, which is the world's largest supplier of NAND flash. It appears that Nokia (NYSE: NOK) and Sony (NYSE: SNE) are also beefing up their supplies of flash memory, though the DigiTimes doesn't have figures.
This and other reports suggest that Apple is ramping up production of the next-generation iPhone. Lest you think that any new device would be limited to just 8GB (which seems a skimpy amount), keep in mind, Apple may use multiple chips inside one device. With 100 million chips on hand, Apple will be able to supply millions of iPhones and iPods with all sorts of different memory configurations, including 8GB, 16GB, 24GB, 32GB and so on.
We also know that Apple has ordered 3.2- and 5.0-megapixel camera modules, and that iPhone OS 3.0 (which is great, by the way) will support video capture.
Tie everything together, and Apple just might have something really interesting to announce at WWDC in June.


IS APPLE COO TIM COOK GAY?
[Rumormonger]
Tim Cook, Steve Jobs's second-in-command, may be up for the top job at Apple should anything happen to the company's iconic founder. Indeed, he's already subbed in once when Jobs was recuperating from surgery to treat pancreatic cancer. But who is this guy? Even Fortune's in-depth profile gives few clues: Cook, 48, is a Southerner who's "intensely private," a "fitness nut," and a "lifelong bachelor" who rents a house in Palo Alto. Outside interests? "When he isn't working he tends to be in the gym, on a hiking trail, or riding his bike." Come on. What is this — a Fortune profile, or a men-seeking-men personals ad in Craigslist?
     Gina Gloski, a classmate of Cook's at Auburn University, told Fortune, "He just never seemed that interested in other people. I'm a hugger and a kisser, but I'd never feel comfortable giving Tim a hug or a kiss." A Republican when he worked for IBM, he donated money to Barack Obama's campaign.
We dislike stereotypes as much as the next guy. But an intensely private bachelor in his 40s, with a Southern background? We'd be remiss in our duties as a gossip if we didn't wonder if Cook was gay.
Not that there's anything wrong with that: Apple recently donated $100,000 to the unsuccessful effort to defeat Proposition 8, California's ban on gay marriage.
Source: valleywag.com

Monday, April 13, 2009

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MARRIAGE
MAKES RACHEL MADDOW REPORT
GO POOF DISAPPEAR FROM YOUTUBE



Because Rachel Maddow's mocking report of the National Organization for [heterosexual only] Marriage included funny clips stolen obtained by the Human Rights Campaign of really bad actors auditioning for the NOM's "Gathering Storm" ad, NOM got YouTube to remove them (even though Rachel's piece was noninfringing fair comment). MSNBC, which probably won't be as easily intimidated as YouTube's penniless parent, Google, has the video here. The NOM piece starts at 2:08.


TEN REASONS GAY MARRIAGE IS WRONG
1. Being gay is not natural. Real Americans always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and air conditioning.
2. Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.
3. Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract. [Just ask Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning! Oh, sorry. That was so unfair. Bruning's supposition was that a man might want to marry a chair, which is totally ridiculous unless it's an Eames chair.]
4. Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all; women are still property, blacks still can't marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.
5. Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed; the sanctity of Brittany Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed.
6. Straight marriages are valid because they produce children. Gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children.
7. Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.
8. Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in the world.
9. Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That's why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.
10. Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven't adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans

—Anonymous Facebook Posting



ANTONIN SCALIA, TAKE NOTES!
YOU MAY WANT TO USE THIS!
Bans against gay marriage are not unconstitutional under equal protection, because gays already have the right to marry. In fact, we have all known many married gay people. They just can’t marry people of the same sex; on the other hand, neither can straight people. This is why the equal protection argument is absurd. Gays have exactly the same rights as straights.
—"Robert" quoted in the NYT column "The Opinionator" 4/3/9

Anatole France (pseudonym for Jacques Anatole Fran├žois Thibault) had a sarcastic counter-argument perfectly applicable to Robert's twisted logic:
"The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread."
The Red Lily, 1894

Dragging the French into this does serve a purpose beyond stealing rapier wit; that being a flimsy excuse to embed three automobile ads aired in that country which vividly epitomize the Gallic affection for the principle "Vive la difference."




Then what happened?



"Translation: Can you get us in?"
(If Renault really wanted the gay market, it would have named the car "Twinko", not "Twingo.")




Actually a Swedish-made ad, but with a French soundtrack and sensibility. And brought to you by the same Chicago ad agency which created Charlie The Tuna (WTF?).

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Happy Easter, Christers!


Below:
Jackie and Dunlap discuss sexting (NSFW) and Madonna. Plus, my favorite Easter Joke:





The joke:

Three Japanese men die in a horrible bus accident and go to the gates of heaven. St. Peter stops them at the gate, eyes them suspiciously and says "Boys, most Japanese practice Shinto or Buddhism. You're actually Christians?"

The three indignantly protest that they were raised in Christian families and have practiced the religion their entire lives.

St. Peter says: Ok, I'm going to ask you one question. If you get the one question correct, you will get to go into heaven."

Excited about not going to Hell, the three Japanese men agree to the test.

Calling over the first Japanese man, St. Peter says to him, "Okay, here is your question. It's easy. What is Easter?"

The first Japanese man, replies, "Ahhh... Easter... Easter is American holiday. Fat man in red suit come down chimney, give toys to all boys and girls... everyone happy!"

Looking annoyed, St. Peter pulls a lever opening a trap door and the first Japanese man falls down to Hell.

Calling over the second Japanese man, who looks a bit nervous having seen his friend fall down to Hell. "Okay, I'll ask you the same thing. It's not hard, but your friend was an idiot. What is Easter?"

Stroking his chin for a few seconds, he answers, "Easter is American holiday... family get together eat turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, everyone fat and happy."

Shaking his head in disapproval, St. Peter pulls a lever opening a trap door and the second Japanese man falls down to Hell.

St. Peter then calls the third Japanese man over, who is cowering in fear of going to Hell. "Relax. Just answer this ONE simple question, and you can get into Heaven. What is Easter?"

Hearing the question, the third Japanese gets a huge, confident smile on his face, and replies, "Ahh... Easter celebrate Jesus Christ die on cross."

"Yes... go on." Says St. Peter.

"They take him down from cross, and put Jesus in big cave.... cover cave with big rock."

"That's right... go on!" Says St. Peter, excitedly.

"Jesus there for three days"

"Go on!"

"After three days, Jesus stand up, move big rock to the side, come out, and look for shadow. If he see shadow, then 6 more weeks winter!"

Friday, April 10, 2009

Iowegians,
mindful of the recent
LDS-guided California marriage
debacle, tip their feedcaps to

the Golden State...


(Alan Light photo)






...while New Yorkers
in Union Square
do the same to Iowa
(dressed in native
costumes!)


(JMG photo)



The Iowa Supreme court ruling was exactly 69 pages. Read it here:

Speaking of marriage, here is the best wedding video I've ever seen:



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If you ever wondered what Todd 'N Tyler, Z92's craptastic dauphins of sneering heterosexual condescension, would look like in drag, look no further.




















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Looks like Improv Everywhere stunts have spread to Europe.

Here's one in Antwerp, Belgium. (Yes, THAT Antwerp)




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