Monday, November 30, 2020

Anti-LGBTQ Christian Nationalist Election Wizard

Eddie Hyatt
Eddie Hyatt | via YouTube
Eddie Hyatt pitched a fit in February when Walmart issued new vests to employees which included a rainbow symbol. He advised employees not to wear the vest. That advice was objectively stupid.

Monday, Hyatt, a Christian nationalist, is claiming that Donald Trump could still prevail: Why the Electoral Vote Could Be Key to a Second Term for Trump. His persistence is perhaps explained by his prior prophecy that Trump would win.
Terribly confused or a liar? You decide.
Some of you just said to yourselves that Mr. Hyatt is confused and a liar.
The American media has declared Joe Biden the president-elect on the basis of the popular vote. However, the U.S. Constitution gives clear guidelines for choosing the president of the United States and neither the media nor a popular vote is mentioned. It is the Electoral College that chooses the U.S. president.

Who Among Them is the Batshittiest?

Janet Folger Porter
Janet Folger Porter does crazy with the best of them.
Janet Porter is well known for her anti-LGBTQ antics. One of her fetishes is apparent in her obsessive attack on marriage equality. Porter also has a full-blown case of transphobia which she used to fleece the faithful.

The delusional bigot now wants to convince people that Donald Trump prevailed in the 2020 election. Late last week I received an email from Ms. Porter:

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

At Least The Conservative Christian Admits He is Confused

Bill Johnson, American Decency Association
Bill Johnson, American Decency Association via YouTube
Conservative Christians made the hypocritical choice to support the twice-divorced, six-time creatively bankrupt con artist, Donald Trump. In their circles many of their leaders went on the record to claim that God would ensure that Trump was reelected. Some of them even claimed that God chatted with them.

Wednesday I received an email from Bill Johnson of the very anti-LGBTQ American Decency Association. It is from Johnson but seems to be signed by their Steve Huston. A few years ago, Mr. Huston had a meltdown-shitfit because Honeymade advertised some graham crackers with a gay couple. ADA, at about the same time, had a collective embolism over a Hallmark card that they did not like.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Hate Groups Opposing Hate Crime Laws Yet Again

This image from American Family Association makes it abundantly clear why they oppose hate crime laws.
The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act was signed into law on October 28, 2009. Christian conservatives insisted at the time that the purpose of the law was to incarcerate Christian pastors. Some claimed that the intent was to ban the Bible. As the Act was being considered they pretty much lost their minds.

Perhaps readers can help me. I have searched and searched and I cannot find where we are keeping those locked up preachers. In fact, shame on our government. They won't even tell us who those preachers are. Presumably they have not received legal representation.

Arkansas is once again considering a hate crimes law which provides for sentence enhancements. As Arkansas Online notes:

I Once Lived on Guam

World War II ended for Imperial Japanese Army Sergeant Shoichi Yokoi in 1972 when he surrendered to authorities on Guam.
I lived on Guam for my employer at the time. Very pretty but utterly awful. I was a contractor and the military “suggested” to my employer that I should be transferred. I ended up in Bangkok which I loved.

Getting back to Guam, it is home to Yokoi's Cave. For Yokoi, a Japanese sergeant, World War II ended in 1972 when he surrendered. His cave is a popular tourist destination.

That recollection was inspired by the Conservative Action Project (CAP). Founded by former AG Edwin Meese III. CAP should be named The Religious Conservative Action Project. It has been closely associated with the anti-LGBTQ hate group Family Research Council. CAP does not appear to be a 501(c)x nonprofit entity.

Brian S. Brown Uses Anti-Semitic Slur

Brian S. Brown
Brian S. Brown circa 2017
via YouTube
Brown fawns over Trump's self-serving agenda while whining about a prospective Biden agenda that is fairer to LGBTQ people and women.
Tuesday's missive from Brian S. Brown is a money-beg for International Organization for the Family titled biden the globalist.

I will give Brian Brown the benefit of the doubt. I am going to assume that Mr. Brown does not know the origins of the term “globalist.” In the subject email, Brown uses it to describe President Elect Biden and George Soros (code for “evil Jewish influence”).

A half century ago it was well understood that a “globalist” is a Jewish person whose allegiance is not to the United States. His fidelity is to a global Jewish conspiracy seeking world domination.

Monday, November 23, 2020

Then There is the Evangelical Who Took an Airline Flight Because God Told Him To

Dutch Sheets
Dutch Sheets | via YouTube
Get this: Dutch Sheets Leads Spiritual Election Battle With Intercessors: 'This Isn't Over!' Dutch Sheets is a Dominionist and a self-styled prophet. In March of this year, Sheets was part of a group in the Oval Office that prophesied a quick end to the pandemic. I simply do not understand why fortune tellers have so many problems with accuracy.

According to CBN's Paul Strand on Monday:
Even before the Nov. 3 election, Sheets felt God calling him to go pray and wait upon the Lord at the headwaters of the Allegheny River. He wasn't sure why, but he flew to Pennsylvania, and on Election Day tracked down where the stream first bubbles up that becomes the mighty Allegheny and spent a good deal of time there with the Lord.
Later, Sheets sensed the command to return, but this time, to also call a prayer meeting where believers could pray, prophesy and make decrees and declarations concerning not only this disputed election but the nation's course and future.

More Election Crackpottery From Anti-LGBTQ Group

Frank Cannon
Frank Cannon, president of American Principles Project
via APP
The American Principles Project has never been very principled when it comes to LGBTQ people.
Monday, Frank Cannon and Terry Schilling of American Principles Project have authored: America Needs A Special Counsel To Investigate Election Integrity, Stat. First some background:

American Principles Project was started by Robert P. George and Luis Tellez, an Opus Dei numerary. The two are involved in numerous religious pressure groups including the noxious National Organization for Marriage.
  • Chairman: Sean Fieler
  • President: Francis Cannon
  • Executive Director: Terrence Schilling

Anti-LGBTQ Evangelical Douchebag: "Dems stole the election"

Larry Tomczak
Larry Tomczak | via YouTube
Larry Tomczak has a new video posted to YouTube (below the fold). Tomczak baselessly asserts that the election was stolen from Donald Trump. He also claims that Trump will ultimately prevail through divine intervention.

Tomczak, an Evangelical Christian blowhard has groundlessly claimed, for many years, that homosexuality is a learned behavior. His intent is to conform science to scripture.

Tomczak has written:
People are not born homosexual. According to Scripture and science, homosexuality is not part of someone's biological constitution. People will argue to the contrary, but being gay is not like left-handedness. There is absolutely no scientific evidence of a gay gene. Nature or nurture? The answer is the latter. This is not opinion; it's truth.

Friday, November 20, 2020

I Have the Strangest Email - to ME - From a Hate Group

Monica Cole
Monica Cole has the dubious distinction
of heading AFA's One Million Moms

via Linked in
“If there is an agenda it would not exist were it not for bigots like the folks at American Family Association.”
In order to subscribe to email updates from anti-LGBTQ organizations I use a number of personae with gmail or addresses. Imagine my surprise when I received an email from American Family Association sent to the readers' email address on the website.

The subject line of the email reads: Hallmark and Crown Media Are Committed to LGBTQ Activists. Really? Oh dear. Must do something about that. Peril is lurking!
Families need to be aware that Hallmark Channel’s “Countdown to Christmas” movie specials will be very different this year since the network will be including LGBTQ content and characters in its original movies for the first time ever.

For example, The Christmas House, set to air Sunday, November 22, at 8:00 p.m. CST will include a gay couple. The cast features Johnathan Bennett and Brad Harder as gay dads-to-be through adoption.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Give NOM Money - Overturn Obergefell

We tend to overreact every time a religious crackpot farts in our direction.
On behalf of the anti-gay National Organization of Marriage, Brian S. Brown's latest money-beg is titled gay ‘marriage’ ruling again in spotlight with the above graphic.

Personally, I believe that marriage equality is safe. There is no case before any federal court challenging Obergefell v. Hodges and marriage equality has enormous public support. Another issue that someone like Brown would face is coming up with a secular argument.

We are over five years out from Obergefell and none of the arguments in opposition posed by religious conservatives have come to pass. Their only argument is that God does not approve and that won't fly.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Hate Group Leader: Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy Causing Minors to be Gender-Diverse

Tony Perkins
Yup, it's Tony Perkins of Family Research Council, an anti-LGBTQ hate group. Perkins' title — The Left Targets Kids, Teens With Gender Fluid Ideology — is nonsense per se:

No one is “targeting” kids. I take that back. Tony Perkins is targeting kids whose sexuality he does not approve of. Perkins is targeting the parents of those kids, essentially calling them incompetent moms and dads.

Gender dysphoria and its mitigation through transition are not some arcane “ideology.” The hate group leader is projecting. Illogical Christian literalism and Christian supremacy are ideologies.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Officials Meeting With Biden Behind Trump's Back?

Netanyahu calls President-Elect Biden a second time plus Israel's president. And a meeting with top US corporate leaders.
An interesting note today. The press release does not name any of the meeting attendees. Which causes me to suspect that responsible members of the administration are meeting with the President-Elect irrespective of Trump's infantile edicts:
The president-elect and vice president-elect appreciated the opportunity to hear from some of our country's most experienced national security experts about the challenges facing our country and our institutions. The experts briefed them on the diplomatic, defense, and intelligence challenges the administration will inherit on day one, focusing on both the strategic landscape as well as the readiness of our foreign policy and national security departments and agencies. …

Once Again a Hate Group Urges People NOT to Wear Masks

Twila Brase
AFA's crackpot nurse, Twila Brase
via YouTube
American Family Association is a political group. It is also an anti-LGBTQ hate group. According to a blog post Tuesday at their website: Mask mandates called 'theatre' for a scared public.

In early October American Family Association was promoting the views of a crackpot nurse (Twila Brase) that wearing masks causes COVID-19. Tuesday they are at it again.

This all started in January or February of 2020. Donald Trump has always claimed that the Dow Jones Industrial Average represents a) the state of the economy and; b) his approval rating (he is wrong on both counts). Trump tried to downplay the coronavirus' severity so as not to affect the equity markets.

B.S. Brown: Election Uncertainty and Anti-LGBTQ Vomit While Asking for Money

Brian S. Brown
“In Brown's world there are only evil people who support Roe v. Wade and righteous people who oppose the law of the land.”
Tuesday's email from Brian S. Brown (on behalf of International Organization for the Family) is titled second class rights. It is rather ironic given that Brown has devoted a career to relegating LGBTQ people to second-class legal status not deserving of constitutionally guaranteed Equal Protection.

Once again Mr. Brown is asking people to donate to his hate group. I'll skip his (and Alito's) rhetoric about Little Sisters of the Poor (Zubik v. Burwell and Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania).*

Living in denial:

Monday, November 16, 2020

Smearing Trans Youth: Abigail Shrier's Book Got a Bounce

Abigail Shrier
None of this nonsense has any relevance to the overwhelming majority of trans youth.
Target Stores briefly suspended sales of Abigail Shrier's: Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters. Target restored the book to its shelves after religious conservatives complained about “banned books.”

I hope that the same people remember this the next time they try to ban Alex Gino's George from public libraries. George is a trans girl trying to come out. The book is one of the most frequent targets of religious conservatives.

The Target controversy has caused religious conservative outlets to write about Shrier's book again. It's important to keep in mind that this is about very vulnerable transgender kids. For the latest in transphobia we turn to the hatesite LifeSiteNews and their polemicist Calvin Freiburger.

I've Been Gaslighted (or is it "gaslit?")

Donald Trump
via the New York Times

Late Sunday afternoon I received this from The Georgia Recount Fund:
Which caused me to question my own memory of events. The text continues:
Did you hear the news? Thanks to your support and your contributions, Georgia will be doing a FULL recount. This fight is far from over!

President Trump and our legal team are fighting for the good of the Nation to uphold the rule of law, and Georgia’s law is very clear: to legally count, mail ballots must be received by 7:00 PM on Election Day.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Charlie Kirk Joins the Grift

Charlie Kirk
via Getty Images
Charlie Kirk has engaged in a fraudulent campaign to fleece the Trump faithful.
I received an email from Charlie Kirk who heads Turning Point USA. Kirk is asking for money, allegedly to prosecute Trump's post-election grievances in court. Turning Point USA is headquartered in Phoenix.

It is my considered opinion that Charlie Kirk is a thug and extortionist. The self-righteous Kirk is profoundly dishonest.

According to the Anti-Defamation League Turning Point's leadership and activists have made multiple racist or bigoted comments and have links to extremism, including white supremacy. They are bigoted towards LGBTQ people, “especially transgender.” But I digress.

Kirk is rather unoriginal. At some point coronavirus denial became a symbol of support for Trump (which made no sense whatsoever and has added to the death toll). Kirk was invested in convincing students to rebel against stay-at-home orders. Freedom to infect others.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

The Christian Right Seems to Have Moved on From the Presidential Election

Tinkerbell has a better chance of coming back to life if all the kids in the audience clap than Trump has of reversing the 2020 election.
My alternate personalities have received a large volume of email from Christian right pressure groups. Most of them are no longer whining about alleged dastardly acts of voter fraud in Pennsylvania and Michigan. In contrast they are raising money to support Republican candidates in the Georgia runoffs for U.S. Senate.

On Thursday, Hate Group Leader Tony Perkins of Family Research Council, for example,was demanding that the U.S. Supreme Court take action to reverse the nefarious acts of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The commonwealth's jurists extended the time for mail-in ballots to be valid by three days if they were postmarked by election day.

By late Friday Perkins had moved along to Radical 'Heroes Act' Is a Leftist Wish-List. The Heroes Act is the House-originated pandemic relief bill. It passed the House on May 15.

Kay Coles James of Heritage Foundation went from voter fraud to the evil Left seeking to do away with the Electoral College. James falsely alleges that Democrats want to enable “illegal immigrants” to vote. Is anyone in favor of that?

Friday, November 13, 2020

A MAGA Theory and My Apology to That Set

via Politico
The MAGA folks are not our enemy. They are victims.

I have been sarcastic and sometimes mean to people who have been misled by a very savvy swindler. Essentially asking them to admit that they are stupid is the wrong approach. Their trusting nature competed with Trump's cynicism. The outcome was never in doubt.

In 2016, at Trump rallies, there was a frequently used dialog in which Trump would ask “What are we going to build?” The Oedipus Rex chorus responds in unison: “A wall!” Trump continues: “And who is going to pay for it?” Response: “Mexico!”

What they got is about 300 miles of repaired secure fencing. Mexico's check is in the mail.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Blowhard Bill Donohue Claims That Trans People Are Part of a "Self-Identity Scam"

Bill Donohue
As an aside as of Nov. 9 Donohue's Catholic League has still not filed its required 2018 tax return.
Blowhard Bill Donohue is terribly distressed over:
  1. Medical science and;
  2. improved sensitivity regarding transgender persons.
It is worth noting that none of this really affects Blowhard Bill. The presence of gender questions on a form has sent him into lunar orbit because the Catholic Church teaches that transgender people do not really exist. Who does Donohue think are the victims of a scam?

A scam is a fraudulent scheme so dishonesty is a required element. Usually the victims of a scam fleeced out of something of value. I'll skip Donohue's lengthy prelims to get to:

Readout of President-elect Biden's Call with His Holiness Pope Francis

This is sure to piss off the usual suspects:
President-elect Joe Biden spoke this morning with His Holiness Pope Francis. The president-elect thanked His Holiness for extending blessings and congratulations and noted his appreciation for His Holiness' leadership in promoting peace, reconciliation, and the common bonds of humanity around the world. The president-elect expressed his desire to work together on the basis of a shared belief in the dignity and equality of all humankind on issues such as caring for the marginalized and the poor, addressing the crisis of climate change, and welcoming and integrating immigrants and refugees into our communities.

Were Some of These Folks Just a Bit Curious, They Would Not Look Like Fools

Stephen Kokz
Conspiracy Theorist Stephen Kokx
via LSN
Stephen Kokx (possibly pronounced cocks) attempts to explain: The real reason mainstream media is falsely pushing narrative that Biden is ‘President elect.’ Early on, the conspiracy theorist asserts:
Media rushing the transition of ‘President’ Biden is phase II of a massive coup attempt
The above is rather idiotic. No one believes that media choose our president. What the networks do is to crunch the numbers and make a call of who the winner is. Those calls have no legal authority. They are not binding on anyone.

The right seems intent on making people believe that people believe that the media make a legal decision. Perhaps Mr. Kokx is wed to that theory himself.

Batshit Janet Porter Has Proof That Trump Will Win

“If there is proof of anything it is that right wing Christian fanatics lie, gossip and confuse opinion with fact.”
Oh joy. Imagine my delight when this appeared in my inbox from the profoundly batshit Janet Porter (Janet Folger Porter), a devoted anti-LGBTQ bigot:

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Victim Code: "Will Christian Conservatives Be Prosecuted and Removed From Society?"

Dr. Michael Brown
In a civil society morality is not dependent upon religious dogma. Morality defines how we treat others.
Dr. Michael Brown is in rare form. He is advancing the narrative that Christians are being persecuted here at home. Sure.

Oh, it's not clickbait. Uh Huh:
I want to assure you that the title to this article is not clickbait. Rather, it reflects the open sentiments of the extreme leftist political commentator Keith Olbermann.
Seriously? Keith Olbermann as arbiter of American civilization? I happen to like Mr. Olbermann (although I have not watched him since he departed from MSNBC). Nevertheless, Olbermann speaks solely for Olbermann.

The Nevada Republican Party Broke Federal Law

Members of the public are not free to violate federal administrative regulations. An administrative rule has the force of law.
As you are probably aware, the Nevada Republican Party has sent a list of about 3,000 people who, they claim, do not reside in Nevada but voted in Nevada, to AG Barr. As the Wall Street Journal noted, the list undoubtedly includes service members who are permitted to vote in their home state after a transfer.

The Wall Street Journal also indicated that the list sent to Barr did not include move dates.

Of course there are many legitimate reasons for people to vote in one state after moving to another including the possibility that a move is temporary or the mover is a student. Or the effective date was after the election. There are many possibilities.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Biden starting the process of repairing international relationships

Readout of the President-elect's Foreign Leader Calls

President-elect Joe Biden took part in separate congratulatory calls today with the leaders of France, Germany, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.

The President-elect spoke with President Emmanuel Macron of France. The President-elect thanked President Macron for his congratulations and expressed his desire to strengthen relations between the United States and France, its oldest ally. The President-elect conveyed his interest in reinvigorating bilateral and trans-Atlantic ties, including through NATO and the EU. They discussed cooperating on a range of shared interests, such as containing COVID-19 and building global health security; tackling the threat of climate change; strengthening human rights, and laying the foundations for a sustainable global economic recovery. He also expressed his readiness to work together on global challenges, including security and development in Africa, the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, and Iran’s nuclear program.

Hate Groups Weigh in On Election 2020

The nation's Christian mullahs are unhappy with the results of the 2020 election. They cannot change those vote counts so they have gone into denial.
Family Policy Alliance
Family Policy Alliance, a Focus on the Family affiliate, offers tepid congratulations to Biden/Harris conditioned on the outcome of litigation. They seemingly have no clue just how frivolous the litigation is and has been.

Then there is this:
It is no secret that this is not the election outcome we at Family Policy Alliance – and many Christians across the country – had hoped for. Our soon-to-be President and especially Vice President-elect Harris have made it clear that they do not value the lives of babies in the womb. They support a radical LGBT ideology that includes helping children undergo major surgeries and hormone suppressants in order to “identify” as the opposite sex. And they do not believe in the same role for parental choice and religious freedom at school that we hold as a standard.

Monday, November 9, 2020

President-Elect Biden's Call with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada

Ready for some sanity, civility and diplomacy?
President-elect Joe Biden spoke this afternoon with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada. The President-elect thanked the Prime Minister for his congratulations and reaffirmed the close bonds between the United States and Canada. The President-elect indicated that he looks forward to working closely with the Prime Minister to combat the COVID-19 pandemic; advance global health security and resilience against future biological threats; revitalize bilateral economic ties as well as the broader North American partnership, and to deepen collaboration with Canada to address a range of regional and global challenges, including managing hemispheric migration, strengthening NATO, and combating climate change.

Small Nonprofit: "Stop the Steal"

Kimberly Fletcher
Kimberly Fletcher campaigning for Trump and probably breaking the law prohibiting federally nonprofit organizations from engaging in politics.
via YouTube
The actual post is titled: Moms for America, 'Stop the Steal' Hold Peaceful Protests to Ensure Ethical Investigation Into Votes. Thus far I have not seen a scintilla of evidence of voter fraud.

According to the post at the right-wing Christian Charisma:
With the large number of suspicious, irregular and downright illegal voting activities uncovered across the country in this presidential election, Moms for America® is calling for a complete investigation and swift resolution of any and all issues uncovered.

"Only then will we be satisfied that the people's wishes have truly been heard," says founder and president of Moms for America® Kimberly Fletcher. "Now that the American people have cast their ballots, the voters of this great nation deserve a thorough and complete count of all legal votes."

Todd Starnes Complaining that Fox News Constrained His LGBTQ Bigotry

Todd Starnes
Monday, according to a Facebook post by Todd Starnes:
In my final year at Fox News Channel, my editors told me that I could no longer write any columns defending religious liberty against the LGBT movement. They refused to publish any column that reflected negatively on LGBT activists. That's when I figured my time at the Fox News Corner of the World was nearing an end. …
I cannot know for sure but I can make an educated guess that Starnes is, once again, full of crap. In the first instance he is mischaracterizing extreme anti-LGBTQ animus as “defending religious liberty.”

Friday, November 6, 2020

On Trump Tony Perkins Provides More Evidence of His Dishonesty

Tony Perkins
“We have suffered through four years of inarguably the most corrupt, inept and amoral president in the history of our nation and Perkins is upset because media correct Trump's many lies.”
Thursday evening, Hate Group Leader Tony Perkins of Family Research Council offers: Against All Frauds, Trump Fights on.

Perkins is extremely distressed over the apparent election of Joe Biden to succeed Donald Trump. It looks to me like Biden is going to carry Arizona, Georgia, Nevada and Pennsylvania which provides the former vice president with 306 electoral college votes (270 are required to prevail).

In 2016 Donald Trump garnered the exact same total. 306 electoral college votes.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

What POSSIBLE Difference is Created by Fox Calling AZ for Biden?

Arnon Mishkin
Fox's election analysis nerd Arnon Mishkin
via Fox News
Leave it to the hate-site LifeSiteNews to find a conspiracy. One of LSN's loons, Michael Haynes, has authored: Fox News analyst who called Arizona for Biden is a staunch Democrat.
Arnon Mishkin, a registered Democrat, voted for Hillary Clinton and contributed to the Obama campaign.
Haynes is not very original. The Trump campaign has been making the same idiotic claim. It is idiotic because the call by Fox has no effect on the outcome. It is also idiotic because it assumes malfeasance by someone just doing his job.

Is Ryan T. Anderson EVER Intellectually Honest?

Ryan T. Anderson
Admittedly my title is a rhetorical question. The answer, however, is obvious.
Thursday, Ryan T. Anderson has authored: Memo to the Supreme Court: Keep the Faithful Free to Foster. Anderson is referring to Fulton v. City of Philadelphia for which oral argument was heard on Wednesday. The argument transcript is available here.

Neal Katyal represented the City. Justice Thomas actually asked a fair and pertinent question regarding whether the City's position would be different were Catholic Social Services (CSS) not a contractor receiving taxpayer funds. Katyal's answer was that the city would view the matter differently.

Alito, on the other hand, attempted to assert that the City had a ideological objection in contrast to contractual compliance. Alito also dwells on the idea that CSS refers gay couples to another agency which, according to Alito, means no harm is done. Katyal responded quite forcefully. But I digress.

Getting back to Mr. Anderson:

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Just What We Needed - A Documentary on the "Effectiveness" of Conversion Therapy

“…astrologers, tarot card readers, seance conductors and promoters of conversion therapy don't seem to excel in the workplace.”
While election jitters continue, anti-LGBTQ rhetoric persists. It is worthy of notice.

Wednesday, one Georges Buscemi writes: New documentary explores the promise of ‘conversion therapy’ for homosexuals. Our crackpot du jour subtitles his profoundly informative opus:
Much maligned by some, a variety of therapies, empirically-validated by many decades of research, is revealed to be quite effective when used by competent therapists.
Apparently the “empirically-validated” research consists of interviews by the filmmaker — Michel Lizotte. There is no such thing as a competent conversion therapist. It is a contradiction in terms. Said therapist would be at odds with his or her own professional organization. Competent therapists do not indulge in practices based on pseudoscience.
The simple fact is that we appreciate real research as articles published to reputable academic journals that subject submissions to robust peer review.

Sarah McBride's Success Brings Out the Faithfully Obnoxious

Emily Mangiaracina
Emily Mangiaracina's Facebook image
Sarah McBride has always been a successful person. Nearly ten years ago she became student body president at American University.

Tuesday evening she was elected to become the first transgender state senator (Delaware) in the United States. McBride will not serve as a transgender senator. She will be a senator who happens to be transgender.

Emily Mangiaracina does not seem to be similarly accomplished. She might be a Midwest optometrist of the same name. Mangiaracina, an incurious conspiracy theorist and avid Trump supporter writes from time to time for the traditional Catholic LifeSiteNews.

Monday, November 2, 2020

I suppose that I might be able to sleep in a couple of days

Donald Trump
via New York Times
I think it's called Donald Trump Syndrome.
It's the same every night. Toss, turn, fart, under the covers, over the covers, turn the pillow to the cool side, counting dicks. Nothing helps including the Ambien. I'm waiting for a delivery of Belsomar hoping that will work.

Trump's supporters make no sense at all. Many are voting contrary to their own economic interests. Some support Trump because “the elites” loathe him. Maybe they should think about why a broad spectrum of people of all political stripes want to oust Trump.

The God Squad cares about opposing measures that provide nondiscrimination to LGBTQ citizens and, of course, the ultimate issue: Ending abortion.

Brian S. Brown Visited Joe Biden's House of Saturday

I count two nuns plus six civies
Early Saturday morning, Brian S. Brown — on behalf of National Organization for Marriage — sent out a “Media Alert:”
"Scary Joe" Protest at Joe Biden's Home in Delaware

On Saturday, October 31, concerned citizens from Delaware and beyond will gather at the home of Presidential candidate, Joe Biden, to condemn the incriminating evidence found on his son, Hunter’s, laptop and to protest the media and big tech attempt to sway the election by silencing the truth.
The above followed a Friday email from Brown. That one, on behalf of International Organization for the Family, an anti-LGBTQ hate group, was titled: Biden Protests Erupting:

Oh goodie: "Giuliani stakes reputation ... on credibility of Hunter Biden laptop info"

Rudy Giuliani
Yes, that is Rudy Giuliani with Trump
I do not know who, or what, Michael Haynes is. According to Mr. Haynes:
Rudy Giuliani is staking his reputation as a lawyer and the former mayor of New York City on the credibility of the Hunter Biden laptop scandal.

Giuliani originally presented the New York Post with a copy of the hard-drive of Hunter’s computer, which contained details of Hunter’s Ukrainian business deals, and evidence that Joe Biden knew of them.