Rick Santorum

Santorum, Sullivan, Sulu: One is not like the other

Article: Santorum, Sullivan, Sulu: One is not like the other

No two incidents better reflect our country’s schizophrenic political and cultural zeitgeist as it pertains to gay rights than this above photo taken by Charles Dharapak on one end of the spectrum and on the polar opposite end, the crowd’s reaction at a Santorum rally of seeing two men kiss. As the two kissers, Timothy Tross and Ben Clifford, were escorted out, the crowd lustily chanted “USA! USA!” (you know, because nothing screams American values quite like oppressing personal choices and because PDA is totally “ew” and unpatriotic) as if it were the 1981 Olympics “Miracle on Ice” hockey match.

Keep Newt in the pink!

Article: Keep Newt in the pink!

Now before someone hunts me down and strips me of my Gay credentials, hear me out. Up until recently, like this past Tuesday, the republican primary run-off had been non-stop entertainment for liberals, lefties, pinkos and communists about town. We’ve gorged ourselves on the results as the polls closed, because they were so baffling and telling at the same. It’s the stuff elite cocktail parties are made of. So in an attempt to keep this game going for as long as possible, I have a suggestion. Support Newt Gingrich’s campaign, financially.

Do you like women? Perhaps you are one? If so, read on…

Article: Do you like women? Perhaps you are one? If so, read on…

When I logged onto the Internet today and alerted one of the lady members of my buddy list it was International Women’s Day, her response was underwhelming. I can quote it for you, “Thbthbt…whatevs.” I get it. Most of you are reading this on your fancy computer, phone or tablet while trying to distract yourself from the job your education helped get you. The one you that pays you money for your skills. Well, listen…you are pretty fortunate that spreadsheets are your biggest worry right now. Most women in the world have bigger fish to fry (like being married off as children and rape as warfare). So, thank the women who paved the way for your lifestyle filled with autonomy and overpriced things and then find out more about what women elsewhere are up against. Bonus points for actually doing something proactive!

Emphasizing the First Syllable in Dictator

Article: Emphasizing the First Syllable in Dictator

In a twisted way, it’s nice to know that America isn’t the only country filled with delusional bigots who find it necessary to pick on a minority group as a means of reaffirming their position in society. The President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, declared it was “better to be a dictator than gay.” In terms of comebacks, this schoolyard defense is known as the “straight flush.” But he’s not the only president, or presidential hopeful, to toss the G word around as a blanket response to political critique. Check out some of the more memorable quotes in the recent past from more familiar names.

Celebrate Super Tuesday with these vintage C-Span appearances

Article: Celebrate Super Tuesday with these vintage C-Span appearances

Spend this Super Tuesday with the network that covers this mess even when there isn’t an election going on. Jim Romenesko compiled this collection of the first C-Span appearances of various media notables such as Jill Abramson, Ana Marie Cox, Matt Drudge, Andrew Sullivan, Howard Kurtz, Malcolm Gladwell and our favorite (joking) Michelle Malkin. I know you’re all tired of hearing this in the same sentence about C-Span, but I’m going to say it anyway: This is pretty awesome.

Political deep throats

Article: Political deep throats

For a Republican presidential candidate to be taken seriously they must go through the time honored tradition of becoming a meme via the consumption of food in a phallic manner. This means it’s time to finally pay attention to Rick Santorum (see photo above) as difficult as it may be. He now joins a rarefied group that includes Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann who were both unified into this unholy gif-union that you can’t unsee (although Mitt finds it hilarious):

The Gr8 Debate

Article: The Gr8 Debate

Photo by Jennifer Morrow, used under a Creative Commons license.

No one gets a crowd to mingle and chatter better than the Gays, stereotypes be damned. So when the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Proposition 8 was just a hate monger of a bill that looked to treat a section of tax paying Americans and their families as second class citizens, the bull horns and boutique hand soap boxes came out of the closet faster than the freshman class of High School for the Performing Arts. Everyone got to talking, tweeting, instagramming, and expressing them selves in anyway they felt prudent.

Naked news: the frothy mixture edition

Article: Naked news: the frothy mixture edition

With Santorum’s recent surge in the polls, it’s important to take time out to remind ourselves what a crazy sex-police zealot he is:

Writing about Santorum’s “Google problem,” a New York Times writer says Dan Savage’s prank was in response merely to the senator’s opposition to gay marriage, so Dan Savage sets him straight (try Santorum’s comparison of homosexuality to bestiality and child rape); the writer corrects his mistake.
On Funny or Die, Dan Savage comedically threatens to change the definition of the name “Rick” if Santorum doesn’t agree to stop attacking gay people during his campaign.

The Ricks: Santorum's boy toys & Perry's customary greeting

Article: The Ricks: Santorum's boy toys & Perry's customary greeting

Image credit: Gage Skidmore

Like any good reality show, the 2012 republican primary race is riddled with hypocritical and anachronistic characters that couldn’t be more entertaining if they were scripted. What makes them so buzz worthy is that they believe in a lot of the rhetoric they’re dishing out. But what’s even more mind blowing is they’re really speaking on behalf of their constituents, who in turn will defend the candidate. So color me, and my log cabin, crazy because I recently found out that Rick Santorum has gay men coming to his defense. I don’t really have a log cabin, it was just the obvious reference, but apparently Rick Santorum might.

Rick Santorum's twin: McLovin

Article: Rick Santorum's twin: McLovin

While digging through the Internet time capsule, someone found Rick Santorum’s high school yearbook photo and apparently he is the twin of “McLovin”, the memorable awkward character played by Christopher Mintz-Plasse in SUPERBAD (actually all the characters were pretty awkward, weren’t they?). Along with the unfortunate looks, maybe this presidential hopeful’s (sorry, just threw up a little in my mouth at that thought) odious views are some form of repressed retribution for his own frustrating, sad high school social experience, theorized this arm chair psychotherapist.