Tag Archives: massachusetts

  Not that anyone's surprised

Planned Parenthood Sting Videos Are Full Of Bullcrap. No, Even MORE Bullcrap.

Everyone is getting tired of this Are we still talking about Planned Parenthood stealing baby parts from your lady cave, in the dead of night, to sell on Amazon? (Order with Prime and have it by tomorrow!) Yes, we are, groan and growl and MANY EXPLETIVES! Read more on Planned Parenthood Sting Videos Are Full Of Bullcrap. No, Even MORE Bullcrap….
  Ricky Has Two Ideas

Rick Santorum Should Try Calling Donald Trump An Asshole If He Wants Any Attention

Can't go wrong with the classics
Nobody is paying any attention to Rick Santorum, who is also a Republican presidential candidate, you know. Sure, an unpopular second-tier one, but still! He is running for president again, look at him, look at him, LOOK AT HIM NOW! So, having conclusively proven in his failed 2012 run that college education is only for snobs and elitists, Rick Santorum (holder of a bachelor’s degree, MBA, and a J.D.) is turning his sights to the abysmal state of elementary schools, which he thinks only teach about gay families because The Creeping Gay has completely taken over Gaymerica. Take note, media, Santorum is speaking! Read more on Rick Santorum Should Try Calling Donald Trump An Asshole If He Wants Any Attention…
  In which we have "feelings" and bullshit like that

A Sappy Love Letter From Your Gay Wonkette, About America Getting Gay Marriaged In The Butt

That's yr gay Wonkette's niece. She's actually a wingnut, but her parents pose her for pictures like this.
Thursday night, I sat in my parents’ front yard just outside Memphis and looked at the house where I spent my teenage years. I wasn’t intending to have either Poignant Thoughts or A Moment, I just wanted to smoke a cigarette. (SHUT UP, I AM QUITTING.) I looked at the windows of my old bedroom and suddenly remembered, “Oh, tomorrow might be the day.” And then, surprisingly but not out of nowhere, I remembered the early ’90s, when I started to realize I was “different.” Well, I already knew THAT. I was a weird kid: I’d been playing piano since the age of four and reading since two; I was not all that athletic (I’m being generous); and I was just generally WEIRD. Suddenly, as I hit puberty, I realized that all those sexxxy thoughts I was having were about the boys in my class, not the girls. Read more on A Sappy Love Letter From Your Gay Wonkette, About America Getting Gay Marriaged In The Butt…
  Your Morning Maddow

Morning Maddow: Snowmageddonghazigate Hits New York, Impeach … Someone

'I can't feel my hands'
Monday’s Rachel Maddow Show was of course all Snowmageddonghazigate, and they started the hour with Rachel freezing outside at Rockefeller Center. Happily, unlike Chris Hayes, who had to do his whole show outside, Rachel has enough star power to get herself back inside after the first commercial break, and so here she is telling us that she can’t feel her hands, and then getting down to the serious business of talking about how the only time one of America’s three biggest cities had a female mayor (Jane Byrne in Chicago) came to office largely because her predecessor just plain couldn’t handle the giant snowstorm of 1978. And so there is much talk of snow and politics, as well as file footage of then-Governor Michael Dukakis in a perfectly darling sweater. “He’s a Von Trapp!” Read more on Morning Maddow: Snowmageddonghazigate Hits New York, Impeach … Someone…
  Customer Service Agreement With America

GOP Senate Says Obama Must Make Sweet Love To America’s Oil Lobbyists, Or Else

Definitely winning
Republicans formally took control of the United States Senate on Tuesday, free at last to indulge in their love of sweet, sweet, crude and its associated lobbyists — a love that has been forbidden by their overly-strict totalitarian dad, Barack Obama, who made no secret that he did not approve. The GOP has been waiting eight long years, staring longingly out the window, so they’ve had plenty of time to think about the best way to approach this promising courtship. We thought they might keep their love under wraps the way they’ve been yammering on about bipartisan cooperation and compromise, leading us to think they’d start their new session with something Father Barry likes. Maybe service dogs for veterans? The Little Old Lady Street-Crossing Assistance Act of 2015? National Fuzzy Kitten Appreciation Day? Let’s check in! Read more on GOP Senate Says Obama Must Make Sweet Love To America’s Oil Lobbyists, Or Else…
  Meet The Neighbors

Boston Cop Calls Guy ‘N-Word,’ Beats Uber Driver, Steals His Car. Because ‘Boston’

Image via WBZ-TV video Early Sunday morning, a Boston police officer used an everyday occurrence, an Uber ride home in the wee hours, to help his department advance its community relations with a groundbreaking new strategy: meet with members of racial minorities, then insult and beat them. Read more on Boston Cop Calls Guy ‘N-Word,’ Beats Uber Driver, Steals His Car. Because ‘Boston’…
  Keep The 'Ha' In Hanukkah

Massachusetts Official Keeps Christ In Jewish Christmas

Deck the halls with boughs of challa
L-R: Some rabbis and Springfield Councilors Bud Williams, Kateri Walsh, and Thomas Ashe. Photo by Don Treeger / The Republican Forget the War on Christmas. 2014 is the year of the War on Hanukkah. First there was the discovery of Scott Walker’s long ago “Molotov” holiday wish, and then we had Rick Perry’s bizarre comparison of the Boston Tea Party to the Maccabees, and then Tuesday, on the first of the eight crazy nights, a city councilman in Springfield, Massachusetts, one Bud Williams, commemorated the city’s official menorah lighting by saying, “Jesus is the reason for the season”: Read more on Massachusetts Official Keeps Christ In Jewish Christmas…
  No Atheists In Fox Holes

Santa Evicted From Public School, One Dad Plus Fox News Very Upset

Iwo Tannenbaum
With all the torture and police brutality and Republicans taking over Congress, we were worried that the War on Christmas just might not come this year. Thankfully, though, just like Santa soaring through the fog, led by a Claymation reindeer, it’s finally arrived, and Fox News’s Todd Starnes will get to open up his brightly wrapped box of butthurt under the Kwanzaa Tree after all. Read more on Santa Evicted From Public School, One Dad Plus Fox News Very Upset…
  The Master's A Tool

Massachusetts Parents Freaked Out By Textbook That Says Not All Slaves Were Tortured

Remember how the Teaheads in Chandler Gilbert (Dok’s geographic aphasia strikes again), Arizona, are on the cusp of murdering some biology textbooks because the books say that abortion is a thing that exists? Well, it’s time for a big ol’ “Both Sides Do It!” jamboree, because in Brookline, Massachusetts, some parents are simply livid about a passage in a 5th-grade American History text that says — and we hope you are sitting down — that not every slave back in slavery times was horribly mistreated. A local teevee report explains that after parents complained to the local school board, the district announced the book, published in 2001, would be phased out at the end of the year; in the meantime, according to a letter sent to parents, it will not be used in history classes, but rather, the passage will be used to “question the authority of a published book.” Read more on Massachusetts Parents Freaked Out By Textbook That Says Not All Slaves Were Tortured…
  When I Dip You Dip We Dip

Massachusetts Patriots To Local Health Board: Smoke Free Or Die

Have you guys heard of New Hampshire?
Central Massachusetts is Charlie Pierce‘s beat — he grew up there, whereas Yr Wonket lived in the Commonwealth for a mere decade — so if Pierce picks this story up, be sure to read him. With that said, we have spent more than our fair share of time among the small towns north of Worcester, so when the Boston Globe reported on a contentious public meeting in the town of Westminster, the chaaaming, non-rhotic speech of New England rang in our mind’s ear. Read more on Massachusetts Patriots To Local Health Board: Smoke Free Or Die…
  Thanks but no thanks

National Organization For Marriage Tries To Cram Endorsement Down Democrat’s Throat

Nobody actually listens to these assholes. Nobody.
Image via The New Civil Rights Movement The National Organization for Marriage is just about as dead as opposition to marriage equality itself. NOM is pretty darned sure homophobia is going to be making a big comeback any day now — any day, you’ll see! — and when it does, NOM will be there, telling all of us sinners and friends of sinners that NOM was right all along about how The Gay would destroy America and the family and the sanctity of Newt Gingrich’s three marriages and freedom and then America some more, thanks in no small part to the Obama administration’s evil fascist agenda to let gays do paperwork together, IMPEACH! Read more on National Organization For Marriage Tries To Cram Endorsement Down Democrat’s Throat…
  true grit

Look At This Fake ‘War Hero’ … Oh. Wait.

If he's not going to use a pic of himself in uniform, neither will we
From Charlie Pierce, the feel-good political story of the day: There’s this Democrat guy running for the 6th Congressional district in Massachusetts, Seth Moulton, who made it onto the radar of Boston Globe reporter Walter Robinson because while Moulton is a veteran of the Iraq War, his campaign literature has treated his service rather quietly. To Robinson, this smelled fishy — he’s made a specialty of revealing fake claims of military service and unearned medals by any number of politicians. Read more on Look At This Fake ‘War Hero’ … Oh. Wait….
  Your Morning Maddow

Here’s A Thing That Happened: Rachel Maddow May Or May Not Wear Pants (Video)

Only the crew knows for sure
Our Maddow piece today is a short, nearly silent “And now, here’s a thing…” bit on the embarrassing discovery that Massachusetts Republican candidate for governor Charlie Baker — whose campaign ads have been all about jobs, jobs, jobs — was given an award in 2008 for “Outsourcing Excellence.” And the Martha Coakley campaign found a photo of him accepting the award … in a tuxedo. Oopsies. It’s gorgeous. Read more on Here’s A Thing That Happened: Rachel Maddow May Or May Not Wear Pants (Video)…
  Travails With Charlie

Hey Little Missy, There’s Nothing Wrong With Mass. Republican’s Outreach To The Gals

They sure love us
Charlie Baker is already in a pretty difficult race, what with being a Republican trying to become governor of Massachusetts. But popular Gov. Deval Patrick isn’t running this year, and the Democratic candidate is A.G. Martha “Campaign? Why?” Coakley, who didn’t exactly ignite passions in her 2010 bid for the Senate. Charlie Baker really would like to do well with women, who are a rather important demographic; problem is, Coakley holds a 20-point lead among the fairer sex. So last week, at a “Women for Charlie” event, when Baker was asked if NFL commissioner Roger Goodell should be fired for his bungling of the league’s multiple domestic abuse scandals, he bobbled the answer: Read more on Hey Little Missy, There’s Nothing Wrong With Mass. Republican’s Outreach To The Gals…
  late night shots

Definitely Not-Mobbed-Up Mayor Definitely Not Threatening Rivals With Guns

Mayor William Flanagan of Fall River, Massachusetts, is a man under attack. He is facing a recall petition for jacking up his town’s taxes and garbage collection fees, a petition that reportedly holds a signature from one Jasiel Carreia II, member of his own city council. Surely that is a mistake! This can all be cleared up with a late-night chat in Mayor Flanagan’s car. Just two guys talking while the mayor strokes his gun. Read more on Definitely Not-Mobbed-Up Mayor Definitely Not Threatening Rivals With Guns…