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God Bless The GOP

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Sometimes you gotta love Republicans.

Right after President Obama announces Sonya Sotomayor as his Supreme Court Justice nominee, I see and hear various conservative talking-heads calling her things like "racist", "not smart", "radical", "activist judge", "unqualified", etc.. Me thinks Christmas is coming early if this keeps up.

Here you have the first ever Hispanic nominee -- and she's a woman. Now you have the party of white guys with a storied history of racism and 'tradition values' (meaning that they prefer women to be barefoot & pregnant and in the home doing the laundry & washing the dishes) calling her dumb and racist. Nice. In fact, it's downright awesome!!

Here you take the Latino community who are the fastest growing group of people in America and you are considering waging a war over her. Unlike African-Americans, Latino-Americans are not all-in with Democrats -- yet. They're heading this way, but they still have shown to have some swing to their vote.

But what is clear is that they don't like the GOP's ideas when it comes to immigration reform (a.k.a. Operation: Throw Them All The Fuck Out) and they don't like the GOP messing with their chance to have representation on the Supreme Court.

I'm just praying that the wackos on the Right decide to start running ads and continue running their mouths because it'll just lead to more years of Democratic dominance in Washington. There's absolutely no doubt that this one is a losing battle, but I hope no one tells the GOP. Shhhhhhh....

Play Him Off, Kitteh...

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Fucking Dick...

10 Years of Jar Jar Binks

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Today marks the 10th anniversary of the release of "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace". There have been few movies I had been more excited about seeing -- and few that have left me feeling more disappointed.

You can't help but wonder if George Lucas would do anything different if he had to do it all over again. I know I would...

For starters, Jar Jar Binks should have been aborted from Star Wars lore with a rusty wire hanger. It's hard to believe that there wasn't another person involved with the making of "Phantom Menace" who could have alerted Lucas to this disaster in the making. It's a shame that Binks wasn't the one ordered to live out the remainder of his days frozen in carbonite.

Then there's the tragedy of Darth Maul. What did Maul have -- maybe 3 lines of dialog in the entire film? While they marketed the shit out of him, he sure wasn't the next coming of Darth Vader. More like the next coming (and going) of Boba Fett. To take the coolest character, make him have zero significance to the overall story and then let him die like a total chump was a mind-bogglingly bad decision.

No, what us Star Wars fans were really hankering to see was a 60-minute pod race featuring some annoying little kid.

And then there was the unimaginitive dialog, a host of uninteresting supporting characters, not one titillating glimpse of The Emperor and the unnecessary death of Qui-Gon Jin -- the best character (and actor) in the movie.

Saying all of that, I don't hate the film. As a Star Wars geek, I still watch it occasionally, but the fixable flaws are so obvious and you can't help think about what could have been. The missteps in the making of this movie will piss me off to the day I die.

Even this concept may have worked better in hindsight...

Dumb Athlete Quote of the Day

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"This is how I feel -- if you want to see the
Pittsburgh Steelers, invite us when we don't win the Super Bowl.
As far as I'm concerned, he would've invited Arizona if they had won."
—James Harrison on President Obama inviting the
Pittsburgh Steelers to the White House.

Well no fucking shit, Sherlock. Is it really a new concept to you that the President of the United States traditionally invites only the championship winning team to the White House?? Or are you just so arrogant that you believe that President Obama should want the Steelers coming there and be honored by your presence? Pah-leez...

Just based on the fact that this is the same idiot who threw a blatant punch at a player in the Superbowl that could have -- rather should have -- ejected him from the game, I would be inclined to believe that the guy isn't the sharpest tool in the shed.

Not All Cats Were Created Equal...

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WWJD? Not What 62% of Christians Would Do

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Today a PEW Research poll was released showing that 62% of evangelical Protestants support torture sometimes or often.

So wait -- does that mean that these people also agree with the torturing of this guy??

That cross isn't just some iconic trinket; it's the thing Jesus was tortured on! Maybe I'm just ill-informed about where the Bible condones torturing people. It just seems to me that a guy who was brutally tortured would likely not support such actions -- especially someone who preached about turning the other cheek:

You have heard that it was said,
'An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.'
But I tell you, do not resist an evil person.
If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
—Matthew 5:38-39, NIV

Instead, the right-wing evangelicals prefer the writings from the gospel of Stone Cold:

I just whooped your ass!
—Austin 3:16, WWE

Oh, but I suppose the stuff that Jesus was spouting off about was way back before planes were flown into skyscrapers and the like. True. But if the Bible has grown outdated in instances like this, then why isn't it outdated when it comes to not letting women become priests, opposing condoms, opposing gays and opposing women who have taken semi-nude pictures to enter beauty pageants? Oh wait... apparently the last example is OK now.

Point being, evangelicals -- at least 62% of them -- are clearly putting their politics before religion. It's mind-boggling how those who would condemn what happened to Jesus would support similar actions today so as long as it's their side doing the torturing.

Mmmm... Christian Values

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So I'm watching this tool from the Family Research Council on MSNBC as I type this and this guy said that Carrie Prejean was basically cruicified for her Christian values.

Christian values, eh?

Boy, Christian values sure turn me on. If this is what counts as 'Christian values', I might have to sign back up again.

You'll notice that almost every person who defends this women almost all agree with her homophobic beliefs. They also manage to ignore the fact that she lied multiple times about her pictures and that her 'Christian values' are pretty fucking selective. For example...

I may not agree with her 'fuck the gays' stance, but the reason(s) why she shouldn't be Miss California has nothing to do with her position on same-sex marriage. It's that she's a total liar, a hypocrite for citing her Christian beliefs for her stance, being a spokesperson for a hate group while she is the reigning Miss California and, most importantly, that her naked & semi-naked pictures are a clear violation of the pageant (and Christian) rules.

This whole thing ticks me off because she gets rewarded for breaking the written rules and lying solely because she's good for business. Let's face it -- that's all the guy with the funny hair really cares about. Does anyone even know who the name of the actual Miss USA?

Ok, I think I've ranted more than enough about this skank, so here's one more very Christian photo of her for the road...

The Irony of Conservatives

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I find it funny how many conservatives today have taken such issue with what Wanda Sykes had to say about Rush Limbaugh at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday night.

It's been labeled "disgusting", "dispicable" and "deplorable" by the wackos on the Right and yet, some of these same people were sticking up for Miss California, Carrie Prejean, saying that she had a right to speak her opinion.

Well, if I'm not mistaken, isn't it Wanda Sykes' right to say that she hopes Rush Limbaugh's kidneys fail just as much as it is for the homophobic airhead from CA to say that she's against gay marriage?? I guess it's not when you don't agree.

Just because people have a right to an opinion, they shouldn't then be exempt from the shit-storm of criticism that comes because of it. If people think the homophobic chick is a bigot, then people have the right to say so. If people feel that Ms. Sykes went too far by saying Rush should be waterboarded, people also have a right to disagree (even if Rush does deserve such treatment).

And to be serious for a second, Rush Limbaugh's heart is much more likely to fail before his kidneys ever will. I mean, just look at the guy...

More Christian Craziness

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So there's this poor kid in Ohio who attends a fundamentalist Baptist school who faces expulsion if he attends his girlfriend's prom. His nutty school forbids dancing, rock music, hand-holding and kissing. Talk about no fun...

The big question is what this has to do with HER prom? Good question. His school says that their shitty rules still apply. I call shenanigans.

The deal is that they're going to suspend him if he attends her prom -- which, in result, will totally mess up his graduation -- and they'll expel him if he gets drunk or porks her. So what are they gonna do -- spy on him??

First off, we all know that kids don't do anything like that at proms. They're too young to do such things..

Secondly, I'm sure the students are her school are well-behaved young people. That particular school's most famous graduate is Pittsburgh Steelers QB, Ben Roethlisberger and seeing how he turned out, I'm sure there is nothing to worry about...

Seriously though, I feel bad for this kid. His wacky school's rules shouldn't apply beyond the school's grounds.

The principle of Crazy University claims, "In life, we constantly make decisions whether we are going to please self or please God." Obviously, he is implying that going to prom does not please God. Where the hell in the Bible does it say that?? Is God really that much of a hard-ass?

The kid says he's still going to the prom and I sure hope that he does. This school and its principle do not speak for God -- they just think they do. If God is this anti-fun, then what good is He?

Miss Hypocrite

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You have to love the hypocricy of the God-loving, gay-haters out there. The one in the forefront right now is Miss California, Carrie Prejean.

So the great news is that Miss California has posed semi-nude (and quite possibly fully nude) some time before becoming Miss California. How Christian of her to pose for pictures that are taken for the sole purpose of guys jerking-off to them.

Fap! Fap! Fap!

You know, I can still remember the nun going through the list of sins we might just wanna confess before my being confirmed way back in CCD and one of them was 'inappropriately touching yourself'. I literally LOL'ed in the classroom (partly out of guilt) which then prompted her to reaffirm, "Yes, that is a sin." Even if it was a sin, I still felt it was best to leave that one out when confessing to Father before the big moment.

So after the first racey pic leaked out onto the interwebs yesterday, she comes out and says...

"I am a Christian, and I am a model. Models pose for pictures, including lingerie and swimwear photos."

So what Miss Christian is saying is that because modeling is her job, it gives her permission to pose for lingerie photos that are intented to sexually arouse folks. I wonder what her church would say about these pictures? And I sure can't wait to see how the Miss California pageant is going to deal with these rule-breaking photos...

"Recently, photos taken of me as a teenager have been released surreptitiously to a tabloid Web site that openly mocks me for my Christian faith."

Surreptitiously, eh? Well, either she has one hell of a thesaurus on her computer or this wasn't written by my new favorite panty model. She continues...

"I am not perfect, and I will never claim to be. But these attacks on me and others who speak in defense of traditional marriage are intolerant and offensive. While we may not agree on every issue, we should show respect for others' opinions and not try to silence them through vicious and mean-spirited attacks."

You know what? Fuck you.

I'm tired of all this 'we all have a right to our own opinion' crap. I guess the KKK and Nazi's have a right to their opinion too. And also these jerkwads who protest dead soldiers' funerals for who knows what reason...

Just because someone has an opinion doesn't mean that people have to like it or respect it. In this case, Miss California's opinion deals with the civil rights of human beings and her wanting to ensure that those people never achieve equal rights. Now her and her opinion are part of the 2M4M group that is out there trying to stop this group of people from achieving equal rights.

I always have to laugh at the irony of at those who go on to preach about their Christian beliefs and then do things that seem to defy those beliefs whether it is related or unrelated.

It's all about cherry-picking the Bible and holding only those things which they agree with nearest and dearest to their heart. The most judgemental Christians seem to be the masters of this practice.

Fox-y News

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Now that I'm watching more daytime news these days, I've really come to appreciate Contessa Brewer on MSNBC. Wait, did I imply that I think she's great at her job? I actually just meant that she's a total fox. My TV can be on mute and I enjoy her doing whatever she's doing all the same.

Ok, to be honest, I like Contessa's personality too... but did I mention that she's a total babe? Well, she is. ;)

Anyhow, after researching this news hottie on the interwebs, I found out that racist radio host, Don Imus, had some beef with her when he heard that she called him a "cantankerous old fool" back in 2005.

First off, can you even fault her for saying that?? In fact, it's pretty difficult to see where she was wrong in her evaluation of Imus.

Apparently, Contessa continued on to say that Imus didn't know how to relate to "beautiful women". His contankerous response was, "With that fat ass she’s got, she wouldn’t be one of ‘em. Plus, she’s dumber than dirt … Oh, my God, what a pig.. . . That’s why they have those big double-doors there at MSNBC, you know, so they can get her fat ass in makeup."

Why I oughta...

Coming from that guy, what does any slight really amount to anyway? He looks like Frankenstein Monster with a gray mop on his head for fuck's sake. Beautiful women probably go running and screaming in the opposite direction seeking a torch or a pitchfork to keep him at bay.

Anyway... to Contessa's credit, I occasionally enjoy her reporting as well. For example, watching her get all irrate about Republican chicanery in this clip is quite a turn on... intellectually. Go get 'em Contessa!