Canadian Soapbox: Christian crackpot radio and useless Bible prophecy

I’ve been doing a fair bit of driving lately, often between the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Québec City.  Entertainment while behind the wheel is typically my car stereo as my vehicle is over 15 years old and doesn’t have a CD player.  Anyone remember cassettes? I make good use of the seek button and often ...

Red Tory v.3.0.3: Game Over for Santorum

At Gettysburg, PA (of all places!) Rick Santorum announced today that he’s throwing in the towel on his bid to become the Theocrat in Chief of the United States. No surprise really, considering that in all probability he would otherwise have lost the primary later this month in his home state. Not only would that ...

LeDaro: Evolution and Republican Nomination Race

There is a serious misconception that Democrats believe in evolution and Republicans don’t. Republicans not only believe in evolution but that they practice it plentifully. You have to look at the current race for the Republican Presidential nomination race and you will understand what I mean. They understand and practice to the hilt the principle ...

Progressive Proselytizing: The importance of fundamentals for a stable nomination race

For any analyst, covering this GOP Presidential Nominee race is a humbling experience. Almost everybody – myself included – has made bad predictions. It has been so wildly unpredictable and erratic experiencing swings up and down in the polls for almost every candidate. While the eventual winner, Mitt Romney, has long been relatively clear, exactly how ...

Santorum’s House of Fear

That dull roar you hear is the sound of All The Internets laughing uproariously at Rick Santorum’s new, desperately dramatic campaign commercial, “Obamaville”, a glimpse at America’s dystopian future under a second Obama term. “Obamaville” is a post-apocalyptic Anytown USA, where religious freedom has been snuffed out like a candle, dead kids’ shoes lie in ...

Red Tory v.3.0.3: Subliminal Frames

If you’ve watched Santorum’s “Obamaville” web advert once or twice, it’s easy to miss a number of what can only be described as “subliminal” images as they appear for only a fraction of a second and often in rapid succession. Whether or not that advertising tactic actually works is highly debatable – personally, I’m rather ...

DeSmogBlog: Tracking The Origins Of The "Blame Obama For Gas Prices" Talking Point

4+dollar+gas.jpg Since at least last summer, conservatives have been parroting the oil industry talking point that President Obama is somehow the one responsible for the spike in gasoline and oil prices. As we have pointed out, they base this on their assertion that the President has been “hostile” towards the dirty energy industry by prohibiting ...

LeDaro: Senator Rick Santorum race for the Whitehouse

When my kids were very young I used to watch Bugs Bunny Road Runner with them. Poor coyote was never able to catch the Road Runner. Santorum has the same problem as he has no hope in hell to get the Republican nomination. Romney has won Illinois by a double-digit margin. Poor sufferin succotash!

Shameful: Rick Santorum uses Obama daughter as political football

Children of presidents are normally off-limits to journalists. That is, Republican presidential children are exempt from scrutiny and mockery in the media. When Bush’s daughters were snorting coke and drinking themselves into oblivion during W.’s reign, a photograph of the daughters falling down drunk circulated but the media did its best to ignore it. Now you have ...

CalgaryGrit: Meanwhile, South of the Border

Despite a pair of humiliating set-backs in Alabama and Mississippi last week, Mitt Romney is still on course to stumble over the finish line in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Despite an overwhelming desire to find anyone else up to the job, the Anybody But Romney options have imploded one by one – ...

Drive-by Planet: U.S. pope-in-waiting and the war on porn

Like porn? You won’t like a Santorum presidency.

In another sign just how dangerous to freedom and the American way Rick Santorum really is, this statement from the presidential contender should send chills down one’s spine. Current federal “obscenity” laws prohibit distribution of hardcore (obscene) pornography on the Internet, on cable/satellite TV, on hotel/motel TV, in retail shops and through the mail or ...

Trashy's World: So Santorum wins…

… two Bible-belt states… and some folks are surprised? Really? On the radio this morning, I hear him say to a crowd after the wins: “The most common thing I have people saying to me is that “I am praying for you”. …and the audience yells “Amen!” Yeah. And there are still some who are ...

Canadian Soapbox: Do Republicans want a religious extremist as their nominee?

The U.S. has troops in places like Afghanistan and Iraq, and numerous other countries, and there’s some definite sabre rattling happening right now in the direction of Iran from some quarters.  Often times western powers are battling with religious extremists, Islamic fundamentalist with an extreme interpretation of the Muslim holy book, the Koran. You might expect to ...

From Orangutan: Dear Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, and Newt Gingrich,

Your tone is more convincing than your words.

Rick Santorum: Sarah Palin is the Clarence Thomas of Feminists

Posted without comment. H/T: Buzzfeed

From Orangutan: Dear Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, and Newt Gingrich,

If you were my father, I’d be very ashamed.

Drive-by Planet: Rick Santorum and the other Great Satan

Rick Santorum and the dark side seem a natural fit. Maybe it’s his count Dracula look or those sweater vests that project inner darkness. So it comes as no surprise that the devil is in fact a large part of Rick’s larger world view. Topping the list of Santorum’s many and varied bogeymen is no ...

Drive-by Planet: Satan endorses Rick

Progressive Proselytizing: How the GOP candidates choose who to attack

Ron Paul: There has been a lot of buzz recently about the fact that Ron Paul, while viscously attacking his other opponents, seems to give Ron Paul a free pass. And vice versa. ThinkProgress has a count which shows that Ron Paul has, despite 20 debates and 39 attacks on other candidates, has not once attacked ...

Headline of the day: "Poll: Santorum comes from behind in Alabama three-way"

Courtesy of the blog, Second Front. I’m pretty sure that headline is indeed accidental. While Weld for Birmingham’s headlines can be imaginative, they are not usually not this satirical or sexual.

Progressive Proselytizing: Rick Santorum’s us vs them mentality

During the Arizona CNN Republican debate, Rick Santorum passionately defended two items: earmarks and his voting on No Child Left Behind. The way he defended them demonstrates his hyperpartisan nature. Earmarks (which allow members in Congress to earmark specific projects for spending in larger bills opposed to letting the executive direct where the funds go) ...

LeDaro: GOP Debates and the State of the Republican Party

I admit, I am a political junkie. I enjoy following elections and rarely miss any national level debates whether Canadian or American. Watching the GOP presidential debate on February 22nd in Arizona, I have to say, this is the worse group of candidates any political party has ever put forward – Ron Paul the physician ...

Art Threat: Rick Santorum’s gay porn mosaic

Gay news website Unicorn Booty published this beauty of a photo mosaic, featuring Rick Santorum’s headshot composed entirely of gay porn. It may not be the most artistic political portrait out there, but you’d be hard pressed to find one more appropriate. If you want to zoom in for the full monty, you can find ...

Progressive Proselytizing: Iran and the CNN Arizona GOP Presidential Debate

CNN Arizona GOP Debate As it often has been in the past, Iran was the principle foreign policy topic discussed in what may well be the last GOP Presidential Debate that we have to suffer through. If it is possible, the hyperbolic, warmongering rhetoric reached a new low. Additional debate comments outside of the Iran ...