More Keyes Stuff

Chilllinois has a bunch of quotes from the blog that are bizarre given his behavior in this campaign.

Let me offer a preemptive point to those offended by this, I had noticed she was posting on a Keyes listserv a few days ago and if one follows the link in her signature line, it takes you to that blog. This isn’t outing, it is simply pointing out that Alan Keyes has a lesbian daughter who works for his campaign. Given his past statements about other people’s children, this seems relevant to his positions.

Normally, Family is Off the Table

I had to get a beer before posting on this.

Via the most welcome back Chillinois who will be back on the blogroll and the Modern Vertebrate Blog which will be making the blogroll as well, evidence that this Senate race is even more bizarre than I thought.

May I introduce you to Maya Keyes’ blog, written by Alan’s daughter who is incidentally a lesbian.

Chillinois and MV have some stuff, but the most amazing entry is from March 3rd

I remembered pieces of some of my (numerous) conversation/arguments with my parents on the subject of homosexuality. My father, in the middle of explaining why queers are all intrinsically awful people, no matter how lovely they may seem? in the end his argument came down to basically,
It?s inherently selfish to be queer because no matter if we say we?re in love it?s only for selfish reasons (read: we just want to hump like bunnies and don?t really care about anything else but physical pleasure) because we don?t have CHILDREN like the beautiful selfless heterosexuals. Ergo, queers live only for self-gratification and no matter what else goes on in their lives, ultimately (consciously or subconsciously) our entire existence is directed towards the purpose of self-seeking pleasure; queers are not capable of anything but selfish actions whether we know it or not.
Along the same vein, my mother, after meeting on one of my friends (one of the sweetest, smartest, politest boys I know; someone who would be great to bring home to parents. Any parents but mine.) who she couldn?t help but like, took a while to think of something disparaging to say about him because it is against her principles to actually like any of my friends and finally decided that she didn?t, after all, like him because he had a weak mouth as a result of being one of those homosexuals. She says that homosexuals are all inherently weak people, just as they are all inherently selfish people, because they don?t know how to deny themselves anything.

The Whole Point of My Ranting

Is summed up by Rick Klau

When a state rep from Palatine can amass an e-mail list of 100,000 names (more than four times the size of the Governor?s list, by the by), that should tell you something. And if we?re not careful, we?ll see Dean?s lessons implemented to help a Republican insurgent here in Illinois

Hello out there! Click here:

Who registered the url? Brian Timpone of the Illinois Leader

Wake up!

They believe abortion, homosexuality and euthanasia are forms of population control

The weakly Joyce is special this week. We learn that homosexuality is population control.

I can’t work with this material because it is so over the top. I just have nothing.

Of course, the ironic comment of the column is here:

Christian congregations just follow along. They have no idea the roots of the environmental beliefs are Gaia based. They do not know the difference between being conservative stewards that God?s Word tells us to practice and the worship of the creation drawn from the pagan religions.

Of course, what is most odd about this is that Christmas is largely a replacement for pagan holidays. Most of us who practice Christianity understand this in relation to how religions develop in society and understand the celebration of Christ’s birth isn’t important in terms of getting the day right as much as the point and can understand and accept the historical context. In Joyce’s view of the world, this would be called a contradiction.

OneMan has fun with this one too…

Don’t Be Complacent

Illinois for Kerry isn’t just about Illinois, but they are doing bus trips up to Wisconsin and such. No whining about not being in play–I get the commercials–being in play is overrated.

Be ready for DCCC stuff like this–btw, I have some posts for the DCCC if the weiners get their web stuff worked out–right now their problems are causing the left hand column to download slowly.

Cegelis Boat Cruise

The top ten reason to attend the Cegelis for Congress boat cruise fundraiser next Tuesday, September 28th are:

10. Henry Hyde has a 0% voting score from Americans for the Separation of Church and State.

9. Henry Hyde has a 0% voting score from Americans for the Arts.

8. Henry Hyde has a 0% voting score from the American Association of Univerisity Women and a 5% score from NOW.

7. Henry Hyde has a 0% voting score from the Human Rights Campaign.

6. Henry Hyde has an 11% voting score from the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda.

5. Henry Hyde has a 5% voting score from AFSCME.

4. Henry Hyde has a 0% voting score from the American Bar Association.

3. Henry Hyde has a 0% voting score from Sierra Club and a 5% voting score from League of Conservation Voters.

2. Henry Hyde has a 0% voting score from Planned Parenthood.

And the numer 1 reason is …

1. Christine Cegelis.

For more information on Christine’s stands on the issues, go to:

Oliver Willis Is Trying to Turn Me Into A Ranting Idiot

Oh, good, the former Sec Def and current VP was giving a speech to the creationists at the Discovery Institute. Even worse, he was right:

“And the final point that I think needs to be made is this question of casualties. I don’t think you could have done all of that without significant additional US casualties. And while everybody was tremendously impressed with the low cost of the conflict, for the 146 Americans who were killed in action and for their families, it wasn’t a cheap war. And the question in my mind is how many additional American casualties is Saddam worth? And the answer is not very damned many. So I think we got it right, both when we decided to expel him from Kuwait, but also when the President made the decision that we’d achieved our objectives and we were not going to go get bogged down in the problems of trying to take over and govern Iraq.” [Cheney Remarks to the Discovery Institute, Seattle, WA, 8/14/92]