The Divine Miss M — Bachmann’s concept of Christian love brims with hate, and she has a deep satchel of stones to throw. From what kind of messiah did she learn that? […] It’s to wonder why we accept her descriptions of herself, and in turn describe her, as a deeply religious woman. That grants too much credence to her particular, peculiar and highly selective definition of piety. And it offends the many admirable people of faith whose understanding and practice of religion aren’t, like hers, confrontational and small-minded.
Culture war flares over chicken sandwiches; gay activists, Bible Belt conservatives take sides — So liberals boycotting Christian businesses is persecution, but Christians boycotting other businesses is godly patriotism? Mmm, more of that justly famed conservative intellectual consistency.
Obama’s Muslim problem = Romney’s Mormon problem — Your Liberal Media is being disingenuous again. [An] unbelievable number of Americans, now numbering 17 percent, who for some reason think the president is a Muslim. For some reason. Yep. It just happened. Not like some major political party has spent the last four years fostering that rumor. Nope. Just for some mysterious reason. Because it would be rude, or something, to point out that the Republicans are wholly responsible for this meme.
Phyllis Schlafly confuses urban legend with truth, Arlington with Europe — Anatomy of yet another conservative lie. Which like most conservative lies is ridiculous easy to debunk. And also like most conservative lies will inflame millions of Americans about the perfidy of liberals despite being completely, utterly untrue. Because facts can't get in the way of a good story, and very few conservatives will ever trust reality over their own political narrative. Pretty much by definition. Because if they did, they wouldn't remain conservative for long.
Made in China: Olympic Pin Shaped Like Mitt Romney’s Face — Can you even begin to imagine the reaction in the conservative commentariat if Obama had ever done something like this?
Romney high-profile trip abroad off to rocky start — That whole Anglo-Saxon heritage thing is really paying off, eh? Conservative white dudes FTW!
Romney in the Land of the Anglo-Saxon Uncertain Olympics: Not Ready for Prime Time — Juan Cole is snarky. Heh. Wow, was this trip a mistake for Romney. (Except for the GOP base, who will never even know about it as FOX News has barely covered Romney in London.)
Strip Clubs in Tampa Are Ready to Cash In on G.O.P. Convention — Ah, yes, the party of morals. Unlike those filthy Democrats.
?otD: Could you be a Beau Brummel, baby?
Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hour (60 minutes on Other Me)
Body movement: 60 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 6.0 (solid)
Currently reading: The Essential Engineer: Why Science Alone Will Not Solve Our Global Problems by Henry Petroski