Saturday, November 27, 2010

Gone nutty

Did you know that Mr. Peanut, the logo for Planters Peanuts, is gay? That's the conclusion after his sidekick Benson was revealed. Here's the hilarious coming out story.

The Onion claims to have found the journal of one Nathaniel Linsley, a popular gay man of Philadelphia in the 1770s. Through this document we learn that Betsy Ross didn't create a new country's flag, but a shirt for Nathaniel. The stripes are so slimming and he really liked stars. The blue provided a bright splash of color and the cotton sure beat leather and wigs during the hot Philadelphia summer. Alas, sequins were too expensive.

The latest edition of the Washington Spectator (alas, no link) mentioned an explanation by a global warming denier given in 2009 that has since gone viral. Illinois Rep. John Shimkus quoted from the Bible: Genesis, Chapter 8, the section just after Noah's Flood.

Never, Again will I curse the ground because of man, even through every inclination of his hears is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures as I have done. As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.

According to Shimkus that means God won't allow global warming to happen.

That same issue notes that in the GOP House the chairmanships of the various committees will be going to the representatives who have raised the most money from the corporations regulated by those committees. For example, Alabama Rep. Spencer Bachus is to take over the Financial Services committee and has received more than $1.4 million from banks and insurance companies.

The Southern Poverty Law Center has listed a few more anti-gay organizations as hate groups. The groups are, of course, protesting the label, in spite of the SPLC's careful documentation. Some have noted these groups are not saying, "We didn't do those things," or, "You misunderstood us." Instead, they are saying, "You slander us. You better apologize." Put another way, "Yes, we did and said those things, but it is wrong for you to conclude that we hate gays."

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