Tuesday, June 07, 2011



This is a fish-in-a-barrel target, but how fucking ridiculous is this video? Is the contemporary conservative movement in America basically just a bunch of losers who are mad that they don't have their own TV shows or movies? (And could that have something to do with the fact that when they do make movies, you get something like this?)

There's an almost infinite amount of stupid shit to focus on in this short clip, as Jesse at Pandagon notes, "from the insinuation that a gay male high school student was named prom queen because of Elmo to the assertion that totalitarian regimes in the Middle East are anti-church and anti-traditional gender roles." One thing that struck me was that they have a totally incorrect understanding of the term "the soft bigotry of low expectations." It's an idea that, even as a liberal, I think does have some merit, but it absolutely does not mean noting that poor and minority populations have higher illiteracy rates, and therefore directing educational programs toward those populations.

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