Fox News Fashion Police

Yesterday Glenn Beck went on Bill O’Reilly’s show, and the usual hilarity and asshattery ensued.

The highlight, however, was when Glenn Beck came out of the closet as a fashionista to criticize Michelle Obama’s sartorial choice when she recently toured a Florida beach, describing her outfit as “an outrage” and the “most Marie Antoinette ever” because there was a black pattern on her shirt.  Beck said that he felt her dress was mocking people who had been affected by the oil spill. (Note to Glenn: it’s an “outfit,” not a “dress”).  Then he closes out with a tirade about how the White House garden is socialist because there are too many red vegetables. (Note to Glenn: tomatoes are a fruit, not a vegetable).

Glenn Beck Calls Michelle Obama ‘Marie Antoinette’

If you can’t bear to watch the clip of asshattery, here’s Shelley Oh’s ensemble.

I just think the outfit makes her look a little hippy (not hippie), but otherwise it’s cute.


I’d expect the pitch to be that having black in the top with white below shows a deep seated hatred of the white folk.

@Walking Still: Yes, having her lady-bits and butt rub against white pants shows what she thinks of whitey.

It does. I looked at her shirt and suddenly I wanted to kill white people. The pattern is designed to brainwash us and enslave us to afroislamofascism.

I see Islam. There’s a definite moon and star. None of us are safe.

I can’t bear to watch those two pretentious douchebags both at once – is the “too many red vegetables” thing for *real*? If it is, Beck appears to be turning into a Daily Show parody of himself…

BTW: this one ( ) was also classic. Ol’ Weepy mocking other people for crying?

T/J (shocker, I know)

So NOM is coming to Albany tomorrow to make their voices heard about fag marriage and how thunder is rilly scary. I’m planning to go to what I thought was to be a counter-protest but which turns out to be almost a parody of libtard kumbaya; a celebration of our children and diverse fambilies and our whimsical sense of style. The whole idea makes me want to puke and seems an almost exact copy of the campaign that brought disaster in CA. It’s being held earlier than NOM in a different site to avoid the culture war aspect. I’m sick about it. It’s all so fucking undignified and ‘non-confrontational’. Oh and everyone is encouraged to dress up to demonstrate their own diverse take on marriage and prove conclusively to the world just how fucking inconsequential they are. This is why I hate pride parades, though I’m perfectly willing to admit I’m wrong about that. But honestly, what the fuck is the point of going to Albany in this heat to eat sandwiches with lesbians while their children shriek with jazz playing over loudspeakers. Jazz!!!!!!! Fuck me in the heart, people.

I sort of liked it better when we were outcasts

my coworkers are insane. morning newsgroup posting:

I have a friend coming to visit in September and long story short, he’s
bringing three copies of Shaq-Fu for Genesis, which is one of the worst
games ever made.

If there’s interest in the office, we’re thinking of holding a Shaq-Fu
tournament- the top three players get to destroy a copy of Shaq-Fu in
whatever manner they deem most pleasing.

@Benedick: You see Islam, I see France, Chainsaw wishes he saw Shelley’s underpants.

@SanFranLefty: Bravo. I was trying to find that very rhyme.


I dunno. Visibility is powerful. I think back to that old CBS documentary with Mike Wallace called “The Homosexuals” (we used to play clips of it in a bar I worked in, for the lulz). Remember the three or four people in buisness suits and knee-length dresses marching in front of the White House with signs reading “Homosexual Rights NOW”? How fucking inconsequential was that? And yet, here we are, years later, finally talking about gay marriage. Those people did have an effect.

You have to be seen to be heard, darling.

@Capt Howdy:

Really? When they used to lobotomize us? Give us shock therapy? Put us in jail for gathering together in groups? That worked out better for you?

@Tommmcat Still Gets Carly Confused With Meg:

heard and seen
I have said for 30 years that if everyone would just come out 90% of our problems would be over very quickly. if everyone knew just how many of us there was and how many they personally knew.

@Tommmcat Still Gets Carly Confused With Meg:

happens to the best of us.
my irony is not always the clearest.

@Tommmcat Still Gets Carly Confused With Meg: No, I couldn’t agree more. There was nothing inconsequential about what they did. They had great dignity. Ditto ActUp. They brought rage to the table. What I’m ranting about is the fact that this bunch of libtards is not doing those very things. We should all be across the street with our signs watching in silence. That makes the point. If we’re going to do theatre lets do it well. Fancy dress tailgating from our Subarus 5 miles away and 2 hours earlier is fucking retarded. Plus, by making it be all about their fucking children they have entirely bought into the framework set up by the fundies. Fuck me stupid.

BTW. The Big Country is simply wonderful. I’m not a big fan of westerns unless Monty is comparing pistols with John Ireland but this is really magnificent. Plus Chuck gets his shirt off if you like em big and manly.

@Benedick: “This is Benedict, my Lesbian Friend (aside: is that the right word?). We’re going bowling, because they are just like us!”

@Tommmcat Still Gets Carly Confused With Meg: Oh dear god, not Baby Einstein!! We’ll try to be good and encouraging. Though it is kind of hot when you get all fierce.

@Capt Howdy: I know quite a few gents of a certain age who miss the whole clandestine aspect.


You have no idea. Art direction by a committee of executives.

We’d have better luck if we let inmates at a madhouse do it for us.

@redmanlaw: In my case it would be more like Nonthreatening Gay. And I, for obvious reasons, don’t bowl. Were I a lesbian it might go “This is my Lesbian Friend. We’re going bowling. I let her borrow my lipstick.”

@Tommmcat Still Gets Carly Confused With Meg: Must be like doing a musical with a bunch of trustafarian investors looking for a way to fill their time by pretending to produce who all want input. Our thoughts are with you.


I have never been clandestine. that really is not it for me.
for me I just never wanted to be “just like them”. never wanted to get married. even to a man. never wanted to join the military.
I reveled in my outsider status. but I realize it is probably not a long term plan. and normalization is probably best. we will just have to find other way to be special.

this is so pathetic.

Vatican says women priests a ‘crime against faith’
The ordination of women as Roman Catholic priests has been made a “crime against the faith” by the Vatican and subject to discipline by its watchdog.

The new rules issued by the Vatican puts attempts at ordaining women among the “most serious crimes” alongside paedophilia and will be handled by investigators from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), considered the successor to the Inquisition.

I cant even scrape up a snide remark. it just makes me ill.


Trustifarian investors are more intelligent and less batshit self-important, I would imagine. Or maybe not, come to think of it. Anyway, I find myself wanting to scream things like “What do you mean ‘less pastel overall’? A color is either pastel or it is not! It’s an infant line for Christ’s sake!” Then I think about my rent and I don’t.

@Capt Howdy:

It is old, it is massive, it is rich, but it is dying. Not in our lifetime, but maybe in our gandchildren’s grandchildren’s.

@Capt Howdy: Paul, saint Paul, he didn’t like the ladies, though he was adept at charming them out of their money.

To the RC, women are not merely inferior, they are evil. They are the occasion of sin, and a distraction from the devotion to God. The celibate preists, I think they stick at about that stage boys are at when they are 14, they have the gang, the gang of guys, close, very close friends, they all hang all the time. But then, suddenly, some of the guys stop coming around, the gang starts to break up, because, evil girls are taking away your friends. There is resentment, jealousy. Most guys seem to forget that brief period, just before girls become your lifelong preoccupation, when they are the enemy.

Direct apostolic line of laying on of penises.

@Tommmcat Still Gets Carly Confused With Meg: They have to find something to say. Especially when they have nothing to say. Yes and plus, right. Do nothing for me. Plus I keep falling down.

@Capt Howdy: I got married by accident. As to the rest of it, I wish the country would find a new hobby and leave us the fuck alone.

@Tommmcat Still Gets Carly Confused With Meg: It is being replaced by others, most of which appear to be worse. US Amurrican bible-believin’ literalist fundamentalism, Mormonism, amongst the fastest-growing religions, Scientology, evil beyond the worst evils of the RC church.

Music tj/The Feel Bad Hit of the Summer

Type O Negative, “Summer Breeze”

It’s so metal, that it’ll move next door and your lawn will die.

RML hereby disclaims any suicide attempts caused by listening to the extreme heaviosity of this tune which is so fucking awesome I want to run out in the streets and scream like Wolverine coming out of the adamantium tank.

@Benedick: Ah, eh, its clear from Paul, that up until the first christians started dying, they really did believe that Haysoos was coming back in their lifetime to establish a golden age and rule over the earth. Paul says fascinating things about why not to marry, first and foremost, though, was the implication that there is no need to propagate the species anymore.

xristianity has its semi-buddhist golden rule aspect, its love and forgive aspect, and it has mysticism, and all these parts of it, well, they are really pretty good. But then there is the OT holdover part, and the sects that take everything literally, and they fuck it up. But really, there’s nothing wrong with the old mainstream protestant churches, the Episcopals, Presbyterians, and Lutherans, the United Council of Churches, remember Davey and Goliath? These sects all believe in gender equality, allow homosexual marriage, and women in the priesthood.

The shrieking idiocy of the southern fundamentalists is maybe best illustrated by the fact that the UCC is anathema to them, they openly brag of their rejection of all things UCC, they regard adherents of UCC faiths to be infidels, as bad as catholics and jews. And these are the faiths of the founding fathers.

@redmanlaw: This is my new all time favorite best song ever in the history of the universe:

@redmanlaw: That’s what I thought too. I’m such a fucking heathen.

@SanFranLefty: Hey, me too! (Well, of the polytheist variety.) We should start a club.

@Capt Howdy: puts attempts at ordaining women among the “most serious crimes” alongside paedophilia

Well, that’ll be no problem then. Paedophilia is clearly not something they’re equipped to deal with in any sort of punitive way. Make way for the hot hot lady priests!

I see those Vatican bastards, and I raise them with the Episcopal priest Barbie! You’re no match for fabulousness, bitchez!

Add: Shelly’s top was navy. Morans.

@Prommie: UCC is the United Church of Christ, one of the more liberal mainstream denominations–they’ve been ordaining openly gay ministers for a while. You’re thinking of the WCC (World Council of Churches) or the NCC (National Council of Churches), both of which are collective organizations for most of the mainstream denominations and are abhored by the non-denom fundies. Also, you’re free to call them all sects if you’re making some sort of statement about divisions within Christianity, but technically there’s a difference between a “denomination” like the Lutherans and a “sect” like the Christian Scientists or Seventh-Day Adventists.

@Tommmcat Still Gets Carly Confused With Meg: Art direction by a committee of executives.
Oh sweetie, I’m so sorry. “Committee” is the most frightening word in the English language and my #1 reason for leaving academia. Tenure, health insurance, retirement benefits, 6 weeks paid vacation and sick leave, paid travel to conferences in great places, and relatively little actual work was not worth the endless committee meetings and grant writing.

@Mistress Cynica: Having weathered my share of fights (and losses), I’ve been much happier servicing the Beast from the outside for the past fifteen years. Makes it a lot easier not to care.

@Prommie: People have an innate will to seek out the spiritual. Those organizations aren’t really churches, they’re grifter schemes trying to make a buck off that drive.

@Mistress Cynica:

The IQ of a group of people is 1/2 that of it’s smartest member. Unless the group calls itself a committee; then the IQ of that group matches that of the dumbest asshole present at any given time.

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