Archive for the ‘Mental Illness’ Category
I really don’t care. To each his own. But WHY must these stupid reality shows seek out the crazy-assed gay and lesbian people to highlight? I mean, it’s not as if there aren’t enough couch cushion-eating, dirt-munching, urine-drinking heterosexuals out there to go around.
If you’re a gay guy who wants to dress up in a giant tail fin and swim around in public, fine. Go right ahead.
JUST KEEP IT TO YOURSELF. And that goes for your hot boyfriend, too.
And, no, I’m not including a link to the TLC program airing this screwball’s obsession. Look it up yourself.
Of course, I don’t believe any of the 666 and Mark of the Devil bullshit. But I thought this was kind of funny because, if there were a devil and he (she?) were to take a form on earth to fool the rest of us, what better form to take than something cuddly?
This reminds of an online contest that was staged a few years back where users were asked which form they thought Satan had taken if he (she?) were already walking amongst us.
The winner in a landslide: Snuggles the fabric softener bear, which you can experience here if you do not watch American or Canadian television.
Amusing and sad at the same time.
What does he mean by “relationship”?
The only episode of this program I have seen was the woman who eats used couch cushion foam, and prefers the stained parts because they “have more flavor.”
All you have to do is look at respected national polls about homosexuality and same-sex marriage to come to the inescapable conclusion that the rabid religious right-wing in this country is losing this battle — most decisively among young people, even those who self-identify as evangelical Christians.
As the bigots die off from old age, we are coming closer to victory.
So what do you do when you are losing on the facts regarding an issue? As the old saying goes, if you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, you try to baffle them with bullshit.
The latest rhetorical tactic the rabid right is taking out for a spin is the one where they try to argue that by being prevented from using their religion to discriminate against people, it is they are are actually being discriminated against.
Got it? It’s as if Bull Connors back in the days of the segregation tried to talk your local reporters into believing that by being prevented from treating blacks unequally, it is the racists who are suffering the discrimination.
Come to think of it, that is exactly what some racists back then tried to say, usually in the name of God. So the more things change, the more they stay the same with these people.
Watch this video from Right Wing Watch and be amazed that anyone could be this stupid — this time about a law passed in California that prevents quack psychotherapists from practicing their pernicious form of child abuse under the guise of mental health treatment.
Although the Supreme Court has decided, broadly speaking, that the state putting the profoundly mentally ill to death is unconstitutional, a Florida judge has come up with a novel defense of why an insane man’s execution should move forward: he may sound batshit crazy, but no crazier than most other religious nuts:
A Florida judge has ruled that a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic who believes he is the “Prince of God” and is convinced that he will be resurrected to sit for eternity at God’s right hand is sane and can put to death next week.
David Glant, a judge with Florida’s eighth circuit, has found that John Ferguson, 64, can be given lethal injections next Thursday despite a US supreme court injunction that prohibits executions of the insane. In his concluding remarks, the judge agrees with the prisoner’s defence lawyers that Ferguson is a paranoid schizophrenic who genuinely believes he is “Prince of God”.
The judge accepts that the prisoner has a “long history of mental illness” and finds there is no evidence to support the prosecution contention, made over several years, that Ferguson was pretending to be mentally ill in order to avoid execution. Yet he goes on to conclude that “there is no evidence that his mental illness interferes, in any way, with his ‘rational understanding’ of the fact of his pending execution and the reason for it”.
Astoundingly, the judge goes on to say that the prisoner’s “grandiose delusion” of himself as being akin to Jesus at the point of his resurrection is in fact “relatively normal Christian belief”. He writes: “There is no evidence that Ferguson’s belief as to his role in the world and what may happen to him in the afterlife is so significantly different from beliefs other Christians may hold so as to consider it a sign of insanity.”
You can read the rest of the story here.
Somewhere in Idaho, a wingnut is so stupid and deluded that he or she put up this twisted billboard.
This is what we are up against, folks. These are the people who will largely be calling the shots in Washington if Romney wins.