Say What Now

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Maryland state delegate Emmett C. Burns, Jr. recently sent a letter to Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, in an attempt to discourage linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo's support of a state ballot initiative that would legalize gay marriage.

The letter didn't sit well with Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, who unleashed an all-out, expletive-laden blitz attacking Mr. Burns' proclivities:

If gay marriage becomes legal, are you worried that all of a sudden you'll start thinking about penis? "Oh sh*t. Gay marriage just passed. Gotta get me some of that hot dong action!" Will all of your friends suddenly turn gay and refuse to come to your Sunday Ticket grill-outs? (Unlikely, since gay people enjoy watching football too.)

[deadspin]

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This is Father Benedict Groeschel, a high-profile Catholic priest with the Archdiocese of New York who has a Ph.D. in psychology from Columbia University.

This what he had to say about convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky -- whom he believes is the victim in the Penn State scandal, not the perpetrator:

People have this picture in their minds of a person planning to -- a psychopath. But that's not the case. Suppose you have a man having a nervous breakdown, and a youngster comes after him. A lot of the cases, the youngster -- 14, 16, 18 -- is the seducer ... It's not so hard to see -- a kid looking for a father and didn't have his own -- and they won't be planning to get into heavy-duty sex, but almost romantic, embracing, kissing, perhaps sleeping but not having intercourse or anything like that.

It's an understandable thing ... there are the relatively rare cases where a priest is involved in a homosexual way with a minor. I think the statistic I read recently in a secular psychology review was about 2%. Would that be true of other clergy? Would it be true of doctors, lawyers, coaches?

Here's this poor guy -- Sandusky -- it went on for years. Interesting: Why didn't anyone say anything? Apparently, a number of kids knew about it and didn't break the ice. Well, you know, until recent years, people did not register in their minds that it was a crime. It was a moral failure, scandalous; but they didn't think of it in terms of legal things.

At this point, (when) any priest, any clergyman, any social worker, any teacher, any responsible person in society would become involved in a single sexual act — not necessarily intercourse — they're done. And I'm inclined to think, on their first offense, they should not go to jail because their intention was not committing a crime.

Groeschel's comments have since been removed from the National Catholic Register website.

[thedish]

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Never mind the bipartisan calls for him to quit the Missouri Senate race -- Todd Akin, the "legitimate rape" expert and GOP candidate, has decided to forge ahead, and he's begging his constituents for forgiveness.

This new ad should do the trick.

[mediaite]

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Missouri Senate candidate -- and world-renowned pregnancy expert -- Todd Akin:

First of all, from what I understand from doctors (pregnancy from rape) is really rare. If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.

That's all.

[shortformblog]

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Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine stole a page from Dixie Chick Natalie Maines' playbook last week when he told an audience in Singapore:

Back in my country, my president... he's trying to pass a gun ban, so he's staging all of these murders, like the Fast and Furious thing down at the border... Aurora, Colorado, all the people that were killed there ... and now the beautiful people at the Sikh temple... I don't know where I'm gonna live if America keeps going the way it's going because it looks like it's turning into Nazi America.

Seems legit.

[dailyintel]

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The requirement that health insurers cover contraception went into effect today, and here's what Pennsylvania Congressman Mike Kelly had to say about it:

I know in your mind you can think of times when America was attacked. One is December 7th, that's Pearl Harbor day.  The other is September 11th, and that's the day of the terrorist attack. I want you to remember August the 1st, 2012, the attack on our religious freedom. That is a day that will live in infamy, along with those other dates.

[dailyintel]

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Not even a week since suspect James Holmes shot up a Colorado movie theater -- killing 12 -- and asshat comedian Dane Cook treats his audience at the Laugh Factory to the following:

So I heard that the guy came into the theater about 25 minutes into the movie. And I don't know if you've seen the movie, but the movie is pretty much a piece of crap. Yea, spoiler alert.

I know that if none of that would have happened, pretty sure that somebody in that theater, about 25 minutes in, realizing it was a piece of crap, was probably like 'ugh f**king shoot me.'

Too soon, bro. TOO SOON.

[dailycaller]

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In June, former steelworker and lifelong Democrat Donnie Box starred in this controversial pro-Obama ad, by Super PAC Priorities USA, that criticized Mitt Romney and his time at Bain Capital --  they "shut down entire livelihoods."

Now, just one month later, Box has some harsh words for Obama, as quoted in In These Times:

I think Obama is a jerk, a pantywaist, a lightweight, a blowhard. He hasn't done a goddamn thing that he said he would do. When he had a Democratic Senate and Democratic Congress, he didn't do a damn thing. He doesn't have the guts to say what's on his mind.

Box remains a Romney critic, but made clear that he considers him the lesser of two evils when it comes time to vote:

We didn't know who the hell Mitt Romney was when all that stuff started. It wasn't until later we found out who Romney was. We just knew he was just another guy with money. It wasn't until his boys came and started gutting the place that we found out he was an a**hole.

Meanwhile, according to the Atlantic, "[t]he ad's been in pretty high circulation, part of a $7 million ad campaign in Colorado, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, one that Priorities USA has said is partially responsible for hurting Romney's polling in swing states."

[mediaite]