Monday, March 26, 2012


TN Bill Mandates Publication of Names of Abortion Doctors and Patients

The Republican Party’s total war on women’s rights
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The GOP’s war on women’s rights now has another weapon in its arsenal; in Tennessee, Republicans are pushing a new bill that would mandate publication of abortion data, including the names of both doctors and patients.
Sheer insanity.
Doctors who perform abortions in Tennessee could see their names listed online, and women who undergo the procedures could be unintentionally identified under a bill pending in the state legislature.
State lawmakers are debating a measure that would require the Department of Health to publish more details about abortions, bringing Tennessee into a roiling, state-by-state battle over how to regulate abortion procedures.
Supporters say the bill, scheduled to come up Wednesday in a state House committee, only requires state health officials to post information online that they already collect. But critics say the measure is intended to intimidate women and doctors involved in abortions, even in emergency situations.
“I think publicizing this information will do nothing but cause serious consequences,” said state Rep. Gary Odom, D-Nashville. “This is dangerous. This is a dangerous piece of legislation.”
UPDATE at 3/22/12 5:27:29 pm
Today, the Republican sponsor of the bill withdrew the publication mandate, after a huge outcry against it: TN Abortion Bill Sponsor Withdraws ID Provisions.
And with massive irony, he’s now whining that he received threats of violence — exactly what his bill was intended to provoke against abortion providers.
A controversial proposal to post details about each abortion performed in Tennessee on a state website has been withdrawn, with its chief sponsor accusing opponents of spreading lies about it and inciting threats of violence against him.
Rep. Matthew Hill, R-Jonesborough, told members of the Legislative Health and Human Service Committee on Wednesday the threats came after news of his proposal went viral this week — including being debated on MSNBC and dissected by national bloggers who suggested it would endanger women and their doctors. He said false reports about his bill also spread after the attention.
Hill said he was withdrawing the controversial provisions to be able to focus on passing other parts of the bill. What remains of the Life Defense Act of 2012, or HB3808, would require all doctors who perform abortions to obtain admitting privileges at area hospitals.
Hill said opponents’ “categorization of me as a terrorist, murderer or more has been used by their leftist friends to engender hatred and incite the threat of violence against me.” He wouldn’t discuss specific threats but said most were from out of state, and he referred them to authorities.

Sunday, March 25, 2012


Meet Bryan Fischer, certified crazy, coddled and kissed by the likes of the religious right and the Teabags. Fischer's "history" is like David Barton's. They didn't happen.

I wrote this essay in 2006. It presents the history of the rise of  "Reich Central Office for the Combating of Homosexuality and Abortion" That's right; you heard that right.  Growing out of a police force that created dossiers on all known homosexuals,  These "pink lists" evolved into the Third Reich's government agency tasked with eliminating homosexuals and abortions. Bryan Fischer says that gays are Nazis but we know that is a lie. He is the die-hard fascist.

THIS HISTORICAL ESSAY debunks such claims coming from America's very own Taliban. I am presently rewriting it to fit 2012's recent culture war explosions.

Saturday, March 24, 2012


The Blaze, Site Founded By Glenn Beck, Insinuates That Slain Teen Trayvon Martin Was Troublemaker

The Huffington Post  |  By Gene Demby  |  Posted: 03/21/2012 4:13 pm Updated: 03/23/2012 9:25 am
The Blaze, a right-wing site started by Glenn Beck, has a post up insinuating that Trayvon Martin may have been a dangerous criminal.
Martin, who was black, was walking back to his father's house after a trip to the convenience store in Sanford, Fla. on February 26. George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch member who was identified by his father as Hispanic, called 911 and told the dispatchers that the teen "looked suspicious."
Despite being told by the dispatchers not to engage the teen, Zimmerman left his car and approached Martin. Neighbors called into 911 to report a scuffle, some cries for help, and gunshots. When police arrived, Zimmerman admitted to shooting Martin, who was unarmed, but claimed that he acted in self-defense. Zimmerman has not been arrested or charged, and the incident has attracted national attention.
“I can’t for the life of me understand how they can justify not making an arrest!” Sharpton said on a recent episode of his MSNBC show, "Politics Nation."
But Mytheos Holt, an associate editor at the Blaze, chided Sharpton "for being too willing to exploit racial controversy" and for dismissing claim of self-defense Zimmerman. Holt went further and criticized Trayvon Martin by insinuating that the slain teen was a troublemaker.
We’re also learning more about Trayvon Martin. According to reporters he had been suspended from school. The International Business Times says Martin’s suspension was due to last for 10 days. But what exactly was he suspended for in the first place? Sources sympathetic to Martin say he was suspended for “excessive tardiness.” However, a quick review of both the local policies for Martin’s school, the Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School, and of the Miami-Dade school district’s district-wide policies, raise some doubts.
Holt went on to enumerate the many infractions which can lead to a student being suspended in that school district — including theft, sexual harassment, vandalism or sex offenses. No reports have suggested that Martin was suspended for anything other than lateness. Holt did not explain in his post why he assumed that these hypothetical infractions were likely.
The sentiment that Martin was up to no good was echoed in the comments of the post, but they were less extreme than those found on the website of Fox News.
"GOOD SHOT ZIMMY. lol" wrote one commenter. "i’m just glad Zimmerman didnt miss and hit an innocent bystander," said another.
This is pure B.S I want to see the kids police record even if something is expounged also why was he removed from facebook it says account terminated.Why because his parents are trying to cover his tracks just like if you hit a bus they see Dollar signs.People have dragged data about Zimmerman out where is the kids past.Don’t say he was a good boy prove it. Ask yourself what is more likely to happen any 17 year old kid when you ask a question.A smartass reply I have never and I mean never seen a teenager run unless he did something wrong.I guess no crinimal has ever cased a place when they went to a store.It takes me aback the way all these facts are quoted by people who read one story on a issue.
The above comments were flagged by the blog LittleGreenFootballs.
Though the Martin case has become a major national news story, Fox News has dedicated relatively little airtime to covering it. As of Monday at noon, the network had aired just one segment on the case, compared to 41 segments on CNN and 13 on MSNBC.


Gingrich: It's Obama's fault people think he's Muslim

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich talks to members of the Hispanic community at a private residence at Oakland Plantation Estates in Kenner, La., Friday, March 23, 2012. 
(Credit: AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
PORT FOURCHON, La. - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich suggested Friday that President Obama is to blame for perceptions among his detractors that he is Muslim.
"I have said publicly several times that I believe Obama is a Christian. He went to a Christian church for over 20 years. He was listening to the sermons. The fact is I take him at his word," Gingrich said told reporters in Louisiana the day before the GOP primary here.
"But I think it is very bizarre that he is desperately concerned to apologize to Muslim religious fanatics while they are killing young Americans, while at the same time going to war against the Catholic Church and against every right-to-life Protestant organization in the country. I just think it's a very strange value system," Gingrich added.
Then, asked whether it concerned him that many people continue to believe Obama is Muslim, Gingrich replied, "It should bother the president. Why does the president behave the way that people would think that? You have to ask, why would they believe that? It's not because they're stupid. It's because they watch the kind of things I just described to you. When you have every bishop in the Catholic Church say this administration's at war with their religion, you don't think that has an impact?"
Obama apologized last month to Afghan President Hamid Karzai after U.S. troops inadvertently burned discarded copies of the Koran. In another recent incident, Obama said he was "heartbroken" by the deaths of 17 Afghan civilians allegedly killed by a U.S. soldier. The "war" on Catholicism refers to the administration's now abandoned requirement that the employee insurance offered at Catholic universities and hospitals cover birth control.
Gingrich's remarks Friday came after a supporter at a campaign event asserted to at a campaign event on Wednesday that the president "is a Muslim," and Gingrich failed to correct the misstatement. He blamed the media for blowing the incident out of proportion.
On Thursday, Gingrich returned to the subject when conservative columnist and radio show host Sandy Rio asked an unrelated question about whether the media would be "all over the details" of Mitt Romney's Mormon religion. "Do you think they're going to hold their powder on Mitt Romney in terms of his Mormonism and some of the passages in the book of Mormon?" Rios asked Gingrich.
Gingrich replied, "Look, you have to understand the elite media's in the tank for Obama. They're going to do anything that helps reelect Obama ... You think you're going to see two pages on Obama's Muslim friends? Or two pages on the degree to which Obama's consistently apologizing to Islam while attacking the Catholic Church? Do you see anybody in the elite media prepared to say, 'Gee isn't this kind of odd that we really worry a lot about the Koran and not about the Bible?'"

No Newt, it IS because they are stupid. The GOP relies on low information, narrow minded voters. Without them it would go the way of the Fderalist and Whig parties.


GOP Rep. Terry Proud's email to Bank Lees, dated March 5 and sent from her state email account read:
Personally I'd like to make a law that mandates a woman watch an abortion being performed prior to having a "surgical procedure". If it's not a life it shouldn't matter, if it doesn't harm a woman then she shouldn't care, and don't we want more transparency and education in the medical profession anyway? We demand it everywhere else. Until the dead child can tell me that she/he does not feel any pain - I have no intentions of clearing the conscience of the living - I will be voting YES.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Dana Loesh: Slut and Prostitute for Right Wing Hate Machine?

Looks don't help in this case! 

CNN's Dana Loesch And The Bullying Campaign Against Sandra Fluke

March 20, 2012 6:15 pm ET — 78 Comments
Amid the controversy over Rush Limbaugh's misogynistic attacks on Sandra Fluke, CNN contributor Dana Loesch has aggressively pursued the right-wing campaign to bully the Georgetown law student. After announcing that she would call Fluke "whatever I want," Loesch has called Fluke a "nympho" and used her radio show and posts at Big Journalism to claim that Fluke "embarrass[ed] herself and her sex by ... discussing about how she has a huge inability to control her sexual urges."

Fluke Testified About The Health Benefits Of Contraceptive Coverage
Fluke Testified About A Student Who Needed Contraceptive Medicine To Treat Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. From Fluke's testimony before Democratic members of Congress:
In sixty-five percent of cases, our female students were interrogated by insurance representatives and university medical staff about why they needed these prescriptions and whether they were lying about their symptoms. For my friend, and 20% of women in her situation, she never got the insurance company to cover her prescription, despite verification of her illness from her doctor. Her claim was denied repeatedly on the assumption that she really wanted the birth control to prevent pregnancy. She's gay, so clearly polycystic ovarian syndrome was a much more urgent concern than accidental pregnancy. [Fluke testimony viaMedia Matters2/23/12]
Fluke Also Testified About The Need For Access To Contraceptive Medicine After A Woman Was Raped. From Fluke's testimony:
One student told us that she knew birth control wasn't covered, and she assumed that's how Georgetown's insurance handled all of women's sexual healthcare, so when she was raped, she didn't go to the doctor even to be examined or tested for sexually transmitted infections because she thought insurance wasn't going to cover something like that, something that was related to a woman's reproductive health. As one student put it, "this policy communicates to female students that our school doesn't understand our needs." These are not feelings that male fellow students experience. And they're not burdens that male students must shoulder. [Fluke testimony via Media Matters2/23/12]
For the truth about Sandra Fluke's testimony, click here

Loesch Bullies Sandra Fluke By Calling Her "Whatever I Want"  

Loesch: "If You Expect Me To Pay Higher Insurance Premiums To Cover Your 'Free' Birth Control, I Can Call You Whatever I Want." On March 3, Loesch posted numerous comments on her Twitter account about Fluke's testimony and the controversy over Limbaugh's misogynistic attacks: 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Birthers, Racists, Sexists and Homophobes: 13 Toxic Endorsers of GOP Presidential Candidates

Birthers, Racists, Sexists and Homophobes: 13 Toxic Endorsers of GOP Presidential Candidates

What's stunning about this year's crop of endorsers is the torrent of venom, mendacity and absurdity that spills from their mouths and pens.
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A man, the ancient fable tells us, is known by the company he keeps. In a presidential primary, the endorsement game is one of the great spectator sports. Every four years comes the parade of politicians, preachers and a smattering of politically inclined demi-gods of popular culture stepping forward to endorse one or another of the presidential candidates.
Some are positioning themselves for a prime slot in what they hope will be a future administration. Others are making a statement to the folks back home about the authenticity of their ideological credentials. A few have designs on the levers of creative destruction in their own political party. And that's before we get to the washed-up rock 'n' rollers and comedians who are clearly just looking for a gig, or relevance, or both.
What's stunning about this year's crop of endorsers of Republican presidential candidates is the torrent of venom, mendacity and absurdity that spills from their mouths and pens -- not to mention the fact that most of these endorsements have been warmly received, and none have been rejected. There's also a peculiar dichotomy of styles represented: They either hail from the priggish, uptight wing of the party that loathes popular culture as coarse and sinful, or they represent that coarse and sex-laden culture. The thing they have in common? Hatred -- of somebody who's not like them.
The Obama campaign may have a Bill Maher problem, but compared to the smorgasboard of slander and contempt on display by the GOP's great wits, Maher's garden-variety misogyny seems almost quaint. That the corporate media have failed to note most of these quotes -- or to challenge the candidates on accepting the support of these luminaries -- speaks less to any willful complicity than to the fact that "hatefully insane" has become the new normal.
Sixteen years ago, Pat Buchanan's presidential campaign had to let go of campaign co-chair Larry Pratt, president of the Gun Owners of America, just because Pratt once gave a little lecture to a gathering of white supremacists. Today, Mitt Romney shows no intention of rejecting the endorsement of a racist who said that President Barack Obama should "suck on my machine gun."
The list below is hardly definitive; one could surf the Web for days, racking up an epic stack of crazy and worse from endorsers of one or another of the Republican candidates, but at some point, one just needs to get on with writing the dreaded listicle. Presented below, in reverse order of their prospects (according to delegate counts) for seeing their endorsed candidate actually win the Republican presidential nomination, are the endorsers who have uttered some of the most jaw-dropping words I've stumbled upon.
One might expect the neo-libertarian, anti-war, states' rights, racist newsletter-publishing congressman from Texas to have some intriguing endorsers, and he doesn't disappoint. For a minimal sampling, we highlight here a misogynist and a nihlist.
Rev. Chuck Baldwin: After serving as the Constitution Party's standard bearer in the last presidential election, in which he won Ron Paul's endorsement, Baldwin has returned the favor. The Constitution Party, with which Paul has a close relationship, is essentially the political organization of the Christian Reconstructionist movement. Although not quite a Christian Reconstructionist himself, most of Baldwin's views comport with those of the hard-core religious movement, which ultimately seeks to make biblical law the law of the land. (That would include the stoning of adulterers, the execution of non-celibate gay men -- you get the idea.) One of Baldwin's grand laments is the dissipation of what he calls "masculine culture," and the disappearance of a certain kind of man from the American landscape: "A man committed to manly virtues. A man who is the head of his home and knows how to control and discipline his children." In a 2006 essay, Balwin blamed the "problem" on women:
It seems that most Christian schools and church Sunday Schools (and probably Christian homes) are controlled and dominated by women...The overexposure of young boys to women leaders is taking a serious toll on their masculinity...boys are constantly taught to submit to feminine leadership. Independence and assertiveness are considered evil, when in fact, any man worth his salt must, by definition, be a man of independence and strength. 
And then there are all of those gay-ish people making gospel music:
Many of today's popular Christian entertainers (and that's all many of them are) are markedly soft and effeminate in appearance, voice, mannerisms, and actions. 
Doug Stanhope, comedian: For something completely different there's Doug Stanhope, whose video endorsement of the Texas congressman is right up there on the endorsement page of, just like Baldwin's. Stanhope is known for almost never performing without an alcoholic beverage in his hand (or in his mouth).
But there are other videos, like this one from a "performance" in Leeds, U.K., where he responds to an audience that is trying to boo him off the stage after he goes on a bizarre rant about abortion:
"You're the reason I fucking don't care about people. You could all die in front of me and I wouldn't even flinch, I'd just move on with my act..."
At a nightclub appearance in Scotland, Stanhope talks about his visit to a potato processing plant staffed mostly by Polish immigrants, noting that the young women spot-checking the potatoes for flaws are "hot." He continues (at around the 3:08 mark):
"You can't get a hot chick to do shit in the States. You just want to say -- and I couldn't, 'cause it would sound rude, with broken English -- but you want to just nudge 'em and go, 'Why are you countin' potatoes? Suck a dick. I'm not tryin' to be rude, but, for God's sake, suck a dick -- just one dick. One dick is worth, like, a thousand potatoes." 
So far, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has hit the jackpot in picking up endorsements from a couple of eccentric wacky also-rans: Herman "9-9-9" Cain, and the neo-secessionist Texas Gov. Rick Perry, both of whose rhetorical foibles are well known. But Newt's stable of endorsers also includes an anti-gay crusader and a xenophobic TV has-been who wants to bring his version of God back into the public schools.
Rev. Don Wildmon, founder, American Family Association: Now retired from the role of head hatemonger at the anti-gay AFA (a role bequeathed to his son Tim), Wildmon has taken to the airwaves on behalf of the man who would colonize the moon. Part of the right-wing Center for National Policy, Wildmon's decades-long jihad against LGBT people set the standard for how to use homophobia as a fundraising tool in breathless direct-mail pieces and newsletters that paint the gay-rights movement as one comprised of predators and pedophiles. Defending the Boy Scouts' prohibition on gay leaders and scouts, Wildmon praised the Scouts for not wanting to "expose its young members to lonely sodomites."
Early on in the history of the modern religious right, Wildmon's AFA began targeting popular television programming as hostile to "the Christian faith." In 1981, he offered this as a possible reason: "Most television producers are of the Jewish perspective." 
Not to mention the gays -- and liberals, generally. On a July radio program, Wildmon explained:
Hollywood hates Christians. The only thing standing between, let’s just say the homosexual movement, homosexual marriage and the whole homosexual agenda, is the church. And not just the whole church but the evangelical dedicated Christians, and they are hated by the liberal-left because we stand in way, we stand in the way, of their achieving of what it is they want to achieve. 
Wildmon's commitment to traditional, till-death-do-us-part, heterosexual-only marriage does render his endorsement of the thrice-married Gingrich something of a head-scratcher. As Right Wing Watch notes:
Wildmon endorsed Gingrich, who has admitted that extramarital affairs were reasons that ended his first two marriages, despite previously arguing that “adultery is destructive to relationships, to families, and to society.”
Rev. Tim and (Mrs.) Beverly LaHaye (respectively), co-author of end-times novels, and founder of Concerned Women for America: Beverly LaHaye's group, Concerned Women for America, was early out of the gate with the false narrative that LGBT people are out to recruit children to their sexual orientation. From Right Wing Watch:
Mrs. LaHaye warned her members that homosexuals "want their depraved 'values' to become our children's values. Homosexuals expect society to embrace their immoral way of life. Worse yet, they are looking for new recruits!" (CWA direct mail, 5/92)
While Tim LaHaye is best known for Left Behind, the seemingly endless series of eschatological dime-store novels he co-authored, he's also one of the founding members of the modern religious right.
During the 2008 presidential election season, Sen. John McCain's campaign issued an anti-Obama ad called "The One" which seemed to insinuate that Obama was the anti-Christ. As an anti-Christ expert, LaHaye felt compelled to weigh in. In a statement issued by LaHaye and Left Behind co-author Jerry B. Jenkins, LaHaye is quoted as saying:
I can see by the language [Obama] uses why people think he could be the antichrist, but from my reading of scripture, he doesn't meet the criteria. There is no indication in the Bible that the antichrist will be an American.
Now, about that birth certificate....
Chuck Norris, television actor, martial artist, exercise guru: He may not have had a TV hit since his bust-em-up favorite, "Walker, Texas Ranger," but that doesn't mean Chuck Norris has gone all quiet. He's been writing up a storm, trying to get a biblical curriculum placed in the public schools, speculating on whether abortion might have deprived the world of its savior, fanning the flames of Islamophobia, and getting his birther thang on. Here's Norris on the president's birth certificate, as reported by Mother Jones:
If the birther movement is truly full of a bunch of conspiracy-fringed kooks or "zombies," as the Los Angeles Times proclaims, then prove once and for all that you are a naturally born citizen by posting your original birth certificate. And all the controversy will fade away like the pains of childbirth.
 Less than a year after Obama's inauguration, Norris advanced the president-as-crypto-Muslim narrative, writing, "President Obama has sympathized and supported Muslims and Islamic theology, practice and culture."
In March, Norris wrote that Christians should "work to install a Bible curriculum into your public school districts across the country."
This year's Christmas offering from Norris posited the notion that under the healthcare reform law Obama signed in 2010, the Blessed Mother herself might have been made to commit a most grievous sin, one that could have ended in eternal damnation for all humankind:
What would have happened if Mother Mary had been covered by Obamacare? What if that young, poor and uninsured teenage woman had been provided the federal funds (via Obamacare) and facilities (via Planned Parenthood, etc.) to avoid the ridicule, ostracizing, persecution and possible stoning because of her out-of-wedlock pregnancy? Imagine all the great souls who could have been erased from history and the influence of mankind if their parents had been as progressive as Washington's wise men and women! Will Obamacare morph into Herodcare for the unborn?
With a presidential candidate who has stated his personal opposition to birth control, pegged African Americans as the sole recipients of public assistance, cited John F. Kennedy's speech on the First Amendment as something that makes him "throw up," and declared that Satan has made significant inroads in his demonic quest to take over the United States, you'd expect him to have a whole passel full of crazy and/or nasty endorsers -- and you'd be right!
From reality TV stars Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar (parents of 19, all Michelle's) to the immigrant-bashing former congressman Tom Tancredo, to the Islamophic retired general William "Jerry" Boykin, the birther Joseph Farah and the racist and homophobic lawmaker, Sally Kern, Santorum would seem to have covered all corners of the right-wing hate coalition. Oh, and the heavy metal community, too.
Michelle Duggar, co-star of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting: This reality-TV mega-mom likely endorsed Rick Santorum because her husband told her to. Or at least that's what I read in this excerpt from her marital advice pamphlet, The Seven Basic Needs of a Husband, as reported by RadarOnline:
  • A Husband Needs A Wife Who Accepts Him As A Leader And Believes In His God-Given Responsibilities”: Husbands are commanded to govern their wives; God works through a man’s decisions — good or bad; Bad decisions reveal his needs and allow the wife to appeal and demonstrate Godly character; The more a wife trusts her husband, the more careful he will be in giving her direction; Never ask others for counsel without your husband’s approval; reassure your husband that you understand and believe that he is your God-given leader.
  • A husband needs a wife who will continue to develop inward and outward beauty: How can you become more of the wife of your husband’s dreams?; discover and  conform to your husband’s real wishes; explain your hairstyle to others on the basis of your submission to your authority; separate your “rights” from your responsibilities.
  • Ask your husband to define your responsibilities; Ask your husband to tell you when you have a resistant spirit; dispel a backbiting tongue by silence.  
Tom Tancredo, former U.S. congressman: For the overlapping racist and anti-immigrant faction, there's twofer Tom Tancredo, the former congressman from Colorado, and Constitution Party candidate in that state's 2010 gubernatorial election. At at 2009 Tea Party Nation convention, Tancredo called for the reinstatement of literacy tests for voting eligibility, such as those famously used in the Jim Crow days of the South to keep African Americans away from the polls. As reported by ABC News:
The opening-night speaker at first ever National Tea Party Convention ripped into President Obama, Sen. John McCain and "the cult of multiculturalism," asserting that Obama was elected because "we do not have a civics, literacy test before people can vote in this country." 
According to the Cleveland Leader, he went on:
"People who could not even spell the word 'vote' or say it in English put a committed socialist ideologue in the White House...Barack Hussein Obama."
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William "Jerry" Boykin: The religious right's favorite general, Boykin retired after a Pentagon investigation found his statements about Islam and Christianity to have violated military rules. From a new report by People for the American Way:
[W]hen Boykin was still on active duty, he generated criticism for public comments, given while he was in uniform, indicating that he saw U.S. military engagement in religious terms, as “our God” (Christian) vs. Satan or the “idol” God he said was worshiped by Muslims. 
Since then, Boykin has become a minister and hit the stump for Santorum, reiterating his belief that the First Amendment does not apply to Muslims, and that "no mosques" should be permitted to be built in the United States. PFAW's Right Wing Watch reported these remarks from Boykin, from an exchange with AFA's Bryan Fischer from his radio program, Focal Point:
But Islam, we need to think Sharia, it is not just a religion it is a totalitarian way of life. A mosque is an embassy for Islam and they recognize only a global caliphate, not the sanctity or sovereignty of the United States. 
Joseph Farah, editor, WorldNetDaily: While Farah echoes Boykin's anti-Islam sentiments, he gets a bit more personal when it comes to Barack Obama, whose birth certificate he refuses to accept as legitimate. On the occasion of the president's 50th birthday, Farah penned an op-ed that called for Obama to be carried out of the White House, face down:
How long will it take to see him frog-marched down Pennsylvania Avenue?
How will this charade finally be resolved?
What steps need to be taken to see justice prevail? 
Sounds a little lynchy, doesn't it?
Sally Kern, Oklahoma state legislator: When the Republican-controlled Oklahoma state House of Representatives passed an amendment to the state Constitution last year that would eliminate affirmative action rules, Sally Kern was all in, and with her own theory of why African Americans didn't fare as well as whites in places of employment and institutions of higher education. As reported by the Tulsa World via ThinkProgress:
Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, said minorities earn less than white people because they don’t work as hard and have less initiative.
 “We have a high percentage of blacks in prison, and that’s tragic, but are they in prison just because they are black or because they don’t want to study as hard in school? I’ve taught school, and I saw a lot of people of color who didn’t study hard because they said the government would take care of them.”
 Kern said women earn less than men because “they tend to spend more time at home with their families.”
Ann Coulter, author: Ann Coulter may have been a reluctant endorser of Mitt Romney, but she endorsed him nonetheless. "You’ve got to go with what you have," Coulter told Sean Hannity. As far as we know, Romney has said nothing to distance himself from Coulter, who made a big splash at the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2007 by calling John Edwards, the former Democratic senator and vice presidential candidate, "a faggot." (As it turns out, there were other pejoratives better suited to Edwards.) 
Since making outrageously nasty claims is basically what Coulter does for a living, let's leave aside her recent disparagement of Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law School student made famous by Rush Limbaugh's three-day verbal assault on her. (Coulter's biggest complaints against Fluke seem to be that she had never heard of her before Rush's self-immolating invective, and that she doesn't care for Fluke's haircut.) No, let's examine a Coulter line she never expected to leave the room in which she delivered it.
In 2007, I covered a right-wing conference, for Church & State magazine, at the Coral Ridge enclave of the late Rev. D. James Kennedy. Coulter was a keynote speaker, but unlike the other religious-right eminences who graced the pulpit in Kennedy's church, she forbade any recording of her remarks. 
As I later wrote:
I watched her describe, to a church full of right-wing activists, abortion-clinic doctors and healthcare personnel who were murdered as either having been shot, "...or, depending on your point of view, had a procedure performed on them with a rifle." 
That was before the murder of Dr. George Tiller. But doctors David Gunn andBernard Slepian had already been killed by right-wing assassins.
Kid Rock, rapper/singer: Perhaps trying to pick up some street cred to add to his known highway prowess (at least in the canines carting department), Romney has not only accepted the endorsement of Kid Rock; he's had the foul-mouthed, misogynist rap-metal star play at his rallies. I haven't seen the set lists, but I'm betting that his "American Bad Ass" didn't make the cut for the Mittfests. However, if the Kid would only rename it "American Bad Ass the Beautiful," perhaps Mitt would sing it for us:
I'm an... American Bad Ass
Watch me kick
You can roll with rock
Or you can suck my dick 
I'm a porno flick, I'm like amazing grace
I'm gonna fuck some hoe's after I rock this place
Super fly, livin double wide
Side car my glide
So Joe C can ride
Full sack to share
Bringin flash and glare
Got the long hair swingin middle finger in the air
Snakeskin suits, '65 Chevelles
See me ride in sin
Hear the rebel yell
I won't live to tell
So if you do
Give the next generation a big "Fuck you!"
Who knew I'd blow up like Oklahoma
Said fuck high school, pissed on my diploma
Smell the aroma
Check my hits
I know it stinks in here
Cause I'm the shit, shit, shit, shit, shit
Ted Nugent, rock 'n' roll one-hit wonder: The self-styled Motor City Madman conferred his endorsement on the Mittster after what he termed "a long heart&soul conversation," as announced on his Twitter feed. 
In the 1970s, Nugent was known for his screaming hit, "Cat-Scratch Fever." Nowadays he's known for misogynist, racist rants, which have done little to deter high-powered Republicans from seeking his foul-mouthed blessing. A longtime supporter of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Nugent made quite the impression at Perry's 2007 gubernatorial inaugural ball:
According to a report that appeared at the time in the Houston Chronicle:
Nugent appeared onstage wearing a cut-off T-shirt emblazoned with the sure-to-draw-headlines Confederate flag and shouting some unflattering remarks about non-English speakers, according to people who were in attendance. His props were machine guns. 
That same year, he suggested in a night club appearance that he'd essentially like to see Barack Obama, then the Democratic presidential candidate, dead (or gravely wounded), and had some choice words for several Democratic women politicians:
"I was in Chicago last week, I said, 'Hey Obama, you might want to suck on one of these, you punk!' Obama, he's a piece of sh*t and I told him to suck on my machine gun! Let's hear it for them. I was in New York and I said, 'Hey Hillary, you might want to ride one of these into the sunset, you worthless bitch.' And since I'm in California, how about Barbara Boxer? She might want to suck on my machine gun! Hey, Dianne Feinstein, ride one of these, you worthless whore!"
I haven't had the opportunity to ask Romney how he feels about these remarks from a man whose endorsement he apparently sought. One might imagine that these are not the words that Mitt would have chosen. But the endorsement, well, that's another story. 
Adele M. Stan is AlterNet's Washington correspondent. Follow her on