Quote of the Day

“I’m not familiar with precisely what I said, but I stand by what I said, whatever it was.”

– Mitt Romney, May 17, 2012

What Romney said about Obama and Rev. Jeremiah Wright, in a February interview with Sean Hannity, was that the didn’t think Obama understood “that Judeo Christian philosophy is an integral part of our foundation … I’m not sure which is worse: him listening to Rev. Wright or him saying we must be a less-Christian nation.”

Man-on-Manny Marriage

In case we didn’t have enough wing-nut bigots for right-wing journalists to interview in the U.S., it’s now apparently fair game to interview sports figures from other countries to provide religious leadership and guidance on U.S. civil rights issues.

Manny PacquiaoGranville Ampong, a conservative blogger for Examiner.com, invited Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao to weigh in on President Obama’s recent statement on the subject of marriage equality.  (Among Ampong’s other notable fair and balanced journalism on Examiner.com is the article entitled “Obama, the catalyst for America becoming Sodom and Gomorrah of modern times.”  Sheesh.)

The concept of separation of church and state apparently hasn’t reached the Phillipines yet. Or at least it hasn’t reached Pacquiao yet.  He prattles on about how God’s word supersedes the laws of man. Never mind the fact that people have been arguing about the interpretation of God’s supposed words for centuries.

I’ve got no problem with people like Pacquiao having his own opinion. But if he has a problem with gay marriage, the answer is simple. Don’t get gay married.

Well, at least he has possible brain injury as an excuse for his lack of critical thinking ability.

Charles In Charge … of the Weather

As of yesterday, the British monarchy is officially superfluous, as witnessed by the following:

Adding to the weirdness of this story is the fact that Charles, Prince of Wales, appeared on the BBC, and ITN – the Beeb’s corporate competitor – has posted the clip in its entirety.

By the way, Charles failed to mention that “the mist of May is in the gloaming, and all the clouds are holdin’ still.”

Back to you, Camilla.