The Worst “Novel” Ever?


If not, then definitely a contender, I’d say.

Read the ripping yarn of Harry and the Human Rights Violation here (at the uninvitingly named “utereus.blogspot”) — if you can. Be forewarned however that it’s tragically horrible in every conceivable respect; from start to finish there isn’t a single redeeming thing to say about it.

Doubtless it will join the canon of painfully turgid prose generated by other hapless writers filling out the ranks of “The Blogging Tories” such as the monstrously boring (yet unintentionally hilarious — “At 6’ 2” and 240 lbs, Ron Westlake was a handsome hunk of a man, respected by women, deferred to by men…”) “erotic” fantasies of Frank Hilliard.

Is it any wonder these people hate the arts?

Proposition 8’s Fault Lines

One of the more disappointing outcomes of this week’s election was the setback dealt to civil rights of the gay community through various ballot initiatives launched by religious fascists, to curtail their freedoms as equal citizens under the law for one reason or another (“abomination against God” seemed to figure rather prominently into their reasoning, apparently) with respect to marriage.

Most notable of these initiatives, but by no means the only one, was California’s Proposition 8 that has now amended the state constitution to add a new section providing that “only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.” Interestingly, the measure originally submitted for the ballot by petitioners bore the title “California Marriage Protection Act” but this was felt to be misleading and therefore the title and the summary thereto was revised by the Attorney General to more “accurately reflect the measure” which was, quite simply, to: “change the California Constitution to eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry in California.”

I haven’t really brought this up, not because it isn’t deeply offensive to any civil libertarian, but more just because I think there’s a lot of misunderstanding about the nature of the vote. Even as of this morning the LAT is still unhelpfully banging away on the division between blacks and gays over the issue. That may have been a deciding factor, but possibly just one amongst many — we don’t actually know for sure. In the meantime however, this conventionally accepted meme is producing some rather ugly consequences

Update: Rachel Maddow talks to Princeton poli-sci professor Melissa Harris-Lacewell about the relationship between the black community and the ban on gay marriage as embodied by Prop 8 and how the case wasn’t adequately made by the “No” side to groups that may have voted against it had it been connected to their own struggle to attain equal civil rights.

New Rules

“The Rooter of all Evil”… Priceless!

With regards to Bill’s little sermonette at the end, I couldn’t agree more. So, with all due irony, a big Amen to that! But alas, it won’t be. Instead, what follows is far more likely to be typical of the corrosive bilge that can be expected to issue from the scabrous millionaire pieholes of the Right for the next four years: