Daily Kos Week in Review: Pink Flag on the Play

To many, Jason Collins's coming-out was a major sociocultural breakthrough. To one Kossack, however, true progress will wait for the day when an NFL franchise fields "an entire team of ass-kicking gays" who defeat homophobia one touchdown at a time.
 
As usual, each headline is preceded by the blogger's name or pseudonym.

8days2amish: Imagine the halftime shows

...This won’t be big news until a marquee NFL football player comes out and shouts he is gay! Gay! Gay!

...I won’t care if one player comes out.

I want an entire team of ass-kicking gays.

I want one courageous owner to say for the good of America he is going to field an entire squad of homosexuals. And I want that team to play tough, smart football and I want that team to win.

Imagine the stereotypes that would shatter.

My experience tells me about 50 percent of the seats at any NFL game are filled by bigots and homophobes.

Seeing a team composed entirely of talented homosexuals would open the eyes and shut the mouths of idiot fans who reflexively yell “Faggot!” any time a player misses a tackle or drops an open-field pass...

MinistryOfTruth: Congressional Republicans aren't house-trained

...Obama is not Ceaser Milan [sic]. He can't make the GOP stop shitting on the floor and rolling in it. He can't make the GOP stop biting people they have always hated. The GOP is a bad dog that refuses to be taught new tricks. Pretending that the President has the power to make the GOP stop embracing the massively unpopular ideas that cost them the last Presidential election is a half-assed attempt to hold Obama accountable for Republicans bad behavior instead of holding Republicans accountable for their own bad behavior. Any journalist who insists otherwise is full of it.

He's the President of the United States. He is not the Asshole Whisperer...

Hunter: The right lives to anger the left
 
...[C]onservatives are willing to base even the most minor of decisions in large part on whether they think the result will piss imaginary liberals off; [that's] the guiding philosophy of the entire post-Reagan conservative movement...
 
Troubadour: Pro-lifers are sadistic
 
...[A] lot of [conservatives] truly have deep, sincere feelings of misplaced empathy toward fetuses, and it's bizarre given that on virtually every other subject their attitude is just nakedly malicious. Toward every living creature other than a human fetus - including real children who are already born - their feelings are at best contemptuously indifferent, and often fall to deep resentment, suspicion, or even murderous hatred, but bring up fetuses and suddenly they're talking like Amnesty International...
 
...[C]onservatives...may be psychotic, but very few of them are completely psychotic, so they still have this human itch in the back of their mind telling them to have compassion and stop being lying, thieving, murdering pieces of reptilian shit.  They'll cheer murderous wars of aggression, blow pregnant women to smithereens with bombs, take pleasure in the idea of torturing prisoners and denying other people's fundamental human rights...but they know it's wrong just as well as everyone else knows it's wrong... 
 
A fetus...can't talk back, disobey, or show independent existence like a born child.  It is a blank slate upon which to project all of their most pious fantasies, but it has human blood, and of course in the fascist race-nationalist psychology of conservatism, blood is everything...
 
...Anti-abortion politics is just a ritual - a ritual of arbitrarily expressing compassion for the fetus to expiate the guilt of having zero compassion for any other living thing...
 
winnerforlife: Pyongyang, the next tourist hot spot
 
After years of non-stop media reports on how much North Korea was a no-good, hell-hole that was living in the Dark Ages with no hope in sight, the AP snapped us out of the reverie...
 
...I thought that communist socialist Marxist Leninist Maoist dictatorship means bland bland living where everyone works in grey factory buildings and eats the same food, preferably thin gruel...
 
Cellphones? What the.....A cancer institute? You mean they have HEALTHCARE!!!...

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