Posts tagged "Rick Santorum"

Rick Santorum To Save America By Teaching Religion In Public Schools

In a speech this Saturday at a far-right religious conference organized by The Liberty Counsel, former Senator and eternal dirty joke Rick Santorum warned of the impending destruction of American civilization being brought about by evil liberals who don't want the Bible taught in schools. Via RightWingWatch: “We are on a crossroads in America…
By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 16, 2015

CPAC Is Wack: 9 Things That Made Us Go “Huh”?

This weekend was the Conservative Political Action Conference, an uber-conservative political event where all kinds of crazy shit goes down each year. It was sad because some of these people are absolutely batcrackers crazers. Like, my dad is a Fox News-loving, Bush-voting Republican and he is embarrassed by these people. But at the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 18, 2013

5 Things To Know About The First Night Of The Republican National Convention

Political theater like the Republican and Democratic National Conventions are a big swamp of blerrgghhh to me. My opinion is that it's all just a dog-and-pony show and not really the best way to get to know a candidate, their viewpoints, or their cronies at all. But yes, it's still a big to-do. What happe…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 29, 2012

“True Blood'”s Muse: Rick Santorum

"True Blood''"s just-begun Season 5 has its roots in the Republican primaries. No, there weren't any known vampires running for office—but the policies of Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum were scary enough, says show creator Alan Ball. While watching the primaries, Ball found himself "asking what would it be like to have a theocracy i…
By: Newser / June 18, 2012

Rick Santorum Should Have 72-Hour Waiting Period Before He Can Abort His Campaign

Not that I wanted Sen. Rick Santorum to continue his presidential campaign of caveman asshattery. But it doesn't seem fair that he should get to just, you know, choose that choice for himself while women around the country are forced to wait up to 72 hours to make a decision about their own freakin' uterus.
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 17, 2012

Care For A Nice Frothy Glass Of Santorum?

Rick Santorum suspended his GOP presidential campaign yesterday, but we all know more anti-gay, anti-woman asshattery is probably still forthcoming. Who would be surprised if he ends up with his very own gig on Fox News a la Sarah Palin? Not us! Obviously we're going to need a good amount of booze to deal…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 11, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Rick Santorum Suspends Campaign, Anti-Woman Asshattery Probably Still Forthcoming

Rick Santorum suspended his presidential campaign today after an interminably long campaign riddled with the most horrendous, anti-woman, bigoted of comments. I look forward to what Santorum will be able to cook up now that he has all this free time on his hands. [New York Times]  Arizona's state House of Representatives has voted…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 10, 2012

Frisky Q&A: Dan Savage Talks About “Savage U,” And The Prevalence Of Birth Control Use And Slut-Shaming On College Campuses

Tonight at 11 p.m. is the premiere of MTV's "Savage U," the half-hour series in which Dan Savage, sex advice columnist and founder of the It Gets Better Project, travels to 12 colleges and universities across the country and talks to young folks about sex and relationships. Given his experience -- he's been doling out…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 3, 2012

Rick Santorum Has A Big Problem With Pink Balls

Sometimes I think Rick Santorum is just a really elaborate Onion spoof. There is no better evidence of this theory than what Jezebel is referring to as Pink Ballgate. Yesterday, at a campaign event at a Wisconsin bowling alley, Santorum was heard advising a young man not to use a pink bowling ball when it…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 29, 2012

Rick Santorum Is Coming For Your Porn

The economy. Education. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. These are just a few of the many important issues facing American people today. And the one GOP wannabe presidential candidate Rick Santorum has zeroed in his focus on? "Hardcore" pornography.
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 20, 2012

The Soapbox: I’ve Been A Single Mom And Rick Santorum Can Kiss My Ass

Senator Rick Santorum — long known for his insightful analyses of same-sex marriage (a mere gateway, as he alluded, to human-dog couples) and more recently for his repudiation of education — proclaimed in 1994 that before single mothers continued on their heedless quest to destroy the "fabric of the country," they needed a swift "kick…
By: Jennifer Baumgardner / March 14, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Rick Santorum Used To Be Pro-Choice

Huffington Post has uncovered a December 1995 issue of Philadelphia Magzine, in which vehemently anti-abortion Sen. Rick Santorum said he was pro-choice. "I was basically pro-choice all my life, until I ran for Congress," Santorum said. "But it had never been something I thought about." You can read a scanned and highlighted image of…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 22, 2012

Santorum Nail Polish Actually Exists

You can all go home now: "Santorum" nail polish exists. It's matte brown polish by the funky brand ManGlaze (!) is available on Amazon.com. Congratulations, you've joined the esteemed pantheon of the 13 raunchiest nail polish color names of all time. If you're still not getting the "Santorum" joke, I refer you to…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 22, 2012

Rick Santorum, A Portrait In Porn

Look closely, my children. Closer. Even closer. This portrait of Rick Santorum is no ordinary portrait of Rick Santorum. For it is made of hundreds of pictures of gay porn. That's right, it's Rick Santorum fashioned from the fleshy penises and washboard abs of gay porn stars. Oh, how Santorum would shriek in horror if…
By: Julie Gerstein / February 22, 2012

You Mean, Like An IUD?

The only good part about Republican politicians and their "Occupy Your Uterus" campaign is that it's terrific fodder for political cartoonists. Case in point: cartoonist Matt Bors (who draws for places like the LA Times and the Village Voice) has doodled a bunch of pro-choice cartoons that actually made me…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 20, 2012

The Most Ill-Conceived Pro-Rick Santorum Ad Ever

Okay, you've heard about how Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum's name has also been associated with "the frothy mix of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex," right? (Thank you, Dan Savage). So why, why, why would supposed Rick Santorum supporters create an ad in which mud -- suspiciously…
By: Julie Gerstein / February 15, 2012

Rick Santorum Blames Part Of His Book Criticizing Women In The Workplace On Wife

"Sadly the propaganda campaign launched in the 1960s has taken root. The radical feminists succeeded in undermining the traditional family and convincing women that professional accomplishments are the key to happiness."  This is a passage from GOP candidate Rick Santorum's 2005 book It Takes A Family; it seems like he's suggesting women shouldn't be in the workplace.
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 13, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Rick Santorum Says Birth Control “Just Costs A Few Dollars,” Is Not Something “You Need Insurance For”

Oh, Rick Santorum, just shut up already! He told conservatives at the CPAC  conference today that insurers shouldn't cover the cost of birth control because it "costs just a few dollars. Is that what insurance is for?" He continued, adding "Things that are not really things you need insurance for, and still forcing o…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 10, 2012

Rick Santorum Frets Your Ladylike “Emotions” Are Bad For Military Combat

"I want to create every opportunity for women to be able to serve this country ... but I do have concerns about women in front-line combat. I think that could be a very compromising situation, where people naturally may do things that may not be in the interest of the mission because of other types of…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 10, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Rick Santorum Suggests Pregnant Rape Victims “Make The Best Out Of A Bad Situation”

Rick Santorum visited Piers Morgan on Friday night and got to talking about abortion and everything he wants to do with your uterus. His cruel comments about how women who are pregnant as a result of rape — it's a "gift" from God, y'all — are presented without comment (emphasis mine): "... [Y]ou can make…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 23, 2012
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