Monday, May 21, 2012


Bill Donohue of the Catholic League is still trying to milk a five-week-old Jon Stewart sketch that mainly focused on Fox News (which is appalled at the term "war on women" but is always eager to talk about a "war on Christmas"). The joke that set Donohue off wasn't specifically aimed at Catholics; what Stewart said was that, since Fox is apparently comfortable with "war" terminology when the "war" is on Christmas decorations, maybe women can get the war on women taken seriously at Fox by blocking state-mandated pre-abortion transvaginal ultrasounds using a "vagina manger" placed at the crotch.

(Sorry -- I really killed that joke by trying to explain it, didn't I?)

Today, Donohue has an ad on the op-ed page of the print New York Times; you can read the ad at the League's Web site. What I find amusing is this line from the ad:

Had a conservative host made fun of President Obama's abortion policies by putting a depiction of the Obama family between the legs of a naked woman, those who think it's cute to mock The Holy Family wouldn't be laughing.

Does Donohue think this would outrage us? After all the vile imagery and vitriol we've seen directed at Obama and his family -- Barack and Michelle depicted as monkeys, guns aimed at the president's head, and so on? Why on earth would we care about seeing the Obamas in front of a woman's crotch? It would be an odd way of attacking the president, but, um, Bill? We don't think women's bodies are repulsive. We don't think they're inherently grotesque or unclean or abhorrent.

Apparently you disagree.

Yeah, I understand having a particular set of religious beliefs, and finding that what Stewart did mingles the sacred and profane in an unacceptable way. But -- unless you think we worship the Obama family (which may be the case) -- it seems you imagine that we'd be repulsed at seeing anything we think is good in close proximity to a vagina.

That's not a healthy attitude, Bill.


Tom Hilton said...

Yeah, Donohue's disgust with women is palpable in everything he says.

Victor said...

"...made fun of President Obama's abortion policies by putting a depiction of the Obama family between the legs of a naked woman,..."

What... The... Feck?

On what planet, does that image even make any sense?
WTF is he talking about
Come back to Earth, Bill!

Maybe the ancient coot confused some issues, and wanted to make some point about Obama and gay marriage, and having the family depicted in between the legs or the hairy ass-cheeks of a man?

At least THAT one, might make SOME sense.

Maybe we can pool some money together and start some "Conservative Old Codgers Home - for the Loved Ones (or not) Who've Lost ALL Contact With Reality."

They can sit and rest, and bide their time 'til Jesus see's it's time to recall them, and see what went wrong, before throwing them down where they belong.

nanute said...

Christ on a cracker! I hope this excuse for humanity paid dearly for this ad buy. In fact, I suspect when it fails miserably, Donahue will be claiming the Jew bastards at the NYT "Jewed" him out of the money.

Anonymous said...

I thought of Donoghue today when I saw a guy wearing a tee shirt that said "Our Lady of Guadalupe." The words were arranged in a circle (Out Lady Of on top and Guadalupe on the bottom.) Inside the circle was a picture of a bulldog, looking just like the Gonzaga University bulldog--

We were wondering if the tee shirt's designer had a problem with nuns when s/he was little.