Archive for June, 2012

The Gold Standard for Right Wing Propaganda


I told you gay sex was bad!

Oh, boy, how the intelligentsia is all aflutter about the latest result from a “publication” (funded by a couple of far right-wing Christianist organizations) by a right-wing “intellectual” whose multimillion dollar study purportedly shows that the gays and lesbians are bad parents.  Only, the study doesn’t actually look at any real gay or lesbian parents, or track any kids over time, or control for the usual suspects of negative outcomes. Several other real scholars are preparing a more formal rebuttal, not that this piece of shit deserved publication, much less rebuttal. No, it just compares people who were NOT in a married biological couple but knew that a parent had had a same sex relationship with people whose parents were in a stable het marriage. Everything about this paper reeks of a right-wing hit job. I can hardly even seriously engage the data because I doubt its veracity. Yeah. I said that.  Ideologues of this caliber can’t be trusted with anything, and here we’re supposed to trust the estimates of a study with sketchy details, collected by a fly-by-night beltway bandit group, and analyzed by a committed religious ideologue? This wasn’t Social Science Research level material, in my opinion, and I”m on the editorial board. But, so is Bradley Wilcox! Worse even than Regnerus’ phony study was the opinion paper by some sissy-looking mormon guy from LSU. I’m sorry. When did we start publishing right-wing opinion as if it was social science research?

But, I can find some good in all of this. Thanks to these asshats, I now look sane and reasonable. People used to think I was some wackjob paranoid, ranting about the right wingers taking over sociology, and dissing “public sociology”–which was uncool. Right. You got your public sociology right here. You want to count this shit for promotion?

The Gay Vote, Gender, and Sexual Politics


Liberal Voting, Obama Voting, Gender, and Sexuality: 1990-2010 GSS

The war against women and gays and sex and humans who don’t have multi-million dollar trust funds continues unabated, and Newt Romney is raising money hand over fist to defeat the evil Islamic Homosexual from Kendonesia (Barak and Michelle and Bill Clinton keep sending me e-mails about this every day!). But, given that a good chunk of voters ARE homosexual, and even Moslem—and we even let Women Vote ( and Drive!) one wonders about the electoral consequences of hating women and people who have sex with people of the same sex. Fortunately, the GSS has been asking people if they got lucky recently, and with whom (not specifically, just in general, like were they male or female or both….). Turns out, since 1990 4% of the respondents of the GSS who reported voting in the last election also reported having sex with someone of the same sex! Isn’t that GREAT! I’m so happy they still get to vote! I’m sure Dick  Scott and Dick Perry are working on getting them disenfranchised, but for now, they can still vote. Women even! A quick look at the first column shows that people without penises tend to have voted for a Liberal in the last election (unfortunately, some of those Votes went to Ralph Nader and sent W to the White House). And, people who had sex with people fo the same sex are even more liberal! 58% of the same sexers voted for the liberal in the last election. Looking at the latest election, the penis gap gets even bigger. 53% of hetero men voted for Obama, while 63% of women just wanted them some Kendonesian! And, the gays turned out in spades for Obama—with almost 83% casting their vote for the Muslim. To put that in perspective, the gay vote is about 10 points off the African American vote—and gays are about one third the size of the African American voting population (less, once all of them are cleared from the voting rolls). So, gays have about 1/4th of the electoral punch as African Americans—and neither group is voting for Newt Romney.