Let's begin with the Queen of Right-Wingnuts: Kate McMillan at Small Dead Animals. The problem of illegal immigration in Denmark is an issue for the 5.5 million inhabitants of the Scandinavian country so accurate information to inform policy is vital. Take it away, Kate!
Via Gates of Vienna;
Denmark has suspended the Schengen treaty and re-introduced controls at its borders with Germany and Sweden. It was announced by the country’s Finance Minister, Claus Hjort Frederiksen. . .
The tensions in the euro zone should be more than a matter of academic interest for Britain and other non-euro nations. The Schengen agreement, which guarantees passport-free travel across the bulk of the EU, one of the cornerstones of the European project, is unravelling as France closes its border with Italy and more desperate immigrants pour in from North Africa.
This is scary stuff! Too bad none of it is true. "Gates of Vienna" is a blog that advertises Andrew Breitbart, the guy that produced a misleading and dishonest video of Shirley Sherrod to get her fired as well as a book about how Islam isn't a religion. So I'm just a tad skeptical about the veracity of that report. A google search on the subject of Danish border controls yields this Reuters article which outlines quite clearly that "the new controls at all of Denmark's borders will be within the scope of the Schengen agreement, the Finance Ministry said in a statement."
Kate's entire story is false but I'm sure it's just a simple mistake. I mean, who knew getting your information from Islamophobes would lead to inaccuracies?
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Not spicy enough for you? Let's take a look at Big Blue Wave then. Your one-stop shop for homophobic, anti-choice and racial profiling propaganda! The story that caught my eye was her comments on the story that of gay men have an increased chance of cancer. The comments from our blogger? "But it has nothing to do with homosexual behaviour. Not one bit. Nope. Ignore your common sense." Apparently, common sense in a Conservative's world is attributing the Wrath of God (TM) to every phenomena. Remember those crazy religious nuts that claimed that AIDS was God's punishment of gays? Those people vote Conservative. While not a bigoted party (although Cheryl Gallant is working tirelessly to change that), the CPC sure seems like the number one choice amongst bigots.
The real news points to higher smoking rates amongst gay men, the higher prevalence of AIDS to weaken the immune system but it's clear that no research has been done to explain it. Health Care insurance comes into the equation as this is an American study and the failure of being covered under a partner's health insurance plan is a real problem. When empathy, compassion and understanding would go a long way to saving lives, some people simply turn to the Wrath of God (TM) explanation whenever it justifies their ideology. I would bet that the Westboro Baptist Church has Big Blue Wave on its RSS feed...
It wouldn't be complete if we didn't throw-in a pinch of backwards thinking about women being barefoot and pregnant in kitchens now would it? So check out Stand Your Ground! In it, our intrepid blogger wails against the contraceptive pill. Is he raising the perfectly rational and reasonable point about the lack of improvements in reducing side-effects of the pill despite it being on the market for so long? Not at all! He just calls it "chemical trash" and that women "pollute the environment in which a child develops". Apparently the contraceptive pill is the only medication that has had any side-effects on individuals in the history of civilization. If your blood pressure medication has any side-effects, stop using it because we now know it to be chemical trash! Let me know how that turns out for you. In a world of hardcore Catholics determining social policy for the country, I hope you women are ready to be baby factories!
That does it for our first installment of Right-Wingnut Roundup. If you stumble across a particularly bizarre Conservative blog, please feel free to let me know!