May 17th, 2023
‘One of the banned books is the award-winning And Tango Makes Three, a picture book depicting the true story of two male penguins at the Central Park Zoo who raised a baby penguin named Tango for whom the mother couldn’t care. The book’s challenger successfully asserted when arguing for removal that the book served an “LGBTQ agenda using penguins.”‘

Just when folks on the Escambia Florida school board thought they had solved their penguinal poofter problem, along come Penguin (the publishing house Penguin), PEN America, and a waddle of other perverts — to sue them!

May 15th, 2023
Between Men: American Politics and Male Homosocial Desire

Giuliani [allegedly] demanded that [his then-staffer] give him oral sex as he took speakerphone calls from then-president Trump.

She’s suing.

May 15th, 2023
‘Journalist Colette Schmidt, who was … on [the Vienna-bound] train, asked for an explanation in a tweet on Sunday. “Could you please enlighten us as to why an entire train” heard [a] Hitler speech, she asked. “Including fervent Sieg Heil shouts? Have they been hacked? What’s going on?”‘

Austrian authorities have now issued an explanation: Rep. Paul Gosar is visiting the country this week.

May 14th, 2023
Idaho. Beyond words.

“If I don’t act fast enough to save your life, prevent you from getting septic, I could be liable for civil cases … malpractice. But if I act too quickly and I’m not 100% certain that the patient is going to die from the complication she’s sustaining, then I could be guilty of a felony.”

… [Idaho] allows certain family members of a patient to sue providers who perform an abortion for at least $20,000 if the procedure breaks the abortion law.

Doctors in those cases also face suspension of their medical license, felony charges and even prison time.

Beyond that, Idaho’s governor also signed a law that says anyone helping a minor travel out of state to terminate a pregnancy – without parental consent – is guilty of a crime.

… [F]ive of the nine remaining full-time maternal-fetal medicine physicians in the state will have left by the end of this year.

… Jim Souza, the chief physician executive at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Boise, told CNN: “We’re at the beginning of the collapse of an entire system of care.”

… And because there are no ob-gyn residencies in Idaho, finding doctors willing to relocate given the abortion laws on the books is a real challenge.


But God never closes a door without opening a window! Idaho will soon be America’s ground zero for diploma mill grads! Recent graduates of the Lake Natron School of Medicine will flock to the state, where desperate hospitals will snap them up. And all will be well.

May 5th, 2023
Hypocrisy: UD’s lifelong guilty pleasure.

I don’t claim it’s anything other than one of the meaner motives, but UD has always adored encountering flatout fulminating hypocrisy. This can’t involve just being – I dunno – silent, passive, and inert in regard to living a life obscenely at odds with your professed foundational values. The hypocrisy I adore announces itself – boldly, loudly, shamelessly, crazily, rambunctiously, crashingly, self-pleasuringly.

Take a look at this blog’s thick hypocrisy file – much but not all of it centering on the noisy superChristian superpiety of superperverted college sports coaches and Liberty University presidents – to share in the perennial delight of truly fa rumore hyperhypocrisy.


And now we have a new category: Supreme Hypocrisy. Private jet and private yacht enthusiast Clarence Thomas shares this about himself:

“I prefer the RV parks. I prefer the Walmart parking lots to the beaches and things like that. There’s something normal to me about it. … I come from regular stock, and I prefer that — I prefer being around that.”

Who among us wouldn’t? I don’t know anyone who, given a choice between standing in a Walmart parking lot and lying on a beach in Bora Bora would choose abnormal Bora Bora. I mean, yech! Yech! (I’m spitting something nasty out of my mouth.) YECH.

Ah. That’s better. Where’s the fucking parking lot? I want to walk among the RVs…

I have decided to follow RVs

I have decided to follow RVs

I have decided to follow RVs

No turning back…

Let me lie in full sunlight on asphalt, Lord

With the strains of 2 Live Crew

With the souped up engines of blessed Rams

I prefer being around that

May 4th, 2023
‘The Magnolia State was ranked 49th in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best States rankings. The top ranked state was Washington, and Louisiana was ranked 50th. Arkansas clocked in at number 44, and Tennessee ranked 29th. Of the main categories cited, Mississippi finished dead last in health care, 49th in economy, and 48th in infrastructure.’

And now – ahem! – lemme tell you why yall should reelect me governor.

[A vicious national cabal made up of degenerate liberals] sees our progress on education and the economy and they want to stop it. You see, a successful, thriving, growing Mississippi does not work for them, not if it is also a God-fearing, family loving and truth-believing, hard-working conservative Mississippi … They want Mississippi to be the butt of their jokes …

April 29th, 2023
Mickey’s Memory Lane

In 1997, the Southern Baptist Convention launched a boycott of Disney, once again for their pro-gay policies.


Disney just dug its heels. I mean, they basically said to the Southern Baptist Convention, “Fuck you, we don’t need you.” I don’t know whether the Disney guys were just arrogant or confident, but from the very beginning, they gave not an inch… The Baptists quickly learned that there was no real alternative in terms of popular culture for young children other than Disney. So, they were talking about sacrifice. And I think sacrifice is one thing if they’re asking adults to make it. Disney parks had by that time become a cultural imperative. Which is to say, if you wanted to be a good parent or a good grandparent, taking your children or grandchildren to one of the Disney parks became a cultural imperative. That’s one of the things—one of the boxes you had to tick. And they were a little bit queasy with trying to tell a 7-year-old that we’re not going to Disneyland or Disney World because we think they’re not as friendly to evangelicals as Walt was 30 years ago.

… DeSantis, in my view—and I’ve been covering Southern politics since 1972—is a political thug, a bully, and an arrogant person. Since his rise, no one of equal stature, until now, has stood up to him and said no. I think he really didn’t understand the power that a corporation like Disney wields… I don’t think he realized that Disney punches back, and they may punch back better than he punches. He shouldn’t set himself up to stand or fall on whether he can get Disney to capitulate, because he will never get Disney to capitulate. It will not happen. It didn’t happen in the ’90s, and for sure it’s not going to happen now. And if you had to bet, would you bet on an ambitious Florida governor, or would you bet on a multibillion-dollar corporation that knows what its audience wants?

April 28th, 2023
Bio, New York University Trustee Maria Bartiromo.

She was a key on-air booster of former President Donald Trump’s 2020 election-fraud lies and, in internal documents made public last month in the Dominion case, she said she was “depressed” by Joe Biden’s election win and texted Trump aides such as Steve Bannon that she simply refused to accept his victory.

“I want to see massive fraud exposed. Will [Trump] be able to turn this around,” she asked Bannon on Nov. 10, three days after Fox projected Biden as the winner. “I told my team we’re not allowed to say pres elect. Not in scripts. Not in banners on air. Until this moves through the courts.”

April 28th, 2023
UPDATE: DeSantis Drops Proposal for Prison Adjacent to Disney World; Instead Proposes Leper Colony.

As the Republican establishment looks on in horror, Gov. Ron DeSantis plays with the idea of designating the theme park’s region of Florida, including adjacent acres, The Leprous Regions.

Leprosy Mickey

April 27th, 2023
The laws of reality. And the reality of laws.

The family-friendly, fun-for-everyone, intentionally inoffensive brand has been demonized by politicians like DeSantis and others who have played to the Fox News cameras to raise their own profiles. The truth is that characterizing Disney as a creepy company that aims to morally bankrupt kids has become a mainstream position in GOP media circles.

DeSantis knows this — which is why he was happy to pick this battle with the company. But now that he will be forced to defend it in court, where the laws of reality apply, the war of his own choosing could very well cost him.

April 26th, 2023
‘[There’s a] relentless campaign to weaponize government power against Disney in retaliation for expressing a political viewpoint.’ 

Now that Disney has done a Dominion Voting Machines to Ron DeSantis, UD will admit that she doesn’t understand this one at all. A hugely pro-business state’s governor seeks to destroy DISNEY?

[T]he company has earmarked more than $17 billion in spending at the resort over the next decade, growth that would create an estimated 13,000 jobs at the company.

Disney paid and collected a total of $1.2 billion in state and local taxes in 2022, according to company disclosures.

Just because Disney people said they disagree with state Don’t Say Gay policies? WEAWY??

So UD figures her problem is that she’s not a Floridian. If she were a Floridian, the state shutting down an unspeakably massively successful enterprise would be yes of course should have destroyed massive jobs and massive taxes years ago good going, man! UD figures if she’d been reading Carl Hiaasen’s novels all these years (and she didn’t do that, even when she lived on Key West), starting with his (and others’) Naked Came the Manatee, she’d be hip to why a governor eviscerating his state’s most successful enterprise makes gobs of sense and guarantees him the next presidency by acclamation.

But our UD is a status-anxious coastal elite who would never be caught DEAD… DEAD, I tell you! in or around Disneyworld, land, resort, park, Euro, communities, residences, monorail UND SO WEITER. Not her thing, not her world, not her problem. In short, things down there had to get pretty funky for UD to notice, much less blog about them. And now, with Disney’s big ol’ lawsuit today, they’re superfunky.


Best headline so far:

Disney Sues Ron DeSantis

for Being a Colossal Asshole

I think this one ends badly. Flashforward shows an unshaven guv who seems to have lost twenty or so pounds addressing “the nation and the world” in a YouTube of his own making. Weak trills arise in the background – presumably Fla.’s first lady begging him to come out of the bathroom.

“YOU TALKIN’ TO ME? YOU TALKIN’ TO MEEEE?” Bare-chested, trembling. “I told you I wasn’t kidding when I said I’d destroy them and all their mice. I told you if it took my death I’d destroy them. So HERE GOES KIDDIES and you might want to look away.” He takes out this season’s must-have accessory — an AR-15 — and blows off his head.


Another good one:

Disney Tells Ron DeSantis:

Play Stupid Games, Win Stupid Prizes

April 19th, 2023
Manchester to Liverpool Race: The Car Leg.

Joasia Zakrzewski finished third in the 2023 GB Ultras Manchester to Liverpool 50-mile race – but is thought to have travelled by car for 2.5 miles.

The 47-year-old GP, from Dumfries, is understood to have been tracked on GPX mapping data covering a mile of the race in just one minute 40 seconds.

March 21st, 2023
Baby, Baby, All the Time…

… Or, actually, none of the time.

You know the old English proverb: Be careful what you wish for. The radical anti-abortionists in Idaho made it so women have to have babies – babies babies all the time! – and now we see the rather odd result: Ob/gyns can’t leave the state fast enough; and now an entire hospital has shut down its obstetric unit.

Ain’t dat funny? If you live in Sandpoint, you can’t have a baby or get any kind of natal care there! Wonder where the regional hospital that has some ob/gyns plus the budget to pay for all the lawsuits is.

And hey how bout that death penalty for mothers idea? That‘ll incentivize women to make babies babies all the time too!


And then there’s Texas.

March 21st, 2023
There he is, at the very top of the state organization that protects Arkansans from medical fraud…

… and even though his name still emblazons the Arkansas State Medical Board website (he appears twice!), his apparent practice of billing the government – always at the severest level of illness – for patients he’s reportedly never seen has attracted the attention of the Attorney General.

Maybe update the web page? Maybe not so cool that the just-resigned CHAIR of your state’s medical regulator has all this time possibly been a bigtime Medicaid fraudster?

March 21st, 2023
Smash Mouth

Crime-ridden SF suffers from – along with everything else – constant smashing of car windows to grab anything worth grabbing. A CNN reporter wrote that

her rental car was broken into outside City Hall even with hired security monitoring the vehicle. [Another person shared] a story from a visiting friend, who purportedly lost $10,000 in valuables and is now “scarred forever.”

A local pol ridicules the “scarred forever” thing cuz getting your car smashed and your valuables taken is nothing – this dude’s been car-smashed repeatedly, as have his friends, plus he has friends who have been murdered, for fuck sake! So you lost ten thou and there’s glass everywhere! Big deal! SF = crime, babe, and if you don’t like it move to the suburbs where a bunch of weasels want their families to be safe!

Why don’t our “beautiful sunsets go viral”? Why does it have to be these petty crimes that after all are a structural part of urban life everywhere?

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