Greetings from Jesusland


84 Responses:

    • 3ng1i5hn3rd says:

      My friend just pointed me to this page because of the picture (which is awesome, btw), so I know I'm a stranger -- but I must say I love your icon!

  1. nugget says:

    (credit to <lj user="neph13">)

  2. taiganaut says:

    Is that the chick that audibly FLIPPED OUT in the background when he was making his concession speech?

  3. phoenixredux says:

    Man, I never thought about his poor kids. They're going to require SO MUCH therapy once they finally come out of the closet.

  4. chuck_lw says:

    Did somebody else get caught having gay sex again?

    Oh. I see, it's just Rick Santorum.

    Never mind.

  5. greyhame says:

    His son reacted with more spite than sadness, however.

  6. I know it's wrong to laugh at crying children, but seeing this live on MSNBC & CNN was comedy gold.

  7. fatherbingo says:

    I make t-shirts and am trying to decide which design to use to honor Santorum's showing last night.


    I have a poll running here:

  8. ammonoid says:

    Man, I love that picture. She's wearing a matching outfit with her doll. Which one of the kids is going to be a serial killer, I wonder?

  9. kimberley66 says:

    I totally thought this picture was a joke, not the real thing. . . . I guess they didn't practice putting on a good game face since they expected to win. . . . d'oh!

    • ciphergoth says:

      This looks like something from a Tim Burton movie. I didn't believe it was real life until I found a source. It's just too perfect a mockery of what you expect an insane Jesusland concession speech photo to look like.

  10. nyankolove says:

    according to wikipedia, her name is sarah maria and she was born in 1998 so she is 7 or 8 right now. but damn, she looks like 14...

    i feel compelled to include this excerpt:

    Santorum and his wife, Karen Garver Santorum, have six children: Elizabeth Anne (born 1991); Richard John ("Johnny"), Jr. (born 1993); Daniel James (born 1995); Sarah Maria (born 1998); Peter Kenneth (born 1999); and Patrick Francis (born 2001). In 1996, their son Gabriel Michael was born prematurely and lived for only two hours (a sonogram taken before Gabriel was born revealed that his posterior urethral valve was closed and that the prognosis for his survival was therefore poor). Karen Santorum wrote a book about the experience: Letters to Gabriel: The True Story of Gabriel Michael Santorum.[4] In it, she writes that the couple brought the deceased infant home from the hospital and introduced the dead child to their living children as "your brother Gabriel" and slept with the body overnight before returning him to the hospital. The anecdote was also written about by Michael Sokolove in a 2005 New York Times magazine story on Santorum.[5]

  11. xenogram says:

    Bible-trash. Good riddance.


      • xenogram says:

        Hah. People say that to the US government all they time, it's not like they pay attention.

      • Um. Unless Richmond, VA recently moved within my Commonwealth, neither do you. So shut the fuck up.

      • gaijineli says:

        Well, I do happen to vote in Pennysylvania, and I would also say "good riddance". Though I think he's just a bizarre religious freak, who must belong to some insane church. I am a person of faith, and while I see Santorum as having some sort of faith, it's not like any kind of faith _I_ can claim to understand. The guy is a nut.

  12. roninspoon says:

    "WAAAH! Now I'll have to sleep my way into Harvard! WAAA!"

  13. xinit says:

    One less shit stain.

    His son looks like a serial killer...

  14. dojothemouse says:

    from Rick's blog:

    10. He's a great cook -- especially Chinese and Italian

    9. He plays golf, football, and baseball with us in his spare time

    8. He likes my silly jokes

    7. He takes us to the movie theater to see new movies

    6. He always fixes things like my bike and other toys

    5. He's a good Math teacher

    4. He gives tractor rides after he mows the lawn

    3. He buys me pretty clothes for church

    2. He loves it when I read to him

    1. He is the best hugger and cuddler in the world

    Sarah Maria Santorum is daughter of Rick and Karen Santorum.

  15. nightrider says:

    While I agree, the picture is priceless;
    you gotta feel bad for his little girl... from various perspectives. Please, stop breeding, pRick.

  16. yurilax says:

    Not cool.

    Making fun of a crying child is wrong. Inviting others to do the same by parading her picture on the internet is even more so. Not to mention distasteful.

    • pavel_lishin says:

      This is the internet. We thrive on wrong.

    • What kind of a parent drags their children along to that kind of a press conference knowing that this could happen? Re-aim that blame.

    • jesus_x says:

      You're new here, aren't you?

    • boldra says:

      It's nutters like you that make Jamies blog fun!

      1. Children make fun of each other the whole time, if it were really damaging there wouldn't be a sane adult on the planet.

      2. Children that age are prone to over emotional outbursts, ridiculing it is just another way of keeping it in check. Shit, excluding the last 60 years, parents have been beating their children for less.

      3. Unless the kid regularly surfs to she's not going to know about it - so, what, are you protecting us from ourselves?


      • ahruman says:

        I question your assumption that there is a sane adult on the planet.

      • yurilax says:

        Your points are irrelevant. Moreover, 2 and 3 contradict each other.

        1. We don't have children making fun of children here. We have adults mocking a crying 8-year-old.

        2. Oh, so this is all for her own benefit then. My bad.

        3. But damn, how is she going to get the full benefit of ridicule therapy? Someone send her a link to this post, quick!

        • boldra says:

          1. Adults? Here? I suppose you believe people in chatrooms when they say that they're 18/F/NY. But exactly what difference would it make anyway?

          My statements in 2 and 3 don't contradict each other at all. Because I suggested that being snickered at could benefit the little brat, suddenly you think I'm her therapist and this is child support blog. I'm not her shrink, and I don't give a shit how well behaved she is, or whether she grows up to be the next Paris Hilton. My laughter is for my benefit, not for hers, and sure as fuck not for yours!

          Before you start accusing someone of logical inconsistency, maybe you'd better read page or two about logic. Possibly the definition of the word "mock" would interest you too.


          • yurilax says:

            Possibly the definition of the word "mock" would interest you too.

            Ooh. You must be implying one of us needs an English lesson. Well, I agree:

            Main Entry: mock
            Pronunciation: 'mäk, 'mok
            Function: verb
            Etymology: Middle English, from moker
            transitive verb
            1 : to treat with contempt or ridicule : DERIDE
            2 : to disappoint the hopes of
            3 : DEFY, CHALLENGE
            4 a : to imitate (as a mannerism) closely : MIMIC b : to mimic in sport or derision

            Hey, at least you learned something today.

            • boldra says:

              My point being that you don't "treat with contempt", "disappoint the hopes of" etc in someone's absence. Mocking is something you do TO a person.

              But I think this is really wasted on you, you will probably write another entire response addressing one comma in my reply or something equally unimportant.

              "Oh won't somebody PLEASE think of the children!"

              That's mocking.


              • yurilax says:

                Well, your point is wrong. One of the meanings of "to mock" is synonymous with "to ridicule".

                you will probably write another entire response addressing one comma in my reply or something equally unimportant

                Oh. I thought you did that.
                Cause I just checked and I wasn't the one who started the discussion on the precise semantics of "mock" vs. "ridicule".

                • jwz says:

                  I think both of you should get a room and sit down together with a nice steaming cup of STFU. Ok? Ok.

    • diggets says:

      I know it isn't cool, but I still gotta laugh. I'm bad.

      That poor girl didn't have any clue her dad was behind in the polls until 30 seconds before the speech.

      "You're on, Senator... er, Rick."
      "For fuck's sake, I gotta tell my family. Give me a minute... okay, honey, daddy has some bad news for you."

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  18. jesus_x says:

    As a resident of Pennsylvania, and someone who voted against Rick three times, I would like to take this opportunity to say... You're Welcome. :)

  19. baconmonkey says:

    the son on the right kooks like 80% of the creepy germanic scientist/badguys in movies.

    also, he's using a wireless microphone on his podium. I'm puzzled by that.

    • arn says:

      Wires are a tool of satan.

    • cacepi says:

      the son on the right kooks like 80% of the creepy germanic scientist/badguys in movies.

      Nah, he was just thinking how bad he was going to get his ass beaten at school next day.

      "Oh my God, tomorrow's going to make Three O'Clock High look like Romper Room."

      • fflewddur says:

        It should be obvious by looking at the photo, but those kids are all home-schooled.

        [of course, maybe you know that and this was a dig at Santorum... in which case, *woosh*]

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  21. lohphat says:

    There's a new Ghey Bahr in Seattle and the locals want to call it "Santorum" since "Pulse" and "Sugar" were too ghey.

    I think it would be fitting.

  22. gunsafety says:

    Ahh see.. now this is why I got into photojournalism.

    Is it just me or does his son on the right look like someone just shoved something up his butt?

  23. benediktus says:

    having a family like that, rick shouldn't argue about incest.
    is the gene pool in jesusland that limited?