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Arizona: It’s Not The Heat. It’s The Stupidity.

February 25, 2014 3 comments

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Once again, Arizona has lost its freaking collective religious right mind. Unless you live under a rock, you’ve heard by now that Arizona legislature passed a bill making it legal for businesses, public servants etc, to refuse service to anyone who does not conform to their religious beliefs. Dubbed the “right to discriminate act,” similar bills are currently being considered in 10 other states, with Georgia hot on the heels of Arizona. While many feel as if these bills solely target the LGBT communities in these states, that’s not exactly true. In Georgia and Arizona for instance, a hotel for example, can refuse to give a room to anyone who does not fit the religious criteria of the owner. Muslims, Hindus, virtually anyone can be refused service. Currently in Arizona, the bill is expected to be vetoed by Governor Jan Brewer. However, she is doing it because of the back lash, not because it’s just a god-awful, disgusting Jim Crow like set back to human rights. The bill reeks of inhumanity, and both conservative and liberal alike should be disgusted by any such piece of legislation. This bill, and other bills under consideration, are a slippery slope toward not only a return to Jim Crow, but a return to Nazi Germany as well. It’s horrifying to me to even think about what bills may come afterward, should any state turn such discrimination into law.

Yet, I’m not surprised by the bill. The radical religious right has been hot on the trail of Puritan like conformity for decades. They want to quash down the movement of marriage equality (Ted Cruz, I’m looking at you). They want to kill women’s reproductive rights (Hello Rick Perry!).  They want to severely limit immigration. They want to jail almost every American of black and brown color on trumped up charges.  They want to eliminate every colorful ingredient of our melting pot, and turn our country into bland creme soup. It’s so bad, that even moderate conservatives are not only distancing themselves from their grand old party, they’re forsaking it all together – in droves. If John McCain is complaining, you know it’s bad.

What’s our recourse? Protest, protest against these moral intruders like they owe you money. Write your state leaders, and make your voice heard. Threaten with your buying power, and threaten with your votes. People will listen. It’s happened before, and it can happen again. In fact, it’s already happening, why else would Governor Brewer consider a veto? It’s not because of her humanity: She doesn’t have any. It’s because she knows that Arizona will lose a ton of tourist dollars. She’s probably going to do the right thing for the wrong reasons, but at least she’s going to do the right thing. We must continue to stand up for what is right: After all, George Takei simply isn’t going to be around forever to fight our battles for us.

These are dangerous times we live in folks, and if we don’t fight back, our freedom will already be more repressed that it already is. I’m just saying.

A Summary of Wednesday’s Benghazi Hearings

January 24, 2013 Leave a comment

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I wonder if Obama care covers castration? Hillary de-nutted the four stooges yesterday, and made them look every bit the clueless lot that they are.

Rick Santorum Knows More About Torture Than John McCain.

May 18, 2011 6 comments
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My favorite political punching bag Rick Santorum is back at it again. His target this time is fellow Republican John McCain.

McCain, who is the top Republican on the Senate Armed Forces Committee, stated last week that “Enhanced Interrogation” techniques (water boarding) of Al Qaeda’s #3 leader did not provide useful information leading to the capture of Osama bin Laden. In fact, he stated that the “enhanced interrogation” of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed ” actually produced false and misleading information.”

In response to McCain’s statements, Santorum declared during a radio interview on Tuesday that “McCain doesn’t understand how enhanced interrogation works.” Wait, what?

If anyone should understand enhanced interrogation techniques (torture) should work, it would be McCain, a former Vietnamese POW for 5 1/2 years!

Once again, Santorum is displaying his vast ignorance on a topic he knows nothing about. To call out John McCain on torture techniques is akin to trying to tell Chef Boy R Dee how to make bad Italian food. In other words, Rick the dick has no fucking idea what he’s talking about. Again.

I think rather than McCain trying to explain what “enhanced interrogation” is, maybe he should demonstrate torture methods on Santorum. Who knows, maybe the former war hero will get the former senator to admit to buggering fellow homophobe Fred Phelps. That should prove just how reliable extracting information by torture really is.

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Glenn Beck Hates BBW’s, Takes on The McCain Family.

May 13, 2011 14 comments
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Glenn Beck sure likes to make an ass of himself. Recently, he went after Meghan McCain: While commenting on McCain’s PSA ad for battling skin cancer, he belittled her appearance by faking vomiting in a trash can, and suggesting that she wear a Burka.

Really Glenn? Fat jokes? Have you checked a mirror lately, you superficial, misogynistic douche bag?

By the way Glenn, don’t forget who Megan’s dad is: I’m sure that former Vietnamese POW John McCain could kill or maim you 15 different ways with just his pinkie finger. I don’t think pissing off the McCain family is going to be beneficial to your already dwindling career.

You may want to stick with your religious rantings and jacked up political ideologies, or daddy McCain might give you a good old fashioned Arizona old west style beat down, for picking on his daughter ! Not that she needs any help in defending her honor. She has definitely proven herself to be as tough as her dad.

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He Talks a Good Game: Thoughts on The State of The Union.

January 26, 2011 Leave a comment
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I watched President Obama address key issues of the country last night the way a CEO of a corporation would address his stock holders; there was a lot of can do, tighten our belts and work together to be more efficient rhetoric. Watching the State of the Union last night was a lot like eating Taco Bell? It tasted a lot like beef, but it’s actually just some meat with a lot of filler. As he talked about his grand vision for the country moving forward, all I could think was “that’s great, but what’s the plan?” 

Here were some thoughts I had last night while Obama spoke: 

  • Does anyone else think Joe Biden resembles Sam the Eagle from the Muppet Show?
  • John Boehner looked as if he was suffering from painful gas the entire time Obama spoke.
  • The seating arrangement of Democrats and Republicans was effective in that it curtailed a lot of unnecessary applause. However there were several moments when I felt like I was looking at the political version of Whack-a-mole.
  • Obama made good use of human props to make his points extremely effective.
  • The African American family that was there as guests of Boehner; All I could picture was Boehner screaming at one of his aids “I DON’T CARE WHERE YOU LOOK, FIND ME A TOKEN BLACK FAMILY TO SIT IN MY SEATS NOW!!!!!”
  • Renewable energy is a good start, but more needs to be done. By the way, I know they are a major contributor to your campaign fund, but would you quit harping on clean coal? There is no such thing.
  • In spite of what you say, we do not have clean water to drink, nor clean air to breathe. Stop bull shitting the public.
  • He talked of leveling the playing field on tax cuts. Does that mean closing a few token loopholes while giving even more corporations tax breaks? Reaganomics has yet to work Mr. President.
  • Repeal of DADT is wonderful, kudos to you sir for doing the right thing. But what about same sex marriage, or you know, an equal rights guarantee for my LGBT brothers and sisters?
  • High Schools and universities have become nothing more than corporate diploma mills. I want to see a plan to turn that around.
  • On health care reform. Here is what I heard “If you have a better idea on how to improve reform, great, I would love to hear it.” “Anything else, fuck off!”
  • Obama really dislikes big oil. I hope he has the balls to take it to the oil industry.
  • John McCain and John Kerry sitting together. Kerry had a complete look of disdain on his face, while McCain looked like he was going to puke snakes at any moment.
  • A million electric cars by 2015. Are they going to be affordable? It really doesn’t mean anything if they aren’t.
  • I was really moved when Obama spoke about the 53 year old woman who went back to school. It was particularly touching when the camera panned in on her as she was saying “that’s me, that’s me!” That was pretty cool.
  • Obama took a shot at Bush while talking about the budget. Apparently he’s still pissed at him like many of us are.
  • Was Obama throwing props at Boehner for working his way from sweeping his dad’s bar room floors to becoming the third most powerful man in America? Or was he reminding Agent Orange that he’s no better than the rest of us and to take that gigantic stick out of his ass?

Overall I thought it was a good speech and Obama has again displayed his massive charisma as a speaker and leader. I’m still skeptical though. Show me bipartisan cooperation in action. Get things done. Make good choices on the direction we need to go. Shrink the huge gaps between the social classes. Make equal rights for everyone a priority. Hire more teachers, give them more money. Recognize global warming and follow through with making it one of our top priorities.

What did you think?