Why was this giant party necessary, especially with so much emphasis on fiscal responsibility during the election? He doesn’t need all this to make a speech or take an oath. It’s needless extravagance. He should have put his foot down and demanded something more–dare I say?–conservative.
This is simply tooooo delicious.
The GALL of this elected official, signing orders and taking action and whatnot! *snort* And, naturally, a Texas congressman is suggesting that we “impeach or deport” Obama. Wow–nobody throws a tantrum like the GOP.
The War Against Women continues… How women can vote for the GOP, a party that obviously doesn’t give a shit about them, continues to mystify me. I suspect it’s just a case of “We have to vote *against* the Democrats no matter what!” as in the case of some I could/won’t mention.
This is something about Obama that brings on a feeling of dread for me. We just lost 20 children to a nut with guns. What about the kids killed by his “surgical” drone strikes? Has he made any speeches about those yet?
Bullshit. What he’s saying is that kids programmed with religion (his, naturally) could never grow up to commit such a crime…as if one can’t know right from wrong without a supernatural third party. What about exposing them to non-religious Buddhist teachings of even-mindedness, tolerance, forgiveness, and non-materialism? Nah, can’t have that. Too “weird” and “eastern.”
I’m enjoying watching the conservative meltdowns and End Times gnashing of teeth. This is what happens when you pour all your hopes and dreams into a single person, believing they’ll change the world into what you want. It’s also what happens when you think that your vote has some sort of divine power and is blessed by an omnipotent sky god.
I want you to hear me tonight, I am not saying that President Obama is the Antichrist, I am not saying that at all. One reason I know hes not the Antichrist is the Antichrist is going to have much higher poll numbers when he comes. President Obama is not the Antichrist. But what I am saying is this: the course he is choosing to lead our nation is paving the way for the future reign of the Antichrist.
via Huffington Post
Of course, the only one paving the way for the Antichrist is a lefty. Religious conservatives could never usher in an age of evil, right? And then we have these gems from Twitter:
“Lets fight like hell and stop this great and disgusting injustice! The world is laughing at us.” —Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2012
“This election is a total sham and a travesty. We are not a democracy!” —Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2012
“The Democrat Party voted God out and replaced Him with Romans 1.In the Good vs. Evil battle…today…Evil won.” —Victoria Jackson (@vicjackshow) November 7, 2012
“I can’t stop crying.America died.” —Victoria Jackson (@vicjackshow) November 7, 2012
So…hilariously…delicious! And here’s the topper, some highlights from Fox News where you can see them internally clawing their faces off with incredulous disappointment.
Another Memorial Day has come and gone. Usually I avoid the hype and just enjoy my day off, which I did…but I also came across this issue which exploded over the weekend and got everyone’s panties in a tight little bunch. A commentator on MSNBC questioned America’s practice of calling every dead soldier a “hero”, wondering if such a thing tends to (perhaps unintentionally) glorify war. And oh, did he get raked over the coals for that! Imagine: speaking an opinion, asking a sensitive question, right there for all to hear! Why, he oughta be burned in effigy!
It’s an interesting question, though, and one I’ve asked myself many times: does getting killed in the line of duty automatically make you a hero? Maybe…or maybe not, depending on the circumstances. What if someone is killed by stepping on a mine while walking down some road in Afghanistan–is that heroic? His/her family and friends would likely say “Of course it’s heroic, you insensitive asshole!” But is it really? I wonder. How heroic is that compared to, say, a fireman hauling two kids out of a burning building? Or troops fighting an actual threat to our country rather than a war based on lies and greed for oil? Are there degrees of heroism in cases like this? Probably.
Also, some think that simply being in the military automatically makes one a hero–even though joining the military is usually a choice people make. But if everyone’s a hero, then nobody is. Know what I mean? It’s like those wussy parents who don’t want their precious spawn to hear the word “loser” when their team loses a game, because “everyone’s a winner!” Well, then nobody’s a winner. So maybe we’re using this term “hero” a little too broadly.
But that’s just my brain blathering questions about stuff. What do I know? I’ve never been in the military, so obviously (as someone on Facebook snippily inferred) I’m not entitled to any opinion on the matter. I don’t claim to have an answer because there really isn’t one, just peoples’ opinions and interpretation of the hero thing. It’s an interesting discussion, don’t you think? Too bad you risk being burned at the stake for asking these questions, like this poor guy did–as if the subject can never be discussed, as if nobody can ever pose questions about the military and its effect on our society because the military is beyond question. That’s not a good road to start down.
A recent study shows that conservatives have increasingly lost faith in science since the 70′s. Ha! No shit, right? But how can you “lose faith” in science when it doesn’t even require faith in order to see it in action? Science simply is, whether you believe in it or not, and it evolves along with our understanding of how the universe works.
And that’s the beauty of science. We’re all trying to make sense of ourselves and this world we’re in–some choose to believe in myths and mystical tales of invisible beings who created the world and control everything in it, and others would rather find answers through testing and experimentation, facts and evidence.
If it weren’t for science, we’d all think the world rides through space on the back of a giant turtle or something. I’m not kidding–these science deniers would trap our civilization’s intellectual progress in the stone age if they could get away with it. Fucking morons.
Believe in whatever otherworldly beings you want, but don’t deny testable, verifiable evidence when it’s presented to you. I’m not just talking about global warming–I mean anything that may threaten your mystical “explanations” of how things work.
A study released Thursday in the American Sociological Review concludes that trust in science among conservatives and frequent churchgoers has declined precipitously since 1974, when a national survey first asked people how much confidence they had in the scientific community. At that time, conservatives had the highest level of trust in scientists.
Confidence in scientists has declined the most among the most educated conservatives, the peer-reviewed research paper found, concluding: “These results are quite profound because they imply that conservative discontent with science was not attributable to the uneducated but to rising distrust among educated conservatives.”
That’s right, America! According to the people who run a bumper sticker company, you can safely call anyone a nigger because it’s just not a bad word anymore. After all, their bumper sticker “2012: Don’t Re-Nig!” is a fast seller, so it must be OK, right?
Paula Smith of Hinesville, Georgia has a company called Stickatude.com. And they’re selling their own version of an anti-Obama bumper sticker that reads “Don’t Re-Nig 2012.” Ms. Smith told me in a telephone conversation on Saturday afternoon that the bumper sticker has been in their inventory since June 2010, but just in the last few days it’s started selling. The price is $3. Ms. Smith insisted that the bumper sticker is not racist. I asked her about the “N” word, for which “nig” is the shortened version. “According to the dictionary [the N word] does not mean black. It means a low down, lazy, sorry, low down person. That’s what the N word means.”
This, my friends, is what happens when people who are still waiting to evolve thumbs get involved in politics. The other stickers on her site aren’t quite as racist, but they’re really, really dumb all the same. One actually says, “As long as there are test, there will be prayer in public schools.” What the fuck does that mean? And shouldn’t “test” be plural? Stupid people make my head hurt.
Oh, this is going to be a nasty election–the racists and bigots who have been sleeping somewhat quietly under their pile of cow shit are slowly awakening and coming out to barf their insane Dark Ages ideas all over us once again. It’s gonna be a bumpy ride. Don’t believe me? Here’s a parting bit of elegantly-worded wisdom from the Nig Woman that might convince you:
I just want someone that’s going to help the United States and not give it other countries all the time. And stop giving the immigrants the benefits that most Americans inside their own states can’t even get because they’re giving it others who don’t even live here as an American.
Yeah, whatever. Do let us know if those thumbs eventually come in, will you?