05.18.10

We are better than that!!!

Posted in humor, Political rant, Propaganda at 8:02 pm by angela

Yee-hah! This baby’s so gone viral…


05.17.10

Bill Maher in rare form

Posted in humor, Political rant, video at 1:37 pm by angela

Totally, totally. New Rules.

If we wanted Luddite blockheads who didn’t understand gizmos and doohickeys, we would have voted for the Ghost and Mrs. Moron.

John McCain thinks an iPad is something that women wear on their Xboxes once a month.

You know, there’s a specific group of Americans out there, whose name I won’t mention, but it begins with “tea” and ends with “baggers”, and they have a habit of saying, “I want my country back.” Well, I want my country forward.

02.16.10

Free Speech, Corporate Personhood, and Suffrage

Posted in humor, Political rant at 2:04 pm by angela

I read an interesting post on Salon this morning, and followed it over to the personal blog of the guy who wrote it.

Notwithstanding that the SCOTUS has deliberately decided not to rule on the corporate personhood issue, they have decided that corporations have the right to as much if not more free speech than us biological units.

What is more central an exercise of free speech than the right to vote?


Desperate Blogger

02.06.10

Andre Bauer and the “stray animal” issue

Posted in neocon crackpots, Political rant at 6:05 pm by angela

Okay, so it’s been a few crazy weeks here. I’m still shaking my head over the Supreme Court decision that gave corporations the go-ahead to buy up all the government they wanted. Bye-bye, democracy of the people.

And lieutenant governor Andre Bauer of South Carolina now running for Governor to succeed the sex-scandal-plagued and delusional Mark Sanford… Well, you already should know there’s an issue when the words “South Carolina” come up in a sentence. He said, most amazingly

“My grandmother was not a highly educated woman, but she told me as a small child to quit feeding stray animals. You know why? Because they breed! You’re facilitating the problem if you give an animal or a person ample food supply. They will reproduce, especially ones that don’t think too much further than that.”

Okay, so he thinks we should starve poor people to keep them too malnourished to breed. There wasn’t a lot of support for this, though some people tried to say it was just a bad choice of words. No, wait! He clarified by saying that he loves stray animals and donates money and does volunteer work at a shelter. But dang, you take those animals in your house and feed them, and next thing you know they get dependent on you, so when you go off and abandon them, they can’t take care of themselves anymore.

Wait, what??? He loves animals, but he thinks it’s okay to abandon your pets?

Honestly, I think I should have a category just for South Carolina.

State of Denial

09.17.09

On female politicians and effectiveness

Posted in Female superiority, Female supremacy, Hypocrisy, irrational thought, Political rant at 11:55 am by angela

Now I wouldn’t have guessed this from looking at my own Congressmen, but probably I’m prejudiced against my state’s Senators, who are Republicans and seem to spend all their time sucking up to lobbyists while pretending to be moderates, while the Democrats actually seem to work for me no matter what gender they be.

…shows that they are more effective than male politicians. They are better leaders because they get more of the stuff they’re supposed to get done done.

The study corrected for gender-seniority, since women politicians often have shorter careers in politics, and minority status. But dang, they were just more effective at serving their constituents.

How could that be?

Well maybe, just maybe they were spending their time doing the jobs they were elected to do instead of letting power go to their heads and spending their time in gamesmanship and the quest for ever-increasing personal wealth. Maybe they were feeling responsible to their constituents instead of lobbyists.

Eh, who knows? But keep an eye on that.

Link

But very interestingly, a diary in Daily Kos, that tried to show that it was sexist to even run such a study. The original writer has trouble with the scientific method, not understanding what a hypothesis is and how one might be tested. He thinks that studies are set up not to test, but to prove a point or advance an agenda.

It’s hard to imagine what kind of committee would be appropriate for pre-screening research projects to decide which ones might come up with inappropriate new knowledge, so we can avoid such research in the first place.

Now he wouldn’t be upset if the study had found that males made better pols than females.

And his claim that the only logical conclusion would be legally-enforced female supremacy – laws preventing males from running for office – is beyond absurd.

Just a troll.

The guy’s a troll, but enjoy.

08.14.09

The real McCaughey

Posted in Accountability, Health care, Political rant at 12:08 pm by angela

Betsy McCaughey is a lying cunt. Betsy McCaughey wants you dead, and she wants to make lots of money for greedy health insurance companies by preventing you from getting the health care you need.

Didn’t you know that when you deny services to people you are sentencing them to death? Because you invented the “death panels” in your diseased brain. Over 100,000 people each year die from lack of health care. You should be ashamed, because you are to blame for their deaths just as much as if you sat in on a death panel and decided you were going to cut off their health care and let them die. Though for all I know, that may be one of your hobbies, too. I understand a lot of joyous laughter goes on in those insurance company death panels when they find an excuse to pull the plug on someone.

Sarah Palin is a lying cunt. Sarah Palin wants you dead, and she wants to destroy the world in a flaming Armageddon that will bring on the End Times and rapture her up to heaven for doing God’s work, which is to be a lying cunt and a tool for people who want to make money off your death.

Barring that, she’s going to make sure you lose your health care. She’s all set, she’s got government-paid health care through her husband’s tribe. Don’t you dare touch her health care!

Sarah Palin was for death panels before she was agin’em!

They want you dead, but first they want you to pay all your money to health insurance companies, so the companies can keep giving them big payoffs. They want your family to borrow tons of money to try to pay the bills, and then they want them to go bankrupt.

How about this, Sarah? Why don’t you let God take care of your health care for you?

UPDATE: Sarah Palin has declared victory against the Obama administration, after the committee removed the living will provision. Now they’re just going to let people pray with their families! Hmm, isn’t that the current health care system in the country already?

Palin went on to claim that health care reform will inevitably lead to single-payer, which will mean rationing. nationalized health care inevitably leads to rationing. There is simply no way to cover everyone and hold down the costs at the same time.

So you favor rationing, but are opposed to it too. Were you for it before you were agin’ it?
Did I say that Sarah Palin is a lying cunt?

08.10.09

Sarah Palin, you whore

Posted in Political rant, Religion, Sarah Palin at 6:22 pm by angela

After a lovely weekend of conjuring up lies about the health care proposal and more ways she could exploit her spawn…

As more Americans delve into the disturbing details of the nationalized health care plan that the current administration is rushing through Congress, our collective jaw is dropping, and we’re saying not just no, but hell no!

The Democrats promise that a government health care system will reduce the cost of health care, but as the economist Thomas Sowell has pointed out, government health care will not reduce the cost; it will simply refuse to pay the cost. And who will suffer the most when they ration care? The sick, the elderly, and the disabled, of course. The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s “death panel” so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their “level of productivity in society,” whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil.

Health care by definition involves life and death decisions. Human rights and human dignity must be at the center of any health care discussion.

Rep. Michele Bachmann highlighted the Orwellian thinking of the president’s health care advisor, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, the brother of the White House chief of staff, in a floor speech to the House of Representatives. I commend her for being a voice for the most precious members of our society, our children and our seniors.

We must step up and engage in this most crucial debate. Nationalizing our health care system is a point of no return for government interference in the lives of its citizens. If we go down this path, there will be no turning back. Ronald Reagan once wrote, “Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth.” Let’s stop and think and make our voices heard before it’s too late.

The woman has no shame, and does not care if we know that she has sold her soul to the highest bidder. She does not care that everyone can see that her primary concern for her infant is his exploitation potential.

But anyway, after a weekend of being on the receiving end of outrage calling her out for her lies, she has announced that America needs more civility…

There are many disturbing details in the current bill that Washington is trying to rush through Congress, but we must stick to a discussion of the issues and not get sidetracked by tactics that can be accused of leading to intimidation or harassment. Such tactics diminish our nation’s civil discourse which we need now more than ever because the fine print in this outrageous health care proposal must be understood clearly and not get lost in conscientious voters’ passion to want to make elected officials hear what we are saying. Let’s not give the proponents of nationalized health care any reason to criticize us.

Sarah, you are gonna burn in Hell. Oh, I forgot. You were chosen by god to do this, and you have been exempted from all laws, rules, and sins.

But most of all, she’s got her health care. You losers can let the death panels of the insurance companies pull the plugs on your parents and disabled children because they are too expensive to bother saving.

07.22.09

Morality and abortion

Posted in Abortion, Political rant, Religion at 4:28 pm by angela

Inspired by an article in Salon entitled “What’s wrong with the new pro-lifers” by Frances Kissling, a woman who appears to be opposed to abortion but has lots of issues trying to reason her way through the sticky issue.

Twenty-eight pages of letters later, I came to a comment by keenplanner, who stated

The New Anti-choicers

Same as the old anti-choicers.

The bottom line is that abortion will never dissappear, even if it is made illegal. What will dissappear are clinically safe abortions performed by medical profesionals.

Over 40,000 women all over the world die from botched abortions. Do these anti-choice religious fanatics and bigots want the US to join the ranks of countries with filthy, illegal, back-alley abortion providers?

This movement should not be called anti-choice, and it’s far from pro-life.

They should be called pro-coathanger.

I responded (and have expanded):

If you hang out where anti-abortionists feel free to speak their minds, you will find that actually many of them do feel that the punishment for abortion should be death, even if that means that 1/3 to 1/2 of women would die.

Of course, you can’t tell by looking at a woman whether she is one of the guilty ones. But that simply means that in their minds, any woman they meet could already be a murderer, and every woman of childbearing age, given the “choice”, could become one with her next act of moral agency. This dovetails nicely with their notion of the nobility of women dying as a result of a doomed pregnancy.

They honestly believe that late term termination of healthy pregnancies is so frequent that it is a huge problem, that it is the natural tendency of women to change their minds in the last week of pregnancy for no reason whatever, and that women who do this have no problem finding doctors to accommodate them.

Step back and you see that men who lead the movement are arguing that women are morally inferior. Women made the “choice” not to “keep their legs shut”, and therefore, should be forced (but not “punished”) to bear and raise the baby at their own expense (unless of course it is marketable for adoption). It annoys them to no end that there is no stigma to this.

They see abortion as enabling women to “get away with” sex. They think that not only should women be forced to bear any such child conceived out of wedlock (or within a marriage that she should have known in advance was going to end), but that women who do end up raising such children should be punished by society with poverty, as should their bastard children.

Let’s look at the religious issue here that is never spoken, as the argument implies that sex is a moral choice for women but not for men. It’s just the old garden-of-eden story claiming that wicked women tempt men, who are too weak morally to resist. Therefore, women deserve to be punished for tempting men to have sex, but men can’t help themselves.

If men are truly morally inferior, then they have no business lecturing women about moral choices. How about this imperative for moral choices by men: Men who are opposed to abortion can end abortion now just by keeping their pants zipped up.

Here ya go:

10.29.08

Sarah Palin, unabashed socialist

Posted in Accountability, Bad girls, Election 2008, Hypocrisy, irrational thought, neocon crackpots, Obama, Political rant at 2:03 am by angela

Kudos to Keith Olberman for digging up the facts. Who’d have thought that only a couple of months ago Palin herself was bragging about making Alaska a bastion of socialism, from sharing the wealth of big oil companies with the public, to taking pride in the fact that the state’s resources were owned by the public. She even used the word “Socialist”.

Does she even remember?

10.26.08

Ms Extreme Makeover

Posted in Election 2008, Political rant, Sarah Palin at 1:23 am by angela

Not to give you guys too many links, just a little catching up for those of you who haven’t been following the saga too closely…

But after the receipts were submitted by the Republican National Committee for the $151,000 in clothing from better stores, $13,000 and then $22,000 for her makeup artist—or was it more than that, I forget? Then Palin denied outright having spent that much money, making her either the worst liar in the world or somebody who shopped like she thought she wasn’t paying for it.

Of course, she did pay for it in the end, or at least she will, when tax time comes around. The IRS will consider this consumption, rather than an expense. She had clothes, even if they weren’t as tasteful as the ones bought for her by the chief robocall manager. And the clothes they bought her can be worn again, unlike a McDonald’s uniform.

It will bump her into a higher tax bracket.

They weren’t a loan, unlike an evening gown that a celebrity may wear once to the Academy Awards. When she gets done with them, they’ll be nothing but used clothing in the eyes of the IRS. Somebody said to me that she can auction them or sell them off to rich Republicans. Something tells me that there aren’t too many Republicans thinking kindly of her right now. But even if there are, if they give her money for clothes that aren’t worth anything, that’s declarable income, too. It’s definitely a no-win situation, which is why she should have taken advice from the likes of Michelle Obama, who’s quite the thrifty dresser, or even the folks at Lifehacker, where they’re showing us how to dress like a Veep for a fraction of what she spent.

Now there are those who say that it’s just a double standard, because we expect women in the public eye to dress much more expensively than men in the same job, and there’s certainly some of that. There was a blog entry on HuffPo that came outright and said she should be able to spend whatever she wanted, and she should also be able to take her kids with her wherever she travels at the expense of her employer, because she’s a woman and… Uh, didn’t go over very well.

Please, she spent twice as much as my house is worth on clothes. Her makeup artist is the most expensive McCain campaign worker they’ve got. HELLO? People are living on pasta and potatoes. They are skipping new shoes so they can buy fuel.

And now the McCain campaign doesn’t know what to do with her. The Veep hopefuls that McCain passed up when he picked her can’t think of anything good to say about her. She’s decided to go all rogue on them, won’t listen to anybody’s advice, and spouting all kinds of bizarre extreme rhetoric. She has decided it’s all the campaign’s fault, none of it hers for being incoherent and ignorant of the simplest facts. And now she’s announced that Obama’s tax plan, by allowing expiration of Bush’s tax cuts for the wealthy, is the beginning of Obama’s nightmare communist plot.

Ship that bitch back to Alaska. Somebody please sedate her, give her a Xanax or two. Or anesthesia, even better. Anything to shut her up.

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