Wednesday, September 30, 2009
"If you want to insult a conservative, lie to him. If you want to insult a liberal, tell him the truth."
This got me to thinking about the truth...and facts of course...and then I thought about these two.
Fact One: At this time in George Bush's presidency, our country had suffered the worst attack in history on our home soil (9/11 Al Qaeda attack). We had also suffered an attack of domestic origin (the anthrax attacks). The men responsible for the 9-11 attacks, Osama bin Laden and Ayman al Zawahari are still at large 8 years later. The man the FBI says carried out the anthrax attacks, Bruce Ivins, may not have actually done it...either alone or at all.
Fact Two: At this time in Barack Obama's presidency, our country has captured one major terrorist suspect (Najibullah Zazi) and several minor ones. All of these arrests were done, btw, without anyone being tortured or killed which I'm certain will be a giant boner softener for some on the right. There have been no attacks on our home soil.
Now, to be fair to George Bush, Barack Obama has benefited from increased knowledge in nabbing hirabis. But I can't help but wonder, given the insistence by the right that Bush made us safer and Obama has made us less safe, what truth they are looking at?
Which makes me realize that the statement above is complete fucking bullshit.
Monday, September 28, 2009
I was just sent this video and here is my review of it.
Right off the bat she rips the military with the mention of her friends (probably all Che lovers) who think the goverment should be represented by a tank. So, clearly she is traitor. Send her down to Gitmo. Oh, that's right President Adolph Osama is closing it so terrorists can run free in our country and rape our women.
Then she lies about how the government is smaller than corporations and peddles Marxist propaganda by lying and saying that corporations are getting too big. She is an enemy of the free market and wants to throw us all in a boiling pit of sewage. Quick! Hide your children...they are in mortal danger.
Of course, we have to have the cry me a river sob story about the environment and how we are all destoying it. God gave us this planet to do whatever we want. It is our manifest destiny to conquer! Oh, and global warming is lie by the liberal media and scientists who seek to destroy us. It's all a myth and we are all going to be fine.
Her whole spiel about how our consumption of resources is a liberal lie. How dare she! America can do whatever it wants and we shouldn't have to apologize for anything. Apologies are for the weak...meaning liberal traitors.
Essentially this video is one long make out session with communism. If anyone takes anything she says seriously, we will all be camping on a pile of dead skulls. History has shown us that all liberal policies result in our children being slaughtered.
The fact that this video is being show in our schools proves the point that our education system has been taken over by socialist communist fascists who want to indoctrinate our children into their evil ways. Next thing you know, they'll try to turn our chidlren gay and then where will we be?
Saturday, September 26, 2009
I put up a post (this one) about how Derrick Thomas, a Brooklyn Park, MN teenager, gets the shit beat out of him at 1am last Wednesday on a bike ride home. His attackers were armed with an ax, a gun, and brass knuckles. They called him a nigger while they were beating the crap out him and told him
"We hate the president; we're gonna kill the president, his wife and his kids."
They also assaulted Derrick's uncle only a few blocks away.
I say that this attack was racially motivated and that it is an indication of the uptick in bias of having a black president. I point out the obvious fanning the flames of this sentiment by people like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh, who said recently.
"Barack Obama's America....black kids beating up white kids"
Several posters here then point out that some black kids beat up some white kids...somewhere...and raped a white woman but you'll never hear about it in the liberal media because they're all out to git us white folk.
These same commenters chide me for playing the race card and say that it's all the fault of race mongers like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. How dare I even question that anyone is racist anymore...let alone any conservative or Republican? It's all an obvious liberal lie.
Then we get a bunch of horse shit about how hate crimes are crap and some very pleasant questions that are generally of the theme that perhaps this kid brought it on himself etc. Right around here is where I get accused of being a paranoid, conspiracy theory kook for thinking this is condoned by a large portion of a certain political party.
The original facts are quickly forgotten, a free pass is given to all who need it, and life goes merrily along....as a bunch of fucking Aryan nation asshats continue to draw support.
Sound about right?
Friday, September 25, 2009
It was about 1991-92 when he basically couldn't cope with everyday life. He couldn't make ends meet, he couldn't pay the bills and didn't know why he couldn't do that. And someone told him that if he didn't pay his federal taxes, if those taxes were left in his check, he could make ends meet. And then he started investigating that and someone told him that it wasn't ratified properly in the Constitution, that it was illegal. And he went from there and got into the anti-government, got into the militia, got into the Freeman, and along those lines anti-abortion issues came up and he started becoming very religious in the sense that he finally — he was reading the Bible. But then, after we were divorced, his religion took on a whole new right wing of itself.
Roeder has said of the killing.
I know there are many other similar events planned around the country as long as abortion remains legal.
I'm sure many of you will also recall Minnesota's own Michelle Bachmann calling for a boycott of the US Census because of its general evil and ACORN's faux involvement (ACORN!-Eep, blurp, squonk, output=RAGE!).
And now we have this, from AP.
Bill Sparkman, a census worker, age 51, was found hanged in a Kentucky national forest two weeks ago. The word "fed" had been scrawled on his chest, according to a law enforcement official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss the case.
The FBI are still investigated the case but I think we can all see where this is going. A recent column by Michael Smerconish makes it pretty clear what we are in store for....
Manchester, Kashner reports, found that in the third year of the Kennedy presidency, "a kind of fever lay over Dallas country. Mad things happened. Huge billboards screamed 'Impeach Earl Warren.' Jewish stores were smeared with crude swastikas. ... Radical right polemics were distributed in public schools; Kennedy's name was booed in classrooms; corporate junior executives were required to attend radical seminars."
And we are only in the ninth month of the Obama administration. In addition, our "fever" is sadly national.
A full-page advertisement had appeared the day of the assassination in the Dallas Morning News accusing Kennedy of making a secret deal with the Communist Party; when it was shown to the president, he was appalled. He turned to Jacqueline, who was visibly upset, and said, 'Oh, you know, we're headed into nut country today.'"
Mr. President, in the last 46 years, our entire nation has grown into nut country.
Protesters marched on Washington carrying signs that read "Bury Obamacare with Kennedy," "Impeach the Muslim Marxist," and "We came unarmed ... this time." A member of Congress shouted down the president and raked in more than $1.5 million in campaign contributions in the days that followed. Cable TV's hottest personality just called the commander-in-chief a "racist" with a "deep-seated hatred for white people."
We come unarmed...this time? And some of you think I am being paranoid? I'm sure some of you will point to the pro life activist who was killed recently or the white kids being beat up...somewhere...as evidence that the people on the "left" are just as dangerous. Sorry, but that dog won't hunt. Compare the acts of violence that I mention to the ones the right wings pundits have trotted out.
They aren't even in the same fucking ballpark.
It's going to get worse, folks, and you know what's really sad? The more the body count rises...and even if that includes President Obama...the more the base will scream that they were justified in murder.
Just wait...it's going to happen.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Essentially, it's the gold plated signature of the conservative base of this country.
Now I don't mean to imply that the right is anti Semitic. They aren't. Remember, suddenly they love Jewish people:) Of course, their reason for this (similar to a barbecue party admiring the fat hog about to be thrown on the spit) is due to their....ehm...belief...that the slaughter of many non-believing Jews will be the precursor to the Second Coming. Yea! I'm certain my friends in Israel can't wait...
What I am saying, though, is that the president of Iran seems to ALSO be a part of the tap into your inner rage and pass it off as fact crowd...Muslim version. He says something that is not true (death panels, Obama isn't a US citizen, immigrants are stealing our luggage and dinnerware) about an historical event (Vietnam was all fucked up because of the media, Iraq really had WMD's) and then spins it so his country is absolutely perfect, beyond reproach, and eternally above criticism.
Whenever he opens his mouth, I see Sarah Palin speaking...shouting about how America should never have to apologize for anything. And anyone who does isn't a real Muslim...ooops...I mean American. I hear her along with Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh talk about the "evil" of Barack Obama's health care plan and can't help but think that if you just substituted the word "Zionists" in there, that those three aforementioned folks would make great hirabis.
I've been taken to the mat before on similar comparisons so before all of you on the right start going ape shit (yet another similarity:)) think about this in terms of degrees. While the conservative base in this country has not openly murdered homosexuals...yet anyway...they do, just like their Muslim counterparts, cite biblical precedent for being anti-gay. It happened here recently in comments (kudos to rld). In addition, I think we can all agree that the conservative base is not going to make their women folk dress up in burkas anytime soon. Yet they do believe that a woman's place is in the home...just like the Bible says...a book that was written by men....just like The Qu'ran.
So, the next time President A opens his yap, take note of the similarity between what he espouses and what the base in this country preaches. Equally as important is HOW they say it which is EXACTLY the same...filled with fear, rage, and paranoia.
Wouldn't it be great if all of them could find some part of the world to yell at each other and leave the rest of us out of it so we can perhaps...EVOLVE?
Thursday, September 17, 2009
The latest scalps that conservative activists have claimed (ACORN and Van Jones) got me to thinking about Thomas Frank's book The Wrecking Crew. If you want to understand why the right hates ACORN so much, read this book. In fact, if you want to understand the right at all and why I say the things I have said in some of the latest threads, you really need to read this book.
From the first review on Amazon.
According to Frank, the conservative worldview is totally committed to "the ideal of laissez faire, meaning minimal government interference in the marketplace, along with hostility to taxation, regulation, organized labor, state ownership, and all the business community's other enemies. "The conservative movement promotes the interests of business exclusively over all else in accordance with the motto, "More business in government, less government in business." So-called "big government," also tagged as the liberal state, is the enemy; in fact, virtually all government is the enemy, other than the national defense.
Juxtapose this with ACORN's central causes: higher minimum wages, more affordable housing, and voter registration and one can easily see why they are rabidly against everything that ACORN stands for and will stop at nothing to destroy them.
Further, from the same comment
Frank also highlights the manner in which conservatives have repeatedly run the country into huge spending deficits in order to "defund the left" while simultaneously politicizing government management positions by favoring ideology over competence. The end result under Republican conservative stewardship is government that demonstrates itself as ineffectual and incompetent, offering but further proof that big government is inherently incapable of working and needs to be outsourced to private, professional concerns who can do the job correctly (and then inevitably failing to do so).
Which is exactly what happened in the Bush Administration. Folks, continue to try to "see all sides" and "be fair" with the current incarnation of the right today and you do so at your own peril as we see in the final line of this review of Frank's book.
Frank demonstrates well that present day politics has truly become, to invert von Clausiwitz's famous maxim, "a continuation of war by other means." Regrettably, one side of the battle (liberals/progressives) continues to play the game as politics, as elections won or lost and citizens swayed or not, while the other side (the conservative base) approaches it as an act of war, a no-holds-barred contest in which the only goal is the complete and utter destruction of the other side.
Folks, this how the right thinks. Jones and ACORN are just the beginning. They can't accept the fact the Barack Obama is president and will do everything in their power to see him brought down. It's only going to be a matter of time before the methods they use will become violent. Their rage is too great and history, I fear, will be repeated.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
And then look for the re-direct on the racism as well. "It's all they have left", "Race Monger", "Eeep-Blurp-Squonk" will all be heard repeatedly over the next few days.
Or you can just check the comments section on the post below for similarly themed denials.
Monday, September 14, 2009
But there was something clarifying about a Southern good ol' boy yelling "Liar" at the president over illegal immigration. That's what the GOP now is: the worst aspects of the old Democratic party combined with a nihilism that is only eclipsed by its catastrophic governance for the past eight years.
No shit. And this is from someone who used to be a Republican.
The problem is that now we have a very large swath of conservatives running around re-framing the bias debate. It's clear to me that Joe Wilson is fucking racist. He can't stand the fact that a black man is president. In fact, I'd wager most people that told their children not to watch President Obama give his education speech last Tuesday are racist as well. But you can't call them on it. Oh no.
Because they start in with the song and dance routine about how that's all liberals know how to do, it's knee jerk reaction, it's unfair..blah blah blah etc etc. From there the left cowers in fear and thinks "Gee, maybe I went too far" and then loses the argument while the original action and it's obvious undertones are long forgotten.
Now, I have no problem admitting that I am biased against Muslim men. It's something I struggle with everyday. The question is...why can't nearly all conservatives admit their problem? I think it ties in to their complete inability to admit when they are at fault. You know...the whole "if you admit you are wrong, you show weakness" meme.
The fact is, folks, that we all have bias. It's part of our socio-cultural context. We distrust the other. And it doesn't matter what side of the aisle we are on. In fact, it's an historical truth that the Democrats have a longer history of racism than the Republicans which I find sad. Not for the Democrats, who have clearly taken steps to outgrow their racism but for the Republicans, a party who once proudly appointed the first black government officials.
A party who cannot see how far they have sunk.
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Monday, September 07, 2009
Sunday, September 06, 2009
"Government efforts to funnel hundreds of billions of dollars into the U.S. economy appear to be helping the U.S. climb out of the worst recession in decades."
The rest of the article is pretty even handed but this line alone made me, as Bill Maher recently put it, "drop my Bible that I was using to help me masturbate into my gun."
I suppose it's only a matter of time before the right begins to accuse the Wall Street Journal of being a communist newspaper:)
Friday, September 04, 2009
Question for conservatives: WHAT THE FUCK IS THE MATTER WITH YOU?!!!???
Seriously, your paranoia and psychosis is officially limitless. President Obama wants to address the students of this nation on the importance of hard work and staying in school. And you are "absolutely appalled that taxpayer dollars are being used to spread President Obama's socialist ideology?" To put it simply, you are collection of asshats.
You complain about our schools not doing a good enough job educating children...the lack of motivation and inspiration...and yet your maniacal fervor won't even allow President Obama to deliver a simple message of on the significance of education. Do you seriously have a governor of a sitting state (Rick Perry, Texas) telling children to stay home from school that day?
I didn't think it was possible for me to be angrier than I was during the W years but I got news for all of you...I am. So, the gloves are off, folks. There won't be anymore polite debating and "trying to see all angles." As of right now, I am finished trying to be fair with you people. And it is YOUR fault. I am sick of trying to pretend otherwise. You aren't part of any sort of solution at all. You exist only to tap into your inner rage and try to fuck things up for this country. You are the problem.
For me to pretend otherwise any longer is insanity.