Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Don't ask, don't tell is as American as the Constitution. But the Constitution can be amended, as can bureaucratic policy. This reaction by the Spiritual Leaders of the US armed forces is beyond ludicrous, perhaps bordering on divine extortion. Everybody is an extremist in todays world. A little fucking tolerance will not sink the ship.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Tim Wise gives us a different look at the recent criminal antics of Americas current resident loons, the T-Baggers. Ephphatha Poetry has Tim's riveting piece which should drive a stake through the heart of this monster, but will not. Intolerance is a self-perpetuating philosophy in the face of criticism, deserved or not. Provoke the monster or ignore it. Both unwise. Maybe another glass of homemade wine will clarify things, or at least stop that damn question mark from spinnin'.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
The text of this op/ed concerns the supposedly monumental political incompetence of various states attorney generals. I'm not sure what the title concerns.
"There is something about attorneys general that makes everybody want to nominate them for higher office, even though it almost always ends badly".Collins saves her most devastating opprobrium for California and Jerry Brown. This is done with such pedestrian literary effort as to make me wonder why the fuck bother or was her editor tea-bagging her?
"And in California, the state that is in the very worst shape of all, the Democrats seem to be prepared to nominate Attorney General Jerry Brown for governor. Brown has already been governor (for eight years), as well as secretary of the state, mayor of Oakland, failed presidential candidate and dater of Linda Ronstadt. I’m not sure we can apply him to any pattern."Gail Collins has the political insight of a moon rock and the literary talent of a cockroach.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Read YOUR History...
A Declaration of the Immediate Causes which Induce and Justify the Secession of the State of Mississippi from the Federal Union.
In the momentous step which our State has taken of dissolving its connection with the government of which we so long formed a part, it is but just that we should declare the prominent reasons which have induced our course.
Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery-- the greatest material interest of the world. Its labor supplies the product which constitutes by far the largest and most important portions of commerce of the earth. These products are peculiar to the climate verging on the tropical regions, and by an imperious law of nature, none but the black race can bear exposure to the tropical sun. These products have become necessities of the world, and a blow at slavery is a blow at commerce and civilization. That blow has been long aimed at the institution, and was at the point of reaching its consummation. There was no choice left us but submission to the mandates of abolition, or a dissolution of the Union, whose principles had been subverted to work out our ruin.
That we do not overstate the dangers to our institution, a reference to a few facts will sufficiently prove.
The feeling increased, until, in 1819-20, it deprived the South of more than half the vast territory acquired from France.
The same hostility dismembered Texas and seized upon all the territory acquired from Mexico.
It has grown until it denies the right of property in slaves, and refuses protection to that right on the high seas, in the Territories, and wherever the government of the United States had jurisdiction.
It refuses the admission of new slave States into the Union, and seeks to extinguish it by confining it within its present limits, denying the power of expansion.
It tramples the original equality of the South under foot.
It has nullified the Fugitive Slave Law in almost every free State in the Union, and has utterly broken the compact which our fathers pledged their faith to maintain.
It advocates negro equality, socially and politically, and promotes insurrection and incendiarism in our midst.
It has enlisted its press, its pulpit and its schools against us, until the whole popular mind of the North is excited and inflamed with prejudice.
It has made combinations and formed associations to carry out its schemes of emancipation in the States and wherever else slavery exists.
It seeks not to elevate or to support the slave, but to destroy his present condition without providing a better.
It has invaded a State, and invested with the honors of martyrdom the wretch whose purpose was to apply flames to our dwellings, and the weapons of destruction to our lives.
It has broken every compact into which it has entered for our security.
It has given indubitable evidence of its design to ruin our agriculture, to prostrate our industrial pursuits and to destroy our social system.
It knows no relenting or hesitation in its purposes; it stops not in its march of aggression, and leaves us no room to hope for cessation or for pause.
It has recently obtained control of the Government, by the prosecution of its unhallowed schemes, and destroyed the last expectation of living together in friendship and brotherhood.
Utter subjugation awaits us in the Union, if we should consent longer to remain in it. It is not a matter of choice, but of necessity. We must either submit to degradation, and to the loss of property worth four billions of money, or we must secede from the Union framed by our fathers, to secure this as well as every other species of property. For far less cause than this, our fathers separated from the Crown of England.
Our decision is made. We follow their footsteps. We embrace the alternative of separation; and for the reasons here stated, we resolve to maintain our rights with the full consciousness of the justice of our course, and the undoubting belief of our ability to maintain it. ~ (emphasis by Sig.)
Self-fellating histrionics to justify a mis-allocation of existing wealth. Sound a little fucking familiar? Could be Goldman Sachs doing "Gods work...", right Lloyd?
OK. It's time. I'm going Taibbi on these mendacious, inarticulate, self-worshiping, clueless, Scumbags who can't hate enough. I have my issues with Frank Rich but he says it right, here. All you teabaggers please go home and jerk off to your Palin Porn, until your genitalia turns to same consistency as your brains.
Monday, April 12, 2010
"Frustrated by recent political setbacks, tea party leaders and some conservative members of the Oklahoma Legislature say they would like to create a new volunteer militia to help defend against what they believe are improper federal infringements on state sovereignty."
This quaint, antebellum idea reeks of Talibanism. All of these fucking idiots should be drowned in Palin piss. This rabid dog mentality just won't die no matter how many stakes are driven through its heart. Could this be an externality of our super duper pubic school systems? Lead? Mercury? Shitty television? Too much whackin' off? Not enough whackin' off? What is the problem that has caused so many Americans to go off the reservation? It has even been on TV. A few white racists are pissed off so they got some face time. By comparing themselves to some miscreant criminals from the 18th century. Please, go plant a garden, have a Pabst, turn on Nascar and shut the fuck up while the adults fix shit. And please lose the weapons before someone gets hurt, assholes.