Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Rev. John Hagee Predicts World To End (Again)

Pastor John Hagee is warning members of his megachurch to prepare for the end of the world because a “blood moon” eclipse on Tuesday is signaling that the End Times could be beginning. “I believe that the heavens are God’s billboard, that he has been sending signals to planet Earth,” he explained. “God is literally screaming at the world, ‘I’m coming soon.’” (David Edwards, The Raw Story). 

Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, and Louie Gohmert suggest that President Obama is staging blood moon event as way to divert attention from Obamacare. A full moon really does bring out the far-right crazies. 
"History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government. This marks the lowest grade of ignorance of which their civil as well as religious leaders will always avail themselves for their own purposes." Thomas Jefferson

Monday, March 31, 2014

Difficult Customer of the Week

One that wants to load 2400 lbs or more or bagged concrete in a 1/2 ton truck. With only 1400 lbs loaded and the tires looking ready to pop, he says load the balance. I say it's not safe but he says he  only has a short way to go. I'm thinking he'll be lucky to make it out of the loading zone. 

"When you deal with stupidity, you begin to understand the concept of infinity." Gustave Flaubert

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

What Would Jesus Do?

American's conservative Christians have the constitutional right to discriminate against any person or persons they so choose within the confines of their church; however, their bigotry should remain in the dark environs where it is nurtured and cherished. 

When conservative Christians decide to pursue a  career in public service as pharmacists, doctors, food servers, or laundromat attendants, you are required to provide your service to everyone with a valid need. If you are unable, due to religious sensitivities, to provide such service - find a different fucking job! Your freedom to practice your brand of religious intolerance ended at the door of your church. Carrying your logic to its extreme, our great democracy would devolve into a nation of pathetic scolds in constant fear of all things new or different. 

"He wore steel-rimmed GI spectacles on a weak and homely face, and he was a man who belonged to the small places of the earth—to little towns with their innocence, their bigotry and their devilish gossip…" John Cheever, The Wapshot Chronicle

Friday, February 21, 2014

Texas Politicians: Bottom Feeders Without Equal

65-year-old  rocker has-been Ted Nugent campaigned on Tuesday with Texas GOP gubernatorial nominee Greg Abbott, the state's current attorney general who makes no apologies for inviting Nugent on the campaign trail with him. With Nugent's  characteristic shtick, a loud mouth with no connection to any higher intelligence,  he treated the assembled conservative Texas mouth-breathers to another of his scatological diatribes.

Nugent's tenuous grasp of sanity is exemplified by his comments during a recent interview with Guns.com. "I have obviously failed to galvanize and prod, if not shame enough Americans to be ever vigilant not to let a Chicago communist-raised, communist-educated, communist-nurtured subhuman mongrel like the acorn community organizer gangster Barack Hussein Obama to weasel his way into the top office of authority in the United States of America," said Nugent.

A review of the most outlandish public statements made over the past several years will find a large number of conservative Texas politicians competing for honorable mention.  When these conservatives have no meaningful  solutions to offer, they lazily regress to the red-meat issues of  God, guns, and family. There can be no progress in addressing the economic and cultural ills plaguing Texas as long as the conservative Christians have a strangle hold on Texas politics.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

This 10 Minute Film Will Change the Way You Look at Sexism Guaranteed (via Americans Against The Tea Party)

An eye-opening film is making the rounds on the Internet today, and it’s a powerful look into what life might be like if men were subjected to sexism and sexual violence the way women are. The film is in French with English subtitles, and was directed…

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Libido: It's a Terrible Thing to Waste

"Our party stands for the recognition of the equality of women and the capacity of women," Huckabee told his audience at the Republican National Committee's winter meeting in downtown Washington. "That's not a war on them. It's a war for them. And if the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription each month for birth control, because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government, then so be it." [Huffington Post]

Mr Huckabee is at a loss to understand why his comments were so misrepresented by the liberal media. He was simply reminding his GOP friends that it's the Democratic Party that's sexualizing American women by focusing solely on their reproductive needs rather than their more noble position as nurturing mothers and obedient wives. Mr Huckabee's ignorance, not to mention his Victorian morality, blinds him to the importance of control over one's reproductive cycle as a requirement to establishing a stable family and to the pursuit of a successful career - should one choose so to do. For Mr. Huckabee, and many of his GOP faithful, discussions over reproductive choice trigger deeply repressed sexual feelings that manifest themselves in illogical or nonsensical statements like those he made at the recent RNC meeting.  "Such fanatically aggressive opposition to sex can only occur among people who are fanatically obsessed with sex," (David Stannard, American Holocaust). Mr. Huckabee and the GOP believe in the importance of small government - except when it comes to women's reproductive choice. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Enter the Farce

The 2000 Tea Party
The 1950s KKK

The 1950 KKK

The  2000 Tea Party

 History repeats itself, the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.
Karl Marx

Sound and Fury

I was shocked at the outpouring of racist tweets and emails following Richard Sherman's spirited outburst. 

Once again, there's nothing like an outspoken black man to enrage the racist peckerwoods whose only exceptional trait is their ability to grunt with their gobs full of cheap beer and Cheetoes.

There's no doubting Sherman's athletic skill; however, a touch of humility could have better served him.