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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