Friday, March 30, 2012

Santorum Lives Up to his Namesake

He didn't quite catch himself from calling Obama the N word:

Sarah Palin Email Hacker Got Jail Time...What Will Trayvon's Hacker Get?

A white supremacist hacker claims to have broken into Trayvon Martin's email and social networking accounts and posted his private messages online.
 We have some very sick people in our society. How can you justify Trayvon's murder? He was a 17 year old kid in his own neighborhood doing nothing wrong. Nothing! Trayvon was accosted by a very misguided adult, a self styled neighborhood watch vigilante, who precipitated a situation, pulled a gun he wasn't supposed to have and shot the boy.  What kind of dark cancer is eating our society that allows the character assassination of the victim by a self styled white supremacist and  a media environment in which this isn't roundly condemned?

Gawker Media Story

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Joe Carr: Strippers Should Pay For "Priviledge" of Stripping

In the Tennessee House a bill sought to impose a 20 percent sales tax on items sold at "sexually oriented businesses," and to require strippers to pay a privilege tax to work in Tennessee.

From the outside looking in at the zoo that is the TN House, it appears that Representative Carr's associates didn't think raising the cost of hitting a strip club was all that good an idea.

Rep. I. M. Indaclub said, "Unless they raise our per diem to cover the additional cost of serving our constituents while in Nashville, this thing is dead on arrival." 

Saturday, March 24, 2012

ALEC's Fingerprints on Trayvon Martin's Murder

Tennessee Republicans passed the same legalized murder bill that may allow Trayvon Martin's killer to walk free.  Our Legislature won't lift a finger to help create jobs in this state but putting a gun in every pocket is a high priority.

  • In August 2005, in Grapevine, Tex., NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer asked legislators and lobbyists at a closed-door meeting of ALEC’s “Criminal Justice Task Force” to adopt the Florida “Castle Doctrine” bill as an ALEC model bill.  The NRA said her pitch “was well received,” and the bill was approved “unanimously.”(1)
  • At that time, ALEC’s public-private Criminal Justice Task Force was co-chaired by Wal-Mart(2)–the nation’s largest seller of guns and ammunition.(3)  ALEC’s staffer for the task force was Chris Oswald a former “State Liaison” for the NRA.

The full time line fact sheet

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Friday, March 9, 2012

Conservatives Versus the Bible: The Song of Solomon

 ot many in the current debate realize that the Bible contains a book that celebrates non-reproductive sex and features substances used by ancient women for birth control. The book, Song of Songs (also known as Song of Solomon or Canticles), is a dialogue of love and sexual passion associated with King Solomon. It depicts a woman and a man (it's not clear that the man is Solomon) who desire each other and see each other in secret. Yet, it is not clear that they are married, children are not mentioned as a goal of their love, and their dialogue is laced with mentions of materials that we know were used in ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia and/or Greece to prevent pregnancy.

The Bible is pro contraception and sex for reasons other than procreation.

Monday, March 5, 2012

From Our "Republicans are Freakin' Nuts" Department...

The South Carolina Republican Party in Laurens County has a pledge GOP candidates have to sign to receive the blessings...

You must favor, and live up to, abstinence before marriage.
You must be faithful to your spouse. Your spouse cannot be a person of the same gender, and you are not allowed to favor any government action that would allow for civil unions of people of the same sex.
You cannot now, from the moment you sign this pledge, look at pornography.
My children were born in this state. It's a curse! The good news is that this pledge effectively eliminates 99.9% of Republicans from running for office. Actually, now that I think about it, this eliminates 99.9 % of South Carolinians from being a Republican.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Republicans ARE Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh wears a device on the side of his head that transmits sound into his head. He has to have this because he took so many Oxycontin pills that it deep fat fried his hearing. Rush also got caught coming back from a Caribbean island vacation with a satchel full of Viagra. It appears that the mouthpiece of the Republican Party has several physical problems that require medical intervention...his ears don't work, his penis requires chemical assistance, and his mouth won't shut until after the bile runs out and sloshes all over everything worthwhile in America. His foul and twisted utterances are what the Republican Party thinks of as political discourse.

Rush Limbaugh is a big fat bully. He picks on women. Rush called an accomplished young woman a slut and a prostitute for standing up and testifying for women's health issues, specifically the right of women to have contraceptive care included in employer provided health insurance in the same manner that Rush Limbaugh's Viagra is included in employer provided health insurance. Rush even went so far as to demand that he be given video of the woman using her contraception since Rush says he'll be paying for it. This foul person who is the spokesman for the Republican Party appears to have a diseased mind to go along with all of his other medical problems. He wants his Viagra but doesn't want Georgetown University Law student, Sandra Fluke, to have comparable women's health insurance coverage. For speaking out in public, Rush Limbaugh called her a slut.  Rush is a dick.
President Obama called Sandra Fluke and told her that her parents should be proud of her.

Unfortunately, Rush Limbaugh and his brand of discourse is what the Republican Party has become as it continues dragging America into a dark putrid mess of a place. They have nothing to offer America except fear and hate and the coordinated lies necessary to make their gullible acolytes believe the myth of the day. Somehow setting standards for how businesses treat their employees has been transformed in the Republican mind into an attack on religious freedom when a church owns the business. Somehow the gullibles believe President Obama is going to "take our guns" now that the election approaches and Obama has said nor done anything of the sort. Somehow Obama is a Muslim even though a Muslim would have committed blasphemy in attending the same Christian church for twenty years. Somehow President Obama wasn't born in America even though his 17 year old expectant mother had no passport at the time she would have had to travel out of the United States to Africa and get back into this country with a newborn child who also would have had no passport. Somehow the flames of racism and hatred get fanned to rile up the gullible class while corporations destroy our clean air and clean water and our children's future on this planet in the name of getting despicably richer.

Just once I wish a Republican would sit with me and have an honest conversation on the policies of the Republican Party and how they will improve the lives of most Americans. They can't do it. Republicans are Rush Limbaugh.


Thursday, March 1, 2012

Quote of the Day (Is the GOP really as Nuts as they seem?)

If they can distract you with their insane15th century views on subjugating women, maybe you won't notice that they're stealing the middle class blind...
The war on women’s health is first and foremost repugnant. It masquerades as a wedge issue to disguise the fact that the GOP and conservatives have not entered this current election period from a vantage point of strength on the economy or foreign policy.
George Kennedy