Saturday, February 27, 2010

An Unbrainwashed Primer On Hate Groups

See Bill Donohue.
He is president of the Catholic League.
He likes to condemn things.
He condemns movies and television shows that might cause his followers to think.
He condemns advertising that relays messages that he doesn't agree with.
He condemns the use of condoms.
Condemn, condemn, condemn.
Recently, he condemned the meeting of officials from the Justice and Health and Human Services departments with representatives of the Secular Coalition for America, an umbrella group that includes American Atheists and the Council for Secular Humanism.
He denounced them as a 'hate group'.
A definition of 'condemn' is " to pronounce judgment against, to sentence". In other words, to hate.
Oddly enough, Mr. Donohue has never condemned pedophiliac priests. Because his bible says, 'judge not, lest ye be judged'.

See Fred Phelps.
He is the pastor at the Westboro Baptist Church.
He has a direct connection to his god.
His god tells him to hate things.
He protests funerals of gay people.
He protests funerals of soldiers fallen in the war in Iraq.
Reverend Phelps claims that his god is the Christian god of love.
Someday, Fred will die.
No one will protest his funeral.

See Council Nedd.
He is the leader of In God We Trust, an organization dedicated to protecting America's religious heritage.
Like the Salem witch trials, the Boston Martyrs, and the KKK.
Council Nedd describes the Secular Coalition for America as "some of the most hate-filled, anti-religious groups in the nation".
He must not think that the biggest number of hate groups in the nation derive from the Christian Right.
Poor Old Nedd.

This is Marion "Pat"Robertson.
A Christian leader, "Pat" is one of the most hate filled leaders in Christianity.
He denounces other religions as "demonic".
He openly calls for murder of other country's leaders.
He claims a hate crime bill is "noose around the neck of Christians".
He has claimed that Hurricane Katrina was a punishment by god for America's alleged sins.
He has stated that gay marriage will lead to bestiality.
He blames the earthquake in Haiti on a pact with the devil.
He has slammed Muslims as worse than Nazis.
In short, he is one of the most hate filled men in charge of one of the most hated filled religions and has met directly with presidents, then lied about what was said at such meetings.

Atheists have never called to bomb a sovereign nation as our elected Christians have done.
Atheists would never condemn a minority for not having the same belief system as they.
Atheists have never justified killing in the name of some unseen deity.
No, atheists have never advocated killing anyone for any reason.
Maybe that is why their voice has been kept out of the White House for 234 years. And look where that got us.

Monday, February 22, 2010

CNN Poll Reveals Most Americans Easily Led

The job of the corporate media in our society is to keep people so pumped full of fear that reason steps out the door and illogic prevails. Remember last fall, when fears of an H1N1 pandemic were relayed by the news media? People lined up and waited for flu shots and cursed the government for not producing enough to keep them safe when they couldn't get one immediately.
But, like Saddam's weapons of mass destruction, the pandemic never occurred, and now with the flu season almost at an end, it doesn't appear that we will have one this year.
This fear is nothing new. Ever since the dawn of the atomic age, fear has been used to sell us everything from mouthwash, deodorant, and shampoo to multi-billion dollar nuclear weapons defense systems. It's a formula that hasn't failed capitalism yet, because it works so effectively.
And it works to this day. How else can you explain the fact that 71% of Americans think Iran has the "bomb"? They don't of course, but the disinformation and misinformation that has flowed from both our corporate political sources as well as the "librul" media has convinced the majority of Americans that something that doesn't exist actually does. A nuclear boogeyman from a country that has called for total nuclear disarmament. Up is down, black is white and the stimulus is working.
Even though our own intelligence sources say that there are no nuclear weapons in Iran, a full 25% think we should bomb them right now!. That's right around the number of people who still identify themselves with the Republican Party. Yes, we should start another war because the ones we're fighting now are going along nicely.
I mean, that's not enough time, but when I see Susan Rice on the news stating that Iran hasn't lived up to it's expectations concerning it's nuclear program, well, as a co-signer of the NNPT, neither has the US. Instead of threatening them with sanctions, are duty is to ensure that they are able to develop nuclear power with co-operation, and assistance. That would be too sensible. First we have to blast them to smithereenies, then the taxpayers can pay to rebuild the entire country again.
Provided, of course, they are led to believe that they can.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Those With Stained Glass Windows Should Not Be Casting Stones

Former Pop Music superstar Elton John has stirred up some controversy by suggesting Jesus was gay
"I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems"

Plus, he never got married, had sex, or was romantically linked to a female. Elton John was a major music superstar in the seventies who was also one of the first to publicly declare their gayness. So I'm assuming he has a finely tuned gaydar.
The Catholic League, protector of all things Jesus, responded with their own ludicrousity:"to call Jesus a homosexual is to label him a sexual deviant".
No, Mr. Donohue, Elton John was not suggesting that Jesus was what like so many Catholic priests have been accused of, he was merely suggesting that many of the qualities Jesus possessed are shared by a large number of gays. He wasn't a kiddie raper, that's what the Catholic Church has spent many years covering up and paying millions of dollars to obscure. There's your sexual deviancy.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Excuse Me, Mr. President, But Your Hypocrisy Is Showing

President Barack Obama took Tuesday a major bet on nuclear power, announcing eight billion dollars in loan guarantees to build the first new plant on US soil in nearly 30 years.
Uh, hello?
The United States has endless amounts of coal, all we have to do is blow the top off a couple of mountains, and there it is, ready for the taking. Not only that, but we can harvest the wind as well, that's a clean and unlimited source of energy as well. especially around Washington DC, where right and left wing wind bags are always blowing. So why build nuclear power plants?
Does this mean we're going to impose sanctions on ourself? Perhaps the Israeli premier will travel to Russia to push for crippling sanctions against the US.
Well, despite the fact that there's no credible evidence that Iran has a nuclear weapons program, even with Secretary of State Clinton putting Iran in the impossible position of proving a negative, the push to punish Iran for doing the same thing that President Obama just announced plans to do seems a tad....hypocritical. Did I say a tad? I meant overwhelmingly hypocritical.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

If You're Stupid And You Know It, Raise Your Sign!

I have a lot of idiosyncrasies that bother me, but my biggest pet peeve is bad spelling. I have on occasion let a few slip by, if only because I've had disagreements with my spellcheck, I'm not going to let some machine tell me I can't invent words, or compound them, dammit, I'm a professional writer. Nothing makes a person look stupid than a misspelled word.
This goes back to former VP Dan Quayle and his inability to spell the simplest of words. I was working with a Dittohead at the time, and they insisted there was nothing wrong with the next in line to be leader of the "free" world being too stupid to know how to spell a tuber. (I am now Facebook friends with the guy and have noticed numerous misspellings in his status updates, the latest being "comming", and no, he didn't mean that)

(Picture poached from Born At The Crest of the Empire)

(Many more examples available here)
It's easy to see why our country is in the state it's in: there are just too many dumbfucks out there. They believe what they're told by right wing gate keepers because they lack the critical processes to think for themselves. They are just a bunch of brain damaged beer swilling, Nascar loving, television watchers.

If you've ever wondered where politicians like Michelle Bachmann, Sarah Palin, or George W Bush come from, look no further. It's because of idiots like these, that ultimately, our country is doomed.
(Cross posted at American Insurgency)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Tin Foil Hat Time:Redefining Crazy

America is supposed to be a Union, but right now, it is about as divided as a nation can be. Our political system has failed because a servant cannot serve two masters at once. They can not placate the people who elected them while simultaneously placating the special interests that funded their election. This has led to a top-down lack of leadership, as politicians walk a tightrope between what they have pledged to voters and what their financiers will let them accomplish.
Our country has now fractured and divided it self into many different groups, each with a represent belief system that appears like insanity to those outside of it. The birthers, for instance, in spite of evidence to the contrary being presented, still believe that President Obama was not born in Hawaii, but rather some distant African nation, thereby leaving him unqualified to hold the office for which he was elected. The Tea party, as another example, believe that taxes are too high and government spending is out of control, yet refuse to give up pouring money into the quagmires of Iraq and Afghanistan, and actually believe we should spend more money in places like Pakistan, Yemen, and Iran.
Then there are the Truthers, people who do not believe in the official government conspiracy theory for 9/11. Since 84% of the American people do not believe what the government has told us about 9/11, that makes them a majority. And it also means that despite a mountain of evidence contrary to the 'official' conspiracy theory, Truthers are the crazies and people who believe that 19 Saudi men (7 of whom are amazingly still alive), hijacked planes that they could barely fly through the most secure airspace in the world crashing them into steel frame buildings, causing fires that impossibly caused the steel to melt despite the presence of asbestos in the towers, and was so devastating that a building untouched by the jets collapsed are considered to be normal and sane.
Our government lies to us all the time. They lied about we needed to go into Iraq and why we need to bomb Iran. They lie about the unemployment rate and tell us recovery is happening when it isn't. It doesn't matter if you put a Republican or a Democrat in power, they still are prepared to lie to us to cover up corporate interests.
And if that makes me some sort of truther, I can live with that.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

2010:Still No Change

At last Saturday's Tea party convention, professional political harpy Sarah Palin asked, mockingly, "How's that hope-y change-y thing working out for ya?", barely paraphrasing a right wing talking point from last summer. This and her eventual outrage at Rahm Emmanuel's "fucking retards" of last summer, illustrate how slow her reaction time is, as well as how out of touch she is with events going on around her.
The truth is, there is no "change-y" thing. While President Obama may have stated "even greater cooperation and understanding between nations" in his inaugural address, he has since hinted that he may go the George Bush/Dick Cheney route of unilateral action against Iran. Hell, we have them circled now, it's only a matter of time before a justification miraculously occurs, and them bombs start flying and people start dying. So other than the obvious reasons, how is Obama any different than you, Sarah Palin?
We know why the tea partiers hate President Obama so much, despite his continuation of Bush/Cheney policies. So continue to criticize him for doing things you would have backed had your party won the election. You don't seem bitter to me at all. America will always be better off without people like you who have to be reminded to lift America's spirit!

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Tea Baggers, Terrorists and the Mob Mentality

Glenn Greenwald ran a post about how readily people accept what they are told, especially by our leaders. Essentially, the government claims that it can now kill anyone, even Americans overseas, by deeming them terrorists with out any due process. That whole "constitution" thing went out with the Patriot Act. And that people who may have opposed it's usage by the previous administration have no problem with President Obama making similar declarations. Much the same way the charges of socialist and communist are leveled at an obvious corporatist like our president by those on the right because they feel uncomfortable being led by someone with a darker skin tone, despite any empirical evidence.
On the right, the same thing is happening to the Tea Party movement. What began as a Libertarian anti tax movement in Chicago in 2008 has mushroomed and metamorphosed into a another arm of the Republican Party, being told to embrace the policies of that party or risk losing support from the movement itself. And while some (read the comments) may resist, the mob mentality will eventually grab hold and the GOP knows it can count on the support of those who while not ideologically aligned with Sarah Palin, will feel she is a better choice than another term of President Obama. For obvious and previously stated reasons.
It's the same mentality that has changed a championship game between the AFL and the NFL (now both the NFC and AFC arms of the NFL) 45 years ago into what is quickly becoming the national holiday. In these times of green thinking, how many of these plastic party supplies will end up rotting in a landfill? While some people will watch to root on their favorite team, more people will watch the Super Bowl for the ads than the game, which in a time of DVRs, is quite a trick on the part of advertisers. And a sign of sickness infecting the mob mentality, turning most of a nation into drunken drooling zombies, turning their memories into advertisements, their minds into pliable mush for the coming corporate state.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Ted, Just Admit It. You're A Pussy

Poor Ted Nugent. He's really upset that he doesn't realize that his music is irrelevant, or maybe his music is so irrelevant that he has to resort to making patented "outrageous" statements to get any press these days.
Mr. Nugent, famous for that one song, you know, the one that all the classic rock stations play, I think Meat Loaf sings it, let fly with said statements in an interview with culture magazine Royal Flush, a magazine that boasts a circulation of 50,000 people which, while slightly higher than the readership of this blog, is still spit in the ocean compared to real publications.
Terrible Ted says that "Barack Hussein Obama should be put in jail. It is clear that Barack Hussein Obama is a communist." So, now we should jail people for their political beliefs? The only thing that the racist "Nuge" hates about President Obama, is the fact that he's black.
Terrible Ted then goes on to list a number of people he feels should die. Pam Anderson, Bill Maher, people who step on his lawn, animal rights activists, and vegans. But most of his rage is directed towards Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner for "Jann Wenner won’t do a story on my sold-out tour this year because I’m on the board of directors at the NRA. Jann Wenner should die." Sold out tour? Really? I live in the heart of his happy hunting ground home state of Michigan, where every appearance he makes is covered incessantly by the local crass, er, classic rock stations, and I didn't hear a word about any tour, let alone about it being 'sold out', and since I don't believe The "Nuge" has the drawing power to fill any arena/stadium outside of Michigan, I'm sure his tour consisted of small clubs, bars and dives where alcohol soaked brains clamor for the music it remembers from a time before most the brain cells were killed by alcohol consumption.
But, really, Ted Nugent is a pussy. Given a chance back in the sixties to fulfill his anti-communist zeal and kill as many as he wanted, Nugent chickened out, and got a draft deferment. You see, the difference between shooting animals and shooting communists is that animals aren't armed with weapons trying to kill you back. Most animals just want to co-exist with their dwindling surroundings, so it's easy to sneak up on them and shoot them in the back like a coward.
So, since Mr. Nugent is unable to compose a good song on his own that might generate some airplay, or develop his stagnant guitar style which hasn't evolved since "Wango Tango", his only other alternative is to behave like a neanderthal jackass in order to draw attention to his narrow and twisted political beliefs.
Ted made a lot of money in the sixties and seventies extolling the virtues of the whole "sex, drugs, and rock and roll" lifestyle, now has the gall to criticize those poor souls who made Nugent rich taking the message to heart by becoming too incompetent to work and having far too many babies than they can afford. Ted, that makes you a fucking hypocrite, and as I have become fond of saying, you cant spell fucking hypocrite with out the GOP, of which Nugent is one of the few people left on the right willing to identify themselves with that party.
So, go ahead Ted, and blame your political affiliations for your "lack of press coverage", the truth is Ted, you are a talentless hack who lost his audience when they sobered up enough to realize just how badly you suck. The sooner you realize this, the sooner you can concentrate your attention on the one thing you do that makes you any money. Killing creatures not evolved enough to fire weapons back at you.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Ready To Kill You For Their Own Benefit

Is the US government trying to kill it's own people? According to congressional hearings held on January 27 of this year US intelligence agencies shielded the Christmas Day "underwear bomber" and stopped the State Department from revoking his Visa. It's strange that this story wasn't covered in the unbiased corporate media, after all, Fox News has been working overtime to embarrass the Obama administration, and this wold have been a perfect opportunity for them to do so.
So when intelligence chiefs warn of another attack "soon", is this wishful thinking, or prior knowledge of another operative allowed to slip through to justify military action somewhere else in the Middle East?