Not only does this bitch want to see all gays roasting in ovens, she’s one of those batshit-crazy Christians who thinks Jesus is in his car and driving over here this very minute. Surprising? Hardly.
You know what? We’ve been in the “last days” for centuries now. And it really means nothing, folks…not a goddamned thing. Stop making fools of yourselves and wasting your lives expecting the world to end tomorrow. It’s getting embarrassing. (Though I must admit it’s often entertaining…)
As GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann R-MN surges in the polls, more information is coming to light about her past that reveal the depths of her political and religious extremism. The Bachmanns’ counseling clinic practices discredited and damaging ex-gay therapy to “cure” homosexuality.
Slate’s Dave Weigel has reported an audio recording of Bachmann praying for the notoriously anti-gay ministry You Can Run But You Can’t Hide, run by the radical preacher Bradlee Dean. Bachmann offered the prayer in 2006 though the recording was uploaded in 2008. In it, Bachmann predicts, “We are in the last days,” and says, “The harvest is at hand” — a Biblical allusion to the Rapture when some believe God will take saved Christians from the earth and leave the non-believers to face several years of torment and tribulation before the second coming of Christ
One of the best letters to an editor I’ve ever seen. She asks all the right questions, then ends her letter with a real zinger. Bravo! And now we can add to this list the fact that Bush has admitted in his own stupid autobiography that he personally approved water torture, a criminal act. Do Americans give a shit? Take a guess.
November 3, 2010
Where was outrage over things before health care?
You didn’t get mad when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and appointed a president.
You didn’t get mad when Dick Cheney allowed energy company officials to dictate energy policy and push us to invade Iraq. Or when a covert CIA operative got outed. Or when the Patriot Act got passed. Or when we illegally invaded a country that posed no threat to us. Or when we spent $800 billion (and counting) on said illegal war. Or when George W. Bush borrowed more money from foreign sources than previous 42 presidents. Or when over $10 billion in cash just disappeared in Iraq. Or when you found out they were torturing people. Or when Bush embraced trade and outsourcing policies that shipped 6 million American jobs out of the country. Or when we didn’t catch Osama bin Laden. Or when Bush rang up $10 trillion in combined budget and current account deficits. Or when you saw horrible conditions at Walter Reed. Or when we let a major city drown. Or when we gave more people who had more money than they could spend over a trillion dollars in tax breaks.
You didn’t get mad when 200,000 Americans died because they didn’t have health care insurance. Or when lack of oversight and regulations caused U.S. citizens to lose $12 trillion in investments, retirement and home values.
Now you get mad because a black man was elected president and tries to ensure that we can see a doctor when we are sick.
via The Maui News
Fuck, I’m in a rotten mood today. Can you smell the poo in the air? The midterm election shitfest that’s happening right now? I’ve been trying to avoid reading too much about it lately but it’s really hard to ignore, like a giant turd you’ve stepped on and can’t seem to scrape off your shoe. Everywhere you go, there it is — stinking up your day.
I have a feeling the right wingers are going to score big. Everyone’s predicting that, of course, but to me it just seems natural. America fell for Obama’s promises of change and hope, and because Americans are impatient and fickle, they elected him with the unrealistic expectation that he was going to change the world overnight. (I was under no such delusion.) Naturally he didn’t come through on a lot of promises, which fuels the batshit crazy fire of the right wing nutjobs — the people who are masters at media slurs, voter manipulation, hate/fear mongering, and the dirtiest of dirty election tricks. These fuckwads are so enraged that a black man (with a terrorist middle name, no less!) has been elected to the sacred office of President that they will stop at nothing, and I think their efforts are about to pay off.
On the other hand, I have this feeling that if the racistbigothomophobes do manage some big wins today (or even a Presidential win in 2012), it won’t really make a difference. We only have two parties to choose from, both of which are full of lying, corrupt shitbags bought and sold by corporations. If Obama couldn’t get much done, why should someone on the other side be able to? And do they really want to do anything besides remain in power? It’s really not a choice we have, it’s simply picking one of two heads on the same fat, bloated beast. Apparently this is the best we can do.
Hey, any country which gives an imbecile like Sarah Palin so much attention surely can’t be aiming too high, can it?
The Arizona G.O.P. has officially become King Turd in the toilet of dirty politics. The Dems have pulled some whoppers in their time, but I’ve never seen anything as slimy as this. Granted, any left-leaning voter who pays a reasonable amount of attention will see through this and not let it sway their vote, but it’s just the intent behind it that astonishes me. The fact that this Steve May guy went through all this trouble reveals a lot about his character. And they wonder why people have such apathy about elections!
Mr. Pearcy and other drifters and homeless people were recruited onto the Green Party ballot by a Republican political operative who freely admits that their candidacies may siphon some support from the Democrats. Arizona’s Democratic Party has filed a formal complaint with local, state and federal prosecutors in an effort to have the candidates removed from the ballot, and the Green Party has urged its supporters to steer clear of the rogue candidates.
And get a load of this shit! He holds a “media event” at a Starbucks in the hipster part of town to challenge those who say these are fake candidates. Which they are.
“Did I recruit candidates? Yes,” said Mr. May, who is himself a candidate for the State Legislature, on the Republican ticket. “Are they fake candidates? No way.”
To make his point, Mr. May went by Starbucks, the gathering spot of the Mill Rats, as the frequenters of Mill Avenue are known.
“Are you fake, Benjamin?” he yelled out to Mr. Pearcy, who cried out “No,” with an expletive attached.
“Are you fake, Grandpa?” he said to Anthony Goshorn, 53, a candidate for the State Senate whose bushy white beard and paternal manner have earned him that nickname on the streets. “I’m real,” he replied.
Maybe I’m taking this too seriously, I can’t quite decicde yet.
But wait, there’s more. My buddy Troy who lives in Phoenix tells me this Steve May guy is — you guessed it — a gay Republican. Well fuck a duck, isn’t that just the icing on the fat-free Starbucks bran muffin. I did some Googling, and sure enough, he is indeed a big ol’ homo. How utterly disappointing. Is there anything quite so pathetic as a self-hating gay Republican? I mean, really. So not only is he that, but he’s pulling these ultra-scummy tricks on the public as well, hoping to cheat himself into getting a few votes.
What. An. Asshole.
This nutjob is running for office in Iowa. He basically said that God rains AIDS down on the evil homosexuals because they are the filth of the earth. Stay classy, Republicans! (P.S.: Straight people get AIDS too, you clueless asshat.)
Jeremy Walters, who is running for the State House in District 67 in Iowa, posted a rant on his Facebook page against gay people. He included the classic homophobic rhetoric that AIDS is God’s method of punishing gay people.
Here’s his post:
This is fascinating. Living in conservative Phoenix when Clinton was elected, I remember a lot of people saying, “This is it, this is the end of Amurrica!” Limbaugh went ballistic, beginning his show each and every day with a dramatic intro stating “America held hostage!” Things didn’t go this far, though — when Obama was elected, there were arsons, cross burnings, random attacks on black folks, and ropes were being hung from trees. White-power groups saw an influx of new membership, racial epithets were being spat at public figures, and redneck assholes called for his assassination. What the hell, America? Get a goddamn grip!
I’ve said it many times: Obama’s election brought some racist emotions to the surface for a lot of people — some of it deeply buried, some of it just simmering, waiting to be triggererd. I personally know some people who think he’s a Muslim (because Muslim=terrorist in their eyes) or a dirty Commie Socialist Nazi. To them it was the end of the fucking world. It’s just absurd and disappointing. That’s why I just might have to check out this book…
Among a certain subset of those Americans, however — especially those who opposed Obama precisely because he sought to become the nation’s first black president — it went well beyond the usual despair. For them, November 5, 2008, was the end of the world. Or at least, the end of America as they knew it.
Wow, these guys must, like, totally feel empowered and stuff. So awesome, I mean, like, burning things that look like people really, you know, sends a strong, like, message and stuff. You know?
Christ, what unmitigated twatocity. But reverse the colors (black guys burning an effigy of a white President) and you’d have the building surrounded by police and the A.T.F. would be gearing up to storm the place and burn it to the ground.
As country music played and a pack of Marlboro menthols sat idly by, some bar patrons at a local watering hole in West Allis, WI burned an effigy of Barack Obama and cheered. Wisely, they took video. Here it is.