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Name: William Rivers Pitt
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Not With a Bang, but a Derp: It's Mitt

Not With a Bang, but a Derp: It's Mitt
By William Rivers Pitt
t r u t h o u t | Op-Ed

Thursday 31 May 2012

"I'm not familiar with precisely what I said, but I stand by what I said, whatever it was."

- Mitt Romney, 17 May 2012


After approximately 374 years of trying, Mitt Romney secured the Republican nomination for president on Tuesday with a win in the Texas GOP primary. It was a big day for him and his party, so his campaign diligently set out to attack President Obama over the Solyndra deal as a means of pushing back against Obama campaign attacks on Romney's Bain Capital record.

Under normal circumstances, the fact that Romney finally nailed down the nomination he's been seeking since the Paleozoic Era, and his subsequent assault on Obama's record, should have led the news cycle with a mighty "Hiyo, Silver!"

But no. The last lingering echoes of the most ludicrous GOP field ever to seek the presidency roared over the gunwales of Romney's campaign battleship like a wall of green water, washing away any immediate opportunity the newly-minted nominee might have had to sail out of the storm of nonsense that was the 2012 GOP primary season.

The rest: http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/9484-not-with-a-bang-but-a-derp-its-mitt

Some thoughts on Memorial Day

http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/9407-a-jorneymans-song

I'd like to share a song with you

Literally chokes me up every time I listen to it...but then again, I've been to four funerals in as many months, and have had some good friends move away on me.

No matter. This song absolutely rules. It's called Jo'rneyman's Song, by a band called Barleyjuice.

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Oh Deary O'Leary will y'dance with me slow
And sing me a song of the pagans you know
How you toast to the moon till you're suitably fed
For you are the spirit that goes to my head
Sing away hey a Jo'rneyman's Song
Tonight I will drink to you all ev'ning long

And I'll drink to the company all that we keep
Drink to the sun and the stars and the deep
And the prospect to meet up in future reprise
Occasion to gaze in your beautiful eyes
Sing away hey a Jo'rneyman's Song
Tonight I will drink to you all ev'ning long

For tomorrow we laugh and tomorrow we cry
Tomorrow we dance and tomorrow we die
And tomorrow you will be my yesterday song
And I would die richer for having you known
Sing away hey a Jo'rneyman's Song
Tonight I will drink to you all ev'ning long

Ye must welcome the phantoms that scream through the night
Tak' heed to the visions and presences bright
Lest ye waste up your life with the weight of street
In fear of the banshees ye'd happen to meet
Sing away hey a Jo'rneyman's Song
Tonight I will drink to you all ev'ning long

Oh Deary O'Leary what more can be said?
For you have the forest and I have my bed
And you call from the trees on your gossamer wings
Sayin' never again shall we speak of such things
Sing away hey a Jo'rneyman's Song
Tonight I will drink to you all ev'ning long

So let's drink to the company all that we keep
Drink to the sun and the stars and the deep
And the prospect to meet up in future reprise
Occasion to gaze in your beautiful eyes
Sing away hey a Jo'rneyman's Song
Tonight I will drink to you all ev'ning long.

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"A presidential endorsement from George W. Bush is like a musical endorsement from Nickelback"



Caption came with the cartoon on Facebook.

In the vein of "Derp Durr Hurr"...

...I'm going to call them "Burr Thurrs" from now on.

In exactly the tone of voice you'd expect.

Burrrrrr...thurrrrrrrrrrrr...I make in my pants sometimes...thurrrrrrrr...

We won't have Dennis Kucinich to kick around anymore.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/05/16/kucinich-announces-retirement-from-congress/

, sir.

Hater's gonna hate; this is DU, after all. But spare it in this thread, please.

A good man is being toasted here.

Sometimes a picture says a million words.

Bullying: A Personal Story

Here There Be Monsters
http://archive.truthout.org/here-there-be-monsters56756

Fuck Mitt Romney.

It Is Enough: An Open Letter to the Sick at Heart

It Is Enough: An Open Letter to the Sick at Heart
By William Rivers Pitt
t r u t h o u t | Op-Ed

Wednersday 09 May 2012

Stop me if you've heard this one before.

A holy man stands before his flock and says, "Dads, the second you see your son dropping the limp wrist, you walk over there and crack that wrist. Man up. Give him a good punch. Ok? You are not going to act like that. You were made by God to be a male and you are going to be a male."

And then the pastor says, "And when your daughter starts acting too butch, you rein her in. And you say, 'Oh, no, sweetheart. You can play sports. Play them to the glory of God. But sometimes you are going to act like a girl and walk like a girl and talk like a girl and smell like a girl, and that means you are going to be beautiful. You are going to be attractive. You are going to dress yourself up.'"

But here's the funny part: after that Pastor gets called out for his psychotic, virulent, hateful rhetoric, he says, "I was using hyperbole in an effort to communicate the importance of the gender distinctions that God created. In the context of the scripture, Mark, chapter 9, Jesus conjures up violent images as well, when he says, 'If your hand is causing you to sin, cut it off.' He's not speaking literally. He's speaking figuratively, using hyperbole to convey the importance of the offense."

Get it?

Beat your fag boys, your butch girls, beat them into line in the name of God...but if you get caught doing it (or espousing it), wave it off as 'hyperbole,' quote holy Scripture to defend yourself, and compare yourself to Jesus...and be sure to make it a non-apology apology by using phrases like "the importance of the offense," i.e. it is the limp-wrist son and the butch daughter who are actually offensive, and not the exhortation - delivered in church, mind you - to beat them because of who they are.

That happened in America not two weeks ago, and if you're fool enough to think the incident was a one-off, a fluke, an aberration, then all I can say to you, sir or ma'am, is good luck to you, good night, go back to sleep, and don't bother reading on from here.

The rest: http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/9016-it-is-enough-an-open-letter-to-the-sick-at-heart

Republicans, Get In My Vagina!

"Kate Beckinsale, Judy Greer and Andrea Savage 'spread' the message that the one thing women really want in their vagina is the government."

http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/87be7156f5/republicans-get-in-my-vagina

This was apparently featured on Bill Maher.

Watch it. Right now.

Trust me.



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