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"If I was still president, ISIS would be WASWAS!!"



Uh, really?

If Reagan was President, ISIS would be given Missiles and the profits would be funnelled to Al Shabaab or something. Why do conservatives laud a guy whose administration essentially committed high treason?

Some conservatives hilariously attribute this meme to Bewsh, who essentially gave BIRTH to ISIS thanks to his folly wars. Now we're a mile past denialism and headlong into "Not Even Wrong".

Republicans aren't rootin-tootin shoot-em-up cowboys. They're traitors who take the shortcut to thinking and legality every time.

Regarding the conservative position of keeping health care unaffordable . . . .

I think I finally figured out why some people in the USA are so hellbent against instituting universal health care in this country.

I mean, watching classmate after friend after relative have to put up gofundmes, fund raisers and bake sales to fund five-to-six-digit hospital/pharmaceutical bills for the crime of getting sick (this is on top of all the normal bills they have to deal with) isn't making any bells and whistles go off in anyone ELSE'S heads regarding our imminently sensible for-profit-only system that, like higher education, is slowly becoming the domain of the upper middle class and greater income brackets and firmly tethered to how gainfully employed someone is.

So let me drop the REAL reason why .. . . . .

I think it's because it's far more important to these people that citizens they deem economically, culturally or socially inferior to them DON'T get what every other industrialized nation considers a human right than it is EVERY American citizen HAVING Universal Health Care.

It's like an inherent NEED in America to feel like you're BETTER than someone else rather than have a nation that's truly serious about opening up opportunity to ALL people.

. . . and in America, I'M the "radical nutjob" . . ..

I can dodge lawn furniture.

Ditto rocks, pencils, wrenches, power tools, remote controls, screwdrivers, billiard balls, random blunt objects, etc.

I might come out with skin or organ damage, but I'd likely survive a knife wielder.

I can't outrun or dodge hollow points or 7.62mms.

I'd also like there to be a better way to identify a law abiding good guy with a gun versus a mass shooter other than hoping I win the "When the Shooting Starts" lottery.
Posted by HughBeaumont | Fri Oct 2, 2015, 09:35 AM (0 replies)

I finally watched "Game Change" from beginning to end . . .

Sigh.

I gotta tell you . . . . I'm well aware that there are people on my FB feed and in real life that think Barack Obama is the biggest piece of Stalinist Leninist Marxtits Communist Fascist Nazi (insert racial slur here) shit walking the Earth. Even though we all know that, as a moderate, he's neither here nor there but the country is glacially pulling itself out of the Bush morass despite the inequality and no Universal Health Care. You mention his name and people's nostrils flare and their faces get all fucking red; like you're mentioning Castro or Khrushchev or O'Saddama Bin Laden or someone like that. I know, because in the past month, I actually saw it happen. It's frightening stuff, to be frank.

This movie though, it just pains me to think to this day that FIFTY SEVEN MILLION PEOPLE thought that putting this stunningly inept and dilettante person one bad heartbeat away from The Presidency of the United States . . . .was a good idea. Furthermore, one cannot claim "liberal bias", because much of what's portrayed in this movie actually happened according to the Republican staffers that were part of the campaign.

I don't think the antagonist of this movie was McCain (who should thank Ed Harris for making him look better than he actually is) or Steve Schmidt or Fred Davis or really, even Sarah Palin.

I think the real problem here is we just plain and simple have way too many might-makes-right, well conditioned, faith-based, education-disdaining, poor-hating, wealth-loving, front-running, crank magnet ultracrepidarian extremists who really don't seem to stand for a societal and unilateral ideal that doesn't involve a zero-sum inevitability where rich white (and let's face it, mostly male) America runs the planet rampant at the behest of everyone underneath them.

They support an economic platform that relies on the assumed benevolence of the wealthy, the hope that a business will pan out to a sustainable fruition, the demand that children finance a high-interest mortgage merely for their economic advancement, the vanquishing of an underfunded but highly necessary social safety net, and most laughably, the almost sarcastic assurance that an individual's "gumption and hard work" will save them despite the sheer lack of solutions as to how that's going to happen.

In the death throes of the McCain/Palin campaign, we got to see just how conspiratorial, paranoid and ugly the sentiment of the voting public got. A prophetic line from the end was "ah, who cares? In 48 hours, no one will remember who she is." IF Only.

Looking at the 15 candidates left in the RNC, most of them religious extremists, mean-spirited celebrities, CEOs that think about as much of firing thousands of people as they do sneezing, crank magnets, global warming denialists, anti-science, anti-woman, pro-Wealthcare, anti-student . . . the RNC has either not learned anything or they agreed and sided with the antagonists.

Or, sadly, maybe they've done both.
Posted by HughBeaumont | Thu Oct 1, 2015, 12:36 PM (3 replies)

People need to STOP ACTING like Kim Davis is being held hostage by a book or an invisible being.

This is utter BULLSHIT that this woman is even being taken one bit seriously. Given press time. Rejoicing on stage to thunderous applause with opportunistic assrockets like Mike Huckabee like she's in Godspell or something. Given chance after chance after chance and no one is allowed to touch her because she's without a doubt being held hostage by a believed ominscient being or her twisted interpretation of a long-edited religious text and she absolutely cannot CHANGE.



COME on.

To quote Steve Martin in All of Me . . . "Is everyone here bananas??"

Stop treating this woman like she's anything other than a batshit insane megalomaniac!!

There is no omniscient sky daddy that holds precedence over the laws of the land.

Your book is not holding you hostage.

We do NOT govern by mythology here.

Everyone really needs to grow the fuck up and put their foot down once and for all when it comes to this crap.

Religion is great if it gives you spiritual enlightenment and well-being.

Anything past that, especially instances where you're denying other people due human rights because of your belief . . . NO.

STOP TAKING THIS BULLSHIT SERIOUSLY. JUST STOP.

So, if Kim Davis is jailed, she becomes a martyr for the "religiously persecuted".

If you fine her, the taxpayers will more than likely be footing that bill.

Is there ANY way this woman loses in this scenario?

I cannot do it.

I cannot in all consciousness support an economic platform that relies on the assumed benevolence of the wealthy, the hope that a business will pan out to a sustainable fruition, the demand that children finance a high-interest mortgage merely for their economic advancement, the vanquishing of an underfunded but highly necessary social safety net, and most laughably, the almost sarcastic assurance that an individual's "gumption and hard work" will save them despite the sheer lack of solutions as to how that's going to happen.

Can we finally say that the GOP's platform should be coined "Lottery Politics"?

With Jeb Bush's (the newest contender of Mitt Romney's "Most Tone Deaf Politician" title) latest commentary on Medicare, which amounted to "Build the moat, draw the bridge" and warranted more than a few deserved angry responses from those with a brain stem, it's about time to say it once and for all:

The GOP's social and economic platforms almost entirely depend on either patronage, privilege, great luck or all three at once in order to work. In other words, lottery, albeit with various odds.

In the GOP's strange little world:

* You'd better be born to the correct set of parents. Preferrably upper middle class to rich ones.

* You'd better be born in the correct time period (it varies based on economic position in life, location, and employability).

* You'd better be born in the correct country (again, varies on . . . see above).

* You'd better subscribe to the correct mythology, or you're either getting persecuted or have the Bejeezus bombed out of you (and hey, it's a no-brainer, because you can turn all criticisms of your judgement right back to them!).

* Your sexuality better be to their liking, because Bible. And it somehow IS their business, because reasons.

* You'd better have an awesome set of DNA, or it's off to the bake sales and gofundme hell for you, you wealthcare liability.

* You'd better know what you want to do for a living starting around 13. And it better be economically viable.

* The GOP prefers you have a great mind for business. And that business better be a successful one, because everyone working for someone else is eventually going to get replaced by a robot.

* As far as college goes, anything other than STEM is a waste of money, so be inclined to do the right thing for the greater good.

I could go on for days, but the point is this: I would like to think that the path to making life fairer for everyone probably shouldn't involve having the people who don't believe in concepts such as privilege, patronage or luck running the show.

Seems every time America does something right . . . .

. . . . it really brings the fucking creeps, regressives, racists, sexists, hypocrites, historical revisionists, Defenders of the Faith-Based, size-shamers, misogynists, victim-blamers, victim-deniers, the logically challenged and the human rights deniers out of the rotted wood steps of humanity, doesn't it?

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