Too funny. "I would wager there were more non-whites on the podium than in the crowd today. That's the truth."
It's my opinion that the one over-riding driver of the average American voter is fear. Usually, irrational fear. Fear of scary brown people, AKA "terrorists". Fear of gays getting married and breaking up marriages that can withstand anything else. Fear that swarthy Hispanics will "take our jobs". (Or perhaps the corollary, that someone other than white men will be in charge.) Fear that we'll LOSE our jobs, leading to sucking the corporate
cock teat cock.
Fear that women will be able to consult privately with a doctor.
Fear that "the church" is losing influence.
Fear of other nations.
Fear of the government spending too much (on people) or too little (on blowing shit up and killing people).
Pants-shitting, abject fear that things will change (Forget about "for the better" or "for the worse", change itself is "bad") drives a status quo that gets worse, every year.
I admit to fear, myself. I'm afraid that things WON'T change. That we're so blinded by "patriotism" that we think we can't make this a better place to live for EVERYONE (not just our corporate masters.) I'm afraid we'll watch, like the proverbial slowly boiling frog, until we're either "dead" (emotionally, at least) or so fed up we realize we have nothing to lose and do something crazy.
So, whattaya think of THAT?
SCREEN GRAB- Facebook poll: Should Obama be killed?
Okay, that's it, I've had it. The hate speech, the threats have gotten completely out of hand. And those who have incited viewers and listeners-- and you know who you are Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, Fox News, etc.-- are responsible for a good part of this horrific activity. No, it is not "grassroots", not even close. It is a sick, terrifying, dangerous movement toward violence and the worst kind of civil unrest. The same "party leaders" who get their rocks off by pretending to be macho and exerting their windbaggy, wrongheaded power will one day come to realize that killing is real, not just a word on a Facebook poll, and it's already happened (Dr. Tiller, the census "fed"), and it is final. Real and final. The only things long and hard about these blowhards (no pun) are their mics. You get rid of those, and these chest-thumping cretins are nothing more than overgrown, uncontrollable, whiny, screeching little toddlers trying to clomp around in grown-up shoes, shoes that they'll never be able to fill. They'll never be men. They are wounded, damaged animals. Time to tame them. And time to demand that they tame their deranged, diseased herd of blind followers.
Steven Anderson, the Arizona pastor who says he's praying for President Obama's death has now thrown in some helpful specificity. He wants him to get brain cancer like Sen. Kennedy. Also of note, Chris Broughton, Anderson's parishioner, who brought the assault rifle to the Obama event a few weeks ago now says he's praying for Obama's death too and is now hedging on whether he's suggesting that someone take matters into their own hands and end the president's life.TPM Still think we should be trying for "bipartisanship"?
This is really pretty funny until you realize some people are absolutely devoted to every word this moron spews. "The one that's missing ... is Y." Up next, 12 full minutes of absolute, undiluted, top shelf crazy. Continue reading "Glenn Beck’s Spellig Leson"
As far as I'm concerned the (Republican inserted) wording allowing patients to be reimbursed for counseling on end of life decisions (AKA a "living will") can be removed from any health care bill. I'll let you folks deal with it when you get the bill, or sign away your lives in ignorance. But you are aware that you'll sign, right? And that it has nothing to do with roaming government "death panels", but with greed and profits?
I wonder if (you're) aware that it's already mandatory to sign an Advanced Care Directive when you check into a nursing home that accepts Medicare/Medicaid? When I checked my mom into the nursing home, she (with my help) had to sign one, but we had no counseling other than the administrator who was shoving papers at us as fast as possible.
...and, of course, typical media ignorance. Continue reading "Hating, Not Debating"