Quote

September 25, 2010 § Leave a comment

Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor.

Thomas Jefferson

Glenn Beck isn’t Father Coughlin

September 15, 2010 § Leave a comment

After seeing/hearing a couple of clips from Beck’s weekend exploitation adventure and Monday’s radio show, I think maybe his paranoia is more akin to the Rev. Jim Jones than to Father Coughlin.

For god’s sake, let us hope he doesn’t show up to the tea party with some kool-aid.

Obama’s mosque

August 22, 2010 § Leave a comment

With all the nonsense surrounding the NYC “mosque” recently, one might think that there wasn’t much important going on in this country. The two wars, the economy, unemployment, foreclosures, environmental disasters, immigration and the violence in Mexico…on and on it goes. Instead, we have a whole lot of oxygen wasted on the topic of whether or not a community center can/should be built a block or two from ground zero.

America is a great idea that embarrasses herself too often in clumsy spectacle on the pages of history. It is too bad, really, that our principles of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” are too readily discarded in favor of mob rule and fear. Newt Gingrich, Rush Limbaugh, and the like, are parasites on our nation’s irrational. They are blood thirsty predators looking for the crippled prey among the citizenry.

We are also blessed at this point in history with a president who seems to not really know what he wants to be when he grows up. Not good timing. And his is an awkward service, one that seems blind to its great strength and yet always striking out when and where it is weakest. Hey dude, seriously, stay out of the local politics, quit trying to spin the economy, and grow some freaking cojones and stand up to the conservative lynch mob that has been trying to kill you before you ever escaped the womb.

Home again

August 19, 2010 § Leave a comment

Welcome back folks. To clarify up front, I have not been incarcerated nor was I any any way involved in this.

Now that that is cleared up, I have been liberated in spare time and motivation to jump back in to this mad, mad world of blogging. See you soon.

Arizona pulls off a triple play

May 14, 2010 § Leave a comment

Looking to pull off a triple play in the World Series of Whitey, Arizona is unstoppable.  1st, the immigration law, then the no teachers with an accent policy, and finally, the educational ban on ethnic studies.

This is the state that didn’t want a MLK day, too, no?

How can anyone suggest these are merely random and not related to White Power? It need not wear a hood or be named Jim Crow to be an assault (institutional or otherwise) on people of another color.

Trooper Porn

May 13, 2010 § Leave a comment

This pic really cracks me up. Visit Like Cool for the original.

OMG, Oklahoma is like soooo Fabulous

May 13, 2010 § Leave a comment

Think Progress (forgive me Jon Stewart, for I am about to sin) brings the hammer down on the OK! state. Onward:

The Oklahoma legislature is one of the most hostile elective bodies to women’s rights in the nation. Last year, it passed a far-right measure that would have collected personal details about every single abortion performed in the state and posted them on a public website. Although the questionnaire would not have asked for name, address, or “any information specifically identifying the patient,” as Feminists for Choice pointed out, the questions could easily be used to identify a woman in a small community (emphasis is mine).

skip, skip, snip:

The law mandates that the screen be turned so the patient can see the ultrasound and orders doctors to describe the size of the fetus and any viewable organs and limbs. There are no exceptions for rape or incest. It also limits who can do the ultrasound and which technology can be used — issues lawmakers are ill-equipped to decide. If doctors veer from these mandates, they can be stopped from performing abortions and sued. The law intrudes far deeper into people’s medical decisions than anything in the controversial new federal health care law. (emphasis not mine; original)

Sigh.