Archive for the ‘Think Progress’ Category
Today the House passed H. Res. 593, a resolution “recognizing and celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the entry of Hawaii into the Union as the 50th State,” contains this provision: “Whereas the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, was born in Hawaii”. -Think Progress
Our first Hawaiian President. Pineapple pizza for everyone. I favor this particular fruit on pizza as in contrasts so well in both flavor and texture with ham and cheese. Ever grilled it? A little teriyaki, A nice dry rose’ and Bob’s your uncle.
Although it’s true that resolutions are for all intents and purposes toothless, the symbolism and import of this one is pretty obvious. Interesting that CNN has no mention of it on its website. The network itself is experiencing a very specific malaise by the name of Lou Dobbs. A border line bigot (pun intended) who’s recently colored outside the lines by lending credence to the elaborate falsehood propagated by the “Birthers”. A collective of flat earthers who’s entire impetus is the spurious contention that Barack Obama is not a citizen of the United States. Dickheads, who make the swiftboaters appear sane in comparison.
So egregious, racist, irresponsible and desperate are these Birthers, that they have become a boat anchor for the GOP as it claws and scratches for relevance. A party that pines for the days when the cacophony of derisive laughter didn’t disturb the waking hours and interrupt the sleeping ones. As little as twelve months ago they would have embraced these dickheads and fomented their baseless nonsense in the interest of business as usual in context of slash and burn politics.
Today, 158 Republicans voted aye, not a single nay vote and Bill O’Reilly debunked it saying “It was easy, the State of Hawaii sent us a copy.”
Not without a whimper do they go however. I give you Michele “crazy eyes” Bachmann (R-MN): “BACHMANN: Mr. Speaker? I object to the vote on the grounds that a quorum is not present and make a point of order that a quorum is not present. [...]“ -Think Progress
Michele ““We’re Running Out Of Rich People In This Country” Bachmann is one stupid bitch. “I find it interesting that it was back in the 1970s that the swine flu broke out then under another Democrat president Jimmy Carter…….” -Huffington Post
Except it actually occurred under Ford. She’s sure carbon dioxide isn’t harmful because it’s a “natural gas” and from “nature”. I adore her. Vicious little cupcake without a clue.
Together, Bachmann, Dobbs and Palin represent the best case right wing Christians have for their argument against evolution. Despite gravity even, they demonstrate an uncanny ability for failing upward.
It speaks volumes about American zeitgeist that we even allow such poison to pollute our sociopolitical discourse, that these clowns are elevated to a platform where they are listened to by anyone. A special kind of sickness, unique to Americans. The same kind that allows us to tolerate the impeachment of a President for sexual indiscretion. The very same that makes us reluctant to investigate and prosecute a former President and his Vice for war crimes. An insidious brand of false entitlement and judgmental narcissism that allows some of us to believe we have every right to estimate the worth of another without regard for facts and before we’ve walked any distance in their shoes.
It works both ways.
The Reverend Jeremiah Wright, was more right than wrong when he said “Goddamn America”.
Here’s my new thing. When dining Mexican, I’ve always felt a bit guilty when the customarily ubiquitous tortilla chips arrive. I never eat them. I’m not big on the free salsa. Lately I’ve been taking a lime from the salsa bar, squeezing it over the chips and sprinkling a little salt on them.
You’ve just paid five dollars for a five seventy five show.
Drinks for my friends.