Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Election Manual for the Voter Apathy Party (2018 edition)

Yes I dusted the cobwebs and fumigated the rats, so it's safe to come back to this long dormant blog now. And just in time for another entry in the Vote, Dammit! series. While voter turn-out has already been high this year than it's been in the past, there are still those trapped in the supercilious grip of the Voter Apathy party. One sledgehammer to use against this brick wall is to change the mentality of the way some folks approach voting and clear up any misconceptions people have about the concept.

  1. You are not the Godfather and your vote is not a "favor" to grant to whoever kisses your ring the most.
  2. You vote is not a commodity chip. Voting is supposed to be important to you. If you consider your own vote worthless, don't expect anyone running to artificially inflate it's value for you (yet another case of people failing to distinguish civil service from customer service) And on a related note....
  3. The people who are most affected by election results are always your fellow citizens and NOT the candidates running. The populace at large are the ones that deal with the consequences of an election (unless you think "not being bound by the burdens of political office" is an example of "suffering", a mindset reminiscent of Kavanaugh's Life Being Ruined™ by not automatically ascending to a position on the highest court). So using elections as a way to "punish" or "get back" is a sucker's game.
  4. Voting is a responsibility to your fellow citizens (see point #3 for why) and a duty (the fact that it isn't enforced doesn't make it less so.)

Friday, June 29, 2018

The "I Loathe Trump" club will now come to order.

Greetings fellow libtards. Before we get on will our weekly task of being both deep-state and "elitists", let me take the floor to dispense this piece of advice.

I always find it weird when som3 some poo-throwing Trumpanzee tries to troll you with "You just hate Trump." The proper response for this is "Yeah? So what? It's with cause." It's not irrational or arbitrary. There should not be any shame in taking that position. Indeed it's the proper stance for all Decent-Americans.

This is the big difference between the people who hate Trump and those who hated Obama

You see we are just practicing what the great Martin Luther King taught preached in which he envisioned a dream where people were judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin. Far too many Trump supporters (and their enablers) would like that to work the other way around.




Friday, February 9, 2018

Fun with Font: #metoo edition

Even with all that's been written about #metoo and the various sex abuses and misconduct the movement is attempting to catalogue and expose, there are people who still have a problem properly understanding the issue. There have been debates on whether this was an issue of "content" or "tone." But I propose that this may simply be something in need of a topography correction. So let us restate the basic premise now:

The problem with sexual assault and sexual harassment is sexual ASSAULT  and sexual HARASSMENT .

Do we get it now? Don't make me break out the 72 pt font and comic sans, people!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Sexual abuse BOGO day at Rationalizations-R-Us!

Just a quick observation about Roy Moore. Apparently Bill Clinton (or Ted Kennedy or Harvey Weinstein or whichever "liberal" bogeyman the "Wheel of Strawman" landed on for the day) is a stamp on someone's "One Free Puss-Grab Card!"

As a parting gift for that "stamp" here's some food for thought from Lauren Duca (using her story of online harassment as an example) about the way we obscure and obfuscate the victims' tales of harassment and abuse (it's basically the old platitude about hiding the needle of the subject amongst a whole bunch of straw):

It’s incredible how quickly the obvious awfulness of this story is obscured with nonsense. Is this actually about me trying to get famous? Does Martin really mean it when he says on a public video feed that he "get[s] to f*ck Lauren Duca"? Am I the true aggressor because I tweeted about him being at Guy Fieri’s Flavor Town Bar & Grill in August 2016?Really just pounds of nuance to unpack here, but if we can set all of that aside, I’d love to zero in on the simple reality eternally holding this conversation back: Online harassment victims feel they are not allowed to share their stories.
Edited to add (4-27-28): Now that Bill Cosby is going to J-A-I-L...O I thought a reminder is needed that that putting this justification in blackface doesn't make it any less ridiculous or disengeous.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Psst! Pick "D": All of the Above

Pop quiz, folks! Guess what's the problem with this?

He arrived at church ready for war, wearing black tactical gear and a ballistics vest and toting what authorities described as an "assault-type rifle."

No, no, no, wrong answer, Libtard! The actual problem is that we don't see a problem with that paragraph.

Update: Here someone who failed this little quiz spectacularly

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) views the deadliest mass shooting in his state’s history as evidence that more church parishioners should carry guns for self-protection.

In. A. Church. People!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Neo-Nazis:aka the weenies that were rejected by Oscar Meyer

Aww. And the world's tiniest violin is in the repair shop too...

A couple of things:

1) Yeah I mean who'da think that being around a bunch of people that promote the violent oppression and eradication of whole groups of people would have such negative consequences?

2)  Dude, I think a "My live is over" testimony is more applicable to Heather Heyer, because she was killed by your "allies".

3) Jerrod Kuhn's own description:

“I’m not a neo-Nazi. I don’t belong to a German workers’ party from 1933,” he told the paper. “... I’m a moderate Republican.” 

Isn't that the same thing nowadays?*

4) I'm amazed at how quickly the all the smug "machismo" facades and macho posturing fade away from these cretins when faced with a little accountability, a little push-back from people tired of their awfulness. Incidentally, Heather Heyer's mother has also gotten death threats (for the grand "crime" of  invoking her daughter's murder to inspire people to rally against injustice) yet she (who has a daughter who was killed by "moderate Republicans", remember) doesn't seem to be pouring herself as much whine as these losers have. If these guys were bigger pussies, The Donald would be grabbing them right now.

Edited to add (8-19-17): These are some of the "misunderstood" "moderate Republicans" that Mr Jerrod Kuhn desired to be a part of. Yeah it's so freaking hard to figure out why the public might not want such roaches infesting their neighborhoods.

*Any "moderate Republican" that's "offended" by that association would probably do well to stop pandering to and coddling white supremacists and start denouncing and standing up this this horrible cancer on our society.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Unpacking the "box" of the Master Liberal Stereotype

(Dust cobwebs off the ol' blog and chasing away the rats that nested in the neglected corners)

Just somthing I was thinking about the clusterfuck in Charlottesville in responds to this (Mic-Drop worthy) comment by a "Saxo the Grammarian":

Taking my thoughts for a test drive here...
OK, if you were at the protests in Charlottesville, and you threw a rock or a bottle or a brick, you shouldn'ta done it. Regardless of whose side you are on. Causing someone else's serious injury will not advance your cause. It will stop it dead in its tracks, in fact. And you don't need that stain on your soul.
That being said (clears throat), if you traveled to Charlottesville to take part in the neo-nazi rally, and you marched around chanting nazi slogans like "Blood and Soil", and you got a bloody nose or a black eye or a bump on the noggin, I don't have the slightest bit of sympathy for you. You went looking for a fight, it found you, and you get to live with the outcome. You wanted war, you became a casualty. Think twice, count the cost, and understand there are consequences for living your racist dreams.
Sermon over, stay for the potluck
😲 Actions have consequences? Who knew? (Anyone with some goddamn common sense perhaps?)
Here's my related tangent:
I think the problem is that too many people take "Liberal stereotypes" for granted (including, unfortunately, many liberals who feel pressured into internalizing them.) We're suppose to be all wishy-washy and "touchy-feeling" and spineless. We are the "equivocating party." We're suppose to "feel their pain" in a way that transforms empathy into hand-wringing rationalization. Our kindness is suppose to be taken for weakness to the point where it's blunted down to good-natured long-suffering, a Marge Simpson if you will ("Now let's forget this racist carnage with a big bowl of strawberry ice cream!") "Libs" are suppose to be be all "wimpy." We're not suppose to take a stand, remain firm in our resolve and (most importantly) fight back (sometimes vigorously and with passionate fervor). No, we're suppose to be like "the chick" in a stereotypical horror/action movie, a weeping mess flailing helplessly in a corner while her man is being hacked to death by demon axe murders ("LIBERAL SNOWFLAKE TEARS!").Therefore it confuses and infuriates these cretins when we don't act according to (artificially-imposed) orthodoxy with actions that are thought to be "reserved" (you can even say entitled) only for them (cue the "hypocri-shaming!") The fact that we can show gumption and subvert these stereotype being enforced upon us is what the assholes are REALLY protesting. The "America" they want to "make great" again is one where people simply took whatever they hashed out.
THAT is what's different