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Update: Dancing With the What?


Fresh off the success of my Twitter campaign (#boycottDWTS) is this fabulous news coming from last night’s episode.

Although I didn’t watch, the moment has been captured:

Fine. Moms?

If your kid is a B-Level “star” or just breaking out into show business, please…By all means, help pull some strings to get the kid on Dancing With the Stars, sit in the audience and applaud them while they’re Tripping all over the stage.

But, if you’re a former Mayor of a little village that was left bankrupt, losing VP Candidate, or a Half-Term Governor now working for Fox News: Why don’t you stay away? Don’t you see how obviously obvious you are?

Bowe Bergdahl: Is It True?


In my original post regarding Pfc Bowe Bergdahl, I’ve noted dismay over how someone could just walk away from a US camp located in the middle of Afghanistan. Later on, I criticized comments from Fox News correspondent LtCol Ralph Peters calling Bergdahl a deserter and claims by the right wing shill P.J. Tobias “confirming” it, as well as other right wing neocons calling for his head, mimicking the words of Peters.

Today, it’s been “reported” by Britian’s not-so-esteemed conservative tabloid Daily Mail (in an uncredited article) that the Taliban has announced that Bergdahl has “changed sides”, has changed his name to Mohammad and is training the Taliban forces in the fine art of making remote control bombs and ambush training.

This is, of course, the same Daily Mail convicted of libel time and time again. The same Daily Mail that pressed for WW1 and supported Hitler and Mussolini in the years prior to WW2.

This rag even has it’s own Facebook Page, detailing numerous alarmist stories it’s printed over the years.

Yet, the neocons of the world believe it’s words. Right now, a Google search shows tens of thousands of hits today detailing, well, actually copying the original Daily Mail story about Bergdahl.

And the neocon blogs and forums are just plain giddy over this “news”!

What the hell is wrong with our country when people believe Fox News, the Daily Mail, and swarms of scurrious other news sources out there as the gospel yet won’t believe our President when he says he’s a CHRISTIAN???

The End of Independent Thinking?


I’ve come to a realization in the past few days.

I guess maybe my age is showing but it’s becoming increasingly evident people are unable to think for themselves. I remember as a child, I built model cars built by AMT, JoHan, or Revell; piecing and gluing each individual part, following instructions meticulously, painting each door, body and engine to perfection, assembling the final product and marvelling in it’s creation. 

I was taught Mathematics, Geometry and Algebra (along with other advanced courses) in High School; as well as the English language and the construction of our language. In order to solve mathematical problems we used the Slide Rule, a device complicated enough to require it’s own learning process. Remember diagramming? To take it even further, some of us were fortunate to learn other languages which enabled a deeper understanding of the construction of, and more importantly, the deconstruction of words and sentences.

I remember when I joined the Air Force and was being considered as a Language Specialist. One of the tests to determine the ability to learn new languages involved the development and structure of a “non-language” (The exam was the Defense Language Aptitude Battery).

Each of these facets of learning had one thing in common. The ability to reason, or quite simply, “figure it out”. One actually had to think in order to formulate a response and/or answer to a particular situation. Whether it was a mathematical formula, a sentence, or even putting together a model car, the success and gratification was in the accomplishment of the final product and the thought that went into it.

It’s not like that today. Today our children (or more importantly – their teachers and school administrators) focus more on passing state standard exams such as the woefully useless FCAT in Florida. Today we don’t buy model cars to put together, they already are. Today our High Schoolers depend on expensive electronic calculators to merely show them the correct graft or equation on a little green screen. Today the art of learning a language, nay…the art of learning the discipline of language, is lost in Google Translator. Today, people are spoon-fed information without the need to think about it.

As is our ability to research. Again, and once more – think for ourselves! Case in point: A few hours ago someone I know (without a computer) called me and asked me to Google a personal Hurricane Evacuation Plan for him.

Aside from the obvious fact that A. You get in the fucking car and head west!, or B. It’s all in the fucking phone book! is the most distressing: C. You couldn’t figure out A and B for yourself?

Which brings me to one final epithany.

Our country has always been one of political partisanship. The Constitution was written with the goal of perpetual discussion of the merits and demerits of a democracy. The process of our government has been under the microscope of evaluation for centuries.

What’s missing today, especially on the right, is Reason. We have pundits, politicians, prognosticators, and populists even networks throwing out wild theories and accusations. Why? Because they know the folks who listen to them are totally incapable of the thought processes needed to think things out. They are incapable of processing the words they hear, they can’t think it out…

When we have leaders of the Republican Party telling people ridiculous stuff like “The President’s not born in America!”, or “Brown people are illegal and don’t deserve rights”, or when people like Bill Wilder say “I want to see Florida a fag-free state!”, or the Attorney General of the State of Florida state that he doesn’t want a child raised by two loving people, or the outlandish Islamophobia coming from politicians and lilMike‘s keypads, we’re in a conundrum. Those of us with the intelligence, and reason, to realize this is bullshit, aren’t the targets.

It’s those who just don’t get it. Those who lack the intelligence or ability to “think it out“.

Think about it…

Those Crazy Palin Kids!


Look out! The Wasilla Hillbillies are at it again! While the Stay-Away-From-Home Mom Sarah Palin is out making herself look like the buffoonette she truly is over at Fox News (home of lots of buffoons) we get word that her youngest daughter Willow is following in her big sister’s footsteps.

Seems like Willow and a large group of the God-Fearing Wasilla Youth Brigade decided to break into a house for sale and have a big ol’ drunkfest. From the report:

“Willow has been running with the wrong crowd,” confides a friend. “They are a popular high school clique known as the Colony Girls, who are well known as hard partiers and are regularly involved in underage drinking and smoking dope.”

Here’s some advice, Sarah. Go home. Don’t worry about running for President or being on Fox News.

After all, you’ve proven you can’t manage a town, you can’t manage a State, and above all, you can’t manage your kids.

How do you expect to manage a country?

The Tea Baggers New Hero?


I guess you could say it’s been leading up to this…Last year, following the election of Barack Obama as President and a prominent spot on the Drudge Report, Fox News, a mention on Chuck Baldwin’s blog, a shout out on Glenn Beck, and a mention by Pat Buchanan, as well as being the subject of articles in the Wall Street Journal and New York Post, the newest darling of the crazy right wing loon Tea Party circuit isn’t Sarah Palin, although I’m sure she can wave at him from her front porch.

It’s the former Soviet Union’s KGB-honcho-turned-Russian-talk-radio-show-host Igor Panarin, and the right wing has once again became enthralled with his latest doomsday predictions. n152753096529_5311

Panarin visited the United States last week. Specifically, he visited Texas, land of the secessionist Governor Perry and more right wing tea party kooks than you can shake a stick at. At an event hosted by the Houston Tea Party Patriots, Panarin repeated his predictions of the downfall of the United States thanks to lax immigration laws and so-called impure moral standards.

Of course this got the Tea Baggers all excited with spectulation! Not the type to let common sense take over, said spectulation ran rampant over the map Panarin presented describing the future look of our country:

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Before you pass all this off as the craziness of another loon, read what the so-called respectable Wall Street Journal said:

“Prof. Panarin, 50 years old, is not a fringe figure. A former KGB analyst, he is dean of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s academy for future diplomats. He is invited to Kremlin receptions, lectures students, publishes books, and appears in the media as an expert on U.S.-Russian relations.”

Huh. To think that just a little less than a year ago if a Democrat had paid this much attention to a Russian they’d be run out of town on a rail, declared unpatriotic, a traitor, and the subject of every single news story on Fox!

But then…if  Fox News and the WSJ say’s he’s not a kook, who are we to argue?

 

The UnAmericans


How this world has changed. Earlier this year we elected a man as President. Weracism elected a man who spoke eloquently of change, hope, and equality. A man who singlehandedly regained the respect of this country in the eyes of our fellow nations. A man who showed the youth of our country that yes, anyone can become President.

Even a black man.

Before Barack Obama took office, even during the election last year, a disturbing faction of our population started emerging. People who didn’t want the new President to succeed. People who wanted him to fail in his visions to renew our country and leave behind the eight years of shame of the previous administration. People who placed one thing above everything else – their racist hate.

The protestations are humorous: “No. It’s not about hate!” Bullshit. It’s all about hate. It’s all about racist hate coming from the right wing and the fools who listen to the sound bytes of the Becks, Limbaughs, Coulters, Drudges, and others whose only purpose is to spread an agenda of racist hate.

Someone I know…let’s call him Josh, is a brilliant example of such a lemming. Unable to construct a thought of his own (unless he’s wishing Death by AIDS upon someone), his usual reply to the silly right wing claim usually starts with “I heard on the radio…”. And he’s not the only one.

Across the country, thousands of like-minded (hah! That’s an oxymoron!) neanderthal, racist, intellectually-challenged souls are repeating the same claims. Believing every word they get by listening to the radio, reading chain e-mails sent by their fellow racists, thriving in political blogs written by their equally neanderthal, racist, intellectually-challenged writers, the racist haters continue to direct their poison towards the President – only because he’s a black man.

Case in point: Chicago. President Obama’s home town. Finalist for the 2016 Olympics. Yet…because Chicago’s the home of our President, the right wing haters like Josh and others, didn’t want Chicago to get the Olympics.

Forget the HUGE economic boom the Olympics would foist upon the economy of Illinois! Forget the influx of visitors to our country spreading peace and competition among our fellow man!

Forget it! Goddamit, they say, if Obama wants the Olympics then we don’t!

Today, those racist, neanderthal, intellectually-challenged trolls are celebrating. Not because one of our states will be hosting the Olympics.

Because they won’t!

How Un-American!

And…look who also supported the Chicago Olympic bid!

They say that the Olympics will come to Chicago if we’re fortunate enough to be selected, but really it’s coming to America, and I can’t think of a better city to represent the United States than Chicago.

This is a well thought out venue. There will be — the athletes will be taken care of. People who will be coming from around the world will find this good city has got fantastic accommodations, great restaurants. It will be safe.

And so I — this country supports your bid, strongly. And our hope is that the judges will take a good look at Chicago and select Chicago for the 2016 Olympics.

Update: From The Weekly Standard:

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Patriotic Unity or Racist Hate? – Another Look


Following my recent post about Glenn Beck’s 9/12 March in Washington comes this revelation: Marching alongside the lily white protesters at the Capital was a fringe group so vile in their message one must be amazed at the positive reception they received from their fellow visitors…

Here’s Rachel Maddow:

lol…I’m shocked, amused, and not at all surprised! One of the commenters to my previous post, someone who identified himself as “Ohandy1” took me to issue for calling the protesters in Washington “idiots”. I stand corrected. No idiot would ever fall for, least of all march along arm-in-arm with,  the Billionaires for Wealthcare.  Only stupid idiots would!

Mr. Ohandy1 also took me to task over the number of people attending the event. Citing the ever-reliable Michele Malkin as his source, he insisted two million (stupid idiots) attended the march this past weekend! He even alluded to an even greater number of three million were marching…quote:

The estimates, not misquoted, place the numbers up to 2mil. (I’ve heard numbers over 3 but not many trying to stand by that) Near as I can tell this could make this the LARGEST event EVER of its kind. Even larger than the inoguration. Even the lower estimates make it a notable event larger than the “million man march” which reached about 800,000 according to the most generous estimates.

Yeah, right.  Here’s a picture of President Obama’s inauguration:

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And…here’s a picture (from Fox News) of the 9/12 Stupid Idiot March from last weekend…

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I’ll let my readers decide which had the most people.