Month: June 2013

Courting Controversy

I am utterly baffled by what gets people happy these days.  Why should liberals be excited that the same 5-4 margin of victory as Citizens United just went the other way in favor forcing businesses, churches, religious-based hospitals and people who have voted overwhelmingly the other way to accept gay marriage?  Oh, for Citizens United it’s wrong.  But for this it’s right.  Striking down part of the Voting Rights Act is wrong.  But this is right.

It’s always right when it’s something you want and it’s always wrong when it’s something you don’t.  Some consistency would be nice.

Let’s just get something out of the way – I do not believe that being gay should be a protected status.  It is a lifestyle choice.  Just like being straight.  Just like using drugs.  Just like wearing a pink mohawk and a leather jacket.  People get judged for lifestyle choices.  By their families, friends and employers.  Whether or not you feel you are born that way and how you choose to live your life is a personal choice.  Embrace the personal responsibility for how you have chosen to live your life.  That’s not a judgment against it.

Presumably, you are a person.  Presumably, one rich in spirit and capable of many thoughts and feelings above those of primates.  I myself am an amalgam of a wide-ranging and sometimes contradictory set of personal beliefs and actions.  However, I would never seek to only define and identify myself but what I prefer to stick in my asshole, mouth or what genital I prefer to lick.

To define yourself solely based on your sexual behavior is a perversion whether you are homosexual, heterosexual, bisexual or asexual.

I don’t fully know what to think about the Supreme Court rulings today.  My personal belief is that government has no right regulating marriage – period.  The only way conservatives can preserve marriage is to have the federal government end giving tax credits, incentives, etc. to one group of people and not to another.  Otherwise, Big Government with it’s all crushingly clumsy boots are going to step all over your steeple.

Everyone can still get married in their church.  If your church recognizes same-sex marriage well good for you.  But everyone should enter a civil union if they want the state or federal government to recognize legal implications from your religious ceremony and eventually there will be standardized nomenclature for asset distribution and in the event of death or marital dissolution.  It can automatically renew based on a negotiated timeline with an auto-renew clause unless notified in writing 90 days in advance.

I know.  I’m a romantic.  But tax credits and government incentives are what have given the government the wink and nod to jam the tips of their gangbanging 5-4 Supreme Court strap-ons into the tender orifices of the historical institution of marriage and the only way to preserve it is to quit taking their welfare.

Exit question:  So, the historically anti-samesex marriage Obama can call up gay activists congratulating them on a judicial victory like they just won the Super Bowl with a sense of urgency he doesn’t reserve for his Ambassador in Benghazi crying for help as he’s being raped in the streets and murdered?

Priorities, people.  Priorities.

You Were All Like, And Now You’re All Like

Probably the funniest thing you’ll read today unless you check in at I Own The World on the regular:

7 Things Democrats Would Have Freaked Out About If Bush Had Done Them

Obama’s national security policy has continued some of the most controversial moves of the Bush administration. Silence from much of the left.

It’s almost like they’re all liars teeming with fake, manufactured, holier-than-you outrage or something with an “ends justify the means” view of using power towards trashing the Constitution like they’re not going to be adversely impacted by it.

Come for the hair-pulling, teeth gnashing .gifs, stay for the duplicitous, pantshitting hypocrites in the comments thread.  Talk about stumbling upon the Holy Grail.  I think that guy just described Obama’s first term in office.

Everybody’s A Traitor!

Strong words, from flappy-jowled, aching pussy of an excuse for a man:

House Speaker John Boehner today called NSA leaker Edward Snowden a “traitor” who put Americans at risk by releasing classified information to the media.

“He’s a traitor,” the highest ranking Republican in the House of Representatives said in an extensive interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos. “The disclosure of this information puts Americans at risk.  It shows our adversaries what our capabilities are.  And it’s a giant violation of the law.”

Disclosing to a foreign media source that every American citizen and business phone has been tapped, including Congress and the Supreme Court  and anyone in the world who has communicated to them by the most corrupt administration in history is treason.  The actual tapping of those phones and e-mails is not treason without suspicion or probable cause?

Did no one watch the tv-show The Wire?  The police had to keep turning their “wire” off every few minutes because even with a warrant they were only allowed to listen for a set period of time.  That was for fucking criminals.  It was to be expanded for terrorists after 9/11 but I recall no conversations or debates on the Senate floor about extending warrantless wiretaps against US citizens with no involvement in terrorism in perpetuity.  That is the definition of a police state.

As if on queue, if I’m to believe the P.U. Center’s polling then 56% of Americans think tapping our phones is A-OK.  And that’s not treason.

Clearly, the solution to this “giant violation of the law” is to simply change the law. Maybe something to protect whistleblowers.  Call it a Whistleblower Protection Act.

I do not know if Edward Snowden is a traitor.  I know that I don’t consider the disclosure of information to a newspaper that can still guard that information in the same way that I would Bradley Manning’s transfer of raw information to Wikileaks that definitely resulted in people who were cooperating with US authorities in warzones being killed.  Clearly, he has an ego the size of his Hawaii love nest and the moral flexibility of his contortionist girlfriend.  But once again, the government created it’s own traitor.  At $200k a year for a high school dropout who washed out from the military.

But my phone needs to be tapped.

Just like the looming Grand Bargain on Amnesty for Illegal Aliens.  Americans have been put at risk.  Every child sex offending, drunk driving, drug dealing murderous immigrant from Mexico’s filthy shores is already on our doorstep and Boehner’s solution is to give them citizenship, an Obamaphone and an EBT card because of living in the shadows or something.  And a fine.  Because someone who’s going on welfare has a bunch of back taxes in their other pantalones.

Now go vote for me!  That other guy was gonna give you everything and no back taxes but vote for me anyway because I did you a solid.

10 year old girls can buy an abortion pill over the counter without question but I have to present a valid Drivers License and sign my name in a drug offender registry to buy a 24 pack of Sudafed during allergy season.

Seriously.   This country is too fucking stupid to survive.

 

Skinny Brother Is Watching You

My conversational acquaintances, familiar with my knack for heresy, often comment about how if these leftards would just read Fahrenheit 451, 1984 or Brave New World that they wouldn’t be taking us down this road towards a technophilial autocratopia.

“Hell, no!”, I say.

Libertarians and conservatives generally consider those works cautionary tales.  Liberals and Progsheviks consider them instruction manuals.  And they don’t need any more ideas:

Sales of George Orwell’s “1984” are up 69 percent on Amazon, according to a list on the website.

The book marked its 60th anniversary on June 6 amid a flurry of real-world news stories on secret government surveillance.

Amazon lists the paperback version of the sci-fi classic as the 19th biggest book on its Movers and Shakers list. The current sales rank is 110.

It’s at this point that you realize that Obama’s eternally devoted, lifelong ward of the state “Julia” is actually modeled after the 1984 character.

President Dronekiller McGitmo gets the Peace Prize.  Pretending that the Ministry of Ethics datamining your cellphone records, rooting through tax applications and medical records is a sign of our Strength and Owning a Home, a Car and Responsibility for your own life and that of your family really is a kind of Slavery.

 There will be no curiosity, no enjoyment of the process of life. All competing pleasures will be destroyed. But always — do not forget this, Winston — always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever.

In fact, we have long welcomed this debate on a host of subjects that we’re relentlessly prosecuting the people who mentioned them to you.

Perhaps Current TV can sponsor a new 24-hour tv show called Room 101 where we can be re-educated to stop worrying about those clanging chains called mortgages, jobs, student loans and marriages and simply focus on the one thing that binds us – Learning to Love Skinny Brother!

“He gazed up at thearrogant face. Forty years it had taken him to learn what kind of smile was hidden behind that disgusting mole next to his held-high nose. O cruel, needless misunderstanding! O stubborn, self-willed exile from the loving breast! O bama! Two gin-scented tears trickled down the sides of his nose. But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Skinny Brother.”

In fact, if you’re intent on not loving that irresistible Skinny Brother – We’re Gonna Have a Problem ™.

No kidding.  Now you’re telling me?

“Never again will you be capable of ordinary human feeling. Everything will be dead inside you. Never again will you be capable of love, or friendship, or joy of living, or laughter, or curiosity, or courage, or integrity. You will be hollow. We shall squeeze you empty and then we shall fill you with ourselves.”