Monday, February 28, 2011

Well this should accomplish, um, something?

via Wonkette:

SUA National Call to Action Event

Brief Description – Sarah Palin called the Obama Administration’s actions as the “Road to Ruin”! Like most of the USA now, we at Stand Up America think it is a great way to express yourself and learn what is really happening to our country, so what can we do?
Well, you could learn to write a coherent sentence, I guess. See, there's this thing called pronoun-antecedent agreement. When you use a word like "it" that word has to refer back to something. I'll give you an example: Stand Up America wrote a press release and it is totally retarded.  See, the word "it" refers back to the aforementioned press release. If I were referring back to Stand Up America, I would have to say "Stand Up America issued a press release, and they are totally retarded.

In your sentence, the "it" doesn't seem to refer back to anything. ". . .it is a great way to express yourself. . ." doesn't make sense. Are you saying that calling the administration's actions the "Road to Ruin" is a great way to express yourself? I could maybe buy that if the sentence didn't continue "express yourself and learn what is really happening. . ." Calling the administration's actions the "Road to Ruin" is not a way to learn anything.

I'm sorry, my mother was an English teacher.

so what can we do? Well, it seems the normal methods do not work because of entrenched political machinery, moneyed interests, power seeking for power’s sake, and a media that is just plan in the tank. In the past, petitions were signed, marches on Washington and elsewhere were held, Tea Parties were created, letters were written, calls were made, new representatives were elected, yet, the road to ruin is still there. . .

We've held rallies and signed petitions, and that black guy still insists on being president! It's crazy! How could anyone not give in to the demands of protesters? It's unheard of!

 So how do we make our voices known? How do we finally succeed? How do we send a clear message that cannot be twisted by the media, misinterpreted by politicians, or co-opted by Obama apologists? Well, we have come up with one interesting new way. Are you game? 

Am I!

It won’t cost you any money short of a gallon of gas. It won’t take much of your time, only about an hour. It won’t mean travel to distant cities. It won’t mean crowds to wade through, and it won’t interfere with your life too much.
What it will be is FUN, and a great way to vent your frustration, without being labeled, or maligned!

Fun? Why, I love fun! Especially in all caps!

Here is what is planned:
Sunday, March 13th, 2011 – 4 PM Eastern, 3 PM Central, 2 PM Mountain, and 1 PM Pacific time;
• We want everyone to get into their cars, trucks, motorcycles, RVs, Semis, box trucks, and any other vehicle, and drive to your nearest highway or main route;
• Don’t go far, just enough to get in a safe position to pull over to the shoulder, and park, engine running, headlights and flashers on;

All right! Wait, what? How is that fun?

• Hook up a boat trailer, a snow mobile hauler, or anything to make the line look miles and miles long, bring your tractor-trailer;
Well, I do enjoy being deceptive.

• Get your car club involved to show off those great hot rods and collectibles;
• Imagine others driving by wondering “what the heck”? Wave to everyone;

Sitting in an idling car AND waving? Do I dare? Won't people wonder "what the heck?" (with the question mark inside the quotation marks)

• Get ten friends to do the same; or go to an over pass and hang temporary signs saying – “Time to stop!” Just imagine the imagery! But be SAFE!

Oh, the imagery! I'm imagining it right now! Mmmmmmmmmmmm. . .

• Once pulled over to the side, place calls or texts to your friends, take pictures, send tweets, flood Facebook with messages and photos, along with several million others on other highways across the land.

Several million? 
Ahahahahaha!!! Several million! Ahahahahahaha!!!

• Stay one hour if you can, get your friends to do the same, line up all your vehicles in a safe manner as far off the side as you can, and hit your horns.
• One hour gives the media a chance to react, a chance to get footage. Imagine the traffic reports!

Yes, I imagine they would go something like this:
"Tom, traffic seems to be slowing on I-85 as drivers are wondering why these three morons keep hitting their horns for no reason, and why they are all pulled over on the shoulder. Probably drunk. Back to you, Tom."

• Hang a sign inside your back window, or use temporary soap to write a message safely on the window;
• Be a part of millions of people saying: “Stop the madness, we are pulling over and just stopping!”
Imagine the image, when every news outlet in the USA must take notice.

Yes, there's no way the media could possibly ignore several cars pulling off to the side of the road. That's certainly something you don't see every day!
Helicopters recording the event, YouTube filling with videos from every spot in America, with one message: “Just Stop”! Imagine seeing 300 cars pulled over for miles in California, in Texas, in New Jersey…etc.
 Do the math. If a car is 17 feet long, and 10 feet is maintained between each vehicle, it takes only 195 cars to stretch one mile. Imagine 500 tractor trailers pulling over for one hour! That’s over seven miles!

Now imagine 500 blue whales swimming in a row, that's over 50,000 feet of whales!
 Or what if everyone rode an elephant and pulled the elephant over on the side of the road? They sure couldn't ignore that!
Who the hell came up with this hot mess of an idea?

Project Director

F. Lynn Vogel

Fred Vogel

Born and raised in central Iowa we now reside in the beautiful timbered countryside of the western region of the state.
If you want people to follow your lead, using the royal "we" is good start!

So are you sure that this sort of thing is legal?

Stand Up America does not condone breaking any laws, period! If its illegal, DO NOT DO IT!
 We have stated from the start, that if it is illegal do not do it, if you are uncomfortable with it, don’t do it, but it is not illegal to pull off to the shoulder of a highway to attend to any emergency you may have, or for any reason you feel you cannot continue to operate safely in a travel lane!
[emphasis in original]

So it sounds like, since there is no emergency, this action would in fact be illegal.

Ostensibly, you are not supposed to pull to the shoulder of a super highway for anything other than an emergency, a breakdown, or any other issue that prevents safe operation in the travel lanes. However, after consulting California Highway Patrol officers, they did say, if ordered to move along, you must obey or face arrest, but they are not going to arrest you for pulling over alone!
And everyone knows, if you don't get arrested, it's not illegal!

Its called ‘civil disobedience’ only after you fail to comply with a legal order from a police officer. Prior to that, it is just you pulling over for a reason you deem necessary.
[emphasis in original]
It's only illegal if a cop sees you do it?

Hmm, you know I'm starting to think this "Stand Up America" might be a bunch of kooks!

Paranoia Strikes Deep

I saw this story on Ravings of a Semi-Sane Madwoman.

Tennessee bill would jail Shariah followers

 A proposed Tennessee law would make following the Islamic code known as Shariah law a felony, punishable by 15 years in jail.

That's taking it to a new level! The law is not against forcing Sharia Law on someone. The law would forbid anyone from following Sharia Law themselves. Besides the fact that this is the most blatantly un-constitutional law since the Defense of Marriage Act, how exactly would you hope to enforce this? 

Hey, you! I saw you not committing adultery! You have the right to remain silent!

Say, I noticed you didn't steal anything from that store. You're not adhering to Sharia Law, are you? Oh, the 10 commandments? I guess that's okay, then. But I'm watching you! 

State Sen. Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro, and state Rep. Judd Matheny, R-Tullahoma, introduced the same bill in the Senate and House last week. It calls Shariah law a danger to homeland security and gives the attorney general authority to investigate complaints and decide who's practicing it.

Yes, the threat to Homeland Security is not people who want to blow things up and kill people, it's folks following their religious beliefs. And what sort of crazy beliefs are included in Sharia? Well, there's this:

Haraam behavior is explicitly forbidden. It is both sinful and criminal. It includes all actions expressly forbidden in both the Old Testament and the Qur'an. Violating any of the Ten Commandments is considered haraam. Certain Muslim dietary and clothing restrictions also fall into this category.

So not killing would be a felony. Not stealing, a felony. Honoring your parents? you're looking at hard time!

[The proposed law] exempts peaceful practice of Islam but labels any adherence to Shariah law — which includes religious practices such as feet washing and prayers — as treasonous. It claims Shariah adherents want to replace the Constitution with their religious law.

 So you're free to practice your religion peacefully, so long as I don't catch you washing your feet! That's just straight-up treason!

I'm not sure where these idiots got the idea that you can pass a law forbidding the practice of one's religion. Maybe they don't teach the Bill of Rights in Tennessee. (Except the second Ammendment, of course) 


This is How The Gays Recruit Our Young People


I've almost fallen for this so many times!

Joke's on them though, 'cuz they lose a lot of lesbians that way!

For the record: No, I don't believe that gay people "recruit" kids. And if they did, it wouldn't work, just like it doesn't work to try to "convert" gay people to breeders. Also, if someone did "turn gay" I wouldn't care.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Real Names of Common Foods

1.Canola Oil

There is no such thing as a "Canola." The name was made up because the actual source of this oil is the RAPESEED.

Now I don't know what the fuck a rapeseed is or what horrible crime it committed to get that name, but no one is going to buy "rapeseed oil."
"hmm, let's see, there's corn oil, olive oil, oh, here we go rape seed oil! That's just what I need for my molestation cake with genocide frosting!"
This is apparently the plant which is the source of the rapeseed. It doesn't look dangerous, but I wsouldn't want it moving in to my neighborhood.

2. Chilean Sea Bass

The fish known as "Chilean Sea Bass" is not a bass at all. It is a fish known as the Patagonian Toothfish, which I guess sounds less appetizing, although people will eat smelt, so I don't see what the big deal is. I think I'd be more concerned with the fact that it looks like this:

Patagonian toothfish

3. Orange Roughy

Sounds tasty! Less tasty sounding? The fish's real name: The Slimehead. Ooh, fillet of slimehead? With mango salsa? Probably not going to be a real big seller.
Oowee! We're havin' us some slimehead tonight!

4. Sushi

The name "sushi" was invented to disguise the fact that this cuisine is essentially bits of raw fish wrapped in seaweed. Which is understandable. It's pretty hard to market raw fish wrapped in seaweed.
"Would you like to try my restaurant? It's seafood. How is the fish cooked? It isn't cooked! No, totally raw. But don't worry, we wrap it up in seaweed. Yeah, you know that gross slimy stuff that gets wrapped around your ankles at the beach? Yeah, we wrap it in that. No, it tastes pretty much like you'd think it would. Hey, where are you going?"

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Cat bites off more than he can chew


It’s Caturday!

This is Disgusting Also

From Copyranter:

Ad Creep Update: women's thighs.

(click image, via) How's this for invasive advertising? Superette, an Auckland boutique chain, wanted to promote a short shorts sale. From ad agency DDB Auckland's press note:
"We put indented plates on bus stop, mall, and park benches, so that when people sat down, the message was imprinted on their thighs. This meant that as well as having branded seats, a veritable army of free media was created, with thousands of imprints being created and lasting up to an hour."
Here's the expanded image:

It's not bad enough that advertisers feel the need to cover every visible surface with their ads, now even human beings are not off limits? Unwitting, unwilling, un-compensated human beings can be turned into walking billboards without their consent or knowledge? 

It's just beyond tacky.

Well This is Disgusting!

At Rep. Paul Broun’s town hall meeting on Tuesday, the Athens congressman asked who had driven the farthest to be there and let the winner ask the first question.
We couldn’t hear the question in the back of the packed Oglethorpe County Commission chamber, but whatever it was, it got a big laugh. According to an outraged commenter on the article, the question was, when is someone going to shoot Obama?

Broun’s press secretary, Jessica Morris, confirmed that the question was indeed, who is going to shoot Obama? “Obviously, the question was inappropriate, so Congressman Broun moved on,” she said.

Here’s an account from Patsy Harris, a Morgan County Democrat who was sitting in the second row:
His exact words were “Who’s going to shoot Obama?” There was a lot of laughter, and a guy behind me said “We all want to.” There was more laughter. I was furiously writing notes and didnt look up to see Broun’s reaction, but it was not until the laughter died down that Broun then said, “Next question.” That elicited more laughter.

According to Team Broun, he was responding to the (also inaudible, from my vantage point) follow-up question, but Morris said she also did not know what the question was. Broun said:
The thing is, I know there’s a lot of frustration with this president. We’re going to have an election next year. Hopefully, we’ll elect somebody that’s going to be a conservative, limited-government president that will take a smaller, who will sign a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare.
He then segued into Republicans’ budget proposal.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Lunatic Politician of the Day

It's Georgia State Representative Bobby Franklin.

Now, sure, you could argue that he's not so much a lunatic as just a huge asshole, and you'd have a good point, but can't he be both?

This is the guy who introduced a bill to allow people to bring guns to church.

Because "blessed are the meek" is for sissies! Man up, Jesus!

Also, he would like to do away with drivers' licenses. Seriously!

CBS Atlanta’s Rebekka Schramm asked Franklin, “How are we going to keep up with who’s who and who’s on the roads and who’s not supposed to be on the roads?”
“That’s a great question,” Franklin said. “And I would have to answer that with a question, ‘Why do you need to know who’s who?’”
“What about 12-14-year-olds who want to drive? What would stop them?” Schramm asked.
“Well, what’s stopping them now anyway?” Franklin answered. 

I'm pretty sure it turned out okay for the Coreys!

In his bill, Franklin states, "Free people have a common law and constitutional right to travel on the roads and highways that are provided by their government for that purpose. Licensing of drivers cannot be required of free people, because taking on the restrictions of a license requires the surrender of an inalienable right."
 Franklin told CBS Atlanta News that driver's licenses are a throw back to oppressive times. “Agents of the state demanding your papers," he said. "We’re getting that way here.” 

So basically, either you're cool with this: 

or you're cool with this: 

You're down with this: 

Or you're down with that:

There is no in-between!

Franklin has tried to require Georgians to pay taxes with gold coins (or silver, he's not inflexible)
Pre-1965 silver coins, silver eagles, and gold eagles shall be the exclusive medium which the state shall use to make any payments whatsoever to any person or entity, whether private or governmental. Such coins shall be the exclusive medium which the state shall accept from any person or entity as payment of any obligation to the state including, without limitation, the payment of taxes (Constitutional Tender Act,”)
 He introduced a bill which would outlaw abortion in the State of Georgia, claiming that the Supreme Court has no right to rule on such matters, so Roe v. Wade is null, or something like that. Here's an excerpt from the text of the bill: (complete text is here check it out if you want to see some first-rate wingnuttery.)

The United States Supreme Court had no jurisdiction to hear or decide the case of Roe v. Wade or any other case pertaining to a state's punishment of the crime of prenatal murder;
As it had no jurisdiction to hear the case, certainly the United States Supreme Court lacked the authority to pass, or order all states to strike or refuse to enforce, a law that is outside of its subject matter or federal jurisdiction;Georgia was not a party to the suit in Roe v. Wade, and is not bound by a decision in which it did not have right of participation;

because if there's anyone who can school you on jurisprudence, it's this guy: 
 Justice Blackmun, writing for the majority in Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), wrote: 'when those trained in the respective disciplines of medicine, philosophy, and theology are unable to arrive at any consensus, the judiciary, at this point in the development of man's knowledge, is not in a position to speculate as to the answer [to the question of when life begins].'
 The General Assembly knows the answer to that difficult question, and that answer is life begins at the moment of conception;
See, he's smarter than Hugo Blackmun. And doctors and philosophers and theologians. Basically, he's the smartest person in the whole wide world when it comes to conception-related issues. Which is probably why he now is giving us this bill relating to the opposite of conception:

(via Daily KOS)

Franklin wants to create a Uterus Police to investigate miscarriages, and requires that any time a miscarriage occurs, whether in a hospital or without medical assistance, it must be reported and a fetal death certificate issued. If the cause of death is unknown, it must be investigated.  If the woman can't tell how it happened, than those Uterus Police can ask family members and friends how it happened.  Hospitals are required to keep records of anyone who has a spontaneous abortion [medical term for miscarriage] and  report it. Needless to say, there are no exceptions allowed. Not for rape victims. Not for incest victims. Not to save the life and health of the mother (the fetus must get equal care).

 Because when someone has just experienced a tragic event like a miscarriage, it's important to treat her as a criminal suspect. Oh, and speaking of rape victims, Bobby Franklin will thank you not to refer to them as "rape victims."
This is from House Bill 1181:

To amend Titles 16 and 17 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to criminal law and criminal procedure, respectively, so as to change the term "victim" to the term "accuser" in the context of a number of statutes making reference to circumstances where there has not yet been a criminal conviction; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Said Title 16 is further amended in Code Section 16-6-1, relating to the crime of rape, by revising subsection (c) as follows:
"(c) When evidence relating to an allegation of rape is collected in the course of a medical examination of the person who is the victim accuser of the alleged crime perpetrator, the law enforcement agency investigating the alleged crime shall be responsible for the cost of the medical examination to the extent that expense is incurred for the limited purpose of collecting evidence."
So if you are the victim of say, a robbery, the police and courts can still refer to you as the "victim," or "vic" as they say on Law  Order. If you are a victim of rape, stalking or similar crimes, you must be referred to as "the accuser."  Because we all know how you ladies like to go around making up these accusations so you can have the fun of a trial, having your sexual history debated in court and generally being called a slut and a liar. I get it, you just love the attention! 

This being Georgia, this bill has four co-sponsors, including one woman, Charlice Byrd 
Seen here being super-duper proud of something.

Byrd is another piece of work, but she will have to wait for another day. Because today is Bobby's day! Congratulations, Bobby Franklin, you're the lunatic politician of the day!

Oh, and I've been asked to award you this, also:

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Advice for Sarah Palin

Tsk, Sarah, Sarah, Sarah. . .

If you're going to create a fake Facebook profile to basically troll yourself, don't use bits of your real name as the fake name like some sly cartoon villain!

See, it's not that hard to find out that your middle name is Louise, and when the only thing the fake persona seems to care about is how awesome Sarah and Bristol Palin are, well, it's not that hard to put two and two together. Oh, sorry, I mean for most of us putting two and two together is easy, you know what, it's like a math thing, it's not important. No, MATH, not METH. You know what, just forget it.

It might be less suspicious if you named your alter ego "Jane Smith" or something. Okay, probably Jane Smith is already taken, but there are lots of names that are probably still available. Here are a few suggestions:

Helen A. Handbasket

Marge Inall

Alexandre Dumass

Phyllis Steen

Erin Competent

Amelia Airhead

Lacey Unmentionables

Julia Childish

Eileen Wright

Shirley U. Geste

Opal Eeze

Barbara Aryan

Linda Masapost
Alma Exesliveintexas

Mae Niac

Tara Part

Misty Meaner

Sandra McQueen

Narcissa Sism

Quittie McDumbfuck

How to cheer up Moumar Qadaffi


Why do the people Boo me?

They're not booing,  they're chanting Mooo-umar, Mooo-umar!


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Appropriate Songs for Today

Something Wonderful Is Happening. 

And it's happening in Wisconsin, the home of "Fightin' Bob" LaFollette

But it's not only Wisconsin.

It's already spread to Ohio!

Keith Angel  
And Walks for Choice are being planned in cities all over America.
I think we may be seeing the resurrection of American Progressives.
For thirty-plus years, progressives and working folk in general have been getting slapped in the face and punched in the gut by the well-funded organized armies of the right. Unions have been busted, wages have stagnated, the media has been corrupted to the point that it now reflects a full range of viewpoints, from garden-variety conservative to hard-right theocracy. Companies have been allowed to send low-skilled jobs to China, high-skilled jobs to India, the profits to the Caymans and the tax burden onto the rest of us, all while enjoying tax break after tax break to the point that many corporations pay no taxes at all.
Every time we think we may be getting somewhere we get disappointed by someone like Bill "NAFTA" Clinton or Barack "Card check, what card check?" Obama. But it seems like maybe the ascendancy of the Tea Baggers may have been the final straw. 
(someone like this being taken seriously could make anyone snap!)
And by the way, Fuck you, Jon Stewart for referring to the Wisconsin protests as the "Bizarro Teaparty." Do you really not see the difference? You may not agree with the protesters in Madison, but what they are protesting against is something real. The Tea Baggers  were up in arms about death panels and Marxist/Nazi tyranny and all manner of paranoid bullshit. They were spectacularly mis-informed and organized by big money groups like "Freedom Works" and promoted relentlessly by a major cable "news" network. It's not the same thing!   

Oh, God Damn It! Really?

Okay, but anyway, this could still be the start of something big, in spite of that one idiot.

 And I'm sorry, Jon Stewart, I still love you!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Adorable Kittens Comment on Recent Headlines

Texas ready to let students pack guns

The Lone Star state would be the second state to license college students and professors to carry concealed weapons

Sure, because who's better at acting responsibly than college kids?  

Republican lawmaker wants to eliminate funding for Obama’s Teleprompter 

Oh, Jeezus. . . 

Seriously, you're still trotting out the teleprompter bullshit? 


Gulf of Mexico Still Choked by BP Oil, Research Shows


But, but,  this can't be!  


Order A Pizza For Justice!

A super-awesome pizzeria in Madison is feeding the protesters in Wisconsin

Ian's Pizza on State Street will deliver pizzas directly to the demonstrators at the capitol.

Check out their Facebook page here.

Here is the pertinent ordering info:

If you are here to learn how help feed the protesters in Madison, here's how you can do that:
Call us at 608-257-9248, then press 1. As we have just three phone lines it may take a while to get through, and we apologize in advance for that.
For online ordering we have partnered with both and to process our online orders. If you would like to order online, please put 115 State Street as the delivery address, and add in the notes that you would like to help feed the protesters.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Joe The Plumber Gets His Own Show

It's called "Whaddya Know, Joe?" which means it should be a bout three seconds of Joe shrugging and mumbling "not much," but even the trailer lasts way longer than anyone should have to sit through this assclown trying to seem clever.

I can't tell from the trailer if this show is actually going to be on any TV stations, it looks like it will probably be an internet "show."

Also, isn't "whaddya know, Joe?" a line that Asian prostitutes use to solicit American GI's? Except they say it with more dignity.

Asshole of the Year

Firefighter refused call to Tucson shooting

(AP) — A veteran firefighter refused to respond to last month's deadly shooting spree that left Rep. Gabrielle Giffords wounded because he had different political views than his colleagues and "did not want to be part of it," according to internal city memos.
Mark Ekstrum's insubordination may have delayed his unit's response because firefighters had to stop at another station to pick up a replacement for him, the Arizona Daily Star reported.

Capt. Ben Williams wrote in a report that when Ekstrum first said he would not go on the call, "he mentioned something about 'political bantering' and he did not want to be part of it."
Williams said in the report that he told the 56-year-old firefighter that he could not refuse a call for that reason and then talked to the firefighter privately in his office. He said Ekstrum "started to say something about how he had a much different political viewpoint than the rest of the crew and he was concerned."
Despite being told that was not acceptable, Williams said Ekstrum informed him he was going home "sick," so they answered the call without him.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

AFA's Bryan Fischer Doubles Down on the Racist BS

Bryan Fischer's last column, wherein he stated that the Native Americans had no right to North America because, um, I don't know, mainly because skin color, I think, has been taken down from the AFA's awful horrible website. But that doesn't mean that he doesn't stand by it. He will proudly defend his belief that Indians were too evil to keep the land because I mean, have you seen Fort Apache?,%20Ward/Annex/Annex%20-%20Bond,%20Ward%20(Fort%20Apache)_03.jpg 
Could Indians throw a cotillion like this? No!

So here is his reasoning for pulling the article in which he still totally believes:

On Tuesday, I posted a column on the settlement of America by Europeans. The column generated so much intense, vitriolic and profane reaction that it threatened to take on a life of its own, and serve as a distraction to the fundamental mission of AFA, even though when I blog I am speaking only for myself and not for the organization. So we took it down. 

Remember, he speaks only for himself, not the AFA when he writes on THIS:



It's only a project of the AFA, it certainly doesn't reflect their views!

The template that the left has generated is that the displacement of indigenous tribes by European colonists and settlers was irredeemably evil. All the land which now comprises the United States was stolen from its rightful owners. 
Yeah, like that matters! USA! USA!
So the question is whether that template is right, or whether the displacement of indigenous nations was consistent with the laws of nature, nature’s God, and the law of nations and history

Hmm, that's a tough one! Is this the same God who said "Thou shalt not steal" and "Thou shalt not kill?"  'Cause I gotta think He might have a problem with all the killing and stealing involved.

A lot is at stake here. If Americans believe that the entire history of our nation rests on a horribly evil foundation, then there is nothing to be proud of in American history, and our president is correct to identify America as the source of all evil in the world

 I'm sorry, which President are you referring to? Cuz I've certainly never heard this President or any other US President say anything of the sort. Also, even thought our history does rest on the twin evils of genocide and slavery, that doesn't mean we can't still be proud of defeating Hitler. Or intervening in Kosovo. Or The Bob Newhart Show.

But Aaaaaany way. . . even though Fischer felt compelled to pull that column, that doesn't mean he isn't going to replace it with one equally as awful!

Bryan Fischer: Pocahontas Shows What Could Have Been

Is He Fucking Serious? 

Of course he is!

Pocahontas was the daughter of a powerful native American chief, Powhatan, at the time of the settlement of Jamestown. . . She also did much to help the early colony of Jamestown avoid both starvation and attack from the surrounding tribes, by bringing both food and information during what became known as “the Starving Time.” In fact, John Smith subsequently said that, “next, under God, [she] was still the instrument to preserve this Colonie from death, famine and utter confusion.” 

Wow, what a gal! How could the English ever repay her for her many kindnesses?

She subsequently was captured by English settlers, who intended to exchange her for English prisoners who had been taken into captivity by the Algonquins, or Powhatans, who also helped themselves to various weapons and tools.

Class act! She has saved our little colony from certain starvation and death, and you know what, she'd make a damn good hostage. Grab her, boys!

The Powhatans, along with many of the indigenous peoples, seemed to have little respect for private property, including boundaries, and little regard for obedience to the eighth commandment and its prohibition against stealing. (On the Oregon Trail, the primary problems travelers suffered from the indigenous peoples were not massacres but thievery.) 

Oh my God! They stole stuff from the people who were stealing their land? Savages!

Chief Powhatan released the prisoners, but did not return the weapons and tools which his people had stolen, so the English held on to Pocahontas. 
Hey, you took our tools, we kidnapped your daughter. Even-Steven!

During that year-long wait, she was treated with “extraordinary courteous usage,” according to colonist Ralph Hamor. 

And if you can't trust one of the hostage-takers to give an honest account of the treatment of the hostage, well. . . um. . . my brain hurts!
Anyway, he goes on with this bullshit  for a while before he comes to the moral of the story:

It’s arresting to think of how different the history of the American settlement and expansion could have been if the other indigenous peoples had followed Pocahontas’s example.

Yes, if only more Native girls had had the foresight to get themselves kidnapped by Englishmen. What a wonderful world this could have been!

She not only recognized the superiority of the God whom the colonists worshipped over the gods of her native people, she recognized the superiority (not the perfection) of their culture and adopted its patterns and language as her own. 

It's like Dances With Wolves in reverse! With Stockholm Syndrome!

In other words, she both converted and assimilated. She became both a Christian and an American (technically, of course, an Englishman).
Well, techincally an EnglishWOman, but why quibble? Oh, because it's fun? Okay!
Had the other indigenous people followed her example, their assimilation into what became America could have been seamless and bloodless. Sadly, it was not to be. 

If they had just realized how totally superior white people are, they could have handed over their lands voluntarily! The problem comes when these not-white folks don't recognize their inherent inferiority and start thinking they deserve to live their lives the way they see fit!

Is He Fucking Serious? 

Sadly, yes.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Debbie Schlussel Goes WAY Beyond Just Being the Crazy Lady

Debbie Schlussel, part time leather sheriff, full-time racist, has gone beyond being just the "Crazy Lady" and is now into full-blown horrible, awful hate-gasm mode. Her latest target? Lara Logan. Yes, that Lara Logan. The one who was beaten and sexually assaulted in Cairo. Here's Debbie's loathsome take on the incident:

Of course I don’t support “sexual assault” or violence against Lara Logan, and I said that nowhere here.. . I did say that it warms my heart when reporters who openly deny that Islam is violent and constantly promote it get the same kinds of threats of violence I get every day from Muslims. Because now they know how it feels. Lara Logan was among the chief cheerleaders of this “revolution” by animals. Now she knows what Islamic revolution is really all about.

Oh My God!!! That's about as disgusting a thing as I have ever read.It's not even worth going over the ways in which she is wrong (ie this is NOT an "Islamic Revolution") Is she really saying that it warms her heart that Lara Logan was viciously attacked?

Yes, I think that is what she is saying:

As I’ve noted before, it bothers me not a lick when mainstream media reporters who keep telling us Muslims and Islam are peaceful get a taste of just how “peaceful” Muslims and Islam really are. In fact, it kinda warms my heart.  Still, it’s also a great reminder of just how “civilized” these “people” (or, as I like to call them in Arabic, “Bahai’im” [Animals]) are:

Yeah, not only does she want to be sure that everyone understands how much enjoyment she gets from a woman she disagrees with being brutally attacked, she also wants to emphasize her position on Muslims: they are animals, not human beings, they are uncivilized, etc. 
Sean Hannity Approves!

Also, Debbie Schlussel has suffered exactly the same sort of vicious crimes on a daily basis, so don't expect any sympathy from her!

In the crush of the mob, she was separated from her crew. She was surrounded and suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating. . . She is currently in the hospital recovering.

Hey, sounds like the threats I get from American Muslims on a regular basis. Now you know what it’s like, Lara.

No, she's not kidding. Being beaten and assaulted to the point of needing hospitalization is pretty much exactly like getting a bunch of nasty comments in your in-box. Debbie Schlussel is basically being beaten and raped EVERY DAY! So quit your whining!

There will be no further comment from CBS News and Correspondent Logan and her family respectfully request privacy at this time.
I just love it when the people of the profession of “the public’s right to know” suddenly want “privacy.” Tell it to your next interview subject, Lara. 

Because interviewing someone is exactly the same as rape!

So sad, too bad, Lara. No one told her to go there. She knew the risks. And she should have known what Islam is all about. Now she knows. Or so we’d hope. But in the case of the media vis-a-vis Islam, that’s a hope that’s generally unanswered.
This never happened to her or any other mainstream media reporter when Mubarak was allowed to treat his country of savages in the only way they can be controlled.

In fact, no crimes at all were ever committed against  anyone for the last thirty years. Ah, the miracle of authoritarian despotism!

Oh, and in case you missed it, Debbie wants you to know that Muslims are all animals.

Of course CBS has no further comment. Wouldn’t wanna impugn the “peacefulness” of “Religion of Peace” animals, would we? Now, if they were Christians or Jews, well, then there would be comments galore.

Of course, if they were Christians or Jews, this would never have happened! No Christian or Jewish man has ever beaten or molested a woman! Only those swarthy Muslims do that!
So I'm guessing Deb must be getting a lot of complaints about this diatribe?

I’ve received many moronic insults and threats of violence from the left in the hours since I posted this, showing me more and more that there is very little difference between the left and the dominant, violent, fanatical forces in Islam. In fact, there’s really no difference at all.
Absolutely no difference between, say the Taliban beheading an infidel and some internet person calling a blogger a "stupid c**t."

My favorite part of all of the responses is their common claim that the “real rapists” of the world are white males and American soldiers. Uh-uh, you keep telling yourself that, as you live here under the protection of American soldiers. Riiiight–It’s not Muslims who don’t respect women and treat them as baby factories, sex toys, and property. It’s America and the West. You keep tellin’ yourself that, morons.****
 (no, I don't know what those little symbols are after the word "morons.")

Right! No one has ever been raped by an American soldier! Or any other white males for that matter! Fundamentalist Christians have nothing but respect for women! Only Muslims do bad things.

How fitting that Lara Logan was “liberated” by Muslims in Liberation Square while she was gushing over the other part of the “liberation.”
Hope you’re enjoying the revolution, Lara! Alhamdilllullah [praise allah].

Alhamdillullah [Praise allah], Islam Fan Lara Logan Gets a Taste of Islam

I feel duty-bound at this time to point out that  Debbie Schlussel is apparently considered to be a respectable commentator by the scumbags at FOX 

In the world of FOX, Debbie Schlussel is a "Conservative Commentator" and a "conservative columnist." So, essentially FOX is saying that this kind of hatred, racism and plain old-fashioned evil are "conservative." If I were a conservative, I think I would be offended.