Friday, January 31, 2014

Buy More Cookies!

Not that we need any other reason to buy more Girl Scout Cookies, but once again the lunatic right wing is launching a boycott. 

Endorsement of Wendy Davis Triggers National Boycott of Girl Scout Cookies

Now, the Girl Scouts don't actually endorse any candidates, but why let the facts get in the way of some good ol' fashioned phony outrage?

A part of every Thin Mint and Do-Si-Do, every Samoa and Savannah Smile goes to support abortion advocacy. So say John Pisciotta, who runs a tiny pro-life organization in Waco, Texas

And there is no saner place on Earth than Waco, Texas!

A few weeks ago, the Girl Scouts designated Wendy Davis as an “incredible woman” who deserved to be on the list of 2013 “Women of the Year.” Only a month earlier, the organization promoted Kathleen Sebelius as a woman of “courage” on its Facebook page.

Ah. Got it. They admire successful, influential women. And you know what that means. 

So what's the problem with Wendy Davis?

Davis is not known for much more than exaggerating her life story and for her filibuster of a pro-life bill in the Texas legislature. Her critics point out that the bill she filibustered was one that limited abortions after viability.

Oh, good point. Her critics do say that. Her critics are lying sacks of shit, but they do say that.

 Kathleen Sebelius has been the bĂȘte noir of the pro-life movement for her role in Obamacare and mandating abortion coverage even for religious entities, what some Catholic bishops have called the largest expansion of abortion in the country since Roe v. Wade.

Oh, well we can't have these little girls looking up to these women that we've made up a bunch of lies about! 

 Pisciotta told Breitbart News, “The Girl Scouts were once a truly amazing organization, but it has been taken over by ideologues of the left, and regular folks just will not stand for it. Anyone who cares about this ought to go to and find out why.”

Okay, I'll bite. Let's click over to and get educated! 
Wait, just one more first. 
 I get the feeling I'm going to need to keep my strength up!

 Well, according to the boycott site,
 GSUSA, with over 2 million girl members, maintains relationships with many pro-abortion advocacy groups.
So I followed that link to another link which led here:   which has a lot of underlines and arrows drawn on it, mainly highlighting lines about how Girl Scouts are part of a global community of scouting groups, and I sure didn't see anything about abortion. Because, as an organization of adorable little girls, they really don't have anything to do with abortion.

Anyway, one would suppose that there would be at least a few right-wing nut jobs that will refuse to buy Girl Scout cookies this year

RWNJs, the only people cold-hearted enough to say "no"
 to these little faces!

so it is up to us, the normal, sane community, to buy more cookies this year to make up for any losses they might suffer.

After all, whose eyes would you rather see tears in, his

Or theirs?

Seems like a no-brainer to me!

Hell, yes, it is, Ma'am!

Bad Ads - Chili's

So Chili's new campaign is based around the idea that "more life happens here" which seems to mean approximately nothing.

But beyond the silliness of the slogan, I have to wonder - how anxious am I supposed to be to go to your restaurant when you don't mention the food at all? Not a word about the food. Now, I've eaten at Chili's before, and I understand why you might want to downplay that food, but shouldn't you at least pretend you're serving something palatable? Because, I think you can look at a little girl's haircut or have an awkward first date at pretty much anywhere. So why am I going to your restaurant?
Trick question! I'm not.