Monday, September 28, 2015

On Vacation

Drove down to the Redneck Riviera for the week. Of course it is raining. May get bored enough to post if this continues.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015


You know how Republicans are always going on and on about how much they love Israel and how the most important thing in the world is to protect Israel cuz they love it so much?

Ever wonder how sincere they are about their love for the people of Israel?

Well wonder no more!

Harlan Crow is a conservative mega donor who owns a mansion in Texas that contains a right-wing treasure trove of Nazi artifacts such as paintings by Hitler and a signed copy of “Mein Kampf.” Crow also owns a set of dinnerware and linens once used by the murderous tyrant who ordered the extermination of millions of Jews during World War II.
And it is among these items where Republican presidential wannabe Marco Rubio has chosen to hold a fundraiser for his campaign. As if that wasn’t insulting enough, Rubio’s fundraiser among Hitler’s stuff is occurring on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year on the Jewish calendar.

I'm sure that the other Republican candidates will call on Rubio to "refudiate" the Nazi fanboy any minute now!

Awkward Moments

I heard a few minutes of the most recent Republican debate on the Majority Report's MST-style coverage. There wasn't a whole lot of interest, unless you enjoy hearing Jeb! and the others pushed into their lockers and given wedgies by Donald Trump. But I did enjoy this awkward moment from hillbilly Elmer Gantry Mike Huckabee's opening statement.

 I'm Mike Huckabee. I'm delighted to be on this stage with some remarkable fellow Republicans.

None of us are a self-professed socialist.

 Oh, you know he thinks he just zinged Bernie Sanders! Like ooh, what a sick burn! You do know what "self-professed" means, right Cletus? It means he's not embarrassed or ashamed or whatever of being a socialist. It means he refers to himself that way. You're not insulting him. It's like calling me "incredibly handsome" and expecting me to hang my head in shame. But I'm not offended, I would say "yes, I know. I say that to myself in the mirror every day."
 Like this, only handsomer.

But that wasn't even the awkward part. I mean, sure it was awkward, but then came this:

 None of us on this state are under investigation . . .

 Then there's this awkward little pause when he realizes that Chris Christie and Scott Walker are on stage with him.

. . .by the FBI . . .
Um. . .

because we destroyed government records, or because we leaked secrets.

 I think I handled that pret-ty well!

Marco Rubio tried the self-effacing humor route:

Thank you. My name is Marco Rubio. I'm from Florida. . .  And I'm also aware that California has a drought, and so that's why I made sure I brought my own water.

Now the CNN Transcript says (Laughter) but that is a lie. That joke fell flatter than a Polish joke at a Polish funeral.

 John Kasich decide to go with Plain-style babbling:

GOV. JOHN R. KASICH, R-OHIO: Hello, I'm John Kasich, the Governor of Ohio. Emma, and Reese, my children, and Karen, love 'ya girls. Thanks for watching tonight.

By the way, I think I actually flew on this plane with Ronald Reagan when I was a congressman, and his goals, and mine, really much - are pretty much the same. Lift Americans, unify, give hope, grow America, and restore it is to that great, shining city on a hill.

Yes, he was a great one, and I learned much from watching him. The most important thing, hope to Americans, unify, lift everyone in America.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Speaking of the Pope's Visit

Arizona U.S. Representative Paul Gosar Insists Others in Congress Will Join His Papal Boycott

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

So, I assume this Gosar, besides being a minor character in Ghostbusters, is a fervent anti-Catholic? Hates the papacy, does he? Strong Protestant or maybe just anti-Christian in general?

Recently, Gosar has received a lot of attention for a op-ed in which explained that initially, as a “proud Catholic,” he was really excited to hear that the Pope would be [addressing] Congress but that his view changed after he learned what the Pope might say

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Seriously? A Proud Catholic? And you're not going to see the Pope? I'm not a Catholic at all, and I paid money and stood in line and waited forever to see Papa Francis, knowing that he wouldn't even be speaking in English because, you know, he's the freaking Pope, how many chances do you get to see someone that prestigious?

What is your freaking problem?

Media reports indicate His Holiness...intends to focus the brunt of his speech on climate change,” Gosar wrote. “If the Pope plans to spend the majority of his time advocating for flawed climate change policies, then I will not attend."
Gosar goes on to say that he finds the possibility of the Pope discussing climate change “troubling” because “this climate-change talk has adopted all of the socialist talking points, wrapped false science and ideology into 'climate justice' and is being presented to guilt people into leftist policies...If the Pope chooses to act and talk like a leftist politician, then he can expect to be treated like one."

Where do you get off?
You sniveling little punk.
 You're Catholic? Then you believe that the Holy Father is God's own representative on Earth. And you have the balls to think you can tell him what he should and should not talk about? The Vicar of Christ? You've got some fucking nerve.

You know, it would be fine if, say, Chuck Shumer and Keith Ellison decided to skip the Pope's appearance because, what the hell, the Pope's got no claim on them. He doesn't hold the keys to jewish or Muslim Heaven. But he damn sure holds the keys to Catholic Heaven! (Oops, I was trying not to use naughty words when talking about His Holiness, but gosh darn it, this Gosar just makes me so mad!)

Let's forget for the moment that science has no political affiliation. The world is getting hotter just as quickly for conservatives as it is for liberals. The rise in sea levels doesn't care if you're a Democrat or a Republican, if you live in Miami, you're gonna be under water no matter who you vote for. But forget that for a minute. This is the Pope. I'm not, as I may have mentioned, a Catholic, so I don't owe him any fealty, but you sure as hell do. He's not just your boss, he's your boss's boss' boss, or whatever - I don't know how many layers there are in the Catholic Hierarchy, but he sure as hell outranks you, what with being second in command to Jesus  Christ.

Funny how the Pope stops being infallible the second his message conflicts in any way with Republican ideology!

So, you don't think the Pope should weigh in on the biggest crisis of our times, what do you think His Holiness should address, you insignificant little owl-casting of a man?

He would rather the Pope use this opportunity “to be one of the world’s great religious advocates and address the current intolerance of religious freedom

Ohh, so he should focus on imaginary problems!

. . . to urgently challenge governments to properly address the persecution and execution of Christians and religious minorities

 You mean like those who want to deport all the Muslims? You know, all those guys that had that debate the other day? That the kind of persecution of religious minorities you talkin' about?

. . . to address the enslavement, belittlement, rape and desecration of Christian women and children;

Or, maybe just women and children? Because. . .you know. . .enslavement rape and desecration is wrong even if the victims aren't of your religion? You know? Cuz they're people? Even Buddhists and Muslims and Hindus and atheists? Still shouldn't be raped or enslaved? Maybe? Think about it?

. . . to address the condoned, subsidized, intentionally planned genocide of unborn children by Planned Parenthood and society;

Yeah, how come the Catholic Church has never come out against family planning?

 and refocus our priorities on right from wrong.” 

Ugh. That means pretty much nothing so, sure, he should waste time on that rather than addressing the most catastrophic danger that humanity currently faces. 

But, ya know, even if you had a point, which you clearly do not, he's the Pope, you're a Catholic, get down on your fucking knees, genuflect and shut the fuck up when God's Viceroy is speaking, you pathetic little man, and maybe, just maybe, you won't have to spend an eternity in Catholic Hell.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Bi-Partisan stupidity

The Pope is coming! And the imminent arrival of his eminence gives us yet another opportunity to take pride in America! Or not. . .

. . . last week, four House members — Democrats Dan Lipinski (Ill.), Juan Vargas (Calif.), and Republicans Jeff Fortenberry (Neb.) and Tim Murphy (Pa.) sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Democratic Leader Nancy  Pelosi, asking them to put out some sort of guidance “to the House and Senate on the appropriate decorum, protocol and behavior. . . .”
Members could use info on “how to greet the Pope, proper attire [no jeans?] . . . among other matters of etiquette,” the letter said. 

Oh, my Boss. . .

No jean?
You really have to ask about jeans?

I'm not Catholic, so correct me if I'm wrong,  but I'm pretty sure Pope-meeting protocol is not that difficult. I'm pretty sure you are no longer expected to kneel and kiss his ring, although if you are a practicing Catholic, that might be a nice gesture. Basically, he's the head of state of the Nation of Vatican City. You treat him as you would any visiting head of state, except instead of "your highness" or "your excellency," he is generally addressed as "Your Holiness," as befitting his position as Head of a major religion. Same as you would if you met the Dalai Lama.Or Joe Montana.

We are hearing that Boehner and Pelosi are indeed now working on a “guidance card” of some sort to members to, as the letter notes, ensure “proper respect for the Pope” and “avoiding anything that could be construed as politicizing or making a spectacle of his visit.”

Okay, it really doesn't seem like this should have been neccessary, but here are a few do's and don'ts when meeting the Pope:

1. No High-fiving the Pope. Also no fist-taps or chest bumps.

2. You need not kiss his ring, but if you decide to do so, do not look up at him and say "no homo!"

3. It is perfectly acceptable to refer to the pontiff as "Il Papa." Do not, however, point to him and shout "The Ill Papa in the House!"

4. He's German. Don't mention the war!
(Rule no longer applicable since the resignation of Benedict I)

5.  Do not try to ingratiate yourself with His Holiness by telling him "the one about the Jew, the Muslim and the Protestant."

6. Do not nail anything to his hotel room door. (Looking at you, Lutherans!)

7. It is perfectly acceptable to offer the Pope a cocktail. However, should he decline, do not suggest that he "stop being a pussy."

8. It is a grievous breach of etiquette to ask the Pope, or indeed any member of the clergy, if he has been "gettin' any."

9. The Pope speaks fluent Spanish. However, do not attempt to deport him.

10. NO JEANS! You are a member of Congress greeting a foreign dignitary. not some college kid at Bonaroo. Jeezus!

 Full disclosure: The Missus and I did wear jeans when we were granted an audience with His Holiness Francis I, but we are just a couple of humble pilgrims, not representatives of the United States Govenrment, so I think it was probably okay.

Odd choice

Not sure who Alexander Wang is, but this is from his latest "Do Something" ad campaign:

Do something? And your model is Kim Kardashian? The woman who has made a lucrative career out of doing nothing?
Seriously, what has she ever done? She lets cameras follow her around while she flits about her mansion prattling about nothing.

The other folks in this campaign make sense:


 Taraji P. Henson: Award-winning actress.

 "The Weekend": I had to Google him, but apparently a successful musician.

Jhene Aiko: I had to Google her, but apparently she's a successful singer and songwriter.

Kanye West: Enormous bag of douche, but very talented and successful rapper.
Maybe Kanye insisted they include Kim?  He does seem to have a lot invested in keeping up the illusion that she has some sort of talent or ability or is in some way not a waste of space.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Who said the worst thing?

Jeb! Bush -

"As it relates to my brother, there's one thing I know for sure: He kept us safe," Bush said.

Goddammit I am sick of this particular line of bullshit that Dubya's apologists have been spewing out for years. He kept us safe? Oh, except for that one day in September, it was around the 10th or 12th or, oh who remembers? I don't know how this can possibly not be so obvious as to go without saying, but YOU DON'T GET A MULLIGAN FOR 9/11!!!!

It's like saying "I've been a model husband, you know, other than that affair I had." or "I am completely drug-free, except for cocaine." The worst terror attack in our nation's history happened on your brother's watch, while he was asleep at the switch. You don't get to claim that he "kept us safe."

Oh, and also the anthrax letters. That was on his watch, too. And his administration's criminally negligent response to Hurricane Katrina. Oh, and also the 4,000 or so Americans who lost their lives invading the wrong country, they weren't kept all that safe by your idiot brother.

And he even makes it worse by adding:
He kept us safe," Bush said. "I don't know if you remember, Donald -- you remember the rubble? You remember the firefighter with his arms around him?

YES! We all remember the rubble! And we all remember who was President at the time of the rubble. We all remember who ignored the warnings and then thought it was more important to continue reading "My Pet Goat" than to call up NORAD and try to do something, anything, to minimize this disaster.

Kept us safe? Fuck you!

Mike Huckabee -

“I think we ought to get rid of all the taxes on people who produce. Why should we penalize productivity? And it’s why I’m an unabashed supporter of the Fair Tax

Um, you do know that "people who produce" would still have to pay the absurdly mis-nomered "Fair Tax," right? I mean, it's a national sales tax. "people who produce" also buy things. They wouldn't be exempt from buying things. They love buying things. They're gonna buy things. All the things.

They're going to buy all the things and then they'll be charged the tax.

Carly Fiorina -

"...As regards Planned Parenthood, anyone who has watched this videotape, I dare Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama to watch these tapes. Watch a fully formed fetus on the table, it's heart beating, its legs kicking, while someone says we have to keep it alive to harvest its brain.

That's just a huge bald-faced lie. There is no such video. I almost didn't even think it was worth doing any checking, as absurd as this claim is, but I figured what the heck, and Googled it. It is, as I thought, a fucking lie. (politifact)

Rand Paul -

This actually started out somewhat encouragingly, as Paul argued against sending American troops into battle in the Middle East. But then. . . well, it's Rand Paul, so . . .

"There will always be a Bush or Clinton for you if you want to go back to war in Iraq. But the thing is the first war was a mistake, and I’m not sending our sons and our daughters back to Iraq. The war didn’t work."
O my God! Someone on that fucking stage actually has some tenuous grasp on reality? Who knew? 
But then. . .

Paul argued that America should "amplify" those who live there to fight for their freedom by, for example, providing arms to the Kurds and using air power.
However, Paul said, "the boots on the ground need to be the people who live there."

"Why are we always the world's patsies where we have to go over there and fight their wars for them? They need to fight their wars, but we need to defend America's interests, and it's not in America's national security interest to have another war in Iraq."

Really? Is that really what you think happens? Like the Iraqi people called us up and said "hey, we can't exactly invade ourselves, would you mind bombing the fuck out of us, killing untold thousands of our people and leaving a huge power vacuum in the least stable region of the world? Thanks. Oh, and if you could maybe decimate our infrastructure too, that'd be super!" 
You think we're fighting "their" wars for "them?"  They didn't want these wars. Iraq, Afghanistan, they weren't exactly itching to be invaded by a foreign superpower. You seriously think we're doing these people a favor when we send our soldiers in to kill tons of people?  My God, if Rand Paul ever offers to do you a favor, run!

Lindsey Graham -

Graham took shots at President Obama’s foreign policy, asking “how do you sleep at night” 

Well, it's a lot easier to sleep when you're not crammed into that tiny closet.

But the award for the most ridiculous thing said about last night's debate goes to formerly respected (somewhat) "news" magazine TIME:

It was vintage Lindsey Graham: pragmatic and level-headed, refusing to pander, wisecracking his way to the next political fight.

Pragmatic? Level-Headed? Since when are those attributes ever been attributed to Graham? The Chicken Little of the Senate? Graham wants to bomb everyone he doesn't want to invade, because he's so sure that if we leave any of "those people" alive, they will terrorist our entire country to death with nuclear bombs and chemical weapons that they somehow got from, oh. . .I don't know. . . Obama?  
Lindsey Graham spends more time clutching his pearls than an oyster. And when has he ever been reluctant to pander? 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

When did we go this far off the rails?

How long was I offline?
Did we really turn into a theocratic police state while I was gone?

Because it seems like America might be really becoming a tough place to be a non-Christian.

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So they wanted to arrest a kid for making a bomb. Then they figured out that it was not a bomb at all, so they arrested him for having something they thought might be a bomb? Something they only thought was a bomb because they looked at a Muslim kid and thought "bomber!" This kid literally got arrested by actual police officers because of the way he looks, his last name, and/or his religion.  In America. In 2015.

Holy shit!

Court forces non-religious mom to get therapy from Bible-thumping counselor or lose custody of sons

According to KRQE Channel 13, Holly Salzman sought court aid in coparenting her 11-year-old sons with their father, from whom she is divorced. The judge ordered a set of 10 sessions with counselor Mary Pepper.

Salzman says that she assumed Pepper would be a regular couples and family counseling therapist, but “I walked into the session and the very first thing she said to me was, ‘I start my sessions by praying,’” Salzman said. “When I expressed my concerns that I didn’t pray she said, ‘well this is what I do’ and she proceeded to say a prayer out loud.”

“We went back to court. I expressed concerns again about the religious overtones and they stated they hadn’t heard any problems concerning Mary Pepper with religion,” Salzman told Channel 13.
She was, she says, so “offended and disgusted” that she stopped attending the courses altogether, at which point the court intervened and took away her sons.

In order to regain custody of the boys, Salzman would have to complete the sessions. Channel 13 and Salzman worked together to covertly record three of the final sessions with Pepper.
“The meaning in my life is to know love and serve God,” Pepper told Salzman in one of the recorded meetings. “If you want to explore how God was in your past, how God was in your life and not in your life… I know you don’t believe in God which is fine but I now at some points he was in your life in some way.”
Pepper frequently handed Salzman religious tracts and gave Salzman a “homework” assignment, to write an essay titled “Who is God to me?”
“Every session there was some sort of religion that was intertwined with the sessions,” said Salzman.
When Channel 13 spoke to Pepper about blending religion with court-ordered sessions, she said, “I’m a private business that people decide to come through or not. The particular person there was interested in analyzing her belief system.”
ACLU executive director Peter Simonson said, “No one should be put in a position where they are forced to accept training or therapy that violates their own religious beliefs and morals.”

And when government agents actually decide not to participate in theocracy, it hets maybe even worse:

Oath Keepers armed group offers to protect Kim Davis from arrest 

An armed group called the Oath Keepers has vowed to defend Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis from arrest by U.S. Marshals if she keeps defying a federal judge’s order to issue marriage licenses in accordance with the Supreme Court’s June ruling legalizing same-sex marriages nationwide.

One of the organizers on the ground for the Oath Keepers’ short-lived Kim Davis mission was Denny Peyman, a former sheriff of Jackson County, Kentucky, and member of the “constitutional sheriffs” movement, which believes that county sheriffs are the nation’s highest law enforcement officers and therefore have the power to unilaterally arrest federal officials.

In an interview with the far-right radio program Liberty Roundtable last Wednesday, the day the Oath Keepers publicly announced their Davis mission, Peyman said that if he had been sheriff when Davis was found in contempt of court for defying court orders to issue marriage licenses, he would have blocked U.S. Marshals from arresting Davis and would have instead personally arrested the judge who found her in contempt.

 There are people out there who think that they have the right to arrest government officials for doing their actual jobs. And those people are heavily armed. And think they have God on their side.

Kim Davis is a hypocrite, but that doesn't matter

This is another one of those arguments we need to stop having.

It doesn't matter how big a hypocrite Kim Davis is.

It doesn't matter that the Bible is much more explicit in its' condemnation of divorce than it is about gay marriage. It doesn't matter that Kim Davis is an admitted adulteress who would have been stoned to death in Bible times. It doesn't matter, because Kim Davis's hypocrisy - amusing though it may be - is not the issue.

Even if the Bible spelled out in exact words "county clerks shalt not issue licenses of marriage to two dudes, thus sayeth the Lord," that Bible passage would have no bearing on the laws of the United States of America or of the State of Kentucky or of Buttfart County or wherever she lives. No one's religion gets to determine whether they have to follow the law. Even if Kim Davis had been married only once instead of four times, and even if Kim Davis hadn't conceived at least one child out of wedlock, and even if Kim Davis hadn't had at least one extra-marital affair, even if she was not guilty of the slightest bit of hypocrisy, she's still wrong. Marriage equality is the law of the land and Kim Davis is in violation of the law. That is the only thing that matters.

Yes, it's humorous how the self-righteous hillbilly has violated so many of the religious precepts she claims to hold so dear, but it doesn't matter. There is no level of sincerity that allows her to deny other people their rights. Even if she followed every rule in the Bible to the letter, she doesn't get to inflict her Bible on the people of Assbutt County or wherever she lives. No one gets to do that. This is America, not ancient Israel.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Back from Asheville

The Missus and I just got back into town after a long weekend in Asheville, NC, which I'm just about ready to go ahead and name "best place in America." It was nice to be out of the loop for a while. It was especially nice to not be online on Sept. 11. I could really do without all the "Never Forget" bullshit and jingoistic flag-waiving that tends to pop up all over social media every anniversary of that awful day.

Anyway, here are a few of the best street musicians we saw in Asheville, a city known for its buskers.

First up, the Shifty Drifters featuring the amazing Spoon Lady, a percussionist not even J.K. Simmons could find fault with.

And here she is again with guitarist/singer/harmonica player Chris Rodrigues

This is singer/songwriter/guitarist/accordianist Rae Herring

And the most fun of all, a band called "Ain't Nothing Much" Featuring another spoons player

These are only a few of the fantastic musicians that can be seen and heard on the streets of Asheville any day or night. There are more here: 
Check 'em out.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Why must they pick on Germany?

In migrant crisis, German generosity comes under fire

Why? Why must we Germans always be criticized for our innate generosity?

— Pressure is mounting on Germany and other nations to scale back their generous policies welcoming refugees, with opponents, including some of the region’s most influential leaders, arguing that the promise of aid is enticing more and more asylum-seekers to make a break for Western Europe.

Just because of our noble tradition of being welcoming and friendly to outsiders, foreigners and those of different ethnicities,we have to listen to a bunch of shit from assholes like England and Belgium?

In the crowded refugee centers across this nation of 81 million, asylum-seekers have conceded that they had come to Germany because it is doing more to help than other nations in the region.
It's sad, really.  Why can't other people be more like Germans? We really are the best. you know. The best race on Earth. A sort of "master-race," if you will. Wait, that came out wrong. Sorry.

Bad Ads - Subaru

Honestly, I love this ad. This ad makes me laugh every time I see it. And it's cute as heck. But it's really not a good ad. In fact, I would argue that it is bad. A bad ad, as it were.

And here's why.
This ad does NOT make we want to buy a Subaru. (it's Subaru, right? I think it's Subaru.) This ad makes me not want to buy any car at all. I mean, the whole point of the ad is that owning a car is a huuuuuge pain in the ass. Watching this ad makes me want to sell my car and move somewhere with a decent subway system. Like Paris. This would be a really good ad fro moving to Paris. But for a car company? Not so much.

Who made this ad? Who thought "maybe if we make our product seem unbelievably unpleasant to own, then. . . um. . . wait. I had something for this. . . " How did they think this was going to sell cars?

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Kentucky County Clerk Jailed for Contempt of Court

Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis in Jail

 A Kentucky county clerk, Kim Davis, was jailed today after a judge found her in contempt of court for her refusal to issue same-sex marriage license

Kentucky homophobic Bible-thumper behind bars, eh?

Where have I seen this before?


What a bunch of babies!

They can not be serious, can they?

Miami-Dade Police Union Calls for National Boycott of Arby's

A national boycott? What could Arby's possibly have done to deserve that?

A South Florida police union is calling for a national boycott of Arby’s restaurant chain after a police officer was allegedly denied service.

Read more here:

Well, gee. That would be kinda rude if it's actually true, which I doubt it is, but if one employee at one Arby's was a dick to one cop, how does that translate into a national boycott of the entire chain? Are Miami cops really that thin-skinned?


So, is this really what happened?
Probably not.

Arby’s employee Kenny Davenport said it was just a misunderstanding.
Davenport was working when Police Sergeant Jennifer Martin pulled up to the drive thru.
Davenport said that he couldn’t serve Martin because he was so busy with other customers that he had to ask his manager for help. Davenport said that’s when his manager made the unfortunate joke to Martin about not being able to take her order.
According to a police report on the incident, the police officer was told by the manager, “(Davenport) doesn’t want to serve you because you are a police officer.”

Police report? Police report? Do the Miami-Dade police really not have bigger fish to fry? She actually filed an actual police report about a guy at a restaurant being rude to her?

 After that, the officer said she wasn’t certain she wanted to dine at the restaurant, but the manager assured her everything was fine and handed the officer the food, according to the report.

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 And she wasn't denied service? The manager, after cracking a dumb joke, gave her her fucking food. ACCORDING TO HER OWN POLICE REPORT!

The manager allegedly laughed about it and said the clerk was allowed to refuse to serve the officer.
That’s when the officer said she was unsure about the condition of her food, decided not to eat there and asked for a refund, the report states.

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So, let me see if I have this straight.
You ordered food. You got food. You decided you didn't want the food because the manger was rude to you. You got a refund. So boycott Arby's?

“I am offended and appalled that an individual within our community would treat a police officer in such a manner. It is unacceptable,” stated Police Chief Dan Giustino.

I am offended and appalled that so many police officers seem to think that their uniform entitles them to a life of  fawning sycophancy free from any rudeness or direct eye contact.

“It is beyond comprehension and deeply troubling that a business would deny service to a law enforcement officer just for being a law enforcement officer. In this case, after the clerk refused to serve the officer, the manager came up to the window laughing and said that the clerk had the right to refuse service to the officer. This is yet another example of the hostile treatment of our brave men and women simply because they wear a badge.

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 You know, I would say that maybe you wouldn't have to worry about being denied service at restaurants if you would quit shooting, strangling and beating unarmed black men, but you weren't denied service!
All that happened was you got a little bit of rudeness with your food courtesy of a manager with a shitty sense of humor.

Honestly, if anyone has a legitimate beef here, it's the employee, Kenny Davenport. He asks his manger for help and the manger says to the cop "hey, you know how these black kids all hate cops! AmIrite? Anyone? Is this thing on?"

It is unacceptable and warrants much more than an apology. We support our brothers and sisters who wear the badge in Broward County and across the United States. Until corrective action is taken and the employees involved in this incident are terminated, we are calling for a national boycott of Arby’s,” Florida and Dade County PBA President John Rivera said in a statement.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

How is this guy still on the air?
This guy is one sick motherfucker!

During The 700 Club's "Bring It On" segment, a viewer asked the TV preacher why God let Christians suffer while Hollywood celebrities enjoyed so much wealth.

Okay, first of all, those two groups are not mutually exclusive. I don't know how many Hollywood celebrities are Christians because I don't care, but I'd be willing to bet it's a pretty healthy percentage. I'm sure if I could stand to watch an awards show, I'm fairly sure I'd see a lot of Hollywood celebrities thanking God for helping them win some dumb trophy. Also, there are members of every religious group suffering. It's not like God or Fate or the Universe is picking on Christians. You don't think there are a lot of Muslims suffering in places like Iraq or Syria or Somalia?
But anyway. . .

"God's put them on a slippery slope and they're going straight to hell," Robertson assured the viewer. "The Hollywood celebrities are living this gay lifestyle, they're going to be on a slippery slope all the way down to a hideous end."

Wait, what?
Is this lunatic really saying "Hey, cheer up! They may be rich now, but they're going to Hell?"
And the reason they're going to Hell is because God put them onto this slippery slope to eternal damnation? Like, they're going to be sent to an eternity of torment and it's not even their fault? It's God's fault for putting them on the Super Fun Happy Slide?

Also, the caller didn't mention anything about gay celebrities. And I'm pretty sure that most of the wealthy Hollywood celebrities aren't even gay. Who are the biggest stars in Hollywood right now?
Tom Hanks? Married to a lady.
Brad Pitt? Probably not married, but definitely making babies with a lady.
Tom Cruise? Well. . . . it's none of my business, but he certainly isn't "living this gay lifestyle." He's a serial marrier of ladies.
Who's the biggest LGBT star in Hollywood? Neil Patrick Harris? Ellen Page? The guy from Big Bang Theory?
Why does everything have to be about the gay with these preachers?

"And on the way, by the way, look at how many people commit suicide," he continued. "Some of the well-known famous people, they shoot themselves or they overdose on drugs or they have multiple marriages. And they're not happy because they don't know the Lord."

How many celebrities do you think are committing suicide?
I can only think of a couple. Robin Williams comes to mind. Heterosexual Episcopalian  Robin Williams.
Philip Seymour Hoffman committed suicide. He was a heterosexual Catholic, but still somehow managed to not be happy despite "knowing the Lord."
I don't know whether Heath Ledger was religious or not, but he was certainly hetero. (Insert your own Brokeback Mountain joke here)

Any way, the point is that Sicko lunatic Pat Robertson is telling people that they should feel better about their own lives because the rich and famous are probably going to commit suicide and will definitely be spending eternity in Hell. How in the Hell is this guy still on the air?