Posts tagged election
Posts tagged election
I want you, as my elected official in Congress, to know that you will lose my vote, regardless of your party affiliation, if you support the King Amendment, or any other amendment in the 2013 Farm Bill that would nullify states’ rights to label genetically modified organisms (GMOs). I belong to the more than 90% of Americans who want what consumers in more than 60 other countries already have: mandatory GMO-labeling laws. Even more important, I expect you to represent me, not a corporation, and to protect the more than 225-year-old right of states, counties, and cities to enact laws that protect the health and environment of local citizens. This isn’t just about GMO labeling. It’s about states’ rights.
To Hell With Monsanto and Their Friends for a Government Supported Monopoly
Elected Lobbyist, Steve Stockman, Republican Texas, believes the two good things about the Earth are that if you poke holes in the Earth, gas and oil come out. How did this lobbyist get elected? You either voted for the bastard or neglected to vote against the bastard.
Americans can’t chew gum and walk at the same time. It’s in our genes.
A while back, I wrote a note called “The Myths That Are Killing Us” – the hard myths that no Republicans, and very few Democrats, ever challenge. Here was my list:
Well, this list seems to have provoked a lot of thought among us. Since I regard what we do as a collective endeavor, I want to share with you some of the best of this crowdsourcing by our audience – 20 more destructive myths:
Every one of these myths is fascinating in its own right. You could write a whole book about each of them. So to the supporters who contributed to this list, thank you. I’m listening and learning.
And if we could just get past all of these myths, then think about what a great place this would be.
How can you get less facts than from a Republican source? RNC = no facts, none, zero. Republican legislators are misogynistic, elected lobbyists whose Tao is to lie. The Republican Party should be nuked like a toxic cancer.
For example, the RNC concludes that Republican candidates must connect with women voters using “softer language,” fewer “graphs and charts” and by assembling a strong list of female surrogates to do media appearances. That’s right. Republicans conclude that to win women voters they must use their “inside” voice and not bombard those ladybrains with all that “information.” Oh, and rather than actually place women in positions of leadership within the party, they plan to just pluck a few pretty faces to put in front of the cameras.
The Republican party will not moderate because it cannot moderate which means it will continue to hemorrhage voters but likely keep just enough to muck up the works in Congress. That’s bad news for environmental reform, infrastructure, social benefits programs, you know, the work Congress is supposed to do. - Jessica Pieklo
Arizona Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Prosecute Trans People Who Use The ‘Wrong’ Bathroom
Last month, the City Council of Phoenix, Arizona passed sweeping nondiscrimination protections, ensuring that people have equal access to employment, housing, and public accommodations regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. One state lawmaker, Rep. John Kavanagh (R) is not pleased that transgender people will be protected when using the correct bathroom, and so he has introduced a new bill to ban them from doing just that.
Kavanagh gutted a Senate Bill about a Massage Therapy Board to use as a shell for his new amendment, which prohibits a person from entering a “public restroom, bathroom, shower, bath, dressing room, or locker room” if the sex designation of that facility does not match the individual’s birth certificate. He defended his “show your papers to pee” bill in an interview with 12 News Phoenix:
Actually it would be more of a comedy horror, if Jeb, aka Bubba Beer Bush was elected president in 2016. We would all die in a hysterical fit of uncontrollable hebephrenic laughing as one more genetically dysfunctional family member drove us off a real cliff.
GOP is SHIT
For a convicted criminal, whatever his or her offense, to be raped in prison is every bit as unacceptable and abhorrent as a high-school girl being raped after the prom. Rape is rape. It can never be justified or excused.
Which makes it all the more worrying that the rate of sexual victimization inside America’s prisons and jails is increasing and that the Attorney General has so far failed to fully fulfill recommendations from a congressional commission to tackle the problem. He probably thinks there are no votes to be had here and, indeed, its a subject that has little ‘public appeal’.
A study by the Department of Justice estimated that 209,000 adults held in Americas chronically overcrowded prisons and jails are sexually abused annually, either by staff or fellow inmates. That’s a truly horrific figure, and probably very much on the low side because most rape goes unreported, yet it causes hardly a ripple of concern in the media or among the general public.
In fact its become almost an expected and acceptable part of our sick culture. Cops in dumb Hollywood movies routinely threaten scared young suspects with homosexual rape in prison. Sniggering jokes are made about ‘not dropping your soap in the shower’. Every vile little reference normalizes something that’s hideously wrong and helps to enable the rapists.
The state , on our behalf, takes away a persons liberty and their ability to defend themselves and therefore has an absolute duty to protect them at all times. People in prison aren’t all homicidal maniacs and violent thugs, although in this context it wouldn’t matter at all if they were.
The prison rape victim could be someone who ended up in the system because they needed help and didn’t get it. It could be your brother or father or sister fallen foul of the crazy ‘war on drugs’. Whoever it is, whatever they’ve done, nobody ever ‘deserves’ to get raped. If you’re in prison your punishment under law is loss of freedom. That’s it. That’s enough.
I know there are people who couldn’t care less what happens to prisoners in our over-crowded prisons. They deserve whatever happens to them, right ? No. Totally and utterly wrong. When the state representing you and me turns a blind eye to the rape of defenseless people then it makes us all dirty.
Rape is wrong, whoever its done to and whatever the circumstances. That’s not so hard to understand.
Rape, as American as apple pie and politically engineered birth defects. In America, we are defeated by our numbers; there are too many of us, for enough of us to give a shit about any one thing at any particular time.
I’m So Electable And Ineffectual Vote For Me
Nixon, Ford, Reagan, the two Bushes, Clinton and now Obama are certainly a procession of useless fucks. It’s true, I’m convinced; if we want change, we will have to make it happen without presidential assistance. I feel like I am commenting during a dark time as the rapid decline and decay of this western country accelerates. It does seem hopeless. The corruption and lassitude is entrenched and the American rot began a century ago. There seems to be no pulling back from America’s slide into darkest oblivion. The one inescapable “virtue” of anyone electable to the office of president is their quintessential dickless ineffectualness once crowned. Applicants won’t make it into office unless it’s guaranteed they can accomplish nothing, absolutely nothing once made honorary figurehead of the empire in demise. These are all very tiny, shallow, bribable men who have really never struggled, are a product of extremely limited and superficial life experiences offered by a consumer society and with friends in all the wrong places. None of these gents by any stretch of the imagination are great thinkers and some it seems are almost god damn illiterate.
- The Obama administration is urging a federal court to overturn a ruling that blocked the government from enforcing a law that could allow the military to imprison American citizens indefinitely, without trial.
There is one saving grace about presidential ineffectuality. These president’s inaction is the reason global warming will achieve monumental destructiveness, overwhelm and destroy the elite and wealthy as well as the poor. No rich bitches will survive in their biodomes for the fifty thousand years necessary as the planet arights itself. The annihilation will get us all, the Kochs, the government whores and the pseudo-celebrities too. Total obliteration is truly a compensation for me, for if the folks, who are in a position to do the most to stop the harm resulting from climate change, refuse to act, the very least they can do is die with the rest of the human race they look down on with such regularity.
Scientists know that there are few certainties, absolutes and truths in science. Even for the few that do exists like the force of gravity and the rotation of the earth around the sun, these were objected to by the powerful authority of the Church just a few short centuries ago. And even today there are still fundamentalists that ignore these absolutes when they challenge certain biblical passages, which still passes as “the inerrant word of God” to many believers.
Well actually the Genesis 8:22 that I use in there is that “as long as the earth remains there will be springtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, day and night.” My point is, God’s still up there. The arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is to me outrageous. SOURCE
God Fearing Morons: Proof That We Are Apes
We live in a country with diverse political opinions, as well as a diverse racial and ethnic makeup. It’s logical that a number of people might be deeply disappointed that their candidate did not win. It is not logical to be so convinced that American civilization as we know it will dissolve that one would actually advocate dissolving the union itself. But hey, if things are that bad, take the advice of the candidate who came in second in the presidential contest. Just self-deport.
“White people vote for white people like it’s going out of style,” said Maher, during his “New Rules” segment. “And like most things white people do, it’s going out of style.”
106 Years Old and Voting for President Obama: “Red, White and Blue, Going Forward!” (by BarackObamadotcom)
“Barack Obama is honest, and I love him for it.”—Margaret, who just turned 106, on why she’s voting for President Obama this fall
A decade from now, if I’m asked to name the most memorable thing about the 2012 presidential campaign, it will probably be the sheer mendacity of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s rhetoric, lie piled upon lie.
But if asked what one thing about the 2012 campaign most impacted everyday American life, one answer stands out above all others: racism. The wink-wink racial coding Romney uses, combined with the unabashed racism of such surrogates as former Bush administration chief of staff John Sununu , adds up to quite a wash of race-baited waters over the campaign. Then add to that the steady stream of racist rhetoric that characterized the Republican presidential primary campaign, and the wash looks more like a stew set on simmer for the better part of a year.
The Republican Party is treading back into the racism of Reconstruction.