Daily Archives: March 5, 2015

Circular Firing Squad

I understand the disdain for Third Way politics. But if we want someone to come down on the side most of our pet issues, our choice is Hillary Clinton. The alternative is unacceptable, if you look at the bozos the right is trying to field. It’s the difference between cold shit and warm shit, as Charles Bukowski once said.

But Firedoglake has let me down. Quick, who wrote this about the State email kerfuffle? Right or left?

Why did you alone in the State Department not use official email and only use private email run off a private server?

– Why didn’t you turn over your full set of emails to State for review?

– Why did you wait until your private server was disclosed publicly to turn over even the subset of emails you did? Why didn’t you turn them over during your tenure as Secretary?

– As president of the United States, will you encourage or condone your Cabinet level officials employing personal email servers in lieu of U.S. government systems?

– Is the way you handled your email at State and now in the aftermath indicative of your approach to public service?

Was it Trey Gowdy or Firedoglake? There is no substitute for Hillary Clinton. Liz Warren ain’t gonna run one way or the other, so let’s stop going up our own ass and leave the frothing to the real conspiracy idiots.

UPDATE: Steve M. finds another shining example of someone who is Not Helping. Biden? Really? Here we go again, bucking common sense just to be contrarian.

Pay To Pray

Who doesn’t know that a fajita sizzles and snaps? Isn’t the smoke some sort of indication that you shouldn’t stick your head over it?

A Severe Shortage Of Fucks I Can Give

whether or not someone decides to have children. It’s a wide open country and you can do whatever the hell you want to a degree. But don’t hold up being either having children or not up as a badge of honor. Furthermore, do not pule that you are oppressed because you choose not to have a child. No one reasonable looks at you as an anomaly; you’re just 22 and have recently discovered feminism. Great. All good. Bully for you.

The writer linked above says the reason she won’t have children is because she “doesn’t like children” and “I’m not good with them”. Whatever. Children are not an enigma. They’re not Rubik’s Cubes that need figuring out. There’s no reason to act like children are allergens by saying stupid shit like “I’ve never even held a baby (and no, I don’t want to hold yours, thanks for asking)”. This is not the language of liberation. It sounds more like an irrational fear. The author readily admits she is “spoiled, achievement-oriented, impatient”. Why should we take her seriously? Who wants to spend a minute with that person?

I was 22 once. I didn’t know shit about shit. I sure acted like I did, though. So I get it, missy. You are still a child yourself, if you only but knew. I’m not saying you will change your mind. I hope you have the courage of your convictions as you age. I do. It is certainly arguable that we have too many goddamn people taking up space. And I am certainly of the mind that some people have made a mistake in breeding. There is a lot of child worship going around and it irritates the shit out of me. So rest on your laurels as long as you can. But hold a baby. It’s only slightly icky, and not in the way you think.





Run Him For President

Why not? He’s really not far off from the rest of the pack:

Kansas’ Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) told listeners of his radio show that President Obama could absolve black people of all crimes and refuse to prosecute them in the future. He also implied that Attorney General Eric Holder is a reverse racist for not applying civil rights laws to white people.

During the weekly show, a caller named Stu postulated that Obama may announce in the future that a “black person accused of a crime, charged with a crime, is not going to be prosecuted, regardless of the crime,” based on his recent immigration action.

Kobach didn’t dispute the claims, saying, “Well, it’s already happened more or less in the case of civil rights laws. I guess it’s not a huge jump. I think it’s unlikely, but you know I’ve learned to say with this president, never say never.”

This shouldn’t have to be said, but cries of racism by wingnuts fly in the face of the very definition of racism. To wit:

Racism consists of both prejudice and discrimination based in social perceptions of biological differences between peoples. It often takes the form of social actions, practices or beliefs, or political systems that consider different races to be ranked as inherently superior or inferior to each other, based on presumed shared inheritable traits, abilities, or qualities.

This is important; racism is a heavy charge to level and requires a very steep burden of proof. In other words, we should refrain from throwing it around so carelessly. The oppressed minority is rarely “racist”. To the best of my knowledge, even the Black Panthers, despite their talk about black power, do not see white people as inferior. Whining about racism as a white person is absurd.

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