Daily Archives: May 6, 2015

The Cake Wars

Some pathetic, “persecuted” shitbird at Wal-Mart can’t bring herself to write a 3-letter word on a cake. Oh, here we motherfucking go again:

A Wal-Mart store in Las Vegas refused to write the word “gay” in the message of a cake celebrating two boys whose “promposal” went viral last week, television station KVVU reported on Monday.

As a surprise before the dance, Martinez’s aunt, Jennifer Sandoval, went to Wal-Mart on Saturday to get a cake in commemoration of the event, according to the station. However, she was told her request couldn’t be granted when she attempted to have this message written on the cake: “You’re gay, he’s straight, you’re going to prom, you couldn’t have had a better date.”

According to Sandoval, she was told it was against store policy to have the word “gay” written on a cake. When Sandoval reportedly asked to speak to a supervisor, the message was repeated.

We are truly in the theater of the absurd. This kind of Christian is a plague. Anyway, the radio station went over the supervisor’s head to see what was what regarding policy:

The station reached out to Wal-Mart and was told that appropriate management was never contacted with the issue. Wal-Mart also told KVVU that there is no store policy prohibiting the use of the word “gay” in a cake message.

Sorry, Christians. You’re going to have to get over this soon. It may be an expensive refusal someday, and that someday is coming soon and you will be fucked by your phobia. Write the word and move on. Jesus forgives, remember?

Missouri Says Screw The Poor

Scumbag Republicans in Missouri have overriden a veto of a bill that cuts benefits to the poor. Why do we keep electing these people? What is wrong with voters? How many times can they vote against their own interests?

The Missouri Senate voted on Monday to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a bill that severely restricts welfare eligibility, potentially cutting benefits to thousands of low-income families.

Nixon, a Democrat, on Thursday vetoed the bill, which calls for reducing the time families may receive aid from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program from five years to three years and nine months. It also would impose strict work requirements.

State Sen. David Sater (R), one of the bill’s sponsors, said welfare encourages “a dependency on government.”

“I want to stop that,” Sater said. “I want to see families on their own — self-sufficient.”

I can’t believe this is happening. Sure, you want families on their own-so they can sink further into poverty. Welfare is not fun. Here are the voices of the needy:

“That would really be a shame,” said Malika Francis, a single mother of four children, ages 1, 3, 4 and 5. “It will make it really hard to make ends meet.”

“I think they think we want to be on government assistance, but we are just trying to survive,” said Donnetta Stuart, 36, a single mother of three children ages 18, 11 and 5. A former fast-food worker, she starts a job with the Local Investment Commission next week.

“I don’t want to be going somewhere asking for help,” Stuart said. “This program is helping me get off public assistance … go back to school. I work.”

But, for now, she said, the $400 to $500 in food stamps she receives each month “helps to balance things out so I can take care of my kids.”

Others said they worry that legislators are being shortsighted and that if Missouri residents lose benefits, “it’s not just going to affect the ones who are on it but everyone,” said Francis, who said she works at a Wendy’s restaurant and receives about $555 a month in food stamps and $120 in cash assistance.

“If people lose benefits, the grocery stores where they shop will lose a lot of business, and people who work there could lose their job,” she said. “The crime rate will go up. Because what do you think people will do when their children are hungry?

“This just doesn’t make sense. They want people off of public assistance, but they don’t want to raise the minimum wage. They go together.”

Welcome to Republican Land, where being poor is a crime. You motherless fucks should be keelhauled. I’m appalled, agog, and aghast. Nothing but a bunch of soulless ghouls.

 

Why We Fight

Just in case you are still fucking stuck on stupid when it comes to supporting Democrats, maybe this will smack you back to reality:

A Public Policy Polling (PPP) national survey conducted between February 20th and February 22nd of Republican voters, found that an astonishing 57 percent of Republicans want to dismantle the Constitution, and establish Christianity as the official national religion. Only 30 percent oppose making Christianity the national religion.

While a number of red states have passed statutes forbidding the implementation of Islam-based sharia law in their states, Republicans apparently have no misgivings about turning the United States into a Christian theocracy. The poll’s crosstabs reveal that support for making Christianity the official religion is strongest among Mike Huckabee (94 percent), Rick Perry (83 percent), and Ben Carson (78 percent) supporters.

There’s more than a few reasons why we need to fight Republicans with the best tools that we have. This is one of them. Do your duty and vote for a winner.

The Stupid Party Loses A Member

It’s getting weird and hairy in the Republican camp. It is turning on itself. You have Rick Santorum affirming Bruce Jenner’s desire to be a girl, and now you have none other than Rick Perry telling Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and the entire Infowars crew to calm down:

Former Texas governor Rick Perry drew the sharpest contrast with Abbott’s Infowars pandering.

“It’s OK to question your government. I do it on a regular basis,” he said on May 5, per the Dallas Morning News. “But the military is something else. Our military is quite trustworthy. The civilian leadership, you can always question that, but not the men and women in uniform.” 

Now I’m not saying that Rick Perry has regained his senses. He still genuflects to the mighty military in true goose-step form. But I think it’s funny that he gets to be the voice of reason here. I fully expect this circular firing squad to continue. Stay tuned.

Stop Citing The Constitution Because You Don’t Understand How The Government Works

Ben Carson is a fucking moron. I am no civics pro, but at least I understand the effects of Marbury v. Madison. But Carson is a dilettante par excellence when it comes to law:

Yesterday on Newsmax TV, Ben Carson said that the federal government does not need to recognize a Supreme Court decision on gay marriage because the president is only obligated to recognize laws passed by Congress, not judicial rulings.

“First of all, we have to understand how the Constitution works, the president is required to carry out the laws of the land, the laws of the land come from the legislative branch,” Carson said. “So if the legislative branch creates a law or changes a law, the executive branch has a responsibly to carry it out. It doesn’t say they have the responsibility to carry out a judicial law.”

Ben, judges don’t make laws. They have the final word on whether a law is constitutional or not. The power of the judiciary has already been given by the legislature. I am bone tired of Republicans waving around the Constitution as if they understand it- as if they understand how the government works at all. Maybe that’s why they want to get rid of it.

 

Too Much Kung Fu To The Head

Man, I loved those “Missing In Action” movies when I was a kid. But I’m not allowed to have any heroes, because they all become paranoid, insane and senile:

Actor Chuck Norris, who has become a prominent conservative activist, published a column on the conspiracy theory website WND that told readers not to trust what the federal government has been saying about a military training exercise known as Jade Helm 15.

“The U.S. government says, ‘It’s just a training exercise.’ But I’m not sure the term ‘just’ has any reference to reality when the government uses it,” Norris wrote in his column. “Whatever Jade Helm 15 actually is, I think it is more than coincidental that the FBI director just confessed in February that the presence of ISIS can be felt in all 50 states of the U.S. and that the Pentagon is suddenly running its biggest military training exercise with every branch of the military across seven Southwestern states.”

“If Washington wants to cool the embers of controversy, then it should quit stoking the fire, as with the posting of a map of Jade Helm 15 ‘just’ exercises that label some areas of the country, including Texas, as ‘hostile,'” Norris wrote. “I have an idea: If the government insists on running expanded military ops across seven Southwest states, why doesn’t it move all that ‘military training’ south and protect our borders at the same time?!”

“Friends, when it comes to freedom, we must question, verify and vet everyone and everything,” Norris wrote. “We must never check our brains or blindly trust, especially the government. Rather, we must fight until our dying breaths for liberty, especially when it appears those in power are trying to knock down Old Glory.”

Overblown jingoism. That’s the right wing for you. Gotta get in those references to liberty and the flag like a good fascist.To tell you the truth, I’d welcome a hostile takeover of Texas. Enough nonsense has come from that state.

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