Daily Archives: May 16, 2015

Train In Vain

Here’s some mouth-poop from a Florida rep:

Rep. John Mica called Amtrak a “third world rail system…run in a Soviet-style operation” this morning on CNN.

“There’s no question the United States has a third-world rail system. It’s a monopoly run in a Soviet-style operation. Amtrak,” Mica added.

A few things:

The Soviets were, by definition, second world countries.

And what does Soviet-style mean? Does he mean successful and useful? Cause it was.

What about Amtrak is a “monopoly”? Neither Amtrak, nor the American government, controls the entire rail system. When it was run by the private sector, that caused monopolies, dumbass.

I don’t expect answers from this fucking boob. Like so many Republicans, he makes shit up using a bunch of tired buzzwords. Nothing they say comports with reality. Nothing. Florida, time for quarantine. It is well deserved.

Fates Worse Than Death

I’ll keep it brief on the subject of Dzhokar Tsarnaev.

He’s better off dead.

I am against capital punishment, but I am also against what will be 60 years of supermax had they let him live. I think it’s all torture and utterly unconstitutional. What is the point of keeping him alive? 23 hours of detention in a box? Fuck that. I’d rather be shot.

The Miseducation Of Marco Rubio

Is Marco Rubio fucked up on drugs? Did he really say this?

America is the first power in history motivated by a desire to expand freedom rather than its own territory.

Just off the top of my head-what about Indian removal? War with Spain? War with Mexico? Manifest Destiny? And don’t get me started on all the colonial conflicts we stuck our noses in around the world. The United States is probably the #1 expansionist country in the world. We prop up Saudi Arabia and Israel. We fucked around in the Philippines. Coups in Iran. Indochina. The Balkans. The destruction of Iraq. Haiti. And so much more that I have missed here. Au contraire, Mr. Rubio. You couldn’t be more wrong.

Another Bad Apple

Jeb Bush is a moron, just like his brother. How did he get a reputation as the smart Bush?

Bush sported his Apple Watch during a town hall meeting in Arizona on Thursday, and referenced it when asked about Obamacare.

“On this device in five years will be applications that will allow me to manage my health care in ways that five years ago weren’t even possible,” he said, pointing to his watch.

It could, for example, alert someone with bad blood sugar when they’re eating something they shouldn’t be eating. “You’re diabetic, you can’t do that,” Bush said, mimicking what the watch would say if someone chows down on a butterscotch sundae, for example.

The point of the illustration is to show how health care can become more manageable on the individual level and shift the entire health care system away from what he described as an overly complicated and enormous system.

“Obamacare makes that journey even harder,” he said, calling for the law to be repealed and replaced. “It’s so complex and so big.”

Questions I need answers to: Who’s going to provide these watches? Will there be Bushwatches like there are Obamaphones (which was a GWB program)? How the fuck can you manage the myriad types of illnesses and accidents that befall human beings with a motherfucking wristwatch? Debbie Wasserman Schultz wants specifics. Me too.

Here’s Jeb at the town hall, making a delectable word salad that might make Sarah Palin envious.

There’s Battle Lines Bein’ Drawn

I called it. I’m so fucking prescient, it hurts to be this right:

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton suggested on Wednesday that a bill that would prevent county clerks from issuing or recognizing same-sex marriage licenses was reaffirming the will of the voters of the state. 

“We passed a constitutional amendment [banning same-sex marriage] in 2005, it was overwhelmingly approved by the voters,” Paxton told CNN host Alisyn Camerota. “That’s our background here.”
“My job as attorney general and the job of the Legislature is to really follow the will of the people and enforce the laws that we have,” he remarked. “This is both in statute and in our constitution. So, that’s my job, and that’s the job of the Legislature.”

But the attorney general was not willing to say that the state would follow the Supreme Court if it decided to rule in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage later this year.

As I have said before, gay is the new black. We’ve been through this before. It’s yet another chapter in our often shameful, yet evolving weltanschuung. Personally, I’m on the edge of my proverbial fucking seat.

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