Daily Archives: June 5, 2015

Laugh Of The Day

I wonder when Hillary Clinton will comment on this, or is she afraid?.

(Lincoln) Chafee, the former Democratic governor of Rhode Island, brought up (a) key issue when he announced his quixotic presidential bid to a half-empty room in the soulless suburb of Arlington, Virginia. He indicated that moving to the metric system could help right some of the wrongs committed during the Iraq War, as it would be “a symbolic integration of ourselves into the international community after mistakes of the past 12 to 14 years.”

Yeah. The key to contrition is going from yards to meters, and liters to quarts. Jesus Christ, Lincoln. Of all the fucking things that need attention, dude.

If you think that’s stupid, someone on the other side actually responded to this. I don’t know which is worse:

(Bobby) Jindal, the Republican Louisiana governor who is expected to soon announce that he, too, will join the fight for the White House, does not agree with Chafee on this important issue.

“Typical Democrat—wants to make America more European,” Jindal spokesman Michael Reed told Politico. “Governor Jindal would rather make the world more American.”

Fuck the kilogram, ‘MURICA! My ruler! MOLON LABE!

Can we just swear Clinton in and be done with this whole charade that anyone has a choice in the matter?

John Cusack Is A Knucklehead

Hollywood liberals-I can take them or leave them. I think it’s a good thing that they bring attention to issues and use some of their immense wealth to better the lives of people around the world. But some of them are Not Helping:

John Cusack, the actor, writer and – increasingly – political pundit, has said Barack Obama is “as bad or worse” than George W Bush when it comes to issues such as the NSA, freedom of the press, civil liberties and drone strikes.

“Obama has extended and hardened the cement on a lot of Bush’s post-9/11 Terror Inc policies, so he’s very similar to Bush in every way that way,” he told the Daily Beast.

“He hasn’t started as many wars, but he’s extended the ones we had, and I don’t even think Dick Cheney or Richard Nixon would say the president has the right to unilaterally decide whom he can kill around the world.”

Great. Another manic-progressive shitting in the nest.

I don’t know what Terror Inc. is, but I do know that the President ended the torture program. I do know he is trying to empty Guantanamo Bay. That puts him head and shoulders above George Bush.

And the number of wars the President has started is a big fat goose egg, zero. He ended the war in Iraq and has cut troop levels in Afghanistan by 75%. Still think he’s worse than Bush, John?

Lastly, Barack Obama doesn’t personally sign off on every targeted killing we undertake. The CIA and JSOC have been empowered to do the wetwork by the administration, but each strike has proof of terror ties preceding it that go to select members of Congress. So It’s a bit more complicated than Cusack is letting on.

But by all means, don’t let facts interrupt a good rant. You’re not going to get what you want by publicly dressing down the President. You know what that does? It makes conservatives laugh, dummy.

Blind Justice

We all know Antonin Scalia as an originalist, a gadfly and  a reliable conservative vote on the SCOTUS. But here’s something you didn’t know, and it’s a bit troubling:

Delivering (a) speech at his granddaughter’s graduation…

“Class of 2015, you should not leave Stone Ridge High School thinking that you face challenges that are at all, in any important sense, unprecedented,” Scalia, a bit condescendingly, told the graduating class. “Humanity has been around for at least some 5,000 years or so, and I doubt that the basic challenges as confronted are any worse now, or alas even much different, from what they ever were.”

Have I gotten a better education than Scalia? Isn’t it necessary to be introduced to a number of disciplines that have nothing to do with their field of study? What, did Harvard not include a little humanities, a little science, and a little liberal arts to round out a degree path? Even before I went to school I knew that we had evidence of civilizations that are 11,000 years old. These facts are not in question. It’s pretty fucking ignorant as it is to not trust the fossil record and carbon dating, where we find evidence of man 100,000 years ago but at least get your shit together a little bit on the history of civilization. You’re cutting out ancient Egypt and Sumeria with that number, Antonin. Do we really have a young-earther on the Court? The mind reels.

You old fool. Hang it up. And take Silent Clarence with you, he is a waste of space on the bench and you know it. Or maybe you don’t, because evidently there are glaring limitations to what you know.

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