Daily Archives: June 15, 2015

QOTD

There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.” -Isaac Asimov

Wish In One Hand, Shit In Another

Let me start by saying I would love living through a Bernie Sanders presidency. I’d pick him over anyone running, Democrat or Republican.

That said, I am throwing my support and donations to Hillary Clinton. And she is who I will press the button for in the primary and general. I’m sorry, Bernie.

The country is not ready for a socialist. I wish it were, but you are not the cure to today’s ills just yet. We can’t guarantee a victory if you are the candidate.

I want Hillary Clinton to crush the spirit of the right. I want them to rend garments. I want their pointy heads to explode.

I want eight years of darkness to envelope them. Maybe they will learn something. I very much doubt it, but the Republican brand needs to have a reformation. I want them more discombobulated than they already are, with their 25 bags of flotsam they call “candidates”.

I read left wing press. I admit it; I will never take right-wing news at face value, nor will I pay any attention to fascist, hyper-conservative pigs who call themselves “independents” who don’t think Republicans are pure enough for them.

My, my, have I gone off track or what? I was supposed to segue into this headline:

Early Polls: Bernie Sanders Surges In New Hampshire

Wowee zowee! Jesus, people. A) It’s New Hampshire. They live next door to Vermont. That state makes no sense-Ron Paul was the runner-up in the last general. This is not news and B) Hillary Clinton is still kicking Bernie’s ass by 12 points. So why celebrate?

The lefty press needs something to write about, I guess, but it is already grating and irrelevant regarding the race. This shit is already over, folks. You can dream or you can win.

The Spirit Of Capitalism

You know, I don’t go out of my way to find these ridiculous stories about Christians behaving badly. They sort of just fall in my lap during the course of the day. By the numbers, there are not more Christians, so why is there a story every day about one who has gone off the rails on a crazy train? Well, you out there managed to put some of them in office in 2014. That’s part of it. I think another dynamic is in play here-they know that society is leaving them behind, and it scares the shit out of them. Actually, that’s not necessarily true. Some schmucks see the changing mores as signs of the Last Days, and are ready for Christ to come down and smite the gays and all other infidels. Barack Obama has pegged them-when the going gets tough, you gotta cling to the Word and load up your guns.

Anyway, here’s a nascent Richie Rich politician, humping that Bible as hard as he can to justify his contention that abusing the workforce is OK:

Greg Gianforte, aspiring Republican governor of Montana, urges college students to reject policy that favors savings plans and retirement options because, like Noah, Christians have “an obligation to work” until they are hundreds of years old, the Huffington Post reports.

Speaking at the Montana Bible College in February, Gianforte told students, “There’s nothing in the Bible that talks about retirement. And yet it’s been an accepted concept in our culture today. Nowhere does it say, ‘Well, he was a good and faithful servant, so he went to the beach.’ It doesn’t say that anywhere.”

“The example I think of is Noah,” Gianforte continued. “How old was Noah when he built the Ark? 600. He wasn’t like, cashing Social Security checks. He wasn’t hanging out; he was working. So, I think we have an obligation to work. The role we have in work may change over time, but the concept of retirement is not biblical.”

That’s right folks, you should work until you die. This is the kind of capitalist pig that can only be stopped by vigorous government regulation and collective bargaining. This unholy wedding of religion and the profit motive must be stopped.

Like Children Throwing A Tantrum

The hyper-religious right is in its last throes over gay marriage. The usual suspects have taken out a full page ad in the Washington Post that states, in part:

“We will not honor any decision by the Supreme Court which will force us to violate a clear biblical understanding of marriage as solely the union of one man and one woman.”.

We affirm that Marriage, as existing solely between one man and one woman, precedes civil government. Though affirmed, fulfilled, and elevated by faith, the truth that marriage can exist only between one man and one woman is not based solely on religion but on the Natural Law, written on the human heart.

Oooh, you won’t “honor” it. So what. Is that a threat? What the hell does that mean? I mean, we already knew you wouldn’t respect gay love so this is kind of a nothingburger. Please be more specific as to what else you are going to do besides be an asshole about this. And what is the “natural law”? I guess that’s their weird way of saying the poo chute is not for fucking. Research suggests otherwise. I’d like to know As for the biblical understanding of marriage, I must defer to America’s Best Christian, because she already did the heavy lifting:

This epitomizes the problem. You have people who live every bit of their pathetic little lives by some Iron Age book they clearly haven’t read. And they won’t be satisfied until everyone thinks like they do. Why? Because that’s in their Bible too, to witness for Jesus-who incidentally never said a word about gays or marriage.

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