Daily Archives: February 7, 2016

Water Works

Boy, Donald Trump has dragged the GOP thru the dung-riddled mud. They’re trying to outconservative each other. If Donald Trump says this:

Trump reiterated his pledge to reintroduce the technique if elected: “We have people chopping the heads off Christians, we have people chopping the heads off many other people,” Trump said. “Not since medieval times have we seen what’s going on. I would bring back waterboarding, and I would bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding.”

So much for the 8th amendment.But I suspect that Donald hasn’t read the Constitution. He doesn’t have to. His supporters probably haven’t either, so why would he bother with a discussion? What does Donald Trump mean when he says a hell of a lot more? I would like to see how far he takes it. Because it is already a matter of public record that we are allowed to do what we want as long as we don’t scratch anyone up. I guess the Donald wants to bring back thumbscrews and the catherine wheel, because we’ve already gone medieval on our detainees.

Why the pining to act like beasts? What kind of mind rot does it take to call for more torture of our helpless detainees? We have enough blood on our hands even if we didn’t torture. We’ve displaced millions and leveled historic cities.

Anyway, he’s got other candidates to call for the same thing:

Trump was out-brutalizing Cruz, who said he would only use waterboarding sparingly, in emergency scenarios. Cruz, however, still denied that waterboarding constitutes torture, appearing to rely on Bush lawyer John Yoo’s discredited definition of the term.

Like climate science, Republicans arbitrarily deny anything that sounds Bad to its retarded misanthropes.

Rubio, not to be outshined, vomited this up:

Rubio also backed waterboarding, saying that terrorism cases should not be held to the same humane legal standards of traditional law enforcement.

Time to check the Geneva Conventions, asshole. I know you’ve all tried like hell to put enemy combatants into a legal black hole, but it’s just wrong and once again is contrary to our Constitution. We are a better nation when we treat our prisoners like we would treat our fellow citizen.

One must ask: why the obsession with this technique? Why does this torture tactic arouse tumescence in conservatives? Beats me. You can ask anyone who’s been in SERE training that it’s a horror not easily recovered from. Its use makes us a gruesome nation. I’ll just let the late Christopher Hitchens show and tell you whether or not this shit is torture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Difference Between Metropolis And Flyover Country

About weeks ago, I was losing my shit about a lawmaker in Oklahoma who wanted to ban LGBT-friendly counseling to troubled students.

I was very mad. I went on a tirade about Christian (lack of)values. They are truly hurting people and using their seats of power to do it.What should I expect? She’s a conservative, which posits that we will be better off by turning back the clock and revisit a time that never really was. Today’s modern Republicans want nothing more than a militarized authoritarian theocracy.

Well, we got enough problems already with the fight between capitalism and socialism(which are not mutually exclusive, mind you). So you can wait your turn to fuck the American people in the ass.

And there I go again, getting off track. Off the soapbox I go.

I wanted to illustrate the fight over sexual values. There’s this theocratic twat in Okie-homa:

no public school “counselor, therapist, social worker, administrator, teacher or other individual” will be allowed to refer anyone under 18 to any person or organization if the referral “pertain[s] to human sexuality.”

Then we go to New York:

New York state will bar health insurance coverage of therapy aimed at changing the sexual or gender orientation of young people, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday, decrying the practice as “misguided” and “intolerant.”

Top U.S. health officials have long discredited so-called “conversion therapy,” saying attempts to change lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth are unethical and often harmful.

“Conversion therapy is a hateful and fundamentally flawed practice that is counter to everything this state stands for,” Cuomo said in a statement. “We will not allow the misguided and the intolerant to punish LGBT young people for simply being who they are.”

The difference could not be starker.

This is the 70s and early 80s all over again, where they re-closeted gay folk. It’s a crying shame. New York gets it right. Oklahoma, if your’e not on my quarantine list, there you shall go.

 

 

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