Friday, October 31, 2008
I am terrified--terrified!--of the extent to which socialism has permeated American culture. For all the air time Republican talking points about socialist creep have gotten in the past few weeks, I have the scary duty of reporting that the problem is far more dire than even they realize. Forget about the esoteric threat of government taking part of your paycheck to pay for common goods like roads, schools, and defense. No, the horrors of Communism are much closer at hand, and so insidious we can't see the threat as it lurks outside our own front doors. Even our children, our babies who do not yet bring home a paycheck, are being indoctrinated in this eeevil plot to deprive good, law-abiding Americans of the hard-earned spoils of their own labor, to steal from the rich and give to the undeserving poor.
Clicky to see the rest. Today. Don't wait. Srsly. Now. GO! DO!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Because THIS, holy crap, THIS, makes me want to puke:
"Western Carolina University deplores the inappropriate behavior that led to this troubling incident," said Leila Tvedt, associate vice chancellor "We cannot speculate on the motives of the people involved, nor who those people might be. Campus police are cooperating with authorities to investigate this matter."
What kind of SICK FUCKING DICKBLISTER kills a baby bear, for one thing?
What kind of IGNORANT FUCKING NON-LOGIC decides that killing a bear for McCain is a valid political statement?
Seriously, if that guy wins, shoot me now and staple an Obama sign to my forehead. This is not a country I can live in if the majority of voters are on the same side as this kind of GIANT STINKIN ASSHOLE.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.
--Abigail Adams, 1776
Friday, October 10, 2008
Arts Vote 2008
Next, the brief summary:
McCain's policy on art is one paragraph that, roughly, says "Um, art? Sure, schools should teach it, if they feel like spending money on it. Wev."
Obama's policies consist of three briefs with specific things he has supported and will support. It's a.... whaddya call it... a "platform". Yes. That's it. With details and stuff.
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Let us be clear: the request from the Adler, which was not granted, was for money to replace their forty-year-old planetarium projector, which can no longer be serviced.
Do we want a president that supports science education, or one that can't tell the difference between an "overhead projector" and an elaborate piece of equipment that can re-create the night sky in a domed theater?
To wit: four sets of annual shots; visit, bath, and shot for nervous cat chewing his fur off; shot and pills for itchy snorty cat; worm pills for two wormy cats; ethical healthy food for the inside cats; flea juju x4; two kinds of cat litter; cheap-ass cat food for the outside feral cats; and Feline Greenie Pill Pockets which are a freakin godsend if you need to get a pill down a cat's throat, no shit, y'all, get some if you ever need to pill a cat. I can't even bring myself to add up the total cost of all that, to tell you the truth. Cats! They're expensive! And poopy!
Plus, soon, as an added bonus, soon I'll have to trap the feral cats under the house and get them spayed/neutered, so that the colony of five doesn't turn into a colony of forty by the end of the year.
Perhaps I could call my congressperson and get added to the bailout. I'm kind of in over my head here.
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
I've long found sport hunting repugnant, which I distinguish from killing things which one intends to eat. In fact, I think anyone who wants to eat meat should *have* to kill their own, so they know exactly what it is they're eating: Death. Not a pre-packaged lump of stuff on a bun or a plate. No, hon, you're eating bloody, howling DEATH. How ya like that burger now?
ANYWAY, sport hunting, in which people go out and kill animals for the fun of it, is inexcusable, repugnant, and unethical. I don't see any difference between trophy hunting in Africa, torturing the neighbor's cat, and, say, shooting wolves from a helicopter. It's all killing for fun. Killing for pleasure. So, sport hunters, I say: you are psychopaths. That includes you, Sarah Palin. I've got your "culture of life" right here, lady. If you loved "life," you wouldn't kill animals for jollies.
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
I'm worried about voter fraud, but not worried enough. I'm worried about the economy, but probably not worried enough. I can't even worry about the polar bears because if I think about them, I will end up in a ball on the floor, weeping. I mean, the polar bears! They drown! It's AWFUL. See? Now I'm all weepy. Must think of something else.
Should I lay in a year's worth of rice and beans? Is there any money left in my IRA? Should I move to Canada and freeze my tits off for six months a year for the rest of my life?
There are certainties. Sarah Palin? A nightmare. No more a feminist than I am a giraffe. McCain? Same nightmare, different plumbing, more power. Watch the video, then go donate some money to Planned Parenthood in the name of Sarah Palin. They'll send her a little thank-you note for your honoring her with your donation. Anti-woman policies may sound like a lot of theoretical woo to some people, but on the ground, in our real lives? Women are suffering from them. They can't afford birth control, or pap smears, or pre-natal care. You know who helps them with that? Planned Parenthood. Send 'em a few bucks. Note that the following is a production of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, which is legally a separate entity from the PP that runs clinics and provides healthcare for women and free contraceptives to anyone who walks in the door. Srsly. You need some condoms? Walk in the door and they will hand you some. No shit. Free. Go! Glove up!