Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Gun Control

The frothy, gun-obsessed right need to come up with a better argument than “tell me how gun laws would’ve prevented this.” 

That is absolutely the most acutely illogical, ridiculous, brain-dead counterpoint to reasonable firearm laws ever.  Ever!  No offense to those who repeat it – Only to the exceedingly dumb motherfucker who came up with it.  Pardon my francais, I’m a former sailor (i.e. military), and that’s the way I roll.  They’re words – Get over it. You’ll recover, unlike the dead and crippled in Las Vegas.

Using that horribly flawed logic, states that mandate background checks for childcare providers should never have passed those laws because, you know – What good do they do?  I mean, child molesters gonna molest, and child rapers gonna rape, right? So why have laws?  Sure – It might stop *some* rapers & molesters, but fuck it.  If it doesn’t stop all of them, what’s the harm?  Kids are resilient, right?  They’ll get over it. Besides, what’s a little forcible sodomy between an unwilling child and a deranged adult? It builds character!  Fuck yes.  Makes me wish I would’ve got a good old fashioned cornholing as a youth.

Crude?  Absolutely!
Ridiculous? Absolutely!

Stop.
Think.
Re-evaluate your morals and your life if you disagree.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Hey Whitey


White supremacists/nationalists (aka racist assholes) marching in Virginia. Unfuckingbelievable. This is the culture that Donald Trump inspires. This is the society his ilk, generally speaking, desires and/or tolerates. This is not what America is about. This is not what the vast majority of people in our country are like. 

 Free speech is one thing. Hateful, bigoted speech is another. 

The leaders of a people who seceded from our country because they wanted to enslave an entire race of people should not be memorialized in shrines and statues. While they are most certainly of historical significance/interest, they represent an era in our society that never should have happened. 

Claiming that these statues/shrines/memorials represent the heritage of today's Americans is disingenuous. They may be of interest to those whose ancestors they are, and that’s fine, but to insist that your ancestors’ bad decisions (i.e. slavery) be on display for everyone to see is presumptuous and offensive. I have German ancestors, some of whom may have been Nazis; I can’t imagine why I’d want a shrine in my public square memorializing them and their horrific deeds. Would it be interesting to me? Absolutely. Would I want to preserve it in my family history? Absolutely. But I wouldn’t for a second pretend to believe that anyone else besides genealogists, historians, and family would give a shit about it. 

Seriously – If you enjoy the history of our country, are sincerely interested in your heritage and ancestors, and want to make sure this history of our country is preserved, and not whitewashed, get involved in a historical society, a museum, your local libraries. 

I find our country’s history extremely interesting – The good and the bad, but I don’t glorify the enslavement of human beings and that it’s something everyone should see. 

 So snap the fuck out of it, and do something good for your country, your state, your city, your community, your neighborhood. Don’t be an uninvolved leech that thrives on conflict.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Sara Huckabee Sanders blatantly lied to the American public the other day by saying: "The President in no way form or fashion has ever promoted or encouraged violence. If anything, quite the contrary."

Select Trump Quotes:

 “I’d like to punch him in the face.”

 “The audience swung back, and it was very appropriate. He was swinging, he was hitting people, and the audience hit back. That’s what we need a little bit more of.”

 “Maybe he should have been roughed up because it was absolutely disgusting what he was doing.”

“I don’t know if I’ll do the fighting myself, or if other people will.” “If you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them, would you? Seriously, OK? Just knock the hell — I promise you, I will pay for the legal fees. I promise. I promise. They won’t be so much, because the courts agree with us too — what’s going on in this country.”

 That our President encourages (probably orders) administration staff to lie to the American public is a disgrace to the office, to public service, and our country. It's downright pathetic.

 When it's all over and done with, Trump apologists and defenders will be recorded in history for what they are.