But at least I didn't have to do much political reading today in order to find some delicious dumbfuckery. There's so much ripe, juicy, low-hanging fruit dangling out there it's hard to resist plucking it all.
Let us begin with the best graphic ever:
People pounding the pavement against these dumbfucks can print this out, paste it to their clipboards, and just hold it up silently for voters' consideration. It's simple, elegant, and speaks far louder than words.
Moving on to Senate Con stupidity, which has gone beyond extraordinary and is blowing past mind-numbing. Now they're threatening the passage of the START treaty, willingly throwing America's credibility on nuclear issues down the shitter and tossing a (perhaps nuclear) grenade after it. Why?
Congratulations, America. The citizens of large swathes of this once-great nation managed to elect a cohort of the most irresponsible idiots possible to serve as Senators, and this is the result. What really horrifies me is that some liberals think it would be a good idea to allow more of this sort of fucktard to be elected in order to teach our centrist Democratic overlords a lesson.In this instance, the main GOP complaint is that the Obama administration has called for spending $80 billion over the next decade on modernizing nuclear weapons facilities, and $100 billion on strategic bombers and long-range missiles that carry nuclear warheads.
Republicans are arguing that this isn't enough, which is why they won't let the treaty advance from committee.
In other words, the most important treaty this Congress will consider is stuck because Republicans want to increase spending.
And just think, this fall, if voters in Nevada don't show some sense, we could end up with Sen. Sharron Angle. After this recent outburst, I can hardly wait for her floor speeches:
Sharron Angle (R), the extremist Senate candidate in Nevada, has her own "unique" take on the First Commandment, which may be the single craziest thing she's ever said. Jon Ralston reports on recent comments the lunatic candidate made on a Christian radio talk-show."And these programs that you mentioned -- that Obama has going with Reid and Pelosi pushing them forward -- are all entitlement programs built to make government our God. And that's really what's happening in this country is a violation of the First Commandment. We have become a country entrenched in idolatry, and that idolatry is the dependency upon our government. We're supposed to depend upon God for our protection and our provision and for our daily bread, not for our government."This mindset will further reinforce to some that religion infuses everything Angle believes but also might explain her hostility to government programs, believing essentially they are produced by a false God.Referencing her Senate campaign, Angle added, "I need warriors to stand beside me. You know, this is a war of ideology, a war of thoughts and of faith. And we need people to really stand for faith and trust, not hope and change."
[snip]The Las Vegas Sun recently reported that Angle, who said she's running because God told her to, embraces a radical church-state philosophy that "parallels that of a religious political movement -- Christian Reconstructionism -- seeking to return American civil society to biblical law."
If you're unfamiliar with Christian Reconstructionism, it's quite literally analogous to the Taliban and radical proponents of Sharia law -- just as they want to replace secular law with laws based on their interpretation of the Quran, Reconstructionists want to replace secular law in the U.S. with their interpretation of the Christian Bible. In this vision, a radical take on Scripture would take the place of our Constitution.
Some of my liberal friends may want to tell me that a fundie freak like this is harmless, even if set loose in the Senate, and it's far more important to make sure Dems know progressives are very unhappy with them. I'd just like to advise them to save their breath, as I highly doubt I shall be able to believe them.