08 October, 2009

Happy Hour Discurso

Today's opining on the public discourse.

So much stupidity, so little time... Alas, due to how full of suck my day was, and how much stupid got thrown my way, we're going to have to have a link fest for Happy Hour once more.

Let's start with a question: why do Cons hate rape victims?  Because 75% of Cons voted against an amendment to the 2010 Defense Appropriations bill that would've ensured that government contractors' contracts didn't have noxious little clauses that allowed them to force rape victims into arbitration rather than letting them have their day in court.  If there's any reason for the Cons to be such disgusting dickheads, I don't see it.

And here's more disgusting Con bullshit that really needs to be given shame of place:

Led by Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA) last night, lawmakers convened for a special session of floor speeches urging a repeal of Don’t Act Don’t Tell. Rather than participate positively in the discussion, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) took to the floor to deliver a hate-filled response. Gohmert fired off a litany of attacks, calling the DADT repeal “perverse…social experimentation” and that soldiers are being “held hostage by a sociological attack.” His rant included a bizarre argument that the Matthew Shepard hate crimes bill would lead to a legalization of necrophilia, pedophilia, and bestiality. Later in the speech, after reading lengthy passages from the Bible against homosexuality, Gohmert said that taking away “moral teaching in America” would create a situation similar to that of Germany in the “1920’s and 1930’s” when a “little guy with a mustache” took over:
GOHMERT: If you’re oriented toward animals, bestiality, then, you know, that’s not something that can be used, held against you or any bias be held against you for that. Which means you’d have to strike any laws against bestiality, if you’re oriented toward corpses, toward children, you know, there are all kinds of perversions, [...] pedophiles or necrophiliacs or what most would say is perverse sexual orientations but the trouble is, we made amendments to eliminate pedophiles from being included in the definition. [...] But people have always been willing to give up their liberties, their freedoms in order to gain economic stability. It happened in 1920 and 1930’s. Germany gave up their liberties to gain economic stability and they got a little guy with a mustache, who was the ultimate hate monger. And this is scary stuff we’re doing here when we take away what has traditionally been an important aspect of moral teaching in America.
Such horrible little minds these Cons have.  And an asshole who would spout that kind of bullshit probably agrees with Matthew Shepard's killer, who very recently said that Shepard "needed killing."  To say I'm utterly disgusted by murderous haters and the shitbags in Congress who encourage them is quite possibly the biggest understatement of my life.

Oh, and John Derbyshire's still on about denying women the vote.  He's now defending it as some kind of intellectual honesty.  I suppose just flat-out admitting he despises women isn't okay, even for a party that can stand against rape victims' rights and spout the most despicable rhetoric about gays without so much as a twinge of remorse.

Moving on to other stupidity.  The ridiculous obsession with Obama's so-called "czars" just got farcical, with Sen. Coburn apparently having slept through the testimony of five (5) Constitutional experts saying that the "czars" are perfectly Constitutional.  Even after that, he doesn't think his Committee has an answer as to czar Constitutionality.  How sad is that?  And, apparently, Lieberman's feeling left out, because now he wants to hold hearings on czars, too!  Why the fuck didn't this fucker get his ass whupped by the Dem caucus long ago?

Pun mostly intended: here's some ammunition for the next time some idiot Con blabbers that there is no gun show loophole.  If they try to claim guns aren't sold illegally at those shows, you might want to show them that, actually, guns are sold illegally at those shows.  I can't wait until the next time my Second Amendment fanatic friends send me an email whining about their gun rights.

For more must-see video, check out Michele Bachmann's Birther Freudian slip.  Hell, have a little extra - 'twas hilarious, especially when she claimed Faux News viewers were some of the smartest people in the country.  On top of claiming Birtherism is the left's fault.  Truly hysterical.

Speaking of Faux News, they're really trying to become a parody of themselves.  Here's Glenn Beck, claiming Faux is just like the Alamo.  I'll bet he thinks he's Davy Crockett.  And here we have BillO, polishing up cheap halos so he can proclaim that Faux News has never ever ever hurt a single soul, and they put country first and don't run stories that might harm national security and all that patriotic stuff.  Mind you, he's talking about the network that whips up Teabaggers, has inspired no small amount of right-wing violence, and is proud to be the current President's Enemy #1.  Is it merely a coinkydink that Faux News viewers are far more likely to hate the President?  Methinks not.

If you really need a good belly-laugh, though, you have to read up on Bill Ayers - yes, that Bill Ayers - punking the right.  Here's a list of the right-wing fools who fell hook, line, sinker and boat for his obvious joke.

You know, it would be nice if the opposition were a little smarter.  Sometimes - okay, most of the time - I'm ashamed to admit that these assclowns are my political foes.  Talk about unworthy adversaries.  The only sweat one raises is in trying to keep up with their stupidity.

At least we're well-entertained.

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