I hope everyone fared well during the government shut down. All bad things must come to an end, and after the latest smoke and mirrors by those crying little bitches in the tea party, their end is near as well.
I spent most of my time regaling my representative, the not very honorable Justin Amash. On his FB page every day criticizing his actions, every day telling him to get to work, everyday accusing him of treason, everyday asking him to step down.
He ignored me, but was still fun. After his constituents railed against him during the shutdown, he still voted against opening the government and raising the debt ceiling. I have nothing good to say about the man. His supporters were almost all from out of state, he's just hired help grabbing the Koch brother's money, he cares not about his district and what we want.
Some fun and not so fun events during the shutdown. One favorite; we had the "Ride for the Constitution" event where we were promised up to 10,000 angry white truckers descending on the capital. I think a handful of old white guys on their little tricycles showed up, not much else happened. The power of tea.
Another favorite, after the vote to reopen the government in the House was passed, religious lunatic Dianne Reidy, who also happened to be the stenographer, went on a rampage about Free Masons and god. Yeah, there's no harm to be seen in religion, praise be to god. The separation of church and state is tenuous at best.
When veterans showed up to protest against war memorial closures, the tea party clan got their ugly mugs in everyones face. Photo bomb city. Well, some vets were pretty pissed about inserting politics into the protest and let their voices be heard.
Goober, I mean Louie Gohmert, decided that if a debt default occurred, we should impeach the president. Ah logic, how we long for thee. The gentleman voted to close the government and not raise the debt ceiling, yet it is Obama's fault.
Coming in 2014, remember that 144 republicans voted to destroy the economy. They all need to go.
There will be no justice. After dealing with the release of killer George Zimmerman, the hits still keep coming. A South Carolina judge granted immunity to a man who killed an innocent teenager in 2010. The kid was in his car when he was shot. Another Stand your Ground case that allows killers to walk the street.
If you live in a state controlled by the GOP, remember that the NRA holds the leash to the party, and remember to duck.
We recently honored slave trader Columbus for his "discovery" of an already inhabited continent. I think we forget how influential American Indians were in this country's development. Much of the food we eat came from them, 26 of our states are from native languages and even the model for the Great Seal of the United States was modeled after the seal of the Six-Nations of the Iroquois.
A worthwhile read to understand just how important a part that our indigenous population played in the creation of this country.
Yeah, I'm not much of a meat eater. Have no desire for the tainted food supply that sits on our shelves. Don't care what anyone else does, life is good. Everyone will get to the spot they need to be in when they are ready for it, or not.
But this is so odd that I have to aggravate my friendly carnivores. A totally new term for me, the "cannulated cow."
Basically they open a hole into a cow's side to get permanent access to the stomach. That way they can just reach right in to get a sample of whatever is churning down there. Those samples are used to make sure productivity is always at its best. I'm sure it is a very limited process, and probably none make it to the table, but the way we treat our fellow beings is pretty damn weird.
Good news for the country, Supreme Court Justice Scalia in a recent interview talks about how he believes in the devil. The devil doesn't work in the observable manner of the past, he's much wilier, and much more successful because of it. This guy helps shape the laws of the land, yet he cannot separate fact from fiction.
Happily Michele Bachman will be gone soon. Another perfect example of how the religious right's method of governance is based in delusion. Since she believes we are living in the End Times, why not rule the country with the same ignorance? It does not matter if you pollute the air, soil and water, we're not going to be here that long anyway. For more than a couple of centuries the eminent return of Jesus has been looked for. The signs are here every decade, yet the little guy refuses to come back. Hell, why come back anyway, the first time around he got his ass kicked.
You know your in trouble when too many science based organizations approve of set standards for science education, and you live in bible territory. Though Kansas had approved of the Next Generation Science Standards, the republican party wants it gone. They have filed a lawsuit that states the new standards violate student's religious freedom
Yes, they said it. Reality is a violation of religion. Amazing. Finally a real confession, and no one was tortured.
And because our schools are now in the control of the NRA, guns aren't a problem, but streaking is pretty damn serious. A fifteen year old schoolboy in Alabama was arrested for running naked across the field during a football game.
One might think, ah, to be young again. A little prank, a few laughs, what fun. Not anymore. The young man hanged himself after being faced with expulsion and the possibility of being placed on a sex offender's list.
Just like every other part of our warped society, killing is fucking awesome, nudity or sex will ruin your life.