Thursday, March 5, 2015

FERGUSON DOJ REPORT AND THE BOSTON BOMBING CASES. GUESS WHICH CONSPIRACY THEORY TURNED OUT TO BE TRUE?

This week the DOJ released their long awaited report on the Ferguson police department which many in the black community feared would be a repeat of the one that exonerated Darren Wilson. At the same time, the trial for the still living brother in the Boston Bombing has begun as conspiracy theories from what I would guess a mostly white group continues to deny it ever happened. Not shockingly, black people were right and the DOJ agreed with them that the Ferguson police department is indeed acting racist. In the case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev however, his defense is not in some impossible conspiracy notion (one that would have required dozens, perhaps hundreds, of people to keep their mouths shut forever about it) but that his brother radicalized him and he was brainwashed. This is the "I don't want the lethal injection" defense."
There were no crisis actors here. Those were real body parts strewn about and real lives lost and to suggest anything otherwise here, just like the idiotic Newtown shooting conspiracy, is delusional. There are real conspiracies happening right now like the off book prison site in Chicago being used by the police to interrogate suspects or the fact that the TPP will usher in a new age of total world fascism. Those are conspiracies worth looking into. This isn't.

The evidence against Tsarnaev is damning, including a confession written in his own blood. Ask yourself, if you were really innocent, wouldn't you do your best to prove that instead of merely asking to not get the death penalty? I'd rather be facing the needle than have to live behind bars for the next few generations. The worst part about all of this, the suspect was in college, had friends, and prospects but threw it all away for his loser older brother who was never going to amount to anything. Religion here was everything I despise about it when it makes otherwise reasonable people into monsters as all religions, not just Islam, can do. We certainly do not look fondly on the Westboro Baptist idiots even though they call themselves religious. However, if they ever started blowing stuff up, I have a feeling they wouldn't last too long afterward when an angry, armed crowd comes for them. Where is that in the Muslim world? And why does America have to be the one to do all the heavy lifting when it comes to radicals like ISIS? Jordan and Saudi Arabia have armies. Feel free to use them guys.
On the flip side we have the Ferguson police department who it turns out are actually racist after all. Who knew? Oh that's right, everyone who was black in that community. While the Mike Brown case was NOT racist and that thug deserved what he got, it opened a raw wound in the town that has yet to heal and exposed the police for actually being as racist as they were accused.

Now some of the stats say that black people are more likely to be arrested in the area over other races. That in and of itself is not exactly racist as FBI statistics show that black people, especially those under the age of 24, are more likely to commit crimes than other races. But, the rest of the report show a consistent racial bias that is horrifying.

Here's one case that is not only racist but highly illegal as debtor's prisons were outlawed by the Supreme Court years ago. This is from Newsweek:

We spoke, for example, with an African-American woman who has a still-pending case stemming from 2007, when, on a single occasion, she parked her car illegally. She received two citations and a $151 fine, plus fees. The woman, who experienced financial difficulties and periods of homelessness over several years, was charged with seven Failure to Appear offenses for missing court dates or fine payments on her parking tickets between 2007 and 2010. For each Failure to Appear, the court issued an arrest warrant and imposed new fines and fees. From 2007 to 2014, the woman was arrested twice, spent six days in jail, and paid $550 to the court for the events stemming from this single instance of illegal parking. Court records show that she twice attempted to make partial payments of $25 and $50, but the court returned those payments, refusing to accept anything less than payment in full. One of those payments was later accepted, but only after the court’s letter rejecting payment by money order was returned as undeliverable. This woman is now making regular payments on the fine. As of December 2014, over seven years later, despite initially owing a $151 fine and having already paid $550, she still owed $541.

The DoJ alleges Ferguson police frequently dispensed with justice, instead policing with the goal of generating profit for the municipality through fines and fees. For example, they enacted a "traffic enforcement initiative" with the sole stated goal of generating revenue.

This is happening to lots of people countrywide, mostly Hispanic and black, although the occasional white, poor person also can get grabbed up in this nonsense. Much like news, police are not supposed to be there to generate profit and when they do, their original purpose becomes diluted. This should be something more people are really pissed at, but aren't.
And then there is this gem:

For example, in July 2013 police encountered an African-American man in a parking lot while on their way to arrest someone else at an apartment building. Police knew that the encountered man was not the person they had come to arrest. Nonetheless, without even reasonable suspicion, they handcuffed the man, placed him in the back of a patrol car, and ran his record. It turned out he was the intended arrestee’s landlord. The landlord went on to help the police enter the person’s unit to effect the arrest, but he later filed a complaint alleging racial discrimination and unlawful detention. Ignoring the central fact that they had handcuffed a man and put him in a police car despite having no reason to believe he had done anything wrong, a sergeant vigorously defended FPD’s actions, characterizing the detention as “minimal” and pointing out that the car was air conditioned. Even temporary detention, however, constitutes a deprivation of liberty and must be justified under the Fourth Amendment. Whren v. United States, 517 U.S. 806, 809-10 (1996).

Just because someone is black, doesn't make them a criminal. That's racist. But wait there's more:

As with its pattern of unconstitutional stops, FPD routinely makes arrests without probable cause. Frequently, officers arrest people for conduct that plainly does not meet the elements of the cited offense. For example, in November 2013, an officer approached five  African-American young people listening to music in a car. Claiming to have smelled  marijuana, the officer placed them under arrest for disorderly conduct based on their “gathering in a group for the purposes of committing illegal activity.” The young people were detained and charged—some taken to jail, others delivered to their parents—despite the officer finding no marijuana, even after conducting an inventory search of the car. Similarly, in February 2012, an officer wrote an arrest notification ticket for Peace Disturbance for “loud music” coming from a car. The arrest ticket appears unlawful as the officer did not assert, and there is no other indication, that a third party was disturbed by the music—an element of the offense. See Ferguson Mun. Code § 29-82 (prohibiting certain conduct that “unreasonably and knowingly disturbs or alarms another person or persons”). Nonetheless, a supervisor approved it. These warrantless arrests violated the Fourth Amendment because they were not based on probable cause. See Virginia v. Moore, 553 U.S. 164, 173 (2008).
Any cop who "smells" pot and finds none after a search should be immediately suspended for two weeks without pay. If you search a car, you better be damned sure something is in there. Still more? Oh yes:

For example, in the summer of 2012, an officer detained a 32-year-old African-American man who was sitting in his car cooling off after playing basketball. The officer arguably had grounds to stop and question the man, since his windows appeared more deeply tinted than permitted under Ferguson’s code. Without cause, the officer went on to accuse the man of being a pedophile, prohibit the man from using his cell phone, order the man out of his car for a pat-down despite having no reason to believe he was armed, and ask to search his car. When the man refused, citing his constitutional rights, the officer reportedly pointed a gun at his head, and arrested him. The officer charged the man with eight different counts, including making a false declaration for initially providing the short form of his first name (e.g., “Mike” instead of “Michael”) and an address that, although legitimate, differed from the one on his license. The officer also charged the man both with having an expired operator’s license, and with having no operator’s license in possession. The man told us he lost his job as a contractor with the federal government as a result of the charges.

These are just a handful of the allegations that demonstrate a police force out of control. Here's how bad they are:

We found additional examples of FPD officers behaving in public in a manner that reflects poorly on FPD and law enforcement more generally. In November 2010, an officer was arrested for DUI by an Illinois police officer who found his car crashed in a ditch off the highway. Earlier that night he and his squad mates—including his sergeant—were thrown out of a bar for bullying a customer. The officer received a thirty-day suspension for the DUI. Neither the sergeant nor any officers was disciplined for their behavior in the bar. In September 2012, an officer stood by eating a sandwich while a fight broke out at an annual street festival. After finally getting involved to break up the fight, he publically [sic] berated and cursed at his squad mates, screamed and cursed at the two female street vendors who were fighting, and pepper-sprayed officer received a written reprimand.

And people wonder why a lot of us don't trust the police force, regardless of race. I am whiter than white and I have had some horrific encounters with the cops. A lot of these guys are just dicks. I used to live next door to an ex-cop who used to beat his wife on a regular basis. He was a peach.
But the point of this is black people have a point that there is racism still in our society. Some of the blame has to be directed back at them for their refusal to improve their own conditions by accepting that education is not "acting white," and the War on Drugs is worse than slavery. Make yourselves better guys. I know plenty of black people, some of whom are even ex-drug dealers, who have gone straight and bettered their lives and they did it by educating themselves and not segregating themselves in ghettos. Yes, racism still exists, especially in police departments. But black people have the power the change things if they start figuring out that poor white people and poor black people outnumber rich people of any race and only then will things get better.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

GOP UNVEILS NEW HEALTH CARE PLAN WHICH IF ENACTED WOULD DESTROY HEALTH INSURANCE FOR ALL. THIS IS WHY I LOATHE THE GOP!

The Republicans have very quietly introduced an "alternative" to Obamacare which if ever put to use would fail immediately. It does contain two ideas that I support and the rest can be chucked out the window because it is laughable in its predictions, and this comes from someone with a serious background in health insurance rules and feasibility.
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The two best ideas they have are to allow cross state insurance buying which could help lower costs and, as there no good reason not to have this available, should be done sooner than later. The other is to put a reasonable limit on malpractice suits that costs doctors anywhere from $100,000 to several million a YEAR in insurance payouts and premiums. That is insane. A doctor friend of mine was sued three time last year because of side effects from drugs he prescribed and are labeled as such. As they can't go after Big Pharma, who have immunity for this exact reason, ambulance chasers convince the less fortunate of a big payday because their eyes got swollen for a day and a half. This causes costs to skyrocket and should be addressed. Democrats refuse to stop this as they get a lot of money from trial lawyers.

But after that, their ideas are more or less a bad comic routine. They expect tax credits to replace subsidies, somehow unaware that most of us do not have an extra $5000 a year to pay up front for a tax credit that is less than half of that ($2100). Then they suggest $15 premiums could be the norm, which would only take effect if you have a $75,000 deductible, no access to a doctor and forget about emergency rooms or prescription pills. This would be suicide for anyone to accept.
Here's the first things that would go if this new health care system was up and running from Crooks and Liars:

That means pre-existing conditions are once again in play, no premium assistance, no co-pay assistance, no state exchanges, no minimum benefits, and annual and lifetime caps on what insurers must pay are reinstated. Also, premiums would not be limited for different age bands, so that 60-year olds could pay as much as 10 or 15 times what a 20-year old might pay.

They also claim that people in various age groups would actually pay less than they do now, but fail to mention those over age 55 who are not yet eligible for Medicare. The group between age 55-65 pays the most in premium costs under this plan, but are omitted from the top-level summary.

That sounds awful. But wait, there's more from the actual Project 2017 itself:

[W]e propose allocating $7.5 billion a year (with a 3 percent annual increase following year-1) in federal funding for state-run “high risk” pools, an insurance framework championed by Capretta, Miller, and others. Those with expensive preexisting conditions would be able to purchase policies through state-run, federally subsidized high-risk pools. Through such high-risk pools, a person could purchase a partially subsidized health insurance policy, and his or her share of the premiums could not exceed some set percentage (say, 150, 200, or 250 percent)—with the exact percentage to be set by each separate state—of the average cost of a policy for a person without preexisting conditions in that same demographic group (based on age, sex, and geography). No one could be denied coverage through such high-risk pooling, no matter how unhealthy he or she might be.

Crucially, this federal funding would be provided to each state as a defined contribution. Each state would get a set amount each year (to spend only on its intended purpose) based upon its population of American citizens. While most states would likely supplement this federal funding with funding of their own, states’ outlays would not trigger any matching federal funds. As Medicaid and other examples have sufficiently demonstrated, the practice of matching states’ contributions with federal money merely encourages states to be generous in spending money (as every dollar spent nets them more in federal revenues) and reluctant to stop spending money (as every dollar cut nets them only some portion of that in savings).
This is an awesome idea if you are looking to run out of money quick as that is exactly what has happened when states get block grants for just about anything. The money received is always a fraction of what is necessary and as result, people will die, and have in the past in this offering. If you are looking for "death panels" this is it exactly. Also, because insurance companies are no longer obligated to offer same set costs for all in an age group regardless of pre-existing conditions, someone like me would pay 3-5 times what someone else would. Yeah, that's affordable. Worst of all, federal funding for Medicaid would end, basically killing it off and with it, thousands each month. Once again, death panels.

You can see why the Republicans are not exactly crowing from the rooftops about this plan because even the dumbest human can see this would never work and an angry public would piss all over it. Demand the GOP offer something to replace the Obamacare they hate and if this is their best, think seriously about voting for anyone else come 2016.

Monday, March 2, 2015

A STORY OF PURE STUPIDITY AND OTHER SIGNS WE HAVE BECOME A NATION OF MORONS!

We have really lost our way. We have a society hell bent on destroying itself by voting in the dumbest humans possible on both sides of the aisle with stunning regularity. A prime example would have been the House seat on Staten Island this last election where voters picked Mike Grimm, who had to resign as he is going to jail and that was not a surprise, over a democrat, whose only explanation for his bizarre campaign is he may have been mentally challenged or his IQ didn't reach triple digits. Either way, there was no good choice for that district, to which the public shrugged and went about buying crap on Amazon while watching Kim Kardashian whine about something irrelevant. This apathy is going to get us all killed.
Most of you probably haven't heard anything about the TPP negotiation, which if implemented would make corporations nation states and end democracy once and for all. You certainly haven't heard about a secret off site prison being used by Chicago cops to torture suspects, which should be front page news if Idiot America actually read sites like this. The fact that this site reaches a super small percentage says loads about today's world. Years ago, a guy like me would have won a Pulitzer by now. Instead, I eek out a living working for far less than any normal person would settle for. And readers out there aren't helping as no one donates anything or even goes so far to tell their friends about me increasing traffic. Some of you do care, as I have talked with you and am glad not everyone is totally retarded, so kudos to the true followers out there. But this nation is getting dumber and unless something is done and soon, it won't matter.

Take Republicans lately. They have spent the last decade talking about plans for health care, infrastructure, taxes and, as of today, have had absolutely NO set plans for any of them. John Boehner has been on record for two years talking about how we need to fix infrastructure and then proceeds to offer no ideas how to do it. This is the exact problem I have with Republicans. The only ideas they have are the long discredited trickle down economics theory, tax cuts for the rich and cutting social services for the poor. None of the that has worked ever and is one of the main reasons Europe is near death at this point.

They have had two months to do anything and so far have accomplished nothing instead focusing on border security, abortion, gay people and striking down Obamacare. Notice a complete lack of a job program, raising the minimum wage, ending the War on Drugs or a zillion other things that near everyone in this country wants regardless of party. Hell, they still don't have a replacement for Obamacare, just striking it down, which if it happens, will cause the price of health insurance to skyrocket. Yeah people will be thrilled with that.

The Republicans have a serious problem on their hands. The crazies are dragging them down and if the trend continues they could be looking at historic loses come 2016, regardless of who is running against them. If current polls remain steady, we all be saying President Hillary (God I hope not) in the next election. I do take solace in the fact that whoever the front runners are right now never win and the democrats could still find a populist, hopefully Liz Warren, who could be one of the greatest Presidents ever. Most of who are running right now have zero chance of winning in a general election and as the far right will demand blood in the primaries, their candidate will be a bloody mess by the time they have to move to the center, ala Mitt Romney. That didn't turn out to well for him or John McCain. Demographics suggest a Republican may never win the White House if they continue down the path to appeasing the nutbag base.

Finally, here's a story I saw on Facebook about the dumbing down of America and found it hysterical. Enjoy:

THE $2.00 BILL I TRIED TO SPEND:
IF YOU'RE AS OLD AS I AM, THIS IS A RIOT!
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Everyone should start carrying $2 bills! I'm STILL laughing!!
I think we need to quit saving our $2 bills and bring them out in public. The younger generation doesn't even know they exist!
STORY: On my way home from work, I stopped at Taco Bell for a quick bite to eat. I have a $50 bill and a $2 bill. I figure with the $2 bill, I can get something to eat and not have to worry about irritating anyone for trying to break a $50 bill.
Me: 'Hi, I'd like one seven-layer burrito please, to go.'
Server: 'That'll be $1.04. Eat in?'
Me: 'No, it's to go.' At this point, I open my billfold and hand him the $2 bill. He looks at it kind of funny.
Server: 'Uh, hang on a sec, I'll be right back.'
He goes to talk to his manager, who is still within my earshot. The following conversation occurs between the two of them:
Server: 'Hey, you ever see a $2 bill?'
Manager: 'No. A what?'
Server: 'A $2 bill. This guy just gave it to me...'
Manager: 'Ask for something else. There's no such thing as a $2 bill.'
Server: 'Yeah, thought so.'
He comes back to me and says, 'We don't take these. Do you have anything else?'
Me: 'Just this fifty. You don't take $2 bills? Why?
Server: 'I don't know.'
Me: 'See here where it says legal tender?'
Server: 'Yeah.'
Me: 'So, why won't you take it?'
Server: 'Well, hang on a sec.'
He goes back to his manager, who has been watching me like I'm a shoplifter, and says to him, 'He says I have to take it.'
Manager: 'Doesn't he have anything else?'
Server: 'Yeah, a fifty. I'll get it and you can open the safe and get change.
Manager: 'I'm not opening the safe with him in here.'
Server: 'What should I do?'
Manager: 'Tell him to come back later when he has real money.'
Server: 'I can't tell him that! You tell him.'
Manager: 'Just tell him.'
Server: 'No way! This is weird. I'm going in back.
The manager approaches me and says,
'I'm sorry, but we don't take big bills this time of night.'
Me: 'It's only seven o'clock! Well then, here's a two dollar bill.'
Manager: 'We don't take those, either.'
Me: 'Why not?'
Manager: 'I think you know why.'
Me: 'No really, tell me why.'
Manager: 'Please leave before I call mall security.'
Me: 'Excuse me?'
Manager: 'Please leave before I call mall security.'
Me: 'What on earth for?'
Manager: 'Please, sir..'
Me: 'Uh, go ahead, call them.'
Manager: 'Would you please just leave?'
Me: 'No.'
Manager: 'Fine -- have it your way then.'
Me: 'Hey, that's Burger King, isn't it?'
At this point, he backs away from me and calls mall security on the phone around the corner. I have two people staring at me from the dining area and I begin laughing out loud, just for effect.
A few minutes later this 45-year-oldish guy comes in.
Guard: 'Yeah, Mike, what's up?'
Manager (whispering): 'This guy is trying to give me some (pause) funny money.'
Guard: 'No kidding! What?'
Manager: 'Get this. A two dollar bill.'
Guard (incredulous): 'Why would a guy fake a two dollar bill?'
Manager: 'I don't know. He's kinda weird. He says the only other thing he has is a fifty.'
Guard: 'Oh, so the fifty's fake!'
Manager: 'No, the two dollar bill is.'
Guard: 'Why would he fake a two dollar bill?'
Manager : 'I don't know! Can you talk to him, and get him out of here?'
Guard: 'Yeah.'
Security Guard walks over to me and......
Guard: 'Mike here tells me you have some fake bills you're trying to use.'
Me: 'Uh, no.'
Guard: 'Lemme see 'em.'
Me: 'Why?'
Guard: 'Do you want me to get the cops in here?'
At this point I'm ready to say, 'Sure, please!' but I want to eat, so I say, 'I'm just trying to buy a burrito and pay for it with this two dollar bill.
I put the bill up near his face, and he flinches like I'm taking a swing at him. He takes the bill, turns it over a few times in his hands, and he says, 'Hey, Mike, what's wrong with this bill?'
Manager: 'It's fake.'
Guard: 'It doesn't look fake to me.'
Manager: 'But it's a two dollar bill.'
Guard: 'Yeah? '
Manager: 'Well, there's no such thing, is there?'
The security guard and I both look at him like he's an idiot and it dawns on the guy that he has no clue and is an idiot.
So, it turns out that my burrito was free, and he threw in a small drink and some of those cinnamon thingies, too.
Made me want to get a whole stack of two dollar bills just to see what happens when I try to buy stuff.
Haha!!!!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

DOUCHEBAG OF THE WEEK: REPUBLICANS

To say Republicans had a piss poor week would be the understatement of the century. CPAC turned ugly, John Boehner's job hangs by a thread, and fifty House Republicans may have just committed Hari Kari by voting against American interests for petty politics. There were so many douchebags this week that if I threw a dart in the air, chances are near 100% I would have hit one on the way down. Let's see those runner ups.
10)E!- For some unknown reason, E! has just renewed Keeping Up With Kardashians for four more years. Why, God, Why? I know their ratings are nowhere near where they were a few years back and four more years of these idiots brings more dread to me than the words "Four years of President Ted Cruz." I am guessing the upcoming sex change by Bruce Jenner has something to do with it, which the cynical part of me thinks that is the main reason for him doing it. Could it possible that these douches are so addicted to fame, money and their TV show that they would be willing to go further than what most people would? You never know.

9)Sheriff Richard Mack- One of many idiot Republicans this week who did something so incredibly stupid, it's literally breathtaking. This ass is in charge of Graham County, Arizona and, that being said, leads to the "I hate Obama," nonsense which has come back to bite him in the ass hard. Seems Mack decided he wanted nothing to do with Obamacare and dropped his health insurance, intent on paying a penalty instead. That is all well and good until the inevitable happened and both him and his wife got sick. Guess whose begging for money to pay for his health care now? Now chances are still pretty good he would have gotten walloped in fees even with insurance. But without it, you will get run over, backed up, run over again, backed up, and run over, until you eventually die. Costs for simple procedures can run tens of thousands of dollars and with a serious illness, as it looks like both Mack and his wife are suffering from, will be ten times that for each. Enjoy life sans Obamacare douchebag. I hope you like bankruptcy.

8)Fashion Police/Black Women- Fashion Police made a funny joke about non-star Zendaya's hair, whose dreadlocks Guilana Rancic said looked like she "smelled of patchouli and weed." Black women had a fit, calling it racist, even though she was making fun of hippies not black people with celebrities who had nothing better to do, like Whoopie Golberg and Viola Davis, throwing a fit about this. Kelly Osbourne has quit the show over it, Kathy Griffin has said NOTHING about this, and Joan Rivers is rolling over in her grave over who her show has been burned, perhaps fatally. Griffin is nowhere near as funny as Rivers and she would have stood up for Rancic instead of throwing her to wolves. Rivers was known for not apologizing which is what Rancic should have said as well. It's a freaking joke and not even a racist one. I, and many like me, are so tired of walking on egg shells around any off-color humor which people in this country take way too seriously. Wake up retards, (that's right I used the r word) and grow a pair already. This kind of crap makes us look so weak to the rest of the planet.

7)Vladimir Putin- Conspiracy theories are already saying Western powers assassinated Putin rival, Boris Nemtsov, who was shot in the back this week. Nevermind the fact that this theory makes no sense, and that Nemtsov was worried that Putin would kill him and publically said so, strongly suggest that Putin had him axed. A word to the wise in Russia: Don't piss off Putin.
6)Michelle Carter- Evil comes in all shapes and sizes. This week it appeared in a very pretty high school girl from Plainville, MA who convinced her friend to kill himself, even ordering him back into the carbon monoxide filled car when he chickened out. Not being terribly bright, she texted all of these messages to the victim, that the police were horrified to read once the kid died. She claimed to be his boyfriend but people who knew him say they were just friends. Could she be so pissed he didn't like her she wanted him dead? Maybe, but this story is messed up and this girl's life is over. Enjoy prison you little psycho.

5)Kristi Capel- Further proof that some pretty girls are just as vacuous as you would expect comes this bon mot from a morning anchor for WJW, Channel 8, in Cleveland Ohio. When the anchors were discussing the Oscars, Lady Gaga's song came up (which was beautiful by the way) Capel, and I can't believe she said this, called Gaga's music "jigaboo music that she didn't like." Wow. Guess who got suspended for a week for that? Not only is it racially offense, it is also not correct as Gaga's music is not ethnic in any way, shape or form. She doesn't sound black, rap, or dress like her pants weigh a million tons. It is so not surprising that she is a former beauty queen who looks good and has no understanding of any of the topics she reads off a teleprompter. And then we wonder why news sucks so hard.
4)Bill O'Reilly-Our Blowhard-in-Chief suffered a real setback this week after fact checkers finally looked at some of his bullshit for the last few decades and found out what a liar this man is. The same douchebags that cried foul at the top of their lungs over Brian Williams are mysteriously quiet over the same things, especially Fox News which has turned lying into an art form. So it's only lying if it occurs to someone you do not like, got it. The same can be said of your candidates you keep endorsing. Reilly stories have been embellished for years, and anyone who watched the Al Franken/O'Reilly book debate many years back will see it was well known then (YouTube it. It's awesome). This man is a serial liar so stop listening to fuckwads like him and Rush Limbaugh already. Just stop.
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3)Rudy Giuliani- This ass stepped in it this week calling Obama a traitor to this country who doesn't love 'Murca as much as white people because he's black, a democrat, and according to a lot of people in the GOP, a Marxist Kenyan Muslim with an axe to grind against everyone not like him. Sigh! I do not like Obama and him being black has nothing to do with it, as Eric Holder suggested this week  about his own unpopularity. I also do not question his patriotism. That's just stupid. And so is this ass who can't go three sentences without blurting out 9/11.

2)ISIS- Stupid people from around the globe are joining these douchebags. How dumb do you have to be to think ISIS will be the solution to all of your problems? Even worse, the giant assholes are destroying historical artifacts, especially items from the Assyrian Empire and filming them doing it. I am still of the opinion that we should bomb the hell out of these guys already, treating this like a real war and not some scrimmage. These guys are dangerous as hell and the longer we wait, the harder it is going to be to eliminate them. This reminds of the Nazi's all over again, when we ignored the problem until we no longer could and by then, millions were dead. Evil needs to be fought and this is evil, pure and simple. Hiding behind it as religion is nothing more than a smokescreen.
1)Republicans- These guys really sucked hard this week. CPAC picked Rand Paul as their candidate which suggests that even the most hard core conservative doesn't want Bush who finished a distant fifth, despite bussing in people to help his numbers. Scott Walker finished a close second but has little chance in the general election as his state facts are going to trip him up, not to mention his anti-science views, anti-immigration stance and other things that make him unelectable. Good luck come 2016 because you guys are already behind the eight ball. John Boehner could not get a three week extension passed to fund DHS, which if the democrats are smart, will run against the fifty Republicans who voted against this as traitorous, anti-American losers and could win as a result in even the most hardcore right wing area. Boehner's job looks very shaky as next week, this all starts again with democrats having the upper hand here. Way to lead from behind guys. My favorite was the House Republicans Jason Chaffetz and Mark Meadows who scream about state rights constantly, but then threaten the DC mayor with arrest for daring to follow the will of the voters and legalizing pot in town. This is stupid and self defeating, just like the GOP itself which is self destructing before out eyes. Next week may be a brutal fight between the cry babies and people who act like adults, a bout that could end Boehner's speakership. We can only guess what idiot will take over should that happen and gridlock grip the country to the glee of Democrats everywhere. So congratulations Republicans, you are killing your party and the country and are indeed douchebag of the week.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

GUILIANA RANCIC, SEAN PENN AND OTHER SIGNS THAT AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE WAY TOO THIN SKINNED!

What a nation of cry babies we have become. If anything truly traumatic ever happens here, people are going to lose their minds. Over the last week, we have been inundated with accusations of racism and sexism where none may actually exist. We now live in an age where free speech has been diluted to a right as long as even the most innocuous statement doesn't piss some one off. The whole point of free speech is to be able to say what you want and unless the comments are truly despicable, should be either ignored or laughed at. But lately, any statement, no matter how much in jest it actually is, is taken as a huge insult that demands justice. Please!
Let's start with the Oscars this year. The right wingers cried up a sea over comments made by various winners, even if most of what they said was accurate. But the liberals out there were no better when Sean Penn made an obvious crack at the director of Birdman when he said "“Who gave this sonofabitch a green card?” The knee jerk crowd went wild on Twitter, which is rapidly becoming a new fangled lynch mob, jumped all over Penn and the obviously "racist" Academy Awards. Nevermind the fact, that Penn and Innartitu are close friends and the director found the joke hilarious, the Speech Police are demanding blood. This is not racist and lately, this is becoming the boy who cried wolf. When real racism appears, a lot of us are not going to notice because minorities are screaming about every perceived slight constantly. Learn to pick your battles guys.
Black people are still bitching about not getting awards for acting this year, conveniently forgetting that last year, black people dominated in the awards with 12 Years a Slave, which whole heartedly deserved to win. That was a spectacular movie. This year, not so much. For all the crowing about how Selma was snubbed, the fact that they made LBJ into a racist President when he most certainly wasn't, rubbed a lot of Academy voters the wrong way and it should of. If a white guy made the movie and turned MLK into a pot smoking, womanizer (which he was), the minority crowd would have every reason to complain. Why is it okay to demonize someone who helped black people more than just about any President since Lincoln but the reverse is fine? Here is what one Academy voter had to say:

“I’m tired of all of this talk about ‘snubs’ — I thought for every one of [the snubs] there was a justifiable reason,” an anonymous Academy voter told the Hollywood Reporter last week. “What no one wants to say out loud is that Selma is a well-crafted movie, but there’s no art to it. If the movie had been directed by a 60-year-old white male, I don’t think that people would have been carrying on about it to the level that they were. And as far as the accusations about the Academy being racist? Yes, most members are white males, but they are not the cast of ‘Deliverance’ — they had to get into the Academy to begin with, so they’re not cretinous, snaggletoothed hillbillies. When a movie about black people is good, members vote for it. But if the movie isn’t that good, am I supposed to vote for it just because it has black people in it? I’ve got to tell you, having the cast show up in T-shirts saying “I can’t breathe” [at their New York premiere] — I thought that stuff was offensive.”

And there lies the problem. If black people are constantly throwing race around, which happens with alarming frequency, white people are going to stop listening. And that is too bad because there are some aspects out there which are still racist and need to be addressed. Because of the awful War on Drugs, we have turned several generations into a modern day slave class. These young black men and essentially unemployable due to their criminal record. Even worse, black men who have never been in trouble are still having trouble finding a job as any non-black (not just white people), are subjectively racist and don't want to hire them for fear they will steal something or get arrested for something else and lose a trained worker. Their are good stats out there that show how hard it is for black men to land a job over a different race, not necessarily white, as Hispanics and Asians do not have the same problems. Because black women are not being mass incarcerated like men, they can have the easiest chance of getting a job as their employers get a double minority for their choice. If you are black, female and went to a good college, the world is your oyster.
The point of this is to say, just because you weren't nominated this year, doesn't make the Academy racist. It means black people have to start making better movies.Yeah, Medea films may pulling the black crowds, but there are not winning any awards any time soon. Make more movies like Chris Rock's latest, Top Five, which was a hysterical film and has cross cultural interest and less like Norbit.

Giuliana Rancic on Fashion Police got into trouble this week when she commented how Zendaya, who God knows how this no name made it too the Oscars, looked dreadful and her dreadlocked hair made her look like she "smelled of patchouli oil and weed." Black people went nuts over this including the famous like Whoopie Goldberg (who I am rapidly tiring of), Viola Davis (who also looked dreadful at the Oscars), Kerry Washington, Solange (why is she even revelant) and of course, Selma director Ava DuVernay, who cannot steer away from a imaginary race controversy if she tried. Rancic has been forced to apologize and co-star Kelly Osbourne said she may leave the show over the comments. Nevermind the fact that the late Joan Rivers would have defended her answer, where the hell is Kathy Griffin in all of this? MIA of course.
The main issue I have is Rancic said NOTHING racist. Unless of course the black community is suddenly awash in hippie perfume, this barb was directed at them not black people, which is what she should have said and turned the tables on the mock racists instead of some lame apology. Yet another case of a young diva, who had appeared on Fashion Police three times in the past, not being able to handle any criticism and crumbles to pieces when it is. This is the state of America today where even a perceived slight is cause for a mob to form and it has to stop. They do know white people have dreadlocks too right?

Talk to people from other countries like South Africa or India or Japan or even Ireland. I do all the time. They will tell you they laugh at us everytime something like this happens and call us babies who need a Whambulance, and they would be right. Black people in South Africa consider being called a nigger "quant," as they know being beaten within an inch of their lives is far worse. Muslims living in places like India can see what real hatred looks like and it's not here in America. And if you are black, major cities might be fine in Japan or Ireland but out in the countryside prepare to see racism in action as people there will call you nigger right to your face. When I was in Ireland a few years back, I only say two black people in Dublin the entire week I was there and they looked ill at ease. Probably because they wandered into the wrong bar and got a face full of true racism and were shocked at how bad it can be. Trust me those two came back to America and said "it's not so bad here after all." Maybe Goldberg, Davis, Solange and Zendaya could book a trip together overseas and see how awful it could be here. And if you don't like it here, do not the let door hit you in the ass on your way back to Africa. Nobody's keeping you here if you think it so bad. Trust me, a few years months living abroad would change their minds stat.

We need to start working together because this divide and conquer method is working against us. And until you realize that black people and white people and Asian people and Hispanic people are all being screwed over equally, nothing is going to change. Stop being so thin skinned and accept a joke as a joke even if it's in bad taste..