Thursday, September 02, 2010

U.S. Soldiers Punished for Not Attending Christian Concert . . .

But wait! This can't be true! It can't be true because the right wingers keep telling me that WE are fighting THEM over THERE so that that WE do not have to fight THEM over HERE -- meaning WE fight THEM so that THEY cannot come over HERE and force THEIR fucked up religion down OUR throats! THEY hate US for OUR freedoms - right!!??

I'm so confused . . .

August 19, 2010 posted by Michael Leon
Military Rocks for Christ
From Chris Rodda at Talk

On May 13, 2010, about eighty soldiers, stationed at Fort Eustis while attending a training course, were punished for opting out of attending one of these Christian concerts. The headliner at this concert was a Christian rock band called BarlowGirl, a band that describes itself as taking “an aggressive, almost warrior-like stance when it comes to spreading the gospel and serving God.”

Any doubt that this was an evangelical Christian event was cleared up by the Army post’s newspaper, the Fort Eustis Wheel, which ran an article after the concert that began:

“Following the Apostle Paul’s message to the Ephesians in the Bible, Christian rock music’s edgy, all-girl band BarlowGirl brought the armor of God to the warriors and families of Fort Eustis during another installment of the Commanding General’s Spiritual Fitness Concert Series May 13 at Jacobs Theater.”

The father of the three Barlow sisters who make up the band was also quoted in the article, saying, “We really believe that to be a Christian in today’s world, you have to be a warrior, and we feel very blessed and privileged that God has given us the tool to deliver His message and arm His army.”

This is the kind of shit that scares me just as much if not more than anything Bin Laden and his box cutter wielding thugs can do to us.


Check-mate Ass-hole! . . .

Another classic, textbook example of how to deal with right-wing liars.

I like this guy Cenk Uygur. He clearly rattles the bullshit spewing Republican hack and it's poetry in motion:

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More of it please.


Kapow! . . . [ode to Batman]

This is the proper way to handle lying, history revising assholes.

Thank you Paul Begala.


Tuesday, August 31, 2010

They Are Expendable?? . . .

By Mike Baker
Associated Press Writer / August 31, 2010

RALEIGH, N.C.—The system that automatically awards disability benefits to some veterans because of concerns about Agent Orange seems contrary to efforts to control federal spending, the Republican co-chairman of President Barack Obama's deficit commission said Tuesday.

Former Wyoming Sen. Alan Simpson's comments came a day after The Associated Press reported that diabetes has become the most frequently compensated ailment among Vietnam veterans, even though decades of research has failed to find more than a possible link between the defoliant Agent Orange and diabetes.

"The irony (is) that the veterans who saved this country are now, in a way, not helping us to save the country in this fiscal mess," said Simpson, an Army veteran who was once chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee.

Umm - no Mr. Simpson. You are dead fucking wrong. It wasn't Vietnam Veterans who got this country into "this fiscal mess" we're in. It was assholes like you, like George W. Bush and Dick Cheney and 12 out of 14 years of Republican rule of Congress and the Executive branch. And I'll even go so far as to hang a good portion of that mantle of blame around the necks of quite a few cowardly Democrats too just to spread the blame around.

Costly, unpaid for tax cuts that went primarily to the wealthiest of Americans at a time that we were embroiled in two ill-advised wars on two separate fronts followed by an economic collapse brought on by the greed and hubris of the Wall Street thugs and bankers is what got us into "this fiscal mess." For you or anyone else to propose that we burden American Veterans in need of medical care to clean up the shit pile mess left behind by politicians, greedy corporations, and Wall Street con men, by cutting the very benefits they fought and bled for, is one of the most sickeningly offensive things I've heard in a very long time and it infuriates me beyond description.

If Alan Simpson were standing here in front of me right now, I'd tell him to go fuck himself with Dick Cheney's cold, withered, liver-spot covered penis. No -- really I would.


Idiocracy . . .

You know -- I don't deny that most, if not all, of these people believe sincerely in the things that they state in these interviews.

That sincerity in and of itself is not a bad thing and it is not what concerns me.

My problem is with the thought process behind their thinking and the poisonous effect which external influences such as Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Fox News, fundamentalist Christianity, etc., have had on that critical process.

Honestly -- how can you watch this video clip and NOT be of the belief that something is terribly, frighteningly, darkly wrong with this picture?:

The idea of mandating that voters pass a standard IQ and civics test before being allowed to vote doesn't sound so unreasonable after watching something like that. Really it doesn't.



John Cole at Balloon Juice ran across an interesting take on this one by current Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson. Go read it and if you're half as sane as I am, you will literally laugh your fucking ass off.


Glenn Beck: "I believe we're approaching a last call: All aboard God's train. Buckle up, because trouble is coming"

So much for the day of Love, Peace and Understanding . . . .

Here's hoping that Glenn and his Beckerhead's train takes a curve at too high of speed and ends up looking like this:

Just saying . . .