Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Isaac Peterson - in response to "What Pisses Us Off"

Here is a list of things that are guaranteed to put me in a worse mood than Judge Judy with a toothache:

1. I have not inherited the country I was promised as a kid. "Work hard and stay out of trouble and that's all you need to do to realize the American Dream." BULLSHIT

2. The dumbing down of the population. I spend an awful lot of time trying to counter the stormtroopers of stupidity. Willful ignorance is not a positive. It pisses me off more than words can express that so many have bought into the fiction that knowledge, critical thinking, freedom of though and expression, and just plain old-fashioned curiosity and asking questions are things that need to be discouraged and/or extinguished.

3. The entire far right wing agenda. Perpetual and "pre-emptive" war make my gums bleed. As does the push to exempt the obscenely wealthy from shouldering their fair share of this country's burden, with the expectation that the rest of us should shut up and welcome the opportunity to kiss their asses and call it ice cream just for their existing.And the dismantling of the social safety net.And the view that education is not a right, but a privilege.The same with health care.The erosion of our rights, freedoms, and liberties, as well as the perversion of what the Constitution is and what it stands for.The view that big business has more rights than I do and should be able to do whatever the fuck they want to me and mine (and yours, and all of us) in the name of maximizing profits.Etc, etc, etc, etc.

4. The religious right's stranglehold on top government officials The fact that so may are pushing for us to be a dumbed down theocracy, building a bridge to the Middle Ages, and the desire for our own American Taliban.

5. The myth of the "liberal media." I'm in the media and I'm here to tell you that people like me amount to one of the most under-represented minorities in the USA.

6. The co-opting of the media, and so many in the media's willingness to smooch this administration's ass. I highly resent the move to make the news "entertaining," with breathless coverage of celebrity flatulence, "human interest stories" that are NOT interesting (or even newsworthy), the "if it bleeds, it leads" emphasis on news, the over-reliance on flashy graphics at the expense of actually providing, facts, details, perspective, and context...The emphasis on "style" over substance...Don't get me started.

7. The fact that the Ann Coulters and Michael Savages can buy and sell me based solely on their willingness to lie, distort, fabricate, bloviate, and regurgitate the Republican spin of the day makes my teeth hurt. Also

7a. That so many people eat that shit up

7b. The demise of the Fairness Doctrine

8. George W. Bu$h. Just the sight of that sanctimonious wienie or the sound of his voice makes me want to lose not just my lunch, but every meal I've had since last Wednesday.

9. The transformation of EVERYTHING into a "commodity" that can be bought and sold: The environment, health care, etc.10. The transformation of citizens into "consumers." Or cannon fodder.That was all just off the top of my head. There's a lot more, believe me.--

"I pledge impertinence to the flag-waving jerks of America. And to the Republicans, which I can't stand, abomination, underhanded fraud, indefensible, with lip service and injustice for all."

But how could I have neglected to mention some of the fucksticks at the top of the list of things that make me want to grab an assault rifle: Creationists and the religiously insane, as well as their crusade to obliterate scientific knowledge and inquiry? And to have that intellectually bankrupt crap shoved down the throats of our schoolchildren and enacted into law?Also, the Trojan horse that calls itself "intelligent design"?

How is it that some of the dumbest bastards that ever existed on earth can claim the mantle of "intelligent" design, when there is so little intelligence evident in their ranks? If these brain dead bottom feeders ever encountered intelligence, it would be as strangers passing on the street. And what "intelligent designer" would design the likes of Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, Arnie Schwarzenegger, Trent Lott, etc.?

Lifted from Isaac Peterson - Minnesota

Friday, July 08, 2005

Jackson Thoreau on the Treasonous Karl Rove

As right-wing criminals like G. Liddy mangle the historical record and hypocritically lecture us on ethics in the wake of the disclosure that former No. 2 G-man W. Mark Felt was Bob Woodward's Deep Throat, manypeople are ignoring an obvious connection, writes Jackson Thoreau.

The current occupants of the White House have long engaged in dirty tricks that make Liddy and co. look like the bumbling fools they largelywere. Bush engaged in similar actions as coordinator of the campaign of an Alabama Republican Senate candidate, while Rove was even paid byRepublican organizations to lead seminars on college campuses, lecturing young Republicans on how to engage in dirty tricks of their own.

You think all the phony fliers and dirty tricks in Florida in 2000 and Ohio in 2004 and other places were just coincidences? Theywere born during Rove's Watergate-era seminars.

ATTN: Bush, Delay, Frist, et al...Just wait till Jesus gets his hands on you, you little bastard...... Abbie Hoffman