Archive for October, 2013

Former GOP Senator slams Republicans

Given the the charged question of how prevalent he believes sexism or racism are within the Republican Party, Weicker didn’t flinch.

“Oh, I think it clearly shows… it seems to me when I hear Republicans talking, I hear a lot of sexism, I hear a lot of racism,” Weicker said.

The sun is hot.  The sky is blue.  The GOP attracts racists and sexists.  We know.  But thanks for acknowledging it, Weicker.

That’s the first step to fixing it and fixing is what the Republicans need.  As you said, they’ve moved really far to the right over the past two decades.  I found my views and the Republican views separating about 20 years ago.  It started with the environmental issues.  Across the board, all Republicans are nearly always voting against environmental protections (or voting to reduce them).  But they’ve also gone way (way) too far to the right on race, sex, and religion.  It was too far right for me 20 years ago and they’re getting farther and farther away.  How many 2008 Republican candidates for the Presidency reject evolution?  If it’s greater than ‘zero’, it’s concerning that they weren’t weeded out.  (It’s more than zero:  

I know a fair amount of Tea Party fans who have medical conditions…and they’re quietly whispering that they want the Tea Party Republicans to shut the hell up because they’re thrilled about not being denied coverage.  Talk about a vocal minority…it’s the Tea Party Republicans.  And people like Palin, Bachmann, Huckabee, and Cruz are just taking it further and further to the right. 

October 29, 2013 at 4:11 am Leave a comment

Bikers in NY: Deserving

Mieses, Cruz, and the other bikers cornering an SUV – and then complaining that they got hurt is like…

…a burglar complaining that a homeowner shot him.
…someone sticking their arm into a lion’s cage and complaining that they got bit.
…hyenas cornering an elephant and complaining they got trampled.

If a pedestrian tries to carjack a man in an SUV and then gets run over…that’s the fault of the car jacker. If a motorcycle gang threatens a man in his SUV and then some of the riders get run over…that’s the fault of the hyenas who decided to corner an elephant.

Do bad things, bad things happen. That’s the way it goes. I am not going to lose sleep over some idiots getting run over. No more sleep than an idiot getting their arm bitten off dangling it in front of a tiger. If you (Christopher Cruz) initiate an attack on something bigger and stronger than you and you get hurt in the process…tough shit.

And there were off duty police officers I this gang?? What chicken-shit police commissioner hasn’t already fired these guys?

These are adult bullies and nobody cares when a bully gets knocked down.

If you’re on a motorcycle, I keep extra distance to keep you safe….because you are on a motorcycle and it’s REALLY dangerous for you amongst cars (especially SUVs).

If you start thinking motorcycles make you invincible when you get around 20 friends…you are an idiot. I know that even idiots deserve compassion…but it’s hard.

Mieses’ family members need someone to blame? Mieses shouldn’t have tried to corner and threaten an SUV driver (who didn’t have the luxury of having 25 friends with him).

My fourth grade teacher once warned me: “Don’t news with the bull, boy, or you’ll get the horns.”

October 8, 2013 at 3:54 am Leave a comment

Shutdown…it’s all been said?

So everyone’s talking about the shutdown and everything’s already been said.  Still, I feel like just adding my two cents to everyone else’s two cents.

In 2008, Barack Obama ran for president saying he would attempt to implement a healthcare system that required people to insure their kids, required insurance companies to provide insurance coverage despite the discovery of a condition, require businesses of a certain size to offer a plan, etc.  And he was elected.

The House passed the law.  The Senate passed the law.

Obama ran for president again, this time against a man who’s primary platform was that he would take down Obamacare.  And Obama won by 5 million votes.

The Supreme Court affirmed the law is Consitutional.

EVERY branch of government has weighed in on this.

The voters have weighed in on this.  Twice.

The Republicans are getting jerked around by a couple of 1st year politicians.

October 2, 2013 at 2:37 am 2 comments

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