Saturday, June 30, 2012
Have you ever been called a mean name by a kid? Have you ever been physically injured by a child who truly meant you no harm? What was your first reaction? If you're like me, you'll be a man about it and challenge the little punk to a schoolyard fight (3:00 - by the big slide).
If you're an idiot, you'll get a lawyer and file a lawsuit because this is America goddamn it.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Major Andrew Craibe, the Territorial Media Relations Director for
the Southern Territory in Victoria for the Salvation Army
Australian LGBT journalists Serena Ryan and Pete Dillon recently had an interview with Major Andrew Craibe of the Salvation Army, and holy fuck did they get more than they bargained for. In a span of approximately fifteen minutes, Ryan and Dillon showed me what true journalism was and, furthermore, proved that our system of reporting is a piss-poor sham. People should be held accountable for their actions, words, and beliefs, not let off the hook because they know how to circumvent a question.
Don't believe me? Listen to the full interview by clicking on the link below, and then try to defend the journalists of America.
Interview With Andrew Craibe.
Interview With Andrew Craibe.
Look at the picture of this man. I mean really look at it. Soak it in. Do some breathing exercises, meditate. Note the colors, the graphics, the name, the mustache. Become one with Gary Kreep. Feel his presence in the world. When a shiver crawls up your spine, you are ready to proceed.
Mr. Kreep is an anti-government activist that has just been elected to San Diego's Superior Court. He's also the leader of a hate group (the United States Justice Foundation), an outspoken member of the birther movement, and (according to SPLC) suggested in a 2011 fundraising letter for USJF that Barack Obama is a 'stealth jihadist,' 'Marxist,' and 'strident enemy of America,' who 'is working to destroy our sovereign republic."
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Pictured above is Joe Williams, the White House Correspondent for Politico that recently came under fire by the right-wing reality spin known as Breitbart.com for a comment he made on MSNBC's Martin Bashir Live. First of all, let's look at the comment that started the shitstorm:
"It’s very interesting that he does so many appearances on Fox & Friends. And it’s unscripted. It’s the only time they let Mitt off the leash, so to speak. But it also points out a larger problem he’s got to solve if he wants to be successful come this fall: Romney is very, very comfortable, it seems, with people who are like him. That’s one of the reasons why he seems so stiff and awkward in some town hall settings, why he can’t relate to people other than that. But when he comes on Fox & Friends, they’re like him. They’re white folks who are very much relaxed in their own company."
Friday, June 22, 2012
We all know that Mitt Romney has the personality of a cardboard cutout of a rice cake, but that can't be the only reason why most Americans can't relate to him, can it? Seeing as how I came up with this awesome friggin' list, I don't think so. Romney has a lot going against him in this election, lack of humanity aside. Here are ten reasons why most Americans have an easier time relating to an empty can of soda than they do to Mitt Romney.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
One of the biggest issues of the 2012 election is who can create more jobs, President Obama or Mitt Romney. With a dropping unemployment rate since August of 2011 (excluding last month, of course), it's hard to argue that what Obama is doing isn't working. The U.S. is, despite the roadblocks set up by a Republican Congress, crawling out of the Great Recession that the president inherited from George Bush.
"But, Shaun!" you might say. "The president had a Democratic majority in the House and the Senate from 2008 to 2010. Why didn't he get more done then?!" Read up on what a filibuster is or, better, how many times the Republicans used it, then get back to me.
Audio tapes of the exchange between the Sanford Police and George Zimmerman from the night of February 26th have been made public and - surprise! - he's a lying sack of shit. Here are the major points (from an article on CNN):
Zimmerman told police that the struggle began when Martin "jumped out from the bushes" and punched him in the face, knocking him down.
"I started screaming for help. I couldn't see. I couldn't breathe," he said.
"He grabbed my head and started hitting it into the sidewalk," he said. "When he started doing that, I slid into the grass to try to get out from under him. ... I'm still yelling for help."
Martin, he said, put his hand over Zimmerman's mouth and nose and told him, "You're going to die tonight."
"When I slid, my jacket and my shirt came up. ... I felt his hand go down my side, and I thought he was going for my firearm, so I grabbed it immediately, and as he banged my head again, I just pulled out my firearm and shot him."
When he did, he said, Martin, who had been on top of him, fell away and said, "All right. You got it. You got it." In another interview, he noted Martin might have said, "You got me."
Zimmerman said in the audio interviews that he was driving to the grocery store that evening when he saw Martin walking in his neighborhood. He said he pulled over and called a police nonemergency number "to report a suspicious person."
A few other things to take away from the article:
1.) Zimmerman says that he wasn't sure what street he was on when asked by the dispatcher. He said Martin was circling his vehicle when he got out of his car to check. This directly goes against what his supporters have been saying - that Trayvon pulled him out of the car.
2.) When going back to his car, Zimmerman claims that Martin jumped out of the bushes and asked, "What the fuck's your problem?" Zimmerman said that he didn't have one, to which Martin supposedly replied, "Now you have a problem," before attacking him.
3.) Zimmerman claims that he screamed for help 50 or so times but audio analysts have proven that the voice in the background of the 911 calls could not have belonged to him.
4.) Homicide investigator Chris Serino told Zimmerman that his wounds were inconsistent with the beating he supposedly received. He also called Martin's nonexistent record into attention, as well as the possessions found on his body: a can of ice tea, skittles, and forty dollars. Serino also informed Zimmerman of an anonymous phone call that told a very different story - that Zimmerman tried to detain Martin.
5.) Serino also expresses his doubts that the head of the neighborhood watch and a resident of three years could not tell which street he was on. To this, Zimmerman destroys his own credibility by stating that, "I have a bad memory anyway."
This is all horseshit, plain and simple. Zimmerman's story makes Martin seem like a conniving thug when in reality he was a fine young man. Remember all of those badass pictures that Conservatives dug up on the internet of Trayvon? Those weren't him. It was just a sad attempt to reinforce their own narrative.
Another thing: the phone call Martin had with his girlfriend right before the shooting spits in the face of Zimmerman's story. Martin never ambushed Zimmerman, nor did he "circle his vehicle." He was just trying to get home, and was worried about who was following him (like any other person).
What pisses me off the most about this is that Zimmerman gets to speak for Martin. Who knows what Martin actually said to him? There is no way to prove that Zimmerman is telling the truth, and yet his story only reinforces the narrative of those defending him.
He is a liar with a self-admitted "bad memory."
And he'll be brought to justice.
What do you think about his story? Sound off in the comments below.
Posted by Shaun at 5:37 PM
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The host of HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" has come under fire from the right again after a short post he made to the show's blog page on Monday. In it, Maher criticized the Republican party for becoming more extreme with each passing day, and blamed them for our current dysfunctional government.
Well, uh, agreed. You'll see no arguments from me there (or really anywhere in regards to his post). I will say this, though: Right-Wingers are incredibly talented when it comes jumping gaps in logic. Here's a great example. At the beginning of the post, Maher writes:
"The idea that the blame for our government’s dysfunction is equally shared by the parties just is a giant, steaming mound of horseshit and anyone who has paid attention to politics over the last 20 years knows it. Or as I like to call it, 'The Rise of the Party of the Apes.' "
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Those of you that know me personally have probably already heard the good news: I am now a contributing writer for the highly popular progressive website known as AddictingInfo.org! I urge you to check them out on a daily basis, and to always click on my stories when you see them (I get paid per page view and, as a college student, it's no secret that I could use some pocket change).
That said, this is still my baby, my main page, and I will never let it die, nor will I put up any annoying ads. I will always post here first, and then let the editors at AddictingInfo decide if they want to re-post them there.
You guys have been great to me. Long live sanity.
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It's no secret that the majority of Americans did not look favorably on our war with Iraq, or with the president that took us into that mess. So why would anybody advocate another war with a country that has not provoked us? At this point in time, it's a good way to commit political suicide.
Enter Mitt Romney, Someone forgot to plug him in the another night to recharge, apparently forcing a system-wide reboot. A few flips weren't saved, so they flopped. It was quite the disaster for his management team.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
As many of you know, I had a bit of a breakdown the other night after Scott Walker won his gubernatorial reelection in Wisconsin. I threw a good ol' fashioned pity party complete with a gallon of chocolate ice cream, sad clown face paint, and six straight hours of crying like a baby.
I'm kidding, of course. I got really pissed, wrote a blog post that maybe twelve people read, and then went to sleep. But I bounced back from my anger (I almost deleted this blog) with the help of my good friend Ted over at Jobsanger, and with the realization of two things: that Walker's victory means nothing and that the American media needs to go away. I'll have more on that stuff in another post.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
This idiot re-won the governor seat in an unconventional Wisconsin election tonight, proving that if you've got money and friends in the right places (with money!), you can pretty much buy democracy.
Side note: I have absolutely given up on this fucking country. This is heart-wrenching.
With Scott Walker winning again, despite the horrible way in which he has run his state in the last couple of years, it's actually possible that Mitt Romney could win the presidency. I'm not saying that Wisconsin has that much pull in the election come November. I'm merely stating that Americans are as ignorant and as unintelligent as the rest of the world thinks we are. Fact.
With this win for Walker, we have proven to the world that we can be bought, and that we are dumb enough to believe blatant lies in the face of facts. We are a blemish on this planet, and a war in which the rest of the world unites against us cannot possibly come soon enough.
I pledge to you all that if Romney wins this November, I will pack up and move overseas so long as I have the financial means to do it. I don't care where. For an added bonus, I will document that journey with actual photographs of me moving my shit out of my apartment here in Maine.
And it will culminate in me renouncing my citizenship of this backward moving, homophobic, misogynistic, plutocratic, theocratic mass of land that embarrassingly calls itself "The Land of the Free."
Now I know what some of you (white older males) are thinking: "Good! Get out of here, you unpatriotic son-of-a-bitch!" And that's totally fine. Because I don't want to be here when the rest of the world realizes we are still breeding, watering down the collective gene pool with racists, bigots, and all-around assholes.
Sunday, June 3, 2012
This is getting fucking ridiculous. Ever since that dude was caught gnawing on a homeless man's face in Florida, the internet has exploded with the faux-news of an upcoming zombie apocalypse. Even some major news organizations have decided to exploit the story by compiling lists of zombie-like attacks.
CNN, to name one of them, has such a grisly list that is disgustingly followed by the words "But there's no need to dwell on them." Leave it to CNN to scare the shit out of people only to follow it with something as obvious as "I see that the Google machine brought you here. Thanks for reading, you fucking idiot."
Jonah Goldberg, pictured above, is a writer for the National Review as well as the author of "Liberal Facism." I don't know if anyone remembers, but he was on "The Daily Show" on 1/16/08 to promote said book. Jon Stewart promptly tore him a new asshole. I remember the day quite fondly, because it was when I personally fell in love with Stewart's ability to crush subhuman amoebas like Goldberg in any debate.
More to the point, it's now four years later, and I had completely forgotten about him. Imagine my surprise when I see his face on ThinkProgress, attached to this headline: "National Review Writer: Conservatives Should 'Beat' Young People Who 'Think Socialism Is Better Than Capitalism'."
Friday, June 1, 2012
His brain, however, I can't vouch for. As many of you have heard, Scott has been moving forward with a plan to purge people from the voting rolls - people that, he believes, do not have the right to vote. The list of names is astronomically flawed, as you can imagine. It's no coincidence that most of the list consists of Hispanic Americans and people that frequently vote Democrat.
In a not-so-subtle way, Scott is trying to give Florida to Mitt Romney before the November election.