Positively Sad

So I just said that, and that was snarky. But I feel like I have to be a bit more truthful than that to be real.

I don’t like President Trump. I think his presidency is a sham. I do not think he intended to win in the first place. I think his guiding light through his presidency has been an unabiding resentment and hatred of the previous office holder. I think he is the most unqualified person to have ever have been in the office. I think he is dangerous. I think he has destroyed our democratic republic.

But I feel a great sadness seeing our President airlifted to a hospital.

Part of it is that I just wish well to the office, to the office holder, and to the future of our fragile nation. We are suffering enough now. We do not need an absent executive to get us into further trouble. Nor does this uncertainty bode well for nearly every aspect of our nation.

But I am mostly torn apart by a simple fact: This did not have to happen.

The inner circle of the President of the United States did not have to be a superspreading incident. Taking that further, superspreader events did not need to happen at all. 205,000 American corpses did not need to happen. Pretty pretty Hope Hicks did not need to be infected. This did not need to happen.

There wasn’t a single incident that caused this, but instead a straight-driving reign of thought. This will just disappear, he said. Young people don’t get sick from this, he said. You should eat hyrocloroquine tablets, he said. Just try it. It’ll be gone by Easter, he said. Shut up and go to church. Shut up and go to school. Shut up and go to work.

And now, he has it, as does now like a dozen of his inner circle. KellyAnne Conway has the fucking thing. None of this had to happen.

None of this had to happen.

Anyone now who intends to vote Trump in the upcoming election is voting for a man who was in a position to save many lives, and who didn’t do that. He chose not to save lives. He chose not to wear a mask. He chose not to eschew large crowds, in fact, he gathered large crowds on purpose and cajoled them if they wore masks. As recently as Tuesday, he made his competition out to be an asshole for wearing a mask.

The next week and this stupid asshole is in the hospital and who the fuck is running the country.

None of this had to happen. What an irresponsible, reckless, horrible, stupid, unthinking presidency. Brought to you by the Republican Party.

I’m so upset I could piss on public property.

Get Ready For The Riots

So they released a picture today of George Zimmerman’s bloody head. Here it is:

Wow. Treyvon fucked that honky UP!

OH. Sorry. That’s not actually the one they released. That’s like over here or something.

The hell if I’m re-posting that bullshit.

Because it doesn’t even make sense.

You’re telling me that George Zimmerman accosted this young black man inside of a gated community, after flouting the dispatchers’ command to stand down and let the real police take care of it, and then George Zimmerman respectfully turned around after he’d said his peace and started walking toward his SUV to leave in a peaceful manner, and then this 17 year old kid followed him and grew Wolverine claws and fucked the back of George Zimmerman’s head up all like that, and THEN that, after Treyvon fucked up the back of Zimmerman’s head all like that and fucked his shit up that terribly, that then, George Zimmerman had the wherewithal to unsheathe his firearm, to draw a bead upon the youngster, and to kill him smack dab in his chest?

You buying this shit? I’m not.

Karo and food coloring can sure cover up a lot of malfeasance.

I am just saying: A person does not get beat in the head without some swelling. And if there’s no swelling, then said person was not beat in the head badly enough to justify popping a cap in someone.

This shit. Does not. Make sense. And yet, this asshole will not do any time because America is still a bunch of racist crackers.

Have a nice day.

A High-Tech Lynching

Let’s call the murder of Treyvon Martin what it is. That guy was lynched.

If he had been a white guy, he would have gotten to finish his package of candy.

Had he been a white guy, George Zimmerman wouldn’t have thought twice about him walking around after dark in a gated community.

Treyvon was singled out and targeted for one reason: He was black and therefore ostensibly out-of-place in an environ of the privileged and affluent.

And the Stand Your Ground law, on the books in Florida and 20 other states, is precisely what led to, in fact, what may actually have permitted the lynching of Treyvon Martin.

What the “Stand Your Ground” law does is permits police to make the call on the scene as to whether or not a murder such as this one was committed in self-defense or not.

The Florida law goes further: It “…grants immunity from prosecution or arrest to suspects who successfully invoke the ‘stand your ground’ claim. And if a suspect is arrested and charged, a judge can throw out the case well before trial based on a self-defense claim.”

The law is a travesty. And, it’s downright dangerous. Here’s a bit of common sense for Florida legislators: If you are found standing over a corpse with a bloody hole in its chest and you’re holding a warm gun, YOU SHOULD BE ARRESTED.

No doubt about it: The “stand your ground” law in Florida encourage George Zimmerman to perpetrate what I would call an actual “high tech lynching.” And if he hasn’t fled the country by now, he’s an idiot. The dude’s probably going to get away with his lynching, too.

We Wouldn’t Have Had All These Problems Over All These Years

A death-defying quote in the USA Toady’s story about Alabama’s “tough” new immigration law, which will probably further wreck that state’s economy, which, by the way, is all that tough immigration laws like this one tend to accomplish. But that’s not what this is about. Get a tub of popcorn and put your feet up. This one is a doozy.

Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard, a Republican [sic], says he cringes when he hears the law compared to Jim Crow laws, state and local laws that targeted African Americans in the South decades ago and were eventually repealed.

“There’s a big difference,” Hubbard says. “In that time, it was the federal government making the states do what was right. In this case, it’s the state of Alabama trying to make the federal government do what’s right.”

Either that guy was just taken out of context, or he just said on the record that it was the moral duty of the federal government to keep black people and white people from having to swim in the same CEE-ment ponds.

The amazing thing is that it just got reported, just like that. The reporter apparently did not find it necessary to challenge or clarify the quote. I wonder if, in fact, these media gatekeepers failed to register the obvious red flags that were raised by what this guy said.

And I wonder if anyone else will notice it. It is an astonishing quote.

Generally Unforgiven

Something possessed Tea activist and OC County GOP official Marilyn Davenport to send out a really clever e-mail.

The e-mail contains a picture of chimpanzees posing like they’re a family. There’s a papa, a mama, and a little baby, and they’re all lined up and dressed really nice like in their Sunday best. Except that some Photoshoppe wizard has placed a cutout of the face belonging to the President of the Untied States of America over that of the baby chimp.

It’s captioned, “Now you know why no birth certificate.”

Get it?

Me neither.

At first, Davenport offered the typical non-apology apology. Here that is, in full:

I’m sorry if my email offended anyone. I simply found it amusing regarding the character of Obama and all the questions surroundin­g his origin of birth. In no way did I even consider the fact he’s half black when I sent out the email. In fact, the thought never entered my mind until one or two other people tried to make this about race. We all know a double standard applies regarding this president. I received plenty of emails about George Bush that I didn’t particular­ly like yet there was no ‘cry’ in the media about them. One only has to go to Youtube or Google Images to see a plethora or lampooning videos and pictures of Obama, Bush and other politician­s. That being said, I will NOT resign my central committee position over this matter that the average person knows and agrees is much to do about nothing. Again, for those select few who might be truly offended by viewing a copy of an email I sent to a select list of friends and acquaintan­ces, unlike the liberal left when they do the same, I offer my sincere apologies to you—the email was not meant for you. For any of my friends or acquaintan­ces who were the recipients of my email and were truly offended, please call me so I may offer a sincere verbal apology to you.

Geez. I’m sorry, you assholes. FU. And I have lots of black friends. Why just last week I tipped that boy who handled my bags four dollars. So there.

Well. Things must have gotten really bad for Ms. Davenport. Because the update is that she has now submitted an ACTUAL APOLOGY. One enormous order of crow, served up to order, Ms. Davenport. Eat up:

“I humbly apologize and ask for your forgiveness of my unwise behavior. I say unwise because at the time I received and forwarded the email, I didn’t stop to think about the historic implications and other examples of how this could be offensive.”

In the statement, Davenport also quoted the Bible and said she was “an imperfect Christian” who tried to “live a Christ-like honoring life.” “I would never do anything to intentionally harm or berate others regardless of ethnicity,” she said. “I will not repeat this error.”

I say that when a person screws up and offers a sincere apology, you do your best to accept the apology and to forgive. So. Okay, Marilyn. Apology accepted.


Except, except, except. Can you guys please stop with the fake outrage and the Margaret Dumont “well, I NEVER” when it’s pointed out that there is a streak of racism in the scrotum nuzzler—sorry, I meant to say “tea bagger”—”movement” that’s more pervasive than the fat and connective tissue in a chunk of beef deckle?

Face it. “Birthers” cannot STAND that these Untied States of America finally broke that ceiling and elected an African-American as President. They’re a bunch of bald-faced racists. That’s at least 65 percent of what motivates them.

All Marylin Davenport did for us was to allow us a peek behind that not very opaque curtain.

Go Take On The Day

The Federal Communications Commission was founded in 1934 with the express purpose of making sure that people could reasonably listen to the radio. Soon thereafter, the agency decided that it could also police the airways for naughty language, which many American seem to feel is physically harmful to them.

As pointed out comically by the late great George Carlin, the FCC had at one point ruled that there were seven words that you were not allowed to say on the air. The agency has also ruled that you cannot reveal a lady’s nipple during the Super Bowl, although a court later reversed that finding. They have also ruled that you cannot refer on the radio to a man playing a piano with his penis, and that nor can you use the phrase “big black lesbian filled with lust” (see Stern, Howard). Bafflingly, the FCC has said that it’s okay to say “fucking” on the air in some instances, so long as you say something like “That’s fucking great” and so long as you don’t say “Hey, Bob and Rita are over in the corner fucking.” Although, if I were a broadcaster, I probably wouldn’t try it.

So the FCC is a fickle bitch when it comes to naughty words (“I don’t mind ‘fuck’ and ‘shit’ but P AND C ARE OUT! P AND C ARE OUT!”). They can’t get off their asses and keep the Internet in the commons, but boy, if you say naughty words on the radio or on the TV, they’ll come out with all guns blazing!

But there is one word that is so egregious, so explosive, so utterly awful, that even the FCC doesn’t have to enforce it. And that word was recently uttered 11 times by “Doctor” Laura Kightlinger…I’m sorry, I mean Schlessinger (I bet that happens to Laura Kightlinger all the damned time)…on the radio. This is a word that starts with an “n” and that purports to refer to a certain segment of the American population due to the hue of their epidermis. Epidermii. Whatever.

No, the FCC doesn’t have to do anything about a broadcaster that uses a racial epithet. That person will either have to call it quits or he will have to publicly beg and plead with the Rev. Al Sharpton and will have to hire a minimum of two black people as sidekicks (see Imus, Don). And there is a REASON for this.

You see, “Doctor” Laura, once upon a time in American history, when a person was using the word that you so boldly pronounced ELEVEN TIMES on your air, that person was often MULTI-TASKING. For instance, the person would be saying that word while, oh, I dunno, while he was tying a noose around a person’s neck. Or, while he was saying that word, he might have been beating a person’s skull in with a billy club. Or whipping a guy’s back until it looks like ground chuck. Or chasing a guy with a pack of hounds.

This is why our marketplace of ideas abhors the word. We are a culture that believes that words are powerful, so powerful that we’ve asked our government to protect us from some of the finest among them. So don’t get all shocked when your utterance of the most brutal, most violent word in our culture causes an avalanche on your bony ass.

So when “Doctor” Laura whines that her First Amendment rights have somehow been violated, she takes whatever credibility she might have had, which was rather little—considering that her “Doctor” title comes from a master’s in physiology—and she poops it out and flushes it down the toidey. Her First Amendment rights were not violated in any way. In fact what really happened is that the marketplace—which as you recall is an abstract concept that conservatives enjoy performing oral sex upon—drove her to the edge of town with a bucket and a pistol before Uncle Sam even had the opportunity.

All of this, and, believe it or not, uttering that word is not even the most racist thing the good “doctor” said! No, she intimated that, since we have a black Preznit now, all this racist stuff should just go away! And she told her caller not to “NAACP” her?

What. A pig. Good riddance.

Take a small problem…make a small problem bigger…


Dr. Laura Schlessinger announced Tuesday night that she would end her radio show following her N-word rant last week.

“My contract is up for my radio show at the end of the year and I’ve made the decision not to do radio anymore,” she told Larry King. “The reason is I want to regain my First Amendment rights. I want to be able to say what’s on my mind and in my heart and what I think is helpful and useful without somebody getting angry, some special interest group deciding this is the time to silence a voice of dissent and attack affiliates, attack sponsors. I’m sort of done with that.”

Dr. Laura emphasized that she is “not retiring” but rather just ending her radio show.

“I’m not retiring, I’m not quitting, I feel energized actually,” she said. “Stronger and freer to say the things that I believe need to be said for people in this country.”

So, she’s quitting radio so she can say “n*****?”


If Only…

If only there were a real-life example of what happens when a community decides to start treating its minority population like shit, violating their constitutional rights by pulling them over demanding proof of residency without cause and so-forth, you know, like the state of Arizona is about to do, like, if there were perhaps dire economic consequences of such an action, as in, half your county moves out and takes their economic power with them. If only there were such a real-life example, and if only someone had thought to make a movie of said example.

By the way, in the middle of this trailer, a woman stands at the mic and says the following:

I would just like to say and I mean this very sincerely, don’t ever forget 9/11. And who was responsible for 9/11? Illegals. God bless America.


Jesus Christ.