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Friday, September 04, 2015

Oh, I'm Sure The One Percenters Will Share, Insha'Allah

I do find it funny when folks wonder why all those rich Arab countries don't step up and help those refugees.  Because there are about 12 rich people with the necessary resources...one might call them their One Percent.  And as we know in the Greatest, Richest Country in the World, those guys don't fucking share.  Our aristocracy don't even want to help their own citizens, and get the lower orders to hate others trying to come to the Land of the Free.

ntodd

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Tuesday, September 01, 2015

So Help Me G-d

Bless her heart:

After being rebuffed by the Supreme Court and therefore exhausting the appeals process, Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis denied a marriage license to a gay couple today for the fifth time since the legalization of same-sex marriage. Davis is part of a small group of county clerks who claim that their interpretation of divine law trumps their responsibilities as public officials. Demanding that one couple seeking a marriage license leave her office, Davis said that she is acting “under God’s authority.”

She forgot whose authority is at issue, which she swore an oath to uphold:

I...will faithfully execute the duties of my office without favor, affection or partiality...

Do your fucking job, resign on principle, or suffer the sanctions, you obstinate piece of shit.

ntodd

PS--The KY Leg can remove her, but is currently not in session.

September 1, 2015 in And Fuck..., Conscience, Constitution, Schmonstitution | Permalink | Comments (6)

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Treason In The Defense Of Bigotry Is No Vice

Dying on Asshole Hill:

A Kentucky clerk's office on Thursday again refused to issue a marriage license to a gay couple, in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage across the country two months ago.
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The action Thursday came just a day after a federal appeals court upheld a ruling ordering the clerk in rural Rowan County to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

U.S. District Judge David Bunning had already ordered Davis to issue marriage licenses two weeks ago. He later delayed that ruling until Aug. 31 or until the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling. The appeals court did so on Wednesday, denying Davis' appeal.
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Mat Staver, an attorney for Davis, said he was disappointed with the ruling. He said he plans to discuss options with Davis, including an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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It's unclear how Davis would react if she were to ultimately lose her appeals. She testified in federal court last month she would "deal with that when the time comes." Saturday, she spoke to thousands of supporters at a religious freedom rally at the state capitol, saying: "I need your prayers ... to continue to stand firm in what we believe."

"Regardless of what any man puts on a piece of paper, the law of nature is not going to change," Davis told the crowd.

Davis has said she will not resign. She can only be removed from office if the state legislature impeaches her, which is unlikely. If she continues to defy a federal court order, a judge could hold her in contempt and order hefty fines or jail time.

"Certainly none of those are appealing to my client," Staver said. "No one wants to be fined or go to jail and she's always been a law-abiding citizen. She's just caught in a very difficult situation."

She's always been a law-abiding citizen...'cept for, you know, this law.

ntodd

August 27, 2015 in And Fuck..., Constitution, Schmonstitution | Permalink | Comments (0)

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Because The Gay Agenda Is All About Discrimination

Equal discrimination under the law, bitches!

CRUZ: Imagine if this were inverted. Imagine if there were a gay florist — now I know that’s hard to imagine, a gay florist — but just go with the hypo[thetical] for a second. Imagine if two evangelical Christians came to a gay florist and they wanted to get married, and the florist said, “You know what? I disagree with your faith. I have problems with your faith.” You have no entitlement to force that florist to provide flowers at the Christians’ wedding. We are a pluralistic nation that tolerates diversity.

I think most people just want to smell the flowers and not go out of their way to be dicks to each other.  

But hahaha, gay florist!  And he's still wrong: those unimaginable gay florists should not discriminate in the public sphere, either.  Joke's on you, asshole.

ntodd

August 25, 2015 in And Fuck..., Constitution, Schmonstitution | Permalink | Comments (2)

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Up Against The Wall Motherfucker


Wait, is that Bernie Sanders?

ntodd

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

The Corpse Of Ronald Reagan

Jesus Fucking H Christ On A Casket:

People close to former Vice President Al Gore, who won the popular vote in the 2000 election, have reportedly been discussing whether he could make another run for the White House, according to a report on Thursday by BuzzFeed.

The insiders have been "figuring out if there’s a path financially and politically," according to the news website.

There isn't.  Shut up.  We need Gore like we need Reagan to give it another go.  Just shut up.

ntodd

PS--There might be a path for me to actually write an epic BLM post.  Maybe I'll just publish my notes and a buncha links and leave it as an exercise.

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Saturday, August 01, 2015

When In Doubt, Troll The Dipshits

Although I don't think responding to stupidity is technically trolling:

[O]ne of the most amusingly off-beat antics of the antivaccine movement was to start a We The People petition to prohibit any laws mandating the force and requirement of vaccinations of any kind:

No human being should be FORCED to be vaccinated against their will and/or personal/religious beliefs. I petition against making vaccinations of any kind mandatory. This includes forcing children to be vaccinated to attend public schools, activities, and daycare centers. This also includes adults working in the public or private sector.

Notice the emphasis on the word “FORCE” (capitalized, of course, for maximum crank effect), which is clearly designed to appeal to Americans’ dislike of being forced to do anything. Of course, it’s not exactly being “forced”; parents can still refuse to vaccinate their children, but their children will pay a price other than being made vulnerable to potentially deadly vaccine-preventable diseases. They won’t be able to attend public school. After having been used to getting easy religious and personal belief exemptions to this mandate (the latter of which basically boiled down to saying, “because I don’t want to”), it is understandable that antivaccine activists would be upset. In any case, they channeled their rage into the petition above (among other places).

How I remember it! As they got closer to the required 100,000 signatures that would trigger a mandatory response from the White House, they got more and more excited. Apparently they thought that the answer would be to their liking. Why they thought that, I have no idea, but now we know the answer. The White House got Surgeon General Vivek Murthy to respond personally to the petition, and I have to conclude that the Obama administration is basically trolling the antivaccine movement. First, the response quotes President Obama from a previous interview thusly:

I understand that there are families that in some cases are concerned about the effect of vaccinations. The science is, you know, pretty indisputable. We’ve looked at this again and again. There is every reason to get vaccinated, but there aren’t reasons to not.

I beg to differ on that last point.  Being a selfish goddamned asshole with a shitty understanding of science is a reason to not get your fucking shots.  Ain't a good one, but it's a reason.

ntodd

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

What If Trump Was One Of Us?

What would you ask if you had just one question?

At least 12 voters in the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire are absolutely gaga over real estate mogul Donald Trump.

Bloomberg Politics' John Heilemann sat down Wednesday night with a focus group of 12 Trump supporters in the Granite State who riffed on why they thought the billionaire was the best candidate in a crowded GOP presidential field.

“He's like one of us," Janet, a former dog breeder, explained. "He may be a millionaire (sic), which separates him from everybody else. But besides the money issue, he's still in tune with what everybody is wanting.”

Many also cited Trump's vast wealth in identifying with him.

"I knew that he was a wealthy, successful man and I remember asking my mother if I could write him a letter to ask him how he made his money so that I could do it too," Jessica, a data analyst, said.

Yes, many people still cling to the mirage that we can all be billionaire blowhards if we just act like this selfish asshole who inherited his Richie Rich Starter Kit.

ntodd

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Come In From The Cold

Let's have a pity party with some nice, hot mint tea:

Centrist Democrats were wiped out in the 2014 elections and in their absence emerged a resurgent liberal movement, embodied most recently by the surprisingly competitive presidential campaign of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

But the suddenly ascendant left — its populist overtones becoming part of the mainstream Democratic pitch — is worrying Democrats who want to compete on Republican-leaning turf. The party lost every competitive gubernatorial and Senate race in the South last year. And Democrats didn’t fare much better in the heartland.
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Now, as Bernie Sanders’ surge foreshadows a new burst of progressivism, moderate Democrats are looking to their counterparts in Washington with a plea: Don’t freeze us out.

For years you froze progressives out.  Maybe you could try being actual populist Democrats yourselves instead of moderating your shit to be closer to Republicans for a change, spineless motherfuckers.

ntodd

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Fucking Vermont

Given my deep and abiding love for the word 'fuck', not to mention swearing in general, I find these maps of naughty words in the US to be quite interesting.

ntodd

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So Salon's Gone #SlatePitch?

A thousand times noIT'S TIME TO DRAFT AL GORE - Hillary's flailing. Biden's grieving. Bernie's a longshot. Gore bridges the party's establishment, progressives.

What do you get when you combine Hillary's "flailing" and Bernie's "longshot"?  A drafted Al Gore.  Jesus fuck.

ntodd

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Speaking Of Ignorant Assholes Who Don't Understand Constitutional Shit

Oh, LePew, you pierce me with the ack-ack of love:

A standoff between Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) and state legislators came to a head Thursday, when leaders in the statehouse refused to consider 65 pieces of legislation he attempted to return with vetoes. Democrats and Republicans alike say they consider those bills already to be law, as LePage missed the 10-day deadline to properly veto the legislation.

The offices of Maine House Speaker Mark Eves (D) and Maine Senate Majority Leader Garrett Mason (R) confirmed to TPM that the legislation had been sent to the revisor of statutes to be chaptered as law.

The best argument against First Past The Post voting...

ntodd

July 16, 2015 in And Fuck..., Constitution, Schmonstitution | Permalink | Comments (0)

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Oh, No, They Just Went To Jupiter

To get stupider:

Dent County, Missouri will take back its plan to fly flags “below half-staff” to mourn the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision, out of respect for veterans, the Salem News reported Tuesday.

Presiding County Commissioner Darrell Skiles told the Salem News the three-member, all Republican commission would vote Tuesday or Wednesday to axe the plan “out of respect for veterans and those currently serving in the military.”
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News of the decision spread rapidly through Dent County, population 15,000, with a petition to “Stop Act of ‘Mourning Gay Marriage’ By Lowering Flags Below Half Mast,” launched by a group dubbed “The Organization of Reasonableness of Dent County” appearing online within hours. The petition had around 1,180 signatories on Tuesday morning.

“The act of lowering the American flag from full height has long been a way for communities to mourn local and national tragedies. To compare the Supreme Court ruling on homosexual marriage rights to those tragedies in any way is an insult to both the tragedies that have been previously mourned in this manner and the basic principles of government under which the United States operates,” Salem resident Alex Sellers wrote with the petition.

According to U.S. Flag Code, the flag is to be flown at half-staff until noon on Memorial Day, by order of the President, or to mark the death of principal figures of government, such as former governors, presidents, and Supreme Court justices.

I recommend burning a rainbow flag.  And shoving it up Uranus before it goes out.

ntodd

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Monday, July 13, 2015

Kuiper?

We hardly know 'er!

This change in Pluto’s size isn’t huge—just 2 km, or 0.1 percent—but it’s significant. It helps nail down Pluto’s density, which is important. What’s perhaps more interesting to many people is what this means about Pluto’s place in the Kuiper Belt, the region of space beyond Neptune loaded with large icy objects.

Eris is another Kuiper Belt object discovered in 2005. It too has a moon (Dysnomia), and that led to a mass measurement showing Eris to be substantially more massive than Pluto, about 1.25 times as massive.

But Eris is very nearly the same size as Pluto! The best measurements we have indicate it’s 2,326 ± 12 km across, similar to but smaller than Pluto. Now that we have Pluto’s size nailed down, we can be even more sure that Pluto is in fact bigger than Eris. Pluto is almost certainly the largest object in the Kuiper Belt.

But it’s not the most massive object! Eris is denser, so it probably has more rock mixed in with its ice.

Even though our knowledge of Pluto’s size only changed a little, I expect this will throw gas on the fire of calling Pluto a planet again. My thoughts on this are clear: The term “planet” is more of a concept than a definition, and Pluto doesn’t care what you call it! We need to study it for what it is, not what we want it to be.

Fuck you, Phil.  Pluto will always be a planet.  IN.  MY.  HEART.  OF.  HEARTS.

ntodd

July 13, 2015 in And Fuck..., Mars, Bitches! | Permalink | Comments (1)

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Tuesday, July 07, 2015

We Object To A Racist Symbol In One Particular Context, So We Should Change Everything

It's truly amazing the lengths people will go to so as to not wrap their thick heads around the simple idea that we don't want to ban the Traitor Flag.  We simply would like to remove state sanction of the symbol and what it stands for.  

It ain't that difficult, but some people work very hard--unintentionally or not--to be fucking obtuse.  Asshole apologists and strawmen should not play with fire.

ntodd

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Monday, July 06, 2015

There's Being Blunt, And There's Just Being Asshole

Bernie's blunt, and that's one of myriad things I like about him.  "Straight talkers" like Christie are just loud, insulting assholes who enjoy punching down.

ntodd

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Party Like It's 1829!

I fucking hate Andrew fucking Jackson.

ntodd

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Friday, July 03, 2015

Brooding The Loss

A crybaby Reb sezwut?

General, I have no division...

Yeah, you lost.  Get over it.  And take the Lost Fucking Causers and their piece of shit flag with you into Hell.

ntodd

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Thursday, July 02, 2015

Support Our Troops, The Pussies!

Christ, what assholes:

A Facebook group operated by right-wing military veterans mocked combat veterans who asked neighbors to be courteous when celebrating the Fourth of July holiday with fireworks.

The OAF Nation account posted an image Wednesday evening that showed a bearded veteran wearing a T-shirt reading “comfortable with violence” standing beside a placard distributed by a mental health advocacy group.

“Combat veteran lives here: Please be courteous with your fireworks,” read the signs, which were shipped for free to veterans by the group Military With PTSD.

OAF Nation and a related account, Operator as f*ck, each posted identical homophobic posts mocking veterans who display the signs.

“Well which one is it, sister?!” the posts read. “Are you ‘comfortable with violence’ or do you want people to cater to your fragility because you volunteered to be around sh*t that blows the f*ck up? Thank f*ck the Taliban and AQ don’t have roman candles and firecrackers.”

“What do you guys think about these f*ggoty ass yard signs?” the account administrator asks group members, listing several hashtags intended to underscore the posts’ subtext.

Naturally, the right to shoot off sparkly explosive rockets trumps any right to health our veterans have...

ntodd

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Romans 1:18

Mustang Bobby:

I think Steve M is on to something: if states such as Texas, Alabama, and Mississippi won’t obey the federal laws or the rulings of the Supreme Court, then the next time they get hit by floods, tornadoes, or a hurricane, they can pay for their own disaster relief.

Yes, of course it would be cruel to deny assistance to the innocent people when a natural disaster strikes; why should they suffer because their governor or attorney general is a homophobic asshole?  (Well, for one thing, the people of the state elected them.  They bear some responsibility for putting them in office in the first place.)

The point is that the states can’t have it both ways: demanding to be left alone and stand for states’ rights (and Jesus!) until the going gets hairy.  It’s like a teenager who stomps out of the house swearing he’ll never have anything at all to do with his cruel parents and then demands they give him his allowance.

Wait, maybe Matthew 26:52 is more apt.  Whatthefuckever, these assholes could be taught a thing or two...

ntodd

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