Perhaps We Should Call it “Christmyth”

November 30, 2010

And instead of Jesus idols and a dozen relatives that you hate (and who hate you and have no problem expressing it, all while expecting you to respect them by not detailing the reasons why you hate them and why everyone else should too), sit around and masturbate in front of a billionaires’ tax cut bill.


Here’s a Thought: How About We Simply Abandon the Airline Industry?

November 28, 2010

Seriously.

A female passenger has claimed that she was assaulted by TSA agents when she was ordered to be patted down because her sanitary towel showed up on the body scanner.

The woman was wearing a flannel panty liner, that evidently aroused suspicion, causing her to endure what she described as a ‘horrible’ experience.

Humiliated by her experience, the unidentified Army vet wrote to women’s health company Gladrags to detail what happened.

She said the invasive patdown was additionally humiliating because it brought back memories of a previously suffered sexual assault.

She wrote: ‘The TSA agents were doing their job, they were as delicate as they could be, etc., etc.

‘But what ultimately happened is that I was subjected to a search so invasive that I was left crying and dealing with memories that I thought had been dealt with years ago of prior sexual assaults.

Her email added: ‘Because of my flannel panty-liner. These new scans are so horrible that if you are wearing something unusual (like a piece of cloth on your panties) then you will be subjected to a search where a woman repeatedly has to check your ‘groin’ while another woman watches on (two in my case – they were training in a new girl – awesome)’.

Well, I think its time for real (read: those of us who actually pay taxes, as opposed to the ruling elite who want to make sure that none of us have any jobs to earn many to pay taxes on) Americans to put BushCo neo-capitalism to work for us: We need to abandon an American industry. 

In this case, its the airline industry.

We simply need to stop flying.

Period.

Yes, we’ll be inconvenienced for a while – some of us more than others.  And yes, there will be those in the ruling elite (or, perhaps more accurately, those who think they are) who will continue flying anyway.

But if all real Americans stopped flying immediately, the entire system would crash.

Without sheeple passengers, if the airlines want to continue to operate as is, the remaining flying passengers are going to have to take up the slack in ticket pricing.  Yuppies paying the actual cost of flying will only last so long before they figure out how to tele- or Hummer-commute.

And then the airlines – you know, corporations – will have to figure out how to exist.

But they won’t.

And then the government entities which run airports will have figure out how to justify keeping them in existence without anything bringing in the exorbitant user fees which are exorbitant because of all of the illegal tax breaks given to the corporations which actually benefit from the airports.

And then all of the jobs at – and dependent upon – the airports will disappear.

Yes, that’s how BushCo neo-capitalism works: the more jobs lost, the better.

But, this time, it would be millions of jobs lost for a legitimate reason: the people aren’t willing to put up with BushCo, Jr. security-state-for-profit-ism anymore (you know, as opposed to treasonous American corporations destroying American jobs solely to make more money for their elite stockholders and their addicted-to-ignorance spawn.)

We are more important than the undeserved economic engorgement of fake Americans.

Unlike the Walton family and the Koch family and the Bush family and the Quayle family, et. al., we actually are America.  We, not the ‘investment class,’ pay its upkeep.  We now must demand that we be listened to.  And if the government itself won’t listen to us, then perhaps it will listen to things that it always is willing to listen to: corporations.

I propose that we ask a question of the airline industry: Are ya fer us or agin’ us?

If you don’t give a damn about the sexual assaults that are taking place as conditions precedent to the operation of your business, then simply do nothing.  You can go up against the wall alongside the Koch brothers.

If you actually want this crap to stop, then say so – and not with mealymouthed press releases worthy of a Human Rights Campaign imprimatur but with the same force that corporations exert when going after perceived debts and desired tax breaks.  Tell the government to stop this shit and do not negotiate.  Demand – period.

I’ve got a car.

I can live without the TSA and the airline industry.

So…

Airline industry?

Its your move.


And Now, Another Episode of “WWDWD?”

November 27, 2010

And we all know that that stands for “What Would Dave Welch Do?”

As the proprietrix of the website which asks the question, “Is the Executive Director of the Houston Area Pastors Council afraid to debate Cristan Williams?,” observes:

Transgender Man: Loren Cameron was born female and transitioned to male. Welch wants the State of Texas to force this man into the women’s restroom.

Now, its time to play our game (sponsored by Westclox, Geritol and the Grolier Encyclopedia of course.)

First up, we have a visual daily double:

First question: Where are these restrooms located?  (Now, the pix were taken a bit over 4 years ago, so I’ll award bonus points; it is possible they have been redecorated since then.)

Next question…

Does ‘inboard’ and ‘outboard’ actually comport with what Dave thinks the law is?

Next question…

Does ‘inboard’ and ‘outboard’ actually comport with what the law actually is?

And now…the Final WWDWD question: Just where would Dave Welch want Loren Cameron to go tinkle? 

Oh…

Prizes?

Uh…

Any winners get to ‘go shopping’ with Chuck Woolery on Wheel of Fortune circa 1975. 

Bring your own ceramic turtles!


Tucker Carlson’s Website: Rape is the Final Solution to the Lesbian Soldier Problem

November 27, 2010

Of course, he (or whoever has sufficient skill to actually operate his website) wasn’t man enough to stand by what thinking people know that he and his ilk likely actually think:

The conservative news site The Daily Caller has removed part of an article that suggested lesbians be allowed into the US military so that their male colleagues can “convert” them.

Critics say the article went as far as to suggest corrective rape for lesbians.

“Lesbians should be allowed to serve, gay men should not,” declared Joe Rehyansky in an article published Monday. Rehyansky, an Army veteran who served in Vietnam, is a part-time magistrate in Hamilton County, Tennessee, and a former assistant district attorney.

In the original article, Rehyansky concluded that his lesbians-only policy “would get the distaff part of our homosexual population off our collective ‘Broke Back,’ thus giving straight male GIs a fair shot at converting lesbians and bringing them into the mainstream.”

In the early evolutionary years of the human species, Rehyansky argued, “It fell to men to swing through the trees and scour the caves in search of as many women as possible to subdue and impregnate — a tough job but someone had to do it.”

Writing at TBD.com, Amanda Hess reads between the lines of Rehyansky’s article: “Once all the lesbians are easily accessible in one place, an army of straight dudes will turn them all straight, presumably through that time-tested tactic of subduing and impregnating women against their will.”

The Daily Caller was launched earlier this year by Tucker Carlson, formerly of CNN and MSNBC and now a Fox News contributor, and Neil Patel, a former adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney.

As for the subdue-meister?

According to his LinkedIn profile, Rehyansky’s specialties are “sending criminals to prison” and “astute political analysis.”

Well, at best, he’s batting one for two.


Irony in Bowling Green, Much?

November 26, 2010

From NPR, in an item about the Bowling Green anti-discrimination ordinances surviving a referendum, we find this:

The No side believes it won a majority of votes from longtime residents and lost only because of their rivals’ success in registering university students with no long-term stake in the town’s future.

So…

Just so we’re clear…

The ‘no’ side was against the ordinances and apparently believes that the ordinances won illegitimately because of outside influence.

Phil Burress, a Cincinnati-based conservative leader who backed the No campaign…

Now, lets do some geography, shall we?

Unless there was also an annexation ordinance on the ballot – one that annexed territory about 160 miles south from Bowling Green, all of those Bowling Green college students have – fopr however long they may be in Bowling Green – an immesurably higher legitimate interest in the legal goings-on in Bolwing Green than “a Cincinnati-based conservative leader” ever could.

I didn’t think I could hate christianists more than I already did.

Of course, I guess it could be worse.

Ol’ Phil could have claimed that 900,000 residents of Montgomery County, Maryland, had their rights trampled on by the Bowling Green electorate.


Now…Something To ACTUALLY Be Thankful For

November 24, 2010

Namely, that Jerry Falwell is no longer vertical.

Here’s a lil’ something I ran across recently:

“not a war with guns and bullets”

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

Actually, I’m not sure what is more sickening about this thing – Falwell’s goal in general or his claim to have a “firm mandate.”

We do remember what Falwell looked like, right?

His body was to “firm” what his desires were to ‘American.’


Henny Youngman Has Risen From the Grave

November 24, 2010

…and is apparently pecking out mass e-mails for the Rhode Island Avenue Cesspool:

Know what I’ll be thankful for?

Karma…

…but only if Joe Solmonese is driving westbound on I-74 through Moline, Illinois, when the chainlink fence holding back the teetering outhouse pictured above gives way (though due consideration to karma will be given if said shitter greets Hilary Rosen and/or Winnie Stachelberg in a similar fashion.)

Meanwhile, if you’d like a tip: Don’t eat the turkey or the corned beef (they’ve both been stored inside the shitter.)