On the other side of a downward spiral

This is going to be a little hit and run but there is so much going on and so much for me to say.

Trump.  Is anyone actually paying attention to this guy?  It’s Munich 1931 all over again.  Want to know how a country can go mad?  Watch us go down this path.  It’s terrifying. Building a wall to keep out the Mexicans.  Throwing out all of the Muslims even though they are as Constitutionally protected as your dear firearms.

And Orlando.  It’s all rainbows and unicorns until some nut case shoots up a gay bar.  Now you pissed off the queers and they are coming for your guns.  That damned Obama, seven years of waiting for him to come for our guns and that lazy SOB didn’t do a thing.  Shoot up a queer bar and y’all are going to get disarmed.  You just screwed with the most organized sector in America.  These guys had to fight to get a bigoted President to acknowledge a pandemic.  Taking away your AR-15 is child’s play for them.

And Hilary.  I know we all have to hold our noses and vote this year.  Easily the less of the evils but dear Democrats did you not have anything better to trot out there?  Seriously.  That’s what you got?  Of course the same question could be asked of the Republicans.  Ted Cruz?  Marco Rubio?  And that wanker from Ohio?  You didn’t have a single normal person to trot out there?

Whiskey.  Tango  Foxtrot.



Been a long time

I know.  I know.  I suck.  But I’m here now.

The problem is I don’t turn on the news any more so I am slightly less pissed off these days.  However, I do turn on the interwebs so let’s buckle our seatbelts kittens because the stupid is deep.

Mike Huckabee.  Moron.  Here’s the quote “We are moving rapidly toward the criminalization of Christianity”.  No we aren’t you moron.  When I was a little kid we sang “Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world, be they yellow black or white they are precious in His sight, Jesus loves the little children of the world.”  It doesn’t say all of the Christian children but not the Muslim ones.  It doesn’t say the Christian ones but not the Jewish ones.  It doesn’t say the Christian ones but not the Buddhist ones.  It says all of the freaking little children you ignorant shits!

Miss me?  Thought so.

Speaking of ignorant.  Paul Ryan.  Free school lunches give kids “an empty soul”.  Now, I would assume that means that Paul got free school lunches when he was a little tyke and that’s why he is such a soulless ignoramus.  No, you idiot.  Free school lunches many times are the only meals these kids get.  There is no food in their home.  There is no leave it to Beaver June Cleaver putting out fresh cookies and milk when they get home from school.  There is no one picking them up from school.  There is nothing to eat.  If these kids can’t get some nourishment somewhere they can’t learn and then they will be just as stupid as say Mike Huckabee or Paul Ryan.  I used to have a friend that taught school in East Oakland.  She said that the kids would be going to the nurse with headaches around 10am every day.  BECAUSE THEY WERE HUNGRY AND HADN’T EATEN SINCE LUNCH THE DAY BEFORE.  Little undernourished brains can’t learn.  Clearly Paul Ryan and his undernourished brain don’t know that.

I am just amazed at these idiots who think their experience is the only one out there.  Their mom made them school lunch and they went to a Christian church and they had clean sheets to sleep on and a roof over their head so pull up your bootstraps and make it happen Pilgrim!  Idiots.

Studies say that the lack of nourishment actually depletes the intelligent quotient.  So does hopelessness.  So poverty makes a normal human being dull.  Now what Paul Ryan or Mike Huckabee’s problem could be I don’t know but that’s why it’s so tough to get out of these neighborhoods.  The programs that bring hope to the hopeless change lives.  Feeding hungry children changes lives.  Being a money grubbing Mr. Scrouge just makes you an asshole.


The court, I fear, has ventured into a minefield.

Well, we started off last week with the second dumbest decision of the current Supreme Court of the United States.  The dumbest decision was Citizens United and the dumbest of all time remains Dred Scott, although these guys are well on their way to a modern day Dred Scott decision.

These nincompoops are a product of the Great Communicator and the Bushes.  Elect morons to office and they pick morons for the court.  The biggest turd is Scalia, a turd that lies on the doorstep of the Right Wings Great White Hope, Reagan.

SOME HOW, in this country, your religious beliefs now allow you to discriminate against women.  That, friends, is utter bullshit.  It’s utter bullshit for numerous reasons, but the most important reason is that the Bible never, ever, ever instructed it’s believers to be assholes.  Not once.  So this argument and the Catholic church, who with the unholy alliance with the Mormons brought us Prop 8 are now running the country.  Welcome to ‘Merika.

It’s interesting to me that the Catholics who currently sit on the SCOTUS have forgotten that a mere 50 years ago, it was a big question as to whether or not this country would elect that Irish Catholic guy from Massachusetts.  His father never could become President and that was the thing that guy wanted the most.  There is a  cost for forgetting history.  It usually presents itself in the form of extinction. Yet this Court got themselves out on a very slippery slope from which there is no retreat.  And the Catholic Church is spraying the hill down with oil.

My religion doesn’t allow for any science so I won’t provide for any medical insurance at all, nor will I provide sick time, we will just pray over the sick.  My religion says not to associate with gay people so we won’t hire any.  My religion says that anyone with AIDS should not have a job.  My religion says that women should serve their husbands so I won’t hire any.  My religion says women should obey their husbands and never leave the home for anything.  My religion says that people of color are an aberration and must be exterminated.  My religion says that Hitler was right  and all Jews must be killed.  Where the hell does it stop?

Well it appears to stop at my religion sacrifices chickens to the beat of the African drums.  My religion says I eat an ital diet and smoke the ganja.  My religion says I fast for Ramadan and pray five times a day.  That’s where it stops.  And that is utter bullshit.

  • “Approving some religious claims while deeming others unworthy of accommodation could be ‘perceived as favoring one religion over another,’ the very ‘risk the [Constitution’s] Establishment Clause was designed to preclude.” ~Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsberg

So get your chicken sacrificing, ganja smoking Allah praying ass in line and bow down to the Knights of Columbus, you’re new god.

Foreman says these jobs are going boys and they ain’t coming back to your hometown

OK, maybe the Presidential debate drinking game wasn’t such a great idea.  Or maybe drinking whenever someone said “middle class” was a bad idea.

Not to worry, this morning we have a whole new kettle of fish to shoot in a barrel.  Or rather, binders of women.  What does that mean?

Maybe not that.

Not like that Bubba.  Jeez.  Now Hillary is going to want to…


This morning’s stop over at Politifact.com, they rated most of the debate was at least half or mostly true which is a big improvement.  Romney should not have gone after the Libya thing so hard, he was wrong.  The thing is, to any thinking person, the President can’t come roaring out and rattling swords and be wrong.  They called it terrorism right away but didn’t point to exactly where it came from.  Then Hillary took responsibility for the lapse, whatever that really was, I don’t think there was one.  I think shit happens in hostile environments.  Those guys were stationed in the belly of the beast.  Shit happened and one of our Ambassadors and some of his staff were killed.  It’s an international incident for sure but what would Mittens really do that would be any different?  It’s not like he didn’t piss off England and France in one innocent little trip.  Just think the wonders he could work with Libya with that sort of negotiating skill.  And they got the transcript.  And Obama called it an act of terror the next morning.  Do you think he’s not doing something right now about this?  Ask Osama bin Laden.  Oh, never mind, he sleeps with the fish.

And Hillary.  I don’t think she needed to step up to the plate on that one, but she did.  Was she the sacrificial lamb for the Administration?  Doubtful, she’s too smart for that.  It was probably a miss.  But she stepped right up to the plate just like Condi did after 9/11.  Oh wait a minute!  OK, Obama took responsibility because they all work for him just like Bush did after 9/11.  Oh wait a minute!  To this day neither Bush nor Rice have taken responsibility for their lapses.  Obama’s team didn’t beef up security.  Bush’s team ignored a report that said “OBL determined to attack America”.  Yeah, STFU Mittens.

The only “pants on fire” was the apology tour comment.  Sorry, I think apologizing for this country being a bunch of barbarians is wise.  We have bullied our way through this world for over a hundred years.  We should apologize.  I’m sure the Teabilly Republic doesn’t get that, but if we were better world citizens they wouldn’t be burning effigies of our Presidents, like that have for years.  I can remember that back to Johnson.  Maybe there’s a reason?  Ya think?  Mending fences is not a bad idea Mittens.  Of course he’s a guy who just has his butler call a landscaper to fix his fence… if they didn’t self deport.

Obama’s only outright falsehood was when he said that Romney called the Arizona immigration law a “model for the nation”.  It was out of context.  The Romney quote was “You know, I think you see a model here in Arizona. They passed a law here that says that people who come here and try and find work, that the employer is required to look them up on E-Verify. This E-Verify system allows employers in Arizona to know who’s here legally and who’s not here legally. And as a result of E-Verify being put in place, the number of people in Arizona that are here illegally has dropped by some 14 percent, where the national average has only gone down 7 percent.”  Obama’s factcheckers took the day off after the first sentence.  Fail.

Romney’s thinking is why my old job is being done by some guy named Singh in Bangalore.  I’m sure they are now paying him more than $16 a day.  I know when Fidelity went in there and started stealing First India’s employees the labor rates went up, and it’s been a few years so even Singh probably got a raise.  He’s why we now have QC checking the prelims when they arrive back here.  Even if he wasn’t an erratic self absorbed out of touch lying douchebag, I could never support him.


Y’all remember to wipe your feet

Let’s see, where to start?

Back to the Mormon agenda for a minute.  When was the last time a faggot knocked on your door and tried to recruit you?  Yeah, never.

Hypocrites unite.  Maryland delegate Donald H. Dwyer, Jr. the guy who thinks gays are a threat to children crashes his boat into…yep a boatload of children.  Injuring 4.  Blood alcohol level?  .20.  Legally drunk at .08.  Let’s do the math.  .20 divided by .08, 2, carry the 4, 2.5 times the legal limit.  Well played asshat.

The 47%.  For once, Mittens is right.   47% of this country don’t pay taxes.  That is because they are under the poverty line, dipshit. Lessee.  Do I know anyone who doesn’t pay taxes?  Oh yeah.  MY MOM.  Yep, Mittens, that little old 84 year old lady doesn’t pay any taxes.  She can’t even take advantage of her mortgage interest deduction.  And yeah, she sucks the life out of those government programs, like Social Security that she paid into for let’s see, freaking forever, and that Medicare shit you want to make a voucher system.  Yeah, the one that actually benefits the people who can take advantage of it.  I’m voting for my Mom whether she gets it or not.

Mittens.  You are so freaking far out of touch with the average American it’s obscene.  Let’s see.  Who else doesn’t make enough money to pay taxes?  Enlisted grunts.  Disabled veterans.  Those leaches on society.  Sorry Mittens, you’re the leach on our society.

He paid taxes at a rate of 13.5% to 14% depending if you ask Faux News or Cnn.com or NPR.org.  Needless to say CNN and NPR agree only Faux news changed the numbers to 20%, which is…a lie.  But facts don’t matter, we’ver heard Mittens say his campaign is not going to be influenced by the facts.   My tax rate is 20%.  Now who is the leach on society?  He should be paying at least what I pay.  Period.

To quote the Brother “You are entitled to your own opinion.  You are not entitled to your own facts.”

From Neil Newhouse of the Romney campaign “Fact-checkers come to this with their own sets of thoughts and beliefs and you know what? We’re not going let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers.”  Huh?  Facts are facts dipshit.  It is, or it isn’t.

That’s not to say the DNC hasn’t blurred the truth a bit themselves.  That’s why my new favorite website is http://www.politifact.com/.  Go see who’s pants are on fire.  Seriously.  There’s a trend.

Let’s revisit the Mormons, because I like picking on them.  Because they’re a bunch of liars with an agenda.  They are going to tear off their lizard masks and it’s going to be too late.  Y’all are worried about the Muslims and for the most part they are a peaceful bunch.  Kind of like the Christians.  If you don’t take the assholes into consideration. . . but both religions are rife with assholes so what do you do?

Remember the house across the street with the Yes on 8 sign?  The sanctity of marriage fergodsakes.  Well, she left him two years ago, about six months after the Prop 8 neighborhood debacle.  Yep, Miss Sanctity of Marriage left her husband.  Now I’ve always had a congenial relationship with her now ex-husband.  He’s a nice guy.  He’ll help me dig something up, push the Mustang back in the garage, helped me unload a .357 once, genuinely good guy.  Here’s the kicker.  The kids stayed with him, they did not leave with her.  About two months ago the divorce was final and she got the house.  He packed his shit and moved up the street and all of these Mormon guys started swarming around the house remodeling the whole thing.  New everything.  Then Princess Rhoda Olive Emity Eliza Mary Zina Louisa Emma, moved back in.  Sans children.  They stayed with the father.  The nice guy.  Dear Princess, I have much contempt for you and your LDS asshole friends.  And  your asshole Presidential candidate.

And God bless Billie Joe.  In a minute. That’s how a rockstar properly loses his shit.

Millions of people living as foes

You know, I’d leave this subject alone if it weren’t so important.  Or if it was the drum I’ve been pounding on for the last four years.

I’ve said for 20 years that the title industry needed to unionize.  Now I know OTG just regurgitated, but before you projectile vomit, consider this; if the industry was unionized the jobs wouldn’t have been shipped to India.  And we’d all be in pretty decent shape right now.  It’s not like the title companies have less work, they don’t.  It’s different work.  Probably more work.

Now riddle me this kittens, if you were making $127k per year would everything be peachy keen in your life?  My new favorite meme is earning over $110k every year and $127k the year he filed bankruptcy.  Just as an aside the sub headline “John Pike could no longer afford his mortgage, after the housing market crashed” is either ignorance on the part of the reporter or bullshit on the part of Pike.  If your income is the same and your payment is the same you can afford your mortgage no matter what the housing market does.  Idiots.  I certainly hope a bankruptcy judge didn’t consider that to have any bearing on anything.  But seriously if you can’t live on $127k a year in Roseville, you’re a…wait for it….piker.


Come on, you didn’t see that coming.

Today is Black Friday.  It makes me sad.  Today used to be the day that I would be in downtown San Francisco at 8am with a cup of coffee in hand to wander past each of the stores to see their new displays.  I’ll never forget the year that the Macy’s display looked like cherubs in bondage.  There were the puppies and kittens at Gumps, everybody’s windows were done up and beautiful.  But they put that shit up in August now and who the hell cares any more?  Afterwards I would head over to the SF Autoshow and see all the new toys.   This year I went to the car show on Monday with a friend of mine.

Check out that little lover.  That’s a Fisker Karma.  A 100% electric car.  $90k worth of love.  When I grow up I want one of those.  Because I will just have my attorney make the tickets go away.

One of the vehicles I have been considering for my business is a Mini.  For a lot of reasons.  Most importantly gas mileage.  They get like a gazillion mpg.  And they are built by BMW so they have all that BMW safety shit in them.  But I can’t see myself selling real estate out of a clown car.

Or maybe I should sell real estate from a clown car?  If it’s good enough for the Republican Presidential election it should be good enough for me.

Speaking of which, are those guys kidding?  I love a quote I heard the other day, “The Democrats move right and the Republicans move righter”.  That’s because they keep moving the shell because the only thing they want is all the power back.  They want Obama out at any cost.  They don’t want this country to get back on track, they don’t want to create jobs, they just want to take all they can for themselves and bitch about the unwashed masses fighting over the scraps.  Greed is still one of the seven deadly sins friends.

And it’s Christmas early in my world.  Jon Stewart is more reliable than cable news anchors for information.  For the record, he’s on the comedy channel.  Load up the clown car.

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
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We’re finally on our own

It could be argued that Occupy Wall Street is wasting a whole bunch of tax payer money.  And I wouldn’t dispute that it’s costing our cities a lot of money to manage the situation.  It could also be argued that a lot of the violence is being committed by the State.


I don’t think that’s ok.  And you shouldn’t either.  Pepper spray was not designed for that use.  Shame on them.

These guys aren’t going away.  And they shouldn’t either.  As much as Faux News would like to demonize them and say they are puppets of George Soros, this is organic.  George Soros didn’t offer to send them porto potties in NYC.  Bette Midler did.  And Bette is the 1%.  That’s actually a great interview, she gets it.

You’d think after all these years that the Cal PoPo would get it, but no.

Not the footage you’re seeing on Fox.  Or most of the other news stations right now.  That’s a Cal professor offering her wrists to the police to be arrested and then being hauled out by the hair, thrown down and arrested.  Who is really committing the violence?

The difference between now and the 60’s is the haircuts.  That’s it.  Bette is right.  Dirty hippie is so 1967, pick another phrase.  While you can still be mad at the folks in the 60’s that called our returning troops “baby killers”, I agree that was wrong, you can’t be mad at these guys who just want the millionaires and billionaires to pay the same taxes that we do.  Most billionaires pay 1% of their income in taxes.  I pay about 10 percent with all of my business deductions.  My highest bills in order are mortgage, car and health insurance, gasoline, taxes and then a plethora of bullshit after that.   An example of one of my bills that is 1% of my income would be Rita’s pet insurance.   Would it be great to pay that amount to the Feds?  Hell yeah!

The gripe is legit.  If the billionaires paid the same rate as the rest of us things would be a lot better in this country.  So Larry Ellison buys one less yacht.  Are you going to rally for the yacht broker?  I love the right wing argument that taxing billionaires wouldn’t make that much difference in the over all scheme of things so let’s not do it.  Really?  Then tax them and let’s move on.  It will generate around a trillion dollars.  Chump change to the federal government, but a trillion dollars that doesn’t have to be cut from somewhere and a trillion dollars load that doesn’t have to be carried by the middle class.  And the obscenity of it all is that it’s just their fair share.


You eat white toast

It’s Guy Fawkes Day.  How appropriate.  He was originally seen as a terrorist but in more recent times has been regarded at a freedom fighter.  The stylized version of the Guy Fawkes mask appeared in V for Vendetta and those are the masks that Anonymous and now the OWS protestors have been using.  I just wish they weren’t made in China.  Seriously, that’s where they are made.  Come on Anonymous, get that one right please.  (On a side note, this could have been interesting)

The thing with the OWS folks is it sometimes take a few minutes to figure it out.  The real protestors are pretty smart.  (I do not support the rent-a-mob anarchist asshats)  Originally I thought “What’s the point of shutting down the port.  All that does is put the longshoremen out of work.”  There’s your real tea party cupcake.  They were stopping foreign goods from coming onto US soil.  Not that it worked, it was all symbolic but it took a while to figure that one out.  Now if they could get their Guy Fawkes masks made in the USA we’d be on to something.  How about somebody here manufacturing the Guy Fawkes masks?  There’s a start.

It’s hard to figure the whole thing out listening to the news.  The sound bytes we’re used to don’t tell the story at all.  I think this whole situation is shining God’s flashlight down on the media.  The same media I’ve been beating on for a long time, for different reasons than the Koch brothers’ chambermaids.

I kind of wish I thought of that one.  Or could draw.  Actually I might be able to draw if I started again.  Focus.

The point is that if you are getting your news from godforbid Fox or really any of the main stream outlets, you aren’t getting the real story.  At all.  Because if it bleeds, it leads.  I should have a new category at PBE.  Maybe it’s “if it bleeds it leads” or “The bubbleheaded blonde”.   Once you get past the traffic report, there is really no reason for televised news any more.  They never get the story right.  It’s all about marketing and who can sell the most soap bubbles and soda pop.  Who cares?

You are the 99%.  These guys don’t want socialism, they want equality.  And isn’t that what this country is about?

Because a Cory Smoot video was much more offensive than an Andy Rooney video.  Rest in peace.


Some folks are born made to wave the flag

“The civil rights movement was a few years in front of me. I was too young to participate when they first started the freedom rides and the sit-ins. So on a day-to-day basis, it didn’t have an impact. I just kept going to school, doing what I was supposed to do, and stayed out of trouble. I didn’t go downtown and try to participate in sit-ins. Counter to our real feelings we decided to avoid trouble by moving to the back of the bus when the driver told us to. Dad always said, ‘stay out of trouble,’ and we did.” `Herman Cain

Perhaps he should have named his book “From the Big House to the White House”.  It’s catchy, you’ve got to give me that.  But that’s actually not to subject today.  The juxtaposition, that’s the story here.

Lots of African Americans did not join that fight on the street.  Lots of like thinking white Americans did not join that fight on the street.  It takes a special person to go out there, risk arrest, injury and even death to fight for the rights of the rest of us.  ACT-UP used to make me cringe, but they fought a fight that needed to be fought.  At the time we had a President who had never uttered the term “AIDS” in public, while Americans died.  I hated ACT-UP’s tactics and did not participate even though I had friends who were dying and they were fighting for people I cared about.  There was a rag tag element to those protests, but they were right.  They were as right as the anti-war protestors of the 60’s.  (not the ones screaming “baby killer” at our returning soldiers, those guys were wrong) They were as right as the Civil Rights protestors of the 60’s.  They were as right as the original tea party.  (I’m sure those guys in Bostom harbor spelled their signs correctly)  And they were as right as the Occupy Wall Street protestors are today.

They are fighting a fight that needs to be fought for America.  Here’s a good reason why.

That’s a Gallup question asked to Chinese and American families.  19% of American families are what they call “food insecure”.  That is, they don’t know where their next meal might come from.  Now I could go on about how the only thing they can afford is cheap ass fast food that is full of hormones and antibiotics and wood.  And how that might make them fat and sick.  And how that might put a strain on the health care system, because they probably don’t have insurance either.  But that would take money out of the pockets of billionaires and we wouldn’t want to do that.  Because this is America.  Which right now looks a lot like Rome.  Fixin’ to burn.

But really today I wanted to draw the parallel with those who fight for us in the streets and those of us who sit in our comfy homes and “stay out of trouble”.  Time magazine just did a poll that said that 54% of America supported the Occupy Wall Street protestors.  That’s pretty decent support in a divided country.  There’s this weird little phenomenon where they are finding that the Occupy Wall Street guys are spelling the words on their signs properly, a feat that has consistently eluded the Teabaggers.


I wonder why the Teabag protestors are referred to as “Americans” by Faux News and the Occupy Wall Street guys are referred to as “dirty hippies”.   That’s not “fair” or “balanced” you asshats.

I support Occupy Wall Street.  They have finally gotten to the root of the problem and they are pointing the finger at the Emperor.  And he wears no clothes.

As for Herman Cain, he’s just a House Negro.  His 15 minutes is going to be up pretty quickly here.

Who do you think you’re fooling?

We’re heading into another political season, as if we ever got out of the last one.

Like most of the country, I am outraged by what’s going on, or perhaps what’s not going on in Congress.  I am disgusted by how stupid we’ve become.  And I am mad as hell.

Are you getting tomorrow off?  Great.  THANK THE UNIONS.

From the Department of Labor’s website:

Labor Day: How it Came About; What it Means

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Founder of Labor Day

More than 100 years after the first Labor Day observance, there is still some doubt as to who first proposed the holiday for workers.

Some records show that Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, was first in suggesting a day to honor those “who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold.”

But Peter McGuire’s place in Labor Day history has not gone unchallenged. Many believe that Matthew Maguire, a machinist, not Peter McGuire, founded the holiday. Recent research seems to support the contention that Matthew Maguire, later the secretary of Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists in Paterson, N.J., proposed the holiday in 1882 while serving as secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York. What is clear is that the Central Labor Union adopted a Labor Day proposal and appointed a committee to plan a demonstration and picnic.

The First Labor Day

The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.

In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed, and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a “workingmen’s holiday” on that date. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations, and in 1885 Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country.

Here are some words that the right wing have used to promote hate.  I’ve had it.  When you see these words, know that they are words of hate.

  1. Lawyers -Yep, back when George H.W. Bush was running for first Vice-President and then President, he blamed the problems of this country on the lawyers.  I call bullshit.  Lawyers were the first of the current boogie men.  They practice law.  They are the ones that should be in Washington writing laws.  Not the clowns that are currently writing laws.  Lawyering is an honorable profession, there are dishonest ones, that’s for sure, but there are dishonest politicians too so GHWB had no right to single out the lawyers.  And this country was stupid for believing him.
  2. Academia -Yeah, pick on the smart guys.  Also a GHWB tactic.  Maybe he was just grooming his idiot son for the Presidency.  Without academia we wouldn’t have the medical breakthroughs we have now.  If you’re sick, really sick, you want to be at a university hospital.  That’s where the best of the best and the brightest of the bright reside.  George W. Bush would never be found there.  Nor would Dan Quayle.  Seeing a pattern yet?
  3. Cultural Elite -What does that mean?  Andy Warhol?  Diane von Fürstenberg?  Doris Duke?  What did that mean, but it caught on.
  4. Liberal Media -First, I don’t know when liberal got to be a dirty word.  It’s not.  Once upon the time before a bunch of corporate marketers changed the way that news was delivered we used to be able to trust the information.  Now it’s all about the bubbleheaded blonde that comes on at 6.  And selling soap bubbles.  And market share.  I will never forgive Dan Rather for announcing James Brady’s death.  But, I’ll take the Liberal Media every day of the week over Faux News.  They’ve been proven to be criminals by Scotland Yard, why do we still watch them in America?  Why do we believe a single word they say?  If you haven’t seen Outfoxed, go rent it.  Nuff said.
  5. Moral Majority -It wasn’t moral or the majority but they kept repeating it as if it were true.  I could do a subsection on these asshats.  Pat Robertson blaming New Orleans for Katrina or Haiti for the earthquake.  Michelle Bachmann just mused if the earthquake and Irene were God’s way of signaling Congress that they weren’t doing what she thought they should.  Or how about their preachers going down, literally, one after another for, let’s see, hookers, homo hookers, meth, illicit affairs and Godonlyknows what else.  Shall we take a moment to talk about Congressional morality?  Thought not.  Not moral.  Not the majority.
  6. Unions -Yeah, the guys who stopped child labor, forced a livable wage, job stability, health and safety standards.  Yeah, the Union is the bad guy if your the corporation.  If you’re the worker, they’re the good guy.  Stupid.
  7. Tyranny -Obama is not Ghaddafi.  Ghaddafi was tyranny.  Saddam Hussein was tyranny.  Obama is the President.  Congress, is just as stupid as the people who elected them.  That’s not tyranny either.  King George III?  Tyrannical.  An elected President?  No.
  8. Freedom -Like you can’t do what you want to within reason in this country.  Don’t be an asshat and you have more freedom than any other country.  You have the freedom to be a total douche and vote consistently against your own interest.  Ain’t America grand?
  9. Special Rights -They are only special when they aren’t afforded the entire constituency.  Once that happens, they become special from subtractions not addition.  If it’s 1850 and a slave wants to be free that’s a special right.  Because his right to be free has been subtracted.  See how that works?  But you don’t learn what it means because you have a half assed American education and you buy into that rhetorical horse crap.  The right to marry is only a special right because it’s been taken away.
  10. Elite <add your slur here> -You aren’t elite so it’s ok to hate “the Elite” whoever they are.  Here’s a news flash Senators are elite.  There’s 100 of them.  Congress is elite.  There’s only 435 of them.  Governors are elite.  There’s 50 of them.  You and me?  We aren’t elite.  We’re just schmucks working a job.

There will be a ton more in this new election cycle.  Know them.  Reject them.