Just wanted to take a moment to direct some of my outrage at this weekend’s events in Arizona at John McCain, who reached a level of cockheaded fuckedupitude of which even I had previously believed him incapable when he issued what the NY Times called “one of the strongest statements” regarding the 22-year-old shooter that killed at least six people, wounded 14, and has left Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords in critical condition with a bullet hole through her fucking head:
“I am horrified by the violent attack on Representative Gabrielle Giffords and many other innocent people by a wicked person who has no sense of justice or compassion. I pray for Gabby and the other victims, and for the repose of the souls of the dead and comfort for their families.”
I’m sorry, what? Could someone explain to me nice and slow how someone who has played an increasingly significant role in cultivating the dangerously partisan political environment that our country is currently suffocating in could have the audacity to act shocked and horrified that something like this could have happened to a woman who was already receiving threats because of her pro-health reform, anti-insane Arizona immigration law stances? What the fuck?
In his many years on this earth, one would think that McCain would have managed to come across the folkloric warning to be careful what you wish for.
That would be homosexuals, of course.
At least that’s what KETK-NBC would like us to believe. The Texas-based NBC affiliate recently aired an amazing fucking segment speculating that The Gays are Taking Over America, and that this will be its downfall.
Not our useless elected officials, not the corrupt corporations that pull their strings, not the increasingly loud bigots who refer to themselves as “voices of reason” amidst the cacophony of “leftist propaganda.” Homosexuals who have jobs in the government.
The compelling cause-effect relationship that is at the root of this hard-hitting bit of reporting goes something like this:
- Barack Obama’s administration has appointed more openly gay people than the last two asshats presidents combined.
- This recent study, when decontextualized to the point of stupidity by fundamentalist Christian idiots, can be interpreted to mean that twice as many teens are gay than a decade ago.
- Therefore, the Obama administration’s tolerance of homosexuality is breeding gayness among our youth, which will, in turn, be “the downfall of America ….(provocative question mark).”
Yes, I know. The logic takes you back to your days in geometry class, when you were learning about laws of equivalent and complementary angles, except that those were mere laws of mathematics, and this here is a law from God.
J.C. has got to be weeping in some toast right now.
Here’s the video, complete with asshole anchors, an asshole correspondent, a 10-second B-roll montage featuring harrowing scenes of happy homosexuals getting married, hugging, and sitting next to each other at what sort of looks like a Bingo hall (thus proving nowhere is safe) that plays on loop for at least four minutes, and a caller segment that kicks in around minute three, the highlight of which occurs at 3:24 when some homophobic cuntbag declares that “we the people doesn’t count anymore.”
While goodness knows we can’t expect better than this bullshit from Texas, we can from NBC, and I encourage any of you who get as blood-boily about this shit as I do to sign the Courage Campaign’s petition to Jeff Zucker and Steve Burke. Cause if they let shit like this happen on their affiliate stations, they’re really just FOX in sheep’s clothing.
The series that brought you Miss South Carolina’s bumbling attempts to discuss foreign policy and Britney Spears’ drunk performance at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards is back, this time with Sarah Palin, the former Republican vice presidential nominee.
I have tried really, really hard to ignore Sarah Palin since the election ended and the immediate threat of her holding national office subsided, but today I have to make an exception because 1) she resigned from her post as governor of Alaska a full year and a half before the end of her term, and 2) she sounded completely bat shit crazy while she was doing it.
Go ahead. Watch it. You know you want to.
11 pm, Comedy Central. Be there or be square, baby.
While all the clean energy folks were still recovering from their Obama-election hangovers, the Bush administration opened–and closed–a 30 day public comment period on a proposition to drill off the shores of Virginia.
The project is now underway.
This reminds me a little of the “public commenting period” earlier this year on a federal rule change that, among other things, aimed to redefine pregnancy as beginning at the point of conception. No one seemed to know about that one, either. I can’t really even begin to articulate how maddening it is that the public isn’t better made aware of these “public” vetting opportunities.
Maybe instead of covering shit like this, CNN and co. can include a section on their websites dedicated to listing rules and policies up for public comment and providing basic ‘how to’ instructions.