B. John

Records and Content Management consultant who enjoys good stories and good discussion. I have a great deal of interest in politics, religion, technology, gadgets, food and movies, but I enjoy most any topic. I grew up in Kings Mountain, a small N.C. town, graduated from Appalachian State University and have lived in Atlanta, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Dayton and Tampa since then.

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Oct 072017
 

Rep. Tim Murphy – Douche-Bag of The Day

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Oct 042017
 
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This entry is part of 30 in the series Daily Douche-Bag

If Republicans have any  real principles, it is hypocrisy. They never seem to have any problem accepting money to advance whatever culture war issue or policy and imposing it on everyone else, while doing just the opposite in their personal lives. It seems that Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), couldn’t avoid a little adultery, and some violation of the “sanctity of the unborn child.”

It seems the Pittsburg Gazette got hold of a document dump of texts and office documents from the Representative’s office. It seems Shannon Edwards, a forensic psychologist in Pittsburgh with whom the congressman admitted last month to having a relationship, texted him upset about some statements his office released on abortion. She wrote, “And you have zero issue posting your pro-life stance all over the place when you had no issue asking me to abort our unborn child just last week when we thought that was one of the options…” Continue reading »

Pat Robertson – Douche-bag of the Day

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Oct 032017
 
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This entry is part 1 of 30 in the series Daily Douche-Bag

Pat Robertson is yet another of those folks who could make a daily appearance on the Douche Bag of The Day channel, instead, he plys his BS on CBN. The latest is his attempt to blame the Las Vegas shooting on disrespect for his butt-buddy, Donald Trump (there’s an image I’ll have trouble getting out of my mind) and the National Anthem.

So, here’s what Pat had to say: Continue reading »

Oct 012017
 
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This entry is part 2 of 30 in the series Daily Douche-Bag

So who the hell is Bret Whipple you are probably asking. Well Bret is Cliven Bundy’s attorney (which makes him sleazy enough to earn the prize, but wait, there’s more). Bret, in court filings tried to claim that Bundy and his band of scofflaws were no different from the civil rights marchers of Selma, Alabama. Let that sink in for a minute.

In case you’ve been living under or a rock, or wisely just tried to forget this mess, let me offer some background on the Bundy Ranch incident. As CNN Reported:

The Bundys drew national attention at the time for refusing to pay the federal government more than $1 million in grazing fees. “I not only said no. I said hell no,” Cliven Bundy told CNN at the time over his refusal to relocate his cattle.

The land in Clark County, Nevada, became federally protected in 1989 after the government declared the Mojave Desert tortoise an endangered species. That effectively put an end to livestock grazing there. Most ranchers left. The Bundys stayed and continued raising their cattle but racked up fees and fines. Their refusal to foot the bill eventually drew the ire of federal agents, who seized a portion of their cattle.

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Sep 302017
 
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This entry is part 29 of 30 in the series Daily Douche-Bag

There aren’t many days I couldn’t give Trump this award, so I try to save it for the more egregious occasions (which, again, could be almost daily). He gets it  for his response to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico. Apparently, he believes they don’t deserve help because they are in debt. (Here’s a mirror Don, how many times have you been bailed out?)

As a matter of fact, speaking of Don being bailed out, the Dumpster defaulted on payments for his bond-funded gold course in Puerto Rico, and left the Puerto Ricans holding the bag for $32.7M. I think he should make a personal contribution to the Puerto Rican relief effort of at least that amount, but then again, I’ve heard of no one seeing that $1M check he pledged to help our Houston. Continue reading »

Sep 172017
 
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This entry is part 28 of 30 in the series Daily Douche-Bag

I suppose it will come as no surprise to anyone that these two will wind up with multiple DBoTD awards. Along with a number of other fundamentalist nut-jobs, these two are blaming Irma and 9/11 on LGBT people.

In their video, the bothers, in discussing 9/11, had this to say, “One of the things we heard a lot 16 years ago was rebuild, rebuild, rebuild, but one of the words we didn’t hear was repent.” “As a nation,” they continue, “if you would have told us back then, in 2001, that in 2017 we would be completely redefining what gender means, what marriage means, what sexuality means … I would’ve–I would’ve said, ‘there’s no way that would happen in this country!’”  Continue reading »

Julie Gunlock – Douche Bag of the Day

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Sep 022017
 
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This entry is part 27 of 30 in the series Daily Douche-Bag

I haven’t been awarding these much lately, well, because with the Trump Administration, there would be just too many ties each day. But I thought that Julie Gunlock, senior fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum, deserved special recognition for some things she said on a recent edition of Fox and Friends.

Julie is upset that, apparently, behind the backs of parents as part of some great conspiracy, schools are (gasp) feeding children and teaching science. And by gawd, it has to stop.

Julie Gunlock, senior fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum

Julie Gunlock, senior fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum

“More and more now these schools, elementary schools are taking on and supplanting parents,” Gunlock said. “They get dropped off at 6:30 in the morning, they get three meals a day. There is after-care. There is even health care services at some schools. So, really schools have tried more and more to take on the role of parenting.”

Yes, the schools are providing these things, and why? Well, first off, they are voluntary, so parents must think they are a good thing, but this is still just another example of a favorite Republican pastime, “poor shaming.” There was a time in America when a family could live a comfortable life on a single income, leaving one parent at home for child-rearing. Thanks to Republicans and their failed trickle-down economics theory, that’s just not possible. Both parents need to work, and even that is still a struggle. So schools have had to step up and try to help parents and children, but of course, let’s make people feel bad for using these services.

And just as an aside, she’s also got her knickers all in a wad over the fact that these liberal schools are teaching things of devil like “climate change.”

As Allen Clifton over at Forward Progressives put it:

As for her assertion that “political topics” are now being pushed in school, such as climate change, she’s out of her mind. We shouldn’t dumb-down our education system just because some people want to deny facts, reality, science, and history. When the majority of the world’s scientists believe in human-made climate change, that means it damn sure needs to be taught in school. Just because there are people like her who choose to be ignorant doesn’t mean the facts become a “matter of opinion.”

Climate change is real — end of story.

This woman is essentially arguing that teaching factual science, feeding children, and providing after school care is tantamount to liberal brainwashing.

I couldn’t have said it better myself Allen. The stupid just burns.

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Well, I suppose it won’t come as a surprise to anyone that I’m going to step into the debate about Confederate statues. It has obviously become something of a lightening rod after the incidents in Charlottesville, VA last weekend. I am seeing what too often happens, and it started with Trump’s tweets. There is this effort to try to claim there are two-sides to this, and that everyone is at fault, so the White Supremacists are not at fault…or something like that.

False Equivalency of “Two Sides”
Let me be right up front. To compare the two sides in this debate is a false equivalency of the highest order. The counter protestors in Charlottesville did not show up carrying clubs, armed to the teeth with high-powered firearms, and wearing body armor. They didn’t beat anyone, let alone any black people, as some of the racists protestors did, and they most certainly did not deliberately drive a car into the crowd…something that would be an act of terrorism if the driver had not been a white male. Continue reading »