Christian Author Says Liberals Hate 100 Things-I Respond to Each

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Jun 082017
This entry is part of 2 in the series Say It To My Face

I know the headline comes as a surprise to you, but Right Wing Watch has called attention to an article by some Christian author who, on Charisma News, posted a list of 100 things we Liberals hate about America. I had to read the list, and, of course, since it’s me, I have to comment on it. So let’s just roll right through this list.

This is from Michael Snyder’s article. Of course this paragraph alone merits a response by itself (heck, I could probably write a post about each of his 100 things, but I don’t know if I’ll get that ambitious), but I’ll leave that for a later post. Anyway, here’s what Snyder thinks:

If we want to make America great again, we need to embrace the things that made us great in the first place. Unfortunately, the left tends to hate most of those things. In fact, many leftists will actually tell you that America was never great. These “progressives” want our nation to be fundamentally “transformed” into an entirely different place than our forefathers intended, and they plan to use big government as the tool to conduct that “transformation”.

So, for all your liberals out there…here’s what it turns out, according to Michael Snyder, you hate: Continue reading »

Saving the Republic – My Master Plan

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May 262017

Trump TV PosterI’ve come up with an idea for how to save the Republic from the mafia family currently trying to take it over. This of course means getting the “Clown-in-Chief, Trump, and his gang of thieves out of the White House. First, I need to establish some background about Trump and recent events. Continue reading »

Douche of the Day – Trump Supporters

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Aug 142016
This entry is part 26 of 31 in the series Daily Douche-Bag

I’m sure a lot of people are not going to like this, but it needs to be said. No amount of twisted justifications and logical gymnastics can justify supporting Donald Trump for the office of President of the United States. I’d like to say the man is just a joke, but there is nothing laughable about his disposition, nor the way he has managed his life and run his businesses.

First off, conservatives love to claim they support our troops (never mind that the Republicans in Congress have consistently blocked funding bills for veteran services). If you support Donald Trump, you no longer get to claim that you support our troops and veterans, so just STFU about that. Donald Trump should have been immediately disqualified from being taken seriously the minute he made disparaging comment about prisoners of war. This was his comment directed at question about John McCain when Trump claimed he preferred people who weren’t captured. The phrasing took is beyond just not liking Trump, and insulting every U.S. POW.

Agree or disagree with John McCain’s politics, the man served his country, and endured a very special hell of torture and captivity as a POW, along with many other Americans during Vietnam. During the Revolutionary War, an estimated 20,000 Americans were held as prisoners of war and 8,500 died in captivity. In WWI, approximately 4,120 Americans were held as prisoners of war and there were 147 confirmed deaths. During WWII, the Germans, In Europe, held over 94,000 Americans were interned, and in the Pacific, nearly 30,000 Americans were interned by the Japanese. Over 40% of those died in captivity. During the Korean conflict, more than 7,100 Americans were captured and interned, and just over 2,700 are known to have died while interned. During the longest war in American history, the Vietnam War, 766 Americans are known to have been prisoners of war. Of this number, 114 died during captivity. Unlike previous wars, the length of time as a POW was extensive for many, with some being interned for more than seven years. ((National Park Services Website, POWs in American History: A Synopsis, Alan Marsh, Cultural Resources Specialist, 1998.)) Continue reading »

New Presidential Poll at Deep

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May 062016
This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series 2016 Elections

Poll-pictureOK, the field has been narrowed. I suppose many will say it’s really down to Hillary v. Trump, but since I’m supporting Bernie, I’m going to leave him on the list for now (although I concede Secretary Clinton is the presumptive nominee). I also concede that Trump is the presumptive nominee for the Republicans <shudder>. However, despite some signs the Republicans are resigning themselves to that reality, I’m just not totally convinced they are going to let this happen. I also know Paul Ryan said “no-way,” but the guy is still being talked about.

I’m going to write more in a later post about why I think he won’t run this cycle.

Anyway, vote in our very unscientific poll.

OK, so who's your choice for President 2016?

  • Paul Ryan (4%, 2 Votes)
  • Undecided (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Hillary Clinton (35%, 16 Votes)
  • None of the above (15%, 7 Votes)
  • Bernie Sanders (20%, 9 Votes)
  • Donald Trump (24%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 46

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Scary Out There in Republican Land

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Mar 162016
This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series 2016 Elections

I respect and would defend everyone’s right to pick the candidate they believe best represents their interests. I do, however, believe people often forget that their own interests are served when elected officials try to do their best for the entire country, fully realizing some things are a zero sum game.

With that said, I have to tell I’ve moved past being worried to being disgusted at the way some people are deciding on who to vote for, and I am especially looking at Trump’s supporters.

Of course they hate Secretary Clinton. She’s dishonest, email, and Benghazi. They simply won’t hear that their own Republican’s in Congress ran investigation after investigation (for no other purpose than doing political damage to her, and said so), but were able to come with nothing to hang on her. Because of my work, I know something about email management, and even about email management at the State Dept., and Secretary Clinton did nothing that wasn’t done by all the Secretaries prior to her. As for Benghazi, never mind it was the Republican Congress that slashed funding for Embassy Protection. When you explain all of this to them, it’s like they are little kids sticking their fingers in their ears and saying La La La La La. Continue reading »

This Is How It Starts – The Trump Campaign

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Mar 012016
This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series 2016 Elections

donald-trump-july-10-2015I’ve written pretty extensively about Cruz’s beliefs and his campaign. He remains my biggest fear as President because of his deep-seated religious beliefs, but Trump is already making the U.S. a terrible place. His campaign has given permission to the racists and xenophobes in this country to take off the masks of civility, and revel in their hate. And so far, candidate Trump has done nothing to dissuade them.

This is how it starts, we know how it ends. History has taught us, but as too often the case, we have decided to forego the lessons of history. Oh yes, a bare few Republican party leaders are timidly calling Trump out, but Rubio and Cruz are aiding and abetting by trying to out Trump Trump. Continue reading »

The Snowbillies Reprise

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Jan 212016

I was going to write about Ted Cruz, but lo’ and behold, the Palin family reappeared. Sarah Palin popped up and tossed up one of the biggest bowls of word salad ever in support of Donald Trump. This coming on the heels of her daughter being sued for child support and shared custody or a second out-of-wedlock child, and her son’s arrest on a range of charges related to firearms and domestic abuse. And, no surprise here, she blames almost all of that on Obama.

So let’s talk about this endorsement. Look closely at the picture below, and from the expression on Trump’s face, you have to think he’s going, “what the fuck have I done.” I’m sure the craziness of her speech was a bit over the top even for the Donald, not to mention, I suspect he felt like she was trying to upstage him. It’s hard to fit two egos the size of theirs into one building. Continue reading »

Nov 112015

starbucks-holiday-cupsBy now you’ve likely heard the craziness of some conservatives about Starbuck’s holiday cup design. You’ve probably heard about it because of one idiotic attention whore, who claims to be a pastor, Josh Feurerstein. He apparently managed to finally have a video go viral (trust me,  he’s produced some doozies in his efforts to get attention), where he raises a stink about Starbucks, because of their holiday cup design…plain red with their green logo.

There’s a CNN interview available on YouTube:

He thinks he’s cute because he wants to “start a movement.” That movement is to go into Starbucks, and when ordering, tell them your name is “Merry Christmas,” so they have to write it on the cup, and say when they call you. How very clever.

I do want you to listen to the interview, and then I’m going to deconstruct the craziness of this particular guy. Continue reading »

Trump and Religion

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Aug 292015
This entry is part 18 of 31 in the series Daily Douche-Bag
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures and declares "You're fired!" at a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, June 17, 2015.  REUTERS/Dominick Reuter TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY


I can’t think of much that makes me angrier than politicians, on either side of the aisle, who try to use religion to advance their political careers. To a one, most (especially Republicans) claim to be “Christian,” but then behave nothing like a Christian. They do all they can to kill the social safety net, ignoring that whole Sermon on the Mount thing about “blessed are the poor,” and the many parts about caring the widow and orphan (according to the Bible, the real sin of Sodom). They agitate for war at every turn, ignoring that whole, “blessed are the peacemakers,” and loving your neighbor stuff.

Marco Rubio may be champion of it. His religion has changed frequently over time, depending on which denomination best suits his political aims the time. And now, Donald Trump has basically been caught in a lie about his personal convictions.

We start with him making a big thing in an interview about how religious he is, about how much he loves the Bible, about how he really likes both Testaments equally, and how he reads it all the time. I’d say, then the wheels come off, but they were never even actually on. Listen to the brief excerpt of the interview below: Continue reading »

Republicans Resort Again to Swiftboating

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Jul 252015
McCain on cot in Hanoi POW camp.

McCain on cot in Hanoi POW camp.

“Swift-boating” is a neologism used pejoratively to describe an unfair or untrue political attack. We started using it during the 2004 presidential campaign when an astro-turf group, Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, set out to wreck John Kerry’s campaign based on their false claim that he hadn’t earned a purple heart he had received.

Now, Donald Trump has taken on the mantel of swift-boater (to go along with his birtherism) in attacking John McCain’s status as a Vietnam War Hero. In recent televised remarks Trump claimed that McCain was a hero only because he was captured, and Trump said he preferred people who were not captured.

So let’s give you a little background, in case you’ve lived under a rock. McCain served as an attack aircraft pilot flying off aircraft carriers during the Vietnam War. He was shot down, injured in the crash, and captured. He then endured five and a half years as a prisoner of war, including periods of torture. In 1968, he refused a North Vietnamese offer of early release, because it would have meant leaving before other prisoners who had been held longer.

Now there is very little from a policy perspective that I agree with now-Senator McCain on, but that does not mean I do not respect his service, nor appreciate his heroism. No one should be allowed to question those aspects of McCain’s history and character without being dismissed as a lunatic. Continue reading »