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Abortion Docs, Jew Haters, Extremism and the GOP

Let’s just jump right in, cuz I really do have a lot to say.

Today I have right-wing extremism on my mind… something I’ve been mulling over lately… and something that truly makes my blood run cold.

It’s terrifying.

… And it’s escalating quickly.

Since Barack Obama descended on the scene with his eye turned to the presidency, we have seen this country’s lunatics come out in full force.

During the campaign we heard about assassination plots, accusations of Obama’s false ties to Muslim terror groups, chants and rants at Republican rallies calling for his death and accusations of treason.

Talk about foreshadowing… we all saw it unfolding. Most of us understood, upon witnessing the GOP presidential candidate and his running mate’s unwillingness to condemn the behavior (until it was much too late, that is), that the worst was yet to come.

We were right.

Now, within the past couple of weeks, we have learned of the brutal murders of Dr. George Tiller, an American abortion doctor and of another fellow American- a security guard named Steven T. Johns– at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC.

Both men were murdered by right-wing extremists- Tiller was killed by a well known pro-life advocate, Johns died at the hands of an 88 year old white supremacist and anti-semite.

The killers have been charged with murder, but inexplicably, neither men have been charged with any counts of terrorism. If these terrible acts of violence against Americans do not qualify as domestic terrorism, nothing does.

Perhaps as terrifying as the crazy people perpetrating this violence are the powerful “main stream” conservatives behind them, the people who in essence stir the pot… and then sit back, showing false horror, as it all comes to a boil. These are people you’ve all heard of… many of you even support their political and religious beliefs…

… Millions of you voted for at least two of them to become your next president and vice president, and you allow the others into your homes and cars by way of television and radio each and every day.

You know exactly who I am referring to.

John McCain, Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly and friends did not single-handedly cause the recent bloodshed on American soil by right-wing extremists.

They did, however, incite much of the ugliness we see today, and those that didn’t incite it, stood back and did nothing to cause the boiling pot to simmer, or cool off.

As a result, it has boiled over.

Now that these so-called leaders have stirred and heated up what I’ll call the “Crazy Pot”- essentially giving psychotic people a free pass- morally, at least- to terrorize and kill, they sit back, feigning shock and confusion… doing their very best to distract us from the facts- the fact that they are contributing to a violently divided nation.

It’s almost as if in realizing that their own party is falling apart, they have made the decision to fight- not to save the GOP or our very nation- but to take every last one of us down with them.

I do not understand the lack of outrage.

Where is the anger from my fellow Americans, both Conservative and Liberal alike?

I posted a piece on this site yesterday about David Letterman’s inappropriate comments regarding Willow Palin, Sarah Palin’s 14 year old daughter. I received hundreds of hits on that particular post alone, and the moral outrage seen in my comments section was mind-boggling.

Letterman’s joke was idiotic, and it wasn’t funny… but he didn’t kill anyone.

Why are people more enraged that he, a late night talk show host who makes his living by telling off-color jokes, made a stupid comment, than they are about the fact that two Americans were brutally murdered by politically motivated right-wing nutjobs, mere days apart?

It appears that certain conservatives in this country are so busy being pissed off at those who do not share their same beliefs, that they have missed the forest for the trees.

People are being murdered, and last time I checked, regardless of political or religious affiliation, Americans generally agree that murder is reprehensible. So many of these same people would willingly lynch David Letterman for telling his stupid jokes… while simultaneously looking the other way when members of their own party are killing others.

Prior to Dr. Tiller’s death, for example, Bill O’Reilly was igniting viewers’ anger by referring to him repeatedly as a “mass murderer”, “Tiller the Baby Killer”, and claiming that his abortion clinic was a “death mill”. After Tiller’s murder, O’Reilly mostly toned back his hateful rhetoric- even acknowledging that Dr. Tiller was breaking no laws, but did not address- not a single time- all the right wingers out there that dared celebrate the horrific death of a fellow American.

He showed no real outrage at this violent act of terrorism.

He simply did a lot of back-pedaling, hoping that in doing so, America would not see his (inadvertant) role in this tragedy.

O’Reilly did not shoot Dr. Tiller, but he helped incite the violence and hatred that ultimately led to his death.

This is a disturbingly common trend, and it is downright horrifying.

If half of the people who expressed such outrage at, say, Letterman’s dumb jokes, showed that sort of contempt over the events that led to these two dead Americans, our country would perhaps be in slightly less dire straits.

How disgustingly terrifying.

Posted in C-Haze, Children, Conservative, Current Events, Dating, David Letterman, Democrats, Family, Funny, Humor, John McCain, Liberal, News, Parent, Parenting, Politics, Relationships, Sarah Palin, Sex, Willow Palin

David Letterman, John McCain and Willow Palin

Ok, so David Letterman may have crossed a line with his recent jokes regarding Sarah Palin and her daughter, with some people even calling for his termination from CBS.

I thought the jokes specifically about Governor Palin were pretty funny- and not the slightest bit out of line- though perhaps slightly off-color.

I did, however, cringe at his quip about Palin’s daughter.

The Governor had taken her 14 year old daughter to a Yankees game while recently visiting New York. Letterman joked on his show that during the Seventh Inning Stretch, Willow, the daughter, got “knocked up” by Alex Rodriguez.

Disgusting, for sure.

I’m not here to condone Letterman’s comments. Personally, I feel that for the most part, children of politicians should be off limits for all of us- late night comedians included. I do make an exception for people such as Megan McCain (John McCain’s daughter) and Bristol Palin (Sarah Palin’s oldest daughter) because A) they are not minors and B) they have chosen a life in the public eye- Megan as a popular blogger, Bristol as a public advocate for abstinence.

Personally, I’m not a fan of the double standard here.

Can you imagine, for example, had Conan O’Brien quipped, during Michelle Obama’s recent trip to London with her daughters, that Sasha (or Malia- pick a kid), had been knocked up by Hugh Grant?

Or worse, Boy George?

David Beckham?

I realize that politically incorrect, often distasteful humor, is par for the course in late night comedic television… but sometimes, as we all know, lines do get crossed, and feelings get hurt.

Unfortunately, and it pains me to say this- as I am a Letterman fan- his so-called apology on the matter was grossly inadequate. Letterman claims that his joke regarding Palin’s daughter was actually geared towards Bristol Palin, but I’m not buying it. Everyone knows Bristol was not the one who accompanied her mother to the Yankees game, and surely,  considering all of Letterman’s staff, if not the big man himself, someone would have picked up on this fact.

This, at best, was a terrible gaffe on the part of his research department. At worst, he knew exactly what he was saying and who he was saying it about.

Regardless, it was a completely inappropriate thing to say.

What enrages me, however, even more than Letterman’s false and disengenuous apology, is certain Republican politicians’ reactions to his comments.

John McCain, for example, when asked his opinion by news source Reuters, stated, “I don’t understand why Letterman would say that about a young woman… They deserve some kind of protection from being the butt of late-night hosts.”

Really?

Funny, considering McCain’s own comments about then-President Bill Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea, on the Letterman show back in 1998:

Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly?  Because Janet Reno is her father.

It makes one wonder… are John McCain and friends truly against the idea of people attacking the children of politicians… or does it only become a no-no when said politician is a fellow conservative?

Letterman was wrong for saying the things he said about Willow Palin, and that family deserves a genuine apology.

… But as we all know, peoplewho live in glass houses should not throw stones.

Willow Palin deserves our outrage on her behalf. Unfortunately, when it comes from such sources as John McCain, the anger appears phony, crafted, politically motivated and most of all, horribly hypocritical.

Pedophilia, rape and teenage sex are not humorous topics- regardless of who is making the joke, or who the joke is about.

It is, after all, a national epidemic, as Sarah Palin and family know first hand.

Perhaps, instead of duking it out over which public figures’ children are and aren’t off limits, our time would be better spent advocating on behalf of the children who find themselves the butt of these most reprehensible jokes.

Posted in Barack Obama, C-Haze, Elections, John McCain, News, Policy, Politics, President, Race, War on Terror

Pots, Kettles, Obama and Guantanamo Bay

One thing is certain- as horrible as the political commentary on Fox News may be, I am nonetheless grateful for it.

… In my own way.

It keeps me from getting writers’ block, and there’s somethin’ to be said for that!

On the heels of today’s news that President Obama has issued an executive order to shut down Guantanamo Bay (within a year) comes this headline as part of the most recent Fox Forum:

YOU DECIDE: Would You Want Terrorists In Your Back Yard?

Seriously.

Do they think they’ll actually get some viewer responses in the affirmative?

Oh yes! PLEASE put terrorists in my backyard!

Signed,

Nutty Nancy from Nantucket

No seriously.

I’m wondering if the powers that be over at Faux News honestly believe we are stupid enough to think this particular headline is an actual example of what they claim to be “Fair and Balanced” coverage?

Huh.

Anyway…

Moving on.

Obviously, there is some speculation that with the closing of Gitmo, some of the prisoners may be housed in the U.S.

This is because  no other country is currently willing to take them.

Representative Murtha (D) has offered to house some of the detainees in his congressional district, should Gitmo actually close its doors.

Clearly this upsets a whole lotta people.

In reading some of the comments on this, I am dumbfounded.

Absolutely dumbfounded.

Many conservative Obama-haters are screaming that the shutting down of Gitmo is a horrific idea… and that the only thing worse than shutting it down would be housing the detainees in this country.

LIBERALS HATE EVERYTHING AMERICA STANDS FOR. CAN AMERICA MAKE IT THROUGH THE NEXT 4 YEARS WITH A PRESIDENT WHO APPARENTLY MADE GOOD ON LETTING THESE TERRORISTS GO. WHAT TERRORIST GROUP DID HE DO THIS FOR AND HOW MUCH MONEY DID HIS CAMPAIGN RECIEVE TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN.

Yeah. That’s an actual comment.

Ok folks.

Pay attention, as this here’s a news flash for ya:

McCain was going to do the same thing.

Yeah.

He really was.

His plan even included housing the detainees at Ft. Leavenworth.

Gasp!!

That’s Kansas, for those of y’all who didn’t know.

How’s that for terrorists in your fuckin’ back yard?

Amazing how that works.

When the old-as-dirt white guy wants to do it, he’s a hero… we’re supposed to support him…

… But when the young black guy actually makes it happen, suddenly…

It’s a shitty idea.

So…

Would you say these hypocrites people are the pot or the kettle?

And yeah- Obama is black.

Posted in Barack Obama, C-Haze, Elections, John McCain, News, Politics, Presidential Campaign, Race, Sarah Palin

The Fake A$$-Kissing and Pretending to Fall Over One’s Self Has Commenced…

Now that the election is over, we all need to come together- Democrats and Republicans- and get with the job of making this country great again.

I truly believe that.

So why am I struggling like I am?

Key Republicans are doing just what we’ve been saying they need to do- coming out together in support of Obama’s presidency.

Or are they?

When Sarah Palin proclaims her excitement at Obama’s victory, “God bless Barack Obama and his beautiful family”… I can’t help but remember that it was less than a week ago that she would have us think he “pals around with terrorists”.

Congresswoman Bachmann congratulates her state of Minnesota, which went blue this election, for voting for Obama and sending the “right signal”… and yet she was the one, in October, who almost lost her own bid for re-election- for stating that Obama has “Anti-American” values.

Next we have Joe Lieberman… boy was he tough on Obama while campaigning for McCain… accusing Obama of cutting off funding for our troops, and claiming that Obama’s top priorities do not include the U.S.A. (Lieberman should talk- he can’t possibly see anything but shit, with his head up Israel’s ass like it is)…

… Now he wants us to think he is so happy our new president-elect won, he’d like to re-join the democratic caucus.

I mean damn, he wants to switch teams- again- just so he can serve our new guy… he’s THAT supportive of Barack Obama.

Just all of a sudden.

Uh huh.

I’d have been cool, had these particular Republicans simply… say… called for a moratorium on all racist/terrorist/anti-American accusations against Obama…  it truly isn’t necessary for them to damn near kill themselves to jump on the “I love Barack Obama” bandwagon.

It makes sense that perhaps some wounds need to be licked- or something.

People sound stupid, trying to convince the public-at-large that they have managed to turn 180 degrees in mere days…

Palin has often looked like she wanted to call for Obama’s death- she certainly allowed others to do so at her rallies… and suddenly we’re God-blessing him, his victory and his beautiful family?

Riiiight.

No one would have blamed the GOP if they had needed to take a month or two off- say, up until the inauguration- to regroup- and then come out in full support of their new democratic president.

This extra-mushy, super-sweet, super-FAKE sign of support is nauseating.

These are the same people that would cut this man’s balls off with a butter knife, first chance they get… Are they really so arrogant as to think we’re buying into this shit?

Puhleez.

Posted in Barack Obama, C-Haze, Elections, Joe Lieberman, John McCain, News, Politics, Presidential Campaign, Religion

Joe Lieberman Needs Joe the Plumber… And Fast

Lieberman, Lieberman, Lieberman!

What in the world are we going to do with you?

Initially I was thinking Lieberman was the king of all flip-floppers… a man without a home… changing parties at the rate normal people change their underwear… just looking for some love.

To summarize… 

Senator Lieberman started out as the star of the Democratic Party, a Senator from Connecticut- a liberal with regards to many social issues (abortion rights, gay and lesbian rights) rising through the ranks to the level of Al Gore’s 2000 running mate.

He was the first Jewish person on a major party’s presidential ticket.

He is also the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Lieberman, while in the senate, voted with Democrats most of the time, but quickly emerged during the Bush Administration as a strong supporter of the War in Iraq… and has been an extremely vocal advocate of Israel.

The 2000 presidential race, as we all know, didn’t work out so well for the Democrats, so back to the senate Lieberman went… only this time as an Independent.

In 2002, Lieberman co-sponsored a bill in the Senate, a pro-Israel bill (Senate Resolution 247), notoriously tying Israel to the ongoing Middle East controversy.

He famously shouted, from the Senate floor, “You are either with us or with the terrorists”.

By “us”, one can only surmise, he meant Israel.

Lieberman went on to campaign- hard- for John McCain, as he ran for President.

His support of McCain is, at least in part, due to the Republicans’ no-questions-asked, complete and total support of all things Israel.

Barack Obama, meanwhile, won the election and has named a Jewish man his Chief of Staff- Rahm Emanuel.

Now Lieberman is back home in Congress, meeting with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid… trying to convince Reid that he really is a good boy, and deserves another chance to serve the Democratic caucus.

Reid, unfortunately, isn’t nearly as excited as Lieberman had hoped…

… So Lieberman goes running to the GOP, which offers him a position with their caucus.

Lieberman doesn’t accept the position, though he doesn’t turn it down either, and instead looks back to the Democrats to see if they’d like to up the anty a bit, and beg for his return.

Huh.

It’s enough to make your head spin.

What I needed to know is why all this is happening.

Why is Joe Lieberman all over the damn place? How come he just won’t sit still?

Is he a man made of jello, a man who goes wherever he feels the winds of victory are blowing at the time, or is it something deeper than that?

The answer, I have learned, is simple… and can be summed up in a single word:

Israel.

Lieberman puts his country before party…

Which would be cool…

Except…

… Lieberman’s country is Israel, not America.

Scandalous!

Lieberman goes where the friends of Israel go.

This notion was the driving force behind his support of the War in Iraq… it was his motivation to campaign for John McCain during the Presidential election… and his reason for trying to re-join the Democratic caucus once Obama named a Jewish guy as his Chief of Staff.

He was willing to trade in his social-liberal hat- and simply forget about such things as women’s rights, as long as his beloved Israel would benefit.

Now Lieberman is thinking his country– again, we aren’t talking about America- isn’t in as much danger as he thought it would be, with the election of Obama, after all.

Hmm… Suddenly Obama’s looking like he might just be a friend to Israel, not a sworn enemy.

… Guess those liberals weren’t so terrible after all… in fact, they’re starting to look better than ever…

Unfortunately for Lieberman, he may have thrown the Democrats under the bus one time too many.

Quite frankly, we may not be interested in having him around anymore.

He could, of course, accept the GOP’s offer to join their caucus… but what good would it do?

The Republicans no longer have any power in the House or the Senate… and after January 20th, they won’t even have a President who’s willing to even try to do their bidding anymore.

Any good he could hope to do for Israel would have to get through both the legislative and executive branches… branches that are now controlled by Democrats.

Whatever he could come up with would likely be viewed through the eyes of people who feel he has betrayed them.

Joe, it seems, could use a plumber.

… As it looks like he’s been flushed right on down the toilet.

Posted in Barack Obama, C-Haze, Economy, Elections, Funny, Humor, John McCain, News, Politics, Presidential Campaign, Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin, Africa and “the Southern Part of the Country”

For those of you who are sad that John McCain/Sarah Palin lost the election, perhaps this report will make you feel a little better about the way things turned out.

It appears that Sarah Palin never knew Africa was a continent.

She thought it was a country, and that when people refer to “South Africa”, they were merely referring to the southern portion of the country of Africa…

… Not realizing that South Africa is a country itself.

Wow.

Unbelievable, I know.

Now before you start hoppin’ up and down, yelling about the liberal mainstream media, let me first explain that the source of this information is none other than Fox News.

In fact, it was Fox News’ own chief political correspondent, Carl Cameron, that gave us this delightful morsel of information to begin with.

She didn’t understand, McCain aides told me, that Africa was a continent and not a country and actually asked them if South Africa wasn’t just part of the country as opposed to a country in the continent…

To think that this woman is actually taken seriously by anyone at all chills me to my core.

Realizing that there is, as we speak, a political machine that is gearing up for this woman’s 2012 presidential bid is even worse.

Posted in Barack Obama, C-Haze, Economy, Elections, John McCain, News, Politics, Presidential Campaign, Sarah Palin

Wardrobes, Sarah Palin and Destitute Staff Members

I was thinking I may stay away from all things Sarah Palin now that Barack Obama has won the presidency.

My thought process was that if Obama can continue to take the high road, surely I can too.

Right?

Not so much.

Some of this stuff is simply too juicy to pass up, so here I am, tail between my legs…

… but gleefully laughing on the inside.

It appears GOP lawyers have been dispatched to Alaska to collect some of Palin’s RNC-funded wardrobe.

This report reminded me of a little tid-bit of information I was able to glean yesterday from the news.

Apparently Governor Palin spent well over the widely-reported $150,000 on her wardrobe.

Once the Republican National Committee learned how much had been spent on clothes for our Palin-puppy, they cut her off, and explained clothing purchases were no longer authorized.

Unfortunately for them, the Governor doesn’t easily give up.

Since she was unable to use the GOP-Proper as her sugar daddy, she simply resorted to using her staff members’ personal credit cards instead… to the tune of twenty to thirty thousand dollars worth.

Ouch.

Oh well, it’s not like she was stingy or anything- she bought clothes for herself, her husband and her baby.

Yeah…

… cuz that’s necessary to win an election.

None of this was widely reported at first, but since the election is over, these staff members are now submitting their personal credit card receipts for reimbursement.

Huh.

Ain’t that some shit?

Posted in Barack Obama, C-Haze, Economy, Elections, Homosexuality, Joe Biden, John McCain, Marriage, News, Politics, Presidential Campaign, Race, Relationships, Religion, Sarah Palin, War on Terror

It Isn’t Just About the Politicians…

One of the fun aspects of a national election is getting to see some of the issues the voters in various states are grappling with.

Here are some of the interesting things I’ve seen tonight:

  1. Massechussetts has voted to decriminalize marijuana
  2. Michigan has voted to legalize medical marijuana
  3. The proposed abortion ban has failed in South Dakota
  4. Colorado has decided that human life does not begin at fertilization

This election is full of hot-button issues… from the very top of the ballot, where we must make the decision as to who our next president will be, along with choosing between various gubernatorial candidates, potential senators, representatives… all the way down.

States are dealing with such controversial subjects as same-sex marriage, stem cell research, abortion, affirmative action and the legalization of marijuana.

In Washington, voters are weighing whether or not to legalize physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients.

Wowsers.

Never a dull moment.

Posted in Barack Obama, C-Haze, Elections, Joe Biden, John McCain, News, Politics, Presidential Campaign, Race, Sarah Palin

The Drama Begins To Unfold…

As the polls are closing, stories are rolling in.

As wonderful and historic as this day is, the news isn’t solely roses and rainbows.

In Florida, a swing state, we hear the tale of a polling station in Deerfield Beach.

This is a predominantly black area of the state, and as the polls opened at 7 a.m., there were already over 400 people in line.

The problem?

There was only a single voting machine to accomodate all of them.