Archive for November, 2008

Christians Pray For The Lion. No, Really…
November 4, 2008

Take a look here and read the short text. They want The Lion to be in charge. They’ve really been snookered.

The Lion is planning his coronation right now. Xanax and vermouth for everyone! Rah rah rah! Gotta run now. Got to rent an arena and collect some lions for the grand celebration.

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A Nice Quiet Morning Of Blogging
November 2, 2008

The Lion was going to spend this sunny Sunday morning quietly blogging his way through the Sunday newspaper, commenting benignly on this and that, hoping to score a few points on the opposition and entertain both of his readers, but all that proved impossible.

There was more idiocy per paragraph in today’s paper than The Lion has seen in, oh, maybe ages. Eons. Eras. Well, a week at least. There’s too much to even bother linking or quoting.

But the biggest and ugliest has to do with this nonsense of Senator Obama being a ‘redistributionist of wealth’.

Let me put this as politely as possible.

That McCain tack is a crock of unadulterated shit, and the people who buy it are full of it and they’re idiots on top of that.

Taxes in a democratic society are a redistribution of wealth, and they are also the price citizens pay to live in a free society. The alternative might include a place like Somalia, which pretty much functions in a state of anarchy, and where a thirteen year old girl was just stoned to death because the bright boys in the mullah suits decided that since she had been raped she was guilty of adultery and thus worthy of being stoned to death by dozens of adult men before a crowd of a thousand people. Which is to say if you want to live a tax-free life, Somalia et al is your kind of place.

You want no taxes, you say? You say it because, as several of the idiots noted, you don’t want the government to take your money and give it to people who don’t work. Do you mean people on disability, who can’t work? Or people on hard times in this Republican economy who can’t find work? Or perhaps you mean the rich people who live off Bush tax breaks just for them who not only don’t work, but contribute nothing to society and thus really do live on the backs of the middle class and the working people?

Well, usually these idiots mean they don’t want their money to go to niggers, because as everybody knows niggers are too lazy and shiftless to work and expect the white people to give them money so the niggers can continue their evil ways. Just in case anyone has difficulty translating that sentence, ‘niggers’ means anybody whose skin is not a pale pink or white color.

One of these brain dead Republican suckups specifically claimed that she gets upset when she sees someone using food stamps in the grocery store. She didn’t like her tax dollars buying food for someone who needed help. Her motto apparently is ‘Let the bitch and her children starve’.

And these fools actually object to the rich paying more taxes than other people. They would seem to love George Bush giving huge tax breaks to the rich, who already have far more money than they need, and doing virtually nothing for the middle class, which is getting royally screwed by the RepubliBush economy.

Apparently it doesn’t occur to these lobotomettes that the rich people have benefited the most from American democracy, and fairness would demand that they pay the most. And they also seem to miss the fact that the rich didn’t make it on their own – they rode on the sweat and blood and labor of the workers and the middle class. That’s right folks. The workers and the middle class are the only ones who made it possible for the rich to amass all that money. And the rich often did it by screwing the very people who made it possible. Ask anyone who’s tried to organize workers at WalMart or whose relative died in the mines.

So, yes, taxes are the redistribution of wealth. Taxes build roads, repair bridges, build schools and pay teachers, fund scientific research that’s made modern society possible, put food on the table of people fallen on hard times, keep public transportation running, fund civil defense as well as a bloated military machine. Taxes bring the firemen to your house, bring the police to the neighbor’s house, keep the water flowing through your tap. Taxes pay for research into ways to save the damned planet from self-destructing around you.

And your taxes pay for the bailout of the rich people in banking and finance who screwed your economy with their greed and their lust to escape paying taxes.

No matter how you cut it, American government exists to redistribute wealth. Not always wisely, but an enterprise as massive as America will never always act wisely. But redistribution is what it does.

To buy into John the Failed Economist’s smear of Obama as a communist or some evil ‘socialist’ (most of you don’t even know what hell that means) because he affirmed the American tradition and raison d’etre of spreading the wealth around marks you as an unthinking idiot who knows nothing about democracy and less about America.

In a truly rational society you wouldn’t be allowed anywhere near a voting booth. You’re too goddamned willfully stupid to have earned the right to vote. You should be out there in the desert with the Islamist mullahs stoning raped teenagers to death, because that’s where your ignorance and refusal to use your brain will take society.

McCain’s POW Time Will Help Him If The North Vietnamese Capture Him Again
November 1, 2008

Johnny Bomb Bomb McCain is still flacking his prison time in Hanoi as a good reason to put him in the White House.

The latest proselytizer of this theory is Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of California, who is apparently reverting to his status as the clownish actor of his early film career.

In today’s Globe Arnie offered up the following:

The actor-turned-governor mocked Obama, saying “he needs to do something about those skinny legs,” needs to buff up those “scrawny little arms,” and put some meat on his ideas. McCain, on the other hand, “is built like a rock,” Schwarzenegger said, and has been tested. “He served longer in a POW camp than his opponent has served in the United States Senate.”

As for the physical putdowns, that’s nonsense. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a cripple and he was one of the most powerful Presidents the country has had. Abraham Lincoln may have suffered from a congenital disease but that didn’t keep him from saving the Union. These were men who had great minds and great political skills. McCain demonstrates neither, while Obama demonstrates great intellect, great political skills, and great administrative skills

As for McCain being built like a rock, there’s hardly any evidence of that physically, and it’s irrelevant at best. At issue are his mind, his personality, his intellect, and from what he’s demonstrated during the campaign, these are all considerably less than rocklike. They’re more like gravel. Incoherent, incohesive, and all over the map.

He’s demonstrated poor judgement on any number of matters, and especially on one of the most crucial, the selection of a vice-president, in which he chose someone utterly unqualified and so far out of the mainstream that one might ask if she spent too much time in subfreezing temperatures with her head exposed.

He’s been erratic. He’s lied consistently and continuously. He’s run a vicious, gutter racist campaign – subtle, but vicious and racist and from the gutter nonetheless. And he’s demonstrated his ignorance of economic matters as well as foreign affairs, and shown his willingness to shoot from the mouth and the hip when silence and diplomacy are called for.

But he and his surrogates always come back to his time in a Hanoi prison, apparently considering it a solid qualification to earn the Presidency.

Apparently sitting out the Vietnam war in a prison cell taught him all he needed to know about fighting wars, conducting intelligent diplomacy, understanding national and international economics, and divorcing sick wives in order to marry heiresses. To be kind, he did get that last one right.

He learned all that good stuff while undergoing daily torture. Or did he? His jailers recently claimed that he was not tortured, that he is lying about that. Considering how he’s conducted himself, and that his jailers apparently have nothing to gain or lose, the jailers have to be considered more credible than Johnny the Bomber.

In any event, the John McCain parading around the country has shown that he is little more than an angry, sarcastic, ethically disgusting little man with a little mind and as little qualified to sit in the White House as is his running mate, the strange, irritating little woman from Alaska.

It is, however, true that he would be qualified to deal with being captured and imprisoned by the North Vietnamese, or the North Iranis, or the North Koreans, or the North Californians. Then again, he is an old goof and might not be up to the rigors of sitting in a cell for another five years. 

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