Mike Huckabee, a fundamentalist Christian who has his regular talk show on FOX News, has taken time out of explaining how school killings are due to the lack of God, to enlighten us on the real problem within the GOP. They might be ok with being gay. Huckabee was joined by crazy man Tony Perkins who heads the bitchy Family Research Council (FRC) and soon to be forgotten Gary Bauer who main goal in life is to make gays second class citizens with his National Organization for Marriage (NOM).
The threat made by all 3 men is that if the Republican party for some reason accepts homosexuals for the dastardly sin of making their own individual choices, that they will leave the GOP and form a new party, a 3rd party for evangelical Christians to feel confident about. I say go ahead, see how that works.
Howard Schultz has been openly pro gay civil rights for awhile now, but it came to a head when stockholder Tom Strobhar complained that Starbucks backing a same-sex marriage bill in Washington was hurting their bottom line.
“In the first full quarter after this boycott was announced, our sales and our earnings — shall we say politely — were a bit disappointing,” said Strobher, who is the founder of the anti-abortion, anti-gay Corporate Morality Action Center (CMAC). Howard Schultz fired back and showed rare humility from a Corporation.
The Tea Party, a weird assortment of angry republicans that refuse to get behind any representative that is willing to work with a democrat, namely Barack Obama, has founded itself on the connection to the Tea Party of the 1700’s. They were fighting tyranny! Right? That’s what they state at least. But in reality (something they tend to avoid) there is not just no connection between the two, but they are in fact absolutely opposite to the T.
“Where is the artistic value of shooting innocent victims?” Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)
This quote is the exact problem with politicians today and by that I mean politicians that were born in 1933, which Chuck Grassley was. How is Senator Grassley, a 79 year old man, going to comment on video games when more than likely he has not played a single damn game. Maybe Pong, but he then said it was a fad and went back to reading about deregulation.
Everything f–ked up and annoying is encompassed within Senator Grassley’s bullsh-t laden speech about gun control issues. Again dodging gun control problems that do need fixed (such as auditing of gun stores inventory is not required) and blaming it on entertainment based things. If Senator Grassley wasn’t a dumbass who had interns write his speech’s and read a few articles or hell even reviews on these games that involve guns, he would quickly realize a vast majority of them (if not all) do not have you killing what he deems innocent victims, but have you killing an enemy, be it of the state or of your personal character. Video game culture is not to blame, politician culture, Chuck Grassley’s culture is to blame.
I don’t have any grey area when it comes to my disdain for both parties here in the United States, but to me the GOP is the worst. No not because of their conservative ideology, I agree with some of it, but because they play the fear, religion and race card more than anyone else. After Romney took an ass kicking in the presidential election and walking human-ham hybrid Karl Rove had a literal meltdown on FOX during the results I quickly realized that the GOP had fallen in the trap set by Obama and the Democrats. It was the same thing that Rove and the Bush Republicans did in the early 2000’s to the Democrats. It’s the old, how does your own medicine taste deal. How do the Republicans like it? Not at all and they still don’t even get it.
Well there it is people, the NRA has officially come up with a response (after 1 week) to the killings at Sandy Hook. Do they talk about how mental health is an issue that needs helped instead of criminalized? No. Do they take partial responsibility for gun advocacy that is bordering on a walking militia at all times? No. Do they say that assault rifles and extended clips should have more regulation and people need to relax and not spend billions on weapons, ammo and body armor? No. What they do instead is blame television, radio, video games, mental illness and say all of our schools… ALL of them, need to have armed guards at all times. The NRA is literally f–king insane.
Well since all of our politicians have their heads up their asses, we are headed over this so called fiscal cliff. Now if they wanted they could repeal the little mandatory cuts and tax increases that are in effect in the beginning of 2013 by just… you know… saying they are no longer happening. That simple. Instead we have a bathroom sword fight going on between the President and the House of Representatives. John Boehner (Boner… still funny) attempted to initiate a vote on his “Plan B” to avoid the cliff, but it failed. It failed so much in part because he couldn’t even get his own party to back it. So why? Why is Boehner looking so bad, why are Republicans again doing absolutely nothing and where is Obama in all of this?
Every time I listen to Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck all I hear is how they need to defeat, “the liberal agenda” or “progressives” in order to save America and end evil destructive entitlements and save the so called, “job creators.” Then I switch over to Rachel Maddow, and I hear, “defeat the Conservative agenda…” or, “Stop the Tea Party.” My point here is both sides are regurgitating the same hate speech to the masses, making conservatives hate liberals and anything liberally based and making liberals hate conservative and tea party ideas.
While I myself lean more left I am very fiscally conservative, but both sides need to stop trying to prop their own platforms to destroy the other and instead work together to make all our lives, not just 47% or 53% of us (#RomneyMath) happy. The whole point is that the Bible belt for example, is a hot bed for everything conservative and GOP support there is basically a guarantee each election. As far as the conservative pundits go with their hatred for described “entitlements” they forget that the majority of their base use these “entitlements.” They are not entitlements, they are guarantees to sustain your life beyond your working years. Medicare and Social Security are there so that those who have worked a majority of their life can rest and relax and receive the return of their 30-40 years of payment to the system, not so they can live off of a nasty sounding word like entitlement. Its more of a self earned guarantee.
So now the punocracy is complaining about GOP members reneging on their “pledge” to Grover Norquist to never raise taxes. Norquist is a mouthpiece for several lobbying firms and is the President of Americans for Tax Reform, which is funny considering it should be called, Americans against Taxes in General.
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Norquist for decades now has been essentially forcing GOP nominees to sign off on this ass-backwards anti-taxes in general pledge. With Lindsay Graham (aged Ellen Degeneres) and Saxby Chambliss (awesome name) dropping off this pledge in light of the overplayed fiscal cliff talk, it has brought a new GOP view to head. Can the GOP survive with their old world “party of no” style they did with Clinton and with Obama in his first term? Obama won in a landslide and the GOP lost Senate seats among some House seats of importance, yet with trillions in debt and the lowest taxes in decades, raising taxes on the top 2%-5% of income earners is just so awful to think about. This is the thought of Norquist a Harvard educated man who himself uses plenty of “entitlements” to line his own pockets.