Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Oh, America

I am starting to become crushed under the weight of the collective American idiocy. It would be one thing if this idiocy were simple daftness, and we were leaving our keys in the freezer or forgetting our anniversary. But this idiocy is mean and hateful. It's willfully ignorant and proud of it. It's grasping, greedy, sniveling, and showing no signs of abating. This idiocy misleads with glee; it obfuscates while denouncing people who use words like "obfuscate." It glories in hypocrisy and revels in lies.

Our American Idiocy invites in its own doom and offers it tea.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

In these trying times

I think the most important thing the legislative branch of our government can do today is have an emergency session presenting an emergency bill whose only provision is the defunding of a public news, information, and music service.

Yeah. Let's put our time, money, and energy into THAT.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


I had no idea, and this almost makes me want to get rid of my Facebook account.

People were actually posting status updates, in response to the various tragedies in Japan, referencing Pearl Harbor, and basically saying this is karma or pay back.

I can't link to the screen shot; it's too depressing. Go to Pharyngula, if you really want to see it.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Now Hear This

At this point, the GOP holding hearings to look into radicalization is rather like preschoolers holding hearings to look into cookies. I guess they should know, but perhaps they should consider broadening their scope to include themselves. They have become rather proficient bakers of extreme cookies.

After all, Michele Bachmann is pretty much the Charlie Sheen of politics, and Glenn Beck sounds a bit like Moammar Gadhafi on a good day.

I wish Congressman Ellison good luck as he tries to wrangle the prejudice and stereotypes that arise, and I can only hope that other critically-thinking members of our legislative branch will do the same.