Tuesday, April 23, 2013

April 23

"This is OUR fucking city. And no one is going to dictate our freedom. Stay strong." -- Boston first baseman David Ortiz, at Fenway park, on TV and over the Stadium's PA system.

So if you're passionate about, say, "George W Bush's war of fucking choice", it's now OK to say that on broadcast TV?

If you're passionate about, say, "Earth fucking burning up", it's OK to say that on broadcast TV?

What if you're passionate about "Jimmy fucking Page?"



As they say in Texas, 

"Y'all can't win for losin'."

With national Republicans abandoning his campaign amid trespassing allegations from his ex-wife, former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) took out a full-page newspaper ad on Sunday declaring that he's "outgunned" and "outmanned" in the special election playing out in the state's First Congressional District.


"I will leave you with one last thought. In March of 1863, there was similarly little time. A South Carolinian by the name of William Travis drew a line in the sand with his sword and simply asked those who would stay and fight, to cross it," Sanford wrote. "His efforts, and that of those who died with him there at the Alamo, ultimately inspired Texans to come to the aid of their brethren and defeat Santa Anna's army though they were outnumbered at the onset by six to one. I'm outnumbered right now, but will fight to the end toward freedom and financial sanity in Washington to sustaining it. I'd ask you to cross the line and fight with me."

As the blog South Carolina Soapbox pointed out, the Battle of the Alamo actually took place in 1836.

AH-HAHAHAHAHAHA! Icing on the Appalachian Trail.


During March 2013 (over a 4 week period) 10,000 Calves were slaughtered in the UK for meat for human consumption. 


Animals don't voluntarily walk into slaughterhouses, they don't willingly stand there surrounded by the stench of death to be stunned and have their throats slit. 

Cows and goats don't disown their calves and kids in order to give their milk to humans. 

Sheep don't walk their lambs up to the farmer and hand them over. 

Pigs don't confine themselves to ridiculously small cages and give up their piglets at four weeks of age.

Chickens, turkeys and ducks don't choose to spend their short lives in crowded filthy sheds living in their own excrement, and no
animal wants to be artificially inseminated.

Animals don't choose a life like that or a premature death in a slaughterhouse.

Whether it's meat, dairy or eggs, farmers and supermarkets are dealing in stolen goods and stolen lives. 

They are taking something that isn't theirs to take, and making money out of it. 

Stop eating meat, people!


How The NRA Has Made It Harder To Connect Criminals To Their Weapons

Kansas Governor Approves Sweeping Anti-Abortion Law, Writes 'JESUS + Mary' In His Notes On The Bill

Here's a funny thing.

North Korea's official response to the Boston Marathon bombing cites World Net Daily as a source of American propaganda.

Pyongyang, April 20 (KCNA) — The U.S. internet newspaper World Net Daily speaking for U.S. conservative forces recently released a false story linking the bomb explosion during the Boston Marathon to the DPRK. It reported the misinformation that the DPRK used such an agent as Al Qaeda for attacking the U.S.

The DPRK categorically dismisses this anti-DPRK ruckus made by the conservative daily bereft of any elementary appearance as a medium as a false propaganda which does not deserve even a passing note.

"Speaking for U.S. conservative forces" I love that part.

Just a reminder: Rick Santorum is currently employed by World Net Daily.


In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, civil liberties hero Rand Paul asks the question — why did we allow someone from Chechnya to immigrate here in the first a place? A region which Rand Paul more than likely knew nothing about until last week.

We should not proceed until we understand the specific failures of our immigration system. Why did the current system allow two individuals to immigrate to the United States from the Chechen Republic in Russia, an area known as a hotbed of Islamic extremism, who then committed acts of terrorism? Were there any safeguards? Could this have been prevented? Does the immigration reform before us address this?

Read another way — Rand Paul believes we should discriminate against persons who wish to flee their home country for America because of the behavior of their fellow citizens. There are other implications one could draw from Paul's hat tip to Islam specifically, but I'll leave that to readers.

Is that not one possible motivation for immigration? To seek a better life in what is purportedly a better country?

America has the highest number of gun deaths in the western world. Should other countries discriminate against Americans because it's a hotbed of gun fetishism and mass shootings? You never know when one of us might crack. We're loose cannons. We have our fair share of homegrown terrorists as well.

We don't know if the Tsarnaev brothers even identified with their native home at this point in their lives or if it had anything to do with their actions. All we know for sure is that 19 year old Dzhokhar was American citizen who at some point in the recent past became unhinged and hatched a plot to lash out along with his brother Tamerlan. Tamerlan Tsarnaev's application for citizenship was still pending at the time of the bombing.

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