Thursday, July 4, 2013

July 4

Today our nation celebrates our independence from tyranny and oppression. In our humble beginnings, our great nation sought freedom from intolerance and our undeniable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In this spirit, we currently hold 166 detainees at Guantanamo Bay, of which 106 are currently on a hunger strike. Continuing our fine tradition of religious freedom, we are celebrating Ramadan by force-feeding our political prisoners detainees by after sundown. You know, out of respect.

Of course there are four detainees that are suing saying that the force feedings unnecessary as 3 of their 4 clients drink enough liquid nutritional supplements to make the force feeding an unneeded trauma.  Lawyers representing  the 2 Algerian, Syrian and British Saudi detainees have released a statement from Syrian prisoner Nabil Hadjarab:

I do not want to die, but I am prepared to. … I am doing this because I want to know my destiny, I cannot abide not knowing anymore.

Can you taste the FREEDOM?


Immigration Bill a Goodie Bag for Defense Contractors


This is why we need more guns in this country.


So, all you apologists for the surveillance state, how do you feel about this?

Oh, it's just "metadata," you say? Just the outside of mail: "the Mail Isolation Control and Tracking program, in which Postal Service computers photograph the exterior of every piece of paper mail that is processed in the United States — about 160 billion pieces last year."

Oh, but they can tell a lot about you just from that, and of course if they want to, if they can get that warrant, which hardly seems like a difficult thing these days, they can see what's inside.

At what point is enough enough, you apologists?

Will you finally have had enough when you wake up one day and find that it's all gone, that your life, liberty, property, and pursuit of happiness are no longer really yours?

Happy Fourth of July.


Brit Hume of Fox News thinks that the GOP chasing after the Hispanic vote is a waste of time: the white vote is more important.

"And I am absolutely convinced that this trope that you're hearing that says that if the Republicans don't go for immigration reform much as the Senate has done, they'll never win another presidential election. Oh, baloney," Hume said during an appearance on the conservative cable news channel. "If you look at the statistics, you find there was one significant bloc of voters who turned out in smaller numbers this time in a major way — way below expectations, below even their '08 turnout — and that was white voters. Now, that doesn't mean that if they turned out that Romney would have gotten them all but it shows you that this Hispanic vote, which is I think now 8.5 percent of the electorate or something like that, is not nearly as important as, still, as the white vote, which is above 70 percent.

That sounds like an excellent plan going forward for the GOP: alienate the fastest-growing bloc of voters in the country while at the same time the good folks inTexasOhio, and North Carolina are really going after the women.

Keep it up, Republicans; you're doing great.



White non-Hispanics will no longer be the majority population of California as of this month according to the California Department of Finance.


Republican outreach continues.

Senator Marco Rubio has announced that he will be joining his comrades in Texas, Ohio, and North Carolina to carry on the fight against bodily autonomy for women.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) will be the lead sponsor of a U.S. Senate bill to ban abortion after an unborn child is 20 weeks old, the Weekly Standard reports.

"With Rubio's presence, the bill is certain to gain enormous media attention and thus more national visibility for the issue of limiting late term abortions. Right-to-life groups have urged Rubio to take the lead on the issue, believing he would be the strongest possible advocate in the Senate. Several sources confirmed he'd agreed."

Harry Reid is not going to pass this bill and the president certainly wouldn't sign it, but it should give Marco something to talk about when he's on the campaign trail.

Sure, he may have reluctantly played a role in passing an immigration reform bill that includes a path to citizenship, but he's taking a hard line on abortion! See? He's one of us!

I believe it would be a mistake to assume that taking a hard stance on abortion will wash away his support for immigration reform among the Lunatic Base of the Republican party.

The next Republican primary will be an even bigger shit-show than the last one.


Jackass Quote of the Day

"Let's get on with this and enjoy our holiday." -State Senator Tom Apodaca (R-MotherFucker) on fast-tracking an abortion bill

Pardon my french, but this man is an asshole.

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