Monday, September 17, 2007

You stay classy, Bush/War supporters

Tens of thousands of Iraq war protesters marched in DC on Saturday while a few dozen people who support the war cowered behind a large number of policemen and women and a barricade. Yes, you read that correctly; Bush/War supporters literally hid from those who disagree with them. Why? Well, because those who disagree with them make up the majority of the country, and they don't know how to deal with being a minute contingency of the country. To be honest, I'm not quite sure what pro-war/anti-troop folks are so afraid of, but it very well may be intelligent discussion or having to admit they're wrong. All I know is they are very angry, and very scared. Further, instead of trying to make themselves look reasonable and as if they deserve a chance to have their voices heard, they decided to hurl insults at American veterans marching against the war. Surprising? No. Typical? YES. The title of this post, "You stay classy, Bush/War supporters", came to be after I read some of the choice comments pro-war/anti-troop "Americans" made Saturday afternoon in D.C. And of course, by "classy", I mean "total belligerent trash":
"I've seen how leftist politicians hate the military. It's disgusting. We're fighting a war not in Iraq but with them," said Lt. Col. Robert "Buzz" Patterson, a retired Air Force pilot
War supporters staked out three blocks on Pennsylvania Avenue to await the war protesters. A large police presence and metal barricades separated the groups, but not their words.
Note: War/Bush supporters cannot claim that "hippies don't work and WE do" this time as a reason for why there were so few of them in attendance; the event was held on a Saturday. It seems the "hippies" made it to the rally while the pro-war/anti-troop folks stayed home to watch college football.
"Commies out of D.C.!" came the chants from one corner of 10th Street NW. Across the street, two middle-aged men shouted obscenities into the face of a young man in full camouflage and a bandanna that concealed all but his eyes. The young man remained silent amid the screaming, holding a sign over his head that read "Support the troops, end the war."
I'm sure the young veteran would like an apology. Please go ahead and leave apologies in my comments section, since this is CLEARLY despicable behavior from the radical anti-troop right that demands address and retraction.
A bus had been painted with anti-war slogans including "Impeach Bush-Cheney Now!!" A man at Pennsylvania Avenue and Sixth Street shouted "Drive your bus into the Potomac. You're all idiots. . . . Relieve us of your stupidity."
Hmmmmm. The pro-war/anti-troop folks make a very compelling and intelligent argument, huh? Nice job, guys, seriously; hi-5s all around on that one.

::ends sarcasm::

Thankfully, anti-war/pro-troop folks at least understand the importance of rational debate:
A conversation began between war protesters Ocek Eke, 38, of Elon, N.C., and Rich DeStefano, 64, of Philadelphia.

"We don't have to yell and scream at each other. Ultimately, we want the best for our country," Eke said.

"He makes good sense," DeStefano replied.

"If we call each other names, we'll never have a dialogue," said Eke.

DeStefano: "Absolutely right."

Sunday, September 16, 2007

You stay classy, Fox News Network

You keep on censoring those who disagree with you, Fox. That will CLEARLY make them go away, right?

What Sally Field says before they cut her off is "if mothers ruled the world there would be no god-damned wars in the first place."

Of course, Fox certainly cannot broadcast such an opinion from a famous actress they are depending on to get ratings...right?

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Wait...people are DEFENDING Sen. Larry Craig?

Yeah, that's the guy who can't keep his feet or his "wide stance" to himself in public restrooms. Believe it or not, some bloggers in Virginia are actually defending him instead of doing their party a favor by condemning him and demanding the moral superiority they all claim they possess during election season, but cannot follow through with after the votes are cast.

Just to be clear, here is a snapshot of Craig's 4 biggest mistakes:
Mistake No. 1: June 11, Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) entered a bathroom stall in the Minneapolis airport and tapped his foot in a "signal often used by persons communicating a desire to engage in sexual conduct." This bathroom in particular was a well known place for men to solicit sex from other men, and the signals in which to do so were known in intimate circles (and all over the web). The reason the police were present was because this was not a secret, and they were hoping to crack down on those engaging in indecent behavior. Believe me, in my opinion, there is absolutely nothing wrong with a man having sex with a man or a woman having sex with a woman, but there is something distinctly wrong with ANYONE having sex with ANYONE ELSE in a public bathroom. That's called lewd conduct, and we have laws against it for a reason, regardless of party affiliation.

Mistake No. 2:
What Senator Larry Craig (R-Idaho) did next is absolutely inconceivable and very telling of the way a power hungry misogynist in politics handles day to day business. Senator Larry Craig (R-Idaho), after being caught soliciting sex from the stranger in the stall next to him in a public bathroom, handed the arresting officer his business card and asked, "What do you think about that?" I mean, WOW. Talk about power hungry and attempt to bribery, eh? If you can read that and not find it despicable, I don't think you can be helped, as you have been so taken by party hackery, you simply have crossed to the insane side of politics.

Mistake No. 3:
Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) then decided to tell the police that his foot touched the undercover officer's foot in the next stall because he has "a wide stance when going to the bathroom".

Oh. My. GOD. Seriously? I mean, SERIOUSLY? Wow. That's like a line out of a comedy movie. A GOOD comedy movie, too. Ouch. Bad, bad move, Larry.

Mistake No. 4:
Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) then proceeded to plead guilty on Aug. 8 to disorderly conduct, and told nobody -- not even a lawyer or his wife -- before the news broke Monday and Craig's spokesman chalked it up to a "he said/he said misunderstanding."

Um, that is absolutely not a misunderstanding. That's called hoping for a cover-up or a pardon of sorts. PERIOD.
I posted it before, and I will post it again today. You simply cannot ignore the actions of Larry Craig; sorry. This is only the beginning of the sex scandals that will make their public debut in the coming months. Good luck at the polls; I suspect certain people will need it more than others.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

BREAKING RETRACTION: Iowa has its mind changed

I certainly saw this coming. Because really, it's only OK to be a Republican Senator and solicit gay sex in bathrooms, but you cannot actually BE GAY and marry! Don't be ridiculous.
Two men sealed the state's first legal same-sex marriage with a kiss Friday morning, less than 24 hours after a judge threw out Iowa's ban on gay marriage and about two hours before he put the ruling on hold.

It was a narrow window of opportunity.

Thursday afternoon, Polk County Judge Robert Hanson temporarily cleared the way for same-sex couples across the state to apply for marriage licenses in Polk County.

He ruled that Iowa's 1998 Defense of Marriage Act, which allowed marriage only between a man and a woman, violated the constitutional rights of due process and equal protection of six gay couples who had sued.

County attorney John Sarcone promised a quick appeal, and he asked Hanson to stay his ruling until the appeal was resolved.

A dozen gay and lesbian couples were waiting at the county recorder's office when it opened Friday morning.

By late morning, 20 had applied for marriage licenses when Recorder Julie Haggerty announced that she had been instructed to stop accepting the applications. Hanson later said the judge had formally stayed his ruling.

The judge's stay means the recorder's office is not permitted to accept any more marriage applications from gay couples until the Iowa Supreme Court rules on the county's appeal.
Republican House Minority Leader Christopher Rants said the ruling illustrates the need for a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.

"I can't believe this is happening in Iowa," Rants said. "I guarantee you there will be a vote on this issue come January," when the Legislature convenes.

Gov. Chet Culver left open the possibility of state action.