Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Trumpette rejection of reality

An ultimately, that's the root problem: the rejection of reality.  They either reject the reality that Trump is a pig, or they reject the reality that they are pigs, or they embrace false realities like skin color matters.  Pathetic.

Gun Theory: Fashion over Function

What kind of gun is this? Is it worth crap? I'm far from an expert, but that thing looks like something built to look cool, while being dirt cheap to mass produce for people too dumb to distinguish "looks cool" from "actually useful."

Someone told me a story yesterday of an altercation her son had with her new husband. After "heated words," the next time her son came over, he was wearing his gun.

That is to say, her son, who had been an amateur boxer, did regular weight-lifting, felt so threatened by a man 30 years older than him, who had never in his life used a gun, that her son had to wear his gun to her house as a threat display.

You know what that says to me? Gun owners are chickenshit sissies. That's what it says to me. They need to grow some ovaries, woman-up, and not be so chickenshit.

(and while G+ still lasts, see also this original thread)

Friday, February 8, 2019

SOTU 2019: Whiners defending liars

Right-wing pricks trying their flip-flop ethics of convenience.

Fiction Friday: Gangs of Mew-York

Yeah, I know, one of the running jokes about the Internet is that it has two functions: Porn and looking at pictures of cats.

Well, animals are funny that crapass human beings.  Animals have a certain innocence, because they are rarely cruel, and when they are, we intuitively understand their small brains limit their ability to be malevolently cruel.

Unlike humans, whose big brains make them prideful, and pride and arrogance and selfishness make humans unbelievably stupid.

"Humans can know better, while animals cannot."

Except when we anthropomorphize things, and a picture like this inspires the silly concept of a world where cats rule, and a group of cats behaves like a prideful gang of humans, stalking the streets, picking up their mates, looking for a rumble.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Blue Pill, Red Pill: not the same

In 2019, Democrats call for Democrat Virginia Gov. to resign over a 35 yo picture. Meanwhile, GOP ran and defended white supremacists in 2018. If you think "both parties are the same," then you're a fucking self-absorbed idiot hiding your head in the sand to congratulate yourself for being too lazy to pick a side.

If you think "both sides are the same," then you are enabling white supremacy and you are poisoning America and the world with your childish laziness, and unwillingness to act like a grown-up and make a choice.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Very nearly everything wrong with 2019 in one image.

This reminds me of that goody fake game show in Time Bandits, which I was also reminded of when reading the Shadowrun game vision of the future in which game shows and sitcoms often involve people dying.  And then we have Hunger Games, right?  Humans love their blood sports, just as long as it's someone else dying, and we can pretend the oligarchs get their comeuppance in the end, even though we know bloody well that they don't.

But humans also love their sex. And love viewing women as sex objects, right? I mean, history shows this, and #MeToo wasn't some spontaneous outrage, but was really backlash against the unraveling of progress in equality since the 1960s. It's beem really stunning how equality has been unwound and now avowed sexual predators sit in the White House and appoint an accused sexual predator and emotionally unstable asshole, to the Supreme Court, while enabling sociopaths in the Senate overrule the will of the American people to support both scum.

Americans love to think of women as sex objects, and all too often, we women have accepted this, and bought into it, and been broken down by it.

I've always thought of Howie Mandel as just plain weird. I don't know of anything particularly wrong with him.

But, the advert image says "Here is Howie! See Howie! This show is about Howie! Oh, and come and see the parade of skin-tone diverse, basic body type-identical eye candy we parade every day behind Howie!"

Yeah, lovely pandering to base interests there, people. Yuck.