Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Christian Jackrabbit Party

I'm going to start a new political party and call it "The Christian Jackrabbit Party."

Our key selling features:
  • We're Christians (sez so right in the name);
  • We're not the GOP;
  • We're not the DNC.
Pure gold, right?

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The GOP do not represent conservatives

The GOP are out to fleece America. This isn't rocket science. It's just waking up and accepting that the GOP have lied to you, are fucking you, and if you're "conservative," you need to find someone other than the GOP to vote for, because the GOP do not represent what you care about. (Nor, in fact, do they give a shit about what you care about.)


Monday, January 29, 2018

Musical Monday - The Floppotron - Toto-Africa Cover

The Toto rock band song "Africa" is practically iconic, being one almost everyone recognizes instantly. It's also one almost everyone does a cover of, my current favorite still being Leo Moracchioli feat. Rabea & Hannah (partly because all three of them are such characters).

Well, the Floppotron has a cover of it, too.

What?! You've never heard of the Floppotron?!  You have so been missing on out on this epic mega-nerdy creation.  I think it ranks up there with Wintergatan's marble machine for epic nerd musicalness.

and, just to close the loop ...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

GOP vs DNC - again

The DNC are bought by oligarchs, same as the GOP - oligarchs are opportunists, and the American political system runs on money, so duh, of course they're all bought by the same people.

However, the GOP have become the absolute haven of the morally bankrupt, greedy, selfish and mentally unstable - and their media machine has fed the flock so much Kool-Aid that the flock doesn't fucking care, and many of the flock have become just as morally bankrupt, while ironically, chanting they are the bastion of morality.

Strangely, that means the DNC is a rat bag mess of "everyone not totally corrupt enough to join the GOP" - because the US has a two-party system.

Why does the US have a two party system?  Economics - the system has become so bankrupt that only by having majority rule can anything get done.  Thus, any game theory will tell you, that there is no benefit to backing any party or organization which is not one of the "top two most likely to win."  Does that fucking suck? Yep, sure does.

But, that's also why we have ONLY the DNC and GOP as serious contenders.

Yes, there are third party groups who are worth investing in at the local level. Hell, Jesse Ventura won governorship as an Independent.  But, at the higher profile - and more expensive - offices, you're going to get the majority backing the Big Two, and it sucks shit that votes for third parties look great on paper, but don't mean squat at the end of the day.

Is that a shitty reality?  Yes, yes it is.

Now, if third parties can get decent leadership, and steal some local and state offices, thus building their higher profile, and potentially build some serious brand recognition, they can potentially draw dollars - and thus voters - toward them in sufficient numbers to matter.

Am I a DNC apologist?  Fuck off.

Do I believe in the principle of "Support the lesser evil, while constantly trading up to a better lesser evil, until there isn't any evil to have to choose from?"  Yep.  I call it bitter realism.

Deal with it

I try not to get bogged down wasting energy on what isn't.  I only have energy to deal what is.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Save your future, pay your fucking taxes

Just a reminder for people in Washington state:
* Feb 13 is a vote FOR tax levies FOR schools;
* investing money in ALL school chidlren TODAY is the best way to make sure your future self isn't pissing tax money into private prisons or a police state you don't want;
* Tim Eyman is a wanker;
* Betsy DeVoss wants your kids to rot in prison some day. She is also a wanker.

Let me know if you need anything clarified.


Monday, January 22, 2018

Need a new phrase...

I'm running out of ways to say:

"The world is full of buttwipes, and they all need to be kicked in the teeth."

Any suggestions?

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Trump Twittering

I never find Trump's tweets amusing. Despite the fact he never wanted the job of POTUS, and has never made any effort to man-up and do the job he managed to get for himself, and lost the popular vote, he is still POTUS and his childish, dishonest, grade school bully tweets embarrass and endanger the nation.

Frankly, anyone "proud" to be a Trump supporter is an embarrassment to his (or her) family, community and nation.

And "Trump supporters" don't get to call themselves Christians.  "Trump supporters" piss on every single lesson Jesus taught. Every single one.


Monday, January 15, 2018

Musical Monday - Shatter Me - Lindsey Stirling ft Lzzy Hale

So, I finally broke down and bought the Lindsey Stirling album "Shatter Me," because it turns out it has the title song (vid below) and two others that I really like - "Roundtable Rival" and "Master of Tides."  I'll let you know if I fall in love with any of the other songs on the album.

Plus, as I've mentioned before (and before that), the whole "classical strings plus hard rock" is totally my thing.

Oh, and as I've mentioned before, I've got that whole grrl crush thing on Lzzy Hale.  Go figure, since - wait for it - as I've mentioned before, I'm not actually into women :-)

Right. So, there you go. Musical Monday.  Because, music is a fucking beautiful art form.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Mike Pence thinks men are dogs and Muslims have good ideas

Vice President of the United States of America Mike Pence thinks men are dogs and Muslims have great ideas.

So, here's the deal: Vice President Pence won't have a meal with a woman without his wife present, because you know, men only think women are good for sex and without his wife there to chaperone him, poor Mike might be unable to control his urges to fall in bed with her, if she so much as looks like a woman, instead of looking like a man.

Listen, Mike, you're kind of pathetic. Did you know many Muslims hold this same view? Well done!

Also, Mike won't attend any functions where alcohol is served. Maybe it's because his lack of self-control might lead him to drink, and you know, really fail to control his urges regarding women and he might grope someone. You know, people kind of frown on groping, so probably a good thing he choose stay away.

Or, hey, maybe I'm being unfair to poor Mike and his Evangelical beliefs. Maybe he just avoids events with alcohol, because he thinks alcohol is the root of all evil. That belief would put him in good company. There are at least a billion people in the world who avoid events where alcohol is served for exactly this reason: they're called Muslims.

You know, Mr Vice-President of the United States, this would all be resolved if you just grew up, accepted that women are people, that men really can control their own urges better than dogs can, and that grown-ups accept responsibility for their own actions.

Monday, January 8, 2018

America the Shameful

Saw an advert during the Golden Globes for yet-another "Your family dies because you can't afford the prescription drugs," television series.  Only in America. No, really. Every other fucking civilized country has national healthcare and people don't die because they can't afford medicine. And the GOP just spent 2017 fucking America harder by cutting CHIP and raiding Medicare/Medicaid/Social Security AGAIN! What a fucking embarrassment we are.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Republicans shredding their base

Daphne Sylk wrote:

I figured out what Republicans mean when they refer to their ‘base’.
base, adj., without moral principles; ignoble. "the electorate's baser instincts of greed and selfishness"
synonyms: sordid, ignoble, low, low-minded, mean, immoral, improper, unseemly, unscrupulous, unprincipled, dishonest, dishonorable, shameful, bad, wrong, evil, wicked, iniquitous, sinful