Tag Archives: racism

I Don’t Get It

10 Feb

Just…wut? I can’t put my finger on why right this second, but this column gives me the serious creeps. Part of it is probably the fact that he talks about “Sugar Bear’s” mother being a “mentally ill prostitute” when she was a victim of incest–er, oh, sorry, I mean “having had a sexual relationship” with her father.  Actually, maybe that’s exactly the reason, though I’m sure I will realize there are more once I recover from the effects of the cider I’ve consumed.

George Will is a creepy ass creepy creeper creep. Ew.

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Like Having Sex With a Republican

11 Jan

Want to feel intense boredom and self-hatred at the same time?

Call Ron Paul a racist on Twitter and then engage in “conversation” with the Paulbots who come out of the woodwork to defend him.

They’re RELENTLESS and, I swear, they have a script. The same dumb, dumb, entitled white dude script.  I’d compare them to Mormons, but that seems unfair. Mormons are a LOT more entertaining.

These Bootstraps Are Snakes*

19 Jul

The state with the largest number of executions in the union is also the state where the majority of 7-12th graders have faced school suspension and/or expulsion at some point in their school careers.

Students with disabilities and students of color are disproportionately punished with expulsion and out of school suspension.

Similarly, America’s justice system is tainted with racism no matter where you look, but Texas in particular has a problem with racism influencing who is sentenced to death and who is not.

These problems are clearly related and represent the worst parts of our culture–authoritarianism, punitiveness, and inflexibility, all with a nice dollop of systemic racism.

Shit like this is why I could never bring myself to simply “agree to disagree” with hardcore conservatives. Conservatives promote and nurture callousness and (at best) refuse to acknowledge the perniciousness of racism. Conservative “ideals” kill people and ruin lives.

*See also.

At Least That’s Something…

8 Apr

On mornings when you’ve overslept by a half-hour and are searching your floordrobe for something relatively clean and unwrinkled to wear because the skirt you were planning on wearing NO LONGER FUCKING FITS, putting baby powder in your hair because you haven’t washed it in five days, contemplating selling plasma to pay your bills, rushing out the door and realizing that you forgot both your lunch and your wallet and you’re seriously congratulating yourself for accidentally coming up with this method to lose weight and save money, thinking about how you’ll be 31 in five months but you feel like you’re 22 (not in a good way), feeling resentful of a friend’s proclamation on her blog that she loves her thirties because at this rate you won’t get your shit together until you’re at least 60 or, more likely, you’ll be on Hoarders by then, it’s good to remember that at least you’re not a Republican.

Thought of the Day

29 Mar

Bill Maher is a mega-douche. Really? Really? That’s the first thing you go after? I thought you were supposed to be a comedian or some shit, Bill.

See also.

I also find it ironic that someone who mocks religious beliefs claims he’s “not into Western medicine”. God, I hate him SO MUCH.

Fuck Your Fascist Beauty Standards

17 Mar

I’ve been here five minutes and have already gotten shit about not wearing green.

I swear, I’m becoming more misanthropic by the day.

I do love corned beef, though.

I Live in a Shithole

9 Mar

Okay, not completely. There’s  a lot of beautiful scenery here, and we have toilets that flush and everything.

This state has always had its kooky conservatives, but after last year’s election, they have a much louder voice than ever. And they’re using it in really atrocious and embarrassing ways. They have:

1.  Passed a bill in the House that would require that driving tests are administered in English only. Because if you don’t speak American, you’re probably too stupid to drive.

2. Introduced a bill to curtail child labor laws. I have already discussed this (and Angry Black Lady totes stole my bit, because you KNOW I was the only one who thought of Oliver Twist), but again, I have to say: SERIOUSLY? What the fuck is this fucking Gilded Age retrofuck bullshit? I cannot imagine that this bill reflects the wishes of most of Jane Cunningham’s constituents. Em.barass.ing.

3. Proposed a constitutional amendment in the Senate which would initiate a “fair tax” that would eliminate corporate income taxes in 2013 and completely eliminate all income taxes by 2018. Sales taxes would be raised and levied on goods/services that aren’t normally taxed, including medical care (because God knows that’s not expensive enough already). It’s not going to pass, but the fact that these fucking idiots are wasting their time and everyone else’s, not to mention TAXPAYER MONEY on useless, insane bullshit like this drives me fucking batty.

4. Pushed for the modification of an anti-puppy mill law that was overwhelmingly approved by Missouri voters. The re-written law would (among other measures) lift the current 50-dog limit and decriminalize violations. According to the sponsor of the bill that proposes the changes, “The way Prop B was when it was passed originally would have destroyed the industry.”

How DARE a majority of voters deprive these patriotic, upstanding citizens’ RIGHTS to make a profit on the backs of living, suffering beings that are supposedly bred to bring us joy and affection! Furthermore, Missouri is the puppy mill capital of the U.S., so if they went Galt,  Sally might not get that inbred, parasite-riddled, traumatized cocker spaniel she’s always wanted. Missouri voters, why do you hate our freedoms? And Sally?

5. Passed a bill that bars the state minimum wage from exceeding the national minimum wage despite (YET FUCKING AGAIN) a law passed by Missouri voters in 2005 that tied the minimum wage to the rate of inflation. Don’t forget that a lot of these people are the same people (who were elected by the same people) who threw a hissy about Obama shoving health care reform down our throats. Why the fuck does Missouri even bother with ballot initiatives if greedy, amoral, authoritarian attention whores are just going to overturn them as soon as they get into power? I spent MINUTES signing petitions and filling in bubbles on the ballot that I could have put to much better use, like running my dehumidifier.

Our legislature is packed to the brim with assholes, and just when I think it couldn’t get dumber, they manage to top themselves.* It’d be amusing if I didn’t live here.

*VMR and/or VBDSMR

It’s a Good Thing for Hindy You Don’t Have to Think to Breathe

19 Feb

The mango so you don’t have to leave the boat and behold the ugliest place on the web (besides Col. Mustard’s place, maybe):

A reader asks a good question about news coverage of events in Wisconsin:

BTW…in no MSM coverage I have seen is there ANY note that the crowd is “predominantly white”…. Why is that?

Heh. We all remember how liberal news coverage of tea party rallies rarely failed to note that they were “predominantly white.” Somehow, that is no longer a salient fact when the same outlets cover illegal sick-outs by Wisconsin teachers. Why would that be?

Obviously, I’m just kidding, as was our reader. We all know the answer.

Yeah, we do.

The stupid. It hurts.

 

I Hate Them

18 Feb

I really do. It’s not so much that their bullshittery will have a practical impact (it won’t, thank God, but probably just *barely*), it’s that they are so completely, utterly full of hatred for women and poor people that it takes my fucking breath away.

I can’t even write anything more coherent beyond “FUCKING FUCK FUCKERS FUCK.” Instead, I am going to drink some bourbon and listen to this band turned up loud:

WE’RE ASKING FOR SUBSISTENCE!

They’re Kansas kids (if you can’t tell by their name), although they moved to Brooklyn a couple of years ago, the fuckers. New Yorkers, I highly recommend their shows, although you might want to bring earplugs.

UPDAAAAAAAAAAAYEEEEEEEEEETE!

Hell to the fucking YEAH!

This Isn’t Racist

10 Feb

 

Nope, not at all.

Say what you will about Tariq Ramadan, but his nose ain’t big enough to caricature like that. Unless, you know, you’re a fucking racist.  And the “forked tongue” reference is a lovely way to depict the guy as being Satanic without actually coming out and saying it (because that would be offensive or something).

The Koran with the scimitar is a nice touch, too.