Tuesday, January 30, 2018

This Is War

The dominant presence of Breitbarters and other assorted knuckledraggers clearly demonstrates, once again, how the hard right is no longer the fringe but the heart of the current GOP.
It’s one big pirate ship of bigoted, corrupt, and power hungry scum who are out to destroy this country. Aided and abetted by fake Christians, the gullible and/or idiotic, and a Democratic Party that doesn’t fucking get it and urgently needs a wartime consigliere.
Make no mistake, short of secession, blue states will not escape the wrath of these demons via states rights. No, those are only to be acknowledged when upholding the continued existence of statues erected to honor traitors to the United States and other loathsome proposals. They will not be happy until they turn us into one of their fucking insolvent backwaters. Hell, if they could round up liberals and PoC into concentration camps they'd do it in a heartbeat. (No, don't think so? Ask any Japanese-American.) 
We’re at war, people. The Dems are under the impression we’re just having a disagreement. God help us.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

The Right's Hollywood Hypocrisy

The next time some self-righteous conservative complains about Hollywood celebrities having no clue what it is to be poor/working class and to struggle to make ends meet, remind them of these 10 examples:

- Jim Carrey’s family lost their house and ended up living in a van when he was a teenager; he quit school at 15 to help his family and worked as a janitor for a while.
- Daniel Craig was once homeless and slept on park benches in London.
- Tom Cruise’s mom worked four jobs (4!) to provide for Cruise and his 3 siblings.
- Leo DiCaprio grew up in a drug infested and prostitution riddled part of Hollywood and was homeless for a bit.
- Celine Dion’s father had to support Celine and her thirteen (13!) siblings on a salary of a little more than $600/mo.
- Shia LaBeouf is the child of “artists who never found an audience for their artwork. And so I lived in poverty”.
- Leighton Meester was born while her mother was doing time in a federal jail in Texas for her involvement in a drug ring.
- Demi Moore lived in a trailer park until she turned 16 and left home.
- Sarah Jessica Parker was on welfare as a kid.
- Hillary Swank grew up in a trailer park and later lived in a car with her mom.

I Want A New Drug

Over the last few decades, western society, if not the world at large, has been moving in a more inclusive, open-minded, tolerant direction....