Archive for December 10th, 2013

When Will This Senile Old Fart Retire?

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) spoke for many conservatives today when he criticized Obama for shaking the hand of Cuban leader Raul Castro at the memorial ceremony for Nelson Mandela. He compared the gesture to Neville Chamberlain’s handshake with Adolf Hitler at the start of World War II.  That handshake guaranteed Germany’s spread of  military might across Europe.

In their minds Obama is appeasing Cuban communist leaders.  Perhaps they fear the Cubans will row across 90-miles of sea and take over Miami with dried sugarcane stalks.  We already know they’re scared to death of Muslims of any flavor and still are paranoid there are Communists under some American beds.

We’ve enforced an economic embargo against Cuba for 52-years because of conservatives! These right-wing nits can’t quite grasp that sanctions severely hurt everyday Cuban people – NOT those in power who live in luxury. They don’t understand that – but they DO understand that many Florida voters of Cuban descent are blindly anti-Castro and know how to vote.

The conservatives’ fairy tale is that the poor people of Cuba will rise up, overthrow the dictatorship and pave the way for an American-approved government.  This horseshit has not proved successful for OVER A HALF-CENTURY!  So are those who favor a continued economic embargo stupid – or just real, real slow?

“God You Are Boring”

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

The 11th Commandment:

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Thou Shall Not Shove Thy Religion Down Everyone’s Throat

In 2009, legislative leaders in the Oklahoma Capitol received private funds to put up a monument to the 10-Commandments on state grounds. I guess they wanted to show voters how righteous (and Christian) they are.

In America, when you start mixing government and religion, the nuts start falling out of the trees.  Our Constitution protects religious freedom – and also freedom from religion.  But the vast majority of Christians insist this is a CHRISTIAN nation and they only reluctantly tolerate other religions.

Herecomedenuts.  So, of course the Satanic Temple in New York contacted the Oklahoma Capitol’s Preservation Commission to donate a monument to Satan for the grounds. They’ve got the money, designs to consider, and the religious freedom to do whatever Christians do.

Satanic monument in Georgia.

“We believe that all monuments should be in good taste and consistent with community standards,” the Devil worshippers said. “Our proposed monument will certainly abide by these guidelines.”  A pentagram and an interactive display for children were part of the early designs.

Uh, oh.  Now what?

The ACLU Oklahoma said if state officials allow one type of religious expression, they must also allow alternative forms. It’s better to allow NO religious paraphernalia on state property. 

I certainly agree.

Having A Bad Hair Day?

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Joseph Merrick, the “Elephant Man” was born in the late 1800’s in England. As he grew, Merrick became even more horribly deformed and was exhibited as a freak by numerous “managers”.

At 24, he was abandoned in London with neither money nor a friend.  Fortunately, he was rescued by a Doctor who had studied him in medical school.  The “Elephant Man” was then sympathetically given a place to live in London Hospital where he was visited by numerous guests including the Princess of Wales.

What astounded everyone was Merrick’s personality.  He was loving, kind, very appreciative, never spoke negatively of anyone, and was extremely literate.  He wrote:

“Tis true my form is something odd,

But blaming me is blaming God;

Could I create myself anew

I would not fail in pleasing you.”

Although Merrick was supposed to sleep sitting up because of the enormous weight of his head, one night he chose to lie down “like normal people.” That night, Merrick’s airway became constricted and he died peacefully in his sleep.  Mr. Joseph Merrick was 27.

Is She Still Feeling Herself?

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013