Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thursday [VIDEO]

If it's only a wk. before Thanksgiving we're already late for Xmas, aren't we?
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Today In Mental Health In America

If you bother reading this, remind yourself (twice, even) these are not the delusional ravings of a street lunatic at a bus stop but the bizarre rants of a county chair of the Republican party. Not barroom droolings, either: Typed & posted for all to see.
The chairman of a county Republican Party in Minnesota who believes that big government is actually a form of satanic “witchcraft” is not backing down from controversial comments he posted on his Facebook page about Muslims.

Big Stone County Republican chairman Jack Whitley said he opposed waterboarding terrorists because he believed that Muslim “parasites” should be killed.

“I am opposed to waterboarding muslim terrorists because it is a waste of resources,” he wrote Wednesday on Facebook: “They are muslims, they are terrorist, we know where they are from, we know where their buddies are, we know where thier mosque’s are, we know millions of these parasites travel to Mecca every year and when…FRAG ‘EM! Simplicity. I love when it all comes together!”

[Errors are reproduced from the originals.]

The comments were first reported by the Bluestem Prairie blog.

Whitley said Thursday that he would not apologize for his remarks. He said Muslims should either convert to Christianity or leave the United States.

“This is where I’m making my stand,” he wrote in another Facebook post. “Muslims inTwin Cities Area are calling for me to apologize for a comment I made on facebook about them being. parasites and we need to frag them .I will not apologize and I will not compromise .They either need to repent except Jesus Chist or leave the country .Any Muslims or group of Muslims who do not stand against Jihad Muslim terrorist are consider part and parcel with the Muslim terrorist. I was just contacted by a reporter from the Minnespolis Star Tribune who will be writing a article on their blog site if you care to follow this story.Bravery is contagious , I am not a coward are you? If Muslims think they can come to this country and dictate anything that makes them terrorist ! Lets see if your love for God and country,patriotism,extends any further than your finger tips on the keyboard. If you want to consider this a call to arms,then so be it .”

Whitley told the StarTribune that he didn’t like Muslims because Islam was a violent religion.

“I don’t really see much of Islam being peaceful at all,” he said. “Don’t come into this country, infiltrating this country with your terrorist activities and terrorist agendas and call it a ‘holy war.”

He also explained to the StarTribune that he doesn’t believe Muslims deserve First Amendment rights.

“Your association with those in your religion who have those terrorist activities, and your unwillingness to call them on the carpet for it? No, you no longer have the right to practice that religion if it infringes on the peace and the tranquility of this nation and the people around you. That nullifies your constitutional right to practice your freedom of religion.”

On his Facebook page, Whitley has expressed concern about witchcraft and Satanism.

“An oversized government will always be an immoral government, creating entities where none are needed, to virtually control every aspect of the lives of its citizens, for the ‘greater good’, thereby creating rebels of the ones who will not bow to these corrupt entities. This is also known as witchcraft.”

He said that Hollywood, the NFL, the NBA, televangelists, the Christian music industry, the health industry, and academics were all part of the “government of Satan,” which he claimed had infiltrated the Christian church.

“American Christians or should I say ‘Westernized Christians’ are absolutely caught in the trap that satan has laid for them, and they dont even know it because it feels so good,” he said in another post about the movie Noah.

Whitley also expressed his opposition to the “feminization and homosexualization of the church” in his Facebook writings, and said he didn’t donate money to missionaries “unless they prove to me they stand against abortion and homo’s.”
Looks to us as if Reagan wanted the mental asylums emptied so Republicans could replace sane American citizens w/ paranoid Jesus loons, as reverse projected by Kris Kobach cretinous Xian & Kansas Secretary of State:
Kobach, a vocal advocate of the anti-immigrant movement, claimed during his radio talk show that there was a strategy to replace American voters with Hispanic ones who favored socialism.

"The long term strategy of, first of all, replacing American voters with illegal aliens, recently legalized, who then become U.S. citizens ..."
The enemy's w/in alright. Would all the money now pumped into the military-industrial-Congressional complex be enough to provide mental health care for 27% of the population of these United Snakes?

"School Lockdown"

A graphic artist somewhere (No credit given whence it was copied.) decided this was necessary:
"Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?"

Advice For Anarchists

In my day we had to 'phone them in. (And those were the days: A crank call from a 'phone booth was virtually anonymous; even calls from one's own number were safe as long as one didn't annoy someone to the point of calling Telco or the police, who'd then have Telco put a mechanical trace on the annoyed's line, yada ...) But tin cans w/ string or iNternet, when making a bomb threat ('Though it appears threats to shoot your fucking school up are more popular these days; explosives can be work-intensive.) or a threat of whatever nature, at school, work or just to a beloved relative or irksome neighbor
remember that the more information you provide, the more likely you are to be taken seriously. A specific time & location, if nothing else, gives them a place for a lockdown. (Obviously, if you're really locked, loaded & ready to kill, don't give them any warning. Your chief weapon is surprise!)

Nostalgia Corner: Remember when "lockdowns" only occurred in prisons? Now every place everywhere is a prison. You want to understand the militarized society, look at the view from my cell:
Someone above me likes to heave things out the window.
Those are tortillas, admittedly an improvement over the
cans & bottles that used to drop from the sky, but c'mon,
how could a jury convict me?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Never Read The Comments

It's to be expected, the chorus of congratulatory comments for telling the terrible truth & not being politically correct & all that sort of thing when it's a "not a racist, but ..." type doing the hate-&-fear typing at Free Republic, Red State or wherever, but when a neo-mugwump like Matt K. Lewis types a compare & contrast (using NYT columnists Kristof & Brooks, ha ha ha) noting some vague similarities between what Communism did to Eastern Euros or their societies & cultures blah-di-de-yada & what a few centuries of slavery did to the people now known as African-Americans, is he prepared for the many-minute hate that, his piece being in the Daily Caller, followed like birds follow spring?

Probably so; you can't say he doesn't know the audience Tucker Carlson & his backers have gathered for their little operation from survivalist camps, gated enclaves, hick communities & snake-handling cults across this great nation. Lewis made a half-hearted attempt at pre-empting them,
Like Brooks, Kristof acknowledges the need for future generations to take personal responsibility
as one part of this story.
but he was just waving something in front of a load of bullshit that could not wait to express itself.

This one isn't new but we don't really hear as much of it as we should. Bet Rand Paul kinda likes it.
What the author ALSO forgets is the lasting damage wrought by a vindictive federal government on the south and those states which seceded. If we are going to blame the plight of blacks in the south on slavery lets fill in all of the factors in that formula!
Of course, you know who's doing the real whining & excuse-mongering. (Hint: Not those still bitching about Reconstruction 140 yrs. later.):
Obama is a liar as we all know, and his "hurt" is fake as his ties to slavery--and are non existent--unless of course he wants to admit he is Frank Marshall Davis's son.

I have no guilt about something I had anything to do with, nor something that no one in my entire family ever had to do with. I am beyond sick of hearing excuses from blacks because they are abject failures at life.

It's time to separate them from modern civilization and reintegrate them back into an environment where they can be happy and function at their level. It's called the back to Africa idea that has been tried before and must be completed now.
And what to do about it!

P.S.: Did you know? Racism in America stopped the very day the slaves were freed.

P.P.S.: Sorry about your faith in humanity. One less illusion to bear, really.

Study Guide

To the item two down. (No, two. The one w/ the rat picture. Now do you see it?)

Piling On Texas

More from that thing we mentioned:
- Republican support grew deeper in 2014, not broader. For example, new Texas Governor Greg Abbott won a whopping victory in the Republic of Baptistan. That’s great, but that’s a race no one ever thought would be competitive and hardly anyone showed up to vote in. Texas not only had the lowest voter turnout in the country (less than 30%), a position it has consistently held across decades, but that electorate is more militantly out of step with every national trend then any other major Republican bloc. Texas now holds a tenth of the GOP majority in the House.

- Keep an eye on oil prices. Texas, which is at the core of GOP dysfunction, is a petro-state with an economy roughly as diverse and modern as Nigeria, Iran or Venezuela. It was relatively untouched by the economic collapse because it is relatively dislocated from the US economy in general. Watch what happens if the decline in oil prices lasts more than a year.
Heh in-fucking-deed. Remember, typed by a Texan. (Who apparently had to move to Chicago for work. Bitter, pal? Bitterly cold up there, innit?) Just can't wait for the miracle industries of fracking & elderly care to fall apart.

Rats In A Cage Report

Daily life in contemporary North America.

Americans 64 Times More Likely to
Be Murdered than to Die by Terrorism

I'll be out walking a deadline &/or writing an inane book that'll be bought in bulk & given away as an enticement for cretins to subscribe to right-wing disinformation sites; might a reader break the above stat down & determine the likelihood of a Yankee being plugged by a sworn ossifer of the law (as opposed to the typical American death by armed relative/friend) instead of having his head chopped off by D.J. Johnny Jihad?

Fifty+ Yrs. Ago In Show Biz

Spotted this myself, but probably a mere 20 or so yrs. back in a re-run, rather than as a pre-pubescent militarist. Actually, I couldn't have seen it on first run; there was no telebision in the Bouffant household in March '64.
However, the eagle eyes did spot this deliberate oddity 50-ish yrs. ago.

Bitter Clinger Swan Song

Via all over the iNterfestation, a "G.O.P. Lifer" spells out the Elephant split so that even bitter clingers ("a declining electoral bloc of aging, white, rural voters") might get it:
This is an age built for Republican solutions. The global economy is undergoing a massive, accelerating transformation that promises massive new wealth and staggering challenges. We need heads-up, intelligent adaptations to capitalize on those challenges. Republicans, with their traditional leadership on commercial issues should be at the leading edge of planning to capitalize on this emerging environment.
Ha ha, funny huh? "Traditional leadership on commercial issues" is esp. good; note that business becomes "commercial interests" as they realize business is a filthy (Literally: Have you "done your business"? Did you wipe?) word & reframe it. "Commerce" just sounds so much more Main Street-y, doesn't it?

Noting the details of Newspeak is fun (& were it not for digression nothing new would ever be conceived) but wandering to the point, the illustration here is that even a glibertarian tax-fearer spouting the greed agenda knows better than to swallow the codswallop.
What are we getting from Republicans? Climate denial, theocracy, thinly veiled racism, paranoia, and Benghazi hearings. Lots and lots of hearings on Benghazi.

It is almost too late for Republicans to participate in shaping the next wave of our economic and political transformation. The opportunities we inherited coming out of the Reagan Era are blinking out of existence one by one while we chase so-called “issues” so stupid, so blindingly disconnected from our emerging needs that our grandchildren will look back on our performance in much the same way that we see the failures of the generation that fought desegregation.

Something, some force, some gathering of sane, rational, authentically concerned human beings generally at peace with reality must emerge in the next four to six years from the right, or our opportunity will be lost for a long generation. Needless to say, Greg Abbott and Jodi Ernst are not that force.

“Winning” this election did not help that force emerge. This was a dark week for Republicans, and for everyone who wants to see America remain the world’s most vibrant, most powerful nation.
Let this reporter know when a party official, office-holder or even a candidate or nominee of the Party of Lincoln (Hear that spinning sound?) makes any statement that reflects sanity, rationality, concern or even the vaguest connection to reality.

Many interesting (& entertainingschadenfreude-y) bullet points (& an electoral map of the hopelessness):
- Almost half of the Republican Congressional delegation now comes from the former Confederacy. Total coincidence, just pointing that out.

- In Congress, there are no more white Democrats from the South. The long flight of the Dixiecrats has concluded.

- Democrats have consolidated their power behind the sections of the country that generate the overwhelming bulk of America’s wealth outside the energy industry. That’s only ironic if you buy into far-right propaganda, but it’s interesting nonetheless.
The fossils in the fossil-fuel industry are the last hold-outs. Come 2020, President Hillarity will have outlawed guns, banned cars & taxed the carbon-polluters out of existence by executive order, right?

Two yrs. of trial & tribulation, comrades, then the New Socialist Dawn!