Sunday, December 30, 2012

Mormon pedophile warren jeffs says world will end 12/31/12

False prophet, convicted pedophile, and barking mad religious lunatic Warren Jeffs, who still leads the Fundamentalist Mormon Church (FLDS) from behind bars, has laughably predicted that the world will end by tomorrow, 12/31/12.  This cultist psychopath revels in exercising mind control over his thousands of followers who dress like they are on the set of _Little House on the Prarie_, and believe in  "plural marriage".  In practice this translates to a bunch of fat, ugly, 50-year-old men using religion to bone a bunch of 13-year-old girls who are basically sex slaves.

Of course, his failed prediction will undermine his credibility, but that was bound to slip eventually, anyway.  In the mean time, this is just one more mind game to keep his followers in a state of permanent anxiousness and emotional chaos.  That makes them easier to manipulate, as I'm sure a life-long conman like Jeffs knows all too well, from constantly manipulating his gullible Mormon minions.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Canda, UK, Australian not dictatorships despite gun control

The NRA assures us that Barrack Obama is gonna "take your gun" and that this will be followed, almost instantaneously, by Nazi-style concentration camps and genocide. Of course, they already assured us that this would happen in Obama's first term.  Now they are absolutely certain that it will happen in the second term.  But there seems to be a problem with their theory in general.  If collecting guns leads directly to tyranny and concentration camps, then why hasn't this happened in Canada, the UK, or Australia.  They all have public health care systems (Obamacare/socialized medicine) as well, I might add.  However, we see no gas chambers or crematoriums.  In fact, Canada, the UK, and Australia, despite having gun control and public health care, which would be branded "communism" by Tea Party fanatics, actually have had "conservative" government of late.  But they haven't always had conservative governments, and they still have higher taxes, both in general, and on the wealthy than are found in the US...all without a dictatorship, or a modern-day holocaust, or cadres of gun-toting civilians to keep the government from being "oppressive".  So what gives?  Why is it that these countries are not dictatorships when the citizens are not armed to the teeth?

Subway murderess hated muslims and hindus

The woman who allegedly confessed to pushing a man in front of a subway train this past week, Erika Menendez, says that she did it because she hates "Hindus and Muslims ever since 2001 when they put down the twin towers".  Of course, if any Hindu had been involved in the 9-11 attacks, this is the first anyone has heard of it.  The person she murdered, Sunando Sen, was a Hindu, but Tea Party know-nothings have worked very hard to make sure many Americans think that anyone with brown skin is a "muslim".  They certainly worked hard to portray the man who beat them in the last presidential election was a "muslim, socialist, dictator,..." despite the fact that they don't understand what any of those "big words" actually mean.  So Mrs. Menendez, with her obvious lack of intelligence, poor education, bigotry, and religious intolerance would make a great addition to the Tea Party.  Perhaps they can run her when or if she ever gets out of prison.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

NRA wants Santa and Elves Armed

In response to recent gun violence, which the NRA insists has nothing to do with guns or their policies of making them more easily accessible, Wayne "Call me Crazy" LaPierre has now decided that the Christmas holiday season will never be safe until Santa and his elves starts carrying guns.  "The only thing that can stop a Grinch with a gun is Santa with a gun!" LaPierre declared.  As to why Santa has never needed a gun in the past, the NRA blamed violent video games, rap music, and especially President Obama, though he was at a loss to say exactly how gun violence was Obama's fault.  "Whenever anything bad happens," he assured reporters, "it's always Obama's fault."

Monday, December 24, 2012

NRA will now demand firefighters be armed

The latest news that 4 firefighters were shot and two killed in a trap set for them by a rifle-wielding psychopath will probably cause "call me crazy" John Wayne LaPierre to demand that all firefighters carry assault rifles strapped to their backs.  This is the quagmire that the NRA has created through the intentionally proliferation of guns into the hands of every lunatic in America.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Pro-gun lobbyist headquarters in Newtown

Many people have not heard that the second most powerful pro-gun nut lobbying PAC in the country, The National Shooting Sports Foundation,  is located in Newtown, CT, just free miles from where the Sandy Hook massacre took place.  Now, if there were really a God then we would expect that all the children killed in that massacre would be the sons and daughters of people who work for the NSSF.  That would be divine karma, and it might be a lesson that could get through even their hard heads.  However, so far as we have heard, none of these gun-pushers had children who were killed by the unregulated gun trade policies and glaring loopholes that these people were instrumental in pressuring Congress to adopt.

On the NSSF website, the CEO, Patrick Rothwell, rehashes a lot of the same tired, straw-man arguments, that a gun can't be "good or bad" because it's not a person, blah, blah, blah.  Of course this idiotic argument ignores the fact that tools are created for specific purposes or "jobs".  You can tell me that you are buying a half-million dollar John Deere agricultural combine just to look at it, or to mow your backyard, but the purpose/job for which this tool was designed is to harvest hundreds or thousands of acres of crops.  Likewise, the purpose/job for which a high-capacity, rapid-firing rifle was built to to kill a lot of people quickly.  Now, clearly, we recognize the need for the job to get done of harvesting crops.  It's less clear that we want the average person equipped with a tool whose primary purpose is to kill a lot of people in a short amount of time.  So, perhaps they should be restricted to people who actually need these tools, like police and SWAT team members.  Of course, if you can demonstrate that you have a compelling need, as a fire arms instructor, body guard, etc, there should be a process where you can apply for a license anyway.  But why should be just let anyone who wants on buy one, especially through loopholes at "gun shows" where no background check of any kind is required, and person acquiring it might be mentally ill, for example?

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Dude Where's My Mayan Apocalypse

Oh well, another ridiculous Apocal-Oops has come and gone.  12/21/12 was as good a day as any, I suppose.  There have been all kinds of numerologically-plausible sounding end times, such as the year 1666 or 1999 or 06-06-06, or 10-10-10, or 12-12-12 or whatever.  As people with even a modicum of common sense have pointed out for a very long time (OK, that's just like me and six other people), the beginning of each century is fraught with all kinds of strange-looking dates with small numbers that look somehow significant.  But they aren't.  Doomsday prophecy necessarily has had a 100% failure rate, proving that none of these individuals have crystal balls or psychic/spiritual connections to anything approaching an intergalactic internet (as the Beastie Boys might call it).  Of course, the cottage industry of making up future dates continues harvest bumper crops of bumpkins and assorted idgits.  I'm sure that a few dozen new books are already in the works.  Too bad there can't be an end time for end-timers and their retarded predictions.

NRA vision of Armed waitresses, and gun turrets everywhere

Imagine walking into a restaurant and being greeted by a hostess wearing combat fatigues, with an M-16 strapped to her back.  Imagine the waitress taking your order with her trigger finger itching on her Glock.  This is the NRA vision of the armed hellhole that they want to this country into, all so they can continue the gravy train of billions in payola from gun manufacturers.  They inundated the country in guns and then say that the remedy is way more guns absolutely everywhere.

Imagine going to church now and the preacher laying his pistol down on the altar, in case he has to shoot his way out Dodge.  Yes, this is really what they would like to see things come too.

Instead of those camera domes in stores, perhaps they would like to see them turn into gun turrets, nervously trained on the customers.

Will all vehicles now need to be up-armored with 50-cals on the roof and side sponsons to lay down firepower while merging?

If it sounds absurd that's because it is  supposed to, for anyone who is sane, but it sounds perfectly reasonably if you're an NRA lunatic like Wayne La Pierre.  They took a whole week to formulate a plan that called for playgrounds being turned into paramilitary bootcamp/prisons.  If the kids aren't paying attention in class that day, they might not know the right code word to pass through the checkpoint and then they might have to get "ventilated" with automatic weapons fire, or at least waterboarded until they learn to pay attention to the passphrases during morning announcements.

Of course, we could get real here.  Too many guns are creating the problem, and most people don't need to carrying them on their person unless they have some compelling need, like a job as a body guard, not just waitressing at Village Inn.

Friday, December 21, 2012

NRA sez arm schools, theaters, restaurants, supermarkets...

In more of their trademarked absurdity impersonating serious, adult public policy-making the NRA said that the cure for gun violence is (BIG SURPRISE!) an a$$load more guards in schools.  They think that hundreds of thousands of schools now need to have round the clock armed guards.  Pre-schools, elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, trades schools, barber colleges, etc.  But we can't stop there.  What about theaters.  We need armed guards there.  And what about restaurants.  People get shot at McDonalds, and Denny's too, so I guess they need full-time armed guards.  Then there's churches.  They will need a bunch of armed guards patrolling the pews.  And what about supermarkets.  They usually just have a few burly high school students who played football, but now they will need to be slinging assault rifles.  How about libraries?  How about gyms?  There's really no end to where people will need armed guards carrying automatic rifles to protect them.  All from the terror that the NRA unleashed on them in the first place by making guns too easy for irresponsible people to get their hands on in the first place.  And they did it for the money that comes from the gun manufacturers, and the money from the irresponsible people who want guns kept easy to get, and the power that comes with leading an unofficial army of authoritarian dip$hits.

This is the protection racket treadmill that the NRA has devised.  Create the threat in the first place and then justify more armament to protect you from the first bunch.  Then you need protection from the second bunch and the third bunch, ad infinitum.

The general problem is their philosophy.  Even if 99% of people carrying weapons are sane and responsible (which if much higher that in reality) it only takes 1% or so to totally destablize things.  Remember that many of these people are already SUICIDAL.  Therefore the fact that they might get shot during their rampages is an unlikely deterrent.  They can easily kill a few dozen people who are caught off guard before they are stopped.

Philosophically, the problem is that the more people who you entrust with guns the more likely you are to get unlucky and have those guns and that security duty entrusted to someone who is a psychopath.  It's no secret that psychopaths are attracted to things like guns because it gives them the instant, unearned authority and power that they crave.  Why would a bully not be attracted to a gun?  It's a great way to bully and intimidate others who are less aggressive than they are.

Adam Lanza's killing spree only took minutes.  Even there had been an armed guard, there is a good chance that he wouldn't have responded until it was too late.  Cops are already armed, but they can't be everywhere at once.  Most of the time they are responding after the fact, when all they can do is mop up the mess.  

The NRA's crazy solution is to do more of the same and to make the mess even bigger.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Mayan Apocalypse on my Day Off! Dang It!

Wouldn't you know that the first day I take off in the last two months falls right on the so-called "Mayan apocalypse" 12/21/12.  It better not cheat me out of a little rest and relaxation.  I was planning on getting my final x-mas shopping done.  It would be a real disaster if I don't have a gift for my mother-in-law.  Then the world probably will end on 12/25/12.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

If gun nuts are right, no gun restrictions are allowed

It's common sense to say that a five-year-old shouldn't bring a loaded machine gun to school.  But according to those who ignore the first part of the Second Amendment and just say, " (dot, dot, dot) the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed", five-year-olds should be allowed tote around loaded machine guns.  That's right.  The Second Amendment says nothing about the age at which a person can own a gun.  It says nothing about machine guns either.  The five-year-old should be able to take a bazooka to school too.  For that matter, the Constitution says nothing about stopping felons or the mentally ill from having guns.  According to a strict reading of the above quote, it would be unconstitutional to prevent mentally ill people or felons from having guns.

Of course, all that relies on you not seeing the "dot, dot, dot" part at the beginning of the quote, which is why I spelled it out.  The intentional use of ellipsis on this part is a trick that the NRA has been using for decades that more and more people have finally caught on to.  That first part says that gun ownership is permitted in the context of a "A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state".  So, for those who think that the primary purpose of having a gun is protecting themselves against the government, no, this right, granted by the government, is intended to be regulated by the government.  If you plan to use your gun to overthrow the government then that is not covered by the 2nd Amendment.  Also contrary to conventional gun-nut rhetoric, you will note that the purpose of the 2nd Amendment is not to provide for individual protection, but rather, it is explicitly to provide for protection of the state against those who would undermine it.  

As to the issue of 5-year-olds with machine guns, the state can regulate that precisely because no well-regulated militia would want or need infants carrying firearms.  Likewise, none of them want the mentally ill to  be toting around massive fire power.  Congress has the power and the responsibility to regulate fire arms, and lets hope that they finally do their job adequately, and intelligently this time.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Adam Lanzas massacre tame compared to Bible

Mike Huckabee doesn't think that Bushmaster assault rifles, or rapid-firing, high-capacity pistols like Glocks and Sig Saeurs had anything to do with the massacre of several dozen people at Sandy Hook Elementary this last Friday.  So what was the catalyst for it, in Huckabee's narrow, religiously-fanatic mind?  Why he thinks it's just that kids haven't had enough compulsory prayer and religious indoctrination beaten into them by the school system.

But actually, if Huckabee bother to read his Bible, instead of just beat on it, he would discover that there are plenty of massacres described in the Bible.  Moses and Joshua routinely slaughtered men, women, children, and even livestock ( Joshua 6:21, 8:26, 10-28-40; Numbers 31:16-18; 1 Samuel 15:3).  King Saul was ordered to commit massacres (1 Samuel 15:2-3) and when he wasn't sufficiently bloody, he was replaced by King David who was just a boy, probably about the age of Adam Lanza.   David was more than willing to kill in the name of his God (1 Chronicles 20:3, 2 Samuel 12:31).  Many other "heros" of the Bible including Samson, Gideon, Jehu, and on and on, were all too happy to commit mass slaughters.

So maybe it's a good thing that Huckabee's Bible God has been taken out of schools, before he inspires even more killing.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Huckabee says Sandy Hook Massacre "NO SURPRISE"

The brain-dead Fox News commentator Mike Huckabee got his crazy on this Saturday when he claimed it was "NO SURPRISE" that a massacre took place at Sandy Hook Elementary" because prayer was no longer compulsory in public schools.  I SEE.  So if it was really NO SURPRISE then Huckabee should have alerted authorities ahead of time to be ready for the gunman.  Huckabee later tried to backpedal on this moronic talking point, of course, claiming that he didn't really think there was a "cause an effect" relationship.  In other words, he's a lying sack of $hit who doesn't know what the F*CK he's talking about about.  There's really no other way to put it charitably.

See, this is just a standard right-wing talking point every time people state the obvious fact that assault rifles that can spray 100 rounds in half a minute make massacres a wee bit too easy.  The NRA solution is either doing nothing, and/or advocating that everyone from the kindergartners on up starting to pack heat ... because what could possibly go wrong with a brilliant plan like that...except everything?

Why not regulate that the militias that represent the gun owners in the US on at least basic things, like whether they need virtually machine guns to "hunt" or "defend themselves".  

Huckabee Blames No School Prayer for CT Massacre

It's getting harder and harder to be a moron these days, by Mike Huckabee made sure to spout the same tired, Republican line that school shootings are not because of mentally unstable people with access to assault rifles -- oh no!  The only reason that there are school massacres is because schools no longer force students to say a Hail Mary and an Our Father every morning.

Of course, now, even Huckabee is trying to walk back this moron mantra that has been used since Columbine, with less and less credibility.  The idea that guns have nothing to do with school shootings is a tough sell to begin with.  When you can fire 100 rounds in less than the time that it took the founding fathers to load a musket, guns have got to be part of the problem.  No they are not the entire problem, but they are an enabler.  One would be hard-pressed to find another way to kill several dozen people so easily.  Perhaps one could make a bomb, but that would require some thinking, whereas these are off the shelf.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Jindal Pretends Abstinence Only GOP is Pro-contraception

Bobby Jindal lives in a land of bizarre denialism, advocating contraception in the party that invented the idiocy of Abstinence Only.  Democrats have finally gained the upperhand on the issue of reproductive rights, perhaps because the pro-longed recession has made it impossible for people to ignore the financial realities of failing to use contraception when they cannot afford to support more kids.  However, in Jindal's mind, he can't comprehend the religious fanaticism that has lead his party into its current state of misogyny and compulsory pregnancy policies.
That's right, when you try everything to prevent access to contraception and abortion (which is the ultimate form of "birth control") then you become the party of compulsory pregnancy.
Furthermore, when you have a philosophy that contraception is a *BAD* thing and that we should ONLY abstain from sex then you also become the anti-sex party.  What's unsexier than that, besides Bobby Jindal himself, perhaps?
So I am glad that Jindal is finally OK with contraception being sold over the counter, but that hardly means the rest of the religious fanatics in the GOP will accept it.  They are still through the looking glass in Abstinence Wonderland.
Of course, the same "logic" that allows them to advocate abstinence would also tell them that we should not wear seat belts or bullet proof vests.  After all, these devices are not 100% reliable.  The only 100% reliable thing is not getting in a car wreck or being shot respectively.  I have already discussed the bulletproof vest analogy here.  The seat belt analogy is more interesting, because driving is a far more common, but high risk activity.  Almost everyone accepts that we should "use protection" of some sort, while driving.  The fact that we use this "protection" while driving, however, does not make us more promiscuous about slamming into other random drivers.  We still tend to be careful.  The seat belt just makes it less likely that we will be killed.  So when Mr. Jindal starts explaining this to his own party then we might know he is serious about creating a change there.  Until then, he is just flapping his gums about issues beyond his understanding.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Mass Killing in Connecticut

It is being reported that 27+ people, including possibly 10 children are dead at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.  I am not against guns.  I own several.  But the huge unanswered problem we have in our society is how to prevent guns from being used by crazy people.  The gun fanatic answer is "everyone should be armed to the teeth".  That's right, their solution to preventing elementary school shootings would be for the kids on the playground to be packing, as well as the teachers, and well ... everyone.  Of course it is much easier to see the idi0cy of the position when we think about elementary schoolers carrying guns, but even if we excluded them for the obvious reason of DUH, there would still be a problem with everyone else packing.  The problem is that having 20 or 30 times more people carrying increases the odds that some of these people will be mentally unstable.
Of course the fantasy of gun nuts is that they will alway beat the other guy to the draw.  But, it is often harder than people think to tell a "crazy" person from a sane one, most of the time, except when they start acting crazy.  That's because, most of the time, these "crazy" people act perfectly normal.  Contrary to myths, most of these people are not crazy 24/7.  They just have episodes.  One second they are perfectly fine, and the next minute they are shooting people.
Now the big solution of gun loonies is that, if the crazy person starts shooting, that they will shoot the other person.  However, note that this solution does not prevent people from being killed in the first place.  Furthermore, many of these crazy people often commit suicide anyway, often fairly rapidly after their actions.  Theoretically, having a bunch of other people around them who can shoot back might limit the amount of damage these people can do, but in practice it hasn't seemed to work well so far, and most of these shooters aren't that effective anyway.  Also, as we noted, it is bought at the expense of potentially encouraging far greater quantities of crazy, irresponsible, or just plain dumb people to carry weapons all the time.  Anyone who thinks that will result in *less* shootings, as opposed to *way more* probably needs a head exam anyway.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Oregon Mall Shooter Almost Takes Out Santa

There's yet another gun nut with an assault rifle, who shot up a mall in Clackamas, outside of Portland, Oregon.  Even the mall Santa had to run for his life.  Yet somehow the culture that fuels gun violence and presents it as the simple-minded solution to every problem always marches on to the next slaughter, making excuse after excuse to allow it to continue.  The favorite one is that, "if only everyone had a gun then...."  If that were the case then people would be getting shot over everything, all the time.  And one can only imagine the "circular firing squad" scene that it would produce.  As usual with all things gun-related, the simple-minds who love them never consider the the next move or the next three moves away on the chess board.  They are always focused on their supposed "checkmate in one move" solution which is "fire my gun", but beyond that, consideration of all the consequences seems utterly beyond them.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

12-12-12 like 6-6-6 with double the hype

People often point out that dates like 12-12-12 only come around once in a century and is "once in a lifetime". Of course EVERY fricken calendar date is likely going to be once in a lifetime, given that life expectancy is less than 100 years.  There is nothing particularly remarkable about these inevitable dates that happen every century.
A huge amount of hub-bub was made about 6-6-6, a few years back, especially due to ignorant Christian fundamentalists believing that it has some relation to the end of the world.  In reality 6-6-6 is not even an accurate transcription of Revelation 13:17-18, because the oldest sources render it as 616 and nobody thought that June 1st, 2006 was a particularly big deal either.
Thus, while people are trying feverishly to imbue 12-12-12 with special significance, I want to go on record as saying that, in all likelihood, nothing remarkable will happen then, and, if something coincidentally does happen of importance then people will twist all kinds of facts and invent previously unknown quatrains of Nostradumbass, or some other false prophet,  in an attempt claim that they knew it all along.  Naturally, they only "knew it all along" after the even occurred, which is worthless, as far a prophecies go.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Rubio Finally Figured Out How Old Earth Is

Last month right-wing extremist Marco Rubio made headlines by pretending that he "wasn't sure" how old the Earth was, as a sop to know-nothing Creationists and other religious extremists who make up his political base.  Now, after widespread mockery, Rubio has apparently decided that it wasn't so hard after all, and that he doesn't need a time machine to travel back and verify that the Earth is around 4.5 billion years old.  Most people were reconciled with this information in a Middle School Earth Science class, but apparently, it has taken Rubio all this time to figure out basic results of science.  Naturally, however, he has decided that this new information cannot possibly conflict with Roman Catholicism.  What a surprise.  The Earth has been around for billions of years, while the church has only been around for less than two millennia, but apparently all those billions of years were just wasted until Jesus came along and founded his fortune cookie religion. Jesus even makes reference to the days of Noah, but this doesn't bother Rubio, because fortune cookies can always be read in very vague ways, especially if one squints.

Friday, November 30, 2012

High School Dudes Freak Out About Forced Hand-holding

In the give me an effin break category, these high school guys were fighting, so the principal offered them the CHOICE of either (1) being suspended or (2) Holding hands in public for 15 minutes during lunch.  Both of these guys chose to do the hand holding thing.  Now, due to the wussification of America, they are complaining that this made them "uncomfortable".  Duh.  It's a punishment.  Punishments aren't supposed to be pleasant.
What's the reason these guys felt uncomfortable, you might ask?  In part is was that other students called them "gay".  Sounds like the school has a homophobia and gay-bashing problem, but that needs to be surfaced and dealt with, instead of criticizing the action that helped to reveal the issue.

Rick Warren's Purpose: Being a Bloated Windbag

Rick Warren has been tooting his own horn about his _Purpose Drivel Life_ book has been around for ten years now and is just as vacuous and useless as ever.  The only real purpose of the book appears to be to make Warren quite a bit fatter, dumber, and more smug.  Oh, and he FINALLY has stopped wearing the Hawaiian shirts and is dressing up a little more.  But he still doesn't have a clue about his purpose or anybody else's.  His big moronic revelation was supposedly that the purpose of life was to kiss God's holy hole, which is pretty much what religion has always demanded, without evidence that there is even a hole to kiss. But don't worry because Rick Warren is a big enough ahole to substitute for god on Earth.  All self-appointed representatives of God, like Warren, in actual fact have set themselves up as surrogate God to be worshipped. On that score Warren has accomplished his purpose as well, poising himself to overtake the late Jerry Fatwhale as a bloated, finger-wagging, windbag.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Fundy Mormons Still Heed Warren Jeffs from Prison

It is truly pathetic that some people are so brainwashed and weak-minded that they would follow someone like Mitt Romney....erm....I mean Warren Jeffs... in the first place.  It's even more pathetic that these same tiny minds still fear an impotent imposter like Jeffs, even from his prison cell.  Mostly we hear of gang leaders and mafia drug-lords continuing to rule their ill-gotten empires even from prison, but perhaps it is not a far stretch to say that religious cults like these Fundamentalist LDS polygamy freaks, are really not that different from a street gang when you think about it.  They have their own goofy uniforms, and their own crazy language.  More importantly, there are plenty of bonafide thugs in the FLDS who are enforcers for the church.  Plus, like most street thugs, a lot of these guys are cowards.  They love to beat down young teenage girls and have their way with them, but they couldn't handle a fight with a real man (or woman for that matter).  It really is too bad that Jeffs has survived in prison as long as he has, but I suppose that, even if he died, there would just be some new jacka$$ jockeying to succeed him.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Taliban Email Snafu exposes contacts

Taliban religious extremists and technology don't exactly go together.  Take this story of Taliban PR spokesman Qari Ahmedi, who clicked on CC instead of BCC to send out his press release last week, thus publicly broadcasting the names/email addresses of over 400 contacts to everyone who received the email.  Of course, BCC would have hidden the names of the other contacts on his mailing list, some of whom turned out to a provincial governor, a legislator, professors, and journalists.  Of course, most of these people were already quite well-known by even the most incompetent intelligence agencies.  But thanks for helping to make the jobs of even the most keystone of afghan law enforcement agencies that much easier.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Dump Trump Or Boycott Macys

With Thankgiving soon approaching, the Macy' Thanksgiving Parade will be upon us.  However, one thing our country and Macy's should not be Thankful for is the Treasonous Donald Trump who called for "revolution" when Obama was re-elected.  The issue of Trumps criminal liability for his treasonous comments will have to be settled by a court, but it does not require a court of law for Macy's to see what bad citizenship it is for them to maintain a business affiliation with Donald Trump.  Therefore, many are calling for Macy's to end their association with Trump or customers will be forced to cease all business with the store.  It's very simple:  either they dump Trump or we dump them.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Disgusting, Unhealthy Twinkies and Hostess Junk Food Liquidated

In a move sure to sadden the most unhealthy elements of society, Hostess Brands Inc., is asking a bankruptcy court to liquidate its assets, because of an on-going strike and an insufficient number of scabs to run their business.  For everyone else on the planet, including the employees themselves, this was fantastic news, since they don't need an immoral, super-low-wage job like this that poisons children and explodes public health risks for diabetes and cardiovascular disease.  Naturally, Rush Limbaugh and fellow obesity advocates who comprise the majority of the Republican Party expressed their usual outrage (over everything).

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Israel & Hamas Prepare for Holy War Again

Israeli is clearly preparing for another invasion of Gaza, in response to Hamas militants who fired hundreds of rockets in tit-for-tat retaliation against earlier Israeli airstrikes.  The cycle of violence between hard-headed Zionists, and equally intractable modern day Philistines has been going on for over 3000 years, with even the Bible documenting such squabbles.  So the idea that this latest effort will "settle things once and for all" is beyond ridiculous, rhetoric aside.

Clueless GOP monday morning QBs on Romney loss

It's really hilarious to see right-wingers offering their clueless commentary on why Romney lost.  First there was Rmoney himself, claiming that Obama bribed minorities, despite the fact that he offered trillions in tax bribes to the upper 1%.  Now disgraced former RNC head Michael Steele has decided to weigh in, obviously smelling blood and thinking he might get his old job back.  But where were his brilliant comments and criticism of Romney's ORCA software to get out the vote *before* the election?  He is apparently only able to predict disasters after they happen, as with many phoney baloney, self-appointed prophets.

Romney complains of minority "gifts", ignores Tax Bribes of GOP

Now Mr. sourgrapes, bonafide LOSER, Mitt Romney is out there furiously making excuses for his poor performance at the polls, despite spending $1 billion of his donor's money in his failed bid to unseat Obama.  The excuse he offers this time really strains credibility and the meaning of the word hypocrisy, because Romney would have us believe that Obama bribed minority voters with goodies from the public coffers.   This is coming from corporate raider Mitt Rmoney, who promised trillions in tax cuts to the 1%.  This, BTW, has been the republican "gift" formula that has worked for them for the last 30 years, as they raided the US treasury and declared, ala former standard bearer Dick Cheney, "You know, Paul, Reagan proved that deficits don't matter. We won the mid-term elections, this is our due."  I guess Romney expects that quote has already disappeared down the memory hole.
The primary difference is that at least Obama's "gifts" actually made it to people other than the super-rich.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Trump Treason and the Bad Hair Republic

Maybe Trump wants to found his own little country where everyone has bad hairpieces like him.  However, in this country when you call for revolution against your government and say that a president who clearly won the election should be prevented from taking office then that is called sedition or treason.  Free speech goes all the way up to incitement of civil war against one's own country and that is where every government in the world says, if you cross that line, then you are a pubic enemy.  Many republicans have loved to walk right on that treasonous line of hating our government and talking about their obsession with guns and gun violence as an imagined solution to any problem.  Naturally, like most trash-talkers they are too chickensh1t to actually carry out their crazy ravings.  We only see the occasional Timothy McVeigh style psycho who takes their nonsense seriously.  But just being ridiculous does not really excuse their behavior, because they are entirely serious about it.  Trump would like to see our current government abolished and replaced by dictatorship as long as, to paraphrase George W. Bush, he is the dictator.  One only has to look at the mindless, monomaniacal management style he displays on _The Apprentice_ to see that Trump is already a dictator in private affairs, and would see nothing whatsoever wrong with being in dictatorial control of the entire United States, if he had the opportunity.
Fortunately, Trump and other billionaires failed to be able to buy their puppet Romney's way into the Whitehouse.  That's why they are now talking about attempting to achieve what they could not do at the voting booth with violent insurrection.  The only thing stopping them is the fact that would certainly lose.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Antichrist Paul Ryan will run for prez in 2016

Antichrist Paul Ryan will return to run for president in 2016 in an attempt to usher in the End Times.  You can count on in.  His Satanic, Ayn Randite minions are bent on destroying this government and replacing it with despotic rule.  BWAHAHA!  At least we have a few years to prepare ourselves.

Mitt Beaten Like an Outsourced Sweatshop Worker

Mitt got beaten so hard by Obama last night that he must have at least momentarily been able to imagine what it would be like to live in one of the overseas sweatshops to which he outsourced overseas.  Mitt made his fortune selling out America and now he is the one who got voted off the island.  Karma is a b1tch, Mitt!  You have finally started to reap what you have sowed.  That's a big change because normally he has just done a hostile takeover of what other people have sown.  I can't say that anyone will miss old Mitt either.  Back to crazy Mormon land for you.

Big Bird to Romney: U Got Cancelled, Beeotch!

Mitt Romney moronically proposed cancelling Big Bird as a way to save money, but last night, voters cancelled Mitt Romney and his campaign of non-stop, shameless lies.   When reached for comment, Big Bird responded, "Look who's cancelled now, Mitt?  You are.  L. O. S. E. R.  That spells you."

Mitt famously proposed cancelling PBS with a straight face and then tried to complain that people weren't being "serious" when they mocked him.  Gee, sounds like YOU shouldn't have BROUGHT IT UP in the FIRST PLACE if you didn't want people to mock it.  How about taking some of that "personal responsibility" you always babble about.  Oh, yeah...that's for other people, not you, eh?  Well good riddance to you then.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Romney Will Lose. 99% Will Win. GOP can GTFO

Even Gov. Christie is kissing Obama a$$.  Republicans can't figure out "why he would do that".  Gee, I'll give you one hint.  Christie knows Obama is going to win.  Duh.  Got it now.  Christie is probably already thinking about what job he wants in the Obama administration.  Christie even refused to do a rally with Romney today.

This nicely demonstrates what even many Republicans concede, which is Romney's impending defeat at the polls.  Only a small, fanatic horde of Tea Party extremists have convinced themselves that Romney is going to miraculously win.  Naturally, when he doesn't they will have to invent all kinds of sinister and dire excuses for how Obama managed to "cheat".  

It will be so gratifying to see the arrogance of republicans who have "GTFO" emblazoned on their bumperstickers, in reference to Obama instead told that they are the ones who now need to GTFO.  After all their smack talking, this is finally something that will at least momentarily shut their blustering pie holes.  Oh how sweet it will be to watch them wandering around for the next week in a deep, dark, depression, unable to fathom how the obvious could happen.  

Perhaps if they even once switched the channel from Fox News or Rush Limbaugh, they might have got a little advance warning.  For example, Nate Silver at has been predicting at least a 70% chance of Obama winning for months, and has now upped this to 90% odds that Obama will prevail in the electoral college.  In fact, he is predicting that Obama will get over 330 electoral votes.  

Unfortunately, he is still likely to be stuck with a Republican House of Representatives, but hey, he still managed to get Obamacare passed with them in control.  The next term is still likely to be more productive.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Renewable energy would have kept lights on in NYC

Opponents of renewable energy, including Mitt Romney and the Teabagger lunatics he calls his "base", often look like bigger idiots than normal when power goes out, due to various natural disasters.  That is because systems like rooftop solar panels, especially with battery backup, can keep the lights on for those users while the centralized power consumers are plunged into darkness.  Those who have electric cars can potentially even draw power from their cars, which act as giant batteries, and get even more emergency power.  Meanwhile, those who rely on coal-fired power plants to supply them electricity for heating get to enjoy the cold and the dark.

Romney's Mormon Canned Food Obsession

As Hurricane Sandy bears down on the East Coast, Mitt Romney is touting the useless idea that people should be collecting and donating canned food to give to organizations like the Red Cross to help with relief.  This is largely to deflect from Mitt's previously stated position to abolish federal disaster relief acencies like FEMA and his suggestion that the aid given to Katrina victims was "immoral".  The problem is that the Red Cross, among other relief agencies, has already said that they don't want canned food and can't use it.  They can't store it and it is difficult to transport or distribute from place to place.  Also, some of the canned food may already be expired and can do more harm than good, if one is not careful.

But none of this deters Romney, probably because, as a Mormon, they have an obsession with stockpiling huge amounts of canned food, which they believe will help them survive Armageddon.  Of course, the reality is that, in a real crisis, people would probably just shoot the smug little Mormons for their canned food and then it would do no them good anyway.  It's just a scam run by the Mormon church, which tells members that they need to keep a multi-year supply because it creates the illusion that this makes them more prepared than the rest of the populace.

In any event, Sandy might linger for a couple days at most, and many things, such as fruits and vegetables can easily keep for a few days, even without refrigeration.  Besides canned food is NASTY and usually unhealthy, with tons of salt and preservatives, and that is basically why nobody wants to eat the crap, even in an emergency.  It is why many food banks and shelters can't give it away, even to homeless people.  It is why only dimwit Mormons like Romney think that it's the simple-minded quick fix for dealing with any emergency, even though it would really do nothing of any significance to help out.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

If Obama is "wrong kind of christian", Mitt isn't a Christian at all

Obama's more liberal and progressive faith, represented by membership in the United Church of Christ, might be less traditional than some, but it is nothing nearly as radical as the non-Christian religion known as Mormonism.  Mormon's don't even believe that Jesus is God incarnate, or the only son of God.  They instead believe that he is a "spirit child" of Elohim, but that there were billions of other "spirit children" of this god, including Lucifer.  Imagine the unroar in conservative circles if Barrack Obama said that he thought Jesus and Lucifer were bros?  Yet rightwingers cling to Romney like a false messiah, perhaps because that is exactly what he is.  They have abandoned any pretense that they are anything other than Satan worshippers in disguise.

Flippin Mitt is Full of Shitt

Oh, I know there was great outrage when Obama said what everyone else already thinks, that Flippin' Mitt is a total BSer, which is about like observing that the sky tends to be blue.  However, for those of us who have been tracking this phenomena for far longer than Obama, we have a special term for Mitt's BS.  It is dubbed Mitt Shitt, which is a special substance that is so rank and fetid that merely calling it bullsh*t is like calling the late Kim Jong Il "slightly eccentric".  Let's get real.  Mitt has taken the concept of bullsh1t artistry to an industrial scale.  He could spray coat the QE2 in five minutes flat with it.  His latest, of course is his flip flop trying to imply that he would support subsidies for wind power in Iowa,, where he is sucking hard in the polls.  Of course, in classic Mitt fashion, he doesn't actually say that he would support wind power, but he wants you think that he does, since he is saying it in Iowa where they have a lot of it, and are voting against him due to his backstabbing of former Republican allies like Grassley, who want to support the wind industry that Iowa has created.  

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Obama the best hope for it and weep

If you care about science and specifically about the US continuing to lead and innovate in science, then you should vote for Barrack Obama, says Johns Hopkins medical researcher Andy Feinberg.  The article also notes that they attempted to contact the Romney/Ryan campaign for a counter-balanced view, but they refused to comment.  That should tell you something about how much Romney and Ryan care about science.  Ryan in particular has proposed massive cuts to the NIH and other government supported scientific research programs.   Obama has proposed increasing government-supported scientific research to 3% of GDP, which  would build and beef up our long tradition of supporting basic research.  The president has also used reality-based information when dealing with issues such as renewable energy development, climate change, and a host of other politically contentious, scientific hotcakes.  A Romney/Ryan administration would return us to the days of witch hunts against climate scientists, revisions of their reports, and perhaps another ban on government support for embryonic stem cell research, given Ryan's professed belief that a single-celled organism deserves the same rights as a fully-developed human being.  The Bush era limitations on stem cell research allowed many other countries to advance far beyond the US in this crucial area, and future cuts or bans would probably be the death knell of American leadership in science, in general.

God Wills The Rape And the Pregnancy Mourdock Says

Richard Mourdock, by proclaiming that pregnancies from rape are "something that God intended to happen" is saying that God willled the rape as well as the pregnancy.  This is ought to offend religious people, though all the religious nutjobs are rallying to Mourdock, prinicpally because they appear to be too dumb to understand what he said.  It highlights their ignorant lack of understand of their professed religious beliefs and their insincerity in general.  It also proves, once and for all, that anti-abortionists are trying to force religion on other people through the legal system.  Mourdock thinks its God's will that the woman was raped, and he will make sure that the legal system forces her to follow what he believes is God's will.  Osama bin Laden would have been proud of that theocratic viewpoint, though he preferred forcing Islam on people, whereas Mourdock prefers snake-handling, back-woods, bible thumping.

But as theologians are quick to point out, this puts God on the hook for evil. He should have said that the rape was God's punishment for the woman being an evil little slut, or something.  That would have allowed him to blame the victim, who probably had it coming anyway, because she was wearing lipstick or something.  But apparently Mourdock isn't even smart enough to do that, and that's why he is too dumb to deserve to be a senator.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Binder of women is clear discrimination

It is no surprise that there are so few female executives at Bain Capital.  After all, they probably have difficulty running home and cooking dinner and vacuuming the house between meetings, even if Mitt, out of the goodness of his heart, gives them a hall pass to run home so they can do their "womanly duties".

We now know, due to Mitt's inadvertent confession of having "binders full of women", that he keeps separate and unequal lists of job applicants, selected by gender.  This, in itself would skate right on the edge of sexual discrimination.  But what pushes it over the line is that Mitt is clearly saying that he not only had people compile this for him, but that he used these lists to select candidates, instead of interviewing the most qualified people, regardless of gender, and hiring the most qualified people, even if those person's happened to lack a trouser snake.

Why aren't right-wingers screaming about Mitt practicing "reverse discrimination", not to mention "affirmative action"?  Right wingers, like our ever inarticulate former President FlubDub, have complained about how there shouldn't be "quotas" of different types of people that one is forced to hire.  Yet, it sounds like this is precisely the purpose that Romney had for his "binders full of women".   Naturally, there is no outrage from right-wingers, because he is a Republican.

One shudders to think of what hysterical wailing and gnashing of teeth would have instantly ensued in the right-wing media if Obama had admitted to something this stupid and ridiculous.

Escape Mitt's Binder. Vote Obama.

Why the hell does Mitt need a BINDER full of persons all pre-selected on the criteria of *not having dingalings* so that he can occasionally hire one of them?  Most companies have mandatory, yearly training on avoiding sexual harassment and sexual discrimination. It sounds to me though, like big shot Mitt has never had to take any of those.  Those are only for the peons and underlings that serve him.   However, in the real world, for a person to admit that he has a separate binder of hoochie-mamas that he occasionally opens up, when they can't find a man to do the job would surely be something that sexual harassment training would instruct management to avoid.  It sounds, therefore, like Mitt very clearly has separate and unequal views men and women, when it comes to hiring.  In short, it appears that Mitt tipped his hand a bit too much the other day, and basically admitted that he has engaged in overt discrimination, based upon gender.

That is, if he only looked at a "binder" full of women to fill a position then he even engaged in *reverse discrimination* which right-wingers scream about all the time, by refusing to consider male candidates.  Presumably he did not go to male advocacy groups like NO MAAM, with local chapters meeting down at the "nudie bar", to build "binders of men".

That would, after all be *kind of gay* and we know that Mitt believes it is his religious duty to stick it in as many women as he can.  Unfortunately, Mormons cannot legally have more than one "official" wife, but they can have as many "girlfriends" and corporate "sex workers" as they can afford.

Romney's Binders of Bimbos for his Harem

Welcome to the 19th century, ladies.  That's what you will get by voting for Romney.  See Romney is incapable of just hiring a highly qualified person who happens to be female, without even considering that person's gender.  Instead, he needs people to go through and construct BINDERS of WOMEN so that he can leaf these books of NON-MEN, who have the temerity to actually WANT A JOB.  He can then say, "Ooh, that one looks pretty.  I think we'll hire her.  I bet she'd make great coffee and give good BJs too!".  Or better yet, Romney can take all the pictures down to the Mormon Temple and pray over them, and imagine that all of them were his wives.  

Hint to Romney:  You are not supposed to be building your harem.  You are supposed to be hiring people to do work.  Why should you need to have groups pre-select and pre-qualify "multiple "binders" of people, based upon the criteria that they all have vaginas, and then consider "hiring" them to make the "femiNAZIs" happy, as Rush Limbaugh would surely put it.  I know that Feminism is a *terrible* thing if you are a right-winger.  It is, after all, "The RADICAL notion that women are PEOPLE", as the most hated feminist in public office today, Hillary Clinton, famously quipped.  

Mitt also noted that he understand that womenfolk need to have "flexible" schedules so that they can work their butts off for him all day long and then run home and "cook dinner".  It sure is refreshing to know that, out of the goodness of Mitt's inky, black heart, that he will ALLOW women the flexibility to both work a full-time job and then go home and do all the housework, cook the meals, and raise the kids too.  That is pretty WHITE MALE of him, isn't it?!  It sounds like Mitt has never volunteered to cook dinner at his place.  They would probably drum him out of the Mormon church, and the heterosexual man-club for an offense of that magnitude.  

I can just imagine how the interview with Mitt and his Binder women went:

Mitt:  "Hey baby, you wanna work 'under' me?
Binder woman:  "I am highly qualified and have a law degree so *yes* I would like to work *for* this                   company.  
Mitt:  "Oh yeah, what does your husband thing about that, sweetie pie?"
Binder woman:  "I haven't consulted with my husband yet, since this is a preliminary interview".
Mitt:  "But how are you going to make time to run home and cook him dinner and take care of the kids?"
Binder woman: "My husband is a chef and he has a *flexible* schedule."
Mitt:  "I'm sorry, but we're not comfortable with your *kind* here, Mrs. bra-burner.  NEXT!"

Friday, October 12, 2012

666 Antichrist Paul Ryan Waffles on Abortion

Mr. 666 Paul Ryan had to try to pretend that he cares about human life in the Vice Presidential debate, but had to defend formerly pro-choice Mitt Romney who now wants to go against the GOP party platform and allow abortion in the case of rape or to protect the life of the mother.  Now Romney has even gone one better by promising that he doesn't intend to pass any legislation to limit abortion.  Gee, tell that to Paul Ryan who has sponsored 38 anti-abortion bills, including one with Todd Akin that tried to exclude certain types of rape as an exception under which abortion would be permissible.  Of course Ryan wants to outlaw abortion so that his demonic armies of the antichrist can be born through forced impregnations, and they can begin the final battle.  

Furthermore, critics are certainly correct that the rape exception is a loophole big enough to drive an oil tanker through.  All a women would have to say is, "I was raped by some unknown guy.  Now where's my abortion?"  If one says that abortion is A-OK to protect the life of the mother, then it becomes a judgment call on the part of the doctor, because all pregnancies carry some risk of death to the mother.  Furthermore, Once one starts with exceptions it is likely that ever more exceptions will be found.  Why not allow abortion for severe birth defects. There might as well not be a ban...oh wait a minute, there isn't one's been perfectly legal for 40 years and Republicans have failed to do anything to significantly curtail it.  Even now, Romney is afraid to take a hard anti-abortion position because his polling numbers tell him that it will probably cost him the election.  So all we are left with is Mr. 666 making empty promises and compromising principles that he doesn't believe in anyway.  

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Multiple Choice Mitt Debates Self on Abortion

Mitt has recently been trying to comb his hair more like Reagan, believing that perhaps people will confuse him for the latter.  But if the Gipper were around today, (aside from being extremely old) he would probably say to Mitt, "There you go again".  See Mitt is flip flopping on abortion yet again.  He is saying that he still believes abortion is murder and all, but he wouldn't seek to pass any laws about it, if he were elected president.  The reason Ted Kennedy labelled Mitt "multiple-choice" on abortion is because he has always tried to be on both sides of the issue. When Mitt ran a losing Senatorial campaign against Kennedy, Romney claimed that he was "pro-choice", because "his mother was pro-choice".  But then, when he wanted to run for Governor that wouldn't fly with the GOP, so he decided that he didn't give a rat's a$$ what his mother thought, and declared that he was "pro-life".
But we didn't expect him to hold that position for long, especially with the polls showing that the GOP "War on Women" has been an epic fail.  So Mitt started up his Outsourced Mexican Flip Flop Factory again, and churned out his latest compromise.  He's pro-life, but he promises not to act like it, as long as you vote for him.  I wonder how long he's gonna hold this position.  Probably about as long as it takes a pair of dollar store flip flops to wear out.  In other words, about five minutes.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Big Bird Endorses Obama, Flip Mitt "the Bird"

Grouchy Mitt Romney, in addition to be a marathon liar, just like his running mate, also apparently hates little children so much that he wants to OUTSOURCE BIG BIRD.  What kind of a monster does that.  Apparently the same kind of monster who outsources thousands of American jobs to India, China & Mexico.  Big bird has responded in kind by flipping Mitt "the Bird" and endorsing Obama.  It is ridiculous to think that the paltry amounts of money that PBS gets have any significance to the National debt.  This is less than a single grain of sand in a Sahara Desert of debt, mainly created by Republicans like George W. Bush, who massively cut taxes, but did not cut spending.

Virtually every major country in the world has their own national broadcasting company.  Getting rid of ours in the US would therefore be as mindless as it is unnecessary.  It would accomplish nothing other than to embarrass the US, and to deny education to children and information to adults.  Perhaps that is really what Republicans want.  To turn everyone into low information voters like them.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Free Contraception Reduces abortion 71%

This result has actually long been known in Europe where they already have free or subsidized health care, but it should also be obvious to anyone with a brain, which automatically excludes right-wing religious zealots, that increasing the amount of free contraception will dramatically decrease abortions.  Now a new study conducted with almost 10,000 women in St. Louis is showing that they have a 75% lower rate of abortions when they have access to free contraception under public health care plans like that just passed under the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare.  This points to the absolute lie at the center of the Pro-lie movement, which is the ridiculous assertion that these religious fanatics actually care about babies.  Indeed, if they cared about ending abortions, this would be far more effective than anything that they have managed to do so far.  Yet, it is guaranteed that they will oppose such a solution, just as they have already vehemently opposed Obamacare so far, despite the fact that it does more to reduce abortions than their entire lunatic movement has in the last 40 years.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Romney Calls for Tax Break, after mocking 47% for not paying taxes

In the on-going debate between Romney and himself, the left side of Romney's mouth has now declared that we need a massive new tax break of $17,000/person, even though the right side of his mouth just got done saying that 47% of people are deadbeats for not paying any federal income tax.  Of course, the main reason so many people pay so little income tax is because of George Bush's massive tax cuts, which single-handedly squandered the surplus built up under Clinton, while added trillions to the deficit.  Naturally, Romney wants us to ignore how he is going to pay for this massive tax break bribery in exchange for votes, which has been the standard operating procedure for Republicans for the past couple decades.  The only problem, is that the GOP only recently rediscovered the fact that the nation is massively in debt, largely due to their policies of cutting taxes while not cutting spending.  They often tried to label Democrats as "Tax and Spend", but their own policy of "Tax and Borrow at high interest rates" is far more financially destructive.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Contraceptive implants, IUDs recommended for teens

This is an idea I wrote about years ago, but finally the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology has endorsed the idea that all sexually active teen girls should be getting hormonal implants or Intrauterine Devices.  For self-proclaimed, right-wing opponents of "big government", this would save tens of billions of dollars normally needed for welfare assistance to unwed mothers and aid to families with dependent children.  It would be a "no brainier" which normally would appeal to brain-challenged republicans, except for the fact that virtually all republicans in the USA are religious fanatics who tout extremely outdated, stone age views about the "evils" of contraception.  As I have already noted, they claim that "abstinence" is better than contraception, which is equivalent to saying that cops and soldiers should be forced not to wear body armor and instead, just be told, "try not to get shot".  Who but a total fool, or a fanatic, would actually go onto the battlefield without body armor to test this point?  Why not both wear body armor AND try not to get shot?  Also, who but a fool or a fanatic would claim that wearing body armor would make you "want to get shot more often".  Yet the fools and fanatics who oppose implantable contraception say that it will just cause girls to have more sex.  The reality is that teens will have sex anyway, regardless of the risk of pregnancy, and there will still be plenty of risks, such as STDs, if they fail to use condoms.  But at least they won't get pregnant at 14 and end up as welfare mothers who never finish high school.  At least this would be some kind of progress, but I know that self-proclaimed "conservatives" hate progress more than anything else.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Jesus had a wife. Can Catholic Priests Get Married Now?

The DaVinci Code may have prepared the general public for the idea, but scholars have long suspected that, according to the evidence in a variety of ancient manuscripts that Jesus may have had a wife.  Now, yet another scrap of evidence has come to light called the Gospel of the Wife of Jesus.  Unknown from this writing is who the wife of Jesus was, though many have suggested that it was Mary Magdelene.  This fragmentary writing not only indicates that females can be disciples, but that the highest level of leadership in the Church are allowed to have wives.  If that is true then it may be the final nail in the coffin for the Catholic arguments against females in the priesthood, and their prohibition on priests being married.  Oh the times are a-changin', even in the oldest surviving bureaucracy in the world -- the Catholic church.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Romney Pays No Taxes! He's in the 47% He Mocks.

Mitt Romney mocks the 47% of Americans who end up paying no income tax, but he resembles that remark.  After all, he won't release his own taxes precisely because he has paid little or no taxes for almost a decade.  Indeed, according to the IRS, there are many millionaires and billionaires who pay NO income taxes.  Indeed, the Bush tax cuts vastly increased the number of people who pay no income taxes, especially at the top.  Of course, Mitt did it the old-fashioned way by creating sleazy tax shelters in the Caymen Islands and putting his money in Swiss bank accounts. At least the average American who ends up with all their income taxes refunded to them didn't intentionally attempt to manipulate IRS rules.  It was just bad Republican tax policies that Mitt Romney supported.

However, it is misleading to say that 47% of Americans pay NO taxes.  They pay payroll tax, unlike Romney because they work for a living in a real job, as opposed to just investing in companies that dispose of aborted fetuses, like Romney did with Stericycle, or companies that outsource American jobs to China, India, and Mexico.  

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Muslim world shoots self in foot AGAIN and again

Muslims continue mindlessly lashing out and allowing themselves to be incited/manipulated, as they cling to the flimsy excuse that they are mad about some youtube video.  I've got a news flash for the Muslim world.  There are tons of anti-islamic videos all over the internet.  This particular one says nothing that hasn't been said a million times already.

However, by their predictable, knee jerk first resort to violence and murderous rage, blindly lashing out at anything western, be it Germans, Australians, Americans, etc they produced another self-inflicted gunshot wound to their own collective feet.  They have given a wondrous gift to anti-muslims everywhere.  They have promoted this anti-muslim "Innocence of Islam" film 1000 times more than it ever would have been before.  They have given anti-muslim hardliners plenty of PR pictures of violent, screaming, angry muslims, which will be used to justify more persecution of the innocent and peaceful muslims who live in the US, for example.

Right-wingers will seize upon this as proof that profiling needs to be increased.  They will use it as evidence that we should restrict where mosques should be allowed to be built.

At the same time, it'sabundantly clear that the Muslim world never learns from these previous experiences.  Like rabid dogs, they continue to fall into the same traps over and over again.  If one didn't know better, one would think that Mossad was behind these trumped up, phony outpouring of outrage, just to make the muslim community look bad.  While normally the muslim community would believe any conspiracy theory about Mossad, however, this is unlikely, because the support for these activities is far more grassroots than astroturf.

Romney Would Sell Islamic Protesters Flags to Burn

Tax cheat Mitt Romney and his marathon of lies running mate Paul Ryan like to talk tough about Islamic protesters, but the only thing they would do differently than Obama is that they would secretly sell the protesters flags to burn.  If you have no patriotism, like Caymen-island Mitt, and will compromise any and all of you principles, which Romney and Ryan have proven they do again and again, switching sides on pretty much any issue, then selling flags to protesters would be a pretty brisk business.  You sell them, they burn them, and repeat.
After all, Romney invested in Stericycle which makes equipment to dispose of aborted fetuses.  Romney claimed he was "pro-life" at the time, but that didn't stop him from wanting to cash in on abortions.  He often claims that he "personally" disagreed with how the companies he invested in made their "dirty" money, but that didn't stop him from investing millions of dollars in those companies because hey, money is thicker than morals when you're a vulture capitalist, corporate raider, who would sell his own mother for $5 + stock options.  So why would he hesitate about something like this?  I bet he already has print-on-demand flag kiosks being installed in every major capital in the Arab world.  Perhaps next he will have vending machines with rocks and molotov cocktails that protesters can hurl at our embassies.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Stop Hiding Behind Islam, You Murderous Cowards

Muslim rioters are 100% unjustified in their anti-American attacks, and they cannot hide behind Islam as any kind of  justification for their cowardly behavior.  America had absolutely nothing to do with some ridiculous film about Mohammed and, even if it had been produced by Obama himself, saying something mean about someone else's religion is never sufficient, in the civilized world to justify murder.  Only savages and the mentally-challenged believe that the exercise of free speech justifies murder.  Of course, these theocrats don't believe in free speech or any kind of freedom for anyone to disagree with them.

They are school yard bullies who do this only riot in places where they know they are the overwhelming majority, like Egypt or Libya, and therefore they do not fear retribution.  Even so, in principal, they deserve to be shot like the murderous thugs and violent lawbreakers that they are.  I think that the US Secret Service should develop some more extensive and serious assets so that, when these periodic riots break out, as they seem to every year or so in the Muslim world, that we exact some payback against the perpetrators. 

Muslim Bigots Way Worse than Tea Party Fanatics

We have stup1d, xenophobic big0ts in the US too.  Usually those people call themselves things like Tea Partiers, or Republicans, or rednecks.  But, even the craziest of our right-wing political extremists are not burning down the Saudi Embassy right now or breaking the windows at Middle Eastern restaurants all across the country.  This is proof that the brainless muslim scumbags who are burning and attacking American embassies around the world are clearly way more despicable and more cowardly than US fanatic christians, and other ultra-nationalists.  I say that these Muslims are completely and utter cowards, because they would not dare do this in places where they were not in the extreme majority.  They only believe they can get away with it because they expect that the police in their country will be lax in enforcing the laws and because they believe that the US and its allies will be diplomatic and conciliatory, in an effort to end the riots.  It's often the only option that we realistically have in places like Libya or Egypt, etc. 

However, I would love it if leaders like Obama would call this hateful anti-Americanism what it is and to say something like, "This controversy is 100% without merit , the rioters are 100% unjustified, and they cannot hide behind Islam to excuse their lawbreaking and unmitigated malice toward America and the West".  If Mitt Romney would even say that, it would be one thing I could possibly respect about the man. 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Anti-islam film as big a fraud as islamic radicals

It's always amazing how Islamic m0r*ns run out and murder people to prove how "peace-loving" and reasonable their religion is.  In doing so, they continue to discredit and embarrass their religion worse than any poorly-produced, youtube film like "Innocence of Islam" could ever do.  It's also blatantly obvious that these militants hunt for any flimsy excuse to attack Americans, despite the fact that the US had absolutely, positively nothing to do with this ridiculous film.  Yes, it was shot in the US, under false pretenses, by a non-American, originally calling himself Sam Bacile.  However, blaming the US for that makes as much sense as blaming the nation of Italy when your pasta gets undercooked.  As I have noted, the actors in the film indicate that they did not know the content of the film they were producing and words are dubbed over their performances that the actors themselves never uttered.  The man who called himself Sam Bacile now appears to be a Coptic Christian named Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, who among other things, was convicted of bank fraud in the US.

So clearly the guy making the film is a fraud, but so are the millions of mor*nic marching muslims who are grasping at any straw to use the film as an excuse to attack people that they know had nothing to do with this trumped up nonsense.

It is noteworthy that only Islam believes that it can constantly get away with such behavior in the modern world.  Surely Muslims publish anti-christian and anti-jewish propaganda all the time, but Christians don't run down to the Saudi embassy  in Washington, DC and shoot RPGs through their windows or murder their diplomats.  That's too bad, in one sense, because maybe if Christians or Jews did start bombing Muslim embassies then the muslim world would be put on notice that we were not going to put up with their stupid bull$hit anymore.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Without a change in congress things wont be different

At the flopped Republican convention that produced zero bounce in the polls for Mitt Romney, one of the questions was "If there is no change in leadership, why should the next four years be any different than the last?"  Indeed we do need a change in leadership ... of the Do Nothing Republican Congress who has intentionally sabotaged the economy for the past four years, and obstructed hundreds of Bills.  A huge step in this direction would be to remove Paul Ryan from Congress, since he has been one of the most partisan of obstructionists, vying to cut trillions from social security, medicare, and every other government program that makes the US a liveable, modern nation.  If Obama had a democratic house to go along with the democratic senate, then he would have gotten a stimulus large enough to make the economy grow more robustly.  Instead Republicans wanted zero stimulus, and then said the small stimulus was too large, and finally carped that the stimulus didn't work fast enough, even as they obstructed it and got republican governors to refuse to accept money from it to put people back to work.  Yes, we need a change from our current republican leadership in the House of Reps and in governorships that tried to sabotage our economy.  Then we can expect more positive results.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Sioux City SUX liars didnt build FAA airport

Republican morons have been adamant about misrepresenting what Obama said about businesses not building the public infrastructure on which their businesses rely.  For example, they did not build all the post offices on which many of their businesses rely to send and receive goods and services.  They did not build the school houses in which they were educated at public expense, in order to be able to scrawl propaganda on a sign that shows their ignorance of civics, and their arrogant ingratitude to those who fought and died to build this nation for them.  They certainly did not build the hospital in which they were born.  In a like way, they did not build the FAA registered airport at Sioux City, nor did they build all the roads and utilities around it and throughout the city that lead up to the airport and support it.  They are simply liars, then when they say, "Obama...SUX.  We did build this."  No, you f*cking liar, you most certainly did not.  At best you built a small part of a large system, and you wouldn't have been capable of building any of it 100% on your own, with no help from the country that raised and protected you.  Every business that Romney has tried to use as an example to say, "We built our business entirely on our own" so far has turned out, on closer inspection, to have gotten huge amounts of money from the government in terms of loans, government contracts, and tax breaks.

These people want to claim 100% credit for everything good in their lives, and paradoxically, every misfortune is attributed to Obama.  You can't have it both ways.  Either you really are 100% self-made, which is doubtful, in which case it wouldn't matter who the president is or what he does, or you are not self-made in which case you need to stop lying and saying that you built 100% of your own success.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Romney declares defeat on trying to blame obama for economy

It's pretty hilarious, but Mitt Romney has spent months, and tens of millions of dollars trying to sell the lie that all woes in the present economy are the fault of Barrack Obama.  Unfortunately, he still trails in the polls, indicating that voter's just aren't buying his message.  They don't believe it's all Obama's fault, because at least Obama has tried to do something, whereas the Republican answer, if you can even call it that, is to do nothing and/or obstruct everything.  Doing nothing and blocking any meaningful progress on anything for the past four years has arguably created more economic devastation than any specific program Mr. Obama could possibly implement, no matter how poorly conceived such a program might be.
In any event, apparently Team Romney has offically called it quits on this strategy of trying to hammer on the economy, since it is has proven to be such a non-starter for their campaign.  Of course, in classic Romney fashion, after admitting that this strategy is "not sufficient to propel Mr. Romney to victory", they  say that they will still talk about it, but that it just won't be their primary focus.  In other words, they really don't know what the eff they will do, but one see their move toward fringe birtherism and other kooky culture war issues as  a sign of things to come.  It also telegraphs  their utter desperation to generate any kind of message that people can take seriously.

If you vote romney what does that even mean

It's clear to everyone, including most Republicans, that Romney changes his position every five minutes.  It doesn't matter if it's something like a ban on abortions for women who are raped, which is in the 2012 republican platform, and was even in legislation co-sponsored by his running mate, Paul Ryan.   It doesn't matter to him that the Mormon church and the Catholic church are both opposed to abortion under pretty much any circumstance.  Romney just declares that it's totally fine with him.  In fact, when he ran against Ted Kennedy, Romney said that he was "pro-choice', but then he lost  and ran for governor of Massachuttes and decided that he was not pro-choice any more, even though he said that his mother had convinced him to be pro-choice in the first place.
The point is  that there is nothing about Mitt Romney that isn't up for compromise.  If he tthought that dying his hair green and sporting a fauxhawk would get him one extra vote, you would see him doing that tomorrow.  So my question is what would a supporter of Mitt Romney expect to be getting when they vote for him?    The moment that Romney encounters flack on pretty much  any position he compromises it.  This is often something that "liberals" are accused of, but it seems pretty clear that, at least Obama has waffled less.  He promised to pass legislation on health care and he did it.  But, given how Mitt changes his mind on everything, how can people take any of his promises seriously?

Now, I know that most people who will end up voting for Mitt are simply Obama haters.  They don't like Mitt, but they are just casting a  hater ballot for "anybody but Obama".  Still, they may want to to think about that strategy, because, as I have argued in previous posts, Romnney and/or Ryan could very  well be the Antichrist foretold in the Book of Revelation.  I wonder how they will defend themselves from God's judgment when they have to explain why they voted for the Antichrist, simply because they are fearful haters and racist crackpots that don't like black people.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

muslim neil armstrong murdered by obama

No, Neil Armstrong was not murdered by Obama, nor was Armstrong a Muslim, but given all the ridiculous stories making the rounds in a matter of minutes these days, how long will it take someone to invent such a conspiracy.  After all,  in real life a variety of myths were invented about the somewhat reclusive and media shy Neil Armstrong.  The most popular myth, mainly popularized in the Arab world, was tht Neil Armstrong converted to Islam because he hear the azaan (muslim call to prayer) when he was walking on the Moon.  Other variants say that he converted because he pointed a geiger counter toward Mecca, when he was in space, and discovered strong "radioactivity" coming from it.  Still other versions say that Armstrong converted to Islam because, as he was flying around the Moon, he noticed a large crack in it that corresponds to a Koranic story about Mohammed causing the Moon to split in two.  The reality, of course, was that Armstrong never converted.  However, because he shunned the media limelight it was easy to make up all manner of stories about him.

Now, of course, back to the Obama conspiracists, perhaps they will say that Obama had Armstrong killed off because Obama used to attend the same mosque as Armstrong.  Perhaps he had pictures of the President down on his hands and knees "biting the carpet" as some call it wwhen Muslims pray.

Friday, August 24, 2012

breivik not insane just ultra-rightwing narcissist

Mass-murdering, far-rightwing, Christian militiant Anders Breivik was ruled to be sane, but just narcissistic and overly-theatrical by a court in Norway, who sentenced him to life in prison for his shooting rampage.  In other words, he is just an ordinary Republican ideologue, like Mitt Romney, or Paul Ryan, here in the US.

Both of these individuals are extreme narcissists, and prone to theatrical bombast, themselves. . It's true that they are too chicken$hit to shoot of anything but their big mouths, but, of course, they would be more than happy to let their minions do the dirty work for them.  Mitt would be more than happy to order the military to  do his killing for him, in the unlikely event that he were to become Command-in-Chief, however.  

Yes, at least Bat$hit Breivik had the courage of his convictions, whereas so-called leaders like Mitt Romney cave-in and flip flop on literally everything, as the latest Todd Akin event nicely illustrated.  Romney immediately declared, contrary to the Republican National Platform and his own running mate's position, as well as the official positions of the Mormon and Catholic church, that abortions were A-OK with HIM as long as it was a ... you know..."legitimate rape".  Actually Romney doesn't care how many kids have to die as long as his maniacal ambition of becoming president will be realized by it.  

Ryan, likewise, had actually co-sponsored legislation with Akin to outlaw abortions in cases of rape equally folded like a cheap suit, saying that "sure" he personally believed women who are raped should be prohibited from getting abortions, as the Catholic church, but that he is Mitt Romney's little b1tch now, so he is happy to say, do, and suck whatever Romney tells him to.  This reminds one of the 13th Rule of Ignatius Loyola who advised that, "we ought always to hold that the white which I see, is black, if the Hierarchical Church so decides it".  Only, in this case, it sounds like Ryan now believes that Romney has more authority over him than the Pope does.  Therefore, if Romney ordered Ryan to start thinking that having black or red skin is a curse from God, which is still official Mormon teaching, then Ryan would start professing this new position, and beating on his Book of Mormon to prove it.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Why Mitt Can't Sell The Bad Economy

Mitt Romney keeps stammering around in an exasperated daze telling anyone who will listen, "This election was SUPPOSED to be about the economy".  Indeed, his wealthy backers probably used that to sell the idea of running TO HIM.  It was supposed to be a cakewalk.  Just babble about how bad the economy is and hello 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Of course, it hasn't worked that way, but Mitt still keeps repeating the messaging, assuming that people just must not have heard him say it enough times.  The reality is that people have heard the message, but just aren't buying it.  Here are some of the reasons that, even if the economy sucks, it is still not good enough to get Mitt elected.
Firstly there is the way too fricken obvious factor.  "The economy sucks."  No $hit $herlock.  Thanks for telling us.  There is nobody in this country who needs to be told that.  But even if people agree that sucks, they don't agree on why.  Mitt wants to sell the notion that (1) the economy sucks and (2) Obama is the president, so it MUST be his fault.  But people don't buy the second claim.  They gave George W. Bush slack on his own poor economic record and re-elected him.  Of course then he really cratered the already dismal economy, but that's a different story.
For a variety of reasons, most people don't think that the bad economy is Obama's doing.  Perhaps the biggest reason is because they see evidence of Obama trying something.  Of course, republicans have vehemently and instantaneously criticized anything and everything Obama has done, but that doesn't appear to matter, because regardless of whether his actions have been good or bad, at least people see him trying something and the fact that he is criticized for it just draws attention to this fact that he must be doing something.  Fox news and the Tea Party may not like the Stimulus or the GM Bailout, or the Bank bailout, but in the process to crying about all these things they have shown people that Obama is making an effort.
I think Obamacare works for a similar reason.  Most people are unsure or even critical of the program, which has yet to really get going in earnest anyway.  But, at least the average working job will look at it and say, "no matter what, I'm covered, even if I lose my job".  The average person isn't a tax accountant who is going to sit around quibbling about deficits and all manner of other contrived nonsense.  Believe me, Democrats tried to sell fiscal austerity too, for decades under Carter, Mondale, Dukakis, etc.  It didn't resonate with the voters.  When the alternative is having no health coverage you're not going to worry about whether some program with "add to the deficit".  You just want to see a doctor.
Yet poor Mitt keeps playing this losing hand like it was the ace up his sleeve.  Even the media has picked up on this because, every time something else happens they say, "Mitt was all set to hammer on 'the Economy' but then happened".  Actually, it would be better if Mitt talked about than the economy at this point, but don't expect him to be savvy enough to realize that.  He says Obama is trying to change the subject, but actually he should let Obama do that, because his current message just isn't selling, and his only chance is to start talking about something else.    

666 Anti-Christ Ryan Co-sponsored Akin Rape Law

Mitt Romney quickly attempted to disavow the despicable comments of Congressman Akin who believes that abortion should not be allowed even in cases of rape.  However, the problem is that that his running mate, 666 Antichrist Paul Ryan is the co-sponsor of Akin's bill that would prohibit women from getting abortions, even the the case of rape.  Now there is all this pressure to get Akin to quit.  But where is the pressure to ask Antichrist Paul Ryan to quit, considering that he is a 666 shaped cookie cutter copy of Todd Akin.

Of course, on one level, it makes sense that the Antichrist would be anti-abortion, even though it's not what the naive would expect on first blush.  The Antichrist wants as many babies to be born as possible so that he can corrupt them.  How would we expect the Antichrist or his demonic minions to be born except through acts of rape and violence.  Now they want the state to force these raped women to carry their spawn to full term.  Of course, they use the language of self-righteousness, claiming to be holier than thou in their opposition to abortion.  However, the reality is that they only oppose it because they want to have larger armies of darkness for the final battle.  Many of the world's worst dictators, such as Hitler and Nicolae Ceausescu were opposed to abortion because they were extreme militarists and wanted to have plenty of cannon fodder to send off to die on the battlefields for them.  It is no less true in this case.

Still it is the height of hypocrisy for Mitt Romney to disavow the very position that his Antichrist Vice Presidential running mate advocated until five minutes ago.  It's also not believable.  It is a sign that certain people, like Romney will say anything and promise anything, no matter how insincere in order to get elected.

Romney has flip flopped so many times on the issue of choice that the late Ted Kennedy said of Romney, "I'm pro-choice.  My opponent is multiple-choice".

Friday, August 17, 2012

AntiChrist Paul Ryan Shirtless Photo Proves He's Lying about Physique

A shirtless photo of Paul Ryan taking a little swim with his wife a few years ago in Oklahoma proves that Ryan's physique is hardly Olympic class, contrary to the propaganda.  See for yourself, below.  Of course, the Romney campaign is spinning this photo by saying that this is "before" he started working out with P90X. However, Ryan has claimed that he was "always been kind of a workout guy", and presumably *always* would include six years ago.  Indeed, P90X is just one particular gimmick workout routine, but frankly, I would expect someone who claimed to be a "professional physical trainer" to look more impressive.  Granted, he doesn't look fat, but he certainly is not in the 6% body fat ballpark in that photo, as he now claims to be. His arms don't look particularly massive or even ripped, and his chest, aside from being scruffy, doesn't look that imposing either.  To be honest, he doesn't look that unusual in terms of the fitness level you would find at almost any random person you selected at your local gym.  He's perhaps a bit above average, for the general population, but only because he doesn't follow Sarah Palin's advice and eating a bunch of sugary cookies.  Instead he seems to be following Michelle Obama's advice about getting active and spending more time outdoors.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

666 Antichrist Paul Ryan Exposed. Evidence Here.

So, the following may all just be coincidence, OR it may just be the case that Paul Ryan IS the Antichrist.  To begin with, many have compared his pallor to that of a vampire.  Similar to the Dracula movies, he has that V-shaped notch of hair in the middle of his forehead, inspiring many people to nickname him "Eddie Munster".  Others have noted that his creepy appearance reminds them of "Damien" from the Omen movies.

So what you may be thinking.  I'll tell you what.  Guess what year he was elected to Congress?  1999.  Notice the 999, which is variant of 666.  And remember how he reminds people of Damien.  Guess what his middle name is.  Hint: It starts with a D.

OK, that's kind of creepy.  What else you got?  He "found" his father dead in bed when he was 16 years old.  That is also similar to the Omen movies where everyone around Damien ends up dead.  His father died of a heart attack, probably when he realized that his son was the Anti-christ.  As it turns out, Ryan's grandfather also died of a heart attack.

Then there is the fact that he loves Ayn Rand.  He has been quoted as saying of her, "The reason I got involved in public service, by and large, if I had to credit one thinker, one person, it would be Ayn Rand".  Now get this, in 2003 he gave all his staff copies of Ayn Rand's _Atlas Shrugged_ as CHRISTMAS presents.  What an ANTICHRISTIAN thing to do on the most important Christian holiday of the year?  Who does that?  Probably the Antichrist would.  You decide.

Antichrist Paul Ryan is AntiChristian in his values

The Antichrist is the antithesis of Jesus Christ, and there could not be people who are more anti-christian than those who worship at the clay feet of false prophets like Ayn Rand, the apostle of selfishness.  Of course Paul Ryan (aka Damien from the Omen movies) claims to be a Christian outwardly.  He claims that is is a staunch Catholic.  However, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops disagrees that he practices the Catholicism that he pretends to preach.  They noted that Ryan's proposed budget would "hurt hungry children, poor families, low income workers and other vulnerable people", and they therefore conclude that Ryan's proposals "fails to meet these moral criteria".  Well, surprise, surprise.  Of course they don't meet moral criteria, because morality is just a convenient tool for sociopaths like Ryan, who use it manipulate others, but ultimately are just mouthing platitudes so that they can do as they please when nobody is looking. Unfortunately for Paul (Eddie Munster) Ryan, we are looking, and we can see that 666 on your forehead, covered by that little V-shaped divot of hair that you conveniently use to try to hide it.