Saturday, January 24, 2015

Take A Quick Look At The Ineffable Kindness of The Typical Conservative


Our daily post is usually taken from the news of the day about the criminality of Conservatism and recent memes about the GOP, and today's essay is about the kindness of the typical Conservative.

Here is what we see coming out of Conservatism in the new GOP-controlled Congress, and the kindness is breathtaking, isn't it...

"Senate Republicans Remove 'Civil Rights And Human Rights' From Subcommittee Name."

GRASSLEY
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"WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans revealed this week that they have eliminated the phrase 'civil rights and human rights' from the title of a Senate Judiciary subcommittee charged with overseeing those issues.

"Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) became chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee this month and announced the members of the six subcommittees this week. With Grassley’s announcement, the subcommittee formerly known as the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights suddenly became the Subcommittee on the Constitution.


"The new chairman of the newly named subcommittee is Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas). His office confirmed that it made the switch.

"'We changed the name because the Constitution covers our most basic rights, including civil and human rights,' said Cornyn spokeswoman Megan Mitchell..."

Not all of these gentle guys are in Congress, of course...



But let's take a look at some of the typical Cons of both sexes, starting with this self-described "kind and gentle" guy...

"Steve King: I Was Being 'Kind' By Referring To Obama's Guest As 'A Deportable.'"

REP STEVE KING
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"DES MOINES, Iowa -- Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said Friday that he was being 'kind and gentle' when he referred to Michelle Obama's guest at the State of the Union address, a 21-year-old undocumented immigrant, as 'a deportable.'

"King, known for outlandish statements against immigration reform, said he borrowed the language from a U.S. federal statute, 8 U.S. Code § 1227, which stipulates the 'classes of deportable aliens' who may be removed from the country by the attorney general. King argued that he used that language because pro-immigration activists have 'conflated the term illegal immigrant with the term immigrant.'


"'I decided I’m going to soften my language a little bit, and I did, and they’re still offended,' King said in an interview with WHO, an Iowa radio station..."

Well guys can be pretty mean sometimes so let's move on to the gentler sex by looking at this gal...




Joni is a new kid on the Conservative block, but it didn't take her long to pick up the hypocrisy, did it...



Lest we be accused of cherry-picking, let's look at a typical Conservative Sheeplet, you know - a member of the Conservative base...



If these are typical Conservatives, what does a typical liberal believe?



But finally, at least the kindly gentle Conservatives will listen to our calls for help...



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Now that we've removed tongue from cheek, it's time to admit that Conservatism is antithetical to kindness and synonymous with greed.

And nowhere is this more apparent than in the typical Conservative Sheeplet who is driven with by own authoritarian personality, sparked with a lot of ignorance and meanness.

When all is said and done, there's only one cure, and that is to...

...criminalize Conservatism.

Joyce, Jnr.


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"My feeling toward Republicans is like my feeling about sharks: of course
they're stupid and vicious. It's in their nature to be mindless, ravening killing
machines. It's nothing personal. They don't know any better. Pretty much the
only thing you can do about them is stay out of their waters and, if you're
unlucky enough to meet with one, shoot it through its rudimentary brain with a
spear gun."

Tim Kreider, Twilight of the Assholes.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Stupidity Is A Conservative Strategy


"Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative,"said John Stuart Mill.  And nowhere is this more evident than in the United States of America.

When the GOP ops in Congress keep trying to kill the Affordable Care Act over and over and over some think that it's either a matter of stupidity or it's a display of awesome stupidity...but in their case it's neither, as Conservative "thinker" George Will explains: 
"Conservatives define themselves in terms of what they oppose."

But theory aside, there's an incredible amount of stupidity in the Conservative world, like this toon shows us...



It even appears that the Cons GLORY in their own stupidity sometimes...



Both now and in the immediate past...





And by "stupid" we mean REALLY dumb...



The Cons even KNOW that they're stupid...



But here's the question:



Do you wonder sometimes if their stupidity isn't just a cover for evil?



And the reason is because it's easy to see how the Conservative leadership NEEDS stupid people to keep up the charade that they are a law-abiding bunch...



In fact, that seems to be a strategy that is working out quite well for the Cons over a long period of time...

"The Republican Strategy of Stupidity."



"Not only have Republicans embraced the power of stupid, they're winning with it
Reagan-Iran-Contra-resizedRemember Ronald Reagan? Republicans recall Ronnie reverently. But in reality? Ronald Reagan was constantly mocked for his stupidity. Same with George W. Bush. While Democrats are certainly not immune from saying or doing stupid things, Republicans far outstrip them in this regard. Oh, you need examples? Sure, here you go:

"The best thing about the Earth is if you poke holes in it oil and gas come out." ~ Texas Rep. Steve Stockman 
"Wanting a white Republican president doesn’t make you racist, it just makes you American." ~ Failed Congressional Candidate Joe “The Plumber” Wurzelbacher 
"When a physician removes a child from a woman, that is the largest organ in a body." ~ Alabama state Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin 
"The middle class. Since when in America do we have classes? That’s Marxism talk." ~ Perennial Presidential contender Rick Santorum"But obviously, we’ve got to stand with our North Korean allies." ~ Sarah Palin
"It’s hard to comprehend ignorance being held up as a virtue, but Republicans have increasingly been doing just that. How many conservative climate change deniers qualify their rants with, 'I’m not a scientist, but…' How many tirades against women’s health have included, 'I’m not a doctor, but..'

"An excellent example of this can be found in the statements of Arizona Senator Jon Kyl in 2011. He claimed over 90% of Planned Parenthood’s business was abortion related, when in reality the number was actually about 3%. When his error was pointed out, his reply was that his words weren’t meant as a 'factual statement.'


"Stupidity and ignorance are bad enough on their own, but when applied willfully, they become terribly dangerous. Blocking out reality will only ever result in great harm to a nation and its people. But not only do Republicans refuse to relent with their willing ignorance, they take pride it it..."

(For the rest of the story on the Strategy of Stupidity, click here --> http://quietmike.org/2015/01/20/republican-strategy-stupidity/)

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There are at least two reasons that Conservative leaders don't mind being called stupid:

1. Because many of their Southern brethren glory in being called stupid.
2. Because it covers up their criminality.

Reagan wasn't the sharpest pencil in the box and Dubya was arguably the dullest, but each had the same criminal impulses...to destroy democracy in favor of bestowing our wealth and political power to the riches and greediest among us.


That's what Dubya called his "base," and that's what we call a reason to criminalize Conservatism!

Joyce, Jnr.


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."Brains, you know, are suspect in the Republican Party."

 Walter J. Lippmann.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

A Conservative Government Is An Organized Hypocrisy


Someone once said a long time ago that (scroll down to the bottom to see our Quote of The Day to see who said it), "A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy," and this advice seems no less correct today.

First, let's define "hypocrisy."



As the house organ for the GOP, no one proves it is the champion of hypocrisy better than Fox Snooze...

"Fox’s Andrea Tantaros Says Obama Has Made Race Relations ‘Worse Than They Have Ever Been’ (Video)."



"The folks at Fox News’ Outnumbered honored the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King on Monday by trotting out their resident expert in fractured history, Andrea Tantaros, to declare that President Obama has made race relations in the nation “worse than ever before.”
Asked by co-host Harris Faulkner if she agreed with the president that race relations are better than they were when he was first elected, Tantaros began by saying that the president was a good role model and father before going on to say that he has intentionally divided the country.


"'He gives a very aspirational goal for a lot of young black men,' she said. 'I think he’s a terrific role model, at least as a father and a good husband. I know people don’t want to hear that...'"

Sometimes lies and hypocrisy are hard to separate...



But don't the Cons deserve credit for our booming economy?



Besides, they have a plan!



And they admit that our president has a plan to, so what's the problem?


But the Cons seem so..OBJECTIVE about our president.



At least the cons have the backs of those making a minimum wage...



The Cons don't want to be labeled as hypocrites, and any day now they'll tell us what they really think...



...because Conservatism is all about helping the People!



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An "organized hypocrisy" is the only way Conservatism can survive in a participatory democracy.

Lying and hypocrisy are "musts" for any criminal enterprise in the U.S. because the People aren't going to vote for anyone who believes that the Rich Must Rule...

...and when we have finally had enough, we'll realize that ALL criminal enterprises should all be criminalized.

Especially the "political movement" called Conservatism.


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"A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy."

 Benjamin Disraeli.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Today's GOP Base?


Yesterday's post was titled, "It's Tea Bagger Time For The Low Information Voter," and today is a continuation of sorts as we take a very quick look at the GOP's base to find out who they are and where they come from.

First of all, those in the American Taliban all love a good conspiracy -- it keeps their juices flowing and their intellect deadened...

"Here are all the conspiracy theories about Obama in one simple chart."

deadstate obama conspiracy theories

And speaking of the base and good conspiracies, please say hello to Mema!

"Meet Fox’s Biggest Fan: Mema from Tosh.0 Just LOVES Nancy Grace and Bill O’Reilly! (Video)."



"If you don’t know Mema (Mee-MAW), you don’t know the internet. Most of us know Mema as the adorably bat-brained grandmother of the angry “Gingers DO have souls!” kid from Daniel Tosh’s eponymous dot-oh show. She was in fact Tosh’s discovery, quickly eclipsing her grandson in internet stardom with her quirky combination of backwoods ignorance, innocent charm and hilariously brief moments of lucid self-awareness. Mema’s the kind of person who loves to talk, but whose best moments come when she actually hears the words coming out of her mouth. And apparently, she’s a big fan of Fox News.

"It’s no secret that Fox’s viewers are old, white, rural and generally confused. While Rupert does love to tout the education level of his (still living) older viewers, but there is a pretty strong flip-side to Fox’s demographic. That is, Mema’s side. The side that’s certain of its opinions, but not sure what its certain about. But hey, credit where it’s due to Fox — that’s the kind of diversity you get from finding and pandering to the lowest common denominator. 

"Which, since Married: With Children, has been something of a Fox Network specialty.

So, park your million-mile Dodge on the lawn, don your NO MA’AM t-shirt and have Peg fetch you a beer; it’s time to hear why Mema loves Fox programming..."

But you ask, where do these people come from?

"I Helped Start the Religious Right: Here's How We Tried to Undermine Secular America -- and Build a Theocracy."


"Christian home-schooling is at the core of the project.




"By Frank Schaeffer / Salon January 20, 2015

"As someone who participated in the rise of the religious right in the 1970s and 1980s, I can tell you that you can’t understand the modern Republican Party and its hatred of government unless you understand the evangelical home-school movement. Nor can the Democrats hope to defeat the GOP in 2016 unless they grasp what I’ll be explaining here: religious war carried on by other means.

"The Christian home-school movement drove the Evangelical school movement to the ever-harsher world-rejecting far right. The movement saw itself as separating from evil “secular” America. Therein lies the heart of the Tea Party, GOP and religious right’s paranoid view of the rest of us. And since my late father and evangelist Francis Schaeffer and I were instrumental in starting the religious right — I have since left the movement and recently wrote a book titled 'Why I Am an Atheist who Believes in God: How to Give Love, Create Beauty and Find Peace' – believe me when I tell you that the evangelical schools and home school movement were, by design, founded to undermine a secular and free vision of America and replace it by stealth with a form of theocracy.


This happened because Evangelical home-schoolers were demanding ever-greater levels of 'separation' from what they regarded as the Evil Secular World. It wasn’t enough just to reject the public schools. How could the Christian parent be sure that even the Evangelical schools were sufficiently pure? And so the Christian schools radicalized in order to not appear to be “compromising” with the world in the eyes of increasingly frightened and angry parents. (My account here of the rise of the home school movement is not aimed at home-schooling, per se, but at parents who want to indoctrinate, rather than educate.)

The Evangelical home school movement was really founded by two people: Rousas Rushdoony, the extremist theologian, and Mary Pride, the 'mother' of fundamentalist home-schoolers. I knew them both well..."


Who ARE these guys and what do they want?


I see, but let's get back to some more peeps from the GOP base...like this guy:



And this guy...



And of course, there's this lady...



...with her pal:



Finally, as we all know, stereotypes are sometimes true and in America one Tea Bagger is typical of the whole bunch of them...



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To paraphrase a familiar nighttime comic, we kid the GOP...not.

The base of the GOP on the bottom are the intellectually challenged and hate-filled Baggers, but as George W. Bush "joked," the base is really the greediest and wealthiest among us who would steal all we have and brush aside all the people that have to die to achieve their aims.

Conservatism is not only a disease and a force that threatens our democracy daily...

...it's also a criminal cartel by any definintion.

Isn't it time to criminalize "Conservatism" before it's too late? Joyce, Jnr.


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"We took the Bible and prayer out of public schools, and now we're having
weekly shootings practically. We had the 60s sexual revolution, and now people
are dying of AIDS."

Christine O'Donnell, at a 1998 appearance on Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect."

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