Impure thoughts
for complex times.


Minneapolis Cops Are A Disgrace

November 20, 2015 @ 3:12 am By: Kvatch Category: Protest, Rights

As they were when I lived there in the 1980’s, so they remain today.

The protester is House member (D-MN) Keith Ellison’s son.


August 9, 2015 @ 8:37 pm By: Kvatch Category: Commerce, Protest, Technology

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Pixel – A physical point in a raster image, or the smallest addressable element in an all points addressable display device.
— Wikipedia

Oh…and by the way: F*ck you and the Pixel you rode in on!

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Lindsey Graham Throws In The Towel

July 8, 2015 @ 5:41 pm By: Kvatch Category: Elections, Politics, Snark

Lindsey GrahamI don’t want a war, but if that’s what you want you’re going to lose it, … We’re going to sink your navy and shoot your Air Force down… We’ll leave when we’re safe, … If you’re war weary, don’t vote for me.

—  Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican Presidential Candidate


—  Kvatch

The Promise of the 14th Amendment Is Reaffirmed!

June 26, 2015 @ 1:44 pm By: Kvatch Category: Rights, Society

No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right. The judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is reversed.

It is so ordered.

—  Justice Anthony Kennedy (writing for the majority)

Lives Matter

December 21, 2014 @ 11:10 pm By: Kvatch Category: Politics, Protest, Rights

While small-minded tools like former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani, former New York governor George Pataki, and President of the NYC Patrolman’s Benevolent Association, Pat Lynch, mouth conservative talking points laying blame for the murder of two NYPD officers on everyone…but the actual shooter, the plain facts remain:

Eric Garner: Murdered by a NYPD police officer who used an illegal chokehold…IS STILL DEAD!

John Crawford: Murdered in an Ohio Walmart by police officers who shot him for holding a legal pellet gun (an item for sale in that very store)…IS STILL DEAD!

Tamir Rice: Murdered by a rookie Cleveland police officer only two seconds after the officer arrived on the scene in his cruiser…IS STILL DEAD!

Michael Brown: Murdered by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer…IS STILL DEAD!

We know, in this country, who receives justice and who does not.

Failed State

November 17, 2014 @ 11:07 pm By: Kvatch Category: Government, Protest, Rights


When your government deploys its military against the citizens, you are living in a failed state. Think militarized police don’t count? Don’t be so f*cking naive.

This Man is *SO* Running for President in 2016

June 11, 2014 @ 11:48 am By: Kvatch Category: Politics, Snark, Texas

AP (via ABC News): Sen. Cruz Formally Gives up Canadian Citizenship

Canada: “Oh thank God!!!”

Rest of World: “Oh please, not another Texan!”

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again folks: Don’t elect Texans to our highest office. It’s a recipe for disaster.

Tea Party: “I’m not dead yet.”

@ 11:36 am By: Kvatch Category: Elections, Politics, Virginia

…as Eric Cantor has discovered, and all we have to say here at Ragebot is: It couldn’t have happened to a bigger asshole.


Cantor’s primary opponent, Randolph-Macon College economics professor David Brat, sounds like an authentic wacko. Among the questionable theories this Tea Party nobody champions, the moral superiority of capitalism, ranks high. Get that? Not economic superiority…moral superiority. And that’s not all. Dr. Brat has a warning for us heretics who don’t find the “moral righteousness of capitalism” to be in line with our values: Get on board, lest this lack of conviction bring about the return of a ‘Hitler’.

You have to read the article because you just can’t make this stuff up. But I say: Brat for President! Let’s get a robust debate going between future Representative Brat–I mean, after all, no Democrat is going to win Cantor’s central Virginia district–and Senator Cruz!

“Bitch set me up.”

March 21, 2014 @ 8:47 pm By: Kvatch Category: District of Columbia, Government, Politics

Gray said he won’t resign from office if he’s charged in connection with the 2010 shadow campaign to get him elected.

The decades pass. The faces change, but the message remains the same.

Holier Than Thou

April 5, 2013 @ 5:46 pm By: Kvatch Category: Religion

Pope Francis on Friday urged Vatican disciplinarians to act “with determination” against sexual abuse committed by members of the Catholic clergy, the Holy See said in a statement, the pope’s first public pronouncement on the issue.

You know, despite the fact that his conservative bona-fides are unimpeachable, I like this new Pope. I mean…it’s hard not to like a man with the common touch—who blesses the seeing-eye dog of a blind Italian reporter and who washes the feet of Muslim women in a spirit of community and fellowship.

But—and this is a big but—nobody has more power to enforce his (God’s?) will than Il Papa. So if the Pope wants to get rid of sexual abuse in the Catholic clergy, he doesn’t need to ask. The Catholic Church is not a group of friends. He doesn’t need to urge or persuade. The Catholic Church is not a democracy. All he needs to do is kick ass and take names:

“But your holiness, it is difficult to identi—”

“Stop right there! You are excommunicated! Next.”

“Your holiness, we are trying to find ways of dealin—”

“And you! You’re excommunicated!”

“But your Holine—”

“Not another word! Your eternal soul is condemned to hellfire.”


You see. It’s easy, and Francis shouldn’t be asking. He should be telling. At least that’s what he should be doing if he wants to save Holy Mother Church.

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