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A 47%’er Speaks

September 18, 2012 By: Kvatch Category: Commentary, Elections, Politics No Comments →

In conflating those who, “…will vote for Obama no matter what,” with that segment of Americans who pay no taxes—mostly people who are so desperately poor that further taxation would be an insult—Romney demonstrates that he is so politically tone-deaf, so monstrously out of touch, so brazenly contemptuous of those who don’t support him—regardless of their reasons—that a vote for this dangerous, small-minded, creature of privilege is a waste of a ballot.

I’m not wealthy like Mitt, though in middle-age I’ve made it into the 5% and stand a chance of making it into the 2% by the time I retire. Thus, I’m the perfect demographic example of a potential swing voter, but I’ll be voting for Obama…no matter what!

You know what that makes me, at least to ‘Mitt the Sh*t’ Romney? A freeloader—a person who won’t take personal responsibility for my life. This, despite the fact that I’ve been continuously employed for almost 30 years, with the only breaks being those of my own choosing…well almost all.

I have been laid off twice, and one of those times it was because a parasite like Romney saw an opportunity to make a whole lot of fat easy cash from the labor of others. I suppose that makes me one of Romney’s ‘victims’.

I have taken unemployment insurance exactly once in my life, for 4 months, and I was damn glad it was available, but in Mitt’s world I’m, “…dependent on government”.

As a percentage of income, I pay way, Way, WAY more taxes than Mitt Romney, always have and always will. Mitt Romney, whose budget wrecking policies will literally crush this nation under debt, can afford to talk tough to us 47%’ers. With $240M in the bank and a privileged life free of budgetary anxiety, he has never had to pay his own way, and he can’t conceptualize that government might have to as well.

Arguably, I have done more good in my life and career than Mitt Romney will ever do in his because at least I care about my country, my neighbors, my family, and those less fortunate than myself. The only people Mitt Romney cares about are those more fortunate than himself, and if he becomes the President, I guaran-f*cking-tee he’s going to prove it.

So F*CK YOU MITT ROMNEY!!! Much as I think Barack Obama has been a waste as our President, you never had any more than the slimmest chance of getting my vote. Now? You and you’re whole so-called conservative, screw-the-99%, tea-bagging, cabal of addled dimwit Rethuglican leeches have got no chance.

Rick Santorum – The Democrat’s Wet Dream

February 23, 2012 By: Kvatch Category: Commentary, Elections, Politics 7 Comments →

Prior to the 2008 election, I suggested that Mike Huckabee was the perfect candidate to run against the Democratic nominee, regardless of whom the nominee turned out to be. Well here it is 2012 and, with no credible primary challenger for President Shill, I am once again left wondering which of the truly awful Republican choices would provide the kind of conservative repudiation that I so long for. With that in mind, I’ve update my earlier post for this election season. “But who,” you might ask, “…really fits the mold of the right candidate (and by that, we mean far…far right) this time around?”

Romney? Not a chance. He’s not really a conservative, nor really much of anything except maybe a corporatist, and although you can fault him for that, social conservatives won’t make Romney “their man”. They’re simply not going to vote for a Mormon with televangelist hair and more money than most counties in Utah. Gingrich? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Gingrich isn’t a social conservative. He’s a wacko whose verbal indiscretions are only exceeded by his sexual indiscretions. So who then fits the mold of the perfect far right social demagogue? Oh…come on. We all know it has to be Santorum.

Santorum doesn’t have a liberal or progressive bone in his body. He’s a certified nightmare straight from the 15th century who has the benefit of sincerely believing all the dangerous, paranoid, hillbilly nonsense that spews from his pie-hole. Unlike Gingrich, who only plays a social conservative on television, Santorum could give the pope a run for his money, and keep in mind that we’re talking about the man ran the Holy Inquisition before he became God’s vicar on earth.

One Nation Under God?So please…let it be Santorum. Let’s have all the evangelicals and Tea Baggers line up to support him. The “Christian Nation,” O’Reilly watching, Dittohead pukes have controlled the political debate in this country for far too long, and it’s high time that a true conservative standard bearer got a McGovern style ass-kicking!

On election night I want to see all the Fox News talking heads choke on the word LANDSLIDE, even if I have to endure four more years of Obama in order to get my wish . In short, I want there to be wailing, rending of clothing, and gnashing of teeth from Sarah Palin’s Alaska to buckle of the Bible Belt!

I want to see the Koch brothers and their SuperPAC, ATM, trust-fund for the political class backers squirm for 8 months. I want them to flush $500 million down the toilet trying to get Santorum, a man they don’t really want in the White House, elected.

I want every Republican who mutters the term “fetal personhood” this election season to have to watch their daughter experience the institutionalized rape of an trans-vaginal ultrasound. Then…I want their daughters to decide to keep their babies! “Oh Mom…Dad I just can’t take care of a baby and attend Vassar at the same time. You’ll have to raise it for me. You don’t mind, do you?”

In short, I want Santorum because he’ll be a great standard bearer for a group of Americans that typify everything that is wrong with this nation. I want Santorum because he’ll lose…and lose badly.

Throw the bastards out!

November 25, 2011 By: Frogette Category: Commentary, Politics, Protest 1 Comment →

Never have so few done so much harm to so many.  Yes, I’m talking about Congress again.  The 112th Congress has managed since convening in January of 2011 to accomplish almost nothing.  Money.com breaks it down for us.  Consider this.

-  They’ve threatened government shut down – twice

-  They’ve cost the nation it’s sterling credit rating

-  They can’t pass a budget or even work in committee to find desperately needed savings.  They just throw in the towel.

-  They’ve worsened the housing crisis by not acting

-  They’ve done nothing for the jobless

-  They’ve threatened Medicare and Medicaid patients as well as those who collect Social Security

They are by my account an EPIC FAIL.  It’s time to vote the bastards out.  Who’s with me?

Herman Cain: Garden-variety Bigot

November 21, 2011 By: Kvatch Category: Commentary, Elections, Politics No Comments →

So it came out today that Herman Cain is worried by people with “muslim-sounding” names. In fact, what really bothers him is that such a person might not share his Christian values. To tell it in his own words about a physician he once visited:

“I said to his physician assistant, ‘That [Dr. Abudullah] sounds foreign, not that I had anything against foreign doctors–but it sounded too foreign. She said, ‘He’s from Lebanon.’ Oh, Lebanon! My mind immediately started thinking, ‘Wait a minute, maybe his religious persuasion is different than mine!’ She could see the look on my face and she said, ‘Don’t worry, Mr. Cain, he’s a Christian from Lebanon.’ [to which Cain responded] ‘Hallelujah! Thank God.’”

Image courtesy Gage Skidmore via Wikipidia.Now let’s ponder this for a moment. Herman Cain doesn’t want people who don’t share his “religious persuasion” around him. I suppose we could infer that this means he won’t want Muslims in his cabinet. Whoops! He already said that. But taking things a step further, would it be reasonable to assume that Herman Cain wouldn’t want non-Christians on the Supreme Court? Or how about the military? Don’t want any non-Christians there.

In fact, if you’re not a Christian (…and by that we mean the “right kind of Christian”), then Herman Cain’s America is probably not one that you’ll want to live in.

So to all you Muslims, Sihks, Hindus…uh…Jews, Catholics, Mormans, Orthodox (Russian, Greek, or whatever)…Confucianists, Taoists, druids, Wicca, Shintoists…Cthulans…atheists, agnostics, secular humanists, and Satanists…you might want to consider what it would mean for this ignorant bigot to be elected to our nation’s highest office.

We really need to start paying editors again

June 26, 2011 By: Frogette Category: Commentary, Education 4 Comments →

I used to have to go the New Yorker for this kind of entertainment, but with the world wide web it’s everywhere.  This is seriously a headline from ABCNews.com:

25 Hurt as School Bush Flips on Pa. Highway

A school bush, huh?  Idiots.

Why don’t politicians know this?

June 10, 2011 By: Frogette Category: Commentary, Politics, Privacy 2 Comments →

There’s nothing that goes unnoticed in this age.

~ Robin Williams

When you passed the Patriot Act and opened all of our lives up to scrutiny, yours wasn’t exempt.  If you do it in the Internet Age someone is going to see and report it to everyone else.  You opened this can of worms guys, you should know better.  I’m talking to you Weiner.

Oh it’s Judgement Day…

May 22, 2011 By: Frogette Category: Commentary, Religion No Comments →

…for Harold Camping.  Eagerly watching to see what all his followers who sold their homes, and used their own money to proclaim the apocalypse are going to react…I think he’s going to have to give some of those millions of dollars back.  Christian charity demands it.

End of days…again?

May 12, 2011 By: Frogette Category: Commentary, Religion 2 Comments →

Do you have these whackos in your neighborhood? We sure do. Signs prophesying the “End of Days” on May 21st. Cries of, “REPENT!”.

I see them and I’m asking myself how did they pick that day?  In my lifetime I’ve survived several end of days scenarios.  The year 2000, 2001, 2010, hell I lived through Y2K.  Besides why on earth would a benevolent deity end the world on Saturday, my day off?  I mean, seriously?

Well don’t fear, because Huffingtonpost.com has come to the rescue with a list of 21 reasons why May 21st is not doomsday.  So don’t stop paying your bills just yet folks.

The curse of bad hair

April 23, 2011 By: Frogette Category: Commentary, Humor 2 Comments →

So the topic this morning at Casa de las Ranas is how Donald Trump will never be elected president because he has a bad comb-over.  In fact as we went back through our past president’s we found a real lack of “bad hair”.

Carter – Great hair.  Still has great hair in fact, senior statesman hair

Reagan – Epic hair black as pitch, shiny and thick

George Bush, Sr. – Worst of the batch, but not bald

Bill Clinton – Fabulous hair

George Bush, Jr.- The only thing plentiful in his head is hair.

So I’m asking myself, “Why isn’t Mitt Romney our president?”  I mean you want to talk presidential hair, that guy has got it in spades.  The Frog says the Republicans real mistake in the last election was putting forth a candidate with bad (read: No) hair.  I mean they had to put Sarah Palin up just to balance the complete lack of John McCain’s hair.  Trump if you really want to make a go of this presidential run it’s time to drop the birther bullshit and get a rug.

Netflix has jumped the shark

March 27, 2011 By: Frogette Category: Commentary, Entertainment, Snark No Comments →

This is a screen shot that actually came to the Frog this week.  You recommended a bloody Shakespearean tragedy based on our having previously rented Monty Python, Battlestar Galactic and Wallace & Gromit?  Um, what?!  And I thought Amazon’s recommendation software sucked!

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