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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Not Dead Yet


Rumours of our demise have been greatly exaggerated.

This is the best fucking ad I have ever seen in my life.

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Indians Need To Ask "How Hateful Can American Conservatives Get?"

My, my, my. It would appear that the Wall Street Journal, under Rupert Murdoch's guidance, is determined to alienate any Indian readers thereof. Since a substantial number of Indians in America, especially those born and raised in India, tend to be very conservative, pro-Republican readers of the Wall Street Journal, I sincerely hope any of you reading this, who might have friends or in-laws or neighbours of the Indian persuasion, take this issue up with those benighted souls. I'm well aware that many Indians, especially of the educated class and wealthier class, did not much care for Gandhi (I, personally, have plenty of issues with the guy). But something this outrageous cannot be allowed to pass.

Unless, of course, Indians revel in the thought of being spat on by the likes of Andrew Roberts. In which case, what can we say, except "Carry on, doods."

As for Roberts himself, sheesh, the guy is a closet case if ever there was. What IS the conservative fascination with other people's sex lives, anyway? Doods, aren't you getting any? Because if you are, it's either not enough, or not kinky enough. Normal people don't sit around fantasizing about other people's sex lives, honest. Because normal people are too busy, as a rule, indulging in some healthy slap-and-tickle themselves to worry about whether anyone else is getting it on.

Normal people with normal sex lives and friends and families and jobs and homes to look after barely have enough time to brush their teeth and match their socks, on a given day. Most of the people I know who have partners and healthy rolls in the hay are too exhausted after a good healthy bout of sweaty rogering to give a shit whether someone else is getting any, and if so, of what variety. Shit! Fuck me blind if I give a good goddamn about whether anyone else is knocking boots, as long as I'm getting some sweet, hot, slippery between-the-sheets action.

So, Mr. Roberts? Your fellow conservatives are pretty damn kinky, whyn't you ask *them* for some pointers on getting your knob nibbled? You could try George "Rentboy" Rekers, for some hot young purchasable action. Mark Foley can give you some tips on staying out of jail if you cross the line between "young" and "actionably young." If you'd rather blame it on "teh CULLUD," try FL Republican Bob Allen. If you'd prefer to assault children of the female persuasion, upstanding Republican congressman, whoops, ex-congressman and felon, Ted Klaudt can give you some, uh, tips.

No? Too tame? Don't worry! Former conservative candidate for Republican governor of Georgia, Neal Horseley might be just the thing for you! Neal doesn't deny charges of bestiality, and is quick to point out that "everybody did it," while eying the closest mule. Then there's David "ShittyVitty" Vitter, the Republican Senator with a diaper fetish whose Madam mysteriously "committed suicide" after threatening to reveal her client list. You, too, could probably find a prostitute to powder your freshly diapered bottom, if you just want to swim in shit for a bit. If you'd rather dress up and cavort around with teenagers, contact this bright and shining Young Republican star.

But for the love of deity, you worthless fecking eejit, keep your grubby, shitstained paws off the people who have done *some* good for the world, unlike yourself. You know, as in, more good than you will ever do, you worthless flaccid rump-pumper.

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Geraldine Ferraro, RIP

Geraldine Ferraro -- she gave us hope that women could get elected to the highest offices in the land. May she rest in peace.


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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Happy Holi!

To all our Indian readers. The whole two of you. Srsly.

Sarah Palin goes to India, falls flat on ass. Listen and weep. Thank god this dimbo is not VP today.

More amusement here.

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Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Lies, damned lies, and statistics

There is an old saying about statistics, that there are lies, and damned lies, and statistics, as though statistics are lies.

See, I don't believe that accurately calculated statistics lie. Any given statistic is what it is, but no one statistic can or ever will tell the story by itself. Statistics are only useful in the context of all the associated statistics that go with them. For instance the average number, such as taxes paid is meaningless without knowing the standard deviation around the mean.

And so while statistics don't lie, you can sure as hell lie with statistics. I keep hearing the mother fucking god damn Repiglicans claiming the rich already pay more than their fair share of taxes in this country. It is true, the rich pay a lot of the taxes but that claim is meaningless and a distraction meant to keep us from looking further into the truth of it.

The question is not how much the rich pay as a percentage of the tax burden in this country. The question is how much they pay as a percentage of their own income. I have written this before and I will write it again. They pay LESS as a percentage of their income than tax payers in the middle class.

So if a rich guy paid a million dollars in taxes last year, you would say, yes, that lord master over us paid a lot of money in taxes.

But if that lord master made a hundred million dollars and only paid 1 million dollars in taxes, then he only paid 1% of his income in taxes while we, with our almost infinitely smaller incomes paid a hell of a lot more.

Under President Eisenhower that rich person would have had to face a progressive top rate up to 91% on that $100 million and President Eisenhower argued strongly in favor of that tax rate on the rich.

And so when you see pot holes in the roads that aren't fixed, or schools closed, police and fireman fired, and all sorts of public services cut, that is the direct result of the rich and corporations paying virtually nothing in taxes while they have the vast bulk of the wealth Michael Moore spoke about.

So don't buy the bullshit repiglican line about the rich already bearing the burden, They aren't. They are free loaders on us.

And one thing they should remember, no one ever gets rich in a vacuum. Corporations should especially be concerned about that. If there is no middle class because we have all become poverty stricken serfs, who is going to buy their product? No one, that is who, and as we spiral into the poverty they are imposing on us, their gravy train ends.

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A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats - huh?

"A rising tide lifts all boats." Huh? Banks are sitting on their money. Corporations with profits aren't hiring. And are those richest 1% sharing their wealth and doing something constructive and creating jobs?

America is NOT broke! Hear Michael Moore's speech in Wisconsin:


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