Gender specific insults denote low IQ and history of sexual rejection. In short, it makes you an ASSHAT! A gender neutral asshat. The “Rush” issue and the original Church and State issue in this case have been horrifically intertwined when they are in fact completely separate issues.
1960 called, they want their politics back
A few of the most obvious conflated policy questions I see as obvious:
1. Should preventative care be covered for men and women free of charge under our new health care regulations?
2. Should religious institutions with employee health care benefits also have to abide by the new healthcare regulations regardless of the institutions religious dogma?
3. Should our culture passively endorse an attitude which analyzes the content of a woman’s testimony relative to her sexual behavior, and then further reduces her to a vessel for men to transact with sexually?
These are completely independent issues that have been insidiously enmeshed and given a thick coat of cultural shenanigans. To make any rational intelligent case for one position or the other, these issues need to be looked at independently.
Just my 2 cents.
Posted in Burns My Britches, Culture, Current Events, Linkage, Politics 2012, Random Rants
Tagged Birth Control, Boycott Rush, Church, Contraception, current events, Freedom of Religion, Georgetown, healthcare, Limbaugh, politics, Religion, Rush, Rush Limbaugh, Sandra, Sandra Fluke, slut, women's rights
Maher says he find himself “almost in agreement with Newt Gingrich” and tells them to “get a job.”
He has a bit of a point. Throwing a chair through window… That’s more Kristallnacht than revolutionary imo.
The groups in heavy media rotation right now are not the basic “Occupier”, the kids with shields, etc are not regular Occupiers, they are a group of Anarchists referred to as Black Block (or more accurately, Black bloc)
Remember when the media was saying all the Tea Partiers are racists and used images of white supremacists etc. at rallies while ignoring the majority?
Tea Party Racism
The mainstream media showed the more racially motivated signage people made, and the minority of Tea Partiers who happened to be racists. A more militant and fringe element was used to paint the entire movement.
I know a number of Tea Party peeps who really bristled at the media’s willingness to lump them together and sell them as a package deal.
I tend to share those feelings when I see media paint the entire Nationwide (Worldwide) Occupy movement with the anarchy brush.
The 2 groups are not mutually exclusive, but painting the anarchists as representative of the whole is inaccurate. Bill should know better.
Posted in Burns My Britches, Current Events, images, OWS, Politics 2012, Videos
Tagged anarchist, anarchy, Back Bloc, Bill Maher, Maher, Newt, Newt Gingrich, Occupy Wallstreet, OWS, Tea Party
Screenshot that highlights Susan G Komen website hack. Taken at 11pm PDT. From @JC_Christian
Screenshot from Susan G Komen site-Post hack
Posted in Burns My Britches, Current Events, images, Random Rants
Tagged Anonymous, Breast Cancer, hacking, Komen, mammograms, Planned Parenthood, Race for the Cure, Susan G Komen, women, women's rights
For my “Anti-Occupy” friends: What Fox News Isn’t Showing You.
I know you disagree with a lot of what Occupy stands for, and I respect your right to have those ideas. I’m asking you to try to put that pov aside for 10 minutes to watch this raw unedited video you won’t see on MSM.
Please ask yourself what was accomplished? How much taxpayer money was spent to surround a group of protesters who simply wanted to have a protest march through public space.
Also ask yourself if you think it is morally, ethically, or legally right to prevent any exit route for peaceful protesters, declare the entire group under mass arrest, and stick the taxpayers with the bill.
Even if you disagree with why they are assembling, they have a right to assemble without being herded and corralled like cattle, beaten, intimidated, shot at, gassed, etc.
NOT because I agree with what they are protesting about, but because I believe they have a constitutionally guaranteed right to protest and express dissatisfaction with their Govt.
As does the Tea Party, and the NRA, and Westboro Baptist. (JustSayin)
Uploaded by RTAmerica on Jan 31, 2012
According to the eye-witness who captured this footage, an Occupy march was stopped by Oakland PD at Telegraph Avenue and William Street. There protesters were asked to leave but were surrounded. Cops used flash grenades, pointed guns at protesters and used batons against the unarmed demonstrators. Eventually the protesters find a way out.
This video courtesy of @ryanj
Watch the original video @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfhrmtNXrOk
See the clip with enhanced brightness:
Posted in Burns My Britches, Causes, Current Events, OWS, Videos
Tagged 1 percent, 1st amendment, 99 percent, ACLU, campaigns first amendment, civilrights, eviction, flash grenades, free speech, freedom of the press, grassroots, income inequality, Internet, j28, Occupy, occupy dc, Occupy Oakland, occupy wall street protest, OWS, Police, police brutality, protests, RT, RT America, RTAmerica, RTTV, United States, UnitedStates, US, USA
Barrett Brown discusses today’s Anonymous attack, #OperationMegaUpload IMO, the timing of taking down mega-upload stinks of a trap, but that might just be my inner conspiracy theorist talking. (Reading too much Hunger Games makes one paranoid)
If you don’t know what I’m talking about regarding timing, or if you think SOPA is Spanish for either soap or soup, you should checkout this video.
Posted in Burns My Britches, Current Events, Linkage, Politics 2012, Random Rants, Videos
Tagged Anonymous, Censorship, Internet, Megaupload, PIPA, SOPA, Swizz Beatz, Upload