Recommended reading: six things rich people need to stop saying


I’ve posted from Cracked.com before, and while it seems weird and unlikely to cite a jokester site as a relevant voice, this editorial style article called, “Six Things rich People need to stop saying” is a must read.

Among my favorite moments in the piece talks about Sean Hannity’s comment, “I never got a job from a poor person.”

But if you look at how advertisers pay Hannity’s salary, and those advertisers make their money selling their crap to his listeners, then yeah, you do get hired by poor people, Seany boy.

I’m off to a photo shoot today, so you guys duke it out between yourselves. I’ll try to post a pic or two from the shoot later.

 

 

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FOX News to its viewers, “You’re all sheep.”


FOX News sent out its Christmas cards, and you can find a photo of one above. The FOX sleigh, pulled by sheep (sheep?) is beating out the NBC, ABC and CBS. MSNBC and CNN aren’t even racing. They are looking on from the sidelines.

Isn’t it cute?

Isn’t it clever?

FOX News is winning thanks to the sheep pulling the sleigh.

Isn’t that the best way to say thanks to your viewers? Call them sheep, mindless animals with no sense, common sense or otherwise.

So the next time you find yourself helping FOX News’ ratings, be sure to say “Baaaaa” a few times. And eat from your trough. Because that’s how your news agency views you.

You bleating, mindless, cretinous sheep.

They said it, not me.

Via

Understanding the Times gets a callout on MSNBC


This clip is from Lawrence O’Donnell’s show on MSNBC. I could care less about the show itself. But I was listening to the clip, and suddenly my mind’s brakes shrieked to a stop.

Go to minute 2:00 when O’Donnell asks the pundit about Michele “Batshit Crazy Nuts” Bachmann’s background. This woman sums up perfectly the education that was shoved down my throat taught to me in high school.

Many of you might remember, one of my high school, college prep classes was called, “Understanding the Times.” It’s where a lot of Christians get the language of “worldview” and impose ignorantly that EVERYTHING is a religion and ONLY evangelical fundie Christianity leads to eternal life with Jesus. It conditions students to think that everything is either pure Christian or anti-Christian. It pits Christian against Christian, as well as Christian against every other way of thought. It teaches that you should bring this message of ignorance into the workplace, into conversations with strangers, and into your family’s living room.

The class literally removed me from a legitimate place in productive society by making me repeat its message in college interviews and in interviews to get scholarships for college.

Understanding the Times is scary, scary stuff, and I can never do enough to explain to the world that this message is HURTING Christianity and the believers who fall for it.

If you want to know a perfectly reasonable explanation of Understanding the Times’ modus operandi, watch the clip. She nails it.

The pundit doesn’t ever say the words, “Understanding the Times.” But it is precisely what evangelicals teach their kids, and it’s stupefying how many people fall for that crap.

Understanding the Times was the most un-educated, un-scholarly, ill-serving, pathetic load of horse shit to ever get pushed into this brain of mine. Many of my high school friends still preach its deplorably sick message. It’s sick, because it teaches that you won’t be accepted if you preach it, but you  will be accepted into heaven … which is all that matters.

Stunning how crazy this stuff is.

Go ahead, Michele Bachmann, preach this message from your soapbox. Your message is idiotic at best, and only the gullible stand behind and accept it.

COMMENTARY: Fiscally I’m A Right-Wing Nutjob, But On Social Issues I’m Fucking Insanely Liberal


From a very reliable source:

The world is a complicated place, and in this day and age, you just can’t expect a person to fall on the same political side of every issue he is confronted with. Things are more nuanced than that, and the average American might think one way about one topic, and a completely different way about another. For instance, when it comes to fiscal issues, I consider myself to be a rabid, foaming-at-the-mouth, right-wing lunatic. But on the social front, I’m a completely out-of-his-mind, wacked-out liberal loon.

It’s all about striking a balance, really.

Take finances. It is my opinion that all taxes whatsoever should be abolished, and that everything relating to money in any way should be privatized, including the minting of coinage. Thus, each American should have his own system of currency and his own bank named after him to maintain that currency, and anyone whose personal currency system fails in the unfettered free market should be left to die bleeding and penniless in the street, with his family crying helplessly at his side. Also, corporations should be able to buy whatever and whomever they want, and at the end of every year the richest and most powerful corporation should be allowed to physically demolish 15 other corporations that it wishes to see destroyed, murdering all of the various employees of said corporations in any way it sees fit. I guess you could say I’m a fucking nutcase conservative when it comes to this kind of stuff, but I do believe it’s an ideology that has its limits.

Hump Day Nooner with Rachel Maddow vs Wyoming, the Equality State


Did I say, “Versus.” I meant that Rachel Maddow is pro-Wyoming.

Are pigs flying?

Recently Rachel Maddow featured Wyoming state legislature on her show, a state comprised of 10 zillion republicans to every 1 democrat. They failed to pass anti-gay legislation despite being a load of Republicans.

On what grounds, you ask? Well you should watch the clip found here. Beware, economical and state constitutional rationale to follow.

The link will take you away from le Café. More info here.

See, Republicans can be cool.

Thanks, Julie F!

Today Show: Is Church of Scientology violating human rights?


Reblogged from Atheist Media in continuation to this conversation.

February 7, 2011 on MSNBC

 

The FBI is investigating the organization after an article in The New Yorker exposed its treatment of some of its junior members. Journalist Lawrence Wright discusses the secrets Scientology may be hiding.

 

 

Obama To Progressives: I Won’t Be Held To ‘Some Abstract Ideal’


This had to be passed forward. Politics are so depressing when they aren’t funny.

The campaign posters are already printed for 2012.

I saw this at Cynical-C.

Also of note at Cynical C, this post: Keith Olbermann Calls Obama A Sellout and Republicans Accuse Obama of Endangering Our Freedoms By Not Mentioning God More