Michael Savage.

July 22, 2008

Short version: Michael Savage has an opinion on autism: “I’ll tell you what autism is. In 99 percent of the cases, it’s a brat who hasn’t been told to cut the act out. That’s what autism is. What do you mean they scream and they’re silent? They don’t have a father around to tell them, ‘Don’t act like a moron. You’ll get nowhere in life. Stop acting like a putz. Straighten up. Act like a man. Don’t sit there crying and screaming, idiot.’” Oh, and instead of apologizing, he whines about being taken out of context.

Longer version here.

I really don’t know how to react to the fact that it’s already been five years since Tom Friedman, the wise and respectable foreign affairs pundit, explained the righteous and morally correct rationale behind the Iraq Invasion. I still cringe when I see him utter that retarded, apeshit crap:

Thanks for your idiotic, schoolyard bully, paranoid thought, Mr. Friedmann! I hope you have enjoyed your role as a loudmouth cheerleader for a needless, horribly conducted, shameful war.

It remains as sad as it’s always been to realize that particularly at that time, it was “ok” to say this kind of shit. That was the “sensible, adult” response. And while stupid, patronizing, bellicose, imperialistic points of view are still way more acceptable than they should; I think that video is still a window to a time when a country went mad. When it stopped thinking and went trigger happy. It is pretty damn depressing that the mad passed for wise, and logic was branded insanity.

So, how are you celebrating Suck-On-This Day? I, for one, am asking Mr. Friedmann to say hello to my lit’l (dutch) friend.

*Suck-On-This Day main festivities are taking place at Eschaton. As per usual.

is an attack.

No, seriously.

To the former, for spewing demonstrably false shit, such as: “By getting married, the woman has consented to sex, and I don’t think you can call it rape.” And just in case you wanted to give her the benefit of the doubt (even though I see no wiggle room in that statement), clarifying that it is precisely what she meant to a WU newspaper. Seriously, this crazy woman thinks that it is by definition impossible for a husband to rape his wife. Seriously, I am not making this up, I swear. I know, what the hell?

To the latter, for making the brilliant call of offering this troglodyte an honorary degree.

Angry dutch mini-dude, take it away!

Via Feministing.

Apparently, this “person” who was a member of the British National Party (BNP) thinks Rape is like being force-fed chocolate cake. This was said in the context of a case of a woman being raped by her husband. And since a)Woman like sex, and b)Nick Erikson is brain dead, then it follows that rape just has to be a good analogy for unwanted gluttony.

Rightfully, the BNP kicked him out. Which prompted said d-bag to turn into a whiny little bitch. Hey dude (guv’nah? I am not fluent in brit), kicking you out of the party when you were the party’s candidate to the London Assembly is just like being forced to take a holiday and everybody loves holidays! Stop complaining. And if you’re ever in the mood for chocolate cake but don’t want to pay for it, just break some law, get sent to prison and let the good chocolate force feeding times roll!

<A picture of the angry little dutch kid would go here if stupid WordPress hadn’t changed their system into one that doesn’t work. And I’m too lazy to add it by hand.>

Edit- Turns out (hey, I am fairly English-politics illiterate) the BNP is a far-right, whites-only party. Clearly, nobody could have predicted, blah blah blah.

Sweet Baby Jesus have mercy

November 27, 2007

Rove: “Congress Pushed Bush to War in Iraq Prematurely”

Not even in Spanish can I find words to adequately express how I’m feeling right now.

Dutck. Kid. Please…

Kid Finger

Who Will Speak Up?

November 21, 2007

I don’t have words to adequately describe how sick this makes me feel. A 19-year-old woman was raped by seven men, and because she was with an “unrelated male” at the time, she’s being whipped and sent to jail. Initially, she was sentenced to 90 lashes, but because she spoke out, it’s been upped to 200.

And our state department has “expressed astonishment” but nothing stronger, and their “astonishment” wasn’t even expressed to Saudi officials. So, wait, it’s okay for politicians to go into a frenzy when Barack Obama doesn’t wear an American flag on his lapel, as though that proves that he hates America, yet this elicits… the equivalent of shaking a finger in admonishment – “Naughty, naughty!”

The only person I can see who’s gone on record so far with anything stronger is leaving her job in 2008.

Moveon.org takes out an ad about Gen. David Petraeus, and we get a Congressional resolution to denounce it.

It will be interesting to see if any of our current candidates or leaders have anything to say about this as the day goes on. Somehow, I’m guessing it’ll be pretty much ignored, and will fall off of the news sites in lieu of celebrity scandals and Thanksgiving travel stories.

Aside from writing letters to my representatives, I’m not sure what else I can do, aside from a donation to Amnesty International. Suggestions welcome.

I found the pin thing and the Betray Us kerfluffle idiotic and time-wasting enough as it was. Set beside this – which (dear god, I hope they prove me wrong here) I think will get downplayed because we want Saudi Arabia to co-sponsor a conference aimed at getting Israel and Palestine to have peace talks – those past things are all the more stupid.

This is something to get angry about.

I cannot believe the balls of Dana Perino, who today while answering questions regarding Pakistan’s PM Pervez Musharaf’s recent meassures had this to say:

Q: Is it ever reasonable to restrict consitutional freedoms in the name of fighting terorism?

A: In our opinion, no.

I may post more about it once my tachycardia stops and my blood gets back to its under-200 degree temperature. On what motherfucking alternative universe do these assholes live in? Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

Via Think Progress

Show’em how we it’s done, angry little dutch kid!

Kid Finger

Drive by finger.

October 23, 2007

A bag-douche, Glenn Beck is hmmm.

“I think there is a handful of people who hate America. Unfortunately for them, a lot of them are losing their homes in a forest fire today.”

Via Media Matters

Yoda Finger

Newsflash: She’s a Woman

October 16, 2007

I think the only reason I go to CNN these days is force of habit. I’ve had it bookmarked at work since day one, sometime in March of 2000. Back then, there was actually more news than fluff on the front page. Now, it’s more local interest stories and celebrities getting arrested or doing…whatever celebrities do.  Even the real news makes me want to tear my hair out.

Liberal media? Pfffft.

So, for reasons still unfathomable to me – I should know better by now – I followed the link to the political ticker about Hillary Clinton appearing on The View, where she talked a bit about how people focus on her appearance and her hair and her laugh, which CNN has dubbed “the cackle.” (If they didn’t come up with it, they’ve certainly adopted it. I was away for work and had CNN on the hotel TV for background noise when they ran that Jeanne Moos piece on Clinton’s laugh. I wanted to throw a bottle of the hotel’s overpriced fancy water at the screen.)

In the middle of this View recap, there’s a link to a video report by Mary Snow. It’s called “Clinton plays the female card.”



I don’t care if you love or hate Hillary Clinton. I don’t know if I love her or hate her most days. But tell me how it’s okay for the media to be all over her for what she’s wearing and how she laughs, but NOT okay for her to talk about it herself? It’s all right for reporters to remark about her being a woman, but when she goes to events that address female voters’ issues she’s “playing a card?”

Show me one male candidate whose issues get shoved aside in lieu of how he looks when he’s on the campaign trail. John Edwards’ haircuts don’t count. Barack Obama’s race plays a factor, yes, but I have yet to see anyone make fun of his laugh or talk about how the cut of his suit on such and such a day was unflattering.

Hillary Clinton is – and I know this may shock people – female. Asking her to ignore that or downplay it is ridiculous. She’s not running her campaign based on “I have breasts, vote for me!” And well she shouldn’t. If her whole platform revolved around her two X chromosomes, I’d be pissed. It’s not. However, she is a woman. There shouldn’t be any shame in her acknowledging it, yet, when she does, it’s treated with derision.

When a male candidate goes and talks to a women’s interest group, it’s called campaigning. When Hillary Clinton does it, it’s playing a card.

Fuck. You.

CNN and Mary Snow, this finger’s for you.