Archive for August, 2009

The Injustice of Good Fortune, or how you’d be better off shooting your dick

25/08/2009
Thankfully, I missed

Thankfully, I missed

In the latest saga of African American Hick NFL stars being stomped down by the MAN, Plaxico Burress was just sentenced to actual prison time for not shooting his own dick off in a bar. You gotta know, if he had shot his dick off, we wouldn’t be talking about sentencing, this would all just go away, quietly. Like when white drunk people  shoot themselves in bars. That happens all the time, especially in Texas. Never makes the news. Rarely results in a conviction entailing anything other than a small fine. After all, the drunk fuck shot themselves! Yes, they committed a crime. They took a gun into a bar. But, thankfully, They Shot Themselves. Punishment over. OK?! Jesus fuck.

But, since Burress is a big black guy, shooting himself in the leg (which cost him millions of dollars), is not enough punishment. No, we need to waste a million or so  in taxpayer money investigating, prosecuting, and incarcerating a guy who nearly shot his dick off. I’m thinking, he probably won’t do that again…But, this is really about spending a million bucks to publicly humiliate the black guy who has a shot at making some money. You know, like that Michael Vick guy.  I’m a redneck. I know people who fight dogs. Some of my old friends were into high end dog fighting.  I have never heard of a white person being incarcerated for dog fighting. I’m sure it has happened, but to imprison a first time offender?!!! I can’t believe that.

And, Burress plead guilty!!! Don’t these guys know how to hire an attorney?! Johnny Cochran must be rolling in his grave…

Maybe Jesus will Heal everyone

14/08/2009

 

Healthcare is for Nazis

Healthcare is for Nazis

Gee, I see all of those supposedly moderate “evangelicals” are all hot an bothered to make sure that every American is given basic health coverage. Oh, wait, no. They’re not. They don’t give a shit. Not even about an innocuous extremely conservative proposal to simply amp some competition into the insurance oligopoly. The supposedly moderate evangelical crowd is too busy pushing for early marriage and and to end access to birth control and sex education. They want women to get knocked up no later than their early 20s, get married to the sperm donor, and quit school and abandon their careers. No, on access the health care, the supposedly “middle ground” religious conservatives are letting the crickets do the talking. But, you can’t hear the crickets through the rabble of the more genuine Christians. The birthers and teabaggers! They don’t want the guvment messing with their Medicare. And, they heard about the mandatory abortions, and the federally funded penis enhancement, soylent green, and the horrors of godless communist Muslim negro homosexual health care. Awesome.

Of course, Obama keeps courting these religious folk, in hope that some good somehow comes of it. I can’t quite see the rationale for appointing people to senior slots in the executive branch when they did not support your candidacy, but Obama, he’s got WAY more HOPE than I do. The NIH director is a great case in point. Oh, so he actually believes in science? Really? I’m sure that’s true when you’re talking about hard core medical research. I suspect that it is not true when you ask him about social scientific issues and priorities. We’re sitting on the better part of a decade of giving priority to funding research on religion and health, pushing to somehow make it possible to prescribe Jesus for all ailments. In the meantime, basic research on racial disparities, health care access, diet, exercise, environmental hazards, and even negative effects onf religious factors on health, have gone wanting. Recent RFA’s from NIH suggest that nothing has changed. No RFA on racial disparities, but a highly publicized one on “spirituality and health”. I don’t even know what “spirituality” means, so I know that the person who wrote the RFA doesn’t.

The bottom line is that the Obama plan is the most conservative possible plan to reform health care. It leaves insurance companies–the source of most of our health care delivery problems in the US—in the game. It will make them work harder, if it passes. It’s not adequate or efficient. A single payer system would work well in the US, as it has in Canada. That keeps doctors and hospitals private, but puts the check in the mail from the state. Just like Medicare and Medicaid. The administrative process could be simplified dramatically, eliminating the need for a Medicare/Medicaid/New plan distinction.

Or we could continue with this faith-based healthcare….

Onward Christian Mercenary Terrorists

05/08/2009
Anal Rape for Jesus

Anal Rape for Jesus

Well, if ever there was any doubt, the  mercenary armies hired by the United States to create mayhem in Iraq, Afganistan, Pakistan, and in the U.S. (it will soon come out), are following a higher calling. Just like those C-Street assholes, who can do no wrong, even when they do wrong, because Jesus H. Christ is on their side. They are forgiven. We are killed, raped, and tortured! But, good Christians can do no wrong, and evil doers (that would be the non-Christians, or those liberal Christians) must be punished. Very cool. Love how my tax dollars go to support this most vile form of religion!

We’ve already heard about Blackwater torturing, kidnapping, and raping American civilians (white ones, even!). Now, it appears that they killed a few of the whistleblowers who exposed their graft and illegal arms dealing. The Dept. of Justice is finally beginning an investigation. From The Nation:

“Among those leveled by Doe #2 is that Prince “views himself as a Christian crusader tasked with eliminating Muslims and the Islamic faith from the globe”:

 To that end, Mr. Prince intentionally deployed to Iraq certain men who shared his vision of Christian supremacy, knowing and wanting these men to take every available opportunity to murder Iraqis. Many of these men used call signs based on the Knights of the Templar, the warriors who fought the Crusades.

 Mr. Prince operated his companies in a manner that encouraged and rewarded the destruction of Iraqi life. For example, Mr. Prince’s executives would openly speak about going over to Iraq to “lay Hajiis out on cardboard.” Going to Iraq to shoot and kill Iraqis was viewed as a sport or game. Mr. Prince’s employees openly and consistently used racist and derogatory terms for Iraqis and other Arabs, such as “ragheads” or “hajiis.””

    In other news, anal rape isn’t torture. The war on Pakistan continues. The SURGE is going great in Afghanistan; deaths of American troops are back up to where they were in the Bush era.