Proud To Be A Democrat: Proof You Can't Fix StupidRepublicans are often belittled as the stupid party--and in many cases, they are--but if this letter to the editor from a "proud democrat" is any indicator, the Democrats have their fair share of stupid:
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For those who can't read the print in the image above, here is the text of the lettereaufort, N.C.
Jan. 17, 2013
TO THE EDITOR:
Republicans and "so-called" conservatives are at it again. They are claiming that the Constitution gives people the right to have guns without the permission of the government. If that were true, then how could New York and Chicago have laws against it?
We Democrats are sick and tired of Republicans constantly using the Constitution to cover up their true plans, which are to make us all afraid of everyone else. Our great
School Dumps Security Guards For Art TeachersMy opinion of the public "education" system is not exactly the highest, but when a public school does something right, I feel it should be applauded.School Dumps Security Guards For Art Teachers2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Such is the case with Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School in Roxbury, Mass., which experienced incredible academic results after dumping its security guards for art teachers:The school was plagued by violence and disorder from the start, and by 2010 it was rank in the bottom five of all public schools in the state of Massachusetts.
That was when Andrew Bott — the sixth principal in seven years — showed up, and everything started to change.
"We got rid of the security guards," said Bott, who reinvested all the money used for security infrastructure into the arts.
In a school notorious for its lack of discipline, where backpacks were prohibited for fear the students would use them to carr
Antitheists and their dreams of Mary Sue topiaWhenever I talk to an antitheist, one thing that always comes to mind is this: What kind of world did they wish God make?Antitheists and their dreams of Mary Sue topia1 year ago in Personal More Like This
They always find a reason to complain.
They complain about the fact that God has a low bullcrap tolerance.
They complain about the parts where people were given stiff penalties for actions that would have meant the death of another, like theft (In those days, theft would potentially cause a person to starve to death).
They complain about the parts where a rapist (or merely a guy that seduced a virgin) is forced to care for a girl they have ruined, and put into a difficult position where her family members are always watching his every move, and where he's at risk for getting hung if he puts another toe out of line.
They complain about the fact that God can get good things out of a bad situation, like how Joseph was sold into Egypt, but was able to rise to power and save Egypt and the surrounding nations from starvation.
No, Republicans Are Not Responsible For Ebola!Speaking of having nothing to fear from Ebola, as midterms are drawing near, and the Ebola outbreak has conveniently occurred around the exact same time, Democrats are trying to scare voters into voting for them by blaming the outbreak on Republican budget cuts. (Yes, they are that desperate!):No, Republicans Are Not Responsible For Ebola!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Now, whenever you hear “liberals” cry about budget cuts, that should probably raise a flag that there may not have been any actual cuts—and as is the case with CDC spending, there hasn’t been any. Quite the opposite actually:The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will see an 8.2 percent budget increase for fiscal 2014, thanks to a $1.1 trillion spending bill announced by Congress Jan. 13.
This influx of cash will raise th
14 Wounded In Texas College StabbingAt least 14 people were wounded yesterday during a stabbing spree at a Texas community college carried out by a knife-wielding 20-year-old student, who has since been charged with the attack.14 Wounded In Texas College Stabbing2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Clearly this isolated incident highlights the problem of America's lack of knife control. Only by passing common sense knife legislation can we prevent another tragedy like this from happening again.
I propose background checks for knife purchases, and that knife owners be placed in a national knife registry. Anyone wishing to buy a knife must first receive extensive knife training. Civilians are to be restricted to purchasing butter knifes. Anything sharper are strictly off-limits.
Of course, knowing the rampant knife culture in this country, a reactionary organization will surely rear its head, probably naming itself the National Knife Association, and obstruct this legisl
Homelessness On The Rise In NYC Under BloombergHow do you know a politician like Michael Bloomberg is lying? He claims he cares about the poor and homeless!Homelessness On The Rise In NYC Under Bloomberg2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The NYC mayor recently drew criticism following his remark that "nobody's sleeping on the streets" in response to concerns about shelters turning people away.
Now he faces even harsher criticism in light of a report that reveals that homelessness in his city has increased 19 percent since last year and 61 percent since he took office over a decade ago:A new report reveals the number of people living in homeless shelters has surpassed 50,000 people a night-- a record high for the city and a 19 percent jump from last year.
And although the rise is a reflection of a broader national trend, the Coalition for the Homeless believes the problems facing New York City are much more al
Socialists Demand $15 Min. Wage, Pays Workers LessA Seattle socialist group has been ironically demanding a $15 minimum wage for the city. Why ironically? Because apparently they can't afford to pay their own workers that much:Seattle-based group The Freedom Socialist Party, which owns socialism.com and regularly campaigns for a $15/hour minimum wage, advertised a job on Wednesday that offers just $13 an hour.Socialists Demand $15 Min. Wage, Pays Workers Less7 months ago in Personal More Like This
The group has taken particular interest in campaigning for a higher minimum wage in Seattle, where the posted job is located.
The advertised job’s Indeed.com description says that the wage is negotiable depending on experience, but the group has said that living wage must start at at least $15–not $13 or $14 an hour.
“Seattle livable? Not hardly! The Seattle fight has moved from the streets to City Hall. In May, new Mayor Ed Murray, Democrat, announced his proposal for $15/hour
Twitter Feminists Upset Royal Baby Isn't A GirlI made it clear yesterday that I don't give a flying feather about the royal baby. Well, today I do, but not for the right reasons.Twitter Feminists Upset Royal Baby Isn't A Girl2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If one were going to care about yet another pampered brat being born into unwarranted privilege, one would at least care that the mother managed to give birth to a healthy baby, regardless of its gender.
Not the social justice warrior feminazis, apparently.
Their panties are all in a twist over how Kate committed the unforgivable sin of giving birth to...gasp...a boy! This act of treason sets teh wymyns back by at least a century! Way to roll back feminism, Kate!
If that weren't bad enough, his parents had the audacity to decide his gender for him. Now the poor prince is yet another gender role-programmed drone for the patriarchy. Way to support the cisgender hetero
Open Letter To Tiffany WillisDear Tiffany Willis,Open Letter To Tiffany Willis2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You argue in your recent article 10 Facts That Prove America Is Becoming More Liberal that Americans are becoming more "liberal" because more are supporting issues such as same-sex marriage, drug legalization, and immigration reform.
My first question for you, then, would be how do you define "liberal"? Do you define it by the classic definition or the modern definition? Are you a "classic liberal" or a "progressive liberal"?
I ask this because liberalism, as a philosophy, has changed over time. When it first originated, "liberalism" was about individual rights, limited government, and laissez-faire capitalism. In this sense, the Founding Fathers and other enlightenment thinkers such as John Locke, Adam Smith, and John Stuart Mill were "liberal"—that is, they were "classic liberals."
However, as times changed, so did liberalism. With the introduction of
Public Education = IndoctrinationI know this is probably going to shock you all, but video footage was recently leaked of a far-left radical college professor acting like a far-left radical college professor. Shocking, I know!Public Education = Indoctrination2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In the 15-minute video complication, videotaped by a University of California student, political science professor Darry Sragow is shown going on multiple tirades against the Republican party, calling them "losers," "racists," and "old white guys."
"The Republican Party," he said, "is the last vestige of angry old white people."
The professor went so far as to suggest utilizing illegal tactics to suppress Republican votes. One teacher assistant even suggested stationing Black Panthers at polling locations to intimidate Republican voters.
The entire video can be viewed in its entirety below, though those with high blood press
Debating Rape Culture With Linkara And ChickLast night, I was involved with my first heated Twitter debate, and ironically enough, it was with two of my favorite internet reviewers: Linkara and Nostalgia Chick.Debating Rape Culture With Linkara And Chick2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Lewis, Lindsay, in the slim chance either of you are reading this, I mean no ill-will towards either of you. I enjoy your reviews immensely.
However, you two should stick to reviewing comic books and movies. Political commentary is not your forte.
Anyway, the entire debacle started when Lindsay tweeted this:@Linkara19 @krameralex95 Who fuckin cares if women are like... in any way oppressed... I mean they can vote and hold office.And herein lies the problem I have with feminists: we have a fundamental difference in what constitutes "oppression."
To me, people suffer "oppression" when they are systematically den
Obama Wastes $500 Million On Imaginary Green JobsHere's a little secret: whenever you hear politicians promise that they're going to "create" jobs, what they really mean is that they're going to take taxpayer money and give it to their corporate cronies in order to line their already bloated pockets.Obama Wastes $500 Million On Imaginary Green Jobs2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Republicans are often associated with this form of "trickle-down" economics, but Democrats are just as guilty of it. Case in point: Obama was recently revealed to have spent $500 million on "green job" that don't exist!
VIDEO: GAO Report Reveals Obama Administration Blew $500 Million on Green Jobs That Don't ExistA federal audit shows that nearly a half-billion dollars in government funds was spent on training workers for so-called "green jobs." The only problem is that not enough positions in the growing industry exist.
The findings — released in a June
Relevant 1912 Political Cartoon On The FedOver a century later, this political cartoon and warning about the Federal Reserve remains relevant:Relevant 1912 Political Cartoon On The Fed2 years ago in Personal More Like This
kropotkinoid"Then we shall have only corporate currency, and a government of the corporations, by the corporations and for the corporations—a "soulless" corporate republic." - U.S. Money vs. Corporation Currency</a> by Alfred Owen Crozier, 1912.You mean to tell me that a centralized bank that can easily print money and lend it to big banks and corporations will inevitably lead to a corporate state where special interests reign supreme?
Pfft. What nonsense! This cartoonist was way off. Clearly none of this is happening now,
Obama USING KIDS AS PAWNS to Push Anti-Gun AgendaDrinking With Bob perfectly conveys the anger we all feel at the hypocrisy and moral depravity of Obama using children as pawns in order to push for stricter gun control.Obama USING KIDS AS PAWNS to Push Anti-Gun Agenda2 years ago in Personal More Like This
VIDEO: Obama Sinks to New Low: USING KIDS AS PAWNS to Push Anti-Gun Agenda...You think Barack Obama sat those kids down when he was done with them and explained to them what Fast and Furious is, that the Attorney General of the United States Eric Holder sold guns to Mexican drug lords, and those Mexican drug lords used those guns to kill Mexican citizens and United States border agents, and when Barack Obama found out about this, he did nothing but cover it up?
You think Barack Obama sat those kids down and explained to them that his daughters, Sasha and Malia, go to school with armed guards, and when the idea was voted to put armed guns in all schools across the country to protect all kids, Bar
Are Libertarians The New Communists?Are libertarians the new Communists? This is what Bloomberg's Nick Hanauer & Eric Liu argue. Shane Killian, Jonathan Loesche, Tim Dyson, and Dave Turcotte of the Bogosity Podcast explain why these two are Idiots Extraordinaire for arguing that.Are Libertarians The New Communists?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
VIDEO: Are Libertarians The New Communists?
Bogosity Podcast for September 16, 2013:
Libertarians Are the New Communists:
Stupid Anti-Gun MemesFollowing the defeat of anti-gun legislation in the Senate, the left-wing blogosphere has exploded with face-palmingly stupid anti-gun memes. I spent most of last night scrolling through these memes on Tumblr, and I've decided to vent my frustration with them by debunking them one by one:Stupid Anti-Gun Memes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is the most prominent meme, and as with most other gun control arguments (as well as any argument for limited rights), it relies on the "think of the children" mentality.
This is simply a false equivalency. First of all, kids play with Kinder Eggs, they do not play with guns. Second, Kinder eggs are a direct threat to children, as they contain small toys they could easily choke on, while a gun is an indirect threat to children, as some maniac could easily shoot them with it. Not everyone who owns a gun wan
Climate change is ABSOLUTELY politicizedWhy is nobody listening to the IPCC itself?Climate change is ABSOLUTELY politicized2 years ago in Personal More Like This
By L Michael Hohmann
To leave no doubt, in an interview published in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung on 14 November 2010, Otto Edenhofer, co-chair of IPCC Working Group III, said,
"The climate summit in Cancun at the end of the month is not a climate conference, but one of the largest economic conferences since the Second World War…. one must say clearly that de facto we redistribute the world's wealth by climate policy…. One has to rid oneself of the illusion that international climate politics have anything to do with environmental concerns."
I am getting bored. The globe can be getting warmer or colder, but the idea that the human contribution from burning carbon fuels has anything to do with it is not only IMHO the biggest political and intellectual fraud ever – but so says the IPCC itself.
The ongoing discussion pro and con is becoming akin to the scholastic argument as to how
Second Grader Suspended For Pop Tart GunFirst, you hear about a kindergartner getting suspended for playing with a pink soap bubble gun, and you think to yourself, "How can it get any worse than that?"Second Grader Suspended For Pop Tart Gun2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Then, you hear about the fifth-grader getting suspended for playing with a torn piece of paper like a toy gun.
"Okay, that was pretty :iconfluttershysqueeplz:ing stupid," you say, "but it can't get any dumber than that. What could possibly be dumber than that?!"
Well, just recently, a second-grader was suspended for shaping a "pop tart" into a gun and playing with it.
Oh yes, those toaster pastries may look
Freedom In The 50 States P.O. LibtardsThe Mercatus Center, a libertarian think-tank, released its analysis of the 50 states and where they rank in personal and economic freedom.Freedom In The 50 States P.O. Libtards2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Mercatus Center
The freest state in the union, surprisingly enough, was North Dakota, which scored exceptionally well on fiscal and regulatory policy with low taxes and government debt--it's high government spending none withstanding.
While the freest state may come as a shocker, the two least freest states should come as no surprise.
The least freest state? New York.
No! Really?! The state where Michael "Big Brother" Bloomberg is mayor over an anti-soft drink, anti-gun, anti-smoking, anti-formula feeding, :iconfluttershysqueeplz:-t
Daily Kos Smites Rand Paul and Edward SnowdenCurrent events have caused many pundits to politically backpedal.Daily Kos Smites Rand Paul and Edward Snowden2 years ago in Personal More Like This
When the federal government was revealed to have the power to target American citizens for drones strikes and to collect metadata on their electronic communications, Fox News neocons like Sean Hannity were quick to run with the stories in order to smear Obama--even though they once supported similar policies under Bush.
And as neocons now oppose policies under Obama that they would have supported under Bush, leftists now support policies under Obama they would have opposed under Bush.
Case in point is a recent smear piece against Rand Paul on the far-left cesspool Daily Kos.
This blog post starts off by alarming readers that the "Republican party has gone so far to the right, that they are now in the throes of being hijacked by the denizens of libertarian wingnutistan." (Of course, the
Religion is a Mental Disorder?And atheists wonder why they're the most distrusted group in America? It's crap like this, atheists!Religion is a Mental Disorder?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Recently, a YouTube atheist called Livelife8072 started a video series in which he explains how religion is a mental disorder. What's even more face-palmingly painful is that he openly admits at the beginning of his video that he's not a medical professional and that he's merely expressing his opinion--and yet he still expects us to take his "analysis" seriously!
And what does his non-expert medical "analysis" consist of? Well, other than providing anecdotal evidence, and starting every other line of dialogue with "I think" or "I believe", he compares people dancing and singing in church to mental patients in a insane asylum.
Clearly this man is en route to obtaining a Nobel Peace Prize!
VIDEO: Religion & Me
Stupid Anti-Libertarian QuestionThey say there's no such thing as a stupid question, but when that question is rhetorical and posed by a pseudo-intellectual leftist, then chances are, it might be pants-on-head retarded.Stupid Anti-Libertarian Question2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Recently, Salon published an article posing "the question that libertarians just can't answer."
And what is this "unanswerable question"?
"If your approach is so great, why hasn't any country in the world ever tried it?"
This questions is on the same ignorance level as "If God is omnipotent, can he create a rock he cannot lift?" or "If humans evolved from apes, why are there still apes?"
It would be easy to simply laugh off the question at hand, but fortunately, the ever astute Tom Woods managed to provide a coherent retort:So this is the unanswerable question? What's supposed to be so hard about it? Ninety percent of what
Government Starves The PoorIt's bad enough that a veteran who was brave enough to nearly die for our country is forced to scavenge through garbage cans for his next meal; but what's worse is that he was ticketed for doing so!In March, a Houston police officer ticketed a homeless man for digging through trash in search of food. James Kelly, a 44-year-old Navy veteran, was cited for "disturbing the contents of a garbage can in [the] downtown business district." The rule cited was a 70-year-old anti-scavenging statute that's been revised over the decades to expand the types of containers protected from, in the law's original language, "molesting."Government Starves The Poor2 years ago in Personal More Like This
HPD defended the ticket at first, explaining in a statement, "It is a violation for anyone to remove any contents … placed for collection of garbage, trash or recyclable material. An officer has probable cause to issue such a citati
CISPA Is Dead--For Now!CISPA Is Dead--For Now!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you've been trying to maintain faith in humanity, the past few weeks have not been the best time to do so, what with the Boston bombing, the Texas plant explosion, the ricin letters, the MIT officer's shooting, the 4/20 shooting, and all the while, our politicians exploiting these tragedies to push for more "security" and less liberty.
But take heart, comrades! With all the crap that's hit the fan within the past few weeks, some good has come of it.
Just recently, the Senate shelved CISPA, or the Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act, which passed the House last week. So not only did the Senate manage to curb draconian gun control legislation, but it's now curbed draconian internet surveillance legislation. I'm star