Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Abstinence Only

Guess who just admitted that abstinence-only education doesn't work?

I love it. After listening to her mom push abstinence-only bullshit down our throats through the election process. . .Bristol Palin spoke out against her mom's policies!

Love it!

Monday, February 16, 2009


For some reason on my way to Saint Louis from Chicago yesterday, there was a stretch where only ONE radio station was working. That radio station, 92.9FM, had a hateful and typically caustic Ann Coulter bitching about the stimulus package. Saying things like "why fund education when our children are dumber than those from Ghana by the time they're twelve" and screaming anti-socialist rhetoric like "they're coming for your doctors, they're coming for your schools, they're coming...they're COMING!" As if socialism is bad. . .look at the Netherlands for a comparison. But that's a different post.

Now the thing that always confuses and astounds me is Ann's desire and ability to draw such a clear line between Republicans and Democrats. The Right and the Left. that's all it is to her...There is no in between. It's "they're repressing us" or "THEY want to destroy the country." Really Ann? REALLY? This is not the way to unite people in a common cause and move the country forward. In fact, it's the type of speech that leads to sociopolitical regression. AAAAAARRRGH! Before Ann speaks, she should really think of some positive resolutions. But, the fact she doesn't think about the consequences of her words will be her downfall.

Anyway, after listening to her (and fuming in my seat) I was left thinking "what did we learn from this?" "What was the point."

The truth is that the only thing we learned is that Ann Coulter is a hater- of everything that doesn't serve her privilege. The point of the show was to get Ann more publicity. The point of the show was to provide Ann with more time to spread her hate. And you know what. . .I'm over that shit.

I think she really needs to step back, evaluate her hate and choose a different route. The time for whining rich white people is over Ann. Sorry! And don't forget to break the news to your Hollywood friends.

And really, all she does is COMPLAIN. If she really cared about what she was talking about she would be out influencing policy. . . on the ground. . .one person at a time. But that would be REAL work.

I pity her.

Okay, had to vent!

Monday, February 2, 2009

What I want from Obama. . .

Since Obama won the election there have been a lot of people expecting things to get better. Well, of course I would like to see Obama take care of issues that are near and dear to my heart. Here they are:

(1) Let unfair "free" trade agreements lapse. I mean really...race-to-the-bottom economics has screwed this country enough already, no?

(2) Repeal 2005 Chapter 7 Bankruptcy laws that prevent the middle class from getting their bailouts! If you are going to let companies reap the benefits of being U.S. citizens, you damn well better the rest of us do it too. Plus, Bankruptcy is a good thing when it comes to companies. They get to write down excessive debts and then go to the government for more cash.

(3) Have a "Baby Tax." If you breed, you pay more taxes. Period. You utilize more resources than the rest of us, you pay more taxes. And, if you give birth to a litter (like that woman who had 8 kids) and your community pays your way, the least you can do is declare those donations as taxable income. Right? Pay for your kids goddammit. Fuck.

Okay, that's it...for now. These are not unrealistic demands, no?