Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Clutching at straws

Mrs. Clinton scares the crap out of Republican assholes who can't cope with the idea of eight years of Hillary on top of eight years of Obama. They're hanging on to this bogus Benghazi scandal for dear life. Even Fox News has reported that no laws were broken.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Contingency Plan?

There's a good chance the Supreme Court's Gang of Five, led by mob boss Fat Tony Scalia, will rip the heart out of the Affordable Care Act by ruling 5-4 that people who live in states that decided not to set up health insurance exchanges can't qualify for subsidies that make the mandatory coverage affordable. The number of citizens who are about to get screwed by the Scalia gang has been estimated at more than 6,000,000.

Expecting blowback, the Republicans have coughed up an alternative plan that will supposedly ease the pain and maybe even replace the ACA completely. Right.

The big question is this:

If the goddamned Republicans in Congress can develop a national health insurance system that's worth a shit, why didn't they do it during the Bush 43 years when they ran the government, or even while the ACA legislation was being worked out? This smells like another example of Republicans doing the only thing they know how to do: blowing smoke up the asses of yahoos with the same tired old shit (tax credits and market solutions) and hoping they can get away with it again.

Added 6:12 PM on Wednesday 4 March: As if there weren't already enough reasons to remove Fat Tony Scalia from the Supreme Court, add the fact that he's so fucking stupid, he trusts the Republicans in Congress to repair the damage he's about to cause. 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Natural laws of superiority

There's an established school of thought in this country that politically conservative white American males are naturally superior in every respect to females, non-whites, liberals, and other nationalities. These beliefs are primarily held by conservative white American men, who get extremely pissy when they aren't allowed to make all the decisions.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Super Bowl 49

Somehow I managed to get through the entire 2014 football season without watching a single NFL game. I considered watching the playoff games, but tossed that idea after discovering that so many of them were being shown in prime time. It ultimately came down to the Super Bowl or nothing.

So, the Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks met in the big game this afternoon. I don't have a favorite NFL team anymore, but in this matchup, I was rooting for New England. I watched most of the first half, then switched channels to avoid the ridiculous fucking halftime extravaganza. By the time I went back to the game, the Seahawks were leading 24-21 in the 4th quarter, but the Patriots were on offense with plenty of time to at least tie the score at 24-24.

New England got the touchdown instead to lead 28-24. Seattle then moved into position to win the game in the final minute, but the Pats got a game-saving interception (similar to the one the Aggies used to beat Alabama in 2012) and ran out the last 20 seconds or so. That last Seattle pass was hard to understand, all factors considered.

I stopped watching Super Bowls because so many of the games were boring, and the teams I pulled for usually lost. After today, I may reevaluate.