Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Open Carriers


Judging from the news photos I've seen, if you want to demonstrate your support for open carry gun laws in Texas, you need to weigh about 340 pounds and wear a ponytail.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Take Him

Sen. Ted Cruz is one of the slimiest motherfuckers in politics these days. He's so slimy he makes other Texas pols like David Dewhurst seem halfway decent in comparison.

The Cruzer is always looking for ways to attract attention, so it figures that he'd be running his mouth about the controversial runoff election in Mississippi. In a better world, the Cruzer would be trying to win elections in Mississippi instead of Texas. He fits in real well there.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Mississippi Burning

When some tea party dickwad named Brat (really) beat Eric Cantor in Virginia's primary earlier this month, the tea crazies were dancing on air. How quickly things can change, though. Now that Mississippi's Sen.Thad Cochran held on to narrowly defeat his tea crazy challenger, they're pissing blood again. Blaming it on the Ns and voting fraud. Moaning that was a stolen election (even though it was an open primary).

There are even rumblings in some tea crazy quarters that the teaps need to leave the Grumpy Old People and try the third party path to power. Yeah, that has always worked out really well. Still, it's something I'd love to see --- all those nutty old white assholes finally segregated and stranded on a little island in the vast ocean of American politics.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Opinionated

The phone rang, and the caller ID showed SURVEY from number 214-283-1316. I was already in a bad mood anyway, so I picked up. It was another automated opinion poll from the conservative Rasmussen Reports organization, the favorite of every Republican in America. This is the fourth time I've participated in a Rasmussen survey, and this one was on the economy, Obama's job performance, and mass murders. There were about 20-30 questions, with the responses collected by punching in numbers on the telephone keypad.

The questions went something like this, for example:
  • How do you rate the economy -- excellent, good, fair or poor? Press 4 for excellent...
  • Will there be an economic recession in the next six months? Press 1 for yes...
  • How do you rate your personal financial situation? Press 4 for excellent...
  • How do you rate President Obama's job performance? Press 4 for very good...
  • How do you rate the media coverage of the mass murders in California? Press 4 for excellent...
  • Do you think there is too much media coverage of mass murders? Press 1 for yes...
  • How do you think mass murders like those in California can be prevented? Press 1 for stricter gun control...

Then there were the usual demographic profile questions: sex, age, ethnicity, employment status, income, and so forth. In the past, I've occasionally lied when answering those questions. For instance, if the poll was heavily slanted toward Obama's job performance, I'd give him high ratings, then identify myself as a wealthy Republican. Today, though, I played it straight. I'll need to check the Rasmussen website to see how I compare to the rest of the world.