The rantings and ravings of an uppity woman.
Great Blogger of the Week - "The Majority Report" (03/06/06)
Friday, April 17, 2009
Sunday, April 05, 2009
An Open Letter to the Gun Nuts
Dear Gun Nuts,
Do you know what a self-fulfilling prophecy is? It's where you believe in something is going to happen and you act in way to make it happen even though it is not in your best interests to do so. Like believing that Barack Obama and the Democratic Congress are going to take your guns away. So what do you do? You act in an irresponsible manner, like you totally cannot handle the responsibilities of the rights of gun ownership. You know, like the idiot in Pittsburgh who killed three police officers. He was convinced that his guns (including an AK-47) were going to be confiscated by the federal government. Even though there was no evidence that was going to happen other than the rantings of Glenn Beck and Wayne LaPierre. Or the idiot in Binghampton, NY. And that guy wasn't even a US citizen. Going back to the guy in Knoxville, TN who shot up a church full of Unitarians because he couldn't get access to a famous liberal.
I know you are obsessed about gun rights, but what about the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? I know that is not in the Constitution, but it is one of the ideals our country holds dearly. Is a person's life less important than your right to own a gun? What happens when your right to own a gun infringes upon another person's right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? The dead cannot exercise their human rights. You say that you need guns for self defense, but your insistence upon packing heat worries the rest of us. What are you so afraid of? The ACLU? Liberals? People of a different race? Women? Children? Shoplifters? Someone with a bigger penis? Does it give you a woody knowing that you are making up for your inadequacies?
If you insist upon being a vigilante, how do we know you know what you are doing? How much training have you had? Do you know the maximum effective range of 9mm Baretta pistol? Can you hit the side of barn if you fire a 9mm pistol 10 feet away from it? Can you throw a 9mm pistol more than 50 meters?
You do realize that when you own a gun, you have the responsibility to ensure that you do not use it to commit a crime. If the mass shootings continue, then it is obvious that Americans cannot handle the responsibilities of Second Amendment rights and the Second Amendment will have to be repealed just like Prohibition was repealed with a Constitutional Amendment.
Thank you for your time, I hope I got through your haze of paranoia.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
What a Day!
OMG, Bush is no longer President. I missed the ceremony, I was driving from Florida to my house. But I did listen to it on NPR.
I'm speechless, I never did think that Bush would leave. It's been a very long eight years. Bush is the only President my ten year old son knows. Here's hoping that memories of President Obama will wipe out the bad memories of the last eight years.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
It's been a while
OK, sorry about not keeping up with the blog. I've been doing the busy single mom thing. And getting ready to go back to Iraq for another six months.
But I want to talk about Caribou Barbie's new wardrobe.
This is a woman who has a carefully cultivated image of being everywoman and the RNC spends more money for new clothes for her and her family than most people make in a year? And the GOP wonders why they are losing this year. SERIOUSLY?
I wonder if Joe the Plumber thinks that John McCain and Sarah Palin are looking out for him and his interests.
see Sarah Palin pictures He still probably does.
And they think liberals are out of touch?
Sunday, August 31, 2008
On creepiness and sexual harrassment
(Hat tip to Americablog and The Jed Report)
Barack Obama is right, John McCaine doesn't get it. He assumes that women are stupid enough to vote for a woman who is all flash and no substance. He thinks of women as objects. Obviously, he does not have a high opinion of women. His tastes run to former beauty queens and models, the first wife was a model and very attractive before she was crippled in a car accident while he was building the basis for his political career in some fancy hotel in Hanoi. But let's face it, beauty queens do not have a reputation for being very smart or deep. John McCain has issues with women. Maybe it's from his long naval career. Or maybe from his generation, he was born before the baby boom. Who knows? I've met men younger than me who have contempt for women. And women know this, despite the nomination of Sarah Palin to be his Vice President.
And this is the part where the wingnuts start whining about the Clenis. But here's the deal. Bill Clinton actually likes women. His policies while he was in the White House helped women. Even though he was a womanizer, he remained married to the same woman. He listened to the advice of female advisors like Madeline Albright (who was way more effective as Secretary of State than Condoleeza Rice) The right wing echo chamber was mystified as to why President Clinton had the support of organizations like the National Organization of Women and NARAL despite the "bimbo eruptions". It's because his policies (with the exception of welfare reform) helped women. And women were smart enought to know this.
Politicians like John McCain don't get, they think tokenism is the way to win the hearts and minds of women. It isn't. Insulting our intelligence doesn't close the gender gap. But I'm sure it's a winning strategy for the GOP, keep it up.
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Saturday, August 30, 2008
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So McCain picks a woman to be his Veep and now the PUMAs are saying that they are going to vote for the Green Candidate? I saw this in comments on several feminist blogs today.
I guess the GOP realizes that women aren't stupid enough to vote for a woman just because she's a woman. A woman who opposes everything that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama (and Geraldine Ferraro) stand for. So now they are promoting the Green Party in the hopes that voting Green will draw enough votes away from Obama and give McCain the victory.
Why not? It worked in 2000. I just want to remind everyone that IT DOES MAKE A BIG FUCKING DIFFERENCE WHO GETS ELECTED PRESIDENT. The GOP is full of batshit crazy idiots who have no business running the country.
So do not be deceived, John McCain hates women. He is a man who verbally abuses his wife. Yes, a man who calls his wife a trollop and cunt is abusive. And that was in public, imagine what he calls her in private. A man who hates half of the population has no business being president.
*Party unity my ass? My ass!
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Meet Mrs McCain
Profile of Cindy McCain, aka the rich, trophy wife.
Apparently, she's not much of a businesswoman. And she screwed her half-sisters out of their inheritance.