Tuesday, November 27, 2012

It's the Most "Socialist" Time of the Year

So we come to another season of unbridled avarice, greed, and materialism, our annual celebration of the birth of Christ.  There are some who believe that Christmas has become too commercial to be considered a religious holiday anymore, and others who question whether it ever was.  They believe it started out as a Pagan celebration, but that's an argument for people way smarter than I.  Anyhow, whether you believe Christmas to be Christian, Pagan, commercial, or just a nice way to take your mind off the snow for a few weeks, there's one word that you'd hardly use to describe the holiday.  A word which, ironically enough, seems to fit more than any of the others...Socialist.

Monday, November 19, 2012

"Lincoln", and Right Wing Delusion

I don't normally post my personal activities on-line, whether it's on Twitter or in this blog. First off, they're really none of your business. Secondly, I really don't think I'm that interesting. That being said, I feel compelled to make some observations regarding the movie "Lincoln" which I had the pleasure of seeing this weekend, and ignorant crazy stupid of the Right-Wing. Usually before giving my opinion of a movie, I like to let it stew in my brain for a day or two so I can give a truly thought out assessment. Now that I've had the time, I've come to the conclusion that when it comes to Lincoln, and his Republican Party, the Right Wing actually has it right...they're just too stupid to realize it.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Secession? What, Again?

Since election day conservatives, angry and bitter that their efforts over the past four years to rid the country of the scary Black man in the White House have been for naught, have proven that while they are a petty and vindictive bunch, they're not particularly imaginative.  So far, since losing, they have regurgitated the same huffing, puffing, fact-free, sanity free rhetoric of 2008.  Claiming "voter fraud" cost their guy the election, calling for articles of impeachment, and their latest 2008 rerun...secession.

Didn't we do this dance already?

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Really, Senator McCain? Really?

Ever since his induction into the "Barack Obama kicked my ass" club in 2008, Senator John McCain has been struggling mightily to maintain some semblance of relevance.  In his latest effort he, along with new BFF Lindsay Graham, lashes out against President Obama for his possible pick of Ambassador Susan Rice to replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Next Stop on the GOP Crazy-Train: Total Irrelevancy

YES WE DID, FOLKS, AGAIN! We re-elected Barack Obama as President of the United States by a rather decent margin. And the strange thing about it is that the entire country should have seen it coming. Not from following Nate Silver (who was 100% right in his state-by-state predictions), but because we were all paying attention to the crazy train that was the Romney-Ryan ticket, and the nut-jobs who supported them. So now we come to the question that passes the lips of everyone about the losing party at this post-election juncture. What's to do now? Republicans’ only hope of making Obama a “one-term president” now lies in the Mayan prediction of the end of the world in 2012 coming true. Given the likelihood of that happening, how does the GOP save itself from total irrelevancy? Well, based on my observations these first two days after their electoral spanking, I'd say they're not off to a good start.