Posts tagged America
Posts tagged America
Fine. If you take Ted Cruz back, we will keep Celine Dion and Nickelback.
It was a difficult decision to make, but he has clearly damaged America beyond what either of those two forces of awful could do.
Please. Take him. Keeping Bryan Adams is also on the table.
Richard Hofstadter, “The Paranoid Style in American Politics”
This was published by Harper’s magazine in 1964. Same as it ever was.
For “God” and “Country” folks! There’s PASSION! FIRE! PATRIOTISM!
Q: How can you go wrong with questionable quotation marks and PASSION FIRE PATRIOTISM in ALL CAPS ALL THE TIME?
Y’know, Columbus Day.
Because America totally gets a ctrl+alt+delete on Inauguration Day.
Either that, or she’s a firm believer in the Etch-a-Sketch theory.
Remember that one time right before Barack Obama took office and gas prices immediately dropped, the bailouts under George W. Bush were erased, the national debt reset, foreclosures immediately stopped, every single person had a job, and eagles flew out of Joe Biden’s ass, singing “God Bless America” as he danced with sparklers? And then Obama went and undid all that stuff, instituted the dreaded “Sharia Law,” made being a Christian illegal, and replaced the American anthem with “O Fortuna,” and Joe Biden cried as Obama dunked his sparklers in the tears of good patriots? Remember that?
Yeah, neither do I.
The Atlantic, weighing in on Gabby Douglas being singled out by a Fox News’ segment on American exceptionalism for lacking patriotism through her clothing choices.
This article is snarky. Well done, Atlantic.
Oooh, it does bring the snark.
Mrs. Betty Bowers, America’s Best Christian.
And can we please drop the BS about “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people” sometime soon? Please? If that were truly the case, all I’d have to do when I wanted to shoot someone is point my finger and go *BANG* multiple times. The person supplied the intent, the gun provided the mechanism.
In some cases, there’s no intent. A toddler picks up a gun carelessly left out and shoots a playmate. Playmate dies. We fall all over ourselves saying it was a terrible accident. But by right-winger standards, that child is totally guilty of murder y’all. See, the gun didn’t kill the other kiddo, that toddler did it!
Guns kill people all the time. And there’s a lot of guns that don’t every single day. But to say guns don’t kill people is factually wrong and intellectually dishonest. Someone pulls the trigger, purposefully or not, and that gun became a mechanism of murder. It enabled the killing of another human being.