Cognitive Dissonance

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Got accused of misandry by an anon named John Doe

Real creative name, bro. I’m sick of this “wahhh misandry” shit. His whole post is asking about why I exclude men’s rights from my postings.

New rule:
If you think misandry is the biggest problem facing society today, I hereby rechristen your reproductive organs, since you already claim we women have your collective balls in a jar, anon. For starters, if we had your balls in a jar, there would be no wage gap.

So…

You no longer have testicles, men’s rights bros.

You now have brovaries.

Stick that in your misogynist pipe and smoke it.

Cheers,
Meg

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You know what really gets me, as a Christian, is to see the ongoing attacks on Judeo-Christian beliefs, and then some senseless crazy act of a derelict takes place. Some of us happen to believe that when our founders talked about guarding our virtue and freedom, that that was important. Whether it’s John Adams saying our Constitution was made only for moral and religious people… Ben Franklin, only a virtuous people are capable of freedom, as nations become corrupt and vicious they have more need of masters. We have been at war with the very pillars, the very foundation of this country.

People say … where was God in all of this? We’ve threatened high school graduation participations, if they use God’s name, they’re going to be jailed … I mean that kind of stuff. Where was God? What have we done with God? We don’t want him around. I kind of like his protective hand being present.

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) proving he’s completely insensitive, opportunistic douche on The Heritage Foundation’s “Istook Live!” show.

1. Where was God, indeed…

2. This does not justify your Islamophobic witch-hunt with Rep. Michele Bachmann, no matter how much you think it does. No one knows the motivation of James Holmes just yet. How about you let SWAT un-booby trap his apartment before hinting at motivation?

3. He was shooting in a crowded, dark movie theater with some sort of gas in the air. Holmes was reportedly dressed in SWAT/riot gear, with a bulletproof vest on. If you think you can take a shot in conditions like that, you’re crazy. I asked a pal who’s a cop about this. He said he doesn’t know many officers who’d take that shot with so many civilians in the way. As he put it, in a crisis like that, the focus is evacuation first, elimination second. But sure, pop off a few rounds, let the cops think you’re with the shooter — especially if you hit a fellow patron.

4. Nowhere did he even express sympathy. Gohmert just sermonizes with his “some of us happen to believe…” bullshit, then basically blames those who aren’t Christians for things like the Aurora shooting and insinuates we’re in a Holy War. No, Louie. Not this time. Not ever. My heart goes out to everyone affected by this shooting, not just the Christians.

What happened was horrific, tragic, unexpected, and sickening. If you believe these events happen because God isn’t protecting this country — only because a principal at a public high school can’t say a Christian prayer at graduation and God’s name can’t be plastered everywhere — then your God is a fickle asshole who’s guilty of quite a bit more than withdrawing his protection from the U.S. 

As you explain your version of your God, Louie, it sounds like he’s a bully at best, and a terrorist at worst. I wouldn’t want to believe in a deity whose very protection depended upon lip service declarations of devotion inspired by terror.

You know what really gets me, as a human being, Louie? Attacks by people like you who don’t share your beliefs and use smug superiority complexes to say “Told ya! Now believe in my God before he kills you too!” before the dead can be buried. That’s what gets me.

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Ted Nugent Flies Into A Rage During CBS Interview, Threatens To ‘Fuck’ Female CBS Producer

Ted Nugent defends himself in the only batshit way he knows how — by digging a deeper hole:

CBS’ Jeff Glor asked Nugent if the Romney campaign had a problem with his NRA comments. Nugent said that the Romney campaign has expressed nothing but support for him after the outrageous remarks. “Stay on course, Ted,” the Romney campaign reportedly told Nugent. “Freedom of speech is a beautiful thing.”

So far, so good. But then Glor decided to point out that Nugent isn’t exactly known as a soft-spoken moderate. And it all goes to hell:

I’m an extremely loving, passionate man! And people who investigate me honestly — without the baggage of political correctness — ascertain the conclusion that I’m a damn nice guy! And if you can find a screening process more powerful than that, I’ll suck your fucking dick!”

After offering Glor some man-on-man action, Nugent then threatened to “fuck” a female CBS producer, turning to her and screaming “Or fuck you! How’s that sound?”

Nugent blamed his remarks on a kidney stone and apologized later. Kind of like turning into a KKK Grand Wizard because of heatstroke, amirite you guys?

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Boehner: Romney’s Wealth Won’t Hurt Him Because ‘The American People Don’t Want To Vote For A Loser’

I do believe he just called anyone who’s not successful a loser. Exactly what is your definition of success? Those in the top 20%? The top 1%? Those not benefiting from government programs?

If the last point is the case, I’d like to introduce John Boehner to one of the biggest welfare queens in existence:

Meet Willard Mitt “Mittens” Romney. He’s used government programs and loopholes to reduce his taxes for years.

But that’s okay, right? Because at least he’s NOT POOR! What losers. Side note: You just know Boehner spells it “loosers” </sarcasm>

In summary:

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Diversity creates conflict. We can’t celebrate diversity because it creates conflict.

Rick Santorum at a campaign event in Ottumwa, Iowa.

Really? 

This is probably the best “I’m really scared of change” quote ever. It’s a shit cupcake, frosted with fear, and topped off with teeny-tiny white Dominionist Christian sprinkles.

This sign from a Santorum supporter in Iowa explains so much:

(Source: cognitivedissonance)

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Really poor children, in really poor neighborhoods have no habits of working and have nobody around them who works, so they have no habit of showing up on Monday. They have no habit of staying all day, they have no habit of ‘I do this and you give me cash’ unless it is illegal.

Newt Gingrich, defending his stance that child labor laws should be repealed, on the campaign trail in Iowa. And he’s leading in several of the polls.

I can’t. I just can’t.

Why is it so easy to believe every single person in poverty - millions of Americans - are completely lazy and don’t want to work, yet it’s so incomprehensible that maybe the richest 1% are just a little too greedy and are getting coddled by Congress?!

Someone answer that. Please. Use bootstrap references and so help me Jeebus, I will reach through the internet to high five your face…

(Source: politics.blogs.foxnews.com)

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Rep. Walsh: That’s not the problem! The problem is you’ve got to be consistent. And I dont want government meddling in the marketplace. Yeah, they move from Goldman Sachs to the White House, I understand all of that. But you gotta’ be consistent. And it’s not the private marketplace that created this mess. What created mess was your government, which has demanded for years that everybody be in a home. And we’ve made it easy as possible for people to be in homes. […] Don’t blame banks, and don’t blame the marketplace for the mess we’re in right now! I am tired of hearing that crap! This pisses me off! Too many people don’t listen. […] Quiet for a minute! Quiet for a minute!
Constituent: Joe, what did I say–
Rep. Walsh: Quiet for a minute or I’m going to ask you to leave. You need to listen, or I’m going to ask you to leave.

Rep. Joe Walsh of Illinois, screaming at a constituent during his “Cup of Joe with Joe” in Gurnee, Illinois this Sunday.

Just a reminder: Walsh is the "True Blue" family values leader who is over $100K behind on child support payments and may be cited for contempt if he ditches his next hearing.

Video here:

Walsh also falsely claimed that unions somehow have more power and influence than corporations in America. The constituent had asked a very reasonable question regarding the influence of bank lobbyists and the revolving door of former senators becoming lobbyists or heads of corporations, or vice versa.

(Source: thinkprogress.org)

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I am the Koch brothers’ brother from another mother!

Herman Cain, giving a speech at the Koch-funded Heritage Foundation.

So, they aren’t even pretending to hide corporate whoring any longer… and yes, he really said it:

I had to watch the video too. Don’t feel bad if you did as well. 

And this would be why we need campaign finance reform. One of many reasons.

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Controversy erupts over Campus Republicans bake sale plans

Campus Republicans at the University of California Berkeley have cooked up a storm of controversy with their plans for a bake sale.

But it’s not your everyday collegiate fundraiser they’ve got in mind. They’ve developed a sliding scale where the price of the cookie or brownie depends on your gender and the color of your skin.

During the sale, scheduled for Tuesday, baked goods will be sold to white men for $2.00, Asian men for $1.50, Latino men for $1.00, black men for $0.75 and Native American men for $0.25. All women will get $0.25 off those prices.

"The pricing structure is there to bring attention, to cause people to get a little upset," Campus Republican President Shawn Lewis, who planned the event, told CNN-affiliate KGO. "But it’s really there to cause people to think more critically about what this kind of policy would do in university admissions."

Really? By the way, you’re not even original. It was done in Florida several months ago, and several times before that. In Florida, they sold parts of cookies based on race. I bet one of Campus Republicans’ main arguments is that because we have a black president, racism is over. It’s totally true, amirite?! I mean, white folks are constantly discriminated against! Here’s Tim Wise’s thoughts:

"I get the joke. How very original. It’s been done for 15 years. The point that I think needs to be made … is that by the time anyone steps on a college campus … there has already been 12- to 13-years of institutionalized affirmative action for white folks, that is to say, racially embedded inequality, which has benefited those of us who are white. And it’s only at the point of college admissions that these folks seem to get concerned with color consciousness.”

So yes, have your bake sale, and play the victim for people being angry. It’s not like this country has a pattern of hundreds of years of embedded inequality or anything. It’s a little quite a bit condescending to have a table full of white college kids offer a person of color (or a woman) a cookie at a discounted rate because of their race or gender, and then say, “See, that’s what it’s like when you get into college!” 

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Mitt Romney Says When Unions Donate Money It’s ‘A Form Of Corruption’

It’s only because they’re not corporations, and corporations are people. When corporations love each other very much, they can bundle their money and make SuperPACs of DOOM!

Of course, when the people band together to fight corporate influence and exploitation, that’s wrong. When their organization chooses to donate to a political cause or candidate, that’s corrupt. Yeah, totally makes sense.

People organizing = unpatriotic, corrupt union
Businesses organizing = US Chamber of Commerce. 

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You know, what I don’t understand about it is they’re all card-carrying liberals. When does the death of a child bother them? I’ve never seen them get so upset over the death of a child. If the child had died, what, two years earlier in the womb this woman would be a star. She’d be a hero. And folks, I don’t think that is a cliché to say. And I don’t think it is as cheap attempt at humor. I think that while it may be uncomfortable to hear — one of the reasons it is uncomfortable to hear is that there is an element of truth in it.

You people in the media, if you really, really think she is guilty and you want to feel better about this, just tell yourselves that she waited a couple of years to get an abortion and then you’ll feel better.

Rush Limbaugh, claiming the media should just pretend Casey Anthony aborted her child two years late so they feel better.

Is there really any low to which he will not stoop? When does the death of a child bother me? When a child dies. It’s a choice to have an abortion, one that’s much different than the choice to murder a living, breathing, autonomous human being.

Casey Anthony would not be a hero nor a star for having an abortion. She’d simply be one more anonymous American woman of millions who’ve made the choice to not have a child at that particular time. It’s a decision not made lightly, and a choice that two years ago was not as restricted as it is now.

A little girl was murdered and all Limbaugh can do is comment on the people who gave a shit. Callous doesn’t even begin to describe the mental gymnastics needed to make that work.

(Source: realclearpolitics.com)

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She’s the right person at this time. If you look back at Churchill’s time, in 1938 Churchill was unelectable, in 1940 he was indispensable. I can’t see her sitting this one out. The stakes are too high. It goes back to 1940. Can you see Churchill sitting it out? It’s unthinkable. Can you see George Washington in 1776 sitting it out? Unthinkable. He wanted to be back on his farm but they said we need you to be president of the republic.

Peter Singleton, Sarah Palin’s right-hand man in Iowa, predicting she’ll run and dashing it with grandiosity.

George Washington and Winston Churchill? Really?!

(Source: mediaite.com)

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For pity&#8217;s sake, she&#8217;s delusional:

[Palin] once again refused to &#8220;put a timetable&#8221; on when she will announce her decision, but when asked by CBS affiliate WKYW if she could beat President Obama, Palin replied, &#8220;To put it concisely - yes.&#8221;
Palin also noted her belief that most of the Republicans in the field &#8220;have a very good chance&#8221; of beating the president, and specifically said she liked Texas Governor Rick Perry, who told reporters last week he was contemplating his own bid to unseat Obama.

There is nothing she brings to the table, other than enthusiam for Sarah Palin and motorcycle exhaust. Oh, and her ego. She&#8217;s one of those girls who writes on Facebook &#8220;NO DRAMAZ&#8221; - then proceeds to start a shitload:

"This isn&#8217;t all about me; it&#8217;s about the real change that our country needs, and not just me but other potential candidates and candidates declared," she said. [WTF does that sentence even mean?!]
"It&#8217;s not really an intention to play cat-and-mouse or to have you guys guessing or anything else. Really it&#8217;s a genuine concern for our country, making sure we&#8217;re highlighting the history of our country, learning our past so we see a straight way forward in these challenging times, and that&#8217;s what our tour is all about," she explained.
Palin is expected to travel to New York City later today, where she is expected to meet with reality television host Donald Trump.

Anyone else hear dueling egos?

For pity’s sake, she’s delusional:

[Palin] once again refused to “put a timetable” on when she will announce her decision, but when asked by CBS affiliate WKYW if she could beat President Obama, Palin replied, “To put it concisely - yes.”

Palin also noted her belief that most of the Republicans in the field “have a very good chance” of beating the president, and specifically said she liked Texas Governor Rick Perry, who told reporters last week he was contemplating his own bid to unseat Obama.

There is nothing she brings to the table, other than enthusiam for Sarah Palin and motorcycle exhaust. Oh, and her ego. She’s one of those girls who writes on Facebook “NO DRAMAZ” - then proceeds to start a shitload:

"This isn’t all about me; it’s about the real change that our country needs, and not just me but other potential candidates and candidates declared," she said. [WTF does that sentence even mean?!]

"It’s not really an intention to play cat-and-mouse or to have you guys guessing or anything else. Really it’s a genuine concern for our country, making sure we’re highlighting the history of our country, learning our past so we see a straight way forward in these challenging times, and that’s what our tour is all about," she explained.

Palin is expected to travel to New York City later today, where she is expected to meet with reality television host Donald Trump.

Anyone else hear dueling egos?

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House GOP Not Sure About Helping Victims of Horrific Twister in Missouri

You read that correctly:

The scenes out of Joplin, Missouri, are just horrific. The death toll from the deadliest single U.S. twister in generations stands at least 116 people, and rescue workers continue a frantic search for survivors. President Obama will be in the area over the weekend, and obviously the area qualifies for federal disaster relief.

It’s hard to believe, but House Republicans aren’t sure if they’re prepared to spend the money to assist the victims and community.

Basically, Eric Cantor is dithering about giving emergency assistance without an accompanying spending cut to pay for it. The Washington Post pointed out today this puts Cantor to the right of Tom DeLay. Seriously. I’d say his lack of compassion puts him slightly to the right of Attila the Hun. Joplin is leveled, and he’s using it as an opportunity to be petulant about the budget? How about ending welfare to oil companies in the form of subsidies? That would free up some room.

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Speaking of Matt Bors, here&#8217;s one of his latest editorial cartoons I love so hard. Superman renouced his American citizenship, but remember, the dude came here illegally from Krypton anyhow. I don&#8217;t know why the Teabaggers have their knickers in a twist. HOW DARE SOMEONE NOT WANT TO BE A CITIZEN OF THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WHOLE HISTORY OF THE WORLD?!
No. Seriously. They&#8217;re collectively losing their goddamn minds. Check out BigGovernment contributor Robert Bidinotto&#8217;s take:

Consider the same Culturati&#8217;s vicious gang assault on the &#8220;Atlas Shrugged&#8221; movie, their collateral smears of Ayn Rand and her ideas - and their undisguised repudiation of the American individualist values that film champions. It will be even harder for them to disguise their true motives when (not &#8220;if&#8221;) they defend the latest outrage against a symbolic American icon.
I&#8217;m referring to the fact that the Politically Correct heirs to the DC Comics &#8220;Superman&#8221; franchise have decided to transform the caped champion of &#8220;truth, justice, and the American way&#8221; into an unAmerican citizen of the planet. Believe it or not, &#8220;Superman&#8221; is now renouncing his American citizenship&#8230; No, we can&#8217;t have American kids growing up to believe in, well, America anymore. America, and what it uniquely represents, just isn&#8217;t &#8220;enough.&#8221; Instead, our children must be taught to think of themselves as citizens of the world, holding their primary allegiance to the United Nations - not to the United States. Name me one other place on the planet where contempt for one&#8217;s own nation is celebrated as the hallmark of moral virtue and intellectual sophistication.
This is not the first time that comic-book writers have, symbolically, renounced their allegiance to America. A while back, they obliterated &#8220;Captain America,&#8221; temporarily morphing him into the unAmerican &#8220;Nomad&#8221; before returning him to his old identity (only after the writers scored their anti-U.S.-government political points).
And lest you dismiss this as much ado about nothing, understand that comic-book heroes are pure, idealized embodiments of a society&#8217;s dominant values. Their stories are overt manifestations of our reigning cultural Narratives, which I&#8217;ve discussed previously. Simply put, many of those now writing comic books for kids hate the American individualist Narrative.

I figured they&#8217;d be thrilled about a literal illegal alien not looking for amnesty by pretending to be an American, but whatever.

Speaking of Matt Bors, here’s one of his latest editorial cartoons I love so hard. Superman renouced his American citizenship, but remember, the dude came here illegally from Krypton anyhow. I don’t know why the Teabaggers have their knickers in a twist. HOW DARE SOMEONE NOT WANT TO BE A CITIZEN OF THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WHOLE HISTORY OF THE WORLD?!

No. Seriously. They’re collectively losing their goddamn minds. Check out BigGovernment contributor Robert Bidinotto’s take:

Consider the same Culturati’s vicious gang assault on the “Atlas Shrugged” movie, their collateral smears of Ayn Rand and her ideas - and their undisguised repudiation of the American individualist values that film champions. It will be even harder for them to disguise their true motives when (not “if”) they defend the latest outrage against a symbolic American icon.

I’m referring to the fact that the Politically Correct heirs to the DC Comics “Superman” franchise have decided to transform the caped champion of “truth, justice, and the American way” into an unAmerican citizen of the planet. Believe it or not, “Superman” is now renouncing his American citizenship… No, we can’t have American kids growing up to believe in, well, America anymore. America, and what it uniquely represents, just isn’t “enough.” Instead, our children must be taught to think of themselves as citizens of the world, holding their primary allegiance to the United Nations - not to the United States. Name me one other place on the planet where contempt for one’s own nation is celebrated as the hallmark of moral virtue and intellectual sophistication.

This is not the first time that comic-book writers have, symbolically, renounced their allegiance to America. A while back, they obliterated “Captain America,” temporarily morphing him into the unAmerican “Nomad” before returning him to his old identity (only after the writers scored their anti-U.S.-government political points).

And lest you dismiss this as much ado about nothing, understand that comic-book heroes are pure, idealized embodiments of a society’s dominant values. Their stories are overt manifestations of our reigning cultural Narratives, which I’ve discussed previously. Simply put, many of those now writing comic books for kids hate the American individualist Narrative.

I figured they’d be thrilled about a literal illegal alien not looking for amnesty by pretending to be an American, but whatever.

(Source: mattbors.com)

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