Cognitive Dissonance

"Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!" - Allen Ginsberg

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Anonymous asked: I can't believe Romney is gonna win. I'm sorry.

They haven’t called Ohio, Florida, Colorado, Virginia, North Carolina, or Iowa yet.

Go home, Paul Ryan. You’re drunk.

Cheers,

Meg

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Anonymous asked: I didn't vote because I'm under 18 (by just a smidge). I think that's the other valid reason not to do so.

That too. Being legally unable to vote because of age and/or citizenship are perfectly valid reasons.

Cheers,

Meg

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Anonymous asked: I didn't vote because I'm not a citizen of the USA. I believe that is the only valid reason not to.

Yes. This is 100% the case.

Cheers,

Meg

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Anonymous asked: you really shouldn't support the salvation army, they're very anti-lgbtq

I know. And they’re one of six listed. There are five other worthy causes above, and seeing as I have 20+ messages asking where to donate, I thought it was a good post to share on the fly for the convenience of other people.

However, I would encourage donating to the other five or to local charities, versus the Salvation Army because of the Salvation Army’s history of discrimination. I didn’t make that clear initially because, frankly, I didn’t notice they were listed. I clicked reblog off the app on my phone without examining it closely.

I’m leaving it up but posting/linking this answer as well. Thanks for writing in with the reminder!

Cheers,

Meg

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Anonymous asked: What is up with the barry soetoro shit? LIke did he really change his name and stuff?

He went by the nickname “Barry” when he was younger. His stepfather’s last name was “Soetoro.” Answer Man over at the Belleville News-Democrat explains this allegation here. Essentially, it’s another move by birthers to claim Barack Obama is a super-secret, undercover Muslim and changed his name because Muslim, you guys. 

So no. He didn’t change his name. You know who did? Michelle Robinson. Now, she’s MICHELLE OBAMA! 

Cheers,

Meg

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Anonymous asked: please help me understand the elephant political cartoon. all i see is a paperclip elephant...

*facepalm*

Please see this post.

For those who don’t get it — here is a wire coat hanger:

Unbend it in your mind to the shape of an elephant, i.e. the logo of the Grand Old Party. Why? Here’s why.

Let me spell this out further:

This is now the third time I have explained it. I almost envy those who don’t get it or see a paperclip elephant.

Cheers,

Meg

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Anonymous asked: Actually, your John Galt was kind of awesome...I'm considering having it framed.

It IS kind of long for a cross-stitch pillow. And I heartily endorse this.

Cheers,

Meg

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Anonymous asked: WHO IS JOHN GALT? WHO IS JOHN GALT? WHO IS JOHN GALT? WHO IS JOHN GALT?

Yeah, so I heard you the first time. You caught me on the wrong night, anon.

Who is John Galt? He’s a fictional character, championed by people who want to justify their own selfishness while simultaneously claiming they have to justify nothing to no one.

Crafted by an author on speed, high on her own ego and mean streak, Galt is a self-absorbed dick who’s pissed the world has other people in it, and because of that, he decides to take his metaphorical ball and go home.

Because being a grown up is hard.

Galt is used by people to claim we don’t actually have to give a fuck about each other, especially if we’re smart — you see, caring and compassion are for dumb, not-creative types. 

Galt may as well be Disney’s version of Peter Pan, a vainglorious adolescent enamored of the idea of never growing up and always living in a magical Never Never Land where anything is possible because magic.

Does that answer your question?

Cheers,

Meg 

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Anonymous asked: Hey, with the electoral college, does my vote even matter if I'm in a state that is so solidly red and I'm so very very not?

Statistically, no.

Civically, yes. All politics are local. Check out candidates downticket. Maybe there’s a Republican who’s moderate, and who’d be better than a wingnut. Or there’s Democrats running locally. The federal election might be a lost cause for your not red vote. The state and local elections are not. 

And hey, vote your conscience on the federal election. If your vote is more green than blue, do it. Or vote for Obama. Or don’t. Just don’t not vote because the Electoral College is bullshit and your state is wicked red. 

I feel your pain out here in Wyoming.

Cheers,

Meg

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Anonymous asked: Is it wrong that I was really high and watched the VP debate and couldn't take anything Paul Ryan said seriously because he looks like a muppet and I couldn't stop laughing at the image of Jim Henson with his hand up his ass. Then I realized it's kinda true but it's the plutocrats, and that made me sad so I smoked another bowl.

You’re a great American. 

Cheers,

Meg

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Anonymous asked: Did you make the Sesame Street thing because holy crap that's creepy and scary. Maybe it's because I'm drunk or something. But wow.

Sure did!

Me, plus Cool Edit Pro and my sound effects library, had a bitchin’ party in my living room. I’ve been a broadcaster for ten years in various capacities, so I’m fairly experienced at mixing.

Cheers,

Meg

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Anonymous asked: If you got called a communist by someone, HOW IS THAT THE BEST RESPONSE EVER? ARE YOU PROUD TO BE A COMMUNIST? You know you acknowledeged it now?

Wait, really?

Seriously, Joe McCarthy. No such acknowledgement was made. You know what I did there?

Yep. Sarcasm. I expected most people would pick up on that.

Cheers,

Meg

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Anonymous asked: If you were going on a long road trip, what books on tape would you bring along?

That’s a tough one — I can’t do books on tape if I’m driving because someone reading to me makes me really sleepy. But here’s the titles on my iPod right now:

  • Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer—and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class
  • Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power
  • Twilight of the Elites: America after Meritocracy
  • An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies
  • Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress - and a Plan to Stop It
  • Imperial Life in the Emerald City
  • Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City
  • Big Sur
  • On the Road
  • Class Warfare: Inside the Fight to Fix America’s Schools
  • Freedom: A Novel
  • Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
  • Fun Inc.: Why Gaming Will Dominate the Twenty-first Century
  • Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America
  • Good Omens
  • Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
  • The Partly Cloudy Patriot
  • Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter

My husband has the Audible account and I’ll ask him for recommendations. But this is a pretty good variety. We usually listen to books on long drives, and these are ones we’ve selected beforehand.

Safe travels!

Cheers,
Meg 

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