Cognitive Dissonance

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Sure, it’s possible that he didn’t realize that the nose, wig and beard — taken together with his performing a song about the joys of frugality — might converge into a kind of racist Voltron.

But that would be like frolicking through a fruit patch, tripping face-first into a dirt pit, and then emerging, dazed and face blackened, clutching a watermelon. Your story might in fact be legit, but so many things would have to go wrong in a particular order that you would kind of have to understand if no one believed you.

NPR’s Code Switch on Macklemore dressing up as an antisemitic stereotype for a recent secret performance in Seattle.

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(Source: NPR)

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C’mon! Enemies who would utterly annihilate America, they would obviously have information on plots. They carry out jihad. Oh, but you can’t offend them. Can’t make them feel uncomfortable, not even a smidgen. Well, if I were in charge, they would know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists.

Professional snowbilly and former Gov. Sarah Palin, voicing her support for torture this Saturday during a speech at the National Rifle Association’s “Stand And Fight” rally.

For fuck’s sake… She wants us living in a Michael Bay movie.

Source: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/sarah-palin-waterboarding

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Article: GOP state senator in Colorado says it was “a good thing” that Aurora killer James Holmes had 100-round magazine   

A GOP state senator in Colorado says it was “a good thing” that Aurora killer James Holmes had 100-round magazine. Bernie Herpin, a state senator elected in the wake of gun control laws that spurred the recall of several Democratic senators, made the comments in support of his bill to overturn Colorado’s ban on extended magazines and drums like the one James Holmes used to kill and maim over 70 people.

But it’s apparently a “good thing” he had it.

What a disgusting, heinous person.

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But don’t forget, kids — he’s a self-described ally of the transgender community. Just leave him alone and be grateful he even CLAIMS to support you, you bigots! /sarcasm

But seriously — if people from a marginalized community call you out on your shit and this “poor me” whining is your reaction, you aren’t an ally, you’re a problem on two legs.

But don’t forget, kids — he’s a self-described ally of the transgender community. Just leave him alone and be grateful he even CLAIMS to support you, you bigots! /sarcasm

But seriously — if people from a marginalized community call you out on your shit and this “poor me” whining is your reaction, you aren’t an ally, you’re a problem on two legs.

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Instead of calling the photo of Anne Hathaway’s crotch a ‘mishap’ or ‘wardrobe malfunction’ (as everything I’ve seen about it has), all articles should actually be about the person who snapped the pic and begin with ‘A creepy, despicable photographer was caught violating common decency in a photo they sold for money this week…’

Political cartoonist and professional rabble-rouser Matt Bors on Facebook today.

This is another example of institutionalized misogyny. Instead of people just not taking pictures of a woman’s genitalia because human decency, it’s Anne Hathaway’s fault. Essentially, if she didn’t want a paparazzi to take an upskirt shot, she shouldn’t have put herself in that situation where he could get the shot.

Don’t give me any shit about “she should” either — I had a boob fall out of a wrap dress I thought was pretty modest (and tied tightly). It happens. I’ve seen enough dude ass crack to last a lifetime — does it mean I should photograph it? Put it on the internet? 

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In Conservative Media, A "Race War" Rages

Essentially, conservatives give no fucks about being called racist any longer because there’s a race war raging.

Seriously.

It’s 2012, and here’s where we sit. From Buzzfeed:

But while Norfolk may be the most high-profile chapter yet in the “race war,” it’s hardly the only one conservatives have highlighted. Over the past four years, the Drudge Report has run dozens of headlines chronicling acts of violence against white victims — often by black youths.

In one particularly memorable Drudge front page last year, the site culled the newswires for articles about “urban” crime that took place over Memorial Day weekend, and then grouped them together. Among the headlines: “Miami ‘war zone’ during urban weekend;” “Rib fest at Rochester beach turns rowdy;” and “Unruly urban crowd shuts down Nashville water park.”

And on September 15, 2009, Drudge led with the headline, “WHITE STUDENT BEATEN ON BUS; CROWD CHEERS.” The story — which showed video of a black teenager in Illinois beating up a white classmate — went viral in the right-wing blogosphere, prompting Rush Limbaugh to weigh in. “In Obama’s America, the white kids now get beat up with the black kids cheering,” Limbaugh declared.

It is an article of faith among many conservatives that Obama has exacerbated nationwide racial tensions. Ward Connerly, a veteran California anti-affirmative action activist and leading black conservative, accused the president of trying to take political advantage of “racial disputes,” rather than diffuse them.

"Obama has been more racial than any white president has ever been in my lifetime," said Connerly, adding, "Candidly, I think that race relations are probably worse now among the average person on the street than they were the day President Obama was elected."

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Breaking: Colorado House committee kills civil unions bill in special session

Disgusting. From Prop 8 Trial Tracker:

By a party-line 5-4 vote, Republican members of the Colorado House of Representatives State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee voted tonight to kill a civil unions bill during a special legislative session.  Although the bill passed three Republican-led committees with bipartisan support and was guaranteed passage in the full House had it been brought up for a vote in the regular session, House Republican leadership ran out the clock on the bill last week, denying a floor vote on it and 37 other bills.

Even though Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, a strong supporter of the legislation, called a special session in part so that the civil unions bill could receive a full vote on the House floor, House Speaker Frank McNulty condemned the bill to almost certain failure in the conservative State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee. Republicans on the committee who opposed the measure frequently described it today as a “gay marriage bill,” rather than the civil unions legislation that it actually was.

Democrats plan to make the Republicans’ obstructionism a center-point of their electoral strategy in the fall. What has taken place in the last two weeks in Colorado is truly appalling: no bill that enjoys majority support should be forced to pass four different committees, and no bill should be sent to a specific committee as a strategy to kill it off. We can only hope that this blatant political gamesmanship has some effect on the chamber’s make-up after the November election.

Colorado Republicans, I am very disappointed.

Voters of Colorado, remember this: These few ultra-conservatives thought it better that the state legislature and the governor bow to their personal beliefs, and that it was better they supersede the majority of Colorado’s citizens, the governor, and their colleagues, because of their own biases.

Remember this in November and vote accordingly. 

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Wyoming got EPA to delay frack finding

Disgusting:

Wyoming’s governor persuaded the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to postpone an announcement linking hydraulic fracturing to groundwater contamination, giving state officials — whom the EPA had privately briefed on the study — time to attempt to debunk the finding before it rocked the oil and gas industry more than a month later, an investigation by The Associated Press has found.

During the delay, state officials raised dozens of questions about the finding that the controversial procedure that has become essential to unlocking oil and gas deposits in Wyoming and beyond may have tainted groundwater near the gas patch community of Pavillion.

Gov. Matt Mead contacted EPA Director Lisa Jackson and persuaded her to hold off any announcement, according to state emails and an interview with the governor. The more than 11,000 emails made available to AP in response to a state records request show that Wyoming officials took advantage of the postponement to “take a hard line” and coordinate an “all-out press” against the EPA in the weeks leading up to the announcement Dec. 8.

So screw science and the health of Wyoming’s people whenthere’s money to be made:

Meanwhile, the chief state regulator of oil and gas development fretted over how the finding would affect state revenue. And even as the state questioned the EPA’s science, there were internal doubts about how effective those objections would be.

"It’s already too late. The White House has already seen the report with conclusions," wrote Gary Strong, an engineer with the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, following a presentation by EPA deputy assistant regional administrator Martin Hestmark. 

I really don’t know what to say, other than I am not surprised. 

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Susan G. Komen on Planned Parenthood in 2011

From their March 2011 statement on Planned Parenthood, also found in a message to a questioner roughly 18 months ago:

Early screening through mammograms and education is critical to end the suffering from this disease: 98 percent of women treated for early stage breast cancer, before it spreads, are alive five years later. The widespread use of mammography and heightened public awareness of breast cancer both contribute to these favorable statistics.

And while Komen Affiliates provide funds to pay for screening, education and treatment programs in dozens of communities, in some areas, the only place that poor, uninsured or under-insured women can receive these services are through programs run by Planned Parenthood.

These facilities serve rural women, poor women, Native American women, women of color, and the un- and under-insured. As part of our financial arrangements, we monitor our grantees twice a year to be sure they are spending the money in line with our agreements, and we are assured that Planned Parenthood uses these funds only for breast health education, screening and treatment programs.

As long as there is a need for health care for these women, Komen Affiliates will continue to fund the facilities that meet that need.

The link to the release is http://ww5.komen.org/Content.aspx?id=16162. It redirects to the homepage for Susan G. Komen. Lest we think this is an archiving issue, I searched for Planned Parenthood. The site has been scrubbed of any mention of the organization:

When I clicked through those links, there’s nothing. The suggested result also redirects.

Here’s what happened when I did an advanced Google search of the site: http://ww5.komen.org/Content.aspx?id=8624&terms=Planned%20AND%20Parenthood

Note there’s nothing about Planned Parenthood on the site. 

They’ve not only cut off Planned Parenthood, they’ve chosen to forget they ever existed. Again, I donated to Planned Parenthood here. Their new VP of Public Policy, Karen Handel, vowed to end funding at Planned Parenthood when she ran for governor of Georgia. I suppose this is the next best thing. If you donate, ask the thank you card be sent here:

Karen Handel, Senior Vice President of Public Policy 
Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Advocacy Alliance 
901 E Street N.W., Suite 410 Washington, DC 20004

Or send her an email at khandel@komenadvocacy.org

I’m beyond disgusted. This is giving in to people who care more for a clump of cells than a woman’s life. In 2010, Susan G. Komen claimed they would give funds to Planned Parenthood as long as health care needs existed for poor and minority individuals in need. As far as I can tell, in 2012, those needs still exist. 

Shame on them for caving to right-wing bullies instead of caring for the health of those who need services like Planned Parenthood the most.

(Source: cognitivedissonance)

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You know, something may go down tonight, but it ain’t going to be jobs, sweetheart.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to a female protester at a Mitt Romney campaign stop in New Hampshire.

Really? Let me put aside every other single four-letter word I want to say for a second. Gov. Christie, you are campaigning for another candidate. One you would like to see elected president. Throwing insulting sexual innuendo at the crowd is maybe not the best maneuver. It doesn’t give you a tough guy Jersey image or reflect well on Mitt. It just makes you look like a sweaty, vile, misogynistic pig.

Gov. Christie has bragged about how he’s had obscenities thrown at him as part of being from New Jersey. Standard cursing holds little power. Therefore, I’m going to get creative with my curse:

(Source: cognitivedissonance)

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