“Who’s payin’ for all dis shit?”

I was going to just share this on my Facebook page, but it’s just too juicy not to share more widely:

We won’t even mention the other tax-funded benefits being used by one or more members of this pack of common American morons, like:

  • the Medicare that at least a few of them are enjoying
  • the unemployment insurance that (odds are) one or more them is using to pay her/his grocery bill
  • the police protection that keeps annoyed motorists from running down the lot of them
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“How (much) low(er) can you go?”

According to a new USA Today study, Americans pay less in taxes now than at any time since 1958:

“The total tax burden — for all federal, state and local taxes — dropped to 23.6% of income in the first quarter, according to Bureau of Economic Analysis data.

By contrast, individuals spent roughly 27% of income on taxes in the 1970s, 1980s and the 1990s — a rate that would mean $500 billion of extra taxes annually today, one-third of the estimated $1.5 trillion federal deficit this year.”

So, teabaggers can take their signs and shove ‘em:

How about getting corporations and the richest 1% of America to cough up a little money? Ditching those oil company subsidies and eliminating foreign tax loopholes?

And then how about we trim down that obscenely high defense budget just a tad? I’m sorry, did you say something? War? What about the war? I have a radical idea about that. How about dropping support for that kleptomanical President Harzei and let him dangle in the wind? America’s biggest problem in that part of the world died the other day in a hail of Seal-flavored whoopass.

Just a thought.

“There is a difference between you and me. We both looked into the abyss, but when it looked back at us… you blinked.”

There seems to be some surprise out there in the blogosphere about teabaggers not really having that strong an opinion about gay marriage.

One needs to remember that the core of Tea Party history was a movement away from government interference in life, and toward issues concerning taxes and government spending. Many teabaggers have a live-and-let-live attitude toward private matters.

Where there’s a confluence of teabagging and anti-gay-marriage sentiment, it comes from:

  • the rich conservative knuckleheads who use money and influence to push social and political agenda such as gay marriage, illegal immigration, and union-busting (the Koch brothers, the American Family Association, the National Organization for Marriage, and too many religious groups to name, among others)
  • politicians making hay out of Tea Party-inspired unrest so these pinheads can keep their phony-baloney jobs and associated power (Michele Bachmann, Rick “Frothy Mix” Santorum, Mike Huckabee, and Tim Pawlenty, among too many others), and who will say anything to get someone to vote for them and give them campaign money

I mean, really, folks. Who else would brag that god has told them to run for the presidency? Who else would openly call for the criminalization of consentual sexual practices?

Be careful what you wish for, part 2

I’ve posted this fable before, but it has relevance in today’s news.

Once upon a time, Horse had an enemy: Wolf.

Wolf could not run as fast as Horse, but Wolf was far craftier. Horse was prey to Wolf’s predation when it came to Horse trying to protect Colt.

Man also had Wolf for an enemy. Man could not outrun Wolf, but Man had Fire and (more importantly) Man had Weapon. The long stick with a stone spearhead on the end could be deadly to Wolf.

One day Horse came to Man and said, “Man! I fear you as I fear almost everything. However, we have a common enemy. I will allow you to use my superior speed if you will use your Weapon and vanquish Wolf, to the betterment of all.”

Man agreed. Man jumped upon Horse’s back. Together, Horse’s speed and Man’s weapon vanquished Wolf and made everyone safer.

When they were done, Horse neighed in triumph. “We have done it, Man! We have defeated our enemy. Now we will both live in peace, and our tribes can expand safely.

“You may now get off me and march triumphantly to your tribe with the good news.”

Man grabbed Horse’s mane and said, “The hell you say, Dobbin. I’m riding in comfort. Giddyup!”

The next time traitors to their own gay community decide to support teabagger wackadoodles, and then urge them “not to be too anti-gay”, the GOProuders should consider what it’s like to be forced to wear a bridle and bit.

(Thanks for the tip, Joe.)

Be careful what you wish for

The Republican electorate of Delaware is attempting to get what it so richly deserves from Christine O’Donnell.

From Bill Maher’s show:

O’DONNELL: A lie, whether it be a lie or an exaggeration, is disrespect to whoever you’re exaggerating or lying to, because it’s not respecting reality.

MAHER: Quite the opposite, it can be respect.

IZZARD: What if someone comes to you in the middle of the Second World War and says, ‘do you have any Jewish people in your house?’ and you do have them. That would be a lie. That would be disrespectful to Hitler.

O’DONNELL: I believe if I were in that situation, God would provide a way to do the right thing righteously. I believe that!

MAHER: God is not there. Hitler’s there and you’re there.

O’DONNELL: You never have to practice deception. God always provides a way out.

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Looks like the Republicans in Delaware who voted for O’Donnell will get exactly what they wanta homophobic, anti-sex liar.

UPDATE: Oh, and after numerous reports that the GOP had no intention of funding O’Donnell’s campaign, RNC chair Michael “Invertebrate” Steele says the RNC will back O’Donnell’s bid.