I heard Gloria Steinem on Real Time with Bill Maher say in response to Bill Maher’s comment that the Republicans are going nuts not being able to meddle in Libya (I paraphrase), this is what she said. “But that’s why we have to have empathy. We have to understand that if Charlie Sheen had an airforce, he would be Gaddafi.”
If you haven’t been following the Charlie Sheen public DT’s or latest binge, whichever it is, you aren’t missing much. A really sad spectacle of a career being ruined before your eyes. Probably the highpoint…lowpoint was when he said “The last time I took drugs I probably took more than anyone could survive. I was banging 7-gram rocks because that’s how I roll, I have one speed, go.”
Our President is practicing foreign relations like presidents of old, garnering support from the international community, not big footing it into every situation, leading other countries and allowing other countries to also lead and he isn’t doing what the idiots from the previous administrations say, the ones who got us into most of these messes. The Washington Post has a good read about it.
Michigan has it’s own wingnut Republican Governor, Rick Snyder, who wants to appoint people to run our towns, throwing out your elected officials, the ones you cast your vote for in America, land of the free, home of the brave, the one that has a constitution and everything.
Newt Gingrich explains to us why he would be a bad president, or at least a philandering one, because you know when he has a lot of passion for his country and works too hard, well, he can do things that aren’t appropriate (while impeaching a president for the same thing). He probably shouldn’t be president with that character flaw. :) Not that he would ever have a chance, anyway.
Melinda Gates is awesome, as you can tell from this story about her speech at the annual conference of CARE where she encouraged the congress not to cut funding for family planning programs in developing countries.
My thoughts on the NPR scandal have basically been, did Ron Schiller say something that wasn’t true? No one is really arguing with what he said, but more that he said it. Big fucking deal, the Tea Party is racist, maybe not everyone in it, but damn near everyone from what I can tell. But I am also someone who thinks NPR should break away from government money and go private, and then they can stop pretending that there are two sides to every Fox News generated story. The wingnut politicians have been affecting the content on NPR over the years with their carping about bias, which is complete bullshit. I listen everyday to NPR and if you want to call them biased because they actually cover international news or present facts in their stories, well then they certainly are biased in that way.
And last but not least, I’m wondering how soon…maybe it already happened…some wingnut(s) will start telling us why bullying is just fine, in light of the president and first lady’s White House Conference on Bullying Prevention that was held today. You know one of the nuts is going to turn it into some sort of socialist program, right?
UPDATE: Of course it was Rush Limbaugh who had an issue with the bullying conference. It figures, doesn’t it?
The first thing I want to say about what happened in Wisconsin last night is to all those firebaggers, Jane Hamsher, Cenk Uygur, Taylor Marsh, Glenn Greenwald, Arianna Huffington and the rest of the haters who encouraged democrats to stay home last November….FUCK YOU, YOU STUPID “CLICK-GRUBBING” ASSHOLES!
The next thing I want to say is to Scott Walker and the Republicans in Wisconsin…THANK YOU, for firing up Democrats and reminding them why elections matter. After winning the presidency and controlling both houses in 2008, Democratic voters got complacent, thought that their job was over and with the help of the above mentioned firebaggers, started carping and nitpicking what the newly empowered Democratic politicians were doing…not helping or prodding or encouraging…no, they started criticizing, nitpicking, being IMPATIENT and undermining the only party that ever stands up for people. DUMB FUCKS! The result of that carping was to help the Republicans and their media strategy. Instead of having democratic pundits on cable news helping to promote progressive ideas, they did just the opposite. It was a virtual “pig-pile” on the president with supposed progressives polluting my television with their petty squabbles over details while the Republicans steamrolled their warped narrative into the public sphere.
And what did we get for it, an off-year election that swept a bunch of wingnuts into office who are now exacting their evil on the citizens. Elections matter!
Now let’s look at what happened last night in Wisconsin, it is pretty wild…if you don’t see your democracy crumbling before your eyes, you need glasses, seriously.
I”m tempted to jump in my car and head over to Wisconsin to help in the fight. This will be a wake up call to all good Democrats and Independents who value our democracy. I think the Republicans will look back on last nights events with profound regret. You are going down!