May you live in interesting times
I personally have been living in interesting times, and my country has been right there with me.
Three weeks ago I went to a job interview basically as a favor to a friend. Two weeks ago, on Monday, the company I work for told us our group was being sold, and we would become employees of our new master by July 1.
Two weeks ago Tuesday, I got a job offer from the aforementioned interview contingent on passing a background check…I passed. Two weeks from this coming Monday, I start a new job.
I know how incredibly lucky I am. There are way too many people without even one job and I get a choice of jobs…it feels weird.
As weird as that feels, America is even weirder.
Representative Steve Stockman (R-Texas 36th Congressional District) has sponsored H.R. 2625, which would strip public school districts of federal funding if said schools try to impose imaginary gun control.
Stockman is crazy angry that some schools in America are making the use of even a “pretend” gun (point your finger and say, “Bang, bang!”) a suspendable offense. I guess Stockman feels that school is where children should learn that loaded weapons are the best way to solve disputes and decrease crime.
Illinois’ lawmakers overturned a gubernatorial veto this week to allow Illinois to become the last of the 50 states to pass a law allowing its citizens to carry a concealed weapon.
It will be legal to carry a concealed weapon in Illinois starting in 2014. The liberals had to mess with the law, however; you must be at least 21 and you can’t have been convicted of a misdemeanor or drug violation or undergone treatment for alcohol or drug addiction, in the last five years. You must not have any pending arrest warrants or other offenses, as well. Hmmmm, mentally disturbed…not on the list?
In Ohio, women wishing abortions will have to get a state-mandated lecture from their doctor and an abdominal ultra-sound. Should anything go wrong during the actual abortion, women can’t be admitted to a public hospital…they can be admitted to a private hospital (for lots more money). Oh, if rape crises centers even use the word “abortion” while counseling victims…the center can lose its state funding.
In Texas, the woman behind the Texas anti-abortion bill, Republican Representative Jodie Laubenberg, believes rape kits prevent pregnancy, “In hospital emergency rooms, we have funded what’s called rape kits that will help the woman, basically clean her out. And then hopefully that will alleviate that.”
If rape kits work the way Miss Jodie suggests and conception had already happened, the brilliant Miss Jodie is saying Texas already funds some abortions.
Why are Republicans fonder of the unborn than the born? To Republicans, abortions are awful, but so is SNAP, WIC, free or reduced breakfasts, free or reduced lunches, free or reduced medical care, Head Start, after school programs, and gun control.
While you float in your mother’s uterus, you apparently have potential in the eyes of Republicans. Once you arrive, you fall victim to that pervasive welfare mentality Republicans are always talking about. Little, newborn babies suddenly become all about the handout. They quit even trying to make something of themselves.
- “The state will roll me over; I don’t have to learn how.”
- “I don’t have to get potty trained; Uncle Sam will wipe my ass and change my diaper.”
- “Walk? Kiss my ass; you walk over here with my check, and bring some of those government-surplus Cheerios with you.”
Texas Governor Rick Perry has announced that he won’t run for another term. Jesus, he had to get out of the way or Republicans had no chance of keeping the Governorship in the land of armadillos.
I have admitted that I overestimated Rick Perry’s intelligence by a factor of at least 100…or, I underestimated the intelligence of the Republican primary voter. I had Perry winning the nomination in 2012. I’m glad I was wrong, but I think he’s going to run again…aaaarrrrrgggghhhhh!
I’ll leave you with the story of some nuts from ten counties in the northern part of Colorado that want to leave their current state and become “North Colorado.” These folks are mad that they have been disenfranchised by not getting their way on gun regulations and petroleum industry regulations. They want far less of each than the majority of Colorado citizens.
No, you assholes…Disenfranchisement is not getting to vote at all…it’s not finding yourself on the losing side. Disenfranchisement is keeping people from voting altogether…like what Florida, Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Alabama…you get the idea.
If you vote and lose, it isn’t the same as losing the vote.
And, because I love saying it… “Suck it, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Antonin Scalia. Did anyone ever tell you that you are beautiful when you are apoplectic about Gay people?”
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