Friday, August 19, 2011

"West Memphis Three" Plea Deal Approved by Celebrities

 Read the Article at HuffingtonPost:
"Defense attorneys, celebritie­s and legal experts have said the men are innocent."
Can we please, PLEASE, not include "celebrities" among the list of those declaring these people innocent? I understand that, as media-obsessed Americans, we are far too influenced by those who entertain us when it comes to their social and political beliefs. But sandwiching them in between defense attorneys and legal experts lends them a formal credibility that I am more than a little uncomfortable with granting.

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Rick Perry is a Dirty, Stinking Coward

BUDA, TX - NOVEMBER 2:  Conservative supporter...Image by Getty Images via @daylifeThat's right, Perry. You heard me right. I'm callin' you out. You ain't nothin' but a cheap, dirty, rotten, stinkin', lousy, no-good, gutless, yellow-bellied coward.

Where did I get such an idea? The Huffington Post:

During a stop in New Hampshire on Thursday, Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry raised skepticism about the theory of evolution. 
"How old do I think the earth is? You know what, I don't have any idea," said the Texas governor when asked about his position on the issue by a woman and her son. "I know it's pretty old so it goes back a long long way. I'm not sure anybody actually knows completely and absolutely how long, how old the earth is." 
Perry regarded evolution as "a theory that's out there" and one that's "got some gas in it." He added that in the Lone Star State both creationism and evolution are taught to students in public schools. He explained, "I figure you're smart enough to figure out which one is right."
Now, I'll ignore the fact that Perry was factually incorrect when he stated that Texas schools teach both creationism and evolution. I'm not even going to imply that he knowingly lied about it. To be honest, I have no doubt that Perry is as ignorant about public school curricula in Texas as the average Texan student is about what a High School Diploma looks like. Besides, facts rarely get in the way of political posturing. Perry gets a pass on that one, because we simply don't expect anything better.
But what's with the wishy-washy answer to the evolution question? This is the man who asked the citizens of Texas to pray for rain! The pistol-packing jogger who defied non-Christians all over the state by hosting a "National Prayer Rally" and threatened to "get ugly" all over Federal Reserve Chairman Geithner. This is not a man who minces words, or even gives much thought to what they mean when strung together as sentences.
Yet what does he do when asked about his views on Evolution? It's "a theory that's out there" that's "got some gas in it?" What's this mamby-pampy nonsense? I don't think there is a rational human being within earshot of a political ad campaign who doubts that Perry is firmly entrenched in the Creationism camp. We all know it. Why is he suddenly so shy about praising his belief in God's hand in all things? Who's he afraid of? Pagans? Hippie Atheists? Secular Progressives? The man who shot a coyote in its sleep just for snoring isn't supposed to fear anything. But suddenly, and without any real discernible reason, Perry has sprouted a yellow streak a mile wide when confronted with questions regarding his own beliefs regarding that quaint little evolution theory thing.
That's right. Rick Perry is a coward. He's afraid to stand up for his God's miraculous worth, scared to declare his disdain for scientific research that actually provides empirical evidence of a gradual change in the physical properties of animal species.
I'm callin' you out, cowboy. Show me what you got.

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Allen West: I Am The Modern-Day Harriet Tubman

Is it just me, or have the Republican­s fully adopted the Rush Limbaugh/A­nn Coulter promotiona­l strategy of purposely making stupid/ins­ane/contro­versial statements in order to ensure constant media coverage? There has been so much stupid/cra­zy flying out of the Right Wing this past week alone that it almost seems intentional. Between Mr. Tubman Mark II, Wild-Eyes Bachmann and Drone Over Mexico Perry, it's getting harder and harder to catch a breath between laughter,

Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
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Monday, August 15, 2011

And the award for Worst Father of the Year goes to...

New Orleans, LA, September 5, 2008 -- Special ...Image via WikipediaEver see one of those parents with a special-needs kid in a supermarket or public park, the kind where it is painfully obvious that this person has most likely devoted their entire lives to raising that child? Doesn't it always makes you wonder if you would be able to handle it if you were thrust into the same situation? Meet the guy who really failed that test.

Louisiana police: Father confesses to decapitating special-needs son -

The child's head was found Sunday by the side of a city street, detective Ricky Ross said. "We received the call about 12:14 p.m. on Sunday from a volunteer firefighter who was driving by and found a head by itself on the side of the city street," Ross said. When officers arrived, they were not sure whether the head was real, Ross said. 
"When police arrived, 30-year-old Jeremiah Lee Wright was standing on the porch and told police it was a CPR dummy and it was just a joke."

To add insult to injury, it turns out that guy  specifically left the head out where his wife would see it when she returned home from grocery shopping.
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