Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Why even Jon Stewart disappoints me sometimes

Unlike Stewart's earlier (well-deserved) dismantling of Bernard "100 People I Hate! Nyah!" Goldberg, Stewart was so sweet to Rick "Man on Dog" Santorum, I thought the two of them were going to go on a date after the taping. As others have said, Santorum is vulnerable in his district in 2006, and he got better than a free ride from Stewart. That's damaging.

Stewart has shown that he can take the most intractable crapweasels and turn them inside out without raising his voice. Why he didn't do it with Santorum, who spreads some of the most hateful rhetoric in the U.S. Senate, is a mystery.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Redefining the undefined

I always chuckle when I hear Christian right and other anti-gay types start in with the "They're trying to redefine marriage!" yelling, often while clutching a dictionary to their heaving breasts.

Because gay people like me can't exactly redefine something that hasn't been defined in the first place - at least, not the way they think it is.

The plain fact is, two people with opposite sex organs can saunter into a Justice of the Peace and create a legal civil marriage in this country with blood tests and signatures. That's it. Nothing - nothing - else is required.

Not love. Not a promise to procreate. Not shared living quarters. Not shared philosophies, about child-rearing or anything else. Not fidelity, of any kind. They don't even have to know each other. One penis and one vagina? You're in.

So I would suggest that if all these things are so important, if all these things are so crucial to the survival of the society, these people should start requiring them of their straight brethren. Physician, heal thyself, as they say. Because right now, straight people are disrespecting their favorite institution much worse than any gay person is able to.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Sugar candy

Great stuff from insane old man Paul Harvey:
“Once upon a time, we elbowed our way onto and into this continent by giving smallpox infected blankets to Native Americans. Yes, that was biological warfare! And we used every other weapon we could get our hands on to grab this land from whomever. And we grew prosperous. And, yes, we greased the skids with the sweat of slaves. And so it goes with most nation-states, which, feeling guilty about their savage pasts, eventually civilize themselves out of business and wind up invaded, and ultimately dominated by the lean, hungry and up-and-coming who are not made of sugar candy.”
No surprise that the Freepers are lining up to celebrate Harvey's ode to nukes, slavery and genocide. LaShawn Barber, Kim du Toit and Dean Esmay will no doubt be close behind.

America - FUCK YEAH!

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Suck this, Karl

Interesting little graphic (near the bottom of the link) showing the terrorism rates from 1995-2004. Hint: the low point was the year 2000. Interesting.


Friday, July 01, 2005

Nothing left

Maybe this is just my instantaneous mental and emotional state. But it occurs to me that talking about politics in American society today has become both meaningless and pointless. There's just nothing left to say. Everyone's shouting and no one's listening, and the train rolls on. There's no middle ground, no understanding, no point. Everything that's worth saying has been shouted so many times we're hoarse. Any concept of "society" is dead, shouted down as Commie Fascist Terror-Loving Socialism.

I'm just tired of pissing into the wind.