Archive for February 3rd, 2010

Facts don’t matter, Vol. 987234

Feb 03, 2010 in Politics, Racism

Limbaugh tries to claim Obama was an affirmative action case at Harvard Law. Does he have any evidence? Of course not, but Obama is black and Limbaugh is a racist asshole. Think Progress has the complete smackdown, including a testament from other members of the Harvard Law Review and an article from 1990. It shouldn’t exactly blow anybody’s mind that being elected president of the Review is the highest honor at Harvard Law, but like I said, Obama’s black, and Rush Limbaugh, one of the GOP’s most powerful leaders, is a racist asshole.

-jb

I submitted an entry for a screenplay contest.

Feb 03, 2010 in We'll post whatever we goddamned want to

Five pages of horror, the winner gets produced. See my submission here. They’re charging a dollar to vote, so I don’t expect any, but I’d appreciate any page views and constructive criticism.

Warning: Adult, graphic content. And yes, I’m very strange.

-jb

My heart bleeds for the mortgage brokers.

Feb 03, 2010 in Politics

Many have apparently forgotten but risk is a major component of what pointy headed academic types refer to as “capitalism”. Lenders took risks by issuing loans to people who had lower likelihoods of repaying their debts. When these people fail to make their payments and hit the road it’s time to rethink your lending strategies instead of looking for a government handout or ways to lay a guilt trip on those who stopped paying . I’m sure some of you think that throwing the keys on the table and walking away is an irresponsible thing to do but I don’t see the point in not admitting your mistakes, taking your lumps and moving on. Bad credit? Meh. It beats paying a $250K note on a $100K condo in Escondido for twenty plus years.

-mg

March of the neo-Confederates.

Feb 03, 2010 in Clueless Conservatives, Constitution, Culture, Politics

It’s difficult to reason with someone who doesn’t want to be a part of the United States, thinks homosexuals should be barred from teaching in public schools, and that contraceptives should be outlawed. Marcos makes the observation that 42 percent of the Republicans polled aren’t really patriotic and that they pretend to love America only when they approve of the president. It’s hard to dispute that assessment when you have evidence like the 39 percent that think that Obama deserves impeachment regardless of whether or not he has committed any crimes or the majorities who not surprisingly think he was born outside of the United States. And why not? If you believe that Obama is a Kenyan who won the election because of ACORN chicanery then it’s not too much of a stretch. How many elected officials actually believe such nonsense I don’t know. What is certain though is that if they don’t at least pay a little lip-service to the electoral fringe they’ll be excoriated for their lack of ideological purity by at least one of the Tea Party factions that are currently competing for the most appealing balance of paranoia, belligerence and self righteousness. But as long as they’re beholden to Tea Partiers and their symbolic interests the GOP will be hopelessly tethered to the same epithets and slogans that lost them that last few elections and they wont understand why because they honestly believe that thinking Obama is a socialist, stealth Muslim is a mainstream position.

-mg