By tmcbpatriot | January 17, 2012 | 1 Comment
Definitely my President!
By tmcbpatriot | January 17, 2012 | 1 Comment
I can’t undertand all the hubbub about why Mitt Romney cannot find love in the Republican party. Sure he is a “flip-flopper” of the highest order. Sure he says whatever his base wants to hear when it is politically expedient for him. But the one thing Romney has going for him, the thing that should make him golden in Republican circles, is that he is the truest of the true capitalists over any of the other candidates, hands down!
Mitt Romney is Gordon Gekko and Sir Lawrence Wildman all rolled up into one nice package. Isn’t this also exactly what Republicans claim to stand for? Isn’t the “greed is good” mantra tattooed on the arm of every Republican? Why then all the fuss?
Sure Romney will find himself up against a firing squad of facts that will derail him. Sure he has no foreign policy experience. Sure he has changed positions so many times on so many issues that it is enough to base an entire campaign on just those alone. But who cares? Republican’s shouldn’t.
All we have been hearing about by the right is “class warfare” and how liberals and other anti-Romney types are simply envious of his and the other 1%’ers wealth and success. So why then is Romney still the odd man out here? Romney has spent the better part of his adult life making money and screwing people over on a very large scale. He takes no prisoners when it comes to owning things either and he will even fire you while smiling. In fact, he likes firing people. At least that is what he said. Sure that quote might be taken out of context, but again, who cares? This is great for the Republican base, isn’t it? In fact, Republicans love the idea of firing people. They even cheer it on whenever the public sector loses jobs. And of course Republicans have nothing but disdain for those who require government assistance. With that in mind, isn’t Romney a win-win?
Now, none of this should be news. Republicans have always been about making money and looking out for themselves. They cut taxes for themselves all the time and want to continue doing so. They also love to make hay about doing away with capital gains taxes, the very thing that Romney makes all his money on. Remember, Romney is unemployed. He makes his money the old fashioned way, compound interest. Something even Albert Einstein is attributed with calling “The most powerful force in the universe.”
Romney is not the wrong Republican candidate. He is in fact the perfect Republican candidate. He even has all the makings of a great Republican President. He is bendable, changeable, an empty shell who knows only one thing — making money and getting what he wants.
Romney understands how business works too, and this should play nicely into everything he would do as President. After all, business is simple. Each sides gives something the other side wants. You want Romney to care nothing for the poor, for gays, for blacks, for mexicans? You want him to get rid of Roe V Wade? Obamacare? A few pesky government agencies like the Department of Education or the EPA? No problem! All he asks in return is that you to nominate him and then help him to become the President of the United States. That’s it! After that he is all yours.
You see like all Republicans, Romney is a hunter and a collector. Republicans care nothing for the kill after it’s dead. They just want the trophy on their wall. And as Romney’s tenure at Bain shows, he is very good at collecting things and not caring too much about the long term. This again makes him a perfect candidate because as we all know, Republicans do not govern. They haven’t the interest or the time. Sure they pass draconian and socially conservative laws that take us back to a bygone neanderthalian past, but then isn’t that the same as killing a wild animal that was brought to you while chained to a tree? It is easy to kill. Doing so takes no energy at all.
I would say that Romney is everything a Republican could ever hope for. He will even pick Chris Christie as his running mate, or some other young gun who will “say it like it is” and bully anyone who gets in his way. Yes, Romney is more of the same for the Republican party. They should just stop trying to pretend otherwise and accept what is right in front of their noses. Rest assured, in the next few months they wil have no choice but to do so. I am pretty sure they will.
In fact, it’s already happening…
By tmcbpatriot | January 17, 2012 | 2 Comments
The following quote is from an evangelical Christian leader referring to an “emergency meeting” to discuss the inevitable nomination of non-Christian, and not all that historically socially conservative, Mitt Romney:
“Before we marry the guy next door, don’t you think we ought to have a fling with a tall dark stranger and see if he can support us in the manner to which we’d like to be accustomed? And if he can’t, we can always marry the steady beau who lives next door.”
Now I don’t know bout’ you, but if you are an evangelical could you not find a better metaphor? Ah irony. So nice of you to stop by.
By tmcbpatriot | January 17, 2012 | No Comments
I have a question…If the soldiers who peed on those dead guys in Afghanistan were gay would Republicans be defending them as they are? Is irony lost completely on Republicans? This is a question I often ask myself and one that is not addressed enough in the public square.
For example, is the idea of a Marine kissing another Marine on the mouth more offensive to a Republican than pissing on a dead body? It certainly has appeared so this week.
Pam Gellar: “I love these Marines. Perhaps this is the infidel interpretation of the Islamic ritual of washing and preparing the body for burial.”
Dana Loesch: [She] would “drop trou and do it too.”
Is was of course not lost on Republican men either.
Allen West: “The Marines were wrong. Give them a maximum punishment under field grade level Article 15…As for everyone else, unless you have been shot at by the Taliban, shut your mouth, war is hell.”
(Incidentally, West knows about Article 15 intimately, as he was subject to it himself).
Rick Perry: “What is really disturbing to me is just, kind of, the over-the-top rhetoric from this administration and their disdain for the military, it appears, whether it’s the secretary of state or whether it’s the secretary of defense. I mean, these kids made a mistake. There’s not any doubt about it. They shouldn’t have done it. It’s bad. But the — the — to call it a criminal act, I think, is over the top.
Is pissing on dead bodies a criminal act? I am sure it defies some article of some NATO treaty or the Geneva Convention, but is it something to defend, over say, allowing gays to shoot at and piss on these same dead bodies? I wonder? From the evidence, however, I would not hold my breath on the issue.
Rick Perry: “I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a Christian, but you don’t need to be in the pew every Sunday to know that there’s something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can’t openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school.”
Alan West: ”The mission of the United States military is not to accommodate behavior, and definitely not to accommodate sexual behavior.”
Pamela Geller: “We had our first official “homosexual sensitivity training” this week; we will be forced into living arrangements, showering arrangements, and urinalysis observation arrangements with men who like men; where do I apply for a female roommate? I wish our military were half as concerned about protecting us from jihad in the ranks as they were about this strange new civil rights issue. And I have no problem with homosexuals; I have a problem with people who have no idea what kind of close contact Marines have with one another deciding what is in our best interest.”
Coming from Republicans, none of this is surprising of course. But it does bring up, in addition to the rank hypocrisy, a more interesting point. When was the last time some numbskull soldier posted video of himself and his buddies kissing on the battlefield or “dropping trou” and slamming each other in the hind quarters for all the world to see? I think you will be hard pressed to find it. And you know why? Because what happens on the battlefield, in the foxhole, or in the privacy of your own abode, is nobody’s damn business!
Hey, I am a proponent of showing the world what war looks like and what bullets do to a human being. I think we need to see more of the battlefield so as to see exactly why war should never begin in the first place. But by that I mean showing dead bodies, caskets coming home and perhaps showing more of what a soldier deals with when they come home. But to film your buddies peeing on dead bodies, taking pictures of soldiers smiling with corpses, a la Abu Ghraib, or allowing your buddies to film YOU peeing on dead bodies or smiling with corpses, and then posting it online because you, or they, think it is too cool or too funny to resist, is just asinine and does nothing except perpetuate the stereotype of soldiers being dim bulbs with automatic weapons.
If you recall, when soliders came home to disdain during and after Viet Nam, it was not simply because liberals and pacifists were complaining. It was because for the first time the general public was seeing and reading first hand accounts of the horrors being perpetrated by soldiers abroad in America’s name. Why do we still talk about what soldiers did to Nazi soldiers during WWII? Is it because we are proud of that or because we are shocked? My money is on the latter.
In the end, what this latest story about military atrocities proves is that yes, war is hell, but it also proves that nimrod soliders are ill-trained and not able to think past their atrocity by making sure iphones are nowhere to be seen. But perhaps more importantly, it proves that Republicans will defend anything, no matter how horrific or inumane, so long as it offers yet another opportunity to knock the Obama Administration for another day.
Make no mistake. Republicans want to be in charge again. But before you go out and vote for them, pay close attention to their words. If you still want to vote for them after that then all I have to say is let the peeing begin.
By tmcbpatriot | January 15, 2012 | No Comments
By tmcbpatriot | January 12, 2012 | 1 Comment
If you are offended by my take on this new film, a film “not about 9-11″ that is about 9-11, starring Tom Hankerchief and Sandra Bollocks…then this should really make you think twice about seeing it…from the NYTimes:
The Tribute WTC Visitor Center sent out an email before the movie’s release saying it could trigger flashbacks.
If your intentions are to go and see this film, you should be prepared to possibly relive past issues or have difficulty handling those you have currently, due to [the] 9/11 attacks.
There are snippets from real television news reports, but there’s also an aestheticized re-creation of a falling man that’s mirrored, with stunning imbecility, by a shot of Oskar joyfully soaring into the air on a swing.
An impossible movie that has no reason for being other than as another pop-culture palliative for a trauma it can’t bear to face.
In truth, “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” isn’t about Sept. 11. It’s about the impulse to drain that day of its specificity and turn it into yet another wellspring of generic emotions: sadness, loneliness, happiness. This is how kitsch works. It exploits familiar images, be they puppies or babies — or, as in the case of this movie, the twin towers — and tries to make us feel good, even virtuous, simply about feeling. And, yes, you may cry, but when tears are milked as they are here, the truer response should be rage.
I don’t know why I am so bothered by this movie. Maybe because it stars two sappy movie role actors? Maybe because people are talking about “Oscar Buzz”? Maybe because this is a movie that literally claims in their promo’s to not be about 9-11, but by doing so exploits it anyway so you will go see it and give them your money?
Maybe it is all of the above. I was in NY that day. I worked in mid-town and watched it all on TV from an office conference room. I was traumatized and still think of it almost daily. Do we really need to make movies about 9-11 with “Oscar Buzz” and that star Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks? Movies that are billed as “not about 9-11,” yet supposedly show a CGI Hanks jumping from the towers? Seriously. I read that in one of the reviews.
I cannot get my head around the purpose of reliving tragedies. Especially ones still so vivid in our memories and for the sole purpose of making money for a movie studio. Are people that devoid of feeling in their everyday lives that they need to go to the movies to cry or to feel some kind of emotion?
If so, that is truly sad. Have we become so numb that we need to eat popcorn while watching it unfold again and again? Who knows? I surely don’t. It is truly a mystery to me. Either way, I will never see this move and hope you don’t either. Some things are simply better left as memories, memories that we did not want to have in the first place.
By tmcbpatriot | January 11, 2012 | 1 Comment
Not to beat a dead horse here, but if you go right now to ricksantorum.com and “donate $100 or more to Rick’s campaign between now and January 11, [Santorum's campaign] will send you your very own official Rick Santorum For President sweater vest.”
I am not kidding, by the way. Go there and see for yourself.
The sweater vest is “perfect for demonstrating solidarity with true conservatives, this vest is a great way to show your support for Rick. It’s 100% cotton, made in the USA, comes in grey, and is yours for your contribution of $100 or more. Don’t let sleeves slow you down — donate today!”
So not only is this closeted gay man willing to destroy everything he hates about himself by hoping to create laws one day to stop himself, now you too can support your latent gayness by buying one of his famous, and very gay, sweater vest pullovers. Because, as the website states, it is perfect for demonstrating solidarity with true conservatives (who are all pretty much secretly gay anyway). Oh, and it comes in gay, er…I mean grey!
So conservatives, “don’t let sleeves (or your mental anguish by having to hide your true self) slow you down — donate today!”
Lord help us!
By tmcbpatriot | January 11, 2012 | 1 Comment
America is a great country, isn’t it? And he’s for strong teeth too!
It may be a farce, but he’s sitting up there with a bunch of other also-rans who are seriously running, so there’s that.
By tmcbpatriot | January 9, 2012 | 10 Comments
“If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn’t part of ourselves doesn’t disturb us.” – Hermann Hesse, Demian
How true has this quote been for so many hypocrites in the Republican party, just in this last year? And what about all those religious nuts who have taken stances against gays and turned out to be meth addicted gays themselves? Now we have Rick Santorum.
I have written this post because I have not seen anything on the interwebs about his being gay and it is an issue that needs to be dealt with and right soon. So I am doing it now. Rick Santorum is gay! Say it loud and say it proud! Yes! Rick Santorum hates himself to such a degree that he must eviscerate gays and all forms of so-called deviant sexual behavior outside of man/woman marriage in a public forum. This is perhaps his most important stump issue, one that he is known for over anything else.
Now, most of us know some of Rick’s more famous quotes, like how he famously referred to gay marriage as something akin to bestiality and polygamy, or when he stated that if he were President he would repeal the ban on “Don’t ask Don’t Tell:
“Santorum suggested that he wouldn’t trust the service chiefs’ assessment because they may have been “indoctrinated” by liberalism. “I’m worried when many people will stand up and say, ‘well whatever the Generals want.’ I’m not too sure that we haven’t indoctrinated the Officer Corps in this country that they can actually see straight to make the right decisions.”
But Rick Santorum is not just guilty of being gay. He is also guilty of being so completely sexually abused and maligned as a child for being gay that he will see to it that all forms of sexual activity outside of man/woman marriage and outside of straight missionary position sex is deemed blasphemous and perhaps even illegal. This is the most dangerous kind of person and the worst kind of leader.
Now of course this is not the first time we have seen this type of behavior. Many Republicans and right-wing leaning voices have come out over the years against gays and promoting straight “sanctimonious” marriage while being secretly gay themselves. This is not news. Let’s face it. Many priests become priests not for their love of God but for their desire to be near men and young boys all the time. Closeted, mentally and physically abused gays go into Republican politics because it allows them to reach a level of power where they can pass laws against the very thing they hate about themselves while at the same time vindicating themselves in their hateful, and probably also latently gay, father’s eyes. But above all, every one of these hypocrites are guilty of living a gigantic lie that we must call them out on, which I am doing now by outing Rick Santorum.
Now many of you might be thinking, how can I make such an accusation? Where is my proof? To that I offer a few facts as well as Rick Santorum’s own words. If these are not proof of a self-hating gay man then I dont know what is:
Fact: Santorum is married to a woman who is so afraid of being hurt in a relationship that she chose to marry a gay man. Marrying a man so vehemently against deviant sex or any sex means that she has no worries about ever being bothered to have sex outside of the practical necessity to conceive.
Fact: No straight man would ever wear a sweater vest pullover in public. This is a man just begging to be found out.
Quote: “It’s not an inalienable right,” Santorum said about marriage on Friday. “It’s a privilege that is given to society, by society, for a reason. Because there is an intrinsic benefit to society to hold up men and women to come together, to be encouraged to be married, to get privileges and honor in society.”
Quote: “The good to society, he argued, was “giving every child in America their birthright, which is being raised by their own mother and father. So we want to encourage what is the best for children.”
Quote: “[Sex] is supposed to be within marriage. It’s supposed to be for purposes that are yes, conjugal…but also procreative. That’s the perfect way that a sexual union should happen…This is special and it needs to be seen as special.”
Quote: “One of the things I will talk about, that no president has talked about before, is I think the dangers of contraception in this country. It’s not okay. It’s a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be”
Quote: “the family is the bedrock of our society, unless we protect it with the institution of marriage, our country will fall.”
Quote: “I know the whole gay community is trying to make this the new Civil Rights Act. It’s not the same. You are black by the color of your skin. You are not, you know, homosexual necessarily by — obviously — by the color of your skin.”
Quote: “There are all sorts of studies out there that suggest just the contrary. There are people who were gay and lived the gay lifestyle and aren’t anymore.”
Quote: “Every society in the history of man has upheld the institution of marriage as a bond between a man and a woman. Why? Because society is based on one thing: that society is based on the future of the society. And that’s what? Children. Monogamous relationships.”
Quote: “I have no problem with homosexuality. I have a problem with homosexual acts.”
Quote: “Isn’t that the ultimate homeland security, standing up and defending marriage?”
Quote: “The idea is that the state doesn’t have rights to limit individuals’ wants and passions. I disagree with that. I think we absolutely have rights because there are consequences to letting people live out whatever wants or passions they desire.”
So there you have it. That not enough proof for you? Then take the blinders off. Those who we hate we secretly hate about ourselves. Get over it and get used to it. However, if you do need to see more proof just google Santorum. Wait! On second thought, if you do be warned! It is NSFW!
By tmcbpatriot | January 8, 2012 | 1 Comment