budget, Einstein, gay rights, GOP, Humor, justice, Michele Bachmann, morality, philosophy, physics, Sarah Palin, speed of light, teabaggers
Yesterday you were invited to watch the debates under a new game rule: look for the inappropriate audience response.
And as expected, those of you who watched saw just that.
That the GOP and the TeaNutz® are morbidly repulsed by gayness, is of course well-known. It’s against their self-serving interpretation of the bible.
Last night, a gay soldier asked the candidates what they would do given that DODT had been ended.
The response of the audience was a very loud bunch of booing, and then the usual Ricky (why won’t you give me a chance) Santorum response which is that “we shouldn’t be doing social experiments with those we need to protect our country.” See a complete transcript of the exchange at Pass the Doucheys on the Right, as well as appropriate biting comment.
Might I also note, that not a single one of the “candidates” bothered to thank Mr. Hill, who is serving in Iraq, for his service to the country, something all the GOP pushes and shoves to be first to say to prove their patriotism.
God, the GOP sucks.
Note also that Chauncey de Vega has a great piece on this event as well.
You know, I’ve often alluded to the fact that our world, especially here in America is deeply out of whack. What I refer to is how we reward people in oddly weird ways over others. Huh? Okay let me clear it up.
We pay actors, who individually may be pretty much stupid as rocks, millions to make us laugh or cry, or applaud a fantasy life or event. We pay CEO’s millions for making a company wealthy, and at least a few stockholders a few bucks. We pay schoolteachers paltry amounts to teach our children whom we claim we worship and want the best for. We pay scientists next to nothing even though they discover the things that make our lives easier, healthier, and safer.
It’s called moral philosophy, and the king of the hill is one Harvard professor named Michael J. Sandel. His lectures were turned into a PBS series, and in Asia have prompted classes to mimic his ideas. His book, Justice: What’s the right thing to do?, has been a great hit. A NYTimes article about his success is linked here. Might be worth buying his book.
When does the difference between 299,792,458 and 299,792,454 matter? Why that’s easy. Come on you know the answer. The first is the speed of light. And the second it the time it took some neutrinos to make the circuit. And that means that maybe the SOL is not what we thought it was.
And that means that Einstein was wrong, and somethings (neutrinos) can travel faster than the SOL, and that means something really really big and important, and it probably means that we can go to Arcturus by the end of next week.
It’s the old chutzpah again. The GOP holds the disaster relief funding hostage unless the Democrats agree to funding cuts to the most job-producing programs going, and then accuses the Dems of holding up FEMA relief!
I continue to hold out hope that our dear girl Sarah will jump into the fray. Her slavish knuckledraggers are sure hopin’ the same too, and took time after last night’s debate to hit her main target with all they had. From Conservatives4Palin:
Everyone here in Palinville who looks forward to good hard competition will be relieved to know that Gov. Rick Perry was NOT drunk at last night’s debate, all appearances to the contrary. It’s just that before taking the stage he inexplicably chose to receive a Gardasil shot, one of whose known side effects is mental slowness.
Given that our Sarah subbie, Michele (I am frakin’ dumber that her actually) Bachmann is unable to know fact from fiction and has slipped down the hill toward the black hole of oblivion, we have no choice but to wave a flag pin at the Palinator and hope hope hope she joins the increasing circus that is known as the “TeaNutz® on Parade” or “The Last Dance of the Dinosaurs” which ever you prefer.
On the Stove? Oh a new Chicken Enchilada recipe. I’ll post it if we decide we like it. So far, it seems to meet my objections to most Enchilada recipes: the turning to mush of the corn tortillas. I’m hopeful if this technique works, that it will be my new go-to method for both green and red enchiladas.
- GOP Debate Viewers Jeer Gay Soldier (pinkbananaworld.com)
- GOP Debate Crowd Booed Gay Soldier (abcnews.go.com)
C4P reader said:
If you are of the fact-interested democrats, and do not need to fill your day with circular logic and snark, you can find good people over at http://palin4america.com that are interested in your opinon and what you know and don’t know about Sarah.
Just feeling “giddy” about Palin as a candidate, might come back to bite you if you don’t feel honest enough to actually research her politics and results as an excecutive, and how that might attract moderate democrats and independents alike.
Its your choice.
Believe me, we have paid a lot of attention to the Palinator. We have watched her from her first entry to the stage of politics. She is incurious, simple minded in her pursuit of personal fortune and attention. She is unable to put together a cogent sentence, now borrows all her “policy” positions directly from the Wall street Journal which I am sure she never read before being embarrassed at being unable to answer the “gotcha” question of “what do you read?” She appeals to people of limited education and almost no political nuance. They thinks she’s a “looker” and talks “tough” to those in power, which is what they wish they could do if they only had an education to put more than six words together in a sentence. She appeals to crazy far-right wing Christianists who are not really Christians in any sense but their own sick heads, and she of course is loved by the racists in our country who now think that any African American with the temerity to stand up and fight for justice is just “playing the racist card.”
We are interested in facts to the exclusion of rhetoric. We are so not into a silly woman who is nothing but a grifter who is taking you folks for a ride, and making her money at your expense. If you could reason with anything like a critical mind, you would know this, but frankly you can’t do what your limited intelligence won’t allow. You carry the signs that say “govt. stay out of my medicare” because you are too brain limited to know it is a govt program. You listen to the prattles of people like David Barton who has no degree in history and rewrites it to support his theocratic vision for America. It is your wish too, and next to African Americans you hate Muslims most of all. Then on your list is Hispanics, most of whom you think taking your jobs, which is a laugh.
The proof of your insanity is that you by and large support a party that is taking you to the cleaners figuratively speaking, promising you that if only you will given them ALL the money they will throw it down your way, trickling from the skyscrapers they inhabit. They tease you with “Christian” notions of “pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps” and “work ethics” until you dutifully deny your own children health care, decent educations, good jobs at fair wages, clean air, water, and working conditions. In the not so long run you will kill them with an climate that no longer supports human life. You deny the obvious evolution and global warming because, all the while accepting all the science that can produce you bigger TV screens and drugs that kill your cancer. You never draw a connection between the two.
Now get the hell off my blog with your nonsense.
The City Slacker said:
So I read the news about the speed of light not being all that too…it said that it would change everything we think we know about the universe….but lucky for me I know absolutely nothing about the universe!
Well, I’m seriously interested in what this will all mean. I know a bit, but not enough to know what this might mean.
Snoring Dog Studio said:
Sherry, I love you, girl! And I thoroughly enjoyed your response to the Palin fan. Come on, Sarah, join the brouhaha and give us all a real show!
Yes, the vile treatment of gay service people who are fighting their wars is disgusting.
tee hee, I kind did go off didn’t I? I didn’t start out that way, but my fingers just started to fly. Highly unlikely that the goof even saw it.
Why would we even want to go to Arcturus………….. Hmmmmmmmmm………. Could we be free from TeaBugs/GOP/GOP candidates? Could we start or find a Constitution where People, Not Big Easrth Money rules?…………….SIGN ME UP! See you there next week…………
that sounds like a good bet to me Tony
It’s getting to the point that I don’t want to watch or listen to political shit from the right. It’s getting nasty!
I’m tellin ya these candidates are doing a better job at campaigning for Obama than Obama. This crap seriously turns off the Independents.