Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Christina Freundlich Apologies for Selfie in Front of New York City Explosion Site

Let’s talk about what’s wrong with society.

Yeah, I know. I know. Again?

Yes, again. Because there’s so much to say on the topic! Which is more than sad.

Sad like an explosion that covered three buildings in New York City’s East Village, killing two people and injuring 22. And sad like people taking smiling selfies in front of the scene.

There were at least two examples of such that surfaced after the blast, one of a bunch of twenty-something women, and one of Christina Freundlich making the peace sign with the Instagram caption: “Scene of the accident.”

Any human being with any decency or common sense should have known that was a bad idea. But Freundlich has even less of an excuse considering that she was the communications director for the Iowa Democratic Party not that long ago.

Communications!!!

She’s supposed to understand the ins and outs of that subject, including little social taboos about drawing positive attention to oneself when other people are physically injured.

People freaked out on her on Instagram, with some of them using some very heavy language. While the professional side of me wants to say something about how you can make a point without resorting to immature word choices, the I’m-sick-of-self-focused-idiots side of me doesn’t care that she got torn to emotional shreds.

Freundlich has since told the Des Moines Register that she learned her lesson: “It was inconsiderate to those hurt in the crash and to the city of New York. What happened last week in the East Village is not to be taken lightly, and I regret my course of action.”

But I’m not willing to let her off the hook so quickly. She should have recognized that fact before she took that stupid selfie. She has no excuse for ignoring the obvious until other people were inconsiderate to her.

Wake up and smell the suffering, people. It isn’t just about you.

Monday, March 30, 2015

That Iran Nuke Deal – What Is Our President Thinking?!?!

That Iran nuke deal is getting closer to being signed, sealed and delivered thanks to President Obama’s hard work behind the scenes.

Right now, negotiations have progressed to the P5+1 stage, meaning that it’s not just Iran and Obama involved in these negotiations.

And please, note my exact language above… “Iran and Obama.” Not Iran and the U.S. Because the U.S. was never involved in these negotiations… just our wannabe-dictator of a president.

While the U.S. has been left out of discussing the supposed benefits of letting an entirely hostile nation free rein in developing nuclear technologies, the UK, Russia, China, France and Germany are now being allowed at the bargaining table.

Which would be a shocker that Obama understands the idea of allowing other people to have a say in his hell-bent schemes.

It would be, but it kinda isn’t considering the latest news out on the subject.

According to a disgusted Iranian journalist who apparently isn’t in Iran these days, the U.S. is making it clear that it’s there for one reason and one reason only: to make sure the other countries get onboard.

Considering the last time the United States and Iran were sharing headlines this way, I’d say Obama is the next Jimmy Carter, waiting to usher in the next big Iranian peace deal while actually overseeing the installation of a whole lot of terrifying possibilities.

Except that Carter was a moron. And Obama is not.

So he can’t honestly believe that Iran is going to keep its word. He can’t truly think that this Middle Eastern country known for calling America “The Great Satan” could possibly have the moral integrity to NOT build a bomb and try to destroy us and our allies.

Which begs the question… What is our current president up to?

I mean, I know he doesn’t like America. He doesn’t care for or about this nation. But does he downright hate us this much?

I’m not saying there isn’t another logical explanation out there. I just can’t think of it to save my life.

And considering how many lives might be in need of saving if this Iran nuke deal goes through, that’s a scary thought.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hillary Clinton "Super Volunteers" Create Super Stupid List of "Sexist" Terms to Be Banned in Reference to Their Candidate

Ok, people. There’s feminism and then there’s just plain stupid.

As a society, we’ve been crossing that line in droves with our “women can do it all” (Ummm… Yeah. If they want to be exhausted!), slut walks (walks to support sluts. I kid you not) and blatant lies about being raped in order to bring attention to actual rape victims (‘Cause that’s a brilliant idea right there. Don’t see how it could go wrong at all).

But I think we’ve now officially gone from “just plain stupid” to downright incomprehensible. And it’s all thanks to the pro-Hillary Clinton group HRC Super Volunteers, who warned The New York Times that it “will be watching, reading, listening and protesting” any examples of “coded sexism” that it finds in the newspaper about Hillary.

These terms of “coded sexism”? You’d never guess them on your own. Not unless you’re an idiot with no grasp on anything logical…

·         Polarizing
·         Calculating
·         Disingenuous
·         Insincere
·         Ambitious
·         Inevitable
·         Entitled
·         Overconfident
·         Will do anything
·         Represents the past
·         Out of touch

As a person with a modicum of intelligence (just kidding. I’m brilliant… no matter how many typos I make), I can understand why the vast majority of those entries are negative. Except for “ambitious.” I’m ambitious and proud of it. I could care less who calls me that word.

Oh yeah, and “inevitable.” I don’t get that one at all. Probably because I’m not an idiot.

But labeling any of them as “sexist,” “coded” or otherwise? Come on, Hillary Clinton HRC Super Volunteers! Are you trying to make women look like “polarizing, calculating, entitled, will-do-anything” morons?

If so, then you’re doing great! You’re just failing at everything worthwhile.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Yahoo’s Meredith Shiner Says Its “Bizarre” for Ted Cruz to Mention “God-Made” Rights

I went onto Rush Limbaugh’s page the other day just to see what was going on. I used to listen to him every day, but then the last presidential elections happened and I got too angry to be paying that much attention to politics. But every so often, I still check to see what he’s been saying.

I’m kinda glad that I did, otherwise I wouldn’t have had this topic to blog about…

Here’s how one particular section went, according to the website transcript: Ted Cruz yesterday spoke about the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, preamble to the declaration, one of the most beautiful things ever written. ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.’

“It is an acknowledgement by the founders of our country, declaring independence from Britain, that human rights are bestowed by God via creation, that the natural state of the human being contains God-given rights. It is the basis, forms the foundation of the founding of our country.”

Makes sense so far, right? It should. And if it doesn’t, then you have some serious American education to catch up on. Rather like Yahoo’s political reporter Meredith Shiner. After hearing, or hearing about, Cruz’s speech, she tweeted, “Bizarre to talk about how rights are God-made and not mad-made in your speech announcing a POTUS bid? When Constitution was man-made?”

Now, I don’t have to read Limbaugh’s comments on the subject to have a few of my own…

1.      How dumb are you, Meredith Shiner?
2.      No, seriously, how dumb are you?
3.      Why in the world is it “bizarre” to talk about God in a political speech? Both Republicans and Democrats do it all the time.
4.      Have you ever read a single thing that our Founding Fathers put out there? I mean anything. Or do you just stick to the Huffington Post to get all of your knowledge?

And Number 5, do you realize, Ms. Shiner, that if our rights are manmade, then they can be unmade by men too? That they have value only as long as men say they do? That they can be taken away at the will of some fallible, malleable entity?

Sorry for the repetition, Ms. Shiner, but you don’t seem to be the brightest crayon in the box, so I want to give you every chance to understand exactly how ignorant you are.

Let’s face it though… You’re probably still not gonna get it, are ya?

Sigh.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

President Obama Encourages Gun Making and Business Entrepreneurialism

President Obama allowed some absolute terrorists-in-the-making into the White House at a planned event designed to showcase, support and encourage a range of horrifying devices and mentalities.

The official title of this horrific event: the 4th Annual White House Science Fair.

There, one far too-young man, maybe just 12 years old, had a marshmallow-shooting air gun. And another young lady, perhaps about 16, flat-out admitted that she wanted to start her own company, “profit [and] expand.”

Guns? Profits? Expansion? What are our children coming too!

These are young minds that should be being filled with lofty ideas of global peace and community (i.e. socialism), right? They should be learning to rely on government for just about everything instead of their own skill sets, innovations and hard work.

Yet there they were at the Science Fair, smiling as they stood by their entries and answered questions, or laughing when President Obama went so far as to shoot the marshmallow gun himself.

But… but… but… I thought that guns were bad! That striving to be well-off was greedy. And… and… and… We don’t build businesses by ourselves anyway, right? We owe everything to the teachers and road makers and other “little people” around us who perform such menial jobs and get such little love for them.

Isn’t that what we’ve been hearing for the last presidential term and a half?

But with this entrepreneur-encouraging event, well, talk about your mixed messages.

Clearly, Obama is slipping.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Kanye West Speaks Before Oxford University and Says a Whole Lot of Crazy Kanye Stuff

In the last year or two, Snooki – of Jersey Shore fame – spoke at Rutgers. At the time, I thought that was pretty much as low as an institution of higher education could go.

Today, I stand corrected. And by no less than Oxford University.

Just for the record, thank you Brits. It’s always nice when someone proves that America doesn’t have an iron-clad patent on patheticness.

And inviting Kanye West to speak is about as pathetic as it gets. Here are just a few of the crazy things he said:

“There’s a Bible saying, ‘No weapon formed against me shall prosper’. Recently I’ve been doing interviews and I’ve had to go back to this verse because I don’t think there’s a living celebrity with more weapons formed against them, but I also don’t think there’s one more prosperous. So what weapons have prospered? The smoke and mirrors of other opinions.

“… The Matrix is like the Bible of the post-information age… like when the hundred guys come at Neo, those are opinions, that’s perception, that’s tradition. Attacking people from every which angle possible. If you have a focus wide and master senseis like Laurence Fishburne and you have a squad behind you, you literally can put the world in slow motion.”

And…

“My momma taught me that if I was in a grocery store and I’m by myself and a stranger grabbed my hand, scream at the top of your f-cking lungs. If I’m at an awards show and a stranger grabs my hand and they say so we’re going to use these moving lights, or we’re gonna play the music right now before we define the look, or we’re gonna cut the TV cameras in a traditional way. I’ll scream at the top of my f–king lungs.”

And…

“Let’s have an NBC telethon moment, and say that beauty has been stolen from the people and is being sold back to them under the concept of luxury! It’s illegal to not wear clothes, and also possibly too cold. That means someone is imposing an idea on you that should legally have to do! Clothing should be like food. There should never be a $5000 sweater. You know what should cost $5000? A car should be $5000. And you know who should work on the car? The people that work on the $500,000 cars. All the best talent in the world needs to work for the people. And I am so f*cking serious about this concept that I will stand in front of anyone and fight for it. Because I was 14 and middle class. I know what it felt like to not get what I have.”

If I was there, I would have loved to ask a question: Why did Oxford University invite him?

Who knows, maybe this was for a psych class. But even so, there are a lot of crazy people out there who would have spoken for free.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Obama Maintains His Stance on Putting Iran Before Israel… Because That’s the Smart Pony to Back

As a precursor to Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Congress, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke up about Obama’s diplomatic record with Iran:

“Our hope is that diplomacy can work. And I believe, given our success of the interim agreement, we deserve the benefit of the doubt to find out whether or not we can get a similarly good agreement with respect to the future.”

Meaning that America and Israel should stop throwing such a fuss about any U.S.-Iranian ties being forged. Put bluntly: Butt out of Obama’s business already.

Random though, but didn’t countries say that about Nazi Germany once upon a time? Sorry. Just thinking out loud here. Don’t mind me. At least don’t mind me until Iran starts dropping nuclear bombs on people in thanks to Obama’s “success of the interim agreement” and other concession-heavy negotiation tactics.

I mean, like this administration has been saying… What do we have to worry about here? Iran has proven to be perfectly reasonable ever since Obama took office, backing down on its inflammatory statements about the West in general and the U.S. in particular, and treating its citizens with the respect they deserve.

Like last January, when it strung up 40 people in two weeks. I’m sure they were all very bad criminals, not just political prisoners who ended up crossing the morality police.

In that light, President Obama had EVERY reason to attack Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech BEFORE it even happened. The New York Times reported on Friday:

“In a briefing for reporters, senior administration officials contended that even an imperfect agreement that kept Iran’s nuclear efforts frozen for an extended period was preferable to a breakdown in talks that could allow the leadership in Tehran unfettered ability to produce enriched uranium and plutonium.

“‘The alternative to not having a deal is losing inspections,’ said one senior official, who would not be quoted by name under conditions that the administration set for the briefing, ‘and an Iran ever closer to having the fissile material to manufacture a weapon.’”

The newspaper added how “several news organizations, including The New York Times” – I kid you not; it's citing itself as an expert source – reported that Iran wouldn’t be able to produce nearly so much enriched uranium for at least a decade. Though it forgot to add that those limitations rely solely on Iran’s desire to keep its word… which is probably about as likely as Obama giving Netanyahu the time of day.

So yeah, let’s negotiate with terrorists and insult our friends. ‘Cause both tactics have a great track record of success. For our enemies.