Monday, September 15, 2014

Religious Extremists Successfully Ban Teaching Evolution in School!

Pretty ticked off here. These woman-hating, gay-bashing, minority-opposing, intolerant religious nuts finally went a little too far...

TPM:

ISIS Bans Teaching Evolution In Schools

The new curriculum even went so far as to explicitly ban Charles Darwin's theory of evolution...

What a bunch of whackjobs.

Oh wait.. you thought I meant....

Whoa... Whoa... Whoa

C'mon. ISIS are murderous, ethnic-cleansing, evil, ignorant, bottom-dwellers.

Today's GOP is simply willfully ignorant.

But I can understand initially why you read the title and instantly thought this was some GOP, right-wing bullcrap. Things like:

Again, just to crystal clear, you cannot compare America's right-wing nuts to a bona-fide terror group. They are nothing alike (sans the bad English). One group actually threatens to kill teachers who challenge them. The other just fines them 1000s who try to register their students to vote.

Most teabaggers are decent people when you get to know them. Not so the psychopaths running Mosul. In fact, they only have one thing in common: taking pride in hateful ignorance.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

"Ray Rice is the bigger victim here!" - FoxNews

Crossposted on DailyKos

A.J. Delgado was a guest on Hannity, of course. Delgado has made many horrible statements on FOX in the past, like women aren't really raped, but are brainwashed by liberals into thinking they are. (This also explains why conservative women have never been raped, apparently.)

Naturally, Hannity looked at the Ray Rice video and thought, "I know the perfect person everyone wants to hear from about this issue!"

Seriously, what's next, FOX? Hiring admitted racist Mark Fuhrman to discuss the situation in Ferguson?

(What. Wait. Dammit, really???)

So A.J. Delgado went to discuss the delicate intricacies of domestic violence on Hannity, and did not disappoint:

"Some might even say watching that video that Ray Rice is the bigger victim of domestic violence here," Delgado told Hannity....

"I think that the key here is she doesn't consider herself a victim of domestic violence," Delgado said, before going off about the "liberal culture of domestic violence advocates that keeps talking about women's rights and empowering women."

Delgado said those calling Janay Rice a victim were in fact being patronizing.

"They're calling a woman a victim who's standing up and saying, 'No, wait I'm not,'" Delgado said. "She's telling us 'I'm not a battered woman. I'm not a victim. Lay off.' And we're going, 'No, yes, you are a victim. You just don't know you are.'"

Liberals. First they try to tell women they shouldn't accept being harassed, now they are telling women they shouldn't stand for being a punching bag. Oh, and abortion too. (Lib moraans--rape kits "can clean 'em out" just as good.)

I can't respond to all that is wrong with Hannity and A.J. I certainly don't have time to discuss the festival of ignorance that is FOX. So let me just say two things:

1. There is never, EVER, E.V.E.R, a reason for a man, (especially a large football player), to knock his wife unconscious--much less literally dragging her limpless. uncovered body out across the floor like a sack of wheat.

2. The fact that she accepts her role as a punching bag DOES NOT translate into her being a strong woman!

Of this I know something about. I was an expert on handling domestic violence cases when I was in law enforcement. I even helped draft the citywide policy on this matter.

Tragically, most women who are repeatedly beaten to a pulp (and many times, along with their children) change their minds about pressing charges once the cops arrive. Even though we all knew this would happen again and get a little worse each time, cops usually backed off when the abused insisted everything was all right. The new policy was written to say if there was clear evidence of assault, the abuser got arrested. Period. I know this has saved lives.

I know this is all lost on you A.J. and Sean. It's pointless to argue.

What I really don't understand is why FOX is so determined to defend any and all incidents where a minority or woman is harassed, beaten up, or worse.

Even if you are a total morally bankrupt person trying to somehow argue "for" this, (which you would have to be), who the hell are you trying to reach? People who hate women and other groups are ALREADY strongly in the conservative column. As a pure business decision, why are U catering to this hate-infested vermin you already own just to have your entire network, (and by extension, the conservative ideology), denigrated and mocked on national platforms?

It's because you can't help yourselves. It's like me and sweets. The stuff is killing me, I know it's bad for me, but I eat it anyway. Sweets are to me what hate is to Foxnews: addictive and sickening at the same time.

I can only throw up my hands. Speaking of which, the sheer irony here is that if Ray Rice did just that to a racist cop and didn't hurt anyone, FOX would not be defending him so passionately.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Rick Scott YouTube Videos: Big Sugar, 600K Jobs, State Debt

I put these up over the last week. They hit hard on some of Scott's claims of accomplishment.

 

Monday, September 01, 2014

Rick Scott Rammed Thru Corrupt, Crony Appointment, Who is Now Facing 15 Years

#148 of My Stupid State

Picture of Scott Batterson hugging his idol, Rick Scott

Everyday there is a new scandal with Rick Scott in this state. I am already several scandals behind in my writing because I just cannot keep up. We've become one of the most corrupt states in America. (Damn you, Mississippi!)

Well, at least we are dead last in education funding. (No wait... damn you Alabama! - You know, if Rick Scott is truly in a race to drag us to the bottom, he can't even do that right.)

Oh well, yesterday's news may help us get closer to the top of the trash heap.

Rick Scott, who has had record turnover in his administration due to corruption, can add his "proud" appointee, Scott Batterson, to the list.

The man was just convicted of bribery, with more counts to follow, and looking towards at least 15 years in prison.

Little background, if you've ever been to Orlando: our tolls are sky high. That's because most of the board appointments for the "Xpressway Authority" have a long history of being extremely corrupt: developer deals, cronyism, huge monetary payouts, etc. It happens so frequently that there is a major scandal every few years. The grand jury for the last corruption case in 2009 called the board hopelessly corrupt. Two years before that, board members were again in Court because of a huge fundraising scandal.

Naturally, when Rick Scott arrived, he appointed the absolute worst person possible to the board: his longtime crony Scott Batterson.

Batterson was on the payroll for a mega-developer, Jim Palmer, who wanted $30 million for the use of his land from the Xpressway Authority. This was taxpayer money, mind you, and the offer was obscene. However, Scott Batterson was the one who was to "negotiate" for us with Palmer.

Only Rick Scott, (and a few corrupt politicians like my own Rep. R-Jason Brodeur ), thought this was a grand idea.

Scott was repeatedly warned not to put Scott Batterson on the Xpressway Authority. Every media outlet, watchdog group, and the two honest board members made waves over Batterson's appointment back in 2011. Rick Scott ignored them all and appointed him anyway.

Once on the board, Batterson did not disappoint. He started making backroom deals, including offering a $5 million dollar contract to a consulting firm in exchange for hiring some of his buddies. Worse, he did this in a bar in direct violation of the law, and KNOWING he was being watched.

And, as always, it got worse:

Investigative records released by [the prosecutor] Ashton's office last month appear to show Batterson and a handful of others plotted to take over the authority and its nearly $300 million in annual toll collections to win contracts for friends and further their own careers.

His "coup" involved forcing out the Director, who was put on by Charlie Crist to clean up the agency. He teamed up with another Rick Scott appointee, Marco Pena, (who resigned in disgrace), and the horrible Noranne Downs, who for some reason is still serving on the damn board!

Charlie Crist said it best:

“This is just the latest example of how shady Rick Scott’s Administration is – and how lobbyists and special interests get special treatment while we all foot the bill,” the email says. “There’s likely more to this story, as is usually the case when Scott or his cronies are involved.”

For every scandal involving Scott, please donate $1 or 1 hour to the Crist campaign. I realize this involves thousands of dollars or hours, so feel free to make it much less.

We can't go on like this.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Throw another log on the fire...

With the Scott Batterson guilty verdict yesterday, we've run out of room...

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Rick Scott, Auto Tag Fees, and the State Plane

I posted two more movies on the new channel, one on the state plane, and one on the auto tag fees. As I said I'll post one a day for a while -- though I'll take the next two days off for the holiday. Have a good Labor Day!


Friday, August 29, 2014

Rick Scott Allows Ads on All State Trails (Plus, New UTube Channel)

One of the writers for the Seminole Democrat is the incredibly talented IndieThinker. He writes the widely successful Rick Scott Must Go! installments and is starting to turn some of them into animated videos.

This first one concerns a bill Rick Scott signed and went into effect July 2012. It allows the Department of Environmental Protection (which was led by Scott business crony John Littleton at the time) to place ads on any state trail. (Originally, it was just seven trails, but a later amendment expanded it to all trails.)

Scott did most of his damage in 2011 with cutting 1.3 billion in education (but doubling his budget), his drug testing of all gov. workers scheme, his voter suppression and purging awfulness, his pulling funding of sick and disabled kids, etc. etc. etc. Yet 2012 was hardly a stellar year for this state. Our legislature, completely ignoring our seniors, veterans, and uninsured, found time to debate: Jay-Z lyrics, a 24-hour waiting period for abortions, a requirement for doctors to describe "fetal pain", pit bulls, and of course, bills that made it easier for Rick Scott to destroy the environment.

Compared to Rick Scott's other environmental crimes, like allowing fracking in the Everglades, literally destroying our springs, or allowing polluters to dump, this is small by comparison. Yet it really says something when you, as a Florida citizen, feel relieved that your governor is at least not destroying our beautiful lands as much as he could be. That is disturbing.

Well, he's only allowing 4-16 foot billboards. Phew. At least he's not turning them into golf courses yet.

You can watch Indie's video here. He is posting new ones every day, so consider subscribing.

I hope they will soon be outdated, hilarious fodder for a horrible era. That depends on how many of us GOTV this November.

http://www.charliecrist.com/