Political Nonsense happens every day on both sides of the aisle. This section will cover stories that defy any kind of logic. If you have suggestions for stories that should appear here, please write me at revolutionary.radar@ gmail.com. Thanks.
Better late than never?
You know, I hate to continue to harp on the state of the nation below the Mason-Dixon Line, but there are just some things that boggle my mind. It only took them 148 frackin’ years, but the state of Mississippi finally got around to ratifying the 13th Amendment to the Constitution which bans slavery. According to state legislators, this would have been accomplished in 1995 except for the fact that U.S. Archivist was not notified.
Still. Really? Even if Mississippi had been successful in 1995, it still would have been the last state to do so. Kentucky made it official in 1976.
I don’t know how you feel about it, but it seems to me that slavery would be a talking point that was long buried in this country but, then again, Mississippi isn’t exactly the most forward-thinking state in the nation.
GOProud defies logic and endorses Mitt Romney
Never let it be said that conservative gay people employ any more logic than the average conservative. On Wednesday, the national gay conservative group GOProud, founded in 2009 by two former members of the Log Cabin Republicans, announced that they are endorsing Mitt Romney for president. Pardon my opinionated attitude, but right off the top I firmly believe that being a gay Republican is an oxymoron. All the GOP has done for the LGBT community ever since I can remember is marginalize us. Even though DOMA has been declared unconstitutional in every court case (a total of five times now), perma-tan Speaker of the House John Boehner has committed $1.5 million in taxpayer dollars to continue to defend it. Mitt Romney supports that position. In case some of these conservative GOP gay folks need a reminder: HE IS USING LGBT TAX DOLLARS TO DEFEND AN UNCONSTITUTIONAL LAW THAT DENIES US OUR CIVIL RIGHTS.
Better still, Mr. Romney wants to take it a step further by passing a federal amendment to the Constitution that bans same-sex marriage nationwide. His senior adviser, Ed Gillespie, even states that Romney will campaign on that position. No self-respecting LGBT American would ever logically endorse a candidate who wants to write discrimination into the U.S. Constitution. Therefore, these people must be self-loathing LGBT Americans. Has the Constitution been amended? Yes, it has. However, it has never been amended to deny one group of people their civil rights. It has only ever been amended to expand rights.
I’m pretty clear on this: I don’t believe the decision belongs with the states either. I think marriage is a guaranteed right under the U.S. Constitution. I don’t believe that the question belongs on a ballot for others to vote on. That’s why they are called rights. Period. Right now, we are being discriminated against. What Mitt Romney wants to do is pass an amendment that would seek to permanently keep this discrimination in place. That’s wrong. GOProud should change its name to anything but what it is because using a variation on “Pride” is an insult to the rest of us. They are not showing that they are proud of being gay by endorsing Mitt Romney. In fact, they are showing just the opposite. They would do better by all of us if they’d just STFU and not take a position.
(Posted June 21, 2012)
North Carolina wants to make sea level rise illegal
Here’s some real conservative nonsense. Last Thursday, a Senate committee in North Carolina signed off on a bill that will limit the state from making plans for potential sea level rise based on global warming and melting of the polar ice caps. (In other words, if you don’t like the scientific evidence, just pass a bill making it illegal.) Of course, the members of this esteemed committee called it a “common sense” approach designed to thwart the negative economic consequences along the coast. Instead, the state must use only historical sea-level-rise data.
Clearly, it doesn’t matter to them that scientists are predicting a whopping, economic-destroying 39-inch sea level rise in North Carolina by the year 2100. Do these nitwits seriously think that this kind of legislation is going to change the reality of the science? Many scientists consider sea level rise one of the surest signs of climate change. You just have to wonder what is in the minds of these utter fools.
(Posted June 19, 2012)
Hey, I get Social Security, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get rid of it!
More utter nonsense. I just love politicians and, quite frankly, I can’t figure out which is worse. Is it the Libertarian thinker who runs on the GOP ticket or is it the lockstep conservative who insists he’s an independent thinker? It’s almost impossible to figure out WTF planet these idiots originated on. We have poster boy Scott Brown who uses ObamaCare to keep his daughter on his insurance, but wants to repeal it. And then we have the ultimate whack job, Ron Paul, who collects Social Security but says that doesn’t mean we can’t get rid of it somewhere down the road. How about this, boys, if you really don’t believe in either program, why don’t you put your freakin’ money where your mouth is and not take the benefits? That would be the stand-up thing to do. Oh, but wait, we’re talking about politicians here. Rarely do they do the stand-up thing. Mostly, they take what they can get while they’re shafting the 99%.
Of course, these dirtbags can find ways to rationalize taking advantage of the benefits even though neither one of them really needs the programs. I’m not saying that they are the richest men in politics (although Senator Brown actually owns more homes than Mitt Romney), but they don’t need these benefits. Still, that won’t stop them from taking what they can get from the system while they work toward screwing over the American public. And all we hear is how people on welfare milk the system? Really?
(Posted June 19, 2012)