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That is pretty much all we can do. They are demanding the right to discriminate against the American women who happen to work for them; to dictate the religion of all their employees; and to dump certain of their business expenses onto we the taxpayers.

For those readers who have not followed the case: before ObamaCare, it was easier to get insurance coverage for Viagra than for birth control. This was so obviously, stupidly unfair that the ACA said “stop that discriminatory s***”. So far, so Constitutional, you would say, and you would be right.

But the Fundagelical He-Man Woman-Haters club at Hobby Lobby got all hairy hosed off at having their “right” to f*** over the womenfolk amongst them taken away, so they claimed a ridiculous “Religious” case against the ACA and that “despicable Kenyan” Prexy who stole it from the Romneybots. That idiotic claim was decided in the idiots’ favor by the Supremes this week.

As expected, the Roberts court has ruled on the basis of partisanship as they are the Constitution. So this bit of illegal bulls*** has been made legal by those right-wing robed barbarians. Now that it has happened, we the people will have to render justice.

And we can do so without breaking a single law: we just stop shopping at Hobby Lobby or any other business they are involved in. Run them into the ground and on to bankruptcy.

Because if these misogynistic motherf***ers have no business, they’ll have no employees to discriminate against.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

You see, he died because health insurers refused to pay for the care he needed: had they paid for it, they wouldn’t have made as much profit. He died so that millionaires can get even richer, and that’s the ONLY God-damned reason he died.

So here’s a big “Fuck You” to anyone and everyone who opposes Health Care Reform. It could have saved his life.

Here’s another one to anyone who opposes the Affordable Care Act (flawed though it is, it at least kept my boy alive a bit longer).

Here’s a big “Fuck YOU, Motherfucker” to all the legislators and pundits who are still trying to block further improvements in accountability, care, coverage and quality in our national health care system.

Simply put, if you are in favor of a health care system that is purely based on greed and profit (as America’s is and has been), then you are in favor of people dying so millionaires can get even richer. And yes, Fuck You for that.

Fuck You, John Boehner. Fuck You, Mitch McConnell. Fuck You, Aetna. Fuck You, Sam Brownback. Fuck everyone who is like you, too.

You want objectivity when my kid got killed, motherfucker? Yeah, right. If it was your kid, you’d be saying the same thing I’m saying right now. So, no, I’m not objective on this topic.

And fuck it, I don’t care. Aetna banked big bucks, their people got bonuses, and where did that money come from? It came from denying care and saving money thereby: and by so doing, killing people like my son. So fuck objectivity. Sometimes, objectivity is just a bunch of rationalized, sophist bullshit.

In closing, here’s one more “FUCK YOU, MOTHERFUCKER” FOR ANYONE AND EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTS THE POLICIES THAT KILLED MY KID.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

P.S. Here’s a big shout-out to the President for still standing by the ACA when so many evil, greedy motherfuckers have been buying congresscritters to try and kill more people with bad insurance. And a big boot up the asses of those bought politicos.

Let’s just take the guilt as given, shall we? Craven Cliven Bundy has been found guilty of any number of crimes by a court of law. He has committed more crimes since then in the full view of TV cameras.

And his Moocher Militia has been videoed and photographed (including by themselves) committing acts of treason, insurrection, sedition, interfering with law enforcement in the performance of their duties, incitement, intimidation, theft, and trespassing. It’s pretty much open and shut, innit? They, like their mooching Rancher buddy, are guilty as shit.
The evidence is overwhelming.

And they are turning it up to 11 now that the BLM caved. Yes, they had serious, valid concerns about a bloodbath. But surely there was something between mass killing and total surrender? Between picking the guilty to triumph over the law-abiding?

That’s what happened, and please don’t pretend otherwise. Here is one bit from the local news:

They were equally hostile to journalists covering the story. Pistol-packing militia men have blocked 8 News NOW’s access to public roads. Some poured lighter fluid around our news vehicle while others got physical.

And here are militia members threatening people who are just trying to drive across roads they paid for:

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The government showed mercy to the guilty, and now the innocent are suffering at thir hands. Sure, the government says, they will deal with these terrorist motherfuckers someday. And while the authorities sit with their heads in the sand and their thumbs up their asses, the people they are sworn to protect are at the mercy of a load of armed, homicidal, deranged lunatics.

Mercy to the guilty, cruelty to the innocent. True in Adam Smith’s time, and it’s true in Nevada today, too.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

And getting away with it, too. We are witnessing a secessionist occupation in Nevada, and nobody is lifting a finger to stop them. Bundy’s terrorists are setting up armed checkpoints and harassing locals, just like the Taliban terrorists are doing in multiple countries around the world. From the link:

Democratic Rep. Steven Horsford, sent a letter to Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie about the safety of residents in the Bunkerville area. Horsford says his constituents have “expressed concern” over the presence of armed militia groups from out of state.

According to Horsford, his constituents say the militia have set up checkpoints where residents must prove they live in the area before they are allowed to pass and have set up a “persistent presence” along federal highways, and state and county roads. They also claim some have established an armed presence in the community.

Horsford told the sheriff that the militia are making people feel unsafe. Armed people from across the country arrived in Bunkerville weeks ago to support Bundy in his fight with the Bureau of Land Management over cattle the agency says are illegally grazing on federally managed lands.

If you’ll remember, the thieving, racist, un-American scumbucket Cliven Bundy made the BLM blink a while back, which this writer said would embolden his equally scumbucketish militia goons. That is clearly what has happened.

A seditious, secessionist, anti-Constitutional terrorist group has been emboldened to the extent that they are setting up armed compounds on Federal and State land, and pretty much acting like terrorist insurrectionists do in other countries. Which makes them the same as al_Quaida, the Taliban, anti-Ukrainian Russian agents, and others whom we rightly condemn for their illegal activities.

Two questions, then:
Number A; why do so many Americans support Cliven Bundy and his militia motherf***ers, and
Letter 2; why are the local, county, state, and federal government sitting around, letting the locals be terrorized and doing nothing to stop the militia asswipes?

Remember, peeps: this is what happens when you let the bullies win. When you let the criminals get off scot-free. When you let the terrorists win.

When the government, in other words, does everything it says it will never do.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

In a few short days, various “Republicans” have blatantly shat upon the Constitution and the rule of law. A few of the many examples:

Sarah “thank God she isn’t in office” Palin announced that she would violate American and International law by torturing terrorists:

“Well, if I were in charge, they would know that waterboarding is how we’d baptize terrorists.”

The GOP government of North Carolina informed landowners that they would make it legal for driller to violate their rights and frack under their property whether the property owner approves it or not.

A gun nut terrorized a bunch of kids and their families by showing them his weapon: the cops said that his 2nd Amendment rights trumped the rights of women and children to be safe in a public park. That is true, because “Republican” lawmakers made it possible to be a terrorist and get away with it.

Add in Craven Cliven Bundy, criminal Michael Grimm, and Arkansas’s illegal voter suppression scams, and you get the picture. Then you realize that there are hundreds of GOP illegal and unconstitutional actions every week, and you have to wonder why anyone would support such a despicable and scummy group of crooks.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

The infantile Infantine pretty much called women lazy. He doesn’t think we should all get the same pay for the same work, you see. Which is why he said, and we quote:

“Men by and large make more because of some of the things they do. Their jobs are, by and large, more riskier,” Infantine, a former chairman of the Manchester Republican Committee, said on Wednesday, as captured by progressive advocacy group Granite State Progress. “They don’t mind working nights and weekends. They don’t mind working overtime, or outdoors in the elements.”

In response to an outburst from colleagues objecting to the Hillsborough Republican’s remarks, Infantine responded, “It’s not me!”

“Men work five or six hours longer a week than women do. When it comes to women and men who own businesses … women make half of what men do because of flexibility of work, men are more motivated by money than women are,” Infantine said, noting that facts from the Bureau of Labor Statistics validate his claims. “Guys! I’m not making this stuff up!”

And he’s not backing down, nor is he providing any citations of these supposed statistics. Of course. A link to a video of the sexist little tyke is herein case you cannot believe anyone could actually say such crap.

Of course, he is full of s*** even according to his own “logic”: if you pay the same hourly rate, and women work fewer hours, you’d prove your point. But he wants to pay women a smaller hourly rate, so his case makes no sense at all. You truly cannot make this s*** up.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

Mr. and Mrs. Blunt and Cranky, for all that we are white, sometimes use “Ethnic” (a euphemism for “black”) hair care products. Hey, ya use what works. So we went into a CVS store today, looking for a jar of Doo Gro, and could not find any.

After we asked several times, one of the (white) store clerks told us (with a church-lady sniff), “we don’t carry THAT type of product”. To say that we were shocked doesn’t begin to capture our reaction. To say we were hugely pissed off doesn’t either.

This is an example of “soft racism”. By not providing a product to a community, members of that community know they are not welcome, and so they self-exclude. So this particular CVS can claim that they are not doing anything overtly racist, but by taking these actions, they are acting in a hugely racist manner.

The other face of racism is the hateful, constipated, ignorant mug of Cliven Bundy, the thief and terrorist that lays his racism right out there. Vis and to wit:

“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, “and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids — and there is always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch — they didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for their kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for their young girls to do.

“And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?” he asked. “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”

That is hard racism, the racism that everyone sees and acknowledges. It is vile, contemptible and has no place in this great nation. But is it any worse than the sneaky, passive-aggressive, cowardly, chicken-s*** racism at that Midwestern pharmacy?

No. No, they both suck. Racism is an evil that needs to be rooted out, thrown on the dung heap of history and set alight, burnt away and the ashes dumped in the ocean, never more to be seen again. No matter the “style” of racism, it is all equally despicable.

Note that not all Nevada ranchers are thieving, scumbag hate machines. Nor is every CVS stocked by bigoted f***wits. It is a good thing that most of us have traveled beyond the days of yore, and I do not minimize the progress that has been made.

But as long as places like that CVS store and people like Cliven Bundy can become rich or famous (or both) by hating black people, we are still SO f***ed. Let’s help to marginalize the lot of them, so they can no longer spread their poison across the globe.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

Recently, your humble correspondent wrote a Get Out The Vote blog post, as he is ofttimes wont to do. The responses from across the Intertubez ranged from “hell yeah” to “meh”, with the “meh” contingent far outnumbering the active supporters of our constitutional rights. Things like “the 1% are the only people who can get elected, so why bother?”

This is regrettably not uncommon. People have become so accustomed to being rolled over by The Man, they assume that nothing can be done to stop it. Which, of course, is what oppressors WANT. Derp.

Gentle Reader, almost nothing is impossible. Very little is inevitable. Many things are difficult, but that is no reason to just lay down and give up. The plutocrats and oligarchs who have seized control of our government are counting on our giving up.

And that alone is reason enough to keep waving our “digital salutes” at the lot of them, to remain active, and to never give up fighting for the country that is ours.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

The link below takes you to a research study that proves what we already know in our guts: rich motherf***ers have bought our government and are using it to steal the rest of us blind. And they can do it because so few Americans vote. Here’s the money quote:

Despite the seemingly strong empirical support in previous studies for theories of majoritarian democracy, our analyses suggest that majorities of the American public actually have little influence over the policies our government adopts. Americans do enjoy many features central to democratic governance, such as regular elections, freedom of speech and association,and a widespread (if still contested) franchise. But we believe that if policy making is dominated by powerful business organizations and a small number of affluent Americans, then America’s claims to being a democratic society are seriously threatened.

(Emphasis mine)

The reason this happens, Gentle Reader, is because the 1% have no competition for the attention of our “representatives”. Since the majority of eligible voters do not vote, the Governors, Delegates, Congresscritters and Senators around the country do not fear our disapproval. But they DO fear the wrath of the rich who have bought them.

The only way to change this dynamic is to rise up as one (“e pluribus unum”) and exercise our constitutional rights by voting. When millions of us cast the loathsome wretches out of office, and do so time and again, they’ll respond.

It takes each of us a few hours, twice a year, to vote. It costs the 1% billions of dollars to purchase and maintain their control of our nation. We can earn an enormous return on a tiny investment if we all just take a few minutes and make the investment.

http://www.princeton.edu/~mgilens/Gilens%20homepage%20materials/Gilens%20and%20Page/Gilens%20and%20Page%202014-Testing%20Theories%203-7-14.pdf

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

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Please note that the states with the suckiest job-creation records are run by the GOP. NOT a coincidence.

The Cranky fam is on vacation, so such posting as occurs over the next week will be short. But not sweet.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

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