When you are acting like a repressive regime, people will respond as if you are a repressive regime. Gunning down unarmed citizens, beating and gassing the populace, and arresting reporters who are telling the world about what you are doing is no different than what has been done under apartheid, Soviet Russia, mainland China, and so on. If the shoe fits, put it on.

When you are a minority oppressing a majority, guess what? The majority doesn’t like it.

SIEGEL: We’ve all heard about how few black police officers there are in Ferguson. There aren’t many black elected officials either – 1 councilman in 5. Why is that?

BYNES: Well, anything other than a presidential election there is low voter turnout. And the African-American community has been disenfranchised for a very long time. When you have people who are worrying about can I get a job – can I get to work – can I put food on the table – when election day on Tuesday comes around, that is the furthest thing from their minds. And the whites that live in the community – they participate. And so they vote for who they want for counsel and mayor , and they don’t always put practices in place that are best for the majority population there.

When you and those like you are clearly a bunch of bigoted, racist f***s, rhe people you hate just might hate you back.

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You did the crime (racist, violent repression). Now do the time. You deserve it.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

Motherf***ing s*** is stunning, isn’t it? This scumbucket git convicted, did time, and now the football team has welcomed him back with open arms. What a cesspool of hate and violence is Steubenville:

One of the two Steubenville (Ohio) football players convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl at a party two years ago is back on the football team, according to WTRF-TV.

Ma’lik Richmond, a wide receiver who served a one-year sentence in a juvenile facility after a nationally watched trial, was allowed to return even though he must register as a sex offender for 20 years. He is shown with the other seniors and in a closeup in a team photo on the Big Red fan site.

A couple of awesomely snarky tweets on the topic:

So what that a young woman’s life is ruined? What matters is that her rapist is given another shot at football. http://t.co/MuM1NkS0uV

— Adam Peck (@AdamReports) August 11, 2014

@MichelleLMcKee Steubenville’s rape numbers were abysmally low last year. Perhaps they can rebuild, starting with this talent addition.

— Marc J. Randazza (@marcorandazza) August 11, 2014

Truly a disgusting, rape-loving, child-molesting dung heap. And so is the town. Here’s hoping the parents of underage girls all have CCW permits, because their daughters are all in danger again, and the cops have proven themselves to be a bunch of preeves; so the families will, once again, have to take care of their kids. The city, county, and school administrations love rape and lionize rapists.

Don’t believe it? Then why is Malik Richmond, convicted sex offender, back on the team?

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

This post has a very narrow audience: those who say they will not vote unless the candidates are sufficiently in line with their personal beliefs, and think that by withholding their vote they will somehow “teach the party a lesson”. It is not targeted at any other people or groups. S’alright? S’alright.

Many of the party apparatchiks, leaders and candidates (for example, Hillary Clinton) are millionaires, and will not be hurt by your lack of participation in a hypothetical future contest. They should pay a price, but they will not. They might write books, consult, bloviate, become the ambassador to Lower Maylohda, or join the punditocracy: but one thing that they will not do is suffer. Not one wee bit.

No, the people who will be hurt by the lack of participation in a given race will be the poor. The children. The elderly. The minorities. The women. THEY will pay the price for your bitterness, defeatism and despair. You might not pay a price, the candidates might not pay…but nothing is free in this world. Somebody always pays.

In the last election, in one Ohio state congressional district, a (literal) handful of voters failed to vote for the Democrat in the race, and the Teapublican won. That state is now 100% Red. Dems have NO POWER OVER STATE GOVERNMENT.

Voting rights are being taken away. Women’s rights are being obliterated. Children are starving and dying. Millionaires are profiting and the rest of us are struggling. Because a very few voters made the choice you propose to make.

Think a bit before you decide to be dogmatic. Think of those four voters who did what you say you will do. Every vote counts. And every vote has a consequence.

Perhaps God should have mercy on those who abandon their fellow Americans to poverty, privation, and death; but the rest of us shouldn’t.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

bluntandcranky:

Most of you are aware that your Cranky Correspondent suffers from a number of health issues, thus the paucity of posts lately. In lieu of Crankitude, here’s a post from another blog that is likewise possessed of a certain “get off my lawn” aesthetic.

Originally posted on The Curmudgeonly Contrarian:

It’s true. Leading Teapubbies are pretty much guaranteed to fit into or more of those categories. For proof, one need only browse the news of the day:

Anti-Constitutional: in a clear and massive violation of the Establishment Clause, Steve Palazzo sent Christian Bibles to every other member of Congress to help them make good decisions. Uhmmmm, Stevie Boi, the law of the land forbids the making of laws based on religion. Really. Look it up.

Corrupt: the Repub Majority Whip used a lobbyist to help hire and fire his staff. Yes. Yes, he did:

Quinn Gillespie & Associates’ John Feehery sat in on and participated in multiple official interviews with job candidates last month for the new majority whip’s press operation. Scalise has not yet announced who he will name as his communications director.
Sometimes lawmakers rely on lobbyists for strategic advice. But inviting a lobbyist into an interview is…

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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

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