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Remember 9/11? And how the Bushistas said we really needed the Patriot Act? And the repeal of habeas corpus? And warrantless wiretaps? And secret agencies and laws (and tons of oh-so-secret funding)? And a couple of land wars that killed lots of soldiers and civilians?

And a new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to rule them all, and in the darkness bind them? Ohmygoodnessgracious, the DHS was ESSENTIAL to winning the Global War on Terror (GWOT) (Teapubbies totally suck out loud at acronyms, have you ever noticed?). We simply HAD to have it, and to spend billions of taxpayer dollars on it. And right away, too. Remember?

Of course you remember. So do we all. Which makes things seem puzzling today, when the Teapublicans are willing to kneecap that ever-so-very important agency, just to stick a thumb in Obama’s eye. How could they take such a risk to such an all-important entity over such a trivial matter of prosecutorial discretion of alleged illegal immigrants?

The answer is obvious: DHS isn’t really important.

DHS, GWOT, and the entirety of the “Republican agenda” of the day was, is, and will always be neither more nor less than  a right-wing wet dream come true; an enormous, extra-constitutional seizure of power and money, designed solely to enrich and empower a privileged few while impoverishing disempowering the masses.

Now that we know this to be the case, it’s time to do away with DHS and every other Bush-era “Republican” piece of policy or law that has anything at all to do with national security: because it was bulls*** when it was proposed, bulls*** when enacted, bulls*** when expanded, and is still bulls*** today.

Away with Gitmo, torture, wiretaps,  secrecy, imperialist wars of choice,  the Patriot Act, all of it. Throw it all onto the dungheap of history (as one should always do with bulls***) and return our stolen funds and freedoms to us.

And prosecute the conniving mammy-jammers responsible for the scam as well. Let them stand under the crap they created as we pitchfork it onto their compost pile.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

It seems to fit a pattern, in fact . When some anti-government nutjob group stands up and demands that they get lower taxes, it’s almost always a huge corporation behind them, pulling the strings. When some fake militia group starts shrieking about the gummint gonna take their guns, you can bet a weapons manufacturer is using those fools to make more money for the company and its directors’ Swiss bank accounts.

This case is no different: a “Tea Party Patriot” who wants the government to stop intruding in our private lives turns out to be a huge child porn addict. No S***, Sherlock, he wants a smaller government: a smaller government would have been less likely to catch the preeve, because they’d have had fewer resources for law enforcement.

And there was a lot to bust him for. Calling himself “HornyPastor”, he was a consumer and distributor of some of the sickest s*** you could imagine. AND by his own admission, a child molester. All the while he’s been blasting our Prexy and posting “Christian” screeds on his suddenly-and-ever-so-coincidentally-unavailable Facebook page, he’s been a criminal of the very worst sort.

There is always motivation to consider. People do weird crap every day, and we just think they are loopy. But dig a bit deeper, and you’ll find that there are usually perfectly understandable reasons for their behavior. People who want lower taxes want to save that money and use it for something else. People who want fewer cops might want to get away with crimes. Those who advocate getting rid of government agencies probably want to do something that the agency won’t let them do. And so on.

In this case, we have a bats*** crazy Right-Wing, “Republican”, Birther, Teabagging, Racist, Child-Molesting, Kiddie Porn-Loving Scumbucket: even though he is quite mad, he is rational enough to know that a smaller government would be more conducive to his perverted, revolting criminal activities.

In his case, it is safe to say that we want enough government to convict him, lock his ass up and throw away the key, and to never let him draw a free breath for the rest of his despicable life. Let him teabag to his heart’s content in prison, forevermore.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

Mr. Blunt and Cranky, like almost everyone else, gleefully piled onto the Internal Revenue Service recently. The targeting of political groups certainly seemed abusive, after all. And everybody hates the Taxman.

After subsequent revelations and upon further reflection, this writer has come to the conclusion that we all got played by a bunch of political scumbuckets. You see, it turns out that there were excellent reasons to suspect these groups of using the tax code for nefarious purposes. After all, Social Welfare Organizations are not allowed to be primarily political organizations.

Here’s a quick summary of why one might be suspicious: 432023_667625673262947_52727540_n (This from the excellent Rob Rogers. Follow his blog: http://blogs.post-gazette.com/opinion/rob-rogers-cartoons )

Also, as The Rude Pundit pointed out, having the word “party” in your name is a wee bit of an indicator of political activity.

Note to self: next time the media scrum is kicking the crap out of a football that one does not happen to like, don’t kick until you know it deserves to be kicked.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky