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Is Life Worth Living?

In Politics, Stupid People on August 12, 2010 at 9:04 AM

That’s really the big Q, isn’t it?

At this point, I’m not entirely sure. I mean what do we really have to look forward to? The climate is rapidly changing. Are we prepared for what’s to come? Clearly not. And what of it? Supersize hurricanes, violent tornadoes, massive snowstorms, raging floods, torrential downpours, blazing heat…extreme weather in a nutshell, right? How fun is that?

Plus, the economy. Um…yeah. I don’t think I can really say anything more on that subject without screaming like a lunatic and shooting myself in the head with a pneumatic nail gun, so.

Relationships, then? That’s always a hotbed of controversy to fall back on.

I’m glad Prop H8 was overturned by a sensible judge. UNCONSTITUTIONAL, People! That’s twice it’s been struck down from the bench for being unconstitutional. Of course the h8ers are taking it further. That’s cool. Let’s see how far this hatred train goes.

Yes, I said hatred train. As in Meg Whitman. Let’s talk about that crazy red lady for a moment. Who said anger management? Was it me? I think it was, actually. Nuttier than a fruitcake, this one. Unstable. Unable to manage her emotional self.

Now she wants to be the savior of the Latino community. Really, Meg? Which one? Rancho Mirage? Rancho Santa Fe? Is that what you were thinking? Because normally when sane and rational people in the know speak about the Latino community, they are referring to people of Hispanic descent. You know, like the ones you want to cut off from jobs and civil rights.

Meg Whitman is a liar, in Spanish

Did I tell you this nutjob beat the crap out of her publicity person when she was still trying to steer eBay away from the disasters she created? Oh yeah, kids. Believe it.

Meg Whitman’s professional standards

The woman got like $200k and then later came back after “Wig-outman” left the building for good. How scary to have some maniac Republican “escort” you out of the room because you dare speak the truth in front of others. This makes me wonder if Whitman is really a man with a tiny little penis. It would definitely explain some of her more bizarre behavior.

Anyway, there’s really not too much to discuss about Whitman. She’s frightening because she’s a GW Bush in female panties, which if you ask certain peeps in the know, it’s not the first time GW Bush has been in female panties. Take that however you want, kids.

In other ridiculous news, I heard Ellen Degeneres turned down some documentary filmmakers who are trying to finish up an expose on Big Pig oil. They asked her Gayness for a measly $10k and she said no. So, give her the finger if you see her for me, will ya? Any finger will do, I’m not a fascist about it.

Should we talk about Mel Gibson today? No, I’ll save him for tomorrow. He’s a post all to himself.

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Eat a hot pepper!

In Politics, Stupid People on July 10, 2010 at 6:22 PM

I didn’t feel like I was angry enough at the world to blog recently. How ridiculous! There’s so much to be angry about every day. Every single day.

I went for a job interview also. It didn’t make me angry, it just made me sad. I don’t think I’ll ever have a job again and I’m slowly becoming one of those people whom everyone else seems to hate. My friend’s father has decided to hate anyone who is unemployed. He firmly believes that we are all just lazy bums, leeching the system. Oh, yes! Because it’s such a pleasure having nothing to do and no money with which to do it. He’s kind of a moron. He’s also a Republican, a bigot, and another Palin/Coulter supporter. Who are these crazy people? Where did they come from? What trauma did they suffer in their lives to make them so unreasonably insane?

I don’t know. She told me that he keeps emailing her political youtube videos and articles about how unemployed people are taking advantage of all the hard-working “real” Americans. He keeps talking about some girl he knows from somewhere, some colleague’s stepdaughter or something, who routinely gets a job, works long enough to go on unemployment and then gets herself fired so she can go to the beach all day until her unemployment runs out again.

Really? I need a judge’s ruling on this one because I just find it too hard to believe. How old is this girl? Where is she getting these jobs? I strongly suspect it’s in fast food or teen retail. How is it she keeps getting awarded unemployment without question? I had a hard time getting reinstated the second time I was on unemployment in a year. Without a letter from my former employer, I’m not sure I would have received it. I am only getting less than $1,000 a month as it is, and currently not even that until the Senate votes to reinstate benefits. Does this girl have any rent to pay? Does she have bills? A car payment? Anything? Maybe she’s only working during Summers because she’s a student. I don’t know. Something’s fishy about this story. Especially about her spending all day at the beach. Who does that anymore? What, is this girl 17? And why would she be spending all day at the beach when it’s been like the coldest Summer in forever?

Anyway, he uses this mystery girl as a reason to hate all unemployed people who have somehow driven the national debt into the trillions by refusing to work. As if it couldn’t possibly have anything to do with Bush’s vanity wars or the Ayn Rand-loving Republicans allowing Wall Street to run rough shod all over the American dream of home ownership. I seem to recall that as Clinton left office there was a practical plan of controlling and paying down the debt, and now after a solid 8 years of Red State BS, we again have a Democratic (allegedly) regime. What now? Things had become such a mess they called the janitor in to clean it all up?

It really pisses me off to hear my friend’s stepfather blow hard about “all these bums on the dole”. Unemployment Benefits are INSURANCE! We paid into the system when we were working our asses off just like everyone else. Do we get to complain about how all the old folks get Medicare and SSI? No, we don’t. Because they paid into the system. Oh, wait. Maybe some of them didn’t. Maybe it was their husband, or their parent who paid in. By his ignorant logic do we get to just cut them off to set them straight?

This man is the epitome of what I can’t stand. He has a job he hates. He goes to it everyday. He has risen up the ranks simply by showing up every day. He makes good money. He has good benefits and retirement. He’s moderately invested and moderately realized gains. He was able to improve his house and has gained equity there. He takes vacations. He gets a new car every 4 years. He is your average white, middle-class, Baby Boomer. He watches TV all the time. As a matter of fact, it’s his media of choice and he gets all his global perspective from FOX News. I don’t know why he latches onto ideas that certain groups of people are ruining “his” America. It’s the creative people who won’t get a steady job. It’s the illegal immigrants who take jobs away from Americans. It’s the Liberals who give jobs away. It’s the unemployed who refuse to work. It’s the students who force their parents to pay for expensive college tuition and then won’t leave the house or get a job. It’s the Jews who want to destroy Christian values. It’s the Gays and Lesbians who want to destroy the family units. It’s the Satan Worshippers (really? REALLY?) who want to destroy God’s Church. It’s the Entertainment Industry who wants to destroy the American culture.

It’s always someone else who is attacking this man. I think he feels like he’s supposed to be a King because he’s the white man who’s done everything right. He went to school, he got a job, he got a wife, he bought a house, he got a family, he does what he’s supposed to and…now what? The Liberals have ruined the country for him.

Shouldn’t he be delighted that his greedy buddies threw the economy into a depression? Don’t let them fool you into thinking this is just a little recession, kids. It’s a depression, yes it is. And this one is not great. This is one will probably be known as the The F*CKING DEPRESSION.

Okay, I’m done ranting about his stupid ignorant ass. I know what’s wrong with him. I won’t say it here. Okay, I will. He needs to get laid and even a crack whore won’t do it.

Ann Coulter is a fraud

In Politics on July 2, 2010 at 6:26 AM

I watched a lot of Ann Coulter yesterday and I have to say, I’d certainly hate to be her publicist. She reminds me of Katie Heigl. That’s Katherine Heigl to most of you.

I liked when Ann almost got a pie thrown in her face.  I used to know a girl very much like Ann Coulter. She was that same kind of gawky tall and she had that same kind of face, where you can’t decide if she’s pretty or weird looking. This girl used to go to the same church group I did, before I became lucid and realized religion was just a noose around the neck.

Anyway, this girl, who coincidentally I think was also named Ann, used to go on and on and on about stuff, trying to sound intelligent, and well-informed, and opinionated. Then when someone would correct her on something or ask her to clarify what she’d just said, this girl would just act like a nutjob and deflect, change the subject, flat out deny that she’d said what she’d just said, etc. Sometimes she would get really girlish and ask why everyone was ganging up on her and other times she would get really silly and make all these outrageous statements about how Christ dying on the cross was the equivalent of her mother giving her extra money for clothes or something. It was really ridiculous.

All the guys in church really grooved on this chick, too. It was kind of disgusting. They all thought she was really a “hardcore” Christian the way she would sit around and get into these absurd discussions with them about who was a Pelagian and who was an authentic Calvinist. It was really banal.

I’m so glad to not have to be a Christian anymore. I don’t knock it for those who truly believe. It simply wasn’t my path. I believe that everyone has a path and that life is ultimately a spiritual journey. Christianity was not my path. It was too filled with hatred and judgmental attitudes. How no one can ever be a good enough Christian was one of the things that drove me insane. Also, all the contradictions really got to me. You know they say that humanity is God’s creation and that he delights in us, but we are fatally flawed and if we don’t accept Jesus into our hearts we are condemned to hell for all eternity. Who thought this stuff up? And if it’s true, God’s kinda cruel and plays with his food before eating it.

Anyway, I couldn’t stand that girl and she eventually married this real blowhard jackass of a guy and I remember hearing some rumor that he cheated the night before the wedding. Guys like that usually do. Girl like that usually choose guys like that.

So, back to Ann Coulter, Henry Rollins’ secret crush. I think she’s a fraud. I think she’s just doing it for the fame and the money. I think as soon as anyone stops paying attention to her she has a hissy fit and does something outrageous to get attention, like storm off Hannity and Colmes because she was feeling ignored. Should we feel sad for Ann? Should we pity her that her insecurities make her act out in such a public way? Her madness makes her say and write outlandish things and even when she’s confronted, like by Mike Huckabee Ann Coulter Gets Owned by Huckabee or when she’s corrected like in this instance Ann Coulter Gets Owned, or when she just feels ignored, overwhelmed, and is fixing for a hissy fit like in this case Ann Coulter Storms Off Hannity and Colmes.

Did you see how she said things were going swimmingly in Afghanistan? Poor Ann is delusional. She needs help.

But I’m too angry to feel bad for her. I felt bad for Paris Hilton when she was locked up, but I can’t drum up any pity for Ann.  It’s like when a homeless person asks you for money and you just want them to go away. I do feel bad for her, and I’m sure some kind of mental illness is involved, but please, oh please just go away because you scare me, you really freak me out. Maybe I should scrounge around for loose change to send to Ann.

Wait a minute, that’s not right. Why should I send that crazy bitch my loose change? She must be making bank running around like a circus freak. Meanwhile, her Elephant friends have cut off my unemployment benefits! Earth to Republicans – unemployment benefits are not welfare, they are insurance that workers paid into the system and will again if they are ever allowed to work again.

Oh, the vein in my neck is beginning to throb and I haven’t even had any breakfast yet. I will post later about that pizza delivery boy.

Hello and welcome to La Opinionette!

In Politics on July 1, 2010 at 10:07 PM

We were so angry about it all we simply had to blog.  We are simply ready to take up arms and storm the Bastille, or something similar, but alas these are the days in which apathy reigns supreme.

So, no.

We started a blog instead.

Why are we so angry? Well, just have a look outside! I cannot inform on anything televised as I no longer have a television. I was laid off from work more than once last year and I am still a bit angry about that. I am also angry about the whole unemployment thing. I am angry that I have only had 26 weeks of insurance while others have had up to 99 weeks. I am angry that employers are shredding resumes from the unemployed without even giving them a once-over. I am angry that a girl who is practically a toddler now sits at my desk and has the gall to send me emails like this about twice a month:

“Oh, hey howzit? Every 1 here misses u soooo much! I wish u cld cum back soon. (Name removed to protect the guilty) was hopin’ u wld kno were the old log books r at? I looked in the storag rm but its not their.

let me kno and hope u hv a killer 4th!”

I hope she gets a brain tumor from sniffing toner.

I am also angry that Democratic Senator Ben Nelson, widely suspected of really being a filthy dirty Republican,  has soured the milk on the unemployment extension, leaving millions of people without any income whatsoever. And now they’ve all gone off on their two-week vacation and will not vote again until late July.  According to my research, it will take another month to six weeks before anyone gets a check after the bill is voted in. So, it looks like the soonest anyone will get any benefits again will be around mid-to late August, but most likely not until mid-to late September.

Woohoo! No income for nearly three months. That’s almost a full fiscal quarter they don’t have to pay anyone.

The Republicans are stating they don’t feel comfortable voting in something that would add approximately $34 Billion to the deficit without budget cuts in order to pay for it. Hmmm, I seem to remember some kind of budget surplus at the beginning of the Bush Era of Terror. And I don’t recall anyone demanding to know how the two wars we’re currently in were going to be paid for.

I wrote to Senator Nelson of Nebraska. I told him I was glad my dad moved away from that crap of a state as soon as he could and that I hoped he had a fantastic vacay while millions were having their utilities shut off because of bi-partisan BS.

I am tired now. I am going to bed. I will let you all know what I am angry about tomorrow. It will probably be Joe Jackson and possibly Anne Coulter, or maybe the insolent pizza delivery boy.