Post Election Analysis, Yes, A Month Later

December 23, 2008 at 1:35 am (conservative bitchslapping, GLBT issues, My personal opinion, Politics, Racism, Republicans being stupid, women) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

It’s been a while since my last post, I know.  Mostl I’ve been hard at work on http://williamtalley.com and http://buchtelclassof99.info.  Here is my post election article.  It’s long, so you may want to kick back a little bit and grab something to drink.

Read the rest of this entry »

Permalink 1 Comment

Obama’s ‘association’ with the Weathermen

October 15, 2008 at 12:25 am (conservative bitchslapping, My personal opinion, Politics, Racism, Republicans being stupid) (, , , , , , , , , )

The latest of Republican smears against Obama is his link with former terrorist William Ayers, part of the Weathermen, an Anti-Vietnam extremist group.  This association stems from a 1995 meeting at a luncheon, and the two men serving on an anti-poverty board.  However, the right wing spin machine would have you believe that Obama supported terrorist activities that were committed when he was just a small child.  Even the head prosecutor of the weathermen case says this is bullshit, as he stated in a letter to the New York Times this past friday.

As the lead federal prosecutor of the Weathermen in the 1970s (I was then chief of the criminal division in the Eastern District of Michigan and took over the Weathermen prosecution in 1972), I am amazed and outraged that Senator Barack Obama is being linked to William Ayers’s terrorist activities 40 years ago when Mr. Obama was, as he has noted, just a child.

Although I dearly wanted to obtain convictions against all the Weathermen, including Bill Ayers, I am very pleased to learn that he has become a responsible citizen.

Because Senator Obama recently served on a board of a charitable organization with Mr. Ayers cannot possibly link the senator to acts perpetrated by Mr. Ayers so many years ago.

I do take issue with the statement in your news article that the Weathermen indictment was dismissed because of “prosecutorial misconduct.” It was dismissed because of illegal activities, including wiretaps, break-ins and mail interceptions, initiated by John N. Mitchell, attorney general at that time, and W. Mark Felt, an F.B.I. assistant director.

William C. Ibershof

Mill Valley, Calif., Oct. 8, 2008

As anyone who has a few minutes to do some reading will find out, this %100 retarded attempt to connect Obama to terrorist activities which took place decades earlier is beyond absurd. It would be like trying to connect Bush to Al Queida based on the fact that his father worked with Osama’s relatives as part of the Carlyle group. Of course there is no need to let the truth get in the way of a good smear campaign.

However, since we’re going to play the ‘Guilt by association’ card though, wasn’t Todd Palin (a.k.a. the republican candidate’s running mate’s husband) a member of a group that wanted Alaska to separate from the union (It doesn’t get more Anti-American than that) from 1995 – 2002? Yet Sarah Palin is married to and has kids with this guy. If Michelle Obama was part of such a group, we would never hear the end of it.

Oh yeah, wasn’t McCain trying to get the support of pastor John Hagee, who stated that gays are responsible for hurricane Katrina and Hitler was doing god’s work? That’s as hateful as anything Reverend Wright said, yet he gets a pass on it.  Lets not even get into McCain’s associations with the Keating 5 and Watergare break-in participant Gordon Liddy.  Of course, since Republicans can do no wrong…

Gotta love double standards.

Permalink 1 Comment

So, where were all the people who wanted Mike Vick’s head on a pike last year now?

September 18, 2008 at 12:30 am (conservative bitchslapping, My personal opinion, Politics, Racism, Republicans being stupid) (, , , , , , , , , )

Where is PETA when you need them? You can’t tell me that shooting at dogs from a low flying airplane is just as bad, if not worse than forcing them to fight each other.

So Mike Vick is having dog fights in his basement and everyone wants his head, yet shooting at dogs from a low flying airplane is kosher? I know I’m gonna be acused of playing the race card, but if you ask me, It’s just white privilege for you.

Speaking of which, here is a good article from writer Tim Wise on the subject. Here are some of my favorite parts:

White privilege is when you can get pregnant at seventeen like Bristol Palin and everyone is quick to insist that your life and that of your family is a personal matter, and that no one has a right to judge you or your parents, because “every family has challenges,” even as black and Latino families with similar “challenges” are regularly typified as irresponsible, pathological and arbiters of social decay.

White privilege is when you can call yourself a “fuckin’ redneck,” like Bristol Palin’s boyfriend does, and talk about how if anyone messes with you, you’ll “kick their fuckin’ ass,” and talk about how you like to “shoot shit” for fun, and still be viewed as a responsible, all-American boy (and a great son-in-law to be) rather than a thug.

White privilege is being able to say that you support the words “under God” in the pledge of allegiance because “if it was good enough for the founding fathers, it’s good enough for me,” and not be immediately disqualified from holding office–since, after all, the pledge was written in the late 1800s and the “under God” part wasn’t added until the 1950s–while believing that reading accused criminals and terrorists their rights (because, ya know, the Constitution, which you used to teach at a prestigious law school requires it), is a dangerous and silly idea only supported by mushy liberals.

White privilege is being able to have a husband who was a member of an extremist political party that wants your state to secede from the Union, and whose motto was “Alaska first,” and no one questions your patriotism or that of your family, while if you’re black and your spouse merely fails to come to a 9/11 memorial so she can be home with her kids on the first day of school, people immediately think she’s being disrespectful.

White privilege is being able to fire people who didn’t support your political campaigns and not be accused of abusing your power or being a typical politician who engages in favoritism, while being black and merely knowing some folks from the old-line political machines in Chicago means you must be corrupt.

White privilege is being able to attend churches over the years whose pastors say that people who voted for John Kerry or merely criticize George W. Bush are going to hell, and that the U.S. is an explicitly Christian nation and the job of Christians is to bring Christian theological principles into government, and who bring in speakers who say the conflict in the Middle East is God’s punishment on Jews for rejecting Jesus, and everyone can still think you’re just a good church-going Christian, but if you’re black and friends with a black pastor who has noted (as have Colin Powell and the U.S. Department of Defense) that terrorist attacks are often the result of U.S. foreign policy and who talks about the history of racism and its effect on black people, you’re an extremist who probably hates America.

I’d add my own thoughts, but dude took the words right out of my mouth.

Permalink 1 Comment

The Christian Taliban’s Anti-Gay Witch Hunt

August 21, 2008 at 11:00 pm (conservative bitchslapping, GLBT issues, My personal opinion, Politics, Republicans being stupid) (, , , , , , , , , )

While our troops are fighting in Iraq to [supposedly] protect our freedoms, gay high school students in Ponce De Leon, FL have to fight for their freedom to simply be who they are without having to deal with any negative backlash. Such is the case of a lesbian high school student in a bible-belt conservative community. After complaining to principal David Davis about students taunting her because of her being a lesbian, Davis respond appropriately, by suspending the student, outing her to her parents as a lesbian, and ordering her to stay away from children. Huh?

But wait, it gets even better. When her friends protested against the decision by wearing gay pride buttons and t-shirts, the principal responded by suspending the students, and interrogating people to find out if they are gay or not. One of those students, Heather Gilman (pictured here), told her mother Andrea, who then contacted the ACLU to file a lawsuit on her daughter’s behalf. Thankfully, the judge ruled that Davis did indeed violate the student’s civil rights, and ordered the school district to pay up. Davis wounded up demoted, and school employees have to go through sensitivity training.

“Davis embarked on what can only be characterized as a ‘witch hunt’ to identify students who were homosexual and their supporters, further adding fuel to the fire,” U.S. District Judge Richard Smoak recounted in his ruling. “He went so far as to lift the shirts of female students to insure the letters ‘GP’ or the words ‘Gay Pride’ were not written on their bodies.”

What’s most disturbing is the fact that so many of the county’s residents support Davis and his audacious behavior, simply because he acted in line with most of the community’s narrow minded beliefs. It’s one thing to believe homosexuality is wrong, but it’s another to punish, cast out, and vilify someone simply because their lifestyle does not coincide with what you believe in. What the principal did was nothing short of a witch hunt. What if some ignorant redneck S.O.B. decides to target one of the homosexuals you’re outing, and brings harm to them or their families? Would you be able to sleep having something like that over your head? Is it moral to public humiliate a child simply because you don’t like who they are? It’s even sadder when these type of people are allowed to teach children their bigoted ways, and then we have a new generation of people who have been raised to think that it’s ‘moral’ and ‘christian’ to ostracize people just because they are different from you. I think this quote from Andrea Gilman says it the best:

“What happens when these kids get out in the real world after they leave Ponce de Leon and they have a black, homosexual supervisor at their job?”

Permalink Leave a Comment

Bush is Homies Over Hoes!

June 17, 2008 at 3:08 pm (Anti-Bush, conservative bitchslapping, Politics, Republicans being stupid, Shits and giggles) (, , , )

Here is the video so that everyone will get the joke.

Permalink Leave a Comment

Random Thoughts on Race, Women, Bush, and Other Random Shit

November 27, 2007 at 2:45 pm (Anti-Bush, conservative bitchslapping, My muthafuckin self, My personal opinion, Police Brutality, Politics, Racism, Republicans being stupid, Shits and giggles, Video Games)

I know it’s been a while since I blogged, well before last week anyhow, but I’ve been busy with work and school, especially sine I’ll hopefully be graduating in 2 and a half weeks. Nevertheless, I got some new material for ya’ll, and it’s a doozy. This is gonna be a long post, so read it after the jump.

Read the rest of this entry »

Permalink 1 Comment

America Hating Anti-Gay Protestors Get Pwned, Big Time

November 3, 2007 at 4:16 pm (conservative bitchslapping, GLBT issues, My personal opinion, Politics, Republicans being stupid, Shits and giggles)

to the tune of $11 million in fact.

antigayprotestors.jpgIf you’ve been following politics, no doubt by now that you’ve heard about anti-gay Christian hero Fred Phelps (of godhatesfags.com fame), his Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church, and their protests at the funerals of dead soldiers under the pretense that the Iraq war is punishment for America’s tolerance of homosexuality. Grieving father Albert Snyder, whose son Matthew was killed in Iraq sued the group for invasion of privacy, intent to inflict emotional distress, and unspecified damages. The judge ruled in his favor, and now the church has to pay nearly 11 million in damages, well over their worth. The group has vowed that this won’t be the end.

Now I’m all for protesting the war, but protesting at someone’s funeral is dead wrong. I despise censorship, but there are some things you just shouldn’t do, especially for the cause of spewing hatred. Hopefully ruling will be upheld, and since the reward is far greater than Phelp’s worth, then these bigots will be bled dry and be forced into bankruptcy, and we’ll never have to put up with their garbage anymore. Looking at this picture, it’s sad that there are parents who train their kids to think like this. People like this is why people turn away from Christianity. Listen up people, forget what Bill O’Riely tells you. There is no war on Christianity, just people like this. Unfortunately, Christians put themselves in the crossfire because they think that these people are spreading the lords word, when all it is is more hatred. Jesus would smack the piss out of Fred Phelps and his ilk.

Permalink Leave a Comment

It’s official: Bush admin officials are above the law.

July 13, 2007 at 11:20 am (Anti-Bush, conservative bitchslapping, Politics, Republicans being stupid)

Last week, Scooter Libby’s prison sentence was erased by (p)resident Bush. Libby, as you know was handed a 2 and a half year prison term for his role in the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame. Now, he simply gets off on probation for what according to CIA law, is a federal offense.  Think about that for a moment.  We’ll accuse filmmakers and anti-war protesters of treason, but when one of the higher ups actually commits a crime that’s almost equivalent to treason, he gets off with a fine.  Well fuck it, here is a funny quote about the situation from the white house:

 The White House on Thursday pushed back against congressional investigations of the Bush administration and said lawmakers should spend more time passing bills to solve domestic problems.

As opposed to the white house which would rather find new ways to justify keeping us stuck in Iraq rather than help solve our domestic problems.  While we’re still fucking up in…..I mean ‘winning’ Iraq, we still have senior citizens who can’t afford their medication, shitty schools, high tuition rates, record gas prices, and 9 million uninsured children.  Oh fuck it, what do I know?  I’m just a black man concerned with a front row seat watching the country go down the tubes.

Permalink 1 Comment

Happy MLK Day

January 15, 2007 at 3:01 pm (conservative bitchslapping, Politics, Racism)

mlkjr.jpgHappy Martin Luther King Jr day. the one day a year to remember the life and times of a man who has done as much as (if not more than) any president. There are some people (*cough*racists. rednecks, extreme right wingers *hack*) who will try to down play the man’s contributions to the world, but who gives a shit what they think? MLK jr’s dream was equality for everyone, including you, me, and even idiots like these. So if you should hear them or see them on the web spewing thier misguided hatred, don’t sweat it, they are only showing the world how ignorant they are and how much better Martin Luther King was in contrast.

Besides, as much as they piss and moan about MLK jr having a special holiday, they are probably glad to have a paid holiday off, or they’re mad that thier McDonalds working asses can’t get the day off.

Permalink 1 Comment

You can’t say nothing bad about massah!!!

October 5, 2006 at 1:55 am (conservative bitchslapping, Hip Hop, Music, Politics, Republicans being stupid, The South)

Allhiphop.com reports that Kamikaze of the group “Crooked Lettaz” (with rapper/producer David Banner) was banned after making comments about President Bush during his preformance at Millsaps University’s sexual awareness week. The Young Republican group there threw a little hissy fit after Kamikaze dissed thier patron saint, even sending him a letter.

“While the students at the college rightfully supported sexual awareness week at the college…some were treated to no other than a tacky, senseless and an absolutely astonishing, explicit blasphemy of the sitting President of the United States; an act that represented the worst that Millsaps College could offer to its students and alumni that were present, wanting to enjoy an evening of the performing arts. The Student Body Association and the Socializing Activities and Performing for Students Board (S.A.P.S.) has no use for your shameful, adolescent and worthless view point of our leader and therefore will not be supporting any more visits made by you to our campus.”

The bolded out part is the funniest. So I have 1 question for these people, as well as any conservative republicn. If Kamikaze were to say these things while a democrat is in charge, would his viewpoints still be “shameful, adolescent, and worthless”? (Don’t everybody answer at once now.) As far as “explicit blasphemy” is concerned, GET THE FUCK OVER YOURSELVES. Bush isn’t your father, he isn’t my father, he isn’t my boss, nor is he god. He is simply a president that I didn’t even vote for. If I wanted to talk shit about him, I have every right to do so. If I want to call him a RETARDED, AWOL, DRAFT DODGING, COKE SNIFFI FUCKTARD, then I will, and you can’t do anything about it. This is my blog and I can say whatever the fuck I want.

Okay, look. I’ll show Bush as much respect as you showed Clinton while he was in office. (I was no fan of him either, but we were much better off then than now.)

On a side note, Crooked Lettaz had a dope album back in 98/99 called Grey Skies. if you come across it, check it out.

Permalink Leave a Comment

Next page »