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.

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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.

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Jacknife On Election 2008

September 10, 2008 at 12:25 am (My muthafuckin self, My personal opinion, Politics) (, , , , , )

Well, it’s election time again, and both the DNC and the RNC have concluded. The democrats have their pick, and so do the republicans. A lot of noise is being made about McCain’s second in command, Sarah Palin, the governor of Alaska whose only experience includes being a mayor for a few years. It’s obvious that the only reason she was picked was that she was a woman, and McCain was trying to sway female voters who were angry that Obama didn’t pick Hillary as his running mate. Of course this would be assuming that female voters were so dense that the only reason they voted for Hillary is because she is a woman. If I were a female, I would actually find this an insult to my intelligence, especially since she is anti-choice, which is an issue many women care about. If Hillary was the Democratic nominee and didn’t pick Barack as her running mate, then McCain would have surely picked someone black as his running mate. If McCain wanted to pick a woman as his running mate, then there are a lot more candidates who are more suitable for the position, for instance, Condeleza Rice.

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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?”

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