Today

September 01, 2015

Today …

– an officer was shot and killed outside Chicago,

– Two brothers are dead from an accidental shooting followed by a suicide in Louisiana,

– video was released showing cops killing a man with his hands in the air in San Antonio,

– someone has shot at passing cars 4 times in Phoenix,

– and police shot one of their own and a citizen when they raided the wrong house.

Edited at 5:10 pm – a Houston teenager killed himself while posing on social media with a gun.

Notice anything in common?

Thanks to Jolyn for the heads up.

Local Republicans

September 01, 2015

The last time I wrote about my “Local Republican Party” and their odd way of dealing with money, a Democrat informed me that I misspelled Loco in the headline.

I’m gonna be honest with you and tell you that my local Republicans have loco camped out in their eyeballs.  And why voters trust them with our money when they can’t account for their own is a mystery.

On July 1, they filed with the FEC showing that they were $22,000 in debt.  Click the little one to see the big one or click here to see the whole damn report.

 

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At the time I wondered how the hell they could do that because it’s against the law.

Luckily, the Federal Elections Commission wondered the same thing.  See their letter in pdf format.

Your report discloses a negative ending cash balance of $22,680.63. This suggests that you have overdrawn your account, made a mathematical error, or incurred a debt. If your committee has incurred a debt or obligation, please itemize this debt on Schedule D, show a zero balance on Line 8of the Summary Page and include the amount on Line 10. Please file an amendment to your report to accurately disclose your financial activities.

Now let me tell you how I am going to have a whole mess of fun with this.

For the past two presidential election cycles my local Republicans have filed complaints with the FEC swearing that local Democrats are violating the election code and should be punished like a red-headed stepchild.  Both damn times the FEC ruled in the Democrats favor.  But it cost us time, money, and a lot of grief.

So I’m sending the FEC some cookies.

And Alfredo.  Alfredo over at the Dairy Queen gets some cookies, too.

Y’all, The Pope Is Going To Hell

September 01, 2015

Where the hell is all this “surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life” crap coming from?  The Pope?  Really? Mercy?

Pope Francis will give all priests discretion during the Roman Catholic Church’s upcoming Holy Year to formally forgive women who have had abortions, in the Argentine pontiff’s latest move towards a more open and inclusive church.

In the letter, Francis described the “existential and moral ordeal” faced by women who have terminated pregnancies and said he had “met so many women who bear in their heart the scar of this agonizing and painful decision.”

Y’all, I’m kinda getting concerned.  Is the Pope Catholic?

Now I’m off to find a priest who will actually do this.

Thanks to everybody for the heads up.

The Sanctity of Marriage

September 01, 2015

Kim Davis, the county clerk in Kentucky who is refusing to follow the ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States of Damn America, is living testimony to the sanctity of marriage.

Screen Shot 2015-09-01 at 10.01.57 AMIn Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk Kim Davis, who has been married four times, has been under fire for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because of her religious beliefs.

Look, I am totally opposed to slut shaming. I think women have a right to be sexy. But, hell, this woman is the Whore of Babylon.

Either she’s real good at marriage or real bad at it.  Either way, she ain’t the best person to be rubbing the Bible in my face.

And now her latest husband is threatening people.  He claims they’ve been getting harassing phone calls.  The future Ex Mr. Wonderful says …

But he says he’s not afraid, and he believes in the Second Amendment. He said: “I’m an old redneck hillbilly, that’s all I’ve got to say. Don’t come knocking on my door.”

You would think that if there’s any man who would welcome a bunch of gay men to town, it would be him, but no…

Joe Davis compared his wife to the biblical figures Paul and Silas, sent to prison and rescued by God. He pointed to the gay rights protesters gathered on the courthouse lawn and said: “They want us to accept their beliefs and their ways. But they won’t accept our beliefs and our ways.”

Quick, somebody explain to him that the gay people believe in his right to be married four times.

I have friends who are insisting that Kim is going to be the next Joe The Plumber.

Thanks to John for the heads up.

 

I Have To Say Something

September 01, 2015

I have tried to shuddup about George W Bush with the eternal hope that he’ll just go the hell away.

For the most part, it’s been working.

But dammit, he went to New Orleans to celebrate Katrina.

That’s like killing somebody and then showing up at their funeral with a plate of muffins and a nice potato salad.

Two thousand people died.  Doctors and nurses were deserted in the New Orleans parish hospital with sick people and no electricity, food, or water.  The horror of that place still keeps me up at night.

But, hell, let’s celebrate!

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I was on the other end.  I volunteered to help when people arrived from New Orleans with only the sweaty clothes on their backs.  Houston took them in.  I held the hand of an 83 year old woman who had been separated from the rest of her family.  She didn’t know if they were dead or alive.  She didn’t know if they were in Houston or Raton Rouge.  She thought her husband had died in New Orleans but she didn’t know for sure; maybe he was just lost.  Mostly she was worried about her granddaughter with asthma.  She asked me to pray with her.  Her prayer was that the Lord take her home, to his house.

George W Bush can go to hell.

Jeb Bush is running a TV ad touting his ability to handle hurricanes.  The ad features him standing next to Mike Brown, aka Helluva job, Brownie.  Holy cow.

I apologize for the rant but Lord help me, I hate that man.  I hate him.  I saw what he did to people.  I saw what he did to this country.  I just hate him.

The King of Crony Capitalism Asks People to Die For Him

August 31, 2015

Rick Perry in South Carolina at the God Rally.  Listen to him say, “Load Up!” and “What are you willing to die for?” and then call for Christian soldiers.

With half a decent lawyer, we could have him committed.  It’s 2 minutes and 18 seconds of loco eyed crazy.  Stay with it until the end but turn down the sound a little because he’s foaming at the mouth screeching.