Posts Tagged ‘hypocritical asshats

21
Dec
11

Ron Paul Racism Flap Grosser Than His Old Man Neck Flap

It’s already been established that women are the only people Ron Paul doesn’t believe should be free to do anything they’d like. But wait! Now he’s attacking real people too! In short, he’s having to deal with charges he’s a filthy racist again:

A 1992 passage from the Ron Paul Political Report about the Los Angeles riots read, “Order was only restored in L.A. when it came time for the blacks to pick up their welfare checks.” A passage in another newsletter asserted that people with AIDS should not be allowed to eat in restaurants because “AIDS can be transmitted by saliva”; in 1990 one of his publications criticized Ronald Reagan for having gone along with the creation of the federal holiday honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., which it called “Hate Whitey Day.”

Yes, he disavowed the writings before. Yes, he said he didn’t even know they were in the publications. Yes, he said they’re deplorable.

However.

This reminds me of a brilliant email debate a friend of mine had a long time ago. Part of it revolved around whether or not scholarly articles were more engaging if they were more conversational. One side stated that he found a convivial tone more conducive to understanding key concepts, and thought the personal nature of it (pronouns included) showed a more courageous stance by the author to take personal, as well as professional, ownership of the ideas being expressed in the work. The rebuttal was simple (and I’ll paraphrase it here):
Putting your name on the work implies your personal ownership. More resounding than saying, “I believe…” is putting your name at the top of any type of legitimate publication. The implication of the words contained therein, then, is always going to reflect on the name at the top, as will anything opined within the draft.

So what were the names of the publications in which the racist jargon appeared? Ron Paul Political Report, Ron Paul’s Freedom Report, Ron Paul Survival Report and Ron Paul Investment Letter.

Eep.

20
Dec
11

No More Fun Of Any Kind!

A message from the office of John Boehner:

House set to raise taxes on the middle class in January.

Suck on that during your “Christmas” with your “presents” and “happiness,” Poors!

23
Apr
09

Big. Dick.

Is 2009 a special year for Dick Cheney? Did his numerologist tell him he should spend ALL of it doing interviews, something he rarely did ever before in his life?

I understand wanting to protect your legacy. I understand wanting to defend your policies. But that’s what the last year you’re in office is for. After that, you’re supposed to maintain your legacy by shutting the fuck up. It’s seen as classy and…well, not evil.

Well, Dick Cheney’s having none of it, I tell you, NONE OF IT!!! He will NOT go gently into any good night until we all know what an all-fired methodically fucking evil son of a bitch he really is. And not just in the sense that he loves torturing people to try to link Al Qaeda to Iraq so his idiot man-child president can go ahead with the war he’s DYING to engage in over there. Oh no! Lest you forget, he’s also a world-class asshat when it comes to the economy!

In an interview on Fox News — portions of which aired Tuesday night — the former vice president said he is “very concerned” about where the Obama administration is taking the country economically.

“I worry very much that we’re in a situation now where there doesn’t appear to be any limitation whatsoever in terms of the spending commitments that this administration wants to make,” he said. “Vast expansion in terms of the deficit, but it also says a lot about what they intend for the role of government in this society.”

White House officials have predicted the country’s deficit will soar to $1.75 trillion this year, after the administration’s efforts to bail out troubled financial companies and stabilize the nation’s flailing economy. Obama has also pledged to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term, a promise critics doubt is possible to keep. (Related: Obama defends budget as essential to recovery)

But beyond rising deficits, Cheney said he is concerned the administration is fundamentally “redefining that relationship between government, on the one hand, and the private sector on the other.”

“I’m one of those people who believes that part of the greatness of the United States is our private sector. “It’s what we do as private citizens for ourselves and our companies,” he said, later adding, “I think we have to be very, very cautious. I think we’ve gone beyond what reasonably we could expect by way of intrusion into the private sector.”

First of all, Dick, this ain’t news. We all know how you feel. And secondly, if you’re trying to HELP your legacy, why even bring up excessive government spending (the retort is so obviously to throw the deficit you created back in your face) or confidence in the private sector? Because you’re going to create some positive views of your policies by saying how bankers and corporations know best? In THIS climate???

I used to give ol’ Dick points for consistency, and for the veracity of his genuine beliefs. However, you can’t claim what you did wasn’t torture, AND that we were going to the “dark side” by using it. You can’t say that state secrets are sacred AND out an active CIA agent. And, you can’t guard your secrets more jealously than anyone ever in the second-highest office in the land AND be on a media blitz.

Big. Dick.