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It’s never terrorism when Israel does it

Smoke billows from the Gaza Strip following Israeli air strikes ...

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Smoke rises from Israel’s latest slaughter of Palestinians. It’s rather interesting how the victims of the Holocaust have become the victimizers, isn’t it? And how it’s always “terrorism” when an Arab or a Muslim kills someone, but never when an Israeli or an American kills someone?

The Associated Press reports that “Israeli warplanes rained more than 100 tons of bombs on security sites in Hamas-ruled Gaza Saturday and early Sunday, killing at least 230 people in one of the Mideast conflict‘s bloodiest assaults in decades.” More than 400 people are reported to have been wounded.

Do I get to point out that killing and wounding that many people is a bad thing or does that make me a Holocaust-denying (or Holocaust-loving) anti-Semite?

Well, OK, since I’m already a Holocaust-loving anti-Semite for having a problem with Israel’s latest slaughter of Arabs, let me say that the United States’ supplying of Israel with the bombs and other means to slaughter Arabs is one of the reasons that the United States was struck on Sept. 11, 2001. (That’s not just my conjecture; Osama bin Laden said so himself.) Of course, Americans never connect the fucking dots and they maintain that shit like 9/11 just happens in a vacuum.

The Bush regime, which just couldn’t kill enough innocent Arab and Muslim civilians in Iraq, already is defending Israel’s latest bloodbath on the Palestinians. 

The United States’ continued support of Israel in its continued occupation of Palestine is a huge liability for the United States and always will be.

Maybe the Israelis just figured that they’d slaughter more Palestinians while they still had the blessing of the mass-murderous Bush regime.

But I certainly don’t count on Barack Obama to do the right thing once he takes office and to stop taking foreign-policy marching orders from Israel and the Zionists in the United States who put Israel’s interests first and who give big buck$ to American politicians to make sure that Israel’s interests come first.

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How about ‘RUSH the Magic GRAND Dragon’?

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Wingnut blowhard Rush Limbaugh, who compared the Abu Ghraib House of Horrors to fraternity hazings, thinks that the song “Barack the Magic Negro,” which he played on his show in 2007, is appropriate entertainment. Hey, maybe Barack Obama can have Limbaugh perform the song at his inauguration! You know, in the spirit of inclusiveness ‘n’ shit!

They imported an actual black person all the way from Africa, no less, to the Repugnican National Convention three months ago, so you know that the Repugnicans aren’t racists.

So the song “Barack the Magic Negro” — from those who bring us wingnut assbite Rush Limbaugh’s show (shock!) and sung to the tune of “Puff the Magic Dragon” — that is on a CD that was distributed by a candidate for the chairmanship of the Repugnican National Committee is just in good fun and is not racist whatsoever.

Here are the partial lyrics; apparently the song is sung by a black politician, presumedly Al Sharpton, who is miffed that Barack Obama and not he rose to the presidency.

Barack the Magic Negro lives in D.C.
The L.A. Times, they called him that
‘Cause he’s not authentic like me.
Yeah, the guy from the L.A. paper
Said he makes guilty whites feel good
They’ll vote for him, and not for me
‘Cause he’s not from the ‘hood.

See, real black men, like Snoop Dogg,
Or me or Farrakhan
Have talked the talk and walked the walk.
Not come in late and won!

Oh, Barack the Magic Negro, lives in D.C.
The L.A. Times, they called him that
‘Cause he’s black, but not authentically.
Oh, Barack the Magic Negro lives in D.C.
The L.A. Times, they called him that
‘Cause he’s black, but not authentically.

Some say Barack’s “articulate”
And bright and new and “clean.”
The media sure loves this guy,
A white interloper’s dream!
But, when you vote for president,
Watch out, and don’t be fooled!
Don’t vote the Magic Negro in –
‘Cause —

’Cause I won’t have nothing after all these years of sacrifice
And I won’t get justice. This is about justice. This isn’t about me, it’s about justice.
It’s about buffet. I don’t have no buffet and there won’t be any church contributions,
And there’ll be no cash in the collection plate.
There ain’t gonna be no cash money, no walkin’-around money, no phoning money.
Now, Barack going to come in here and…

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Aren’t those wingnuts creative and hilarious!?!?!?

Now, I have noted that were Barack Obama perceived as an “angry” black man, there’s no way in hell that he would have made it to the White House in the racist United States of America. Had Obama shown the slightest bit of emotion during the presidential debates he would have been pegged as an “angry” — and thus “dangerous” — black man.

Obama is not the descendant of slaves; his mother was a white woman from Kansas and his father was African, from Kenya. Obama went to Harvard Law School. (Vice President-elect Joe “Insert Foot in Mouth” Biden did indeed call Obama “clean” and “articulate.” But repeating one person’s questionable comments doesn’t somehow launder those comments and thus make them publicly acceptable.) 

It’s not a matter of opinion, but it is a matter of fact, that someone like Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson — an “angry” black man, a descendant of slaves from Africa — never would have made it to the White House, whereas someone like Barack Obama, who one could argue is not “authentically” black if you define “authentically” black as the descendant of African slaves, could and did.

And I imagine that black politicians like Sharpton and Jackson, although they’d never acknowledge it publicly, aren’t too thrilled that someone like Obama could become a political rock star while they’ve only seen limited political success.

And The Los Angeles Times did run a piece on the “Magic Negro,” but the piece is not, as I interpret it, anti-Obama or anti-black or racist or suggesting that we refer to Obama as a “Magic Negro,” but simply discusses the concept of the “Magic Negro,” a term that the L.A. Times writer did not invent.

But just the use of the term “negro” instead of the term that blacks use to describe themselves — black — is indicative of what the song “Barack the Magic Negro” is about, what angle it has taken, and I won’t even comment on the last portion of the song, a black man’s riff that is rife with such terms as “buffet,” “cash money” and “walkin’-around money.” And the lyrics’ mockery of justice. (When a white person seeks justice, it’s almost always just, but when a black person seeks justice, usually it’s “victimhood” or “grandstanding” or the like, whether it really is or not.) 

Although the Repugnican Party heads are attempting their damage control on “Barack the Magic Negro,” the fact is that the Repugnican Party remains a racist party, the party of stupid white men. Do you think the white supremacists who voted on Nov. 4 voted for John McInsane or for Barack Obama? (OK, so I guess that a lot of them did vote for Ron Paul…)

Repugnicanism = racism. I don’t see that changing any year soon.

P.S. In case my Latino peeps feel left out, the CD that the candidate for the chairmanship of the Repugnican National Committee, Chip Saltsman (you knew that the guy’s name had to be something overprivileged-white-frat-boy-like, such as Chip or Biff or Skip), distributed in his campaign for the RNC chairmanship also includes a track titled “The Star-Spanglish Banner.”

Hey, now, don’t be offended! Saltsman, who was former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s campaign manager for Huckabee’s quest for the 2008 Repugnican presidential nomination, describes the CD as a collection of “light-hearted political parodies” that aired on Limbaugh’s show.

Today’s KKK is a kinder, gentler, more light-hearted KKK, you see.

P.P.S. Saltsman, who is a real piece of fucking work and who is yet another white man who makes me embarrassed to be a white man, huffed: “Liberal Democrats and their allies in the media didn’t utter a word about David Ehrenstein’s irresponsible column in the Los Angeles Times last March. [Actually, the Times’ website gives the date of the column as March 2007, not March 2008.] But now, of course, they’re shocked and appalled by its parody on the ‘Rush Limbaugh Show.'”

OK, so what Saltsman is doing is trying to evade his responsibility for his inclusion of the song “Barack the Magic Negro” on the CD that he distributed to people in his quest for the RNC chairmanship. He blames and/or tries to shift responsibility to “liberal Democrats,” the “[liberal] media,” David Ehrenstein, the L.A. Times and even Limbaugh.

Again, I have read Ehrenstein’s column twice and I see nothing “irresponsible” about it, which is why the L.A. Times apparently had no problem running it and why neither “liberal Democrats” nor the “[liberal] media” were up in arms over the column. Ehrenstein was just talking frankly about race relations in the United States. That Ehrenstein’s words might have rattled those mostly-white fucktards who assert that the United States no longer has a problem with racism doesn’t make his column “irresponsible”; the fucktards who are so fucking clueless on the problem of racism are the ones who are irresponsible.  

The composer of the lyrics of “Barack the Magic Negro” apparently mentioned the L.A. Times in the lyrics only as an excuse for using the term “Magic Negro”; if the L.A. Times used the term, then surely a “light-hearted political parody” on Rush Limbaugh’s show could use the term, right?

You know, I think that Saltsman has demonstrated that he has what it takes to lead the Repugnican Party: he’s a weaselly racist who evades responsibility. He sounds like the stupid white man for the job to me.

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Brothers and sisters, stop selling us out!

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I love Rachel Maddow (above); Melissa Etheridge (below), um, not so much…

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So if MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow is my favorite dyke* right now — and she is — then musician Melissa Etheridge is my least-favorite dyke right about now.

Etheridge wrote a surreal piece on The Huffington Post in which she wrote that Prick Warren isn’t such a bad guy after all.

Apparently Prick Warren isn’t such a bad guy because he told Etheridge that he is a fan of hers and has almost all of her CDs!

Gee! That makes the fact that he asserts that she and the rest of us gay men and lesbians should be denied our constitutionally guaranteed equal civil and human rights perfectly OK then, doesn’t it?

You know, a baby boomer is a baby boomer, and even the “good,” “liberal” baby boomers like Etheridge tend to suck ass, tend to make it all about themselves and their petty little egos, which never can be satisfied.

Etheridge asserts that Prick Warren — whom she affectionately refers to as “Pastor Rick” — ain’t so bad because he likes her work.** Her ego strokes are far more important than are the equal civil and human rights of gay men and lesbians and others who don’t fit into the heterosexist mold.

Oh, not that it’s just Etheridge’s ego strokes. She’s scheduled to attend President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration — to which you’d have to drag my dead or unconscious body — and she probably doesn’t want to see a decline in sales of her music because of the Prick Warren flap.

Thank you, Melissa Etheridge, for (probably) putting your personal finances above my equal human and civil rights. You rock — not! (In her surreally turncoat screed on The Huffington Post, Etheridge also speaks out against boycotts; she probably fears a boycott herself…)

Not just to pick on Etheridge; there are plenty of turncoats on the guys’ side. This idiot asserts that we should push for separate and unequal civil unions instead of equal marriage rights, and this retard also suggests that we raise the white flag of surrender on same-sex marriage (apparently, you see, we can’t work on global warming and human rights at the same time, and we gay men and lesbians are stupid and/or selfish for wanting our equal human and civil rights while the global warming problem still looms!).

Memo to the turncoat fucktards: We are pretty fucking close to getting same-sex marriage reinstated in the state of California. Let’s get that done, mmmmmk? Let’s not drop the pink football on this one!

No, we are not going to get same-sex marriage in all 50 states any day soon. You are correct about that.

But you are incorrect in asserting that civil unions are the way to go. Separate is not — NOT — equal. Never was, is not, and never will be.

Once we have same-sex marriage in the nation’s most populous state, other states will follow suit. That’s the way to go — not to fucking beg for fucking scraps, but to get the real deal state by state.

And we can work on more than one issue/problem at once. Not only can we work on global warming and securing same-sex marriage rights, but we can continue to work on other rights issues for non-heterosexuals as well. (Many of us gay men and lesbians have no desire to legally marry anyone, but those same-sex couples who do wish to legally marry should be able to do so. That you are a non-heterosexual who personally has no desire to marry someone of the same sex doesn’t mean that it’s OK that others may not legally marry someone of the same sex. Duh.)

Same-sex marriage is a the central front in the war for full gay and lesbian/non-heterosexual rights. The homo-haters know this, which is why they are fighting against same-sex marriage.

If we let them win, we lose.

If you don’t have the stomach for the fight, then stay the fuck out of the fight. But don’t tell the rest of us that our fully equal human and civil rights aren’t worth fighting for.

*I’m a gay man and I love my gay sisters, so I may use the term “dyke.”

**As yet another painful example of why celebrities probably don’t make the best bloggers, Etheridge actually wrote these words: “…I received a call from Pastor Rick, and before I could say anything, he told me what a fan he was. He had most of my albums from the very first one. What? This didn’t sound like a gay hater, much less a preacher….”

Um, my naive little Melissa daaahling, I’m guessing that Adolf Hitler liked music, too…

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Quote of the week

“President-elect Obama, this is not going away.”

— MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Obama’s palling around with false prophet Prick Warren

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Prick Warren speaks with forked tongue

I noticed this yesterday but didn’t comment on it at the time. I should have.

In his little “news and views” (nice euphemism for “propaganda”) video for his congregants, Prick Warren tells his congregants that he absolutely never compared same-sex marriage to incestual marriage or pedophilic marriage. He stated that his comments during his interview with Beliefnet had been taken out of context, distorted.

I had thought that maybe he was telling the truth.

But then I saw the actual video clip of his interview with Beliefnet, and yeah, it’s pretty fucking inarguable that the motherfucking liar indeed compared same-sex marriage to pedophilic and incestual marriage (and to polygamy, too; for some reason he left bestiality out…).

It’s a long video on Prick Warren — almost 15 minutes long — with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, but it’s worth watching in its entirety. Maddow rocks to the extent that Prick Warren sucks ass to the point that he should just donate his organs now so that someone else can make better use of them.

Oh, and you have to see San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, in his interview with Maddow, tap dance around the fact that in San Francisco he has to be pro-gay and lesbian in order to survive politically, but President-elect Barack Obama, like Prick Warren, publicly opposes same-sex marriage and has thrown gay men and lesbians under the bus, yet Newsom has to cozy up to the president-elect, too.

In his interview Newsom doesn’t quite make it work with Maddow, who lets him off way too easily (I guess that she wanted to be able to interview him again…), and if you have a pulse you will see that Newsom has sold his soul to the Democratic Party machine — which is why when he ran for mayor in 2003 I gave his opponent, Matt Gonzalez of the Green Party, a campaign donation even though I live in Sacramento. (Despite the fact that Newsom brought in the Democratic Party machine’s biggest guns, including Billary Clinton and Al Gore, to campaign for him, despite the fact that he outspent Gonzalez by at least 4 to 1, and despite the fact that the number of San Francisco residents registered under the Green Party was less than 5 percent, Gonzalez lost to Democratic Party hack Newsom by only single digits.)

But back to Prick Warren:

That he feels the need to bold-facedly lie to his own congregants about his hateful, ignorant, bigoted comments on same-sex marriage demonstrates that increasingly, open homophobia, just like open racism, is becoming less and less socially acceptable among polite/”polite” company.

Not that someone isn’t a homophobe because he or she doesn’t make overtly homophobic remarks.* But when the haters are in an environment that is not conducive to their hate, it’s harder for their hate to thrive.

And you know what? Lying is a sin, even if you’re a stupid white male baby-boomer pastor who has made millions of dollars from “The Secret”-like bullshit books and spin-offs. (I love how baby boomers — who have nearly destroyed the nation — write self-help and advice books, because clearly they know what they’re doing and thus we should follow them. I mean, the proof is in the pudding, no?)

And if Prick Warren will lie through his fangs to his congregants about what he said on camera, what does that say about his character?

Prick Warren is one of the false prophets that the Bible warns you about.

P.S. OK, another video clip of Rachel Maddow on Prick Warren. If you don’t want to watch the full almost-15-minute video clip that I referenced above, you can watch this shorter one (it’s under three minutes) that captures Warren’s bold-faced lie using the two clips of him side by side.

And also in this clip of Maddow’s show, Warren pretty much asserts that when his opponents voice their opposition to him, it’s “hate speech,” but that everything that he and his supporters can only be construed as wuv. Fucking hypocrite.

And it’s funny (in a deeply unsettling sort of way) when wingnuts like Prick Warren talk about how much they just wuv free speech when you know that if they could silence their detractors, they wouldn’t hesitate to do so.

In the video clips of Warren that I’ve watched, it’s pretty apparent that he claims that he “loves” gay men and lesbians only because the Bible instructs that we all must love one another, and that he advocates free speech only because it’s enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. Warren very apparently does not feel the spirit of love or the spirit of free speech within his being, and it’s only written codes, apparently, that stop him from expressing what’s truly in his heart, which is hatred and violence (silencing your opponents falls under violence, in my book).

I mean, if the wingnuts could alter the U.S. Constitution to strip their opponents of free-speech rights, do you think that they’d hesitate for a fucking heartbeart to do so? With Proposition 8, the wingnuts tried to strip gay men and lesbians of their equal human and civil rights guaranteed to them by the California Constitution. (The Repugnican-dominated California Supreme Court, which in May ruled that the California Constitution guarantees the right to same-sex marriage, will, I surmise, strike down Proposition 8 as California’s attorney general, among others, has asked the court to do.)

Last but certainly not list, in this second video clip of Maddow’s show, Warren also uses the term “Christophobia” to describe his opponents. Let me set the lying, motherfucking false prophet straight (so to speak…) on that:

If “Christians” of Warren’s ilk actually followed the teachings of Jesus Christ, I’d love them to death. See, I’ve actually read the New Testament, and Jesus Christ says not a single fucking word on the topic of homosexuality. The “Christo”fascists pull all of their homophobic rhetoric from the Old Testament, because the Old Testament is full of ignorance and fear, and thus the “Christo”fascists gravitate to the Old Testament. (About the only thing they like about the New Testament is the Book of Revelations, which, like the Old Testament, is chock full o’ ignorance and fear, and which has nothing to do with Jesus Christ, but which was fabricated long after his death.)

Now, to me, if you are a Christian, that means that you actually follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, who taught things like love and acceptance — true love and acceptance, not the kind of “love and acceptance” in which you try to strip gay men and lesbians of their constitutionally guaranteed equal civil and human rights and/or assert that they’re (probably) going to hell — but still claim that you wuv them nonetheless.

Jesus Christ was not like a red-state fucktard (boy, that’s redundant). Jesus Christ was a flaming liberal, a progressive radical:

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from Wikipedia.org

Jesus Christ rocked.

I’m not a “Christophobe.” I’m a pseudoprophetophobe.

I don’t hate Jesus Christ or true Christians, who are exceedingly rare. I hate false prophets like Prick Warren, who claim that when you attack them for their evil you are attacking Jesus Christ — because the Prick Warrens of the world, in their arrogance and in their blasphemy, compare themselves to God and to Jesus Christ, when, in fact, they paradoxically are about as anti-Christian as you can get.

*My maternal grandmother, who waited far too long to die, was a huge fucking racist who knew that it was politically incorrect to make overtly racist comments in “polite”/polite company. But her racist views were glaringly apparent nonetheless from her “nice” racist statements. 

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