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FOX lynches LL Cool J

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LL Cool J, photographed in November, has protested FOX “News'” attempted dishonest use of an interview that he gave in 2008 on Sarah Palin-Quayle’s new “reality” show, prompting FOX to fuck him over even further.

Fucking FOX “News.” Not content with showing video footage from other, larger wingnut protests to “report” on smaller, more recent wingnut protests, FOX now asserted that a celebrity rapper agreed to appear on Sarah Palin-Quayle’s “reality” show on FOX when he did no such fucking thing.

An interview that LL Cool J did in 2008 was slated to be used on Palin-Quayle’s show “Real American Stories,” airing tomorrow night. (If you are a Palin-Quayle or FOX “News” detractor, of course, then your story isn’t real because you are not a real American!) This gave the appearance, of course, that LL Cool J agreed to be on Palin-Quayle’s show on FOX, and prompted one wingnutty blogger to gloat that we progressives would be “shocked to find the alleged Grand Dragon of the tea-party movement making chitchat with a hip-hop legend.”

Um, Palin-Quayle still is the “tea party’s” grand dragoness, as I have called her myself because LL Cool J never agreed to be on her show. In fact, last night he Tweeted: “Fox lifted an old interview I gave in 2008 to someone else & are misrepresenting to the public in order to promote Sarah Palins Show. WOW.”

Not content with having fucked over LL Cool J once, FOX responded to his protest with this statement:

“‘Real American Stories’ features uplifting tales about overcoming adversity and we believe Mr. Smith’s interview fit that criteria. However, as it appears that Mr. Smith does not want to be associated with a program that could serve as an inspiration to others, we are cutting his interview from the special and wish him the best with his fledgling acting career.”

Don’t you love it when the wingnuts pretend to be nice? Since they don’t use profanity, surely every fucking word that they utter must be coming only from a place of supreme love!

Let’s see — LL Cool J, whose birth name is James Todd Smith, goes by LL Cool J. Why would FOX call him “Mr. Smith” if he doesn’t go by that name himself? Using a title of respect, “Mr.”, in order to be disrespectful — leave it to the wolves in sheep’s clothing at FOX to do that.

But wait — FOX isn’t done lynching “Mr. Smith.”

FOX brazenly wholly falsely asserts that the reason that LL Cool J doesn’t want to appear on Palin-Quayle’s show is that he “does not want to be associated with a program that could serve as an inspiration to others.”

No, LL Cool J’s problem, clearly, is with FOX’s dishonest use of his 2008 interview footage to make it look like he was willing to be associated with she-Nazi Sarah Palin-Quayle.

I’m sure that LL Cool J has no problem whatsoever with the inspiration of others — he just doesn’t find Sarah Fucking Palin-Quayle to be an inspiration to others. Neither do the majority of Americans who voted for Barack Obama, 53 percent, to the McCainosaurus-Palin-Quayle ticket, 46 percent.

But wait, FOX still isn’t done lynching “Mr. Smith” — FOX “[wishes] him the best with his fledgling acting career.”

Do you think that FOX really wishes LL Cool J the best? Really?

And “fledgling acting career” — isn’t that taking a swipe at his foray into acting?

But FOX and FOX’s supporters LOVE the black man!

Riiiiiiight!

We’re to believe that bullshit right after they’ve just lynched yet another one.

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Ricky Martin answers Barbara Walters’ homosexuality question a decade later

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Is it safe to come out now? “I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man,” the gorgeous Ricky Martin (shown above in 2007) announced today. “I am very blessed to be who I am.”

I knew that pop star Ricky Martin, who now is 38, was gay when Barbara Walters, interviewing him years ago when he was hot property, asked him if the circulating rumors that he is gay are true, and he refused to answer.

To Ricky’s credit (Ricky, may I call you Ricky?), he didn’t lie and state that he is heterosexual. (And, thank Goddess, he didn’t come out under skanky circumstances, like George Michael did, if memory serves…) But virtually no straight man answers the question of his sexual orientation with a refusal to answer the question.

Reportedly, Barbara Walters recently stated that she regrets having pressed Ricky on his sexual orientation those years ago: “In 2000, I pushed Ricky Martin very hard to admit if he was gay or not, and the way he refused to do it made everyone decide that he was. A lot of people say that destroyed his career, and when I think back on it now, I feel it was an inappropriate question,” she reportedly stated.

No, it wasn’t an inappropriate question. It was a legitimate question. One’s sexual orientation is central to his or her life, having a huge impact on his or her close relations (or lack thereof). Ricky had twin sons born to him by a surrogate mother, another fact (when I heard it) that made it clear to me that he’s gay, as straight men very rarely do that when they want to become fathers. You just can’t say that Ricky’s sexual orientation hasn’t had a huge bearing on the kind of family that he has built for himself; it is an integral part of him.

I don’t blame Walters for Ricky’s career having fizzled out, at least here in the United States. Lots of young men and women burst onto the American music scene, have a successful album or two, and then fizzle. It happens.

In Ricky’s case it may or may not have been due, in small or in large part, to his widely (and correctly) perceived homosexuality. Hell, his career might even have done better if he had just boldly come out of the closet instead of dodged the question; his evasiveness may have hurt him more than did his non-heterosexuality. Who knows?

In any event, it’s always better late than never to come out of the closet, and I am happy that Ricky has come out of the closet.

I always hope that a celebrity would come out sooner rather than later, not when he or she perceives that it is “safe” for his or career to do so — this sort of thinking only perpetuates homophobia, from what I can tell (and come on, it’s not like any of us gay men or straight women who might have fantasized about getting with Ricky actually were going to do so) — but every out and proud celebrity to whom closeted non-heterosexuals can look to for inspiration helps, even if he or she comes out later in his or her career.

Thank you, Ricky, for doing the right thing. (You go, girl!)

Maybe your next album will be a surprising success — because you have embraced who and what you are.

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Book says ‘zombies’ follow voodoo prez

If regular zombies want braaaains!braaaaaains! — then what do “Obama zombies” want?

“Chaaaaange! — chaaaaaaaange!”?*

Today I noted for the first time on amazon.com’s top-100-selling books list this wonderful little title:

Obama Zombies: How the Liberal Machine Brainwashed My Generation

Hey, at least the wingnuts are starting to get a little creative! All of these wingnut books that make references to the Founding fucking Fathers — who surely intended that we be the right-wing, white supremacist, fascist nation that the likes of Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin-Quayle want us to be — have grown beyond stale. So now, albeit a little late, the wingnuts have hopped upon the zombie bandwagon.

I love the subtitle of the new wingnut book: “How the Liberal Machine Brainwashed My Generation.” (The book, by the way, is endorsed by luminaries Ann Cunter and Michelle Malkin, so I think that you can consider the source…) 

Hmmm. Let’s see. Apparently the “liberal machine” isn’t all that efficient if this member of Generation Y (the author, I mean) somehow wasn’t successfully brainwashed. (I mean, presumably, if his brainwashing were successful, he wouldn’t have written this book. [Presuming that he even actually wrote it…])

Further, I live in California, one of the bluest of the blue states, and I just haven’t seen any “Obama zombies.” I never saw any “Obama zombies.” Of course, I wasn’t looking for any, that’s true; after I put so much time, money and energy into trying to get John Kerry elected in 2004, only to watch Kerry concede even while Ohio was still looking awfully fishy, I decided that I wasn’t going to work nearly as hard for the Democratic Party in 2008.

(And I didn’t — my main goal for 2008 was to make sure that Barack Obama and not Billary Clinton got the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, calculating that Obama is the more liberal of the two and that he had a better shot at beating the Repugnican candidate. Once Obama got his party’s nomination, my donations to him dwindled.)

But if “Obama zombies” were so pervasive as to justify an entire book on the topic, wouldn’t I have spotted at least a few of them? (The person I recall being the most jazzed up about Obama actually is a baby boomer, not a member of Generation Y, the presumed “brainwashed” and “zombified” generation that this book discusses.)

Look, if you want to talk about zombies, the “Deaniacs” — the supporters of Howard Dean’s bid for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination — were fucking zombies. They even called themselves “Deaniacs.” Proudly.

And I saw them. Everywhere. While attendance at my monthly John Kerry Meetups was low — oh, maybe around a dozen or so people, before he finally won the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination — hundreds of people would attend the local Howard Dean Meetups, I heard. And when Dean lost the nomination, the Deaniacs still wouldn’t let it go, but morphed their organization, Dean for America, into Democracy for America (whose meetings I’ve attended in the past, after Kerry lost the 2004 presidential election).

Now, these were fanatics. If memory serves, thousands of the Deaniacs descended upon the poor state of Iowa, at their own expense, to campaign on Dean’s behalf in that state’s caucuses, the first event of the 2004 Democratic Party presidential primary season, all of them wearing bright orange knit caps.

My guess is that Iowans were not impressed by, but were quite put off by, the sea of orange-headed zombies for Dean, and that that largely if not primarily accounts for why Dean came in at No. 3 in the caucuses, dealing a crushing blow to his campaign, which had wanted all of us to just coronate him already. (Kerry’s campaign had been on life support before he won the Iowa caucuses; in the few months right before he won the Iowa caucuses, I couldn’t even get 10 people to a Kerry Meeup. I tell you, Lazarus had nothing on Kerry.)

I’m sure that there were some fanatics for Obama, but they weren’t nearly as fanatical or as numerous as were the Dean lemmings. And I’m sure that they’re not that fanatic now, now that things haven’t been, as Sarah Palin-Quayle might put it, all that hope-y and change-y.

So this book by this Jason Mattera guy, whoever he is, about left-wing “zombies” is hardly timely. The true zombies were around for Howard Dean, not for Obama, and whatever little bit of zombiism might have existed for Obama faded months ago.

So it’s bullshit to assert that there is this entire “generation” that has been “brainwashed” by Team Obama.

There is a generation of young people for whom (in no certain order) racism, white supremacism, “Christo”fascism, xenophobia, sexism, misogyny, patriarchy, homophobia, militarism, jingoism, American exceptionalism, etc. — the platform of the Repugnican Party, whether it’s spoken or just understood — don’t appeal.

Call them “brainwashed” “zombies” if you like; I call them “enlightened” and “evolved.” They are the nation’s future, while the Repugnican Party now represents only the old dead hand of the past, the stupid white man’s death throes. (Really, a black man in the White House pretty much is the stake in the heart of the racist and white supremacist Repugnican Party and its “tea-partying” allies, is it not?)

As far as goes some national march into the abyss, which the Repugnicans and the “tea party” dipshits keep talking about, I just don’t see that, either.

Socialism? It took Obama more than a year to get health-care reform passed. And what finally got passed needs a lot more improvement.

Our stormtroopers remain in the Middle East, and speaking of our stormtroopers, we are told that letting the gay ones serve without discrimination still needs some “study.”

The economy remains in the shitter more than a year after “socialist” Obama took the reins. It might be status quo lite these days, but it’s still the status quo.

Socialism? If so, it’s creeping at narcoleptic snail’s pace.

The nation was much closer to the abyss when the members of the BushCheneyCorp stole office in 2000, allowed 9/11 to happen, and then, using 9/11 as their Reichstag fire, launched their Vietraq War and went about shitting and pissing all over the Constitution, using their “war on terror” as an excuse for doing what they’d wanted to do all along anyway. Um, we won’t be seeing another Abu Ghraib House of Horrors under Obama, yet it’s Obama whom the wingnuts call dangerous to human rights.

And if we do have zombies among us today, um, they would be members of the “tea party,” not Obama supporters. I don’t see Obama supporters all frenzied up and spewing forth spittle and epithets at Repugnican lawmakers. No, that would be the “tea party” dipshits doing so to Democratic lawmakers.

Indeed, the recent convergence of the “tea party” fucktards on Capitol Hill in an apparent attempt to intimidate lawmakers from voting for health-care reform: That was right out of a zombie movie, with the zombies attacking Capitol Hill.

Liberals are almost never that organized. Getting the “tea party” fascists whipped up and marching in lockstep is about as hard as getting a Repugnican to support a tax cut, but getting liberals to protest is like herding retarded, blind and deaf cats on crack.

If the wingnuts want to view their detractors as “brainwashed” “zombies,” I suppose that’s fine. We progressives see the wingnuts, perhaps especially the “tea party” dipshits, as even more so brainwashed and zombified. Because they are.

What else can you call it when someone fights against what actually would help him or her — like health care taken out of the greedy grubbies of the corporatocrats? Or combatting global warming? Or relative peace instead of perpetual war?

You have to be pretty fucking brainwashed to vote against your own best interests.

And when you start spitting on lawmakers, calling them offensive names and throwing bricks through their office windows, and doing so in mindless unison, you’re acting an awful lot like a zombie.  

Hey, I feel a book coming on…

*Actually, that’s the little joke that I tell about the panhandlers in my neighborhood in Sacramento, whose numbers increased dramatically each year that the unelected, plutocratic BushCheneyCorp was in office, further enriching the already filthy rich and further impoverishing the already impoverished: I likened the panhandlers to zombies, demanding not “braaaaains!” but “chaaaange!”

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I LOVE ya, Hugo, BUT…

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The government of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (pictured at bottom above) arrested and released Guillermo Zuloaga (pictured at top above), the head of Globovision, Venezuela’s equivalent of FOX, for violating the nation’s law against disseminating “false information through any medium” “that cause[s] public panic.” After the Venezuela  right wing’s treasonous coup attempt of 2002, such a law is understandable, but most Americans don’t know what happened in even their own nation in 2002, which already is ancient fucking history to them, so they don’t have the context for Chavez’s handling of his critics, who are prone to committing treasonous acts.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is in the news again, this time for his government’s having arrested Guillermo Zuloaga, the owner of Globovision, which, from what I can tell, is Venezuela’s equivalent of FOX.

Zuloaga was released but was ordered by a judge not to leave the country while he is being investigated. The Associated Press reports that

The [Venezuelan] Attorney General’s Office said in a statement that prosecutors are investigating Zuloaga for allegedly violating a law prohibiting Venezuelans from spreading “false information through any medium,” including newspapers, radio, television, e-mails or leaflets, “that cause[s] public panic.”

Zuloaga, Globovision’s majority shareholder, could face a five-year prison sentence if convicted, the statement said.

Fuck. If we had such a law here in Obamaland, then the likes of Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin-Quayle and Glenn Beck all would be behind bars. They routinely spread false information that causes public panic. Hell, doing so is their bread and fucking butter.

I mean, these traitors have turned health carelong considered to be a good thing — into a great evil in the eyes of their fucktarded followers. And they have done so to the point that Democratic lawmakers are being threatened. (Um, I don’t fucking believe any Repugnican claims that they also have been targeted, since not a single fucking Repugnican member of the U.S. House of Representatives has voted for health-care reform, not in the first vote of 219 or the second vote of 220.)

When unstable individuals are incited to threaten democratically elected members of a legislature, that is what you call treason. That is not free speech. That is subverting the will of the majority of the voters by disrupting the democratic process, and disrupting the democratic process is harming the nation — and again, there is a word for that, and again, that word is treason.

So when the likes of Sarah Palin-Quayle puts this on her Facebook page (and yes, “Saturday Night Live” had it right when they noted that a 14-year-old, not a presidential aspirant, has a fucking Facebook page)

— and Tweets about how her supporters should not “retreat” but should “RELOAD!” — that easily could incite violence that disrupts the democratic process, which makes her speech, in my book, not free but treasonous.

But arresting the she-Nazi for her incendiary speech that easily could incite one of her gun-nut supporters to go out and shoot one of the Democratic lawmakers whom she has targeted with gun crosshairs — well, I don’t know…

I can see the argument in arresting the likes of professional liars Palin-Quayle and Limbaugh and Beck, as I do see them as a threat to the welfare of the nation, including its democracy, but it’s baaad precedent for a government to be arresting its detractors, as virulently anti-democratic as they might be.

You don’t want to wait until they have succeeded in bringing civil war to the nation, but at the same time, arresting people for what their speech and/or actions might lead to but have not yet led to — that’s a mighty slippery slope. 

If you watch the documentary “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” about the failed right-wing coup attempt in Venezuela in 2002 (which the unelected, anti-democratic, right-wing Bush regime fully supported, of course), you will understand better where Hugo Chavez is coming from.

The anti-democratic right-wingers in Venezuela do want to overthrow the democratically elected Chavez, as, um, evidenced by the fact than in 2002 they tried to do so, tried to replace Chavez with a plutocrat whom the people did not elect, but the people of Venezuela rose up and they returned Chavez to power within days.

There is no other word for what the 2002 coup ringleaders did than treason. And I have little doubt that Zuloaga is a traitor, that he puts his and his fellow plutocrats’ interests far above the interests of the common Venezuelan, to the point that he gladly would override the will of the majority of the people of Venezuela to see his and his fellow plutocrats’ interests advanced at the expense of the common Venezuelan.

But a memo to President Chavez: The whole world is watching, Mr. President, and the whole world does not understand the political realities of Venezuela.

Don’t make scumbags like Zuloaga into martyrs.

Don’t give any semblance of credibility to the right-wingers’ false assertion that you are a “murderous” “dictator,” even though you repeatedly have been democratically elected and even though you had not one of the treasonous ringleaders of the 2002 coup attempt executed, although here in the United States execution is considered appropriate punishment for treason.

Don’t let the right wing harm your revolution — our revolution, the world’s revolution — by successfully painting you, in the eyes of the world, as one of the tyrants that they are.

There’s too much at stake.

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Duuude! 2011 in Cali is going to ROCK!

So in November, I predict, not only will a majority of California’s voters put “Governor Moonbeam” back into office, but they will make marijuana legal in the state. And there’s the possibility that they will make it legal again for same-sex couples to wed.

It will be like the ’70s all over again.

Yes, the ’70s, the decade of free love and weed that I missed out on because I was born in 1968 and spent the ’70s first in day care (the boomers were such great fucking parents) and then in elementary school. When I finally was of partying age, I got — President Ronald Fucking Reagan. And AIDS.*

Don’t get me wrong — Repugnican California guv wannabe Nutmeg Whitman, a billionaire former CEO who never has held public office but wants to buy the governorship of the nation’s most populous state, must be brought down. We can’t act as though Jerry Brown already has won the election. We have to fight (… for our right … to paartaaay!**).

But when all is said and done, even if Nutmeg doesn’t make some major campaign-killing fuckup, I expect that the majority of California’s voters, hit hard by the economy brought to them by the Repugnican Party, aren’t going to vote for another fucking Repugnican to lead the state.

Megalomaniac wants us to believe that she’s great because she’s a billionaire. But a majority of Californians, I think, are much more resentful of what the super-rich have done to the nation and to the state than they want to emulate the plutocrats.

Plus, Nutmeg is fugly. She is. That shouldn’t matter in elections, but it does. Ask former Cosmo centerfold Scott Brown, who is, I believe, the only U.S. senator whose pubes I have seen. (I, um, rather doubt that a Nutmeg sex tape is going to surface… Although if one does, it’s probably sex that she had to pay for... And we know that she can afford the best that money can buy…)

And yesterday it was big news in the state that a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana in the nation’s most populous and greatest state has qualified for the November ballot. (I would have blogged on it yesterday, but I was too stoned. No, kidding — I was too tired after work yesterday to blog on it, actually.)

Anyway, The Associated Press reports:

The [ballot] initiative would allow those 21 years and older to possess up to one ounce of marijuana, enough to roll dozens of marijuana cigarettes. Residents also could grow their own crop of the plant in gardens measuring up to 25 square feet.

The proposal would ban users from ingesting marijuana in public or smoking it while minors are present. It also would make it illegal to possess the drug on school grounds or drive while under its influence.

Local governments would decide whether to permit and tax marijuana sales.

Proponents of the measure say legalizing marijuana could save the state $200 million a year by reducing public safety costs. At the same time, it could generate tax revenue for local governments.

A Field Poll taken in April found a slim majority of California voters supported legalizing and taxing marijuana to help bridge the state budget deficit.

My guess is that at least 55 percent of the voters will vote “yes” on the marijuana measure — and that many, many of us Californians will discover a new love for gardening.

(Of course, pot dealers aren’t happy about their impending business losses, but hey, they should have had a back-up plan anyway.)

Not only can the state sorely use the tax revenue from marijuana sales, but there is absofuckinglutely no reason to allow alcohol and tobacco to remain legal but not marijuana.

(My only concern is whether or not the feds will try to step in and block the legalization of marijuana in California like Cruella de Vil coming for the doobies — er, doggies. I haven’t researched that possibility yet.)

So I can envision a California with a Democratic governor again — and not just any Democratic governor, but Gov. Jerry Fucking Brown — and a state that has legalized marijuana, which should have been legalized long ago and which only those who decry a “nanny state” inconsistently hold should remain illegal.

OK, now I’m really going to do some California dreamin’ here:

There is an effort also to put same-sex marriage back on the November 2010 ballot, to reverse Proposition 8, which in November 2008 passed with only 52 percent of the vote. (You can sign the petition, and perhaps also collect petition signatures, by going here. The effort needs to collect a total of 1 million signatures of registered California voters by April 5, so you need to mail your signature[s] in quickly.) 

Now that the main pushers of Prop 8 — the Mormon cult and the pedophilic Catholick church, which bankrolled the last-minute multi-million-dollar pro-Prop 8 media blitz of homophobic lies — have been exposed, I surmise that same-sex marriage could pass this November, or no later than in November 2012.

The Public Policy Institute of California just released a poll that shows that 50 percent of Californians support same-sex marriage, with 45 percent opposed and 5 percent undecided. That’s good news, given that the multi-million-dollar campaign of lies induced 52 percent of the voters to vote down same-sex marriage in November 2008.

The Field Poll found a year ago that 48 percent of Californians then supported same-sex marriage, with 47 percent opposed and 5 percent undecided.

It seems to me that most of the undecideds will end up in the pro-same-sex-marriage column, as the haters already know that they’re haters, and I put the state’s haters at just under 50 percent (somewhere around 45 percent to 49 percent, tops).

My best guess is that if the issue were voted upon by California voters today, it would be a reversal of the November 2008 results, with around 51 percent to 52 percent for same-sex marriage and around 48 percent to 49 percent opposed.

Come January 2011, we Californians could be smoking (and even growing!) weed freely and marrying whom we wish to marry, under the wise and loving governance of Governor Moonbeam.

Hell yeah!

*No, I mean, I’m not HIV-positive, but before I could even think about getting it on with another dude, fucking AIDS burst onto the scene, ruining gay sex for me and my cohorts, who still can recall seeing images of AIDS victims who looked like concentration camp victims, and some of us, such as I did, as a hospice nurse, watched people die of the disease with our own eyes.

**Kidding! Mostly…

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Bricks and stones can start a civil war

Of course, so can bullets

At least 10 Democratic members of Congress who voted for health-care reform (there were 219 of them) have had threats made against them, according to The Associated Press, with one Democratic lawmaker sustaining a brick through her office window and one New York county’s Democratic Party office also sustaining a brick through a window, this brick with a note attached: “Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice,” which, the AP notes, “roughly [quotes] 1964 Republican presidential nominee Barry Goldwater.”

I agree wholeheartedly that extremism in defense of liberty is no vice.

So where was the brick-hurling when George W. Bush & Co. blatantly stole the White House in late 2000? Democrat Al Gore had won the popular vote by more than a half-million votes; Repugnican presidential candidate George W. Bush’s brother Jeb was governor of the pivotal state of Florida, which Georgie “won”; Florida’s top elections decider, Katherine “No Conflict of Interest” Harris, had sat on the state’s committee to elect Gee Dubya; and finally, five right-wingers on the U.S. Supreme Court decided to decide the presidential election for the American people.

That was the largest blow to the nation’s democracy in my lifetime, and to my knowledge, nary a single fucking brick was tossed through a single fucking window.

How about the unelected BushCheneyCorp’s launch of its illegal, immoral, unprovoked and unjust Vietraq War in March 2003? The war that the United Nations Security Council would not rubber-stamp, and so the Bush regime launched it anyway, bypassing the council? The bogus war that thus far has cost us taxpayers almost $750 billion?

Where were the freedom-lovin’ brick-tossers then?

Oh, but a health-care reform bill passesdemocratically and legally — and suddenly the defenders of the nation’s liberty, who have been snoozing for at least the past 10 years, suddenly come to life!

Of course, the bricks aren’t about liberty or freedom or democracy or God or Jesus or puppies or kittens or cute widdle fwuffy bunnies or butterflies or marshmallows.

Let’s fucking face it: The bricks are the closest thing that the “tea party” fascists can come to lynching the uppity nigger in the White House (White House!). That’s what the bricks stand for: the intense hatred of the nation’s first black president — whose worst crime is presiding while black — who scored his first major legislative victory against the stupid white man’s power structure.

George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and the other traitors and war criminals who comprised the unelected Bush regime got away with murder — the murder of more than 4,300 of our troops and tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis whom they permanently “liberated” — because the BushCheneyCorp represented the stupid-white-male power structure and because the vast majority of liberals are too pussy to resort to shows of force (or even just vandalism).

How far will the wingnuts take it?

The Repugnican Party and the “tea party” ringleaders deny inciting violence, but Repugnican and “tea party” queen Sarah Palin-Quayle yesterday posted, on her Facebook page, this graphic:

Yes, those are images of gun crosshairs to refer to Democratic lawmakers. And Palin-Quayle Tweeted yesterday:

Commonsense Conservatives & lovers of America: “Don’t Retreat, Instead – RELOAD!” Pls see my Facebook page.

Gun crosshairs.

“RELOAD!”

Today, bricks — tomorrow, bullets?

It would be interesting to see what would happen in the aftermath of a “tea-baggin'” fascist actually assassinating someone, and I have to wonder if the question isn’t whether that will happen but when it will happen.

Hey, sign me up for the next civil war! I’ll be happy to fight for the blue states! This next time, though, we need to finish the job!

You betcha!

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Yeah, I’d Tickle That: Day Six (or, How about Joseph Gordon-Levitt-Crook?)

Blogger’s note: OK, so this is kind of cheating, since I already posted this back in January on my Open Salon blog when the blog put out an “open call” for our favorite most underrated actor. But since I’m releasing my list of my top seven hotties, and I would include Joseph Gordon-Levitt among those seven, it seems unfair to omit him…

I remember liking Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the television sitcom “3rd Rock from the Sun,” but I didn’t become a big fan of his work until he started making films.

My fellow gaybies should love Gordon-Levitt as a troubled hustler who as a child was sexually abused by his Robert Redford-lookalike Little League coach in the creepy but worthwhile “Mysterious Skin” (available on DVD) — and he had a too-small role as a strait-laced Mormon missionary in the worthwhile gay-themed “Latter Days” (also on DVD). The latest film starring Gordon-Levitt that’s available on DVD, “(500) Days of Summer,” is a great film about the dynamics of relationships (straight or gay…).

In “(500) Days” Gordon-Levitt plays Tom, a sensitive heterosexual guy who feels deeply who falls in love with a heterosexual woman named Summer, for whom their romance is just recreation and fun. It’s a great take on gender role reversal, in which the straight guy is the “woman” who wants a strong emotional bond and the straight woman is the emotionally unavailable “man” who doesn’t want anything serious.  

Gordon-Levitt has a film presence that is rare. Although his film characters usually remain fairly physically restrained, the feeling pours out of him. (Yeah, it’s a lot more than that I just think that he’s cute…)

Gordon-Levitt is to appear, with Natalie Portman, in an upcoming film called “Hesher,” in which he looks a bit like Jesus on meth:

I’m there. And not just because he apparently never wears a shirt in “Hesher,” but because I already know that he does a kick-ass job with his roles. (And because I like Natalie, too. She may not be the greatest actress, but she does have something ineffable about her that comes out in most of her film performances.)

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