Lets take a quick look at what the Republican Party believes in:
- Pro-life, usually even in cases of rape or incest
- Abolishing the Department of Education, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and in some cases (Ron Paul, Gary Johnson) the Central Intelligence Agency.
- Abolishing the New Deal. That means no social security, no unemployment benefits, no Medicaid, no food stamps; in short, no basic safety net at all.
- Overt homophobia, with several attempts in Southern States - that are naturally controlled by the GOP - to (re)criminalise sodomy - in flagrant violation of Lawrence v. Texas because they know that the current Supreme Court is highly predisposed to toss Lawrence out the window. Because precedent be damned.
- Tax cuts for the rich at a time when many millionaires pay less tax than their secretary (made possible by capital gains).
- Declaring that human-induced climate change is a myth.
If you believe any of those things, you probably have mild brain damage. Or you’re a Republican.
Sat in what should be my last class for my first undergraduate degree this evening. Feels good.
From the Brisbane Times:
A Queensland MP railing against same-sex civil unions has accused gay people of attacking his cultural values and demanded they “explain their heterophobia”.
Independent MP Rob Messenger said today gay people should stop causing him distress, insisting he respected them but they should also respect his belief “that marriage is a divine gift exclusively to a man and a woman”.
Mr Messenger argued he would feel discriminated against if gay people tried to “interfere” with his values, in a letter emailed to media outlets headlined: “Homophobic or Heterophobic about Civil Union?”
I am surprised that he did not seek to use the “but I have gay friends!” excuse. Really pathetic rhetoric from a man who has absolutely no place in modern political discourse— we need to out these people for who they are and what they believe in.
I’ve decided to not advertise it just yet. My views haven’t changed significantly; I have simply decided that it is time to get involved.
Ah, not many. Something like 150. #unpopularpanda #mymumthinksimcool
I quite like Wil Anderson and Carl Baron. Wanda Sykes brand of grossly inappropriate humour always makes me laugh, too (on Rush Limbaugh saying that he hopes Pres. Obama fails: ‘I hope your liver fails.)
The obvious choices; Jon Stewart, etc, are also pretty hilarious.
I am 21, and I study Business and Law at Griffith. (The plan is to graduate from the B Business component this year, and finish B Laws in Victoria).