Category Archives: Bigots

Mike Huckabee’s Flippantly Racist Cinco De Mayo Tweet

Um, okay…

So, our favorite moron and two-time failed presidential candidate Mike Huckabee tweeted this out today, May 5, which also happens to be Cinco De Mayo if you speak Mexican.  As of 10:37 a.m. pacific standard time, the tweet is still up, and is from his verified account.

I guess it’s another one of Huckabee’s lame attempts at humor, or a way to boldly proclaim “hey I’m a racist fucking asshole!” without using expletives.

Either way, it just goes to show how emboldened the racist fucks in the GOP have become under Trump’s reign.  They are apparently giddy at not having to disguise their bigotry in the slightest, because, well look at what a racist asshole the president is.

By the way, if you want to see Megyn Kelly almost call this fucknozzle “Mike Fuckabee” on live television, go here.

Oh, and go fuck yourself, Huckabee.

Donald Trump Seems To Think All Black People Might Be Friends With Each Other

Donald Trump’s casual racism was revealed recently at a press conference in which he asked reporter April Ryan if members of the Congressional Black Caucus are her friends.

Remember, this is coming from a man who says he is the “least racist person you have ever encountered.”  Yes, he actually said that.

The exchange also revealed further Trump’s status as one of planet’s biggest douchebags.  Apparently, he thinks it’s suitable to ask a professional journalist to set up meetings for him.  What else do you need Trump?  Should Ryan sweep and mop the floors, too?

Why I Have No Respect For Trump Supporters At This Point

I think it’s safe to say that this country is divided right now.  The campaign and election of Donald Trump, AKA President Pussy Grabber, to the highest office in the nation, has brought about a ton of lost Facebook “friends” for a lot of people, increased family infighting, and a daily onslaught of bitter back and forth and arguments on the internet between decent Americans and the Trump supporters who have poisoned the well of this great land.  For a person like myself, who already has an inclination to engage in political discussions online, it’s not as noticeable of a shift.  But for the average person, I think there has been a yuge increase in this type of adversity and discord.

This has all brought up the old debate about whether politics should get in the way of friendships, and whether people can retain their relationships even if they strongly disagree in that arena.  I have seen memes floating around which self-declare that (the meme creator) is capable of disagreeing with others, without losing or sacrificing their friendship.  While I think it is generally true that people should be able to “agree to disagree,” I think that what we have seen with the Trump campaign, and now presidency, has far transcended the boundaries of “normal” political discourse and engagement.

I probably don’t need to go through the laundry list of reasons why POTUS Pee-Pee is categorically unfit for the presidency at this point.  We have all seen and heard what Trump and his cult of followers have brought to the table.  He has cultivated and encouraged outright bigotry and racism, toxic xenophobia, degradation of  women and the disabled, and advocated violence against those who oppose him.  He invited a foreign government to interfere with our presidential election, and suggested that perhaps “2nd Amendment people” could do something about his presidential opponent.  He is probably the most polarizing political figure in modern U.S. history.  With Trump, things go beyond mundane disagreements such as how much of a social safety net we should have, or how much foreign aid we should give to any given ally.  Instead, things have become about having or not having fundamental decency as human beings.

On top of all of this, Trump’s administration has been shameless in their “gaslighting” and blatant lies to the American public.  Things that are obvious and documented, such as the  relatively unimpressive attendance at Trump’s inauguration, are being called into question by Kellyanne Conway and crew as “alternative facts” as they attempt to promote an alternate reality for their delusional horde to believe in.  It was the same when Trump mocked a disabled reporter.  He later denied it, even though it’s on tape, and there are actually people who insist that the controversy was all a result of “biased media.”  Not to mention all of the times Trump has been recorded saying something, only to later flat-out deny saying it.  Or the recent revelation that Trump has no intention of releasing his taxes, even though he had promised that he would – and, to add insult to injury – Trump incorrectly speaks for the American public and says that they are not interested in them.  The sad thing is, Trump’s remaining defenders are perfectly okay with being deceived this openly.  They apparently don’t mind being psychologically manipulated by Trump and his administration.

When it comes to expressing opinions online, I actually think it is everybody’s civic duty to be vocal in opposing things like blatant and dehumanizing bigotry, hate and degradation.  So much so, that people end up losing friends, if need be. Because remaining silent only serves to enable those that seek to strip away our rights, freedoms and dignity.  Resistance starts with vocalizing opposition.  Things like racism should be something that we frown upon, and there should be a consequence felt by those who choose to fill their hearts with hate.  The way I see it, the kinds of people that would have an issue with me voicing opposition to those things, I honestly don’t want or need in my life. I have “lost” a few “friends” on Facebook since the campaign season started, which had happened only once before (that I had noticed.)  But I don’t really feel any “loss” – rather, I feel like I am being the person I was meant to be, without resistance or static from individuals that have revealed themselves to be morally and ethically contemptible.  I have also chosen to unfollow a few people because I was just tired of seeing their asinine pro-Trump bullshit.  I simply don’t need that kind of ugliness or negativity in my life, and I think the world throws enough of that at me as it is.

I always come back to this picture that I saw a while back, during the campaign. It sums up why I don’t have any respect for the most ardent Trump supporters, which by now is pretty much anyone still standing by him.

These “forgotten people” (as they have come to be known) don’t give a rat’s ass about anybody but themselves. Why should anyone give them any respect? They spend all their time pledging allegiance to politicians and individuals that feel completely comfortable and content attacking and denigrating anyone that isn’t white, male and straight (or females that are inexplicably bound to them.) Sure, there are some minorities who for some silly reason support Trump, but they all subscribe to the white male patriarchal ideal of American culture.  They bring no actual argument or thought process to the table – it’s “woe is me, immigrants take our jobs, blah blah blah, cry cry cry.”  And it inevitably becomes deflected into “Obama this, Hillary that…”  It’s pathetic.  I have had countless arguments with Trump supporters online, and I have concluded that, at this point, they are unreachable.  There is no point.  I mean, when you have people who proclaim that they are proud to be “deplorable,” how are you supposed to reason with them?  The level of discourse from almost all Trump supporters I now encounter daily amounts to little more than trolling.  It’s “neener neener neener, we won, you lost, get over it.”  No substance, no philosophical basis (other than “hey, we’re assholes”) and lately, not even acknowledgement of basic facts that can be seen and heard by our own eyes and ears (think “alternative facts.”)

I hope people on the right realize that this is far from over. They can expect what they have seen recently, with the historic women’s marches around the world, and then some, to continue as long as a despicable man-baby who was put into office through a questionable election is in power.

#RESIST

 

 

 

Ann Coulter Is The Definition Of Ugly

Some people come to define words and concepts better than anything else possibly could.  When I think of Ann Coulter, all I think of is “ugly.”  I’m not commenting on her physical appearance.  I’m talking about the disgusting and repugnant hate and ugliness that she exhibits at seemingly every opportunity she gets.  Truly an ugly person.

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It Is Better To Keep Your Mouth Closed And Let People Think You Are A Fool…

This is another piece of wisdom, the source of which is uncertain.  Some have attributed it to Mark Twain, others to Lincoln, among several other notable figures.

But there’s no doubt about who embodies it perfectly – TRUMP.  The man who is his own worst enemy, who couldn’t keep his mouth shut to save his life (or his campaign.)

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Art Should Comfort The Disturbed And Disturb The Comfortable (Cesar A. Cruz)

I have been reading different reactions to these statues of a naked Donald Trump that have popped up in cities around America, and it seems that most people find them somewhat distasteful. There’s also the “imagine if someone did this to Hillary…” trope. Some people say that while Trump may have it coming, that we shouldn’t stoop to the level of “body shaming,” etc.  The statues are from the art group INDECLINE.

I look at it in the context of protest art. Sure, the statues may be in poor taste, offensive to look at or humiliating. But let’s not forget that this is a man who has slandered the president as the founder of America’s most hated terrorist enemy, as well as not so subtly suggested that people shoot his opponent. These are just the recent examples of the type of garbage that has come from Trump’s mouth, and don’t begin to demonstrate the types of things he has said and done to shame and mock other people.

So, it’s not surprising to me that an artist or group of artists might go to extremes in desecrating Trump’s image. To quote Cesar A. Cruz, “art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” The time for politeness regarding Trump is long gone.

And comparing it to someone doing the same to Hillary is bogus. Like her policies or not, Hillary Clinton has not gone out of her way to insult and degrade a multitude of people across the nation. So, yes, if someone did the same to Hillary, it would be seen as going too far, and with good reason. It’s just not the same with Trump.

As a general rule of thumb, when talking about how people relate to one another, “when they go low, we go high” should be the approach. We should try our best to not stoop to the level of someone like Trump. But when it comes to art, I think all bets are off. I don’t see this the same way I would see someone sending out private pics of Trump to humiliate him, for example.

Donald Trump has taken a no-holds barred approach to his campaign. He speaks his mind. He says what he means. He’s not “politically correct” Let’s not expect the opposite from artists making a statement about him.

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The Trump Legion Of Ignorance: Fighting For A “Hibeejabi”-Free World

 

An exchange happened about a week ago at one of Donald Trump’s rallies between the champion of making America great again himself and a female audience member.  For myself, it has come to symbolize everything wrong with Trump, his followers, and the state of stupid in this country.

As seen in the Youtube clip below, during a Q&A session a woman asks Trump why we’re not putting military retirees on the border or perhaps to work for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA,) and in the process, getting rid of all of those “hibeejabis” they wear there.

In case you are wondering what the fuck “hibeejabis” are or what this person is talking about, she is referring to hijabs, the traditional headscarves that those Mooslim women wear, and I guess the fact that she has seen people wear them at the TSA.

It has become difficult for me to decide what part of this exchange is more problematic – the bigoted, xenophobic anti-Muslim sentiment or the flat-out ignorance on the part of the woman…Or Trump’s failure to correct the embarrassingly incorrect name that was used or the anti-Muslim sentiment behind the question, and simply answer by saying “we are looking at that….we’re looking at a lot of things,” which not only fails to really say anything (which is nothing new for Trump,) but also reinforces the ignorance and bigotry.

It has become abundantly clear to me that Donald Trump and his campaign have offered up and fed upon the xenophobic and racist anger of many working class and poor Americans that feel resentment of “the others” (as in minorities,) in particular brown people such as Mexicans and Muslims, who are seen as people to fear and the source of America’s problems.  Oh sure, supporters of Trump will offer up all sorts of excuses for his bigotry, but I think any reasonable person would have to be wearing massive blinders to not see the glaring, ugly truth at this point.

And all of that is obviously disconcerting, but none of it surprises me.  I have been awake to the fact that America is still a very racist nation for a long time.  Racism from whites directed at minorities, to racism from minorities to other minorities, to that of some minorities toward whites – take your pick, it’s there.  What’s particularly insidious about the Trump campaign, though, is that he has the support of a pretty formidable voting block (white people.)  While racism and xenophobia can emanate from a variety of demographics, it has more institutional and social influence when it comes from the dominant population.

But perhaps what may be more unsettling is the extreme stupidity of it all, which is allowed to pass, by Trump and the crowd as if it is completely normal and okay.  The rise of news media outlets like Fox News around twenty years ago was reflective of a growing trend in America away from things like facts and towards blatant bias and ignorance, which has only seemed to have metastasized among disgruntled right-wingers since then.  Maybe Trump didn’t see fit to correct the woman, or maybe he didn’t want to alienate his xenophobic base or appear to be too “politically correct” or “elitist.”  Or maybe he is simply not that smart or doesn’t want to appear to be so.  And this is what we’ve got, people.  Isn’t it sad that having an education and not being ignorant is now seen as elitist by a lot of people?  People that vote?  Can you picture someone like JFK or any of the other notable past presidents fielding and responding to such a question in the same manner?

The late George Carlin mused about the sad status of intelligence in America often.  I can’t imagine what he would say about Trump’s candidacy if he were alive today.

Look, not everyone is going to be a rocket scientist.  People need to do the best with what they’ve got.  But this is willful ignorance.  Meaning, this person probably has the mental capacity to see the error of their ways if they would only bother to actually read something or do any kind of analytical fact-seeking, but it’s a culture of laziness and mediocrity that has infected this country for years.  And regarding Trump’s response, shouldn’t someone who is trying to be the president of the United States him/herself be, or at least aspire to be, intelligent or at least smarter than the average person?  Don’t you want your president to be smarter than you are?  I do.  If America elects Trump, we truly deserve him.  As Carlin has also pointed out, if you have ignorant, selfish citizens, you’re going to end up with ignorant, selfish leaders.  That has probably never resonated more truthfully than with Trump’s candidacy.

 

Donald Trump photo By Marc Nozell – https://www.flickr.com/photos/marcn/24622320840/, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=46901376

 

Cruz, Jindal And Huckabee Openly Associate With Fanatic Pastor Who Suggests Gays Be Put To Death

While the political discourse of the past few days has been dominated by media scrutiny of questionable or debunked details from GOP front-runner Ben Carson’s inspiring backstory, or the perceived “War On Christmas” being waged by Starbucks and their new plain red coffee cups, three other Republican candidates – Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal and Mike Huckabee, attended and spoke at a religious event in which the organizing pastor openly talked about putting gays to death.

The event, which is known as the “National Religious Liberties Conference,” was created and hosted by pastor and radio host Kevin Swanson, who has spoken out vehemently against homosexuals, including recent statements that parents would be better off letting their kids drown than allowing them to read “homosexual” Harry Potter novels, as well as reiterating that the Bible calls for death as a punishment for homosexuality.

If you think Swanson’s anti-gay rhetoric is being exaggerated or taken out of context, here is a clip of a Young Turks report, which features excerpts of him speaking at the event.  Just watching Swanson speak for a couple of minutes demonstrates exactly what a fucking lunatic he is.  Particularly nuts is his assertion that if his son ever got gay married, he would sit at the entrance to the church and smear cow manure all over himself.  He’s not joking, either:

And this is a clip from Youtube channel “Secular Talk,” which features more of Swanson’s insanity, including the suggestions of death for homosexuals:

Of course, I’m sure Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal and Mike Huckabee will either claim to not have known about Swanson’s extreme views, say that he is taken out of context, or that just because they attended and spoke at the event, doesn’t mean they share his ideas.  Which is probably all bullshit.  Cruz, at the very least, was spoken to by Jake Tapper of CNN about Swanson’s views before the event, so he knew who he was associating himself with.  Swanson’s radio show is widely syndicated, so I’m sure it is well known where he stands on the issue of gays and cow shit.  And there’s no doubt as to how serious and rabid he is about his views.  It should also be noted that the three Republican presidential candidates did not just share the stage with Swanson – they also participated in Q&A sessions with him.

One might take comfort in knowing that these three GOP’ers are not close to the lead in current Republican polls, and Huckabee and Jindal are viewed by many as political footnotes, with extremely low polling numbers.  But it should frighten everyone to know that Cruz, as a Senator from Texas, and Jindal, the Governor of Louisiana, are currently involved with government, and that Huckabee was once the Governor of Arkansas.  The fact that anyone seeking the highest office in the United States would not be afraid to openly associate with such a hate-monger is disturbing at the very least, and a sign of just how batshit crazy the GOP has become.

 

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Donald Trump – Proof That Money Can’t Buy Class

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What more is there to say?

 

 

Image Credit – Wikimedia Commons – Gage Skidmore

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