Month: May 2012

Oh, The Morality?

I ran across this from an article on yesterdays “” site:

A woman was kicked off an American Airlines flight Wednesday for wearing a shirt with the slogan “If I wanted the government in my womb, I’d fuck a senator.”

You wouldn’t believe some of the comments I’ve seen and heard, particularly from some of our “friends” on the right, about that shirt.  They are so offended by it, so enraged.

You would have thought [that] this lady had done something horribly wrong, instead of “exercising her 1st amendment rights to free speech.”  (I only say that because that’s where the “con’s” retreat [to] whenever they do or say something radical or over the top.)

Oh the morality, oh the morality.

Okay, I’ll admit that the T-shirt is over the top (no pun intended) and profane. But, how is this so offensive and trans-vaginal ultrasounds, are not?

Unnecessary forced ultrasounds that are an unnecessary financial burden to both women and insurers. Unnecessary forced ultrasounds that serve only to interfere with a legal right, a constitutional right, affirmed by the Supreme Court, that should guarantee a woman’s freedom to choose her reproductive destiny.

How is this so offensive and a group of men sitting, in forum, discussing women’s reproductive freedoms and rights, with no dissenting women allowed, is not?

The effects, upon viewing the T-shirt could be troubling to some, parents of young children, people of generations not accustom to such public displays, but the effects of this assault on women’s rights is more than troubling, it’s “outright outrageous.”

So, don’t let your “righteous rage” stop at the shirt. In fact, if that rage was directed properly, then the shirt would be as unnecessary as the ultrasounds.

Absolutely Orwellian

“Absolutely Orwellian!”

They, the right-wing, are taking a page right out of the book 1984:
“This process of continuous alteration was applied not only to newspapers, but to books, periodicals, pamphlets, posters, leaflets, films, sound-tracks, cartoons, photographs — to every kind of literature or documentation which might conceivably hold any political or ideological significance. Day by day and almost minute by minute the past was brought up to date. In this way every prediction made by the Party could be shown by documentary evidence to have been correct, nor was any item of news, or any expression of opinion, which conflicted with the needs of the moment, ever allowed to remain on record. All history was a palimpsest (overwritten), scraped clean and reinscribed exactly as often as was necessary. In no case would it have been possible, once the deed was done, to prove that any falsification had taken place.” (excerpted from “1984” by George Orwell)

Let our “true past” be the foundation that our future is based upon, that is the only way to avoid repeating the same, or making similar, mistakes.

“Each time history repeats itself, the price goes up.” – Author Unknown


The Big Lie



This phrase was used in a report prepared during World War II by the United States Office of Strategic Services in describing Adolph Hitler‘s psychological profile:

“His primary rules were: never allow the public to cool off; never admit a fault or wrong; never concede that there may be some good in your enemy; never leave room for alternatives; never accept blame; concentrate on one enemy at a time and blame him for everything that goes wrong; people will believe a big lie sooner than a little one; and if you repeat it frequently enough people will sooner or later believe it.”

Seem familiar? This is the “right-wing” playbook! Whether it’s the birther thing, or calling him socialist, facist….., non-citizen. Whether it’s not acknowledging the failed Bush policies leading to the largest market crash since the great depression, and two unnecessary wars. Whether it’s not giving proper credit for successfully killing bin-Laden. Whether it’s saying no to or filibustering, virtually all of his proposals. How about the fact that for the first 9 months of his presidency he was governing under the Bush budget that ran until October of 2009.

They lie by commission, they lie by omission. They lie because they believe that the lie is working. They lie because not many are challenging the lies. This must stop.

A lie should not be allowed to die a natural death.