Monday, June 07, 2010

Things That Pissed Me Off

The last week or so has been a parade of outrage and bullshit that I've longed to blog about, but simply didn't have time. Here's a few, numbered for your commenting convenience.

1. BP CEO Tony Hayward made a strong DoW bid... I can't believe BP lets this jackass anywhere near a camera at this point. When he's not shamelessly—and transparently—lying, he's saying something unbelievably stupid. Multimillionaire oil executive Hayward stood in front of a camera on a Gulf pier and declared that "nobody wants this over more than me. I want my life back."

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2. South Carolina State Senator Jake Knotts (R-Naturally) played Good Ole Boy.
"We already got one raghead in the White House; we don't need a raghead in the governor's mansion."

He was, of course referring to candidate for S.C. governor Nikki Haley, and inferring she is Muslim for the benefit of the mouth-breathers in that state. Haley is actually of Indian descent, and a Christian. Her parents are Sikh.
[Knotts] says her father walks around Lexington wearing a turban.

“We’re at war over there,” Knotts said.

Asked to clarify, he said he did not mean the United States was at war with India, but was at war with “foreign countries.”

One of President Palin's "real Americans."

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3. Well, Arizona isn't gonna stand around and let South Carolina be the most repugnant, racist shithole in the country without a fight: In Prescott, AZ, things reverted back to the days of Billy Jack. A City Councilman with a radio show and a bunch of racist passersby bullied an elementary school into agreeing to "whiten" the faces of a mural depicting diverse faces of ACTUAL FUCKING STUDENTS IN THAT SCHOOL! While that mural was being painted, at times with the help of the kids themselves, they were actually heckled with the n-bomb and other slurs. Can we give that state back to Mexico already? (In the end, the school superintendent overruled the cowardly principal and the mural was unaltered—but this is likely only due to the national attention.)

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And then there's Israel. But that's a whole other post. Or more.

5 comments:

正玲正玲 said...

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Smitty said...

Dude. Un-FUCKING-believable.

All 3.

The amount of ignorance it takes to hold on to this "the Prez is a MOOslim" thing boggles my mind. I seriously can't fathom the level of ignorance of truth and facts that takes.

Mrs. Smitty said...

on #1, that well spoken BP pres also declared that you can get shrimp from places other than new orleans.

what a guy.

steves said...

很用心的blog,推推哦

I agree completely.

Seriously, is there any way we block all this shitty spam.

1. Epic tool
2. I will never complain about any of the idiots we have in our legislature.
3. Arizona used to be an ok place. What happened. We should make Sheriff Joe the presidente for life and kick them out of the Union.

Missives From Suburbia said...

I bet Mexico would go to war with us to prevent the return of Arizona. I would if I were them. And I respectfully disagree with Steve--Arizona has never really been an okay place. My family has lived there forever. I've long referred to it as the place where everything good goes to die.