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19 August 2012

Sunday, Snarky Sunday


You’ve probably been taught to respect your elders. Most cultures venerate the elderly and seek their wisdom. Vice-Presidential nominee, Paul Ryan missed that life lesson. A senior citizen was beaten up and arrested for speaking up at a Paul Ryan meeting. Best not ask questions of Reich Wing Ryan, or Romney for that matter. You’ll get a beat down and catch a criminal charge too. How dare that old man ask a question. A QUESTION, mind you! How audacious!
Paul Ryan likes to listen to Rage Against the Machine. What he doesn’t know is that he is part of the very machine they rage against. Tom Morello tells it like it is in an op-ed published in Rolling Stone:
Paul Ryan’s love of Rage Against the Machine is amusing, because he is the embodiment of the machine that our music has been raging against for two decades. Charles Manson loved the Beatles but didn’t understand them. Governor Chris Christie loves Bruce Springsteen but doesn’t understand him. And Paul Ryan is clueless about his favorite band, Rage Against the Machine. Read More
Soledad O’Brien schooled John H. Sununu on the economic policy plans of his own party candidates. Sununu typifies the idea that if you just keep repeating the same lie over and over eventually people start to believe it. He is also typical of the caught liars who get louder and think if they shout down their critics, they will win.
Mitt Romney may have broken the law by taking campaign donations from foreign donors.Stand by for the Supreme Court decision that upholds foreign donations to American candidates. It’s a comin’ sure as the Sun rises in the East. If the Supremes can create the legal fiction that a corporation is a person it’s not a stretch to say that foreign groups have a right to influence American elections with their money.
Death by assault rifle is back in the news. What does the National Rifle Association (NRA) see as the solution to gun violence in America? More guns. Everybody get a gun! Guns for all! Get yer gun and have fun with yer gun! Yeeeeeeee Haaaaaaaw!
Okay, so we may not be able to defeat the gun lobby when it comes to putting deadly weapons in the hands of every lunatic and would-be mass murderer in America, but maybe we can track them by regulating ammunition. Wrong! The NRA stands for one thing only – complete, unregulated, free access for all, killer and protector alike, gun access for every single breathing soul in the U.S. of A. So potential murderers have a right to privacy, eh?
What would Sunday be without a bit of Christian news? Pat Robertson, who once ran for President warns Christians not to adopt children who have been sexually abused because they might grow up to be weird. “You don’t have to take on somebody else’s problems” he says. Hmmmm. That explains a lot. Next time you see a self-proclaimed Jesus lover step over a homeless person or turn their back on a person in crisis, don’t judge them. Remember they don’t have to take on somebody else’s problems. Oh and be sure to put an extra $10 in the collection plate for that new multi-million dollar community outreach center the local church wants to build.
Everything I say is everything you ever wanted to hear.
Happy Snarky Sunday!

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