Sunday, August 28, 2016

Hillary Clinton is tearing Donald Trump a new asshole with these ads.

Damn Clinton has now called him a danger to America, a racist, a bad influence on our school children, and now a misogynist.

And the best part is that every one of them is true.

I can hardly wait for the next ones which will probably say he has a tiny penis and gets winded while taking off his socks.

And yes, those will be true as well.

Jill Stein pledge. Seems accurate.


Saturday, August 27, 2016

Bristol Palin blames hunting for making her who she is today. Damn you hunting!

Courtesy of of some blog that I think might be written by Trig these days:

Hunting has always been a part of my life. It has helped form the person I am today. I am so thankful that my parents took me out into the wilderness and let me explore America the Beautiful. I would hope more and more children have the same experience.

Somebody who may or may not be, or have ever met, Bristol then continues on with 7 ways that hunting made her what she is today.

It's essentially a click bait focused post, so I did not bother going through all seven. (But it appears that she stole most of them. If not all of them.)

However it made me reflect on my one and only hunting trip with my father.

I was sixteen and we were hunting for moose, out of season of course.

As the hunting trip progressed my father got more and more drunk, and less and less appreciative of my inventive moose call which sounded a little bit like this, "MOOSE! Run for your lives, MOOSE! He has a gun!"

Anyhow after I managed to lead us back to the road and convince my father that emptying his rifle at me would probably alert the State Troopers we drove back home together with only the occasional "Not my damn kid" and "That's it I'm getting a blood test" to break  the silence.

Later, after the screaming stopped, by dad attempted to explain to me that he was taking me hunting to teach me something about life. I had no idea.

I thought he just wanted to kill something.

Imagine if I had learned the lessons from hunting that Bristol learned from her father.

Then I too could have two different children from two different partners (That we know about.), have a failed reality show career under my belt, be hawking weight loss products on the internet, and currently be married to a person who I tricked into marrying me.

Yep, it would be an entirely different life alright.

In all seriousness even though I have mixed feelings about hunting it does not deserve to be blamed for Bristol Palin. 

Politifact confirms that the "Trump effect" in schools is real.

Courtesy of Mediaite:  

Hillary Clinton has been attacking Donald Trump all week for hiring people who are considered by some to be racists. She’s been hitting him for catering to the alt-right and for promoting messages of intolerance and even cruelty. One of the things she said about him was that there has been a “Trump effect” in schools that involves more and more reported instances of bullying. Supposedly, children hear his divisive messages, go to school, and pick on kids who aren’t like them. 

Is that true? 

PolitiFact actually says that for the most part, it is!

So we go from a President who preached reaching out to our enemies, and working towards compromise with those on the other side of the ideological fence, to a GOP candidate whose personality is so obnoxious that it inspires bullying on the playground.

Is this what the Republican party means about taking their country back?

Back to what? Racial intolerance, inequality for women, and anti-gay beat downs in the locker room?

Yeah, actually that's probably exactly what they mean by that.

Elizabeth Warren attacks Donald Trump, Jill Stein gets hit in the crossfire.

Courtesy of the Boston Herald: 

Bay State Sen. Elizabeth Warren stepped up her attack on Donald Trump last night, calling him a “racist bully” — and saying that a vote for Green Party candidate Jill Stein is effectively one for the Republican nominee. 

“Donald Trump is a thin-skinned, racist bully and he has proven that day after day, week after week, month after month for more than a year,” Warren said last night after a speech at Roxbury Community College, adding later: “He has made hate part of his campaign, and I think there comes a time when you just have to call him out on it. We have to say we are a better country than that.” 

When asked what she would say to far-left voters who would consider voting for Stein over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, Warren sought to warn them off. 

“Anything you do that helps Donald Trump get one inch closer to the White House is a danger to all of us,” Warren said, adding that a vote for Stein “moves Donald Trump closer to the White House.”

Well she's not wrong, in fact I have been saying that for some time now, however I can only imagine how that will be received by Stein and the Green Party.

Oops never mind, don't have to imagine it.
Did Stein really suggest that Senator Warren was being controlled by Wall Street? Oh hell no!

Crazy anti-vaxxer lady you do NOT want to start a flame war with Elizabeth Warren. She will break you into tiny bite size pieces and feed you to her dogs.

P.S. I STILL think that Warren would have made a better VP pick. 

So have you met Donald Trump's doctor? Well you should.

Courtesy of NBC News: 

In his letter, Bornstein said there were no "significant medical problems" in Trump's history and that a recent examination "showed only positive results." 

"If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency," Bornstein wrote. 

Asked how he could justify the hyperbole, Bornstein said, "I like that sentence to be quite honest with you and all the rest of them are either sick or dead." 

He went on to say that the Oval Office has been occupied by presidents with dementia or tumors or even men who were "paranoid" or "psychotic." 

Bornstein said that after he was asked to write the letter, he thought about what he would say all day but did not type it out until the last minute as a black car sent by Trump waited to collect it. He said he didn't even proofread it. 

The doctor said he would not normally use such over-the-top language in a letter for a patient but he made an exception for Trump — who just two weeks before had tweeted that the doctor's assessment would show "perfection."

As I have said before I have made the decision NOT to be surprised by anything we see or hear during this campaign season, but come on!

THIS is Trump's doctor?

The guy is supposedly a billionaire and yet he drops his pants for the living embodiment of Johnny Carson's fake physician Mandrake Curvy?

He literally looks like the guy who gives free prostate exams from the back of his van. 

I am pretty sure we can already assume this will be Trump's science adviser.


So far down the rabbit hole we are my friends.

Public education activist Diane Ravitch says that John Oliver is being harassed over his expose on charter schools.

I am going to share Ravitch's post in its entirety since she really wants everybody to see it: 

As readers of this blog know, deregulation of charters leads to fraud, graft, and abuse. On this site, I have documented scores of examples of fraudsters and grifters who take advantage of weak (or no) oversight to enrich themselves and to strand children in bad schools. 

A few days ago, John Oliver ran an excellent segment about charter schools and the fraud associated with them. He barely scratched the surface. Charter supporters are furious and are saying that he “hurt” children, he savaged children, etc. (This is a familiar tactic; when I criticized the improbable test scores in New York City almost a decade ago, I was told that I was “hurting children and their teachers” by questioning the validity of the dramatic rise in scores.) 

Fraud is a feature of deregulation, not a bug. When no one is looking, some people steal. Not everyone steals, but many do. That is why Ohio, Florida, Michigan, and California are scamming taxpayers. No one is demanding accountability. Politicians get paid off by charter friends, then cripple any effort to oversee them Ohio and Michigan spend $1 billion a year to subsidize charter schools, which are lower-performing than public schools. 

The corporate reformers and privatizers are bombarding John Oliver with tweets and messages attacking his show. 

Please let him know you support him. 

Please take the time to contact John Oliver by writing him at management@avalonuk.com. 

And tweet him @iamjohnoliver. 

Don’t let the charter industry intimidate him.

I did not realize that Oliver was receiving such blowback, though to be honest I probably should have.

I have already sent my tweet in support of his work and I encourage you to do the same.

John Oliver is doing the work that many journalists are just not doing, so he needs to know that what he does is both necessary and appreciated.

For those who may have somehow missed this segment on charter schools, here you go.

Yeah, I see how that could have panicked the private charter school folks.

And that is a good thing.

People are leaving religion mostly due to science. Yea science!

Courtesy of CNET: 

Pew's latest study is an offshoot of its 2014 Religious Landscape Survey, in which it found that 78 percent of those with no religion were raised with one, but have since shed their religious identity. 

Pew re-contacted 5,000 of the 35,071 surveyed to ask why they left their affiliation behind. Almost half of those who were brought up in the religious firmament explained that whatever belief they had had simply disappeared. 

One reason cited by many? Science. 

Pew offered one quote that will surely move some, including Neil DeGrasse Tyson: "I'm a scientist now, and I don't believe in miracles." 

Other reasons offered might also excite rationalists. For example: "Learning about evolution when I went away to college." It took that long?

Remember my earlier post about the Orthodox Jews not wanting girls to attend college?

Yeah, well this is why.

Let's face it religion is threatened by science.

And as it turns out the reverse is true as well.

The internet is forever.

Okay I am typically against gun violence, but let me just point out that he did ask nicely.