In case you haven’t seen the previous post, please do so. It will be worth your while. It’s some of my best (and funniest) work. You won’t be sorry. I almost didn’t put this post up, just so I could let it ride longer. Unfortunately, that would have made the following information stale. And with that, I bring you…
Hey Bluz, what do you think about…
…Tom Brady’s supermodel wife Gisele dissing his receivers for dropping passes? At first thought she called up a radio station or something and complained. But what really happened is that she was surrounded by heckling Giants fans while trying to catch an elevator out of the stadium. I’m by no means a Pats fan but as far as I’m concerned, this shouldn’t even be a story. It’s pretty unfair.
Tensions were running high and she was being put under pressure. I’ll tell you this, if it was me and I had just watched my team lose and was surrounded by a bunch of gloating jackals yelling shit at me, I’d have said a lot more than she did. I’d have to be bleeped so many times, I’d sound like Morse code. Of course, not being a super-model, I probably would have gotten the shit kicked out of me.
Would it really be too much to ask that the Giants fan learn how to win with a little class?
That said, I got this from my alert brother-in-law:
…Karl Rove whining about Clint Eastwood’s Super Bowl commercial? Shut the fuck up, Karl. I know you feel betrayed because you think Clint is “one of you,” and he intimated that the country is not barreling headlong off the proverbial cliff and might, in fact, be getting better.
What Karl hopes no one remembers is that the Detroit bailout money started flowing during his boss’s administration. President Obama read the tealeaves and kept it going because it made sense. Think of all the jobs that weren’t lost because the auto companies didn’t go belly up.
In the mean time, the Republicans have a vested interest in making everyone think the declining conditions that started in 2007 are continuing, so that they can blame Obama in the 2012 elections. Unfortunately the facts indicate otherwise. Yes, the bailouts were costly, but then again, that was only “up front.” The banks have already paid back their bailout money, with interest. The car manufacturers have paid back a lot of it, but not all. But the investment kept Detroit in business and people working. Think of the cost to our country if they hadn’t.
Lastly, I dare Karl to tell it to Clint’s face. All Clint would have to do is squint at him with his best Gran Torino glare, and Rove would ruin his good undies.
…Karen Handel resigning from the Susan G. Komen board? That didn’t take long… Karen Handel was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Georgia, endorsed by Sarah Palin, who joined the Komen board last year. One of her campaign promises was to pull funding for Planned Parenthood. And we’re supposed to believe that she had nothing to do with Komen’s funding pull? Right.
The press releases from Komen keep saying that they never intended to target PP and they continue to double down on that statement. Unfortunately for them, there have been a number of leaks from people close to the situation, that say otherwise; that PP was in fact, targeted.
Good riddance. Now how about the rest of the chickenshit board members that caved to the radical right resign as well?
…the new TV show, Smash? I can’t even watch the promos without giggling like a grade-schooler. Around my family, “Smash” is another euphemism for dropping an urgent deuce. That’s not exactly Must See TV, in my book. What are going to do to follow up, make a show about singing and dancing children, and call it “Squirts?”
…The California Appeals court ruling the Gay Marriage Ban unconstitutional? Last year, the courts in California ruled that Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage, was unconstitutional. Obviously, Prop 8 backers appealed the ruling and this week, the appeal was denied. The only down side is that the ruling was quite narrow, applying only to this case, making it difficult to use in other states.
It’s a fair bet that this one will go to the US Supreme Court, although both sides want to tread lightly. If the SCOTUS were to firmly uphold the ruling, it would be devastating to the bigots and moralists that want same-sex marriage banned. Personally, I don’t see that happening. I think it will be upheld, but in a narrow sense, again to only apply to the California law.
The Prop 8 proponents and other social conservatives are moaning about overturning the Will of the People. Normally I would also defer to the Will of the People, but not this time. Civil rights should never be subject to the whims of the majority. If the courts didn’t lead on things like this, we would never have had the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Even now, there would still be pockets of the country still enmeshed in Jim Crow if not for the courts over-ruling the Will of the People.
“We the People” refers to all Americans, not just those that were born white and straight.
…the Catholics having to provide insurance that covers contraception? Love it. It’s about time, too. And I’m reading that House Speaker Boehner is vowing to pass legislation to over-rule the President’s position. No word on how he’s going to get the President to sign it, let alone get it through the Senate. His threat is nothing but an attempt to create an anti-Obama campaign issue and rally the religious right.
Boehner is a Catholic himself and I find that hilarious. Unless he’s got a dozen kids, he’s a fucking hypocrite to complain about Catholics using birth control.
The article linked above also raises a point of hypocrisy with the Church itself. They don’t want their dollars going to insurance that pays for birth control. So how are the wages they pay their employees any different if they use them to buy condoms?
I think the Church is over-playing its hand. Last survey I saw said that over 90% of Catholics have used birth control. Do you really think that the thought of getting their birth control covered by insurance is going to cause them to change a vote that would normally to go Obama? I think the reaction will be closer to people doing the Happy Dance.
The only thing that gives me pause is Catholic Guilt. I know that the priests are going to be up there every Sunday using to guilt to hector people into not to voting for Obama. This is where the years of injecting guilt into the flock, from grade school on, is liable to pay off.
Also, one doesn’t have to be Catholic to work at a Catholic hospital or university. There is no reason these non-Catholics should be deprived of benefits given to every equally qualified worker in the country.
Still, I can’t see the rank and file Catholics looking this gift horse in the mouth. The Catholics I know are “Cafeteria Catholics,” meaning they may show up in church on Sunday, but don’t necessarily buy into every tenet of Catholicism, like the ban on birth control. I know I have a number of Catholic readers, at least one of whom works for the diocese. Where do you all stand on this issue? I’d be interested to know.
Now lastly, speaking of birth control…
…The new Plan B/Day After Pills being put into vending machines on a college campus? Great idea! It’s just too bad it’s necessary. Plan B should be over-the-counter in every pharmacy in America. But until that happens, putting a secured vending machine on a college campus is a fantastic idea. These are the people that need it most: college students with raging libidos and still-developing judgment. Using Plan B the day after an impromptu dorm room dalliance is far superior to any of the alternatives and far less apt to ruin a young student’s life.
If men could get pregnant, Plan B pills would be available on pull out rolls, like toilet paper. And the right to abortions would have been written into the Constitution.