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Maybe they are right? Should “Radical Change” happen?

-by Kid Bucket-

There are many out there who complain that Barack Obama and the “Socialist Left” are trying to fundamentally change America. They say that by supporting same-sex marriage, addressing income inequality, limiting the amount of junk food provided in schools and trying to maybe get America off of it’s fat ass and walk every once in a while, we want to take everything that is good about our country and turn it inside out.

Let’s take a look:

  • The obesity rate continues to sky rocket, with the projected figures showing that OVER HALF OF ALL AMERICANS will be obese by the year 2020.
  • The income inequality continues to get worse, with the GOP doing everything it can to make sure the top 1% can continue to pay low taxes, doing this under the guise of “job creation”. They say they aren’t worried about social issues as much but, as a party, they continue to defund women’s health organizations and write horrible legislation that fucks over everyone who is in a civil union, regardless of sexual orientation.
  • The 24 hour news cycle does nothing but exacerbate issues, with more fighting over which channel is more biased than the other instead of what they are actually fucking talking about.
  • States are voting against equal rights, because they are either being pressured by their churches to donate against passing marriage equality with the threat of excommunication (California) or because a large number of people in the state don’t even really know everything in the bill (North Carolina).
  • Laws like “Stand Your Ground” not only exist, BUT THRIVE, in 2012. Wan’t to look at me the wrong way? I’ll just shoot you and tell the cops you advanced on me. Bingo bango, I’m in the clear.
  • Medical marijuana is not only illegal in most places, but still leads to an incredible number of arrests. With many of the arrests having harsher judgements on minorities.
  • These even exist.
  • A basic debate on the debt ceiling almost brought the country to it’s knees.

That is just a small percentage of the bullshit.

We have so much good as well, but it get’s completely drowned out by all the horrible that happens right beside it. The fact that anyone could even write something like this is more freedom than a lot of countries have. But being able to write about how something has gotten so shitty doesn’t really make up for the soul deadening developments that go with it.

Am I saying reboot the country? No. But until we can sit down and have an adult conversation about what it really happening to the country nothing is ever going to get fixed.

I’m surprised I was able to write that last sentence without laughing.

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The War on Women has found a enemy—everyone else as well.

-by Kid Bucket-

The idea that the GOP is waging a war on women is becoming more and more apparent, but it doesn’t stop there anymore. The religious sect of the right is now taking its battle to both genders with the new Blunt Amendment. With this new attack on rationalism, the GOP have taken the contraception mandate and extended so that it extends to all forms of medical coverage, so they can use it to deny anything that costs more than a band-aid.

Example: You are an employer and one of your employees tells you they have cancer and boy… is that going to be expensive… but wait! You can say your super specific form of Christianity states that chemotherapy is actually the work of the devil and you aren’t going to cover it. Does it matter that this super specific religion doesn’t actually exist? Nope. But thanks to the Blunt Amendment you can be a super huge dick to employers and blame it on religious freedoms.

Now, is that as bad as decimating entire cultures and blaming it on a belief system that more and more people are coming to deny? No, of course it isn’t, but it is still the most recent example of pushing religious beliefs onto an increasingly nonsupporting public. At one time, the Catholic church was a very liberal institution, comparatively, but they are being left behind, and with the last couple breaths the leadership is fighting to stay relevant. Is it going to happen? It might, but there is also a chance of Santorum becoming president (sorry, I just had a waking nightmare) as well and that doesn’t make it any less scary.

This situation has been inching closer and closer to the boiling point, and not a moment too soon. The congressional hearings with no women scheduled to testify. A powerful pundit for the right using increasingly repugnant language to describe a woman who testified in favor of birth control. The brush off when it was brought up that the insurance covered Viagra.

But that was different of course. Viagra isn’t for women, and women aren’t men and have to have kids and cook while cleaning, so take that, people with vaginas.

That this issue is finally getting this amount of attention will turn out to be a very good thing, because this is a REAL case of the interaction between church and government. This isn’t some whiny girl who didn’t want to look at a banner that basically asked her to not be a dick to her classmates. This isn’t a display of the Ten Commandments in front of a state building. This is a case that has an effect of the lives of not just women, but all citizens, for the foreseeable future.

And in the meantime, let’s try to not need a banner to tell us to not be a dick to each other.

P.S. If you were wondering where most of the GOP talking points have been coming from, check out this article written be someone who obviously has no idea how birth control works.

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Real life jumped the shark

-by Kid Bucket-

It’s obvious (if it wasn’t before) that the GOP is in shambles. Their only real hope right now for any change, Ron Paul, is stuck in third and is unlikely to go anywhere in the future and the front runner?

Mother Fucking Rick Santorum.

Why is this happening? Timing.

This is all a case of good timing and effective pandering on Santorum’s part. There have been other candidates with his credentials of disliking people who aren’t white male land owners, but one thing they were missing was a sense of knowing when to really get their face out there. He waited… biding his time until the Bachmanns and the Perrys and the Cains were out of the race.

Has he shown he can be an awful human being on many occasions? OOOOOOOH Yeah.

But is he an idiot? Not in the slightest and may turn out to be dangerous, come election season.

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I’M MAD AS HELL AND I’M GOING TO TAKE IT FOR 4 MORE YEARS PROBABLY

-Kid Bucket-

It actually happened.

Conservative values went so far to the right they spun back around to “values” that makes a lot of liberals say “That’s fucked up”. The debate audience showed again that without Rick Perry they need a candidate who will pander to them. A candidate that will tell them what they want to hear. A candidate that is so far out of the establishment they are in the establishment to tear it apart from the inside.

That candidate is Rick Perry Newt Gingrich.

I’m not an economist. Most economic questions that are more complicated than “You had 20 dollars and you spent 5, how many dollars do you have now” is somewhat gibberish to me. I’m really trying to understand what put us in this shit storm of an economy, and I’m getting there. So in the meantime I will focus more of the fucking sleazy aspects of his hypocritical “values” campaign.

To anyone who wants to see a debate wizard, I would highly recommend they watch Newt Gingrich’s performances. I say performances because I think I’ve already used my allotted uses of the word “pander” since the Tour de Douche hit the south. He doesn’t get asked something he likes? Says he doesn’t want to answer the question, puts on his beat-down strung-out face, and gives a sanctimonious answer. He would give a straight answer but he isn’t in the establishment so fuck you. His quick rise just goes to show that the idea of “anyone but Obama” is going to lead to some really terrible candidates, most of them worse.

In four years, if we end up with President Newt, it’ll be the same shit over again.

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A mouthpiece for everyone

-by Kid Bucket-

It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day everyone! That means the 24 hr news channels get to wax poetic about what Martin Luther King would have done in every possible circumstance, even if they are probably completely wrong.

Would have MLK supported Obama?

Would MLK have been a part of the Occupy Movement?

Would MLK support Gay Marriage?

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It’s a joke already… fuck it, let’s bring in a comedian

-by Kid Bucket-

Last night, something happened that I was hoping would happen for a long time.

No, no one announced a sequel to “Starsky and Hutch”.

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We should be better than this

-by Kid Bucket-

A new disturbing video has surfaced on youtube, a video of something that should never have happened, that only serves to make us look worse in the eyes of the world.

No, I’m not talking about a new Rebecca Black music video.

I’m talking about a video of four Marines pissing on the corpses of recently killed Taliban soldiers.

Before you say, “Well war is hell and the fog of war was clouding their judgment and they didn’t know what they were doing and…” all I can say is bullshit. The video makes it painfully obvious that they knew exactly what they were doing. They thought it was funny and stupidly decided to record it, like the video of the Marine throwing the puppy off the cliff. The people that do these things do not deserve to wear the uniform and should be made examples of.

But honestly, are we surprised at all?

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The plight of the put upon largest religious group in America.

– by Kid Bucket-

Recently, I have been following some of the more… outspoken… evangelical Christians on twitter and noticed something very interesting. The general idea is they think they should be allowed to say whatever they want, and if anyone tries to shut them up, then their first amendment rights are being infringed upon. They claim that the “gaystapo” gets to infringe on their rights while getting away with whatever they want because they have magical gay powers that apparently are given to them at monthly meetings or something. What these people seem not to understand though is that they have no standing whining about their rights being infringed upon—if the majority of America wants them to shut up they have the right to shut them up. It’s the GOVERNMENT that can’t shut anyone up.

A lot of this boils down to an interesting theme that has popped up recently, the “Put-Upon Christian“.

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The Santorum just surges from his mouth.

-by Kid Bucket-

Very few politicians should be actively despised and vilified for the pieces of shit they are.

Rick Santorum is one of them. He says things that no one with half a brain should ever get away with uttering.

UPDATE: Even his family actively makes their intentions known to support other candidates.