Making America Safe Again

This election has gone off the rails. Today on Raw Story, I saw the following news items:

  1. http://www.rawstory.com/2016/05/see-the-face-of-american-fascism-decoding-sheriff-joe-arpaios-anti-bestiality-video/ Sheriff Joe Arpaio actually makes a video imploring people not to have sex with their animals. Who knew this was a problem in Arizona? I think the man is getting senile.
  2. http://www.rawstory.com/2016/05/oklahoma-lawmakers-call-state-of-emergency-to-stop-trans-kids-from-using-the-restroom/ A State of Emergency? Really? Over a couple of kids?
  3. http://www.rawstory.com/2016/05/not-crazy-kansas-anti-abortion-group-demands-lawmakers-oppose-mythical-human-animal-hybrids/ Words fail me on this one. Some morons are in desperate need of a science class.
  4. http://www.rawstory.com/2016/05/federally-funded-transphobic-christian-school-demands-to-see-birth-certificates-to-weed-out-kids/ Wow, and I thought Jesus’s message was one of loving everyone and not judging people. I guess not according to these people.

Here are some quotes from the above stories to illustrate how delusional these people are:

Here he denounces America’s latest nightmare – not migrants, not even Muslims, but zoophiles. Arpaio is leading a campaign against bestiality, dedicating resources to rounding up people who abuse animals. In this video he presents it with the grimmest severity as a national crisis that he alone has the courage to face. He seems gripped by Jesuitical fury. This is a campaign for the national soul. Arpaio wrings his white hands repeatedly, kneads and unkneads his fingers, as he denounces dog abusers with all the dramatic intensity of senator Joe McCarthy going after communists.

and

“It being immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety, an emergency is hereby
declared to exist, by reason whereof this act shall take effect and be in full force from and after its passage and approval,” Senate Bill 1619 stated in part.

The measure, sponsored by state Sen. Brian Bingman and state House Speaker Jeff Hickman, restricts students around the state from using restrooms according to their gender identity, in direct opposition to the White House’s stance, announced earlier this month in response to similar legislation in North Carolina.

“This directive to schools is not only unlawful, but the breadth of overreach in this instance by the Obama Administration is shocking,” said state Rep. John Bennett (R). Bennett co-sponsored a concurrent resolution calling for the federal House of Representatives to impeach President Barack Obama regarding the issue.

and

“If we cannot legally refuse students who are struggling with homosexuality or gender identification, we must maintain our right to hold to the truths of God’s Word,” Breitkreutz wrote in the letter obtained by the New Republic. “In other words, although we do not have the right to refuse admittance to people choosing an outwardly sinful lifestyle, we do maintain the right to discipline and dismiss students for these choices.”

and

Kansans for Life has given candidates questionnaires asking where they stand on human cloning and on the creation of human-animal hybrids.

“Am I aware of it happening [in Kansas]? At this moment, no,” Kathy Ostrowski, the group’s legislative director told the Star. “But does that mean it’s not happening somewhere? I can’t tell you that.”

The group also asked candidates whether they would support legislation requiring invasive information from women seeking abortions, including “economic, educational and health history profiles and other relevant information, such as the stated reason for the abortion, from women obtaining abortions,” and also the collection of information about “fertility procedures, including the number of embryos created, implanted, destroyed, selectively reduced and retained.”

The conservative Christians have completely given in to their inner delusional fears on their quest to make America into some sort of gigantic safe space for their fantasies of racial, sexual, and political purity. I dread what this country would turn into if their desires were made into law. They make the Handmaid’s Tale and the medieval witchhunts look like a day at the spa. As a political progressive, I really hope that these idiots permanently tarnish the image of conservatism for many years in the future.

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Ted and The Dildo

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In 2008, Ted Cruz tried to ban the sale of sex toys in Texas. This was his rationale:

“There is no substantive-due-process right to stimulate one’s genitals for non-medical purposes unrelated to procreation or outside of an interpersonal relationship.” – Ted Cruz

How the hell could you enforce this kind of law? Force everyone to be chemically castrated and have to apply for permission from the government to in order to have sexual feelings? What a nutcase.

Land of the Free

Eric Lack over at TPM Muckraker has an interesting story about a group wanting to create an armed survivalist compound in Idaho. Apparently, a group called “The Citadel” (no relation to the military school) wants to build a prepper’s utopia on an Idaho mountaintop.

The Citadel, as envisioned and advertised by its creators, is to be a walled community of 3,500 to 7,000 “patriotic American families” who are ready for when The Shit Hits The Fan (TSHTF), i.e. the myriad potential society-collapsing disasters, either natural or man made, anticipated by preppers, survivalists, along with other fringe and breakaway strands of -ers and -ists. The Citadel is to be a place for people who want to be “removed and protected from peril in order to preserve ourselves, our posterity, and Liberty in the event of a national economic implosion.” And in whatever time is to be had before grid-down, economic collapse, The Citadel will provide a place to live “a free/freer life in Idaho (or elsewhere in the American Redoubt) amongst the current strong, self-reliant and Liberty-loving residents of the region.”

 Well, so far it seems that the group has only purchased 20 acres on an Idaho hilltop. I don’t see 3,000 to 7,000 people fitting into 20 acres. But they say that they plan to buy more land in the area. The plans at the website look like a cartoon or Disney version of a walled fortress. There is a farmer’s market, but no farm. And as for the cost, it cost $208 just to get an application looked at. According to the website:

We plan to purchase land for the Citadel in 2013 and break ground soon after. Even before unveiling our national advertising campaign, more than 200 families reserved space within our community!

 If living in an affordable, safe, well-prepared, patriotic community where your children will be educated in school rather than indoctrinated, consider the Citadel.

Approved applicants receive a Lifetime Lease (paid off in only 30 years). No credit check. No by Vid-Saver”>background check. Zero down payment. Zero interest. Zero property taxes.

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 I love the bit about no property taxes. Of course not, since everyone is only leasing the land, they don’t actually own any land at all. The only industry in the area will be the gun factory at the compound, and all residents will be required to train with weapons. Ohhhh, I really love the reflecting pool next to the firearms museum.

Per the project’s Patriot Agreement, which every would-be resident of the community must agree with in writing, an armed citizenry and a trained militia will also be important parts of life at The Citadel. All residents over 13 must be proficient with both rifle and pistol, and each household will have to provide one “able-bodied Patriot” for once-a-month militia training and support. (In its branding and literature, The Citadel refers often to the idea of the three percent or “the III,” an allusion to the idea that only three percent of the Colonial population participated in the Revolutionary War, a statistic the Anti-Defamation League has called “not particularly accurate.”) Every “able-bodied Patriot of age” within the Citadel will also be required to maintain one AR-15 style semi-automatic rifle, five magazines, and 1,000 rounds of ammunition. 

So let me paraphrase, all land is owned by a central group and leased to the people, all work is controlled by the same central group, everyone is required to be drafted into their militia (any mental illness exceptions?) and all persons are required to have the same political beliefs. Land of the free indeed. 

Marxists, Socialists, Liberals and Establishment Republicans will likely find that life in our community is incompatible with their existing ideology and preferred lifestyles.

Protesting a bit too much, methinks. So a group of “rugged individualists” thinks this is a good idea. I wonder what will happen the first winter everyone gets trapped in together. In addition, one of the founders of this idea has served time in the past for fraud and extortion. He seems to be a brave fellow, conning a bunch of armed survivalists. The local sheriff and Benewah County official say that they have never even heard of the group. Perhaps they should call the project Griftwood Estates.

This Just In: No Sex In Heaven

Last Saturday I was heading home after a trip to the hardware store. A man was standing at a bus stop, holding a sign in both hands, a tool belt full of what looked like religious tracts, and surrounded by small signs in the landscaping.

Some examples:

Refuse the 72 virgins for there is no sex in heaven.
The end-times are near.
There are no gays in heaven.
etc…

I did not have much time to read the signs before the light changed. I had to make another trip into town so I brought a camera with me to get a picture but the man and his signs were gone. Well perhaps he will be back for our viewing pleasure.

There seems to be something particular about this street corner. About 10 years ago a loudmouthed obnoxious preacher known as “Brother Stephen” preached on the same street corner, yelling out at passers-by. He surrounded himself with a “posse”of young teen-age Hispanic boys.

I decided to look up “Brother Stephen” on Google to see what is has been up to. Apparently, he has been up to preying upon these young teenage boys. He is currently serving time for offering to blow a young man. Heh Heh Heh.

Eating Someone and Not in a Good Way

What is wrong with Texans these days? You have crazy people killing their children by stoning them, chopping them, and microwaving them. Now you have a crazy man who killed his girlfriend, then called the cops to report both the crime and the fact he was eating her body.

Christopher McCuin called 911 early Saturday morning to report a particularly grisly crime. The Dallas Morning News says he “calmly described murdering his girlfriend and cooking her ear.”

When police arrived at his house in Tyler, Texas, the paper says the 24-year-old tried to hold them off with a kitchen knife but eventually surrendered after a short standoff. When cops entered the residence, the paper says they “found a human ear boiling in a stovetop pan and raw flesh on a nearby plate, with a fork stuck in it.”

Just sickening. And guess who told him to do it?

McCuin claims he was guided by God, investigators tell the Tyler Morning Telegraph. “When he said God told him to do it, one of the investigators looked at him and just said, ‘What did you say?’” says Lt. Larry Wiginton of the sheriff’s department.

A God delusion indeed.