Thursday, November 18, 2010

You're only allowed to 'holy fuck'

I check in to fox news once a night, to see what kind of nonsense the rest of the country is absorbing, and to formulate my plan of attack for the next business day. Every time other than today, I passively shake my head and close the window. But this one caught me off guard.

The war is won. Women have been freed from being essentially forced to carry, and give birth to children they'd rather not have. Even further, freed from even having to think about it (if so desired). I understand that some people take severe offense to how I've worded that (They're not forced.. they chose to have sex.. or some bullshit cockamamie fuckoff), but that's just too goddamn bad. It's odd, to me.. that this is the same crowd who nearly fucks themselves in the ass (quite a feat) getting spitting mad about someone telling them they should consider less salt intake.

Interestingly, a review of 14 studies involving one infected member of a couple figured consistent condom use led to an 80% reduction in HIV infection/whatever. (Weller SC & Davis-Beaty K (2007), 'Condom effectiveness in reducing heterosexual HIV transmission'. -- big words.. I googled the ones I didn't know.) Interestingly, your chances of being in a car accident, over your entire lifetime, are 1 in 4. 1 out of 50 for inclusion in a personally fatal car accident.. (Yes, the odds are better that you will contract HIV if you have sex with someone who has AIDS/HIV for the rest of your life, and use a condom, than you getting in a car accident). Clearly, with this information, we can safely conclude that there is an agenda above and beyond the "false" sense of security that contraception gives us. (This same argument works pretty safe in the smoking debate)

...So I went on to wikipedia to get a more balanced view on abstinence only, and other sex ed type programs. (You can argue with me on the balanced thing, but I will win.) Here's a quote I found there, from focus on the family (I checked, it's really from them):

Sex is a powerful drive, and for most of human history it was firmly linked to marriage and childbearing. Only relatively recently has the act of sex commonly been divorced from marriage and procreation. Modern contraceptive inventions have given many an exaggerated sense of safety and prompted more people than ever before to move sexual expression outside the marriage boundary.

Apparently someone hasn't been paying attention in history class. To anything. At all. JFC. -- for the first part. The part about contraceptives is clearly a hail-Mary. The cool new thing to do (I suppose it's been around for a while) is to state something that's a lie, but put some kind of element in it that your reader can relate to (In this case, the readers presumably relate to the perceived uptick in 'recent years' of out of marriage fucking). And then they can adopt the lie, because they interpolate the bullshit path between reality and the lie. But as I have learned from experience, most people who are against having sex outside of marriage, when you finally press them, have actually had sex plenty of times outside of marriage -- and that's fine, it's just hypocritical.. like the ex-smokers who nag you to quit. I could go on and on, but I'm sick and tired. My experiences (hearing anti-sex idiots who've actually.. had sex outside of marriage) are, by definition, anecdotal, but of course the plural of anecdote is data.

~Nic

Monday, November 15, 2010

Smoke & Mirrors

I can always count on Krugman to properly express what I sometimes can not: "Instead of cutting through the fog, the [debt] commission brought out an extra smoke machine."

That's all, headache/sick. Bedtime.

~Nic

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Wikipedia is begging again.

Wikipedia is the shit. I don't know what I'd do without my Wikipedia (or MPR for that matter). They're begging again.. If you're not a total conspiracy theory nut, and realize that Wikipedia is not a vast left wing conspiracy, maybe throw 'em a fiver.

Support Wikipedia

That is all for today. I should probably start moving some snow.

~Nic

Fo guck yourself.

I spent some time with a very conservative friend of mine tonight (funny... the only friends I have are conservative), and we talked a little politics. I heard the same goddamn refrain I always fucking hear: 'why should the rich have to prop up the poor, who don't bother to work' (It's not verbatim, but it's pretty fucking close.). Most of the people I hear this from come from families that will back them regardless of their own stupid shit decisions/mistakes, etc. I myself have a family that I know would back me regardless of what I've done/said/etc.. They key isn't to project yourself on someone else's situation, it's to actually envelope it. And when you do, you might understand why someone would be "stupid enough to be a liberal". It's like the fucking golden rule has become nothing more than: "Don't ask for more than some arbitrary amount of things that you may or may not have earned".

I wonder, to myself.. if these cocksuckers would be established enough in their positions that they'd be willing to give up a supportive family, supportive funding and all that comes with either.. to take on a life of uncertainty, backstabbing, etc.. so they could get a handout.

Go fuck yourself you selfish, shit brained, nearsighted, greedy assholes.

Jesus christ..

~Nic

Friday, November 5, 2010

3 - 2 - 1 - YOU'RE FIRED!

Olbermann.. fired. Or, indefinitely suspended. Why? Campaign contributions. I like the guy, but I had to stop watching him because it polluted my mind with all kinds of ideas that were not my own. I hope he gets another gig somewhere else. We need at least one wacko on our side.

~Nic

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Better red than dead

I've always found it interesting that the republican's color is red. At any rate, There's still a bit of hope for the blue in all of us.. The US House turned quite a bright shade of red yesterday, but the Senate is still blue. What does that mean? A constipated congress. The talk of the house not allowing for the rise in the debt ceiling is baloney; the tenured republicans are smart enough to know that it would possibly mean a world wide economic devastation. As much as the idea of a U.S. Government default probably gives tea-party n00bs a Boehner, their elders know better.

As for the health care bill that everyone seems to be loosing their shit about (apparently facts should be added to the list of the devil's tools, which already include chart toppers such as logic and reason), there are many provisions in it that people actually like. A complete repeal would ensure a 2-year term limit on the new republican "mandate". The silver lining in all this is that Obama is still the president. Thank GOD he's not really a socialist (Jesus Christ, you fucking idiots, just GOOGLE it.), he's actually rather pragmatic.. It'll be good to have a leader in this situation who has a fairly decent grasp on.. well, anything.

As for the state of affairs here in good 'ol MN.. ugh, we deserve whatever ends up happening here. The red's now control both houses of the legislature... and we're going to have a fucking bloodbath recount for Gov.. possibly lasting months and months. What will happen here? I'd assume we've collectively decided to give up a good swath of shit including but not limited to (Parens enclose my attempt to try be a little more red, since apparently it's now cool in MN):

Minnesota care (Get a job you lazy cocksuckers)

The ability of 'proles' to bring frivolous lawsuits (If you don't have money, you don't need to sue anyone)

Public investments to businesses at rock-bottom prices (Someone should profit.. )

Semblance of the separation of church and state ("We support protecting the right to religious expression for all peoples, including the public display of the Ten Commandments and the right to prayer at government events in the name of a specific deity.")

( See This )

I may be a bit overboard, but then again.. maybe not. They haven't had this much control in MN in a very long time. Do I think this is pretty shitty? Yes. Is it what the people of this state want? Apparently. (Granted, not all... but obviously a majority of people who showed up yesterday). Oh, and, shame on the fucking young democrats who didn't show up yesterday (Go read about the demographics of yesterday's turnout). You "fickle" little shits.

So, as a parting note.. I do have some guarded optimism. The republicans have been given a golden opportunity to hang themselves.. It is up to the remaining democrats to devise a suitable noose. In the meanwhile I'll be brewing up a nice hot pot of shut the fuck up, I've got a feeling I'm going to be serving an awful lot of it, and at a 'bargain price'.

~Nic