No, Mr. Priebus, I Don’t Think That’ll Fix It………


Mike Huckabee is a nasty, vile little man.  He is an attention whore.  The fact that he is from my home state of Arkansas is yet another strike against him, since he shines a very unwelcome spotlight on a very backward state.  He draws in criticism on all of us who live here, and in turn those of us who are trying to live Blue in a sea of Red have to cope with a multitude of slurs and insults everywhere we go, both online and in real life.  We do not need any more bad publicity, Mike.  We have too much already. He has nothing whatsoever of value to add to any public conversation, and has not been relevant in quite some time.  I loathe the man, and I abhor pretty much everything he stands for.  I wanted to be absolutely, sparkling, crystal clear about that.

So I could tell you this………..

As much as I dislike Huckabee, I am equally opposed to the GOP platform and ideology.  Very little that issues from the right of center these days manages to be anything other than totally offensive.  Even when you allow for the embellishments of hype in the media, it is clear that there is indeed a war on women, children, families, the middle & lower classes, the disadvantaged & disenfranchised, non-Christians of every and no faith & set of beliefs and non-beliefs, minorities, and pretty much everyone who is not an elite, upper class, older white male.  The strong denials from the GOP on this just highlight their fractured and problematic relationship with the wing-nuts who have taken over in recent years.

They say they want to buff up their image.  The RNC’s  chairperson Reince Priebus was quoted in an interview with the National Review on Friday, saying that Mike Huckabee should be “the model for the GOP on social issues such as marriage equality and abortion.”  This not only does not improve their image, it reinforces everything that is wrong with the party.  No matter what the PR folks for the GOP churn out to rehabilitate their tarnished facade, every time these guys open their mouths, the truth slithers out.

The truth ain’t pretty.

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Pro-Choice As Defined By Sarah Jane……


I have had it.  No more tippy, tippy toeing around, folks.

I have been holding off on making any public Facebook posts about the pro-choice issue because it was one of the last couple of areas I hadn’t caught H-E-double hockey sticks for from my family.  Yesterday, though, I got a lovely (not really) private message from my annoyingly holier-than-pretty-much-everybody cousin accusing me of being an Atheist and wanting to know what went wrong.  I kid you not.

You know why?  Because I have steadfastly refused to repost anything from that embarrassment to our state Mike Huckabee’s public statements.  Because I do NOT support Chick-Fil-A.  Because I have shouted loud and long about the evils of legislation intermixing with religion.  I’ll tell you what went wrong, ma’am.  Religious fanatics have been trying to overtake our government and turn it into Nehemiah Scudder-ville.  I don’t want to live in Scudder-ville.  Arkansas is bad enough.

I refuse to skirt the issues anymore.  Y’all thought I was outspoken before, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

what is pro choice?

So there.

We now return to regular programming, already in progress………………….

(thank you to Liberal Hippie Nerd from whom I reposted the graphic on my Facebook feed.  It’s a great page, check it out.)

Things On My Facebook Newsfeed That Have Really P*!!ed Me Off Today………


Before we start, let me just say………….

AAAAAAARRRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHH!

As Chainsaw so wisely said in the movie Summer School, “Tension breaker — had to be done.”

Okey dokey, here goes…………

Quote – “I was under the impression that we fought a war to be free of England’s opinions.  Who gives a shit what they think?”

My 27 cents – in response to reported criticism of Mitt Romney’s less than impressive visit.  Yes, this was a comment made by a close family member.  Sigh……..  Oh, by all means, let us all agree that the leader of our nation need not possess any people skills, tact, or intelligence whatsoever in dealing with allies or foreign dignitaries as long as we can holler “Go USA”

Quote – “Solar plant in Vegas gets $20M govt cash & fails. Great. Obama found a way to lose money investing in solar company located in desert.” -@fredthompson

My 27 cents – regarding the closure of the Amonix plant in Nevada.  The interesting thing about that is they qualified for their 16.5 million dollars of stimulus/bailout under Bush.  Do you copy/paste addicts ever bother to source or fact check anything?  

Quote – “It’s not about chicken, it’s about free speech”  – Mike Huckabee meme

My 27 cents – Actually, it is about accountability for our words and actions, Mike.  I would never make use of a public platform to publicize intolerant, bigoted, racist, or hate filled ideals.  If I ever do, though, I damn well expect to be called on it.  Free speech is a poor excuse for a shield in this case.  As for the originator of the remarks that started this flapdoodle…..You opened your mouth, sir, and when you did you invited the alternate opinions of those who disagree with you.  You opened your chain of eateries up for boycotts and the anger of those you targeted.  You can’t cry foul now.  You started it.  The only thing Mike got right is that it is NOT about chicken.

Quote – “Great Words…. But, not from a Great Person! This would be a good thing if he wasn’t for Gay Marriages, Gay Rights, and he wasn’t saying this Because of the Whole” Chicka-fil-a” incident! I am a true believer in God and His Commandments. I don’t put down Gays or there choice’s in Life, But I don’t agree with them either. I just wish that they would except the fact that 86.9% of the Worlds Population is Straight or Heterosexual, and that 89% of them do not like, or approve of the Gay’s choice’s and life styles. We should not be made to except them or to allow them in our Christian lives. I don’t want my kids, or grand kids exposed to a lifestyle, that is sinful in Gods Eyes.. ((WHY?? Some may ask..)) Because 99% of the people today become a product of the environment, in which they surround themselves with! {If you hang out with People who do drugs, alcohol, and live perverse Lifestyles… then soon you will also become one of them.}” posted under the following quote by Mayor Corey Booker : “Before you speak to me about your religion, first show it to me in how you treat other people.  Before you tell me how much you love your God, show me how much you love all his children.”

My 27 cents – Darlin’ your hypocrisy is showin’.  You are doing nothing BUT putting them down.  I already addressed my opinion of the line where free speech ends, so I will let that lie on this one.  Frankly, I am not so sure I want MY children exposed to YOU, your bigotry, hatred, intolerance, or utter (sorry, I don’t know how else to say it) ignorance.  If your logic is correct, they might become as hateful as you, simply by osmosis from exposure to you.  I certainly don’t want that.

Ever look around and wonder who the HELL are these people, and why do they claim to know me?