primroseburrows: (passchendaele: no unwounded soldiers)
I haven't really heard what the Arizona shooter's politics are, but there seems to be a lot of polarization (surprise!) between the right and the left about the whole thing, and I think everyone's completely missing the point. No matter what crazy leftist or rightist theory he may have ascribed to, he still killed or injured a bunch of people. And remember, this guy was rejected from refused entry into the Army (thanks, [livejournal.com profile] writergirl423, for the clarification), dropped out of junior college because they wanted him to have a psych evaluation, was the "loner kid" in school, and was obsessed with violence. Etcetera.

So it seems to me that the most important thing isn't about right or left. What we take away from all this should be this: with all of the screaming red flags that the Arizona shooter had, how the heck did he own a legal gun?

(That being said, I'm really, really glad he's not connected to the Tea Party, because that would be horrible. Or any lefty organization, for that matter. Because the minute something becomes political these days the situation tends to get way worse.)
primroseburrows: (dS: frasersadness)
RIP Elizabeth Edwards.

Rest well, smart, brave, classy lady. :(
primroseburrows: (DC)
"Religious institutions that use government power in support of themselves and force their views on persons of other faiths, or of no faith, undermine all our civil rights. Moreover, state support of an established religion tends to make the clergy unresponsive to their own people, and leads to corruption within religion itself. Erecting the "wall of separation between church and state," therefore, is absolutely essential in a free society".

--Thomas Jefferson
primroseburrows: (DC)
I probably disagree with about ninety percent of Alex Jones' politics, but I like him, at least in this video. I mostly don't agree with libertarians, but I usually understand them and why they say the things they do. Besides, except for the global warming thing and the eugenics thing, this guy has a point about the real tyranny being the power behind the throne.

It's not Glenn Beck or the Republicans or the President--the "mid-level nobodys--and a dead President like Woodrow Wilson"--who are at fault. I really hope he's wrong, but I'm thinking that maybe the actual owners of the fault are waaay beyond politics, sitting somewhere safe and pulling all our strings and laughing at us.




[livejournal.com profile] peacey, you should watch this, because I think you'll like this guy, also.


(I had originally deleted this post because I thought I was being too melodramatic. After watching the video again, I'm not so sure).

ETA: Apparently Alex Jones is a 9-11 Truther. Which doesn't quite invalidate the point about corporate control of government, but it doesn't exactly make him a credible authority, either.

YES.

Feb. 9th, 2010 05:39 pm
primroseburrows: (DC)
I repeat, YES. Because maybe Right and Left should, I dunno, talk to each other?

Also, FiveThirtyEight says that Republicans -- Not Obama -- More Often on Wrong Side of Public Opinion. Poll results from PollingReport.com, a nonpartisan polling source. ALSO YES.
primroseburrows: (group w)
Pat Robertson voodoo doll for sale on ebay -- proceeds to Haiti relief.

Anyone know if this has been posted to [livejournal.com profile] ontd_political yet?


ETA:: Happy birthday, Michelle Obama! I should probably put it in a separate post but I've been spammy enough today. :)
primroseburrows: (healthcare)



Senate FAIL. Also, Joe Lieberman is an idiot.


Since I'm a Red Sox fan AND a politics junkie AND an activist, I don't get discouraged easily. This bill was never enough, never perfect, because it couldn't be --not yet, anyway-- and still have a chance of passing. But I had such hopes for it, that it was a baby step that could start my country on the road to something better, someday.

We're going to get a healthcare bill, all right, but with its life almost all the way sucked out. I'm starting to believe that there's no way ANYTHING productive can get through the propaganda and the posturing and the fearmongering. I guess I'll keep railing against it, because for the time being, anyway, I have no bloody choice.

W.T.F.

Nov. 7th, 2009 04:40 pm
primroseburrows: (whattheshit)


Y'know, for a second there I was surprised at the juvenile antics of elected ADULTS who are supposed to represent the American people. Then I wised up and wasn't surprised anymore, but I'm still appalled. Every single one of the interruptors should be ashamed of themselves. And yes, I'd be just as disgusted if it were Democrats acting like two-year-olds.

That sound you hear is John Adams rolling over in his grave.
primroseburrows: (nibbles woodaway)
Okay, I asked this question on Facebook and so far the crickets are chirping away.

The question is this: If the United States Constitution is to be taken exactly as the Founding Fathers intended, then wouldn't only white men of property get to vote? Because um. That's what "all men" meant to the powdered-wig set. And yeah, I know that "All men are created equal" is from the Declaration of Independence and not the Constitution, but the two documents are written with the same mindset.

My other question is: Why are so many Americans in such denial that there is an unwritten Constitution? Because there is. If there weren't, the Supreme Court wouldn't be able to say that Americans have a fundamental right to privacy, because the word isn't in the original document, and militias would be running around shooting muskets at everyone. Well, okay, maybe not so much with the muskets, but you get my point.


In other news, they gave Nibbles an Awful Awful, yaaaay!!

See?
primroseburrows: (colors don't run the world)



The source article is well worth reading; it makes you go 'hmm', and then 'um, quelle surprise.'


In other news, my new bag of coffee that I only used once is MISSING. Now see, I live in an apartment with two bedrooms, one bath, a kitchen area, and a living/dining room. HOW COULD COFFEE GO MISSING? And yes, I've looked in the freezer. It's the first place I looked, in fact.

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