Women Voting Is Bad For Conservatives

October 7, 2009 at 4:47 pm | Posted in American politics | Leave a comment

wow.

And the logic of that chapter, that chapter five in my book, rests on the proposition that women voting is bad for conservatism, and as a conservative, of course, I think that’s bad for society.

He doesn’t think women should not be allowed to vote, just that women voting is bad for conservatism.

Republican Sexism

October 6, 2009 at 8:52 pm | Posted in American politics | Leave a comment

GOP Hopes McChrystal Puts Pelosi “in her place.”

If Nancy Pelosi’s failed economic policies are any indicator of the effect she may have on Afghanistan, taxpayers can only hope McChrystal is able to put her in her place.

Pray tell where is the “place” for a woman? As Debbie Wasserman Schulz replied:

“It’s evidence they long for the days when a woman’s place was in the kitchen. Now a woman is third in line for the presidency… But it’s not surprising, coming from a party that’s 80 percent male and 100 percent white,” she added, referring to the composition of the House GOP conference.

They just keep digging deeper and deeper into their own private hellhole.

Banks Reorder Your Charges So That The Bigger Charges Are Taken Out First

October 6, 2009 at 2:48 pm | Posted in American politics | Leave a comment

I was right when others mocked me, but lookey here, banks are making a fortune on their customers’ ignorance of how banks do business.

First, banks, recognizing the profit-churning potential of overdraft fees in recent years, have grown more sophisticated in their methods of triggering them. Some, for example, will reorder debit purchases by amount, rather than chronology, in order to maximize the number of overdraft fees slapped on consumers.

So let me do the example again. Let’s say you go on vacation over a weekend. You have $1000 balance in your account. You first pay $35 for breakfast. Then $10 for batteries for your camera. Then $10 for drinks. Then $5 for snacks. Then $50 for lunch. Then $100 for dinner. Then $35 for gasoline. Then finally $800 for your hotel.

Now, let’s say the bank receives these items in the same order that you charged them. You’d think the bank would then take out from your account chronologically, because that’s how you charge. So let’s do the math and see what happens.

$1000 – 35 = $965
$965 – 10 = $955
$955 – 10 = $945
$945 – 5 = $940
$940 – 50 = $890
$890 – 100 = $790
$790 – 35 = $755
$755 – 800 = -$45

So, you went over by $45 with the final transaction. Because you went over, the bank will charge you a fee for each transaction that went over. In this case, if the bank were to charge your account in the order they receive the charges (chronologically), then they would charge you for only one item that went over, the $800. So your ending balance will be:

-$45 – 30 = -$75

Now compare with how banks actually do this:

$1000 – $800 = $200
$200 – $100 = $100
$100 – $50 = $50
$50 – $35 = $15
$15 – $35 = -$20
-$20 – $10 = -$30
-$30 – $10 = -$40
-$40 – $5 = -$45

Did you catch the difference? Instead of only getting charged on the overdraft for one item, you are now charged for FOUR. So your real new ending balance is:

-$45 – 30 – 30 – 30 – 30 = -$165

Or a difference of $110 that your bank made off of you by simply reordering the incoming charges. Nice eh?

Banks really really don’t care about their customers. They are actually thieves who rob us while we are not paying attention. This right here is thievery. Plain and simple.

Religious Conservatives Are Crazy

October 5, 2009 at 7:36 pm | Posted in American politics | 2 Comments

You’ve gotta be fucking kidding me! Conservapedia has created a page called the Conservative Bible Project, which has the following:

Liberal bias has become the single biggest distortion in modern Bible translations. There are three sources of errors in conveying biblical meaning:

  • lack of precision in the original language, such as terms underdeveloped to convey new concepts of Christianity
  • lack of precision in modern language
  • translation bias in converting the original language to the modern one.

Of these three sources of errors, the last introduces the largest error, and the biggest component of that error is liberal bias. Large reductions in this error can be attained simply by retranslating the KJV into modern English.

And it concludes:

As of 2009, there is no fully conservative translation of the Bible

But not to worry, they’ve begun creating their own translation! What a bunch of fucking retards!

What Is It With Conservatives and Spelling?

October 5, 2009 at 7:30 pm | Posted in American politics | 5 Comments

napolion

Really? Napolion? Don’t you mean Napoleon? What is it with conservatives and spelling?

A Fascinating Look at Making Ground Beef in America

October 3, 2009 at 9:53 pm | Posted in American politics | 2 Comments

truly eye opening. Most Americans (and probably most everybody in the developed world) has no clue how we get literally millions of pounds of ground beef in our supermarkets on a daily basis. We truly have to slaughter tens of thousands of cows every single day to meet the demand of hundreds of millions of people. I tend not to be shocked by the numbers, nor the conditions the animals go through. It’s the price to pay to sustain hundreds of millions of people in a developed industrial nation. I haven’t read Fast Food Nation yet (though I hear I’ll go vegetarian if I read that book), but I’m not generally bothered by how we get our food processed, mostly because we are generally healthy people (though way overweight), and there doesn’t seem to be any correlation between the way our food is processed and diseases that kill us off (except those extreme things like e coli). Anyways, I found the article fascinating.

Glenn Beck – an Insincere Faker

October 3, 2009 at 4:07 pm | Posted in American politics | 5 Comments

Remember, he is a Morning Zoo DJ by trade. He is a charlatan who is bamboozling otherwise honest, though ignorant folk.

American Arrogance in Afghanistan

October 3, 2009 at 6:23 am | Posted in American politics | Leave a comment

on full display, and a major reason why we are losing in Afghanistan. We value our lives more than theirs, our culture more than theirs, our way of life more than theirs. Nominally that’s just fine, but when you are in a battle like the one we are in Afghanistan, this just doesn’t work. The locals, who we value less than our own equipment, will act separately, and as they feel, rather than act with us.

The unit arrived at Wanat ill prepared for the hot work of building an outpost in the mountains in July; troops were thirsty from a lack of fresh water, and their one construction vehicle ran out of gas, so the unit was unable to complete basic fortifications. The soldiers had no local currency to buy favor by investing in the village economy, the history makes clear. The soldiers also said they complained up the chain of command about the lack of air surveillance over their dangerous corner of Afghanistan, but no more was provided.

Even as they settled into their spartan command post, the unit’s commanders were insulted to learn that local leaders were meeting together in a “shura,” or council, to which they were not invited — and which might even have been a session used to coordinate the assault on the Americans that began before dawn the very next morning.

The four-hour firefight finally ended when American warplanes and attack helicopters strafed insurgent positions. The paratroopers drove back the insurgents, but ended up abandoning the village 48 hours later.

What the Media Really Care About

October 2, 2009 at 6:39 pm | Posted in American politics | Leave a comment

Nice catch

The President: … whenever I see statistics like the one we saw today, my mind turns to the people behind them — honest, decent Americans who want nothing more than the opportunity to congtribute to the country and help build a better future for themselves and their families… building an economy of the future will not happen overnight. But we will build it. On that I am both confident and determined. And on behalf of every American I will continue in that effort each and every day for as long as I am in this White House. Thank you very much everybody.

Shuster: That was President Obama at the White House talking in the end there about the unemployment figures. The unemployment again rate shooting up to 9.8%, short of the 10% that some had feared. But the numbers were worse than expected. But the big news, of course, is that over the last 18 or so hours president Obama has been on this journey to Copenhagen and back. He lobbied hard along with the first lady Michelle Obama, for the Olympics ….

The big news is not high unemployment. The big news is Obama going to Copenhagen.

Conservatives Hate America

October 2, 2009 at 1:31 pm | Posted in American politics | 3 Comments

Yeesh! You’d think that they would have some semblance of national pride and be upset that their city was knocked out of contention to host the Olympics. Tells you how much real “patriotism” conservatives truly have. What a bunch of bastards.

Will The United States Ever Host the Olympics Again?

October 2, 2009 at 10:45 am | Posted in American politics | 3 Comments

It seems that the main reason against the United States may end up being how unwelcome foreigners tend to feel upon entering the United States:

In the official question-and-answer session following the Chicago presentation, Syed Shahid Ali, an I.O.C. member from Pakistan, asked the toughest question. He wondered how smooth it would be for foreigners to enter the United States for the Games because doing so can sometimes, he said, be “a rather harrowing experience.”

Mrs. Obama tapped the bid leader Patrick G. Ryan, so Mr. Obama could field that question.

“One of the legacies I want to see is a reminder that America at its best is open to the world,” he said, before adding that the White House and State Department would make sure that all visitors would feel welcome.

Before George W. Bush fucked everything up, America used to be a welcome place to foreigners. Maybe after we stop being afraid of everyone, and stop fighting everyone, we might be a more welcome place. But sadly, I think a whole generation of Americans need to pass away before that can happen.

Right-Wing Christian Corruption

October 2, 2009 at 9:47 am | Posted in American politics | Leave a comment

stinks like a fetid bog of five hundred rotten eggs and three hundred dead skunks. Can’t stand these guys, like Ensign, who use their belief in Christ to propel themselves into politics. Then they get other Christians around them to defend them.

Socialist Family Values

October 1, 2009 at 8:15 pm | Posted in American politics | 2 Comments

well, it doesn’t seem to me that socialism destroys families. In fact, it seems that socialism provides a far better environment for families to thrive in.

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