Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

Today, a SECOND POST!

Posted: September 30, 2009 in Braak
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The Washington Post recently announced a contest to find America’s next great pundit.

It is, technically, a contest to find someone to write a weekly opinion column, but because I am A MAVERICK!, I made a video.  Enjoy it, you pissy motherfuckers.

Here

Posted: November 24, 2008 in Braak, Politics
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Look at this.  It is from Dr. Moff’s website.   Well, it’s a link on his website to someone else’s website, who got it from somewhere else.  I’m not sure how I’m supposed to cite any of this crap anymore.

…with time wearing short and the prospect of a new administration descending upon Washington, Bush may shortly act to issue a pre-emptive class-based pardon to insure that his helpers not be prosecuted. And if the pardon is class-based, one prominent beneficiary will be George W. Bush himself.

I think it’s from Harper’s, originally, or something.  The point is this:  George W. Bush has been running rough-shod over his country for the last eight years, and I know it’s tempting to say, “You know what, he’s got two months left.  Just, fuck it.  Whatever, let him do what he wants, we’ll start over again in January.”

To this I say:  bullshit.  I understand the temptation, but it’s bullshit.  This ends now.

Man, it doesn’t even matter that we elected the right person this time.  It doesn’t have anything to do with who we elect.  It has to do with what we expect from and what we demand from our public servants.  We won’t get a worthwhile, accountable, responsible government by hoping that we get nice, responsible people in office.  We’ll get an accountable government the second we start standing up and telling them what we think of them:

Bull.  Shit.

More details here at Harper’s.  Here’s a form, it’s TOO EASY to not fill it out.

On the Bureaucracy (TQP0114)

Posted: November 12, 2008 in Braak, Politics
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Don’t get me wrong; I understand where the Libertarians are coming from.  Getting things out of government services is a pain in the ass at best, and it’s reasonable to think that there must be some more efficient way to get it done.  I’m still in favor of the government running the criminal justice system, though, because the alternative to that is going to be something like wereguild or vendetta, and I just don’t see myself thriving in a situation like that.

Still, the way it works is, government systems are shitty, and the rest of us constantly complain about them and demand that they be improved, so that our lives will be marginally better.  Which is why when I received a juror’s summons, it was necessary that I respond in a civically responsible way.

My letter, after the jump.

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Politics (TQP0112)

Posted: November 10, 2008 in Braak, Politics
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Okay, okay, look…I’m almost done.  I got (mostly) what I wanted out of the election, and I am just about ready to stop talking about it–for a while, anyway.  I think it’s important to talk about politics a lot, because I think that one of the interesting things about America is that we’re never allowed to forget about what the government is doing.  We’d like to, I know.

We’ll, I’d like to.  I am definitely part of the crowd that is going to spend the next couple weeks pretending that Barack Obama is going to just undo a bunch of executive orders, sign a couple papers, and then POW! the economy is back on track, student loans are all forgiven, solar power, sunshine, unicorns, rainbows, la la la la I CAN’T HEAR YOU!!!

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I know that this is not what’s going to happen.  So, please, indulge me.

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Happy Election Day

Posted: November 4, 2008 in Jeff Holland, Politics
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I should hope you’re reading this after voting this morning, or else, you’re just checking this site for some insightful mccainbmpcommentary before you head out to vote on your way home from work.

Or your ill-spent day collecting unemployment, or welfare, or whatever else, you socialist pinko bastards.

With that in mind, I was going to write a thing about if you hadn’t intended to vote, how you really should, and one vote blab la bla, but…I’ve never actually met anyone who doesn’t vote.

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As some of you may know, I have a habit of making fun of idiots, both here and in reality. Ordinarily, I make fun of relevant idiots–or, like Stephen Baldwin, at least idiots that have busy schedules. Every once in a while, though, I end up picking a fight with an idiot that apparently has nothing better to do than rise to the implicit challenge that I offer: “Just how fucking stupid are you?”

And, oh my, the writer and readers of the fascinating study in political dumbfuckery that I linked to earlier, Rosetta the Racist, did not disappoint.

[UPDATE:  It’s been pointed out to me that some commenters lack the courage of their convictions, and would prefer to continue to lurk behind their masks of anonymity.  I have obligingly removed their e-mail addresses from this post, which were included due to oversight.]

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Here we come to Rosetta the Racist herself.  Rosetta has, in the long and honorable tradition of high-strung fruitcakes flipping out when they’re criticised, written an enthusiastic and vitriolic response to my calling her an idiot.  I can’t imagine why.  Surely, my own credentials don’t merit this kind of attention, do they?  It’s not like I was calling her out in the Times, or anything.  I’m not complaining, mind you–Rosetta’s managed to triple my page views, drastically increase my authority on Technorati, and move Threat Quality Press up a few notches on the list if you do a Google search for “Idiot Republicans.”

[UPDATE:  I am informed that Rosetta is actually a man.  I will continue to refer to her as “she,” because if she has no problem creating the confusion, then I have no problem propagating it.]

Anyway.  To work!

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One of the good things about WordPress is that when you sign in, it gives you links to a whole bunch of other blogs that are run through the same service.  It’s promoting interconnectedness, or immanentizing the singularity, or spiming the cube, or whatever Bruce Sterling would call it.

Today, I saw a blog post that caught my eye, and clicked on it.  It said:  I, Rosetta, Am A Proud Racist.

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There was a little piece in the New York Daily News today, from Stephen Baldwin:

“I’d like to knock some good sense into Barack,” Alec’s right-wing bro said at the Printing House Gym in the Village. “I wouldn’t hurt him. But if he wins the election, he’ll hurt me. He’s a cultural terrorist”

I’m going to repeat part of that, because I think that it’s important.  Stephen Baldwin–STEPHEN BALDWIN–called Barack Obama a “cultural terrorist.”  Stephen Baldwin, whose contributions to American culture include, but ARE NOT LIMITED TO:  The Snake King, The Sex Monster, Dark Storm, EARTH Storm, and SLAPSHOT 2:  BREAKING THE ICE.

It’s fairly safe to say that Stephen Baldwin wouldn’t know culture if Werner Herzog took a copy of Don Quixote and BEAT HIM TO DEATH WITH IT while Picasso played “Moonlight Sonata” in the background.

Stephen Baldwin.  I just don’t even know what to do.  I’m contributing to the problem, obviously, and I shouldn’t be, but I can’t help it–for real, regardless of how, if you think about it, you can make an argument that a person is slightly kind of almost famous, RETARDED PEOPLE SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO TALK ABOUT POLITICS.

YEEEEARRRRGHH!  Apoplexy!

My fellow Americans, there is positively no denying that we are living in some tough times. The economy is unstable, unemployment has reached shocking heights, ten percent of Americans face foreclosure and, let’s face it, we still have to weather several more months of having a total douchebag in the presidency. But, my fellow Americans, if we hope to ever see better days, then the absolute last thing that we can afford to do is surrender to hopeless cynicism.That is why I have devoted my day to a few ideas that I think will help promote a recuperative environment for America.

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