Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

Since the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, I’ve gotten to the point where I simply can’t take the political observations and commentary of any number of people and groups seriously anymore. The specific reasons change from person to person, group to group, but they all create the same basic overall reasons as to why I can’t take the political observations and commentary of any number of people seriously these days. Your words and positions now- especially in the cases where your words and positions from the eight years prior to Trump’s election are public record–just end up making you look foolish and/or hypocritical to a degree that just makes me want to laugh at you.

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There’s been a lot of talk about LGBT people and public restrooms lately. Everyone from conservative pundits to Ted Cruz are out there fear mongering their little hearts out about it. We have to, they say, pass laws that are hugely discriminatory and often reaching far beyond simple restrooms or else “those people” will get into the public restrooms with you and *gasp* your kids! Let’s talk two key facts of reality here before we carry on with the hyping of the fear train.

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Fake

About the 50th time I’ve seen this crawl through my Facebook news feed this last week alone. I’ve seen it popping up elsewhere as well.

Enough.

I’m really tired of seeing this debunked lie posted over and over and over again. The meme was created (or at least its earliest sourced use is found on) the conservative hack website Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children. There are two parts to this lie, the visual and the narrative.
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Sam Wilson Cap

“The demographics race we’re losing badly. We’re not generating enough angry white guys to stay in business for the long term.”
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to the Washington Post, August 29, 2012

I’ve said for a while now that “news’ organizations like Fox News and the various conservative “news” websites aren’t designed to make their loyal followers better informed, but rather they’re designed to make them less informed and angrier. Many of them proved it again this weekend as anything close to intelligence or facts went out the window, and an attempt to create anger was launched that was so mindlessly stupid that anyone who considers themselves a conservative should be offended by it.

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