Who IS this guy?!
Political Talk Show Host and Internet Radio Personality. My show, In My Humble Opinion, aired on RainbowRadio from 2015-2017.
Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also friend me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, and Tumblr, and support my Patreon. Also, if you don't mind the stench, you can find my unofficial "fan club" over HERE. ;)
Monday, April 27, 2015
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Friday, April 24, 2015
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Please feel free to use the meme below if you'd like to. I very rarely pick fights over "Political Correctness," but this IS a hill I'm willing to die on.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Now about those videos I referenced... IMHO Hall of Famer, CGP Grey has put together a series of excellent videos on various electoral systems. These are critical of the one we use, and offer alternatives that would make for more representative voting, avoid gerrymandering and encourage a wider array of Political Parties. I highly recommend watching all of them, as they are all really well done. But if you don't have the time or patience for that, please be sure to at least watch the FIRST one, especially if you think Bernie Sanders should run as Independent, or a strong 3rd Party should be formed.
The problem with First Past the Post Voting:
The Alternative Voting System:
More on the Shortest Split Line Method:
Mixed-Member Proportional Representation Explained:
How the Electoral College Works:
The Trouble with the Electoral College:
Monday, April 20, 2015
First thread, from a Liberal Page:
So... Calls first poster a cunt, says "U R Dumb" to me about a dozen times, fails to come up with even a single example when asked, tells the PAGE'S OWNER (Mark Smith)to STFU, and then says he wants to talk about "pussay" instead.
BEHOLD: The Republican base!
Since he seemed to appreciate that Mr. Smith welcomes all opinions, I almost wanted to point out that we welcome (or at least respond in kind) to differing opinions HERE as well, if only because I though t it would be extremely amusing to have a Conservative that even William couldn't stand . LOL. But no - ain't nobody got for that!
And here is the second example, including the header graphic, from a Conservative Page:
At the time of ths posting? STILL no examples.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
FWIW, I also am on Twitter (@) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/eddie.cabot.96)
I am still most active HERE, but if you want to hook up on any of those platforms, there you go. I'm a lot more active on Facebook now that I've been banned from Media Matters (more on that later, if you're interested.) But THIS is still my primary blog.
ANYWAY, something amusing from Tumblr:
(Last comment mine.)
I'm not suggesting that this is how I view abortion, but I always find it hilarious whenever someone invokes God in an argument and clearly has *NO FUCKING IDEA* what they're talking about.
*a-hem* Not that anyone HERE ever does that. *cough* *cough*
And of course there's the Jesus joke, which is in HIGHLY poor taste and yet really fucking funny despite. (Sorry - I can't account for my tastes, poor as they are! I was born with them after all!) ;)
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Police Chief acknowledges, "This is not standard protocol."
You mean attempted vehicular homicide? I should hope not!
And sure, I'm glad the Cops didn't have to end up shooting him, but this is NOT the alternative I had in mind!
I took this down for a day to mull it over some more. And what the hell, I'm going to put it back up.
My main point of personal conflict here is the realization that even *I* don't believe that this had a good chance of ending well. Disturbed man, loaded rifle, what... eight cops? In all likelihood, he get shot. And it would likely be JUSTIFIED that he gets shot. And if he gets shot, he likely dies.
And he didn't die here.
All the same, it's not like Officer GTA there acted with any kind of care or restraint, and it's only by blind luck that he ISN'T dead - a death that would be far less justified under the present circumstances....
...But I don't see a likely alternative scenario that ends with the man being taken alive. Just begin realistic.
But there's still a though that I can't shake, no matter how armed and dangerous this man may have been... They took THIS guy alive:
I was looking at some of my blogs numbers, to try and find where my recent uptick in readership was coming from, and I noticed something interesting:
|4/8/2015 to 4/15/2015|
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
“He shot me! He shot me, man. Oh, my god. I’m losing my breath.” ~Eric Harris, down and in the process of being cuffed
“Fuck your breath! Shut the fuck up!” ~Officer Sociopath
How many more of these do we need to see? How many?!
Monday, April 13, 2015
Just kidding. Of course this was inevitable. Has been for eight years. And while I do not count myself as a "fan" of Secretary Clinton's, and will cast a largely symbolic vote for Senator Warren, should she appear on the MI Primary Ballot, I will be a strong supporter of her, and the Democrats going forward through next November and beyond.
Again... Who saw that coming, huh?
And while I say, "I'm not a fan," I want to be clear: I have NEVER, and I do mean NEVER, bought into any of the RW Conspiracy theory pseudo-scandal bullshit that has being circling around the Secretary since her earliest day as First Lady. Nor do I find her, "Divisive." Considering that trope comes from a RW media, RW Blogs and Beltway Press with a history of being hostile to Democrats in general, and Secretary Clinton in particular, I find it about as relevant, legitimate and accurate an opinion as... well, pretty much all the other verbal diarrhea these assholes vomit out on a nigh daily basis.
She's certainly not above criticism, but it's amazing how wrong her critics so often get it...
Tell me she's a Socialist? And you're an idiot.
Tell me she's too close to Wall Street? THEN you have a point.
Tell me a woman would make a weak President? And you're a sexist.
Tell me she's far too hawkish ? THEN you have a point.
IOW: Every one of her flaws are the few ways in which she is more like a Republican. That's HARDLY a reason to vote for the other guy. (The Republican.)
No, as Forward progressives put it so perfectly, the choice in November breaks down like this:
1) Do you want Hillary Clinton, someone who supports marriage equality; improving the Affordable Care Act; raising the minimum wage; equal pay for women; abortion rights; the separation of church and state; and immigration reform but might not be the perfect “liberal candidate” in all areas (though if we give her a Congress controlled by Democrats they can make her more liberal) - or -
2) Do you want a Republican who literally opposes everything I just listed above, and will do just about everything within their power to undo any progress we've made these last six years, likely returning us to Bush-era economics and foreign policies....OR as another source who's name eludes me at the moment, but who I will replace her if I can find them:
It's a choice between someone who is completely fucking insane, and one who is... not.
And while they haven't even had my consideration since 2000 - and I was considering McCane, not Bush (NEVER Bush!) - given the current Republican Clown Car-like primary of Ted Cruz, Scott Walker, Rand Paul, Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum, Donald Trump and Bobby Jindal?
This will be the EASIEST vote I've ever cast.
And no amount of Whitewater/Vince Foster/Benghazi-gate bullshit is going to change that.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Saturday, April 11, 2015
The Facebook comments are basically unanimous in condemning this. Personally, I just don't understand how many times we have to see this before we stop treating it like it's the exception. There is no reason to pummel a man who is down, surrender and ready to be cuffed other than to work out their own frustrations. And the Sheriff has the gall to say "IF" there was wrongdoing?! What video did he watch?! There is not justification for this. This country desperately needs to be saved from itself.
Anyway, here are some amusing pics that will express how I'm feelign better than I could at this point. "Enjoy."
And, uh, let's not forget the brutal murder, in cold blood of Walter Scott.
HE is at least being CHARGED. (But then, so was Darren Wilson. We'll see what happens.)
While the Fascist Right will never invoke it. THIS is the best reason to not trust the Government!
Monday, April 6, 2015
1. My religious liberty is at risk because:
A) I am not allowed to go to a religious service of my own choosing.
B) Others are allowed to go to religious services of their own choosing.
2. My religious liberty is at risk because:
A) I am not allowed to marry the person I love legally, even though my religious community blesses my marriage.
B) Some states refuse to enforce my own particular religious beliefs on marriage on those two guys in line down at the courthouse.
3. My religious liberty is at risk because:
A) I am being forced to use birth control.
B) I am unable to force others to not use birth control.
4. My religious liberty is at risk because:
A) I am not allowed to pray privately.
B) I am not allowed to force others to pray the prayers of my faith publicly.
5. My religious liberty is at risk because:
A) Being a member of my faith means that I can be bullied without legal recourse.
B) I am no longer allowed to use my faith to bully gay kids with impunity.
6. My religious liberty is at risk because:
A) I am not allowed to purchase, read or possess religious books or material.
B) Others are allowed to have access books, movies and websites that I do not like.
7. My religious liberty is at risk because:
A) My religious group is not allowed equal protection under the establishment clause.
B) My religious group is not allowed to use public funds, buildings and resources as we would like, for whatever purposes we might like.
8. My religious liberty is at risk because:
A) Another religious group has been declared the official faith of my country.
B) My own religious group is not given status as the official faith of my country.
9. My religious liberty is at risk because:
A) My religious community is not allowed to build a house of worship in my community.
B) A religious community I do not like wants to build a house of worship in my community.
10. My religious liberty is at risk because:
A) I am not allowed to teach my children the creation stories of our faith at home.
B) Public school science classes are teaching science.
If you answered "A" to any question, then perhaps your religious liberty is indeed at stake. You and your faith group have every right to now advocate for equal protection under the law. But just remember this one little, constitutional, concept: this means you can fight for your equality -- not your superiority.
If you answered "B" to any question, then not only is your religious liberty not at stake, but there is a strong chance that you are oppressing the religious liberties of others. This is the point where I would invite you to refer back to the tenets of your faith, especially the ones about your neighbors.
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Well, FUCK YOU.
“Today’s mothers are twice as likely to die of pregnancy- or childbirth-related causes than their mothers were. There is no reason, given our vast resources, knowledge and technology, why we should be going backwards in this area.” – Laura Gilkey, coordinator of The Safe Motherhood Quilt Project, a nonprofit based in Sarasota, Fla.
Globally, only a few countries have seen a rise in the rate of maternal deaths in recent years. Those include Afghanistan, El Salvador, South Sudan and the United States of America.
Well done, Republicans, I hope you're happy. First you destroyed the traditional family unit, and now you're actually killing women.
How much longer do we have to suffer these psychopaths, America? How long before more of you start to realize what I've been saying all along: Right-Wing Conservative Republicans only come in two flavors : EVIL and STUPID. One's lying and the other's buying.
How much more damage must we let them do? How many more lives will we let them destroy?
Friday, April 3, 2015
...OR, we could just allow the Separation of Church and State to become the residing principle by which we protect everyone's Religious Freedom. You know, that way NO ONE will end up saying, "Why are you exposing MY KIDS to this nonsense?" no matter which religion they follow, or don't.
This insanity can end any time you want it to, Christians. What's it gonna be?
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
NASCAR decries Indiana Law! NASCAR! Fucking NASCAR!!! If the Right has lost NASCAR, then the culture war is over and WE WON!
Companies are actually Boycotting Indiana! COMPANIES! Not Liberal, LGBT advocacy groups but COMPANIES! JOB CREATORS! 1%'ers! How far gone are the Republicans that they are now alienating BUSINESSES?!
Here's the Facebook Page of Memories Pizza in Indiana, who now proudly discriminate against Gays. Why don't you drop on in and offer a "review?" I did. I recommend that everyone does. (Not to be confused with memoriespizza.com, which they apparently never thought to secure the rights to.)
12 Sign that the Republicans are actually insane
HERE'S a Pastor who knows what Jesus stood for!
I'll leave you with these images that I snagged off of Facebook:
|Because everyone knows that Fox viewers ARE, in fact the most INFROMED of anyone!|