Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Romney and Santorum - Dueling Dumb Shit


From My February 28th, 2012 YouTube weblog broadcast at: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4gniDPvMcc
"...HI, YouTube! Arizona Mildman here, how are you today? Mitt Romney once again made the news. I would say he is trying to alienate the entire auto industry and it's workers. WHY? Who knows? It sure doesn't make any sense. Anyone who listened to the state of the union adress knows that this is hogwash.  I just don't understand these people. They will say anything they can to try to get the black man out of the white house. Hundreds of thousands of jobs were saved and an industry back on top in the world and tell me, HOW IS THAT A PROBLEM FOR YOU, ROMNEY? ARE YOU THAT FAR OUT OF TOUCH? We need jobs, not more delusional nonsense. Maybe he wanted to buy them and part them out like he did with all of his business investments for Bain Capital, that is how he became successful, by destroying companies and firing all their workers. I don't have a problem with being successful but I have an issue with HOW he became successful. 
Also, Rick Santorum, Romney's biggest competitor for GOP Presidential candidate, not to be outdone in outlandish lies against the president came out against education again saying the president wanted everyone to be educated snobs because the president's agenda to make education available to anyone who deserves it academically. It's not like the guy who never finished high school and couldn't pass his GED is now going to somehow be magically lifted to academic stardom because there are plenty of Pell Grants and student loans available to intelligent people, is it? So, what's his problem? Let me explain, I have some insight on that one because, unlike some people, I like to read up on things. I found an article that is on Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Santorum#Higher_education it states: "...In an interview with Glenn Beck, Santorum said, “I understand why Barack Obama wants to send every kid to college, because of their indoctrination mills, absolutely … The indoctrination that is going on at the university level is a harm to our country.” He added “62 percent of kids who go into college with a faith commitment leave without it." Mr. Santorum did not provide a source for that figure." Wow, do you realize that he is saying that if you go to college with blind faith in Religion that when you become educated and informed that you will lose faith? Wow, what a concept, huh? Sounds like a good argument for both education and atheism to me. 
So, Mr. Rick Santorum the dark lord of the American Christian Taliban has stated that education is our enemy. Being educated and getting professional employment is a problem for him? Why is that, considering that He obtained an undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University, an M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, and a law degree degree from the Dickinson School of Law. Santorum worked as an attorney at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart. I guess that means he is a "fake Christian" like George W. Bush was and only called himself Christian to run for office, since going to college and getting three degrees by his own logic determines that college and superior education makes you less faithful. 
Or, is he just wanting a majority of voters who you can screw over and double talk with Christian phraseology and inspiring retoric from the bible? YOU DECIDE. 
"Have a nice day. You all take care now." 

Friday, February 17, 2012

The Rick Santorum Flip Flop

I hope I am not alone in wishing Candidate Santorum a swift bon voyage into the nether regions of obscurity based on the bias and petty backstabbing he himself is engaged in regularly. The Republican party shows how petty and unstable they are as they fight with each other in the primaries. Their "winning is our only priority" attitude also backfires when their supporters open their mouths about their own opinions. They ally themselves with the "tea party hobbits" and other radical right wingers whom I call the "Christian Taliban" in order to gain contributions. This time a supporter to the Superpac that Santorum is supported through made a faux pas and has torpedoed Santorum's momentum that he was gaining on Mitt Romney, forcing him to do a Flip Flop of his own.

This is my take: You can't be against women's rights on one issue and then for them on another. We, as males should listen to them and let them decide but we all know that the Christian Taliban (not truly Christian, but hiding behind their banner) have a political agenda against women's rights based on the medical insurance company lobbies that want to ensure that they have a right to NOT PAY BENEFITS to women's needs. They want to make that the law. Anyone who doesn't understand that doesn't know how soft money contributions work from Insurance Lobbies work ("...We wish to endorse you as our candidate, and you can have all this and more if you just support our agenda, as we are confident that you will." Big evil smiling follows.). The candidates are offered (this is a standard offer to most of them although the few with integrity don't take this option) unlimited insurance coverage (medical, life, home, car, business, malpractice, etc.) for their entire family for life based on favorable results from the candidates' voting records.

Foster Friess is a large contributor, along with Jon Huntsman, Sr. (his son is Jon Huntsman, Jr. the other candidate) to the Superpac that is supporting both Jon Huntsman, Jr. and Rick Santorum. I almost wonder if Friess was trying to throw the election back towards Huntsman's son. Anyway, the fact remains that he made an extremely insensitive comment, (from twitter political ticker/cnn website :) "...His apology came after Republican presidential candidate Santorum distanced himself from the statement and women's advocacy groups criticized the billionaire mutual fund manager.

Friess joked Thursday that women used Bayer aspirin as birth control "back in (his) days."
"The gals put it between their knees, and it wasn't that costly," he said on MSNBC.
Later Thursday Friess, who has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to a pro-Santroum super PAC, said it was a joke and suggesting aspirin as a form of contraception "is pretty ridiculous and quite funny."
(Not so funny to women, obviously.)

Santorum said Friday he is not responsible for comments from a donor and accused the media of "gotcha politics."
"It was a bad joke, it was a stupid joke. It's not reflective of me or my record on this issue," Santorum said on CBS "This Morning." "This is the same gotcha politics that you get from the media and I'm just not going to play that game."

Santorum needs to recognize that a gotcha question is when someone asks him a direct misleading question, not the issue of someone who contributes his major campaign money being an openly offensive, insensitive jerk. 
This is a man who supports the "anti- women's rights movements" on Rowe V. Wade but wants to ACT like he is "FOR" women's rights on birth control. This is also an obvious attempt to do fallout relief instead of caring what his collateral damage is versus what his reputation was. No one confronted him until it got into women's reproductive rights via the typical biased hypocritical attitude that "women are sluts today, not like back in my day" in a comment from Friess, who concluded his statement with saying that it was "...quite funny..." which would cause most civilized people to be staring at him in silence, shaking their heads. Friess needs to be reminded that as long as he is still alive, THESE ARE HIS DAYS (timewise) and what is humorous to him IS really offensive to most people who actually care about women. And apologizing for being an asshole isn't saying that you care and that you were wrong in what you said. It is merely trying to clean up the image rather than realizing fault and changing your attitude. The only reason he is apologizing is the firestorm that the comment created from women who will take birth control pills to prevent those cells from forming - although they are somehow against surgically removing some of them that are stuck together, acting as a parasite on it's host. I would suggest they need to study biology. Once again these men are only sorry that they were caught expressing their true feelings, no matter how inappropriate they are.

Until women stand up to the Christian Taliban that is actually Insurance Lobby Agenda motivated, then we will constantly have these vailed attempts at taking women's rights concerning their bodies and futures based on wealthy special interest contributions, rather than the democracy that our constitution guarantees us.
Arizona Mildman

Monday, February 13, 2012

The Christian Taliban

The Christian Taliban
The Right Wing Christian Taliban has once more reared it's ugly head. It went after someone they shouldn't have messed with this time. Ellen Degeneres. Ellen is a mild mannered unassuming nice guy type that no one would mistake for a power house. This woman has danced with the president, had foreign dignitaries and most popular celebrities on her show. Ellen is outspokenly gay. Some days I have tired of hearing about it. I feel like OKAY, you are gay, so what? I don't need anyone to announce their sexual preference since I really don't care anymore than I think it is your business that I am involved in Interracial Dating. It should NOT be an issue, OK? But that wasn't good enough for the Christian Taliban. This time they enlisted some propaganda spouting loudmouths that called themselves "One Million Moms". One Million Moms found out that Ellen was the new spokesperson for J.C. Penney stores and they went to battle over it. They wrote letters and emails to the J.C.Penney company saying that they would shop elsewhere if Penney's didn't find a new spokesperson. They spread the word through their mutual admiration for self/hate everyone else society and eventually initiated a nationwide boycott. J.C. Penny decided to let One Million Moms know how much clout they actually had over the situation when their CEO wrote in reply, "...We believe in Ellen. She shares our values and America believes in Ellen."


So enamored is Johnson with DeGeneres that he says the comedian and talk-show host was "the only spokesperson" JC Penney even considered for its pending campaign.


Johnson went on to say, "My instinct...is that spokespeople aren't really necessary unless a company is going through a profound change," he says. "We looked around...and Ellen was the one who stood out. She's honest, she's funny, she has integrity. Americans like her but they really trust her. She seemed to be the perfect person."


Citing feedback to the One Million Moms campaign, which is running heavily in favor of DeGeneres and J.C. Penney, Johnson says "it's clear we made right decision to stand behind her."


Still, the CEO and former Apple executive made at least one miscalculation: By his own admission, Johnson never expected DeGeneres' sexuality to be an issue or cause negative feedback for JC Penney.


"Honestly, it wasn't something that crossed my mind," he says. "My sense is America has moved beyond that issue. [This week] proves we have more work to do as a country to become more tolerant."


Well, Mr. Johnson, most of us share your views and obviously the Ellen fans voiced their opinions that started a firestorm of blogger activity on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. The only people who still think they can shove gay people around, even gay celebrities, is the Christian Taliban that has taken over Evangelical Christianity with hidden political agendas that try to resort to using negative stereotypes about sexual preference, financial status, and race/cultural background to discredit and over shadow members of the entertainment industry that they consider dangerous to their financial/religious propaganda network. As video blogger Zinnia Jones stated there are only 40,000 of these "One Million Moms" and their efforts epitomize their total intellectual bankruptcy.