Saturday, September 13, 2014
Bashing the GOP. (And Proud of It.)
Hey Blogglitts! Your Uncle PC has been away for a while.
But, I'm back! And I am on fire.
Why do I criticize Republicans? (Or, as my GOP friends put it, "bash" Republicans.) Well, the recalled Arizona senate president, Russell Pearce, is a good example.
Get yourselves caught up, here.
Lack of empathy. No comment beyond this. If you have read this story and don't get it, you may be a Republican.
Ignorance of recent history. (Drug testing for welfare in the states that are doing it has shown that drug use among welfare recipients is a statistical zero. And expensive, to boot.)
Ignorance of recent history, The Last Three Decades Edition. Because if you have lived through the last three decades and have not grasped the damage that Reagan, Bush I, Clinton (GOP Light,) and Bush II inflicted on America, you must have been in a coma. Or, you may be a Republican.
Ignorance of what things public assistance does and does not cover. (“No cash for Ding Dongs and Ho Hos, you’d only get money for 15-pound bags of rice and beans, blocks of cheese and powdered milk – all the powdered milk you can haul away,” Pearce said. “If you want a steak or frozen pizza, then you’d have to get a job.” Go ahead. Try buying Ding Dongs and Ho Hos with an EBT card. G'head! I'll be right over here watching and laughing. Rice and beans and powdered milk are okay? In 15 pound bags? Great idea! All the carbs with none of the nutrition. Meat based protein? Like a 75¢ a pound flap steak? Fuck that, lazy takers! Here, have some blocks of cheese, instead. "All you can haul away." Blocks and blocks of artery clogging, colin blocking, minimally nutritious cheeeeezzzze! Or, as I like to call it, frozen pizza in it's embryonic state. Don't get me wrong, I'm not bashing cheese, here. Because, Mmmmmm...... cheese!
Seriously, your Blog could live on cheese as long as he has a proper supply of Triscuts™ to put it on. (But, I am guessing that Triscuts™ = Ho Hos (also ™) in Russell Pearce's view.) But, yeah. I could live on cheese three meals a day.
Wait, what? My left arm just went numb. My back hurts. So does my chest. Can't breathe. Aackkkkk.
jk, lol. I'm okay. Because I do not live, entirely on cheese. Entirely. Also, bacon. And scotch. And tobacco. But, I am still okay. For now...
I've lost my train of thought. Where was I? Oh, yeah! I'm back...
More ignorance of what things public assistance does and does not cover. "Plasma TVs and X-Box 360s." He forgot to mention pimped out Escalades and Hawaiian vacations.
Basic big government vs. small government hypocrisy.
Exhibit A... Military barracks style housing. “You’ll maintain your property in a clean, good state of repair, and your home will be subjected to an inspection at any time, possessions will be inventoried." Nope, no government intrusion to be found here. Here in Los Angeles, we actually have a huge, dorm style, mega-shelter for any homeless persons who would like to avail themselves of the amenities. It is run by "bleeding heart, libtards." All while L.A. has perfectly good, municipal, homeless facilities, better known as "Skid Row," and "the 405 off-ramp at Rosecrans Ave."
Exhibit Two... “You put me in charge of Medicaid, the first thing I’d do is get Norplant, birth-control implants, or tubal ligations..." aka: "forced sterilization" which is nothing like anything going on in commie Red China.
Finally, Mr. Pearce sums up with the classic Christianist, conservative, go-to argument.
“I know there’s people out there [who] need help, (Stop right there! "...there's people out there...?" "There's?" Call the grammar police! "There's" some super good talking of Englishness, right there, their, they're... it is "there are," you semi-literate dunce... [pause for hyoer-ventilation.]) and my heart goes out to them, too.” Because he, somehow, is qualified to judge who are worthy of help and who are not. And, he goes on... "That should never be a government role. That’s a role for family, church, and community.”
This takes us back to Ignorance of History.
If taking care of "the lesser among us," could be done by "family, church and community," alone, welfare, Social Security, housing assistance, food stamps, Medicaid and Medicare, would never have had to be enacted, in the first place.
And therefore, also too, I criticize Republicans. I also bash Christianist, Tea-bagging, Ayn Randian, right-wing douche nozzles.
If the (probably made in China,) tri-corner hat fits...
I make no apologies.