August 25, 2011
"Feel the Hate"
One of the major differences between conservatives and liberals in the last few elections has been how conservatives seem to really be upset about the idea of the government doing anything at all to help people, while liberals and progressives are disappointed and angry that the government hasn't done much to help people at all. In other words, Obama's supporters are angry that he's not doing more to create jobs and protect worker rights, while Obama's detractors are furious that the elderly are still getting free health care.
The 2012 Republican nomination race seems to be a battle over which candidate has the most proven record of being horrible to people. Thankfully, the president feels that we can reach a compromise and only kick people in the head instead of the balls. I am so ready to win the future.
August 24, 2011
Also I'm sure there's no subtext to it
A few of you have pointed out the more common example I missed in yesterday's post: that the most frequent "wow we are just totally making this up because LOL that's why" from the right these days is that in some alternative universe where people do not have eyes, Michelle Obama is fat.
That was from February. They're still doing it. These are very disturbed people.
August 23, 2011
Scrambled the brains a bit but no structural damage
If you read right-wing websites for joke ideas like I do, you start to discover that certain things you were ready to pass of as sarcastic are actually things a lot of hard-right crazies actually believe. This often makes satire hard and reality more requiring of drinking. One of the most common examples is the now casually-stated-as-fact declaration that Sarah Palin "saved" the McCain campaign in 2008, which as those of you on Earth remember, was actually the year when John McCain lost in a catastrophic landslide to Barack Obama after making the insane matriarch of a family of carnival grifters his running mate.
So it doesn't really come as a surprise that the general timeline of event-to-joke-to-reality-to-facepalm for today's earthquake was roughly thus: earthquake at 2:00, jokes about how right-wingers would somehow blame Obama for the earthquake at 2:30, and.... right-wingers actually blaming Obama for the earthquake at 3:00.
I have no idea how I missed Sesame Street Muppets being guest judges on Top Chef
But I choose to correct this immediately.