Thursday, June 30, 2016

Charlie Rangel: Guns For Me, None For Thee

Trigger Warning:
He's earned protection, you see...
This video is a few days old, but I didn't want it to pass without commenting on it.  Mainly because it illustrates perfectly the attitude that the elites in our country have towards us peons.

Congressman Charlie Rangel was recently asked by a reporter about gun control.  Specifically why it's so hard to get a concealed carry permit in New York.  The reporter also wanted to know why only the wealthy were able to get any permits.  Here's Charlie's response:
Did you catch that at the end?  After all of Charlie's dodges the reporter asks him why the people can't have protection when he himself is surrounded by it.  Charlie laughed it off and stated he and his fellows "needed" protection.  Not only that, they "deserve" to be protected by armed guards.

Here's my question to Charlie: why do you deserve protection and your constituents don't?  Why do you get to be protected by a gun while the citizens have to fend for themselves?  Charlie Rangel keeps stating how no one needs to be protected by a gun, and yet he does need to be protected?  Am I missing something here?

Of course I'm not missing anything, really.  Charlie Rangel's response to this reporter is exactly the attitude that the elites in Washington D.C. have towards you and I.  We are not able to protect ourselves, you see.  We're more likely to shoot ourselves or a family member.  Why?  Because we're stupid, backwards hicks.  If only we stopped clinging to our guns and religion and realized that the state will provide all the protection we need.  Not that we actually deserve to be protected.  The state is doing us a favor by providing a police force.  We just need to trust them.

Congressmen, though, need protection.  They need armed guards that will keep the teeming masses at bay.  It's bad enough that they have to smell us.  Heaven forbid any of the peons actually try to get close to any of them.  No, congressmen need to be protected by guns.  They DESERVE to be protected by guns.  You and I?  Not so much.

I'd like to close this post with a response to Charlie Rangel.  It may be harsh, but I think it's well deserved.  Ahem...
Get bent and kindly go screw yourself.
That is all.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Twitter Celebrates #HeterosexualPrideDay

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Celebrating our attraction to the fairer sex...
Twitter has done it again, ladies and gentlemen.  Just when you thought conservatives couldn't possibly offend Leftists any more, the Internet comes up with something brand new to trigger them. 

#HeterosexualPrideDay began trending Wednesday morning, ostensibly as a way to poke fun at LGBT Pride Month.  The hashtag drew its fair share of Lefty and Righty trolls, of course.  Generally the Lefties were appalled that the hashtag even existed, let alone the fact that it was trending.  The Righties of course had fun poking the Lefty trolls.

As always when a hashtag with this level of hilarity pops up I've managed to collect some of the best tweets out of all of them.  Enjoy!

Anything that's straight (or cisgendered...I think that's the new PC term...) is automatically evil and horrible as a general rule.
I do believe the following picture adequately sums up the Left's reaction to #HeterosexualPrideDay...

Something on the Internet has offended me!
Work it, girl, be proud of who you are! know do it away from a social justice warrior.  Gotta respect their safe spaces, ya dig?

I'm not going to say I agree, but #HeterosexualPrideDay is currently entering it's 12th hour of trending...
My, my, my there's an awful lot of social justice warriors that are offended by the idea of #HeterosexualPrideDay.  Maybe they've developed a case of Heterophobia?
I included this tweet in this compilation because I think it speaks the truth.  Why do we have these pride days?  Why do people feel the need to have an entire day/month set aside for them to feel proud?  Are they not proud of who they are any other day?
My Spanish is rusty, but it looks like that couple is coming out as heterosexual to their fabulously gay and therefore socially acceptable parents.
Quelle horror!
  It's true.  Coming out as straight is the hardest thing you'll ever have to do in today's world.
Just shut up and take it.  You probably like it anyway...homophobe!
Three times in one day???  Good lord!  What the hell are they thinking?  Guys aren't machines.  We just can't flip a switch and be ready to go!

You know what's gross?  Heterophobia.  Bigot.

Of course I had to join in on #HeterosexualPrideDay myself.  Couldn't let Twitter have all the fun.
It's true.  It's almost like Twitter was biased against hashtags that didn't conform to Leftist ideology and sensibilities.
For those of you keeping track at home that's three separate triggers in that one post.  Hot girl?  Check.  Two guns?  Double check.  If I was a university student I'd be expelled by now.

In the end, though, #HeterosexualPrideDay can be summed up with the following, beautiful tweet.
Not much that needs to be added to that.  Truer words were never spoken.

Open Thread: Why the New Ghostbusters Will Suck

Trigger Warning:
Who you gonna call?  Someone else...
Ghostbusters is probably one of the most iconic movies to come out of the 1980s.  The movie was something that had really never been done in American cinema.  It was smart and funny.  It treated the paranormal as something that could be studied and explored using the scientific method.  Sure it was still a mysterious realm, but one that humans could manipulate just like any other natural phenomenon.  Nearly everyone who has seen the movie can quote the key scenes verbatim.  Those that can't have at least one or two good quotes that they can fall back on.  And of course everyone knows the answer to the question "who you gonna call?"
Okay guys, it was funny the first 20 times...
Ghostbusters has a formula that's almost impossible to replicate.  The sequel, Ghostbusters 2, tried and failed for the most part (although I still enjoyed it).  Fans were understandably skeptical when Sony announced it would be producing a new version (remake, reboot?) of the film with director Peter Fieg at the helm.  That skepticism turned to outrage when the first trailer was released.  Fans of the original made it clear that they found the new version unacceptable.

The question, though, is why?  Why do fans hate the new Ghostbusters so damn much?  To hear Peter Fieg and the social justice warriors of the Left tell it, it's because they're all bigoted, misogynistic bastards.  There's a lot more to the fan's outrage than the all-female cast, however.  YouTuber Midnight's Edge put together a video that goes a long way towards explaining why fans of the original Ghostbusters are so pissed off:
Long story short, fans are pissed off because the new movie co-opts and destroys everything that made the original great.  Essentially we went from this:
There's something strange...
To this:
And it don't look good.
I definitely suggest watching the entire video.  It's well worth taking 10 minutes out of your day.

Personally I'm not looking forward to the new Ghostbusters at all.  It looks like a cat turd that was dipped in neon paint and slapped up on the screen.  Then they decided on a summer release because hey, why the hell not?  I'll probably still see it, I just won't pay for a movie ticket.

What's your opinion of the new Ghostbusters?  Is it an utterly transcendent masterpiece worthy of being crowned as a new classic?  Or is it a festering pile of garbage not fit to become the leavings of a swarm of cantankerous dung beetles?  Sound off in the comments below.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Hypocritical Sit In

Trigger Warning:
Original Post: Branco Cartoon - Warmup Act
There's a certain irony to the whole "Democrats sit-in because we lost on gun control" debacle.  John Lewis, the ringleader of the whole mess, was a legitimate civil rights hero back in the day.  He was known as one of the "Big Six" civil rights leaders in the 1960s.  He suffered a skull fracture when he marched in Selma on what became known as "Bloody Sunday."

John Lewis is no stranger to sit-ins, either.  Here's a pic of him getting roughed up at one back in the 1960s:
"Holy shit, $0.15 for German chocolate cake?  What a deal!" -John Lewis
Flash forward to today.  Representative John Lewis leads a sit-in on the House floor.  He yet again endures the most harrowing conditions (it was chilly, the buffet was cold, and he only had one fluffy pillow) to fight for the rights of all Americans:
The one in the middle who looks like he has to poop?  That's John Lewis.
Of course the irony here is that John Lewis is actually fighting AGAINST the rights of all Americans.  He's not happy that the Democrats lost FOUR times in the Senate.  The only logical course of action is to create a media spectacle and bully the Republicans into a do-over.  It's much easier than trying to do things, you know, LEGALLY.
The U.S. Constitution.  Stymieing efforts at government control since 1789.

Monday, June 6, 2016

72nd Anniversary of #DDay

Trigger Warning:
The Greatest Generation...
Seventy-two years ago today Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy and other locations across Europe.  Hundreds of thousands of men, some barely old enough to shave, embarked on the largest coordinated attack in history in an effort to liberate Europe from the clutches of fascist tyranny.  These men filed into their planes and boats knowing that success was far from certain.  Many of them did not come home.

It's hard to find the right words to honor the sacrifice the men of the Greatest Generation made on that day.  Instead of fumbling around myself, I'll let the words of Ronald Reagan speaking at the 40th anniversary of D-Day honor these men once again:
It is a sad fact that the men and women that sacrificed to save the world from tyranny during World War 2 are slowly but surely leaving us.  Very soon the last of these brave souls will be called home.  We must remember them each and every year.  We must remember what they sacrificed, and especially WHY they sacrificed.  Ensuring that tyranny never again gains ascendancy is the best way to honor their memory.

Friday, June 3, 2016 in

Trigger Warning:
L-l-l-let m-m-m-m-e b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-...
What happens when Barack Hussein Obama goes off teleprompter and tries to sound tough?  Comedy gold, dear reader.  Comedy gold:
Oh my.  I th-th-th-thought that Obama was the b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-BEST public speaker out there?

Is Obama just so angry at Donald Trump that he was overwhelmed with emotion?

Or could it just be that Obama's only the "BEST SPEEKER EVAH" when he's got a teleprompter?

I think we all know the answer. 

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Open Thread: Watch Hillary Clinton's Full Foreign Policy Speech

Trigger Warning:
This video features Hillary Clinton...

This is another long speech at 42 minutes, and it's obvious Hillary intended this to be a direct rebuttal to Trump's speech.  She has almost the exact same stage setup as The Donald.  Hell she's even wearing a similar suit.

What are your thoughts on Hillary Clinton's speech?  Did Hillary hit a home run, or did she strike out completely?  Sound off in the comments below.

Dennis Miller Weighs in On North Korea Supporting Trump

Trigger Warning:
It's Miller Time, bitches...
Apparently North Korean state media published an op-ed Tuesday telling Americans they should vote for Trump over "dull Hillary."  The op-ed called Donald Trump a "far-sighted presidential candidate."  Ostensibly this is in response to Trump's comments about how South Korea needs to start defending itself or start paying us to do so.  

#NeverTrump is, of course, making political hay out of the North Korean op-ed.  "YOU SEE!  NORTH KOREA LIKES DONALD TRUMP!  WE TOLD YOU SO!" they scream in sheer ecstasy while they fondle themselves while reading David French columns.  Me personally I think it's all a plot to sow discord among the good citizens of our great republic.  Either that or it's just North Korea being its standard batshit crazy self.

Of course a true expert must be consulted to get to the heart of the matter.  Bill O'Reilly invited Dennis Miller onto his show to do just that:
Deep thoughts from one of the masters of comedy.  Is Dennis Miller right?  Only time will tell.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Mike Rowe Drops Some Truth on Memorial Day

Trigger Warning:
Getting respectful up in here...
All right, dear reader, I know it's a little late, but I just had to share this little Facebook moment I found.

Dirty Jobs alum and all-around good guy Mike Rowe frequently takes time out of his busy schedule to answer questions fans have posted to his wall on Facebook.  This past Sunday someone asked Mike to get his views on a little Memorial Day controversy:

I'm very curious what you think of the argument about thanking 'all' Veterans during this holiday? There are those who feel Memorial Day is equivalent to Veteran's Day; in which ALL Veterans should be thanked. Then there are those that feel that this day should SOLELY be for those who have lost their lives while serving our country. I see many things online from both sides arguing about the spirit of the holiday, which unfortunately takes away from it’s sanctity. Personally, as a Veteran, I feel if I do deserve a thank you, Memorial Day is absolutely NOT the day to do it. I'm curious about your thoughts, not just in regards to this debate, but to the bigger issue of Americans slowly becoming divided about even the most hallowed of days? Thank you, and regardless of which side of the fence you stand on; thank you for what you do for us.
It's a fair question, really.  I've known some vets that get very offended if someone thanks them on Memorial Day.  I've also known vets that don't mind getting a thank you whenever it comes.  Then again I've also known vets that don't want a "thank you" period.  My personal feeling is that any thanks for living veterans should come on a day other than Memorial Day.  I see Memorial Day as a day that absolutely needs to be set aside to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

What does Mike Rowe think about the whole controversy?  As always his response was epic and on point:
Aside from my time in The Boy Scouts, and a few forays on Dirty Jobs, I’ve never worn a uniform of The US Armed Forces. Nor have I stood a watch, seen combat, or put my life in the hands of a fellow soldier. So I’m not inclined to disagree with those who have, especially on an issue like this. Having said that though, I do believe the squabbling you describe diminishes the sanctity of the day.

The tendency to conflate Veteran’s Day with Memorial Day is unfortunate, but I don’t think it poses a threat to our country. The real threat, in my opinion, is the gap between those Americans who appreciate our military, and those who do not. Personally, if I were to “correct” someone this weekend, I’d focus my disapproval on those standing guard by their BBQ’s and lounging by their pools with no clue as to why they’ve been afforded a long weekend. In other words, I’d be far more offended by a lack of gratitude, than a simple misunderstanding among the well-intended.
It's definitely worth it to read Mike's entire response.  I think you'll find it extremely enlightening.

Chuck Schumer Has Shown His Hatred Of Americans

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