Sunday, July 18, 2010

Surprise! Well, not really.

More hypocrisy and double standards from Wiley Drake.

You may recall that Wiley Drake is the Bible-thumping sleezebag that loves to pray for the deaths of those who have a difference of opinion, whether it's politics, health care reform, religious affiliation, or more specifically, abortion. He tried to credit himself for the death of George Tiller, and indirectly credit himself for the death of John Murtha. However, he has been kind enough to call off his imprecatory prayer hit on President Obama recently. That is, until he supposedly reveals that the president is actually Kenyan.

You may also recall that Robert Byrd died last month. Since Byrd was a known racist, pro-choice, and even supported partial-birth abortion, you would think that Drake would have called down lightning, locusts, hail, fire, brimstone, and a kitchen sink for good measure to try to send him on an express elevator to hell. Instead, Drake attempted to take credit for getting him into heaven.

You can understand my confusion, Wiley. You take credit for the deaths of other senators and congressman, and even call for a divine hit on all the Democrats in Congress for trying to give aid to Americans who otherwise can't afford it due to corporate greed. But you try to score brownie points with God by praying for someone who's a known racist to get them into heaven?

Very telling, Wiley. Very telling.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Update: Yes, Mark, you are a moron.

Well, it wasn't even more than a span of an evening before the commentary I left at Mark William's blog was deleted.

Poor Mark. I can't imagine what it must be like to be so smug in his sense of superiority, thinking everyone else is a complete numbskull, when he couldn't find his own ass with both hands.

For you teabaggers who revere this man, please observe the screen captures below:

And just today, I delivered another response and got the same result:

The truth hurts, Mark, but you might want to embrace it every once in a while.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Yes, Mark, you are a moron.

At one time, I considered myself a bit of a libertarian, and in someways I suppose I still am. Lately, I've becoming increasingly leery, even frightened, of the type of libertarian who advocates personal freedom at any cost. But I'm simply annoyed by the type of libertarian who lays the problems of all mankind at the feet of government, without even lifting a finger to do any research on any topic.

Enter Mark Williams - libertarian, teabagger, and organizer of Tea Party Express.

I was listening to the Thom Hartmann program today on the way home from work. His guest was none other than Mark Williams, who took exception to a tax on tanning beds to help pay for HR 3962. Mark took special exception because he suffers from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and uses a tanning bed to treat his condition, and thinks that not only does it unfairly tax whites who to trying to get a tan, but those who suffer from SAD as well. But if that weren't enough, Mark goes on to say that this tax is an attack on white people by Barack Obama, who Mark calls the "Racist-in-Chief".

Mark says on his blog, "Never once have I ever seen a genetically brown or black person use an indoor tanning facility."

What?! Black people don't go to tanning facilities? Shocking!

I spent little more than five minutes researching the tax in question, and learned that people like Mark will not be subject to tanning bed tax, after all. The IRS website reveals the details of the tanning bed tax:
"A 10-percent excise tax on indoor UV tanning services goes into effect on July 1, 2010. The tax doesn't apply to phototherapy performed by a licensed medical professional on his or her premises."
Anyway, listen to Mark make an utter fool of himself as Thom hands his rear end to him. Hit play:

And yes, Mark - the Tea Party movement reeks of racism:

By the way, nice little picture you got there, Mark. A bit like the pot calling the kettle black, don't you think, Mark?

No pun intended.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Swastikas and Iron Crosses

I'm a bit of a symbology buff. I'm no Robert Langdon, but I enjoy studying the topic. Symbols can be found in everything from religion to the military, from academics to corporate identity - our lives are permeated with them.

Anyway, I spent part of Independence Day weekend in Erie with my family. We stopped by Sara's on Presque Isle, when I happened to notice the woman sitting at opposite end of our table. She was a biker, and there's nothing wrong with that. But what bothered me about her was the hat she was wearing. It was covered in iron crosses.

Here's a little history on the Iron Cross.

The man pictured below also wore iron crosses:

The man pictured above loved iron crosses so much that he gave them as decorations to select members of his military and civilians who supported it. The man pictured above also had a penchant for swastikas. Swastikas were around long before the man in the picture was born. It was a solar symbol and good luck charm, and remains so in some eastern cultures today. But the one on the man's arm above was viewed by those who wore them as the Black Sun, the opposite of light.

But enough about swastikas. Back to the iron cross.

Iron crosses have become very popular in modern culture as of late. Not only can they be found in biker clothing, but they can also be found in Christian apparel and churches, too:

So, the question I have to ask is, if you wear one of these...

Would you also wear one of these...

And wear it with a clean conscience?

Just something for you hardcore Christians and bikers to think about. Shame on Germany for still using the iron cross as part of the symbol of their military.