Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Of Holidays and Hope ...

The Gadfly sends Christmas/Holiday greetings and well wishes to all.

The Gadfly will be traveling through the New Year, so no posting until his return.

Thank you readers for visiting this shittly little blog and taking the time to listen to an old soul rant about things which stir his passion --- and The Gadfly wishes you all the best in the coming year and hopes to be back at the keyboard to continue fighting the good fight upon his return.



Friday, December 21, 2012

Fuck The Atom Smasher. No Force of Nature is More Explosive Than Reality Colliding With Right Wing Group Think . . .

While the NRA's Wayne LaPierre linguistic upchuck from earlier today was enough buffoonery to cause any sane person's eyeballs to spontaneously spurt blood, believe it or not it pales in horrifying comparison to the musings of a Libertarian pundit (if by pundit you mean a flesh decayed Zombie that can grunt sounds which somewhat resemble actual human words) who decided the world could use some sound Libertarian guidance on how to deal with the Newtown, CT child massacre.
Megan McArdle (said Zombie) a couple of days ago wrote an essay in The Daily Beast with a uniquely novel approach as to how to deal with future armed and armored madmen with WMD's who decide to play Rambo using real live kindergartners as their training exercise pop-up targets.

Brace yourself, because what you are about to read are words that instantly qualify as The Stupidest Fucking Crap Ever Uttered In The Annals of Human Linguistic History.

Imagine this was said about the Newtown massacre and how to deal with the next one:

"I'd also like us to encourage people to gang rush shooters, rather than following their instincts to hide; if we drilled it into young people that the correct thing to do is for everyone to instantly run at the guy with the gun, these sorts of mass shootings would be less deadly, because even a guy with a very powerful weapon can be brought down by 8-12 unarmed bodies piling on him at once.  Would it work?  Would people do it?  I have no idea; all I can say is that both these things would be more effective than banning rifles with pistol grips."

The Gadfly's initial response (after allowing the steaming hot coffee to finish draining from inside his now seared nostrils) was this:

LOL!  OMFG! . . . . . . ad infinitum.

Yes dear Megan -- let us "drill" train our toddlers, who when confronted with a demented, AK-47/100 shot magazine sporting psycho spraying bullets to and fro, to bum rush the kook in an attempt to take him down - with the noble goal of preventing additional carnage.

The Gadfly will repeat this since any rational human being, after reading such blithering idiocy, may very possibly be motivated to put their brains in to a temporary, self-induced coma.

Megan McArdle, Libertarian Pundit extraordinaire, actually believes that one of the best ideas for preventing future mass shootings in schools is to train the little tykes to group together, and like a good old fashioned rugby scrum, run directly at the bullet spraying loon, knock him to the ground and thus upsetting his slaughter-hungering equilibrium, which in wingnut theory, will result in a few less rugrat corpses and blood to be mopped up after afterward.

The reasonably functioning human mind and the compassionate human soul stagger at the cold-blooded, sociopathic thought process that is belched forth from these monstrous people.  It makes one wonder whether this country is deserving of the gift of democracy, considering how often we shit upon it in the name of some maniacal interpretation of a document written over 200 years ago when mankind could not foresee the advancements in genocidal weaponry designed to butcher human beings on a mass scale.

To close, all that The Gadfly has to say to the Megan McArdle's of the world is - fuck you.  Fuck you and every single soulless sonofabitch who thinks like you.  And The Gadfly sincerely hopes, since you are convinced that nothing can be done to prevent another Newtown tragedy,  that the next schoolroom massacre doesn't find a loved one of your own as one of the bloodied, lifeless cadavers being carted away in a zippered, plastic bag for no goddamn good reason at all.


It isn't Doomsday in America today, but thanks to the NRA, it most certainly is Dumbsday . . .

OK - so The Gadfly watched the NRA's leader (and half human/half lizard) Wayne LaPierre give his nationally televised "press conference" this morning in response to the Newtown elementary school massacre:

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So - in the proverbial nutshell - Mr. LaPierre's argument can basically be summarized as such:

> If only we had More Guns.  Many, many more guns.

> Arm the teachers - cross train them as S.W.A.T Commandos.

> Hi-tech security and armed guards and/or Police in all schools (what about massacres in movie theaters, malls and churches Wayne? Armed guards & cops there too?).

> Ban shoot-em up video games.

> Too much gun violence (no I'm not making this up) in movies and on tv.

> Ban music videos that show America's youth disrespecting authority.

And after listening to the words (if by words you mean vomit retched forth in human speech form) of Mr. LaPierre's ludicrous screed, this half human/half lizard man curtly turned away and slouched off stage like the naked coward that he is, ignoring pleas from reporters for follow up questions.  It was classic NRA flim-flammery and gutlessness.  Advertising LaPierre's appearance as a "press conference" and then running away from any tough questions which might call in to question any amount of accountability that the NRA and Mr. LaPierre might have in America's epidemic of mass killing events.  This farcical spectacle, quite frankly, was nothing more than a hastily produced NRA infomercial and quite a shallow and amateurish one at that.

After watching such stunningly unfeeling dirge, The Gadfly wistfully wishes, if solely for a moment, that he were a faithful believer in the Heaven/Hell stratagem - purposefully so that he could take some pietous comfort in knowing with every fiber of his being that there are very special and insanely broiling accomodations awaiting Wayne LaPierre and his gun goon brigades in the ungodly depths of Hell upon their Earthly demise.


Monday, December 17, 2012

Sigh . . . The End of The World As We Know It . . . [ again??? ]

Like many traumatic national events, the Newtown shooting has already spawned its share of wild conspiracy theories that draw in everything from British finance to the Hunger Games.

Yep - The Gadfly has already received three chain e-mails in the past couple of days breathlessly telling him that the Aurora and Newtown mass shootings are calculated, evil, 'Manchurian Candidate' type plots that have been engineered by Obama and the U.N. to provide justification for confiscating all guns in America and handing over America's entire national security apparatus to the U.N. with the end goal of a one world government with Obama as Supreme Chancellor Octavius Barry Palpatine or something thereof.

My god these fucking people are so sickeningly ignorant and laughably paranoid that it just makes The Gadfly dizzy and nauseous.  Oh - and btw - you can thank Rupert "Asshole of The Millenium" Murdoch and Fox "News" for employing people like Glenn Beck, Dick Morris, Eric Bolling and Sean Hanniturd for helping to fuel the spread of this zombie apocalypse idiocy and pants-pissing schizophrenia with their constant fear-mongering styled "what if?" type of ranting and raving on the public airwaves.

The Gadfly swears to The Flying Spaghetti Monster that if a Toyota Prius sized asteroid were to fall from the sky tomorrow and hit smack dab on top of Fox' NYC HQ, vaporizing the whole place and every employee in it, yet leave every other building and human around it untouched, The Gadfly would fall to his knees, and with arms outstretched and eyes gazing toward the heavens, become an instant believer in miracles - the kind of miracles that could only be delivered by a loving, merciful, mindful and justice appreciating god.


Friday, December 14, 2012

Maggot Mockery on Standby - - Please Stay Tuned....

The Gadfly had a head full of derisive commentary re: the shit maggot who's talking in this video:

However,  The Gadfly was subsequently distracted by the horror soaked news of some gun goon slaughtering 27 people, including 20 kindergartners in a Connecticut elementary school today, so  I am simply going to have set my filet knife aside for the that was meant to make Grover Norquist in to Wingnut Sushi for the moment and deal with it another day.


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Motor City Motor-Mouth Madman Opens His Demented Pie Hole Once Again . . .

Unka' Ted is proposing revoking the right to vote for any American who is receiving any form of public assistance as well as eliminating Medicare and Social Security.

Ted Nugent called for the suspension of the right to vote for "any American who is on welfare" as part of his proposal to reduce federal budget deficits outlined in his latest Washington Times column.
The National Rifle Association board member also called for "slaughtering the three sacred entitlement cows" of Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, and called for tax increases on "the nearly 50 percent of Americans who pay zero federal income taxes." Nugent wrote that these policies should be instituted "before taxes are raised on the producers, which will further choke the economy."
Nugent frequently attacks Americans who receive public assistance, whom he has termed "gluttonous, soulless pigs."


It is quite understandable why this creep is such a darling of the Tea Party.  A statutory rapist, Vietnam war dodging coward, and a serial illegal "hunter."  Yep - that most certainly makes him the perfect poster boy for the sociopath Teabaggers alright.

But hey wait just a moment!  The Gadfly just recalled something.  Didn't ol' Ted, last April 15th at an NRA gun goon rally, state that if Obama was reelected that he himself "will either be dead or in jail by this time next year?"

He sure as hell did:

"If Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year," Nugent said, according to a video posted on YouTube by the NRA. "If you can't go home and get everybody in your lives to clean house in this vile, evil America hated administration, I don't even know what you're made out of."

All The Gadfly has to say is that for the first time in his curmudgeonly lifetime, he is joyously looking for to the coming year's tax filing deadline day.

One can only hope that the cameras are rolling when Unka' Ted is either frog-marched off to the hoosegow (the likelier of the two boasts) or driving one of his smoke belching SUV's off a cliff straight down into a mile deep canyon (ala Thelma & Louise).

But the reality of the situation is - ol' Ted really is, not at all unlike his AM radio soul mate Rush Limbaugh, just a loud-mouth, ignorant, lying, racist, immoral coward who hides behind his public persona and his wealth when attacking those he disagrees with.  Ted Nugent is quite simply the worst of the worst of humanity, not to mention, lamentably,  a downright shitty American citizen.


Einstein's Theory of Republican Relativity . . .

Here we fucking go again:

Throughout the fiscal cliff negotiations Republicans have insisted on preserving tax cuts for the richest 2 percent of Americans, but have dogmatically opposed maintaing a payroll tax holiday that disproportionately benefits the middle class. Payroll taxes fall harder on those lower down the income ladder and economists believe that allowing 2011′s 2-percent decrease to expire could undermine economic growth, while permitting the top rates to go up would have only minimal impact.
On Tuesday morning, during an appearance on SiriusXM’s POTUS Politics, Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) argued that raising marginal rates on the very rich would slow-down job creation but insisted that the nation’s debt problem requires the government to allow the payroll tax holiday to expire. Price said that individuals — presumably those who benefit most from the holiday — must feel “more pain” to help set the country on a sound fiscal footing:
TIM FARLEY (HOST): The payroll tax holiday is likely going away. People will likely get that increase in the deduction from your pay as of January 15, you’ll see your first paycheck, 2 percent will be gone. And I wonder if, even if you come to a solution…people are going to look at their paychecks and say, ‘I thought we solved this and look at all this money being taken out of my paycheck.
PRICE: Well, remember, step back and recognize that we’ve had four straight years of trillion dollar plus deficits, we’re $16 trillion plus dollars in debt. This doesn’t get fixed without some pain for everybody…The remarkable challenge that we have requires more work and more diligence and more pain for more individuals.

"More work and more pain for more individuals."

Care to make a wager with The ol' Gadfly as to who these "individuals" that the esteemed Republican Congressman is referring to are?

Oh Jeebus F*cking Kripes.  The Gadfly is just dog tired of debunking that hoary old lie - the one that hysterically claims that slightly raising the marginal tax rate on the extremely wealthy stifles job growth.  Bill Clinton did just that - raising it to 39.6% and the result was this country experienced the most prosperous economy and explosive job growth in history.  That is undeniable fact.

Frankly what is behind GOP Rep. Price's statement is that it is quite apparent that the GOP is still in the thrall of the Tea Party and by virtue of such, as it pertains to the on-going "fiscal cliff" negotiations with Obama, seemingly don't mind causing taxes to be unnecessarily increased on the middle class, defense spending drastically slashed, and social services like SS and Medicare to be decimated --- all just so they can save some gazillionaires the heartbreaking misery of not being able purchase that new mansion with a car elevator or that new battleship sized yacht with it's own helicopter and helipad.

But you know how The Gadfly feels about this?  If political suicide is the way the GOP wants to go - The Gadfly is all for it at this point.  It is obvious that they have learned absolutely nothing from the ass kicking they and Thurston Howell II took in this last election.  They just simply are, at this juncture, willingly intransigent, selfish, greedy, craven bastards and there truly is no hope for them that The Gadfly can foresee.  So pass the popcorn and Achtung baby!