Sunday, September 9, 2012

Read Chris Kluwe's Letter.

Dear Emmett C. Burns Jr.,
I find it inconceivable that you are an elected official of the United States government. Your vitriolic hatred and bigotry make me ashamed and disgusted to think that you are in any way responsible for shaping policy at any level. The views you espouse neglect to consider several fundamental key points, which I will outline in great detail (you may want to hire an intern to help you with the longer words):

1. As I suspect you have not read the Constitution, I would like to remind you that the very first, the VERY FIRST Amendment in this founding document deals with the freedom of speech, particularly the abridgment of said freedom. By using your position as an elected official (when referring to your constituents so as to implicitly threaten the Ravens organization) to state that the Ravens should “inhibit such expressions from your employees”, more specifically Brendon Ayanbadejo, not only are you clearly violating the First Amendment, you also come across as a BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE SPARKLEPONY. What on earth would possess you to be so mind-bogglingly stupid? It baffles me that a man such as yourself, a man who relies on that same First Amendment to pursue your own religious studies without fear of persecution from the state, could somehow justify stifling another person's right to speech. To call that hypocritical would be to do a disservice to the word. SAD PUPPY DOG EYES hypocritical starts to approach it a little bit.

2. “Many of your fans are opposed to such a view and feel it has no place in a sport that is strictly for pride, entertainment, and excitement.” DISAPPOINTED LEMUR FACE WITH SOLITARY TEAR TRICKLING DOWN TO CHIN. Did you seriously just say that, as someone who's “deeply involved in government task forces on the legacy of slavery in Maryland”? Have you not heard of Kenny Washington? Jackie Robinson? As recently as 1962 the NFL still had segregation, which was only done away with by brave athletes and coaches daring to speak their mind and do the right thing, and you're going to say that political views have “no place in a sport”? I can't even begin to fathom the cognitive dissonance that must be coursing through your rapidly addled mind right now; the mental gymnastics your brain has to tortuously contort itself through to make such a preposterous statement are surely worthy of an Olympic gold medal (the Russian judge gives you a ten for “beautiful oppressionism”).

3. This is more a personal quibble of mine, but why do you hate freedom? Why do you hate the fact that other people want a chance to live their lives and be happy, even though they may believe in something different than you, or act different than you? How does gay marriage, in any way shape or form, affect your life? If gay marriage becomes legal, are you worried that all of a sudden you'll start thinking about DANCING CHUBTOAD? “ALACK AND ALAS MY TOP HAT HAS FALLEN. Gay marriage just passed. Gotta get me some of that DELICIOUS STATE FAIR HOTDOG!” Will all of your friends suddenly turn gay and refuse to come to your Sunday Ticket grill-outs? (unlikely, gay people enjoy watching football too)
I can assure you that gay people getting married will have zero affect on your life. They won't come into your house and steal your children. They won't magically turn you into a lustful FROLICKING OSTRICH. They won't even overthrow the government in an orgy of hedonistic debauchery because all of a sudden they have the same legal rights as the other 90% of our population, rights like Social Security benefits, child care tax credits, Family and Medical Leave to take care of loved ones, and COBRA healthcare for spouses and children. You know what having these rights will make gays? Full fledged American citizens just like everyone else, with the freedom to pursue happiness and all that entails. Do the civil rights struggles of the past 200 years mean absolutely nothing to you?

In closing, I would like to say that I hope this letter, in some small way, causes you to reflect upon the magnitude of the colossal foot in mouth SLIDE WHISTLE TO E FLAT you so brazenly unleashed on a man whose only crime was speaking out for something he believed in. Best of luck in the next election; I'm fairly certain you might need it.

Chris Kluwe

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Obama Democratic Convention Speech: Recovery Path Hard, Challenge 'Can Be Met'

The most inspiring speech I've ever heard.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

More from outlandish

outlandish 7 hours ago ( 1:42 AM)

She said that some woman need up to $3000 a year because of several severe conditions that oral contraceptives are the only treatment for, she sited a case of a fellow student who was denied cover from her insurance on religious grounds, who later had her ovaries removed because she couldn't afford treatment and became very ill, she also said this same woman was told by her doctor Read More...
There is no room for misogyny yet a lot of you posters sure are defending it and you should be ashamed of yourselves.
At no time did she mention her own personal life when she testified before the democrats in congress and it all began when she was blocked from speaking at a congressional haring before congress on womens reproductive rights by Issa.
Instead of allowing her to speak, they chose an all male group made up mostly of rligious leaders, which was a joke as none of them could relate to the issue on any real level but could only feign a moral stand to the point of wanting even the possibility of the loss of a woman's life.
If you slight even one woman for expressing an opinion of hers that stands up for the rights of every woman to have a healthy life, you insult your mothers. sisters and all of your female friends, as anyone of them could be a sufferer in silence and without your knowledge.
1 in 4 woman need oral contraception just to make it through the month without debilitating cramps and 1 in 8 need it as life preserving medication.

There is no Christian or ethical person would have said what Rush did and no decent person could not criticize him for turning a speech of compassion and caring for others into one of personal lust and again for this anybody who supports or even uses words like I wouldn't have used those words are supporting the worst in human nature and the spreading of a big lie.

I stand with Sandra Fluke as all decent people should.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

I Enjoyed Reading This

outlandish 4 hours ago ( 2:31 AM)

President Obama:
Was born in Hawaii to a mixed race family;
was raised by a single parent;
Saw and lived in a foreign culture for a few years;
Returned to Hawaii while his mother studied and completed a course in
His family was so poor, they lived on food stamps.
Won a scholarship too Punahou private school.
He
Majored in constitutional law;
Was the top of his class on graduation;
Turned down million dollar job offers to work with the poor, disposed,
dispossessed and disenfranchised, for a pittance;
Became a constitutional Professor;
State senator,
Has a loving highly gifted wife and well adjusted children;
Has just paid off his first house;
Has a net worth of 8.6 million dollars;
Is the first president to pay for renovating the living quarters in the White House out of his own pocket and returned the amount allotted for this to every president, back to the treasury;
Has tried to govern from the middle, much to the chagrin of the left base;
Has adopted Republican ideas when he saw value in them only to have the Republicans obstruct even their own ideas;
He has an outstanding list of accomplishments and successes as President and is too humble to beat his own drum about them;
Has gone from poverty to President;
He turned the economy around from record net job losses in the last 3 quarters of 2008 to 26 months of job creation, through his foresight and in spite unparalleled obstruction by those avowed to destroy his presidency, even if it meant destroying the economy and shattering real people’s lives.
He reactivated the CIA team that was disbanded in 2006, which lead to the demise of Osama.
He kept his promise that if he was found in Pakistan he’d go after him and made the correct gutsy call.
He saved the Auto Industry, 1.14 million jobs in it and a further 2 million that depend on it, that Mitt wants the credit for now.
Obama is the consummate success story and he pulled himself up by his own boot straps and the knowledge of who he is tearing apart the Republican Party.

Thank you to outlandish @ The Huffington Post