Obama Has Gone Too Far!

That’s it, he’s just gone way too far this time!  I am finally ready to fully embrace Republicanism (uhh, again, I guess since I voted for McCain =/ ), because this time Obama has just taken it a step too far.  Obamacare was bad enough, but now he’s actually gone and staked a claim on an American Monarchy.

That’s right, Obama has declared himself a Monarch!  That’s right, he has declared himself…

PrincessObama

…Princess Obama!

Haha, isn’t it cute?

~RCS

Now if only his policies didn’t suck.

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Barack Obama Wins 2nd Term

I’m not exactly sure if I’d call it a win for him, but Obama is our president for another 4 years.  Or at least until a psychotic Republican can murder him; I’m betting on it being Karl Rove, right now.

Now I’m not a big fan of Obama, by any means, but I am very happy that Mitt Romney didn’t win.  And I’m incredibly elated that a bunch of Tea Party psychoes are gone from Congress, too.  Todd Akin, Richard Mourdock, Roger Rivard, Tom Smith (especially since he’s here in PA), John Koster, and especially that ass-hat Joe Walsh whom I couldn’t stand in the least.

But of course there are some butthurt Romney fans/Republicans out there.  I’ve heard folks talk about how much they hate Obamacare, so they’re moving to Canada.  Head’s up folks, Canada laughs at how conservative Obamacare is; they actually have tax-funded universal health care, and have had it for a long time.

Of course there was Karl Rove freaking out about Ohio going Democrat on Fox News, there was Donald Trump’s massive tantrum wherein he called for Republicans to unite and lead an armed revolution on Washington D.C. (if not for the faulty reason, I’d actually be able to get behind that idea; head for the House of Representatives, though, not the White House), and here’s a few more examples…

This tumblr page called White People Mourning Romney is rather amusing.

I liked this woman’s point about comparing your candidate’s defeat to a tragedy, by reminding everyone what a real tragedy is.

Now this a fuckin’ tragedy! We let that reproduce; why?

That being said I can’t wait until 2016 when we’ll have the Democrat ticket of Hilary Clinton and Joe Biden (they need him for entertainment value) vs. the Republican ticket of Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio (sorry Chris Christie, you fucked up by accepting aid for your beleaguered and destroyed state from Obama; shame on your for doing your job as governor!).

~RCS

No, I’m just kidding…I surely can wait.  Hell why is that three days after the election I’m still seeing Super Pac ads for the Republicans?  Did they not realise what day the election was?  Emphasis on was.

House of Ill Representation

What is the purpose of democratically-elected representatives?  To represent their voting constituents on the floor of their respective House of Representatives.  They do this by voting on bills and speaking on the floor.

So what happens when you decide that members of the opposing political party are not allowed to speak on the floor?  You destroy what little semblance of democracy remains in this country.

But that’s exactly what Republicans have done recently.  After State Representatives Lisa Brown and Barb Byrum spoke out against new legislation against abortions in the Michigan State House, the Republican Speaker of the House declared them immature and claimed they, “failed to maintain the decorum” of the house.

Ms. Brown was speaking about the proposed legislation and finished her speech with, “I’m flattered that are all so interested in my vagina.  But no means no.”

Ms. Byrum was similarly, as the House Speaker puts it, “gaveled down” and refused the right to speak on the floor of the house for using the term Vasectomy, in reference to a Democratic counter-attack bill where they want to make Vasectomies fall under the same legal definitions as Abortions and therefore require the same legal pretenses and situations.

Even if you assume that makes some sense, which it really doesn’t I feel, his entire point is decimated by his own follow-up comments to the media outlets originally reporting on the matter:

“House Republicans often go beyond simply allowing debate by welcoming open and passionate discussion of the issues before this chamber,” said the Speaker of the House , “The only way we can continue doing so, however, is to ensure that the proper level of maturity and civility are maintained on the House floor.”

Right there, he started his explanation off by admitting that it was a biased choice.  The House of Representatives are supposed to be a ‘group effort’ situation, regardless of how many of each political party are in it.

Just because the Republicans outnumber the Democrats in the house, doesn’t mean that it is not a House of Representatives.  By claiming that House Republicans allow debate implies that they have the right to determine how the house functions, which they shouldn’t.  A House of Representatives should work with the same rules, regardless of who is in it.

You wouldn’t say that a Magistrate’s Court rules would change based on the judge; it’s always going to be a courtroom with the same administrative systems.  A judge can’t say, “I’m a Judge, but I’m a member of the Green Party; so I have relieved the court stenographer to save on paper used.  I will also not permit the presentation of evidence that uses evidence tags on non-recycled paper.”

That Magistrate would be booted from office, or at the very least have all of their decisions overturned.

So why are Republican Representatives allowed to decide how a House of Representatives functions?  Especially when the goal is to make sure that Democratic women aren’t allowed to speak about Women’s Rights.

Here’s the full video from CNN…

No war on women?  Indeed, ha!

~RCS

Oklahoma Doctor Supports Rape

Welcome to Oklahoma!  I want you all to know about a nice law in this state called the Conscience Clause, before we start.  The conscience clause allows doctors in the state of Oklahoma to refuse medical treatment if the treatment violates their religious beliefs.

Now between that note and the title, I imagine you can see where this is going.

So here’s a picture of Daphne to keep you off-guard.

A 24-year-old woman was raped in Oklahoma.  Her and her mother filed a police report and then did the next logical step: Headed to the hospital.  It was here where things got sticky–no, no…rape story, no sex puns.  Where things got…really messed up.

The doctor refused to give the woman emergency contraceptives, and the recently-raped woman’s mother even stated that she felt the doctor blamed her daughter for being raped.

Thanks to the conscience clause, the doctor was totally within her rights to refuse treatment to the rape victim.

What’s worse is that…they refused to give use a ‘rape kit’, a test that determines the validity of a rape and can acquire DNA evidence to try to track down the rapist, because no nurse trained in its usage was on duty at the time.  Why is a hospital allowed to have no rape kit trained nurses on duty, at any time?  With how much money hospitals makes they should have every nurse on duty trained in rape kit usage; budget cuts, or not.  Not to mention the victim’s mother claimed the doctor wouldn’t refer the victim to another hospital where they could get a rape kit done and try to get the EC.

So the victim and her mother went to another hospital where they got the rape kit, and presumably the emergency contraception (all of the stories I’ve read omit any news on that part, so I don’t know for sure).  I’ll bet a dollar that the doctor still bills the poor girl for ‘treatment‘ (or lack thereof).

I’m going be totally honest, this pisses me off.  What kind of useless country are we living in where this is acceptable?  If you are a certified doctor, especially in a hospital emergency room, you should be held to do anything to help a patient; much less a rape victim.

People like this doctor need to be dragged out in the street and euthanized, they do not deserve to live.  She has no human qualities to her, clearly; as far as I’m concerned she’s as much to blame as the rapist, if not more so.  We can give the rapist the benefit of the doubt…maybe he’s mentally challenged, off his meds, or just otherwise not a toal douchebag that should be eviscerated with a dull spoon.  Unlikely, but benefit of the doubt.  But the doctor?  A doctor is supposed to be someone you can trust.  Trust with your life, literally.  I wouldn’t trust this woman to watch my seat while I used the restroom, she’d probably donate it to the Pope while I was taking a piss!

Why are we fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan, when they run the country here at home?  That’s what these people are.  The Ultra-Conservative Republicans like Rick Santorum, Rush Limbaugh. and Ted Nugent.  They started a war with the Taliban even though they agree with Taliban beliefs 9/10 times; but they won’t admit it, because their very similar beliefs come from different books.

And you know what else?  They’re incredibly hypocritical, too.  In the past few weeks we’ve had a Christian pastor say you should abuse your children for being gay, even if they aren’t really gay and just act outside of their gender stereotype; we’ve had a pastor say we should arrest and detain homosexuals in death camps without trial; there was another pastor who said that he’d really like to kill all the homosexuals, although he at least admitted Christ would be displeased with that idea.

Then on top of that we have a Republican Congressman’s aide saying that you should throw acid in Democratic women’s faces, and now a Christian-Psychotic doctor refuses to treat a rape victim, judges her for being raped, and has a law to back her up so she gets away with it all, too?

But if I were to sit here and type into this post something like, “Liberal men of Oklahoma, I call upon you to track down this doctor and rape her!” I’d be considered the bad guy.  It’s okay to rape, unlawfully detain, and even murder if it’s in the name of God.  But if it’s in the name of humanity and common decency, then I’m just a nutcase, right?

Fuck Ultra-Conservatives, Fuck Christian-Psychos, and Fuck American Talibanners.  And y’know what?  Fuck ’em against their will, they seem to support that kind of thing.

~RCS

Dick of the Month: Rush Limbaugh

Has anyone heard about Rush Limbaugh’s misogynistic and inflammatory commentary?  No, no, not in general, I mean the particular comments he made at the start of the month about law student Sandra Fluke?  He called Ms. Fluke a slut, because she wants taxpayers to pay her money to have sex.  The problem with that?  That’s not what she wants, at all.

She wants employers to have to supply contraceptive coverage in their insurance programs.  This costs taxpayers nothing and it, really, has nothing to do with sex.  My fiancé has used birth control pills since she was in her early teens, years before she had anything to do with sex.  Why, you ask?  Because the estrogen and progesterin supplements the pills are comprised of helped to decrease the amount bleeding on her periods; instead of a bucket she had a cup.  It also decreased the severity of her menstrual cramps, causing significant pain relief for her.

Ms. Fluke has said that in her area contraceptives can cost over $3,000 a year.  I know my fiancé spends about $240 in birth-control pills alone, each year (thanks to Planned Parenthood’s low-income prices).  If you want to throw condoms into that mix, the cheapest (and therefore crappiest) brand at the local CVS store costs $1.30 a piece.  If you have sex once a week that’ll add on $67.60 a year.

So if you are in a healthy relationship and don’t want children, taking into account Dr. Oz’s advice that you should make love 3 times a week to keep the relationship healthy; that’ll actually add $202.80 a year for condoms.  Now, if you have a lubrication problem you can add on another .25 per achievement of intercourse to that, adding on another $39.

So all in all a low-income woman could have a healthy relationship for about $346.60.  My fiancé made $8,000 a year, last year.  That’s 4% of her income in contraceptions; that’s almost as much as I spend in gasoline a year, just to get to work.  And that’s thanks to Planned Parenthood and it’s providing low or no-cost birth control to low-income women.

Now let’s let the Republicans win the debate and defund Planned Parenthood, let’s get rid of the organization, entirely.  Now it costs $150 a week for birth control pills.  So now the woman who only makes $8,000 a year has to pay $7906.60.  Which leaves her with $93.40 to pay rent, bills, tuition, car insurance and fuel costs to get to work, etc.

So a woman in a long-term relationship, or even one that is not, should have to pay between 3 and 8 thousand dollars a year under the Republican ideology?  Well that’s what Rush Limbaugh is saying.  He’s saying that if you have sex, you are a whore.  So all four of Rush Limbaugh’s wives are whores, because they’ve all had sex with Limbaugh.  As a matter of fact, Rush Limbaugh is a slut, too!

Anyone who has sex is a slut and will cost the taxpayers millions of dollars!  I don’t know why, but Rush says it, so it must be true, right?

Anyone who listens to the drivel spat by this retard deserves to have their right to vote redacted, quite frankly.

You know you’re overly misogynistic when you make a comment about women and Rick Santorum says, ‘Woah, too far buddy, too far.

So, the ability to make Rick Santorum say that women should be treated better?  That earns Rush Limbaugh his first spot (probably won’t be his last, I imagine) spot on Dick of the Month.

Living Off a Million Dollars

I talk off and on about the capability to live off a million dollars, which a lot of people tell me I am wrong about.  I like to respond that…I am not.  Without delving too deeply into my income I make between 20-25 thousand dollars a year, myself; depending on how much overtime I work.

Now if I switched to only working two days a week at my current job and rate, I would make about $8,000 a year.

So let’s look at what would happen if I went from working 40+ hours a week to working 16 hours a week, but had a million dollars in the bank.

I could place my million dollars into a 5-year CD (Certificate of Deposit) with my credit union which would bring an interest rate of 1.88% interest per year (the last time I bought a CD it had 3.30% interest; damn economy).  I could live off the dividends, which would equal out to $18,963.  So a million dollars only pays a thousand dollars or so less than I make working 5 days a week, every week, with no time off: Working 2,080 hours a year.

Keep in mind that million dollars’ interest would be $18,963 for 0 hours of work a year.  If I work 2 days a week and take no additional time off, that’s only 832 hours a year of work and I’d make a grand total of $26,963.

Amazing what a million dollars can do for you in a 5-year rolling CD.

Elin Nordegren, whom I recently spoke of buying a $12 million mansion and razing it, got $100 million from her divorce settlement.  So let’s take a look at what kind of money you could make, doing 0 hours of income-bearing work, and putting the entire $100 million in the same 5-year rolling CD I was just speaking of.

You’d make…$1.9 million a year in interest.  That’s right.  And you’d pay a lower tax rate on it than you did if you actually earned that money.

Let’s say that Nordegren builds an $18 million mansion where the $12 million one stood.  That will leave her with $70 million to put in the bank.  She would make…$1.3 million a year in interest.

And look at Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney, who makes about $20,000 every 8 hours.  That’s equivalent to making $2,500 an hour if he worked 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year; that’s a grand total of $21.9 million a year in income.

And both Romney and my million-dollar CD only pay 15% taxes, whereas I pay closer 22% tax on the money I bust my ass for.  In other words, he pays a little less than $3.3 million a year in taxes.  If he paid the same 22% that I do on my hard-earned money, that’d be a little more than $4.8 million.  Whereas I pay a little more than $4,600 in taxes, but if I only paid 15% in taxes, I’d pay a little more than $3,100.

I’d love to have a million dollars or so, I’d never have to work again in my life if I didn’t want to.  Warren Buffett might be issuing challenges about donating money to the government in taxes; but I’ll challenge any wealthy person to disprove me by giving me a million dollars to try my theory out with.

If I can’t live as comfortably as I am now with just the interest from the million dollars they pony up, I’ll give the million dollars back.  If an independent source can vouch that my quality of life is on-par, or better, with me living just off the interest dividends then I get to keep the million.

I guarantee not a single millionaire/billionaire will take up my offer.

~RCS

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