Potential alternative title: "Jon Stewart rips
This man needs his own show again or even just his own Youtube channel. I'd watch it.
Full text of her Facebook post, in case it gets deleted later (the Internet never forgets):
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Right because every single mass shooting in America has been caused by radical Islam. There's no reason to even attempt to do anything at all ever about the gun problem in America given that some deviants will manage to get their hands on guns regardless. Can't save everyone, so why bother trying to save anyone, amirite? The Second Amendment is sacrosanct, and not something written by guys over 200 years ago who couldn't even imagine something like an assault rifle, and isn't something that could ever be amended (again, since the Second Amendment is itself, you know, a fucking amendment in the first place) or even repealed (as I believe it probably should be, at this point).
Oh, and also, just to point out, the Second Amendment says, exactly: "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." (Emphasis mine.) So... if the Second Amendment says that the right to keep and bear arms should be "well regulated," why are the loudest, stupidest of the gun nuts and Second Amendment shills (such as Sarah Palin here) so absolutely dead set bullheaded against there being any sort of regulations concerning guns at all? Yes, Ms. Palin, I, like President Obama and millions of other Americans, do indeed demand an explanation for your idiotic beliefs (though I seriously doubt that you can coherently provide a valid one, given how fucking stupid you are). More than that, we demand that your idiotic beliefs stop influencing government so much and that something positive actually, finally, be done to address the gun problem in America.
"Here Are The Answers To Sarah Palin’s Questions Attacking Obama’s Stance On Guns" https://t.co/yiRy8ftezy— Kane Magus (@KaneMagus) June 18, 2016
Hate and violence do not arise in a vacuum. Whether it's foreign-inspired religious extremism or bigotry right here at home, we must call it out when we see it.Posted by George Takei on Sunday, June 12, 2016
Humanity, or at least a large portion of it, is extremely, disgustingly terrible.
(In case that attempt at an embed of a Facebook post comes out wonky somehow, here is the original post from George Takei and here is the article to which he was linking.)
So why am I focusing on the stupid dipshits on Twitter and the like, such as Donald Trump, at this point in time? Well... it's because trying to fully parse the concept that pretty much anyone in modern USA can just buy a fucking assault rifle and walk into a crowded public area and open fire at their whim is simply mind-numbing. The fact that roughly half the country doesn't want to deal with or even properly acknowledge this obvious, blatant flaw in our society is equally mind-numbing. I don't even really want to think about that right now, let alone write about it at length. And so... I merely settle for focusing my rage onto the asinine shitbags on Twitter, like Donald Trump.
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Again, I would just like to point it out: this is the man who is, somehow, currently the Republican nominee for the office of President of the United States of America. It is utterly incomprehensible to me how and why this is the case. This man should not and cannot be allowed to be the President. He is a dangerous, hateful man.
(Note, I'm posting this after I went out to the grocery store with my mother for a couple of hours. So this is me "cooled off." If I'd posted this when I first saw it, this post would probably be several dozen pages of "Fuck you, Donald Trump" repeated like Jack Torrance in The Shining except in 50pt red text.
Hell, you know what? I'll go ahead and do that anyway. I'd make it blink, too, if I still could, but Livejournal hasn't supported blinking text for years.
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Yeah, needless to say, my opinion of Donald Jackass Trump isn't, hasn't ever been, and never will be too awfully high, in case you hadn't grasped that before now.
Ha ha, and I ended up having to trim over half of the "Fuck you, Donald Trump"s out before I could successfully post it, because LJ kept telling me my post was too large.)
I hope this isn't the kind of horseshit we have to look forward to for the next six months, but it probably is. This is why Donald Trump and his supporters are terrible, terrifying people, and it is, at least in part, why Donald Trump must not become the next President of the United States.
Stay classy, North Carolina. This is one of those rare times when I wish I still lived thousands of miles away in Redmond, WA.
Really, fuck this bullshit. Fuck Pat McCrory who signed this shit. Fuck all of the legislators who wrote this shit. Fuck the Republicans in general. And fuck the paleolithic mindset which brings all this shit about in the first place.
They may or may not openly admit it, but this shit was religiously motivated. It had to be. There's no other reason that I can think of that they would do this. Here is what I have to say about that (and I was thinking about making a very similar statement in response to this other shit but never got around to it): Laws (and exemptions to said laws) should never, ever be written with religion in mind. If you are planning to create, sponsor, sign, protest, or vote in a Supreme Court ruling about a law primarily because you are motivated by your religion (or militant lack thereof) to do so, then you can quite simply fuck right the hell off. Go straight to Hell (or whatever equivalent to Hell that your belief system may contain). Do no pass Go. Do not collect $200. And take your discriminatory, paleolithic, backwards ass legal bullshit with you. In my not at all humble opinion, religion (or demonstrative lack thereof) has absolutely zero place in the making of laws, as far as I'm concerned, especially when one religion (or lack thereof) is clearly being favored over another (or lack thereof), and the sooner this country, and indeed the world as a whole (*hinthint*), moves beyond all this dogshit, the better off we all will be.
Seriously? We're to the point now where even non-Muslim women are being harassed, simply because they're just wearing a headscarf? How fucking asinine. Fuck assholes like that. And why am I not surprised that this happened in fucking North Carolina. Ugh.
It was a good response though. And she didn't bother to correct the misconception of the shit-for-brains that she was a Muslim simply because she was wearing a scarf on her head. I agree that it probably wasn't worth taking the time or effort, since someone of such obviously low mental capacity to begin with, enough that he was looking to pick a fight with a woman just for wearing a damn scarf, likely wouldn't have understood such a shocking concept anyway. I mean, really, non-Muslim people wearing scarves on their heads? Inconceivable, right? ¬_¬
(Found via a Facebook post by George Takei. Just... just don't read some of the comments under either the FB post or the original article, though, at least not if you value your blood pressure, because there's just as much braindead stupidity in those as there was in the guy from the article.)
First it was those goddamn red cups, and now it's some cookies (which apparently haven't even been sold since 2010, it should be pointed out) that are causing asinine buttrage and getting Starbucks accused of "hating Christmas" or whatever again?
Seriously, humans are retarded.
What these guys did was take a Bible, put the cover of a Quran around it, then took it out and read a few of the more horrific passages from it to random people on the street. The people, thinking they were hearing passages from the Quran rather than from the Bible, condemned the passages and the book.
(Found this via a Facebook post by George Takei.)
...really, I think I might need to just stay off the goddamn Internet altogether for at least a day or two, maybe. Way too much stupid in the air for me lately.
So, when the San Bernardino shooting first occurred, you had the same people coming out and condemning the shooting and condemning the Gun Problem In America™. I should know, because I was one of them, of course.
However, when the news came out that the shooters were apparently connected to ISIS, or at least had shown public support for ISIS prior to the shooting, it seemed like the Gun Problem In America™ rhetoric mostly dried up. And that's what I don't get. I mean, it's almost as if you could draw the (wrong) conclusion that, somehow, the Terrorism Problem™ and the Gun Problem In America™ are mutually exclusive, completely irreconcilable, based on the reaction. As though it isn't possible for one to rant about both of these things simultaneously or to draw any sort of connection between the two. It's almost as if a bunch of people were all, like, "What?! Another shooting?! We need gun control! We need... oh, wait, hold on, you mean that these particular crazed shooters happened to say they supported a terrorist organization before they did their crazed shooting? Well, that's different! Okay guys, let's all hold off on the gun control rhetoric for the time being, because now we got us some brown people to hate on instead!"
That's just been my perception of the reaction to this thing over the past few days since it happened. Like I said, I don't get it.
At this point, I'm beginning to think that my crackpot theory about the guy is not nearly as crackpot as some of the ridiculous, asinine things that come out of the guy's own mouth.
Seriously, fuck Donald Trump. Fuck him and the ferret that rode in on him.— Kane Magus (@KaneMagus) December 8, 2015
Now, people get unreasonably buttmad when a company releases holiday-themed products that do have Christmas imagery, but said imagery apparently doesn't look enough like what it's supposed to.
*facepalm + weary sigh*
As I was loading that page (via a retweet by George Takei of another tweet), I was thinking that the best answer would probably be to simply don't. As such, I appreciated the brevity of the article.
Also, here's a similarly amazing trick regarding how to read comments under an article/tweet like that without it raising your blood pressure:
Don't do it.
And, yes, I was indeed correct when I said I was already too late concerning bigoted, backwards thinking shitbags being buttraged over this commercial. (I am over a month behind on this whole thing, in any case, which is roughly the equivalent of around 400 years, in Internet time.)
Good on the Campbell's Soup Company, I say. In fact, I had a can of Campbell's chicken noodle soup just this morning, even before seeing that commercial. (I think we might need to switch over to the lower sodium version though, because that stuff is super salty. [And, no, that isn't meant to be a joke about being salty or whatever. >_>])
So, the gist is that, last year, some self-described "patriot" in Georgia planted some pipe bombs in a park along with a Qur'an and a list of "soft targets," with the explicit intention of trying to stir up sentiment against Muslims.
For some reason, it kind of surprises me... even though it really, really shouldn't... that someone would be this vile.
Oh, by the way... the thing about the dumbass Texas GOP state rep saying the stupid shit about Syrian refugees and guns seems to be legit as well, but I'll leave it as an exercise for the reader to look up more info on that. (EDIT) And then it turns out that none of the Paris attackers were even Syrian refugees to begin with, so yeah. (/EDIT)
Also, both in the wake of the recent Paris attacks and just in general, I feel it prudent to point out that not all (or even most) terrorists are Muslims. This is something to keep in mind, despite what most mass market media might otherwise try to have you believe (particularly the likes of Faux Noise and its ilk). This isn't so much me saying #NotAllMuslims, even though I guess I am. Rather, this is me trying (probably futilely) to correct the misconception apparently held by so many other people that #AllMuslimsAreTerrorists or that #MostTerroristsAreMuslims, which actually seems to be a thing, even though it is blatantly, objectively, provably not true.
(That said, however, in most cases, I do still feel pretty much the same about the "#NotAllMuslims" argument/excuse as I do about "#NotAllChristians" and "#NotAllMen" [EDIT] and "#NotAllGunOwners." [/EDIT] No, not all Muslims are terrorists. No, not all Christians are asinine, buttraging shitbags. No, not all men are misogynistic asshats and/or rapists or whatever. [EDIT] No, not all gun owners are psycho/sociopathic mass murderers. [/EDIT] But some are, and those are the ones who are the problem to be dealt with. Just sticking your head in the sand and crying "well, not all <insert maligned group here> are like that" is not helping to solve the problem. It's almost like you're saying "well, I'm a Muslim and I'm not an evil, murdering terrorist" or "I'm a Christian and I'm not a bigoted fuckwit" or "I'm a man and I'm not a scuzzbucket shit-for-brains who irrationally reviles women for no valid reason" [EDIT] or "I'm a gun owner and I'm not an insane killer" [/EDIT] as though saying this means you deserve a medal or a cookie or something, just because you're demonstrating that you are acting within the bounds of what most people consider to be basic, unremarkable human decency. That's why, I think, people have issues with and rightfully belittle most of the "#NotAll<Whatever>" kneejerk reactions. That's my opinion, and I'm sticking to it.
But then, with that said, it does seem to be the case that a lot of people actually do seem to mistakenly believe that all Muslims are terrorists, or even just that most terrorists are Muslims, more so than anyone believes that all Christians are racist, bigoted, douchenozzles or that all men are women-hating shitstains on the underwear of humanity [EDIT] or that all gun owners are insane, evil anus-crust failing to properly rein in their raging murder boners. [/EDIT] So... I don't know. Make of all of this what you will.)
No, seriously, this is not satire, but real life. Even The Onion would have to work extra hard to top this (though I look forward to seeing them try).
In conclusion, Starbucks actually doesn't hate Jesus, shock of shocks, despite claims to the contrary. It has to be true because Snopes says so.