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Tuesday, June 14, 2005

(Warning, this post has explicit language and subject matter.)

OK, it's been a while since I've done a substantial post here so it's time to let it all out.

1.) Fuck Ah-nold Schwarzenegger. Fuck him and the GOP money he rode in on. He's basically Karl Rove's Manchurian Candidate: a stealth candidate who concealed his true agenda in a wrapper of Hollywood glitz and "moderate" views. He's supposedly pro-choice but he supports the re-establishment of the old abortion "squeal rule" (where underage girls have to either notify their parents or alternately get a judge's permission to get an abortion) that the California Supreme Court knocked down a few years ago. He's tried to position himself as education friendly, yet he has been fucking over public schools, community colleges and the UC and CSU systems since he came into office with the recall election.

He has revealed himself now for what he is: a tool of the national GOP to turn California into a Red State. The ballot initiatives that will be on the ballot November 8th for this wasteful special election are mostly GOP wish list items. Neuter the power of Labor to speak as a counterbalance to rich corporate interests. Make teacher probation harder to complete than probation for a felony. The aforementioned "squeal rule." Put reapportionment into the hands of conservative retired judges instead of the current political process we have now. And make the crushing of Proposition 98 permanent with draconian spending caps that follow the GOP "Starve The Beast" formula of choking off public spending in favor of tax cuts for the wealthy.

There are a couple of progressive ballot propositions which are on the ballot as well, but they can be re-introduced again some other time. The message should be this:
The November 8th election is a waste of your money. Send the message that you disapprove. Vote NO ON EVERYTHING. Say Nein! to Ah-nold.

OK, that's one thing out of the way, now another...

2.) Fuck Michael Jackson. Fuck him and his high-priced lawyers. Let me tell you a story about a friend of mine. He was accused of child molestation in the middle of the Satanic child abuse scares of the late '80s-early '90s by a family member who was trying to get custody of his daughter. Unlike MJ, he didn't have $millions upon millions to spend on high-priced lawyers, in fact he was poor as dirt, so he had to use the services of the Public Defender's Office. The Public Defender assigned to him was such a nimrod that he stated "you'd better cop a could go up the river for a long time if you take this to court and are found guilty." So he took the PD's advice, and he got sent to prison for a few years and has to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. The punch line to the story is that he and his now-grown daughter have reconciled...something that I doubt would have happened if there really had been fire under the smoke the family member blew up the court's skirts.

Anyway, I don't know if Wacko Jacko is guilty or not. We never will. Same with OJ and Robert Blake, who are now currently looking for the "real killers" in their wives' respective deaths...give me a fucking break. Wacko Jacko just had the good luck for his accuser to have a mother who comes off like Anjelica Huston in "The Grifters" and the money to hire the best lawyers in Southern California. He wasn't exonerated yesterday. He just "got off."

I'm also pissed that this served as a handwave to distract the public from yesterday's big story: that Ah-nold had signed the papers on the special election. I wouldn't be surprised if Herr Gropenfuhrer invites Wacko Jacko over for drinks and cigars to celebrate.

and finally:

3.) Fuck George W. Bush, fuck Dick Cheney and fuck their entire gang of thugs. We need to elect DEMOCRATS to the Senate and House in 2006 to make sure that they all get the treatment they deserve in 2007: impeachment and removal. Note the banner at the top of the page: the smoking gun has been found. The Downing Street Minutes, aka The Downing Street Memos, are dynamite. George W. Bush lied to get us into the Iraq War. It is unmistakeable. If Bill Clinton could get impeached, but not removed from office, over lying about fucking an intern, George W. Bush and his crew should get impeached and removed for lies that have meant thousands of dead American soldiers and hundreds of thousands of dead Iraqis. Bill Clinton's lies didn't have that kind of collateral damage. They weren't deadly. Dubya's lies KILL. And continue to KILL.