Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Drifting Towards Oblivion

Righty rhetoric profiteers (Fox/Limbaugh/Palin, Inc.) may have successfully whipped a fourth of the country into a lather, but what are Republican senators thinking when they blast the hard fought civil rights progress championed by Thurgood Marshall? Recent developments continue to illustrate the shameless depths to which some in the GOP have sunk, perhaps most clearly exemplified by the recent Texas Republican Platform. Reading this thing is like stepping back into the 1860 Confederacy.

ADA – We support amendment of the Americans with Disabilities Act to exclude from its definition those persons with infectious diseases, substance addiction, learning disabilities, behavior disorders, homosexual practices and mental stress, thereby reducing abuse of the Act.

Huh? What exactly does ADA do for "the gay"? What, pray tell, is mental stress in this context? Yes, let's make sure we exclude infectious diseases. What did the ADA do for you the last time you had the flu? How much abuse is REALLY occurring? This isn't about saving money or reducing fraud. This is about being mean.

Classroom Discipline –We recommend that local school boards and classroom teachers be given more authority to deal with disciplinary problems. We urge the Legislature, Governor, Commissioner of Education and State Board of Education to remind administrators and school boards that corporal punishment is effective and legal in Texas.

Who says beating kids is effective? Research has shown that spanking is harmful and difficult to control. What parents want school teachers to beat their kids? Oh wait. No one will hit their kids. It's the bad kids, them colored varmints, that need a good whipping. Of course the studies show a large white/non-white disparity between children who get hit. Like I said, 1860.

We believe Congress should repeal the Federal Reserve Act of 1913.

Do these people know why that act was passed? We don't want our savings protected? We trust that private and utterly unregulated banks will protect us?

In addition to the sheer insanity in Texas, (they also want to withdraw from the United Nations), we have jaw dropping hypocrisy in the face of the oil spill. Immediately after demanding that BP release all of its information regarding oil spill claims, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal vetoed a bill requiring his office to release its information on the spill. So what exactly would Bobby like to hide and why? And Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, after weeks of declaring the worst damage was caused not by oil, but by all of the media attention, is now screaming about the oil. He didn't know it was coming?

The party of "Drill Baby Drill!" has its pants around its ankles, and if its ideas for solutions consist of the likes of repealing civil rights, instead of solving anything, it's just flashing its butt ugly arse.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Observer said...

Corporal punishment is problematic as hell even when done by the parents. This is a slam dunk issue. In the school context, adults striking children is a nightmare, and yes, minority children bear the brunt of it.

This really does show a very sick and mean component of the US population. What amazes me, and it really does amaze me, is that sensible Republicans aren't just as outraged and slamming these, uh, whatever creatures they are.

The tragedy in the gulf is going to get a LOT worse. You gotta love deregulation and our trustworthy corporations. Perhaps those people who are so hostile and distrustful of government will start to see the corporations they worship in a different light.

Watching that Mississippi moron wail about his trashed coast after saying, "The only thing hurting our coast is media-hype" is hilarious. What an idiot.

6/29/2010 12:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alabama's governor is Bob Riley. Bobby Jindal is governor of Louisiana. Other than that, still enjoying(?)reading your blog; informative. Thanks




Alabamanan

7/22/2010 10:49 PM  

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