My friend Naomi posted this passionate plea on Facebook yesterday and I have to share…because she is SPOT ON with this shit! Please take a moment to read…and THINK Thx. ūüôā
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“OK, I’m going to do something I NEVER do….I’m going to rant about politics. I am starting to get very frightened by my friends’ beliefs regarding the upcoming elections. I KNOW Obama has not been perfect, has there ever been a perfect president???? But, when I start hearing the same crap I heard back when everyone was stupid enough to vote Green Party I start to really question some people’s common sense.

Voting because you “are following your hippy heart” is all swell and good, but it is not realistic and doesn’t work in the real world. The fact of the matter is, if we don’t band together and back Obama for another term (even if you don’t like him) you’re going to end up with Romney. Have you taken the time to really understand what a fucking douche bag, hypocrite, upper crust, women hating, ass wipe this man is??????????? Really????

Just because you choose to not vote, or vote for Micky Mouse, does not take away from the fact that this scum of the earth will be our next president if we don’t stick together on this. It’s another George Bush waiting to happen people. PLEASE cast your vote with intelligence!!!!!!!!!!! I’m fucking begging you.

This is an election where we have to think with our heads and not our hearts. Our freedoms and futures depend on it. I am FUCKING BEGGING YOUPlease do not skip voting…or vote for your dad or Jesus. We need our votes to count – count against the Christian Right Wing Republican War Monger Wealthy 1% Ass Hole Douche Bag Moron from getting into office. This is actually important!

This is no longer about whether you “like” Obama. It is about the greater good.”

THANK YOU, Naomi! ‚ô• ‚ô•
(re-posted with permission)

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If you’ve read some of my posts in the Archive…specifically during the 2008 Presidential Campaign…you’ve probably gotten the idea that I really can’t stand a Certain Woman Who Shall Not Be Named. There’s not much worse in my book than being a total idiot and thinking you’re a genius, plus you just can’t keep your mouth shut…even when every time you open it you do more damage to yourself and those you supposedly represent than if you JUST…SHUT…THE FUCK…UP.

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Maybe I should be happy she can’t keep her oral flaps zipped. The more she spews lately, the worse she sounds, the deeper she shoves her foot down her esophagus. Hell, she should be digesting her left knee right down in her upper intestine right about now. At this rate she’ll be a candidate for a Hoveround and government assistance before the next presidential campaign. Oh no! Let’s watch the double standard kick in, shall we?¬† She doesn’t want a government health program for the masses, but what do you bet she’ll take government funds for medial assistance if she ever needs it!

I know I’m not spouting anything new here. I’m just letting off some steam so I don’t explode the week of February 28-March4. That’s the week we’re not only not going to write about The Dumb Barbie-Bitch from Alaska. We’re going to do that thing that Arrogant Sociopaths absolutely hate.

WE’RE GOING TO COMPLETELY IGNORE HER!

Yep. Flip that channel, turn the page, click off the website…completely fucking pretend she doesn’t exist!¬† Can you sing “blahdadaladalaladadahlalaaaaaah” with me while covering your ears and squishing your eyes up tight? You know…just like when we were kids?

Facebook has a info page here.

Better yet, LeftAction has a petition you can sign here.

Go do it, Join us!

Because that Dumb Bitch just pisses the hell outta me to no end. I can’t even begin to say the vile things I think about someone that bereft of soul.

The only YouTube video I can handle watching of her is this one…cuz she actually doesn’t say a damn thing.

© 2011 D. Kessler

I would like to apologize for the fact that I have absolutely nothing feisty or even opinionated or political to say today. Yesterday’s shooting in Arizona and subsequent personal media overload was a zap to my system…I feel slightly singed. Charred around the edges like a tree at the perimeter of the fire…not burned up, just bruised, tender and tired.

It’s been a day of healing at Casa de D today. A much needed day of pajamas and music and no television and minimal interweb action. So, as far as I know, maybe there has been another deadly shooting or a foreign missile launched or multiple babies thrown from 40-story windows in Name-Your-City-of-Choice (okok…channeling Livia Soprano there for a minute. *shudder* Sorry.) I have been in my cocoon of comfort with family and french press and kittens and various musical distractions via Fantabulous Daughter’s plethorific iPod inventory and Mr. Rockstar’s intermittent acoustic guitar riffs & freshair and daisiesa backlogged bunch of CDs begging for digitizing to my hard drive…and even Evil UpstairsBlindGuy’s Hootenanny of Hell filtering through his floor/my ceiling (Gods help us).

The Tea Party Fucks and Frenzied Masses on Both Sides should take a moment and run with my lead. We all need a Sunday of Nothing from time to time. Maybe more like all the time. I’m not saying stick your head in the sand. I’m not saying keep your head in the clouds. I’m saying…Everybody Just Chill the Frak OUT…for just a minute. A day. Or more.

Let’s take a breath of fresh air in peace while we still can. I fear that this might¬† get loud soon.

© 2011 D. Kessler

A few weeks ago I posted about the passing of Prop 8 in California.¬† More accurately, I posted a video of Keith Olbermann going off on it along with an excerpt from Atticus Circle’s website.¬† Well, I called that post “That‚Äôs Not All I Have to Say About That‚Ķbut It‚Äôs a Start‚Ķ“…so hang on to your hat…’cause I’ve got some more to say now!

Tomorrow, December 10th, is Human Rights Day and coinciding with it is a movement happening called Day without Gay in order to raise awareness of discriminatory legislation.  An excerpt of the letter I got from Atticus Circle explains it best:

This month, Join the Impact is asking for the members of the LGBT community to call in “gay” to work on December 10th, Human Rights Day, and devote their day to a non-profit organization.

Atticus Circle understands that for many in the LGBT community, calling in “gay” would jeopardize their job; for others, it could cause financial problems. We also want to give an opportunity to the thousands of straight supporters who want to participate in this event, but are unsure of how to do so.

Therefore, all we are asking from our friends and supporters on December 10th is to write at least one straight friend, asking him/her to stand with you in this civil rights struggle. You don’t need to write your own letter; we have a program on our website (www.AtticusCircle.org/DayWithoutAGay) which will send out an already drafted letter to your friend. All you need to do is fill in his/her email address. The process only takes 5 minutes, but it is really an effective way to raise awareness of discriminatory legislation, and promote Atticus Circle’s mission to advance equal rights for all Americans, regardless of sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression.

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I live in western Washington State, as some regular readers may have already guessed.¬† Of a pool of the 50 largest cities in the U.S., The Emerald City (aka Seattle) is second only to San Francisco in its per capita gay population.¬† The Seattle Times ran an article only two years ago that estimated that 12.5% of our city’s population identifies as gay/lesbian or bisexual…seriously, check it out.¬†

Seattle is a very progressive city.¬† A very Eco-friendly/Green city, we place in the top 20 in the world, and the top 10 in the nation.¬† We have a bustling “gay district” and an activist-minded gay community.¬† (Closet?¬† What’s a closet?¬† We don’t need no steenkin’ closets!¬† Wait…yes, we do, but only for all our Fabulous Clothes!)¬† Seattle’s big Gay Pride Weekend is held every every year in June, culminating in the Pride Parade downtown and attended by hordes of people, straight and gay and otherwise.¬† Not to mention that the original Join the Impact organization is based here in Seattle…and at the demonstration march last month, we had an estimated 12,000 people march down Broadway from Volunteer Park to Westlake Center downtown!¬† I mean, we’ve given the world Dan Savage, for Zeus sake!

Now, Seattle/King County, in the western part of Washington, contributes the largest percentage of population to the state as a whole and this results in creating a pretty progressive state.¬† In the 20 years I’ve called Seattle my home, Washington State has as a whole has consistently gone Blue/Democrat across the board, even despite those what-ever-they-are-s on the other side of the Cascades (aka the mountains).¬† Being more agriculturally focused, Eastern Washingtonians sometimes make it hard to get some things all us Western Washingtonians want legislated state-wide, but the truth is the numbers are on this side of the mountains…and we usually all get along eventually.

My point is, even as progressive as we are, Washington State does not have legislation in place to equally protect all its citizens…no okay on gay marriage.¬† This breaks my heart.¬† This pisses me off to no end!¬† This makes me want to frakin’ scream and shout and quit my job to help make it happen!¬† (Wait…I don’t have a job right now…hmm…)¬† WTF is WRONG with this picture!?!

Okay, I think you get the picture.¬† I’ve said my piece…for now.¬† That said:

I am thankful I live in Seattle, the Emerald City.¬† I love its openness, its greenness (both eco and vegetation).¬† I love that I don’t need a car to get where I want.¬† I love that we have an exuberant gay scene, that we have a vocal activist scene, that we have a thriving kink scene.¬† I love that the summers ROCK and are the best¬† and most beautiful of any of the many places I have lived…ever.¬†

And that’s all I have to say about that…for now.

 

© 2008 D. Kessler

Antisocial personality disorder (APD) is defined by American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual¬† thus:

“The essential feature for the diagnosis is a pervasive pattern of disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others…”

Further reading has led me to the these lists, with which we should be able to make an informed diagnostic guess regarding You Know Who from Alaska.  I have added, in parenthesis, whether I believe said person shows evidence of that particular symptom.

The Diagnostic Criteria
Three or more of the following are required:

  1. Failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful behaviors (Check!)
  2. Deceitfulness, as indicated by repeatedly lying, use of aliases, or conning others for personal profit or pleasure (Double Check!)
  3. Impulsivity or failure to plan ahead (Check!)
  4. Irritability and aggressiveness (Hmm…ya think?)
  5. Reckless disregard for safety of self or others (Hello?! Leaking amniotic fluid but waiting almost 24 hours admit to the hospital DEFINATELY put her as-then unborn baby in danger of infection and resulting serious problems! So, yeah…she gets this one too.)
  6. Consistent irresponsibility, as indicated by repeated failure to sustain consistent work behavior or honor financial obligations (Yes, and Yes!)
  7. Lack of remorse, as indicated by being indifferent to or rationalizing having hurt, mistreated, or stolen from another (Bingo!¬† Fly who where on who’s dime?)

By my count, she gets 7 out of 7…

Now for individual Symptoms
Characteristics of people with antisocial personality disorder may include (Yes or No? Is this ‘our’ Sarah?):

  1. Persistent lying or stealing (Yep!)
  2. Recurring difficulties with the law (I ‘d say Troopergate and unethical use of state funds count!)
  3. Tendency to violate the rights and boundaries of others (Oh, HELL yeah!)
  4. Substance abuse (can’t tell you on this one…)
  5. Aggressive, often violent behavior (Maybe not violent herself, but I think rousing rabble in PA cuts it darn close…)
  6. A persistent agitated or depressed feeling; dysphoria (I can’t say on this one, either…)
  7. Inability to tolerate boredom (? Don’t know…)
  8. Disregard for the safety of self or others (Yeah…again, the amniotic fluid episode counts)
  9. A childhood diagnosis of conduct disorders – this is not a symptom but “a history of”¬† (can’t say…)
  10. Lack of remorse, related to hurting others (If it walks like a duck…talks like a duck…)
  11. Superficial charm (Oh yes, DEFINATELY!)
  12. Impulsiveness (I’d say yes)
  13. A sense of extreme entitlement (VERY evident!)
  14. Inability to make or keep friends (couldn’t say…)
  15. Recklessness, impulsivity (Yep)
  16. People with a diagnosis of antisocial personality disorder often experience difficulties with authority figures (Hey, just talk to the McCain camp!¬† She’s off on her own agenda, won’t take any advice from anyone…she’s gone ‘Rogue’ and showing no signs of remorse or need to “rein in”).

*DING DING DING DING DING!!* 

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Sarah Palin, you score 11 out of 16!¬† Along with the 7 out of 7 scored in the first half, this means you have Antisocial Personality Disorder (APD) and are a SOCIOPATH!¬† Fortunately, this also entitles you to one GO BACK HOME TO ALASKA pass!¬† (Do not pass ‘Go!’, do not collect $150K)

So there…that’s my rant.¬† I’m tired now. Outta here.¬† Talk amongst yourselves…

Ever look at the Tag cloud and your eyes go all out-of-focus…then, just for a minute, you think you see something that looks like it almost makes sense…almost?¬† Blips and glops of words that become something entirely different than they are/were on their own…like:

Bible Software Dogs:  Is this a band?  Or a geek club?
Government Marketing Ramblings:¬† This definitely sounds like where McCain’s speeches come from.¬† I wonder if they give a discount to bulk orders of Bullshit and Double-Talk?
Theology Republicans Blog:¬† A blog for the Religious and Political Right…or just a bunch of Wednesday-night church goers keeping in touch?
Economics Faith Democrats:¬† Um, I’m not sure who or what this would be exactly, but it sounded good.
Social Media Energy Daily:¬† This is the publication you get when People Magazine merges with Shape…sponsored and sustained by Redbull, so it’s delivered every morning to your doorstep.
Sports History Friends:  Kinda like Super Friends, but more educational and inspiring.
Family Photography Culture:¬† That’s that vastly popular club that won’t quit posting photo after photo after photo of their children doing the same damn thing in every single shot…just on different days, weeks, even years. *sigh*¬† Always followed, of course, by some gushy caption…I think they have a course or periodic seminar on how to most annoy those not part of this club.

I dunno what makes me see this shit.  Boredom?  Misfiring brain cylinder?  Lack of Sleep?

Whatever…I just thought it was interesting.

© 2008 D. Kessler

(Extended Revised Post)

Sarah Palin, October 17, 2008, Flight from Ohio to Indiana (full article at CNNPolitics):

QUESTION: Governor, the Washington Post and Peggy Noonan both said independently today that you are unqualified to be commander in chief. How do you respond to that?

PALIN: Well, we talked a lot already about my executive experience that will be put to good use as vice president and if heaven forbid, anything happened to John McCain, if we’re so blessed to be elected president and vice president, that executive experience will be put to good use, as coming from a mayor and a manager, small business owner and a governor and a regulator of oil and gas. That’s important, but as important is the world view that I share with John McCain and the intentions that we have there to put in place policies that will put government back on the side of the American people and we’ll win these wars and help secure our nation. Those things all put together will be put to good use and if I felt I was not ready I would never have said yes, I wanna take on this responsibility, this challenge, this opportunity to run for vice president as his partner.

There are so many things wrong with this response alone, I just don’t even know where to begin.¬† I’m so flabbergasted that all I can say is…Who the heck (if anyone) taught this woman to speak in public?!?¬† She can’t even talk coherently!

Now, Sarah Palin is technically only the Vice Presidential candidate, and not actually running for President.¬† The Vice President of the United States is in charge of presiding over the Senate (running the floor debates, etc).¬† In¬†recent administrations,¬†the VP¬†has also taken part in a fair amount of diplomatic duties not originally included in the job description provided by the Constitution.¬† Therefore, with such responsibilities, don’t we need a Vice President who has a very good, if not exceptional, grasp of the English language…ESPECIALLY in terms of verbal usage and live speaking??

If her not-so-commanding use of her native tongue doesn’t prove how ridiculous it would be to put her in office as VP, add the oft-revisited-fact that she would be only one seat away from possibly having to step in as President should anything happen to John McCain (more cancer, death by old age…etc).¬† Let’s take a comparative look at the population statistics¬† for 2006, compliments of the US Census Bureau.¬† Since I live in Seattle, Washington (the other Washington), I included, for comparison, stats for Seattle, King County and Washington State, as well as the states of Delaware for Joe Biden and Illinois for Barak Obama.

People QuickFacts – US Census Bureau
Wasilla City     not available, however was 5,469 in 2000
Alaska                                670,053
Delaware                           853,476
Illinois                          12,831,970
Seattle                                582,454
King Co.                          1,826,732
Washington State     6,395,798
USA                             299,398,484

You’ll notice that Alaska’s total STATEWIDE population is only 87,569 more than the CITY of Seattle and is over 1 million LESS than King County, alone…and Washington State’s population is over 9.5 times larger than Alaska!

Larger population means more and larger, intricate and delicate issues.¬† So, the way I look at it, she isn’t even qualified for the job of King County Executive, let alone Governor of Washington State!¬† Yet, with a US population of over 200 million people she and the Republican party think that she can pull off the job of VP?!

Come on…This joke has got to stop…NOW.

By comparison, the state of Illinois, has over 19 times the population of Alaska…and Delaware has 183,423 more people (packed into only 2,489 sq miles) than all of Alaska (663,267 sq miles)!¬† So, um…who has the experience behind them to do the job?

Go HOME, Sarah.¬† PLEEEZ go HOME…You are by NO MEANS qualified for any office at the Federal level.¬† Hell, you’re not even qualified to be Mayor of… (insert major US city here)!

© 2008 D. Kessler