Wednesday, January 7, 2009

My thoughts on some controvercial shit

You may be wondering why I don't write big pieces about general corruption and controversy right now. You may be wondering "does she not care?" "does she not listen to the news? Watch the Olbermann/Maddow nightly marathon?" "has feminism completely taken over her brain?" To answer this, (no, no, yes, no), here are a few of my thoughts on what's been going on.

Innocent until proven guilty.

Seat him, Democrats. If the Republicans get all indignant over seating someone who was appointed by an embattled governor you only have to say one thing: Vitter. Despite having been actually caught in a prostitution scandal (he likes to wear diapers, btw), Senator Vitter was not asked to step down. Even Senator Craig was not asked to step down after being arrested (albeit for something he shouldn't have been arrested for) and pleading no contest to a misdemeanor. Fucking Ted Stevens got a standing mother ovation upon his return to the Senate chambers after being indicted for seven felony counts of corruption. Democrats have no good reason not to seat Rolan Burris.

Facebook didn't violate anyone's rights by deleting pictures of women breastfeeding -- they were acting on their right to delete whatever content of their website they find inappropriate, and everyone who uses Facebook agrees to a TOS that says they can do that. Nonetheless, breastfeeding is not obscene and Facebook as an entity is being a total dick.

Israel: stop retaliating. All Gaza has is weapons thanks to your blockade, and so maybe if Gazans were allowed to have medical supplies, food, clothing, etc brought in, and able to leave to go work and be productive, they wouldn't be spending all of their time launching rocket attacks. Israel is in the wrong on Gaza. Period. Everything that has happened to Israel in this particular instance is because of how they have treated Gazans and they are fighting for their lives too. If Israel stops treating Gaza like a the US treats Cuba (actually, worse, really), the problems would be lessened. It won't solve everything, but it's a good step.

Why is everyone suddenly so surprised that Barack Obama is going to cut taxes? Moreover, why are Republicans, who have never seen a tax cut they didn't like, suddenly opposed to it? Since the beginning of his presidential campaign, Barack Obama said "I'm going to cut the taxes of 95% of Americans". Are we shocked that he's following through?

Why is no one covering the Bernie Medhoff thing? He embezzled billions of dollars from investors, is indicted for it, let out on bail (for which he has to provide the court with a full write-up on where the money came from), and allowed to go back to his cozy, fancy house in South Florida? Seriously? Isn't anyone else Frangry about this?


I think that's all I have to say right now. I'll let you know if I need to flush my brain again. Sheesh.

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