Wednesday, February 13, 2013

All Ur Lady Parts R Belong To Us

The Violence Against Women Act passed the Senate today 78-22.

All 22 votes against were Republican men.

I don't give a shit about their excuses, that they don't believe LGBTs deserve to have a life, that they don't believe a white man should be prosecuted by a Native American court for offenses within the reservation. (The second is the reasoning Eric Cantor will use to kill it in the House. His statement is not nearly as opaque as he thinks it is.
"We want to protect the women who are subject to abuse on tribal lands, and unfortunately there are issues that don't directly bear on that that have come up, that have complicated it, as the gentleman knows," Cantor said. "But in working with his office as well as the vice president's, I hope to be able to deal with this and bring it up in a expeditious manner."
So, boss, you're in the leadership. Ummm, lead?)

No matter what excuse they use, it's the same result. Blood, death, rape. 

Marco Rubio, proclaimed Savior Of Teh Inbred, the new hip face of the GOP, women want to be him, men want to be with him, voted against it. Outreach for the win.

The GOP had as it's honored guest at the State Of The Union one Mr. Ted Nugent. Adored by the teabagging masses who watch him in his camouflage suit with patriotic guitar on the way to a canned hunt, a famous story about him is his dodging the draft by pooping his pants. Snopes determined that his story on that draft notice has taken a few twisted turns, but the available record shows both that he got a student deferment and failed the physical to the point that he could only be called up in case of emergency. So, he's definitely a liar, and either a coward for dodging the draft by pooping his pants, or so desperate to inflate his own legend that he lied about pooping his pants because it carried greater street cred? (don't ask me to psychoanalyze this jackass) than getting a student deferment. 

All of the previous paragraph has nothing to do with the VAWA, I just like to remind Bo and Luke and Giblet and Cletus. What does have to do with the VAWA is another little Nug-get, lesser known. The flag carrier for the radical right, Mr. Teabag himself, is at best a complete cobag, at worst a sexual predator.
In 1978, Nugent began a relationship with seventeen-year-old Hawaii native Pele Massa. Due to the age difference they could not marry so Nugent joined Massa's parents in signing documents to make himself her legal guardian, an arrangement that Spin magazine ranked in October 2000 as #63 on their list of the "100 Sleaziest Moments in Rock".[28][29]
Nugey was 30. Stay classy, boss. Forgive me if I don't find the phrase "War On Women" to be especially over-the-top.

Please read the deep analysis by Rebecca Solnit at Tomdispatch. Long read, and infuriating, but thorough, and unbelievably infuriating. 


  1. Well, hopefully he'll be dead or in jail by April. Ah, who am I kidding, he's a liar and a coward, and will never keep his word.

  2. Nugent is a jackass, yes, but in this case he's also a symbol - one of the torchbearers, one of the most 'conservative' 'gentlemen' in the country, invited by the Republicans to sit at the State of The Union.

    At the time when Repubs are trying to convince women that Teh Patriarchy is just to protect your lil' fashion-distracted heads, oops, slip-up, I mean, that the GOP has always and always will place women upon pedestals, with kindling if necessary, they bring a known creep (at a bare minimum) as an honored guest.

    One of the two primary parties in this country, and one of the only two national parties, is stacked to the gunwale with creeps, bullies, and bloodthirsty thugs.


  3. is stacked to the gunwale with creeps, bullies, and bloodthirsty thugs.

    Also morons, imbeciles, and two-bit grifters.

  4. two-bit grifters
    Damn, how could I forget Mooselini? Oh, right, drinking...

  5. "The common clay of the Old West. You know. Morons."

  6. Gol darnit Mr. Zombie, you use your tongue prettier than a twenty dollar whore.