Takedown: Democrats want to take my money

There is a theme these days in Republican hype, one that seems to be taken at face value by millions of people, and yet has no basis in reality. It is this: Democrats (specifically Obama) want to take everything that you have earned and pass it around to people who do nothing. It’s not a take-from-the-rich-give-to-the-poor mentality, it’s a take-from-you-and-give-to-somebody-else-who-doesn’t-deserve-it idea, where “you” means…everybody. Everybody. Rich people, middle class people, that girl from my high school who doesn’t work and is on unemployment and food stamps, Mitt Romney, students, farmers, everybody. And the people that the government is giving the money to? Nobody that you know or like, of course. Mythical lazy poor greedy assholes, whom you will never actually encounter in real life because they are too busy filling up swimming pools with their welfare checks and practicing their butterfly stroke amongst other people’s money. Read More Takedown: Democrats want to take my money

Takedown: I’m so sick of politics!

Things are getting political all up in here (“here” being “the United States of America”), which means it’s time for everybody (everybody who is anybody, of course) to be sick of politics. The onslaught of “I hate politics!” has made me think about what people are actually trying to say when they post this type of update. Read More Takedown: I’m so sick of politics!

Takedown: Interpreting women

Get ready for another two for one, because ridiculous crapdates keep sliding across my news feed in themes. This week’s theme: boys do boy things and girls do girl things, and oh yeah, the things that girls do are manipulative and frivolous. Hooray, gender-based stereotypes that reinforce the patriarchy! Read More Takedown: Interpreting women

Takedown: The War on Christmas

This week’s crapdate:

“I DO NOT CARE IF THIS DOES OFFEND SOMEONE”¦THIS IS WHAT I BELIEVE!!! I AM SICK AND TIRED OF EVERY YEAR WHEN CHRISTMAS COMES AROUND THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO TAKE CHRIST OUT OF CHRISTMAS BECAUSE IT MIGHT OFFEND SOMEONE. WELL, HOW ABOUT ALL OF THE CHRISTIANS?!? WHAT ABOUT OFFENDING US BECAUSE YOU ARE TAKING OUR CHRIST OUT OF CHRISTMAS?!? CHRIST IS CHRISTMAS!!! IF YOU AREN’T CELEBRATING CHRIST, THEN WHY ARE YOU CELEBRATING?!? CHRISTMAS IS ABOUT THE BIRTH OF OUR SAVIOR!!! CHRISTMAS IS ONE OF A FEW HOLIDAYS LEFT THAT CELEBRATE “MY” CHRIST!!! LEAVE “MY” CHRISTMAS ALONE!!! TELL EVERYONE MERRY CHRISTMAS, NOT HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! RE-POST IF YOU’RE NOT ASHAMED!!!” Read More Takedown: The War on Christmas