In his constant quest to provide you with an enjoyable and intuitive blogging experience, Sam West will present three videos from this week, accompanied by his commentary. This will, hopefully, allow you to enjoy soundbites about current events without any mucking about in the realm of intelligent prose.
Chick-Fil-A Hates Gay People, In a Surprise to No One
Before we start on Chick-Fil-A, I have one question for other liberals: why the fuck would you want to go on Bill O’Reilly’s show so you can have that old man and some fucking lipstick cunt monster yell at you about how you are Pol Pot The Economic Coercer just because you don’t want to buy Chicken that’s used to fund an active fight against equality? O’Reilly doesn’t have to argue with you or play fair or do anything like that, because it’s his show. He thinks he’s fighting fair, sure. But his bullshit about Black People and how they should be boycotted (because we all know if one black reverend says it, EVERY black person agrees with it) is so nonsensical and so innately, basically opposed to any kind of rational logic that it’s impossible to think about in time for a rebuttal, and by the time you’ve got one, he’s already totally moved on and you look like a bumbling retard. The thing about debating with idiots is this: because idiots don’t have to follow the rules of debate, they’re really good at it.
A few days ago an impassioned anti-gay speech from a 16-year-old girl’s vlog was flagged by enough sensible human beings to be banned. The video was taken down because it violated the site’s Community Guideline against hate speech. Since then, the rant has found a home at other conservative websites, namely Breitbart dot com. The big questions seem to be- is the ignorant bullshit this girl is saying hate speech? And, if it is, does YouTube have the right to take it down? Well, here’s the video in question. Apres la jump, I’ll tell you the answers.
The world is a scary place. A lot of us are born into bad situations and our basic needs aren’t even met. If they are, we’re lucky enough to run around for about three years before we can remember anything, (like how you never remember the beginning of a dream! INCEPTION.) then we go to school, question our parents, fall in love, drop shorties, grow old, and die. But beyond that, the only shared human experience is that most of the time we don’t know what to do! We really only get a vague outline, and even that only works for some people. So when folks are trying to figure out what they’re life is going to be, you should leave them alone! That’s a romantic idea, but it’s right. Finding someone to spend your life with- marriage- is something that’s basic toward human happiness. Just ask Erik Erickson! And laws shouldn’t be made that keep people from doing that, especially when what they are doing has never hurt anyone ever. And if you don’t see where I’m going with this, we’re looking at you, North Carolina. Continue reading →
The rhetoric between the four candidates in the Republican primaries is very angry and very apocalyptic, and that leads people to wonder why Barack Obama fell from the graces. That’s just what happens, guys! Everyone wonders why the pendulum of American political opinion swings to one party or the other every four years- how did the nation go from being a God-loving bunch of red-blooded patriots in 2001 to a liberal-congress electing group of cheese-eating, peace mongering pussy socialists in only five years? I can tell you why- it’s because the average American simply can’t accept the fact that part of the job of being a politician is making promises you can’t keep. If a candidate ever ran for president with a realistic agenda of “yeah, chances are I’ll get two, maybe three bills passed that fundamentally change people’s lives,” they’d be lauded by the media as unambitious. Obama was certainly no exception- he campaigned on a platform of Change and Hope and that’s all well and good, but anyone who actually expected it to happen is as full of shit as the Republicans who think he acts as a mere puppet to the eternally-living, voodoo-powered severed head of Vladimir Lenin he keeps in his closet. Presidents can’t radically change the structure of America- their office itself was designed specifically so they couldn’t. And even if they were in full control of the government, it wouldn’t matter. If one shitty leader could have made Rome fall, we wouldn’t remember it enough to use it as a metaphor. That’s not to say we should just let any drifter roll off the street and into the White House, but having expectations for Barack Obama that were too high or low is being unfair to the guy. If he does too much, he’s a revolutionary, if he does too little, he’s lazy. I’m not one of those who say that being President is the worst job in America. The illiterate Latino meatpacking sanitation workers that make up most of my fanbase would be offended. But having everything you do either damned or praised 24/7 would definitely get annoying. The only mistake Obama made (other than leaving Guantanamo Bay open) was not being able to live up to his own hype, and because of it, we have to live in a world where Rick Santorum is a genuinely viable candidate. Continue reading →