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Nuts/Stuff 2016 Because, ‘Merica!

Nuts/Stuff 2016 Because, ‘Merica!

Nuts/Stuff 2016 Because, ‘Merica!

It’s official, I have decided, after careful consideration that I am throwing my support behind the Nuts/Stuff ticket for the 2016 Presidential election.  This decision did not come easy.  I had to look at all the candidates individually.  I even looked at the republican clown car, hoping for some sign of intelligent life. Unfortunately, all I found were terribly misogynistic bigoted, homophobic, racist candidates promoting an agenda of half truths, denial, lies, paranoia and fear with a terrifying splash of war mongering thrown in for good measure.  I can’t, in good conscious, vote for any of them.

There is some hope withing the democratic party, none of them are promoting, promising or hinting at getting into another war.  They are all running campaigns based largely upon supporting the sciences, the middle class and the poor. All good things.  If you take away all the fake, hypocritical, conspiracy theories waged by the republican party against the democrats running for president, the democrats stand head and shoulders above every single republican running for president.

So why I am supporting a Nutz/Stuff 2016 ticket if the democrats have by far the most competent of presidential candidates?  It’s a good question and I’m glad you asked. The Nuts/Stuff 2016 presidential ticket is promising something no other ticket promises.  It promises to lead the world not by war but rather it’s continual struggles for peace.  It promises to lead by example rather than fear or by threat.

You see our great democracy became a symbol of freedom to the world not by the wars we waged but by the wars that never happened.  The wars that were avoided by stunning acts of diplomacy.  America was built by immigrants who believed that only in America could they get they get a fair shake.  They came here with the belief that in America you could live a life free from religious persecution.  They believed in a government that allowed you, not only, the freedom of religion but the freedom from it. They believed America truly was the land of opportunity.

I believe in those things too.  Sadly, somewhere along the way this country steered of course.  I believe that a Nuts/Stuff 2016 ticket promises a future where every person is treated with absolute equality regardless of race, sex, religion, sexual preference or gender identity.   That we shouldn’t fear the unknown but rather embrace it and learn from it. A world in which we can learn to separate science from speculation. Where ideas can be expressed without fear and hate.  A world where our morals stem from compassion and a good sense of right and wrong instead of fairytales and mysticism.

Or, perhaps, I’m just supporting a Deez Nuts and Butt Stuff presidential run because I like saying Deez Nuts and Butt Stuff because even in middle age I still am kid at heart.

If you’re completely unaware who Deez Nuts and Butt Stuff are, they are officially running for president.  I’ve decided that they should join forces.  Will they?  I don’t know.  Is any of what I said about them true?  I have no idea.  At the end of the day, I just wanted rant about our current state of political affairs.

Deez Nutz

Butt Stuff


Republican Hypocrisy Knows No Bounds…

Republican Hypocrisy Knows No Bounds…

Republican Hypocrisy Knows No Bounds…

Ask almost any proud republican if he or she would consider altering the 2nd Amendment and they will respond with a big fat, “No!” Chances are they would respond with more than just that “no” and go on with some gibberish about our forefathers and how the Constitution needs to be protected and then throw in a good dose of how the liberals want to destroy the constitution. How many times have we heard republicans cry about defending the defending the Constitution?  It seems to be almost a republican requirement to throw in a comment about protecting the Constitution in any speech they give.  If there’s one thing we can count on Republicans for, it’s their steadfast commitment to upholding the Constitution.

Of course all that seems to go out the window when it’s about immigration.  When it comes to immigration reform and the 14th Amendment, well some republicans have no problem with repealing it or editing it to suit their own needs.  For those that don’t know what they 14th Amendment is I’ll give it to you in a nutshell.  Basically, it states that anyone born in the US of A is an automatic citizen.  There’s one thing republicans can’t stand more than liberals and that’s what they like to call “Anchor Babies.”  Those would be the illegals, and by “illegals they really mean “Mexicans”, that cross the border and have a kid so that they can stay in our country.

Turns out there’s even some republicans running for president that are openly up for getting rid of the 14th Amendment. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker just said on the news, “We Should Stop Birthright Citizenship“.  He actually said that out loud. Donald Trump also supports ending birthright citizenship along with, Ohio Gov. John Kasich can’t seem to make up his mind on the issue. He said back in 2010 that he supported ending it, now he feels that we don’t need to go that far.  Still, he didn’t say he’s outright against it now, so who knows with him.  Sen. Lindsey Graham has also been very open about changing the 14th Amendment.  Sen. Rand Paul is another one that’s open to changing the 14th Amendment and so is Governor Christie.

Isn’t it amazing, how on one hand these people won’t even consider clarifying the 2nd Amendment or even “re-examining” it as Governor Christie said about the 14th Amendment.  But, anything to get rid of those damn illegals and they will gladly gut our Constitution like a fish. The hypocrisy is strong with the republican party.  How anyone can take these people seriously.  For them, if they like a rule, it can never be changed and to even suggest it, makes you un-American. On the other hand, if they don’t like a rule, suddenly they are all open minded about the topic and the Constitution is fine for amending.  Look up hypocrisy in the diction and it says, “See Republican Party.”


Teen Girls Charged As Adults In Slender Man Case…

Teen Girls Charged As Adults In Slender Man Case…

Teen Girls To Be Charged As Adults in Slender Man Case…
The Hypocrisy of charging teens as adults.

Slenderman and GirlMorgan Geyser and Anissa Weier are both 13 years old now but were 12 at the time of their alleged crime.  Waukesha County Circuit Judge Michael Bohren has now ordered them to stand trial as adults.  They face up to 65 years in prison for the stabbing. The victim survived the stabbing and yet these two young and very disturbed girls are facing a longer sentence than some get for murder.  I think this fundamentally wrong for a lot of reasons.  A couple of them are that it’s hypocritical and it does nothing to rehabilitate teens that end getting charged as adults.

The whole reason the court system tries children separately from adults is to protect them.  They are young, and therefore not capable of making grown up decisions with in the eyes of the court.  Personally, I don’t agree with that, I think some kids can make adult decisions and make better ones that most adults.  But, I accept on general principles that children don’t have the necessary life experience to make grown up decisions and thus they need protection under the law.

This is why I am enraged every time I hear that a child is being tried as an adult.  I don’t understand the argument made for this.  It’s the same argument every time, “They made the adult decision to kill some one so they should be charged as an adult.”  It is such a hypocritical train of thought.  First off, it doesn’t show an adult decision.  It shows a bad decision not an adult decision.

Let’s look at this way.  Let’s say a 12 or 13 year old girl has a crush on an adult and she actively peruses a relationship with said adult. Going even further, let’s say that said adult gives in and has sex with this kid.  This little girl, no matter what she said or what she did would never be charged with a crime.  She wanted to have sex with this adult, she was not forced in anyway into having sex with this adult and she enjoyed the experience. Yet, nothing she could do or say is going to make any of us think or feel that she was anything or than a victim of sexual abuse and that’s the way it should be.

So how is it that the same girl could make the decision to stab someone and then she’s suddenly an adult?  She makes the decision to sleep with an adult and she’s not held accountable at all?  It’s complete non-sense!  Of course she’s the victim of a sexual assault!  She’s a child, and in this country we do our best to protect our children from certain adult realities until we feel that they have reached an aged in which they have some amount of healthy life experience behind them.  You can’t say in the same breath that a kid is an adult if they seriously harm someone and yet they’re a child and a victim if they choose to have sex with someone.  You can’t have it both ways.

Of course, this is “Merica.  Sometimes, it’s like we pride ourselves on being terribly shallow, ignorant and hypocritical.  It’s like so many other stupid things we accept in this country.  Like, as a country, we have no problem at with allowing an 18 year old kid to sign up for the military and be placed in a war zone.  We have no problems with letting that 18 year kill and be killed.  Yet, that same kid wants to have a beer?  Fuck him! It’s a crime!  Are you kidding me?  How fucking ass backwards can we be?  Either lower the drinking age to 18 or raise the age of military age of acceptance to 21.

Either all of our children or worth protecting or they are not.  It’s really that simple.  It is insane to me that two 12 year old girls, are going to be charged as adults because they pledged an allegiance to a fictional character.  How ironic it is that every witness in that trial will have to place their hand on a Bible and basically swear the same allegiance.

‘Slender Man’ Stabbing: Teens to Be Tried in Adult Court
Two 13-Year-Old Girls Are Being Tried As Adults. Here’s Why That Matters.

Who is Slender Man?

Dear Jeb Bush…

Dear Jeb Bush…

Dear Jeb Bush…

So you’re doing horrible in the polls.  There’s a reason for that.  Well, there’s many reason for that actually.  One of them would be for standing by your brother in defense of the Iraq war and even going as far as trying to re-write history calling up his many fails as, “heroic acts of courage.”  You can’t honestly be that delusion can you?  It was a rhetorical question, no need to answer.  We already know the answer.

Your deluded statement got me thinking about your brothers failed presidency.  Maybe I was recalling his presidency in error?  So I had a little look back it and I’m inviting you along for this trip down a factual memory lane.  Surely there must be many acts of heroism committed by him and his administration.  So please, bare with me as I try to recall some.

Well, I remember that time when your brother sat cowardly in front of school room filled with children while this great country was being attacked on September 11th.  Literally, he just sat there looking clueless as usual.  He had to be told more than once before it seemed to sink through that very thick skull of his before he got his ass up to take charge.  Just sat there for how many minutes?  Not doing anything!  Just staring with a part blank, part dumbfounded look on his face that America got to know so well. Is that one of the acts of courage you’re talking about?

How about that time a few days after 9/11 when his administration allowed Bin Laden’s family to leave the country.  Probably the best lead we had at the moment and his administration just let them go with only a brief interview by the FBI.  Is this one of those “heroic” moments to which you refer?

Oh wait, was it the time he tried to start a war with Iraq over Saddam’s failure to comply to those U.N. resolutions? Oh wait, I know.  It was that time he lied to us and claimed that Iraq had the WMD’s.  Remember that? Let me remind you just in case.  He stood before this country making the case for war based on bad intelligence and lied about it to all of us. Then when that didn’t work, he lied to us again using our fear and anger against us claiming that Iraq was in cohorts with the terrorists.  Even when he was told they were not, your brother stood before us and lied to our collective faces so that he could start the war.

Was the heroic act of courage when again he sat on his ass, this time in San Diego, while thousands upon thousands suffered after Katrina?  How many died because of his inability to act, again!  But wait, I’m being unfair.  It really was FEMA’s job not the president’s job.  It really was FEMA that handled the tragedy so poorly.  You would think an organization like that would have been better prepared for, you know, an “emergency.”  I wonder why they handled it so badly?  If only FEMA had a better guy in charge, what a shame they didn’t.  I remember now.  His only real experience was running horse shows or something like that?  What idiot would hire someone like that to run such a critically important agency?  That’s right, it was your brother. Wow, even when it’s not your brothers fault, it’s still his fault.

I am also reminded of that time your brother stood on the deck of an aircraft carrier in a flight suit no less and proudly proclaimed “Mission Accomplished.”  What an incredible achievement!  Too bad, the mission was nowhere near being over.  In fact, if I’m not mistaken more of our brave men and women in the U.S. and allied forces died after the mission was accomplished than before it. How could anyone ever forget that little bit of his administrations propaganda?  I seriously have to wonder.  That was after all very impressive.  What a spectacle that was!  But, the war went on and on and on!  Guess it wasn’t really “mission accomplished” after all, was it?  A bit of propaganda yet again by masters of spin that was, the war on terror.  Surely that wasn’t his administrations heroic act of courage to you was it?

Was it that time when he signed the Patriot Act into law?  The most sweeping violation of this countries rights ever.  Was that what you’re referring to?  Maybe it was because so many former corporate employers of his administration made billions in Pentagon contracts? I know, it must be how his administration completely ignored the international ban on torture.  That must be it, another proud moment I am guessing. Was it the huge deficit he created?  Maybe it was the estimated 2 billion dollar a week cost of his war that makes you stand proud? Perhaps it was when his administration fought to cut veterans’ healthcare and was against extending healthcare to National Guard families?

So many times your brother’s “administration” was heroic.  I could literally go on for hours with all his administrations acts of heroism.  Like that time he stole the election in 2000 by just throwing out more than 50,000 votes in Florida and then went to the Supreme Court and asked them to stop the recount that would have given the presidency to Al Gore.  Was he being “heroic” when he took more vacation days than any president in modern history? Wasn’t it more than 1200 days he spent in two terms on vacation?  I read somewhere that it worked out to be more than 1 out of 3 days he spent on vacation.  How very heroic indeed.

I’m not saying your brother was a total failure.  I can think of about two things he did that were descent.  But, if you add up all the lies, all the deaths and all the money that was made I simply cannot see how you can say with a straight face that you’re brother and his administration had been heroic.  This can only lead me to ascertain that you are as equally as deluded as your brother and not fit to hold any office.  Calling your brothers administration heroic is a slap in the face to every American and more importantly to every soldier that served this country and their families.

It actually sickens me that you have the audacity to run for president after the wreck your brother left this country in.  And, we’re still paying for his failures.  All the lives lost because of your brothers desire for war.  ISIS exists because your brother gave the order for the release of the man who created it!  And, how many times did your brother let Bin Laden go?  Was it once, twice, three times?  I’ve lost track after all these years. It took the next president to clean up his mess with that as well.

I was a republican for almost 20 years.  It was your brother that caused me to leave the party.  I guess in some ways I should actually thank your brother for that.  The further I got away from the republican party the more began to see all the times I was flat out lied to by the party that I trusted so wholeheartedly.  All the things I believed about the party turned out to be nothing but lies.  I still look back with amazement at how I believed the the staggering amount of bullshit I was being told.  Even when nearly every action my party took contradicted the core values I believed in.  Excuse after excuse to rationalize away it’s mistakes with the most stunning use of propaganda and rhetoric.  And, when I see you attempting to re-write history now by suggesting that your brother and his administration were heroic.  Shame on you.  Your brother was a disgrace to this country.  Your mother was absolutely right, we have had enough Bush’s.

Mr. Jeb Bush, you can try to re-write history, I am sure there are plenty of people that are going to believe your rhetoric but there are more of us that do not.  You brother came so close to destroying this country with his wars, his economics and if you think for a moment you can just pretend none of that happened, that people like me are going to just sit back and let it slide, you are sorely mistaken and tragically delusional.  We will shout from the rooftops to make sure no one ever forgets the damage your brother caused this great nation.  Heroic, please.  Pathetic, war mongering buffoon would be more accurate.

How Not To Use Your Twitter Business Account…

How Not To Use Your Twitter Business Account…

How Not To Use Your Twitter Business Account…

Not too long ago, the Twitter account for The Walking Dead tweeted out a major spoiler after the mid-season finale aired on the East Coast.  A great many people including myself were pissed off by this.  However, there were a lot of people that had no problem with the spoiler.  I’m guessing their logic is, “Fuck everyone else, I already saw it!”

Here’s the thing, they learned from their mistake and promised not to do that again.  But, was it really a mistake?  It happens all the time, specially in sports.  In fact it just happened to me again, this time with the Hall of Fame Game.  I was about 30 minutes behind everyone else watching it live.  I prefer to watch TV from the DVR so I can skip the commercials.  I try hard to avoid social media at times like this because I know some fucking idiot is going to post a spoiler.  However, sometimes, it’s just unavoidable.  Some times I have to jump online for a second and check a social media account for something completely unrelated. Never fails, someone has posted a spoiler to whatever it is I was watching.  It is so damn frustrating.

So, now that game or show is ruined because some fucknut network person had to tweet the ending!  But, should the networks do that?  A lot of people think they should, they have that “fuck you” attitude for not watching it live.  I tend to disregard those people because their fucking stupid or at the very least shallow.  But, the networks, when they tweet out the spoilers, they aren’t doing anyone, any favors at all.  In fact, they’re actually hurting themselves by doing it. So, in my opinion, no they shouldn’t tweet out the spoilers directly.

When a network or the like, posts these kinds of things, they show that they have a really poor concept of what their social media accounts are for.  TV and sports is a business.  They worst thing they can do is tweet out a spoiler.  The reason why is simple.  They don’t make any money by giving away that information on Twitter.

Let me explain.  Let’s say, I’m a football fan and I’m watching the first game of the pre-season on the NFL Network.  For whatever unrelated reason I have to check my twitter feed.  I open up Twitter and there it is, the score to the game I’m watching on my DVR.  Well, as a customer, I’ve now learned that I can’t follow the NFL Network on Twitter because they’re going to ruin every game like that. If I can’t follow them, I don’t see all of their other tweets.  Now, they no longer have a chance to make any money from me.

The solution to this makes every happen and it’s better for their business.  All they have to do is post a link to their site.  A simple tweet like, “You won’t believe who won? Click Here to see!”  Anyone that wants to know can click and see it.  Anyone that doesn’t want to know is safe.  They have kept me as a follower and more than that they got everyone that wanted to know the score to visit their site, and what is their site filled with besides the score?  Advertising!  It doesn’t matter how many followers you have on social media, if you can’t get them to you website, you’re wasting your time on social media.

So yes, I get it when someone jumps into the conversation saying the obvious. it just pisses me off.  I fucking know I can avoid social media and maybe not have the game or TV show I’m watching ruined.  My point is bigger than that.  My frustration is at the idiots who are running a business account on Twitter and failing at it because they don’t understand how to effectively use their Twitter account.  And, I can’t help but get angry at the people who jump into a conversation that I have specifically directed at a person or business.  Then to top it all of their response is doesn’t solve the problem at all.  They offer up a smart ass answer.  It’s pathetic.

There are probably thousands of people that didn’t appreciate having the game spoiled by the NFL Network and they didn’t say anything because maybe they felt it’s their fault for being on social media.  It’s not their fault.  It’s not my fault I had to jump on to social media.  It’s the fault of the network or business for being clueless as to how to run a successful social medial campaign for a business.