Dietary Advice from Caribou Barbie, The Poseur Who Can’t Shoot Straight

What is with Republi-Nazis, Confederate Loving Racists and Brainless Plastic Women with all the intelligence  one more commonly associates with a Jerry Springer show than with the sort of people we should trust to govern the nation?

What’s with South Carolina celebrating the hundred and fiftieth year anniversary of it act of treason?

Or Haley Barbour’s revisionist history of the role of the white yahoos of Yazoo?

Or Tom Coburn spitting on the 9/11 heroes?

It is so totally weird.

If something might be good for the common working people of this country, the Republicans are against it.

They believe with zero physical evidence in an invisible magic sky daddy, yet think there isn’t enough evidence that climate change and peak oil are serious enough we should perhaps consider taking some sort of action.

When that denial of climate change is questioned they cite the Bible as an infallible source. “God promised Noah blah, blah, blah..”  First of all The bible is a book of mythology from the minds of a bunch of Middle Eastern goat ropers, secondly there are fossils and other physical evidence that the planet has been around for a whole lot longer than 6000 fucking years.

I realize I’m riffing a bit here but stay with me because I’ll work my way back to the the chorus and main theme eventually…

Last night after checking out the lunar eclipse Tina and I were channel surfing the world of cable dross looking for a nugget of wisdom or a flashy bit of CGI ultra violence to match the absurdity of the news we had watched earlier when we stumble on a show with one of our favorite comedians, Ricky Gervais.

Lately we have been hit with an infestation of Rapture Bunny sponsored Creation Museums spring up to spread ignorance and conservative stupidity to impressionable minds.  In all honesty these places should be treated like porno palaces with no admittance to anyone under 21.

Until recently I worked in a big box store where I initially worked  cooking and passing out food samples on a cart.  One of the over educated and under-employed stuck in part time hell creating surplus value for the corporate overlords.

I think, therefore this was not a good fit.  I can also read big words without moving my lips. I’m also sort of a sarcastic old woman with tendency to want to say what I am thinking.

One thing that blew my mind was all the people on motorized trikes paid for by Medicare and on SSI/Social Security bad mouthing “Big Government” WTF?  What’s that one about.

Obesity and all sorts of health problems related to eating totally fucked up processed garbage full of sodium, high fructose corn syrup, sugar and all sorts of fat not to mention chemicals with names that cause me to move my lips when I try to read them fill the shelves of markets.

I used live in Berkeley, I’m a hippie.  I’m not a vegan, I’m not even a total health food fanatic.

But I read enough to know what sort of stuff is totally bad for you.  I know that if you have diabetes, hypertension, super high cholesterol or are so obese  you can no longer walk maybe that should be a sign that reading labels and opting for the healthier choices might be an intelligent course of action.

But no!  I mean, “WTF, WTF?

I have these people who are text book examples of the results of poor dietary habits look at me and say stuff like. “It can’t taste any good without transfats.”  Oh I don’t like organic food, it’s socialist.”  Or “If it’s healthy it can’t taste any good.”

Reality was I felt guilty selling half the stuff I was trying to get people to buy.  But I couldn’t say, “I wouldn’t eat that garbage if you paid me.”  You see I am in the same basic physical shape they were with a difference I didn’t have health care.  I’m trying to keep alive until 65 and Medicare.

This brings us back to Caribou Barbie, the poseur who can’t shoot straight.

Tina and I are sport shooters, mostly hand guns, mostly 9mm.  When we can afford to we go to one of a couple indoor ranges and kill paper.  We’re actually pretty good for old women.  Seniors are in a different class because age brings infirmities  vision and hand strength.

We are not hunters. But we know that before you go out hunting it is a good idea to know how to use the gun you are hunting with.  That means practicing before hand.  It is very bad form to wound an animal the way Caribou Barbie did.

She is not some one who should be considered an authority on anything and she lies constantly.

Which brings me to her latest bullshit antic:

From Huffington Post:

Sarah Palin Jabs Michelle Obama’s Anti-Obesity Campaign With S’mores

Nick Wing First Posted:

12-20-10 10:09

Sarah Palin took a shot at Michelle Obama during Sunday’s episode of her reality TV show, “Sarah Palin’s Alaska,” jabbing the first lady’s anti-obesity campaign for attempting to deprive Americans of dessert.

While searching for s’mores ingredients on a family camping trip, Palin remarked:

“Where are the s’mores ingredients? This is in honor of Michelle Obama, who said the other day we should not have dessert.”

Michelle Obama has been a key proponent of an initiative to improve children’s health by encouraging better diets and sufficient exercise. In May she announced her “Let’s Move” program, which promoted dessert alternatives, among other dietary suggestions.

The Associated Press reported at the time:

One in 3 American children is overweight or obese, putting them at higher risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and other illnesses. Obesity is even more prevalent among black and Hispanic children. Some public health experts say today’s children are on track to live shorter lives than their parents.But Palin has maintained that Obama’s effort to combat child obesity — which was recently aided by the passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act — is one that seeks to take away “God-given rights to make our own decisions.” Some have since slammed that comment as Palin’s demanding that Americans cling to their “God-Given right to be fat.”

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It is like Republicans, Christians and the right wing Conservatives are pure evil and the cause of problems while never embracing anything that might make the world a better place.  They denigrate the efforts of anyone who cares about ordinary people or tries to offer any sorts of solutions that might make the world a better place to live.

Republican Senator Tom Coburn Spits On 9/11 Hereos

When the terrorists flew the planes they had hijacked on September 11, 2001 in to the World Trade Center causing their collapse, heroes of the New York Fire Dept, EMTs and Police went into that building.

Many died along with the occupants of that building.

Many more sifted through the wreckage of the WTC looking for any survivors and later recovering what remains there were to recover.

They did this at great risk to their health and well-being due to lack of proper equipment to filter the air they were breathing.

George W. Bush and the Republicans used those people, who died and those heroes who put their lives on the line in an attempt to rescue people trapped in the WTC, to justify the invasion of Iraq, Extraordinary Rendition, torture, The PATRIOT ACT, any many more affronts to this nation.

Now this craven tool of the corporations is showing his true colors.

Republican Tom Coburn spits on the 9/11 patriots by working to deny them Government Funded Care.

A Big Fuck You to Tom Coburn.  These people are heroes not phonies like you.

From Huffington Post:
Tom Coburn To Block 9/11 Responders Bill

Nick Wing

First Posted: 12-21-10

WASHINGTON – Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), a licensed physician long known as the Senate’s “Dr. No,” plans to block legislation that would provide additional aid to cover the health care costs of 9/11 first responders, one of the senator’s aides told The Wall Street Journal Tuesday morning.

John Hart, a spokesman for Coburn, told The Huffington Post that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has not asked for unanimous consent to move forward with the bill. “[Y]ou can’t hold a bill that hasn’t been brought up. Reid hasn’t even tried to hotline the bill. This is the same game he’s been playing for years going back to the ‘Coburn Omnibus’ and before,” said Hart.

Hart said the responsibility currently lies with Democrats. “Why did Senator Reid fail to bring this bill to the floor this entire Congress? Supporters say the bill has been around for years yet the Majority Leader has prioritized hundreds of other initiatives ahead of this one. For instance, the Senate invested more energy into passing an omnibus bill with 6,700 earmarks than this bill. We’re not responsible for the Majority Leader’s failure to manage the Senate schedule,” said Hart.

A Reid aide noted that the majority leader hasn’t asked for unanimous consent because he doesn’t have an agreement yet with Republicans that would allow it.

Senate Republicans have opposed the measure, also called the Zadroga bill, first over concerns that it would take precedence over a plan to extend the Bush tax cuts — a deal that has since been reached — and now due to issues with the cost-control measures and the $7.4 billion cost of the legislation. That money would go toward covering the medical bills of 9/11 emergency workers who have suffered from health complications following the inhalation of toxic chemicals at Ground Zero.

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Winter Solstice: The Real Reason for the Season

Last night’s full lunar eclipse was the first winter solstice full lunar eclipse since 1638.

Because they are seasonally linked as well as tied in with the natural relationships with the earth and the sun I sort of like pagan placement of holidays.

What better things to celebrate than the turning of the seasons?

But back to the Winter Solstice and pagan cultures.

Christmas, despite Christian arguments to the contrary is a stolen holiday repurposed to suit the aims of an imperialistic blood thirsty, genocidal religion.

Indeed Wikipedia gives a list of all sorts of different culture’s solstice fests and celebrations:

Even many of the things most commonly associated with the Christian solstice celebration have origins in cultures they destroyed.

As has been pointed out by many the entire actual history of the life of Jesus is sketchy at best and events attributed to his birth and time of birth are far more difficult to locate.

But there is general agreement among many scholars that given other events supposedly taking place the likelihood of Jesus being born on December 25 is very slim.

But there is a near universal celebration of the Winter Solstice, as the most important day of the year as it marked (at least in the northern hemisphere) the shortest day of the year. End of the old and start of the new.

So important that the newly emerging Christianity had to appropriate and repurpose it while incorporating the elements of the European cultures they were destroying.

Happy Solstice

And for the Wiccans and Pagans

‘People affiliated with our organization have already been assassinated,’ Assange claims

From Raw Story:

By David Edwards
Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 — 1:04 pm

People have died because of their affiliation with secrets website WikiLeaks, according to founder Julian Assange.

In a little-noticed interview with BBC’s John Humphrys, Assange claimed that WikiLeaks is not just facing financial and legal attacks. People associated with the website have actually been assassinated, he said.

Unfortunately, the interviewer did not follow-up and Assange did not provide any evidence.

Assange made the startling claim while Humphrys was questioning him about returning to Sweden to face sexual assault accusations.

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