Friday, October 28, 2005

Blue Flypaper implores Democrats to Rally Their Base

Since my readers appear to enjoy a little humor:
Donald Rumsfeld is giving the president his daily briefing. He concludes by saying: "Yesterday, 3 Brazilian soldiers were killed."

"OH NO!" the president exclaims,"that's terrible!"

His staff sits stunned at this display of emotion, nervously watching as the president sits, head in hands.

Finally, the president looks up and asks, "How many is a brazillion?"

Okay, now let's get serious. Bush blew it with Meiers but even though I am a loyal Democrat, we Dems have not played this very well either. Bush was taken out by the crazy right wing religious nut side of the party when it should be Democrats that slow and stall the process. That's why we need to rally the Democrats greatest asset...our celebrity base.

When you think of it, the Republicans have only a few celebrities to speak of..Charleston Heston, Ron Silver, and that's about it. The Democrats however have a who's who on the red carpet. We have men and women who can "open a picture" as well as ensemble actors and grass root actors (like Christine Ricci) and other up & comers. Our leading liberal stars and starletts are the ones who should be involved in the selection of the next Supreme Court Justice.

As strong and incredibly brave and brilliant as Teddy Kennedy and Barbara Boxer are, they shouldn't have to fight every Republican nominee single handedly. If Brad Pitt, Angela Jolie, and Sean Penn are out there working against the next Bush nominee, they those nominees won't have a chance. Meanwhile if and when a good nominee is proposed, the support of people like Woody Harrelson or a Baldwin will make it a shoo-in. Come on!

But the Democrats have not been employing this strategy and I'm not sure why. One possibility is that they are saving them in reserve for 2008. But I think that this is dangerous. To me, picking a Supreme Court Justice is just as important as picking a Congressmen.

Let's hope that we see Robert Altman and Rob Reiner helping us pick the next justice. If they do you know that everything will be okay.

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Saturday, October 22, 2005

Blue Flypaper Sadly Adds 'Person of Size' to Black List

This is not a happy day. It is with great regret that I add a new member to the Black List. Even though Fatman (I really do not like that term) tells me that he is legitimately a person of size and therefore in my opinion deserving of pity and assistance, his constant attacks on those who do not agree with him and his staunch anti-union stance put him on the Black List. He is also a sexist that uses rape-like words in describing womyn.

Other issues with his blog is that his blogroll is a who's who of the crazy right from Wizbang to Patterico.

In fact, his opening post had this to say: "keep in mind that this is not a democracy. It is a one-man dictatorship and I am the Big Kahuna and it has gone to my head." (Can you say fascist?)

Finally, he put up a post personally attacking me even though his little book of rules says that there should be no personal attacks.

Do yourself a favor and stay clear of this site and your days will go better.


Sunday, October 16, 2005

Added to the Black List: Mayor Sam!

Newly added to the Blue Flypaper Black List (the nations #1 Liberal Black List):

There are so many reasons that true liberals will want to avoid Mayor Sam's Sister City. Among them:

They chose to name their blog after a man who is best known for his anti-communist, anti-Equal Rights Amendment and anti-busing opinions.

The guy is dead--so it's kind of a creepy name even if it wasn't the name of a famous white male.

If they wanted to pick a great politician to name their blog after they could have chosen Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to Congress.

Mayor Sam is relentless on their unwarranted attacks on Maxine Waters--which is how I first learned of their existence. Everyone (particularly the Mayor Sam web site) has made such a big deal about her being added to a list of the "most corrupt" members of congress. Big whoopeedoo. If you look at the list you can see a number of problems with it. For one, as a victim of lifelong racism and sexism, she does not deserve to be a list with oppressive white males. Second, the "crimes" she is alleged to have committed are really about her taking care of her own family members an allowing them to use her influence to extort city contracts of a million dollars over the past several years. In some cultures this is called love and/or taking care of your young.

Finally, Mayor Sam is part of the Bear Flag League--a veritable "who's who" of crazy right wing bloggers including Independent Sources, BoxerWatch, Patterico and about another 100 or so whackos.

In short, stay away from Mayor Sam and instead spend time with this group.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Blue Flypaper's Honor Roll


It's time to pay due to those whom we are indebted so much. These are the greats and I'm humbled just typing their names:
  1. John Kerry "the smartest man ever to run for President"
  2. Tim Robbins "the epitome of liberal Hollywood"
  3. Jane Fonda "bringing the success she had in Vietman to Iraq"
  4. Michael Moore "no bigger director" "goes beyond the truth"
  5. Sean Penn "now an expert on WMD" (and here)
  6. Alec Baldwin "almost lost him to France"
  7. Barbara Boxer (and here too) the "power of being against everything"
  8. Janean Garofalo "as quotable as Mao"
  9. Mrs. Tim Robbins "aka Susan Sarandon"
  10. Dan Rather "one word: 'courage'"
  11. Jesse Jackson "spreading his love to everyone who will take it"
  12. A Womyn's Best Friend "5th yr. Ethnic studies senior and Shamanist!"
  13. Ted Kennedy "the best of the 3 amazing brothers" (and here too)
  14. Brad and Jen "the golden couple almost brought peace to the mideast"
  15. Rosie O'Donnell "so big and smart she doesn't have to be open-minded"

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Friday, October 07, 2005

Conservative Bloggers Rush to Judgment (Again!)

Once again the conservative bloggers are out there pointing the finger at Islam. I'm referring to people like the Jawa Report, Michele Malkin and Independent Sources. Boy do these sites make me mad.

  • Since it's a suicide bombing it must be an Islamist.
  • Because he tried to get into a crowded stadium while wearing a bomb around his body, he must be a bad guy.
  • Just because he attended a Mosque, he's connected with Islam.
  • Just because he wears a beard and looks like an "Islamic Doogie Howser," people think it's okay to make a joke out of it.
This was probably just a plea for help gone awry and instead of our sorrow people are dumping on the poor boy. Most suicide attempts are just pleas for help and if this had been anyone other than a student of Islam (assuming he was even that) no one would be making an issue of it. But give him an Islamic beard and all of a sudden is made into a big deal. It's so sad that a young man lost his life and you don't hear one iota of grief for that. Furthermore, I haven't heard one member of our leadership apologize to this young man's family for allowing our society to mistreat him so that he had no alternative but to strap explosives onto his body and go to a football game.

If this is terrorism then every person who overdoses on pills or jumps off of a bridge or hangs themselves is a terrorist. Or is it only when a Muslim kills themselves is it "terrorism"?

Sure by our mores blowing one's self up in a public place might seem extreme and possibly dangerous to passersby. However, to someone in Iran, jumping off a bridge might seem equally extreme and equally dangerous to those who might be below them. But do we call these folks "terrorists"?

We are so hypocritical that it makes me sad. If there is any good that might come out of this young man giving up his life is that perhaps we will learn to change our ways that forces young men such as this into a corner where there is no one to hear their pleas for help.


Thursday, October 06, 2005

Child Abuse Caught on Camera

There is so much wrong with this photo I don't know where to begin. Most importantly is the the subtle message is that womyn need to be responsible for child rearing else abusive situations like this one will result. I wouldn't be surprised if the intent of this photo is to scare womyn away from allowing their significant others (at least those who are in heteronormative relationships) to take care of the children, even for a little while.

For those of you who are less tolerant of alternative lifestyles, I would like to note that you would never see this type of child abuse in a lesbian family.

I'd also like to note that this shirt is so demeaning that it shouldn't even be worn by an adult. I believe in free speech but not if it is offensive, sexist or perpetuates violence towards womyn. This should be against the law.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Blue Flypaper Endorses Smaller Government

In a move that will make conservatives (even the evil, hateful kind) happy, Blue Flypaper endorses the notion of smaller government.

Are you happy conservatives? I hope so.

In order to do this however you need to accomplish one small thing first...end racism, sexism, ageism, regionalism, nationalism, heightism, as well as any other barriers that keep good people from being able to succeed on their own including learning disabilities, previous income inequalities, physical disabilities, educational or skill level differences due to cultural differences, etc. We must also end any bias against people of size, people who stutter, people whose parents or other caregivers weren't able to give all of the tools that well-off children had (such as good schooling or good discipline), differences in athleticism, etc. Once we've evened out all of these it won't be so necessary for the government to step in and help these people in a system that is biased against them.

The result would be a smaller government which would allow us to use all of money we are saving in existing social programs to fund new ones.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Proud, Noble Would-Be Worker Uses Humor to Look for Job

This proud resourceful man is showing the range of his creativity by employing humor to get the message across that he wants to work and wants to be a productive citizen.

Unfortunately, our society doesn't give people of color much of a chance so they have to employ such tactics to find work. David Chappelle, Martin Lawrence, and Flip Wilson are just some of the persons of color who had to resort to humor to get jobs. This is something that white euro-centric males do not have to do. How funny are Bill Gates, Ed Asner, or even Lance Armstrong? They're not but unlike black men, their lack of mirth did not hold them back.

I dream of a day that our society is on a level playing field and people like the man in the photo get their due.