If you vote for Mitt Romney, then you're either rich, racist, or stupid.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Thursday, November 8, 2012
There are dozens (or hundreds) of articles have been written about the Fox reaction to the election. There are just as many articles written Nate Silver, his projects, and analysis. But there is really only one that you need to read: Why political journalists can’t stand Nate Silver: The limits of journalistic knowledge:
The other objection political journalists/pundits have to Silver’s process is evident here, too. They don’t just have a problem with how he knows what he knows, but with how he states it, too. Essentially, they are mistaking specificity for certainty. To them, the specificity of Silver’s projections smack of arrogance because, again, their ways of knowing are incapable of producing that kind of specificity. It has to be an overstatement.
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The internet is full of butthurt conservatives today. They're bitching on twitter, they're whining
on forums, and they're changing their Facebook profile pics to black squares,
to indicate a state of mourning.
A few liberals I talk to online are trying to take the high road. Rather than drink the tears of our enemies, they contend that we ought to offer sympathy. Conservative reactions are akin to how we felt when Kerry lost to Bush. We were sad when Kerry lost, and today's conservatives are no different.
Here's the thing, though.
John Kerry losing was a bad thing.
Mitt Romney losing is a good thing.
And we need to fucking say that.
I am sick and fucking tired of tolerating racists, of tolerating homophobes, of tolerating ignorant stupid shits who can't tell their ass from a hole in the ground, but feel as if they have something important to contribute to our national conversation about how to run a country.
There are not two sides to these issues.
If you think that the amount of melanin in someone's skin indicates their value as a person? Then go fuck yourself.
If you think that homosexual love is somehow different from heterosexual love? Then go fuck yourself.
If you think there is an invisible man in the sky, and your invisible man's dick is bigger than another invisible man's dick? Then go fuck yourself.
If you think that fundamental human necessities for life need to be earned, rather than readily available to every human being? Then go fuck yourself.
Stop pretending that these horsefucking dolts have legitimate points, or important opinions. Stop pretending that we need to respect hateful, ignorant, intolerant shits. We don't need to respect them, acknowledge them, care for them, or treat them as if they are in any way helping the human species progress towards a better tomorrow.
They are retarding human progress.
They are delusional.
They are wrong.
Your conservative friends on Facebook who mourn Romney's loss are making the world a worse place.
Tell them that.
And then defriend them.
President Obama secured a second term tonight, much to the
chagrin of at least 53,558,586 people.
This is a message to those Romney supporters.
If you're on Facebook forecasting the end of the world
If you're talking about moving to another country
If you think we, as a country, are doomed
If you think Obama is a secret muslim
If you think that a black man has no place being president
If you think Obamacare is a deleterious government over-reach
If you think Obama has made this nation worse off
Then put a loaded gun in your mouth
And pull the trigger.
You are an ignorant, racist, hateful, illiterate, superstitious, uneducated fuckwad who is retarding the progress of the
You think the world is ending.
So get out early.
Because the world is a worse place for your being in it.
Fuck Mitt Romney.
And fuck the horse you rode in on.
We elected a black man for a second term.
We elected the first openly lesbian senator.
We elected the first bisexual senator.
We voted in favor of marriage equality.
Tolerance is the wave of the future.
So get out now, biggots.
We're moving forwards, not backwards.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Back in 2008 I posted fairly regularly about the
election. I wrote about primary
coverage, tracked poll development, and genuinely felt compelled to lend my
voice, such as it is, to the clamor of opinionated nonsense on the tubal
This election? Not so much. You don't care why, but I'm going to write about it anyway.
In 2008 President Obama handily defeated McCain. 53% of the popular vote. 365 Electoral Votes. And he fucking won
This indicates that we as a Nation, as a people, are fucked. Not so much because President Obama's novelty has worn off, but rather because people are fucking voting for Citizen Romney. There are human beings, some 45%+ of the voting public, who look at Citizen Romney and think, "Yeah. That guy. That guy should be in charge."
"What," I ask, "THE FUCK!?"
Who the fuck, who fucking looks at that shit and thinks he's presidential material, that he has leadership qualities, that he is in any way qualified to make decisions that impact the lives of the general populace? What self-hating dolt considers a leader of Bain Capital to be the sort of person to safeguard our general welfare?
Yeah. Mitt Romney. He'll take care of us.
George W. Bush was an idiot. A C-average cokeheaded moron. But at the end of the day I can understand his folksy appeal. To be honest, I wouldn't mind getting drunk with George W. Bush. I don't want him to have the nuclear fucking launch codes, but I'd do a line with him at a strip club.
Romney, though. He doesn't even have personable. He doesn't have charm. You wouldn't want to have a beer with him. You wouldn't want to talk to him. Moreover, he has no genuine positive attributes that could foster a rational compulsion to support him.
There is no good reason to vote for Mitt Romney.
Here's the three reasons why people vote for Romney. You can ask anyone. Go find a Romney supporter. Ask them why they are voting for Romney. Their reason will fit into one of these three categories:
1) They're rich.
2) They're racist.
3) They're stupid.
You have millions of dollars? You're voting out of fiscal self-interest. You think President Obama is a worse president that William Henry Harrison? Congratulations, you're a fucking racist. Or you think that zygotes have rights, jobs > environment, or you believe that anything Romney has every said belies anything more than the fact that he thinks saying it will result in getting more votes?
You're just fucking stupid.
When McCain ran against President Obama, I could at least pretend that McCain supporters saw some of those old Daily Show interviews, and then ignored everything McCain had ever done while not talking to Jon Stewart. Or, hell, they wanted Palin to be Vice President out of a desire to get more glimpses at her tits.
I could rationalize someone supporting McCain. The thought was salvageable.
You can't fucking...there's no fucking...no god damned process by which one can get support for Romney up and running. To put one's mentality into such a state that Romney is appealing does severe damage to one's self-conception. It fucking breaks your fucking imagination.
I'll imagine I'm Rupert Murdohgoditburns.
That Obama is a niggereallyican'tevenfinishthis.
Maybe zygotes have feeletmediepleasejustfuckingkillmenow.
You can't do it. Romney supporters are so fucked in the head, at such a fundamental level, that it is impossible for a sane individual to grasp whatever malevolent shit infests their mind.
And they walk among us. That's the other thing. When you're at the super market (not Whole Foods, but any other market) someone near you has a thought in their mind that prompts their pulling the level next to Citizen Romney's name.
They're out there. We know they're out there. And we have to try to have a functional civilization the composition of which is 45% motherfuckers who think this malevolent, heartless, manipulative liar is worth voting for:
"Hey, a dying man in a wheelchair. I better walk the fuck away, lest I piss off some heteronormative white male."
We are so incredibly, immensely, undeniably fucked.
President Obama and Fuckmunch Romney tied in Dixville Notch Voting.
In Hart's Location: Obama 23; Romney 9
538 puts it at 92% chance of President Obama beating Magicunderwear Romney in the Electoral College.
Monday, November 5, 2012
If you want an idea of how Tuesday night shall play out, gander at a few Electoral Maps.
The Fox News Electoral Map is buried 3 links from the homepage, and has most of the swing states in grey.
That seems like a good sign.