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  Let Them Eat Derp

In Case You Forgot, Rick Santorum Has Important Thoughts About Freedom

Discarded philosopher-statesman Rick Santorum’s latest column at World Net Daily is about Freedom and the taking of it by Barack Obama. Naturally, it’s a veritable Journey concert of brain-dead paleo-conservative greatest hits: We are Free Americans because our values are having guns, being hetero-sexing Christians, drowning Obamacare in the sink, and Taxed Enough Already! Yes, all of this stopped being terribly funny a while ago, but here’s the thing: Rick Santorum’s rote regurgitations distill a certain dangerous strain of American political “thought” that remains influential. Hell, they might even influence how people think and talk about politics, so what choice does yr Wonkette have but to think up new ways to eviscerate the simpleton “philosophies” that underpin them? We will do it real good, we promise. PLUS: Rick Santorum invents a new form of punctuation! Read more on In Case You Forgot, Rick Santorum Has Important Thoughts About Freedom…
  You Say You Want A Revolution?

Sundays With The Christianists: A ‘World History’ Textbook For Your Home-Schooled Darlings

Welcome back, hearty Time Tourists, to our continued explorations of a 10th-grade textbook for homeschoolers, World History and Cultures In Christian Perspective (A Beka Book, 1997). We’re up to the 18th century now, so you know what that means! The Age Of Enlightenment, that heady time when brilliant thinkers like Locke, Voltaire, Rousseau, Jefferson, and Paine freed the human mind from the darkness of superstition and tyranny, bringing a new spirit of egalitarianism and liberty! Or, more likely, tyranny, atheism, and death! Read more on Sundays With The Christianists: A ‘World History’ Textbook For Your Home-Schooled Darlings…
  let's drink to the salt of the earth

Here’s the Video of Those Wall Streeters Drinking Champagne Above the Protest

We haven’t heard from Riley in 18 hours, and fear for the safety of his Monopoly MacBook battery. While we await Waggaman’s new dispatch from the Occupy Wall Street occupation, here’s the actual video of the Wall Street suits literally drinking champagne and laughing from balconies while thousands of serious and determined protesters march below. The best thing about this video is knowing the cops saw the Wall Streeters do this outrageous Marie Antoinette act. And while some of the cops have been utter assholes, most of the NYPD officers working the protest have been decent and good-humored — and they’re also part of public-sector unions, and they’re also working class people, and they’re also wrestling with collapsing home values and collapsing pensions and an intentionally destroyed infrastructure. Read more on Here’s the Video of Those Wall Streeters Drinking Champagne Above the Protest…
 

What Next For the Bush/Cheney Administration? Maybe Guillotines!

They’re immune to all laws, they can throw you in the gulag for any reason at all, and they can lock up all your money and property if you’re “impeding” whatever crazed satanic bullshit they’re doing now or in the future. So what can Congress or the Military or you, the hapless citizen, actually do to stop them? We’ve consulted top historians and constitutional scholars — the ones that came up on the first page of the Google search, anyway — and they’ve got some fun advice for America. Read more on What Next For the Bush/Cheney Administration? Maybe Guillotines!…