Tech Nerds & Politics & Both-Sides-Do-It

I enthusiastically welcome anything that challenges the both-sides-do-it orthodoxy that lots of Americans seem to glom onto as an excuse for tuning out politics.

It’s very frustrating to see issues where the correct outcome is agreed upon but not achieved, and many of these situations could be fixed were it not for the paralysis gripping so many otherwise progressive people.

Chuck Grassley is a Liar

 Senator Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, the ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, said the court’s decision on Tuesday reflected the positive impact of the civil rights legislation and that the legislation was no longer needed.

“What it tells me is after 45 years, the Voting Rights Act worked,” Mr. Grassley said, “and that’s the best I can say. It just proves that it worked.”

NY Times, 6/25/13

Right, Chuck.  Racism is totally dead in America.

Fuck you, you asshole; your atavistic bullshit can’t die off soon enough.

There’s no way these people can be this stupid.  They know exactly how much the press will report, and that they won’t get called on this mendacious bullshit.  Fuck ’em.  It would take about half a second to point out that, you know, racism is in fact alive and well.

Not to mention…well, Chuck, if we don’t need the law anymore, then why ar eyou working so hard to get rid of it?  It’s not like we’d decriminalize murder if the murder rate dropped to zero, right?  That shit would still be wrong, and it would still be a crime.  

It’s Getting Better

This would be awesome, if it does happen.  I have to believe there are enough people who’d support this dude that the inevitable atavistic knuckle-draggers would be drowned out.  


Also, is it weird and selfish that I hope the player’s a Giant?  Because I think that would be awesome!


Also: The obvious comparison is Rob Halford of Judas Priest.