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Do people really believe this?

Posted in Quit It with tags , , on May 7, 2012 by mickgirk

Do they? For real?

Wayne Gary, Richardson, Tx:

“HISTORY IS REPEATING ITSELF! Ted Nugent has been harassed, bullied, intimidated and persecuted because he is outspoken about the Obama regime! During the Nazi’s reign of terror those who were the most outspoken were also tortured, raped and executed “legally.” Are you scared? You should be! First the Antichrist’s will come for Ted and other noble, honorable and courageous men and women, and then they will come for you unless you are willing to accept the mark of Obama/Satan, and give your total allegiance to him! And what will that do for you? But maybe provide you some time, minor temporary comfort, and an eternity of weeping and gnashing of teeth unless you repent. Don’t ever forget, you may befriend Satan/Obama, but he hates you with every fiber in his being, and when he is done using you, he will take you out without mercy and extreme prejudice. Note: Hitler committed suicide. When the Russians stormed into Germany, they brutally raped 2 million German women. 1 in 10 of those women committed suicide. No doubt many of those women once gleefully cheered/chanted “heil Hilter” with such enthusiasm and vigor, the same way many chanted “yes we can” in 2008 for Barak Hussein Obama. After the German women gave their total allegiance to Hitler, what did he do for them in their time of extreme need? What could he do for them? Nothing! And what will your Mein Fuhrer Obama do for you in your time of need when the days and nights turn black with unspeakable misery and suffering? Nothing! Obamaities; don’t confuse this time of “Obama money” for a time in the near future when you are digging holes in the ground for grub worm meals!”

Protip: Peruse the Patriot Action Network if you want to see some of the really stupid/scary shit people type. A cursory visit shows that they keep the insanity off of their front page now, but it’s unbelievable, and still there.

– McGirk

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Racist stickers, and the possible birth of a trend

Posted in Quit It with tags , on March 16, 2012 by mickgirk

While I watched VCU begin the upset train again by knocking off Wichita State, I checked my phone. You know, got my email and the like. Then I saw this on a outraged friend’s Facebook:

Yes, that does say what you think it says: “Don’t Re-Nig In 2012

Obviously, righteous anger ensued, as some obviously blasted the existence of said sticker, while others tried to condemn it without making it appear as they support Obama. Either way, I wondered this… where did this come from? What kind of organization would actually mass produce a sticker like this, and why?

From what I’ve gathered, a host of merchandise has been produced with this statement on it. It would appear that it’s not made by one organization, but rather a group of unrelated racists. In one case written about in 2010, Zazzle user XUBERALLES was mass-producing t-shirts with this design, as well as things like baby clothes that say “liberals hate me.” How charming.

Now, with merch like this and a username referencing “Deustchland uber alles”, it’s pretty easy to see where this asshole was coming from. Zazzle eventually took down this store, after much criticism.

I think the good news is that I can’t determine that there is any one political group pushing this garbage out there.  It would seem that it’s the work of individuals… right?

Maybe, but keep your eyes open. According to a Google search, the most popular iteration of this phrase on Facebook was taken down last year.

However, searching on Google allowed me to figure out that there may be a trend arising in the near future; “Don’t renege in 2012.” Indeed, some have already gotten on printing that:

While others have started Facebook pages with that exact message. While it’s obviously not catching on like wildfire, if a more organized batch of hatemongers get a hold of it, expect to start seeing this phrase a lot in the summer and fall of this year.  Key thing to note here is, if this phrase ever takes off, and your backwards uncle tries to tell you “don’t renege in 2012” isn’t a racially biased statement, REFERENCE THIS POST. Hopefully, you won’t have to.

– McGirk

Obligatory post about media lunatics

Posted in I Ramble You Decide, watching videos on the internet is fun with tags , , , , , on February 19, 2012 by mickgirk

Sometimes I consider that picking on people like Birthers is a waste of time. We know they’re crazy, so why bother mentioning it? But I can’t help but feel like these kind of people need to be ridiculed. They are so completely backwards and wrong, allowing such nonsense to pass just wouldn’t be right. Isn’t that what the internet is for? To offer differing opinions, including why my opinion is that yours is trash?

Maybe that’s a cynical view of it, but the difference between people like me and people like Alex Jones is that nobody is paying me to prosthelytize and ramble. I have nothing to lose (literally) in talking about why Alex Jones sucks. And wow, does that dude suck. As long as I meet people that take this guy’s word as fact, then there’s a reason to protest and discuss what’s wrong with those views.

I’ll lay my agenda out here: I’m tired of media personalities propogating this notion that the entire world is against each and every one of us in the “99%.” We don’t live in a perfect world, and we do need to raise our voices about our concerns, because they are legitimate. But the spread of complete paranoia in regards to government is not only regressive, but it only lines the pockets of the hysteria-spreaders without doing anything productive to focus on real issues and real concerns.

And it’s not as if we don’t have a plethora of real concerns to worry about. Do those that run Fortune 500 corporations really care about what we think over what their bottom line looks like? I highly doubt it. Does the government make decisions that range from questionable to completely terrifying? I think so, yes. Hell, I’m willing to listen and consider some of the more fringe conspiracy theories. Oh yeah, Guantamo needs to be closed immediately. And Obama signed the NDAA. And the RIAA and MPAA continue to wage war on us using the internet, and because of their monetary power, some version of SOPA/PIPA is going to pop up in Congress, again and again, until they are satisfied in some way. The lobbying system in our country is destroying us, but that is a whole different post for another day.

Having said all of that, I don’t think the Illuminati running a shadow government has anything to do with anything I’ve said. In fact, spreading belief in vast global conspiracies only causes people to make choices that affect their lives with a completely misguided worldview. That’s scary shit.

What I am saying is that the idea that the entire government is out to force us into a life of servitude is ridiculous. Saying so belies a basic misunderstanding of how government works.

The U.S government is set up as a bureaucracy, which means that many, many arms have been created to administer their programs. They run into trouble with the reality of trying to coordinate each of these programs with each other. Basically, with agencies stepping on the toes of other agencies, will mistakes be made? Of course. But that’s how our system works. It’s not a conspiracy, the people that work for these agencies are not trying to make your life a living hell. That’s just how our government handles it’s business, from the local level to the national level, and you may not like standing in line at the DMV, you may not like it when the IRS goofs up in regards to your taxes, but it’s not sinister. It’s an attempt at coordinating the fairest system we know how. There’s room for corruption to enter the equation, and it has (no doubt) but it’s not a planned path to mankind’s enslavement.

In fact, I think going the Alex Jones route and blaming your problems on a world that is trying to hold you down is a way for the mind to rationalize that it is, in fact, YOU that sucks. I’m not ignoring the class divide, I know that the more wealthy social class has better opportunities than us in the middle class or lower. C’mon though, trying to say working hard and making smart decisions won’t pay off, because the government won’t let you succeed? World’s tiniest violin. My life ain’t great, people, I’m barely above the poverty line at this moment. But that’s my own fault and own challenge to overcome. Listening to someone like Alex Jones though, and I need to pick up arms and start shooting government officials, because they won’t let me leave the constructs of my own social prison. Yeah, ok. I guess I should go read the Turner Diaries and support Ron Paul while I’m at it, right?

Meanwhile, have you ever noticed that media lunatics like to cry on-air?

Just like you never trust a man not wearing a shirt:

Never trust a man willing to cry like a baby on-air. If you’re not willing to do your own research, then at least stick with that maxim.

Oh yeah, here’s a few good reasons why Alex Jones is rarely right about anything. If you think this is a bullshit attempt by “the man” or even someone unrelated to the NWO to smear the siren of truth, check out his sources, and decide for yourself.

I’m not going to bother with others. The point is to, as Alex Jones himself says, “look at the evidence and decide for yourself.” So get on that.

-McGirk

Laughing at Birthers

Posted in Quit It with tags , on February 15, 2012 by mickgirk

NOTE: I’ve been sitting on this post for awhile. Not because I was waiting for “breaking news” or anything, but because I figured I’d wait until I was too lazy to find something else to write about. I believe that time has come.

When playing poker, at some point, you need to know when to fold your hand. That is, unless you are trying your best to part with your hard-earned money. Or you really suck at bluffing.

Birthers are dumb. We know this. They also don’t know when to quit, with hilarious consequences.

Take this, for instance.

Summary: Birther goes to court, tries to prove that Obama isn’t an American citizen, Obama doesn’t even bother sending a lawyer or any0ne to the court date, Judge throws case out.

Birther loses case to empty chair.

Lololol

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Then birthers take to the web.

Wait for it….

….

Lolololol

Is picking on birthers like picking on a special needs child? Maybe, but at least I feel sympathy towards the special needs child. If politics were soda, birthers would be the Faygo to Obama’s Fresca. (I can’t be biased towards Obama, I don’t even like Fresca.) Maybe if their xenophobia and hatred wasn’t so appalling, I wouldn’t feel so inclined to make fun of them for being dumber than cinderblocks. Seriously, piss off, you’re making my America a more annoying place to live.

One more:

Thank you, I’m out.

– McGirk