Sunday, May 03, 2015

"We Need Help"

"We Need Help", read the hand lettered sign posted at a village in Nepal after the earthquake. I bet they do. But my first thought was...why is this sign written in English? There are half a dozen languages in Nepal, none of them they weren't asking their government or neighbors for help. They weren't asking for help from their Chinese overlords.

They were asking for help from us, America, just like everyone else does when something bad happens to them, whether it is a volcano or Hitler. 

The sick part of it is, six months later they'll be back to talking shit about us.

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Bruce Jenner

Someone asked Rick Santorum about Bruce Jenner today. Since Santorum has a reputation (unfairly in my view) as being a judgemental, holier-than- thou, rightwing Christian I suspect they were hoping for and expecting some juicy condemnation. Instead, Santorum said: .“If he says he’s a woman, then he’s a woman,"

No, he's not. Jenner may feel like a woman, but he is still a man. If he has re-assignment surgery, he will still be a man, just one who has had some pretty drastic plastic surgery.

By the way, according to his second wife, this is not some ratings ploy. She says he actually began transitioning to a woman thirty years ago.