Teh St00pid, it BURNS!

“This is not a political war at all. This is not a cultural war. This is a spiritual war. And the Father of Lies has his sights on what you would think the Father of Lies would have his sights on: a good, decent, powerful, influential country – the United States of America. If you were Satan, who would you attack in this day and age? There is no one else to go after other than the United States and that has been the case now for almost two hundred years, once America’s preeminence was sown by our great Founding Fathers.” ~ Delusional Presidential Hopeful Douchenozzle Rick Santorum

To which I respond:

Shorter Version

A shorter version of the GOP platform:

  • On Women: All your uterus are belong to us.
  • On Social Security: All of your pensions are belong to us and will be handed to Mitt Romney in tax cuts.
  • On Medicare: Phase out, first we will take it from the under 50s and once its gone for them it will be easy to cut it for seniors.
  • On Health Care: We have a health care plan – you die.
  • On Foreign Policy: Bomb, Bomb Iran
  • On the Economy: Its tax cuts all the way down but only for the 1%
  • On the Environment: Drill baby, drill.
  • On Social Issues: Hate baby, hate.

Did I miss anything?

Lesson Learned

The roads were clear and no snow was predicted, so I drove to work yesterday; the first time in nearly a week.

What a mistake that was.

While I was sitting there on the I-25 at a complete stop, and not one, but two trains sped past, I realized how much I’d grown to once again enjoy taking public transit to work. (Sixteen years in San Francisco being forced to deal with the MUNI on a daily basis made moving back to Phoenix and having to drive an absolute joy.) Yeah, yeah—I have to get up a half hour earlier and end up getting home a half hour later than if I would if I drove, but it’s worth it—even on the days it doesn’t snow. There’s no stress, no dealing with bullshit like traffic stopping on the freeway for no reason whatsoever, and there’s the added perk of  occasionally snapping off photos of attractive strangers.

And also by taking the train and walking from the station to work, I get to see things like this—something I probably would’ve missed had I driven today:

So yeah…unless I absolutely have to take the car to work (like on those rare days I need to journey south to the Colorado Springs office), I’ll be on the bus/train from now on.