What Does Ted Cruz Look Like?
The above article is an entertaining read from Rolling Stone. The article examines the public perception of several mainstream candidates over the last few years, based on their looks, and tries to discern how Ted Cruz’s looks will affect his candidacy. (There is a pretty great side-by-side of President Obama and Sam the Eagle.)
One of my best friends has often said the following to me about Ted Cruz: “Even if he was the greatest politicians ever, wouldn’t just the way he looked make you want to kick the shit out of him?” Yes, yes, yes….
The fact that someone as vile as Ted Cruz can raise 31 million dollars in one week should trouble us. It seems like everything wrong with U.S. politics in one neat little package. Strange intolerant religious beliefs mixed with right wing paranoia, all playing second fiddle to the true gods of letting multinational corporations run every aspect of our lives.
Strangely, Cruz doesn’t even try to get us to swallow such things with any warmth or charisma. At least he isn’t bullshitting us on that…
Ted Cruz Says Global Warming Alarmists the Equivalent of Flat-Earthers
Wizard Ted Cruz says that global warming alarmists are the equivalent of flat-earthers. It would be easy to get angry about this, except we already know Cruz is saying this to whip people like myself into a frenzy all while appealing to his know-nothing base. I feel pretty confident that people like Ted Cruz, as harmful as they are, are the exact kind of people that are going to doom the modern Republican Party and its anti-science brigade to the history books. I’m scared about what damage they can do on the way down, but there is no doubt that Ted Cruz and his ilk represent the last gasp of a dying order. People become extreme and rabid when they feel something slipping away forever. Ted Cruz, even though he is appealing to the hoopleheads*, really represents unfettered corporate power combined with religious zealotry. Fortunately for us, in a democracy even such power needs a base to support it and that base is mostly old and white on and on the outs. What’s scary though is that we are running out of time to stave off the worst impacts of climate change. So while Ted Cruz and those he represents will not be with us for long, they just might be able to do enough damage to doom the rest of us and the descendants of the human race for a long time to come. So while I don’t think we need to worry much about Ted Cruz, I think those of us that care need to fight his ideas at every turn.
*Hooplehead: a member of the ignorant masses; an uneducated commoner; an idiot. word popularized by HBO’s Deadwood.
Ted Cruz Will Oversee NASA and Science
Just in case you were in a good mood this Monday, the above article is about how Texas religious freak and corporate shill Ted Cruz is scheduled to oversee NASA and science in the new Congress. Remember in the 60’s when we took science and NASA seriously and put the first man on the moon? Yeah, while those times are over. We replaced those with magical thinking and corporate handouts. This is why the rest of the world is kinda scared of us right now. USA! USA!
As someone living in Texas, and who vehemently opposes Ted Cruz, I almost wish the government would “disappear” me. I don’t want future generations thinking I’m responsible for this shit.
And for those of you that think all politicians are the same, that voting doesn’t count: I now give you Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Chair Ted Cruz…
Net Neutrality Explained
The above link is a simple explanation of the importance of net neutrality. It will let you know why it is important and how not having it affect your internet usage. It also shits on Ted Cruz, which always makes everything better.
As Halloween approaches I am consistently reminded about what is really scary in life. Freddy, Jason, zombies, vampires, ghosts, and the like, hold no more fear for the thinking adult. Not when the likes of Ted Cruz is out there. Someone like Jason functions on a kind of animal like instinct. He’s predictable. With Ted Cruz you never know what kind of frightening and illogical idiocy is next.
Fight the real enemy!
I’ve got to jet out to a rehearsal. In the meantime, in honor of Halloween approaching, here is the Ramones video for Pet Cemetery. I learned how to play guitar by playing along to Ramones records. This movie used to also scare the bejesus out of me as a kid. Alas, now I would gladly dance with the awoken dead of Pet Cemetery if it came between that and seeing Ted Cruz’s face one more time.