gop war on america

So, the Alt-Right want to fight Star Wars fans now?

Oh, dear God. You poor people have no clue just who you are messing with, do you?

Alt-right: “We’re crazy and obsessive and will do anything it takes! More than anyone else.”

Me: “You don’t know most Star Wars fans, do you?”

Captain America is an example of how patriotism and hyper-masculinity can deeply turn you a fantasy movie world where the good guys are always 100% nice and lovely and honourable and want to do the right thing. Meanwhile, the mean, sexist, horrible Donald Trump is the *reality* of how patriotism and hyper-masculinity works in the real world.

Reality vs. fiction, guys. 

And reality is always a big fucking letdown.  

Last year’s biggest movie, American Sniper, was billed as the story of the US army’s deadliest soldier, which must have felt pretty galling for the guy who dropped the bomb on Hiroshima. It was basically Star Wars from the point of view of one of the stormtroopers, and the director (Clint Eastwood – I’m not even joking) encouraged us to get behind the idea that you should take moral decisions when women and children are in your crosshairs, rather than long, long before. You got the feeling that the clunky scene explaining that sniper Chris Kyle’s unit painted skulls on their gear as a tribute to The Punisher was necessary in case viewers made the more logical supposition that it was a tribute to the Waffen-SS.
—  Frankie Boyle
Note to Tony Blair, when you’re partly responsible for  the needless deaths of 1.5 million Iraqis, thousands of soldiers, the rise of ISIS and the de-stabilizing of an entire region, “Sorry” doesn’t really cover it.

Like, that’s something you say when your friend lends you her expensive top and you get a red wine stain on it. Not to make amends for mass death.

I went through school, I worked my way through, it took me seven years, I never borrowed a dime of money. He borrowed a little bit because we both were totally on our own when we went to college, totally. […] I have very little tolerance for people who tell me that they graduate with $200,000 of debt or even $80,000 of debt because there’s no reason for that. We live in an opportunity society and people are forgetting that. I remind folks all the time that the Declaration of Independence says “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” You don’t have it dumped in your lap.

Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC) stated her disdain for all students with student loans.

In one fell swoop, she insulted every single student who has to take out a student loan to pursue a degree in a college or university.

I myself have student loans that I will have to pay back.

For politicians like Virginia Foxx to insult people that have to take out student loans to go to college is demeaning and downright callous.

If GOP politicians like her weren’t attempting to cut funding for Pell grants across the country, more people wouldn’t have to take out student loans. Also, Foxx’s remarks don’t take into account the rising cost of tuitions at most colleges and universities across the country.

Ironically, Foxx chairs the House subcommittee on higher education.

Also, Foxx went to college in a different time period than now. She went when tuition costs were much less than they are now. She went at a time that bookstores didn’t inflate the prices of textbooks, when schools would sometimes allow students to go to school for free.

Foxx is ignorant of the ills that today’s college and university students face. Foxx doesn’t have many financial worries today, as do most politicians.

Again, I stress this: If you didn’t have to come up in a time period similar to the current time in America, and you didn’t have to face rising costs in tuition, rising costs in living, you have absolutely ZERO relevance to today’s discussion, and you also have ZERO authority to have input in the matter.

Most people who are attending colleges and universities aren’t moochers, like the GOP thinks they are. It’s starting to seem like the GOP is attempting to prevent people from succeeding in any aspect of their lives. If you are struggling to buy groceries and have to go on food stamps, the GOP wants to get rid of your food stamps. If you are struggling to pay medical bills, and you are able to get on health insurance that can’t be taken away if you have a “pre-existing condition,” the GOP wants to get rid of that too. If you are trying to raise a baby, and you have either Medicare or Medicaid, the GOP wants to get rid of that also. If you and your partner are two consenting adults in a committed relationship, the GOP will not honor your relationship.

Once you are outside the womb, the GOP throws you to the curb. Unless you are a big oil or gas executive, a Wall Street stock trader, or a millionaire or billionaire, the GOP doesn’t give a damn about you!!