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There’s nothing terribly surprising about this video, but it underscores how little thought certain (most?) voters put into the election process.

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I’ve been taking some light criticism from friends, loved ones and Twitter because I’m voting for Gary Johnson, the libertarian candidate in this year’s presidential election.

But here’s a chart that arrived in my inbox today from the Libertarian Party that’s worth a glance. Now, take it for what it’s worth — a campaign graphic meant to condense complex ideas into easily consumed news bits. But by all means…do check it out, even if you think Johnson is a fringe candidate or a joke. Weigh Johnson’s various stances against that of your own candidate.

It’s a worthwhile thought experiment, if nothing else.

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Cover of "Sexy Beast"

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If you’re not familiar with the 90 Days/90 Reasons Web site that shills daily for the re-election of omni-benevolent halo wearer Barack Obama, please check out Ricky Sprague’s post here for some background info.

The latest celebrity to chime in with a pro-Barack post at 90 Days is David Lynch, a film director whom I admire and love.

By all means, read Lynch’s reasons for re-electing Barack Obama.

Then feel free to stab your lungs and face with an antler lamp.

Writes David:

I am going to vote for re-electing President Obama. I have noticed something in Mitt Romney’s name, which I think speaks to what he is about. If you just rearrange a few letters, Romney becomes R MONEY. I believe Mitt Romney wants to get his Mitts on R Money. He would like to get it and divide it up with his friends, the Big Money Bunch.

I believe he would like to get his Mitts on R Money, R Resources, R Freedoms, and R American Dream. I do not trust Mitt Romney to look after the best interests of 99% of Americans. I think electing Mitt Romney would be a catastrophe for our country—one which would be real difficult to straighten out later. Please do not let Mitt Romney get his Mitts on R Money or R United States of America.

I can’t even muster the energy to sigh at this point. As my friend Jacob Grier pointed out on Facebook today, politics ruin EVERYTHING.

Everything.

 

THE BLACK LODGE

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Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello playing a set on Day 28 of Occupy Wall Street in New York. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pip ho, good friends! It’s Election Year, which means we get to hear from idiots all across the pop culture spectrum.

First up, it’s esteemed political analyst/hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons. Apparently Russell never got the memo that Joe Biden is one of the architects of the Drug War. In a post defending Biden for another of the Delaware dipshit’s screw-ups, Simmons wrote:

The greatest cause of the destruction of the fabric of the black community in the past forty years is drug legislation that targets and imprisons those who live in under-served communities. The consequences of these draconian laws are that it takes diseased people, locks them up for long periods of time, educates them in violent criminal behavior and dumps them back into the community.  The money for this operation is obviously funded by the “good old boys” who run Wall Street.

So, when Joe Biden’s comment yesterday made Republicans jump out of their seats, I wondered why they were so upset. Black people certainly were not. If Republicans really want to know how to help black people, then end the war on drugs, because that really is a war against our own people. Changing those policies will start to free “the chains.” Instead, these and other biased policies supported by the Republican Party disempower blacks and all other minorities in various ways. Without healthcare, quality education, equal rights for women and gays and a just tax code (that raises my taxes!), under-served communities will be hit the hardest by the election of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. We must do everything in our power to make sure that doesn’t happen.

Oops! Looks like Russell never bothered to research Biden’s past, which Radley Balko describes in detail here. Via Balko (emphases mine):

Biden has sponsored more damaging drug war legislation than any Democrat in Congress. Hate the way federal prosecutors use RICO laws to take aim at drug offenders? Thank Biden. How about the abomination that is federal asset forfeiture laws? Thank Biden. Think federal prosecutors have too much power in drug cases? Thank Biden. Think the title of a “Drug Czar” is sanctimonious and silly? Thank Biden, who helped create the position (and still considers it an accomplishment worth boasting about). Tired of the ridiculous steroids hearings in Congress? Thank Biden, who led the effort to make steroids a Schedule 3 drug, and has been among the blowhardiest of the blowhards when it comes to sports and performance enhancing drugs. Biden voted in favor of using international development aid for drug control (think plan Columbia, plan Afghanistan, and other meddling anti-drug efforts that have only fostered loathing of America, backlash, and unintended consequences). Oh, and he was also the chief sponsor of 2004′s horrendous RAVE Act.

Not to be out-dumbed, hip, affluent anti-capitalist Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine had some blathering to share about Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan. According to Morello:

Don’t mistake me, I clearly see that Ryan has a whole lotta “rage” in him: A rage against women, a rage against immigrants, a rage against workers, a rage against gays, a rage against the poor, a rage against the environment. Basically the only thing he’s not raging against is the privileged elite he’s groveling in front of for campaign contributions.

Is that right?  Paul Ryan has all that rage? Granted I’m no Ryan fan, but I have a hard time finding much difference between the Wisconsin congressman and Joe Biden. I doubt Morello is aware of any substantive differences either. But that shouldn’t stop him from penning another dopey, self-righteous editorial in a magazine whose ad revenue is generated by the same multinational corporations that Morello allegedly “rages against.”

More on Morello here by Lasse at Street Carnage.

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Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five – Greatest Messages (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  • At LP.Org: “A President Mitt Romney would not undo ObamaCare. He’ll make it permanent.”
  • Jim Goad: “At the local Dunkin’ Donuts and Walgreens, I’ve noticed a surge of Georgia-born blacks in Muslim apparel. The festive Afro-nationalist dashikis so popular among American blacks twenty years ago have been replaced with what seems like a dress rehearsal for the global caliphate.”
  • More Goad: What the Hell Happened to Hip Hop? “I remember reading the lyrics to Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five’s “The Message” in a copy of the New York Rocker and being impressed that the words went on for what seemed like a dozen pages, whereas you could fit the lyrics to an entire Circle Jerks album on a strip of fortune-cookie paper.”
  • More Kalder: “…have you heard that in New Jersey the authorities just mandated seatbelts for cats and dogs? Oh yes, my friends. And if you don’t buckle up your beast, you will be fined between $250-$1,000 for your callousness and disregard for public safety. That’s right – no longer will Fido be able to ride shotgun, fur flying in the breeze.”

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