Aug 13, 2012

Let's get political, shall we?

It's very rare that I get political on my blog, mainly because Canadian politics is about exciting as watching two snails fuck. But hey there, I just spent 5 days in the great land to the south, which was more than long enough to be exposed and affected by the looming presidential campaign.

While we were driving down the I-whatevernumber highway, there were actually a few moments when I wasn't asleep in the passenger seat. Call it a messed up case of serendipity, because during one of those times, we passed a billboard that looked like this...

The. Fuck.

I winced and let out a moan so horrific that my husband jumped a little in his seat thinking that I was about to shit out a demon.

(Just a short while ago, I remember that Lost in Idaho spotted this billboard WHICH WAS EVEN WORSE, but I didn't have the displeasure of witnessing that one first hand, thank gawd.)

I've pretty much exhausted my mind being angry/upset/heartbroken over this so I'm going to try to keep this fairly brief.

*clears throat*

THESE TWO ISSUES SHOULD NEVER BE ELECTION PLATFORMS. PERIOD.

Why do I even have to say this? The very fact that they are still "issues" are extremely upsetting to me to begin with. Unless you are actually gay or Pro-Choice (which obviously these billboards are NOT aimed towards), these issues do not affect the day-to-day well being of your family as American citizens whatsoever!

A president "SHOULD" be elected because they can improve and/or maintain your family's security, whether it be economically, socially, or otherwise.

Healthcare.
Employment.
National debt.
Foreign Policy (to an extent).
Education.
Social Security.
Gun control.

These are all valid electoral platforms.

Whether David and Mike (who have lived together across the street for over a decade) can legally get married, or whether 14 year old knocked up Nancy from next door is allowed to safely choose to stay pregnant or not... is... guess what? NONE OF YOUR DAMN BUSINESS. If Dave & Mike get hitched, or Nancy gets an abortion, be not afraid — the price of gas won't go up as a result of either events. Humm...

Source {ology.com}

I know I've said this on The Twitter a long time ago, and today I will say it again: I don't care if the leader of my country is a Pagan worshiping cross-dresser who likes to be choked a little bit whilst taking it up the ass, but if he/she can ensure my children have safe streets to play on, an affordable education and a roof over our heads, I don't given a flying fuck. Why? Because their personal opinions, tastes, preferences and desires are none of my business. And equally mine shouldn't be any of their concern either. It seems obvious enough to me, doesn't it?

I guess not.

I'm not even saying that you cannot have these opinions. You are entitled to your opinion, even if you're wrong. Ahem. You don't agree with gay marriage or abortion? Fine. But you cannot and must not dictate how someone else lives their life by forcing your opinion upon them. When this happens, basic human rights are forfeited and it ceases to be a free country.*

This is the year 20-motherfucking-12 and there's a chance the world could smash into a comet tomorrow anyway, so can everyone keep out of each other's personal business and elect a president for reasons that are actually relevant to successfully governing an entire country?

Thanks in advance,

Lady E


PS. Love your outlet malls.

PPS. I'd also like to note the sponsorship of that particular billboard, which I think The Bearded Iris might agree that it just twists the knife of this ridiculous message that much further, don't you think? Ugh.

*Please do not misconstrue this statement as an argument that can be used for gun control. No one has ever died because they accidentally jumped in front of a gay marriage.


//end rant.

18 comments:

  1. i love a good rant and i really love this one .. ;)

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  2. Makes me want to move to Canada. It would be nice to live among the reasonable.

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  3. RIGHT, FUCKING ON! Why can't Lady Estrogen run for president? DAMN citizenship laws. Agreed. Yes. Yes. Yes.

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  4. Love it!! Shitballs, it's good and true.

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  5. I want to make an Allie Brosh meme now, saying Obama wants to abort ALL THE BABIES!

    I mean, if we're going to be ridiculous, lets go balls-deep, shall we?

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  6. Amen, sister! Hey billboard writers and hate mongers, that's PRESIDENT OBAMA to you, asshats.

    You know, if that town REALLY wanted to help the boys and girls clubs (which I believe are different than BSA), they would stop role modeling bigotry and hatred and invest more funds in sex education and human rights.

    And if you don't like abortion? DON'T HAVE ONE. Derp.

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  7. Just feels a little more sane in Canada, don't it. Also "two snails fuck". -snort-

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  8. Yes, {sigh} I've seen these. They make me angry. They make me feel embarrassed for Republicans. They make me want to move to Canada. A right is not a platform. Elections should not be based on social controls. I need more coffee and to go look at pictures of kittens now.

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  9. More sane? Maybe a lot of the time, but we do get a whiff of underlying dread whenever something backwards happens in the US that it might somehow trickle north. We have our share of ultra conservative bible thumpers too -- they're just quieter and more polite about their bigotry.

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  10. American politics blow me away.

    I've read so many articles about gay marriage and abortion I want to cry.

    I just cannot wrap my brain around the whole gay marriage thing. Just can't do it.

    WHO FUCKING CARES IF TWO DUDES OR TWO CHICKS GET MARRIED!?!? WHO FUCKING CARES!!?!?

    Oh, right. If we let Bob and Jim get married then Bruce over there is going to think he can marry his dog. And then who the fuck knows what kind of shit hole the world will tailspin into.

    At the very least, gay marriage stomps all over the sanctity of marriage, right? Cause so many straight people have that there marriage up on that there pedestal.

    I'm rolling my eyes so hard right now they might just pop right out of my head.

    I read an article last week where some twatwaffles drenched in douche syrup in Kentucky are trying to have a female doctor's medical license taken away because she fought for an abortion for a mentally ill 10 year old girl who was pregnant with her uncle's child.

    Apparently an abortion is a MUCH bigger deal than a grown ass man impregnating his 10 year old niece.

    What. The. Fuck.

    I've wanted to write about this but, like you, I don't really blog about political shit (there are enough loudmouths out there already) and because this shit makes me fucking vibrate and word vomit spews like pea soup out of Linda Blair.

    I can't even comment without losing my shit. Pisses me right the fuck off, this ignorance and hate.

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  11. If Obama supports those two things then I support him too! The "Abortion" thing may be a little blunt but I'm pro choice all the way!

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  12. You make me so proud.
    So effing proud

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  13. The very fact that they are still "issues" are extremely upsetting to me to begin with. Unless you are actually gay or Pro-Choice (which obviously these billboards are NOT aimed towards), these issues do not affect the day-to-day well being of your family as American citizens whatsoever!

    A president "SHOULD" be elected because they can improve and/or maintain your family's security, whether it be economically, socially, or otherwise.

    Healthcare.
    Employment.
    National debt.
    Foreign Policy (to an extent).
    Education.
    Social Security.
    Gun control.


    GREAT CALL

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  14. You should run for office. I'm not kidding.

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  15. Bra-f*cking-vo! -justbeingdenise

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  16. I totally agree that sign is appalling, totally appalling. You know what is appalling too? To condemn a person for making too much money and paying the legal requirement for taxes on the capitol gained income? It is funny what Americans choose to hold against a person? Shaking my head at Americans and American politics!

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  17. What's wrong with snail porn? Hater. Anyhoo, you're dead on the money. It's sad what people use as a political platform. No, I take that back. It's sad what people vote for when it comes to a political platform.

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  18. Hell yes. It's about power. It's not about moving a country forward or education/healthcare/economics - its about wielding power over people... forcing them to live the way you think they should live.
    Although, I did know this one guy who jumped in front of a gay marriage...

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