ROUND 2 – VEGANISM v. EVERYONE ELSE…GUESS WHO WINS???

Deep Fried Vegan: So here is why I do not eat meat. I try not to be a dick.

PartyBoyGeezy: You’re a dick to me all the time.

Deep Fried Vegan: I know you. That doesn’t count. I’ve never met a whole ton of animals. Why would I go up to them, say hello, and then break their necks to eat them when I have no reason to do that?

PartyBoyGeezy: Well, that doesn’t answer why you’re such a dick to me.

Deep Fried Vegan: It makes you stronger.

Big Lev: Morally, we are making the argument that in an ethical society, if you can avoid inflicting pain on these creatures, then what is the purpose? The female cows cry for weeks when their children are taken away. If I can avoid adding to that suffering, then I am happy to do so.

Gay Boy (AKA Joe Jensen): How do you know that plants don’t feel when you pull them out of the earth. Like carrots, potatoes, you cut right into them. In some ways, they are more alive than the animals. At least those animals are dead. They don’t feel any pain. Those root vegetables are literally being eaten alive when you are munching into them.

Deep Fried Vegan: Gay Boy makes a good point.

Big Lev: That’s blatantly ridiculous. Where do I start? Most fruits are grown for one year and they die. The point is that the fruit is eaten. That’s how they evolved. So that the seeds would be spread.

You cannot argue in good faith  that because I cannot prove the non existence of something (that plants don’t feel pain), that means it is not true. In other words, the lack of a control group does not mean something is not achievable, provable, or not worth achieving. What you cannot deny, however, is the pain and suffering of actual animals.

Gay Boy: And you cannot deny that in our current existence, when you take a dump, you aren’t allowing the seed to be spread. There’s suffering there. Besides, many studies show that plants feel the same amount of pain when being cut, or at least have the potential to feel that way.

Big Lev: You just admitted there is no way to control a study on the pain of plants. I agree with your argument.

But let’s look at another argument. The sheer amount of resources being dedicated to eating meat. While there is a homeless problem, wealth disparity problem, etc.

Makes you realize how inefficient animal products are. This doesn’t event show the amount of algae blooms, river pollution,  swine runoff, chicken shit, whatever.

As you can see, the generation of animal products utilize over half of all of the useable land and resources in the United States. All while we have a major land use problem and lack of land ownership in the Country. How is this not a bad thing? Statistically, you can prove it.

Gay Boy: I am not sure I can get enough protein to support my lifting regimen.

Big Lev: Who are you, the Rock? I haven’t died yet.

Captain: Look at the map!  LOOK AT MY MAP!!! absurd.

Gay Boy: Oh. I totally agree. I’m not saying that use of animal products is efficient. I’m arguing only that you cannot prove that plans feel pain differently than animals.

Deep Fried Vegan: Yeah, that’s true. But, it goes back to my first idea, why not try to be less evil? Less of a jerk to a bunch of things you’ve  never met, and never did anything to you. Next time, I’m giving my recipe for vegan meatballs:

Flag Man: That’s really nice. I can make an American flag out of it.

Eh Goddammit: Hey guys, maybe the best way to destroy capitalism is to eat a fully vegan diet? The use of fossil fuels, water consumption, pig and cow shit in the water, big food, chemicals, sure if you get rid of all of that, you are on the right track. I’m glad we discussed this!  I’m going to make this my mantra. 

PartyBoyGeezy: Fuck that. There’s no way simply eating vegan would make a difference…cars, big oil, no way!

Captain Kwig: Round two goes to Big Lev, due to absurd unproveable argument by Joe Jensen. Deep Fried Vegan gets a point for a delicious Vegan Dish. PartyBoyGeezy again gets zero points, and under-estimates reality. Veganism is potentially the only thing that each and every one of us could do as human beings to change something, or make a daily impact in our lives, in terms of the manner in which we consume. So basically PartyBoyGeezy is the biggest loser.

Intermission

Since last week, the following most political / newsy shit happened: 1) an important journalist was butchered intentionally by a major American ally as a state act, (2) some immigrants the size of a minor league baseball crowd/ Christians who speak Spanish are seeking to escape a dangerous situation and are slowly walking North, and (3) some bombs were sent in the mail, blacks were shot for the purpose of eradication, Jews were shot for the purpose of eradication. We are going to deal briefly with one and two, and leave three to be discussed among the major media outlets, and those whom righteously need to mourn.

Joe Jenson:

This Khashoggi situation is alarming. We give Saudi Arabia our money. Government money (as in Taxpayer’s $$). In aid, which is then used to buy weapons from us ($$ that goes to private interests, not American people). So it’s just a big $$$$$$ laundering scam that results in genocide, and extortion from taxpayers.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/19/us-supplied-bomb-that-killed-40-children-school-bus-yemen

The picture above depicts Yemeni school children whose classmates were killed by a US supplied artillery. Those living in the US should be grateful that we are not the object of US foreign policy.

Joe Jensen (cont.): Stop Enabling Saudi Arabia. But we won’t. So there is the conundrum. We know what needs to be done. And our government won’t do it.

PartyboyGeezy: That’s not what the media focuses upon…What’s really important, is the caravan. There are seven thousand people slowly walking towards the border. That represents .00000002% of one person in your town, on average. Less than the size of a pre-season football game. Smaller that a Steely Dan concert. How does this affect our lives? Yet we who would build a multi-billion dollar wall? While not funding education and schools and healthcare. Instead let’s talk about building a 40 billion dollar, 2000+ mile border wall. That will deter 7,000 people, none of whom are going to make my life any worse.

Captain Quirk: Not cool – to equate lives like that.

Judge Vegan: All lives matter.

Big Lev: So what if the statistical significance is zero, or more accurately, .00000001% impact on your tax dollars? They are still people.

Eh Goddammit: They are also Christians escaping violence. They should matter to people. If we all spoke some Spanish, we would probably feel differently.

Joe Jenson: Plus, you must view this in the historical context. The US has supported a corrupt Honduran Gov’t for three decades. It is no surprise that the Gov’t is ineffective, seeing that it only maintained power through US foreign aid.

PartyBoyGeezy: I get it. I am insensitive to the plight of the Jethro Tull sized fan club walking towards the US at a snail’s pace. That’s not the point.

The point I’m trying to make is, why do we even care about the migrant caravan, publicly, from a media perspective, or pay attention to it as if it affects the lives of US citizens negatively?

The election tomorrow has issues important to the every day lives of Americans who will be effected by the outcome. This election is the difference between (1) maintaining healthcare

versus

(2) being shut-out from healthcare for the rest of your life.

The Department of Justice and Jeff Sessions are faced with a lawsuit, challenging the provision in Obamacare that protects pre-existing conditions. AND THEY REFUSE TO DEFEND PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS. Correct, that is the current healthcare laws on the books, including pre-existing conditions. JEFF SESSIONS: the first and only federal lawyer of the US Gov’t not fighting a lawsuit against his own laws, since modern times. They openly refuse to defend the pre-existing conditions law, and protect us from losing it.

PARTYBOYGEEZY (cont.): I have a pre-existing condition. So if I quit my job, or if my partner quits her job, we get kicked off of healthcare.  We won’t be able to afford it? Why are we talking about migrants the size of a small liberal arts college? This is scary. If the GOP sweeps, my health, my life? How does a small group of joggers affect me negatively? We’re literally fighting for life in an election.

Judge Vegan: My people have feared for our lives for 400 years, and we only have had the right to vote for 50. Deal with it. Shit, if you include what’s going on in Georgia and the Stacy Abrams election, we still don’t have the real right to vote. 

Eh Goddamnit: Yes. I’m brown too. Eh, yeh, ehey they are trying to take my vote away … Eh, yeh, ehey they are trying to take my vote away.

(Deep Fried Vegan shakes his head.)

Flag Man: In solidarity with the sentiment, I have designed a flag for this occasion. It’s called “Flag Face Melt Death Schism.”  It used to look like this, which shows our collective anxiety and fear, 

 

 

but now it’s this, because, well, we are all doomed to face death by schism…or are we?!?!

The Great Party Blog Debates – Part 1 – Anarchy v. Capitalism and the Political Organization of Society

There has been a debate raging here at the party blog about the ideal form of political – social organization for society. Given that we are living in the throes of capitalism – which has been the primary driver of western sociological and political organization for over 500 years – and the flaws of capitalism are no longer debatable in good conscience (slavery / human trafficking, environmental destruction and degradation, downriver destructive flow of money, power over purpose, wealth over labor, etc.), the philosophical debate here is – do we destroy capitalism outright and accept anarchy or another form of bottom up organization such as socialism or communism? Or can capitalism survive with social democratic policies in place such as in the Scandavian countries? Do the police simply exist to protect capitalist structures and keep down those who comprise cheap labor in this world and oppress others that would turn over private wealth to the proletariat?

The debate raging – here and in larger society generally – What is the ideal form of political and social organization?

In one corner – we have Joe Jenson – former military who has been drinking protein shakes like water in anticipation of the coming civil war against the fascists. He has been working on marksmanship, argument skills, submission holds, and stockpiling bullets in the crawl space(s) under his house. He is also a trained lawyer, and therefore skilled in argument. He is not the type you would want to meet as an adversary, either in a bare-knuckle brawl in a back alley or in a courtroom. The nomination and confirmation of Kavanaugh has put Joe Jensen in a worse mood than usual, and with the country further entering into the depths of neo-fascist Trumpian policies protecting wealthy oil interests, pharmaceutical industries, insurance, polluters, and rich gentry in general, all while being propped up by evangelicals and quacky / white fragility promoting / supremacist xenophobes such as Jordan B. Peterson, a guy who literally hates hippies even though they birthed the greatest rock and roll music and promoted things everyone should love such as weed, open-mindedness, free-thinking, and equality.

Joe Jenson has been getting through his day with Gritty memes, presenting the new Flyers mascot as a communist:

If you’re a fascist, if you write for rival trashy blogs such as the Daily Stormer, or work for a cancerous organization such as Turning Point USA,

Gritty is coming for you.

Joe Jenson believes capitalism must be destroyed as quickly as possible. The recent study showing that significant change in environmental policy must be taken in the next 12 years to avoid catastrophic consequences to the Earth means capitalism is not up for the challenge of protecting the future of the human race and the world we live.

If you believe in something amoral and shitty such as white supremacy as opposed to something cool like the unification of all people through the party, or if your name is Andrew Anglin – Joe Jenson and Gritty are coming for you.

Joe Jenson: Capitalism must go. We will be scorched and extinct long before capitalism can evolve in any way to protect us. As long as those who are well off and a small percentage of the population benefit from the system and the masses suffer, there is a problem in how this society functions. The economic power of industry wants to keep things as they are to maintain the profit making machine. Our system won’t change as long as the moneyed interests have power and will oppose change. Yet scientists have an agenda:

The only real solution as I see it is for workers to have control of the economy. As long as workers do not have control of the economy, and this control remains in the hands of the few, people will be doomed. Even with universal healthcare, free education, and these other social democratic promises, as long as those controlling the economy are the few, any meaningful reform will be stripped down to benefit the few. Those controlling the economy continue to extract resources to benefit the limited, while we all pay the price. Capitalism has put us right in another gilded age. The state is only serving to keep the owners of capital in power. Any efforts to delegitimize capital owners – such as free assembly, removal of police forces that hold down organizers of labor and those who would destroy capitalism, those who would do away with the prisons – is met with force. Police should be on the same side as labor because they too are fighting for table scraps. The solution is the destruction of the state, and the reorganization from the ground up. This is commonly called anarchy, but it has been given a bad name and needs to be taken seriously. The state has only served those in power. And it must be changed.

IN THE OTHER CORNER – OPPOSING JOE JENSON – IS BIG LEV.

Big Lev is a pragmatist and a statistician. He relies upon empirical modeling, and not philosophical argument. Big Lev is knowingly reliant upon capitalism yet not a devotee. Moreover, Big Lev is in perfect health, no body fat, likely related to Eastern European Russo/German Arm Wrestlers, Chess Masters, and Flying Trapeze Artists. In this sense, he is not one want to change society for the sake of it, as he enjoys the status quo. Therefore, he refuses to fall into the mistake of repeating leftist propaganda such as “destroy the Fed,” and “down with capitalism” because he recognizes that we have technology, phones, clothing, cars, all of which relies, in part, upon cheap labor. If you destroy the current system, you need to be prepared to replace it with something quickly and effectively to avoid chaos. If your propositions are better in theory but not practice, if the practicality of a proposition fails statistical evidence – you will be declared a loser: “Blatantly fucking wrong!” declared in a loud harsh voice while you cry in the corner and people shake their heads in disgust. People believe Big Lev, not just because he is tall, strong, imposing, he is believable. Smart, credible, thinking ahead, the propositions are based in repeated observations and expected outcome. When he says something, he is probably right.

Big Lev: I appreciate your point. But who’s fixing the roads outside of your house? Who’s fixing the bridges? How are you getting clean water delivered to your sink? Is anyone testing that water? Can you point to a single example of communities without a government controlling certain essential functions, such as water delivery, electricity…

Joe Jenson: Hold on now…electrical systems have been overtaken by private enterprise.

Big Lev: Blatantly you’re making my point now. You’re talking about systems of capitalism. Get rid of utilities, like electric. You miss the bigger point. Basic services. Maintaining pollution controls. Before government, fines, municipal sewers, people are essentially pouring shit on the streets. How does this not become prevalent in an anarchy system where there are no rules and no regulations?

Joe Jenson: I’m not arguing for the removal of water or electrical services. However, the capitalists force the laws and set prices for these services. As a result, it is more expensive to put solar panels on one’s roof than to buy dirty electricity. If there were not capitalists pushing the state to protect fossil fuels in the form of free pollution and tax credits, you would have a cleaner environment. In an anarchical society, you will still pay for services. I’m not saying you get rid of municipal services. I’m saying the state no longer controls what you do. It does not control the police. There are basically no police. What’s wrong with that?

Big Lev: No. You’re changing the argument. I’m not arguing that the lack of policing and a society engaging in a reality without policing is bad. That’s clearly good. You’re just trying to out lawyer and ignore the premise. The premise is: can you give an example of an anarchy in a modern society, with modern needs, roads, bridges, public transportation systems, in which it has been successful.

Joe Jenson: Certainly there are examples. There are numerous small communes succeeding in Spain. You can also look at Tibetan villages as an example where communities can successfully organize without a police presence. But you’re missing my point. I’m not saying that you don’t have to pay taxes. I’m not saying that modern technology and systems would cease. What I’m saying is —- how is it that we still need a state to police us. Communities make laws, and there are not police to bring the law to your house.

Round 1 has ended. Now let’s meet the judges:

Judge Eh Goddammit. Mr. Goddammit is a new aged singer / songwriter and recently decided to enter the legal profession as well, and unfortunately has to attend law school in order to do so. He is currently knee deep in Constitutional text books. By reading Supreme Court opinions since the early 1800’s, one gains a unique historical perspective on how the laws have shaped the history of this Country.

Eh Goddammit: Round 1 is over. I think you are both missing the point. Why can’t we keep the Current system, or close to it, without just getting rid of a lot of drug laws. Like, what if you had a vote on the decision to fire or hire a policeman in your neighborhood. Essentially, they are supposed to work for you. If you do that, and don’t change society in a drastic way, would that not help? Try community policing.

Judge Doctor Captain Quirk. Dr. Captain Quirk is an Army captain, doctor, and general bleeding heart liberal with a mean streak of libertarian / dictatorial bend but only if he were in charge of the universe. You would ultimately be in favor the Doctor Captain being in charge of everything, because he would make a better leader than everyone else. Except that you might get sick of Indiana Jones Temple of Doom and Rutger Hauer movies playing on repeat constantly.

Judge Flag Man. Judge Flag Man is a flag salesman. He provides great insight about flags, and how these impact society at large. You need flags. They define who and what you belong to.

Flag Man: Buy more flags. This one is nice.

PartyBoyGeezy: Screw that flag. That flag is racist.

Flag Man: That is not racist.  The Join or Die flag was popularized by Ben Franklin. It depicts the colonies during the revolution. The image means that if you do not join the country, all aspects of the snake will die.  Both the revolution and the individual states will fail.  You are thinking of a different flag, the Gadsen Flag.  

Don’t tread on me is used as a calling sign for libertarians and supremacists – namely those who would tread on the opinions of others by stating “Don’t tread on me.”

Captain Quirk: I like the Join or Die Flag. I’m going to buy one and put that in my office. When nurses question me – I’m going to tell them – Join or Die!

Judge Deep Fried Vegan. Judge Vegan is a master vegan chef by day, hotel concierge by night. He encounters many strange characters at his hotel including crazy right wingers, wealthy democratic donors, escorts, and general suburban privileged rich drunks. By day, he is amassing a menu of vegan items for his potential launch of a vegan restaurant.

Judge Vegan: Can you make me another Pan African Flag?

My neighbor down the street that is contributing to the gentrification of my block keeps taking mine down because he thinks it makes the neighborhood look aggressive. Also, Joe Jenson is clearly right. We need to burn this to the ground. This is basically how I feel all the time.

Flag Man: I can make you any of those flags. We make all flags, except for the confederate flag, or nazi flag, unless you are a serious movie producer. We made some of those for Glory and Schindler’s List, but most asking for nazi or confederate flags are not Steven SpielburgDid you know the confederate flag is the best selling flag in the country? We have also seen an uptick in requests for nazi flags and German Eagles. We won’t sell or make those flags. We have a conscience about our flags.

Joe Jenson: I have an improvement on the Gadsen Flag. You should stop selling that other piece of crap flag and sell this instead. 

Captain Kwig: Round one is a tie. Eh Goddammit is out of order. Policing, and the possibility of community policing is to be discussed further in Round 2.

To be Continued…

Feels Like A Stranger

 

The song below. Pretty much how it feels these days to be around white people, as a white person, who does not agree with the way this Country is headed.

Bart O’Kavanaugh was confirmed. It’s one thing for Trumpy Drumpf to get elected. It’s another thing for a sexual predator to get confirmed. If people elect someone in, it is clear that the consensus (albeit a small one – a total consensus of voters less than the actual loser, which makes the Electoral college basically the same as NCAA football pre-BCS) goes for this guy. What makes this different, is that this certain Bart O’Kavanaugh is not elected. Lacks the approval of the Country. Yet he is given one of the most powerful positions in the free world. For the first time in a long time, when we see other white people, and we wonder about their positions, we wonder what their motivation is. What is the greater purpose behind all of this? This Country – It feels like a stranger:

Note: Yes this post was written by a straight white person. For any black, brown, gay, queer, special needs. This is not news. Country has never been nice to lots of peopo.

Why are Americans Supporting Bart O’Kavanaugh?

On the eve of America’s Second Biggest Douchebag getting confirmed to the Supreme Court, I cannot help but scratch my head at why so many fellow Americans – none of whom know Kavanaugh personally – have given the man such support in the face of allegations that he drunkenly forced himself upon a younger girl. So many Americans are saying, he’s a good man with a good record. How many have actually read his judicial opinions? How do you know that? All of the written evidence points to this guy being a huge douche.

Instead of simply letting futility set in, the PartyBlog wants to point to the written record. It’s human nature to deny accusations when you KNOW nothing bad is going to happen for admitting a wrongdoing or a crime. Looking at the writings of the man, it clearly indicates someone who was not following the rule of law and was totally comfortable engaging in shady summer activities, when this assault allegedly occurred. Also, how many people do you know with an alias that are innocent? SERIOUSLY!

A quick review of the letter sent from Kavanaugh to his cronies, signed .  as the alias, Bart O’Kavanaugh, sheds further light on this mind boggling situation of Kavanaugh’s nomination. Something to keep in mind, from the PartyBlog’s perspective is, how is this man going to make this country better? He’s an accused sex offender. Do we really want him on the highest Court? The resounding answer should be no. As Americans, we should be good enough as a people to come together on this issue. Even if you are inclined to believe Kavanaugh’s denials (again, for no good reason, as fully explained from a legal perspective here, let’s give him the benefit of the doubt). The next question then, one must ask — is he going to improve our lives? Is Kavanaugh going to promote unity, criminal justice reform, workers’ rights, people’s ability to assemble, create art, protest peacefully, or is he a tool of the state on the side of the GOP? The people on the right who  are his supporters – and supposedly hate the state – continue to blindly fall in line with the party that most frequently take away and limit our rights. It is confounding.

Let’s look at Kavanaugh’s actual words in the form of the letter to his dip-shit buddies leading up to “BEACH WEEK”:

Four noteworthy items stand out:

1) The mention that we’ll welcome girls with “open ….” The ellipses is a reference to open “legs.” The idea – clearly – is to get girls so good and drunk that they cannot resist. Again, Ford’s allegations – as shocking as they seem at first – are consistent with the narrative that these kids were drinking too much and out of control, and did not care about the consequences.

2) The letter is signed “FFFFF”. The same terminology appears on O’Kavanaugh’s yearbook page. Clearly there is deeper meaning here. This is not a reference to someone’s stuttering friend. After all of the hoopla, and genuflecting about luring women in, we must go back to Avenatti’s claim that this means “French, finger, fuck, forget,” whatever. If you believe that this is due to a stutter – why the FFFFF would the END of the letter simply say: “FFFFFF.” It appears, in plain sight, to be a entreaty that all comers in the clique FIND FINGER FUCK FRENCH FORGET. Are we smart – stupid – or just willfully blind. Even if you refuse to believe the prevailing explanation – are you satisfied with Bart O’Kavanaugh’s explanation? Yeah, my buddy used to stutter so it’s an inside joke…Do you really believe that – especially when the letter was signed by “Bart”?

3) How many people do you trust that knowingly use an alias? Especially when trying to be devious. When you add the whole thing up – whose explanation makes more sense? The guy who is trying to hide something, signs missives by way of his alias as an effort to hide his identity, and brags about exploits – or the person who seemed totally believable with everything to lose? Finally, we now know that Bart O’Kavanaugh cannot deny the reference to his identity in Judge’s book – Wasted, Tales of a White Drunk (or whatever the title is) – as Bart O’Kavanaugh. The reference in the book states something to the effect of “Do you know Bart O’Kavanaugh? He puked all over himself in a car.” Charming.

4) This guy was planning beach week, but could not make the deposit because he was in Ireland with his family. How many average Americans go from Ireland with their family one week to Beach Week the next. I’m not holding it against anyone whose family sends them on an international trip. Good for you! However, this is clearly not an average Joe. This is someone from privilege. We need average people, from average backgrounds, on the Supreme Court. We need judges who understand the needs of every-day citizens. Why do so many preach LOVE for the President, as if he is an average person? The same inclination seems to apply for Bart O’Kavanaugh. Do we really think that by voting for someone, or supporting someone when they have shown themselves to be a total and utter D-Bag, that somehow that will pull us up economically? Has Donald Trump sent anyone a check for buying an overpriced hat made in China? Has anyone actually gotten something out of this whole shit show to make their lives better?

Which brings us to the next topic – to be further explored in depth in the next segment. It is time for Americans of all walks and colors to recognize that the party in power (Republicans) and even the moderate Democrats – do not care about our well being.  The GOP is dedicated to its corporate donors first and foremost. It has successfully convinced mostly white, conservatives, to support their cause. Their actual cause however, is corporate power and big bucks! The GOP are not your friends. They do not support your right to drink beer in public, grow or smoke weed, or assemble to protest. They do not care about anything such as the citizens’ right to make a living, healthcare, increasing minimum wage. They want you to pay more for water, utilities, so their buddies get rich. 

It is time for this country to unite together and revolt against the corporate megadonors that are shamelessly and blatantly controlling our government. Do you think that Bart O’Kavanaugh is going to do anything on the Supreme Court except further the destruction of basic civil rights and the right to organize – while insulating those in power? When your brother is dope sick – is Kavanaugh going to care? When we need hospitals to be funded so we can get our kids healthy, do you honestly think this guy is getting behind that or destroying healthcare if his backers support it? Is he going to protect access to medicine or the rights of Big Pharma? His job – his job forever – was to help his friends. Whether this means help them get drunk, piss drunk, pissier drunk, commit sex crimes, indict a sitting president (which he now claims is unconstitutional), or support Donald Trump’s never-ending power grab, Bart O’Kavanaugh is consistent. And this is not going to help you and me get to his or her universal party or American Dream. Unless your version of a party is to violate the rights of others, rob, cheat, and steal to get to the top.  

 

Lindsey Graham is the Third Biggest Douchebag in America

Lindsay Graham is an old school white southern GOP Senator. By definition that makes him a patriarchal, prejudice ridden, Trump licking, asshole.  Today, Lindsay Graham became so much more. He became the Third Biggest Douchebag  in America. Today, Graham followed a courageous presentation by a victim of sexual assault who could no longer keep quiet, with a blithering, pathetic overture. Sensing that his cause was losing, that the prosecutor the GOP had hired to ask questions was being too neutral, that the hearing was too focused upon the seriousness of the allegations levied and not focused enough on political shit-piling, Graham decided to lose his damn mind.  Looks like someone needs a Snickers Bar.

“To my Republican colleagues: if you vote ‘no,’ you’re legitimizing the most despicable thing that I have seen in my time in politics”

Ahh yes…if you vote no, you are delegitimizing the rights of privileged white catholic preppy school boys to drink until ralphing and then groping, choking, grinding, and boofing, whatever that means, on whatever 15 yr. old they can find. You are delegitimizing the right of these poor privileged boys to ruin lives, however they see fit, during high school and college, when it is their God given right to grow up, make mistakes, before reforming and preying every night with their little white babies and repressed wives.  Who cares if some girls get “upset” or “groped,” or “PTSD’ed (like that’s even a real thing). How else these boys supposed to mature and be the leaders of America we need them to be? It’s so unfair. It makes me want to cry (sniff sniff).

Then, Graham decides to share his expertise on rape:

“It’s been my understanding that if you drug women and rape them for two years in highschool, you probably don’t stop.”

So apparently Graham is not aware that most instances of sexual assault occur in situations where the victim knows the aggressor, goes unreported, and life goes on as if nothing happened. Apparently Graham has never heard of Brock Turner, who apparently is not capable of being guilty of sexually assaulting a drunk class mate because it only happened once.  Apparently Graham thinks it ok if you do it once, or twice, then stop, because if you were really a criminal you would not stop. White rich privileged men that do this once or twice, when young, are not criminals.

Pretty sure that a criminal defense lawyer, whose client was on trial for sexual assault, opened with, “Well gentlemen…holy crap there are ladies on this jury…didn’t know that was legal in this state. Well, people of the jury, see my client is innocent because I am defending someone accused of one time rape only and my understanding is that the people that do this type of stuff do not stop at once or twice.  So I rest my argument.”  Yeah, that person would be found guilty. Except in South Carolina apparently.

Again, just more examples of the American, privileged, white king makers in this country showing pure, vitriolic disdain for anyone who would try to upset the status quo that privileged white men get to do whatever, whenever, whoever they want.

In all of this, what’s important, is that we protect poor Bart O’Kavanaugh. His life has been ruined if he cannot serve on the Supreme Court. He only gets to serve on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals for the rest of his life, with the same lifetime pension. He can barely afford his million dollar house! It’s SO UNFAIR – I’M GOING TO POINT MY FINGER ANGRILY AT YOU MEAN WOMAN DIANE FEINSTEIN!  I SHOULD BE EATING DINNER RIGHT NOW! YOU KNOW HOW I GET WHEN I’M HUNGRY!

Thank you Lindsey Graham. I now have good reason to dislike you other than the fact that you are smug, rich, unapologetic, and have cruised by on taxpayer dollars in the same job for 30 years. Also, where the fuck were you to make impassioned arguments for my mistakes as a young, white, privileged prep-boy. I really could have used some impassioned argument about the “most despicable” application of justice “I have ever seen” back when I was getting a one-day in school suspension for plagiarizing in sophomore math class.

Side note from Joe Jensen: Before Dr. Ford’s courageous testimony followed by Lindsey Graham’s shameful defense of white privilege) Joe Jensen pointed out that yes — while we are focusing on Bart O’Kavanaugh and the importance of a Supreme Court nomination — do not forget that cops are still coming up with new ways to murder people and get away with it:

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Will the Real Bart O’Kavanaugh Please Stand Up

Disclaimer: this is intended as satire of a public figure. Not to be taken literally.

We at the PartyBlog have sat back and listened to all of the disgusting excuses made by the leading GOP kingmakers to date as to why Fraternal Drunken Catholic Creepy Priest Man Bart O’Kavanaugh should receive a lifetime appointment to the highest and most respected job a lawyer can achieve in the world. The media has done an admirable job of showing why the republicans are not really interested in the truth, but instead shoving the nomination down the throats of the American people. If you haven’t read such articles, I would start here with this piece of reporting, in Politico, by Elena Johnson, in which one of O’Kavanaugh’s enablers and handlers explains:

A defeated Kavanaugh nomination would not only demoralize the conservative base, it could seriously jeopardize Trump’s relationship with the conservative legal movement, and that could be crippling for conservative influence in the Trump era.”

Or this piece in Vox by Matthew Yglesias, demonstrating that the response to the sexual assault allegations that are rising in numbers, has been one of PR, as opposed to fact-finding. Remember, the point of the confirmation process is not a “trial” but whether someone is fit for the supreme court. If someone is not fit (such as lying to the American people by claiming he did not “party,” pretending to be someone he’s not during a Fox Statenews interview, covering up shady stories about the 60 grand in credit card bills that mysteriously disappeared, stolen emails from political opposition while working for Bush, general untoward activity detailed in this sketchy email) then they should not sit on the Supreme Court. This is not about guilt. This is about our rights and the dudes, and a few women, that are in charge of protecting those rights.

Ask anyone – when a dude says confidentiality “on all fronts, including with spouses” after referencing a dice game and blacking out drunk – this is not super secret valentine’s day plans. More like strippers and blow.

Speaking of blow, what’s up with O’Kavanaugh’s calendar entries? As aptly pointed out by Vox’s Tara Golshen, the Calendar doesn’t prove much except that O’Kavanaugh partied a lot. However, no one parties more than us at the PartyBlog. And we know that a reference to a “ski” party in DC in the summertime means one thing – cocaine. (July 1, 1982, “Go to Timmy’s for Skis”).

We have to give credit where credit is due. Jake Currie at the The Woke Sloth deftly unwrapped the layers of the onion that is O’Kavanaugh’s high school year book page. In the best written article to date, Jake pieces together what the f*ck all of this nonsense in O’Kavanaugh’s yearbook actually means. Read it. It’s a much shorter (and more illuminating) than, say, the Davinci Code.

https://wokesloth.com/brett-kavanaugh-high-school-yearbook/jake/

Amazingly, the Woke Sloth did a better job than any other media publication in putting the pieces together, like a Dan Brown novel.  Jake Currie took the yearbook to task more than a week before the stories about Renate Schroeder, and the oh so honorable mentions of the “Renate Alumni” club were surfaced by the New York Times. We do have to give props to Kate Kelly and David Enrich for breaking the “Renate” story, even if they showed up late to the ski party and all the snow had melted…

Most telling about the “Renate” spate, is the fact that O’Kavanaugh could not even get his own lies then straight now. His lawyer told the NY Times that he shared a kiss with Renate after he took her to whatever lame-dance date that he felt the need to memorialize in his yearbook. Turns out that wasn’t true, that they never kissed. So O’Kavanaugh’s re-telling on his sexual escapades were still utter bullshit. Even a seemingly innocent revision to a thirty-five year old lie told to his scumbag buddies– that he got to second, or third, or whatever first generation protein powder generated image he wanted to project — further insulted a former friend who had days before gone to bat for the avid baseball fanboy by signing a letter attesting to his character.

On this eve of the impending testimony to be presented by the first of many accusers, the unimpeachable Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, against the increasingly cringe-worthy, pudding popping, JELLO slurping O’Kavanaugh, we at the PartyBlog will break-down what the hell crap the hidden messages in O’Kavanaugh’s yearbook actually mean. This is to assist the American people – and hopefully the Senate – in asking the right questions and in finding the truth, in this pile of shit quickly amassing around O’Kavanaugh’s nomination.

The PartyBlog is well-qualified in understanding douchebaggery, due to our lead editor having attended years of all-boys’ male, prep high school, and making the metaphysical mistake of believing that such an existence was goal oriented and laudable. The goal of senior year, yearbook psycho-babble all-boy douche-double speak is to hide creepy messages (shout out to DJ Lavaflow), brag to those in the know, while humiliating others, in some sort of Freudian desire to repent, by not regretting anything. So we translate stupid Greek pseudo masonry/wannabe frat-boy – if you were black you’d be part of a “gang” and a “thug” – mentality into reality:

Varsity Football 3,4; J.V. Football 2; Freshman Football 1; Varsity Basketball 3, 2 (Captain); Frosh Basketball (Captain); J.V. Basketball (Captain); Varsity Spring Track 3; Little Hoya 3. 4***”

Take note of the punctuation he’s using. For every semi-colon, he is completing a thought or phrase. My Third Form English teacher would be mortified because this is one long run-on sentence. He’s butchering the English language, and we are talking about a future Supreme Court nominee (likely to be confirmed at this late hour). Regardless, every time you see a semi-colon, it means he is completing the thought. It seems like blather, but we are talking about an intelligent person. The paragraph is actually well thought out. Because, this is his opportunity to tell all, and he only has a few lines. We will walk you through each hair-brained thought. A few more comments. The years in each line represent his years in high school. Elitist prep schools do not use normal words like “Freshman,” “Sophomore,” Etc. (Note how I used “Third Form” above. In my school the numbers started in 7th grade or First Form, so 9th grade is Third Form – get it?). The elitist schools use the British method of counting up. As if these prep schools are not elitist enough, they opt to be more douchey by using some English style, obscure counting system. This means he was on varsity football in 3 (junior year). And 4 (senior year). If you follow the numbers, it also means he was not that exceptional of an athlete. Only played varsity football junior and senior year. Varsity basketball junior and senior year. It’s a small school. How good could the competition really be? The good athletes make the team as sophomores. (If you listened to the Fox Statenews interview, he presented himself as a serious athlete. As if that’s all he did was study, prey, and play sports. C’mon. O’Kavanaugh may have been a serious meat-head, but he was not a serious athlete. I was captain of the JV baseball team too. Guess what? I kissed lots of coach ass and hit the crap out of sub-par pitching. Next year I got zero at bats and gained 15 pounds from sitting the bench and eating brownies, and no there was not pot in them. They were packaged, store bought, it was the nineties, we were not in Cali, and no one had epilepsy.) Strangely, the really bad teams are saddled with the freshman nomenclature (See “Frosh” basketball captain. I guess “Frosh” team sounds better than 1-sies. Other side note: Little Hoya is the Georgetown Prep school newspaper. The editors of that rag must be having a fucking field day with this fiasco).

Next entry: “Landon Rocks and Bowling Alley Assault – What a Night”

Translation: Someone got their ass kicked at a bowling alley. Likely drunk. O’Kavanaugh loved it. Maybe lost his virginity in a car to a drunk chick a la’ Frankie Valli, and doesn’t even know her name. He will never ever be the same. What a lady what a night! 

  • Georgetown vs. Louisville – Who Won That Game Anyway?”

Note the capitals. This means the line was heavily repeated amongst friends and became emblematic of something else, more code words. Likely they blacked out in the stands and don’t remember what happened. Code for – who gives a f*ck – we got drunk and are living – LIVING! Yeah – you boys are real rebels going to the ACC games…meanwhile Bad Brains is probably playing a sick show right down the street and you probably still have no idea what the hell I’m talking about…

  • Extinguisher”

Some douche set off a fire extinguisher at some poor rich sap’s house when the parents away and made a damn mess of the place.

  • Summer of ‘82 – Total Spins (Rehobeth 10, 9 …)”

Note the elipses – “…” – there is a whole set that came before. This is common in drinking games. You go up the ladder and have to drink more if you get the right dice number, spin, bet, etc. give 10 drinks at the top. Don’t get the right number take the drink for ten seconds.  This sounds about right. If there is a sexual element here, it’s not good…means they were actually taking turns, engaging in date rape, or failing and lying about it.

  • Orioles vs. Red Sox – Who Won, Anyway”

See note above, same explanation for “Georgetown vs. Louisville.” More excessive drunkenness. Probably drunk driving. Thinking it’s really cool. It’s not. 

  • Keg City Club (Treasurer) – 100 Kegs or Bust.”

This is explained well in the Woke Sloth Article linked above. O’Kavanaugh is bragging about being the “Treasurer” of the 100 Keg Club, one of the great ideas of America’s greatest alcohol fueled novelist who you’ve never heard of, America’s favorite best friend forever, Mark Judge. If only “Tales of a Gen X Drunk” were still in print, it would now be on the New York Times bestseller’s list. Americans cannot help but consume a sorry shit-show.  Case in Point: Keeping up with the Kardashians. 

  • Anne Daugherty’s – I Survived the FFFFFFFourth of July”

Not sure who Anne Daugherty is but I feel sorry for her. There is special meaning to the “FFFFFF” and those who were involved clearly know the significance.  Drumpf’s favorite “low-life” lawyer, future president, Michael Avenatti, has a pretty good take on it, and we have no reason to doubt that he is on the right track.

  • Renate Alumnus”

Ok…yeah…any time a girl is mentioned in one of these year books, and in a crypic way, it’s not meant to be a compliment. But really, when I said, “when you need to feel special, call Rachel,” what I really meant was, she was very helpful in assisting me with my art project. Yeah, we know that’s what you really meant. Doucher.

  • Malibu Fan Club”

This is a reference to Malibu Coconut Rum. A Favorite among year 4s. Stolen Malibu caused many a fights in generic rich all male white prep-high.

  • Ow, Neatness 2, 3”

Too cryptic for even us. He has out-douched even us at PartyBlog.

  • Devil’s Triangle”

This was referred to in high school as the “Wobbly-H.” Never seen nor observed, but frequently referenced. The only non-gay way to show your love for your fellow man. Bragging about it in print when you’re not in the sex business is pathetic, creepy, puts you in the top .01 percent of douche, and maybe ties you with the President for biggest Douche Alive. And, pre-facebook no less, so there’s not even a good excuse…

  • Down Geezer, Easy, Spike, How ya’ doin’, Errr Ah”

More drinking. Not Malibu. Probably rot gut whiskey. Spike turns bottle upside down. Shows bubbles. Easy Spike. “Errr Ah,” Spike yells victoriously.

  • Rehobeth Police Fan Club (with Shorty)”

Here’s how this one plays out. Shorty is a quasi-homeless, down on his luck, black man that bought them cheap liquor in Rehobeth beach. White douches always ask black derelict-looking guys to do them favors, like purchase liquor. It is a form of white outreach community service, because a tip is usually promised.   It does not matter that the tip is immaterial, in the form of a nickel or a free swig of rotgut. It is the conviction that counts. After the transaction, a police officer comes up to them to ask if Shorty is bothering the future bankers and judges of America. Shorty says, “I’m not bothering them, I just bought them some liquor.” The officer says, “How old are you boys.” The boys say, please sir, don’t arrest us, our parents will kill us. It’s just beach week.” The officer says, “Ok, boys, sounds good, let’s take a picture together. Also, Shorty, if I catch you around here again bothering these nice boys, I’m going to arrest you for loitering.”

  • St. Michael’s . . . This is Whack”

More urban outreach and assimilation with the masses. St. Michael’s is probably a slightly lower class local church festival or rival school. Their booze connection did not come through. The party was Whack. Whack first was used in the 80’s, so the Boys Club of Douche’merica thought they were really “hip” and “urban” in the District when they used the word “Whack.”

  • Wendy Whitney Fan Club”

Wendy Whitney is clearly a hot girl that none of these guys had a chance with and never talked to. I’m really happy for Wendy Whitney. She managed to avoid going on dates with any of these clowns.  As a result, she has avoided public shaming in the world’s largest media providers. 

  • Judge – Have You Boofed Yet?”

Clearly this question was asked to Mark Judge at a party. Boofed could mean fucked. It could mean puked.  It could mean sticking stuff up their butts, as indicated on urban dictionary, but we are not confident about this meaning as this is a more recent iteration of the phrase. It could be a reference to the nasty stuff that just came out today alleged by Julie Swetnick, who claimed that she was date raped multiple times at parties thrown by these little shits.  You can disregard her accusations however because an ex boyfriend filed a restraining order against her in Miami in 2001. See this is America. We blame the victims and believe the self-proclaimed douches. Only Mark Judge knows whether or not he boofed yet. Brett Kavanaugh doesn’t know whether Judge boofed yet, because he is asking the question. How would Brett Kavanaugh know. He does not know what Boofed means. Maybe he did then, when he wrote it. But he certainly doesn’t know what it means now. See kids, that’s what we call implausible deniability.

  • Beach Week Ralph Club – Biggest Contributor”

Ahhh…so funny…bragging because you puked the most during beach week. The only time I ever bragged about puking was when I didn’t puke. Guess what, a few hours later, I puked. Should have known that it’s cool to brag about drinking so much that you puked the most. Now I know what it takes to be on the Supreme Court, of Natural Light.

  • Maureen – Tainted Whack”

This one is about Maureen, and it’s not good. At least her last name is omitted. If it were not, however, Maureen would have a pretty good defamation case in the works. I’d take that case. This is probably a reference to Maureen’s privates (i.e. taint) but placed in the past tense, and reversed so as to throw off the reader (clever clever). It’s disgusting on two levels: 1) the statement itself, 2) that O’Kavanaugh thought this was hilarious and subtle. Someone else probably came up with this term when someone else was telling a vile story about Maureen, maybe true, more likely utter bullshit, said something nasty, and someone else said – “Whack Taint” – then they all started laughing. Regular comedians these guys. O’Kavanaugh found this exchange to be hilarious, and doled a shout-out here. By inverting it as “Tainted Whack” Bart was able to get it through the half-cocked, faculty adviser. Note: the faculty adviser may be the same teacher who Mark Judge claims they threw a bachelor party for and arranged a stripper. New York Times – if you are reading, that’s a potential lead.

  • George Hyman”

Ugh. This is making my head spin. Yes. Just when you thought there could not be another creepy reference to a vagina. There is. Some guy named George told some story about a girl’s hyman. You guys are really the worst fucking little shits alive. The Devil really does take care of its own. Are you kidding me? The Supreme Court?!?!?!

  • Beach Week 3-107th Street”

As if one Beach Week weren’t enough, we had to do three.

  • Those Prep Guys are the Biggest . . .”

Sad penis reference.

  • GONZAGA YOU’RE LUCKY.”

Finally. The end. This is either a sex reference or Gonzaga is a nick name for someone that got lucky in some fashion. Missed getting hit by a car. Mom came home just as the towels finished drying or the lost cat came home after sneaking out the back door. I don’t know. We can’t really stomach to think that this last one was as bad as everything that came before. However, given the level of douche, we have to assume the worst. Gonzaga is some guy that lost his virginity under questionable circumstances during Beach Week Three. The girl probably was not sober enough to consent. We are dying inside at the PartyBlog and this is like a bad dream that needs to end now. How is this reality? Bart O’Kavanaugh said it best, “This is ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone.” We certainly agree, but in the opposite way that you mean it. 

And one more note. The douchey quote at the end / bottom of the world’s worst yearbook page from the world’s (tied) for biggest douche alive:

He that would live in peace and at east must not speak all he knows, nor JUDGE all he sees.”

This next side note is from the heart: PartyBoyGeezy did a quote at the end of his yearbook page and dedicated it to one of his friends. It’s admittedly a common douche-bag move to shout out your friends via a pseudo intellectual quote. My quote was from Rabbit Run and it had something to do about Pottstown being a wasteland in the middle of nowhere. (Shout out the Flagman who is from Pottstown.) This means lead editor of the PartyBlog, PartyBoyGeezy, is a huge douche. We understand this now and cannot deny this. However, we have admitted past douchebaggery and disavowed further douchiness. It is a work in process, but a process nonetheless. It has taken until recently, and this whole episode really pushed PartyBoyGeezy and the other editors here in gear, to truly face reality. All rich, privileged, elitist, white douche bags who told bad stories about shameful events and laughed about should come to grips now, in the face of raw, jump the shark, douche, and stop it. Immediately. Like Bill Murray at the end of Scrooge. It’s not cool. Lives have been ruined. 

Let’s break down how horrible and devastatingly ironic this quote is. The first phrase (he “that would live in peace” must not “speak all he knows”) means that O’Kavanaugh is not going to tell all. The yearbook page is just scratching the surface. He has secrets, but shall not tell the truly deep, darkest ones, so that all privileged parties can live in peace. Part two (“nor JUDGE all he sees”) is a prayer to Mark Judge not to write about all of their maniacal escapades. Ironically, Judge goes on to write the non-so-great American novel. Fittingly, O’Kavanaugh is barely mentioned. So, the warning shot takes, JUDGE does not speak all he knows. Not in the book. Not in front of Congress or the Senate. Nor JUDGE all he sees. So, yes, Judge does know. He has the answers. But he will not speak. Case closed. Asshole confirmed. 

Luckily, however, Judge does not need to speak, because O’Kavanaugh stupidly wrote most of it down in a single, ski-fueled rage. Then edited it for clarity the next day. Turns out, what happens at Georgetown Prep does not stay at Georgetown prep. Or more accurately, white rich elitist snob douche-bags can’t help but love to brag about every stupid little small-ball achievement in their privileged little lives, even if it’s hurtful, mean, criminal or just run-of the-mill fucked up.

 

The Aftermath of the Fourth of July

 

Pitbull partied down on the Fourth, but in a manner that honestly reflected this country’s history. Can the rest of the Country do the same?

Each year on the Fourth of July people throw up the flags, go to a parade, enjoy fireworks, and generally cheer, blindly, about how GREAT the USofA is as a Nation. In light of recent migrant jailing and child separations, Supreme Court’s upholding of the Muslim Travel Ban, the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico, and general hostility from the Oval Office towards anything different (think: “Shit-hole countries”), many in America on the losing side of the culture war seem to feel as if the Country has taken a step back.The Fourth of July felt a little off this year. As best summed up by the Gay Boy, aka Joe Jensen, who was undercover reporting from Mississippi during Independence Day:

Look at this collection of winners. In particular, notice the combo confederate / thin blue line flag on the far left – appropriately hanging on portable shitter – where it belongs. 

Ironically, those in support of thin blue line buck at the notion of infringement of civil liberty. It’s about time we stop being so damn hypocritical as a country and recognize what the thin blue line really means:

Editors note: Some may argue, well surely it is fine, if you are policeman, relative, or family member to sport the thin blue line. Wrong. You are falling into the crowd-like mentality of a gang. The first rule to joining any gang is – don’t rat out your friends. Snitches get stitches. If you are sporting the thin blue line, and following its mentality – you are engaging in a mafioso-style Omerta form of endorsement. The symbolism of the flag means that no one steps over the blue line. It means that police protect their fellow cops by refusing to report or testify against them. This is what we expect from criminal organizations – not tax-payer funded civil servants expected to serve the public. 

We at the Partyblog do not condone the use of the thin blue line superimposed with the American Flag. The Constitution embodies distrust of the police state, while the thin blue line wholeheartedly endorses it.  We at the Partyblog understand the unfortunate reality that large swaths of the population are drinking the kool aid. Most just follows what Fox News, Rush Limbaugh or Alex Jones tell them to think.

We cannot, however, understand how the Stars & Bars can continue to be viewed as an acceptable form of promotion of ideology or community. After all, what are flags other than a symbol of endorsement of the community with which you seek to be associated. It is time for those who fly the confederate flag to understand how offensive it truly is. The “Stainless Banner” aka the “Blood Stained Banner” aka the “American Swastika” shit-flag was the second flag of the Confederacy. It was used during the Civil War and as a result it is a living symbol of treason against the Union in perseverance of the institution of slavery. In the after- math of the Civil War – beginning in the Jim Crow era South and continuing until today – the Stained Banner acts as rallying cry for those opposed to equal rights. The Blood-Stained Flag was flown by proto-fascist, terrorist, militant organizations whose goal was the subjugation of an entire race of people upon whose blood and sweat this country’s was built upon. From the inception of its use, the flag’s purpose and intent was to terrorize those brown people who showed the tiniest sliver of independence, civil liberty or yearning for freedom.  When people say, “it’s our history,” you are correct. It is our heritage – of a racist, decrepit, and shameful past. It is time to accept the truth of our past, not deny the reality of our shameful history of racist impulses, state-sanctioned murder, and degradation.

Shady G reported this Fourth of July from  the Lynching Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama. His parents – naturalized citizens – were not born with the right to vote.  His great great uncle was lynched. From Shady G:

I was looking at my great great uncle’s name and started thinking about his mother, who I have heard my great grandmother talk about. She was a slave. A legit cotton picking, what you see in the movies slave. She faced horrors that we cannot fathom, but she had hope for a brighter tomorrow. Because of her hope, I am here. Realistically, we may not live to see the changes we fight for. We do it for future generations. Part of being black in America is having to have hope for a brighter tomorrow. What we are seeing now, the backlash, may be a moment in white fragility in America. We are making progress and cannot focus on the dark clouds, but instead must see the sun breaking through. 

Regardless, for us all to move forward as a nation, we must recognize our collective history.  The “ideal” that we assign to the founders and the Fourth of July is itself a myth. Our founding did not provide that all “men were created equal,” other than land-owning white men.  The country’s founders were not interested in equality for all. Inequality was institutionalized in every founding document of our nation. To ignore the stark history and create a noble myth is a problem. The longer we believe the ahistorical ideal that America was founded upon, the harder it is to actually achieve justice and equality. If you look at America from the perspective of a married, inter-racial couple, it’s as if White America cheats on Black America, and then gets mad when called out for its infidelity.

Now, there may be some benefit in seeing the country’s founders today in a mythical quality. It provides citizens with a set of common goals to work towards beyond self-interest. However, when one-half refuses to acknowledge historical reality, it keeps all of the country mired in a zero-sum game.The longer we hold onto the notion that the founders were completely just and honorable, the harder it will be for those disenfranchised by the country to buy in.  If the reality of our past is built upon a lie, claiming that the country was based upon a notion of equality for all when in fact it institutionalized slavery and degradation of fellow man, we cannot move towards the ideal that this country may still become.  Upon recognition and acceptance that all people are truly equal, “zero-tolerance”  is not a winning argument.  We may “today” ascribe a progressive vision to the founders’ view that their intention was for all people to be “equal” in the future, but the reality is the founders legalized a system that resulted in massacres of “savages” and enslavement of millions of people. So instead of prescribing idealism to the founders – we must recognize the idealism in ourselves. We must repatriate the view of the founders and make it our own, as oppose to ascribing universal freedom and liberty to men who were to beholden to wealth, pressure, and mercantile / capitalistic impulses to make it a reality. “If there be an object truly ridiculous in nature, it is an American patriot, signing resolutions of independency with the one hand, and with the other brandishing a whip over his affrighted slaves”  -Thomas Day, 1776

So next time the Fourth of July rolls around, we should view it as a memorial, not simply a blind, bro-ish celebration to blow up as much shit as possible. Our country is founded on a compromise that resulted in the royal mistreatment of a lot of people. So now we have to make up for it. Time to admit to the sins and abominations and move forward. There are two potential solutions: 1) put high doses of liquid LSD in Busch Light so that White America can have a collective out of body experience and view the world from a different perspective (see Party Tips, No. 6) in the or 2) start to support a form of pay-it-forward, truth and reconciliation, and a real form of reparations that can help all of those whose families were totally screwed improve and build upon the future through education and enlightenment.

We are talking about free public tuition for all ancestors of indigenous peoples and slaves. If you can trace your lineage, you get free public college. It shouldn’t be that hard to sell. We also believe that public college should be super cheap for everyone. But for a small percentage of the population, whose families got screwed, it should be completely free.

Did you say make billionaires pay for it?

While we are at it – let’s reduce our defense and NSA spying budget, use that towards infrastructure improvements, and suddenly we have a Fourth of July the Partyblog can celebrate with a huge bonfire on Ron Paul’s lawn and roasted marshmallows with Rene Boucher (see Party Tips, No. 5).

Which brings us back to Pitbull’s Fourth of July Concert. If you are going to party on the Fourth of July, do it like Pitbull.  Excuse the Facebook video. Facebook is the worst video platform imaginable. We need to make a rule that organizations and people just post to Youtube. I don’t want to see Russian fake news when I click on a video. But this clip was not available elsewhere.

"Let's help each other, not divide each other. Let's unite each other." Thank you, Pitbull for an amazing and memorable Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert on the Parkway. You're always welcome in the 2-1-5! Relive all the coverage: http://on.nbc10.com/1nlsB41

Posted by NBC10 Philadelphia on Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Pitbull understands the ideal that we can achieve today. The founder’s view was imperfect. Pitbull’s view is not. Pitbull is the real leader of the free world. The Party World.

Final Note: at the end of the video when the crowd starts chanting “USA! USA! USA!” most of the POC’s look around uncomfortably. It’s probably time to retire the “USA! USA! USA!” chant. It was cool when it was chanted against the Iron Sheik in WWF wrestling matches. But the Iron Sheik is retired. And he lives in Georgia, USA. If you see the Iron Sheik, by all means…yell in his face “USA! USA!” Otherwise, it is reminiscent of a 2016 RNC thing. Like the person chanting is taking ownership over the USA. The USA does not belong to anyone. Except for billionaire Republican donors. This is whom “our” country’s founders were protecting.  So remember the only people who can credibly say “my country” and “my history” are the billionaires who want to keep this country, and this world, all to themselves, and divided so that one half will support their kleptocracy by way of identity politics. To get the country – it’s going to require reconciling with the past and the foundation this country was built upon. Once we can do that, then we really are the same. We are united against the rich capitalist bastards who want to steal our country and our Party – in whatever form it takes – and keep it to themselves. 

Look. So here is the final word. On Some Supreme Court

An explanation on the following entry. The original post – linked at the bottom as “The Coward, Ted, and the Brave Man – was originally written in the aftermath of the WDAS Presents the Philly Block Party (which was awesome by the way. When Boyz II Men’s Nathan Morris did a shout out to “everybody make some noise if you were born in the 60’s” there was applause up front in the expensive seats. ” Make some noise if you was born in the 70’s…” Louder…but more spread out towards the back. “…if you were born in the 80’s…” This was the loudest – but mostly towards the back and the cheap seats. So yes, it is true that elderly in America are rich and it trickles down from there. “…born in the 90’s?” A few cheers – all in the back by the lawn. “What if you were born in 2000 or later.” [Dead Silence.] So yeah. We gettin’ old.  And to top it all off, we will not have social security to support us. Basically, this country is on the fast track to the idle rich having fun and everyone else working their butts off until death…but I digress.). Partyboygeez had been partying for about 7 hours straight with no chaser throughout the Block Party (that’s how we do). Instead of going to bed next to a fine woman, I decided to drunkenly drivel on a page. The point / or the intention – which is impossible to appreciate without explanation – was to try to explain what exactly this all means.  Anthony Kennedy is retiring. Anthony Kennedy is  described as the “Wild Card” on the Supreme Court. He is often (misdiagnosed) as the great moderating factor on the highest court of the US of A. This is false. Kennedy is a conservative by all means. He originally was poised to overturn Roe v. Wade in Casey v. Planned Parenthood but switched at the last minute according to lore – which Kennedy refuses to officially confirm or deny. So this so called “moderate” really wasn’t that moderate. He did on a few occasions side with an individual’s right to liberty and privacy.  Nevertheless, he was VERY successful at pissing off the right (because he did not give them everything they wanted, like two-year olds in the midst of a temper tantrum, a sound analogy for the right as a whole). You can see why exactly Kennedy pisses off the Right in the following  article from the baloney Weekly Standard (PS I don’t know much about the author John McCormack, but he’s clearly insane):

“Then, apparently on a whim, [Kennedy] changed his mind on a fundamental matter of constitutional law and human rights. And following this period of indecision, he chose not to restore the constitutional right of the American people through their duly elected state representatives to regulate abortion, but arrogated that right to himself.”

The above is also a good summary of how insane the Right is when it comes to Constitutional Law.  The right views Constitutional Law as something that needs to be protected by elected state officials through the enactment of laws restricting personal liberties, such as the decision (which cannot be more personal) to start a family. That’s. Not. How. This. Fucking. Works.  The role of the Supreme Court, traditionally, is to STOP the state from acting in ways that violates your personal liberties. Such as a law written whereby police can break down your door, sleep in your bed, and drink your beer. (Cue the Fourth Amendment). Samesies with a law that criminalizes abortion. This is a violation of privacy. Medical decisions are a private matter. The State cannot dictate what medical procedures a person of the majority age decides to do with one’s body. The State cannot force you to start a family or get married. Whether you like it or not (morally), to criminalize abortion is akin to an illegal search and seizure.  Abortion was (when Roe was decided) and is a developing medical procedure. It did not exist when the Constitution was drafted. However, there are many medical procedures that did not exist. If States wanted to ban, for example, prostate removal surgery for those with prostate cancer, because we cherish erect penises as a society, that too would be a violation of 14th amendment right to privacy, liberty and due process. Again, the body, for all intents and purposes, is considered the same (or should be) as the home. It’s an easy concept to understand.

Anthony Kennedy also sided in favor of basic civil and civic rights for gays in the arena of marriage and civil partnerships. Again, these are private matters in which the government HAS NO BUSINESS TO interfere (Isn’t this what the Conservative Right supposedly supports – personal liberties? Small gubment? Get out my damn house and give me back my Natty Light Officer McShmeckels).  So – hypocritically – because of two issues where Kennedy favored individual rights (which conservatives supposedly support), he gets panned by the Right and called (wrongly) a moderate.

Now, that he’s leaving, the Right is trying it’s hardest to quash these two issues of civil liberty- gays marrying and abortion – with a new Supreme Court pick from its dictator-loving, philandering Champion. 

The Right is not going to be happy until Obamacare is completely outlawed (even though it clearly relates to market-regulation. Regulating the insurance market is clearly constitutional as it relates to the movement of things and people.  It used to be that matters such as kidnapping, movement of guns over state lines, tobacco, drugs and alcohol were clearly within the purview of the feds. Health insurance is no different. That is, until it got political.)  Outlaw abortion. Outlaw gay marriage. Allow dumping of toxic sludge into the rivers and toxic fumes into the air. We at the PartyBlog conclude that the Right is not going to be happy until they get everything they want, like a screaming toddler. Regardless if this has a benefit to society or extends humanity’s time and success on Earth.  The PartyBlog supports laws and rules that promote human health, therefore extending the party. We also support laws that promote unity and celebration. Two loving people being married is something to celebrate.We also support personal freedom and liberty.

Kennedy was holding the Right in bringing the country back to the 50’s…. The 1850’s. The right twists it as — we just want people to follow the laws.  “Following the law” 60 years ago looked like segregation of races, arrests of gays for engaging in relationships deemed illegal by states, and no right to vote for blacks and other people of color. These are the laws that the “States” gave to non-whites. It is happening now through voter ID laws and purging of voter registration rolls (Thanks again Kennedy).   It makes us wonder if the Right would take all votes away from people of color unless they conform like fucking Diamond and Silk.

Kennedy was not conservative enough. We just want someone to follow the laws. Our laws.”

 Abortion – bye. Gay rights – bye. Whatever remains of the civil rights act and voting laws – bye. Some type of campaign finance reform – bye. The corporate big money backers sell 45% of America on social issues.  Americans buy-in believing that our religions tells us this the right thing to do. Go conservative. Support your president. Corporate Big Money then ass fucks the entire country on everything – wages, worker’s rights, environment, you name it – yeah fuck me harder Koch twins. The Right finally gets what they want, or what they think they want. Social conservatism at its pinnacle and we have moved back in time 70 years socially and racially.  But what do we really have? Economically nothing. We are left with plutocrats enslaving white men through brain wash and social messaging – in turn enslaving their white wives – in turn enslaving everyone else.

For once, ironically, PartyBlog wishes that Alex Jones was telling the truth:

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/7/2/1777364/-Alex-Jones-Democrats-are-Launching-a-Civil-War-on-July-4th

How far have we gone under the “balanced” decisions by Kennedy over the years, and conservatives still believe we have not gone far enough?  Gutting Voting Act – check.  Gutting campaign reform and allowing endless corporate dark money into any political elections. Check. (Yes! That’s what I’m talkin’ about. Corporations are people, clearly have First Amendment rights, and all hail our Corporate Overlords. Question: Who wins in a fight? Ayn Rand or Jesus. Answer: Ayn Rand is Jesus.). Union Busting – check. Banning class actions suits for harassment / discrimination or wage theft in the work place – check.  Gun rights – check (voting with the conservative block in DC v. Heller, written by the beloved Scalia).  Interestingly, Scalia means “Staircase” in Italian … and if you’ve seen the Staircase … it’s creepy …   

Scalia means “Staircase” in Italian. Staircase the show is seriously creepy. Scalia is seriously creepy. Coincidence? We think not…

Thanks to Kennedy, the current Constitutional Law on guns is that an individuals’  private right to hand-gun ownership outweighs a city’s or state’s ability to regulate said gun in certain circumstances. Look – I can’t whip out my dick in public. That’s basic decency, part of living in a civilized society. Why not ditto on guns? While it is unclear at moment what exactly a government can do in the realm of gun control, Kennedy (and his buds) gave the NRA and its backers a private, definite right to own a loaded gun in one’s home. However, per Kennedy and his buds, it is still illegal to own a loaded joint in one’s home.

Does not matter that the actual text of the Second Amendment reads like a Victorian novel (rights of a state to maintaining a well-armed militia, blah blah blah) and was drafted when high capacity magazines, semi-automatic rifles, etc., were about as real as Doc Brown’s time machine. “Fuck that – I get to own a fucking AK 47 with armor piercing bullets NOW b/c George Washington says so … SUCK MY DICK OBAMA (but not in a gay way or nothin’).”  And you know who doesn’t give 2 shits that gun violence kills over 30,000 people per year…5 powerful Right dudes on the Supreme Court. “AND MY DICK!” 

The great “moderate” Supreme Court Justice, in his final, important, split decisions  was four for four (fo’ fo’ fo’***) in favor of conservative ideals. Namely, taking away the rights of people, voters, and workers. (See Abbott v. Perez – in favor of shameless political gerrymandering; Trump v. Hawaii – in favor of Muslim Ban; Janus v. AFSCME – Public Union busting; and Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis – barring employee’s class action rights via arbitration). Kennedy, time in time out, delivered big wins for the Right. Throw in for good measure an extra time goal (World Cup reference) for religious anti-abortion pregnancy centers, who also are people with First Amendment rights (Wait – Scalia said, in DC v. Heller, the gun case, that the Amendments only protected people, so by that logic, a pregnancy center would not be a person so why…? Ehhhh fuck you and your logic. It’s not my problem).

***Moses Malone also went fo’ fo’ fo’, but in a good, liberating way, such as beating the piss out of the evil Lakers (screw the Lakers and screw Lebron for leaving Cleveland). This is good thing – as in good triumphs over evil – the exact opposite of a bad thing, like screwing over the American worker in favor of Massa’…

FO FO FO – but in a good way…

It’s not bad enough that SCOTUS’ conservative majority consistently handed down epic anti-worker; anti-labor; anti-voter decisions (it’s been a consistent pattern over the past few years).  It’s not bad enough that the Right abdicated it’s Constitutional obligation to consider Merrick Garland to the Court two years ago, in the Senate’s version of Heads I win, Tails You Lose.

Now, only a few days after the Muslim ban is upheld by the Trump v. Hawaii’s decision, the other shoe drops by way of a back door (Trump voice: mmm love the back door) off-record meeting between Trump and Kennedy, culminating in Kennedy’s announced retirement.

Trump probably comes onto Kennedy all creepy – Stormy- style full press, buttering up Kennedy with whatever Supreme Court Judges crave: weird flattery, French cuisine, and imported sparkling white. Picture a PG all male, Seventies-something, it’s just lunch.  ***HHCICSMMSCR*** “You’ve done such a great service to the Country. I’ll make sure to replace you with someone in your mold – who put truth above the fray.” Wait, no, Trump would not say sophisticated phrases like “truth above the fray.” Drumpf says. “I’ll put in someone who could never be as good as you, because you’re the best, but maybe just as good, since I’m doing the nomination, so it’ll be better than you, but not really. But it’s the best replacement, Can’t tell you who. But stay tuned. It will make Supreme Court Great Again. MASCGRA. More Escargot mon amigo? MAGA Escargots with MEGA amigos. More Moscato? Even though I could never beat you. You’re great. The best. Best judges. Best buds. We’ll have the best judges. Try this spotted dick. I have the best spotted dick.” 

***Hot Horny Commander in Chief Seeking Male Moderate Supreme Court Retiree***

But really – all of this has been said, and better than I ever could. “Kennedy wasnt a moderate,” good analysis by . There is also Will Bunch’s,  Borked!! GOP’s long game finally bringing nightmare of Robert Bork’s America to Supreme Court (providing some historical context to the despair felt by the majority of the country). And of course, Kennedy’s retirement announcement comes after the beginning of the rumblings that maybe, just maybe, putting kids in cages means we have had enough. There is a “crisis of democracy, not manners” (credit to the Time’s Michelle Goldberg), and maybe it is time forget about civility.

What Kennedy’s retirement means, potentially, is the final straw for liberalism in America. Fascism here we come – full bore. The original post which follows, first posted at 2 AM ET (after approximately 3 hours of writing) on July 1, 2018, was intended to somehow comment on all of the above, mirroring Becket’s existentialism – akin to waiting for Godot. The feeling that potentially we / it is coming to an end, the society as we know it. We cannot avoid but to see our inevitable demise. We are just waiting, with hints of the downfall in Kennedy’s retirement. The despair we are all feeling, due to the loss of what we were taught as children was a great democracy. Robert Bork’s America. There is nothing left but this powerlessness. How do we overcome it?   

Yeah, that’s what I was going for at 2 AM after 3 Captains, 5 pints of Hop Devil, and no dinner. The following utter nonsense seemingly written by one of the Russian bots that have spammed my computer by way of the over 120,000 unapproved or blocked comments to this blog (none of which have ever been approved) was actually quite well thought out in retrospect. Some bots claim to be selling drugs. Some bots claim to be selling sex. All bots lead down a rabbit hole of computer virus-laiden identity theft. Except for one bot – Mamukbu – whose comment  we almost approved (but did not out of fear that merely clicking on a comment for approval might result in identity theft, surveillance and Putin poisoning). And Mamukbu’s message:

“Molecular and func- tional changes in voltage-dependent Na+ channels following pilocarpine-induced repute epilep- ticus in rat dentate granule cells. Molecular markers resolve take able a greater potential to delineate sub- groups within histological types as demonstrated in return high- estate serous carcinomas 4, 55]. The participants were bestowed” Thanks Mamukbu! 

So in reality – there is no message – no hope for the future – Mamukbu, the modern day Becket, is the inspiration. Just random word generated gibberish. It felt like that at 2 AM after a night of beautiful music and drinking, that reality set in and we are just at a desperate place. Even though conservative America has won so many of the culture wars, it’s still not good enough. While conservatives may be winning the culture wars in the courts, we all lose our rights to fair wages. Because the conservative judges follow the direction of their corporate overlords. Accordingly, we must continue to fight the good fight, so that we do not end up like quasi-conscious drunk sub human robot random word generating beings. And if we the People do not take our country from the oligarchs and their brainwash (successfully causing social wars so that fellow citizens fight each other for and over civil rights instead of fighting the rich oligarchs that have never had our best interest at hand), and save our country and world from the brink of environmental destruction, inter-party civil war, and capitalist-slavery, we all doomed to become:

The Coward, Ted, and the Brave Man.

 

So How Does One Abide by The Supreme Court’s Upholding of the Travel Ban

Answer:  you don’t!

Here’s how (somehow) you justify the redic logic of the Supreme Court’s decision on upholding the Travel (translation: Muslim) Ban. Basically, you 1) like it or 2) you don’t. And if it’s No. 2, we don’t give a shit:

Federal judge rules Muslim-free zone at Florida gun store fails to harm Muslims (Courtesy of Sott.net)

To get to the decision, the Supreme Court basically assumes that the Administration’s justification for the Travel Ban is legitimate. Namely, it views the “Muslim Ban,” (shit, I mean, “Travel Ban,” aka “Tan Ban,” aka “Travel Ban on Those with the Tan” aka “I Don’t like the Tan” AKA “GITONUPOUTTAMYMOMMACUNTRY”)  as based upon the origin of country, as opposed to the origin of religion.

In reality, it’s a friggin’ Muslim Ban.

Here’s the deal. A Muslim Ban is bar none unconstitutional. It favors one religion over another. It also bars a person from entry into the Country on the basis of religion. This is a clear violation of the Constitution’s First Amendment to the Bill of Rights. You can read about it here.

If you ban people, however, on the basis of the country of origin, as opposed to their religion, it seems neutral. The Supreme Court, at least 5 justices out of 4, assumed the ban of entry of certain individuals, in the case of Trump v. Hawaii, was based upon the country of origin as opposed to the religion.

In law school, they teach you, if it smells like shit, it’s probably shit. And yes, this decision is shit. If you want to read something that actually makes sense (because Robert’s decision does not, despite logical gesticulations, and rationalizing for 90 pages that makes it seem somewhat sensible, thanks to the law clerks, until the waft of shit returns, like an infant with the milk shits, and then just when it can’t get shittier… appears Kennedy’s two-pager … which in the midst of a giant diarrhea doesn’t even cover enough pages for a wipe, so you realize the ol’ man may have finally lost his mind, the ol’ guy who you put your faith in once, when suddenly his reasoning makes even less sense, and you need to feel better), read the dissent.

Did these damn powerful judges on the majority not even write those 90 plus pages? Roberts’ decision is so dog-shitty, he must not have. He’s too smart. Must have been those minions from Harvard or Barvard or whatever. Roberts was probably at Virginia Beach, doing cocaine or something…Does that make us feel better at the Party Blog? Probably…

Now all of sudden, this whole thing is out of control…

 

So if you break down the decision, there’s two options:

  1. Roberts and Kennedy believe that the Admin. is telling the truth when they justified their travel (Muslim) ban. This assumes that the reason for the travel ban was for “national security.” Which is why we had to ban some random ass countries that have 0% evidence of inflicting terrorist attacks.
  2. Roberts and Kennedy know the Admin. is lying, and don’t give a shit…because…well…oh shit…there’s not a good reason “because.”

If you believe #1, then completely disregard the numerous statements that the purpose of the ban was to bar muslim dudes. (Goddamit Maverick!)

Let’s be honest – No. 1 was the reason. Everyone knows a hot dog is made of pig lips and assholes. Everyone knows the travel ban is for Muslims. But for some reason the Supreme Court does not (or at least 5 dudes on the Supreme Court does not. So Forget about no. 1. Ignore No. 1. It’s not No. 1.  I can’t get him off my tail.).

No. 2. Well, No. 2 puts us into some deep shit.

And in deep shit we appear to be. Here are the 13 worst Supreme Court Decisions of all time. Add Trump v. Hawaii to No. 14.

Finally (in the truly inexplicable pattern which is starting to develop) the aiders and abetters of the current administrations are somehow trying to right the wrongs of years past. Why? Not sure. Hopefully to make themselves feel less shitty at night.

“Yo, Adrienne! We are the PartyBlog were pissed off when Drumpf pardoned Jack Johnson.  Why didn’t you pardon Rocky Balboa when he went to jail for tax evasion! Pardon Rocky yo! YO!”

Also, new party rules:

  1. Sly Stalone will never, ever be cool again? Sorry Rambo.
  2. Do not appear in the same room as the Donald, aka the Great Gastro. There is no reason to ever appear with the Colace in Chief unless you are serving him with Court papers. It’s just for “PR” (that stands for “Public Relations” not “Presidential Respect”):

There is no way to undo past harms and injustices. Unless of course…REPARATIONS…There was ZERO reason to pardon a dead black boxer other than: 1) to prove a point to Cohen not to testify, and 2) to look cool with “YO ADRIENNE” and some other boxers so you seem less like a racist fuck.

Dickface Dump McShitterpants and reparations is like a dog not sniffing another dog’s asshole…or it’s like Muslims and the United States. Not happening…

CHIEF ROBERTS: “YO ADRIENNE – IM A NOT A RACIST FUCK!” 

In line with the (white) notion of “let’s undo wrongs and make a right” without actually doing anything, Monsieur Supreme Court Justice of the Fascist Right overturned No. 3 of the ignominious distinction of the Worst Decisions of All Time (noted above): Korematsu v. United States (1944).  As reported by CNN’s Ariane De Vogue

“Roberts was troubled enough with the comparison [ by Justice Sotomayor, of the similarities between his decision and that of the Korematsu decision] that he did something that no party involved in the travel ban case had expressly asked for: He announced that the Supreme Court was overruling Korematsu.”

Weird. To summarize – Justice Chief Wompom Pow Ban All Nonwhites – was so disturbed with his law clerk’s decision’s being compared to Korematsu … wait for it … he declared Korematsu no longer existed…  So just like that, with the swipe of the pen. Japanese in pens no longer part of American history.

To summarize. The SCOTUS Court, highest Court of the highest country in the land said:

  1. We can ban muslims, as long as we don’t call it a muslim ban.
  2. Do not compare this decision to the Korematsu ban, which said that we can ban Japanese, as long as we don’t call it a Japanese ban.
  3. Because I don’t like the comparison between these two cases, Korematsu is no longer the law of the land.

One of these things are not like the other…So let’s keep out the Other. Less representation, less reparations, less rights. And by less rights, I mean, less Muslims. As long as their circle is smaller than ours, it’s cool.