Paul is an A-Hole, and don’t you forget it!

So, Sprint is currently running a new spot with Paul, who was formerly the spokesperson for Verizon but now works for Sprint. You remember Paul, He was the guy who kept asking “Can you hear me now?” Well, as it turns out, Paul has no loyalty, and is apparently something of a whore as he has sold his soul to Sprint and is currently hawking Sprint’s wares and services because, obviously he can be bought.

Here is Sprint’s new ad:

Well, if you are one of those folks who believe in a free market, or say that it is okay for Paul to work form whomever he wants, let me remind you who Paul really is (oh, and the audio track on this video isn’t actually safe for work / NSFW)…

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The Perfessor

A Bernie Sanders video you really need to watch.

Bernie Sanders versus the media. Golden!

I love it when Bernie Sanders gets angry! Here he is laying the smackdown on corporate media types.

Posted by Brandon Weber on Friday, August 21, 2015

The Perfessor

National Coffee Day 2015

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Today is National Coffee Day, here is a list of where you can get free or discounted coffee. 

You‘re welcome!

The Perfessor

Cloaking your bigotry in your religion still makes it bigotry, and makes you a hypocrite and an A-Hole!

OK, let’s get a couple of things straight, while we may very well be a religious nation we certainly not a Christian nation; and before you get bent out of shape, I’m a practicing Roman Catholic. We are Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindu, and literally hundreds of other beliefs. We have civil laws in this country, not religious ones, which is why we can now get divorced, buy alcohol and work on Sunday, and freely worship (or not) in the faith we so choose. The Pilgrims you cite simply wanted to escape having to be forced to practice a belief that wasn’t theirs. Just as the same-sex couples in Kentucky simply wanted the right to marry whomever they loved, as did Kim Davis (four times).

Second, Kim Davis was not jailed for practicing her religion; she was jailed for attempting to force others to practice her religion. When Christians talk about “Freedom of Religion” they tend to forget that there are other non-Christian religions that are entitled to receive the same protections of faith to which they (as Christians) are entitled, and which don’t necessarily believe or practice the in same fashion as do Christians (hey, there are a hundred or Christian faiths which each have different belief structures and practices).

The fact of the matter is that Davis refused to follow a legal law that was declared Constitutional by the highest court in the land, the same court that allowed Whites and non-Whites to marry half a century or so previously. You allowing her to cite her faith to refuse to follow the law of the land begs the question; would a Muslim be allowed to refuse a driver’s license to a woman because they believe that women are not allowed to drive? Would a Mormon clerk be allowed to issue multiple marriage licenses to a man because that is part of their belief structure? Would a Hindu clerk be able to refuse to issue a restaurant license to an establishment that serves meat? A Jewish clerk to a restaurant that serves pork? Would a Pacifist be allowed to not issue a gun license because they don’t believe in violence? Would a Roman Catholic Judge be able to deny a divorce because they don’t believe in it? Would a Catholic clerk be able to deny a marriage license to a divorced person?

And on and on. In this country, we do not operate under religious laws, we operate under secular laws. You don’t have to like it, but that’s the way things work here. Still, if you wish to cite Biblical law, remember this: There are 10 Commandments, not one of them deals with same-sex relations. Jesus himself never once spoke about same-sex relations. You would think that if same-sex relations were as important to God as they are to some hardline Christians, it would have made the top 10 list. Also you don’t get to pick and choose which parts of the Bible you wish to enforce.

There are (as I understand) some 480 Mosaic Laws in Scripture, including how to dress, what to eat, how to act, etc. and yet Davis (and others) choose to pick same-sex relations as their lightning rod (again, this in spite of the fact that Jesus never spoke out about it). Finally, when asked which was the greatest Commandment, Jesus Himself said to love God with your whole heart, soul, and mind, and that the second greatest Commandment was just as important; to love your neighbor as yourself. He said that if we were to do these two things, all the laws of the Prophets would fall into line.

Kim Davis doesn’t give a Right Royal Leap into Long Island Sound about what God wants, she only cares about what she wants.

The Perfessor

F#ck You; Pay Me!

As a freelancer I have had this feeling (and actually said (essentially) this) to some of my clients over the years.

The Perfessor

Let’s hear it for Texas!

Texas voter ID law blocked by federal judge

Just weeks before the mid-term elections a federal judge in Corpus Christi struck down on Thursday Texas’ contentious voter ID law, describing it as a “poll tax” and finding that it discriminated against minority voters.

Federal District Court Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos ruled that the law violates the U.S. Constitution and the Voting Rights Act and barred the state from enforcing it in the coming November election.

“There has been a clear and disturbing pattern of discrimination in the name of combating voter fraud in Texas,” Ramos wrote in her opinion issued late Thursday.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s office issued a statement shortly after the ruling was announced, promising to appeal the decision to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.

“The state of Texas will immediately appeal and will urge the Fifth Circuit to resolve this matter quickly to avoid voter confusion in the upcoming election,” the office said in a statement. “The U.S. Supreme Court has already ruled that voter ID laws are constitutional so we are confident the Texas law will be upheld on appeal.”

The timing of the judge’s ruling could spare an estimated 13.6 million registered Texas voters from needing photo identification to cast a ballot as mandated by the law. Early voting is scheduled to begin Oct. 20.

Via The Houston Chronicle