Robert's Virtual Soapbox

(or, The Sanctimonious Professional Leftist's Blog)

A sign in protest of immigration bill SB1070 ...

Associated Press photo

A sign, photographed at the state Capitol in Phoenix today, urges a boycott of Arizona in light of Arizona’s white Repugnican governor having signed a law that enables mostly white law enforcement officers to make those who appear to possibly

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APRIL 19, 2010 10:45PM

Assorted shit

Finally, a brilliant move by the Democrats

Apparently the Democrats are planning to make the Repugnicans’ refusal to go along with Wall Street reform a centerpiece of their November election strategy.

It’s a brilliant move.

Perhaps spurred on by the attention that Michael Moore broug… Read full post »

APRIL 18, 2010 8:28PM

The cliff swallows of Thunder Valley

Blogger’s note: I usually don’t write things like this — I suppose that with my background in journalism, I find these things to be a bit too fluffy — but fuck it; I thought that I’d give it a try…

Cliff-Swallows

An illustration of cliff swallows in the wild (click

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APRIL 18, 2010 2:56AM

Nutmeg thinks you’re stupid

In this photo taken Tuesday, March 23, 2010, ...

Associated Press photo

Former online auction eBay CEO Megalomaniac Whitman, a billionaire Repugnican, apparently thinks that everything in life goes to the highest bidder. Thus far she has bid $59 million on the governor’s seat of California. 

Former California governor a… Read full post »

APRIL 16, 2010 6:10PM

Kagan looks queer to me

Supreme Court justice to retire, Obama gets new ...

Solicitor General Elena Kagan is widely viewed as a leading candidate for the Supreme Court.

AFP and Associated Press photos

Quick! Is that a woman or a man in drag?

Looks more like a man than a woman to me. But it’s U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan, said to be a possible nominee to replace the retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.

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Why is it that some issues that widely were considered to be no-brainers when George W. Bush was “president” now widely are considered to be question marks, gray area, under President Barack Obama?

Case in point: The Associated Press reports that a 24-year-old sergeant in t… Read full post »

APRIL 13, 2010 1:15AM

Assorted shit

Posted April 12, 2010

Majority of Americans trust the ‘community organizer’ on nukes

According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll that was taken within the past few days, a whopping 70 percent of the 1,000-plus Americans polled believe that the U.S. Senate should ratify

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APRIL 12, 2010 9:06PM

I’m a PROUD left-wing ‘censor’

I love the Internet. I still believe that the Internet is the best way for the average citizen to get his or her voice heard. True, the sheer volume of citizen content on the Internet — and, of course, the huge corporate presence on the Internet — make it incredibly difficult

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APRIL 8, 2010 11:14PM

The new, ACTUAL axis of evil

Trifecta! Repugnican Sarah Palin-Quayle delivering the keynote address at a “tea party” convention covered by Fox “News” in February. If this isn’t a sign of the end times, I don’t know what is.

In my last post I invented the “Unh

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APRIL 8, 2010 3:39AM

Is this the face of the future?

This undated photo provided by the San Mateo Sheriff's department ...

Associated Press photo

So this 48-year-old virgin (well, if I had to bet on it, I’d put my money on his still being a virgin) was arrested by the FBI yesterday for allegedly having harassed and threatened Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi via telephone.

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Elian Gonzalez attends  the UJC, Union of Young Communists, ...

Associated Press photo

Elián Gonzalez, now 16, is shown in Havana, Cuba, three days ago.

I remember when the right-wing, mostly Repugnican, anti-Fidel-Castro Cuban-Americans and their supporters made Elián Gonzalez, then only 6 years old, a pawn in their feud with… Read full post »

Likening the heat that it has been getting over the international child sex abuse scandal that surrounds it to the persecution that the Jews have endured didn’t work, so now the Vatican is blaming feminists and non-heterosexuals for its plight.

Reports The Associated Press today:… Read full post »

APRIL 5, 2010 6:39PM

Assorted shit

Steele: It’s hard out here for a pimp 

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2010 file photo Republican National Committee ... 

Associated Press photo 

Repugnican National Committee head Michael Steele (pictured above) says that more is expected of him and President Barack Obama than would be expected of them if they were white. 

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I was looking at Salon.com’s little slide show titled “Holy Week around the world” when I saw some interesting Reuters images from Brazil and Spain. Boy, did I do a double-take.

Apparently, Brazil celebrates a “Procession of the Torches” in which the participants w

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APRIL 3, 2010 5:49PM

This ain’t Jesus. Get over it.

BIG REVEAL: Information

This computer-generated image purports to be what the historical Jesus Christ looked like shortly after his death — as though it really matters what the historical Jesus looked like. (But still, wouldn’t Jesus’ loved ones have washed the blood off of his body?)

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APRIL 2, 2010 9:45PM

War on right is war on ignorance

  

My boyfriend and I were in a Borders bookstore last night, and in the politics section I saw a paperback copy of Hannah Arendt’s The Origins of Totalitarianism on a shelf right above Glenn Beck’s hardcover Arguing with Idiots. (That Glenn Beck sh… Read full post »

MARCH 31, 2010 5:13PM

FOX lynches LL Cool J

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2009 file photo, LL Cool J arrives at ...

Associated Press photo

LL Cool J, photographed in November, has protested FOX “News’” attempted dishonest use of an interview that he gave in 2008 on Sarah Palin-Quayle’s new “reality” show, prompting FOX to fuck him over even further.

Fucking FOX “N

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Singer Ricky Martin peeks out from a curtain in the photo room ...

Reuters photo

Is it safe to come out now? “I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man,” the gorgeous Ricky Martin (shown above in 2007) announced today. “I am very blessed to be who I am.”

I knew that pop star Ricky Martin, who now

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If regular zombies want braaaains!braaaaaains! – then what do “Obama zombies” want?

“Chaaaaange! — chaaaaaaaange!”?*

Today I noted for the first time on amazon.com’s top-100-selling books list this wonderful little title:

Obama Zombies: How the Liberal Machine Brainwashed My Generation

Hey, at least the wi… Read full post »

MARCH 26, 2010 3:23AM

I LOVE ya, Hugo, BUT...

Venezuelan police freed Guillermo Zuloaga, the head of opposition ...

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez looks up as he waits for Belarus' ...

AFP and Associated Press photos

The government of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (pictured at bottom above) arrested and released Guillermo Zuloaga (pictured at top above), the head of Globovision, Venezuela’s equivalent of FOX, for violating the nation’s law againsRead full post »

So in November, I predict, not only will a majority of California’s voters put “Governor Moonbeam” back into office, but they will make marijuana legal in the state. And there's the possibility that they will make it legal again for same-sex couples to wed.

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Of course, so can bullets

At least 10 Democratic members of Congress who voted for health-care reform (there were 219 of them) have had threats made against them, according to The Associated Press, with one Democratic lawmaker sustaining a brick through her office window and one… Read full post »

MARCH 22, 2010 10:50PM

Yeah, I’d Tickle That: Day Six

Blogger’s note: OK, so this is kind of cheating, since I already posted this back in January for an “open call” for our favorite most underrated actor. But since I’m releasing my list of my top seven hotties, and I would include Joseph Gordon-Levitt among tRead full post »

MARCH 22, 2010 3:45PM

It's NOT about health care

For some Americans, the debate that has dragged out for months indeed has been about health care. Those who can’t afford health care, those with serious medical problems who have been screwed over by their for-profit health-care insurance companies, and yes, those Repugnican politicians wh… Read full post »

Actor James Franco receiving Harvard University's Hasty Pudding recognition last year

Wikipedia notes that James Franco was elected by his high school senior class as possessing the “best smile.”

Oh, hell yeah. That’s a killer smile.

I haven’t seen Franco in much,… Read full post »