And the horsemen of hypocrisy keep on ridin’. Short story: NJ’s Education Commissioner, Bret Schundler, managed a cock-up of astounding proportions, thus losing New Jersey a shitload of education funding. Gov. Chris Christie threw a screaming fit, claiming the Obama administration’s bureaucracy was to blame (it manifestly wasn’t).
We’ll stop right there for a sec. Christie, who is a Con fucktard, was howling over not getting big guvmint largesse. Yes, a Con wanted federal money. Yes, the same Con who swore up and down he wouldn’t take federal money if it had strings attached (and one can’t imagine this chunk o’ change came without strings) threw a fit over not getting federal money. But that’s not the hypocrisy that caught my attention at first. This is:
Christie, now having been caught misleading the entire state about what transpired, got rid of his education commissioner today.And then there’s the interesting part.
[Schundler] said he was asked to resign, but he requested to be fired instead so he could collect unemployment insurance.
“I have a mortgage to pay and a daughter about to start college,” he said.So, to summarize, Schundler, a far-right Republican, screwed up and cost New Jersey $400 million in education grants. But his top concern, upon being shown the door, is qualifying for unemployment benefits — which his far-right brethren don’t think should exist.
My goodness, how attitudes change when the unemployment check’s in the other wallet.
Bonus Dumbfuckery: Mississippi hasn’t got the memo about our post-racial society. And the AFA’s attempting to install frothing fundie judges to get rid of those horrible gay-lovin’ libruls in Iowa, which makes this a good time to point out how psychotic they are. A sample:
- Claiming gay people cause Biblical plagues: AFA’s Maine director even attributes everything from graffiti to burglarized cars to crop failure and the absence of the sun to gay people. No word yet on whether plagues of frogs and locusts also follow in gay people’s wake.
And freaks like these scream I should be proud to be an American. Not when they’re around, I’m not. If we, by some horrid turn of fate, find ourselves in the same room with the AFA, I’m Canadian, eh?