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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Is there a stronger word than irony?

I was talking to someone yesterday afternoon, someone who had a lot of teabaggerist rage against the Obamachine. He was a veteran, as am I; he remembers when the USofA was a "REAL" country and he hates the way money is wasted by the idiots in Washington and how we can't just "walk into any country with our heads held high" (because we can't kick everybody's ass, all the time?). It was not a lot of fun to listen to as it was a.) somewhat unhinged ranting and b.) devoid of any substantive argument. Nothing but Rushboist talking points and credulous boobery of a very low order. I try to be polite in these situations--particularly when I'm standing in someone's dooryard trying to get a piece of information. However, when I have some snopesian derelict, living in a singlewide that, quite honestly, is NOT suitable for human habitation--unless, perhaps, the resident's last home was one of the Rio Favellas--telling me that my country has "lost its way", the Iron-O-Master just gets fuckin' smoked, knowudimean? It is a fact of life that each and every generation sees that preceding it as too dumb to grasp the obvious and the one succeeding it as lazy, shiftless, disrespectful and incapable of changing those qualities in themselves. I certainly have to cop to some of those thoughts when I look at the world around me but WTF? Barack Obama, warts and all--and he seems to have a new one every day--is, after 2-1/2 years in office looking like a genuine leader. I disagree with many of the things he's done and am quite pissed off about a number of things I wish he WOULD do and that he hasn't. The notion, however that the country is in a death spiral because of his mistakes/crimes against teabagmanity or any of the other bullshit that I hear from the deliberately uneducated fools or, frankly, flat out lying bastards who simply hate that they didn't win--and a BLACK man did, is just that, bullshit. I proposed, in a moment of lighthearted cynicism (now THAT'S an oxymoron) some years back, that we should have a third party. That party, the "Thin The Herd Party" would be made up of really, truly, serious, dedicated, no nonsense, rock ribbed pragmatarians--like me--who would adopt as their one and only campaign plank, the following: "That each of us should--to the desired and necessary end of providing for a civil, educated, intelligent and reasoned discourse between genuinely committed and concerned individuals on the MERITS of prospective policy, procedures, appointed officials and politicians to both represent and legislate in we, the peoples' best interest--strive to eradicate, at a rate of one per party member, per week, those useless idiots who clog up the machinery of polity and impede a just and hardworking populace from achieving true freedom, fraternity and eqaulity." As you might imagine, this platform would be opposed--by those same useless bastards that we seek to extirpate throughout their range. I knew that the process would be quite painful for some of us, pitting brother against brother, sons against fathers, daughters against mothers, cousins agains...well, you get the picture. I must admit however that I was a bit unnerved when the friend to whom I suggested my brilliant plan, looked at me and said, "What if you're someone else's USELESS bastard.". So, okay, it needs work....

24 comments:

jadedj said...

Iknowudyamean.

Weer'd Beard said...
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democommie said...

Long time asshole, infrequent (and always deleted as soon as I smell his stench) Weerd'y Beardy dropped another turd in the punchbowl, but then when all you have to work with is shit, everything looks like your sty.

Buhbye, shit for brains!

Richard said...

I am coming to the conclusion that, sadly, this country is too stupid to survive: That when Ben Franklin replied to the question put to him about what kind of government the Constitutional Convention had give us by saying, "A Democracy, madam, if you can hold it," his answer is proving to be that we, in point of fact, cannot. This saddens me in a way I cannot describe.

democommie said...

There were three comments here that had to be removed. Two of them were in chinese, one in "Weer'dybeardeze". I removed them because they were unintelligible.

Weer'd Beard said...
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democommie said...

Weer'dy says "nice try". Oh,no, shitforbrains, you did a "nice try", fwiw.

Stay at your own foul nest or bother those people that think being polite to assholes is an admirable trait.

democommie said...

Once again Mr. Fuckface decides that being an asshole is akin to having some sort of debate on the merits. As always he is wrong.

I can't wait until he threatens me with violence, I hear it's his default.

Bye, fuckface.

姿柯瑩柯dgdd憶曾g智曾 said...
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Dave von Ebers said...

Demo, it’s clearly a fetish with these right-wingers – they love to go over to lefty blogs and flex their (ahem) intellectual “muscles,” such as they are. Then they chuckle to themselves in their parents’ basements, imagining that they’ve really given you and us “what-for.” Hey, when you can’t get a date and none of your friends will play Dungeons and Dragons with you any more, you’ve got to find something to make you feel good about yourself. Know what I’m sayin’?

democommie said...

Good evening, David.

Yes, I know what you mean. It's just that some folks have this odd notion that if they bother people long enough that those folks will simply say, "Gosh, you're right! Why couldn't I see how fucking smart you are? I mean you're a fucking asshole and all, but your superior brainpower is obvious. It takes a mouthbreathing idiot like yourself to simply swallow the shit that's shovelled down your maw by Rushbo and FauxNewsCorp and turn into undeniable truth!"

jadedj said...

Tough shit, Weer'd Beard...deleted, somewhat like your brain, methinks.

"Stay at your own foul nest or bother those people that think being polite to assholes is an admirable trait."

I'm definitely liking that one "d". Yes, indeedy!

Dave von Ebers said...

Look! A conservative learned a new word: “Projection.” Next thing you know, Demo, he’ll refudiate you!

Bukko Canukko said...

The rampant stupidity of which you speak? It comes to visit you, until it's deleted.

My wonder always is -- how will the stupidity play out? When peak oil leads to "peak food" which is quickly followed by "peak population" -- how does the die-back proceed? I'm hoping that the stupid and disagreeable will be thinned from the herd due to the same pigheadedness that makes them merely obnoxious in current circumstances. I'm really looking forward to seeing them commit suicide in record numbers as their situations become untenable and no one wants to help them out in a communal sort of way.

Richard said...

Are you saying that becuase we are still all buddies here that we can play Dungeons and Dragons? Is that even an option? Please say it is so. Hot damn! Things are LOOKING UP! (And if we can't, how about some BACKGAMMON? I kill at Backgammon...)

Bukko Canukko said...

I thought you killed at D&D but just rolled dice with backgammon. The latter would be a more interesting game (for spectators, at least) if some killing was involved. Probably get a half-hour slot of its own on primetime teevee.

democommie said...

Gentlemen:

Thank you for trollsitting while I was busy. I was photographing a wedding for a friend's daughter, it was a little insane for a few days.

People like Weer'dy like to showcase their ignorance and, frankly, it gets pretty boring in a rather short period of time.

Bukko Canukko said...

Skwerl flashes you with its swollen nutsack. And I don't mean the acorn kind of nuts...

Bukko Canukko said...

You might have seen this already -- I imagine you're on top of everything squirrely -- but this is a video about a beer with 50% alcohol content. And the bottle comes inside the stuffed skin of a dead skwerl. It's made by the Scottish, and there are only 12 bottles in existence, which cost $765 apiece, so you won't be tempted to buy one. But it's got beer, and dead tree rats. What's not to love?

democommie said...

Dear Mr. Bukko Canukko:

That Skwerlikker sounds pretty damned tasty. Just so long's it doesn't pour out his nutsack.

Rev.Paperboy said...

I know exactly what you mean Demo. Lately i must admit that, at times, I have been starting to think in the way the reichtards so often claim that us pinko lefties think - I start to think that those Maoist reeducation camps might not be bad idea for the 10 to 15% of the population that seem to be mean-spirited hardcore conservative stupid-as-a-bag-of-bent-hammers racist knuckledraggers. The idea of seeing Limbaugh, Beck, Boehner, DeMint, and all the teabaggers who spell it "Soshulist" out there in the hot sun breaking big rocks into little rocks under the watchful eye of some rent-a-goons from Blackwater or Wackenhut has a certain visceral appeal, as does a good old-fashioned game of "hang the rich".

But then I remember we are supposed to be the good guys.

the Rev Jerry Gloryhole said...

Sometimes I wonder if secession isn't such a bad idea...if those who think we ought to have no taxes at all, and all manufacturing ought to be military hardware, and that only white people should vote, and that every person clever enough to open doors unaided ought to be armed; if they want to secede and set up their own nation, dedicated to the proposition that all white men are created equal, then I say "Bully!"
Let them have Tennessee. And South Carolina, and Alabama, and Mississippi, and Texas too. Sure, Louisiana, why not. We've destroyed it so it's hardly worth visiting.
Sports will be more amusing, with real rivalries. But we'll have all the non-whites, so they'll have shitty teams and can moan their Southern Loser tune ad nauseum. They'll have a heck of an army, we'll need to keep nucular arms away from them, but we ought to be able to fool them with duds for some decades before they notice, unless they try to invade Mexico.

They will so totally suck at spelling bees, too.

democommie said...

Dear Reverends Paperboy and Gloryhole:

Thank you for your concern in this matter. I'm afraid that I have not much hope for the masses of idiots who think that if only we could make the entire country over into a "Birth Of A Nation" set then everything would be wonderful.

On the other hand, I actually like some people in all of those states mentioned by Reverend Jerry Gloryhole while, at the same time, having less of a "good guy" inhibition to the sorts of things mentioned by Reverend Paperboy.

I was walking into my favorite dollar store yesterday and some earnest gentleman with a clipboard wanted me to sign his petition to lower taxes. I waved him off because I did not want to listen to his impassioned, likely spittle flecked, denunciation of gummint spendthrifts and welfare leeches. Had I had a bit more time to waste I might have played with him. I always enjoy asking such folks which programs we ought to cut. They invariably talk about cutting funds for education, WELFARE and other money wasting boondoggles. My suggestion to them is that we cut ALL programs, every fucking one of them. That sort of belt tightening will make for a bit more contentious society, polite though it may be with allathem guns on the streets.

I have been quite busy doing shit for free and now that I'm caught up with that for the moment I will try to get a post up in the next day or two. I find that the two week limit for commenting works fairly well (after that I have to moderate the comments) but if anyone wants to put other comments on this thread I'll check later today.

Have a lovely day.

Richard said...

Oh, I am SO going to comment, you betcha, also. It is not that I have anything in particular to say (interesting or otherwise) but I DO want to get the last word in because, well, just because.