I love the Republican mindset. Every situation is always some sort of extreme. Always. Like allowing gays to marry will without a doubt lead to people marrying goats. Unemployment insurance without a doubt makes people stop working and just live off the system. Limiting magazine capacity to ten bullets will without a doubt lead to the government taking away our guns and controlling our lives.
But more on that absurd way of thinking in later posts.
My buddy, Richard, posted this on Facebook. You will get to know Richard for the close-minded, Rush Limbaugh mis-information regurgitating, public gun-toting, right-wing lemming that he is as my posts go on. But for now I’d like to share this post of his with you. I had written out a response, but before I entered it into the thread, I deleted it. I just didn’t feel like getting into it. Why bother? It would just have been considered left-wing, liberal, tree-hugging hippie, communist, atheist, homo-talk.
The names have been changed to protect the innocent and the guilty – and all the shady characters in between.
Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical, liberal minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.
My uncle would love this, thanks!
Saw it online and like it. Might have to make it into a tshirt. LOL
Fuck you, you ass-fucking faggot. Normally, I would have just said something like, “That quote only takes into account the extremes of any given situation. What political correctness is really about is just being nice. You know, somewhere between a gushing love fest and murderous rage – extremes. Of course, there are those who abuse that ideal and take it to the extreme. For example, Home Owner’s Associations are really about just keeping your property and neighborhood looking nice. But they often resort to fining you if you let your grass grow a half inch too long or put an American flag on your porch because it doesn’t fall within the allowed colors for the subdivision - extreme. It seems to me that in this current political climate, only extremes get any notice, but somewhere in the middle is actually the only place anything will ever get done. Which is why nothing gets done.” But I gathered by the quote you posted that you don’t appreciate the ideal behind political correctness and only accept extremes, which is why I said fuck you, you ass-fucking faggot.
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I know I can be very sarcastic at times. Most times. I just have a low tolerance for stupidity – which is the entire reason I started this blog – so get used to snark.
Republicans (Democrats as well, when they’re feeling bitchy after their oh-so-fragile feelings are hurt) like to deride “the mainstream media.” What the fuck do they mean by “the mainstream media?” Republicans believe “the mainstream media” is liberal. Democrats believe “the mainstream media” is conservative. Do they mean the media that’s watched by the majority of people which is NOT the extremist, partisan media watched only by people who aren’t interested in learning anything but instead just having their prejudiced, uninformed, wingnut opinions reinforced? Or, do they mean “the mainstream media” that is afraid to upset one of their advertisers and lose a major corporate donor so they instead proffer fluffy, mushy, middle-ground information-light that’s designed to not offend anyone – and as a result, offers no information at all?
I don’t know the answer, that’s why I sift through left, right, middle, up, down, sideways and backward news sources to carefully piece together what I believe to be the truth in the pudding. FOX “News” may lie all the time about everything, but they’re sure to bring up something MSNBC won’t report. Even though I know it’s a lie, I have a new topic to research and find the truth about. For example, if I believed FOX, I would think Obama is a Christian, a Muslim and an Atheist. But in doing my own research, I have found he goes to church, drinks beer and eats pork – that rules out Muslim and Atheist and wholly supports Christian.