Monday, June 16, 2008

A vile slander against liberals

Whoever it was that started the whole business about referring to Gore Vidal as "the voice of liberalism," must really hate liberals. Is there anybody on the planet who is more of a jerk? Not more evil, or more brutal, or anything else, just more of an asshat?

I don't appreciate it when people assume that, merely because I am an evangelical Christian, I am therefore represented by Jimmy Swaggart's voice. By the same token, I hold strongly that nobody but Gore Vidal should be held responsible for that sneering, please-punch-me-in-the-nose-as-soon-and-as-hard-as-possible "voice of..." himself, and of not a single other person in the whole wide world.

INTERVIEWER: Well, it was a great pleasure talking to you.
VIDAL: I doubt that.

If he's never been right about anything else in his life, he was right about that last bit. And that's how he treats a friendly interviewer.

I know a lot of liberals and not a single one of my liberal acquaintances would be able to work themselves up to that pitch of completely unnecessary, unreasonable rudeness even if they took mood-altering drugs to rile themselves up.

"The voice of liberalism," my Gore Vidal.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

A high-five to the Daily Kos

It's a rare day when you find the Kos and I on the same side. All such occasions are greatly to be celebrated, say I.

So, a big thumbs up to Woodward's Friend.

And to the CIC and Canada's hate-speech bureaucrats:

Just how freakin' insane and out of control and just flat-out lost to reason and common humanity do you have to be to get both the Daily Kos and the Redneck Peril mad at you for exactly the same reason?

I'm not, generally speaking, a fan of eugenics. But I can't help but hope to God you freak-show losers haven't bred.

Of course, this being the Daily Kos, there are commenters who can't wait to rush in and say that the CIC is on the right side because of course the article is racist (despite the fact that the article has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with race, a point that would register on a moderately intelligent puppy but is beyond the grasp of the typical Kos commenter) and racists should be silenced by government force (though those same commenters, not having the irony gene, will no doubt hop over to the next post and complain that the Right are a bunch of Nazis). But that is NOT Woodward's Friend's fault, and I refuse (unlike the CIC) to hold anybody responsible for what nutjobs say in his comments section.

So, once again: Kudos to Woodward's Friend of the Daily Kos, with whose point I am 100% in agreement, with the volume cranked to 11.