Monday, June 19, 2006

This Ain't Trip Hop

Hey all.

I'm not in the most mentally advanced frame of mind right now. I'm on the road and at a convention, plus still walking off the effects of last week's sickness.

I will give you one rule to doing well at a convention; smile like an idiot. The whole time. If at any point you notice that you aren't smiling like and idiot, begin smiling like an idiot.

Anyway I did want to point you to some people who are a bit more on the ball this week; who have posted comments in reaction to a guy named Texas Truth defending Ann Coulter. Here are his comments.
Ann Coulter is only saying what many people feel. She is not only a voice for herself, but for all those who cannot express the same thoughts for fear of reprisals in the workplace, public gatherings, and their own lives.

She has enough clout as not to worry that she will be fired for expressing her views.

I have heard liberal democrats say far worse and never be held to the scrutiny and contempt that she has.

This issue is proof positive that liberals and conservatives are not held to the same standards. Liberals, for the most part, are given passes on their views and controversial statements.
Here is Justin's reaction to Texas Truth (which is much wittier than my Texas Twit jab.
Actually, I think that Texas Truth is awesome! Oh... not in what he/she says, but just the moniiker. "Texas Truth"... Who can't see the irony in that? We must distinguish Texas Truth from Actual Truth. I think I'm going to start referring to the garbage spewed out by the right as "Texas Truth". I mean, if I order "Texas Tea" at the local bar, in no way shape or form am I fooling anyone around me into thinking that I am actually going to get something resembling tea, right? Not at all! Everyone knows that Texas Tea is a vicious little concoction that is sure to result in almost instant intoxication, and hence a warping of my own personal view of the world. What better parallel could there be to distinguish complete bullshit from reality than to tack on the word "Texas" on the front of something to give it a 180 degree twist!
And here is Random Goblin's more indepth review of the Words of this dingbat.
"She is not only a voice for herself, but for all those who cannot express the same thoughts for fear of reprisals in the workplace, public gatherings, and their own lives"

That's pretty much the lamesthing I've ever heard. Conservatives control all three braches of government, and the Republican party and conservative school of throught continue to enjoy broad support of large portions, if not a majority, of the American people.

"Reprisals in the workplace?" for supporting Bush? I've heard of reprisals in the workplace for criticizing the President, but for supporting him?

"Reprisals in public gatherings?" What does that even mean? Republican rallies where no Democrats are invited?

"Reprisals in ther personal lives?" Your girlfiend will break up with you if you supportBush and call Democrats traitors? Well, you should probably date someone that shares your political viewpoint. Just a good relationship rule of thumb.

But then again, maybe people _should_ fear "reprisals in the workplace, public gatherings, and their own lives" for constantly railing brutal insults at half of America, for accusing the widows of fallen soldiers and firefighters of being happy about their husbands' deaths, for insisting that half of America be sent to Guantanamo and charged with treason, and for maintaining that the implementation of racist profiling in law enforcement is only good sense.

People often don't say asshole things in public because other people will kick their asses. It's a fairly normal process of collective social control and it helps us all live in the same society.
Thank you readers of this website for being brighter than I am (this week). And thank you Texas Truth for providing the opportunity for my readers to be witty and wise.

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