30 Days and 30 Blogs: Day 4
Let me start off by saying that if you hate name-calling rants filled with sarcasm and cheap pot shots…this blog is not for you. I’m fairly well informed and I do have a point under all this…but mostly this is my time to say, “Fuck off, right wing douches, you’re dragging us down!” I should probably get around to tearing the left a new one, but they just frustrate me. The right wing simultaneously pisses me of and blows my mind. How can so many smart people hold so many stupid opinions?! It’s like sitting in an honors math class and the kid next to you tells you 2+2=green. Not only that, he thinks your an uninformed boob for thinking it’s 4. (It’s is 4, right?)
I really should limit my time on Facebook, because that’s where I seem to see all thees things that anger me…like the three I saw yesterday.
The first was an article about how people are upset that Barack Obama had the audacity to speak at a school (and the audacity of hope…but that didn’t come into play). A certain douche that I am “friends” with was angry because a “politician” was speaking at the school. I’m sorry, Captain Sore Loser, he’s not just a politician he’s the FUCKING PRESIDENT OF THE GOD DAMNED UNITED STATES!!! He’s not trolling for votes in an election year…he’s encouraging kids to stay in school. How high is your desire to drum up rage against this man that you have to be outraged that he’s sending this message?! It’s not like they were outraged AFTER his speech because he told the kids to go out and get gay-married while preforming abortions and wiping off the coat hanger with pages from the Bible. He said stay in school. Mr T said the same thing…no one seemed to get upset. I pity the fool that gets angry at message from the opposition…even when it’s positive.
The second thing that pissed me off yesterday was this video posted by Mike, one of TANcast’s friends and fans (who didn’t support the video’s point of view, but posted it because it was the first video he’d seen where the argument against gay marriage wasn’t “God says it’s bad.”):
If you don’t watch the video (and I don’t blame you if you don’t) He takes a quote from Elton John out of context. The quote he uses is “If gay people want to get married, or get together, they should have a civil partnership.” The part he leaves out is, “The word ‘marriage,’ I think, puts a lot of people off. You get the same equal rights that we do when we have a civil partnership. Heterosexual people get married. We can have civil partnerships.”
Elton (I call him “Elton” ’cause were super good friends) said he was against the word “marriage” for gay couples, but he still expects his partner? and himself to have all the rights as straight couples. The maker of this video clearly states that gay couples SHOULD not have the same rights as straight and tryed to make it seem like Elton agreed with him.
Furthermore, he asserted that if gay marriage was legalized that the government would require all churches to mary gay couples or lose their tax exempt status. What a fuck basket! No one would “force” churches to marry gay couples. That’s a straw man argument. (Which is appropriate because this douche is grasping at straws here) And on a separate but semi-related point..why SHOULD churches be tax exempt? They love to influence public policy…pay the cover charge like everyone else! Fuck free rides! Fuck people who oppose gay marriage! …and fuck termites! (Not related to this issue but still…fuck ’em)
The third thing that got my nuts in a vice yesterday started with this status message that I saw going around Facebook, so I posted it as my status:
Tim Babb thinks that no one should die because they cannot afford health care, and no one should go broke because they get sick. If you agree, please post this as your status for the rest of the day! (I can’t wait to hear what certain “friends” of mine will say to this)
The part in parenthesis was mine. I’m so witty….and apparently prescient too. Because a certain “friend” of mine (we’ll call him “Cum Biscut”) did indeed respond (if indirectly) by making his status this:
Cum Biscut believes that no one should die because they are too old to be “sustainable” or too young or unborn to have a voice. And no one should go broke because they get taxed into oblivion paying for other people’s health care. (Thank you Kathy and Debbie)
What a fucktarded response to a rather straight forward message. First of all it completely dodges the points brought up by the original status. Then it brings up the fictitious “death panels” (it doesn’t SAY “death panels” but implying that there is legislation about people being too old to be “sustainable” is a fabrication) lastly it erroneously infers that increased taxes from passing health care reform will somehow be worse than current health care premiums. As someone who has just recently had to purchase health care for himself, I can…with a great deal of confidence tell Cum Biscut to get fucked!!!
The only silver lining was that today Noah showed me this status message and it made me laugh:
No one should die because of zombies if they cannot afford a shotgun, or even just a machete, and no one should be turned into a vampire if they get bit by one–or a werewolf for that matter. If you agree, post this as your status for the rest of the day.
And that’s why I love TANcast…when the world is going to shit, Noah (and Andy) can make me laugh.