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Hey Right Wing, I Just Don’t Get You

September 4th, 2009 . by Tim Babb (TANcast's #1 Host/Editor Fan)

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.

13 Responses to “Hey Right Wing, I Just Don’t Get You”

  1. Matt (tancasts #1 and only Reno fan) Says:

    I think we need to live by Spok’s message “the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few” but for some reason the right has it backwards and can’t comprehend why it’s beneficial to help the many.

  2. Matt (tancasts #1 and only Reno fan) Says:

    just watched the video and i think the guy is gay. plus you might see a naked drunk irish man on st patrics day not because he is gay but because he is drunk. us irish do love are boos.

  3. Dean Says:

    Obama’s speech should be: “Study hard, set your goals high, cut that damn hair and turn that noise down! How can you have any pudding if you don’t eat your meat?”

  4. Mike (TANcast's #1 Fan) Says:

    I’d just like to go on the record as saying that I don’t agree with what Stephen Crowder said. I just think it’s nice to hear an argument against gay marriage that’s not just “God says being gay is wrong” or “Gays will raise gays,” which operates under the assumption that being gay is a bad thing. I’m all for gay marriage. The one thing in that video that I even remotely agree with, is what he says about the Gay Pride Parades. Because what he showed scares me (never actually seen a gay pride parade, that could have been the exception instead of the rule, idk)…. but I really don’t care if you’re gay or not. You live your life, I’ll live mine. Also… Santa nuts… I thought that was kind of amusing, too.

  5. Mike (TANcast's #1 Fan) Says:

    And I agree with Tim about the tax exempt status thing. Either stop trying to influence policy, or start paying taxes. I really don’t care which, just make up your damn mind!

  6. Angela Greene Says:

    I feel like a dittohead, but I agree 100 percent on all of this. I worry about my Facebook, because I have a couple of old friends who are very religious, and because of that, they are very Right-Wing. Luckily, they don’t respond to my political stuff, and I leave their Christian messages alone.

    However, my dad is a straight up, O’Reilly loving hard Right-Winger. He has one picture of me on his wall, and two of GWB. He says Bush Jr. is the greatest president we’ve ever had.

    It bugs me that there was a poll going around asking whether or not Obama should speak in front of school kids. I wondered if that would have been asked of any white presidents, as I don’t remember ever hearing anyone question a president speaking to children. Should we have voted on GW sitting in a classroom, reading My Pet Goat? How did this even become an issue?

    The gay thing is an issue that will make people of the future shake their heads at our stupidity and prejudice. Sort of how we feel about people pre civil rights, (Understanding of course that we aren’t all the way there yet, as the Obama controversy demonstrates.) Future generations will wonder why someone’s sexuality was such a big deal to people, and they will be saddened at the small-mindedness of their ancestors.

    As for the Right-Wing response to health care, they were doing exactly the same thing when we were putting in Medicare. They will fight any sort of progress, no matter what. I think we’d do better if we’d just pat them on their little shouty heads, and get the country’s business done without them. Like they did to us for eight long years. (Almost 30, if you go back to Regan…)

  7. Geoff Says:

    I love when you rant, Tim. It makes me happy in the pants.

    However, if want me to read any more of these daily blogs, then please, for the love of all things Star Trek, PROOFREAD. Or let me proofread them, whatever. 🙂

  8. Geoff Says:

    And of course I made in a typo in that comment. Brilliant.

    “if you want”

  9. Geoff Says:

    Jesus tap dancing Christ! Another typo! Tim, you’ve infected me.

  10. Murray (TANcast's #1 Aussie Fan) Says:

    LOL Geoff.

    I keep reading quotes refering to Obama as a socialist in a tone which would be appropriate if they switched the term “socailist” with “Russian spy”, “nazi” or “militant pedophile”. I honestly think that a lot of right wing politicians in your country actively belive that the average American is a dickhead, and that the best way to lead these sheep in the way they want to is to mention war, socialism or freedom in an angry voice.

    And I wussed out of putting a status message the other day: “Ah for the days when Americans were worried about Obama being a Muslim, rather than the many now who are worried that he’s a Christian”.

  11. Kris (TANcast #1 Gay fan) Says:

    Umm. I don’t know what to say! I would like to get married someday, I think I count! Our government is just fucked! The people who are running our government lie, cheat on the wives with boys and foreign women in other countries, steal tax payers money. Nobody makes since anymore. They are all hypocrites. I have no hope for our government sometimes. I do believe in our president though, I do look up to him and trust him to lead our country through this mess. How random was that thought?

  12. Kris (TANcast #1 Gay fan) Says:

    Tim in 2012!

  13. riceroni Says:

    Goddamn! I couldn’t agree with you more. These right-wing asshats are just plain stupid. They once were ignorant, but the facts, truth, and logic were put before them, once you reject that, you’ve went for ignorance to just fucking retarded.

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