I am interrupting my awesome vacation to talk to you about our country.
The country that we Americans live in and love is sliding right into the toilet. No, not because of entitlement or liberlism or immigration or any of those red herrings. We aren't in deep trouble over those f***ing morons who where their pants hanging off of their asses (like the idot I saw at Disney's Animal Kingdom yesterday). We aren't losing our way because of an Islamic community center near the former site of the World Trade Center.
Nope, uh uh.
We are losing our way because of conservative victimization. That's what I said: conservative victimization. In an America where conservatives regularly make excuses for the treasonous Confederates, where conservatives make noises about armed revolution, where conservatives blame all of the ills of our country on the poor and then pretend that they themselves are victims... we are in a world of shit, people.
I don't have to spell all of these things out for you, gentle reader, because I know that all of you are smart enough to know what I am talking about... and if you need examples of any of whot aI just said, please let me know and I willprovide them in spades! Speaking of spades, now comes the latest conservative "victim" Dr. Laura Schlessinger.
You all know who Laura Schlessinger is, right? The really odd-looking conservative radio talker who waves the wingnut banner on her syndicated show? Right, that's the one. Well, Schlessinger has landed herself in the limelight once again. Last week, during a call-in segment on the show, Dr. Laura apparently used the word "nigger" eleven times in a 5 minute segment. Surprising no one, least of all Dr. Laura, I am certain, there arose a terrible hue and cry. People and groups were calling for Dr. Laura to apologize, calling for boycotts on her advertisers and a telephone campaign to her employers to get her off of the air. It worked.
Dr. Laura announced, on the Larry King Show that she would be ending her show at the end of her contract, which just happened to be ending right about now anyway. The good Doctor claims that she isn't ending the show because of poor ratings or anything like that... no, she says that she is ending her show (which has been running for many years) because she feels that she has lost her first ammendment rights. You heard me... a woman who has made a good living partially based on talking to (and frequently offending) people, is claiming that she is ending her show because she feels that she can no longer say the thinkgs that she feels need to be said. Apparently, people need to hear the word nigger over and over.
I have to say that I think that the whole furor over her use of the word nigger is a bunch of bulls**t, after all, some of you who are reading this post, probably use the term more often than you would be comfortable admitting to your friends. Some of you probably never use the word and are ffended by it, even if you aren't blsck. Some of you are black and use it anyway, and think that it's ok as long as no one who ISN'T black uses it. You have to quit giving words power over your lives.
Sure, Dr. Laura is a dope. Indeed she is a dope of the firt rank... but being a dope isn't illegal, and complaining about the stupid things that come out of the mouths of dopes isn't the same thing as losing your first amendment rights. So, Dr. Laura has decided to quit her show? Who the f*** cares? Not me, because I was never a fan anyway. She can complain all she wants to about having her rights supressed, but we all know that this is nonsense.
"Oh, look at poor white, conservative girl, ME! The colored people and the liberals are ganging up on me! I'm losing my right to free speech! Someone call Broadview security!"
Seriously, Laura... kiss my ass!
As much as I dislike the current culture of conservative/republican/Tea Party/whacko-wingnut victimology, I truly dislike professional victims of all sorts. Those that make a living being disgruntled about things that they never make a true effort to change.