Thursday, May 11, 2006

Angry Liberal Guy

So I haven't posted in a couple of weeks. Not good, I guess, 'cause when you don't post regularly people tend to stop coming by your blog for a visit.

I was on vacation last week, so some form of hiatus was to be expected, I guess, but I really must get back on the wagon, despite the increase in my workflow at my 9-5 gig. Work can wait - there's blogging to be done!

So let me get back to the natural order of things with a typical anti-Bush bash. Easy target, I know, but I'm trying to get back in rant mode and it ain't easy when you're tired.

Over at Boing Boing, there was a post about C.B. Shapiro who is clearly not a fan of the Bush administration nor the general goings-on south of the border (no I'm not talking about erectile dysfunction - though he may have that problem too, who knows?).

For those too lazy to follow the link, here's the text. I like it 'cause he pretty much sums up how I feel and how every American should feel:

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There’s been some ink spilled lately denigrating so called ‘angry liberals,’ that is, people who have allegedly lost their right to be taken seriously because they are ‘angry.’ And they are ‘liberal.’

Well, I hereby declare myself a charter member in the ALC (Angry Liberal Club).

Sure, at first I felt guilty -- what right do I have as a patriotic American to be angry? Or liberal? Oh, I tried to repress the ‘angry thing,’ I tried -- if I was asked, I claimed I was a ‘peeved moderate.’ Or a ‘mildly upset centrist.’ But after much work through ‘BIT’ (Blog Immersion Therapy), I stopped feeling the shame. I’m coming out of the closet to announce I am an Angry Liberal Guy. And I am pissed.

You might be saying “Man, what are you so angry about, Angry Liberal Guy?”

I’ve compiled a short (and by no means complete) list just so I could see it all in one place:

I’m angry about the shredding of the constitution…illegal wiretaps…falsified intelligence…secret prisons… use of torture as an accepted means of interrogation…Terry Schiavo…the war on science…denial of Global Warming…the fascistic secrecy of our elected officials… presidential signings that declare the President above the law…the breakdown of the wall between church and state…the outing of a clandestine CIA agent for purely partisan political gain…the corrupting influence of K Street… the total sell-out of the legislative process to corporate interests… appointments of unqualified cronies at every level of government…Harriet Miers…Brownie…Abu Ghraib… Scooter …the complete mismanagement of the war in Iraq…the lies about the complete mismanagement of the war in Iraq…the grotesque budget deficits… the pathetic response to Katrina… a civil rights division dedicated to undermining civil rights…an environmental protection agency that refuses to protect the environment… (Take a breath, Angry Liberal Guy.)

And I’m angry about a smug, simple-minded, incompetent, unqualified President, and a press that denies the obvious fact that we have a smug, simple-minded, incompetent unqualified President.

If these things don’t make you angry, I have to ask -- what the hell is the matter with you?

And what would it take to make you angry? -- C.B. Shapiro

4 comments:

heather said...

i want to be a member for the ALG club too!

[the female version: angry liberal gal]

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PS said...

Wow. Gee, Max ("rats"?), I'm flattered you would add a link to this blog in a post of your own, but, um, maybe you shouldn't pretend to know me so much, hey?

"Slave labour gulags, native Indian oppression in Canada, street poverty and crime in Canada, glass ceilings, corporate monopolies, Fingernails being pulled out in Iraq or organs sliced out of still living prisoners in China is not really real for him."

WTF? Max you are one big nutjob, ain't ya? You figure that just because my little blog here talks about the TTC and doesn't include ranting and raving about torture by "Chicoms" etc etc, that I don't have a care for global issues? Sweet lord, man, stop taking yourself so seriously! IT'S A FUCKING BLOG, MAN! It is NOT my life in words. Hate to break it to you. I write it for my friends and, sonny, you are far from being the type of person I would want to be within 50 feet of.

I don't care nearly enough about you or your opinions to try to educate you as to what constitutes my cares and concerns, but suffice to say that perhaps you should save your vitriol for your insane righty circle jerk.

You were amusing for about 30 seconds there, when I saw the insanity of your posts, but, man, you are way beyond help or entertainment value now.