July 02, 2005

Why I Am Not a Radical

Basically, because I read about something like this and my most radical thought is, "Or, we could use the day to celebrate the historic founding of a country that will one day, 229 years hence, permit a bunch of fun-killers to co-opt it for their own moronic purposes without putting them in jail or stoning them to death or anything."

Well, one woman's fun is another woman's poison. Remember, though, the next time you want to mock ol' Red-State Bubba, with his pickup and his 30-pack of Budweiser, for using the Fourth to blow off his right thumb with illegal fireworks, that we have our idiots, and you have yours. You go right on ahead and keep yours.

(Via Maladjusted.)

Posted by Ilyka at July 2, 2005 05:20 PM in hell is other people | TrackBack

Man. That color hurt my eyes.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at July 2, 2005 06:41 PM

I only just now noticed the drink recipes, including my favorite, "Cherry Bombs Not Real Bombs." They have to specify that it's NOT REALLY A BOMB in the name of the drink itself.

That guy on LGF who said this was the sort of thing a bunch of elementary school teachers would come up with was dead on.

Posted by: ilyka at July 2, 2005 06:49 PM

Can't I just mock them all?

Posted by: Lesley at July 2, 2005 11:38 PM

I actually think Code Pink's hearts are in the right place, but their methods tend to divide more than unite. Then again, they're putting their bodies on the line for what they believe in, and I'm sitting in my air-conditioned apartment typing on my computer, so who am I to judge?

Posted by: Elayne Riggs at July 3, 2005 02:02 PM

Uh, how exactly are these pink people putting their bodies on the line? True, some of them could get heat exhaustion from standing outside in a protest line, but they do have the option of being able to quit and go into some airconditioned room, also no one is shooting at them. But what do I know; I've got my a/c on too.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at July 3, 2005 02:49 PM

I love "July 4th Talking Points." Are these things you are supposed to discuss around the grill? Well, since my 4th is going to consist of me drinking beer in my apartment, I guess I'll try the talking points out on my cat. Eeeeeow!

Posted by: Mark at July 4, 2005 07:46 AM