This is probably the smallest Hershey's bar I've ever eaten. Other than the ones that're supposed to be small. The wrapper says it's 40 grams, so what's a normal size for that kind of thing? I mean, fuck, I just removed the first 3-rectangle column of the thing and it's shorter than my space bar.
There goes another one, now it's about a shift key and a half long.
rest of this blog is probably going to be what I'm gonna call a political rant, for lack of a better phrase. I think last time I did a big one like this was when I was an "anarcho"-capitalist who thought a BioShock game didn't sound like such a bad place to live.
Anyway, so, uhh, yesterday. Was in a particularly angsty mood over all kinds of retarded shit, which led me to another piece of retarded shit: The 1/2 Hour News Hour.
In a promo the thing claims to be offensive to:
The Left, The Far Left, Anyone Standing to the Left, Gay Penguins, Lawyers, The ACLU, Anyone With ACLU in Their Name, Democrats, People Who Voted for Democrats, People Who Know Democrats, Gay Penguins, Illegal Aliens, Space Aliens, and Tom Cruise.
Itw's a political satire in a vaguely similar vein to maybe the daily show that espoused social conservative views, which considering the right's stance on censorship makes the above quote painfully ironic. I think Rush Cokehead Limbaugh showed up at least twice. The sketches I watched were a lot more sad than funny. Not on the surface, of course, but that these were ideas that people have cheered and continue to cheer for. Which brings up the question: who's supposed to be watching this show?
I often hear The Daily Show
and Colbert Report
praised for getting demographics of people hearing and thinking about things they normally wouldn't be interested in at all. So who's supposed to be sucked into this? Not anyone who's a fan of America's center-right mainstream political party, not anyone who likes the sound of the American fucking Civil
Union,and probably not anyone who 's a part of the US's growing Latin American demographic. Again, that quote up there has some frightening implications. People drawn to this would have been bigots and proud of it.
The show, thankfully, was canceled in 2008. So what am I talking about? How is any of this relevant to the interests of a time after the passing of a universal healthcare bill and withdrawal from Iraq by a Kenyan president?
If you actually believe that any such bill passed or any substantial withdrawal occurred then the part of your organic information storage system that tells you this is exactly why this is relevant. If you actually think Obama is a Kenyan, then you're fucking retarded. To at least half of the second biggest political party in America, the country has shifted towards a terrible direction. One where our ridiculously high taxes
are used for such terrible things as welfare and food stamps for illegal immigrants and crackheads in Priuses, where it's illegal to pray to the Christian god in public schools, where our Muslim
president is apologizing for America's greatness
, and where the government does nothing to stop the terrorists from winning
The Texas school board is frustrated with the liberal bias it thinks reality has.
I beg to differ, and for them to differ too. Under what America considers a liberal congress, house, and executive government, we've seen the FBI cracking down on labor and anti-war activists
, rent hikes causing the continual displacement of the poor in New Orleans
, torture and rape continuing in Iraqi prisons that're gradually being handed over to the corrupt puppet government we've propped up there
, the Afghan War is becoming Vietnam 2: Electric Boogaloo
, and the gap between the rich and poor on the rise and the largest it's been since the great depression
This is the lesser evil. And the greater evil? There is a large and growing group of people who believe this kind of thing isn't happening enough, or that the solution is to do more of the things that caused it.
Thanks to them I'm beginning to associate the term 'moderate Republican' with relief rather than disdain and contempt. And I'm a goddamn libertarian socialist
. Motherfucking shit.
We need another 1960s, and I don't mean the well meaning but hedonistic, lost, and confused 1960s Hunter S. Thompson wrote about, I mean the romanticized and idealistic 1960s we see in fiction. Right the fuck now.
I know. I'm a hypocrite for blogging about this instead of organizing demonstrations over it.