August 03, 2005

The Shit I See On My Lunch Hour: Things That Drive Me Insane

So, I'm sitting here enjoying my $1.99 Chicken Fried Steak Dinner from KFC (Okay, enjoying is an overstatement, but it was cheap, fast and close by) and I was reading the back page of the local paper. The article was about Bill Frist getting dissed by Justice Sunday II which is the religious conservative equivalent of WWF's Wrestlemania except they allow douche bags like Tom DeLay to attend and speak. Hell, even Fristfucker spoke by video at the April 2005 Justice Sunday during the height of the Terry Schiavo shit. But poor Fristfucker didn't receive an invite this time 'cos he screwed Jesus' dog when he came out in support of expanded stem cell lines and funding last week. I don't understand that especially since he only did so in an effort to appear more moderate for his '08 presidential run.

Why then was he dissed? Because you either toe the Dobson created line or your name is mud. These dickheads will no longer speak Frist's name in the hallowed halls of Neverland.

"Whatever" is my initial reaction because I think Frist is a tool, but then the better part of me is like "what's with all the religious nuts getting so pushy about things like stem cell research when they have the audacity to support capital punishment and bombing the shit out of Iraqi babies?" Yes, you can imagine my response as I sit here in my baby blue cardigan and sensible white slip-on Keds and say unto you "Can you say 'hypocrite,' boys and girls?"

Then a few minutes later, I am checking out CNN when I see the second thing that chaps my hide- the headline about an 11 year old girl being charged with assault with a deadly weapon for hitting a boy in the head with a rock. And the daily poll asks if it's the right charge against her. I about shit myself when I saw 60% say she was appropriately charged with assault with a deadly weapon. Again, WTF?

Oddly, both the Frist and the rock girl stories have something in common. Both are the product of a privileged society which has fattened itself up to the point that we are in each other's business and go overboard "protecting" each other from ourselves. Those Justice Sunday assholes really do believe they have the right to lobby government to kill non-white "criminals" and protect 100,000's of frost-bitten embryos in spite of the fact they will never be viable and certainly aren't wanted by the donors any longer. Nevermind that 80,000 are destroyed annually when they can be used for new stem cell lines which might aid in research that could save ACTUAL lives. That poignant fact is not useful to these right-wing Christian conservatives. It means nothing at all. Just like the words "grow the fuck up" to that Fresno prosecutor and the delinquent boy's parents.

Kids fight. Sometimes they fight rough, but if we'd let them fight more often (like we use to when we were kids) then maybe they would know bringing a 2 lb. rock to a water balloon fight is a tad bit much. Just like maybe dropping 1000's of bombs on a non-threatening country may be overkill.

My husband would say that these are examples of the PC police of the 90's run amok. I'd say bullshit. It's clearly a product of too many people with too much time on their goddamn hands meddling in the business of others because they feel entitled to by virtue of the free time on their hands. Maybe, just maybe, if their sorry asses were having to struggle to survive like our grandparents and their grandparents before them, there would be some damn common sense in this country. And maybe if they weren't so goddamn "actuated" or whatever they might have a bit more respect for the boundaries and beliefs of others.

Common sense to me would be: don't have Justice Sunday II. Don't waste the money on the Best Western. Stay home, play with your kids and have a backyard BBQ. With regards to stem cells, get a life. Unless they belong to you and there is an unwarranted taking by the government or your neighbor of YOUR stem cells, fuck off. If you are the parents of those two kids, spank them and ground them. Both. They need to know you can't go around fucking with people just for sport. That you will get hurt and you will deserve to get hurt. If you are that girl's folks, pay for the stitches (i.e. pay the damn deductible- hospitals screw us as it is) without being asked. That should be the end of it.

But instead, there are assholes out there like the JS2 organizers who make money and get to say they rub elbows with the big dogs for making up false "life" issues and printing up bumperstickers instead of going home and dealing with their own problems or kids, and prosecutors who get to look tough on crime going after an 11 y.o. girl as they get handed another campaign contribution by a would-be JS2 attendee (shit, what a small dicked pussies they must be).

Seriously, you fuckers should get a goddamn life instead of worrying about everyone else's. And if you still need to dabble in the affairs of someone else or feel like you are accomplishing something worthwhile, send money and supplies to Niger, go to Dafur and stop the genocide, volunteer at a senior center or offer to pay the electric bill of a fixed income recipient who might die in a heat wave like we have been having. Spend time with your own damn kids and teach them that bullies should be beaten down and that you fight fire with fire, not atomic bombs. In other words, do something that is actually useful and doesn't just appear to be useful. And thank your god (or non-god) for the ability you have in this country and be a nosy asshole. If you lived elsewhere, you'd spend most of your time trying to find food, clean water or stay safe. You would not give two shits about the number of reruns on this summer or the fact that professional hockey has been gone too long. You wouldn't have time to be self-centered, fuckwit, assmunchers who annoy me.

And I wouldn't have time to write about you.


Blogger Digitalicat said...

Right on, Badger. The thing that's always bugged me about the Christian Right is not really their ideas, but their rigidity. People who can unilaterally oppose abortion and still favor the death penalty just aren't thinking things through. It just blows my mind that people can be so arrogant that they refuse to even consider differing points of view.

1:03 AM  
Blogger Emptyman said...

See, when I was a kid, I distinctly remember the "conservatives" who stuck Ronnie Rayguns up there and talked and talked about getting the government out of people's lives and letting people do what they want. So evidently that was all a big fat lie; the "conservatives" are only against government action if it means stopping pollution or enforcing civil rights laws. Government action to meddle in everything else is fine, as long as it meddles in a "conservative" direction.

Why even call themselves conservatives? Call themselves "theocractic statists" because plainly that's what they are.

9:54 AM  
Blogger The Raving Badger said...

I agree, Emptyman, but both sides are guilty. It's not a political party thing; it's a large, leisurely middle class. I don't see a lot of poor people picketing and attending rallies. They're too busy trying to survive (or buy meth if they're in OK).

I'll blog about why I think people become religious nuts at a later time, but basically my philosophy is they feel guilty. I don't fee guilty about shit any more. I accept I am a sociopath.

10:58 AM  

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