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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

More counter-factual ineptitude from the Bush administration.

This is just so, so wrong. Remember Monica Goodling, the appointee at the U.S. Attorney General's office who thought that extreme rightwing political ideology was the right basis to evaluate, hire and fire federal attorneys general? She's also mixed up in firing an "excellent" attorney general on suspicion of being lesbian. According to an anonymous Republican source, "To some people, that's even worse than being a Democrat."

I am so fucking tired of Bush appointees who have no clue about the subjects they are meddling in, or worse, regulating. It is blatantly obvious to anyone even a little bit sophisticated or cosmopolitan, to anyone who has any familiarity with people who aren't narrowminded rightwing religious freaks that it is WAY BETTER TO BE LESBIAN THAN A DEMOCRAT!

Is she kidding me? Being lesbian would be great! You get to be a hot chick and date hot chicks! That's, like, hotness squared! You would like breasts and also have them. If you also like dicking, you can buy one, or lots, and use them whenever you want! You don't have to wait around for men to believe your propositions (if they recognize them in the first place) and be sure of their feelings and crap. It is so easy to flirt with women and flirting with lesbians goes even faster. You're always the coolest person in the room if you're lesbian. Margie says that once you're lesbian and out, everything is easy. As long as you don't wear combat boots and shave your head, you're mainstream. Your choice of pets and cars is totally settled. You only have to choose which singer-songwriter you're gonna go with.

By contrast, being a Democrat is pretty miserable. You always immediately identify with the downtrodden, which sucks because they're downtrodden. You have to watch an administration systematically corrupt and destroy your government, which furthers their arguments that government doesn't work. You have to evaluate your culpability when institutions you are part of do heinous shit like torturing people, because you can't pretend you don't know that the system is answerable to the collective you. You feel cognitive dissonance when your actions and ideals aren't aligned, because you are aware of the small hypocrisies and shortcuts that make life convenient. You don't revel in poor people's hurts because that just goes to show they weren't meritorious; you have to look for causes, which requires unpleasant thinking. You have to look at really painful, expensive truths and do more than hope for unicorns to bring cheap energy or hold levees in place. Doing things sucks, and doing expensive things can mean short-term sacrifice. No one wants short-term sacrifice. Your heart just bleeds and bleeds and bleeds, and it bleeds some more when you think of boys and girls getting thrown into the Iraq War blender, when you know people in your country live in tent cities, when it matters to you that we're ten years away from no more salmon in California, when people are getting raped in jail. Really, being Democratic isn't the fun and games Goodling makes it out to be.

I can't believe that even a Bush official can go around spewing nonsense like 'being lesbian is worse than being a Democrat'. Sometimes I think they've hit bottom, but then the trapdoor opens and I fall into a whole new cellar of bullshit rightwing ignorance.

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

We love you Megan!!!

Thanks for a hilarious post which softens the pain of the story behind it.

Cheers,
Tim.

5:44 PM  
Blogger Tom said...

do more than hope for unicorns to bring cheap energy or hold levees in place

Well, I don't know what your unicorns are like, but mine poop solar cells and plug holes in dikes all the time.

6:15 PM  
Blogger Justus said...

I think tom mispelled dykes.

9:17 PM  
Blogger Jacqueline Passey said...

If you're a lesbian Democrat, does it balance out?

9:19 PM  
Anonymous HC said...

The logical conclusion is that, in order to be happy, one should immediately become a lesbian Republican.

10:14 PM  
Anonymous Ennis said...

This morning's sunrise was a ripe yellow, pregnant with hope of warm spring light throughout the day.

It's a cruel tease - it is scheduled to rain today and tomorrow. Better than the snow which fell two days ago at noon and didn't stick around though.

5:04 AM  
Anonymous Mitch said...

The bush is always greener on the other side?

6:56 AM  
Anonymous Indigo Starblaster said...

Oh, My Good Lord. I just love you :)

Peace,

Indigo S.

10:53 AM  
Blogger Marcus said...

As a straight male, I can say being a lesbian would totally be awesome. No more macho bullshit and you still get to go out with women. HC is right that lesbian Republicans have it best -- the Cheney daughters rule!

2:32 PM  

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