Archive for May 20th, 2010

Nice Trunk. 1976

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

In the ’70’s, I used to collect trunks.  A lot of people don’t know that steamer shipping trunks in the 17- and 1800’s had rounded tops so sailors couldn’t stack them on top of each other. Now you know.

Liberals Annoy Me

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Every time Obama laughs, $3.4 Billion is added to the national debt.

I’m a Libertarian and dislike both conservatives and liberals.  But somehow liberals just annoy the hell out of me.  I’m beginning to understand why.

First of all, I am not a closet conservative – promise.  I protested the war in Vietnam and think our two current conflicts are complete fiascos.  I think drugs should be decriminalized and there should be no laws against consensual crimes like gambling and prostitution.  I believe in homosexual rights. I don’t think we are a  “Christian” nation but a nation of religious freedom. I believe in a woman’s right to choose, free birth control, more sex education, and Plan B.

I know liberals don’t love me much either. I think English should be the only language of our country, our borders should be closed to all but legal immigrants, there’s too much welfare, people should be paid for NOT having kids, and we should pave the damn rainforest.  I don’t care at all about global warming and I love capitalism.  How’s that for “not exactly a liberal” tilt?

Neither side would choose me for a spokesperson and I still dislike both of them.  So why do I have this gut reaction against liberals?

First, liberals are caught up in the future – they LIVE in the future.  “Our grandchildren”, “our great grandchildren”, “six generations from now” – all are going to be globally fried and probably will be genetic mutants from sugar, salt, chemicals, and a lack of wind and solar power.

But we face huge problems today – here, right now.  Before this day is done, over 40,000 people will die from curable diseases, starvation, and violence due to poverty.  How green will they be in 500 years?  How can we solve future problems if we can’t even get a grip on disasters du jour?

Second, liberals seem to be a snooty lot.  Intellectually superior, wealthy from other peoples’ money, they believe they’re noble because they’re “saving” all of the unwashed people on our future planet.  They LOVE people – except they wouldn’t let them through the front door to any crystal-clinking fund raiser at which Barbra sings.

Anyway, I’m glad I’m starting to figure this out.  I’m also smart enough to  know stereotypes aren’t the exclusive property of radio talk hosts.