Topic: Out of Flyover Land
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The Anti-PC League
This is a post in solidarity with Iowahawk and Joe 'the Plumber' Wurzelbacher
Iowa Hawk's orignating post is as follows
First, a pre-emptive apology for the intentional non-humor to follow. I promise that all future non-humor will be strictly unintentional.
We've all witnessed a lot of insanity in American politics over the last few years. Up until the last few days, none of it has seriously bothered me; hey, just more grist for the satire mill. But after witnessing the media's blitzkreig on Joe 'the Plumber' Wurzelbacher, I can only muster anger, and no small amount of fear.
Politicians -- Sarah Palin, Bill Clinton, et al. -- obviously have to put up with some rude, nasty shit, but it's right there in the jobs description. Joe the Plumber is different. He was a guy tossing a football with his kid in the front yard of his $125,000 house when a politician picked him out as a prop for a 30 second newsbite for the cable news cameras. Joe simply had the temerity to speak truth (or, if you prefer, an uninformed opinion) to power, for which the politico-media axis apparently determined that he must be humiliated, harassed, smashed, destroyed. The viciousness and glee with which they set about the task ought to concern anyone who still cares about citizen participation, and freedom of speech, and all that old crap they taught in Civics class before politics turned into Narrative Deathrace 3000, and Web 2.0 turned into Berlin 1932.0.
Godwin's Law! you say? if the jackboot fits, wear it.
If it's meta-memes and meta-meta-narratives these media headlice want, so be it. I hope you will join me in expressing a simple bit of solidarity with this guy, Spartacus style. I AM JOE. I am a Wal Mart schlub in flyover country who changes my own oil and unclogs drains without a license. I smoke and drink beer and toss the football in the front yard with my kid, and I figure I can fend my way without handouts from some Magic Messiah's candy bags. Most everyone in my family and most everyone I grew up with is another Joe, and if you screw with them, you screw with me.
Are you a Joe? Say it proud. Leave it on every goddamn newspaper comment section and online forum. Let these pressroom and online thugs know you won't stay silent when they try to destroy the life of a private citizen for speaking his mind -- because for every one of them, there are a million Joe Wurzelbachers. And for that we should all be thankful.
I am Joe also. I come from a long line of Joes and Josephines if you will and I am ALSO seeeing Red at the sight of the events that Iowahawk alludes to and I am going to VOTE Red.
My Nominee for the 2008 Stuck On Stupid Awards
Is Congressman John Murtha
When I first read about this, Courtesy of the Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. John Murtha said Wednesday his home base of western Pennsylvania is racist and that could reduce Barack Obama's victory margin in the state by 4 percentage points.
The 17-term Democratic congressman told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in a story posted Wednesday on its Web site: "There is no question that western Pennsylvania is a racist area."
I thought, it's a good thing this guy is not running for office this year.
But guess what? He IS running and his opposition is not unimpressive.
Lt. Col William T Russell
a man who will Stand Up for Western PA
See the Bears
The Bears like to walk on dry warm Pipelines
The Animal Liberation Front thinks they should walk on Cold Wet Ice and Snow
That's not NICE Animal Liberation Front !
See the Snowy Owl
The Snowy Owl likes to Rest on something Dry
It is a LONG way to fly to find something Dry where it lives
PETA does not WANT the Snowy Owl to rest on something Dry
PETA is MEAN!
But what about the Caribou if we Drill in ANWAR you Say?
Do the Caribou look bothered to you?
Guess what? The Caribou Herds in the Alaskan Pipeline Region
Have increased by 5 to 6 times.
They seem to have figured out how to breed around pipelines.
Maybe they are smarter than Green Peace the ALF and PETA?
But but you cry, what about OIL SPILLS?
Well according to the Inuit and Eskimo, oil seeps
out of the ground in those regions during the summer months
But what would they know? They have only lived there for almost 20 thousand year. Folks who have never been there and probably never will know better than they do.