Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Deep Thoughts, by Erudite Redneck
Student staff at the ou student newspaper gave readers more than they bargained for today: A free condom. Good for them. Provocative. (Yes, I herewith violate my own insistence that the ER Roadhouse remain an ou-free zone.)
The Cheney shooting: The plot thickens. I don't know about you, but I take what comes out of the White House as the pure bullsnot it is. The man didn't get peppered. He got shot. And it's not the victim's fault.
American Bar Association to Bush: Please obey the Constitution. Presumably, ABA members can read law.
A few folks have accused me lately of veering further left. So, as I do periodically, I rechecked. Nope. I have, however, drifted a click or two more toward libertarianism:
My political compass (counted from an X-Y axis):
Economic Left/Right: -5.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.85
Check yourself at Political Compass.
Coulda been handled better. But I think it's a hoot that the news came from the ranch owner, through the Corpus Christi paper.
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 4.77
I guess we're kinda diametrically opposed. I don't think we needed a test to figure that one out, though. : )
Economic Left/Right: -1.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.38
If you're curious - much less liberal, somehwat more libertarian than ER. Also opposed to rem, but on anti-authoritarian grounds.
btw: That Financial Reality blog is terrific. Thanks.
Damn it hell, Anon, BUG OFF.
What part of if you don't like what you read here, stay the hell away from here do you not understand?
Besides that, did you even READ what I said? See the first comnent. It's mine.
Besides again: The vistim of an accidenta shooting is never EVER at fault. Period. Scotta McClellan BLAMED the victim.
Besides again again: Class my ass. I just say anything you disagreed with. BUG OFF.
I scored -6.9 to the Left and -7.0 to the Libertarian. That makes me a hard left leaning libertarian.
ER you should plot all of these and post it on your blog to see the freaky variation that you host here.
Say guys, you're right about it not being just a "peppering" incident.
If one pellet penetrated past the ribs and muscles and the heart sack itself to get into or onto the heart muscle that is freaking seriously shot. Don't those dudes down in Corpus have xray machines?
Get this guy up to Walter Reed, and do it right. I also agree that the VP has to be feeling pretty bad about this. Doing this kind of thing would shake up anyone. In fact I think part of the f..k up at the White House is their insensetivity to how this is playing with Cheney himself. They are assuming that this is the standard "blame the victim", "we did nothing wrong" event. I might be wrong, but I'm not sure Dick Cheney would see it that way.
I'm at war with an obnoxious asshole who mistakes condescension for compliment. And I'm sorry if any of the blood, teeth and eyeballs get on anyone else.
But he-her is dead meat anytime I detect him-her now.
As for Kennedy: He may be a drunk, he may have gotten away with manslaughter, he may be a fat asshole.
But he gives voice to political minorities like no one else can, so I'm glad that he is where he is. And the fact that he drives righty-rights nuts is just gravy.
# posted by Erudite Redneck : 10:17 AM
"Lionizing" requires someone "assigning" importance or celebrity that isn't obvious. Above, I stated four facts, most of them negative, and two opinions. Lionized? Not even close. Except in the Orwell Dictionary.
That's the more fitting definition from the Marxist/Leninist dictionary you carry around.
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.08
ER, we think too much alike for my taste. :-)
When will you learn that blogs are just the new bathroom wall of life.
You write, I write, then every few months it is painted over. Nothing changes, the world, people, nothing.
If you know me personally, stop. If you do not, exlain to me how I've come to be your pet project. Seriously. This is no bathroom wall, you dolt; It'a a web log -- a personal thing shared publicly.
If I don't "make sense" sometimes, it's because I don't effing HAVE to.
If you don't like it, fine. But don't treat it like a bathroom wall! That says more about you than you probably thought.
Red alert. No mas.
I see this more as the morning coffee clutch at the local cafe, or the spit and whittle club that meets in the south end of the park under the big oak tree, or occassionally as a first year graduate seminar where everybody is trying to impress everyone else and find their nich. Sometimes it is a bunch or redneck dumbf..ks huddled arround a digital campfire in cyberland boozing it up on Dickles and beer and praising their best gun and dog.
Of course it doesn't change the world, hell even things that do change the world don't change it for long. If your looking for meaning to life take up Yoga, because you won't find it here.
And that is my scribble for now...
Drlobojo, you are right. And at about any of those scenarios, any jackass who barged in, stomped around and bitched because he didn't like what he saw and heard would have his head handed to him.
Or remember Canada Bill Jones?
"A Smith and Wesson beats four aces." Just delete his comments and extinguish his/her presence here.
A couple of meanies, regretfully, ran Mark off from here. I don't know what happened to Tug. I am surprised at Teditors' reading, and wonder, actually, if he ain't pullin' my leg; he's a Repub.
And, I know there are more than a few righty lurkers.
My Political Compass:
How in the world can I be soo similar to you?
I shall have to take a knife to my wrist. Mind if it's covered in butter?