Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Ugliness is Contagious

Mrs. Polly and Betty Cracker have done a bang-up job covering the hypocrisy regarding disaster relief in the wake of the horrific Oklahoma tornado. I am cycling through anger at the Republicans voting against Sandy relief, disgust at the antics of Oklahoma's congressmorons, schadenfreude at the "punishment" felt the dupes who voted in these anti-disaster relief and global warming denier assholes, and self-disgust. Coburn and Inhofe are ugly, ugly people, and I find myself catching a bit of that ugliness when I feel that schadenfreude. The cruelest thing you can say to a conservative is, "I hope you are forced to live under the policies that you espouse."

That being said, a trip to Brooklyn for a beer and a science lecture will have me feeling better in no time. I'm sure I'll snap out of this cycle of ugliness and end up making a donation to the Red Cross... I'm surely not proud of the negative feelings I'm experiencing, but I can't lie about them.

5 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

What a mentality.

Demanding someone else suffer for your state's aid, and claim this is more righteous than simply demanding aid for your state after you've voted against the same for others.
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mikey said...

I keep waiting for one of the Right's major evangelical christianist figures to reach the conclusion that god is punishing Oklahoma for it's bigotry and hatred of his gay children, not to mention his black and brown kiddies too.

I guess they're all just really busy right now, and they'll get around to explaining god's brutal punishment of Okies in good time.

Right?

Substance McGravitas said...

What makes a person vote for a cartoon villain?

paleotectonics said...

@Mikey,

I suspect the Fundeliban reaction will be "Y'all ain't givin' enough to the men of Gawd, so Gawd punished yew!"

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Demanding someone else suffer for your state's aid, and claim this is more righteous than simply demanding aid for your state after you've voted against the same for others.

Disgusting, isn't it?

I keep waiting for one of the Right's major evangelical christianist figures to reach the conclusion that god is punishing Oklahoma for it's bigotry and hatred of his gay children, not to mention his black and brown kiddies too.

Nah, they'll blame it on an underground lesbian population or some such rot.

What makes a person vote for a cartoon villain?

Being told all their lives that minorities are cartoon villains.

I suspect the Fundeliban reaction will be "Y'all ain't givin' enough to the men of Gawd, so Gawd punished yew!"

Grifters gotta grift.