Sunday, February 07, 2010

No, Alanis, No

Well, hell. I just got an unwelcome reminder that Oliver North is still alive. Now I have to use some Rage Against the Machine to balance it out:

Undressed and blessed by the Lord
The same devil that ran around Managua with a sword
Check out the new style that Ollie found
I tune in with a bullet to shut down the devil sound

Ahh, that's better. Anyway, so the deranged old goatfucker is worried about a lavender military, etc. Given that our sorry excuse for a left wing in American politics today is too concerned with making sure that everyone knows how much they love The Troops! to ever suggest anything like dramatically reining in our military or denying it all the money it wants (RAtM again: "That five-sided fist-a-gon/ That rotten sore on the face of mother earth/ Gets bigger/ The trigger's cold, empty your purse"), I hope Ollie's right, and the homo agenda is what finally rots the entire apparatus from within and completes our transition to fourth-rate world power.

But I am not optimistic about such things, so I have to settle for more modest goals, like hoping that people finally learn the proper use of certain tropes:

The irony of a convicted felon who lied about diverting proceeds from arms sales to a rebel group in Nicaragua supporting a policy that forces gay and lesbian servicemen to lie about their sexual orientation was lost on both Hannity and North.

Irony? So...he once famously lied about something for what he considered a greater good (as always with theocrats), got away with it, expressed no regrets, and he now supports forcing other people to lie about their sexuality for what he considers a greater good? That's ironic? Sigh...