I am SO TIRED of CONSERVATIVE DIMWITS!!!
As we sit here on the southern fringes of Baltimore waiting for the hurricane God sent to show us his love to kill us all, my attention is drawn to a Facebook post. It's one of those, "You don't love America and Jesus if you don't repost this" kind of thing that dimwits cling to.
RE-POST: I PERSONALLY DON'T CARE IF I DO OFFEND ANYONE BY THIS!!!
I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL!
MY GENERATION GREW UP RECITING THIS EVERY MORNING IN SCHOOL WITH MY HAND ON MY HEART. THEY NO LONGER DO THAT FOR FEAR OF OFFENDING SOMEONE!
LET'S SEE HOW MANY AMERICANS WILL RE-POST THIS AND NOT CARE ABOUT OFFENDING SOMEONE...
First of all, the "all caps" is telling. It's someone reposting an e-mail he received from someone who reposted it to prove he loves God, America and Jesus, too!
Please. As if patriotism depended on repetition of specific words in a specific order while holding a specific hand over a specific portion of your chest. This is the sort of nonsense that conservatives go nuts over. To me, patriotism means making sure every man, woman and child in the United States has decent food, decent housing, decent health care and a decent job for those who want to work.
The person, who I don't think I've ever actually met but he's the brother of a former sister-in-law of mine, responded...
It's about principal Bill. If you don't agree, don't post it here.I spared him the Grammar Nazi reply of "I think you mean PRINCIPLE, don'cha pal?"
Instead, I wrote...
Oh, wait... only people who AGREE with you get to post a reply? How patriotic of you. You just go ahead and put your hand over your heart and repeat the nice words while the people you vote for take your money and give it to the wealthy. Which is more patriotic? Taking care of people or saluting a piece of cloth? See? I don't care if I offend anyone!Continued on the next page