Saturday, December 6, 2008

Dirty Rotten Bastards

Only a few stinkin' days to go, but Bush can't let one of them go by without flipping off the American people. His hatred and contempt for us is absolutely unique, I think, in the annals of the Presidency. Today's outrage?

For purely political reasons, Bush has lifted the 20+ year old Reagan-era ban on concealed weapons in our national parks. Yeah. Think about it - that meth-addled redneck in the campsite next to yours will now be packing heat, legally. And there's nothing you can do but pray he don't mistake you for a bear or a narc when you leave your tent to piss in the middle of the night.

Back to why. I said Bush the Cretin is doing this for "purely political reasons" and I mean it. This dastardly, evil, screw-us move by Bush has been done solely to throw crap in Obama's face. The NRA is already singing tight-balled hosannas in praise of Bush, so you can see where I'm heading.

When Obama eventually moves, with the completely and totally Democratic-controlled Congress (bunch of wusses that they are) to repeal this idiocy, the NRA and the rightwing nutjobs can all scream bloody murder and "I told you so! He's takin' away our guns, I tells ya! I told you he would!"

With the recent news that Rove is back in the White House in charge of the white-washing of Bush's disaster of a Presidency, this kind of move shouldn't surprise us. He probably slipped it under Bush's door in passing, you know, just to keep on being the helpful Turd Blossom we all know and love.


Memphis said...

My Father,a life long hunter and all around "outdoorsman"gave up his NRA card 25 yrs ago knowing that it had turned into a bunch of bull-shit that had nothing to do with hunting.hmmmm,a wise man.....Memphis

Meredith said...

Your more hateful than any president could ever be, lighten up. All you write is hate rant after hate rant.

gomonkeygo said...

I prefer to call it anger, Meredith. Fury, even, if you will.

Bush and his nefarious, vicious cohorts have spent eight years raping the American people and laughing at us while they do it. They deserve our contempt, our anger and perhaps even our hatred if you want to call it that.

I also post music, lighthearted Dadaist romps, very occasional book reviews (need to do more of those), videos and some actually hopeful, change-minded political rants as well.

Anyway, thanks for taking the time to comment. That's appreciated, even if we don't see eye-to-eye.

gomonkeygo said...

Mr. Memphis - was thinking of you today. Had some pretty tasty BBQ at Jim's Rib Haven. Not much on decor, but plenty good on the eats side of things. Not as good as any Memphis BBQ, but I still think our homegrown stuff is as good if not better. You know what I mean!

Someday, I'll have to meet this "Father" of yours, eh? Both "parents" in fact. Been waiting for what, about a quarter of a century or so now? Have you told them about me? About us?

Meredith said...

Anger is useless when it is blind. Will you level equal hatred at the badness what will come with Obama as well, or just one eyed?

The hate is futile, it is everything you are against isn't it?

Meredith said...


You dishonour Rokey and I don't think the Dada really fits today.

The problems of today would be nothing in comparison to what senslessness the dada were reacting to with ww2... Compared to then, today is sane.

gomonkeygo said...

I think we need a lot more of the spirit of Dada and the early Surrealists today. I may not be the most talented practitioner of such ideas - having to spend far too much time dealing with reality every day to ensure there is food on my family's table and our bills are paid - but I try.

WWI ruined a generation in Europe, it's true, completely destroying their worldview, but it also opened eyes and hearts to the possibility of change. Emperors and Kings? Nah. Empires? Hell no. What next? Freedom? Desire? The FUTURE!?

I think Americans have never been able to fully understand - myself included - the reality or irreality that Dada and Surrealism represented. We've had epochal moments in our history, aka The Revolution and the Civil War, but for whatever reason we didn't react like Europeans did after WWI. Probably because we didn't have the kind of class structure or maybe because the full force of modernity hadn't hit us, was in fact still being birthed at the time of the Civil War.

Maybe I'm straying too far, but one example of what we need just came to mind. We probably disagree about this, but the "General Betrayus" ad was the funniest and most dead on piece of political theatre I've seen in my lifetime. I only wish it had gotten much more press attention than it did. It was brilliant, IMO.

I have every intention of calling truth and yelling at Obama if he goes off-kilter crazy or messes things up. He is Power now, but most signs I'm seeing from his transition are pointing to a different kind of Power, one in which transparency trumps secrecy, public trust trumps contempt of public, the future trumps the preservation of the status quo.

I'm heartened by what I'm seeing. Others, perhaps yourself from your comments, not feeling so great. In four years we'll both have the opportunity to do what we want and can about the situation. I've been waiting my entire politically aware life for a President like Obama - since Nixon destroyed my childhood innocence about the role of the President - and I'm pretty excited. A bit scared, too, because change is scary. But excited more.

Have a great day, Meredith. I mean it, I hope you do. I've appreciated your comments and the way they've jogged me to think here. Do more if'n ya want to, please.

gomonkeygo said...

PS "Anger is an energy" I believe. How you use it determines whether or not it was ill or purposeful. To me, this is constructive in general. Sometimes, though, the blog format lends itself to venting too much. You should read some of the posts that never made it out of the editor! Wow. They freaked me out, so I figured I'd put them away. Banging on the keyboard was enough, without hitting SEND.

Meredith said...

No everyone agrees with you and the line your towing, it's such a thinly veiled hate rant, and yes it is an energy, and in general a horrible one, some of this hate stuff might be better in the shrink chair.

Do me a favor, do the world a favor and peace a favor, think before you slander and hate stuff so easily.

Slamming people as racist is no light thing either, it might feel rightious but in the end it just makes you and REAL racism a joke by devaluing it with over and mis use.

gomonkeygo said...

Meredith: Thank you. Something I've done really must've struck a nerve, though which one I don't know. You've taken the time to go back and read through older posts, something most folk's don't do, because I don't see where I called anyone racist in this post.

And if we don't have the guts to call them racists and jerks and abusers of power - who will? Who's gonna watch them? Who's gonna stop them? One of the finest things about being an American - something which I'm very glad I am - is that I can call a racist a racist, a jerk a jerk, an abuser an abuser, especially in print. The only difference between what I do here and writing letters to the editor expressing my outrage is that I can't use the language I want to use in a newspaper letter and most papers won't take a letter a day from every nutjob in the world!

This is my open letter to the world, my ongoing, continuing editorial. You're welcome to read it or not, just like you would do with your local newspaper. I know that I groan when I open our paper and see the same damn names every month, saying the same damn stuff. I don't read their letters anymore - you don't have to read mine, though I appreciate that you've taken the time to do so.

On average, about 20-35 people (that's a big average I know) read most of my political blog posts. That's nothing. Only the music posts get more hits, maybe 50-100 depending on the tunes.

Seriously - I'm crying in the wilderness here! I don't understand why you're so upset. I know that what I do is ultimately meaningless. But it keeps me sane. The cats don't like me yelling at the TV. It upsets them. So I type at the Intertubes instead.

Meredith said...

I think i just am sad someone with your record collection is so hateful.

I get the feeling you have never known real racism or discrimination, I think I am scared when people like you rave and rant about racism or rights etc ... you devalue these serious issues with self indulgent little spazms if intelect. It's really off... I wish you would take stock and stop it.

I'm not going to post again, I get the feeling you are only surface quality re these kinda issues and wouldn't change even if I made sense to you.

I hope you learn to be grateful for what you have been given in life... and it's cost.

gomonkeygo said...

Hmm. I may be a white male, of blue collar/rural background, but that doesn't mean I haven't experienced things. Racism? Given the power structure we have, it's laughable to say I've "experienced" it. Seen the effects of it on people, both known and unknown to me, yes. Thought and felt long and hard about it since I was a child, yes. I'm no screaming-mimi 20-year old just out of college with a basket of ideals to throw at the world. I live in a town very divided by racial and economic lines, lines that my local power structure refuses to see or believe in. I work every day with the children damaged by these lines and the deep-seated forces of power they represent. My only goal is to make these young people see that they are better than the system, that they are not the losers and the worthless that the system has branded them, almost literally in some cases.

That said, and maybe I'm wrong in doing this (I have considered it and tried to change the trajectory of some posts, even deleting some after posting because I was unhappy with myself for what I'd done, though always noting when I've done such), but this blog isn't where I'm going to spend hours writing thoughtful essays and trying to structure my spur-of-the-moment emotions and thoughts any more than necessary. That's not what this format is for and I like this format, like I said in my previous post comparing blogging to writing to the editor.

I could spend hours trying to justify even further what I do here. But it's not going to help. I appreciate the conversation we've had. It's awkward in this format, hard to make real human contact, and I'm sorry it's ending. Thanks for stopping by and take care.

Anonymous said...

Those meth addled rednecks are not going to obey the law,,,,,they will be packing regardless. Self-Defense is a right
If concealed carry permit holders were committing crimes, that would be headline news. They aren't and it isn't. Sorry that everything isn't going your way, stop crying
Thomas Jefferson said "Let the gun be your constant companion"

gomonkeygo said...

Dear Ms. Anonymous:

Almost got the quote right; just a word or two off. And Jefferson was talking about exercise, physical exercise - not the exercising of a right. So doubly off.

Ya know, I think I have a right not to be afraid that every anonymous prick in the world has a gun (legal or otherwise) in her pocket. I shouldn't have to fear for my or my family's safety from either purposeful or accidental discharge of weapons every day, every where.

BTW...Shut your fucking anonymous mouth until you can at least get the decency to have an actual anonymous user name like real people. I'm tired of fuckwads like you that feel more like a man when you have a gun in your pocket than otherwise telling me that I can't have a goddamn opinion about guns in America. That is un-American. That is un-patriotic.

Jefferson would thrash scum like you with his tongue and his walking stick, if he ever had one, just for having the gall to use misquotes of his private letters to support your addle-brained interpretations of American history.

Anonymous said...

You can have your opinion, nothing I wrote can be construed as saying otherwise. Your opinion is wrong, but you are welcome to it....Taking our guns away would be a precursor to taking your right to speak freely. It has worked that way in many a country that you find admirable. Cuba, the USSR etc.
Bill of Rights is about American's freedoms, not government's powers. The Second Amendment was placed in the Bill of Rights, rights are for people, not government agencies
That's what you fail to understand
That's one of the many things you fail to understand.

"As to the species of exercise, I advise the gun. While this gives a moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise, and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body, and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks. Never think of taking a book with you. The object of walking is to relax the mind. You should therefore not permit yourself even to think while you walk; but divert your attention by the objects surrounding you."
Jefferson To Peter Carr_
Paris, August 19, 1785

Exercise can be had without carrying a firearm. Why would Jefferson have included that word had he been just talking about walking?
I am sorry that you are so angry and stupid. It is probably good that you don't own any firearms, you would be as clumsy with the mechanics as you are with logic and reason

gomonkeygo said...

Sorry, Anon, but you clearly told me to "stop crying" which is the same as telling me to shut the hell up because my opinion is worthless. You equated my opinion with that of a child, it was a form of an insult. Your reply is just bullshit.

I wasn't particularly insulted, but I was pissed off by it. And am not in the least bit amazed that you deny it though; it's standard tactic of the right to do this. Call the left crybabies, tell them to shut up, then deny. Limbaugh and O'Reilly are masters at this, but Bush beats 'em both - he can deny he exists if he thinks it helps him.

And I never said Jefferson was only talking about "walking" - that's your reading of what I wrote. I said that you misunderstood what Jefferson wrote, applying a discussion of physical exercise to the exercise of rights. Twice and you still can't get it right.

Sorry that you're just so stupid.

Anonymous said...

Waah, only five people read my blog and one of them disagrees with me. Waah. I'm going to call him stupid Waah
Merry Christmas to you and the four other people who read your little blog
That should really piss you off


gomonkeygo said...

Thanks, man or whatever! Merry Christmas to you too. That one was pretty funny, actually. Gave me good yuck.