Only the leftists die young
I always love to hear liberals bemoan how racist the rest of the country is, but not them of course. They would embrace Obama, but those racist rednecks on the right would want to kill him.
Gift of the Magi
They were newlyweds, and poor in all but love. For the first year, that was enough.
For the second, a tightness came to her face, and he looked a bit less elegant, with his thrice turned cuffs. He looked a bit pathetic, going from one place of business to another looking for work after he lost his job at the bank.
She smiled less and they stopped talking of having children, having them soon, anyway. He made due with patched shoes and shiny, threadbare suits. She mended her dresses and tried to be patient with staying home every night of the week and week-ends too, when they used to dance four nights of the week and dine out three before they were married.
All that remained of his former affluency was his heavy gold watch, the pride of his family for generations. Even in his impoverished state, he was always reassured when he pulled it out, hefted it in his hand, the ever true timekeeper. Somehow, it made him feel a little better.
The young pine tree stood holding his branches out as if in supplication. Indeed, he was soundlessly praying, if a tree can be said to do so, to whatever gods or druids or faeries to which a pine tree would pray. He was praying the harvesters would reach his rank and row today, tomorrow at the latest.
For it is the week before Christmas, and unless he is taken quickly, he will be too late for this season. Perhaps he might have too propitious a Spring and Summer, with much sun and rain and life-giving humus. Then he might grow too large to be considered quite suitable for a Christmas tree. His pith sank at the thought, and he pushed it away and continued his matins to the pine tree Jesus, or Buddha, or Allah- to whatever the wood-folk present their heart-wood’s desire.
As we’ve noted before, why anyone puts any stock in anything this stupid motherfucker kos says is beyond us. He got in on the bottom floor of the internet flood of intense far left discontent, gave them a place to vent, shrewdly took on all the co-bloggers he could so as to maximize effect, and is crowned as a genius and a true pundit on what is going on in politics today and the inside scoop due to his contacts with important insiders.
You know, it won’t resonate with the hard right McCain haters who sniff Romney’s crotch to get the scent of a “true conservative” but to me one of the wonderful things about racist, sexist, intolerant, repressive Mormon asshole Mitt Romney’s rejection, despite his huge financial advantages is that such a bald-faced hypocrite and opportunist could get such play in the right blogs. It totally opened my eyes and kind of stripped me away from the “tribe mentality” that pretty much sums up most of the rightblog/leftblog herd behavior on the net.
I either left a comment or sent a trackback to Bizzyblog re: the previous post Why Almost Every Rightblog is Missing the Point on Why Hugh Hewitt is Full of Shit on Romney, so the bizzyman took issue and deleted that, and sent me a nice little note to explain why he did:
UPDATE: In 2012, when Romney is the frontrunner and potential nominee, remember this::::::
The Captain over at Capt’s Quarters is basically fair minded, he does a nice job knocking down some really disgusting smears of McCain.
However, in arguing against Ron Paul as a VP candidate (like that would ever happen in this universe) he is still on about Ron Paul’s newletters and the John Birch type racist and Jew-bashing diatribes that were released under his name:
Tired of hearing about Obama every time you turn on the TeeVee? Tired of seeing his smirking face on every magazine and newspaper front page? Tired of all the asinine, smug supporters acting even more like the assholes they are since the election? Do you want to register your disgust and express your disdain for the Messiah-elect?