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lame54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-01-09 09:29 PM
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A WONDERFUL RANT!
Edited on Fri May-01-09 10:49 PM by proud patriot
(edited for copyright purposes-proud pariot Moderator Democratic Underground)


http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2009/0...

The Right goes insane
Evil overlords to flaccid clowns in the blink of Jesus' eye. Adorable!
By Mark Morford, SF Gate Columnist
Friday, May 1, 2009

This much we know: Hand evil a big, sticky gob of power, and it quickly becomes a feral monster, dangerous and cruel and willing to sell its own shriveled heart and the heart of its very remorseful mother for a shot at everlasting infamy, even more power and maybe some fresh, raw kitten blood, intravenously, just for the hell of it.

Oh, but take that same vile leviathan and suddenly strip away all its power and influence and capacity for wickedness, and watch it deflate like a wheezing circus tent, quickly turning into a trembling caricature of its former self, a tiny, elfin thing small enough to fit into a shoebox of panic and pathos and residual Godspit.

Behold, this delightful rule in full effect with the once portentous, now pitiable Republican party. Watch in wonder as gaffe follows gaffe, astonishing pronouncement follows childish meltdown, ludicrous statement leads into pure comedy of errors followed by moderate 40-year veterans of the party splitting for bluer, less abusive pastures. What a scene.

There is much good news to be found in the ongoing GOP implosion; their obsession with 'wedge issues' like abortion and gay marriage, along with hilarious claims of socialism and fascism are proving to be the absolute best news for the nation as a whole. Because as the GOP wallows in juvenile spectacle, Obama and the Dems are leaping headlong into one of the most ambitious, invigorating, nation-altering agendas in American history.

Of course, it ain't all flowers and candy. This much unfettered movement for any party, left or right, can also be just insanely dangerous, could theoretically result in a blowback for the Dems exactly as destructive and apocalyptic as the horrendous Bush Era proved to be for the once-temperate Repubs.

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Pithy Donating Member (165 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-01-09 09:36 PM
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1. Morford rocks
k&r

This part had me chortling:

Glenn Beck, a truly insane hunk of weirdness who's fun to watch not for any attempt at genuine insight or O'Reilly-esque pseudo-intelligence, but because of how he endears himself to viewers by acting exactly like your crazy uncle Ernie, the one who eats Miracle Whip straight from the jar and hears voices in his armpits and stares just a bit too long at any 10-year-old within range.

Truly hilarious because it's so damned true. God, I love Mark Morford.
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GoneOffShore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-01-09 09:46 PM
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2. Morford has totally redeemed himself with this for the ...
"Psychic Cords" Woo woo about Facebook. Though I suspect that his tongue was planted so firmly in his cheek on that one that he had to have surgery to remove it.
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BuddhaGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-01-09 11:20 PM
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6. no need for redemption
the Facebook one was great, as is this one!
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GoneOffShore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 02:14 PM
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8. It may have been great but it caused a disturbance in the Woo,
Exciting the Woowoos and causing them to bay at message boards, in much the same way dogs bay at the full moon.


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BuddhaGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 01:38 PM
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10. nothing wrong with a different outlook
that's what makes the world such an interesting place...there's really no need to denigrate. To each his own :hi:
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cbayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-01-09 10:28 PM
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3. lame54
Please keep in mind that DU posting rules require that you keep the posting of copyrighted material to 4 paragraphs or less.

Thanks,

cbayer
DU Moderator
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cbayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-01-09 10:29 PM
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4. Also, the link in your sig line has been removed by youtube for copyright violation.
:rofl:
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lame54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:33 PM
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9. busted...
twice
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RufusTFirefly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-01-09 10:37 PM
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5. When Morford rocks, he really rocks! n/t K & R
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liberalmuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-01-09 11:39 PM
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7. I love a good stream of consciousness kick in the balls.
And Morford is the one to do it. :bounce:
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