Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Liberal List

I had an amusing conversation over on The Moderate Voice political blog that I am copying over here. It was in the comments to a post about why almost all of the movies about the Iraq War have done poorly at the box office. My conservative co-commenter had put an argument forth that essentially the movies were liberal, frequently anti-American, tripe that doesn't appeal. (His argument is actually detailed and well-argued; I'm just trying to summarize quickly.)

Pacatrue: As a liberal who hates America and hosts annual Hugo Chavez birthday parties (oh, Hugo, how I love thee), I don't go to see most of these movies because I'd rather see something fun.

Co-Commenter: Pacatrue...You forgot to note in your descriptive list the critically important fact that you live in Hawa'ii (as I have gathered from your other posts)!

For us conservative who are freezing ours tails off digging out after blizzard after blizzard this winter, the thought of an arch-liberal such as yourself ;) enjoying the blissful surroundings of the Pacific climate while we scrape the bloody car off for the 100th morning :( is truly reason to doubt the existence of a just and caring deity.

Maybe God is a liberal. Disturbing thought that. Ah well...it would explain a great many things.....

Pacatrue: Funny you should mention that, co-commenter. Because, let's see, I have this list I made up at my second Bleeding Heart Retreat a couple years back...

Here we go.

#3. Move to Hawaii just to piss off conservatives.

What else is on here?

#6. Take away health care options from hard-working God-fearing Americans.
#7. Send $5000 checks to 100 million random people all over the world just so they feel good about themselves. Special Note: Exclude Americans and anyone white.

Wait, this is crossed out with a crayon and there's a note: Still cheaper than Iraq War. Make it $500 to everybody - but not Americans.

#12. Build a 200 foot mural dedicated to Stalin's positive contributions. Mount it on Bunker Hill.
#18. Encourage teens to have rampant, unheeded sex by distributing birth control.
#8 Re-animate Che Guevara's head and found a new state in North Central Nevada with Che as Minister of Finance.
#2. Attach eletrodes to conservatives' brains and zap them when they get within 100 miles of Hawaii.

And, of course

#1. Elect Hillary Clinton to Presidency, just to piss off conservatives.

5 comments:

December/Stacia said...

Lol! That's awesome, Paca. Very funny.

pjd said...

I'd rather see something fun, too.

What movies are there about the Iraq war? I mean... maybe movies like Platoon and Saving Private Ryan did well not because they were about other wars but because they were, um, good movies.

I've seen a couple of movies that took place in Desert Storm, if I recall, and... well, it's hard to recall because none of them were memorable.

I would suspect that movies about a war that is still in progress rarely do well at the box office. Why bother paying $40 for a family to see it when you can just flip on Fox "news" for some good fiction about the war?

ChristineEldin said...

One of your funniest posts ever!!!
:-)

Precie said...

LMAO!

McKoala said...

Didn't you realise that your move to Hawaii meant that you were no longer qualified to have opinions?