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.