August 15, 2005

Damn Good to be Here. Not.

Okay, people. Is it too much to ask that you just hold it together for the one week--ONE WEEK--that I was on vacation?

Apparently so. I spent a blissful week in the Redneck Riviera, troubled only by the failure of my 30+ sunblock to, you know, BLOCK THE SUN, and then I return home, a bit itchy and peely, but still all eager to catch up on what I've missed.

Dear God. This is what I've missed? The nationally televised mental breakdown of a suburban housewife in a ditch in Texas? Who has now moved beyond simple anti-war polemic to tax evasion and delusions of foreign policy wonkdom? And whose husband is divorcing her mid-ditch freakout?

And I thought Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede was vapid. At least it had live ostriches and a pig race.

On days like today, I find it is much simpler to just hate everyone and everything and be done with it. It saves a lot of time, and I could use that time to do something constructive, like replay all of Diablo II as a crazy bald barbarian dude.

Posted by Big Arm Woman at August 15, 2005 02:34 PM
Comments

We missed you BAW! Welcome back.

Posted by: snopercod at August 15, 2005 04:22 PM

It also goes to show you (the general "you", I'm speaking of) how tremendous grief can completely turn sane people (not that I know of her past mental state) into flaming all-out weirdo crazy folks. It's actually quite sad.

Posted by: angie at August 16, 2005 02:33 PM

Oops! I forgot to say that I was speaking of the "suburban housewife in the ditch in Texas". No one else! No crazy folks, here, no sir-ree!

Posted by: angie at August 16, 2005 02:35 PM

Yeah, it is sad. And pathetic and horrifying and frankly makes the media drop--if possible--even further in my estimation.

But I've gotta admit her behavior takes me right on past the "sympathy" exit on the highway of emotion and deposits me at "annoyed." Though in my family crazed overt attempts at emotional blackmail are considered tacky, so there you go.

Insanity, however, is something of a cherished family tradition.

Posted by: BAW at August 16, 2005 02:46 PM

You've got to be kidding. After all the pathetic things that the Bush administration has done, you have the gall to call Cindy Sheehan pathetic?

Posted by: CM at August 16, 2005 03:11 PM

Yep. That's me. Gall girl. Sorry if your delicate sensibilities are all offended.

Also, I'm not sure I follow your logic--according to you, because I don't spend every day on my blog deriding the Bush administration I'm not allowed to pass judgement on anything else?

Well, I'll just take that into consideration. Never.

Posted by: BAW at August 16, 2005 03:36 PM

Yeah, BAW, you've got to be kidding me too. After all the pathetic things the Polk Administration did to the Mexicans, you have the gall to still consider Michael Jackson pathetic?

Posted by: Husband of BAW at August 16, 2005 03:45 PM

The Polk administration is irrelevant here. The Bush administration is relevant because that's what Sheehan is fighting against. My sensibilities aren't offended. I just wanted to point out that you were wrong. Maybe Davidson should revoke your degree. And Tony Snow's too while they're at it.

Posted by: CM at August 16, 2005 10:28 PM

Always they resort to the feeble threats. He wasn't "offended" but still "Maybe Davidson should revoke your degree." Sure, CM, you just want to make sure everyone understand how "wrong" they are. Under that pose of sad disapproval is the put-upon pout of the boy that was always chosen last to be on the whiffleball team.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at August 16, 2005 10:36 PM

CM -

My "wrongness" is a matter of opinion, I believe, and you're certainly entitled to yours. Mine obviously differs.

But if you're being serious and not sarcastic about the degree revocation thing, I'll thank you to take your opinions elsewhere.

Posted by: BAW at August 17, 2005 10:43 AM

Yes I was being sarcastic. My point, which I was too lazy to initially explain, is that (1) the idea of protesting a war that we now know was based on lies is not a crazy thing to do, and (2) noting that the media is bad but relying on the same media to decide that someone is crazy doesn't make sense. (2b) Relying on the Drudge report, which is even worse than network news, really doesn't make sense.

http://mediamatters.org/items/200508100009
http://mediamatters.org/items/200508110002
http://mediamatters.org/items/200508120006
http://www.allheadlinenews.com/cgi-bin/news/newsbrief.plx?id=2248376406&fa=1

and the comments thread here:
http://crookedtimber.org/2005/08/16/geras-and-hitchens-join-the-slime-campaign/

Posted by: CM at August 17, 2005 06:49 PM

Cindy Sheehan is a patriot. Her son was a patriot. George Bush is a traitor.

Posted by: Michael at August 21, 2005 11:17 AM