Week 5 results!
Another victory! Outta my way fatty!
"I think people would have been happy to have a referendum, you know, on civil rights rather than fighting and dying in the streets in the South". - Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ-Douchebag) Yes, I’m sure the African American population of the South would have LOVED a referendum on their rights in the south.
One of my favorite parts of my day is getting on the elliptical, running for an hour while I watch The Rachel Maddow Show and read books on my kindle fire during the commercials. Lately I’ve been in the middle of Bill Clinton’s latest book, “Back to Work”. Sadly it takes me all day to get to this moment. *sigh*
I just finished reading "How to Win a Fight with a Conservative" by Daniel Kurtzman. It was a rather quick read that I managed to finish in two days. (Time well spent on the elliptical if I do say so myself)
The book is exactly what you’d think it would be, a fairly hardcore bashing of conservatives with some pointers for how to deal with them. I enjoyed the somewhat tongue in cheek aspect of the book and the many quotes littered throughout. I was left a bit disappointed in the actual advice in terms of arguing with a conservative however. I felt the book spent too much time categorizing the different types of conservatives, bashing their beliefs and didn’t focus enough on actually winning the argument.
One of the most disappointing parts for me was the fact that the author only touched briefly and somewhat superficially on the idea of “Framing” despite claiming that it’s one of the most important parts of winning an argument. There were some good tips inside, but overall, I wouldn’t expect a great deal of realistic guidance from the book. But it was thoroughly enjoyable read, if a quick one.
Because I’m tired of working for candidates who make me think that I should be embarrassed to believe what I believe, Sam! I’m tired of getting them elected! We all need some therapy, because somebody came along and said, “‘Liberal’ means soft on crime, soft on drugs, soft on Communism, soft on defense, and we’re gonna tax you back to the Stone Age because people shouldn’t have to go to work if they don’t want to!" And instead of saying, "Well, excuse me, you right-wing, reactionary, xenophobic, homophobic, anti-education, anti-choice, pro-gun, Leave It To Beaver trip back to the Fifties…!", we cowered in the corner, and said, "Please. Don’t. Hurt. Me." No more. I really don’t care who’s right, who’s wrong. We’re both right. We’re both wrong. Let’s have two parties, huh? What do you say?