October 24, 2007

Welcome To The Machine

Filed under: Opinion — Tom @ 6:59 am

Hey kids! This is my first attempt at posting something for the BartBlog, so I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Tom, and I’ve been blogging for a little more then five years now. My current digs can be found here, at the Funny Farm. I’m also contributing to the American Street from time to time. And there’s all the regular stuff that ordinary people have to deal with – job, family, friends, etc. etc. – eating up the hours. So I wouldn’t expect too much bloggy goodness coming from these parts to be appearing on these pages, if you know what I mean. And I think you do.

Anyways,… I wanted to share a few tidbits with you:

- I personally experienced a small taste of the Reich wing intimidation machine on the job;

- another personal anecdote to share with you: on Sunday, I had lunch delivered to my home from one of the local restaurants. When I answered the door for the delivery man, I was wearing one of these:

Worst. pRetzelDunce. Ever.

Well – the response was very positive and almost immediate – ” I really like your shirt!” – but the rest of the exchange (paraphrased below) was slightly disturbing to Your Humble Narrator:

YHN: “Thanks! I got it from a good friend who sells them on the web.”

Deliveryman (DM): “Yeah, I served two tours in Iraq. I wish somebody would frag him. Soon.”

YHN: “Well, I can’t go that far. Prison time for his crimes, yes. But there’s no need for you to have to go to jail just to get rid of that clown.”

DM: “Well – I can. Frag the bastard and be done with it.”

THN: “I certainly can appreciate your perspective.”

Coincidentally I had recently been turned on to a blog from a former ditto monkey who served in Iraq called Army of Dude, where I found a a good response to PigBoy’s ‘phony soldiers” remark, among other things. It seems there are a lot of military personnel who aren’t too keen about the Dunsel In Chief any more…

- I recently read about Pete Stark being pressured to apologize for his remarks about the Cokespoon Cowboy recently (even though they pale in comparison to the remarks from Republican’ts about Democrats, and especially even though they pale in comparison to what the Republican’ts said about the last legally elected president while he was in office). And I put together a response, in the “shorter” blog post style, to Stalkin’ Malkin‘s screeching about the situation, which I’d like to share with you:

Shorter Our Lady Of The Concentration Camps:

Pete Stark didn’t commit hara-kiri after saying true mean things about the pRetzelDunce, so his apology is not sincere enough.

Shorter concept pioneered by D-Squared and perfected by Busy Busy Busy

And with that, it’s time to take my leave from here and get back into the rat race for another day. I hope you enjoyed reading this, and I look forward to finding more to tell you again soon. Take care!

1 Comment

  1. Welcome to the blog! I understand what it’s like to be busy. I try to get in at least a few posts a week. Enjoyed your first blog.

    Comment by idealistferret — October 26, 2007 @ 4:43 pm

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