Monday, November 21, 2011


Today I read that Michelle Obama was booed at a NASCAR rally in Florida.

I decided a few weeks ago not to blog on politics, as it is so redundant in nature that I have begun to see it like Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment where it took him pages to beat this poor horse to death.

However, it is hard not to be incensed by the actions of the far right (which is now becoming the Republican center.)

Whenever a Republican appears on a talk show he/she never fails to make the point that the Democratic far left is equally extreme as the Republican right – and that is of course bullshit.

The republican extreme show up at rallies with pistols and assault rifles, they shoot abortion providers and congresswomen – and their actions are encouraged and condoned by the extreme right political figures; they spit on congressmen and senators they do not agree with. The list could go on – intimidations, lies and insults: booing gay soldiers, picketing military funerals, applauding executions, denigrating the poor and needy.

Booing the First Lady is just another low to add to their list of venomous hatred.

It pisses me off when this group is compared to the Democratic left – such as the 99% and other peaceful demonstrators and political activist.

“Most of those racing fans are soldier-sniffers and patriotic halfwits… They’d be honored to have the occasional military jet slam into the croud and send a couple of hundred of them off to be with Jesus.”

George Carlin

the Ol'Buzzard


  1. I too am weary of political blogging. But, BUT, then, as you, I read or watch something some asswipe, loud-mouth Repug bag of air says...and I can't help myself.

  2. As bad as or worse than the booing was Rush Limbaugh's comment on uppity people.

  3. I don't know what the answer might be but I certainly do see this level of ugliness going to even worse places. It's very sad and also frightening.

  4. Why take their bait? Rush is an idiot. Only idiots listen to him seriously. By allowing him under your skin, you have given him what he wants.

    As to NASCAR fans - well, I have nothing to say in their defense. It is a culture I have no connection with. I will say the booing is not unexpected. The desire to disown and seperate the Left from all of the sacred things many on the Right hold near and dear to their hearts is ingrained deep into the mindset of the Right. And has been for years.

  5. I have heard of NASCAR but never been exposed in person. Is this something one should aspire to? I understand it has something to do with racing cars?
    My IQ is only marginally higher than an active parsnip so possibly it is something I might enjoy?
    Booing anyone is in bad taste (unless it is Putin and can get you arrested or beaten up or both).


COMMENT: Ben Franklin said, "I imagine a man must have a good deal of vanity who believes, and a good deal of boldness who affirms, that all doctrines he holds are true, and all he rejects are false."