Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Who's calling who manly?


I had to laugh when I finally found a pic on the web of Ruth Marcus! A link on Drudge caught my attention, it says "What's behind everything that's wrong with the Bush administration: Manliness... ". I knew right away this was going to be yet another journalist who is afflicted with BOHD (Bush obsessive hatred disorder) and I was not disappointed. But, I was surprised by the bonus factor....the story isn't about facts, or details of something Bush did, it's about everything he does (which is assumed wrong) is because he is too manly! And that manliness is bad! Now, I could take the position this is a bit tongue and cheek but when I saw Ruth's picture it all became clear. She's jealous! I mean references to Brokeback, and going on and on about manliness characteristics of Bush (and Cheney) and that plays a role in bad decisions. I don't know jack about Ruth but I would say that's a women who really, really wants to be manly if I've ever seen one. Hey Ruth, fortunately for you America has a great tradition of manly men from the farmer, to the cop, to military men and in our leadership throughout our history. Cause if we weren't so damn manly we wouldn't be so free, we wouldn't be so educated, we wouldn't have the worlds best standard of living, we wouldn't be able to say any F'ing thing we want without fear of retribution. (you conspiracy theorists don't even start else I would be glad to meet you in person and show you some good old fashion manly ass kicken!). So Ruth, thank your lucky man jealous stars that we are a nation of manliness. Here's hoping that the next time you try to find the reason for why you disagree with someone's entire life it won't be a personality trait that is in fact good. All things in moderation mind you, but we need more ass kicking than we need hand holding and singing these days.

3 comments:

Johnny said...

uhh... we wouldn't be so educated? how are we educated? we are way down on the list of education when compared to other western nations. it is precisely because of "manliness" that the repukelickins derided liberals as being to intellectual -- thus spawning a generartion of red state morons who think it's cool not to be educated.

Tiny said...

johnny, I speak of those willing to pay for the education, not have it provided for them. I speak of those who value and appreciate the education they or their parents foot the bill for. Yes the public education system is pathetic...guess why? Is it not enough money per student? NO, it's the bloated administration of most school systems that doesn't allow enough money for decent teacher salaries. It's the teachers unions who don't want teachers to be judged on their abilities and rewarded accordingly. Nothing manly about socialism in the teachers ranks is there?

Schadenfreude said...

Oh damn. I took a class with Harvey "C-minus" Mansfield and I gotta say, the man is awesome. Now I'm not a fan of Bush, I didn't vote for him ever and I'm ready for change. And as much as I disagree with him on many things, I appreciate his ability to stick with something, to value a perspective and most importantly, believe in it. Manliness and decisiveness is exactly what you want in a time of war. Now if only we could combine that with the ability to speak in public coherently....