Hey Philly Daily News and Daily KOS, Here Is An Invitation to Kiss My Ass

Aug 26, 2008 by

You know, I just cannot understand people. The vitriol and mean spirited tripe aimed at us after Katrina was more than enough to sour me on much human interaction, at least with those outside the flood zone. Now, with Hurricane Gustav looking like its going to both amp up and come roaring down our throats there are so called “progressives” taking about how it will be great for scoring points against the GOP.

I support Obama myself. I hate him as thoroughly as all other politicians, he just happens to be the best option in my opinion. This makes it doubly infuriating when people who stress how prideful they are about being compassionate and forward thinking want to make light of the fact that there is a good chance we down here in the front lines will watch our homes, jobs, neighbors, and loved ones destroyed while we are still trying to rebuild. Hello! we are still picking up the pieces from when the GOP and the Dems deserted us.

First there is this nimrod, Will Bunch, a senior writer at the Philadelphia Daily News. I love the cutesy little disclaimer about not wishing any ill towards anyone here BUT wouldn’t it be great if it hit during the GOP conference? Will, I would like to invite you to send your children and your grandmother down here, after all, don’t they want to be part of the solution? Come on they know how to swim don’t they? We can talk “realpolitck” while the water rises.

Then there is the Daily KOS, as useless an echo chamber as right wing talk radio. Check out the comments on this post. My god you people make me sick and also make me ashamed to call myself a progressive.

What part of human suffering do you not understand? Do you realize that you have all the humanity of Dick Cheney when you write this drivel? I am so furious at this that I am almost speechless. Almost.

You disgusting array of semi-evolved simians, how dare you attempt to hijack concern over a possible repeat of three years ago and turn it to political purposes? Are you the ones madly making evacuation plans just in case? Are any of you stocking up for the potential of Apocalypse II: The Sequel? Is this anything but a news story to those of you who style themselves the compassionate and concerned?

In the words of the late great Ashley Morris, “Fuck You, You Fucking Fucks!” As one of the saner KOS commenters pointed out, “thats like saying you wish more kids would die in Iraq because it will make the war look bad.”

I would like to close by encouraging anyone with sense who is not 100% consumed by Hurricane prep to visit these two sites and share your thoughts…

{EDIT- Such an arrant bit of douchebaggery as this needs to be Promoted From The Comments:

OH, GOD, THIS ONE IS WORSE:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/8/26/194838/339/745/575904
“Gustav is taking square aim for the U.S. Gulf Coast on the week of the GOP convention in Minnessota.
Given that, it’s fair to say that not only is the Gulf Coast squarely in Gustav’s bulls-eye, but so is Minneapolis-St. Paul–which hosts the GOP’s 2008 convention…”.
Commenter:
“I understand all about the “I hope this doesn’t happen to New Orleans.”

But, it’s got to hit somewhere, and I hope it does hit New Orleans. Not because I want those people to suffer, Christ, they’ve had more than their fair share of grief, but EVERY time a hurricane hits someplace with more than two gay people, a bunch of fucking lunatics scream about GOD’S WILL. So let it be God’s will.”

That made me physically ill. -Loki}

-Loki, HumidCity Founder and an actual progressive (not a faux progressive)

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23 Comments

  1. That’s about right, Loki. This whole business sounds like the plot of a hastily written South Park episode.

  2. Rage on, Loki. You nailed it.

  3. Loki, I read through the Kos diary and a couple things:

    1) The diarist lives in New Orleans and first part was a sarcastic jab at a different diarist hoping for political consequences from the hurricane

    and 2) I’d say the comments were a good mix of asshole political opportunists and others smacking the shit out of said opportunists.

    However, I did not go back and read the original diary which was satirized there. Didn’t want to stomach that.

  4. Stupids everywhere. I’m drowning.

  5. @alli Yes, the diarist is actually a friend of mine. It was the comments I was referring to.

  6. modern day estella

    Don’t forget – there are those on the left who DO hope more troops die in Iraq to prove what a horrible thing this war is, and those on the religious right who ALSO hope more troops die in Iraq, because it proves their god hates the United States for not being sufficiently intolerant of homosexuality. These are the same assholes who wish suffering on New Orleans because it helps them make a political or theological argument (and isn’t it funny how the two are eternally wrapped one around the other?) – people on the left who want us to drown and be destroyed because it highlights the failures of the Republicans in D.C. and people on the religious right who clap their hands gleefully when the den of iniquity that is New Orleans is destroyed because it proves their god doesn’t like _________ (fill in the blank with your chosen group of “sinners”).

    And what do these assholes, left and religious right, have in common, pray tell? They are so intent on proving that they are CORRECT in whatever it is they rail on for or against that they would happily sacrifice strangers JUST TO PROVE A POINT. However, if their family members were in danger, or their loved ones, or whatever they “care” about – if such as they can be said to care – you’d hear a vastly different tune.

    The religious right would say their god was testing them like it tested Job, to much moaning and gnashing of teeth. The left would, apparently, wish it on whoever was conveniently located to make a political point to blame the right (religious or not), to much moaning and gnashing of teeth.

    It becomes more and more evident that everything is vaguely circular. Far left and far right are interchangeable – Socialist, Communist, and Fascist dine together on the bones of a stricken society until they starve.

  7. @Estella 100% spot on!

  8. @Loki: 100,000% spot on.

    “as useless an echo chamber as right wing talk radio.” Nail. Hit. Progressive Head.

  9. OH, GOD, THIS ONE IS WORSE:

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/8/26/194838/339/745/575904

    “Gustav is taking square aim for the U.S. Gulf Coast on the week of the GOP convention in Minnessota.

    Given that, it’s fair to say that not only is the Gulf Coast squarely in Gustav’s bulls-eye, but so is Minneapolis-St. Paul–which hosts the GOP’s 2008 convention…”.

    Commenter:

    “I understand all about the “I hope this doesn’t happen to New Orleans.”

    But, it’s got to hit somewhere, and I hope it does hit New Orleans. Not because I want those people to suffer, Christ, they’ve had more than their fair share of grief, but EVERY time a hurricane hits someplace with more than two gay people, a bunch of fucking lunatics scream about GOD’S WILL. So let it be God’s will.”

  10. @Kevin promoted that to the main post. My comment there says it all.

  11. But, it’s got to hit somewhere, and I hope it does hit New Orleans. Not because I want those people to suffer, Christ, they’ve had more than their fair share of grief, but EVERY time a hurricane hits someplace with more than two gay people, a bunch of fucking lunatics scream about GOD’S WILL. So let it be God’s will.”

    I hope this guy’s kid dies of brain cancer, so that people will be more inspired to find a cure.

  12. termite

    why the hell does every damn thing have to be a Republican, Democrat or gay issue??

    (i know david, we’ve been threw this discussion a million times.. sorry)

    i’m so tired of it all.

  13. termite

    ** but i did get a chuckle out of Rays comment.

  14. Estella: It becomes more and more evident that everything is vaguely circular. Far left and far right are interchangeable – Socialist, Communist, and Fascist dine together on the bones of a stricken society until they starve

    That is GOLDEN!!!

    And why can’t the alleged Dems wanting the ‘cane to hit N.O. to further show how ‘teh suxxor’ the rethugs are (I think there is PLENTY of evidence to that fact if the MSM would bother to put the bonbon box down and work) – INSTEAD want to help bring about the rebirth/renewal and SUCCESS of N.O. to be a stronger statement of how America treats HER own?!?!?!

    Arrrghh – I posted a comment on First Draft to Scout’s posting of this travesty of compassion.

    Thanks Loki!!! I am sending “come to Texas” vibes for Gustav – y’all don’t need the shit, it needs to smackdown the craptacular state I live in to prove anything that needs to be proven…land of Duhbya’s fake ranch and Governor Goodhair…ugh, we NEED cleansing!!!)
    Elspeth

  15. I’m with the Termite on this. I’m fucking sick to death of hearing about party lines, Democrats, Republicans, the whole shitbag.

    Whatever the vote, whoever you you sleep with, we are all human beings; except perhaps for those who would toss another human on the fire or into the flood to serve their “party platform.” The sacrifice of another human being for one’s own means is the act of a terrorist, a monster, a heartless bastard not worthy of the gift of life & liberty.

    This is not an episode of The Hills, or American Idol, wherein people vote for their latest fucking celebrity worship. A storm of even medium magnitude hitting ANYWHERE on the gulf coast is likely to take life, perhaps that of a child.

    If that’s something one would advocate, to control taxes and fiscal spending, well, perhaps the surviving family would like a personal sit down with the son of a bitch. I know I would.

    “First, we hang all the lawyers…”

  16. Victoria S

    “Far left and far right are interchangeable – Socialist, Communist, and Fascist dine together on the bones of a stricken society until they starve.”

    Estella’s comment has been praised a couple of times but I’m compelled to add mine. It truly is golden!

  17. Estella, come back to HumidCity, while your comments are golden we are lessened by not having you posting anymore! And we miss you!

  18. Modern Day Estella

    But Loki – you make all the great points, and my rants are mere afterthoughts in response thereto!

    I’m in the process of evacuee-proofing my house this week (much like hurricane-proofing, except it involves stocking spare bathrooms with towels, placing clean sheets on the beds in the guest bedrooms, strategically placing litter boxes, pulling extra chairs around the dining room table, stocking up on every form of alcohol imaginable – I hope to find some Chartreuse somewhere around here! – and otherwise trying to make the place as homey as possible for however many stressed out people and cats wind up with me).

    My thoughts are with y’all, and if things DO get bad, I WILL be posting updates!

  19. I’ll hold you to that! Hope we don’t end up on your floor, much as I would love to see you.

    At least I know HumidCity will be i safe hands if I go offline….

  20. One & all who have posted here, thanks for your enlightened and heartening words. You all give me strength.

    To those who gleefully rub their palms in anticipation of spinning ‘collateral damage’, guess who’s coming to stay at your house….

    PS Estella, you have the true heart of a New Orleanian. No evacuee center is complete unless the bar is fully stocked.
    You now have my heart as well…(my liver is being left to science).

  21. Regarding the illness-inducing Kos diary that Kevin posted and Loki promoted to the main post — some admin at Kos apparently had the good grace to delete it.

  22. Loki, Great rant.

    Just hit your link to the KOS diary and it appears the piece has been taken down. One sentence at the far left top of the page reads:

    Sorry. I can’t seem to find that story. j 1 k 1 l

    those commenters remind me of that old line from Sophie Tucker, the power went off in the theater as a a troupe of dwarves were finishing their act. In the chaos that ensued her voice suddenly broke through with “Somebody help me, I’m up to my ass in midgets!”
    They’re all midgets.

    Can’t reach my sister, so I assume she’s already headed for higher ground.

    Everybody take care and keep us posted as you can.

  23. Jessica Melusine

    Oh, that’s hideous. I cannot believe people sometimes, especially in the progressive community…just rage.

    Thinking of you all.

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