I go back and forth about New Paltz Journal, our erstwhile tighty righty local blogger.
On the one hand: the dude writes pretty well. And in a small town like this you’ve gotta at least try to make friends with your enemies neighbors.
On the other: I disagree with everything that’s ever come out of his keyboard.
Pretty much. I mean, we both can’t stand Obombs, but for diametrically opposite reasons. And we get our pizza from the same place, and kinda/sorta agree about the NP food scene (you’ve got to wade through 24 comments on that post to see what I’m talking about). Apart from that, the Venn diagram of our interests would be two circles miles apart. I can’t quite hate the dude though, because, ridiculous viewpoints not withstanding….he’s sane. And I respect sanity. I mean, his views aren’t sane, but he’s not an idiot. I like that.
In a classic right wing move, dude doesn’t allow comments on his posts, so I’m just going to take my beef, as it were, to my own little playground.
Here’s my thing: I know the dude is a Flying Teapot believer, and vehemently anti-choice, but do you think he knows just how homophobic he’s being in this post?
The Kingston Freeman editors want Americans to bend over for Obamacare
February 28th, 2010
Most Americans want nothing to do with Obamacare, at least not in anything resembling the form it has taken so far. Polls vary. But when you add up the “no thanks, start overs” with the just “no thanks,” the total “not this, no way” number pushes up over 60%.
The Left, though, was thrilled at the outset by the idea of Obama snapping on the latex glove. [PROOF, maybe, Mr. McPhillips? Proof of the real left, not the Obama-brainwashed, please.] And it’s a rough deal crowbaring that idea out of their minds. It appeals to something fundamental inside them.
The editors of the Daily Freeman, up the road in Kingston, N.Y., though, want Obama to forget about the latex glove and snap on the condom instead.
“Bend over, and take it like the ignorant proles we know you are,” they seem to say. They don’t want any of that old Senate rules stuff when it comes to putting one-sixth of the U.S. economy under a federal bureaucracy. Do it the cheesy, rotten, dishonest way, they urge.
It’s the “government as prison rape” theme, taking root in the brackish backwaters of journalism.
I just can’t decide. Because if he is aware that he just called the way that many men and oodles of women have sex the “cheesy, rotten, dishonest way,” I might just have to openly start hating.