... are doomed to embarrass themselves missing the reference.
First, poor Alberta Ardvark clearly doesn't understand the reference to the ubiquitous, neo-con-inspired and infinitely extensible six-month "Friedman Unit":
Update: Canadian Cynic has taken me to task for the above post and rightly so. It was very naive of me to expect any liberal to actually mean what they say and stand by their own words. Silly Ardvark.
Then he further goes all Full Metal Drama Queen on us:
Also in the comments at CC , I received my first death threat:
"Speaking as a 'Liberal' ( actually I'm not I just hate morons and hypocrisy ), maybe we should start executing people like Alberta Ardvark so that conservatives will know they can be killed too. Otherwise they might all just turn out to be traitors."
but as CC was alluding to in his post, I do not have to worry about what liberals have to say, as this clown didn't even have the conviction to stand by what he wrote for even 1 minute as he/she/it added the line "Just a little joke.. ha ha."
Ha ha ha, indeed.
clearly not having a freakin' clue that the above was a snarky hommage to neo-con wingnut Ann Coulter, who has made a career of suggesting people should be killed, then waving it off later as just a joke.
Poor Ardvark -- all of us having fun at his expense, and every bit of it sailing clean over his head. That's gotta be frustrating.
AFTERSNARK: By the way, while Coulter frequently makes "jokes" about killing people she doesn't approve of, it was Rush Limbaugh who said, "I tell people don’t kill all the liberals. Leave enough so we can have two on every campus -- living fossils -- so we will never forget what these people stood for."
That, and other juicy examples of right-wing eliminationist thinking, can be found here. So, Ardvark ... put a fucking sock in it, OK? You so don't have the moral ground to be getting your panties in a bunch over this.
UH. MY. GAWD. Writes AA, in his own comments section:
Now it appears that I am being lambasted because of a lack of knowledge about popular AMERICAN culture, Ann Coulter, and obscure US leftwing blog references.
I never really knew that these were important when discussing Canadian politics, but CC has now shown me the way. America is our neighbor, and our frame of reference for everything.
You know, there's nothing more frustrating than laying into someone with some Grade A, first-class, primo snark, only to be met with an embarrassing silence, finally to realize that you have to explain it to them.
Can someone find me a better class of wingnut to make fun of?