If there's a common philosophy running through the subhumans that inhabit Wankerville, it's that they dearly, dearly want to make you pay for your dissent. If you happen to disagree with them, well, sure, they'll say, it's a free country, and everyone's entitled to their opinions, and naturally they support free speech -- just before they launch the offensive to punish you for those opinions.
Examples? Why, yes, thanks for asking.
Remember Gen. Eric Shinseki, the uppity general who suggested that it would take some several hundred thousand troops to militarily pacify Iraq? Turns out that not quite what the neo-cons at the top of the Bush-run food chain wanted to hear. The result? Not so good for Shinseki.
Former treasury secretary Paul O'Neill and former top economic advisor Larry Lindsey, who didn't quite toe the party line on budgets and tax cuts, and had the gall -- I mean, the gall -- to want to deal with reality? Gone. But it's not all in the Bush administration.
Want to express your constitutionally-protected freedom of speech? Might want to be careful there:
DENVER - A Denver police sergeant is under investigation for reportedly telling a young woman he'd arrest her if she didn't remove a bumper sticker that had a profanity directed at President Bush.
Of course, you don't even need to be vulgar about it. Apparently, you can be fired for just being, um, well-informed and progressive:
A San Diego County woman is suing her former employer, accusing her manager of firing her on the spot when she saw the woman's car had a bumper sticker advertising a progressive talk radio station.
The suit also alleges that, after seeing the sticker, the employer commented that the woman could be a member of al-Qaida.
And why the fuck does that bitch hate America, anyway? But, of course, you don't need to go south of the border to see this kind of vicious, childish, vengeful petulance.
Remember Belinda Stronach? After she crossed the floor, it just wasn't enough to bad-mouth her and describe her as a "whore." Hell, no, what we needed was for the clinically insane Kate McMillan to go after her personal life:
Can anyone confirm if this is Belinda Stronach's personal cell phone number?
Not surprisingly, Crazy-Assed Racist Redneck is back at it, punishing the transgressors:
A reader has asked a very good question - is there a list anywhere of the names of the members of the Ottawa press gallery who walked out on the Harper news conference on Darfur?
I'd appreciate the information, if someone has it to send along or drop into the comments section. The media demands transparency from politicians - Canadians should expect no less from them.
Let's have the names, and those of their employers.
Why, sure, Kate, let's do that and publish the results. But something that infantile is just not worthy of someone of your pathological talents. Come on -- you can do better.
Let's publish their home addresses and phone numbers -- even their private cell numbers. That'll teach them. And the names of their family members, too. No sense leaving them out of the mix, right?
Hey, I know! What about advertising where their kids go to school? And the route those kids take to walk there? Would that be just too cool for words or what? And if someone could get ahold of their medical records? Oh, man, the fun we could have!
Can you just imagine the hilarity that would ensue if it turned out that some of them were on anti-depressants? Holy Jesus, I'm betting that would be good for days of knee-slapping entertainment. And, oh my God, if some of the women had had abortions? Well, the sky's the limit for how you could publicly humiliate them, right, Kate?
So, come on, Kate, don't let us down. Names and employers? Oh, please -- even a talentless, Neanderthal hack like Damian Penny could do something like that. You are the Crazy One, Kate. Surely you can come up with a way to put those journalists' lives and those of their family members in actual danger.
We here in the left-wing blogosphere expect no less. Don't let us down.
BY THE WAY, from the Department of "Can Dish it Out But Can't Take It." Take your time to truly savour the overwhelming hypocrisy there. No, no, don't thank me. I consider it a public service.