Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Don't let the door smack your ass on the way out...

"Dr." Laura, she's a-quittin'. The reason? She wants to "regain" her "First Amendment rights". Which apparently she lost, somewhere. She wants to (emphasis mine):
be able to say what's on my mind, and in my heart, what I think is helpful and useful without somebody getting angry, some special interest group deciding this is a time to silence a voice of dissent, and attack affiliates and attack sponsors.
Uh huh. Good luck with that one, sweetie.

I recall seeing Andrew Breitbart bellowing to a TV reporter shortly after he had been humiliated elevated to national prominence by the Sherrod incident that he was inspired to become active in social and political commentary after "years of being told to Sit Down and Shut Up" (presumably by The Left - Hat-tip to you, norbizness!). I'm sure that was unpleasant for him, and as a card-carrying member of the hard-core (though, regretfully, not Professional) Left, I can well imagine telling Andrew Breitbart AND Laura Schlessinger to Sit Down and Shut Up. The common thread among these types is their seething self-righteous rage at being in any way hindered - by even so little as mere criticism - in their ability to openly espouse their racism and bigotry. It's a fascinating, in a horrifying kind of way, pathology. Someone should do a study.

UPDATE: Joan Walsh


heydave said...

You forget the full trifecta of instructions to these clowns: Sit Down, Shut Up and Fuck Off.

AnnPW said...