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From “Why We Suck” March 30, 2009

Posted by Trisha Lyn Fawver in General Rambling.

I just started reading Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid by Dr. Denis Leary.  Yes, that Denis Leary.  Here’s a good quote I just read that I want to share:

“We live in a country where the first pictures of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s baby were sold for over four million dollars.  Shit – for THREE million dollars I’d sell you the pictures AND the kid.

We live in a country where Rosa Parks had the courage and conviction to sit down long enough to start a revolution that led to Al Sharpton screaming racism every time Barry Bonds gets indicted for taking performance-enhancing drugs in order to break a home-run record set by a black man who didn’t even have the benefit of Advil.

A country where – once upon a time – the Presidential Medal of Freedom was given to people who fought for civil rights and equal rights and other matters that made a genuine difference and real contributions to a better future for everyone on the planet.  Now it goes to guys who so botched the War on Terror that the president had to accept their resignations before they squirm off into the shadows to lick their wounds.

We used to honor our living war veterans with respect and bury the dead heroes with dignity.

George Bush The Second avoided Vietnam through privileged connections, shot down the brave deeds of another privileged son – John Kerry – who volunteered to serve, came home with medals on his chest and made the mistake of thinking the best man might win when he ran against a guy whose administration was caught cremating dead American soldiers from Iraq in a pet cemetery incinerator.

Because it was cheaper.

Open ass – insert Oval Office.”

Posted via email from The Midnight Showing of Trisha

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